Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on February 10, 2013 by Allahpundit

“This is a bad idea whose time has come,” former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a powerhouse fundraiser for Crossroads, said of the new organization, according to an email Monday to donors from Steven Law, head of the Crossroads groups and Conservative Victory Project.

Law outlined plans to essentially perform oppo research [on conservatives] and grade potential candidates on a variety of factors that might affect their ability to win a general election contest, including using fundraising reports “like earnings calls” to evaluate “the competitiveness of candidates.” And he signaled that Crossroads would mobilize other big-money groups in its network to help avert damaging primaries…

But Rove’s involvement in primaries could inflame opponents, predicted Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC. “Their activities are going to actually have the opposite effect of what they’re trying to do,” he said. “It could actually make it easier for conservative candidates to win primaries.”…

“We discourage our people from supporting third-party candidates by saying ‘that’s a big mistake. We shouldn’t do that’,” [Tea Party Express founder Sal Russo] said. “But if the position [Rove’s allies] take is rule or ruin — well, two can play that game. And if we get pushed, we’re not going to be able to keep the lid on that.”

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One high-profile Republican strategist, who refused to be named in order to avoid inflaming the very segments of the party he wants to silence, said there is a deliberate effort by party leaders to “marginalize the cranks, haters and bigots — there’s a lot of underbrush that has to be cleaned out.”…

So a political colonoscopy is going on before our eyes. Republican after Republican told us the party dodged a bullet with Mitt Romney’s loss: If he had squeaked in, this vital reboot would have been delayed four or eight years…

But a senior Republican operative said the party has two huge, unresolved impediments to the top leaders’ grand plans: “suicide conservatives, who would rather lose elections than win seats with moderates,” and the “many groups on the hard right that depend on direct mail fundraising that requires a high degree of audacity, and borderline shrillness.”

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Stone said it’s wrong to alienate the conservative base. “These are the storm troops of the Republican Party,” he said, adding that tea party folks ring doorbells and hang signs for candidates. “Don’t offend them”

Stone said Republicans can find electable candidates who also appeal to tea party principles. But a group that divides a minority party, he added, “that’s like pre-meditated suicide. I’m not for a suicide PAC.”

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Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks openly scoffed at the notion that Rove’s network would be able to pick winners and losers. “The guys who fund groups like Rove’s want to re-establish that they’re in charge, but they just don’t understand the inevitable decentralization and democratization of politics,” said Kibbe. Club for Growth president Chris Chocola seconded that motion: “When you think about a Republican primary, and you think about a principled conservative versus a moderate Republican – well, our model wins more often.”

Rove’s apparent apathy toward the Tea Party has obviously generated antipathy for his views. As Mark Levin has pointed out, Rove recently bragged about spending some $30 million on Senate Tea Party candidates and $25 million on Tea Party House candidates — but American Crossroads reportedly spent some $400 million in the 2012 election cycle, meaning that only about $1 out of every $8 was spent on Tea Party candidates.

Rove will undoubtedly continue to wield influence. But whether that influence triggers a Republican civil war or not is entirely up to Rove, and depends largely on his willingness to work with Tea Party groups rather than in opposition to them.

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Paul pushed back Sunday on the notion that Rubio, or any other Republican, has been anointed as the “face” of the Republican Party, making the case that Republican lawmakers sometimes have different priorities.

“I don’t think anybody gets to choose who the face is, or say you or someone else is the face. I think we do the best to promote what we believe in,” Paul said, pointing to his own vocal opposition to sending U.S. foreign aid money to certain countries like Egypt and Pakistan.

“There are things that distinguish a lot of different Republicans. It doesn’t make them bad or me right or them wrong. What it means there is a tea party wing that’s interested in not sending money to people who are not acting like our allies,” Paul said.

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Rove believes that candidates like O’Donnell gave away likely seats in Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, and Missouri during the last two election cycles. The GOP might control the Senate today if sharper candidates had prevailed.

This line of thinking outrages movement conservatives and Tea Party activists. They chalk up the defeats to the liberal media, which lampooned true conservatives by fixating on their minor missteps. By pledging to support more electable candidates, Rove is buying in to the frame that the media puts around true conservatives.

