Quotes of the day

posted at 9:21 pm on January 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued a decision finding that the Jan. 4, 2012 recess appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid. In response, Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce issued the following statement:

“The Board respectfully disagrees with today’s decision and believes that the President’s position in the matter will ultimately be upheld. It should be noted that this order applies to only one specific case, Noel Canning, and that similar questions have been raised in more than a dozen cases pending in other courts of appeals.

In the meantime, the Board has important work to do. The parties who come to us seek and expect careful consideration and resolution of their cases, and for that reason, we will continue to perform our statutory duties and issue decisions.”

***

Pearce, in short, is indicating that the NLRB’s strategy is to act as if the court’s ruling that the appointments were unconstitutional somehow only applies only to the particular case that went before the Appeals Court and hope that the White House can get the Supreme Court to quickly review the case.

It’s a pretty brazen strategy, but consistent with a broader administration strategy to simply ignore the court’s ruling.

***

Under the court’s decision, 285 recess appointments made by presidents between 1867 and 2004 would be invalid.

The Justice Department hinted that the administration would ask the Supreme Court to overturn the decision, which was rendered by three conservative judges appointed by Republican presidents. “We disagree with the court’s ruling and believe that the president’s recess appointments are constitutionally sound,” the statement said…

If the ruling stands, it would invalidate more than 600 board decisions issued over the past year. It also would leave the five-member labor board with just one validly appointed member, effectively shutting it down.

***

In the current atmosphere of partisan gridlock, which often involves thwarting of presidential nominations, the ruling provides a major new opportunity for a minority in the Senate to deny the President the authority even temporarily to put a new government officer to work in a vacant spot. When a vacancy arises while Congress is in session, and the Senate does not act on it, the President will not be able to fill it during the next time the Senate takes a break. The ruling came one day after the Senate chose not to make a major change in its filibuster rule, which is the main weapon of a Senate minority seeking to challenge presidential action…

The ruling, however, is not confined to the situation at the NLRB. As an interpretation of the Constitution’s words dealing with temporary government appointments, it would extend to all federal agencies whose officers are nominated by the President and require Senate approval — including federal judges. In practical effect, the decision basically will confine presidents to making government appointments in the usual way: sending nominees’ names to the Senate, and then letting the Senate proceed — or not — to give its “advice and consent” to such nominations.

***

The judges observed that no president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln ever attempted to make an “intrasession” appointment (that is, an appointment when Congress was in session) without the advice and consent of the Senate, as Obama attempted to do. From the end of the Civil War through the end of World War II, only three such appointments were attempted. In the judges’ words, “[I]t is well established that 80 years after the ratification of the Constitution, no President [had] attempted such an appointment, and for decades thereafter, such appointments were exceedingly rare.”

***

Possessing only the dimmest memory that I’d written about the recess-appointment controversy before, I looked it up to remind myself of the details. Only then did I remember that … oh dear … I thought Obama’s recess appointments were probably unconstitutional at the time. Reviewing my arguments, and the facts, I find myself persuaded all over again. (For a contrasting view, read my TNR colleague Jon Cohn’s defense of the recess appointments.)

The Senate was not technically in recess. It was being kept by mischievous Republicans in a kind of self-induced coma over the Christmas holiday break, expressly to block Obama from making any recess appointments. So Obama basically said, “If it quacks like a recess, it’s a recess, so here come my recess appointments.” The problem with that approach is that there were comparable periods when the Senate was non-functional but clearly not in recess–say, weekends. Weekends quack like a recess too! Was Obama implicitly giving himself the power to make recess appointments 52 weeks a year? That didn’t sound kosher to me. Most troubling of all, nobody seemed able to come up with any persuasive precedents.

***

Here’s the deal. Senate Republicans have decided that the way to prevent regulations they don’t like is to simply refuse to confirm any nominees to any agency they don’t like. They’ve done it with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. They’ve done it with the National Labor Relations Board. And they’ve done it with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “We don’t like these agencies so we’re going to starve them of people and resources.” It’s a classic Republican play…

The way to handle obstructionist senators isn’t by empowering the executive beyond constitutional limits. It’s for non-obstructionist senators to work within the rules to find solutions that allow the body to move forward on the people’s business despite the bad faith of a vocal minority.

