Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on January 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Conservative ideas work. Numerous states are demonstrating that low taxes, right-to-work laws, school choice, energy development and other common-sense policies improve the lives of everyone. Conversely, progressive central planning has failed throughout history and is still failing today…

One lesson I learned in marketing is that, for consumers and voters, perception is reality.

November’s election results and exit polls suggest that a majority of Americans agree that government does too much yet still voted for more of it. The election taught conservatives that we can no longer entrust political parties to carry our message.

We must take our case to the people ourselves, and we must start where all good marketing starts: with research. Conservative policies have proved their worth time and time again. If we’re not communicating in a way that makes that clear, we are doing a disservice to our fellow citizens. We need to test the market and our message to communicate more effectively.

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DeMint’s opinion piece represents a broader sentiment within the conservative movement, that its establishment leaders simply lack the ability to point a way out of the political wilderness.

The rise of taxman (or, more accurately, anti-taxman) Grover Norquist and the ongoing power of radio talker Rush Limbaugh affirm that the power center of the GOP increasingly rests outside of its elected leaders. (That shrinking of establishment power was never more evident than when Speaker John Boehner was unable to find enough votes for his “Plan B” that would have exempted all but those making $1 million or more from a tax increase.)…

The weakening of political parties is a long-term process — driven by the growth of the Internet and its capacity/influence as an organizing and fundraising tool. But, the fissure within the Republican party between its party leadership and its base (and those figures tied to the base) has accelerated that movement.

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Fact No. 1 is to realize a political party isn’t a church nor a cult but a mechanism to get diverse people who share some things in common to work toward a common position of power that none could achieve on their own. Fact No. 2 is that unless you can convert your principles into actual policies, standing upon them does no one a favor. If you believe in your principles but can’t convert others, you are not an asset. If you antagonize them, you and your principles are a real liability, and perhaps you should shut the hell up.

Fact No. 2 is that because no coalition big enough to win power can ever be pure or completely united, and no pure wing or segment can be big enough to win or rule on its own, it is in everyone’s interest to cherish the mavericks. Each party needs members who vote with them sometimes. Conservatives dreamed of the day they could rid themselves of the Snowes, Lugars and Castles; that day has come, and they and their party are weaker than ever. Many conservatives would kill now to have those seats back.

Sometime soon, before the debt ceiling crisis writes a thrilling new chapter, Republicans should sit down together and try to agree on four things: to name the shared goals that they want to move forward; to decide what to do to in a practical manner (in the real world, not an imagined alternative); to find their best spokesmen, and have him (or her) speak for them all; and to remember exactly who their real enemies are — who, in the real world, are not themselves.

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If you are conservative you are skeptical of concentrated power. You know the bullying and bossism it can lead to. Republicans should go to the populist right on the issue of bank breakup. Too big to fail is too big to continue. The megabanks have too much power in Washington and too much weight within the financial system. People think the GOP is for the bankers. The GOP should upend this assumption. In this case good policy is good politics.

If you are a conservative you’re supposed to be for just treatment of the individual over the demands of concentrated elites. Every individual in America making $400,000 a year or more just got a tax hike that was a blow to the gut. Regular working people are seeing their payroll deductions increase. But private-equity partners who make billions enjoy more favorable tax treatment. Their income is treated for tax purposes as a capital gain, so they’re taxed at far lower rates. This is called the carried interest exemption, and everybody knows it’s a big con.

The Republican Party should come out against it in a big way. Let the real rich pay the same percentage the not-actually-rich-but-formally-declared-rich are paying. If the Republicans did this they’d actually be joining the winning side, because carried interest will not survive the new era. If congressional Republicans care about their party they’ll want it to get credit for fairness, as opposed to the usual blame for being lackeys of the rich.

Republicans make too much of order and discipline. Sometimes a little anarchy is a good thing, a little disorder a sign of creativity and independence of thought.

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The GOP should spend 2013 rebuilding an agenda based on a defense of family. It should couple that with an aggressive attack on cronyism, pivoting the GOP as the outsiders’ party…

The Republicans must have serious tax reform ideas. Those ideas should start with a much flatter tax with far fewer deductions. Those deductions should favor married couples with kids making it easier for one spouse to stay home through high deductions for a household with one earner. But likewise, the Republicans should consider in a two income household of joint filers, the second income earner should pay less tax on that income.

