Quotes of the day

posted at 10:31 pm on January 22, 2013 by Allahpundit

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm its historic commitment to protect the health and reproductive freedom of women across this country and stand by its guiding principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters, and women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care. Today and every day, my Administration continues our efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion. On this anniversary, we recommit ourselves to supporting women and families in the choices they make and redouble our efforts to promote safe and healthy communities.

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“The front lines of defending those rights are really in the state capitols, while there’s a bit of a stalemate on reproductive issues at the federal level,” said Anna Scholl, director of ProgressVA, which opposed Virginia’s widely publicized new law requiring women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasound exams. “The states are where the decisions that affect women, the soccer moms in the suburbs, are really happening.”…

While the antiabortion bills passed in Virginia grabbed the biggest headlines in 2012, 18 states restricted access to abortion services last year, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Arizona led the charge with seven antiabortion bills, while Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin each enacted at least three measures.

In a sign that NARAL Pro-Choice America may be taking a more aggressive stance, the national abortion-rights group recently announced that its new president will be Ilyse Hogue, a former leader of MoveOn.org, a liberal advocacy group known for in-your-face tactics. “This is a critical moment to engage a new general of young people in the conversation about what choice means in a modern age,” Hogue said in a written statement.

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The pro-choice movement has good reason for pessimism. These articles show that pro-lifers have developed some legislative strategies that have been quietly effective at lowering the incidence of abortion. More important, pro-choice groups are publicly admitting that they are having trouble engaging young people. When NARAL president Nancy Keenan announced her resignation in May 2012, she expressed concern about an “intensity gap” among young people. Indeed, NARAL’s own survey data indicated that young pro-lifers seemed to see the abortion issue as more important than young supporters of legal abortion. Other survey data supports this: The General Social Survey (GSS) has been asking the same battery of question on the legality of abortion since the early 1970s. During the 1970s and 1980s, young adults were significantly more “pro-choice” than average. However, surveys taken between 2000 and 2006 show that the Millenials are actually the most pro-life demographic cohort. An additional survey taken by the Polling Company this summer found that young people often feel more comfortable restricting abortion in certain circumstances than older Americans do…

Of course, the 2012 election was a disappointment. However, as I often remind pro-lifers, electoral politics is important, but it is not the only game in town. The pro-life movement has become increasingly entrepreneurial, strategic, and innovative. And we have to work harder and smarter than our opponents. After all, the government does not pay us to protect unborn children. Similarly, we have little support from elite institutions in academia, the media, and the entertainment industry. Older initiatives such as sidewalk counseling, local pro-life chapters and crisis pregnancy centers continue to do invaluable work. However, newer outreach efforts including Students for Life of America (SFLA), the Silent No More Campaign, 40 Days for Life, and LiveAction films have already produced very impressive short-term results. Overall, it should come as no surprise that our opponents are concerned. And I have every confidence if we stay the course, victory will someday be ours.

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Florida senator Marco Rubio marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with the following statement:

Today marks the tragic anniversary of one of America’s most blatant instances of judicial activism that paved the way for the destruction of innocent unborn life. Since this decision, tens of millions of our nation’s unborn babies have been denied the chance to celebrate a birthday, begin kindergarten or go on to contribute their God-given talents to our world.

As a U.S. senator, I am privileged to serve in a position that allows me to fight for the lives of the unborn. I will continue to fulfill my duty to fight to reduce the number of abortions. As with many of our nation’s most important debates, the battlefield of this issue is in the hearts and minds of the American electorate, and I pray that we can one day live in a society that fully cherishes every life from conception until death.”

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Members of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus on Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by highlighting the stories of women who regret their abortions.

“Women who have been so hurt by abortion [are] truly the untold story that needs to be told on Capitol Hill and everywhere else in the United States,” said the co-chair of the caucus, New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith, who called the years since Roe v. Wade “40 years of government-sanctioned violence against women.”…

“Future generations will look back on America and wonder how and why such a seemingly enlightened society — so blessed and endowed with education, advanced science, information, wealth and opportunity — could have failed to protect the innocent and inconvenient,” Smith said. “They will wonder how and why a Nobel Peace Prize-winning president could have also simultaneously have been the abortion president.”