***

Over the past year, many companies and conservatives have criticized Obama’s NLRB for issuing a slew of sweeping pro-labor rulings. But Kate Bronfenbrenner, a labor expert at Cornell, says the past year hasn’t been particularly unusual. Labor boards appointed by Democratic presidents tend to look more favorably on workers and unions, while those appointed by Republican presidents tend to side with employers.

“It’s always been a political agency,” she says, “and it always swings back and forth.”

Bronfenbrenner adds that if the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling is upheld and the NLRB does have to shut down — and if it sees a year’s worth of work invalidated — that could make the agency even more dysfunctional in the years ahead. That’s because all of those cases from 2012 will have to be reheard, and new cases will keep piling up. “If and when the Senate finally does confirm new appointees, the new board will have to confront a huge backlog.”

***

Our constitutional-law-professor-in-chief ignored this advice and is now hoist on his own petard. He is worse off than he was when he started, because the court’s ruling invalidates all appointments made during recesses that occur in the middle of a Senate session…

The third setback for the administration is that many of the actions of the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) are in doubt as well. Richard Cordray, who received a purported recess appointment on the same day and in the same manner as the three invalid NLRB members, would have been the first head of that agency. Thus, no prior head of the agency could have made lawful delegations of authority. Moreover, the CFBP’s organic statute provides that no acting head may issue regulations. The eventual effect of today’s decision on pending and future CFPB actions will take many months to sort out, but the rest of the D.C. circuit is bound by the ruling today unless the entire court reverses it.

Our unilateral president must take his unilateral medicine.

***

Consider the utter chaos caused by Obama’s power grab. In all likelihood, the rulings in the cases above will be voided. What happens to the employee who paid money into a union as a result of one of those cases? An employer who had to pay higher wages or pay money into a union pension plan? What if an employer had to shut down because of a union contract that he never should have been forced to sign? The myriad of complications and the economic and personal dislocation could be tremendous.

This, by the way, is the very reason why the rule of law is so valuable — it provides clarity, dependability and finality. But not in the Obama era.

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Jackie!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Ken!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Bmore Baz Sparky Dire K2 all ya’all get yer butts over here!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Ummmmmmmm what’s the topic?

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM

is there anything this guy can’t make worse?

The midas touch in reverse.

can_con on January 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Scrumpy was kind of Jumpy. She got over here so fast. (:

SparkPlug on January 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Marsh Cindy Arnie EG Schad Axe? RWM A-C Mike Cozmo AlT AZ SW Bish KJ 22044 Pred Canopfor 4Grace INC L2G Fred !! Come one come all!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Seriously this is the best news we’ve had in a while.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Ummmmmmmm what’s the topic?

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Zero.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

It’s a pretty brazen strategy, but consistent with a broader administration strategy to simply ignore the court’s ruling.

Courts? Never heard of ‘em.–C. Gibson

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM

…I smell like fish!…I’ll be right back!…gotta shower the entrails off!

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Bluegill!! What, wait???

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM

ALT GG Fred Schad

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Chit chat?

Rusty Allen on January 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Didn’t you guys bring K9?? I did recon.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I am listening to Mark Levin right now..
and the station plays ABC news..

Nothing about Obama’s unconstitutional overreach..

But they did comment on the eye glasses that Shillary was wearing during her Benghazi hearings..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Bluegill!! What, wait???

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM

…she’s sticking her chit in her chat…what?

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

But they did comment on the eye glasses that Shillary was wearing during her Benghazi hearings..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

What is the big deal about those? Saw the headline at Drudge but didn’t click the link.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

They’ll keep this out of the MSM as long as they can. Maybe forever.

No chance it comes up on the Sunday morning trollfest, right?

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Well, I guess we can all wait for her to finish…that.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

It fricking well wasn’t kosher and we ALL knew it and said so at the time!!

