Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

Today, tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., became the latest prominent Republican to confuse the immigration conversation by avoiding specific language on citizenship — perhaps by design.

Paul lent his growing political weight to the issue with a speech widely interpreted as endorsing a pathway to citizenship. But he did so without making clear what that path would look like, or by even using the words “citizen” or “citizenship” – and of course steering far clear of any hint of a word like “amnesty.”…

“They’re really trying to find the sweet spot. It’s hard for them – they’ve moved a huge distance in a short time,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of the pro-reform group America’s Voice, which has frequently criticized lawmakers for standing in the way of a path to citizenship.

“Republicans are trying to find a place where they’re pro-Latino, but not attacked from the right. It’s a hard place to find,” Sharry said.

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The Associated Press is standing by its report that Sen. Rand Paul intended to back a path to citizenship in his speech Tuesday to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, despite the fact that he did not do so, and despite claims from advisers that the AP’s story is wrong.

“AP stands by its story. In a copy of his prepared speech given to AP by his office Monday night, Sen. Paul made clear that illegal immigrants would have a path towards probationary legal status and then towards a green card, which allows people to eventually apply to become U.S. citizens,” Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said in a statement sent to POLITICO.

“In the speech he delivered Tuesday, he omitted that point,” she continued. “After the speech, however, Paul again confirmed, while speaking to reporters, that under his plan, illegal immigrants would ultimately be able to apply for citizenship after a long and complex process.”

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Senator Rand Paul clarified today that he was not opposed to an eventual pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

“The immigration debate has been trapped and it’s been polarized by two terms: ‘path to citizenship’ and ‘amnesty,’” Paul told reporters in a conference call this afternoon. “So everybody who doesn’t want anything to move forward calls every proposal that somebody else wants ‘pathway to citizenship’ or ‘you’re granting amnesty.’ Can’t we have reform and just not call them by names that discourage the progress from going forward?”…

Paul was uneasy with the idea of harsh financial penalties for illegal immigrants. “If you had to pay back all your back payroll taxes and you’ve been working here for ten years, that would be thousands and thousands of dollars . . . so to get your work visa, I wouldn’t have any kind of big penalty like that,” he remarked. “If you’re going to get in the other line for citizenship, if they’re going to make it real easy, like you get right into the green-card line, then maybe you have to have pay penalties.”

Instead, Paul would prefer that penalty “be just the slowness to the process, not the money, because I think it would be prohibitive for a lot of people to come up with a large fine.”

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Senator Paul doesn’t like the language used to describe amnesty…

This is hilarious. “Path to citizenship” is itself a euphemism, one of many dreamed up to avoid the A-word, in the wake of focus groups conducted in 2001 by the National Council of La Raza to advise the Mexican government on how to push amnesty. The fact that they need to keep dreaming up new euphemisms once everyone understands what the old ones stand for should be a sign that the underlying policy is the problem, not the labels attached to it.

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As a rule (generalizations are always dangerous) paleoconservatives tend to be populist and protectionist (think Pat Buchanan). They worry a lot about immigration and stress border security. Conversely, libertarians tend to be less nationalistic, instead viewing themselves as citizens of the world.

As advocates of free markets and trade, libertarians tend to believe immigration laws should “match the reality of a dynamic society and labor market.”

Based on today’s news — on the immigration issue, at least — it’s clear Paul’s libertarian side won out.

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The key elements of Rand Paul’s immigration plan: a) securing the border, b) expanded high-skill, entrepreneur visas with total numbers determined by a bipartisan panel, c) no national ID card or mandatory E-Verify, and d) a route to legalization for illegal immigrants.

I guess that last point is particularly controversial because of Paul’s Tea Party support. But what really struck me is that aside from rejecting both the national ID card “forcing businesses to become policemen,” the Paul plan doesn’t seem to be very libertarian. While he wants more immigration, his path to legalization is more restrictionist than Marco Rubio’s path to citizenship for illegals…

Paul’s outspoken libertarian beliefs are really what make him interesting as a national political figure. His immigration plan seems like a missed opportunity to advance the argument.