While the default rule should always be to never use the tax code to encourage or prohibit behavior — it should just be about raising revenue — as long as Washington intends to do that, the Republicans should favor a tax code that rewards two parent nuclear households with multiple children and, through the use of generous deductions, provide incentive for one spouse to stay home. That would not only help reduce the supply of workers in the workforce at a time of decreased demand for workers, but would also ease the burden of the social safety net.

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By all means, Republicans should fight to keep spending as low as possible and block new efforts to expand the reach of government. And they should continue to present a vision for reform in bills that they can pass through the House. Let Obama propose his outrageous budget, and counter with a House-passed budget that actually addresses the nation’s spending problem. Haggle over the numbers and details, attack the Senate for their failure to pass a budget, and then cut the best deal possible. Laying out a governing agenda would give them something to build on if they can retake the Senate in 2014 and gain the presidency in 2016. And it would avoid the spectacle of trying to make the case for small government at a time when financial markets are freaking out because the debt ceiling hasn’t been raised and when there’s no hope of enacting their preferred policies anyway.

Conservatives should recognize that even though they can block key items of the liberal agenda with control of the House, they cannot advance the conservative agenda with Obama as president and Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. With this in mind, it’s short-sighted to advocate a strategy whereby Republicans dig in their heels at every opportunity in exchange for a few crumbs of concessions from Obama, at best. This strategy risks lasting damage to the conservative brand that will prevent real reform.

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Meanwhile, Obama is preparing to prioritize immigration reform on his second-term agenda, a move that would do as much to divide the GOP as it would to score points among Hispanic voters. It would threaten to engulf the GOP in a heated internal debate that would make the fiscal-cliff arguments seem like child’s play. Immigration sparked the beginning of the Republican rebellion from George W. Bush, well before the tea party emerged as a GOP force. And the wave of tea party-aligned freshmen, most representing homogeneous districts, aren’t at all inclined to embrace positions they once railed against. Most Republican strategists believe that, without a jump in support from the growing Hispanic population, the GOP could become a permanent minority party—and immigration reform is the ticket to win them over. But they would acknowledge that quickly adding more Hispanics to the voter rolls could further damage the Republican party’s long-term standing as well. Conservative talker Sean Hannity, the day after the 2012 election, reversed course and came out for some version of comprehensive immigration reform; the next day on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh doubled down on his opposition…

I’ve long been skeptical about the feasibility of a third party, but I’m beginning to entertain the possibility that the GOP could become split apart as these policy debates come to the fore. It was only three years ago that pundits viewed the tea party movement as a legitimate third-party threat in the heat of their activism; instead, activists worked from within to nominate like-minded candidates and press their agenda.

Is it that much of a stretch to believe that, by 2016, the grassroots base will have taken control of the Republican Party, and the establishment will be looking to bolt?

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KEN-u still hangin’?

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Oh yes! Don’t fade!

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

bayam on January 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

They are disciplined, hard-working, hate moochers/looters, are honest, orderly, innovative, very innovative, do with less, adapt to higher/lower standards, love to learn, are educated or not ashamed to earn a living if they’re not. They don’t look down at bakers, shoe/sausage-makers and etc.

However, they are very stupid for alloweing the rest of the world to make them feel guilty for the next 1000 years for what Hitler did. The young must learn to free themselves. The young will also not be all which I listed above.

On socialism/communism, they harbored the inventors of such, and are fools for still celebrating them. They s/b the freest people on Earth, alas. They will forever be enslaved because of their sense of guilt and because they allow the rest of the world to dictate to them. Merkel is a cow for falling for Obama.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

hrumph…. ;p

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Walker!
Whats up bud?
Sooo..what beer is not hrumpgh in the Walker book?
My fave beer is Julius Etcher..
Belgium wheat beer. Hard to find but rocks.
Tucher is good no? Couple orange or lemon wheels..watch out~

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Well, I’m partial to this and this… But hey… it’s ok, I understand the ladies might like beer that is… well, less robust and tamer… ;p

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Watch out for Anti-Control. He’s been bishing with his bluegill schtick. It’s pretty good. Don’t get hooked.

