Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on February 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

Hagel’s goal Thursday was to consolidate [his Democratic support] by getting at least one Republican on the committee to come out for him. Democrats hold 14 of 26 seats on Senate Armed Services, and none of them have hinted that they oppose Hagel. It made sense for Hagel to be demure—more sense than it made, say, for Barack Obama to approach his first debate with Mitt Romney as a do-no-harm scenario.

But the result was a nominee who searched for words like he was trapped in a closet, grasping for a dropped flashlight. Democrats praised Hagel’s Vietnam service, to the extent that Hagel encouraged them to ask about policy instead. He couldn’t get granular on any of that, he said, but “if confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do.” Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, a Hagel supporter, asked a pillowy-soft question about the nominee’s conversations with the president. “When he asked me why am I qualified,” said Hagel, “I said I’m not.” This was campaign-profile talk transplanted with maximum awkwardness to a situation in which people wanted to hear about expertise…

During one break, Hagel turned to a friend in the rows directly behind him and joked wryly about how he had good speeches he’d never written down. The hearing continued. Hagel answered questions about another speech with “I don’t recall the event. I don’t recall the words. I don’t know the context.” The studied ignorance of modern judicial confirmation hearings had come to Armed Services, but the graft wasn’t taking.

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden assured European leaders Saturday that the U.S. is not pursuing a policy of “containment” toward Iran, two days after U.S. Defense secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel mistakenly characterized the Obama administration’s policy.

“As President Obama has made clear to Iranian leaders, our policy is not containment — it is not containment,” Mr. Biden said at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. “It is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.”

During his confirmation hearing Thursday, Mr. Hagel told the Senate Armed Services committee that the administration had a policy of “containment” toward the Iranian regime. After an aide slipped him a note minutes later, Mr. Hagel corrected himself and said, “We don’t have a position on containment.”

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Defense analysts and congressional aides say that Hagel’s rough confirmation hearing and a near party-line vote that’s expected on the Senate floor will sap what little political capital he may have had heading into the top Pentagon job.

One GOP aide knowledgeable in defense issues said that Republican uneasiness over Hagel would make it much tougher to him reach deals over controversial issues in defense legislation than Obama’s first two Defense secretaries, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta.

“You need a strong, tough secretary of Defense to push back when he’s right, and not cave when he faces tough questions,” said the aide. “With a guy like Hagel, you don’t know that a deal you cut in the room is the deal you’ve got when he leaves. With Gates, and Panetta, at least you knew that.”…

“The way some of the Republicans behaved yesterday I think has the potential to hurt them much more than it does Chuck Hagel,” [one Democratic] official said. “He wants to work with Congress and he will, but it was hard to see yesterday how they’d want to work with him when they wouldn’t even let him answer basic questions.”

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Liberals are pretending not to recognize that Hagel is manifestly unqualified. A few have the wit to argue in excuse that associate justice of the Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment while secretary of defense is not. On the other hand, the damage an incompetent secretary of defense could do over the next four years is very great.

Conservatives and Republicans will stand firm in opposing Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. They will do so with a clear conscience, basing their opposition on his obvious unsuitability for the position. Are liberals and Democrats willing to sell their souls for .  .  . Chuck Hagel?…

Our brave men and women in uniform deserve better than Chuck Hagel. Are there any courageous liberal voices who will find it within themselves to say so? Are there a few courageous Democrats in the United States Senate who will announce that they will not consent to a secretary of defense unqualified for that high office? Is there even one Democratic senator who will hearken to President Kennedy’s admonition, “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much”?

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There are over 300 million Americans, and another 20 million more Undocumented-Americans about to be fast-tracked down the soi-disant “path to citizenship.” Surely, from this vast talent pool, it should be possible to find someone who’s sufficiently interested in running the planet’s biggest military not to present himself on the world stage as a woozy, unfocused stumblebum. In an exquisite touch, responding to reports that Hagel was “ill-prepared,” someone in the White House leaked that he had been thoroughly “coached.” In other words, don’t blame us: We put him through the federally mandated Confirmation Hearing for Dummies course. He doesn’t have to be a competent defense secretary; he just has to play one on TV for a couple of hours. But even that’s too much to ask of an increasingly dysfunctional political system: The Senate disdains to pass a budget, 70 percent of U.S .Treasury debt is bought by the Federal Reserve, month-long negotiations to cut spending turn out in the final deal to increase spending . . . and the president’s choice of defense secretary tells the world he has no idea what our policy on Iran is.

