Quotes of the day

posted at 8:41 pm on February 22, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Obama said that with less than a week before $85 billion of automatic across-the-board cuts hit, he still believes that lawmakers “have the opportunity to make the right decisions” to avert the sequester.

“Hope springs eternal,” Obama said during a brief press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “And I will just keep on making my case not only to Congress, but more importantly the American people to take a smart approach to deficit reduction and do it in a way that doesn’t endanger our economy and endanger jobs.”…

Obama added that “this should be a no-brainer.”

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A quick scan of recent headlines and you’ll see that enacting the cuts will make the U.S. a second-rate military power, keep you from seeing part of the Grand Canyon, poison your food and leave you sitting on an airport tarmac for an hour and a half. Also, someone from the federal government will come into your home, kick your dog, take you off the do-not-call list, and borrow your car without filling it back up.

Of course, if you’ve paid attention to these fights before, you know that is a classic case of Washington Monument Syndrome. Threaten to cut government budgets and it always turns out that the amount you want to reduce spending by is precisely the amount that was needed to pay police, firefighters, and teachers. We probably won’t be able to afford to immunize crippled orphans against rabies either, so you heartless Republicans are just going to have to live with the knowledge that you were responsible for the wolves rising to power in the inner cities.

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In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner describes the upcoming sequester as a policy “that threatens U.S. national security, thousands of jobs and more.”

Which leads to the question: Why would Republicans support a measure that threatens national security and thousands of jobs? Boehner and the GOP are determined to allow the $1.2 trillion sequester go into effect unless President Obama and Democrats agree to replacement cuts, of an equal amount, that target entitlement spending. If that doesn’t happen — and it seems entirely unlikely — the sequester goes into effect, with the GOP’s blessing…

The effect of Boehner’s argument is to make Obama seem reasonable in comparison. After all, the president certainly agrees with Boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. The difference is that Obama wants to avoid them. At the same time, Boehner is contributing to Republican confusion on the question of whether the cuts are in fact “deep” or whether they are relatively minor.

Could the GOP message on the sequester be any more self-defeating?

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Democrats get to do the P.C. Shimmy. Traditional presidents go through a normal set of motions: They identify a problem. They come up with a proposal to address the problem. They try to convince the country that their proposal is the best approach.

Under the Permanent Campaign Shimmy, the president identifies a problem. Then he declines to come up with a proposal to address the problem. Then he comes up with a vague-but-politically-convenient concept that doesn’t address the problem (let’s raise taxes on the rich). Then he goes around the country blasting the opposition for not having as politically popular a concept. Then he returns to Washington and congratulates himself for being the only serious and substantive person in town…

He does have a vague and politically convenient concept. (Tax increases on the rich!) He does have a chance to lead the country into a budget showdown with furloughed workers and general mayhem, for which people will primarily blame Republicans. And he does have the chance to achieve the same thing he has achieved so frequently over the past two years, political success and legislative mediocrity.

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Meanwhile, with a budget higher than it was even at the peak of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Pentagon is resisting attempts to force it to audit its own finances. Congress passed a law back in 1990 requiring such an audit, to no avail. Last year, Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced the Audit the Pentagon Act, which would try again to force a look inside the maze of Pentagon spending.

Now, with the Defense Department sounding the alarm about sequestration, some budget hawks on Capitol Hill are doubtful. “It’s difficult to take these doomsday scenarios seriously when the Pentagon can’t even audit its own books,” says a spokesman for Coburn. “We would argue that the Defense Department has the authority to reprioritize funding toward vital needs and away from less vital spending. As Sen. Coburn has detailed, the department spends nearly $70 billion each year on ‘nondefense’ defense spending that has nothing to do with our national security.”

If the sequestration cuts go into effect, many members of Congress will be watching the Pentagon closely.

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Indiana Rep. Larry Bucshon, who represents a once-swingy seat shored up in redistricting, says “the two percent of the federal budget that’s going to be cut by this should not have a dramatic effect on Hoosiers.” Mississippi Rep. Greg Harper, from the Jackson area, just blames the cuts on the president and says “the solution is to raise taxes, it’s just not going to happen.”

