Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on February 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq compelled the United States to boost the speed and accuracy with which it targets terrorists. But it was not until the Obama administration that U.S. technology and intelligence caught up with the need to take down terrorist networks rather than just individual leaders. As a result, there have been three to six times more drone strikes under Obama than under Bush.

While the use of drone warfare has come of age under Obama, whether he comes to be defined by this weapon is very much a political question. The tool kit of the war on terror includes far more than armed drones, but for a modern president, perception is reality. Drone strikes generate enormous controversy. For some, even the nomination of John Brennan — the public face of the administration’s drone program — to run the CIA indicates the centrality of drones to an “Obama Doctrine.”

In his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, Brennan emphasized his commitment to Congress’s oversight of overt and covert programs. It will remain critical for him and the White House to continue to articulate their overall approach to combating terrorism, making the case that drones are part of the strategy, not a substitute for it.

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Of course, it’s no small irony that the candidate who once railed against the Bush administration’s so-called imperial presidency in the war on terror now finds himself under attack by his own base (and a few on the right) for his “secret” program of targeted killings. However, there is nothing like reality—in this case, the global, nebulous network of al Qaeda and allied terrorists—to bring home to a sitting president his fundamental constitutional responsibility to protect the lives and property of his fellow citizens.

The further irony is that while the Justice Department argues that a targeted killing can only take place when the targeted person poses “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States,” it so broadens the concept that it concludes that the government need not have “clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. person and interests will take place in the immediate future”—only a pattern of plotting such attacks. Given the spotty past record of the intelligence community in actually knowing when a specific terrorist plot is underway, this redefining of “imminent” is reasonable enough—although it can’t help but remind folks of the similar logic behind the Bush administration’s justification for preemptive war.

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This administration, while vowing transparency and accountability, has actually become ever more secretive and punitive: stamping “classified” on everything in sight, pursuing whistle-blowers as never before, and prosecuting journalists for publishing leaked information.

All in the name of national security, the hammer of choice.

The real threat to national security is a government operating in secret and accountable to no one, with watchdogs that are too willing to muzzle themselves…

What’s missing in the dark and ever-expanding world of drone warfare is a big helping of accountability, served up in the bright light of day.

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ASSANGE: Look, we’ve risen to a situation, or collapsed to a situation in the United States now where you can be killed by someone in the White House, President on down, for completely arbitrary reasons. You won’t know that you’re on the kill list until you’re dead. And lawyers, if you have a suspicion that you might be on this kill list, they can’t even represent you. That was a case for our lawyers this (?) for constitutional rights trying to represent Anwar al-Awlaki. He was discovered to be on that kill list, and his son wasn’t even allowed to be his lawyer because he was part of a proscribed organization.

So, that’s a, I can’t see a greater collapse when the executive can kill its own citizens, arbitrarily, at will, in secret, without any of the decision-making becoming public, without even the rules of procedure, without even the law behind this being public.

So, that’s why we need organizations like WikiLeaks, and I encourage anyone in the White House that has access to those rules and procedures, walk them on over to us. We’ll keep you secret and reveal it to the public.

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This brings us, finally, to the last big-picture point: There is abundant opportunity in Obama’s hypocrisy. For a dozen years, we have engaged in heated debates about Bush counterterrorism practices. After four years of watching Obama enthusiastically adopt what he once condemned, we now know Bush detractors were animated by politics, not conviction. We now know that, across a broad spectrum of Obama progressives and national-security conservatives, there is consensus about an aggressive counterterrorism model.

Though neither the civilian nor the military justice system is a comfortable fit for modern international terrorism, we have wasted years slamming the square peg into these round holes. Instead, we should have been designing a new, hybrid legal framework for the modern realities of international terrorism: the need to detain jihadists who cannot be tried under civilian due-process standards; the need effectively to interrogate jihadist prisoners to whom Geneva Convention protections for honorable combatants do not apply; the need to conduct searching, rapid-fire cross-border surveillance; the need to capture and sometimes kill enemy operatives who lurk in the shadows, far from traditional battlefields — some of whom will inevitably be American citizens; the need to revise the AUMF to reflect the current state of the war and remove uncertainty — or illegitimacy — in the determination of who qualifies as an enemy combatant.

For many years, I have argued that we need a new national-security court to deal with the unique legal challenges of a war against transnational terrorists. If anything, the need is more urgent now than ever. No matter what the future of counterterrorism is, though, there needs to be congressional buy-in. President Bush could never deliver that: Democrats were too determined to smear for political purposes the strategies they abruptly embraced once they were accountable for the nation’s security. But President Obama could do it — he could deliver plenty of Democrats. Together with the strong Republican support that is guaranteed, we could very quickly have an enduring, constitutionally sound counterterrorism framework. We could craft legislation that provides broad executive discretion but avoids the dangerous excesses of the Justice Department white paper.

