Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

Voters are divided on whom they like in the great debates over the budget and spending cuts.

By 45-37 percent, they blame congressional Republicans more than Obama for the recent failure to find a better alternative to reducing deficits than the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts now taking effect. Twelve percent said both shared the blame equally.

Yet by 44-42 percent they prefer the Republican approach to curbing the deficit. Seven percent preferred neither way.

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Senate Democrats say they will soon pass their first budget in four years, but it is proving a test.

Disputes over tax cuts, spending reductions and entitlement reform all present challenges to Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

The Democrats’ narrow 12-10 majority on the panel means one defection would mean failure, if Republicans stick together as expected…

They have signaled that their budget will do more to raise revenue than to cut spending and that it will not end deficits. In a memo, Murray adumbrated the justification for this by noting that Congress has already approved $1.8 trillion in spending cuts since 2010 but only $600 billion in new taxes.

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What the proposal is unlikely to do is lay out a detailed blueprint for cutting the federal health entitlement programs that drive the country’s long-term deficit. “Our budget is going to reflect the need to deal with our long-term health care costs without impacting our beneficiaries in a way that puts us in a place where people can’t sustain their own budgets at home,” Murray tells National Journal. Two recent budget memos, circulated to Senate Democrats, emphasized the need for revenue and barely mentioned the health programs…

Ryan’s draft budget proposal is already freaking out moderates in the GOP caucus, whereas Murray’s goal is to craft something that can attract broad support within the Senate Democratic Conference—from liberal members on her own committee, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to the handful of centrist members facing tough reelection battles in 2014. So, by political necessity, her budget is designed to be vague.

It’s the only way Murray can rally her Senate colleagues and prove her worth as a good soldier for the leadership. A budget that alienates Democrats on her committee and fails to get a floor vote would be a political disaster.

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President Obama is unlikely to balance the budget when he releases his budget blueprint next month.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said Obama’s budget will seek to put the U.S. on a “fiscally sustainable path” that brings the deficit below 3 percent of gross domestic product.

He said Obama’s proposal would not attempt to hit an arbitrary target, however, and that it will only project over the next decade…

“It should not be deficit reduction for deficit reduction’s sake. The goal here should be economic growth and job creation,” Carney said.

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For years, Democrats have been protecting entitlement programs led by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from any serious reforms while advocating tax hikes on wealthier Americans. The inherent problem with this approach comes down to math. Though Republican budgets have acknowledged that major reforms of Medicare are needed to address the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance if taxes are to remain at historical levels, Democrats have refused to admit that making their vision of a generous welfare state remotely sustainable would require massive middle class tax hikes…

Unfortunately, according to the National Journal, Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray’s budget is “expected to offer only broad outlines of many of the (Democratic) party’s usual talking points.” According to the report, Murray’s budget will raise taxes, call for more economic stimulus spending, largely ignore reforms to entitlements, undo automatic spending cuts (i.e. sequestration) and rely on phony savings such as winding down the war in Afghanistan (as if the nation would otherwise be at full strength in Afghanistan for the next decade).

So, after four years of avoidance, Senate Democrats are finally putting out a document called a “budget.” But it’s unlikely to represent a serious attempt to get the nation’s debt problem under control.

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Inevitably, if there is an agreement on a big deal, Democrats will have to get on board for it to pass. But the 2012 election brought in new Democratic members of the House and Senate who are more liberal and more outspoken, strengthening the left wing of the caucus.

One hundred and seven of the 200 House Democrats signed a letter to Obama threatening to vote “against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”

Instead, they want the White House to “rely on economic growth and more fair revenue-raising policies to solve our fiscal problems,” like getting rid of subsidies for big businesses and raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

“I only know one thing: I’m against cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the House. “I don’t really care who is pushing it. It doesn’t matter who says it’s a good idea. It’s a bad idea.”

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“The majority of the debate will be on the direction each side wants the take the country. Obviously Democrats want to raise taxes and increase spending,” the GOP aide said. Probably when the debate “hits the floor there will be a traditional vote-a-rama — an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink-exercise where both parties propose amendments on various topics.”…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham last week that he was looking forward to the budget debate, noting that Democrats have been able to blast unpopular parts of the budget plan outlined by House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin.