This theory may be reasonable or it may be poppycock. Either way, Rove’s detractors should thank him for bringing the debate into the open. Rove’s new effort is good for the Tea Party in the way that doubters are good for religions. No faith worthy of its Sunday parishioners crumbles under a challenge. Leaving aside whether Rove is really challenging the core of Tea Party beliefs, his efforts force those who hold a different view into being clearer about what they believe. Only if they go through that process can they make their case to Republicans who aren’t already true believers. Plus, if they can’t beat Karl Rove at the internal game, they’re not going to be able to beat the Democrats.

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Back then, and even now, 41 years later, Rove was not a radical or what they called a “movement” conservative. He was a geeky outsider who longed for the power and money and connections that he thought would be available to him in politics in general and as a Nixon acolyte in particular. Nixon hated the country clubbers, but for social not philosophical reasons, and he drew to his side outsider operatives such as Rove with a lust for power…

Tea Partiers rightly ask what Rove and his rich-as-Croesus American Crossroads super PAC have gotten for conservatives or even the GOP. Rove is a master tactician, but not necessarily a great judge of political horseflesh. His taste tends to run to rich guys who can pay him a lot — which worked out well only in the case of W., and then only by skin of Justice Antonin Scalia’s (“get over it”) teeth…

Deep-dyed conservatives have a right to ask the Roves of the world what the establishment GOPers have done to erase the debt, limit the reach of the federal government or enhance a libertarian view of the world. The answer, to the Rand Pauls of the world, is simple: nothing

He’s done.

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Hear this: extremist ideology is one crucial element of being a bad candidate. There is no good way to phrase the idea that rape victims should be compelled to bear their rapist’s child. Ditto for the idea that those people who can’t find work in the throes of the worst jobs crisis since the 1930s are moochers and takers.

But there is an idea that can be phrased, and it is this:

It’s long past time to create within the Republican party an organized force to fund and support moderate-minded candidates. The Tea Party types do not hesitate to champion their views. Why would it be wrong for moderate Republicans to do likewise? Karl Rove won’t lead that effort. Somebody should. Who?

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DAVID BROOKS: I think it’s the beginning of a longer-lasting thing.

There’s been a lot of calls for Republicans to change. And we have seen that from everybody to Paul Ryan to Marco Rubio. Now we’re beginning to see the donor class really begin to change. There is some question, are they trying to change just the candidates, so they don’t get Todd Akin, or they trying to actually change some of the substance?

And, so far , it seems to be just the candidates. One of the interesting things — and I can’t say I know the answer to this — is, how much will the Tea Party fight back? There has been some effort that they are saying, oh, the establishment is taking over.

But my own sense of things so far is that there is not the will to fight among the Tea Party and that a lot of people in the Tea Party are, frankly — they’re not — they are also Republicans. And a lot of — say, Rush Limbaugh, for example, who is not Tea Party, he’s more an establishment Republican who wants the Republican Party to win.

So I have a feeling that the establishment is going to have maybe an easier time of it than some might think.

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Oh and they are Loubouton! Or somthing…

Jackie has a pr of boots!! :-)

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Amazingly, the reactions have almost entirely been…positive.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Why would you have expected it to be any different? Big Bang Theory has been on how many years now? I think probably most people are aware by now that Aspie’s are, well social awkward, and brutally blunt, not retarded or deranged.

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 10:39 PM

An they would have looked good with my frothy flimsy floaty dress!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:39 PM

BTW, @BMore, you have a real eye for color. It’s impressive. re. Bluegill whirlygig.

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I would guess neither Frum nor Brooks has ever been to a Tea Party. I’d love to know how many genuine grassroots Tea Partiers they know.

Jeffrey Lord at the Spectator has been beating Rove up for a week or so. Lord is a former Reagan White House political director and author.


Karl Rove and the Cotton Conservatives

Conservative Fury at Rove Erupts

INC on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It’s a family name, so I had to look.

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

lol, Hattie or Missippi? Do you know what is worse than a tornado? I bet you do. :)

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

You know what I always say, better than I deserve, I truly don’t deserve this treatment. Of course who does?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 10:39 PM
I originally had been denied this Saturday off. When I explained why I needed it off to my AM…she enthusiastically approved it and told me to do good.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

How much they cost!