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Worse, unlike the Gang of Ocho amnesty plan endorsed by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Paul would force Republicans to play the role border-security-bad-guys every year. The Washington Examiner‘s Byron York reports, “Under his proposal, the border would have to be verified secure by some government agency and then — this is a key step for Paul — voted on by Congress on a yearly basis.”

You don’t have to be a genius to figure out how this would turn out. Every year a majority of Republicans would vote to say the border was not secure and those who came to the country illegally should not continue down the path to citizenship. And every year every Democrat and a minority of Republicans would vote the opposite, allowing those who came illegally to advance down that path… until of course they are all sworn in as Democratic voters.

Paul’s plan would do nothing to endear the Republican party to immigrant communities, would do nothing to secure the border, and would only incentivize new waves of illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. and wait for their special, one-time-only “path to citizenship.”

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In his speech, Paul made the now-standard case for more border security and a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants: “If you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you.” He also made the well-worn argument that Republicans are permanent losers if they don’t win more Hispanic votes. Like others, he sees Hispanics as natural Republicans but for the immigration issue.

But all of the polling data suggest otherwise. The Pew Research Center notes, “Latinos have often been characterized as more socially conservative than most Americans. On some issues, such as abortion, that’s true. But on others, such as acceptance of homosexuality, it is not. When it comes to their own assessments of their political views, Latinos, more so than the general public, say their views are liberal.” It’s telling that when asked if they backed President Obama’s position that “health insurance organizations should be required to cover contraception,” 68 percent of Hispanics said yes; only 11 percent said no…

It’s true that George W. Bush did well with Hispanics and maybe — maybe — the Republicans can get some of that mojo back even as they still ignore Bush himself. But Hispanics are younger and bluer than they were in 2000. Younger Cuban-Americans are trending Democratic. It’s not at all clear Bush would do as well today. After all, Ronald Reagan passed immigration reform and no benefit accrued to Republicans. John McCain was the author of immigration reform and he only got 31 percent of Hispanics compared to Mitt Romney’s 27 percent. It’s true that new polling shows Hispanics say they’re more likely to be open to pro-pathway candidates. Still, maybe Paul will become a Hispanic icon. But that seems as likely as a run on Spanish editions of Atlas Shrugged.

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Un-Bishop, un-Bishop …..

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Bishop?

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Wow. Just sat down and there it was.

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Howdy Gents!! :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

L2G, you got me! :-)

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I bet you clickin’ and watchin’ like a hawk!! ;-P

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Now let me go read what it’s about … :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

“Just build the dang fence”

msupertas on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

…lawbreakers…ship them!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Wow. Just sat down and there it was.

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

…you still on the toilet Ken?

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

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I bet you clickin’ and watchin’ like a hawk!! ;-P

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

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Yes (actually it was on auto refresh).

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

The path to citizenship shouldn’t ram through, under, or over the dang fence.

El_Terrible on March 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Been a long time since I was first!

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The reason it is UNreasonable to send illegals back en mass is: ___________________________________________________________. (fill in the blank)

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Been a long time since I was first!

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

…you’re first with us!…for coming back!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Dropped a new photoshop blog today on Mary Katharine’s thread on Fisker. Late to a small thread. Not many saw it, the ones that did seemed to think it good. 0 Green Autos. Still tweaking it a bit and have a few to add, but its in keeping with the previous red tie series. I linked my nom to it also. Another new one out around this same time next week. Send it around. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

L2G, you got me! :-)

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

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Barely.

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Hmmmmmm think I will lurk until I can think of somthing not already said on this topic…

*swoosh*

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Been a long time since I was first!

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

If you see Scrumpy tell her I said “Hey”.

SparkPlug on March 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Suddenly, I want a grape Capri-sun.

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Off topic, but important — the latest from the Kermit Gosnell trial:

WORKER ADMITS CUTTING 10 BABIES AT ABORTION CLINIC


Moton, 35, had lived with Gosnell’s family during high school because of problems at home, then went to work for him years later. She earned about $10 an hour – off the books – to administer drugs, perform ultrasounds, help with abortions and dispose of fetal remains from 2005 to 2008.

