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.

***

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.”

***

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

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Well, in all fairness it did cause ripples to flow across my coffee this morning. ;)

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Farewell and Adieu you fair HotAirians, I am back off to work, enjoy the evening and RWM’s and Bmore’s works:)

SWalker, just remember the final non aired episode of Firefly, should you ever need just ask.

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Good deal..:):)

PS..You need to vist the totty site..Very good material..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

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

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Sorry Chrissy. I didn’t mean to write that out loud.

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM

And it’s not even finished.

Electrongod on March 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Got that right. He’s good for at least another $4 tril.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM

The filibuster that changed America.

And it wasn’t surprising that an egotistical president would suddenly invite his adversaries to dinner to chew the fat. (Funny how the chief executive will suddenly change his tune when polls show Americans hate his latest policy.)

What surprised all of Washington — even all of America — was a first-term senator taking to the Senate floor for a filibuster: A real, honest to God, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington filibuster, not the milquetoast threat whined by the bloviating cowards who now populate the hallowed chamber.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:02 AM

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Good night Marsh! God Bless you!!

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM

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

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

I see what you did there. Lol.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Good deal..:):)

PS..You need to vist the totty site..Very good material..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Dire Straits:Oooooooo dat sounds,er,looks good,haha:)

canopfor on March 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

The Cereal (Photoshop) Killer: The Black & White Edition

The “Official Chris Matthews’ Dog Whistle” is sold separately.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I should think so!

Forgiven… :-)

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Seems Michelle Obama took question on her twitter account..This is good stuff..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

I still can’t get an answer from a single lib/progressive. If guhmint programs are so successful, how come they never end? Wouldn’t they have to when they fix the problem? No more need?

More money fixes it? At what point should we expect the problem to lesson? You created a program to fix it but you need more money? It’s not working?

Don’t successful programs have to end? They end the problems they were created to solve. Right?

wolly4321 on March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

You need to go over to Theo spark website and learn how to install a thermostat..:)

PS..I promise you will not be disappointed!!..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM

RWM, no cereal photo appears, just the kid with “that’s racist”, below it. The top has an “X” and that’s it.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Oh wow!! Did she even reply to anything?

I am LMAO!!!!

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Don’t successful programs have to end? They end the problems they were created to solve. Right?

wolly4321 on March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

No they are like taxes..They never end..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Evening Hot Air, starting with Ken :)

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Ken was checking out scrumpy’s booty again. I can’t blame him but others would like to catch a glimpse too but ken is always in the way.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM

lolz..I doubt it..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

canopfor on March 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Well, in all fairness it did cause ripples to flow across my coffee this morning. ;)

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

SWalker:Thats interesting,I thought it took a higher number,like
6,7,or 8 for any problems:)

FOOTAGE INSANE Earthquake in Southern california 11 3 13

Published on Mar 11, 2013

News for Earthquake in Southern california 11 3 2013
*****************************************************

CTV News Earthquake shakes wide area of Southern California Newser ‎- 5 hours ago An earthquake rolled through a wide swath of Southern California late Monday morning but there were no … 3/11/2013 12:33:52 PM | Newser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JK5eAEaX2o

canopfor on March 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Hi Schad!

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Cereal Killer, try it now.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM

SWalker on March 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Seems Michelle Obama took question on her twitter account..This is good stuff..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Wish I could have seen her face when she read those.

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Ken was checking out scrumpy’s booty again. I can’t blame him but others would like to catch a glimpse too but ken is always in the way.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM

There was a cloak!

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:14 AM

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

SWalker:Haha:)

canopfor on March 12, 2013 at 12:15 AM

SWalker:Thats interesting,I thought it took a higher number,like
6,7,or 8 for any problems:)

canopfor on March 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Oh, it only jolted the house once, didn’t cause any problems other than making some wave in my coffee.

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 12:15 AM

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

No, you are welcomed to leave it. Its just funny, I’m just so hooked on them being polished to the t, you’re happy just to get the dang things up. ; ) Makes me laugh.

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Otay Peeps,while the gett`n is good,I`m going!

Everyone have a Good Night,Dire thanks for the Totty Heads UP!
———————————————-:)

canopfor on March 12, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Ken was checking out scrumpy’s booty again. I can’t blame him but others would like to catch a glimpse too but ken is always in the way.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM

There was a cloak!

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Cloaks don’t work very well on windy broom rides, they keep blowing up like Marilyn Monroe’s dress… O_O

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 12:17 AM

MarshFox on March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Yeah McCain gets the blue cape from now on. Lol! Glad I wasn’t off by too much. Good guess, I guess. ; ) Later.

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Good evening dire!!

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 12:16 AM

OK. Can you see Cereal Killer?

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 12:17 AM

hahahahahahahahahaha

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Good night Canopfor!! God Bless!

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

I clicked, nothing hon…

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Cereal Killer, try it now.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Still not…

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Tigger has a vet appt in the morning early, so I sadly say I have to bid all of you a fond farewell for tonight!!