All President Obama has to do is lead.

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BILL MAHER, HOST OF “REAL TIME” ON HBO: The Obama administration has been heavily targeting whistleblowers — true — and information activists. What can we do to hold the government accountable for this harsh crackdown?…

TINA BROWN, NEWSWEEK: I mean, he’d be impeached by now for drones, if he was George W. Bush.

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Via Newsbusters.

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Maher summed up the drone policy as “we will fry anyone in the world with our flying killer robots because someone we know wrote it down on a piece of paper, and therefore it’s legal.” He clarified that he’s not completely against this line of thinking, but in spite of the fact that Obama is the “swell guy” and Bush was the “dumb oaf,” he said it’s essentially the same “we’re good, they’re bad” policy.


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steebo77 on February 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Amie

KCB on February 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Make that 302.

steebo77 on February 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I mean 301.

steebo77 on February 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

He has a point!..:)

PS..OT:..Did you know this guy is a pretty good golfer??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I can’t do anything right.

steebo77 on February 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Jane

KCB on February 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM

That’s more like it. Lets stick with with Jane.

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I don’t trust the bottom of the page. Repeat?

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

@steebo Thats ok. Neither can we. ;-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Connections pay off in everything..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM

PS..OT:..Did you know this guy is a pretty good golfer??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Yeah. He’s playing in the Pro-Am at Pebble Beach this weekend.

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Crue

KCB on February 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

As long as that asteroid don’t wipe us out on SWalkers birthday, all is good. Atleast lovers will RIP since its right after Valentines’ day. ;-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Budokan

KCB on February 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

SWalker, good one! While on Jane, we can’t forget this little classic. Can we?

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

As long as that asteroid don’t wipe us out on SWalkers birthday, all is good. Atleast lovers will RIP since its right after Valentines’ day. ;-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Heh heh heh, I’m still crossing my fingers for a birthday present from the SCOTUS

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

As long as that asteroid don’t wipe us out on SWalkers birthday, all is good. Atleast lovers will RIP since its right after Valentines’ day. ;-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Are you talkin’ SMOD?

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

SWalker, good one! While on Jane, we can’t forget this little classic. Can we?

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Oh heavens no… good call Bmore… good call… :)

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Anybody know where I can get a drone dirt cheap?
Cheaper than dirt has a waiting list.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Anybody know where I can get a drone dirt cheap?
Cheaper than dirt has a waiting list.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Sorry, rumors has it that the Underpants Gnomes at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave have them all locked up…

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

SWalker, good one! While on Jane, we can’t forget this little classic. Can we?

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Oh heavens no… good call Bmore… good call… :)

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

One of the greatest guitar intros ever.

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Lol! Only us old ones. ; )

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I saw him..Gretsky can swing something besides a hockey stick also..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Anybody know where I can get a drone dirt cheap?
Cheaper than dirt has a waiting list.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Lol! I’m naming mine Jane. Roy Sr. will dig her. ; )

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Party

KCB on February 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

No..But talk to predator..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Anybody know where I can get a drone dirt cheap?
Cheaper than dirt has a waiting list.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Sorry, rumors has it that the Underpants Gnomes at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave have them all locked up…

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

I hear Janet has one. It takes four D batteries.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I saw him..Gretsky can swing something besides a hockey stick also..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

The price is wrong b!tch…

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

@predator Asteroid DA14. Scheduled to come close to Earth on Feb 15. Gonna come closer than our TV satellites. Google it. I’m unable to post links. :-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Smooth drum work.

KCB on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Very nice..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Double score?

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

No..But talk to predator..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Hiya, DS. How you doing? :) :)
Bmore..does it have the same options as Janet’s? Like a jackhammer.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Sandler is very funny..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

@predator Asteroid DA14. Scheduled to come close to Earth on Feb 15. Gonna come closer than our TV satellites. Google it. I’m unable to post links. :-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Wormwood?

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I saw him..Gretsky can swing something besides a hockey stick also..:)

Dire Straits on February 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

The price is wrong b!tch…

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Aww crap, Walker. You just got me in trouble. I clicked on your link and it air played on TV..hubby is watching a 007 movie…he was like WTF are you doing?!?
Plotting, honey. Plotting.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

@predator Asteroid DA14. Scheduled to come close to Earth on Feb 15. Gonna come closer than our TV satellites. Google it. I’m unable to post links. :-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Oh yeah. I saw something about that at Fox Website. Could be the SMOD. Who knows?

