Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on February 23, 2013 by Allahpundit

Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie warned Congress Saturday that sequestration, the $1.2 trillion deficit reduction set to take effect March 1, would pose a threat to institutional health of Pearl Harbor, the Oahu-based headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet that Abercrombie called “the most extensive on the planet in terms of its responsibilities and consequences on the sea and in the air.”…

“At Pearl Harbor right now, which I hope everybody can understand symbolizes what happens when you’re not prepared,” said Abercrombie, “we’ll be laying off 19,000 people.” (Bruce Coppa, the governor’s chief of staff, later clarified to a group of reporters that 19,000 people would have their employment reduced by four days a month, but not be altogether laid off.)

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You would think by this time that the urbane sophisticates in the news media would be totally hip to the “Washington Monument” strategy, whereby the Park Service closes the most popular attractions first in the event of budget constraints. It’s the oldest bureaucratic trick in the book, and a mark of how far the corruption of our republic has proceeded: if the spenders don’t get their way, they’ll cut back first on the most essential services for which we presume to pay our first tax dollars. Talk about an offer you can’t refuse: the government intends to hold the people hostage to its insatiable rapacity.

Will Americans really fall for threats of delayed air traffic control, longer TSA lines, cancelled food safety inspections, and reruns of “Who’s The Boss” on PBS? (Okay, I made that last one up, but it equals the absurdity of the others.) Of course, what this reveals is one more bit of evidence conservatives have long recognized: the mainstream media are in on the game, and will side with the Washington big government Establishment every time over the interests of the people.

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[E]ven for the Pentagon, the cuts are only to the rate of growth for the defense budget in coming years. They are not actual cuts that make spending decline. In a February publication, “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023,” the Congressional Budget Office (summary here, full report here) outlines the increases in defense spending that will happen even with the various spending caps and sequestration cuts that are currently law. Table 1-5 (Outlays) on page 30 outlines projected defense spending in the coming decade. For 2014, the figure is $593 billion. For 2015, it is $597 billion. For 2016, $611 billion. For 2017, $619 billion. For 2018, $628 billion. For 2019, $648 billion. For 2020, $663 billion. For 2021, $679 billion. For 2022, $702 billion. And for 2023, $714 billion.

In other words, defense spending will increase in every year, even with sequestration cuts.

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Some Democrats are uneasy with the prospect of a drawn-out impasse. “I know that there is some common wisdom out there that people are going to have to see the effects for a while before they can deal” on a replacement for the budget cuts, said Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.), whose state has large numbers of federal workers and defense companies. “I just don’t believe in that kind of governing.”

The Democrats’ strategy carries risks for the party. It’s unclear how the public will react to the budget cuts, and Democrats could find that people aren’t as inconvenienced as they predicted. That could undercut their position in negotiations with the GOP and, potentially, build an appetite for additional cuts to spending that Democrats will oppose…

“It interrupts [Obama's] ability to frame up the positive agenda that he proposed to the country in the State of the Union,” said John Podesta, who co-chaired the president’s transition team after the 2008 election. “You get distracted from all the things that you want to do, because you’re back in the scrum” of a daily battle over the budget cuts.

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“Too often with this White House, the solution to any challenge is ramping up campaign-style events,” says National Journal’s Charlie Cook. “To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” We’re seeing that again as the president’s sequester inches closer: lots of campaign rallies and rhetoric, no solutions.

You see, the House of Representatives passed legislation – twice (last May and again in December) – to replace President Obama’s sequester with smarter, responsible spending cuts and reforms. Senate Democrats haven’t passed a thing. But instead of urging Senate Democrats to take action, the president seems more interested in campaigning (and blaming Republicans for his mess)

Underlying all of this is the fact that the president’s budget is late (again) and his Democratic-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in nearly four years.

As Speaker Boehner wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week, “Mr. President, we agree that your sequester is bad policy. What spending are you willing to cut to replace it?” We’re still waiting to hear.

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The Administration’s biggest gamble is the decision to start to play the sky-is-falling card, talking about all the negative effects the cuts are going to have on the real lives of real people. If somehow that gambit forces a last-minute deal from Republicans, the Obamans will have hit on a brilliant move. However, if the cuts kick in, and the country and the economy get moody, the chief executive is going to have a hard time rhetorically shutting down the gloom-and-doom storyline, and avoiding the blame and the spillover effects.

Republicans are all excited about Bob Woodward’s latest attempt to set the record straight on the President’s responsibility for giving America the sequester it has before it. The White House courted this trouble by trying to rewrite history a bit too much in seeming to disavow parenthood of this unthinkable beast. Watch to see if the administration completely caves on this battle or keeps trying to work the fringes.