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Spoilsport! =P

Ken-met Anti C a while ago-cool cat, I know when he throws out the chum bag.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Robert Wilson – “I Dream of Jeanie bazil9 With the Light Brown Beautiful Blonde Hair”

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Ken whipped out the Benatar-yee haw!
love that one.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

In the still of the Night

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Merkel is a cow for falling for Obama.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

…good description…just another woman he’s milking!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Yes, bayam, forgot the most important of them all – they are intelligent.

They are also arrogant, and it’s not becoming. They have a sense that they must always succeed, in all things.

For good reasons they find the rest of the world to be stupid.

In the latter years the rest of the world had demonstrated to be so.

Still, the fools embraced Obama in 2008.

Alas, they are a contradiction. See Haiti – they gave Haiti the most, of all the countries. It didn’t do much for Haiti, but it made the fools proud. They should focus on their own poor but are pressured to save the world. Why? So that they never be allowed to dominate. They allowed one tiny man, a fool but a tyrant, to ruin them, forever.

It will happen to the greates/freest land on Earth, America. The tiny oaf in chief will ruin the country forever. He is allowed to do so, from within. The world cheers because they always envied this grand experiment. None have ever had the fredom and the guts of the US. None ever will.

When the US dies, freedom in the rest of the world will already be putrefied.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

It’s interesting that your response is yet another gross oversimplification. Then tell us, based on your simplistic view of the world, why does Germany’s economy bury that of most US states with low tax rates and small government?

Tax rates don’t explain Germany’s success.

It ain’t cause socialism and communism is better than capitalism. It also aint the case that you can just lower taxes and make gov’ment smaller and then jobs magically appear and Joe the Plumbers becomes rich.

bayam on January 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

So now it’s just Germany and not even Northern Europe?

I think Germany is doing as well as it is because they have a somewhat conservative leader, they are realizing that multiculturalism is destroying their country, they work hard and don’t have to spend a ton of money on defense because we pretty much pay for it.

Having said all that, it is only a matter of time before the immigrants destroy their country and they are as bad off as everyone else if they have to keep propping up the rest of the EU. Why do you call me simplistic because I point out your lowering of the bar to make your false claims seem reasonable?

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

So glad you approve!

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

…good description…just another woman he’s milking!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

That she survived East Germany and has become such a fool makes her a big Zero. She can go to Hell.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Well, I’m partial to this and this… But hey… it’s ok, I understand the ladies might like beer that is… well, less robust and tamer… ;p

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

lol :P
I have enough bastards and wreckers in my life..but should I ever see those-
will try.
Might I add, can stand toe to toe with u- betcha. I am no lady- ;) lol

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

You are right with every word.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

This is fitting for anyone who’d have such a stupid belief

The [S]Walker Brothers – “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”

Optimism is a required belief for political actors in a democracy. But the GOP has no way to win in a democracy in the long term. They’re losing even when they’re in office.

The only way for a GOP voter to win in the long term is to accept 1 of 3 options.

1. The Caesar option prophesied by Oswald Spengler(see the fall of the Roman Republic)
2. The Benedict option called for by Alasdair Macintyre(see the fall of the Roman Empire)
3. The de Gaulle option(see the French Resistance…)

ninjapirate on January 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

In the Air Tonight

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

lol :P
I have enough bastards and wreckers in my life..but should I ever see those-
will try.
Might I add, can stand toe to toe with u- betcha. I am no lady- ;) lol

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Be warned…those are HEAVY DARK ALES that you can stand a fork up in, oh, and they clock in at 9.5 and 11.2 ABV…

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

In the still of the Night

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Nice-but I like my version better. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3DJhwAhrjY

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Played it earlier ;-)

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Lazy Sunday. Pretty early QOTD…

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Take your pick

The Small Faces – “Lazy Sunday Afternoon”

The Kinks – (lazing on a) “Sunn[da]y Afternoon”

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

HEAVY DARK ALES
SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

scary! :)

I saw west coast made-I wont forget a beer with bastard..lol
will get one and tell u if I do.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

You are right with every word.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Thanks. I swear these leftists live in some alternate universe.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Small Faces==Interesting.

