Quotes of the day

posted at 9:49 pm on January 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

Rubio doesn’t back down. This is his moment. As the charismatic and articulate son of Cuban immigrants who rose to prominence as a tea-party ally, Rubio has a singular place in the conservative firmament, and he could likely hold onto that status for years with little effort…

Rubio is pleased with how receptive many conservatives have been to having a civil conversation about immigration, both on the radio and on Capitol Hill. “To do this right, this can’t be about politics, but about a process,” he says. “I was working on this, then I started to work with the group. Our principles aligned, and when people agree with you, that’s an opportunity you take.”

Another reason for the Republican calm, beyond Rubio’s charm offensive, is his ability to turn concerns about granting amnesty into a conversation about preventing amnesty. Rubio argues the president and many Democrats would likely encourage fewer conditions if Republican leaders weren’t involved…

Conservatives have not yet revolted, though there is grumbling on many conservative websites and on the radio. Rubio says he’ll keep reaching out, asking his fellow Republicans and conservatives to help him shape an unavoidable national debate. “Buy-in is important,” he says. “You can’t come up with something behind closed doors and then expect people to accept it.”

***

“This is going to be tough for Republicans and the recidivist elements in our party,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, himself a Cuban-American.”It will all be fine until there is a GOP primary, say for president, and one candidate breaks out as the anti-immigration candidate and appeals to GOP fears and not hopes.”…

But, all of that doesn’t mitigate the political risk for Rubio in getting so far forward on the issue. In a November Washington Post-ABC News poll, just more than one in three (37 percent) of self-identified Republicans supported a “path to citizenship” for those in the country illegally as compared to 71 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Independents who favored some sort of path…

“Senator Rubio’s path to the Senate provides some inoculation to the downside risk because he has ‘street cred’ with the coalition of the party that has the greatest concern about this issue,” said Rob Jesmer, former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and now a partner at FP1 Strategies.

***

During a March 28, 2010 Fox News debate against then-Gov. Charlie Crist, Rubio said: “He would have voted for the McCain plan. I think that plan is wrong, and the reason I think it’s wrong is that if you grant amnesty, as the governor proposes that we do, in any form, whether it’s back of the line or so forth, you will destroy any chance we will ever have of having a legal immigration system that works here in America.”

In a CNN debate on Oct 24, 2010, moderator Candy Crowley asked, “So your plan is that you’re going to close the borders, get the electronic system, fix the legal system, and then do what?” Rubio responded: “And then you’ll have a legal immigration system that works. And you’ll have people in this country that are without documents that will be able to return to the — will be able to leave this country, return to their homeland, and try to re-enter through our system that now functions, a system that makes sense…Earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty.”

The legislation Rubio backed Monday requires illegal immigrants to pass a criminal background check, hold down a job, pay fines and back taxes, learn English, and go to the back of the line – just like previous proposals…

“He took a right turn on immigration but he’s slowly coming back to where I think he’s naturally oriented,” said Marshall Fitz, direction of immigration policy at the liberal Center for American Progress.

***

So this time, Republicans, led by McCain and Sen. Marco Rubio, have insisted on provisions they claim will ensure the new system will be tough. “Individuals with probationary legal status will be required to go to the back of the line of prospective immigrants, pass an additional background check, pay taxes, learn English and civics, demonstrate a history of work in the United States, and current employment, among other requirements, in order to earn the opportunity to apply for lawful permanent residency,” says the five-page bipartisan proposal.

But the bottom line is, those who are here illegally now, unless they have some sort of serious criminal record, will be made legal on the first day the new law takes effect. So wouldn’t day-one legality be an incentive for more people to come to the U.S. illegally?…

Other GOP senators are equally skeptical, at least for now; don’t look for many to jump on board. “There’s no reason to embrace a five-page, notional product now, when the Judiciary Committee will almost certainly pull it farther to the left,” says another Senate Republican aide. “Everybody on our side wants Rubio to succeed, but I think a lot of members will think it imprudent to sign off on this so quickly.”

***

“It is not inevitable,” [GOP Rep. Lamar] Smith said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “I don’t think it’s going to happen for lots of good reasons.”

