Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on February 3, 2013 by Allahpundit

Reid, who told me he has “lots of guns” that he keeps for “sentimental reasons,” said he wants to “get something done on guns” and expressed support for universal background checks. He said he’d consider other proposals such as limiting gun magazine capacity and said he’d “take a look” at the ban on assault weapons, which Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., strongly supports. Reid added that the influential NRA would not single-handedly prevent action to prevent gun violence.

“I’ve been supported by the NRA on occasion. I know Wayne LaPierre, he’s always been extremely pleasant to me. We have a good relationship. So, I am not here to demean the organization,” he said. “Just because they resist it doesn’t mean we can’t do things. I mean– we have a lotta special interest groups that come and complain about things…we’ll listen to them and make the right decision.

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As the nation continues to confront the concept of “good guys with guns” in schools, armed guards are coming in force to Newtown, Connecticut. Late Thursday the Newtown Board of Education voted to request the presence of two kinds of guards inside the town’s elementary schools. The vote, for now, only represents a request — it still needs to clear budget and logistical boundaries since the guards would come from the town’s police resources as opposed to the school board itself. But the plan “would put two eyes and ears — one armed, one unarmed — at each Newtown school,” reports Bronxville Patch’s Davis Dunavin. The guards, officially called school resource officers (SROs), were already a fixture at all Newtown schools in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, but until this vote they were budgeted only to be a presence at middle and high Schools, according to NBC Connecticut.

From reports of the school-board meeting, concerned parents cited the Sandy Hook shootings as their reason for backing an armed-guard policy. “The only thing that stopped that guy that day was when the two Newtown police burst in the building,” one parent is quoted as saying in the Patch story. “You all know that.” Which sounds eerily familiar to the NRA’s “good guy with a gun” talking point, even though the Obama administration has backed armed guards if schools want them.

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An immigration debate is raging and a budget crisis looms in Congress, but the conservative activists gathered outside the New Hampshire Statehouse had just one thing on their minds: guns…

Many activists aren’t happy with the GOP’s sudden embrace of more lenient immigration proposals and they’re monitoring the approaching congressional deadline to avoid massive cuts to military programs. But for now at least, the debate over guns and the perceived threat of losing them tops their list.

It’s an “organic” movement with little coordination from national conservative organizations, according to Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express. “It’s happening by itself,” she said.

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The Rev Jesse Jackson has appealed to Barack Obama to “please come home” to Chicago and address the crisis in American urban life following the fatal shooting of a teenager less than a mile from Obama’s house in the city.

“The president’s voice is so urgently needed here,” said Jackson, arguing that Obama’s presence would help draw attention to the complexity of the economic and social problems affecting areas like Chicago that compound problems related to gun violence. “[That alone] would illuminate the condition.”…

“My greatest fear in Chicago is that we might be adjusting to it,” said Jackson. “We might be taking death for granted.”

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And you never heard about this: the Pearl, MS high school shooting was stopped by Assistant Principal Joel Myrick. In violation of federal law, he went to his truck and got his .45 semi-automatic pistol. Nor do we hear about the up to two million times a year that citizens use guns to thwart murder, rape, assault, robbery, etc. The media ignore these stories because they don’t fit their narrative…

We need a balanced study on guns – and not from the hysterical hyenas on either side of the issue. With the results, and after the emotion of a school shooting has faded and reason can prevail, perhaps we can reduce some of the bureaucracy surrounding gun ownership and dispel some of the myths. Only 323 deaths last year were caused by assault weapons; 496 Americans were killed with hammers and 650 with knives; 12,000 people died because of drunk drivers. Millions of Americans are dying from obesity-related causes; perhaps a one-week waiting period to buy a Twinkie is next? Or shall we confiscate all forks?

We really need to move slowly and within the bounds of sensibility on this issue. There are some 300 million guns in America now. And, like the 12 million illegal aliens already here, they ain’t going away.

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On Sunday, LaPierre continued his efforts to stem momentum for new gun-control legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. He contended that a universal background check would not be workable, in part because of the lack of digitized mental health records and the fact that criminals would not seek out guns in that fashion.

“It’s a fraud to call it universal. It’s never going to be universal,” he said. “The criminals aren’t going to cooperate with it, they could care less…we ought to call it the check on law-abiding citizens of this country.”

