Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

Immigration reform’s chances in the House are looking bleaker after one of the top Republicans tasked with shepherding a bill to passage ruled out a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chair of the Judiciary Committee that will mark up any House legislation on the issue, told NPR this week that he will not support a bill that eventually grants citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in America.

“People have a pathway to citizenship right now: It’s to abide by the immigration laws, and if they have a family relationship, if they have a job skill that allows them to do that, they can obtain citizenship,” Goodlatte said. “But simply someone who broke the law, came here, [to] say, ‘I’ll give you citizenship now,’ that I don’t think is going to happen.”

***

Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person’s legal eligibility to work…

“I subscribe to the ‘if you build it, they will come’ school of regulation,” said Chris Calabrese of the American Civil Liberties Union, who said he worried that the card would be required to board airplanes, to vote or perhaps purchase a firearm. “It becomes in essence a permission slip to do all of the ordinary things that are your rights as an American,” he said.

Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration-policy expert at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, said: “It’s not only a gross violation of individual privacy, it’s an enormously high-cost policy that will have an incredibly low to negligible benefit.”

***

“I’m not optimistic about common sense immigration reform passing this Congress,” Cruz said during a speech at the Dallas Texas Tool & Die company. “I don’t believe President Obama wants an immigration bill to pass, instead I think he wants a political issue. His objective is to push so much on the table that he forces Republicans walk away from the table because then he wants to use that issue in 2014 and 2016 as a divisive wedge issue.”…

“The president has been focusing on amnesty, a path to citizenship that skips ahead of the line,” Cruz said. “That, he knows, is a position not supported by a great many Americans and not a position that will achieve bi-partisan cooperation. It’s designed to scuttle the bill.”

***

[O]n the single most important issue — instant amnesty — there is no real difference between the proposals.

Rubio calls it “probationary legal status.” Obama uses the term “lawful prospective immigrant.” But both would instantly legalize the 11 million illegal immigrants living here today. The moment either bill is signed, the 11 million become eligible for legal residence, the right to work, and relief from the prospect of deportation.

Their life in the shadows is over, which is what matters to them above all. Call the status probationary or prospective, but, in reality, it is permanent. There is no conceivable circumstance (short of criminality) under which the instant legalization would be revoked.

This is bad policy. It repeats the 1986 immigration reform that legalized (the then) 3 million while promising border enforcement — which was never carried out. Which opened the door to today’s 11 million. And to the next 11 million as soon as the ink is dry on this reform…

Regrettably, there appears to be zero political will to undertake this kind of definitive solution. Democrats have little real interest in border enforcement. They see a rising Hispanic population as the key to a permanent Democratic majority. And Republicans are so panicked by last year’s loss of the Hispanic vote by 44 points that they have conceded instant legalization, as in the Rubio proposal.

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Amnesty never shows up in polls as a top concern of Hispanics. It’s a top concern of employers, not workers — which isn’t going to do much to help Republicans shed that “Party of the Rich” image. After Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986, unemployment among Hispanics skyrocketed when, suddenly, there was increased competition for low-skill jobs. That’s precisely why businesses want amnesty, not because of their deep concern for the plight of the underclass…

So why do Hispanics vote Democratic? Like most legal immigrants since Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act, Hispanic immigrants are poor. The poverty rate of second-generation Hispanics is lower than the first — but the third generation’s poverty rate is higher than the second…

If Republicans think we can have mass amnesty for millions of government-dependent immigrants and become a more libertarian country, they’re crazy.

This isn’t because of a failure to “reach out.” Republicans can’t beat Democrats at the government assistance game. From single mothers to corporate subsidy-takers, they want your money and the Democrats promise to give it to them.

***

Understanding English is supposedly a precondition for gaining U.S. citizenship. Why, then, is it even necessary for politicians to address voters in Spanish? Either their English skills are not what we have been led to believe, or they simply prefer to use Spanish. Neither possibility is reassuring.