Hagel may know nothing about Iran, but he’s an incisive expert on America.

During an appearance on Al Jazeera in 2009, a caller asked him about “the perception and the reality” that America is “the world’s bully” — and Hagel told viewers that he agreed. Confronted with this exchange by Senator Ted Cruz, Hagel floundered. There was no aide to slip him a note explaining that the incoming SecDef takes no formal position on whether or not his own nation is “the world’s bully.”

Ah, if only. In the chancelleries of Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Cairo, Pyongyang, the world’s bullied are laughing their heads off.

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Via the Washington Free Beacon.

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Via Mediaite.

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Via the Daily Caller.


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Rolling Rock, oh Rolling Rock.

Rusty Allen on February 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Hey CL, you haven’t chimed in as yet. Who you think will ultimately end up as the nominee in ’16? It may or may not be someone you like and support. Just the eventual nominee.

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Better have boatloads the way the Fed pumps.

KCB on February 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

You can bet the beltway GOP will try to make it someone like Christie.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

This is just the beginning my friend.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

How would they ever enforce such a thing, there are no records of mags being bought. The only way to is look at gun purchase records and then go to your house, ask if you own a gun that carries such a mag, and then what….search your house? With what, a warrant issued for a million households?

It’s stupidity on a level so high it can’t be measured by modern science.

Bishop on February 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I got the husband to join me @ the gym. That’s gotta be a first. We just got home.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Offered you “tickets to the gun show” yet?

Cause he’s gonna. :)

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

lol

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Why are you laughing? That Democrat is right. Hagel is fantastic and the Republicans made arses out of themselves. I mean, have you ever seen a better qualified candidate to be SecDef? Plus, he has the most important qualification for that position, according to Bill Richardson:

HE’S FROM NEBRASKA!!!

All of you rubes in Kansas, you’ll just have to wait in line to be Secretary of Transportation.

lol

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Hi Barb!

KCB on February 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

@predator Forget the beltway or the tea party. Who do YOU think the eventual nominee would be?

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Bwaah. You got me. (:

SparkPlug on February 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Cheer up.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

How about Rene Gagnon of the Mt. Surabachi flag raising? He looked like Tyrone Power.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM

See it hold true for all generations.

Rick Perry

GWB

George Senior

Allen West

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM

@predator Forget the beltway or the tea party. Who do YOU think the eventual nominee would be?

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Rand Paul

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM

How would they ever enforce such a thing, there are no records of mags being bought. The only way to is look at gun purchase records and then go to your house, ask if you own a gun that carries such a mag, and then what….search your house? With what, a warrant issued for a million households?

It’s stupidity on a level so high it can’t be measured by modern science.

Bishop on February 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

They can’t and they know it. But it’s for the “children”.

Besides there will be some stupid Minnesota liberals who will turn their magazines in – wait and see.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Thanks, predator. Wowsy, we got a lot of names on the list so far.

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:45 PM

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Well I did a nice response to you with links to more guys in uniform – got eaten up or went to moderation land.

In looking at pictures – George Sr Bush was an extremely good looking man in his Navy days.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Well I did a nice response to you with links to more guys in uniform – got eaten up or went to moderation land.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Wow.

Um. Be sure to clear your history, dude.

\m/

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 9:48 PM

QOTD limping along…..

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

In looking at pictures – George Sr Bush was an extremely good looking man in his Navy days.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Do you recognize this guy?

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Well I did a nice response to you with links to more guys in uniform – got eaten up or went to moderation land.

In looking at pictures – George Sr Bush was an extremely good looking man in his Navy days.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

It’s always amazing when you see a man in his late 80s or early 90s like GHWB and then look at their WWII pictures and how handsome they were. My father was bald for as long as I can remember but he was dashing in his WWII uniform when he had hair.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Do you recognize this guy?

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I don’t – he’s cute though

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM

UpperCup, a new iPhone case that comes with a coffee cup holder. In me opinion, not wise at all.