Good night all and God Bless!!

Be good Ken ;-D

*swoosh*

Scrumpy on March 12, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Unconfirmed Glade rumor has it that Scrumpy has given Ken a spare key to her broom… O_O sightings of Ken *swooshing* are highly anticipated…

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Good Night Chrissy!

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:28 AM

OK. Can you see Cereal Killer?

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Yes. The line is, That’s Racist.

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM

It’s depressing. I have a false expectation that this site would be one of the best informed when it comes to radiation and nuclear power. Instead it’s one of the worst. One of the best? Blackfive. Depressing. I posted this on the Fukushima thread.

Depressing.

Oh – and I don’t care who wrote the QOTD articles above – Allahpundit picked them and, as usual, he’s engaging in his normal act of ingratiating himself with the Liberal Media. Also known as inciting for The Enemy.

Depressing.

Resist We Much – sorry if I offended you……obviously I did.

Depressing.

The configuration and state of the world today……with Al Gore still alive…..

Depressing

williamg on March 12, 2013 at 12:30 AM

You know it’s bad when Time Magazine tells more of the truth than this place does.

Depressing.

williamg on March 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Try now.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Bmore, at the dinner with the Presidente, this was the seating arrangement – work it in:

The conversation went around the table. Lindsey Graham sat to the president’s left, John McCain to his right.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Sophie, it works now.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Schad, I just put a close up on it, too.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Resist We Much – sorry if I offended you……obviously I did.

Depressing.

williamg on March 12, 2013 at 12:30 AM

No, you didn’t.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2013 at 12:37 AM

O_O sightings of Ken *swooshing* are highly anticipated…

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I am not swoosh qualified yet. She makes it look easy, but they are hard to ride! Need more lessons ;-)

KCB on March 12, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Our advice to the GOP opposition in the meantime is—adapting the Reagan arms-control maxim—don’t trust but verify. Mr. Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he can’t be trusted in backroom negotiations where he can later claim to support something he really didn’t. Republicans need to test his seriousness in the sunlight where voters can better see who is the real obstructionist.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM

RWM, See if this version isn’t modestly better. Here. Still not right but a wee bit better all the same.

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 12:53 AM

I saw, Sophie :)

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 12:56 AM

These are the two I showed RWM earlier. New series. The Anatomy of a Politician.

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:02 AM

They are just low resolution tests. ; )

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Excellent. Now make one with McCain/brain, then set them to the dinner table, as I suggested above…somehow. Thanks ahead.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

You could depict them consuming us, or the taxes, or the land, or all of it…don’t quite know, but it’s a thought.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:09 AM

…or consuming national assets, wealth, children, future generations…

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Okay, I’m still working on Ma’am Graham. Rudy Giuliani made an decent reference. I had forgotten about that. : ) Schadenfreude, do you have any interest in learning photoshop?

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Well, well, well…I turn by back, just for a moment, and just look at the shenanigans and cavorting going on in the Glade.

Walker has become the ‘society page’ for the Glade.

Ken is taking broom riding lessons.

Apparently there was an incident between Ken and Scrumpy involving a singular ‘invisible cloak’. This item is contraband in the Glade, by the way, and is the product of unsanctioned conjuring.

There are rumors circulating that Ken is thinking of proposing to Scrumpy. At any rate there seems to have been some indiscreet ‘booty’ watching.

Fire Marshall Spark appears to have either been busy with maintenance on the HotAir Ship Kerfuffle, or elsewhere when these infractions occurred.

Our Magistrate likewise must have been otherwise engaged.

I’ve had no formal report on these occurrences.

As much as it pains me, I may have to appoint a Marshall and a Deputy.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Good Night All.

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Bmore, pursuant to our conversation last evening, I was thinking about a piece featuring the main players in the political game as children. Their faces, children’s bodies. One holding something behind his back, perhaps some legislation, the others playing ‘keep away’ with the budget…

Also, I was thinking about what it might look like if these guys were old fashioned gangster types, shooting craps in an alley, ruffing up a citizen, shaking down a small business owner…. complete with the dark suits, white tie, fedoras, spats… grand old cars and Thompson sub-machine guns and violin cases.

Just a couple of notions.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Pass a budget, Harry… you’re a bit overdue…

Khun Joe on March 12, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

PS- a couple of the ‘children’ could be tussling in the dust of the playground … and one could be crying and rubbing his little eyes. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Well I was taking a nap and the Kerfuffle drifted off course but I did get to see Ken and Scrumpy giggling in the bushes.

There was a cloak but as SWaker pointed out it was windy and ken was trying to make it windier for some reason having to do with gawking booty and what not.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Bmore, our ships pass in the night once again.

Hasta la vista, amigo.

For those remaining, good evenin’.

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I think Scrumpy has been charging some of her pleasure broom Swooshing mileage to the Glade tax Payers when it wasn’t business related just because I go a write off for my drift to Vegas and the Superbowl.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 AM

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Good evening, Spark. I, in no way, hold you responsible for any of this untoward behavior. You have more than enough on your plate as Fire Marshall.