It’s a fashion statement…

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Ah, got it. It can be plug ugly, but if it costs a lot and sparkles, it’s fashion. Thanks for clearing that up.

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Thanks Axe, just thought it was funny to finally gig the gilled one. ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Hi Axe! Thank you for your nice comment 2 QOTDs ago!! :-)

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Do you know what is worse than a tornado? I bet you do. :)

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Typo/grammar police?

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Well lets start here AZ, did you see the gun?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Oh yeah, I like to take everything in as a consistent whole. One appreciates the totality of the form so to speak. :-)

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

When Rove told O’Reilly that he was the director of the Texas Reagan campaign in 1980, Lord started on him again:

Rove Not Listed in Reagan Alumni Directory

Ex-Texas GOP Chairman: Rove Was in ‘Anti-Reagan Faction’

INC on February 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I have competition… Jackie :-)

It’s friendly!

One day I’ll hve me shoes ugly or not!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

BOOM!

McCain is now considering NEW TAX REVENUES in exchange for sequestor!

Do you stupid Rino’s get it now!

jjnco73 on February 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM

*exhale* — what?

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

; )

So you don’t think that you’d notice an odd lump out of place? You can’t be that focused. ;-)

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Depends on the lady, but even/especially in a tight fitting top I was surprised. Of course being the gentleman that I am, I have the proper manner to avert my eyes, so……….

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hi Axe! Thank you for your nice comment 2 QOTDs ago!! :-)

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

. . . lol . . . umm . . . yw :)

Bah. I gotta quit being nice to people.

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Turn Up the Radio

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM

The GOP is officially trying to destroy this great country.

McCain is considering NEW TAX REVENUES replacing Sequester cuts.

jjnco73 on February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM

jjnco73 on February 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Link?

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Indeed, form follows function?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

McCain is now considering NEW TAX REVENUES in exchange for sequestor!

jjnco73 on February 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Grrr…

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

So I have a feeling that the establishment is going to have maybe an easier time of it than some might think.

In fact the establishment fears that it is losing control and is desperately trying to cling to power using the crumbling edifices of the state propaganda machine, which Brooks is a Part of, and is rapidly flushing its credibility down the toilet at an accelerating rate as their desperation grows. The corrupt establishment can’t stand the light of day that the Internet provides, and thanks to this sort of thing there is almost nothing they can do about it. Their days are numbered one way or the other.

Gamechanger: Printable Gun Magazines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKAaO26FAvA&feature=player_embedded#!

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Karl Rove and the Cotton Conservatives

INC on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

That one was pretty interesting. Read it the other day. Haven’t read the other one, what with all the laziness.

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Link?

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM

It’s in the Headlines.

RickB on February 10, 2013 at 10:48 PM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Love it. Btw: After the Newtown tragedy, I was worried about how people would react after learning that their favorite Aspie had bought a weapon. Amazingly, the reactions have almost entirely been…positive.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

You’re an “aspie”? As in “asperger’s” – I would guess.

I’ve never heard that slang before………maybe we can talk sometime.

I’m an engineer………that’s all I will say for now…..

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

jjnco73 on February 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Thanks… just damn..

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

INC on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

That was interesting!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM

jjnco73 on February 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Bummer… :-(

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Yeah cuz I was gonna buy these!! ;-D

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Christian-Louboutin-Dafodile-Strass-Crystal-Red-Sole-Pump/prod149510213/?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like%20RR

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:33 PM

rofl. Told my wife about axe’s poem and she thought they were “Luis Vuitton” and he just misspelled. Then I saw your post and called her in to look. She said “I hate that style—but they are popular (knock offs).” I told her she would look good in them with her mumu and there are different color choices.

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

McCain needs to go away………

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I’m an engineer………that’s all I will say for now…..

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

ROTFLMAO… Man I hate engineers… Always designing shit that can’t actually be built the way they design it, and then they get pissed off when yo correct their phuck-ups so that it can be built… ;p

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Grrr…

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

He’s a MAVERICK!

lol

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Movie Stars wear them…

Oh yeah she would look good!!