There appears to be no similar stampede of candidates, including Hispanic politicians, beating down the doors of Chinese or Korean Berlitz schools to communicate better with their Asian constituents. The assumption is: Asians and other immigrants will learn English; Hispanics, on the other hand, need to be reached in Spanish. The relative size of the various populations is no excuse: if using someone’s native or legacy language is appropriate and respectful for one language group, why shouldn’t the practice extend to all groups?…

Pro-amnesty conservatives regularly assert that assimilation is proceeding wonderfully, because most second- and third-generation Hispanics allegedly understand English. Is Spanish spreading, then, because the arrival of even more immigrants speaking only Spanish overwhelms this progress, or because Hispanic-Americans themselves prefer Spanish? Again, neither possibility is reassuring…

Conservatives have traditionally stressed the unum rather than the pluribus in our national motto (which originally referred to the unification of the states into a single nation, not to our contemporary notion of “diversity”). If the reality on the ground looks more and more like “E pluribus duo,” shouldn’t we care?

***

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, one of a handful of Senators who have been working on bipartisan legislation on immigration, has already floated the possibility of walking away from the negotiating table if the terms of a deal aren’t acceptable. The political risks of leaving the issue unresolved are significant for a party that won just one in four Hispanic voters in 2012. If the negotiations broke off permanently, Republicans would have to quickly embark on a public relations campaign blaming Obama for making unreasonable demands and playing politics with the issue. (And, yes, that sound a lot like what Cruz is doing right now.) Winning a message battle on immigration could be complicated by some of the louder voices — Iowa Rep. Steve King, for example — who are long time opponents of any sort of immigration compromise…

Rubio — and other smart party strategists — know that if a deal can’t be reached on immigration, Republicans’ chances of winning the White House in 2016 decrease…

Given the stakes, Republicans — Cruz included — had better hope that Obama’s eye is more on building his legacy than on positioning his party politically for when he leaves office. Otherwise, the GOP could be faced with nothing but bad choices on the issue heading into the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election.


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While running for Gov. of California is something that I just might be crazy enough to try, I’m not sure even California is crazy enough to seriously consider electing me. o_O

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Jerry Brown….twice???

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

How did BMore get Obama to pose in front of a blue screen so he could add that backdrop in later?

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Wow..Double..

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Enjoy every second!!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

And then some!

John the Libertarian on February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Hi ya back Scrumpy, SWalker, everyone else. :)

wolly4321 on February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

While running for Gov. of California is something that I just might be crazy enough to try, I’m not sure even California is crazy enough to seriously consider electing me. o_O

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Jerry Brown….twice???

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Hey now, I never said or implied that the California voters weren’t crazy… Just not crazy enough to elect a extremely conservative former Rock Star.

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Schadenfreude, you here yet? I’m not long for this world. Lol! Busy, busy day behind me, another tomorrow. ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

He told him it was a private fund raiser and he could bring Reggie.

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

SWalker for governor.

His brain is big and full of big ideas.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Still my Angel though.

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Yeah, I already promised her it was forever and ever. So I’m sorta stuck.

John the Libertarian on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Yes. You know he and I are tight, like brothers. ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

SWalker for governor.

His brain is big and full of big ideas.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Well, it certainly is full of something… ;p

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Ok that was funny.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Hmmmm, they elected the schwarzt didn’t they! Tho you would be a million times better!! ;-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Love me some Scrumpy doodles.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I am ccrosby, hope you are as well. Good to see you. ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Hmmmm, they elected the schwarzt didn’t they! Tho you would be a million times better!! ;-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Sigh… Yes, we elected him, and the Govanator turned out to be the Govaneutered…

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Sad, sad.

PatriotGal2257 on February 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Indeed it is. When progressives control the reigns this is a great example of what is bound to happen. I thought by killing to birds with one stone, I could draw attention visually to it. People having short attention spans lends itself to quick read visuals. ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Test the waters, I think you have as good a chance as any SW!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

“I’m not optimistic about common sense immigration reform passing this Congress,” Cruz said during a speech at the Dallas Texas Tool & Die company. “I don’t believe President Obama wants an immigration bill to pass, instead I think he wants a political issue. His objective is to push so much on the table that he forces Republicans walk away from the table because then he wants to use that issue in 2014 and 2016 as a divisive wedge issue.”…

“The president has been focusing on amnesty, a path to citizenship that skips ahead of the line,” Cruz said. “That, he knows, is a position not supported by a great many Americans and not a position that will achieve bi-partisan cooperation. It’s designed to scuttle the bill.”

Ted Cruz continues to shine.

