Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

The White House plan so far is pretty much according to the Fireman First principle, the idea first promulgated by Washington Monthly founder Charles Peters: that a bureaucracy when faced with cuts will tout its most popular program. Hence a mayor faced with a budget shortfall says he’ll have to “cut firemen first” as opposed to “restructure munipcal bond sales first.”…

But we don’t really know how much the cuts will affect everyday life. The markets are yawning right now, but will they in a month? Or three months? What happens if there really is faulty meat inspection or a plane crash—things that could have happened even with full funding but which will be easy to blame on sequestration? Who’ll get blamed?

Democrats I spoke with think the Republicans will eventually come around just as they did in January when the Bush tax cuts expired and they signed on to new legislation that raised rates on families earning more than $450,000. Republicans, of course, insist that they’ve already given and that this time, without a cudgel like the expiration of tax cuts the president would not renew, they’re in no mood to cave. Neither side is budging because both sides think they can prevail. As with World War I, when Europe stumbled into war, no one’s really thought through what the world could look like a month from now.

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With Congress unlikely to stop deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard at the military, the fiscal stalemate is highlighting a significant shift in the Republican Party: lawmakers most keenly dedicated to shrinking the size of government are now more dominant than the bloc committed foremost to a robust national defense, particularly in the House…

“Fiscal questions trump defense in a way they never would have after 9/11,” said Representative Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma. “But the war in Iraq is over. Troops are coming home from Afghanistan, and we want to secure the cuts.”…

A sizable number of Republicans, including many senators, are incensed by the cuts about to fall on the Pentagon, totaling $43 billion for the 2013 fiscal year. Because the Defense Department will have only seven months to put them into effect and because military personnel are protected, military training, weapons acquisition and maintenance stand to be cut by 13 percent.

President Ronald Reagan’s push in the 1980s for tax cuts and domestic spending restraint were accompanied by a huge military buildup. “There’s no way the party of Ronald Reagan should be accepting these cuts,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who has privately sought some compromise on tax loopholes.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Monday urged lawmakers to call the president’s “bluff” and empower the White House to make targeted spending cuts to avoid sequestration.

“They should find an alternative, they should do their job and why not empower the president and his administration. Give them the authority within their budgets to make those changes so they don’t have to do some of the things they are talking about,” said Walker on “Fox & Friends.”…

Call the bluff and let them go forward in doing it, there’s got to be a better way, it’s not about avoiding cuts, it’s not about tax increases it’s about cutting true waste, fraud and abuse,” said Walker.

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Here are three questions for folks wetting their pants about the sequester:

1. Under what sort math do you figure that cutting $44 billion or $85 billion from a total tab of $3.6 trillion is anything more than a rounding error? Half of the cuts are slated for defense spending, which has grown massively over the past decade-plus. Do you really think that the military can’t cope?

2. Do you really believe that the sequester cuts will tank a $16 trillion economy? And if so, what’s the multiplier on that? GDP is counted in such a way that most government spending automatically gets counted as increasing the amount of economic activity (the same doesn’t hold for private spending, where different conditions hold). Do you at least agree in theory that government spending has been cut in the past without ruining the economy (and if you don’t, why not)?

3. When will conditions be right to actually cut spending? There’s a raft of anti-sequester people – such as Barack Obama – who pay lip service to the idea that government spending (especially government deficit spending) needs to stop or be reduced at some point in the future. But like St. Augustine in his partying period, they don’t want to get straight just yet. So when might that be? If we can’t afford to cut a tiny fraction of current spending now – after a year-plus of knowing this was coming and a major punting on the original deadline – when might we?

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BROOKS: So let me reject what the Republicans are doing. I have more ambivalent feelings about what the White House is doing. But the Republicans are doing the worst of all possible worlds. This was designed to be stupid; it magnificently achieves that.

The Democrats – or the Republicans are in a position politically where they have to show the country they’re [not] mindless anti-government fanatics, they can separate good government policies from bad government policies. This is a piece of mindless anti-government fanaticism, which doesn’t separate the good from the bad. It just cuts.

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But, it’s also possible that the size of the cuts — a trillion dollars is a ton of money even spread out over the next decade — and the heat of the rhetoric coming from the two parties causes the sort of crisis that forces a decent number of people to pay attention and begin to re-examine (or, more likely examine) the way they think about spending. And, if enough people start paying attention, their politicians — forever a reactive species — could well be emboldened or intimidated into doing something big(ger).

