Quotes of the day

posted at 9:51 pm on January 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama is trying an end run around the NRA — rallying groups as varied as churches, medical organizations, retailers and the Rotary Club to build support for new gun regulations…

During one session with a dozen religious leaders on Wednesday, Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws, said the Rev. Michael McBride, a participant in the meeting and a community organizer for the PICO Network, an alliance of faith-based organizations…

“He knows that it’s going to be a tough road to come up with the legislative package that would make everyone feel happy,” McBride said. “So he was appealing to our strength and our unique call as moral and faith leaders to help emphasize in our own faith traditions the importance of not only legislation but changing the culture of violence in our country.”

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Improvements in background checks would be the easiest to pass in Congress if the proposed changes don’t get gummed up with more controversial elements like the much maligned assault weapons ban. Background checks have been identified by gun control advocates as the best way to curb gun violence. Forty percent of gun sales take place at private gun shows where no background checks are required, and 19 states don’t send names to the national database that identifies people who are legally prohibited from owning guns–drug abusers, convicted felons, people with restraining orders on them, etc.

Even so, lawmakers are also focusing on assault weapons, ammunition, video games, and mental health issues. Democrats have yet to tip their hand on how they will proceed: Either to insist on a big package that could be shot down by opponents or offer individual slices of the package, which may doom some ideas but bolster others. Democratic lawmakers and aides have said they want to make sure their response to the Newton, Conn., massacre and other gun crimes is wide-reaching, encompassing mental health and violent imagery in the media as well as gun restrictions. But they also want to be pragmatic.

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., sits on a House Democratic task force on guns. He told National Journal that he would prefer to deal with background checks first, since it has the broadest support, and tackle other issues after that. “There’s evidence that in certain states where they tightend their background checks, they dramatically reduced the gun crimes. That would be the fastest way to make an impact,” he said.

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Vice-President Joe Biden’s gun panel is set to report to President Barack Obama next Tuesday. The common view is that any legislation that is at all controversial would have a difficult time getting passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Now, Biden has raised the possibility of getting gun control measures by executive order.

My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it’s what you want to do. There is much discussion that acting by executive order would be seen as a “totalitarian” action and provoke a backlash. Nonsense, so long as the order is supporting a measure the public favors…

Past history suggests that the president can’t wait around until he gets a Congress that is willing to cooperate. After the Columbine shooting in 1999, Americans’ support for stricter gun laws jumped by 5-10pt. After a year or two, the spike had abated and appetite for stricter gun laws continued its slow decline to the minority position it held just before Newtown.

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Today, the most vociferous defenders of gun rights tend to be white, rural males who oppose any regulation. But theirs was once the ardently held position of radical African Americans. Notably, in the 1960s, Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton toted guns wherever they went to make a point: Blacks needed guns to protect themselves in a country that wasn’t quite ready to enforce civil rights.

In one remarkable incident in May 1967, as recounted in The Atlantic by UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, 24 men and six women, all armed, ascended the California capitol steps, read a proclamation about gun rights and proceeded inside — with their guns, which was legal at the time.

Needless to say, conservatives, including then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, were suddenly very, very interested in gun control. That afternoon, Reagan told reporters there was “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”

The degree of one’s allegiance to principle apparently depends mainly on who is holding the gun.

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The idea that the government can regulate or ban its way into a world where there are no tragedies, no premature deaths, is quite simply ridiculous. But that is precisely the assumption behind phrases like “if only one life is saved, it’s worth it.”

Which brings us to the dangerous part. Pay attention to what Biden is saying. The important thing is for government to act, not for the government to act wisely.

And that’s the real problem with this kind of rhetoric. Not only does it establish a ridiculously low standard for what justifies government action — indeed, action itself becomes its own justification — but it also sets the expectation that the government is there to prevent bad things from happening.

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Add to this one consequence of President Obama’s intransigence on a debt solution: His other priorities are in limbo. Mr. Biden will announce his recommendations next week, just as Congress prepares to tackle the debt ceiling. At what point will Democrats have the spare bandwidth to address gun control? Also open to question is whether the White House intends to spend its political capital on that perilous subject, rather than on presidential priorities like immigration reform.