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:55 PM

There are over 300 million Americans, and another 20 million more Undocumented-Americans about to be fast-tracked down the soi-disant “path to citizenship.”

“Undocumented Americans”

That’s so beautiful. It’s like, you know, your enemies? They are so really like, “Undocumented Friends,” you know? Because the border thing, the walls and things, they are so not our future, you know? Cause we’re all, like family. We’re like, Undocumented Brothers and Undocumented Sisters — except for people who are having sex, they’re like, Undocumented 2nd Cousins and everything. But still closely related and beautiful.

I do want to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony! I’d like — OMG — to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company!

*sobs*

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Is that Oliver North?

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Do you recognize this guy?

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I don’t – he’s cute though

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Is it Oliver North?

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Do you recognize this guy?

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Looks like Oliver North.

RickB on February 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

It’s always amazing when you see a man in his late 80s or early 90s like GHWB and then look at their WWII pictures and how handsome they were. My father was bald for as long as I can remember but he was dashing in his WWII uniform when he had hair.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM

My Grandpa the same way. He was handsome as can be in his WWII uniform.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

@Axe lol. Kewl, dude.

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Oliver North it is.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

QOTD limping along…..

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I think everyone is worn out from Rubio Week.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Yep, Ann. Also, some QOTD regulars are a-missin.

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Since it’s a little slow, and I’m filling in some time surfing for pics, how ’bout this one?

Yoda the Pug

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Liberals are pretending not to recognize that Hagel is manifestly unqualified.

unqualified compared to whom, McCain? Graham? Rubio? Don’t make me laugh! Their foreign policy has failed miserably, as hindsight shows. They are living examples of winning the battles but losing the war. It doesn’t matter that the surge worked because we didn’t make America safer or more prosperous by what we did in Iraq. Iraq wasn’t even involved in the attack on 9/11, Pakistan was the biggest culprit, yet the people who took is into Iraq have pretended like Pakistan is our best friend all this time, diverting the nations attention to Iraq for whatever reason instead. Now we have spent so much blood and treasure, bankrupting future American generations, and have accomplished little other than pushing Iraq, a nation uninvolved in 9/11, closer to Iran. Meanwhile Pakistan was harboring Bin Laden all these years and was chiefly responsible for 9/11 and we send them billions of dollars every year. I wonder how much money Bin Laden received from US taxpayers while he was hiding out in Pakistan?

Now McCain, Graham, Rubio and others responsible for that misdirection and failure are allied with Jihadists in Libya, North Africa and want to arm Syrian jihadis as well. They are allied with Al Qaeda’s allies, the very organization that attacked America on 9/11, and failed to hold Pakistan to account, while falsely claiming the moral high-ground. Even more recently McCain and Graham voted against efforts to cease arms shipments to Islamist Egypt.

Obama/Biden/Hagel on the one hand and McCain/Graham/Rubio on the other… they are all fools, a pox on both houses!

FloatingRock on February 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Do you recognize this guy?

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

…Hagel

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I think everyone is worn out from Rubio Week.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I’m trying to be productive at the same time. :)

. . . what you guys need is a good troll.

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:06 PM

…Hagel

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

No, this is Hagel.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

predator on February 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

…sorry…didn’t see that…was watching Indiana/Michigan

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

…sorry…didn’t see that…was watching Indiana/Michigan

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I’m watching it too. I wish Dick Vitale would retire.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I need a Democrat who served in the military. I can’t think of one off the top of my head.

Seeing if the hotness holds true even for liberals.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Crap, Nebraska’s Lt. Gov resigns. He was supposed to be a shoo-in for Gov. Its the wimmenz again. Another career down the tubes cos the man can’t hold it together.

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I’m watching it too. I wish Dick Vitale would retire.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I have it on mute.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

No, this is Hagel.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Funny I thought thatwas Hillary.

RickB on February 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Seeing if the hotness holds true even for liberals.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

It doesn’t.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I’m watching it too. I wish Dick Vitale would retire.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I have it on mute.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

You guys know Iron Man 2 is on, right?

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I need a Democrat who served in the military. I can’t think of one off the top of my head.

Seeing if the hotness holds true even for liberals.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Jimmy Carter, John F’ing Kerry…

SWalker on February 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

@GovRichardson: Breaking News! Interior Secretary resigns. Anyone from Montana or Virginia meets reqs. Send resume to WH.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

. . . what you guys need is a good troll.