I hope the SCOTUS upholds the decision…

Puts a stop to some of 0′s shenanigans…

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Hoisted On His Own Petard

M2RB: The Who

Resist We Much on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

butterflies & puppies

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Wait, what I got first dibs on the shout out, I am so honored:)

MarshFox on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

What is the big deal about those? Saw the headline at Drudge but didn’t click the link.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Something about her vision being compromised because of her blood clot..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I thank god for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives
So we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love

Like our chicken fried
Spark Plug on a Friday night

Zac Brown and B9 duo.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Hi EG!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

SparkPlug on January 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Ken was lurking in the common area and beat me to the punch!! I got here as fast as I could tho!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Something about her vision being compromised because of her blood clot..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Ah okay thanks.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

i thought we lost you in the jump!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Hi EG!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Good to see ya..
Hope all is well…

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Good news for once?
Don’t know how to handle it.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

What is the big deal about those? Saw the headline at Drudge but didn’t click the link.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Supposedly they are to help her with a problem she has.

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Supposedly they are to help her with a problem she has.

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

LOL…

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

We Must Do Something About The Media
http://minx.cc/?post=336869
It’s important.

And I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m truly alarmed about it: What we are witnessing is the full and seamless fusion of media power with government power.

The media used to hide it a bit, in their actions; they would temper their scorn of conservatism, throw them a bone now and again just to prove they were capable of such a thing.

No longer. The media no longer hides it in their actions. They are fully fused with the Obama Administration and DNC. The only way in which they do hide it is by simply lying when confronted about it: They’ll issue a snide denial, then go about doing precisely what it is they were accused of doing.

This is dangerous and unhealthy. I keep banging this drum but honestly, some patriotic billionaires do have to band together to purchase or build a media outlet. The outlet would be founded upon a simple premise: that it is dangerous and ultimately fatal for democracy for media power to fuse with government power, that the adversarial press is vital.

Fox alone isn’t enough. For one thing, any venture needs competition; Fox doesn’t really have competition, not for the audience it’s targeting.

They do not consider themselves required to exert any adversarial pressure on governmental power itself (at least not so long as it is held by socialist Democrats; why sure, they’ll rough up John Boehner!).

This is dark, and dangerous, and will lead to horrors. It always has lead to horrors before.

Southern by choice22 on January 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Ty I forgot B&P… :-(

Prolly missed some others… Sorry!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Somebody had to do it!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Heh Cool pick !!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM

It’s a pretty brazen strategy, but consistent with a broader administration strategy to simply ignore the court’s ruling.

Anybody remember when Judge Roger Vinson declared Obamacare unconstitutional and threw out the entire law. The first response from the White House was to libel the Judge and couner-declare its intent to ignore the ruling.

No outrage from Republicans, no media critique.

This is a contemptuous, lawless regime. And no one in a position of authority seems to care. So why should they?

rrpjr on January 25, 2013 at 9:37 PM

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM

You done gone did it now!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Good news for once?
Don’t know how to handle it.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Don’t get too excited, we still have John “ObamaCare is a tax” Robert’s to deal with.

JPeterman on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

But they did comment on the eye glasses that Shillary was wearing during her Benghazi hearings..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

You mean these special ones.

RickB on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

But they did comment on the eye glasses that Shillary was wearing during her Benghazi hearings..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I saw that too! Apparently she suffers from vertigo and double vision.

Bill’s gotta love that!

ccrosby on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Carney was fun to watch!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

SP was hosing me down, took a min. :)

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

It’s time for another King’s Pass. Or…”it’s a tax.”

Curtiss on January 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

What is the big deal about those? Saw the headline at Drudge but didn’t click the link.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I think she’s been having vertigo. The glasses have some lines or something across them to help. I have no idea why it’s been a big deal. #whatdoesitmatter

INC on January 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

You mean these special ones.

RickB on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I could have went through the night not seeing that…

Too late..

:)

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Hey wow, a new pejorative being hurled, what fun for all:

http://www.memeorandum.com/

Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Neoconfederate Judges Rule NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional — Oh, great. The opinion is an atrocity, classic “hack originalism for dummies,” relying heavily on the fact that recess appointments during nominal sessions of the Senate are a relatively recent phenomenon …

Galt2009 on January 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

According to the interview that Ed did with Prof. Eastman tonight, the openings didn’t happen during what Obama deemed the recess, he had plenty of time to put people forward while the Senate was in full session.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

SP was hosing me down, took a min. :)

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I have nothing….absolutely nothing…

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I saw that too! Apparently she suffers from vertigo and double vision.

