Quotes of the day

posted at 10:31 pm on January 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

Sen. Marco Rubio is having a moment. He’s a charismatic senator from a battleground state whose Cuban heritage and support for immigration reform are helping his party begin a new courtship with Hispanic voters. This much we know. But Rubio is exploiting an opportunity that goes beyond simply good timing and the right last name. He is getting the chance to be first at bat in a larger effort: the post-election audition for GOP leadership. Of all the would-be Republican stars—and the list is long and likely to grow—Rubio is getting a chance to show exactly what it looks like to move the party in a new direction…

The most important political skill is midwifery. The leader who moves the Republican Party into a new era, where it is more attractive to middle-class voters, minorities, and younger voters, will need to communicate a vision as well as communicate back to the base how he is not selling out the party’s core principles. In this effort, Rubio will get a crack at showing key presidential governing skills—the ability to nurse complex legislation by identifying common interests with Democrats while working with Republicans friends through a mixture of cajoling, flattery, and strong-arming.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, an unlikely ally of Obama’s on this issue, appeared on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Tuesday and recognized the Right’s discomfort with easing immigration laws. Like Obama, his defense of immigration reform seemed to be yoked to American exceptionalism.

“It doesn’t feel right in some instances to allow people who have come here undocumented to be able to stay. I know some people are uncomfortable with that notion,” said Rubio, a son of immigrants. “But I would just say this to you: If this country goes downhill, there’s nowhere else in the world. There’s nothing else. There’s no replacement for it. There’s no alternative for America. It’s either us or no one.”

And so perhaps now Republicans in Congress have two reasons to cast a risky vote in favor of conditional amnesty. The first, of course, is the fact that 70 percent of Hispanic and Asian voters supported Obama in the 2012 election, a reflection of a demographic tsunami threatening to destroy the GOP. The second is that, setting aside blind prejudice and “us-versus-them” mentalities, immigration reform is essentially conservative.

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It seems the conservatives who are most skeptical of immigration reform don’t oppose the merits of Rubio’s framework, so much as they simply refuse to believe it would ever be enacted or enforced.

In other words, they simply don’t trust that the law will be obeyed. They believe Democrats can do whatever they want, and the best conservatives can hope for is to slow them down and not give them any ideas.

This is very destructive for democracy. I wish I could say the cynicism and paranoia was entirely unfounded.

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Rubio’s bill is nothing but amnesty. It isn’t even “amnesty thinly disguised as border enforcement.” This is a wolf in wolf’s clothing

The only thing the newly legalized illegal immigrants won’t get immediately is citizenship. Rubio claims that under his plan, they won’t be able to vote or go on welfare. But in practice, they’ll have to wait only until the ACLU finds a judge to say otherwise…

With Hispanics on track to become the largest ethnic group in California this year, the state that gave us Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan is incapable of electing any Republican statewide anymore. Taxes keep going up, and there’s no one left to pay the bill.

That will be our entire country if Republicans fall for Rubio’s phony “Enforcement First!” plan. Perplexingly, some Republicans seem determined to turn the whole nation into California, in the foolish hope of winning one last election.

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“There are Republicans who will tear up their Republican voting cards over this,” said Dan Stein, the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which opposes the bill.

Rubio is widely considered to be among the party’s top-tier contenders in 2016, but this wasn’t necessarily a fight he needed to be involved in. Not only does the effort contain the chance of angering hardcore primary voters, but Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, would be able to get Hispanic voters and those pushing for a more moderating voice on immigration within the party merely by his presence.

“Rubio has tried to neutralize [the anger on the right] because of the credibility he has with Tea Party folks, but once real measures are put down in black and white you are going to see the bloggers and talk-show hosts on the right become less and less polite,” said Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which is devoted to limited immigration. “Rubio’s stock among conservatives is going to start going down over the next six months, and I think he has pretty much doomed his chances for 2016.”

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At least two 2012 polls provided some evidence that support for large-scale immigration alienates white voters.