“This is nothing new, the same individuals who have been for amnesty in the past are for amnesty today. That shouldn’t surprise anybody,” he said, explaining he hasn’t seen a surge of new support for the idea “that we should legalize everyone in the country.”…

“I certainly do not see a majority of the House voting for mass amnesty and legalizing everybody in the country illegally.” Smith reiterated. “Maybe the House is going to be the firewall here but we still need to come up with ways to attract Hispanics to the Republican Party, but we can do that economically not playing in the field of the Democrats.”

***

One of the lesson’s we’ve learned from divided government over the past several years is that nothing at all gets done unless it absolutely has to. That’s been the case with the deals that have been struck to avert government shutdowns, raise the debt ceiling and avoid the “fiscal cliff.” But America’s immigration system falls into the category of problems — like entitlements — that should be addressed, but won’t be because there’s no date certain that they must be.

Whether or not lawmakers are earnest about wanting to resolve the issue, politically, all sides could live with doing nothing. Democrats would still be able to use it as a wedge issue and Obama could argue he really tried on immigration this time, but Republicans were simply intransigent. Conservative House members could go back to their districts and say they successfully blocked amnesty. Republicans like Rubio could argue that they really wanted immigration reform to happen, but Obama was simply unwilling to compromise to get it across the finish line. As long as all sides have fall back positions in the event that nothing gets passed, it’s hard to see how this survives the legislative meat grinder.

***

[G]ranting illegal immigrants legal status, while also denying them federal benefits but still promising citizenship in the future, Rubio will have made the Republicans political situation worse, not better. Greg Chen, director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, notes that the Senate bill calls for border security to “apprehend every unauthorized entrant.” “If that’s going to be the standard, that’s essentially an unrealistic, impossible standard to meet,” says Chen.

So either those granted legalized status will eventually get citizenship without border security, or they will be stuck in eternal limbo. “Is this citizenship in name only? If so, there is going to be some pretty dramatic backlash,” Mary Giovagnoli, director of the Immigration Policy Center, told The Washington Post.

Come 2016 Democrats will be more than happy to help immigrant communities direct that backlash directly at the Republican presidential candidate, whoever that may be.

***



Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4 8

…by the time the establishment gets done selling him to us…penicillin and soap will be in short supply!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

KOOLAID2:

I’m taking notes,for Inventory,at my CanOp Hudson Bay
Trading Post,at the Border!

Oh,make sure you have your papers,er,I.D……(snark)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

. . . how’s a shooting affecting 0.00000000002% percent of the population more important than a bloody civil policing exercise involving blackhawks strafing Miami without prior warning.

I’m not . . .

See . . .

Here: 1. Alex Jones. 2. A huge place. 3. Hot Air.

wtf 2

I gotta think this over.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

This is the moment

Why do I now have the image of Rubio singing this in his office.

Yes I’m in a goofy mood tonight.

gophergirl on January 29, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Funny that, I was watching a Poison video this morning, and I thought about you and your early career.

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

BWAHAHA

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:46 PM

oh and Father, btw, I am coming to see you, for real in about 5 months, that last part was thrown on before I forget:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

At the rate things are going, that meeting is going to have to take place something like this

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Do explain how this is to be done.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

The same way it was always done. Why are Barky’s illegal aunt and uncle both still here after they were both ordered deported and uncle Omar was having fun driving drunk all over the place?

Enforcement and prompted self-deportation through attrition aren’t hard for adults to accomplish. Illegals have no position in the Constitution (which was specifically constructed to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and to our Posterity“) and should be deported the minute they come into contact with any arm of government while being denied all services. America is not property of the world but belongs to Americans.

Nations whose citizens invade us and that promote people invading our territory should also be sanctioned, punished and charged for the costs they force on us. Their citizens are not our responsibility.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Axe, the country is going nuts…

Don’t think too hard hon.

Have a drink!

*clink*!

If Alex Jones says that, I dunno could it be?

If HA hasn’t got the story, wasn’t worth it.

Miami IS a big place!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:48 PM

When Axe starts thinking, its time to get worried. ;-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 10:48 PM

It’s called Salem Communications, the owners of HA. Big corporation, can’t ruffle feathers or be controversial.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I’d pay to see the internal policy.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM

. . . how’s a shooting affecting 0.00000000002% percent of the population more important than a bloody civil policing exercise involving blackhawks strafing Miami without prior warning.

I’m not . . .

See . . .

