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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Via Newsbusters.

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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

Not sparky’s fault, this time.

Somebody was hungry and ordered NASA to get her some cheese.

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Hiya Schad and Tommy!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:01 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

Can’t hurt to ask. :)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM

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

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I’m a ggggGGGuuuuUUUUuuuuuRRRrrrRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrlllLLLLLllllll!

3LeVEntY!!!111111!!!1111!!1111!!!!!!

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:02 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

Can’t hurt to ask. :)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM

ROTFLMAO… Well, maybe if we can get the new Pope to do the asking… ;)

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Happy Birthday, RWM. May God bless you with long life, good health and increasing prosperity. :-)

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

—————-

The Rs in DC are just a different type of azzholes.

Both parties scroom the producers/taxpayers, royally.

‘Pitchfork’ most all in DC by sending them home.

First, look in the mirror, though. If you are a mooching harlot on the dole, suffocate in shame, unless you are incapable physically/mentally to help yourself.

Everyone in DC, from the Punk in Chief on down were elected. Well, I don’t know about him.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

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

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Yes, and…yes

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hang out more montana. You were missed. You told us about beautiful valleys. Tell us about winter. There’s beauty. Especially when it ends.

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

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

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I’m a ggggGGGuuuuUUUUuuuuuRRRrrrRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrlllLLLLLllllll!

3LeVEntY!!!111111!!!1111!!1111!!!!!!

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Well actually I thought you were a Lady… but if you insist…;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Happy Birthday Resist…..”clink” Many more for you and our beloved America the Beautiful. May she stay safe from the Idiots in charge.

MONACO1121 on February 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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

Is it your Birthday? Well then a big , no, extra big hug and a kiss to you from me. Congrats on making it another year my dear. XOXO

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Hiya Scrumpy. Good to see ya, poet. :-)

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Signing off..
Take Care
Hotairians..

Electrongod on February 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Sen. Rand Paul offers support to ‘Day of Resistance’ 2nd Amendment rallies
http://twitchy.com/2013/02/22/sen-rand-paul-offers-support-to-day-of-resistance-2nd-amendment-rallies/

Who will be joining us at #dayofresistance across the nation tomorrow?

Women Warriors (@WomenWarriorPAC) February 22, 2013

The video might not have the highest production values, but the message is crystal clear. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has shot a video message for tomorrow’s Day of Resistance, a nationwide rally in support of the 2nd Amendment, inspired by the president’s signing of 23 executive actions on guns.

Colbyjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I’m a ggggGGGuuuuUUUUuuuuuRRRrrrRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrlllLLLLLllllll!

3LeVEntY!!!111111!!!1111!!1111!!!!!!

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Never doubted that for even one short moment. ; )

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Happy Birthday RWM!! May your days be filled with Love Joy and Happiness Good Health and Wealth!!

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Good Night EG.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Signing off..
Take Care
Hotairians..

Electrongod on February 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Night EG…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Good night EG!! God Bless

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Good Night Electrongod, Enjoy the Movie.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Nite Eg. Sleep well. Just as I slept well. :-)

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Happy Birthday!

predator on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

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

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Yes, and…yes

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I see what you did there. Just keeping SWalker and Axe in their happiness places. They apparently love it when I do that. Axe, especially.

Thanks, Ken, SWalker, Tommy, and everyone else. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Correcto Mundo!! I looked… no shame here :-)

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Thx, I’ll try.

MontanaMmmm on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Just doing my part to obfuscate the obvious.

And that emoticon is creepy.

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Happy birthday, smart gurl. ;>)

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

MONACO, Bmore, predator, Scrumpy, Schad, Ken, Walker, Tommy, et al.!

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

. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Your face thingy is the coolest I’ve seen.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Thanks, wolly. :-)

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

SW, I asked a quest just after you exited QOTD last night. You didn’t give me a reply as yet.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Normally you can cut John Boehner a little slack because he isn’t very fast on his feet, but he had the opportunity to edit the WSJ column or even hire a ghost writer to pen it. The man is a moron.

bw222 on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

And that emoticon is creepy.

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

BWAHAHAHAH… It reminds me of Betty Boop

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Betty Boop is creepy.