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The sequester’s critics correctly say it is not the most intelligent way to prune government; priorities among programs should be set. But such critics are utopians if they are waiting for the arrival of intelligent government. The real choice today is between bigger or smaller unintelligent government.

Obama, who believes government spends money more constructively than do those who earn it, warns that the sequester’s budgetary nicks, amounting to one-half of 1 percent of gross domestic product, will derail the economy. A similar jeremiad was heard in 1943 when economist Paul Samuelson, whose Keynesian assumptions have trickled down to Obama, said postwar cuts in government would mean “the greatest period of unemployment and industrial dislocation which any economy has ever faced.”

Federal spending did indeed shrink an enormous 40 percent in one year. And the economy boomed…

Today, while Obama prepares a governmental power grab to combat global warming, sensible Americans, tuckered out with apocalypse fatigue, are yawning through the catastrophe du jour, the sequester. They say: Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the hamsters of sequestration.

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Where the sequester debate deviates from the norm is in its dramatis personae. Unlike prior spending debates, the sequester features Republicans attempting to shift the onus for cutting government onto Obama. U.S. Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly referenced “the president’s sequester” while decrying its “harmful cuts.”

What hypocrisy. Obama and Boehner both supported the sequester as an excuse for yet another unsustainable run-up of our nation’s credit limit – which exhausted its latest $2.1 trillion increase last December (after less than seventeen months).

“The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it,” U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Michigan) said recently. “So, you can’t vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law.”…

More to the point it highlights the extent to which leaders of both parties in Washington, D.C. are abandoning taxpayers in order to curry favor with the legacy media and special interest establishment – both of which are dead set against any reduction in the size and scope of government.

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Are Republicans in Congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kids’ schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? Are they really willing to slash military health care and the border patrol just because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies? Are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top?

These are the questions Republicans in Congress need to ask themselves. And I’m hopeful they’ll change their minds. Because the American people have worked too hard for too long to see everything they’ve built undone by partisan recklessness in Washington.

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Via Mediaite.


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SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

?

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Wasn’t sure after this afternoons Oregon gun thread… O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Hmmm…dare I go look…?

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Yeah, that was a doozie. Time to step back and have a cold one.

AZfederalist on February 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Hmmm…dare I go look…?

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Probably best for all if you didn’t…O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Time to step back and have a cold one.

AZfederalist on February 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

That folks is what you call a plan.:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Good evening Dire…

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Wasn’t sure after this afternoons Oregon gun thread… O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

…different strokes for different folks…you are still brothers!
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Wasn’t sure after this afternoons Oregon gun thread… O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Here’s what I think from over a year of your posts. We might disagree and come from different perspectives but I could count on you in a firefight. My one quibble is you tend to broad brush.

arnold ziffel on February 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Probably best for all if you didn’t…O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I ended up skimming the last page.
I remember on a different blog that I frequent, that someone just brazenly posted something to the effect of “we are coming for your guns and you can’t stop us”. The prevailing view of this particular blog leans left, but with a few cogent arguments made by several contrarians, we ran him off.
There will be more people making those arguments, online & off. We must be ready to answer them.

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Evening Dire :)

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Well tonight’s full moon is a bit more round than last nights disappointing non-round full moon.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

From the Oregon gun laws thread, one of the stupiest comments ever made on HA:

People like you don’t deserve freedom because you don’t realize where it comes from. It doesn’t come from the barrel of the peashooter you keep in your closet, I can tell you that.

keep the change on February 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM

These morons get to vote.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM

These morons get to vote and you get to pay for their freedom/rights and their telephones.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Here’s what I think from over a year of your posts. We might disagree and come from different perspectives but I could count on you in a firefight. My one quibble is you tend to broad brush.

arnold ziffel on February 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I agree on being able to count on swalker in a firefight.

It’s going to be a tough 4 years and we need as many strong willed conservatives as possible.

LevinFan on February 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM

S/b stupidest comments on HA

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Well tonight’s full moon is a bit more round than last nights disappointing non-round full moon.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

That’s because I sent it in to the body shop after you crashed into it with the Glades Zeppelin, they are working on it as fast as they can, but have told be it won’t be fixed for a couple more days…

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I agree on being able to count on swalker in a firefight.

It’s going to be a tough 4 years and we need as many strong willed conservatives as possible.

LevinFan on February 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Sorry for being rude and getting out of hand, I take what is happening to America very seriously.