The most basic truth of modern politics is that action happens only in response to crisis. (That may not be the politics we want, but it’s definitely the politics we have.) The sequester may not be that crisis — maybe it’s the debt ceiling fight to come later this summer — but if it is, that’s probably a good thing for people who want things to change in some meaningful way. Short of a crisis, the sort of kick-the-can-ism that has dominated the last decade or more in politics will continue ad infinitum.

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Looks like I’ll be hiring an assistant just to dig up photos. Lol! I’m gonna be busy. Lol!

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I was thinking the same. We are all quick to add to your work load.
However, it’s only because you have the ability to do it and do it well. :)

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:19 AM

The ruling class’ propaganda is so preposterous that it should be easy to defeat. So the Democrats want to avoid supposedly draconian “spending cuts”? OK, then, instead of “cutting spending”, let’s merely freeze spending at last years levels! After all, the tea party didn’t want the sequestration, anyway, we wanted Cut, Cap and Balance—it was Obama and Boehner, representing the ruling class, that came up with the sequester—they’re the ones responsible for these horrendous “spending cuts”. I’d just assume trade the sequester for an equal value of across-the-board spending cuts, or better yet, Cut, Cap and Balance.

So the tea party should offer to cancel the “spending cuts” in the sequester and instead freeze spending at last years levels; not a dollar less, but not a dollar more.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Belated Good night, Jackie. Get some well needed rest!

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Always an excellent choice… ;)

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Thanks, SW. I saw your video using B’s pics. Pretty cool.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Why thank you 4Grace… Bmore inspired me with his pictures… ;)

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM

SWalker inspired me because he was so inspired by BMore’s pictures.

Who inspired More?

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I have been snowed in all day. What an unbelievably crazy snowstorm that was.

Received 14-16 inches of snow in about 17/18 hours. Winds 40-60 with at least one burst clocked at 75. The drifts are insane.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

If you missed these photo essays last night…

Oradour-sur-Glane: When The Nazis’ Guns Fell Silent, This Is What Was Left

The World War One Wasteland: Haunting Rare Images Show Apocalyptic Destruction on the Western Front

They are stunning, chilling, but must sees…

Also, if you have ever wondered what happened in the year after WWII end, this piece is an eyeopening:

The Year Of Vengeance: How Neighbours Turned On Each Other As Anarchy Erupted In Europe In Aftermath Of WWII

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

AP

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM

@Bmore,

Don’t know if you can use any of these.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=unemployment+lines+2010&qpvt=unemployment+lines+2010&FORM=IQFRML

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Chris Rea: The Road to Hell

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

I have been snowed in all day. What an unbelievably crazy snowstorm that was.

Received 14-16 inches of snow in about 17/18 hours. Winds 40-60 with at least one burst clocked at 75. The drifts are insane.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Hmmm, Amarillo by Snow Storm? Sound like a new hit for George Strait… ;p

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

RWM, this for you

Gotta get to bed but let RWM know my post to her was on the previous page. Don’t want to repost.

Nite all.

can_con on February 25, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Stay warm and don’t shovel too strenuously. I’ll send over Scrumpy with her Broom to sweep.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I DID catch last night’s photos. Haunting, horrific. Thank you for posting those, and the accompanying background stories!!

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:31 AM

AP inspired BMore. And Schad inspired AP.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I have been snowed in all day. What an unbelievably crazy snowstorm that was.

Received 14-16 inches of snow in about 17/18 hours. Winds 40-60 with at least one burst clocked at 75. The drifts are insane.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Oh, WOW! Don’t know where you are but was watching the weather earlier and OK, TX & KS was getting it. I70 was closed partially.
Nat’l Guard out in TX to help motorists, 16,000 without power in OK. That was about 3-4 hrs ago.

Surprised you have internet! Hope you have power.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

AP

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Now if AP would just be inspired to make a HotAir thread about the video we will have gone full circle… ;p

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Thanks, yes I used some of those. Bing makes image searching difficult. I need images that are no smaller than 850 pix wide. Those are tough to come by. The one thing google makes easy is image searching different resolutions of photos. ; )

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Stay warm and don’t shovel too strenuously. I’ll send over Scrumpy with her Broom to sweep.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Lolz, I could have used Scrumpy’s special broom earlier. I was only able to shovel half my driveway. I’ll finish tomorrow.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

AP inspired BMore. And Schad inspired AP.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Allah will never bother to even look at the work.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

All of us here know that the so-called “spending cuts” in the sequester are anything but—in fact the government is going to spend more this year than last, so it’s a net spending increase—but low-info voters don’t know that. If the tea party loudly offers alleviate the so-called “crisis” caused by the “spending cuts” by offering to only freeze spending at last years level rather than “cutting” it, it will force the ruling class to defeat their own “spending cut” propaganda and explain to low-info voters that the sequester doesn’t actually “cut spending”.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Some of the black and whites, with him in color w/b striking. Nice that you help good Bmore out.