“We had no Democratic budget to criticize. This year, they’re going to pass one. It can be done with a simple majority,” the Kentucky Republican said. “They have enough votes, but it’ll be quite a debate.

“It will be replete with tax increases, and it will be on the Senate floor the week after next. We will have a number of amendments to it, but nothing kind of underscores the difference between the two parties like one of them having to produce a budget,” McConnell continued.

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Via Mediaite.


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Good evening Hot Air!

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Bah humbug

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

It’s only money.

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Evening Ken and all and sundry!!!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Hi Scrumpy!

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

whatevs.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Balance Budget…

Fire Obama.

Electrongod on March 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Fools.

Rational Thought on March 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM

In other words, we’re screwed. Massive tax increases on top of everything else; time to close up shop and move on, this party is about over.

Bishop on March 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Keith Ellison, go jump in a lake.

Jackalope on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

As long as Big Bird’s gubmint check is protected… isn’t that the most important thing?

malclave on March 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I guarantee the Dem Senators are working harder at figuring out how to make republicans look like granny killers than they are actually at making a reasonable budget. And the republicans will walk right into it.

Jackalope on March 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Keith Ellison, go jump in a lake.

Jackalope on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

a kosher lake!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Good evening Hot Air!

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

KCB:Good Evening:)

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM

“I only know one thing: I’m against cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the House. “I don’t really care who is pushing it. It doesn’t matter who says it’s a good idea. It’s a bad idea.”

Keif, like all good mohammedians, you will spend an eternity in hell.

Vengeance is mine, saith the LORD.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Lying liars.

SouthernGent on March 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM

…C R I M I N A L S…!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Doesn’t the House have to vote on the budget too?

IrishEi on March 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Tried to get through Chris Mathew’s video. Just can’t do it.

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Keith Ellison, go jump in a lake.

Jackalope on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

One of those reeeelly really cold ones up there by your place.

rottenrobbie on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Me either, can’t abide the man…

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Seems a few here thought you and I were frolicking around the Glade last night…I didn’t tell..Did you?

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

“I only know one thing: I’m against cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid”

So sayeth the reactionary Democrat, Keith “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?” Ellison, who would refuse to reform Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid even if it saved the programmes and gave young Americans the same opportunity at a shot at the American Dream and living standards that their grandparents had.

Fact: In 2009, 38.47% of the entire budget went to Social Security and Medicare and the two programmes consumed 64.48% of all Federal tax revenues.

Fact: The 2009 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports show the combined unfunded liability of these two programmes has reached nearly $107 trillion in today’s dollars and Laurence Kotlikoff, a well-known professor of economics at Boston University, puts the real figure over $222 trillion dollars!

Fact: In 2010, 41.29% of the entire budget went to Social Security and Medicare and the two programmes consumed 69.17% of all Federal tax revenues.

Fact: In 1940, the average worker had to pay only 0.2% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 1950, the average worker had to pay only 2% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 2011, the average worker has to pay 11% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 2031, the average worker will have to pay 17% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time. This is a staggering sum, considering that it is apart from all the other taxes he pays to sustain other functions of government, such as Medicare, whose costs are exploding.

Fact: On our current path there will be “actual” cuts to Medicare of 17% and Medicare would “end as we know it” in 2024, according to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees May 2011 report.

Fact: Medicare hospitalisation, as we know it will end in 2024, absent some change in policy or some change in moving forward.

Fact: The average American household spends 50 times more today on Medicare than it did in 1960.

Projection: When today’s college students reach retirement (about 2054), Social Security alone will require a 16.6% payroll tax, one-third greater than today’s rate, according to the non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.

Projection: When Medicare Part A is included, the payroll tax burden will rise to 25.7% – more than one of every four dollars workers will earn that year.

Projection: If Medicare Part B (physician services) and Part D are included, the total Social Security/Medicare burden will climb to 37% of payroll by 2054 – one in three dollars of taxable payroll, and twice the size of today’s payroll tax burden, according to the non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.