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Opps. Another case of CFNWI.
Chasing Flying Nymphs while Intoxicated. 0_o

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

keep the change on February 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM

These morons get to vote.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM

keep the change is a Trig Troofer. One of the dumbest trolls on the entire internet.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Good evening, I am still welcome round bout these parts?

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

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Absolutely NOT ! How DARE you show yourself around here after that totally outrageous
.
(psst … hey anybody … what is it we’re supposed to be upset with him about?)

listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sorry for being rude and getting out of hand, I take what is happening to America very seriously.

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

No worries man. I got alittle carried away myself. I know we’re on the same team.

*clink*

LevinFan on February 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Hi Dire. Howz tricks? Here’s man music.

arnold ziffel on February 23, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Is “keep the change” a liberal??!!?..I’m asuming he\she is..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Absolutely NOT ! How DARE you show yourself around here after that totally outrageous …
(psst … hey anybody … what is it we’re supposed to be upset with him about?)

listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM

The wisdom of Brick Tamland

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Probably best for all if you didn’t…O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Yeah, there was lots of dumb friendly fire over there.

Time to step back and have a cold one.

AZfederalist on February 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

The reasonable folks should have figured that out on their own.

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Wasn’t sure after this afternoons Oregon gun thread… O_O

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM
.

…different strokes for different folks…you are still brothers!
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

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Here’s what I think from over a year of your posts. We might disagree and come from different perspectives but I could count on you in a firefight. My one quibble is you tend to broad brush.

arnold ziffel on February 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

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Bottom line; Nobody’s perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (except me)
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listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Abercrombie has a 27% approval rating and is considered the dumbest governor we ever had. He is despised. He has gone from the least respected member of Congress(WSJ) to the lowest approval rating as a governor. He is a tyrannical moron. Of course he was once a university professor. And no. He did not teach table manners or archery. It was PoliSci.

pat on February 23, 2013 at 11:44 PM

(psst … hey anybody … what is it we’re supposed to be upset with him about?)

listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM

This person is in California. And has girly hair.

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Sorry for being rude and getting out of hand, I take what is happening to America very seriously.

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

No worries man. I got alittle carried away myself. I know we’re on the same team.

*clink*

LevinFan on February 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I am the first “First born son” in my family to have not served in the United States Military in over 235 years. I was born with clubbed feet and rejected by every single branch of the Military because even though I had corrective surgery as a child I have less than 50% use of my right ankle.

I take the United States Constitution very seriously. My family came to America in the 1640′s as Whaler’s, bought their first house on Nantucket in 1645. I have relatives buried in Arlington National Cemetery and in a dozen other Military Cemeteries around the world where America’s Military are buried.

So, yea, sometimes I get a bit passionate about things that threaten to impact the Constitution and the Republic based on it that my family has shed so much blood protecting.

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM

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The wisdom of Brick Tamland

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM

.
Okay, so SWalker has “Turrets Syndrome” … that’s cool.

We can live with that. : )

listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

arnold ziffel on February 23, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I hear you..This music is awesome to the ears also..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:44 PM

she

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Okay, so SWalker has “Turrets Syndrome” … that’s cool.

We can live with that. : )

listens2glenn on February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I thought that might be funny, but I had no particular poster in mind. :)

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM

she

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM

…no no no!…that’s RWM ! …in this case she’s… a he!
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’s aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa booooooooooooooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

You sure about that skippy?

You got it wrong before.

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

SparkPlug on February 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM

cozmo might have been razzing SWalker and his hair.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I think all the women left. :)

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

That’s quite a family history and one to be quite proud of and also explains your deep-seated love for the Constitution and freedoms that your ancestors no kidding gave their lives to hold and preserve.

Both sides of my family are German Lutherans who came here in the late 1800′s to preserve their faith and language when the Kaisers were trying to unite all Germans under one compromise religion, so I really resent the heck out of people who assume that all melatonin challenged people in this country were slave owners and thus owe a certain group of people reparations.

AZfederalist on February 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

cozmo might have been razzing SWalker and his hair.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Yeah, my razz detector was beeping a bit.

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

How can someone even come up with the term “sequestor” and be taken seriously? Be reminded that it’s Obama’s baby.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

sequestor = sequester

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2013 at 11:57 PM

You sure about that skippy?

You got it wrong before.

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

…oh gawd!…you had to remind me!…I don’t skip too much!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2013 at 11:57 PM

22044 on February 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Well duh, they are smart.

As soon as the link to “Queen of the Silver Dollar” got posted they could see where this was headed.