I was thinking that ‘Marshall’ might be too strong a connotation for the Glade, sort of oppressive. Perhaps what we need is a ‘peace officer’. That’s more appropriate to the Glade.

Perhaps you might like a change of career. What do you think? You could keep the Kerfuffle as a police vehicle and we could arrange some land transportation as well. We could put the fire department on a volunteer basis. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Sparky, it tickles me to no end that the occasional visitor from HuffPoop can view your posts. I wonder how many largely unused lefty brains you have melted.

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:28 AM

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Good evening, Nova! Great to see you. It’s been a while. I’ve missed you. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Schadenfreude, do you have any interest in learning photoshop?

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Not at all. Not talented with the execution, just concepts somehow. Could never draw :)

Good idea/s, Jackie. Good evening.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Bmore on March 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

But I admire you greatly. You and RWM are a great duo. Both of you are incredibly productive too. Very effective team, mise en temps too.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Good evening, Schadenfreude! It’s always wonderful to see you. :)

Thank you very much, my friend. I thought it was a good way to be able to include both sides of the aisle in the photos, and it showcases the underlying personalities and modis operandi. It is frequently how I ‘see’ them.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Bmore, like you, I used to admire AP’s creations. It’s a pity that he retrieved them and only allowed the text of his former blog to be available.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:33 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Untoward behavior, yes. We call that a code 504 or maybe its a code 506.

Well I could be a peace officer but then if I’m not a Marshall how could I impose Marshall Law during emergencies when the emergency mood strikes me?

And moreover, if I’m the the new Peace officer do I still get to keep my taser to zap people for contraband? I like it when they have contraband. I get to zap them and confiscate it. It makes the job so much fun and I accumulate a lot of interesting things.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:34 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:29 AM

I regret my circumstances do not permit more regular appearances this late in the evening. I miss my friends here too.

Allow me to spin one for my friends.

Envy The Thief

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:35 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Well put – we could consider them kindergartners, were they not such Mafioso-like thugs and robbers.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:36 AM

John Cipollina with the Grateful Dead

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:36 AM

We could put the fire department on a volunteer basis. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Well, I got a Merit Badge in Fire Starting when I was a Boy Scout… Just saying… ;P

SWalker on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Did you learn how to install a thermostat??..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Oh, I think that you could essentially keep most of the perquisites of the Fire Marshall’s job, and since the crime rate in the Glade is low, you might be able to manage both positions quite readily. :) As I said, we could put the fire department on a volunteer basis, and you could split the workweek, so to speak, as Peace Officer and Fire Marshall.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Great pick, as always, Nova. Thank you. I’ve bookmarked it. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

as Peace Officer and Fire Marshall.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

…and Jester :)

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Well its obvious that the Fire Marshall and higher ups like the Moon Goddess need to be compensated, but pretty much all other lower duties could be from volunteers. You know all the mundane drone work could be done by the Fire Marshall wannabees.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:36 AM

LOL! Yes. Now that you mention it… we could have them all depicted as children, but dressed as those same mafioso-thugs and combine the two ideas. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:41 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Just don’t do this..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Did you learn how to install a thermostat??..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 1:38 AM

OK I’m going over there on my hour and half lunch break. Must be juicy.

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Well, certainly no one could every replace Spark in that occupation. He has a genius for it.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:43 AM

John Cipollina with the Grateful Dead

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Toooooo sweet!

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Smokin hottie over at Theo Spark.

H/t
1. Dire
2. my freaking eye balls

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Certainly not! You have my word. As I said last evening, you’re in charge of designing the Glade distillery and developing the new ‘moonbean brandy’ and ‘moonbean cognac’.

I’ve already imbued some of the moonbean wine with sparkling moonlight to create a plentiful supply of moonbean champagne. :)

If you should find that you require any specially conjured items or ingredients, please feel free to say so. If I can’t find the time, perhaps we can persuade Axefellow to lend a hand when he returns from his hiatus. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

As I’ve predicted.

“WANT A GENUINE THIRD PARTY? GOP Ready To Cave On Gun Control. They’d be idiots to cave. They’re winning this issue. But they are the Stupid Party.”
http://www.captainsjournal.com/2013/03/11/gop-ready-to-cave-on-gun-control/

rrpjr on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM

I’ve been saving that for the longest time, waiting for you to be here. :) I’m glad you like it.

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

On noes. Dire is in charge of wine? Will we ever get any?

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 1:42 AM

PS- Good evening, Dire! :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Sounds good..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2013 at 1:50 AM

SparkPlug on March 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Fear not, Spark. Dire has a genuine generous spirit and he understands a fine beverage. He’s the perfect choice to develop the recipe and process for our choicest beverages. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:51 AM

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

You had to know I would love that one.

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:52 AM

novaculus on March 12, 2013 at 1:52 AM

lol! I admit I was pretty sure. :)

thatsafactjack on March 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM

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