And then there’s Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell. A former car dealer, a man who defeated a Tea Party primary challenger in 2010 and took one of the state’s defense industry-heavy Tidewater, Rigell is running around warning of falling skies. “This is not a theoretical problem like it is up in Washington. This is reality,” he tells a Norfolk, Va. station. “This is not a tornado that hits in the middle of the night and you’re totally disoriented,” he tells the Washington Examiner. “You’re tracking it and watching it come up.” He tells the Wall Street Journal that he’s actually open to closing tax loopholes for new revenue — GOP dogma is that loopholes can only be closed if taxes are cuts somewhere else…

I enjoy the new, #slatepitchy argument that gerrymandering is overrated as an issue, and that it doesn’t influence whether members moderate their votes or not, but sequestration’s putting that to a test.

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The Pew poll found that only 27 percent said they knew “a lot” about the sequester, while 43 percent said they knew “a little” and 29 percent said they knew “nothing at all.” The most ignorant are Democrats: 33 percent said they knew nothing at all, compared with 29 percent of independents and only 22 percent of Republicans.

That helps to explain President Obama’s shameless demagoguery on the issue. For a lot of those voters his speeches may be the first time they are hearing about this. I wonder how many of those listening know the sequester was the White House’s idea in the first place, that Obama signed it into law and initially vowed to veto any effort to undo it?

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Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Oh yeah!! Next time pick a broken down row of homes :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM

There are many magnificent candidates for that particular run of photos in Detroit, Bmore. It’s horrific what’s become of that once thriving city over the last forty plus years of strictly Democrat administration. It’s like a laboratory case study of the effects of application of the progressive protocols.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Sounds like Knopfler’s playing style, but not his writing.

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Oh it’s his writing all right.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Yeah what you said!! ;-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I’ll try that as well.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I used Firefox to get rid of the auto refresh a while back. Is that what you mean? This started happening since they’ve been tweaking the site.

INC on February 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I’ll go see what I can do.

INC on February 22, 2013 at 10:23 PM

What think you of what the next 100 hold? And will we end progressivism/stateism once and for all after a century of getting our asses kicked by it?

Can it be beat? Or are we buying time?

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Wow, that’s a damned tough question wolly. I write a little insignificant blog and attempt to deal with exactly the kind of question you are asking on it. I personally believe that unless we are successful in educating the American people about Marxism, then we are doomed to follow the tragic paths of Russia Germany and Italy in the 1930/40′s. Click my nic to see some of the stuff I have written on the subject.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Skateaway – Dire Straits

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

INC on February 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Try the java update you said you were delinquent on first.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Go ahead with ur bad self. :)
All my old faves..plus as you said..could go on and on.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:12 PM

LOL- okay-I will take bmore.

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Then why does Phillip Johnstone get the credit?

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Try the java update you said you were delinquent on first.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

OK.

Before I started checking things out–I enjoyed this by Heritage.

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/02/22/obama-sequester-plan-tax-and-spend-dr-seuss/

INC on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

In FY2001, the government spent $1.8629 trillion. In FY2012, the Federal government spent $3.7956 trillion. That’s a 103.75% increase in Federal spending since FY2001!
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Defence Spending By The Feds (keep in mind that the Iraq War is over)

2001: $366.2 billion
2002: $421.7 billion
2003: $482.9 billion
2004: $542.4 billion
2005: $600.0 billion
2006: $621.1 billion
2007: $652.6 billion
2008: $729.6 billion
2009: $794.0 billion
2010: $847.2 billion
2011: $878.5 billion
2012: $902.0 billion

That’s a 146.31% increase in defence spending since 2001.
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Pension Spending By The Feds:

2001: $475.1 billion
2002: $497.0 billion
2003: $510.5 billion
2004: $530.8 billion
2005: $557.7 billion
2006: $586.0 billion
2007: $628.3 billion
2008: $659.8 billion
2009: $730.4 billion
2010: $749.6 billion
2011: $775.6 billion
2012: $819.7 billion