Gives a woman a shapely ankle and leg! :-)

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Gamechanger: Printable Gun Magazines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKAaO26FAvA&feature=player_embedded#!

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Not a game changer…

Most molded mags are garbage. The springs and followers are the most important parts.

Cheap, easily programmable mills are the future. CNC will give way to user created content. Hopefully millable material is affordable.

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

You keep using this phrase, “Tea Party groups.” I do not think it means what you think it means.

Freedom Works, Tea Party Express, Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party America, and whatever other so-called “Tea Party groups” there are, are 100% self-appointed. No one elected them at any Tea Party demonstration. They simply took the name and asserted they “speak” for the Tea Party, without any authority whatever.

The Tea Party grassroots have no control over what these people do, or how they spend the money they collect.

And let’s take a look at the brilliant candidates they’ve endorsed. Um, let me think . . . Rubio? No, he was running and an “establishment” politician as Speaker of the Florida House until they latched onto him like ticks on a juicy dog.

But there were so many other winners – Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Maese and Buck in Colorado, Joe Miller, Mourdock. Oops.

I don’t see any leadership in any of these groups. I see a bunch of pretenders who suck up resources, get free air time they don’t deserve speaking “for” people who never approved them, and whine a lot.

Adjoran on February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM

And really? Info wars?

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Should there be a mandatory retirement age for congress?

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Mavis Staples! Sorry, I’m still watching the Grammys, tribute to Levon Helm.

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I try to keep up with Lord because he was on Reagan’s staff, and he’s always smacking down GOP revisionists who want to rewrite the past.

INC on February 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Do you know what is worse than a tornado? I bet you do. :)

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Typo/grammar police?

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Now you got me confused. Anyway, the answer is tittie twister—real old joke.

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM

INC on February 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Thank you for doing so!! :-)

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I have no idea what kind of engineer willimg is as that is all he will say for now. I used to love me some old British roadsters and such, that is all I will say about that for now. Except to say I have been under the dash on occasion when I would have loved to have me some engineer handy. ; ) ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM

so no real conversation about this huh….? 300+ comments..

political colonoscopy….Nothing???

You guys talk a lot of crap…but you have no cajones. seriously. I guess hate is the only thing that drives you…without it all you can do is run your mouth on blogs and clink together to make yourself feel good.

cowards.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

But there were so many other winners – Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Maese and Buck in Colorado, Joe Miller, Mourdock. Oops.

I don’t see any leadership in any of these groups. I see a bunch of pretenders who suck up resources, get free air time they don’t deserve speaking “for” people who never approved them, and whine a lot.

Adjoran on February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM

OK, so how good are the winners of those elections? And Joe Miller was fine from what I could see.

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Who let YOU in?

Sparky!! We have an intruder!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM

You’re welcome! He helps me keep my sanity.

INC on February 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

OT…But important

Maybe stockup on coffee?

Guatemala’s president has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country’s crop…

Coffee rust is currently affecting plantations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/08/guatemala-declares-national-emergency-to-deal-with-spread-fungus-devastating/#ixzz2KYmbR5Of

workingclass artist on February 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Now you got me confused. Anyway, the answer is tittie twister—real old joke.

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Sorry, didn’t know the joke. I thought you were messin’ with me because I corrected the original poster’s Mississippi MI/MS mistake. I actually searched Michigan first. And, the family name is a close variation of Hattiesburg.

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Yep-I have Aspergers. I was diagnosed 10 years ago. I consider it to be a gift rather than a deficit.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM

so no real conversation about this huh….? 300+ comments..

political colonoscopy….Nothing???

You guys talk a lot of crap…but you have no cajones. seriously. I guess hate is the only thing that drives you…without it all you can do is run your mouth on blogs and clink together to make yourself feel good.

cowards.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

You didn’t offer anything of substance so what does that make you son?

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM

. . . I think this young Tom Cruise may have a great career ahead of him. Speaking of . . . whatever tenuous thing might suffice to tie this comment into some part of this thread.

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM

OT…But important

Maybe stockup on coffee?

Guatemala’s president has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country’s crop…

Coffee rust is currently affecting plantations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/08/guatemala-declares-national-emergency-to-deal-with-spread-fungus-devastating/#ixzz2KYmbR5Of

workingclass artist on February 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Rust is nothing to be worried about. There may be some yield drag in the short term, but it should be worked out sooner rather than later.