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

HEAVY DARK ALES
SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

scary! :)

I saw west coast made-I wont forget a beer with bastard..lol
will get one and tell u if I do.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Heh heh heh, their both brewed right here in InSane Diego County… ;)

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Played it earlier ;-)

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Damn! ;)
well..a second time won’t hurt.
Glad we are on the same frequency Kenneth.
lmao.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Thanks. I swear these leftists live in some alternate universe.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

They do.

Germany and all the European countries will self-destruct. The muzzies will enslave them all, soon enough.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Heh heh heh, their both brewed right here in InSane Diego County… ;)

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

grew up seeing my dad every summer in Poway for several years..u close?

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Night Train

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

When the US dies, freedom in the rest of the world will already be putrefied.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

This is a true Schadism!

My friend, you are one for the ages!!!!!

I will say it again, if I become half as wise and honorable as you then I have truly done something with my life!

One note to your conversation up above, Germany got Hitler because of a socialist from the US, Wilson!

MarshFox on January 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Bad Horsie

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

grew up seeing my dad every summer in Poway for several years..u close?

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

10 or 12 Miles away, out here in the boondocks where I live that’s considered pretty damned close… ;)

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM

They do.

Germany and all the European countries will self-destruct. The muzzies will enslave them all, soon enough.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

And when that happens they will call on us to come save them, and we will have no military left to do it.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Oh bluegill-where art thou?

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Why does Mary Katharine Ham write so few blog posts on this site? It’s not like there is a lack of material to write about (e.g., see here: Romney gives fantastic and inspiring speech at Clinton Global Initiative)

I had high hopes when it was announced that MKH would be joining HotAir.

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Jackie, Scrumpy???

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:31 PM

B9, how bout this?

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:34 PM

One lesson I learned in marketing is that, for consumers and voters, perception is reality.

For many voters, it’s all about the face and the voice. A big enough percentage of swing voters don’t have time for exploring issues.

If Obama were a hardcore Conservative, he’d still be President.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 13, 2013 at 11:34 PM

10 or 12 Miles away, out here in the boondocks where I live that’s considered pretty damned close… ;)

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Cool!
Then I kinda know.
When he retired a few years back he moved out of state-I also quit flying.
Haven’t been back since 99..
*clink*

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM

They do.

Germany and all the European countries will self-destruct. The muzzies will enslave them all, soon enough.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

And when that happens they will call on us to come save them, and we will have no military left to do it.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Europe is so effete these days because we have our military there to being with. They could not get away with so much of their posturing if we were not there.

But the United States is corrupting Europe and making it even more leftist…

We have the state department pushing gay marriage in Italy(see coordinating Lady Gaga concert there to attack the pope) and Poland(where our ambassader attacked Catholicism and the Pope in a memo released by wikileaks).

We also have the state department pushing affirmative action in France… and our state department is also pushing hard for Turkey to enter the EU.

ninjapirate on January 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Oh bluegill-where art thou?

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Making her man think.

arnold ziffel on January 13, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Optimism is a required belief for political actors in a democracy. But the GOP has no way to win in a democracy in the long term. They’re losing even when they’re in office.

The only way for a GOP voter to win in the long term is to accept 1 of 3 options.

1. The Caesar option prophesied by Oswald Spengler(see the fall of the Roman Republic)
2. The Benedict option called for by Alasdair Macintyre(see the fall of the Roman Empire)
3. The de Gaulle option(see the French Resistance…)

ninjapirate on January 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Why would Spengler bother to associate “optimism” with “cowardice” in the first place, though? It’s a freaky mentality to have.

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Lonely is the Night

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Haven’t been back since 99..
*clink*

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM

The year before I moved out here. Had to escape the insanity of living in East San Diego. Got shot one time to many, to many close calls and lots of other crazy crazy shit. Moved out to the countryside and absolutely love it. ;)

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:40 PM

B9, how bout this?

