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.

***



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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

Dude. :) Fictionalize it.

Your story is interesting.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Still sipping on SC! Thanks tho… :-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

One or two reasons none of this will be necessary.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:19 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

So we just surrender to twelve million invaders and open the border to as many more as they bring in their also unassimilated relatives once the twelve million are granted amnesty and citizenship?

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

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

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Traitor. O wait, you are right. I have been bad. Moon Goddess will know how to discipline me. I’ll prolly get some time off with pay to go into one of those rehab things.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

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

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

Pass one this way!

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I’m alright, you guys help. Just gotta trust in friends and the savior.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Stress.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

One ice cold “33″ to you, good lady.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Bubble?

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

OMG! I found chump’s photo on Facebook! LOL!

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Moon Goddess will know how to discipline me.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

:)

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Little bird told me Ken is behind all this union stuff. I’m a hapless victim and plan on being a whistle blower since my horn doesn’t work.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM

B and SW, don’t ever buy an Arabian stallion. You know how they are. ;-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Haha! No amount of rolling rock couldn’t make me un-see that.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Chump Without threads? LOL (:

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

One ice cold “33″ to you, good lady.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Grassyazz! “Clink….glug,glug.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Somthings gonna give…

I don’t understand the financial market tho…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Axefellow… remember…a pebble in the river bed.

I, too, read that article, and the others detailing the acquisition of assault weapons, and an excessive and astonishing amount of hollow point rounds, by governmental agencies, like Social Security Administration, Department of Education, etc. Individually, these articles are disturbing… like ripples on the mirrored surface of a pool…together they are swells, rolling in to shore. As yet, there is no storm.

However, we are the pebble. The current flows over us and around us… and we are unmoved… and unchanged. The storm will either break…or clear. In either case, we will be here, and aware.

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Yeah, right! Blame it on the previous Administration’s Fire Marshal!

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Burst.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Aaaaaaaccckkk!

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Haha! No amount of rolling rock couldn’t make me un-see that.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

True words. I thought about it, but in the end I had to know.

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM

hahaha. Perfect. Super smokin’ hot Moon Goddess in white lace stockings. Dang. Really Perfect you poofer. (:

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Rolling stock?

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

katy the mean old lady:

Your thinking of Fiensteins Sliding the stock,coverts a AR-15,from Semi-Automatic to Full-Automatic:)
===================================

January 28, 2013
Dianne Feinstein’s Stunning Ignorance
*************************************

Do you need assault weapons? These are weapons that are made to kill large numbers of people in close combat, and what we have found that now with the AR 15, they have a slide stock which you put in. It’s legal, and it makes the gun act fully automatic.”

Some of the things that Feinstein said are simply not true. For example,

the slide stock that she said makes an AR 15 “act fully automatic”

doesn’t do that. Nothing except a fully automatic weapon “acts fully automatic.”
=================

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/dianne_feinsteins_stunning_ignorance.html

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Thing is why would the Dept of Ed and SSA want with all the weapons and ammo?

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

One or two reasons none of this will be necessary.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

provides disturbing evidence in the video interview for 50 percent unemployment, a 90 percent stock market crash, and 100 percent annual inflation . . . starting as soon as 2013.

Well, that would certainly explain the Department of Homeland Insecurity’s need for 1.6 BILLION rounds of Ammunition.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Assassin’s Tango –

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM

RWM when I clicked on the pic I got a Malicious Warning from Norton!

Be aware…

Ugly sucka eh!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

DiFei snorts delta smelt.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

We wait, and we are vigilant. It’s every American citizen’s duty.

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Immigrant

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Thing is why would the Dept of Ed and SSA want with all the weapons and ammo?

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:32 PM

That’s all we can do, liked the pebble analogy :-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Tango Roxanne

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Crap,coverts,thats (Converts)..

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

It’s part of my ‘new’ philosophy. :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Ugly sucka, indeed.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Tango?

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Dire…

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Good evening, Dire! Great to see you this evening. Martini? :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Rebuilding

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

The GOPe betrayed us… Again

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

:)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Gobsmacked!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Did ever tell you guys I love this place?

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Tango is my new philosophy, that and B9s flan.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Dire Straits:

Good Evening Dire,are you in Tornado harms-way territory?!:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Good evening, Bmore! :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

How was your day off? Any new whirligigs.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

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

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Traitor. O wait, you are right. I have been bad. Moon Goddess will know how to discipline me. I’ll prolly get some time off with pay to go into one of those rehab things.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

…that’s what you get for joining a union!…there’s no more Spanky Sparky Club!…now there’s ‘p r o c e d u r e s’ !

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

AussieLand is strange. ‘An Australian teenager who went missing from his home in Sydney for 9 weeks was discovered emaciated, exhausted, covered in leeches, but alive in bushland north of the city. Extensive searches of the area by police had failed to find Matthew Allen, 18. But 2 hikers spotted the teen, covered in leeches and having lost almost half his body weight. He was partially blind and suffering from gangrene to his lower legs and feet. Police said they were amazed he had survived’. Well, thank God for those hikers.

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Hello, Bmore.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Thanks..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Dire… howdy!

Canopfor..

Bmore…

Hi… :-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Yet here we are at Hotair talking about immigrants.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

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.”</blockquote

Bull Butter! Your not paying attention!

jjnco73 on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Scrumpy, ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Tango Jalousie-

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

SWalker:

I’m thinking that the Muslim BrotherHood Goons are eyeing that prize!
—-:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Hello Rusty. ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

‘Tis fun!! :-)

Hi K2!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

:) It’s lovely here, poolside in the Glade.