Projection: More than one-third of the wages workers earn in 2054 will need to be committed to pay benefits promised under current law. That is before any bridges or highways are built and before any teachers’ or police officers’ salaries are paid.

Projection: By 2030, about the midpoint of the baby boomer retirement years, the Medicare will require nearly half of all income tax dollars, according to the non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.

Projection: By 2060, Social Security and Medicare will require nearly three out of four income tax dollars.

“Lies” About Social Security and Medicare Pandering Politicians Never Told You

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Oh, that Patty Murray is a real math whiz. NOT!

onlineanalyst on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

By 45-37 percent, they blame congressional Republicans more than Obama for the recent failure to find a better alternative to reducing deficits than the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts now taking effect. Twelve percent said both shared the blame equally.

Yet by 44-42 percent they prefer the Republican approach to curbing the deficit. Seven percent preferred neither way.

excerpt: Allahpundit

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Dear Heavenly Father, grant us the wisdom to resolve this, short of the “worst case scenario”.

In Jesus name … Amen

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Not a peep Ken!! ;-D

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Durpa durpa…

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Budgets Spending sprees.

VorDaj on March 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I bet it was Sparky.

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

One hundred and seven of the 200 House Democrats signed a letter to Obama threatening to vote “against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”

And these are probably the 107 that Allen West called communists. They, of course, call themselves “progressives.”

Personally, I am weary of these dopes touting the argument that there is income inequality in our country. The “inequality” is rooted in the disparate value of a person’s work.

onlineanalyst on March 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM

spending cuts still more lies

VorDaj on March 11, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Ya know, for the enviromentalist nutjobs this has to be a dilemma, because we are approaching burning tire smoke signal days.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The only proposals that will receive “bipartisan” support are those that will spend the country into oblivion.

VorDaj on March 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM

One hundred and seven of the 200 House Democrats signed a letter to Obama threatening to vote “against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”

And these are probably the 107 that Allen West called communists. They, of course, call themselves “progressives.”

Personally, I am weary of these dopes touting the argument that there is income inequality in our country. The “inequality” is rooted in the disparate value of a person’s work.

onlineanalyst on March 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Or… They are career professional politicians who will be facing reelection in 2014 and know that “Touching the third rail” means loosing their elections. It’s not like they won’t be facing high enough hurdles because of Obamacare come 2014, they are just telling Obama that there are things that they will scream bloody murder over and kick and drag their feet about.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Seems a few here thought you and I were frolicking around the Glade last night…I didn’t tell..Did you?

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

…Drones…!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Sent you some tiny thumbnails to view.

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Guess who I chatted with!!

Lanceman!!

The wind got knocked out of his sails about the election, but he seems to be doing ok otherwise :-)

He may pop in! I hope so!

I told him he is missed, which he is!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Meanwhile,Hopey/Changey gets BOINKED!!

Senate Democrats unveil government funding bill
By ANDREW TAYLOR
— Mar. 11 10:37 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill

that denies President Barack Obama new money for implementing signature first-term accomplishments like new regulations on Wall Street and his expansion of government health care subsidies

but provides modest additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.

Monday’s measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to fund the day-to-day operations of government through Sept. 30 — and prevent a government shutdown when current funding runs out March 27.

It sets a path for government in the wake of across-the-board spending cuts that took effect March 1. In most cases the minor changes in agency budgets amount to housekeeping within a trillion-dollar cap for the day-to-day operations of agencies in the current budget year.
(More……)
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/senate-democrats-prepare-government-funding-bill

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

One hundred and seven of the 200 House Democrats signed a letter to Obama threatening to vote “against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”

Why the grand bargain was a much better deal than the Tea Party could ever comprehend. Now the far left has more confidence and power, the AARP is whipping up fear among its members, and seniors are more organized. Whatever entitlement cuts Bohner had negotiated several years ago are now going to be far harder to achieve, even with fully matching tax increases. Opportunity lost.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Sent you some tiny thumbnails to view.