She once had to kill a baby delivered in a toilet, cutting its neck with scissors, she said. Asked if she knew that was wrong, she said, “At first I didn’t.”

Abortions are typically performed in utero.

SICK.

Robert_Paulson on March 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Not tonight!! Thought I just got lucky.

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I slapped a new carburetor on your broom to improve your mileage.

You should now can get up to 5 swooshes per moon bean.

SparkPlug on March 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I do use a laptop, so…..

KCB on March 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Pics of the Day: Lost In Translation

Resist We Much on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

…you needed the “EMERGECY DOOR COCK“…for the gay thread!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Resist We Much on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Totally funny!! Thanks I needed that giggle :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Prediction: the GOP will never achieve consensus on this, and we’ll fail on the message (and thus any election) 100%. The Left will win on this because they’ll be unified behind their message. They will define the argument as “we care about families and they don’t” and the GOP will flop around like dead fish.

My opinion: Close the border and enforce it. Border security first (duh). BUT ALSO welfare reform before any kind of amnesty! Today’s immigrants are coming here for the govt handouts, and THAT system needs to be fixed just as much as the porous border needs to be fixed. Then, we’ll talk.

Jackalope on March 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Dropped a new photoshop blog today on Mary Katharine’s thread on Fisker. Late to a small thread. Not many saw it, the ones that did seemed to think it good. 0 Green Autos. Still tweaking it a bit and have a few to add, but its in keeping with the previous red tie series. I linked my nom to it also. Another new one out around this same time next week. Send it around.
; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

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It appears to have been a time-consuming proposition, but looks great !

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

There was a time, in elementary school, when they graded a person on ‘citizenship’.

I think our political class needs to spend some time with an old fashioned elementary school marm and learn what CITIZENSHIP means.

There was time when high school students were required to take a class in CIVICS, to prepare to be a good citizen as an adult.

I think out political class should be required to take an old fashioned civics course.

In high school, GOVERNMENT class was required to graduate and was used to inform the students on the purpose, scope, and mandates under the constitution of our government.

I think our political class should be required to take a good, old fashioned, Government class, since clearly they don’t understand the scope, purpose, and mandates under the constitution of our government.

Finally, we, the electorate, should remind our political class that this nation doesn’t belong solely to them. It belongs to all citizens of this nation and the political class is not entitled to decide who get’s to be here and who doesn’t based on what is expedient for them. WE… the people… have the authority and the right to determine who we allow to remain in our nation. The political class are PUBLIC SERVANTS… they are OUR servants.

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

SparkPlug on March 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Oh my thank you kindly Sir!! {hugs} :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

So true. I love the way you write. (:

The Spritely one is here.

SparkPlug on March 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Rand Paul’s 15 minutes of filibuster fame is up. This guy is just as much of a media hog as McCain.

Tripwhipper on March 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Scrumpy should run for class president. I am jealous of her popularity.

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Rand Paul …

“Immigration Reform” Amnesty.

“Path to citizenship” Amnesty.

“Path towards probationary legal status” Amnesty.

“Pro-Latino” Amnesty.

“I don’t support amnesty” I support amnesty.

“What I’m proposing is not amnesty.” What I’m proposing is amnesty.

Pork-Chop on March 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

…help!…I can’t scroll down past the first car!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

SparkPlug on March 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Thank you, Spark! I appreciate it. :) Good evening.

Yes.. the Spritely One certainly brightens up the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

They have so forgotten that aspect of their duties… Le Sigh…

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

…you needed the “EMERGECY DOOR COCK“…for the gay thread!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Only the 1%ers in First Class have access to the “EMERGENCY BACK DOOR COCK” and Occupy is pizzed fer sho!

Scrumps: lol

Resist We Much on March 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Good evening jackie, hope all is well with you!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Rand Paul gave that filibuster, and could have cruised into the WH in 2016 on it. Today he panders like a donkey to some special interest group, and killed his chance to be POTUS.