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Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Good evening..:)

PS..Hope you and your family are doing well..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Did ever tell you guys I love this place?

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Ok, ‘fess up. how many Rolling Rocks so far?

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Evening SparkPlug, not a one. Largely uneventful. ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

You can’t go off the rails Sparky, we’s a team! I got your back n you got mine…

Too much camel meal tea methinks!!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

DiFei snorts delta smelt.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM

katy the mean old lady:Lol,ahem,Peppy Le Pew:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Delighted to hear it, and delightful to have you here. :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I almost fell in the bathtub.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

La Cucaracha! La Cucaracha!
Scurrying to Vegas for illegal votes!
Si SE Puede si SE Puede
Cause Santa Claus came to town!

RovesChins on January 29, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Good Evening Jackie. ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

You crack me up!!

Lmao!!

Just the ticket… :-)

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canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM

It also explains my needs. Your needs. Our needs.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Um, a couple, officer.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I almost fell in the bathtub.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

If you are on QOTD, you are never drinking alone *clink*

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Do you need assault weapons? These are weapons that are made to kill large numbers of people in close combat, and what we have found that now with the AR 15, they have a slide stock which you put in. It’s legal, and it makes the gun act fully automatic.”

Some of the things that Feinstein said are simply not true. For example,

the slide stock that she said makes an AR 15 “act fully automatic”

doesn’t do that. Nothing except a fully automatic weapon “acts fully automatic.”
=================

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/dianne_feinsteins_stunning_ignorance.html

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Not exactly true. You can make a semi-auto act like full auto like this . However, it is just that, acting like full auto. Fun but probably not very useful You can do the same thing with a string.

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM

So I guess Rand Paul is ALL TALK??

WTF?? He gets all the credit for the tough questions and votes YES on Kerry??

Disgusting!!

LevinFan on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Chump Without threads? LOL (:

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

China couldn’t produce enough cotton. lol

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Trilogy Suite Op 5

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Ok, ‘fess up. how many Rolling Rocks so far?

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

ohgod! don’t let him look! I stole half of them.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Yet here we are at Hotair talking about immigrants.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Bmore:Love that tune,I wish is was longer,like 10 minutes:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Rusty is sllluuuurrring. ;-)

tommy71 on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Time for a refill…

anyone?

SC on the rocks?

*clink*

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I have been told $50,00 will work. Providing you don’t mind a bit of gunsmithing.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

You know.. now that I think of it.. I occasionally like a ‘rusty nail’ as a cocktail after dinner.

Just thought I’d mention it.

Scotch… splash of Drambuie… excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Me too canopfor, me too. Good evening to you friend to my North!

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Not exactly true. You can make a semi-auto act like full auto like this . However, it is just that, acting like full auto. Fun but probably not very useful You can do the same thing with a string.

AZfederalist on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 PM

AZfederalist:

Interesting,well my jaw dropped that Fiestein wasn’t challenged
over it,I guess Emotions are trumping Logic,in the Gun Debate!:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Ok, what are everyone’s fav mixed drinks?

Jackie: Dry Martini and Rusty Nail

Me: SC on the Rocks and Long Island Iced Tea

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:50 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

katy, thank you for the wonderful laugh today. Your wit is as good as ever seen. ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Me too canopfor, me too. Good evening to you friend to my North!

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Bmore:—:o

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM

However, we are the pebble. The current flows over us and around us… and we are unmoved… and unchanged. The storm will either break…or clear. In either case, we will be here, and aware.

thatsafactjack on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I wouldn’t have if I didn’t go looking. I think that’s what’s bothering me.

I’m no conspiracy theorist. When I drift off, it’s into silly metaphysical clouds, not government black operations. :) But there’s an ugliness in those gathering clouds that should give reasonable people pause, I think, and people being told about them on a mass platform would affect many of these debates, like gun control, like unwisely centralizing power in the federal bureaucracy. And in favor of conservatism, too. I’m used to the feeling that the LSM is misleading people, but the feeling that the alternative media is leaving them blind is new. Like I said — tired of losing my virginity. :)

And what would I say myself? On Sketchbook, for ten people to see? It’s just a list of things, all of them explainable. It’s the list taken together that starts the sweat. Even trying to get a handle on a topical structure is a problem. Like Fausta asked, what’s going on?

Maybe Caesar is crossing the Rhine, and I’m a citizen of the Republic afraid of my own window’s vista. Our government seems to be militarizing. Not our people — we already have a military — and it operates abroad.

But you are right. :) It’s not my story, this unfolding history, to author — only my own part — and I know better than to try to control things out of my reach.

I’m cool. :) Tough afternoon though. I’m just going to watch this giant Snow White spank these German dudes in a loop for awhile. It’s oddly comforting. I don’t know why. I don’t want to know why. :)

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Who was gonna challenge her?

No one, except us…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Or should I have said keen, yes keen is better.

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Hew took the rowl em rocs frum the tubb. ¿

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Haha! No amount of rolling rock couldn’t make me un-see that.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

lol

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM

The Fleet Admiral is a regular Walter Mitty. You really should read the entry that I was going to put on wiki. Everyone said that it was like a Dos Equis commercial (I was clueless on this cultural reference). It just kept getting longer and longer, more and more farcical and fantastical, but then so did his claims. lol

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Time for a refill…

anyone?

SC on the rocks?

*clink*

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Scrumpy:Evening…*Clinky*:)

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 11:53 PM

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