Fifty-seven percent of “white working-class Americans … agree that illegal immigrants taking jobs that would otherwise be filled by American citizens are responsible for our current economic problems,” said an August survey of 2,501 Americans by the Public Religion Research Institute…

That poll was echoed by a Quinnipiac University poll whose results are a mirror of the Latino Decisions survey.

Quinnipiac’s poll showed that 27 percent of voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania said Obama’s de facto amnesty policy made them less likely to vote for the president’s re-election. Only 11.5 percent of voters in the two states said the policy made them more supportive of Obama, said the survey.

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Public attitudes about immigration: Immigration policy is not a top priority for the U.S. general public or for Hispanics. According to a recent survey of U.S. adults, 39% said that dealing with the issue of illegal immigration should be a top priority for the president and the Congress, placing 17th on a list of policy priorities (Pew Research Center, 2013). For Hispanics, one-third said the issue of immigration was extremely important to them personally, behind issues like the economy and jobs, education and health care (Lopez and Gonzalez-Barrera, 2012).

Attitudes about immigration policy priorities: Among U.S. adults, 28% say the priority for dealing with illegal immigration should be given to tighter restrictions on illegal immigration while 27% say creating a path to citizenship should be the priority. A plurality (42%) says both tactics should be given equal priority. (Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 2012). Latinos are more likely than the general public (42% versus 27%) to say the priority should be a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Just 10% of Latinos say priority should be given to better border security and enforcement. Latinos (46%) and the general public (42%) are about equally likely to say priority should be given to enforcement and legalization (Lopez, Gonzalez-Barrera and Motel, 2011).

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Yes, there will be fewer whites and more minorities in the future, and Republicans will have to adjust. But the situation is more complicated than that.

Start with the obvious: If demographics were determinative, then Republicans shouldn’t have gained 63 seats in the House of Representatives in 2010—the largest midterm shift since 1938—while also taking 30 governorships…

The major impediment is the harsh rhetoric of some Republicans regarding immigration. The solution is less about policy than about respect for the Hispanic community. If federal immigration law is reformed with substantial Republican support—including for a long and demanding but achievable process of earning legal status—the GOP can consistently earn 35%-40% among Hispanics. Having Sen. Marco Rubio as the GOP spokesman on immigration issues will hasten the GOP recovery.

Demography isn’t destiny because nothing is permanent in politics—and Democrats’ insistence to the contrary will likely lead them to overreach, ignoring issues such as jobs, anemic growth and deficits in order to tackle gun control and climate change.

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McCain said he hoped to get at least 80 votes for any bill that eventually comes to the floor, although he conceded that there would be naysayers…

If the issue isn’t resolved, McCain said that some states, like his own — which have large Hispanic populations — “will go from Republican to Democratic over time.”

“I think it’s a danger,” McCain said of Republicans permanently forfeiting the Hispanic vote.

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Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I believe that unfortunately Orly is not quite normal, and I don’t believe anyone will throw Obama out. I accept that reality does not depend on how I feel about what it should be.

Igor R. on January 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM

The SCOTUS should have never accepted that case.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:13 AM

What? the man has a social security number that was issued in Connecticut 40 years before he was even born.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:18 AM

The SCOTUS should have never accepted that case.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:13 AM

It hasn’t. It did NOT grant cert. That is what the conference concerns. It is one of dozens that will be discussed that day. I will be surprised if they spend more than 5 minutes on it.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Nice tune..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:15 AM

It has long been a favorite, the album, but in particular that tune. It reminds me of the old Gospels.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 1:18 AM

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Wonderful, Spark! ( But don’t be too good, since we love your mischief and wit) And we’ll do our best to be appropriately appreciative of you both! :)

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:18 AM

The republicans and the Republic will go down if this nonsense passes.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2013 at 1:13 AM

If the freakin stupid Repubs would stop letting MSM, Obama’s speeches and the MSM be their guide…Sheesh.

It’s all driven by emotions. Where’s the logic??

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I think it’s very funny how 0dumba’s SS number doesn’t pass E-Verify.

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Equally amazing is how Ogabe’s employment history never shows up even in that Equifax “leak” swindle.

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:19 AM

@viking01 lol. Yeah, could be.