Though, not all of them left. Some can relate to the tune…

cozmo on February 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM

AZfederalist on February 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

How are you doing??..I hope very well..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Note that over 30 minutes have passed since she shit and split. Either she don’t have a solution and called RINO central for advice or she is curled up watching the cat channel.

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

Let’s try to recognize when we are well off.

Cindy Munford on February 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

And the plankton-brain keep the change told us that we “don’t deserve to be free”.

They are never truly liberal/progressive, but always tyrannical socialist nationalists (with the caveat that for them today “national” means global).

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Alright, midnight on the east coast. Time to turn in. Thanks for the tunes. I posted a few but I checked out all of the other selections!

22044 on February 24, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Oops, nearly forgot.
Tonight was the Razzies awards.
The last Twilight movie won 7 out of 10!

22044 on February 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM

SWalker on February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

And the plankton-brain keep the change told us that we “don’t deserve to be free”.

They are never truly liberal/progressive, but always tyrannical socialist nationalists (with the caveat that for them today “national” means global).

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM

At heart I believe that they are individuals who feel powerless in their own lives over their own lives and feel the need to control others as a way of feeling empowered in their own lives.

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

How are you doing??..I hope very well..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Doing well; I can’t complain. Still waiting to find out how the treatment on my eye has gone. That will be a while yet.

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM

I saw keep the change’s comments..They were imho “kooky” and I did NOT agree with them..But I can’t believe folks wanted he\she banned??!!??..:(

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Good deal..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

But I can’t believe folks wanted he\she banned??!!??..:(

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

That was, indeed, stupid. Let them spew. None dare tell me that to my face. I’d love to know who they are.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I saw keep the change’s comments..They were imho “kooky” and I did NOT agree with them..But I can’t believe folks wanted he\she banned??!!??..:(

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

That must have happened after I bailed. Getting trolls like that banned is almost like driving the village idiot out of town.

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Plus, it’s always them who want to shut up conservative presenters at universities and at other forums…we should fight them but not be them.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Getting trolls like that banned is almost like driving the village idiot out of town.

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Indeed…another one will surface, instantly.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I’m watching, a special presentation of, Schindler’s List right now on the USA network. Uncut and commercial free. Full of F bombs and head shots. How can they get away with that on basic cable? Even on shows like Justified and The Americans, the worst you will here is sh!t or BS or bi+ch. I’m glad it’s uncut because you can’t watch a movie such as this one watered down.

This is my first time seeing it. I was 16 when it first came out and had no interest about WW2. All I can say is, WOW! It’s weird seeing a younger Liam Neeson. I hardly recognized him without the age lines. He’s been around for a while but, this is the oldest movie I’ve seen in him.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Will Americans really fall for threats of delayed air traffic control, longer TSA lines, cancelled food safety inspections, …

Of course they will. They have fallen for 0bama twice.

LegendHasIt on February 24, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM

+ One trillion

Cindy Munford on February 24, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Getting trolls like that banned is almost like driving the village idiot out of town.

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Indeed…another one will surface, instantly.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Sadly one thing America does not seem to be in short supply of these days, is Useless Marxist imbeciles.

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:15 AM

If RWM and Schad were my mom and dad my brain would be huge.

SparkPlug on February 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM

The American people have spoken; their message is clear: “We are stupid enough to believe any lie Obama tells or his boot-licking sycophants in the media put forth.”

So long as an electoral plurality remains willing dupes, there is little hope of anything positive being accomplished.

And it doesn’t help in the least that a sizable portion of those who see through the lies are more angry at Republicans for being unable to convince the rest of the truth.

Adjoran on February 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM

If RWM and Schad were my mom and dad my brain would be huge.

SparkPlug on February 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM

…you would look like E T

KOOLAID2 on February 24, 2013 at 12:21 AM

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I agree 100%..I have seen some really “wild” comments lately coming from “our” side on this forum that were “kooky”..But NOT even close to being “ban worthy”..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Oskar Schindler’s character is interesting. He doesn’t object to the killing of Jews on a humanitarian basis, so far. He’s upset because it’s affecting his bottom line.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Let’s try to recognize when we are well off.

Cindy Munford on February 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM

You ma’am are the best.

arnold ziffel on February 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM

I love how Rove talks about being in the middle of a fiscal year like there is some kind of budget anyone is working from. There hasn’t been a budget in four years, so the most anyone knows is that we are still spending more. Federal Budget! There is NO Federal Budget.

Cindy Munford on February 24, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Oskar Schindler’s character is interesting. He doesn’t object to the killing of Jews on a humanitarian basis, so far. He’s upset because it’s affecting his bottom line.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Once you depart from the world of fiction and get into reality, one of the odd peculiarities about the human race, is that it really isn’t all that uncommon for us human beings to do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:22 AM

I agree 100% with both of you..Sorry for the formatting ..I will do better..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:30 AM

*peeping*

tommy71 on February 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM

FINALLY!!!!