The White House is playing its usual fuzzy double-game. Does it intend to stick to mental-health recommendations and slough off on Congress any gun decisions? Or does it intend to embrace gun control in its liberal remake of the country? Was the leak that the Biden task force is debating big gun restrictions a signal of a fight to come? Or was it a deliberate head fake—to make smaller proposals look more reasonable? No one has a clue.

Whatever the White House intends, it is already in a tough position. The task-force leak, combined with Mr. Biden’s tantalizing suggestion of a gun-related executive order, has seriously raised expectations. Anything less than the dismantling of the Second Amendment will earn Mr. Obama a lambasting from his left.

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Via the Examiner.

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Via Newsbusters.

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I had some ambrosia in the Glade. Won’t say who with. Its a secret.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:16 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc

One of my favs…

Drops of Jupiter…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Pull out a dictionary, Congresspersons.

What is a criminal? One who commits a crime. Very good class. What is a crime? An act in violation of a law duly passed and in force. Also good, another star.

Hey, fools on the Hill: Criminals don’t obey laws, by definition.

Who obeys laws? Law-abiding citizens.

What about this do you not understand?

You might as well just pass a law against killing somebody else. Oh, wait, we have that one already. So, why haven’t people stopped doing that? Don’t they know it’s against a law? A lot of laws, actually.

Hey, fools on the Hill. Passing a law against guns is not going to have the slightest effect whatsoever on those who could care less what your laws say.

You are not affecting those people. So, what are you doing?

Oh, right, ask the peacock. Preening. Why did I ask.

IndieDogg on January 12, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Moonlight Bay – Leon Redbone

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:14 AM

(:->)…you have funny entrance!…was that David Axelrod wearing a hat?

KOOLAID2 on January 12, 2013 at 1:17 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Good evening, Spark! Aren’t some secrets delightful? :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Did RWM accept Schads marriage proposal? They would make a great couple.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

We seriously have a mental invalid as VP.

WhatSlushfund on January 12, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Obama needs him as a sidekick. Makes him look halfway smart and sober.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

KOOLAID2 on January 12, 2013 at 1:17 AM

No, sadly… Axelrod was never that talented or entertaining! :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Wow. That ambrosia got me a Bish straight away.

Maybe Scrumps would like some in her Tea? There is enough for everyone.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Did RWM accept Schads marriage proposal? They would make a great couple.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Did Jackie appoint you the Glade marriage counselor?

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Yep. Mystery and intrigue, so enthralling.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Your Latest Trick – Dire Straits

A small political statement… if I may.

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZQ9jiN2v0

Set fire to the 3rd bar

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:21 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Would love some :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:16 AM

One of my faves too.

KCB on January 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Did Jackie appoint you the Glade marriage counselor?

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM

LOLz. Nope. But I got some cupid arrows in my quiver that I use for special occasions. (:

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM

TGIF

*pours Scrumps some ambrosia, nectar of the gods and goddesses**

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:24 AM

KCB on January 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM

You have good taste :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmm warms my soul…. thank you…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:26 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Magistrates shouldn’t cavort with the lawyers.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:28 AM

LOL! Everyone in the glade should enjoy their natural liberty…even the magistrate…within reason. I trust you, Schadenfreude. You’re a realist and you love and understand liberty. :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Very wise. The lawyer could lose her briefs.

But you could also perform your own wedding. (:

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:32 AM

davidk on January 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Ok that’s really weird stuff. Those must be Obama Zombies walking toward the fiscal cliff.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Anti-Control bluegill is the joke we’ve been waiting for had around for faaaaaar too long!

Jackalope on January 12, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Fixed!

You know, HerneTheHunter Jackalope, you apparently have a habit of bringing up Sarah Palin and bashing Mitt even on threads not about Palin. You Sarah Palin personality cult groupies are a disgrace the way you try to make everything about Palin.