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The hypocrisy of it all, however, is that while the President publicly acknowledges the value of “even one life” when it advances his own political agenda, he fails to acknowledge as much when it comes to protecting the lives of children soon to be born. In that same speech, he proclaimed that “when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” Well, who is more vulnerable than those who find themselves at the mercy of others to honor their existence and receive them into our world? Are these—the truly vulnerable—not worthy of the protection of which the President speaks? Why is it that their cause is never the subject of one of his lofty addresses to the nation? Has he ever even mentioned the March for Life that takes place in his own back yard and ought to be worthy of at least a scant mention? If indeed we have an obligation to save “even one life,” when will we hear our President rally Americans to stand alongside women who find themselves in these less than ideal circumstances to offer the support they need, to encourage parents to choose life, and to promote the option of adoption? Instead, he has committed himself to the most liberal of abortion agendas—so much so that as a Senator he couldn’t even bring himself to support the Born Alive Act that would save the lives of babies ALREADY BORN and needing medical aid. Further, he believes taxpayers should betray their consciences by paying for his abortion agenda. This same President has stated he didn’t want his daughters “punished with a baby,” and remarked that it was “above my pay grade” to answer a pastor’s question: “At what point does a baby get human rights?” Yet now we are to somehow believe that children are the priority in his current aggressive campaign against the Second Amendment?

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It’s natural to focus on events that have happened instead of those that haven’t, and on people we have interacted with as opposed to those we’ve never met. But today it seems worth reflecting on some of those people we haven’t met: the 54 million who have died in abortions in the past four decades.

It’s hard to mourn them because we know virtually nothing about them, except they once existed. So much of them remained potential. We don’t know how many of them would have been eager and well-behaved, and how many would been hellions, and how many would have been, like most of us as children, a mixture of earnest affection and efforts and tantrums. We don’t who of them would have been the clowns, mugging it up behind a teacher’s back. We don’t who of them would have been quiet dreamers, spending long hours staring at the clouds and thinking. We don’t know who of them would have been able to hit home runs, and who would have been able to do math equations in their head in the blink of an eye…

It’s curious to notice who isn’t there. But it’s even stranger that we spend so little time wondering who they – and we – would have been if they were still with us.

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Via Mediaite.


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One of my fav clapton’s because us dads and grandads have a stake in this too you know.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

What part of stop regulating v!ginas did you all not understand from the November beat down?

HotAirLib on January 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

In addition to being an idiot, you are also math challenged. Two percent margin of victory is not a beat down. Heck, it doesn’t even pass the margin of democrat vote fraud.

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 12:13 AM

BWAHAHAHAAA. Oh, you’re bad, canopfor. ;)

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM

4Grace:Tee-Hee:)

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Great! Also, I just quoted from that same article, a bit above, or technically on the previous column.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Goodnight, Ken!

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 AM

They think they will make up for them by indoctrinating the children of conservatives in the state run schools and colleges. Sadly, they may be right.

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Our kids received most of their education at home until they finished high school. They did take courses at the local community college when juniors or seniors.

I have to tell you that one of the presents our son gave his fiancee for Christmas was Bastiat’s The Law. She was happy to get it. I got a chuckle out of that.

From what I’ve heard though, their classmates were fairly well indoctrinated.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 AM

jrsrigmvr on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Fantastic Clapton song, Fred.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:23 AM

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 12:17 AM

See you later.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:24 AM

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Yes hon, lupus and RA… not a fun combo…having digestive issues :-(
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Good night Ken!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:24 AM

I’m terribly sorry to hear that. I sympathize with you, and I’ll be praying.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:26 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Great to see you..:)

PS..Good point..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM

What part of stop regulating v!ginas did you all not understand from the November beat down?

HotAirLib on January 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

What part of DO NOT USE the “peace in our time” reference in a speech do you and your historically-challenged president fail to understand?

For your edification:

The Appeaser Comes Clean: “Peace In Our Time

BTW: It’s “vajayjays” and your President did worse in his second election than his first, which makes him the first POTUS to do so since Woodrow Wilson.

Rucking Fetards…the both of you.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM

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canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM

..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Thank you, I sure can use it!! It’s somthing I have to live with until a cure is found…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Otay Peeps,everyone of a good night,one for the road
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Israeli PM Netanyahu, in victory speech, says his primary challenge is preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons – @Reuters

6 hours ago by editor
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https://twitter.com/Reuters

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM

What part of stop regulating v!ginas did you all not understand from the November beat down?

HotAirLib on January 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

OK sugar, I’ll give you one bagina and raise you two AR-15s deal? And could you make those squeal sounds I so like?

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Are there enough of us left? Are there enough of the silent majority to save/rebuild what will remain of this nation? I pray our numbers and our resolve are sufficient.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Jeffrey L Cook ‏@IA_Cronopio

Breaking: On same day Obama hails fictitious end to decade of war, PM Cameron announces War on Terror to take decades. #HeadInSand

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Thanks to the Left, this country is done for.
The disease known as Leftism has spread far into the general population.
Taking control over the media was far and away the Left’s best tactic.

justltl on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Goodnight, canopfor! Sleep well.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Can your blog be more on point and better than ever!!