That’s a 72.53% increase in pension expenses since 2001.
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Healthcare Spending By the Feds

2001: $389.6 billion
2002: $427.4 billion
2003: $469.0 billion
2004: $509.5 billion
2005: $549.2 billion
2006: $582.6 billion
2007: $641.8 billion
2008: $67.14 billion
2009: $764.4 billion
2010: $820.7 billion
2011: $858.2 billion
2012: $846.1 billion

That’s a 117.17% increase in healthcare expenditures since 2001.
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Transportation Spending By The Feds

2001: $54.4 billion
2002: $61.8 billion
2003: $67.1 billion
2004: $64.6 billion
2005: $67.9 billion
2006: $70.2 billion
2007: $72.9 billion
2008: $77.6 billion
2009: $84.3 billion
2010: $92.0 billion
2011: $93.0 billion
2012: $102.6 billion

That’s a 88.6% increase in transportation spending since 2001.
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Education Spending By The Feds:

2001: $63.6 billion
2002: $77.8 billion
2003: $90.5 billion
2004: $96.4 billion
2005: $106.4 billion
2006: $127.6 billion
2007: $100.8 billion
2008: $100.9 billion
2009: $89.8 billion
2010: $139.4 billion
2011: $113.7 billion
2012: $153.1 billion

The Feds have increased spending on transportation by 140.72% since 2001.
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Welfare Spending By The Feds:

2001: $188.8 billion
2002: $229.4 billion
2003: $249.5 billion
2004: $244.4 billion
2005: $252.5 billion
2006: $254.2 billion
2007: $262.1 billion
2008: $322.3 billion
2009: $415.1 billion
2010: $502.3 billion
2011: $472.9 billion
2012: $451.9 billion

In the past 12 years, the Feds have spent $3.8454 trillion on welfare or $320.5 billion on average each year. The Feds have increased overall welfare spending by 139.15% since 2001.
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General Government Spending

2001: $16.1 billion
2002: $17.8 billion
2003: $24.9 billion
2004: $23.4 billion
2005: $19.8 billion
2006: $19.5 billion
2007: $19.8 billion
2008: $20.8 billion
2009: $23.0 billion
2010: $24.7 billion
2011: $29.0 billion
2012: $33.6 billion

The Feds have increased overall general government spending by 108.7% since 2001.
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Fed’s Spending on “Protection”:

2001: $30.2 billion
2002: $35.1 billion
2003: $35.3 billion
2004: $45.6 billion
2005: $40.0 billion
2006: $41.0 billion
2007: $42.4 billion
2008: $48.1 billion
2009: $52.6 billion
2010: $54.4 billion
2011: $56.1 billion
2012: $62.0 billion

The Feds have increased overall “protection” spending by 105.32% since 2001.

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Is there a bigger p*ssy than Brooks?

He wrote this. How much a spineless coward do you have to be, to write this?

Postscript: February 22, 2013

The above column was written in a mood of justified frustration over the fiscal idiocy that is about to envelop the nation. But in at least one respect I let my frustration get the better of me. It is true, as the director of the Congressional Budget Office has testified, that the administration has not proposed a specific anti-sequester proposal that can be scored or passed into law. It is not fair to suggest, as I did, that tax hikes for the rich is the sole content of the president’s approach. The White House has proposed various constructive changes to spending levels and entitlement programs. These changes are not nearly adequate in my view, but they do exist, and I should have acknowledged the balanced and tough-minded elements in the president’s approach.

budfox on February 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

incredible RWM…thanks so much for pulling that together

CoffeeLover on February 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM

It is NOT an insignificant little blog!

Everything you have to say is important and you are right on the money… :-)

I only wish I had half the knowledge you do and the where with all to say it!!

Would doing a cloud thingy get your blog more notice?

Cuz it’s worthy, my dimes worth!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

The Feds have increased overall “protection” spending by 105.32% since 2001.