Jackalope, ignore Anti-Contol. Is just mimicking bluegill.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Mimicking“? I think bluegill, the big, smelly turd in the punch bowl my exquisite sweet, just might resent that – I am doing direct copies & pastes! :D

[Schadenfreude] and the other Palin groupies have a history of bringing up Palin on these threads and then insulting our nominee. It’s pathetic. Anyone can do a Google search for your screen name and “HotAir” and they’ll get quite an eyeful of garbage. I’m not even going to waste my time quoting you idiots.

We know what Sarah Palin worshipers like you guys do. You come on to any kind of thread where the post is somewhat critical of Mitt, then you suggest that Palin could have or would have done something better.

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 1:34 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:31 AM

True. And we feel the most free when we are naked.

I thought I would throw that in just to see who takes the bait. (:

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:37 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2vK4vW4cUg

Suddenly…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:37 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Wait, what? Imagine their kids, they would take over the world with the amount of brain power that combination could instill in them, hey wait, did something happen in the glade? Look I don’t get to play because I am too busy keeping evil out, but can you fairy tale creatures at least pass me some word from time to time, I mean geeze this is like news of the century or something:)

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

You Can Leave Your Hat On – Cocker

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

What happens in the glade stays in the glade. Its like Vegas but different. But there are some juicy rumors floating around.

I’ll keep you posted.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHoHIL2ABVQ

Imagination…

Last contribution… :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:42 AM

For you fashionistas: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2259699/Is-prize-stupidest-outfit-week-From-plank-hats-furry-pants-Mens-Fashion-Week-seen-real-clangers.html

davidk on January 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Why did I look? It’s almost bedtime and that ain’t right.

arnold ziffel on January 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM

MarshFox, calm down.

Sparky is just tipsy.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM

You Can Leave Your Hat On – Cocker

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

The Genteels – “Take It Off”

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM

By order of the magistrate gossiping is forbidden in the glade.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2k_pn1Qa2E

This song is for Axe and SWalker.

Ok and the newly weds too. hehe.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:46 AM

davidk on January 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

The absolute total feminization of men!!

These guys are metro sexuals…

Give me a scot in a kilt!!! ;-)

I should not have looked…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

ROTF. What if I’m hot air ballooning over the glade? What about that?

I can see everything with my spyglass. Of course all the good stuff happens at night but voices carry.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:46 AM

BAMMMMMMMMM!! That woke me up!! Lol…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

By order of the magistrate gossiping is forbidden in the glade.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

…is groping permissible?

KOOLAID2 on January 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

…is groping permissible?

KOOLAID2 on January 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Only if you don’t gossip about it.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Give me a scot in a kilt!!! ;-)

I should not have looked…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

I’m part Scottish, and I’m not afraid to wear a kilt! =P

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 1:53 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-H15_cQkmM

For Sparky ;-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Good man!! :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM

ROTF. What if I’m hot air ballooning over the glade? What about that?

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Meh, the magistrate ordered a PFR, as opposed to just a TFR, over the glade.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Of course you get to play! You and Mrs. Marsh Fox ( not her real name) are both part of the glade!

Mrs. Marsh Fox is very beautiful, with long flowing hair that shines in the moonlight. She wears a long gown of shimmering dark red silk that graces her lithe body. There is a silk sash at her narrow waist and tucked in its folds is the enchanted quill she uses to write the stories of love and adventure that delight and entertain the denizens of the glade. Her laughter is silvery and soft and it floats upon the air. She understands love because she knows love with Marsh Fox.

Marsh Fox is a warrior, strong, dedicated, loyal and brave. He understands the threats to the glade and patrols the perimeter of the glade, warding off all who might cause harm or wreak havoc. He wears the uniform proudly and well, and is a credit to the warriors who came before him and a role model for those who will follow. When he gets the opportunity to frolic in the glade the denizens rejoice at his presence. It is hoped, in the glade, that Marsh Fox will soon be able to remain in the glade and let another take his watch on the perimeter since he’s done his share faithfully and well. Marsh Fox understands love because he is loved by Mrs. Marsh Fox (not her real name).