Everyone needs to watch this short video. I learned something I didn’t know.

Black conservatives: Gun control has ‘racist’ roots

http://www.therightscoop.com/black-conservatives-gun-control-has-racist-roots/

bluefox on February 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM

*peeping*

tommy71 on February 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Oh…. Look everybody… we have a peeping Tom in our midst… o_O

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:33 AM

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Why else would I be pantsless.

Oh why not, I’ve been 70′s searchin’ and just not sharing…one more.

cozmo on February 24, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Ralph Fiennes character is so evil. How can people be so sadistic, so wantonly cruel. The scene where he’s trying to kill the hinge maker and his gun keeps jamming. The anticipation of death is worse than death itself.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:36 AM

SparkPlug on February 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM

You are blessed as you are. Your sunny wit is great/unique and the site is the merrier for it, often at the bleakest of times.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Anyone read Chris Kyle’s book “American Sniper” ?

I’m halfway through it now. It’s a great book full of all kinds of awesome war stories and SEAL training stories.

I still can’t believe he’s dead and the way that it happened.

He was a true patriot and may he RIP.

LevinFan on February 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Cuts in the increase in spending to the rate of 2% as we spiral to $17 Trillion in debt…

… with interest.

And we are served with these lies…

… More names to be added to the inquisition after it crashes and burns.

Seven Percent Solution on February 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM

cozmo on February 24, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Nice tune..:)

PS..Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM

… More names to be added to the inquisition after it crashes and burns.

Seven Percent Solution on February 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM

We’re gonna need a lot more Stout Hemp Rope and Streetlamps… O_O

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I wonder what it is about WW2 that still captivates our interests. Almost 70 years after the end of the war and movies and documentaries are still coming out. There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of stories still left to be told.

Maybe it’s because it’s the last war that was won decisively.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Cuts in the increase in spending to the rate of 2% as we spiral to $17 Trillion in debt…

… with interest.

And we are served with these lies…

… More names to be added to the inquisition after it crashes and burns.

Seven Percent Solution on February 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Sure we be nice to have some leadership in the GOP to be able to effectively communicate this.

LevinFan on February 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Alert the Ronulans!!!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Maybe it’s because it’s the last war that was won decisively.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

…and most of those great people are going to be gone, soon.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:52 AM

LevinFan on February 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are trying..Boehner and McConnell not so much..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Maybe it’s because it’s the last war that was won decisively.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

More importantly, it’s the last war we fought to win decisively. Subsequent wars have allowed the politicians to set the ROE’s and limit the objectives.

I’ve been reading Sun Tzu’s art of war. Our country right now isn’t following any of the advice, particularly the parts that say the Sovereign should not be giving orders to the General regarding how to win. Such as: 3) He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout its ranks; 4) He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared; and 5) He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign (i.e: Emperor or King, or civil leader).

AZfederalist on February 24, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Gee Thanks for that. (: But if my brain were just a little bigger, say a pebble bigger, then that would be grand.

SparkPlug on February 24, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Seven Percent Solution on February 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Sure we be nice to have some leadership in the GOP to be able to effectively communicate this.

LevinFan on February 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM

HeII conservatives might even be fooled into thinking that the GOPe are on our side again.

SWalker on February 24, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Good point..

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:55 AM

What kind of cake is BMore eating to night?

Hope its not yellow cake from Iraq.

SparkPlug on February 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Red Rover Red Rover
Bring 4grace on Over.

SparkPlug on February 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM

FINALLY!!!!

Everyone needs to watch this short video. I learned something I didn’t know.

Black conservatives: Gun control has ‘racist’ roots

http://www.therightscoop.com/black-conservatives-gun-control-has-racist-roots/

bluefox on February 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM

…sure!…look for that clip to be on all the talking head shows…. this very day!

KOOLAID2 on February 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM

…and most of those great people are going to be gone, soon.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I think the last veteran from WW1 died recently, in the last couple of years or so. I wonder how come there haven’t been many movies about it. Certainly, no epics on the scale of Saving Private Ryan or Schindler’s List.

Asian Con on February 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM

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Bmore on February 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Bmore on February 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

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bout time!

KOOLAID2 on February 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are trying..Boehner and McConnell not so much..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2013 at 12:53 AM

What do you think of Rand and Rubio?

Do you prefer one to the other?

LevinFan on February 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM

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