In other news, every night AP finds and posts serious quotes which are worthy of serious discussion only to have a bunch of morons come here and turn this thread into a chat site. If I was AP I would give one warning and then delete these juvenile “Hi BS” comments and remove the commenting privileges of those who make a mockery of AP’s work.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

B: The 2nd one needs a vial of nitro glycerin teetering on the edge of the cabinets.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Lol!, You just like nitro glycerin. ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

You and I have finally found some common ground. Shovel?

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I can never hang long on qotd. I get up early for work. Just want folks to know so they don’t think I’m being rude. Bums me out. When things get going,, I’m cutting in to my sleep.

Tomorrow is Friday, though.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

CRP Spring Convention is right around the corner, might I have the opportunity to meet you?

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

???????????????

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Are you Bluegill’s ugly sister?

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

wolly4321 on February 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

We wouldn’t think that of you wolly! You got to go when you need to :-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Asian Campaign slogans for SWalker.

1. Erect a lock star.

2. Flee riscence to grow MJ for all.

3. Riberty is better than tlanny

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Immigration reform’s chances in the House are looking bleaker after one of the top Republicans tasked with shepherding a bill to passage ruled out a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

They are NOT “immigrants”. They are lawbreakers.

JPeterman and RWM are legal immigrants.

There is NO such thing as an “undocumented immigrant”. There are illegal aliens, galore.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Oh that is priceless!! So funny FOTFLMAO!!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

No, Beta Boy is partially correct. I don’t mind giving him his due. When he’s reasonable. He does like to instruct others on how to spend their time however. That can lead to problems.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

CRP Spring Convention is right around the corner, might I have the opportunity to meet you?

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Hmmm, never been to no fancy high falooten CRP Spring Convention… Looks expensive to this poor unemployed citizen… O_O

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Are you Bluegill’s ugly sister?

I’m sorry. Unattractive Sister?

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I have your picture, you still want it?

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

“Immigrant” implies legality.

I hate Orwellian and Machiavellian charlatanry.

Call it what it is and solve it.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Good evening!! You are right on, me too btw! :-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I have your picture, you still want it?

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Yes, please. Thank you much. Pls. make it available to all, here. You are the man!

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Hi Schad!

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Oh dear Scrumpy, I forgot you, but not intentionally. Pls. forgive my faux pas, and a good eve to you too.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Asian Campaign slogans for SWalker.

1. Erect a lock star.

2. Flee riscence to grow MJ for all.

3. Riberty is better than tlanny

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Hmmm, those look like promising campaign slogans… o_O

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Hi Ken

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Whenever I hear Marco Rubio speaking on “common sense, bi-partisan, immigration reform” I wonder “Was his senor partner, Barack Obama, unavailable?”

VorDaj on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Eventually we will get to the topic du jour in our own sweet time!

I believe if Allah didn’t like how the QOTD goes, he would have put a stop to it a long time ago… :-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM

It ended up being a bit of an odd one. Something about the woman’s face. Just couldn’t quite get it just right. Here. P.S. You owe me eye bleach. Lol! ; ) If you think it may still need tweaking a bit, I will have to do it tomorrow. I have had my fill of her for one day. ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Hi Ken

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:43 P

Thank you for joining me in making a mockery of AP’s hard work!

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I do I do! :-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Are you Bluegill’s ugly sister?

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I’ll let you know when you turn 12.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Looks good but needs a smidge of hair on the left side :-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Thunder twilight dark
Fireflies hidden there
Lightning midnight spark
Tearing at the seems
Dusk dew morning beams
Hope and faith renew
Wonder daylight you

Rusty Allen on February 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Don’t be duped by Marco ‘Teddy” Rubio The Borker or you are the biggest dupe of them all.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340962/borking-immigration-hawks-mark-krikorian

Remember this?

Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.

The high-immigration Right has borrowed not only its immigration-policy views from Ted Kennedy, but now his political tactics as well. Grover Norquist, Linda Chavez, American Conservative Union president Al Cardenas — and Senator Marco Rubio — have launched a campaign to Bork those on the right who disagree with President Obama’s immigration plans.

VorDaj on February 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Bmore says you are a guy. Really?

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Obama and Rubio – The Tag Team for the Destruction of America.

VorDaj on February 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

You done good!!! Got it saved. You’re owed. The idiots consider this “beautiful”. They should see/know her soul.