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Then why don’t I feel safe…

A dollar doesn’t stretch like it used to..

Electrongod on February 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Then why does Phillip Johnstone get the credit?

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 10:26 PM

It has to do with the nature of record contracts. Who gets the credit for writing something is relatively unimportant and very often goes to someone who had next to nothing to do with writing the song. What really counts, is who is assigned what royalties.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM

budfox on February 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

He didn’t want to miss his space at those “off the record” meetings O periodically has with his press.

CoffeeLover on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

You are a fountain of knowledge.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

HOLY CRAP!!!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Oh yeah!! Next time pick a broken down row of homes :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Gonna be a long multiple series kinda thing me thinks. *clink!* ; )

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Yep, not just Detroit either, the more I search the more I am finding out about many places I’ve never been to. It is a good way to demonstrate the failed progressive leftist policys which are directly responsible. I seek to make enough of these type visual to actually get them out there in front of a good many at risk low info types. Photography is easier for them to grasp. ; )

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I’m gonna see if I can get jackie off her bar stool.;)

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Would doing a cloud thingy get your blog more notice?

Cuz it’s worthy, my dimes worth!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Apologies Scrumpy dear, but I don’t even have the slightest clue what the whole “Cloud” thingie is…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Put on some pants. :)

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Is it party time.

MontanaMmmm on February 22, 2013 at 10:12 Pm

lol..get cozmo on the pole as it says.

I am here sometimes in the AM-up real early.
Sometimes catch the AM crew. Hope your good Mrs. Montana.

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Fade To Black – Dire Straits

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

You are a fountain of knowledge.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Isn’t she… amazing the things she knows, a genuine treasure trove of valuable information.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Dang girlfriend, that’s a lot of numbers right there. Lol! RWM, if you ever need any of the visuals from the series or anything I’ve done for that matter, help yourself to them. ; )

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Very good idea, Bmore. I’ll keep up with what you’re doing. There may be a way to incorporate it in a documentary film.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I’m tired of the whole thing. Any new meteors on the horizon, maybe headed 38°53’42″ N and 77°02’11″ W?

rrpjr on February 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I figure we’ll have to eliminate about 25 million liberals.

Sincerely,

Wolly Ayers

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM

By the way b, I’ve been meaning to mention to you. I have very much enjoyed having you as addition to the a.m. crew. Makes for a great read every morning. Miss you here terribly though. But I understand. xo

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Sad to say, me either!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Good evening, Predator. That would likely do it, but I generally sit at a table. It’s less crowded and I get a better view of what’s going on from there. :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Correction:

The Feds have increased spending on transportion EDUCATION by 140.72% since 2001.

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

rrpjr on February 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM

DC?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Got that hon, copied and corrected!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Somebody give Tommy the night off? I didn’t sign a leave request…

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

rrpjr on February 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM

You’re gonna make me look that up aren’t you? Lol! Somewhere near the Gulf?

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Correction:

The Feds have increased spending on transportion EDUCATION by 140.72% since 2001.

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Yet oddly enough, the more money the Fed throws at education, the lower our educational systems sinks in world wide ratings…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

I generally prefer tables also. Unless they’re the ones that sit up high like a bar stool. I like having my feet on the ground. *plus it’s not as far to fall* :D

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Cry Of The Celts –

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

DC?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

You got it.

rrpjr on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Both RWM and SWalker need to have a spot in the Green room!!

Lets petition HA and make it so!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

You’re gonna make me look that up aren’t you? Lol! Somewhere near the Gulf?

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Heh heh heh, without looking it up I’m going to guess those are the lat and long of Mordor on the Potomac… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Sounds like D.C.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I agree completely. Who ever thought those ‘pub’ or ‘bistro’ style tables were a good idea, anyway? :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

rrpjr on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Just a guess :-) wasn’t too hard tho!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Yep.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:41 PM

So, I got bored this afternoon and recorded a little something, please let me know what you think…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I really, really like it! A terrific rocker.