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM

SW, I asked a quest just after you exited QOTD last night. You didn’t give me a reply as yet.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAH…. Yes I did… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I always thought Betty Boop was hot.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM

SW, I asked a quest just after you exited QOTD last night. You didn’t give me a reply as yet.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAH…. Yes I did… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM

ROTFLMAO… I don’t even need to go back and look at the question. Yes I have a few minor skeletons in my closet, I am after all a former Rock Star, but their mostly the same skeletons that GW and Barkey have… A 30 year old narcotics conviction and a 6 year old DUI… But that I think is about it.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Actually, the 2257 is the last four numbers of my childhood home’s phone exchange. :)

My birthday just so happens to be on Feb. 2, so the 2/2 fits, but the year would be 1958. There, I said it. I officially made the Double Nickle this year. LOL

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Happy Birthday RWM. All the very best.

CoffeeLover on February 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM

How about Jessica Rabbit?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Thanks for sharing. That would make me the guy in the car behind you honking the horn.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Oh, the ON topic is sequestration. Good. Embrace it, GOP. If you don’t, never scream CUT SPENDING like a mantra or chant ever again. And the whining from different depts. is plain idiotic. They’re screeching: Its the end of the world. Snivelling children is what they are.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Happy Birthday Sophie

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Two minutes and forty three seconds without blinking?!
How did you do that?
/

soundingboard on February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

H

ow about Jessica Rabbit?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Oh My! Second to Holly Would though. Kim Bassinger was on badass toon!

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Two minutes and forty three seconds without blinking?!
How did you do that?
/

soundingboard on February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I was sleeping… with my eyes wide open… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

weird…channel surfed. Seeing Jake Tapper sub for Anderson Cooper.

CoffeeLover on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

His Holiness can give you a special dispensation. ;)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

soundingboard on February 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I got it. Funny!

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Seriously tho. Nice tune.

Melodic, with a tasty l’il crunch.

soundingboard on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

And that emoticon is creepy.

cozmo on February 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Ha! No accounting for taste. I love that little face. I just wish I got to see it even more. Hint, hint.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Who was it that introduced Mr Trololo (Edward Krill) to us?

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

His Holiness can give you a special dispensation. ;)

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Pretty much what it would take to get Ed to agree to put me in the Green Room… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Thanks, Schaendfreude!

Resist We Much on February 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Please do. I live in a city now. But I’m leaving. Hard to explain. Going back. Had enough.

I can live with winter. It’s worth it.

wolly4321 on February 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Pretty much what it would take to get Ed to agree to put me in the Green Room… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Yeah, that ain’t happening. More cow bell! Lol!

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Seriously tho. Nice tune.

Melodic, with a tasty l’il crunch.

soundingboard on February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Thank you… Now if I could just get our resident millionaires Dire and Predator to open their wallets and finance a CD for me… ;p

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Speaking of which, where the heII is Dire?

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM

How about Jessica Rabbit?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM

She was just drawn bad.

RickB on February 22, 2013 at 11:27 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

LOL!

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

SW, if thats all it was, thats kewl. I thought like, a rock star had his groupies. As soon as you win the nomination, don’t want a woman walking up with teenager and claiming that you’re the pappy and ran away to avoid responsibilities. ;-)

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

SW, if thats all it was, thats kewl. I thought like, a rock star had his groupies. As soon as you win the nomination, don’t want a woman walking up with teenager and claiming that you’re the pappy and ran away to avoid responsibilities. ;-)

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Nope, won’t be no mommas claiming I’m the father of their TEENAGERS (they would be in their early to mid 20′s by now)… Plus, any that might have had kids by me will never ever be able to claim I ran out on them… lol lol lol, was thrown out, perhaps, but never ran out…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Bmore, excellent work.

Please consider using/adding something like this, because his current active destruction project is coal exploration.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Thanks for sharing. That would make me the guy in the car behind you honking the horn.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM

You’re quite welcome. :)

*waving in the rear view mirror*

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Speaking of which, where the heII is Dire?

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Good question, Jackie even played a couple of Dire Straits tunes to draw him out…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Where’s Madison?

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Does anyone here like anchovies on pepperoni pizza?