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM

That bottom guy looks like the Six Trillion Dollar Man.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I told him he is missed, which he is!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Srcumpy:

Good to hear,and yup,this last election is taken its toll
on Political Blogs!:)

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:19 PM

The only proposals that will receive “bipartisan” support are those that will spend the country into oblivion.

VorDaj on March 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM

.
Sheesh . . . . . . you’re as cynical as that listens2glenn idiot.

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Lol! Yes he is/does. Its a idea I’ve had on the back burner for quite some time. Just wondering if you thought it might be worth pursuing of if its just too odd for folks.

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I’ve noticed that the QOTD is at a different time now. About an hour off. Is that because of the Daylight savings time?

We better synch our watches.

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Why the grand bargain was a much better deal than the Tea Party could ever comprehend. Now the far left has more confidence and power, the AARP is whipping up fear among its members, and seniors are more organized. Whatever entitlement cuts Bohner had negotiated several years ago are now going to be far harder to achieve, even with fully matching tax increases. Opportunity lost.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM

If I were you, I’d start putting up signs “Please don’t feed the humans.”

When I heard that the National Parks Service “had” to cut the bison maintenance programme due to Sequesterquatch, all that I could think was:

“Well, thank goodness the government had the foresight to tell visitors to Yellowstone Park not to feed the animals. If they hadn’t, how would those poor bison survive now that the teat has run dry?”

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

Lol! Yes he is/does. Its a idea I’ve had on the back burner for quite some time. Just wondering if you thought it might be worth pursuing of if its just too odd for folks.

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Definitely worth pursuing!

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

By 45-37 percent, they blame congressional Republicans more than Obama for the recent failure to find a better alternative to reducing deficits than the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts now taking effect. Twelve percent said both shared the blame equally.

Yet by 44-42 percent they prefer the Republican approach to curbing the deficit. Seven percent preferred neither way.

And with about 35% of the population functionally retarded…this actually makes sense.

Jaibones on March 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM

RWM, having read your post, and pondered its facts, which I do not dispute, one cold hard fact comes back to haunt me that was addressed, and yet may come back to haunt us all in the end. Life is cyclic, as is the earth, because it too is a living organism. We have over time circumvented certain checks and balances within nature and in doing so have increased our living age, and increased population growth, which is why we are seeing such an imbalance in the numbers of those collecting and those paying in. Somehow nature always figures a way to reintroduce those controls, sad to say that in the not to distant future I think that the imbalance will be corrected severely, or so severely that the current system will be irrelevant. I know that is somewhat dark and gloomy, but history tells us it is true none the less.

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Team GOP Strikes Back………………….

Republican budget plan seeks $4.6 trillion more in spending cuts
WASHINGTON | Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:58pm EDT
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(Reuters) – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Monday he can balance the federal budget in 10 years without raising taxes any further by achieving $4.6 trillion in additional government spending cuts.

Ryan, who plans to unveil the House Republican budget on Tuesday, said in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece his proposal calls for the U.S. government to spend a total of about $41 trillion through 2023, a 3.4 percent annual increase.(More…)
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-usa-fiscal-ryan-idUSBRE92B02E20130312

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I’ve noticed that the QOTD is at a different time now. About an hour off. Is that because of the Daylight savings time?

We better synch our watches.

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

…I use an hour glass…what are watches?

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM

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If I were you, I’d start putting up signs “Please don’t feed the humans.”

When I heard that the National Parks Service “had” to cut the bison maintenance programme due to Sequesterquatch, all that I could think was:

“Well, thank goodness the government had the foresight to tell visitors to Yellowstone Park not to feed the animals. If they hadn’t, how would those poor bison survive now that the teat has run dry?”

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

.
. . . O U C H ! ….. The shoe “fits”.

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

O/T

Here they come ! !

California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Bear Arms.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-12/california-seizes-guns-as-owners-lose-right-to-bear-arms.html?cmpid=yhoo

Texyank on March 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Here are some watches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5i-6cJMJs

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Chowmein!

tommy71 on March 11, 2013 at 11:28 PM

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

Thanks, I’ve long thought it was, if for no other reason than for the arts sake of it. I’ll keep you posted as I proceed. It will take quite a long while to produce. So don’t expect a heads up anytime soon. Lol! ; )

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Hurumph… canopfor news service missed the earthquake at my house today (ok, it wasn’t exactly at my house, 4.7 2013/03/11 09:56:06 33.502N 116.457W 13.1 21 km (13 mi) ESE of Anza, CA

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Guess who I chatted with!!