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Lol! Thanks for chiming in with those words of wisdom oh great one. Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Mavis Staples! Sorry, I’m still watching the Grammys, tribute to Levon Helm.

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I’m surprised. The Grammys haven’t totally sucked this year.

Plus, drunk Taylor Swift has been pretty entertaining.

steebo77 on February 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

You didn’t offer anything of substance so what does that make you son?

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM

tom, that was the smart one. Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

It’s not the specific technology that is significant but the fact that guns and magazines are unbanable. That is the gamechanger. Are there any 30 round AR-15 magazines available for download on the Internet that people can easily mill on their home CNC?

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

so no real conversation about this huh….? 300+ comments..

political colonoscopy….Nothing???

You guys talk a lot of crap…but you have no cajones. seriously. I guess hate is the only thing that drives you…without it all you can do is run your mouth on blogs and clink together to make yourself feel good.

cowards.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

How long did it take you to put that together? You probably fretted over whether cowards should be capital C..No, ALL CAPS. Loser…..

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 11:11 PM

cowards.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

The irony of this comment I’m sure escapes him/her/it. I usually like to end my conversations with coward. Lol! You just can’t make this shit up. Its why I love this place! Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Sparky!! We have an intruder!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Yikes. I will blow the bird horn. The crows need to fly door to door and squawk to everyone that the intruder is approaching and to squawk the alert aquawk.

Everyone get your tasers ready…

SparkPlug on February 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM

You guys talk a lot of crap…but you have no cajones. seriously. I guess hate is the only thing that drives you…without it all you can do is run your mouth on blogs and clink together to make yourself feel good.

cowards.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

That’s right, we live on hate. It’s my raisin de tour. Now lemme ax you a question. When you tenderize your meat do you say in a falsetto voice “Barry I love so much?”

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Rove is naive if he doesn’t think the left, and their media wing, can’t destroy any candidate like they did Mourdock, Akin, Angle, and O’Donnell. I’m not saying they were or were not good candidates, what I am saying is the media went after them with a vigor. They kept repeating the Democrats charges against them. Look at O’Donnell, she was on Bill Maher’s show when she was 19 years old, give me a break, when Obama was 19 he was smoking pot in cars. Akin said something really stupid, he certainly got an education on why it was stupid, but the press never, ever let it go until the whole country was talking about it. Why? So the public opinion in Missouri would reflect that the rest of the country would think they were stupid for electing him.

Also, in Missouri, Akin was NOT the tea party candidate and he did have a lot of help from Democrats, in the primary, because they believed he was the worst candidate. Does Rove honestly believe the Democrats won’t do that, or like they did with Tester, put in a 3rd party candidate who says he’s a tea party candidate to split the Republican vote? The Republicans need some serious thought about how they’re going to defeat the unethical Democrats election tactics.

bflat879 on February 10, 2013 at 11:13 PM

And really? Info wars?

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I’m not an Alex Jones fan but it’s an awesome video that most 2nd amendment supporters will enjoy. Don’t be such a sour puss.

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Crap. Colonoscopy. I get it! Gosh that’s really clever. How is your comments on a blog any different from other comments on blogs? Hate? Seems a bit of a stretch.

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

It’s not the specific technology that is significant but the fact that guns and magazines are unbanable. That is the gamechanger. Are there any 30 round AR-15 magazines available for download on the Internet that people can easily mill on their home CNC?

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Yeah, the material and means to manufacture things the government doesn’t like exist. As far as 3d printing technology emancipating firearm and magazine manufacturing? Not happening in the short term. Soon hopefully :)

You know where the gamechanger lies FloatingRock?

It is in the people’s hearts.

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Some folks just don’t like to laugh. At anything.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I’m not an Alex Jones fan but it’s an awesome video that most 2nd amendment supporters will enjoy. Don’t be such a sour puss.

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Can there be a rational reason for being a sour puss?

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM

What I find particularly admirable and brave is when someone comes in on a thread takes a crap and runs away. Silver star on forehead for that kind of bravery. Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

6AM..MST..
See you then..