Thanks again.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Oh, I agree with you. Betas point that Allah works very hard on this for us is true. It is my favorite not because of the chit-chat per say, though as you are aware I do enjoy that aspect. I always read, well almost always read every article Allah links in its entirety. I used to actuallu take the time to comment here on the thread, but alas no one seems interested in doing so. So I stopped. But Beta is correct on at least part of what he said. Many people complain and don’t come here anymore because of the reason Beta sites.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

When I look at Marco Rubio, now all I see is the face of John McCain looking back at me and I can almost hear, “My friends, my friends …” coming from his mendacious mouth. It has become very clear that Rubio is The Man Who Never Was. He’s just a conman with a no longer very convincing con, so teenage girls you can get over your crush on him and now would be a good time.

Since Marco Rubio is now calling amnesty, “earnesty”, I am wondering when he will officially/legally change his name from Marco Rubio to Marco Orwell. He certainly should. Perhaps in the next Batman movie, as the series gets ever more worn out, he can play a composite of the Joker and Two-Face. And since Rubio is Spanish for Blond, maybe he will wear a blood wig as he goes about his quest with Obama Bain for the extinction of the Republic.

VorDaj on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Hmmm, never been to no fancy high falooten CRP Spring Convention… Looks expensive to this poor unemployed citizen… O_O

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sounded like you were a rock star in comments above?

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Eventually we will get to the topic du jour in our own sweet time!

I believe if Allah didn’t like how the QOTD goes, he would have put a stop to it a long time ago… :-)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

No, you won’t. The thread is hopelessly juvenile and self-indulgent from beginning to end.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Obama and Rubio – The Tag Team for the Destruction of America.

VorDaj on February 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

They are the leaders, with entire teams behind them, from both sides. McCain is the other devil/jerk.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

USDA forces staffers to pound on tables and chant “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” refrain from use of word ‘minorities’ and instead use ‘emerging majorities’

They also recently put out a pamphlet instructing illegal aliens on how to apply for foodstamps, not to worry that being a ‘public charge’ would interfere with amnesty, assuring them that being on foodstamps is not being a public charge, and how to garner benefits through a legal child or relative.

This is the Obama administration at work.

By the way, it’s impossible to be an illegal alien unless you enter an established sovereign nation that has established borders and immigration laws without proper documentation and permission. When the pilgrims were colonizing what would eventually become this nation, there was no established nation, no immigration laws in place, and no established borders. There were only disassociated neolithic tribes roaming the area.

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Nice Job!

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

…Is Spanish spreading, then, because the arrival of even more immigrants speaking only Spanish overwhelms this progress, or because Hispanic-Americans themselves prefer Spanish? Again, neither possibility is reassuring…

Yes, spanish is spreading.

I believe it is high time that English was made the OFFICIAL language of the US!

Americae extremis est a summo descendit

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM

actuallu = actually

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Hmmm, never been to no fancy high falooten CRP Spring Convention… Looks expensive to this poor unemployed citizen… O_O

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sounded like you were a rock star in comments above?

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Just a guitar player back in the 80′s who lucked out for a little while by playing for a glam rock band.

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I agree. Complete waste of time. Good night.

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Oh, I agree with you. Betas point that Allah works very hard on this for us is true. It is my favorite not because of the chit-chat per say, though as you are aware I do enjoy that aspect. I always read, well almost always read every article Allah links in its entirety. I used to actuallu take the time to comment here on the thread, but alas no one seems interested in doing so. So I stopped. But Beta is correct on at least part of what he said. Many people complain and don’t come here anymore because of the reason Beta sites.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

The Alpha Man-Boy speaketh. Case closed.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:53 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sounded like you were a rock star in comments above?

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

You should probably clink my nic, and go through 4 or 5 pages of my blog before getting any ideas.

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Hello Jackie.

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Good point. Libtards are semantically challenged. Distinctions are blurred into blissful gradations of irrelevance.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM

actuallu = actually

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

There’s no need to correct obvious typos. Or was that for Kent18′s benefit?

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Good evening, Ken. It’s great to see you this evening. :)

You know, as to those complaining that the QOTD is ‘off topic’…
they can post anything they like…no one has attempted to stop them… they can’t force the rest of us to comply with their wishes simply because they are their wishes.

They also have all the other threads throughout the course of the day to post anything they like and have any conversation that they choose.

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

The Alpha Man-Boy speaketh. Case closed.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Alpha Man-Boy? Is that a band?