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Doing well..Hope you and yours are doing good..:)

PS..We have missed yourinput..We have had serval posts on your favorite subject..immigration..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Close enough?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

All The Young Dudes.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

SWalker on February 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Aww crap, Walker. You just got me in trouble. I clicked on your link and it air played on TV..hubby is watching a 007 movie…he was like WTF are you doing?!?
Plotting, honey. Plotting.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAH… oppsies…. ;p

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

@predator Asteroid DA14. Scheduled to come close to Earth on Feb 15. Gonna come closer than our TV satellites. Google it. I’m unable to post links. :-)

tommy71 on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Oh yeah. I saw something about that at Fox Website. Could be the SMOD. Who knows?

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I’m too tired to read four pages, but there’s one coming in 2021 and if it swings back around on the right trajectory, we’re toast seven years later.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Bmore..does it have the same options as Janet’s? Like a jackhammer.

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Ha! Roy Sr. is no Janet. ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:04 AM

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAH… oppsies…. ;p

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

You know us old rock stars, we can’t stay out of trouble to save our lives… ;p

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

HornetSting on February 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Doing well..Hope you and yours are doing good..:)

PS..We have missed yourinput..We have had serval posts on your favorite subject..immigration..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

I know. I’ve been lurking.
What’s 20 million more parasites, right?

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Don’t mess with a man and his 007 flicks. ;-)

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Allow me to do some dusting Jane.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM

And are all the young dudes doing? Why, they’re Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

LoLz..I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I’m too tired to read four pages, but there’s one coming in 2021 and if it swings back around on the right trajectory, we’re toast seven years later.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Na, can’t happen, I’m not scheduled to die unlit February 5 2150…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Always loved that tune. ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I watched Deep Impact last night..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Any breaking news on the “Rogue Cop”??..:(

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Well, since nobody answered the question: Loctite

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Like Scrumpy said, Happy chinese new year. Its now the year of the snake. Supposed to be a bad omen. The last 2 were. 1989, when Chinese forces crushed pro-democracy forces at Tiananmen Square. And 2001, the 9/11 attacks. Wonder what the snake will bring us this time.

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”
“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”
“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”
“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”
“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”
“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”
“AYE, Laddie!……..mmBUT DO YA mmmHAAAAAAAAAAATE mmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH?!!”

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Any breaking news on the “Rogue Cop”??..:(

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

No, but there is a ton of news not breaking about him… IYKWIMAITYD… ;p

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I’m too tired to read four pages, but there’s one coming in 2021 and if it swings back around on the right trajectory, we’re toast seven years later.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Na, can’t happen, I’m not scheduled to die unlit February 5 2150…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Is that so? I get it in 2036, according to Facebook. It’ll probably be by drone, carried out by Chelsea Clinton-Kennedy-Bloomberg.

Ain’t it the truth, Tommy. Apparently Diamonds ARE forever, but guns say I love you in a whole other way.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

I watched Deep Impact last night..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM

LOL Dire! Sweet Meteor Of Death!

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

I can’t stand Dave Mathews, so……….no loading his Jane tune. Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Na, can’t happen, I’m not scheduled to die unlit February 5 2150…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Is that so? I get it in 2036, according to Facebook. It’ll probably be by drone, carried out by Chelsea Clinton-Kennedy-Bloomberg.

Ain’t it the truth, Tommy. Apparently Diamonds ARE forever, but guns say I love you in a whole other way.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

My little brother (now deceased) used to claim that nobody died until they had paid for all other sins, looks like I got a lot of payin to do… :(

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

No, but there is a ton of news not breaking about him… IYKWIMAITYD… ;p

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Breitbart has a post about Jesse Jackson making an appeal to him. He’ll try to turn him into a victim. You know I’m right.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I have to use it on my whirlygigs I sell to raise money for the troops. If I don’t the nuts can sometimes spin off. Then the fan blades fall off. Kinda defeats the whole thing.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

My little brother (now deceased) used to claim that nobody died until they had paid for all other sins, looks like I got a lot of payin to do… :(

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Shoot, I’ll live for ever if that’s the case.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Wonder what the snake will bring us this time.

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

It’s already happened. Jugears was reelected

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Wait, what was the question?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

OT: But Louisville and Notre Dame are about to go into their fifth overtime.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Na, can’t happen, I’m not scheduled to die unlit February 5 2150…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Is that so? I get it in 2036, according to Facebook. It’ll probably be by drone, carried out by Chelsea Clinton-Kennedy-Bloomberg.