SP, I kicked him in the…shin :)

Nah, he’s the talented one and AP gave up an incredible talent, for reasons not shared (by him).

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Coal

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I’ll finish tomorrow.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

I’m presuming that is, IF you can find your driveway tomorrow… ;)

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Housing

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Ruins

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Allah will never bother to even look at the work.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Doesn’t matter. Don’t be deterred. It’s your way of giving. Do what you can, when you can. Not all need to be finished Morgen.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Employment

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Surprised you have internet! Hope you have power.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I’m near Amarillo. Some family & friends lost power and/or internet. I fully expected to lose everything, but we were blessed. Internet, heat, everything still on. :)

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Temporary

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Bmore, lots of pictures on fallen bridges…for another day…

O Infrastructure (given the big TARP and other bailout idiocies).

Not to ever forget the Cash for Clunkers idiocy. The Pimp represented that perfectly.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Temporary 2

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Good Night All.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Thanks, yes I used some of those. Bing makes image searching difficult. I need images that are no smaller than 850 pix wide. Those are tough to come by. The one thing google makes easy is image searching different resolutions of photos. ; )

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Google up “right wing art”. They have anything you want and you can summit work to them. I follow them on twitter.

You’re welcome

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Allah will never bother to even look at the work.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

You never know, B. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he did have a look around.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

What video?

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Why anyone who calls them “cuts” should spontaneously combust.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Bmore! Amazing work!! God Bless!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I’m presuming that is, IF you can find your driveway tomorrow… ;)

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Haha, yes the snow finally stopped around 5 pm, Central.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Thanks, yes I used some of those. Bing makes image searching difficult. I need images that are no smaller than 850 pix wide. Those are tough to come by. The one thing google makes easy is image searching different resolutions of photos. ; )

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Oh ok. 850 would be difficult to find. Can you enlarge an image? I don’t know anything about what you’re doing, so if I ask a question that doesn’t make sense, you’ll know why:-) I just take digital pics with my camera etc.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Good stuff, please do something on Lidice.

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

What video?

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Click my nic silly…

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Good Night All.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Goodnight, friend. Sleep well and deeply.

P.S. Save a little of your daylight hours for fun. We don’t want to wear you out, even though you are doing great work. xo

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Excellent, indeed. Just today Kerry invented a country.

Not to forget the “Austrian language”.

Don’t forget this.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Sophie Ro ‏@SophieRo3

I see Islamabaddog! I see Burqini Fasoulli! I see Kyrzakhstan from the aft-deck of Kerry’s yacht, Isabel, in Roadislandiki. #SmartPower2.0Fail

lol!

As to Austrian and Michelle Antoinette, whose next stupid people trick will be to reprise Norma Shearer’s iconic turn as Marie Antoinette albeit with an alternate ending. After Barack Capet loses his head to the National Razor, the sans-culottes, the Robespierre faction, and et Les Thermidors will proclaim FLOTationddeviceincluded to be “Le Regine pour la vie!” ESOD, Napoleon Bonaparte!

The Presidential Commemorative Edition of Rosetta Stone, The Austrian, edition, is currently available at a cut-slash price when purchased in connection with the authentic reproduction of the famed Ronco Hibachi Grill©, a Ronco ObamaChia Pet©, Ronco Goldfish Plat-Form-O-Matic© Shoes, a Ronco Disco-Ball-O-Matic©, the Ronco Kung-Fu Fighting Dance-A-Long©, the Ronco Moon Rock© FREE,a Ronco Mood Ring© FREE, the Ronco Platinum Edition National Treasure of Secret Fleet Admirals List© beautifully bound in an imitation Ronco Pleather© Ronco Family Keepsake Album©, the Original Ron Pompeil Classic Ronco Veg-o-Matic©, the Ronco Pocket Fisherman©, the Ronco Bozone Mitty, International Man of Idiocy, Collector’s Edition© DVD collection and a Ronco Seal-O-Matic© free!

That’s how Marie Antoinette learned what “Die österreichische Hure” and “Die österreichische chienne” meant.

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Some of the black and whites, with him in color w/b striking. Nice that you help good Bmore out.

SP, I kicked him in the…shin :)

Nah, he’s the talented one and AP gave up an incredible talent, for reasons not shared (by him).

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I’ll keep that in mind. I like researching. SP=Sparky? :-) funny person.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM

So, IF the sequester goes through, we should take bets on what day and time Obama will hold a press conference with “unemployed” firefighters, teachers, nurses, etc.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Scrumps is back. Don’t tell Chrissy.