Bill’s gotta love that!

ccrosby on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

If only Bill had double vision….

Kill two birds with one…..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Southern by choice22 on January 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

He’s right about that.

INC on January 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Awwwwwwww Tigger is curled up on my bed sound asleep awwwwwwww

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Resist We Much on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Caught your action yesterday on the females on frontlines issue, great work, two quick points, did a survey yesterday on the topic, the females in my unit, there kids really my daughters age, they were all about it, but when I said well what happens when it goes full monty, selctive service and your daughters can get drafted, yeah not so much. They had no thought to second and third order effects either, I asked how many would be willing to cut all their hair off like the men, they gave me deer in the headlights look. Why was that important, it was a second and third order affect for integration in another branch of the military. Cost the tax payers millions. What you say, yep, pipes, changing the pipes on subs to allow for female hair, not clogging the pipes. I love it when people rush to good idea fairies without thinking it through! Equality is great til the bill comes in then not so much! The libs complain about the cost of the military and while I know we could cut much, some of this will ironically cost more than they can even fathom!

MarshFox on January 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

What is the big deal about those? Saw the headline at Drudge but didn’t click the link.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Does it really matter?! //

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

You mean these special ones.

RickB on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

The truth is, she’s been wearing them since she was a http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3518/3978752931_4593e2c5a9_z.jpg.

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmm curious goings on in the glade this night! ;-P

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Since she was a kid, that should say.

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

INC on January 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

For you

Link

JPeterman on January 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Hey everyone…Watching Hannity doing a hour on Boomtown D.C. as I sit here shaking my head. Wished they’d have taken anytown USA to compare it to. All the empty strip malls, restaurants and office buildings should do nicely in my area.

Loved the smack O got today but as J.Peterman says, I still worry about Roberts.

CoffeeLover on January 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

The truth is, she’s been wearing them since she was a http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3518/3978752931_4593e2c5a9_z.jpg.

predator on January 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I could have went through the night not seeing that…

Too late..

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Hiya JP and Coffee!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

butterflies & puppies

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Maybe this way.

butterflies & puppies

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Seriously this is the best news we’ve had in a while.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

True. Which is rather depressing.

Fenris on January 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

…stick with college hockey tonight!…the Wild are a much improved team…but the Wings must have got into JugEars and Biteme’s NARCOTICS tonight!

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM

“The Board respectfully disagrees with today’s decision and believes that the President’s position in the matter will ultimately be upheld. It should be noted that this order applies to only one specific case, Noel Canning, and that similar questions have been raised in more than a dozen cases pending in other courts of appeals.

In the meantime, the Board has important work to do. The parties who come to us seek and expect careful consideration and resolution of their cases, and for that reason, we will continue to perform our statutory duties and issue decisions.”


Excellent …

… you go ahead and do that dipsh1t.

I think this gentleman is unaware of the concept of a bench warrant. *

I love the smell of a Constitutional Crisis on a cold winter’s night.

* – A bench warrant is used for attachment or arrest in a case of Contempt, which is the willful disregard or disobedience of an authority such as the court.

PolAgnostic on January 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I thank god for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives
So we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love

Like our chicken fried
Spark Plug on a Friday night

Zac Brown and B9 duo.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Brad Paisley – Southern Comfort Zone Lyrics

When your wheel house
is the land of cotton
The first time you leave
it can be strange, it can be shockin

Not everybody drive a truck
Not everybody drinks sweet tea
Not everybody owns a gun
wears a ball cap, boots, and jeans
Not everybody goes to church
or watches every nascar race
Not everybody knows the words to ring of fire
or amazing grace

Oh Dixie land
I hope you understand
When I miss my Tennessee home
And I’ve been away way too long
I can’t see this world unless I Go
Outside my Southern comfort zone

Southern by choice22 on January 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

…stick with college hockey tonight!…the Wild are a much improved team…but the Wings must have got into JugEars and Biteme’s NARCOTICS tonight!

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Geez you’re right – 5-2 OUCH

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I have never been to the glade.
I am queen of a jungle.
I just let Tommy 71 in. :)

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Fight like a Girl!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Ty I forgot B&P… :-(

Prolly missed some others… Sorry!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

No worries! :)
I liked his/her comments on the Palin thread…I’m flattered that you put me on your list!