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:19 AM

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Nice tune!

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Good tunes.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

We are the Washington Generals playing the Globetrotters and I know how them games end.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2013 at 1:03 AM

It would be different if we were the Harlem Globetrotters or we were Lucy holding the football. Instead, we are the ones on the short end of the stick. I’m getting tired of the Stupid Party playing the jester.

AZfederalist on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Hi Jack! I didn’t even see you come in. :)

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Well we can count you out as the night watchman. (:

How could you miss the grand entrance of the enchantress in her flowing white gossamer thingy and the intoxicating aroma of the waifting atoms dispersing in the mist and what not.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Good evening, Dire! Great to see you! :)

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Not sure about a couple of those, but Micky Dolenz was a MAJOR player.

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 12:55 AM

lol

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Why do the lakers suck so bad? Jeeez. Why do I have nipples?

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I guess they’ll call it the dreadlock headlock?

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Typical. One man grows the hair, another man wears it.

*sigh*

Life. Don’t talk to me about life.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM

What a great idea, Bmore!

I think I may do something similar, my bookmarks and folders are loaded and overflowing! LOL! A DVD sounds like a great idea to me. :)

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Rusty, huh?

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 31, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Rubio IS eligible. Go read United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898).

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

What? the man has a social security number that was issued in Connecticut 40 years before he was even born.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

That’s a tad strange. Of course Barry’s publicist wrote that he was born in Kenya which admittedly often gets confused with Hawaii because they sound so similar.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Made me laugh!

The best part of the magic is in the ‘and what not’. LOL!

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

What storm, what did I miss? I already reported to you all on the tornado’s and snow flurries we had here today.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 1:24 AM

It’s not a shock, dummy!

I know ALL about the Kennedy conspiracy. The CIA, MIC, KGB, CuIS, NVA, FBI, Jewish Mafia, Marcello, LBJ, Ed Clark, Billy Sol Estes, Clifton Carter, the Pentagon, USPHHS, Cutter Labs, the Secret Service, DPD, Howard Hunt, L, Ron Hubbard, the Black Panthers, SDS, PLO, Mossad, Morgus the Magnificient, Dr No, VRWC, Santa Claus, Bugs Bunny, George Jetson, Morticia Addams, Cousin Itt, Uncle Fester, Napoleon Solo, Illya Kullyakin, Phyllis Diller, the Rat Pack in retaliation for giving Marilyn a lethal Seconal enema, Major Bennett Marco, Raymond Shaw, Robert McNamara, John Seigenthaler, Sr., Mary Jo Kopechne, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Micky Dolenz, Gary Powers, Elvis Presley, KKK, NSDAP, and a draq queen named Lypsinka were all in on it!

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 12:50 AM

The Psychedelic Furs – “We Love You”

i’m in love with catholics
i’m in love with your blue cars
i’m in love with the words that scream
we are so stupid, we all dream
i’m in love with frank sinatra
fly me to the moon
i’m in love with fools like you
i’m in love with doing the twist
i’m in love with the bodies that scream
they fall so far, they fall so far
i’m in love with the supremes
oh baby love
i’m in love with sophia loren
i’m in love with bridget bardot
i’m in love with the whole dumb scene
i’m so in love, you know what i mean
i’m in love with anthea and donna
all that shit that goes
uptown top ranking
i’m in love with the factory
i’m in love with the bbc
i’m in love with your tv
they’re so in love with you and me
i’m in love with a nuclear bomb it falls
i’m in love with shopping city dreams
i’m in love with real men
they go through the
air for oxygen
love is just a car like you
that turns so blue and turns so blue
no blue cars will run my world
no playboys will black my word
i would walk a million smiles
for one of your miles bob
stop stop stop stop stop stop stop
we love you we love you we love you
we love you we love you we love you
we love you

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Here’s an opinion for you: I’ve been commenting here for close to 6 1/2 years. I’ll write what I please and you can either take it or leave it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM

.
Me too, me too.

EAT MORE SHARK !