Welcome… welcome to the glade. :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

The rules of the Glade are a bit confusing.

Can Sparky and the Magistrate and our Moon Goddess please clarify them?

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Treat one another with respect. Love is the language of the glade. You already know the rules of the glade, Scrumpy. You speak poetry. :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Sparky just makes them up, as he drinks.

The Moon Goddess is still compiling the modus operandi of the glade.

The magistrate will just make sure they are justly adhered to.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2013 at 2:01 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

That is story book! Beautiful!!

What a gracious and sweet welcome…

You are gifted Jackie… :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:01 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Yes Ma’am!! I am happy too :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Time After Time – Chet Baker

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:05 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Wow. fantabulously beautiful. I’m going to read it again.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:05 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I like this playing in the glade thing:) You defiantly hit the nail on the head with Mrs. MarshFox(not her real name) me on the other hand, yeah my armor is a bit tarnished, but I solemnly pledge to defend all the creatures of the glade with my life! Thanks, Jackie, feels nice to be let in somewhere for a change:) The whole retirement in the glade, yeah I am diggin that thought process:)

OK, Schade, I am a bit bummed out that it was just a rumor, but the though of you two Kinging and Queening it over the glade, kinda had a good vibe too it:)

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Elves on tiptoe trip a starlight ballet

dancing on a moon beam’s silver torch light

glowing golden in the dale at midnight

in the glade down below in the valley

Swaying symphony from lily trumpets

dew grass violins sing out their story

daisy drums beat out orchestral glory

pixie princes waltz with sylphic strumpets

Fairy flautists pipe a soothing solo

oreads ring out a bluebell ballad

frogs on toadstools croak percussion salad

fays strum jasmine banjos in the hollow

All too soon dawn’s light demands finale

with regret we leave our secret stand

humming mystic tunes from elvin bandstand

real life calls, and brooks no dilly-dally

Daily drudge with blaring news so tragic

mayhem madness sets one’s heart to harden

dreams of moonlight music in my glade’n

helps sustain belief there yet is magic.

Yes! We have our Glade to retreat to when times get fraught…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Thank you, Scrumpy! You’re as kindly and generous as you are lovely.:)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Good man!! :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM

I have more English than Scottish in my background – is this acceptable?

One of my favorite Scottish acts (the singer is, at least)

The Bollock Brothers – “Harley David, Son Of a B!tch”

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 2:09 AM

The rules of the Glade are a bit confusing.

Can Sparky and the Magistrate and our Moon Goddess please clarify them?

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Hey, you are going to get me in trouble. (:

I have caused enough mischief already, which I must admit, is a boat load of fun.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Ok going back and reading that, Jackie, I am speechless!!!! Thank you cannot even begin to express:)

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 2:09 AM

I am not all english either lol, it does not matter…

The scottish blood I am sure runs fast thru your veins :-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Tomorrow I’m going to invite Scrumpy for a Hot Air balloon ride. We could end up in Kansas, or over the rain bow.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:12 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:09 AM

It is a part of your nature and personality! I love it!!

Carry on being mischievious!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Thanks. Scary but its a keeper.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:13 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:12 AM

dreamy…take me over the rainbow!!

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:13 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:13 AM

I am sorry it was scary, I tried to find a more suitable song!!

Perhaps better luck next time, forgive me…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:14 AM

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM

The best armor, well earned and most deserved, is always a bit tarnished, and sometimes even battered a bit. We sit by the fire and polish it, mending what needs attending to, remembering where those scars and scratches were earned, waiting the next call to battle. Still, it serves us better than when it was new and needed breaking in, and we know it so much better with use.

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:15 AM

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:05 AM

:) I think you’re pretty special, too, Spark.

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM

That’s incredibly beautiful, Scrumpy! :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Correct on all counts. I’m a cheap slut and like to get a free kick in on whoever is at the bottom of the pile. My wife thinks I’m a pig. And I do have a bunch of saved Palin pics along with my other “favorites.”

arnold ziffel on January 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

lol

I bet you are a fan of MarshFox’s wife’s type of artistry, too! :)

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 2:20 AM

THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS THE MOUTH.

THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS THE TEETH.

Obama is one more passing pimp for power.

He will fade and his memory shall be despised.

profitsbeard on January 12, 2013 at 2:23 AM

In this lone, open glade I lie,
Screen’d by deep boughs on either hand;
And at its end, to stay the eye,
Those black-crown’d, red-boled pine-trees stand!

Birds here make song, each bird has his,
Across the girdling city’s hum.
How green under the boughs it is!
How thick the tremulous sheep-cries come!

Here at my feet what wonders pass,
What endless, active life is here!
What blowing daisies, fragrant grass!
An air-stirr’d forest, fresh and clear.

Scarce fresher is the mountain-sod
Where the tired angler lies, stretch’d out,
And, eased of basket and of rod,
Counts his day’s spoil, the spotted trout.

In the huge world, which roars hard by,
Be others happy if they can!
But in my helpless cradle I
Was breathed on by the rural Pan.

I, on men’s impious uproar hurl’d,
Think often, as I hear them rave,
That peace has left the upper world
And now keeps only in the grave.

Yet here is peace for ever new!
When I who watch them am away,
Still all things in this glade go through
The changes of their quiet day.

Then to their happy rest they pass!
The flowers upclose, the birds are fed,
The night comes down upon the grass,
The child sleeps warmly in his bed.

Calm soul of all things! make it mine
To feel, amid the city’s jar,
That there abides a peace of thine,
Man did not make, and cannot mar.

By Matthew Arnold

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Love Mathew Arnold. “The Scholar Gipsy” has long been a favorite.

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:28 AM

You were quicker on the draw!

freedomfirst on January 12, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Both from “Solid Gold”

“Cool Night”

“’65 Love Affair”

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 2:29 AM

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Tis a true statement you make. It has served me well, I wear it now for Mrs. MarshFox(not her real name) and you creatures of the glade:) Still too do I wear it for those you ones whose armor is still shiny and has yet to see it battle tested. Though I pray at times that they never see it so!

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:30 AM

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Well considered and well said, Marsh Fox. :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:33 AM

“’65 Love Affair”

Anti-Control on January 12, 2013 at 2:29 AM

I remember that song, never knew who sung it tho… has a nice pop feel about it.

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:34 AM

For All We Know – Chet Baker

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

Goodnight, Axefellow. I hope to see you soon. :)

Goodnight, Uncommon Sense. Take care, we’re thinking of you. :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Marsh Fox is a warrior, strong, dedicated, loyal and brave. He understands the threats to the glade and patrols the perimeter of the glade, warding off all who might cause harm or wreak havoc. He wears the uniform proudly and well, and is a credit to the warriors who came before him and a role model for those who will follow. When he gets the opportunity to frolic in the glade the denizens rejoice at his presence. It is hoped, in the glade, that Marsh Fox will soon be able to remain in the glade and let another take his watch on the perimeter since he’s done his share faithfully and well. Marsh Fox understands love because he is loved by Mrs. Marsh Fox (not her real name).

Welcome… welcome to the glade. :)

thatsafactjack on January 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

*temporary un-super-poof*

But never does the armor capture the attention of anyone visiting the glade when their eyes land on MarshFox, because of the eyes and the smile. The eyes are not old, but the shine and sparkle of light on them is inescapably like starlight falling on the black waters of a deep, still well. There’s wisdom there, so much so that the children romping by stop and stare when he speaks (which is rare, and usually light-hearted) — and laugh without knowing why before romping on. And the smile beneath those eyes is silly and young — in his eyes may be knowledge and experience and a stillness that might have been sad, but his smile is strangely comforting beneath them. In MarshFox is the knowledge that a person might know, and that knowing is not a fearful or terrible thing; in knowing is youth and happiness and an appreciation for life.

PS: Warning for Moon Goddess: Spark no longer restricted to Frog transmutations; he can now tadpole and seems to enjoy swimming around the pool more than anything!