Lanceman!!

The wind got knocked out of his sails about the election, but he seems to be doing ok otherwise :-)

He may pop in! I hope so!

I told him he is missed, which he is!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I’ve been meaning to ask if anyone here knew why Lanceman hadn’t been posting! I hope he returns, I’ve always enjoyed his posts. If your lurking Lance-pop in any time :)

wolverinefan on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I’ve been meaning to ask if anyone here knew why Lanceman hadn’t been posting! I hope he returns, I’ve always enjoyed his posts. If your lurking Lance-pop in any time :)

wolverinefan on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

He was on the “Walking Dead” thread earlier.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Look at this click video I made in my spare time with SWalkers help.

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Made a new one off that movie today. Blue Team. Having never seen the movie, I’m not sure of the actual relationship between those to characters, so…….

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Yeah but I didn’t, a bit concerned for you as they are saying something bigger is on the horizon, I know you can hunker down but I suggest you do a systems check anyway just to be on the safe side.

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I’ve noticed that the QOTD is at a different time now. About an hour off. Is that because of the Daylight savings time?

We better synch our watches.

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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…I use an hour glass…what are watches?

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

KOOLAID2:

You guys are lucky,I have to count Canadian Beaver Tail Slaps!!
(snark).

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Lol! Could have waited a bit for the good quality instead of the thumbnail. ; )

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

No predator? *clink*

tommy71 on March 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Dire Straits:Good Evening Dire:)

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Nice link..I heard the interview Ryan did with “The Great One“..Very good interview..Ryan knows his stuff..:)

PS..Hat tip to the Right Scoop..Excellent website..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5i-6cJMJs

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:28 PM

…I wanna be the trumpet!
…I miss Lanceman !…the trolls miss him too!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

You guys are lucky,I have to count Canadian Beaver Tail Slaps!!
(snark).

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I’ve seen more than a few Canadian Beavers whose tails I wouldn’t mind slapping. o_O

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital.

They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.
Enlarge image California Raiders Seize Guns as Owners Lose Right to Bear Arms

California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from possessing firearms, including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order or deemed mental unstable.
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excerpt: California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Bear Arms
By Michael B. Marois & James Nash – Mar 11, 2013 9:36 PM ET – bloomberg.com

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I can’t think of anything to say, that won’t “push the envelope” on being banned. : (

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Nice link..I heard the interview Ryan did with “The Great One“..Very good interview..Ryan knows his stuff..:)

PS..Hat tip to the Right Scoop..Excellent website..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Dire Straits:Thanks Dire,and I`ll watch Levin,a tad later:)

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Don’t even think that we didn’t see you both cavorting, Scrumpy and Ken!

tommy71 on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

You guys are lucky,I have to count Canadian Beaver Tail Slaps!!

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

…you slap tails… on Canadian Beaver! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

That was Xerxes standing over Leonidas, trying to entice him to come over to his side, but since you changed him to a blue cape, it fits, although you could use the hunchback as Lindsey Graham, since the hunchback was the one who actually betrayed the Spartans. You really need to watch it, it is awesome!

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM

tommy71 on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

You couldn’t have, we wore cloaks of invisibility!!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I can’t think of anything to say, that won’t “push the envelope” on being banned. : (

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I would have shot dead every last one of them.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM

He was on the “Walking Dead” thread earlier.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM

LOL- when I first read this I thought you said he was on the Walking Dead! Guess its bedtime for me :)

wolverinefan on March 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Heres another story,that is ongoing,…Hopey gets Boinked Again:

US Senate appropriations committee rebuffs Obama request to shift US funds for IMF vote reform package – @Reuters

1 hour ago by editor
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WASHINGTON | Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:05pm EDT

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-usa-imf-reforms-idUSBRE92B04K20130312

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I guarantee the Dem Senators are working harder at figuring out how to make republicans look like granny killers than they are actually at making a reasonable budget. And the republicans will walk right into it.