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“Even the most rabid haters of guns, people who would argue for a gun ban, have many good points on their side,” Harris began by saying. “And the gun nuts have many good points on their side.”


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Rusty:

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 AM

hi grace bye walker!

tom daschle concerned on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Nite, ole, oh I mean SW. ;-)

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Hi 4Grace!!

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Always nice to see you, Scrumpy. I hope you are feeling well this evening. You certainly appear to be in fine form. :)

Hiya 4Grace, how you? Didn’t see you last night. Everything a-ok?

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 1:44 AM

All is groovy, tommy! I was elsewhere last night. How was your weekend?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 AM

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Good evening..)

Dire Straits on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Evening, HotAir! What’s shakin’?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Strange tension. There’s melancholy, some of the denizens are covered with a strange sheen that speaks of feverish desire or fear, or in some cases, both; RWM is lurking strangely; I can’t stop thinking of composing poetry on the backside of a beautiful woman; there is the sweet, light air of the Caribbean wafting about, in warm and massless sunshine; SparkPlug is not wearing pants; and MarshFox is getting a haircut.

O, and Ziffel once dated a woman who pooped outside.

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Most welcome, Scrumpy. Thank you for the poetry. You are our Spritely One. :)

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:48 AM

SWalker on February 4, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Goodnight, Walker. Sleep well.:)

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:49 AM

4Grace is here. I have been missing B9 too.

SparkPlug on February 4, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Good evening..)

Dire Straits on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 AM

A grand hello to you, Dire. How are you tonight? Have you been spinning those great tunes?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Hows you back, tom? Feeling better?

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.

Rusty Allen on February 4, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Well, goodnight folks… Time for this old geezer to call it a night…

SWalker on February 4, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Later man.

May your Cheetos always be fresh.

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:47 AM

So, just a typical evening, huh?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Good evening, Grace! Always a pleasure to see you.:)

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.

Rusty Allen on February 4, 2013 at 1:50 AM

– 10 and 8, or free?

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:52 AM

So, just a typical evening, huh?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM

lol — Pretty much. :)

The poems on the backside is new to me, but in truth, verily, I’ve thought similar things at one time or another, so I can’t pretend it’s somehow different.

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Gravity – Mayer

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

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

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Rusty:

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.

Head bowed she wanders silent softly

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Nite, Jackie

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 1:55 AM

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Good night jackie always a pleasure. God Bless!

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 1:55 AM

4Grace is here. I have been missing B9 too.

SparkPlug on February 4, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Hi, SP! I think you might have passed over my abode earlier this evening. You appeared to be having some steering issues. Hope you got that taken care of!

B9 is well. She’s been very busy, lately. She works hard for her money. ;)

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Hows you back, tom? Feeling better?

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 1:49 AM

better living thru chemistry at the moment. opioids are a blessing and a scourge.

taking the next step tomorrow, whatever that is.

tom daschle concerned on February 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM

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

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Good night Jackie. :) — The only place and the only time in all the stars where so many things come together to make up the irreplaceable you.

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:57 AM

May your Cheetos always be fresh.

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:50 AM

ROFL. That should be on his Welcome mat.

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 1:57 AM

brb. *mini-poof*

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 1:57 AM

taking the next step tomorrow, whatever that is.

tom daschle concerned on February 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM

:( But its just a season.

*Cheeto*

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Good evening, Grace! Always a pleasure to see you.:)

thatsafactjack on February 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Hi, Jackie! Can you see me waving? Lean just a bit to your right & use Spark’s Vision Accelerometer.

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Ah, sorry, Jackie. I was too slow to respond…and wave.

Goodnight to you!

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.
Head bowed she wanders silent softly
Thru silver lakes and fields of pain,

Rusty Allen on February 4, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.

Head bowed she wanders silent softly
Thru silver lakes and fields of pain,

She hastens to her secret bower

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Oh! I saw gummeandpokeme on an earlier thread (Super Bowl?). Just wondering if that creature has been posting recently, or if this was the first appearance since the election period.

Anyone know?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Oh! I saw gummeandpokeme on an earlier thread (Super Bowl?). Just wondering if that creature has been posting recently, or if this was the first appearance since the election period.

Anyone know?