*re-super-poof*

Axe on January 12, 2013 at 2:37 AM

Hmmmm, I shall need to ask Bmore a question net time I see him.

I downloaded the new Abine Do Not Track Me today, and my Internet Explorer internet temp files are clogged full of junk!!!

I am perhaps missing somthing… anyone else who uses Abine, any problems?

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:37 AM

Good Night Jackie :) Sleep well.

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:38 AM

268 MGBs this time…

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Good night Jackie

Sleep well!!

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:39 AM

I am also going to my slumber!!

God Bless and good night all!!

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Good Night Scrumpy:) sweet dreams.

MarshFox on January 12, 2013 at 2:43 AM

i’m getting less pesimistic about this whole gun thing…with even the nyt settling for ‘universal’ background check

i don’t like the ideal of universal if it means that names, SSN, gun info will be put into the UT databases.

but the vicious cultural hegemony of the left may not carry as mush weight as they think. I saw some bozo form the mayors against illegal guns today…and he was slippery as hell…trying to save face (and btw, aren’t we all against illegal guns?)

So Piers can report back to his betters in the UK Monarchy that the colonialists are just as weird as they’ve always been…and really, he’s rather happy that the US is on its own, and away from the more cultured Monarchy

r keller on January 12, 2013 at 2:43 AM

PS: Warning for Moon Goddess: Spark no longer restricted to Frog transmutations; he can now tadpole and seems to enjoy swimming around the pool more than anything!

*re-super-poof*

Axe on January 12, 2013 at 2:37 AM

The moon goddess is too busy to read this. So I erased it. LOLz.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Ok, so I couldn’t sleep! So I put me thinking cap on and came up with a poem about us, I am not done yet got a few more to do, but since I know you all come back and check the QOTD, I hope you like what I did!! So here goes!!

There is a lad named Sparky
He gets up to all kinds of malarkey
He’s a bit of a flirt
Will take off his shirt
Swims naked in the lake
And loves Camel Meal Tea
With two humps!

Then there is Schad
Also a bit of a lad
He is the magistrate
So he keeps us all straight
No breaking the rules
As his name implies, he garners
Great pleasure at others ‘demise’.

Our Moon Goddess is simply divine
She helps keep us sane in this time
Her heart overflows
Her music doth flow
She is witty and wise
Writes wonderful prose
Our Jackie is remarkable woman!

Axe is a whole ‘nother story
A gentleman, tho a tad hoary
Not in age, no, not at all
But in wisdom on whom it befalls
He’s quite magical you see
And in a second he may flee
With a *poof* he gone like a flash!

RWM is a warrior of words
She relishes her chance to cross swords
With a few of the resident trolls
Who poke around like moles
They don’t know what hit them
She knocks them about with a rhythm
Her words they cannot dispute!

MarshFox is Keeper of the Flame
He guards us well, he’s not tame
His armour of burnished gold
Lends a warm light in the cold
When firelit brightly
Which he tends to nightly
Our Warrior Knight to be sure.

KCB Ken is quite shy
But he is quick to let fly
With wit and succor and more
For those who are troubled, be sure
His words are kind and tender
His only to be a defender
Of souls troubled with strife.

Bmore is a master craftsman
Wondrous things this man can
Make with throwaway stuff
But it’s not enough
He is also learned and wise
Without any visible vise
He can bring such joy and pleasure.

Arnold keeps us all down to earth
His is one of humor and mirth
He doesn’t like bossy women
That’s a natural given
He is sweet and kind and dear
One needs to have him near
He’s our anchor here in the Glade.

KOOLAID2 has a serious side
That he does not hide!
He teases with Sparky
About his malarkey…
He is for that the law be upheld
He won’t sell out for gold
K2 is profound that I know!

Anti-Control has a dramatis personae
Surprise! Not yet a subpoena
He makes us think twice
Do we stay on topic and be nice?
His heart aches for a fish
Apparently she’s quite the dish
Methinks he’s really quite funny!