Jackalope on March 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM

So if I understand you correctly, you think our leaders are somewhat lacking?

arnold ziffel on March 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM

SparkPlug on March 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

LoLz..Very nice group of horn players you have there..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM

I can’t think of anything to say, that won’t “push the envelope” on being banned. : (

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I would have shot dead every last one of them.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM

And the Fifth Column Treasonous Media would have called you a crazy deranged terrorist.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Made a new one off that movie today. Blue Team. Having never seen the movie, I’m not sure of the actual relationship between those to characters, so…….

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

You should see the movie. The artist is a con.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I can’t think of anything to say, that won’t “push the envelope” on being banned. : (

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

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I would have shot dead every last one of them.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM

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I should have mentioned in my last post, that was from a link supplied by Texyank.

California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Bear Arms.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-12/california-seizes-guns-as-owners-lose-right-to-bear-arms.html?cmpid=yhoo

Texyank on March 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Lol! Could have waited a bit for the good quality instead of the thumbnail. ; )

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Want me to take it down or just replace with the good quality when it is ready?

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:45 PM

And the Fifth Column Treasonous Media would have called you a crazy deranged terrorist.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Legally defending my constitutionally defined right to own and bear firearms?

Whatever.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Don’t feed the animals. we understand this policy, right?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Good evening..How are your grandsons doing?..I hope well..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Hurumph… canopfor news service missed the earthquake at my house today (ok, it wasn’t exactly at my house, 4.7 2013/03/11 09:56:06 33.502N 116.457W 13.1 21 km (13 mi) ESE of Anza, CA

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

SWalker:

D*mmitt,ya I didn`t log on till about nine,but the EarthQuake Page
is on:)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php
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By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES | Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:40pm EDT

(Reuters) – A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck deep beneath a mountain range in Southern California on Monday, jangling the nerves of tennis stars competing in the nearby desert town of Indian Wells and rattling urban areas as far away as Los Angeles, but no damage or injuries were reported.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-usa-quake-california-idUSBRE92B02120130312

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Agreed.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Lies, Kabuki, and Misdirection…

… Four years without a budget, Obowma and the Democrats have egg on their faces from the “sequestration scare“, the polls show it, and now after four years, FOUR YEARS, it’s time to get serious about being $17 Trillion in debt???

Seven Percent Solution on March 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM

For me, it’s all being reduced to simple arguments and solutions.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Why the grand bargain was a much better deal than the Tea Party could ever comprehend. Now the far left has more confidence and power, the AARP is whipping up fear among its members, and seniors are more organized. Whatever entitlement cuts Bohner had negotiated several years ago are now going to be far harder to achieve, even with fully matching tax increases. Opportunity lost.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I got a question. As big a right wing retard as I be, I read WaPo, NYT and some of Huffington post. Never in my wildest dreams would I attempt to comment there with logic and then get called names and shot down. So why do you, libfree, molester, HAlib and various other denizens try here? At least people here try to reason with you guys but it is never reciprocal. Do you even have the capability to examine your thought process or reflect a bit?

arnold ziffel on March 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Good evening..How are your grandsons doing?..I hope well..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Dire Straits:Everything is good,he comes on Thurs-Sat!:)

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Pic of the Day: The Six Trillion Dollar Man

:-)

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

And it’s not even finished.

Electrongod on March 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM

And the Fifth Column Treasonous Media would have called you a crazy deranged terrorist.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Legally defending my constitutionally defined right to own and bear firearms?

Whatever.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM

The Fifth Column Treasonous Media believes that the 4th amendment is an antiquated and archaic holdover from a less civilized time that desperately needs to be abolished, and 90+ percent of California’s politicians agree with them.

In other words, here in Kalifornia, the 4th amendment is a privilege that the state is attempting to revoke.

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM

You couldn’t have, we wore cloaks of invisibility!!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Actually, we shared one.

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 11:56 PM

KCB on March 11, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Ken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

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