I read you all the time, amazing what you do, and I thank YOU!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 AM

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Good night Can!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Breaking: On same day Obama hails fictitious end to decade of war, PM Cameron announces War on Terror to take decades. #HeadInSand

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Actually, RWM, I’d tag it as Head…somewhere else. :)

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

What part of stop regulating v!ginas did you all not understand from the November beat down?

HotAirLib on January 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

hal explain something to me please! What is the difference between an AR15 round to a 7 yr old or a sharp surgical tool to the skull of a 3 month old.

Sing daisy you buttnozzle!

Fred

jrsrigmvr on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Bye! Thanks for closing with some good news.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM

I sure hope so..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM

We won’t know until we do a ‘roll call’!

I think our numbers are diminishing…

Unless staying quiet until needed…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Thank you very much. :-)

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Hang in there..Thoughts and prayers for you.:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Honours where honours are due!! (hugs)…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I think our numbers are diminishing…

Unless staying quiet until needed…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I sure hope it’s option #2!

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I try to be chirpy!!

Thank you so much :-) (hugs)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Anyone seen DBear tonight??..:)

Dire Straits on January 22, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Why yes sir right here.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I look at it this way, gun and ammo sales are thru the roof!

Folk are preparing for, dare I say it, ‘somthing’…

So most are staying quiet… for good reason…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Actually, RWM, I’d tag it as Head…somewhere else. :)

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

True. I do like this pic though…or this one.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Arnie! What is that? (Do not answer)… lol

I really didn’t need to see that last thing at night!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Why yes sir right here.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM

ROFL! That is absolute perfection. Keep that one handy!

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

{{{hugs back}}}

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I like the bronze, artistic… lol…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Honours where honours are due!! (hugs)…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Dang foreigners – it’s honors :)

Hugs to the both of you. Scrumpy is right on the blog.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:46 AM

So most are staying quiet… for good reason…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

That’s the way I’m seeing it, too. Even my parents have purchased guns and are going for CCW.

I do think a lot of patriots are just quietly making their preparations–for several scenarios.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Great to see you..:)

PS..Good point..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Thanks. In addition to taking some time off after the idiots reelected Jugears, I had another retinal reattachment surgery in December and have been constrained to laying on one side the past four weeks. I got an iPad to follow the blogs and other web surfing, but participating was somewhat limited. I only have to be positioned half time now (am doing more than that to be safe), so have been able to do a little more posting.

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM

roflmao..Good one..I tip my fedora..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:48 AM

K. 339 – III. Beatus vir

equanimous on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Stop it I’m trying to stay pissed off and that stuff makes me calm down. :)

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:48 AM

True. I do like this pic though…or this one.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Lolz, they are both good.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:48 AM

I have kinda been lurking.., but I wanted some Scrumpy and RWM hugs..

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:46 AM

{{{hugs}}}
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And for Ken {{{hugs}}}

:-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:50 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

I hope you get better soon.
Your insights/knowledge are always appreciated.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Thx Dire. Missed you the week you were gone. Nobody else likes my nonsense.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

I wish you a speedy recovery..I hope “all your sails” are starting to catch the wind..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Goodness. Prayers for a complete recovery, AZfed!

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Oh AZ! Please get better soon!!

Prayers being sent up for you {{{hugs}}}

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I like it..A lot!!..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM

OT…but all is on the same topic these days…

Sarkozy might not move to GB but rather to Russia now. Their taxes are flat, 13% across the board.

Taxes there and Pravda are better than taxes in Europe, Canada, Australia, AmeriKa and the US media…who’d have ever thunk it?

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:53 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

What ever gave you the notion that “Nobody else likes my nonsense”.

QOTD wouldn’t be much fun without you!! {{hugs}}

(I am liking giving hugs) :-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Nobody else likes my nonsense.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

What nonsense? Why you’re a modern day prophet, little piggy! ;)

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Here ya go! Spew Alert issued:

Obama, Leading From Behind

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Exactly! Is there anywhere warm in Russia? Lol…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

OMG! A perfect Pick!! If I say so myself ;-)…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Had not heard that! Wow, Russia will have its own little Beverly Hills soon.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

It’s good to have you around. I hope you stay on the mend and things heal exactly as they should.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Exactly! Is there anywhere warm in Russia? Lol…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM

No

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Thanks to all of you who have offered thoughts and prayers. The Lord has answered prayers for recovery thus far and the retina is remaining attached from this surgery. I just need to remain relatively inactive so that it doesn’t get stressed.