Ain’t it the truth, Tommy. Apparently Diamonds ARE forever, but guns say I love you in a whole other way.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

My little brother (now deceased) used to claim that nobody died until they had paid for all other sins, looks like I got a lot of payin to do… :(

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Wait, then Facebook was wrong. I will never die. Apparently, your little brother was a good soul, may he rest in peace.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I have to use it on my whirlygigs I sell to raise money for the troops. If I don’t the nuts can sometimes spin off. Then the fan blades fall off. Kinda defeats the whole thing.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Wow, very cool…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I have a tech question for everyone. Upon certain refreshes of the page, does it come up not showing the links. In other words are all the links just plain black type like most of the type?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM

@AZ lol. The Chinese lunar new year of the snake begins on Sun. So expect something worse.

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Wonder what the snake will bring us this time.

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Obama will focus on the economy. He’ll say so in the SOTU.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Wow, very cool…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Oh, thanks SWalker, I thought you had seen them before. That’s just a few. Its a good way for me to raise extra coin for the folks serving.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

I get it..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Hi Hornet

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Wait, then Facebook was wrong. I will never die. Apparently, your little brother was a good soul, may he rest in peace.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM

ROTFLMAO… no, actually he wasn’t, he was a career criminal, and not a particularly good one either. He just couldn’t resist taking other peoples cars for rides… o_O

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Duvall got close to that line..:)

PS..Side note..Duvall is one of the best actors we have..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:23 AM

*ROGUE Piers Morgan Fan-Cop

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM

PS..Side note..Duvall is one of the best actors we have..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:23 AM

He’s outstanding. The western cowboy movies he did with Costner were terrific.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM

h… and this one is dedicated to Dr Carson… Cause ya just know come Monday morning all the Fifth Column Treasonous Media Marxist talking heads are going to be calling him… Uncle Tom

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM

@Schad If hes laser like focussed on the economy, we’re doomed. He’ll keep scre*ing it up. Or another stimulus. Yeah, thats what we need. More debt. /

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Hi Schadenfreude.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I need a new name to pick tunes for. I’m all out of Jane.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

I have to use it on my whirlygigs I sell to raise money for the troops. If I don’t the nuts can sometimes spin off. Then the fan blades fall off. Kinda defeats the whole thing.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Very cool. Re the question, Swalker mentioned Loctite and someone asked what it is.

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

I need a new name to pick tunes for. I’m all out of Jane.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Go for songs with the word cat in them.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

predator on February 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Nah, the difference between the native diet is negotiable.

Bmore on February 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

…depends on who prepares it! Wild game is the best! I have eaten goose down the street that I thought was a good cut of roast beef. They fix venison backs and tenderlions that melt in your mouth…that make beef steaks taste like shoe leather. There are five families down the street who have only bought sliced lunch meats at the butcher, since I have known them. Their freezers are stuffed with wild game and fish of every sort. I am just appreciative of the venison hamburger they shun, that they don’t use for chili or pasta dishes…who can F up cooking hamburger?…everything else they have given me…when I cook it…tastes game-like and chews like paper!…so I go there…instead of wasting it!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Very few people have discussed why Obama is so eager to kill not capture and interrogate terrorists. As Mark Thiel discusses in his excellent book, “Courting Disaster”, the most useful intelligence in the war of terror is gleaned through interrogation. He explains interrogation as a very sophisticated and lengthy process that rarely if ever (or needs to) involves torture. A professional interrogator is a highly skilled operative who works on his relationship with his captor from many angles, knowing that the information learned from this process is what eventually brings all the other pieces of intelligence into place.

Obama doesn’t want this process to take place. He doesn’t want the intelligence.

rrpjr on February 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Anybody watching the Louisville/Notre Dame game? 5OT’s and counting

gophergirl on February 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

WH aides have already told the environazis to expect something big in Os speech. If its some kind of climate change legislation, the economy will go into a tailspin.

tommy71 on February 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Oh, yep loctite has its place. I weld a bit but why when you don’t have to?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Anybody watching the Louisville/Notre Dame game? 5OT’s and counting

gophergirl on February 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Hiya, gg. Just posted the same thing up thread. Pretty intense. Thursday night was beautiful!

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Go for songs with the word cat in them.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Okay.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Go for songs with the word cat in them.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Will do.

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I need a new name to pick tunes for. I’m all out of Jane.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

“Fish”?…(visited again down under)! She’s a bright one!…You know she’s lurking here…RIGHT NOW!…and you guys are driving her ballistic!…give her a tune that will explode her entrails!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I’m afraid to click on the cat songs….James Bond singing cat scratch fever…not sexy.

HornetSting on February 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

I’m with ya brother! Its better for you no doubt. The price is right too.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

predator on February 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Lonesome Dove is a classic..Arguably the best in my opinion..:)

PS..Eastwood had a lot of classic westerns..imho..:)

PSS..Has Eastwood ever made a bad western??..:)

Dire Straits on February 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Saw it, almost stepped in it. Ick! ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM

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