Here: 1. Alex Jones. 2. A huge place. 3. Hot Air.

wtf 2

I gotta think this over.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Let us just say that my personal take on that, is that the editorial Staff either missed it, or considered it to be a bit to close to the tin-foil hat territory.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Hey tommy…

Yep…

Axe can be scary sometimes! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

“This is going to be tough for Republicans and the recidivist elements in our party,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos,

“Recidivist,” aka, troglodyte, hillbilly, retard, barbarian. Always fun to hear how they really think of us.

rrpjr on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM


Do explain how this is to be done.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM
The same way it was always done.
ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM

We deported 12 million people? Must have missed it.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

When asked about Benghazi by Greta Van Susteren, Hillary pretty much blamed the whole thing on…

…George Bush.

steebo77 on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

It’s called Salem Communications, the owners of HA. Big corporation, can’t ruffle feathers or be controversial.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I’d pay to see the internal policy.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM

My understanding is, and I could be mistaken, that Salem basically does not interfere in the HotAir day to day operations.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Make this all the time. So easy and so good!

Barred on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Do explain how this is to be done.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

…Warren Buffett has trains?…contracts?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I’d pay to see the internal policy.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM

So would I but I don’t really care anymore. There are alternative sites to get all the news without the bias.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Do explain how this is to be done.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM
The same way it was always done.
ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM

We deported 12 million people? Must have missed it.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Google Operation W.etback.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Enforcement first…

… then we can habla.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Seven Percent Solution:

Yes,but Team Lying Liberals will no doubt,be practising
the time held strategery of,

Taqiyya!!

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

“Recidivist,” aka, troglodyte, hillbilly, retard, barbarian. Always fun to hear how they really think of us.

rrpjr on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

It would be nice if that Castellanos douche actually understood the words he uses. “Recidivist” isn’t the word he wanted. But, it’s funny that he would misuse that word to try to describe conservatives in an argument about illegals who recommit the same crimes day after day. LOL.

Maybe English isn’t Castellano’s first language?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Warren Buffett has trains?…contracts?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Rolling stock?

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM

“This is going to be tough for Republicans and the recidivist elements in our party,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos,

“Recidivist,” aka, troglodyte, hillbilly, retard, barbarian. Always fun to hear how they really think of us.

rrpjr on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I don’t think that word means what he thinks it means.

But I’m sure it sounded good in his head when he said it.

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Marco has a lot of the good qualities Reagan had, morals, integrity, very articulate, unfortunately he also has Ronald’s inclination for trust but verify, and that means he trusts people who cannot be trusted at all, on both sides of the isle.

There will be no enforcement, Its a lie, study history, the toughest laws were gutted, stripped, ground down to dust.

The only thing that will happen is American’s get screwed, again.

Speakup on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM

We deported 12 million people? Must have missed it.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

We used to enforce the law. Don’t be so intentionally obtuse. It’s annoying and makes you look like a sh!thead.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Good evening, all.

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Make this all the time. So easy and so good!

Barred on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

It Sure is. =)

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

It would be nice if that Castellanos douche actually understood the words he uses.
ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Exactly. He wanted to say “reactionary” but didn’t have the balls, and this sounded close enough. What he was thinking was another matter.

rrpjr on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hi Tommy.

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

**Alert *****

Any of you Peeps/PeepEttes,feel it?!

Earthquake: M 5.3, off the coast of Oregon

20 mins ago from earthquake.usgs.gov by editor
==================================================

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Google Operation W.etback.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I was around then. Worked grat, didn’t it?

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I do not agree with the word, but, if you think about it, conservatives have been convicted of a crime in the eyes of the libs and rinos…

Remember when the TP were called all those names as well as cons?

So in their minds it does fit.

They play semantics with words and they chose them very carefully, their intentions have ways of being expressed in profound ways.

Its use is not a mistake.

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Rubio bores me. I’ll share my Dump Cake recipe.

Dump Cake

Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

ALOL. For some reason this just hit the spot. Thank you for the hilarity. :-)

Does someone have a receipe for Border Tacos?

PappyD61 on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

We used to enforce the law. Don’t be so intentionally obtuse. It’s annoying and makes you look like a sh!thead.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM

We used to a lot of things. What is your solution? How would you accomplish it?

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Hiya, KCB. Hows you?

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Good evening, all.