BTW, I have a Zippo lighter app on my iPod Touch. Can you see it? :)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Both RWM and SWalker need to have a spot in the Green room!!

Lets petition HA and make it so!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Oh my dear Scrumpy, I am such a horribly undisciplined writer… I have been offered a regular spot on another Bog (not a paid gig mind you) and turned them down because of how undisciplined and sporadic of a writer I am. (perhaps if I was getting paid it might be different, but I don’t know, I am totally a muse writer)… O_O

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I believe it’s because it isn’t really going to the schools.

Hmmmmm, if every school district knew how much was raised from taxes within their community, and how much they actually got back from Uncle Sam, it may make more sense for those tax dollars to stay in state and not glommed together for the feds to dole out!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Nice App!

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Thanks. I will.

These are my favourite go-tos:

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/year_spending_2012USbf_13bs1n#usgs302

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/NPGateway

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

So, I got bored this afternoon and recorded a little something, please let me know what you think…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I really, really like it! A terrific rocker.

BTW, I have a Zippo lighter app on my iPod Touch. Can you see it? :)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Why thank you PatriotGal2257, why yes, yes I do believe I can see it… ;)

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Not to mention the “pass through”.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

If I remember Doc Zero only wrote once a week? then I think did a daily write up?

You have enough to pull from to get you going…

Just a thought hon :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:45 PM

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

And they have custom patterns to choose as well. Mine has the American flag on it. :)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I believe it’s because it isn’t really going to the schools.

Hmmmmm, if every school district knew how much was raised from taxes within their community, and how much they actually got back from Uncle Sam, it may make more sense for those tax dollars to stay in state and not glommed together for the feds to dole out!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Personally I suspect that the lions share is going to “Upper Administration” and the Unions. But that’s probably just my cynical tin foil hat conspiracy theorist side showing again… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM

12257? Bday?

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:47 PM

HA isn’t cooperating with me tonight. Kill pages..wait-ah snap-crap.
Predator-missed u. Bruce is a live and kicking. :)

Y’all be well and blessed.

Night night :)

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM

In fact, the final deal reached between Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2011 included an agreement that there would be no tax increases in the sequester in exchange for what the president was insisting on: an agreement that the nation’s debt ceiling would be increased for 18 months, so Obama would not have to go through another such negotiation in 2012, when he was running for reelection.

So when the president asks that a substitute for the sequester include not just spending cuts but also new revenue, he is moving the goal posts. His call for a balanced approach is reasonable, and he makes a strong case that those in the top income brackets could and should pay more. But that was not the deal he made.

A Punk is president.

All who brung/kept him, may he destroy you and yours, in full. YOU deserve NO less.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Nite B9

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Oh and @Northern Cross-
You impressed me today. Your handle fits.

Night.

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Sleep well. So good to see you!

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Y’all be well and blessed.

Night night :)

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Good night to you B9, it was so nice to see you here again… ;)

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

OMG! Some car company is now using our old friend….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6tBdovAgO0

EEEEEeiiiiyyyYYYYaaaaayayaheheHEHEhohohoholollolllolLOOOOOLllllOOOlolLaaaLAALALALAALoohhhpoooohhhooooOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOonoooononoOooooOOOOoooOOOOOOoooolllolololllloooollooolaLALALALALALllqllhahahalololllllooooooaaaahhhhhhAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhlolollolloooooollololloloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

lolololmao

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I seriously admire your guitar talent. And your writing. You should be in the Green Room, even if you say you write only sporadically. Everyone has to start somewhere and you should go with what you can manage now.

You might find that the act of writing one particular piece will generate enough other ideas that you are able to put them down and flesh them out later.

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Hi Schad!

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I am of the same mind :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

OMG! Some car company is now using our old friend….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6tBdovAgO0

EEEEEeiiiiyyyYYYYaaaaayayaheheHEHEhohohoholollolllolLOOOOOLllllOOOlol
LaaaLAALALALAALoohhhpoooohhhooooOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOonoooononoOooooOOOO
oooOOOOOOoooolllolololllloooollooolaLALALALALALllqllhahahalolollllloo
ooooaaaahhhhhhAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhlolollolloooooollol
olloloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

lolololmao

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Sweet dreams and goodnight, B9.