Rusty Allen on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Why anyone who calls them “cuts” should spontaneously combust.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM

The state MSM would have to explain how a “spending freeze” is a bigger “spending cut” than the sequester. If possible the tea party should refrain from offering the information, IMO, to make the MSM explain it to their low-info viewers/readers.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Good stuff, please do something on Lidice.

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM

will do

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM

“There’s no way the party of Ronald Reagan should be accepting these cuts,” said Senator Lindsey Graham

LOL. It was the cowardly idiots in the GOP who agreed to this Sequester, to begin with, just in order to allow Barky and the lunatic dems to continue their illegal, un-Constitutional, and unbudgeted spending through the election season. The time to fight against these asinine defense cuts was back then, as many of us sane people had railed against when this was first proposed … but too many in the GOP were busy crowing about the great deal they made in order to not let the dems shut the feral government down.

I find it hard to express my utter hate and revulsion of these people.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Ya gonna throw down a poem?
I’m going to do one real quick.

Rusty Allen on February 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Even low-info voters know what freezing spending means, it means no cuts, as in zero. Keep it the same as ’12.

If all the “spending cuts” in the sequester are so bad, then the tea party should be magnanimous or whatever word applies and offer to merely freeze spending at ’12 levels so that there won’t be any cuts at all.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Phew I am done!!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Rusty Allen on February 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Oh yes please do!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Agreed. But why, for God’s sake, do McLame & Graham keep getting elected??? Seriously!

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Surprised you have internet! Hope you have power.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I’m near Amarillo. Some family & friends lost power and/or internet. I fully expected to lose everything, but we were blessed. Internet, heat, everything still on. :)

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM

LOL at myself. Guess if you have internet, you would have power, duh! Well that was a Blessing to keep everything. We’ve been in an ice storm and lost everything but we had a gas cook stove! Then one time in a blizzard. Had the snow shovel inside the front entrance door and had to shovel OUT since the snow was so high.

Hope the worst is over for you.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Hope the worst is over for you.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Thanks, bluefox. Yes, the worst if over. Just frigid temps for a few more days.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:03 AM

4Grace and everyone caught in the snow storm! I hope you all made it thru!

I have been reading, and bookmarking everything!!

You guys are amazing…

Sorry not to have joined in like I usually do…

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Bmore, I can’t stay and chit chat, but I’m going to pass along another idea for a theme..don’t know if it’s been covered already.

Here goes anyway.

Dust bowl created by Congress.

MontanaMmmm on February 26, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Tnx, Can_Com!

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 AM

I find it hard to express my utter hate and revulsion of these people.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

If I recall, wasn’t it McConnell that came up with the idea of the Super Committee? And those idiots couldn’t find anything to cut.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Agreed. But why, for God’s sake, do McLame & Graham keep getting elected??? Seriously!

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM

The Vichy Right went after JD Hayworth like no ones business and I forget what happened with Lady Lindsay.

Politicians are dumb, but voters are even dumber. Of course, if we had a federal government that was actually limited the way the Constitution demands then it wouldn’t matter too much who was in Washington since their power and ability to do damage would be restricted (as it should be). But, we have no Constitution so Washington is able to inflict unlimited damage on us an dour nation and the idiocy of voters gets realized by the imbeciles they elect.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 AM

That’s how Marie Antoinette learned what “Die österreichische Hure” and “Die österreichische chienne” meant.

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM

You are a Riot!!!

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 AM

MontanaMmmm on February 26, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Hello & goodbye, Montana. Sorry you couldn’t stay!

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Young Lady you are amazing as usual!!

Got to get you more out there on the ‘net!!

Is there some other way to post comments? As I have none of what is asked of me to sign in and be able to…

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

If I recall, wasn’t it McConnell that came up with the idea of the Super Committee? And those idiots couldn’t find anything to cut.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Added to the fact that we all knew the super-committee was a dead letter the minute they made the initial deal (to allow Barky and the dems to continue on with their insane spending, unfettered by reality or sanity). The dems never operate in good faith and there were tons of comments, here, stating just that oh so long ago.

I want a national divorce. This nation has been irreparably damaged and permanently changed and I never agreed to live in a socialist superstate run by an ineligible, third-world, dog-eating half-wit with the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

If I were a tea partier in the House or Senate with a bill to freeze spending, I would disavow any efforts by the MSM to call it a “spending cut” and insist that, in fact, it freezes spending at ’12 levels and does not cut a single dime.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Test

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:16 AM

President Ronald Reagan’s push in the 1980s for tax cuts and domestic spending restraint were accompanied by a huge military buildup.

excerpt: Allahpundit

.
Yeah, but there were more WWII veterans living then.