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

The SCOTUS should have never accepted that case.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:13 AM

It hasn’t. It did NOT grant cert. That is what the conference concerns. It is one of dozens that will be discussed that day. I will be surprised if they spend more than 5 minutes on it.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:18 AM

And when they do refuse to hear it, they will be accused of blatant conflict of interest and basically delegitimatized.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Just mad the lakers keep losing. Nipples is a unresolved quandary.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

*much admiration*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Same goes for me. :-)

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Why do the lakers suck so bad?

Team culture., manifesting itself in player selection and subsequent coaching.

Jeeez.

Indeed.

Why do I have nipples?

It has to do with the way your genetic information is propagated through your genetic line. Some of your descendents will need them.

I don’t know why you people don’t just use Mactars and Mog juice like the rest of your spiral arm. Sex looks exhausting. I WOULDN’T KNOW.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Well, I have nothing to say to that.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:26 AM

What? the man has a social security number that was issued in Connecticut 40 years before he was even born.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

That’s a tad strange. Of course Barry’s publicist wrote that he was born in Kenya which admittedly often gets confused with Hawaii because they sound so similar.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Plus every certified forensic document examiner who has examined his multiple birth certificates has pronounced them to be forgeries.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:26 AM

That’s a tad strange. Of course Barry’s publicist wrote that he was born in Kenya which admittedly often gets confused with Hawaii because they sound so similar.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

It was just a Freudian slip. And if you spell it as “Ken’ya” is sounds vaguely Hawaiian.

Igor R. on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

It’s all driven by emotions. Where’s the logic??

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:19 AM

The dems have logic, they just use emotion to appeal—apparently successfully to the hordes of dumbassess.

Here is something I think you will like.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

So, Rubio is the hot thang at this moment. How will he feel when he’s…not?

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I like it.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Good Night All.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Tonight I’m paying respect..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I guess they’ll call it the dreadlock headlock?

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Typical. One man grows the hair, another man wears it.

*sigh*

Life. Don’t talk to me about life.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

I hear the new epidemic in Zimbabwe is a hacking coif.

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Both detailed and amusing.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Good night Bmore, and Dire as well. Aloha!

Igor R. on January 31, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Rusty, if you land bluegill, you’ll not have to be quandrified regarding your nipples. She’ll bite them off. ;-)

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Night, Bmore

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:24 AM

{{Hugs}}

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Hold up.. let’s unpack that notion for a moment.

One of the key qualities of our people is that they were always adept at taking the best they found in other cultures or areas, incorporating it into their own culture, and leaving the rest behind.

So…

If one guy has hair he’s willing to ‘part’ with…( couldn’t resist, might be residual form the erstwhile contamination, lol!) and another guy wants desperately to wear that hair… perhaps it’s an efficiency.

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

The pain will be worth the prize.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Goodnight, Bmore! Sleep well, my friend. :)

Great tune!

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Equally amazing is how Ogabe’s employment history never shows up even in that Equifax “leak” swindle.

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I hadn’t heard that – do you have a link handy?

If I had a time machine, one of the first trips I’d take would be to 0dumba’s Baskin-Robbins, just to watch him scoop me some ice cream! :D

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Isley Brothers – “[Who's] That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2″

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 AM

How could you miss the grand entrance of the enchantress in her flowing white gossamer thingy and the intoxicating aroma of the waifting atoms dispersing in the mist and what not.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:20 AM

LOL –

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, and what not,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,

While I nodded nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, or some such,

As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 AM

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

The pain will be worth the prize.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Will it? You will never be able to fill the bathtub with Rolling Rock again… Think about that for a little while… o_O

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Here is something I think you will like.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

I actually DO like that. She’s quite lovely.

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Igor R. on January 31, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Later..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Goodnight to you, B! Hugs to you & Mrs. B!

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Before I close down for the night, just saw this from Rand Paul.

My amendment to prohibit the sale of F–16 fighter jets to Egypt will be voted on tomorrow afternoon. Please call your Senator and let them know you support this amendment: 202-224-3121

http://www.facebook.com/RandPaul2010/posts/10151321849161107

Wow, I didn’t know this was coming up for a vote this soon.