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM

tommy71: Good Evening T-71:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Nevermind……this is for all the establishment types that had a Marcogasm today.

Border Tacos

Ingredients:

1 lb filling – can be chicken, string beef, or ground beef
12 corn tortillas (from masa)
lettuce
3oz – cheese (jack or farmer)
cooking oil
lettuce (romaine thin sliced)
flat toothpicks or tongs

Directions Edit

Cook meat. Can be fried, boiled, roasted or grilled.
Take the meat and shred it lengthwise. Use your fingers to pull it apart. Disregard if using ground meat.
Put a cast iron or heavy skillet on the stove for electric stoves and set to about 4. On gas you just use direct flame.
Throw a tortilla on and heat until it starts to raise. Flip. When pliable take off heat.
Throw the next one on.
Take the heated and bendable tortilla and put a small amount of filling in it.
Fold over and thread a toothpick through the top to hold it together [1]
In a frying pan heat oil to just below smoking. You need about a ¼ inch of oil.
Lay the taco on it’s side (I like to cook 4 at a time).
Flip when crunchy but not browned.
Remove and drain on paper. Add next batch to pan.
Remove toothpick from taco as soon as you can and add some cheese while the taco is still hot enough to melt it.
Add lettuce, tomatoes, salsa (green for fowl, red for meat or veggies).
Serve with rice and beans

NOTE:

If you deep fry tacos you keep the oil a little cooler and dip the taco in the oil with tongs and thus do not need toothpicks. When putting the taco to drain you need to put it on the drain area a little hard to cause the shell to open, otherwise the shell will break when you try to add cheese, lettuce.

PappyD61 on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM

tin-foil hat territory

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

lol — there’s video!

But I hear you. And JPeterman. Dropping it. Dropping it here, anyway. Not dropping it at all, in here.

So tired of losing my virginity.

Losing My Religion

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Ok, I am ROTFLMAO at the irony of that for several reason. One, that is by far one of my favorite movies ever. I am a guerrilla fighter from top to bottom! Two, I will either avenge you or get you out, I could bring you back with me and claim you as a dependent on my DEERS. Third, my real father is actually in prison, right before I left, one of the boys I went to HS with called me, he’s a state trooper, he let me know. But I kinda expected it, my Dad is a Libertine, there is no form of debauchery that is below him. His life, my budy told me he looked just like Charlie Manson without the swastika, yep that is dad. Anyway, we are getting stationed in Portland so I thought, hey great time to meet my Father:) Btw, this thing with Dad it is ok, everyone, trust me no condolences necessary, although family reunions are a bit akward considering what his third wife does for a living:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Google Operation W.etback.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I was around then. Worked grat, didn’t it?

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

You should have paid more attention to what was going on then, yes it did work great. However, (ask RWM for the link), the Immigration Reform Act of 1965 undid everything that Operation W.etback accomplished. Yes, Operation W.etback sent several million illegal aliens back to Mexico, and encouraged several million more to self deport.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Still on Rubio and IR? Borrring. :-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Who do you think you are fooling? I’ve seen your Fire Marshall Contract… 50 minute breaks for every 10 minutes of Fire Marshalling with 3 extra dips in the pool to check that the pool isn’t on fire and that the Nymphs are safely out of harms way…

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Nice deal, I admit it. You should see the signing bonus and free karaoke machine.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Eagles

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

WHY???? Why are we talking about immigration and gun control when this nation is over 16 TRILLION dollars in debt and NOTHING has been done to stop the hemorrhaging? It’s absolutely unbelievable to me that we apparently don’t have a journalist in the land to cry BS on this idiocy. There’s absolutely NO WAY that the House is going to pass Shamnesty 2.0 or legislate gun bans. So, not only do we have the usual Democrat suspects pointing and shouting “SQUIRREL!!!”… now we have GOP senators beating them to the punch.

This is ABSURD!!! Obama gets his tax increase on the so-called “rich” and all the sudden… hey, ‘problem solved’. That must be some other country’s massive frigging DEBT CLOCK ticking in the corner, right?

Honestly, what’s the point of continuing to try to get through to these morons? They’re apparently too stupid and tone-deaf to EVER get it. It just astounds me that we can’t find smarter people to send to Washington. Every time you think you find one… he turns out to be Marco Rubio in hot pursuit of acorn-caching rodentia.