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:06 PM

One just showed up.

/oh,wait p, you said good troll. Isn’t that an oxymoron

AZfederalist on February 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Funny I thought thatwas Hillary.

RickB on February 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Understandable. There is a resemblance.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

No, MarshFox, I think it’s the lifp. Not excessive honesty. I just have a terrible lifp. :)

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

@GovRichardson: Breaking News! Labor Secretary resigns. Anyone from Hawaii, Vermont, or any US territory meets all reqs. Send resume to WH.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Tune

KCB on February 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

No, this is Hagel.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

…usually I get THAT picture when I look up our troll bayam…instead of a description!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

@GovRichardson: Breaking News! Mabus resigns! Anyone from Idaho meets all reqs 2B next SecNavy. Send resume to WH.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Ewwwww

John Kerry – not awful not great either. This one is awful though

Jimmy Carter – ah no hotness here

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Clown clowning around the world.

The US is the joke of the world now.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Anyone seen Drudge lately?

OldEnglish on February 2, 2013 at 10:20 PM

@GovRichardson: Breaking News! FLOTUS resigns! Anyone named Reggie Love can apply for job. Send resume to WH.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Iraq wasn’t even involved in the attack on 9/11

Pumice on February 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

A US Federal Judge appointed by Bill Clinton in the Manhattan Lower US District Court ruled otherwise almost 10 years ago.

Unlike yourself, he actually examined the evidence, and actually heard testimony. He was ruling in a lawsuit brought by 9/11 families. When his ruling was announced, it was immediately deep-sixed by the National Democrat State Media, because it didn’t fit their agenda.

Yet just a few years later, when the very same Federal Judge (appointed by Bill Clinton) also ruled in a subsequent lawsuit that Iran was involved in 9/11, it was front-page news.

Care to try again?

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 2, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Anyone seen Drudge lately?

OldEnglish on February 2, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Yes read an article earlier. Since Scott Brown will not run for Kerry’s seat and they have such a weak R bench in MA. They are asking Ann and/or son to see if they’d run. The article I read said they didn’t think either would.

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Tarantula

tommy71 on February 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Rolling Rock, oh Rolling Rock.

Rusty Allen on February 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

…saw you down under…on the January 25th thread (:->)…I’m going to keep stopping in for a brew periodically!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

WH says it expects the says it expects the Senate to confirm Hagel…so says Fox News Newsbreak.

They should be embarrassed not pushing for confirmation!

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Smoke Rings in the Dark

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

oops sorry I messed that up. WH says it expects the Senate to confirm Hagel…

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

They should be embarrassed not pushing for confirmation!

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

But, HE IS FROM NEBRASKA!

Bill Richardson says that makes him eminently qualified.

You’re just a Nebraskiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiist!

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

oops sorry I messed that up. WH says it expects the Senate to confirm Hagel…

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

…oh thanks!…but I puked already!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

But, HE IS FROM NEBRASKA!

Bill Richardson says that makes him eminently qualified.

You’re just a Nebraskiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiist!

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

oh thanks!…but I puked already!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

LOL…RWM

Sorry…KOOLAID

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

You’re just a Nebraskiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiist!

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Like everyone can’t see straight through your straight-up New Yorkism.

*sniff*

Bloody Hot Air New Yorkists.

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

This Michigan/Indiana game is kind of insane.

Good showcase for Big Ten Basketball

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

~PSA~

There has been a surprising, and completely unauthorized, *poof*.

Drudge used it in a headline to describe the disappearance ( completely ‘unexpected’, by the way) of 170,000 jobs.

The individual who has purloined the book from the oubliette, and disseminated the formula for *poof* will be apprehended and brought before Magistrate Schadenfreude.

~End PSA~

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Good evening, Predator. Great to see you. Excellent tune choice. :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Howdy, Ken, K2, Sparky, Schad, Jackie, Timmy,Axe, RWM, Marshfox, Arnie, Bmore, Coffee, A-C, EG, Cozmo, Alt, AZ, SW, Bishop,Canopfor,
22044, 4Grace, INC, Fred,Baz9, Pred, GG, and everyone!!

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Bishop on February 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

They’re going after suppressors, too.