Let’s see how Rubio votes:-)

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Nice tune..)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Got To Be Some Changes – Albert King

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Tonight I’m paying respect..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Awesome! I performed that with a couple of friends while in school. Fun song! :)

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:37 AM

EAT MORE SHARK !

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

:) Ex-cel-lent.

But, she’s going to eat you now with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

*poof*

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Muslim Bhood can have F-16s but I’m not supposed to have a semi auto…

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Why do the lakers suck so bad?

Are you seriously asking? Hint: their initials are K.B., P.G., and D.H. :)

Jeeez. Why do I have nipples?

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 1:21 AM

What tommy71 says

Rusty, if you land bluegill, you’ll not have to be quandrified regarding your nipples. She’ll bite them off. ;-)

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

“Glub, Glub, Glub”

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:41 AM

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Thanks for the info!

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:41 AM

*poof*

tommy71 on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Later, tommy. Nice seeing you!

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Chemman- yep. People don’t know. The trails I see look like they drove cattle through. Ruby Rd north of nogales is littered with debris, trails. See it with my own eyes.

After a hard rain,, new tracks.

I’m going to tell you straight up. I live here, it’s no bullshit, they are coming over in hoardes.

I don’t know where they all go,, but here they pass by. In large numbers.

I can only report what I see.

wolly4321 on January 30, 2013 at 11:53 PM

And to think that some idiot from up north, today was telling me that the borders are “more secure than they’ve been in 50 years,” because of some study claiming that immigration from Mexico is at net zero.

People who don’t live near the border…
…just.
Don’t.
Get.
It.

JannyMae on January 31, 2013 at 1:43 AM

But, she’s going to eat you now with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Hahaha. That was very courageous of you to say that. Those who tell such tales often get mutilated by Twerp bites.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:43 AM

And when they do refuse to hear it, they will be accused of blatant conflict of interest and basically delegitimatized.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Not a conflict of interest, but as far as delegitimatisation is concerned, that’s already happened. Five Justices found a heretofore undiscovered tax in the Constitution that enables the government to tax the inactivity of citizens for the first time in history. The De-legit ship has sailed.

I’m just trying to get you guys to understand the reality of the situation. The Court is not going to rule that Obama is ineligible for an Office to which he has been elected twice, ESPECIALLY after Bush v Gore. It understands that either way it decided would cause a constitutional crisis, enormous social unrest, and possibly a final breach. Personally, I think Obama would appeal to the public, as he did right before the Court handed down the Obamacare decision and say that the court’s decision was illegitimate. He would ask for their support and claim that he had it. He might very well declare martial law and not leave.

Don’t kid yourself. The Court knows what rendering any decision in such a case would do, which is precisely why it will not.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Hold up.. let’s unpack that notion for a moment.

One of the key qualities of our people is that they were always adept at taking the best they found in other cultures or areas, incorporating it into their own culture, and leaving the rest behind.

So…

If one guy has hair he’s willing to ‘part’ with…( couldn’t resist, might be residual form the erstwhile contamination, lol!) and another guy wants desperately to wear that hair… perhaps it’s an efficiency.

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

*sigh*

Typical bourgeois rationalization of the exploitation of the proletariat.

Viva La Revolucion!

(insert flag icon, dreadlock and sickle)

Shave everyone! Shave the bourgeois! Redistribute the hair — to each according to his ability, to each according to his weed! I meant need!

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:45 AM

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Muslim Bhood can have F-16s but I’m not supposed to have a semi auto…

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 1:40 AM

I’m sure there is a perfectly logical and rational explanation for that… Like, sut up, that’s why. o_O

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Salary details of ONE THIRD of
Americans shared with credit
agency Equifax in ´biggest
privacy breach in our time´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye

1/30/2013

It has been revealed that secret salary records of more than one-third of Americans have been shared by their employers with the credit rating agency Equifax. Described as one of the biggest privacy breaches of the modern age, 190 million employment and salary records have been sold to debt collectors and financial service companies through an Equifax-owned subsidiary called The Work Number. Originally created as a fast and easy way to check the employment history of new staff, it has been revealed that The Work Number´s database is so detailed it contains week-by-week paycheck information dating back years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270825/Salary-details-Americans-shared-credit-agency-Equifax-described-biggest-privacy-breach-time.html