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Good evening, Spark. Well said and an insightful observation. :)

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Bmore says you are a guy. Really?

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Yes, and nearly 7 feet tall
Although quite graceful … … all in all
And steely as you please
He could be Samurai Japanese
He could turn back the rain
Just as surly as I’m the Queen of Spain

PercyB on February 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Good evening Jackie! Yes, I saw that disgusting video…

When the pilgrims were colonizing what would eventually become this nation, there was no established nation, no immigration laws in place, and no established borders. There were only disassociated neolithic tribes roaming the area.

But now we supposedly have a nation with established borders and immigration laws in place eh? What a joke…

Tho it is not funny in the least bit…

Americae extremis est a summo descendit

Scrumpy on February 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

All right then SWalker, it’s payback time for you’re run of luck.

Get serious about what’s happening in CA, and if you can do ANYTHING to help (even going to a yucky convention). do it!

I say this as a native, and cuurent resident, of the formerly glorious state of California.

ccrosby on February 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Why are all the Quitt RomneyBots such Nazi pedophiles?

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM

PercyB on February 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Nice.

KCB on February 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Evening good lady. Very well explained/documented.

Adding also – the Obama admin. a few days ago advertised to them not to be afraid of food stamps and welfare withdrawals, after amnesty goes in effect.

This Punk threatens the nation on his own sequester, a sham to postpone the topic until after his coronation, and pumps the taxpayers money, and the dough he has printed, out the window, ruining the land.

Only fools don’t get this. Alas, he loves people as fools. The others don’t vote for him and his.

Such charlatanry Must and Will be punished. I wish him painful destruction.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM

PercyB on February 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Good evening PercyB! How nice to see you again…

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Poems!

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 12:03 AM

They also have all the other threads throughout the course of the day to post anything they like and have any conversation that they choose.

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM

QotD has been an open for the night thread for a long time. AP likely wraps his job up seconds after he posts the excerpts, as he should. Cats, beer and anything he chooses to spend time with/on are well earned by then.

We all can join, not join, or leave the thread or the site, at any time…it’s still a somewhat free country.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 12:03 AM

They come to America

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Poems!
Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Hiya Rusty!

I read yours up thread … very intrigued by it :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM

AP and his cats.

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM

the taxpayers taxpayers’ money

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I will give you the ocean of freedom
I will be your sun for direction
You be the pirate of the ocean
You be the explorer of the world
Together, the beginning and the end.

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

ok if you have any spare blocks please donate them to Axe.

He is compiling them to make a platform.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Hiya Chrissy, I’m glad. You having a good night?

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

What is Axe building? A platform for a deck?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

What the hell is a basil. Here this ones for you. Listen very closely because it come on unexpected and doesn’t last long.

One of these days i’m gonna ???????????

http://youtu.be/XCZciJRuR_Q

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

thatsafactjack on February 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM

But My Lady! They are our betters. The way they hold their chins high! The way they square their shoulders with infinite assurance. Surely they are our betters? If not, why would they show such arrogance?

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Yes I am! I hope you are too…

I wind down here… it’s a comfy place to be :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Good evening, Schadenfreude. I agree with your assessment, and also wish him and those who created him all that they have earned and so richly deserve.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Hubris and an overestimation of their own importance to others.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Not sure. Maybe it’s a new boat dock for the lake at the Glade. You better spy on him and we can keep it secret.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM

http://youtu.be/NV3dTuwZPjc

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

this works too worm

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Hubris and an overestimation of their own importance to others.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Surely you jest my lady… O_O

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Obama uses the term “lawful prospective immigrant.”
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Rubio calls it “probationary legal status.”
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Us peasants call it “illegal immigration.”

listens2glenn on February 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Ted Cruz continues to shine.
In other news, every night AP finds and posts serious quotes which are worthy of serious discussion only to have a bunch of morons come here and turn this thread into a chat site. If I was AP I would give one warning and then delete these juvenile “Hi BS” comments and remove the commenting privileges of those who make a mockery of AP’s work.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

You really are bluegill, aren’t you?

I have to believe that. It’s simply not possible for their to be two Palin-deranged, Romney-obsessed obsequious hypertrolls with a pathological hatred of chitchat.

RINO in Name Only on February 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Fred
jrsrigmvr on February 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Good evening fred! Great choice!! :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM

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