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Love.
She has a great voice..no?
Was listening to her earlier..outside chilling.
Pandora’s box.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:40 PM

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:40 PM

She was great. Saw her about 4 times or so.

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Why would Spengler bother to associate “optimism” with “cowardice” in the first place, though? It’s a freaky mentality to have.

No, what’s freaky is to be blinded by optimism.

ninjapirate on January 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I hear ya.

We use to drive out to Julian and take my grandma for lunch and walk around. Really quaint.
Glad it is still that way.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Germany got Hitler because of a socialist from the US, Wilson!

MarshFox on January 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

That too, the pact of Versailles, and because they were stupid to embrace him, in need of work. He snookered them and they fell for it. For that they should never be forgiven. It happens in the US now, in different disguises. In this regard the world learned little. Tyrants are allowed to thrive, over and over. Often they are disguised with the best of intentions, until it’s too late.

The US and others learned much and never repeated the Versailles debacle. See how they treated Germany and Japan after the war.

p.s. no more underestimating yourself, just btw. you and me; we’re all good and bad, for this or that.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Was great to see some of my fave
people.
Gotta get some rest.
Take good care.

bazil9 on January 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Oh what a Night

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Gang Green – “Alcohol”

We’re gonna die when the sun comes up
We’ll drink until we drop
My blood is 100 proof

Were gonna stumble twist and crawl
99 bottles of beer on the wall
I’d rather drink than f*ck

No doubt about it I can’t live with out it
No doubt about it I can’t live with out it alcohol, alcohol

It is my destiny
You’ve got the beer we’ve got the time
You’ve got the coke gimme a line

No doubt about it I can’t live with out it
No doubt about it I can’t live with out it alcohol, alcohol

We’re gonna die when the sun comes up
We’ll drink until we drop
I’d rather drink than f*ck
You’ve got the beer we’ve got the time
You’ve got the coke gimme a line

No doubt about it I can’t live with out it
No doubt about it I can’t live with out it alcohol

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Good Night B9! Great hanging out with you!

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Night B9…

SWalker on January 13, 2013 at 11:48 PM

And when that happens they will call on us to come save them, and we will have no military left to do it.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM

The other possibility, alas, is that the Euro-weenies wake up and then the muzzies will expect to be saved by the Americans. By then Obama, Kerry and Hagel will have cut the budgets to bare bones and they can all cry into the skies.

But…the social programs will have tripled all over…Rome lasted longer. See the Kardashians.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Nite B9

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:50 PM

No, what’s freaky is to be blinded by optimism.

ninjapirate on January 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM

No, that’s not what’s freaky – what’s freaky and retarded is using “optimism is cowardice” as a serious slogan.

Anti-Control on January 13, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Dire…..

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Let the smiling begin. The Master arrived :)

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM

……D I R E…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:54 PM

John Huntsman is a Democrat in all but lable only.

To him no labels means calling yourself a Republican but having all the beliefs of the Democrats. No wonder he is such good friends with Joe. They have exactly the same basic beliefs.

In the old days there were Democrats that mostly shared Republican beliefs but those days are long gone. Those Democrats have all been eliminated from the DNC through the primary process or general.

There is not a sane voice in the DNC any more.

Steveangell on January 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:53 PM

The “Death Star” is almost operational..We must destroy it..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM

The other possibility, alas, is that the Euro-weenies wake up and then the muzzies will expect to be saved by the Americans. By then Obama, Kerry and Hagel will have cut the budgets to bare bones and they can all cry into the skies.

But…the social programs will have tripled all over…Rome lasted longer. See the Kardashians.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:49 PM

LOL! If they do, they better hope I don’t have anything to say about it. I think every day we stay out of Syria means a few less we’ll have to kill later.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Alert!!..Alert!!..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:49 PM

LOL! If they do, they better hope I don’t have anything to say about it. I think every day we stay out of Syria means a few less we’ll have to kill later.

Night Owl on January 13, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Yup yup and yup… ;)

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Good to see yo back. I was fixin to get a search party out lookin for you. When perps are gone longer than a few days we worry. Even bluegill was kind of concerned, she just didn’t know how to express those feelings.

arnold ziffel on January 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM

The “Death Star” is almost operational..We must destroy it..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Obama killed the project.