Murf76 on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Enforcement first…

… then we can habla.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Seven Percent Solution:

Yes,but Team Lying Liberals will no doubt,be practising
the time held strategery of,

Taqiyya!!

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

LOL — I missed that what with my mulling. :) Genius 7%!

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM

You should write a book! :-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Bored. Time for tunes and chat time.

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Anyway, we are getting stationed in Portland so I thought, hey great time to meet my Father:) Btw, this thing with Dad it is ok, everyone, trust me no condolences necessary, although family reunions are a bit akward considering what his third wife does for a living:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Heh heh heh, you do understand that I live in the Peoples Marxist Republic of Kalifornia, right?

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

They play semantics with words and they chose them very carefully, their intentions have ways of being expressed in profound ways.

Its use is not a mistake.

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

You make an interesting argument but I don’t think Castellanos or any of his ilk are that sophisticated. They pull that trick with simple words – “fairness”, “freedom”, “choice”, etc. Yes, they love to distort and destroy the language, but in this case I think it was just a matter of having a D-level vocabulary and reaching for a multi-syllabic word that he had heard over and over again and liked the sound of but just didn’t understand its actual meaning.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Hi Tommy. :) Sorry.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

If Alex Jones says that, I dunno could it be?

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Gay-turning juice boxes, Rick Perry’s plot to take over the world, fluoridated water, transhumanism, gold-roasted-babies! E1113vEnTy!!!

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

What is the formula for beating this before another 120 million die?

wolly4321 on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

You’re a union thug???

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Nice deal, I admit it. You should see the signing bonus and free karaoke machine.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Knocks on SparkPlugs head… hello McFly… anybody home? Who do you think picked out the karaoke machine… ;p

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

And speaking of martini’s… I’m having mine very dry, chilled glass, olive!

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

We used to a lot of things. What is your solution? How would you accomplish it?

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

I already explained it and gave simple examples of where we failed when it was simple to do the right thing.

Go pester someone else.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Yes, Operation W.etback sent several million illegal aliens back to Mexico, and encouraged several million more to self deport.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

There were no where near that many, created international incidnts, and made us a laughing stock. It was a poorly run and disgusting operation.
We do not enforce the law and now we have the results.
What the hell, get those boxcars moving.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Good evening Jackie!

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Good evening, Ken! Martini? :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Spark be no thug, he be a gentleman. All his thuggery is done in private. ;-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Just because I hired a teamster negotiator to strong arm the deal by threatening the happy Glade people doesn’t make me a bad person. (:

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, himself a Cuban-American.”It will all be fine until there is a GOP primary, say for president, and one candidate breaks out as the anti-immigration candidate

Ok, he doesn’t know what words mean. Can we please clear up the fact that conservatives are not anti immigration but anti illegal immigration. Completely different thing. We aren’t against people coming here in search of freedom and opportunity. Sneaking across the border ahead of those abiding by the rules and then getting government benefits is wrong and these amnesty idiots want to reward that. You would think that after the last two amnesties they would get the fact that when you reward a behavior, you get more of that behavior.

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I think he fully understood its meaning.

We have been accused of being everything we are not, and in his head, we are convicted.

It helps me to understand them better with their use of terminology.

We are accused daily…

It will be used more frequently.

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Go pester someone else.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

No one is forcing you to read my comments azzh0le.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Rolling stock?

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM

…use the Keystone Pipeline?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Vodka or Gin? I like Gin. Oh and yes, I would love one!

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Wasn’t being serious! Lol…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Still on Rubio and IR? Borrring. :-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Remember, it’s CIR. If you put the C in front of it, it doesn’t mean amnesty. Just as if you said, CGR (comprehensive gun reform), that wouldn’t mean gun confiscation. But it would if you left out the C. See?

This is where you nod and go si. I think it’s a good idea to start putting in basic spanish words in comments since we’ll need to speak it eventually.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Hi Axe and canopfor. Did you say 3 Hail Marys and 4 Our Fathers for your sin, canopfor? ;-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM

There were no where near that many, created international incidnts, and made us a laughing stock. It was a poorly run and disgusting operation.
We do not enforce the law and now we have the results.
What the hell, get those boxcars moving.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Apparently your understanding come exclusively from Wiki propaganda.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Thanks I owe you. Next time can you pick out a lighter model. Me and Scrumps have to get this sucker off the ground in our HotAir floating party lounge Balloon Zeppelin Kerfuffle thingy.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

And speaking of martini’s… I’m having mine very dry, chilled glass, olive!