Mike_CA is a somewhat of a Joker
He likes to jab at folk with a poker
Not in any literal sense…
He just has this bent
For frivolity and laughter
It’s what he is after
We laugh at his antics for sure!

Scrumpy is a delightful sprite
Who will at times run from a ‘fight’
Her poems uplift I am sure
Those words can be a cure.
She tends to be a little niave…
But has that certain ‘qui vive’
Little passes by her un-noticed…

EG does not yet play in the Glade
He prefers to stay out of the shade.
Outspoken he is at times
Never one to belie his ‘rhyme’
Sincere is he thats for sure
His heart and soul are pure
One day he may join us in fun!

Cozmo, he is somewhat of a puzzle
He has a dear friend, he’d like to muzzle
It’s done all in good fun
Somewhere there is a pun!
Bunny suits are his weakspot
I gave it a shot!
Now I am done…

Our dear friend ALT, works so hard
She sometimes seems weird for a lark!
She now has a gun we are told
My my this Lady is bold!
Shoot true and shoot straight
To learn is never too late!
Keep Texas the land of the free!

AZfederalist is our man about God
All it takes is a wink and a nod
He sets the trolls straight
Quoting scripture out the gate!
Better watch out
And don’t you dare pout!
Az knows his stuff hereabouts!!

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 4:27 AM

Even so, lawmakers are also focusing on assault weapons, ammunition, video games, and mental health issues.

What will these Right Wingers want next, warning labels on rap CD’s? LOL

These punks don’t want to hear about children and their parents being murdered by Al-Qaeda and other “freedom fighters” in Asia and Africa. They maintain that that’s none of our business. But, when Israelis accidentally kill/maim civilians, they want something done. They also want U.S. troops on the ground in black Africa to protect black folk…but when Doughboys are shooting black thugs armed with AK-47′s, they’ll demand sensitivity training and complain about U.S. Imperialism.

When Bush ordered drone strikes, it was genocide. When Obama orders them, it’s simply ignored. Every death in Iraq under Bush was reported and complained about. We’ve been losing troops all along in Afghanistan, and hardly a peep from the LSM since Obama’s in the White House.

This is the game they play. Confuse and obfuscate. Selectively report and comment. Change positions on issues depending upon who’s in power and who’s involved. Propaganda. Unabashed hypocrisy.

Remember, they’re smarter and more clever than us./

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 12, 2013 at 5:27 AM

How about the death penalty (no appeals) for anyone convicted of using a firearm in the commission of a crime? No death penalty in any instance where there’s a colorable claim for self-defense, defense of another, or defense of one’s property.

BuckeyeSam on January 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM

He is the DOTUS.

……and yet Congress remains silent to challenge even the thought that he can “act” to legislate via Executive (Dictator) Order.

I’d like to offer up a BAN ON EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

PappyD61 on January 12, 2013 at 8:20 AM

The Liberals continue to want to comppage Obama to Lincoln. Lincoln said,

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

My take.

kingsjester on January 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM

ROTF. What if I’m hot air ballooning over the glade? What about that?

I can see everything with my spyglass. Of course all the good stuff happens at night but voices carry.

SparkPlug on January 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM

use night vision goggles …

conservative tarheel on January 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

or defense of one’s property.

BuckeyeSam on January 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM

generally you can not use deadly force to defend property …

conservative tarheel on January 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 4:27 AM

That is wonderful ….. bravo ….

conservative tarheel on January 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Scrumpy on January 12, 2013 at 4:27 AM

Hot Air’s own Nipsey Russell poet laureate. Brilliant.

Fallon on January 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM

kingsjester on January 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM

That’s nice, because just like Lincoln, Obama is facing a divided nation.</blockquote>

Except Lincoln said this:

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

And, Obama said this:

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

“And if they tell you that, ‘Well, we’re not sure where he stands on guns.’ I want you to say, ‘He believes in the Second Amendment.’ If they tell you, ‘Well, he’s going to raise your taxes,’ you say, ‘No, he’s not, he’s going lower them.’ You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case.”

Fallon on January 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Major quotes fail.

Fallon on January 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

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