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Small Faces==Interesting.

KCB on January 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

This performance is excellent

The Small Faces – “Tin Soldier”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM

The “Death Star” is almost operational..We must destroy it..:)

Dire Straits on January 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Obama killed the project.

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Obama don’t need a Death Star… He is a Death Star… O_O

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Europe is so effete these days because we have our military there to being with. They could not get away with so much of their posturing if we were not there.

But the United States is corrupting Europe and making it even more leftist…

We have the state department pushing gay marriage in Italy(see coordinating Lady Gaga concert there to attack the pope) and Poland(where our ambassader attacked Catholicism and the Pope in a memo released by wikileaks).

We also have the state department pushing affirmative action in France… and our state department is also pushing hard for Turkey to enter the EU.

ninjapirate on January 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Sounds to me like they need to concentrate their efforts in France. I read that they are not as accommodating toward same sex marriage as one might have thought!

As for our current/incoming Administration, I say whoever is stupid enough to be suckered by them any longer deserves what they get. That goes for the Catholics too. They had a chance to stop Obama here, and they still voted for him. If they weren’t taking the rest of us down with them I would say they deserve what they get as well.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM

arnold ziffel on January 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I have been busy and on the road some..Glad to be back..:)

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Do you guys like this?

I think I’ll bring a .45 just in case.

arnold ziffel on January 14, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Thanks for the update..Michael Moore is going to be hurt..:)

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Yup yup and yup… ;)

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I guess I should qualify that by saying “Officially” out of Syria, because I believe Obama is pulling the same crap there as he did in Libya.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Charge Card Blues

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I was born in the wagon of a travellin’ show
My mama used to dance for the money they’d throw

(:

SparkPlug on January 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I guess I should qualify that by saying “Officially” out of Syria, because I believe Obama is pulling the same crap there as he did in Libya.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I Got ya. Heck, I’m not even sure if I object to him giving them the small arms to facilitate their killing each other. As long as no more Americans die in the process.

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM

This is for Night Owl

Alicia Bridges – “I Love the Night Life”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Charge Card Blues

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Are you in Germany?

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

I Got ya. Heck, I’m not even sure if I object to him giving them the small arms to facilitate their killing each other. As long as no more Americans die in the process.

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Good point.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

One lesson I learned in marketing is that, for consumers and voters, perception is reality.

Allahpundit

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That’s absolutely true, however it actually covers every aspect of life.

listens2glenn on January 14, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I guess I should qualify that by saying “Officially” out of Syria, because I believe Obama is pulling the same crap there as he did in Libya.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:11 AM

True.

Quite possible our Ambassador that was murdered was killed because he did not let the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria have as many powerful weapons as they wanted.

All evidence though is Obama is arming AlQueda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. Just like he did in Libya. He will not bomb Syria though the Russians would never allow him to.

Steveangell on January 14, 2013 at 12:20 AM

4Grace, where art thouestest

SparkPlug on January 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM

November’s election results and exit polls suggest that a majority of Americans agree that government does too much yet still voted for more of it. The election taught conservatives that we can no longer entrust political parties to carry our message.

I knew it was Demint when I read it. I’m putting my eggs in the Demint/Rand Paul basket when it comes to policy and strategy, the brain trust, for the GOP. Now let’s find a guy with serious charisma to carry the message.

petefrt on January 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM

SparkPlug on January 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM

LoLz..I was just fixing to use that to summon you..:)

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:23 AM

This is for Night Owl

Alicia Bridges – “I Love the Night Life”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Well, thanks!

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Can we chew a little bubble gum??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I Got ya. Heck, I’m not even sure if I object to him giving them the small arms to facilitate their killing each other. As long as no more Americans die in the process.

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Good point.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

I personally would not find this position acceptable were it not for Islam’s utterly insatiable lust for blood and killing. Because of that love of death and killing I feel I have no choice but to say, let them kill each other until they have drunk the very last dregs from that cup and can stand it no more.