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:32 AM

You made Edgar Allen Poem

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:45 AM

No.. my version had more to do with free trade… I’m adamantly against confiscation ( well, except when we have to take sharp things away from children and things like that….obviously) and I think you KNOW how I feel about Socialism, Communism and Fascism. ( hey! Here’s a great idea… let’s throw all of them, and those who support or promulgate them, into a yawning schism!)

However, I will note here that those who managed to acquire items, and useful thought, through conquest, historically, often advanced substantially over their more laid back piers… sometimes rough shod.

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:50 AM

You made Edgar Allen Poe sound better.

A long time ago, perhaps even longer
In a place far far away there abouts
There was a princess of lasting beauty

When you shot her a glance
You got in a trance
All because of her booty and what not

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

*sip*

That Tommy kid just poof?

That what I saw?

Looked like a poof.

Huh.

*sip*

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Muslim Bhood can have F-16s but I’m not supposed to have a semi auto…

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 1:40 AM

We’ll see about that….

This from Rand Paul came from Rightscoop>Facebook. Someone said this vote will be his amendment to the No Budget/No Pay bill.
Hope it goes thru. I want to see the Roll Call vote on this Amend.

Another person said we should give the F-16′s to Israel. Really!!

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

EAT MORE SHARK !

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

:) Ex-cel-lent.

But, she’s going to eat you now with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Nah-I’m just going to…*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

{{Hugs}}

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

{{{hugs}}}

:)

Who were you a bigger fan of – Davy Jones, or Jack Wild? lol

Davy Jones on the Brady Bunch – “Girl”

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

I’ll See You In My Dream – Reinhardt

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:53 AM

He’s a schmuck…who IS eligible to be president. Jindal’s good too.
Husband and I have agreed never to vote for ‘ers’-birthers, truthers etc.

*Husband is a USMC vet and a better conservative than I am. He knows his Constitution.*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:04 AM
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You have an annoying habit of citing irrelevant things, like your decisions, opinions, and emotions, as factual evidence. But “annoying” is in your screen name, so that’s OK.

Igor R.
on January 31, 2013 at 1:09 AM

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Here’s an opinion for you: I’ve been commenting here for close to 6 1/2 years. I’ll write what I please and you can either take it or leave it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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EAT MORE SHARK !

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

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:) Ex-cel-lent.

But, she’s going to eat you now with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

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Maybe I can find a good hiding spot.

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Ella & Louis: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

It’s off to bed for me. GOODNIGHT, ALL & have a blessed Thursday!

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Anyone have a Galaxy Note II cell phone? How do you like it?

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:55 AM

B9

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:55 AM

No.. my version had more to do with free trade… I’m adamantly against confiscation ( well, except when we have to take sharp things away from children and things like that….obviously) and I think you KNOW how I feel about Socialism, Communism and Fascism. ( hey! Here’s a great idea… let’s throw all of them, and those who support or promulgate them, into a yawning schism!)

However, I will note here that those who managed to acquire items, and useful thought, through conquest, historically, often advanced substantially over their more laid back piers… sometimes rough shod.

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Um . . .

Occupy Jackie!

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:55 AM

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM
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:) Ex-cel-lent.

But, she’s going to eat you now with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:39 AM

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Nah-I’m just going to…*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

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The “Super Weapon”.

Nothing beats the “GLARE”.

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Anyone have a Galaxy Note II cell phone? How do you like it?

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Nope,s orry just have an old clunky LG Optimus V…

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Nah-I’m just going to…*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Maybe I can find a good hiding spot.

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Dig fast! Dig deep. It’s going to be close, but there’s still a chance.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Riviera Paradise – SRV

I’ll leave you with this. :)

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Nah-I’m just going to…*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Maybe I can find a good hiding spot.