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Hi Scrumpy…hope the meds have kicked in and you are much better.

CoffeeLover on January 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Geez you’re right – 5-2 OUCH

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

ouch indeed

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM

It’s much nicer in the glade ask sparky… :-)

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Anyone watching Hannity’s expose of DC?

There are some interesting stats.

Unfortunately it’s probably the choir watching instead of the congregation.

ccrosby on January 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

The Associated Press article made a point to tell us which president appointed each of the three judges, all Republicans. I never recall seeing this done when the court decision favors Democrats.

Mark1971 on January 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Is Tommy71 here? Missed him oopsie…

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

JPeterman on January 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I never get excited..
I expect the worst..I don’t get let down to often.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM

The Justice Department hinted that the administration would ask the Supreme Court to overturn the decision,

Code phrase for..

“Roberts…Please answer the white courtesy phone”

Electrongod on January 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Lamborgini…main US office in D.C.suburbs. Complaint from Lamborgini is that they have too many customers doing ALL CASH deals.

CoffeeLover on January 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Man, that Palin thread…two people in there wanted to throw down…but it was so confusing because of everyone else in there, that was funny!

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Yeah watching Hannity on Boom Town…

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

:)

JPeterman on January 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Thank you! That’s a keeper for his “for the children” ploys. I’m waiting to see what he pulls during the State of the Union with Sandy Hook.

INC on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Southern by choice22 on January 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

I’d love to do something about the media, I’m just not big on jail. I’m not even sure if being caught in their big fat lies would convince people of their bias. They are automatically consider the authority.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

I am the queen..doesnt get much better then that.
;)

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

It can get like that…

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:52 PM

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Sure doesn’t!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Anyone watching Hannity’s expose of DC?

There are some interesting stats.

Unfortunately it’s probably the choir watching instead of the congregation.

ccrosby on January 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

You are probably right ccrosby. Too bad the rest of the country is not in as good a shape. We don’t even come close.

CoffeeLover on January 25, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Bazil9 hope your hand is doing better :-) {hugs}

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM

But, But, But The Republicans Made Him Violate The Constitution!!!!

M2RB: Quiet Riot

Cum on, feel the noize
Girls rock your boys
We’ll get wild, wild, wild
Get wild

Resist We Much on January 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Thank you! That’s a keeper for his “for the children” ploys. I’m waiting to see what he pulls during the State of the Union with Sandy Hook.

INC on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

OFA already used Sandy Hook as a fundraising tool and O is planning on inviting the parents of those children to the SOTU address. He and the people who are the puppet masters make me sick.

CoffeeLover on January 25, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Thank u :)
Shots into the nerve have helped somewhat.
I need an ankle replacement as well..not happening.
Just use to it. Life goes on.
Hope your better too. ((((hug)))) back.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Thank you! That’s a keeper for his “for the children” ploys. I’m waiting to see what he pulls during the State of the Union with Sandy Hook.

INC on January 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

You are welcome. Maybe instead of focusing on Sandy Hook, he might want to focus on Hurricane Sandy. I’m hearing that some of those folks are still without heat and electricity.

Here is one more, didn’t want to post 2 links in one post.

Link.

JPeterman on January 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Ken!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I dug this!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

So we’re down to 4973 illegal NoBama actions to strike down. Are the Czars still abrogating Agency heads? Haven’t heard much about them lately…part of the “fast and furious” tactic of keeping everyone distracted.

Who is John Galt on January 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I’m not too worried about the gun-grabbing…yet.
I was looking at a left-leaning blog where there was a post to sign a petition to send to the NRA.
I was thinking, “Good luck with that.”

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

This, by the way, is the very reason why the rule of law is so valuable — it provides clarity, dependability and finality. But not in the Obama era.

Obama has a tendency to go after things that the Democrat coalition doesn’t like with a sledge hammer, without any kind appreciation for the mess it causes.

Count to 10 on January 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hey Scrumpy.! Watching Gold Rush right now, so only following during commercials

AZfederalist on January 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM

JPeterman on January 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Captured and saved thank you!!

Scrumpy on January 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM

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