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Steveangell on January 14, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Sadly, it seems no one cares, especially those war monger democrats who would have hung Bush in effigy for doing what Obama is doing now.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I personally would not find this position acceptable were it not for Islam’s utterly insatiable lust for blood and killing. Because of that love of death and killing I feel I have no choice but to say, let them kill each other until they have drunk the very last dregs from that cup and can stand it no more.

SWalker on January 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

That goes without saying, except you said it. LOL!

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

That too, the pact of Versailles, and because they were stupid to embrace him, in need of work. He snookered them and they fell for it. For that they should never be forgiven. It happens in the US now, in different disguises. In this regard the world learned little. Tyrants are allowed to thrive, over and over. Often they are disguised with the best of intentions, until it’s too late.

The US and others learned much and never repeated the Versailles debacle. See how they treated Germany and Japan after the war.

p.s. no more underestimating yourself, just btw. you and me; we’re all good and bad, for this or that.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2013 at 11:44 PM

If you look at it, no one country really lost World War II…the only losers were political movements including the Nationalists in Europe, China, Japan and the Balkan monarchies. The NWO types made money off of their demise through military contracts and then made money off of rebuilding. The Marshal Plan was the first stimulus.

If you want to rebuild a better city, what do you do? You raze the slums first.

There are Americans out there who are blissfully unaware that the Russians invaded Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland…but the Germans were nailed down (once again) as the aggressors.

I had to explain to a middle-aged co-worker some time ago that World War I actually began as a war between the Serbs and the Austro-Hungarians and then other nations were drawn in because of their various treaties…he had thought all his life that Germany had started the whole damn thing.

But revisionism and justification has kept the Flag Wavers happy and consoled grieving people who otherwise would not understand why their boy was sacrificed “over there”.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Are you in Germany?

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

No, I’m in the US. I’ve only visited there for business.

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Well, thanks!

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Y/w :)

After listening to 0dumba, I feel I need this (song starts @0:48)

Donnie Iris – “Shock Treatment”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:34 AM

November’s election results and exit polls suggest that a majority of Americans agree that government does too much yet still voted for more of it. The election taught conservatives that we can no longer entrust political parties to carry our message.

I knew it was Demint when I read it. I’m putting my eggs in the Demint/Rand Paul basket when it comes to policy and strategy, the brain trust, for the GOP. Now let’s find a guy with serious charisma to carry the message.

petefrt on January 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM

First I think we need to recognize the real enemy the GOPe.

Those results were badly misread by DeMint though. The people voted for less Government every where they possibly could. That choice though did not exist at the Presidential level. Mitt was if anything more big Government than Obama. The people voted against Mitt Romney more than against Odumbo thus Odumbo won. The people generally do that do not change horses for no real reason the people are not to blame the GOPe and especially Mitt are.

Steveangell on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Can we chew a little bubble gum??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

haha

One of my friends used to like her – of course I made fun of him for it! :D

Did you say, “bum bum bumadum”?

Jimmy Castor – “Bertha Butt Boogie”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

History is what happened, not what some wish would have happened. Unfortunately facts are not taught in history classes any more.

The media then, and now, ate/consume the politicians’ crap, mistaking it for Beluga caviar. Alas, the politicians are also dumb and bought. Voila, we’re on topic.

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM

LoLz..Thanks for not making fun of me..I just heard it on the radio today..:)

Dire Straits on January 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Got that video link from here.

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Y/w :)

After listening to 0dumba, I feel I need this (song starts @0:48)

Donnie Iris – “Shock Treatment”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

Hint: Don’t listen to him. I haven’t intentionally done that since 2008.

Night Owl on January 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

This one should bring Scrumpy out

The Jimmy Castor Bunch – “A Groove Will Make You Move”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The people voted against Mitt Romney more than against Odumbo thus Odumbo won. The people generally do that do not change horses for no real reason the people are not to blame the GOPe and especially Mitt are.

Steveangell on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I blame everyone who enabled Obama’s bringing and keeping. You and yours can all go to Hades and may he destroy you all, into oblivion. I don’t care what happens to any parties or the land. The people who brung and kept Obama must suffer from their actions.

Schadenfreude on January 14, 2013 at 12:45 AM

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