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:09 AM

I’m clueless. But — good to know we still have a full house. :/

*sigh*

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 2:13 AM

A little CCR. Down On the Corner

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:13 AM

I’m clueless. But — good to know we still have a full house. :/

*sigh*

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Lol, indeed. I’m actually ready for some new troll blood. Our regular trolls are so predictable…and stooopid.

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Well, now I’m inspired and have to go work on this thing. :) For an hour. Then I’m not working on anything. For about 8 hours.

This would go faster on a beautiful woman’s backside, by the way — so, if you are a beautiful woman and want to foster the arts — I can be reached at my nick.

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Nice to see you a bit. :)

*poof*

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Goodnight, Axe. Nice to see you, too.

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:18 AM

later gater!

tom daschle concerned on February 4, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Hey, guys, I’m coming by late, but maybe the early crowd will enjoy these photos.

You may have seen this one of the Queen:

Queen With A Gun

But have you seen this one?

HM The Game Girl

I think she was about 21 years old in that photo.

INC on February 4, 2013 at 2:27 AM

Sorry Rusty, the words just flowed!

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.

Head bowed she wanders silent softly
Green moss underfoot, she smiles shyly.

Nature brings her comfort in her need
Birdsong enlivens her with speed.

She hastens to an open bower
Filled with every scented flower!

Down she lays to gaze above
Thinking deeply of lost love.

White clouds of fluff so pure
Help her to overcome, endure.

Her heart so broken needs to heal
So then again she can truly feel.

The sun begins to sink and fade
Behind clouds lit pink thru jade.

Her heart is now not so grieved
Her soul to love it shall cleave,

To memories oft filled with hope
Best to think more how to cope.

For it is time to watch in awe
As Gods’ creation turns to nightfall.

Time well spent within her mind
Nothing on this earth can bind,

Loose the chains that want to hold
Do not fear them, go, be bold!

Fear naught, for fear alone
Cannot repress what is best known.

Love overcomes all that fates bring
Love is such a wonderful thing…

So remember now what true love is
It will bring you much happiness!

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 2:28 AM

Long day tomorrow.

Goodnight, tom dc. Prayers for healing!

Goodnight Scrumpy, Rusty, tommy, Dire, Spark and anyone I missed.

God bless to each of you.

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Thru sunlit boughs shadowed by rustling leaves
I caught a glimpse of she that grieves.
Head bowed she wanders silent softly
Thru silver lakes and fields of pain,
She hastens to her secret bower
For now a smile she must feign,

Rusty Allen on February 4, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Then there’s this one:

Sarah Palin with proper skeet shooting form.

INC on February 4, 2013 at 2:30 AM

4Grace on February 4, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Good night 4Grace be well! God Bless!

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Forgive me Rusty…

We shall try again!

I am off myself to sleep perchance to dream!

God Bless all and good night!

And disappears with a gentle

*swoosh*

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 2:34 AM

night grace! that was my great aunt’s name. so lovely. hard to live up to!

tom daschle concerned on February 4, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Scrumpy on February 4, 2013 at 2:34 AM

good night.

Rusty Allen on February 4, 2013 at 2:38 AM

*unpoof*

good night.

Rusty Allen on February 4, 2013 at 2:38 AM

You’ll be all right. :)

*repoof*

Axe on February 4, 2013 at 2:43 AM

good morning!

mr cmsinaz had a good thought, that photo shoot of dear leader ‘skeet shooting’ must have been a photo set up….Who shoots skeet straight ahead of them, they shoot up high up in the air?

I’m sure others have brought this up in other posts…

________________________

mr wallace was a d!3K to la pierre yesterday, so morning joe will be praising him natch…it’ll be those right wing survivalists of the nra are crazy people…

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 5:38 AM

according to the lsm, the only party with ANY PROBLEMS or ISSUES is the GOP…The dems are doing just fine in their eyes…

wow

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 5:40 AM

we ought to call it the check on law-abiding citizens of this country.”

Yup

but morning joe will continue to demonize him and the nra…

arrrgghhhh

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 5:42 AM

Exactly. Leave me alone you bastards.

“The criminals aren’t going to cooperate with it, they could care less…we ought to call it the check on law-abiding citizens of this country.”