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Heck No!! Lol…

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Would love more . Just had the one abandoned power plant. The coalmine thing is a nice angle also. Thanks Schadenfreude. ; )

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Dire usually walks in pretty late. By my estimation, in an hour from now.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Where’s Madison?

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I haven’t seen him in quiet a while, might have gotten the hammer.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I’ll pass Rusty Allen…put I do love pizza

CoffeeLover on February 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Does anyone here like anchovies on pepperoni pizza?

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Not me, don’t like em on anything much really. I’d eat them and like it if it was all I had.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

No. But I do like green olives on pepperoni pizza.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Where’s Madison?

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Is his blog still active?

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM

LOL!

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I’m pretty sure I go “Off the Reservation” a bit to often for Ed’s taste and sense of propitiate.

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

The Flying Squirrel- Pink Martini

I hope I didn’t miss much. I had to step away for a while. :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

My fav pizza is the spinach and feta cheese one from Dominos

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Got a call from a major CEO today. Was never expecting it. Wants to meet me on Mon. Don’t know why, and I didn’t have the courage to ask. Sigh……. Guy sounded drunk. Just something offtune bout the dude. Or are all top CEOs that way?

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM

No anchovies please.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I would say T that’s not usual… be careful…

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Got a call from a major CEO today. Was never expecting it. Wants to meet me on Mon. Don’t know why, and I didn’t have the courage to ask. Sigh……. Guy sounded drunk. Just something offtune bout the dude. Or are all top CEOs that way?

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Wow… I would go just to find out why he wants to see you…

SWalker on February 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Happy birthday, Resist We Much!

A girlfriend of mine sent this to me on my birthday a couple years ago, and it reminded me of the technical school where I teach part-time. They take their staff birthdays very seriously there, with a cake and a card for the recipient, but the highlight is always two of the male teachers who purposely sing as loud and as off-key as possible. Hilarious!

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:43 PM

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM

My experience says ‘no’. Generally they’d have their PA call you. If he called you himself, sounded loaded, and you’re alarms are ringing… sounds like he’s up to something he’s playing close to the vest.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:43 PM

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I wouldn’t meet him in the bath house at the KOA Campground, but I would damn sure meet him at his office..

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Is it your birthday, Resist We Much? Happy birthday. :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Thanks for the advice, Scrumpy. And SW, he being such a top guy, I was like, shocked by the call, and forgot to ask why he wanted to meet me. lol.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Hi Jackie

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Well Tommy are you look for work? A Biz opportunity?

Scrumpy on February 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Sorry.. your… not ‘you’re’.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Good evening, Schadenfreude. I hope you’re doing very well this evening. Always a pleasure to ‘see’ you. :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Maybe this will draw him out.

Dire Straits, QOTD song, Doomsday. Or Live if you prefer.

Bmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Does anyone here like anchovies on pepperoni pizza?

Rusty Allen on February 22, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I didn’t when I was in my teens and 20s, and I’ve always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. But lo and behold, here I am in my fifth decade and I like them now, on pizza as well as in other dishes.

No. But I do like green olives on pepperoni pizza.

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

When I was in college, there was a pizza place off campus that made what we affectionately called “garbage pizza,” because they put virtually every topping on it. They were the first and only place I knew of for a long time who used to put green olives on a pepperoni pizza and I loved ‘em.

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Jackie, you’re right. And it wasn’t his PA. It was him directly calling me. Weird. And Ken, yeah, hes called me to his office on Mon. I have to say that from what I heard, I don’t like him. He addressed me continuously by my first name as if we’d been friends for years, though I never ever met him. Weirded me out.

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM

PatriotGal2257 on February 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Yes! Me, too! Love the green olives on pizza, that is! Really delicious. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one. :)

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:51 PM

No anchovies please.

KCB on February 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I always order N anchovies, where N is a large integer value.

Roderick Spode on February 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM

thatsafactjack on February 22, 2013 at 11:43 PM

+1…gratis/unsolicited advice – official interview at his firm, or none.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Imagine if all of a sudden, the President called you. Whatever you may think about him, you immediate response to all quests would be Yes, Mr. President. lol

tommy71 on February 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM

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