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

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

Prayerful Music :-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Thank You!! {{hugs}}

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

I’m glad you are still here. Love you long time, hope you feel better.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation

President Reagan wrote this at the 10th anniversary of Roe v. Wade for The Human Life Review, unsolicited.

If you’re not familiar with it, bookmark and read it sometime.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Thanks Scrumpy!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 1:00 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Good. You said a second one? On the same eye?

INC on January 23, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

What a riot you are!

AmeriKa doesn’t deserve you but England deserves you less.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:00 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Thank you so much!! {{hugs}}

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:01 AM

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Most welcome Ken! {{hugs}}

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Exactly! Is there anywhere warm in Russia? Lol…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM

I’m sure there are, climate wise and cuddle wise.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Please take it easy, once healed, you can romp and play ;-) til your heart’s content!! {{hugs}}

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:03 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

For sure Arnie… ;-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

“…the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life—the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”

Hubert H. Humphrey, November 4, 1977

He spoke those words at the dedication of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

That’s where Kathleen Sebelius works. As you enter the Humphrey Building those words are written there on the wall.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Sochi is Russia’s Miami, in relative terms, and where Putin gets his tan.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Oklahoma suits me pretty good, the winters are short for sure! Summers get tedious after more than 3 months!! But bearable so long as I have AC!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

INC on January 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Bet she doesn’t give them a second glance ever…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Radiohead – Creep (to our buddy DBear)

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Sochi is part of the Krasnodar region, warm in the summer.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

It’s Earl Grey time!! Brb folks :-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM

(let’s run away) ;-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Oklahoma has a lot of twisters..:(

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Bet she doesn’t give them a second glance ever…

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:06 AM

I know that they’re there because several years ago my husband heard Kathleen Sebelius, as she spoke on the swine flu, quote Humphrey and point out that as you enter the Humphrey Building they were there.

Now how’s that for having a seared conscience? To quote HHH, but ignore the heart of what he was saying.

INC on January 23, 2013 at 1:13 AM

The Verve – Sonnet

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Yes but down my way not too bad, and we know when they are coming!

I think most really bad storms pass us by for some reason…

I am more scared of earthquakes! We have had a few of those…

Very eery, I never knew it made a noise! And they either shake or roll I have felt both now, in OK!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Wonderful selection!! Love The Verve!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM

;-D

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I’m with you, Scrumpy! Grew up here in TX, but spent years in Cali. Those large earthquakes were unbelievable. As you stated, the sound was just otherworldly. Scary stuff. I’ll stick with what I know–tornadoes. The warning systems are pretty good & there are actually places you can go that are relatively safe!

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Tea:

If anyone appreciates a really excellent Jasmine Tea, Whole Foods sells one, it’s from World Market, premium organic tea…look for Jasmine Pearls, it’s a wonderful tea!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Thanks to all of you who have offered thoughts and prayers. The Lord has answered prayers for recovery thus far and the retina is remaining attached from this surgery. I just need to remain relatively inactive so that it doesn’t get stressed.

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM

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I’m late getting in here, but read your other post above and every one’s responses to it, sooooooo . . . . . . . . . . do whatever it takes to promote the healing process, in the best possible way, no matter how long it takes.

You know we’ll leave the light for you … : )

listens2glenn on January 23, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Wonderful selection!! Love The Verve!!

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Thank you! They are still relatively new to me, so I have been playing a lot of their stuff.

4Grace on January 23, 2013 at 1:20 AM

(Reuters) – Dish Network Corp plans to close 300 Blockbuster stores in the United States in the coming weeks and could lay off as many as 3,000 employees, a move that comes days after the DVD rental firm’s UK unit went into administration.

Dish is trying to shed unprofitable Blockbuster outlets as online retailers like Amazon.Com Inc and download sites like Apple Inc’s iTunes eat away at Blockbuster’s business model. The potential job cuts represent about 40 percent of Blockbuster’s U.S. workforce of 7,300 people.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:22 AM

http://youtu.be/JxPj3GAYYZ0

more clapton: for those youngsters who left too soon.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on January 23, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Good. You said a second one? On the same eye?

INC on January 23, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Third one. Same eye. This has been a five month adventure. This was a retinal tear that partially detached and reattached itself forming scar tissue, thus complicating things. I’ve got a good specialist and as I said, The Lord has answered prayers. There has been one area that has been causing problems and this third surgery was done to resolve that.

AZfederalist on January 23, 2013 at 1:29 AM

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