TX-96 on February 4, 2013 at 5:49 AM

ahhhh i see there are quite a few articles re: dear leader’s photo op sham

______________________

worst superbowl commercial in the cmsinaz household
go daddy smoochfest

blech

worst halftime show as well…mr cmsinaz was asking where’s Tom Petty, that was a great show

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 5:57 AM

oh yeah, morning joe praising Chris Wallace big time…

again with the ‘survivalist wing’ of the nra

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 6:06 AM

lsm praising wallace for asking hard hitting questions, but says bupkis on interviews by kroft and pelley and the rest of the slobbering journalists…

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Good Morning CMS,and the Morning H/A Crew:)

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:18 AM

**Alert ***

Southern California tour bus crash, Feb. 3, 2013

At least 8 people died, while others were injured, on Feb. 3, 2012, when a tour bus collided with a truck on a mountain road near Yucaipa, California. – AP, NBCLA
=================================

Update: Highway Patrol says 8 people killed in tour bus crash in Southern California mountains – @AP

5 hours ago from abcnews.go.com by editor

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/tour-bus-overturns-east-la-multiple-deaths-18396442
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Southern California tour bus crash, Feb. 3, 2013

Raw video: On scene at fatal Southern California tour bus crash – @PEcom_news

5 hours ago from http://www.youtube.com by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFraW5nbmV3cy13d3ctaHJkcg0LEgRTZWVkGJTX1gwM/2013/02/04/raw-video-on-scene-at-fatal-southern-california-tour-bus-crash-pec
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canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:23 AM

morning Canopfor….

so sad about the crash :(

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 6:27 AM

The Associated Press ‏@AP

VIDEO: Officer details “terrible crash” of bus carrying Mexican tour group in mountains east of LA, killing 8: http://apne.ws/WSy1Rt -JM
====================================================================

Feb 4 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW41UJ6tmxk&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Hopeys War On Women!

The Associated Press ‏@AP

President Obama says he has no hesitation about ordering women into combat: http://apne.ws/VDDxK9 -RD
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-says-he-wont-hesitate-women-combat

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM

And, where is the Northeast Republicans’ Club? They’ve vanished. My take.

kingsjester on February 4, 2013 at 6:42 AM

kingsjester on February 4, 2013 at 6:42 AM

HEAR HEAR KJ!

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 6:51 AM

***F’n Pirate Alert**

Piracy center: French-owned tanker likely hijacked off Ivory Coast; 17 sailors on board – @AP

3 hours ago from http://www.thestarphoenix.com by editor
=====================================================

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Piracy+centre+Frenchowned+tanker+likely+hijacked+Ivory+Coast/7913964/story.html

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Thank you, ma’am! I just call it as I see it.

kingsjester on February 4, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Hopeys War On Women!

The Associated Press ‏@AP

President Obama says he has no hesitation about ordering women into combat: http://apne.ws/VDDxK9 -RD
===================================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-says-he-wont-hesitate-women-combat

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM

That should scare everyone in the country, especially those leftists who claim to hate war and violence so much they demand the law-abiding give up their guns. Combat should be a last resort, all hesitancy taken until it becomes necessary to protect US national interests.

This guy is dangerous.

Liam on February 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM

morning Canopfor….

so sad about the crash :(

cmsinaz on February 4, 2013 at 6:27 AM

cmsinaz:Yup,always sumpin,happening:)

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 7:22 AM

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM

That should scare everyone in the country, especially those leftists who claim to hate war and violence so much they demand the law-abiding give up their guns. Combat should be a last resort, all hesitancy taken until it becomes necessary to protect US national interests.

This guy is dangerous.

Liam on February 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Liam:So true,the Democrat Party,has put their “Value”,on women!:)

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 7:24 AM

And, where is the Northeast Republicans’ Club? They’ve vanished. My take.

kingsjester on February 4, 2013 at 6:42 AM

kingsjester:Good Morning KJ:)

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Chris Kyle:

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Kyle In His Own Words

Former Navy SEAL talks about growing up in Dallas and the military. Interview conducted in August 2012.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/EXCLUSIVE–Chris-Kyle-In-His-Own-Words/189591491

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Zeppity-zap

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Wooh…….House Dems claim Obama not showing them enough love. So sad….. ;-)

tommy71 on February 4, 2013 at 7:46 AM

President Obama says he has no hesitation about ordering women into combat

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Well then, by all means make the lil’ darlins sign up for the draft.

Happy Nomad on February 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Why does that shotgun appear to have a forced, thin vertical vent of smoke on the right side. That picture is very fishy.

rplat on February 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM

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