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Dig fast! Dig deep. It’s going to be close, but there’s still a chance.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:58 AM

I don’t know dude, Twerp is like an ole Blue-tick Hound dawg, once she gets the scent, there aint no hidin.

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM

A long time ago, perhaps even longer
In a place far far away there abouts
There was a princess of lasting beauty

When you shot her a glance
You got in a trance
All because of her booty and what not

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Good enough to make a redneck cry, that romance right there. I’m feeling a little choked up. It’s so beautiful. :)

Mind if I email that to some fam?

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

i thought you Poofed him! You mean he just poofed himself? Uh oh.

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on January 31, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Night Jack! Sleep . . . sleep . . . s l e e p . . . :)

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Nice tune..)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

A song about Palin, who gets bluegill all worked up with jealousy because, as a harmless, puny punk panfish, she’s knows she herself is only bark with no bite!

Heart – “Barracuda”

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Good night Jackie.

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Thanks for the info!

4Grace on January 31, 2013 at 1:41 AM

YW. I’m glad Rand P. put that up. Put those Senators on the record:-) I’m going to try to make a few calls in the morning to take the temp. of their Staffers, LOL

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 2:05 AM

viking01 on January 31, 2013 at 1:45 AM

T/y for the link.

Do you know if the dump had any reference to President Imbecile?

That’s a tad strange. Of course Barry’s publicist wrote that he was born in Kenya which admittedly often gets confused with Hawaii because they sound so similar.

SparkPlug on January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

The whole truth is, 0dumba provided that info to his publicist.

I am not positing that he was born there, by the way – I am only pointing out that he used that story to his perceived advantage.

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 2:07 AM

A song about Palin, who gets bluegill all worked up with jealousy because, as a harmless, puny punk panfish, she’s knows she herself is only bark with no bite!

Heart – “Barracuda”

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Oh, that’s rich. I read some of her remarks on the Boy Scout thread today. Wow, what a left winger.

Got to call it a night if I want to call those Boomtown Senators on the Rand amendment. Think I’ll call those Dems, you know the ones, McCain/McConnell etc:-)

bluefox on January 31, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Well, out for the night. Have a good evening all.

AZfederalist on January 31, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Rubio is the devil.

Igor R. on January 31, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Woah. Talk about demonizing someone.

John the Libertarian on January 31, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 2:02 AM

That should get the part started.:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 2:16 AM

I need to follow Jackie out. Not literally. Judge took care of that.

“One thousand yards means one thousand yards, son, and you don’t want to see me again, do you understand what I’m saying to you?”

“Yes sir.”

“Do you?”

“Yes sir!”

Anyway, 1000 yards on Jackie, 500 feet, if I remember correctly, on 4Grace, and seventeen nautical miles or “within sight of any elevation she may occupy” for Resist (she was a lawyer — she also took my cat, which was strange and didn’t seem to be related, but you don’t want to piss Resist off).

Moving to France where my crap is normal . . .

I dunno.

i thought you Poofed him! You mean he just poofed himself? Uh oh.

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Yup. self-poofed. It’s out of hand. :)

On-topic redux for bluegill:

. . . Against:

1. Passing a bill that makes illegals legal, effectively making them citizens even if there is some fake waiting period after that that means little or nothing;

2. Passing a bill that doesn’t secure the border;

3. Living in a country where the people in Congress actually have the pearls to pass laws in two sections, where the second section begins with anything remotely like, “If anyone actually did the first part we wrote, this part is valid”;

4. Trying to sacrifice this Rubio fellow like a sacrificial lamb, claiming it was his job to fix the problem and he somehow mucked it up, when the people sacrificing him are cowardly ghouls that wouldn’t fix the problem themselves and have been eying his boots the whole time he’s been shoved forward;

*poof*

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 2:17 AM

SWalker on January 31, 2013 at 1:33 AM

I thought about that actually.

Rusty Allen on January 31, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Good night Axe, AZ!

KCB on January 31, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Anti-Control on January 31, 2013 at 2:02 AM

That should get the party started.:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 2:16 AM

fixed..:)

Dire Straits on January 31, 2013 at 2:23 AM

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