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/30/silencers_the_nras_latest_big_lie/

Who knew they were such a menace?

[Of course, one can but wonder, why - if they're so dangerous - haven't any 'mass murderers' used them yet?]

Solaratov on February 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Tommy and TDC!

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

and Rusty!!

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Spritely One! So good to see you! How are you?

Have you noticed that Spark is in Vegas and he’s appointed you interim Fire Marshall in his absence? :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

This Michigan/Indiana game is kind of insane.

Good showcase for Big Ten Basketball

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

…makes me feel good about how MSU did in Indiana’s barn…with the funny call or two at the end…maybe U of M won’t spank my cows after all!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

~End PSA~

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

LOL — I had no idea poofing could be such a destructive force when I wrote the spell. :) I just needed to be able to sneak out quietly.

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

LOL! Sure…that’s what Einstein said, too! :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Yes I did!! Hope he has fun!

Am ready to patrol!

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

…makes me feel good about how MSU did in Indiana’s barn…with the funny call or two at the end…maybe U of M won’t spank my cows after all!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

We were down 20+ at the half and only lost by 7. I didn’t see the game but we had some “funny calls” as well go against us.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

…hi Scrump !…hi Tigger !

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I would like Ken to volunteer to assist?

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I have every confidence in you. I’m certain you’ll do a fine job. There will be nice bonus in it for you, too. :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

:-D…

ON DUTY!!

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

…and the calls are funny again!…they just counted that basket before the foul!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Good evening, Predator. Great to see you. Excellent tune choice. :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Greetings, jackie. Good to see you again. Glad you liked the tune. I hadn’t hear that in a while.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Neither had I, and it’s good to share tunes with you again. You choose some great ones. :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I’m not defending New York and slighting Nebraska, silly. Watch the Hannity clip. Richardson keeps saying that Hagel is qualified because he is from Nebraska. What does the state where you are from have to do with whether you are qualified to be Secretary of Defence???

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

You got it!!! Yeah!!! Axe? Not so much. lol

Evening, Scrumpy.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I like that style of music now and again. Kind of a slow, crooning type. “Neon Moon” by Brooks and Dunn is another that fits that category.

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Now McCain, Graham, Rubio and others responsible for that misdirection and failure are allied with Jihadists in Libya, North Africa and want to arm Syrian jihadis as well.
FloatingRock on February 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

So, no democRATs voted to go to war in Iraq?

No democRATs are involved in sending arms and aid to the jihadists in Syria?

No democRATs want to send F-16s and a couple of hundred M-1 Abrams tanks to Egypt?

It’s all a Republican plot. I see.

Solaratov on February 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM

predator on February 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM

As you know, I, too, enjoy a wide range of musical styles. :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Just remember if anyone gets out of line spray em with fire hose.

Keep patrolling. We have to make moon goddes look good for having faith in us.

I’m watching the antics of the casino right now.

Bye

SparkPlug on February 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I need a Democrat who served in the military. I can’t think of one off the top of my head.

Seeing if the hotness holds true even for liberals.

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Algore. :0

Solaratov on February 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Chrissy, I am at your disposal! Hi Jackie!

KCB on February 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

gophergirl on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

and john kerry…spit!

Solaratov on February 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

KCB on February 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Good evening, Ken! I’m so relieved that you volunteered as requested. Now I don’t have to draft you! :)

thatsafactjack on February 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I’ll play it for ya, jackie, while I dish up dinner. *just to keep the mood going* :)

predator on February 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM

You got it!!! Yeah!!! Axe? Not so much. lol

Evening, Scrumpy.

Resist We Much on February 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I KNOW RESIST.

I was just . . . poking you in the arm. It makes no sense. It’s just . . . something we do. :) If this has been a cafeteria in the 3rd grade, I would have . . . slapped your granola bar with a carrot stick or something.

Spit ball in the sixth.

I dunno.

I just work here.

*sigh*

Axe on February 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Status Report:

All quiet in the Glade, perfect night, pool is just right, fire is lit, pig is roasting, moon shining, kegs and wine on hand.

Balloon at the ready!

Don’t tell Sparky but rides are free tonight!! ;-)

Pot Luck on desserts!!

Come one come all!!

Scrumpy on February 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM

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