Electrongod on February 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I’m an engineer………that’s all I will say for now…..

williamg on February 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Have you ever seen this?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Sparky!! We have an intruder!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Thought you had perimeter patrol, what with your broom and all. How did he get past the wire?

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I’ve got four more years of The Won ahead of me, it either laugh or burn a truck at Big Bear Lake.

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Come on back, I’m in a playful mood tonight. ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

All I have left is laughter. Its just so pitifully funny.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Bmore! How thoughtful of you and Cindy to have toasted troll on hand this evening! Thank you! I am feeling a bit peckish!

Let me see, would that be best with red, white, rose? But then, everything goes with champagne… decisions, decisions. :)

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

And, the family name is a close variation of Hattiesburg.

Fallon on February 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Love ya sis. Did you forget the other side of our family name was a close variation of Johnsonville?

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Good evening. You are gorgeous tonight!

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM

A little long play action for you. Electronic in nature, very cerebral, and somatic.

Happy Monday all.

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Good evening Jackie! Too funny. We could use a brave sole like that one in the upcoming party war. He’s just what we need to help get us over the hump and into the next trench. Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Let me see, would that be best with red, white, rose? But then, everything goes with champagne… decisions, decisions. :)

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Good evening, Jackie. It’s nice to see you.

The meat is awfully dark . . . convention would call for red? Predator would know.

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM

HAL isn’t here. Shut up and sing Daisy!

22044 on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Good evening, Cindy! Wonderful to see you!

Please don’t burn a truck at Big Bear Lake. It’s a very pretty place, with towering fir trees, a lovely lake, and a quaint little alpine type town, and Bald Eagles live there.

I used to have a very nice cabin there, not in Big Bear Lake itself, actually just a little way up the road in Fox Farm. I still have lovely memories of it, even if it has deteriorated considerably under progressive rule.

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Scrumpy is the spritely, and you are the sultry one.

SparkPlug on February 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Right about now a couple of you are saying to yourselves, Bmore spelled sole wrong. Lol! Did I?

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Good night EG!! Sleep well

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

With a nice sauce of bad grammar. I really need to proof read.

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

KCB on February 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Good evening, Ken. So are you! :)

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

We could use a brave sole like that one in the upcoming party war. He’s just what we need to help get us over the hump and into the next trench. Lol!

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Sole? More like flounder.

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I have no idea what kind of engineer willimg is as that is all he will say for now. I used to love me some old British roadsters and such, that is all I will say about that for now. Except to say I have been under the dash on occasion when I would have loved to have me some engineer handy. ; ) ; )

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Bmore, do you know why the British don’t like their beer real cold? No arnold, I don’t.

It’s because Lucas electric was there instead of Frigidaire.

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Yeah, the material and means to manufacture things the government doesn’t like exist.

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Ah, but that’s not what I asked. :) Do you have a link to a 30 round AR-15 magazine that somebody could download right now and click the print-button, or the CNC-button, to make a 30 round magazine? If not, then the guy in the video, or the group he works with at any rate, are the first I’m aware of, and being the first to be a gamechanger is significant, IMO. Let’s not take credit away from him when credit is due.

FloatingRock on February 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Let’s play bad word scrabble with phonetic spelling.

apkr = krap

SparkPlug on February 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

AZfederalist on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

He slipped in under the wire :-(

I think Sparky chased it off!!

But some want it to come back and play!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Not to worry, the chances of me burning a truck are the same as jumping out of plane. Both perfectly good forms of transportation to be left intact and remain seated inside.

Cindy Munford on February 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Is the meat terribly gamey? I don’t really care for meat that’s too gamey, not unless it has a nice blackberry sauce with it or some good herbs sprinkled over it as it cooks. Yes… if it’s gamey and dark… definitely a strong, full bodied, dry red. :)

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Beer that comes from a barrel esp brit beer is best served at room temp!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM

One heck of a depressing QOTD. Just about enough to make me wash my hands of the GOP for good.

besser tot als rot on February 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Good evening, Bmore! Great to see you in fine form this evening. :)

thatsafactjack on February 10, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Good evening Fair Lady Jackie!!

Scrumpy on February 10, 2013 at 11:30 PM

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