Today’s crop of U.S. citizens includes a higher percentage of candy-assed wimps.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

If I were a tea partier in the House or Senate with a bill to freeze spending, I would disavow any efforts by the MSM to call it a “spending cut” and insist that, in fact, it freezes spending at ’12 levels and does not cut a single dime.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Wouldn’t work. Any decrease in the scheduled increase of spending will ALWAYS be presented as a spending cut by the Left and its media lapdogs.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM
FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Unfortunately we are all just talking to the wind…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql8nTBO0apI

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Test

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:16 AM

.
Failed.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I was just trying to explain how I was jinxed today and the freaking refresh wiped out my post.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:18 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql8nTBO0apI

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Good one, Scrumpy! Love King Crimson. :)

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:20 AM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Its dangerous replying to me right now. You might catch my jinx.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:20 AM

The louse in the house is writing our epitaph…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqVeDuZR2_8

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Zeronomics is an unmitigated disaster for small business.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Hello & goodbye, Montana. Sorry you couldn’t stay!

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Hi, I’m trying to make it a bit more lately. I’ll leave you with this.
Goats impersonating Democrats.

MontanaMmmm on February 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I was just trying to explain how I was jinxed today and the freaking refresh wiped out my post.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:18 AM

.
THAT severely vacuums.

Used to happen to me more often, but now if it auto refreshes on me, what I have typed into the box reappears.

I’m using Firefox, if that helps.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I was just trying to explain how I was jinxed today and the freaking refresh wiped out my post.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Hmmm. Are you wearing all your good luck charms? Your T-Rex foot, 7-leaf clover, Spongebob socks?

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Zeromonics is a real boon for leeches that subsist off of tax payers

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Hi, I’m trying to make it a bit more lately. I’ll leave you with this.
Goats impersonating Democrats.

MontanaMmmm on February 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM

That was very funny.

Goodnight, Montana. Please keep stopping by. We miss you. :)

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:27 AM

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Me too!! Esp since they hail from the West Country (Dorset) UK!

Fab band… :-)

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 AM

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Haha. Forgot to put on my SB socks. That was a good one but hopefully the jinx stink will get on some one else.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 AM

MontanaMmmm on February 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM

So funny!! Good night Montana!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Zeromonics is a real boon for leeches that subsist off of tax payers

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:25 AM

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There is an end coming to it, hopefully short of civil war.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I need to raise my broom over you and around you and sweep away the jinx!!

Hope it works!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Wouldn’t work. Any decrease in the scheduled increase of spending will ALWAYS be presented as a spending cut by the Left and its media lapdogs.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

But the bill will be an actual, real-life spending freeze, so you don’t make any sense.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:31 AM

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 AM

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I need to raise my broom over you and around you and sweep away the jinx!!

Hope it works!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

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I knew it ….. she’s a WITCH !

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Zeronomics feeds lifelong moochers and gives them free cell phones and flatscreens.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:32 AM

I want a national divorce. This nation has been irreparably damaged and permanently changed and I never agreed to live in a socialist superstate run by an ineligible, third-world, dog-eating half-wit with the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/speaker-boehner-announces-appointments-joint-select-committee-deficit-reduction

http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=20b302e8-6cdf-4dca-bb8a-dcb64c85cb6f

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/09/breaking-reid-appoints-john-kerry-patty-murray-and-max-baucus-to-super-committee/

I don’t have the info on their failed task tho, without more searching.

Sickening.

bluefox on February 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 AM

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I need to raise my broom over you and around you and sweep away the jinx!!

Hope it works!!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

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I knew it ….. she’s a WITCH !

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Be careful, she’ll turn you into a Newt

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I didn’t mean to imply that you share their opinion; when I said you didn’t make any sense I was responding to your representation of the MSM, not to you.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 1:31 AM

A White Witch ;-)

I only do good…

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Thanks. Today was FUBARd beyond recognition. I almost feel sorry for whoever ends up with my jinx.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2013 at 1:35 AM

A spending freeze: not one dollar less, not one dollar more than ’12.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:36 AM

But the bill will be an actual, real-life spending freeze, so you don’t make any sense.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2013 at 1:31 AM

I believe I make perfect sense, in that reality no long matters in this atmosphere. Reality becomes what this administration & its fawning media SAY it is. That was my point.

I’m not saying that conservatives shouldn’t do everything in their power to freeze (at a minimum) or cut (preferable) spending. I’m just making the point that it will never be viewed properly by the media and most voters.

4Grace on February 26, 2013 at 1:36 AM

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