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Goodnight, B9!It was great to see you here. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM

GOod night B9 and God Bless!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Greetings Everybody,
About two weeks ago Limerick and I bet dollars to donuts that the GOP would find a way to cave on Hagel and the Sequester. Well, I’m here to collect my prize….chocolate, creme-filled donut please. Limerick can choose his/her own, even pie if that fits the bill.
Now, here is something for you all to ponder:
Since President Wackadoodle is off on another 100 city tour to spin all his wonderful ideas, do any of you think he could walk into the oval office and find the drawer holding the pencils and pens without help??
On that note, I’m going to open a new bottle of Jameson’s and try to think of one person in D.C. that is a real Conservative…..my new hobby.

MONACO1121 on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Cry Of The Celts –

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Fada beo ar an mbealach Ceilteach.

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Tonights full moon is mishapen.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Now that’s just impressive! :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Night.

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM

‘Night, b9. Rest easy.

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Everyone’s a critic!

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I seriously admire your guitar talent. And your writing. You should be in the Green Room, even if you say you write only sporadically. Everyone has to start somewhere and you should go with what you can manage now.

You might find that the act of writing one particular piece will generate enough other ideas that you are able to put them down and flesh them out later.

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Wow, thank you, I really do appreciate the support, but lordy lordy, getting Ed and Allahpundit on the same page would most likely take an act of God… O_O

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

One thing I enjoy about this work is its the subtle things that make the difference. His feet in the grass, not on top of it.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

All excellent information you have compiled and provided but there is one major caveat:

The increased spending is a direct result of baseline budgeting, expansion of government services and most importantly, devaluation of the US dollar.

The devaluation of the US is the greater risk than government bloat in my opinion.

can_con on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Tonights full moon is mishapen.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

now tell us why its not your fault. And don’t use the Belushi clip…although it is great.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hope your good Mrs. Montana.

bazil9 on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I’m ok, won’t belabor the details, struggling….and waiting, waiting, waiting for spring.
Gnite, hope to catch you soon.

MontanaMmmm on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Liquid stump remover seems to have many uses. Like making gunpowder and removing stumps.

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

MONACO1121 on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Good evening! Valerie Jarrett will get the pens for him…

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Now that’s just impressive! :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Ain’t the Innerweb wunnerful? :O

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

It’s that kind of detail that makes all the difference, and your attention to that detail certainly pays off with these photos, too.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Wow, thank you, I really do appreciate the support, but lordy lordy, getting Ed and Allahpundit on the same page would most likely take an act of God… O_O

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Alas, the Green Room has changed…

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

On that note, I’m going to open a new bottle of Jameson’s and try to think of one person in D.C. that is a real Conservative…..my new hobby.

MONACO1121 on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Oh dear… That could lead to a lot of serious hangovers… o_O

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Good evening! Valerie Jarrett will get the pens for him…

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

And tell him what to write.

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Am I early, and is RWM a guy? ;-)

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Your attention to detail is stunning!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

PUNCH IN. And RWM is….Never mind. Ask EG.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM

On that note, I’m going to open a new bottle of Jameson’s and try to think of one person in D.C. that is a real Conservative…..my new hobby.

MONACO1121 on February 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

If you can figure out to get paid for that you’ll have a job for life.

As sad as that is.

predator on February 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM

His feet in the grass, not on top of it.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Very cool effect, I noticed that you did that on another one as well, where his feet were in the rubbish of what looked to have been a hospital or something.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM

It’s my birthday and Mr Eduard Krill is sings his Happy Birthday version to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6tBdovAgO0

ROTFLMAO!

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:00 PM

It’s my birthday and Mr Eduard Krill is sings his Happy Birthday version to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6tBdovAgO0

ROTFLMAO!

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Happy Birthday RWM…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM

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