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Hello Jack! :)

My mello is something soured. Yet, not harshed — so there’s that.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

It is my understanding that the Moon Goddess has very strict views concerning organized crime labor. Do you really want to have an upset Moon Goddess?

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Front and Center!

You are over-stepping your bounds…

Jackie!!! Help!!!!

He’s going ‘rogue’!!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Yeah, but there are a lot of my people down there too, so I could always hold up there, and besides, 29 Palms, besides being a good song, has some great riding trails for mountain biking and in my new capacity at my new unit, I can go on trips down there. One other thing, you know we never leave a man behind, that is true in my personal life as well especially when I consider someone a friend! One other thing, you could provide a whole series of material for my wife for her writing, you may get your own character! Again with your permission, she does write down right spicy stuff:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM

use the Keystone Pipeline?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

There ya go. Blow those pesky Canadians right back!

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Heh heh heh, you do understand that I live in the Peoples Marxist Republic of Kalifornia, right?

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

VDH:

California at Twilight

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Oh, stop! LOL!

You know that there was no negotiation. You wanted to work… I approve of people being resourceful and wanting to be employed and useful… and the Glade needed a Fire Marshall. You got the job on MERIT! We don’t allow thugs, union or otherwise, in the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I know what this means.

T
a
n
g
o

Time

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:13 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Thanks I owe you. Next time can you pick out a lighter model. Me and Scrumps have to get this sucker off the ground in our HotAir floating party lounge Balloon Zeppelin Kerfuffle thingy.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Dude, it’s not heavy, it’s bolted to the rock there next to the waterfall so it doesn’t accidentally follow that Axe fella home… o_O

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Apparently your understanding come exclusively from Wiki propaganda.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Hardly. Don’t do wiki.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Good to see you, KCB, and southern comfort it is, scrumpy.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Good evening Jackie! Sparky needs talking to… ;-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I have both.. Gin it is for you, Ken! :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

One other thing, you could provide a whole series of material for my wife for her writing, you may get your own character! Again with your permission, she does write down right spicy stuff:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM

ROTFLMAO… She would need to have a very vivid imagination to fall to far from the truth… lol lol lol…

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Good evening, Spritely One! We’ll play some tango’s. Spark loves a good tango! Put on your dancing shoes and your best tango frock, Scrumpy! :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Lila’s publisher keep telling me that, but I have three sisters, that are way younger than me, and are all teachers in our home town, not that we talk, but that would put way too much attention on them. They actually get asked questions by their students as it is. Such is the life of poor white trash:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Wasn’t being serious! Lol…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I know, but you should know by now that I am HA’s resident Alex Nutter Jones expert.

I listen (on occasion) so my readers don’t have to…and have blood shoot out of their eyes!

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Golly. I was kidding about the union thuggery. Now as far as the karaoke machine, doesn’t everyone benefit when you sing from high above to bring awareness to your singing from high above. Its way better than the old Mr. Microphone.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4axrTFBV3cU

Battle of Evermore…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Ok, he doesn’t know what words mean. Can we please clear up the fact that conservatives are not anti immigration but anti illegal immigration. Completely different thing.

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM

You are right that he doesn’t know what it means, but it’s not that he’s misunderstanding conservatives. The problem is what it means to him. To them. They think illegal immigration is immigration, and opposing it is opposing immigration. That’s why they keep using the word that way.

He self identifies when he does that, regardless of which color jersey he’s wearing.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Tango Flamenco – Armik

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Rusty, how you be doing? You ok? Drinking again? Try and ease off. Things will get better. You’re in my prayers.

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I have both.. Gin it is for you, Ken! :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I’ll take a nice Arrogant Bastard Ale, thank you, but it needs about 6 of those wonderful Martini olives in it… ;)

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

If you haven’t already, look up Lila Munro on Amazon, I think she would do you proud:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

You were full of malarkey again!!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I have a bathtub full of rolling rock, if anyone wants one.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Hiya Rusty!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

So, Sparky is trying to unionize the Glade??!! I never thought this day would come. I am outraged! Outraged I say!

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4 8