I’m sure he has an explanation but that doesn’t change the reality that the VOTERS are fed up with political posturing and pandering to identity groups. His explanation will do him no good and he can spend his days wondering why he listened to whatever idiot advised him he should walk that tightrope.

platypus on March 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

The reason it is UNreasonable to send illegals back en mass is: ___________________________________________________________. (fill in the blank)

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Looks like no takers l2g. I think if it was up to border states, they would certainly do the calculations and see it is worth it to pay for transit back to Mexico.

can_con on March 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Oh no I couldn’t do that!!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Good evening, Scrumpy! It’s lovely to see you, as always. :)

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The Gang of Ocho

Why does this remind me of Herbie Goes Bananas? Oh yeah, the little kid called Herbie, “Ocho.”

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

You would win. Ill be a representative or secretary or something.

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Music, food and dancing at the Gulch tonight. I think we are still down one dog…

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Hi, Jackie!

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Beautiful!! Great work Bmore!! ^5!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Tripwhipper on March 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Aw, whats wrong? Blue Buddha got you all butt hurt?

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I never watch CNN. When did Wolf Blitzer start looking so old?

Mark1971 on March 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I always pose this question, especially to my Hispanic acquaintances:

Suppose we just lift all the people of European descent right out of America – just all disappear. What would you have?

You’d have the same poverty, the same drug cartel problem and the same corrupt government. Just more landmass to have it in.

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

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Looks like no takers l2g. I think if it was up to border states, they would certainly do the calculations and see it is worth it to pay for transit back to Mexico.

can_con on March 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

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I should have included a “qualifier” with comment.

Something like:

To ANY politician who’s for a path to citizenship, or worse … AMNESTY.

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Looks like no takers l2g. I think if it was up to border states, they would certainly do the calculations and see it is worth it to pay for transit back to Mexico.

can_con on March 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

One major problem..Finding them..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Exactly!! Good evening :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

0 Green Autos. Still tweaking it a bit and have a few to add, but its in keeping with the previous red tie series. I linked my nom to it also. Another new one out around this same time next week. Send it around. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Brilliant as usual, Bmore. Did you pick up a pair of cufflinks earlier? It’s formal tonight.

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

How’s thing with you Dire?! Howdy :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I haven’t moved one inch. I’m still standing next to Abraham Lincoln, foursquare against the modern Know Nothings infesting our party.

unclesmrgol on March 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

“Republicans are trying to find a place where they’re pro-Latino, but not attacked from the right. It’s a hard place to find,” Sharry said.

It is worse than hard..It is one degree above impossible..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I was very glad to see that Grassley and Session, and the other signatories, got a letter off to Shumer/ Graham and told them not to even try to ram this legislation through like Obamacare.

In reading the letter I was gratified to see language that leads me to believe that this may not be the slam dunk that some have tried to pretend it will be.

Specifically, mentioning that it will drive entitlements to a new record high. This comes as we are beginning the national debate about ‘reining in’ entitlement spending.

Also, noting that they must determine what the impact of granting legal status to million on the working Americans and taxpayers.

These were only two of the points of contention that were mentioned in that letter, mentioning that the American people must be informed of exactly what it in this proposed legislation and the ramifications of its passage was another, and laying out that time table of the first amnesty was also very illuminating.

Once the American people get a chance to see what this amnesty would really mean, I believe the entire debate is going to take on a new focus.

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Yeah, I’m still tweaking the type on that headline rewrite. I suck at type. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Tripwhipper on March 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

…is that what you call YOURS?……Trip?

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Tripwhipper on March 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Whoomp (sweep sweep) kicks out the door…

Slams door…

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Good evening, Rusty. :) Great to see you.

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Kinda, I formally became a participant, commenter and poster at another blog today. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Exactly!! Good evening :-)

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

*waves*

Lanceman on March 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

On my knees praying it is so!!!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Bmore, some really good ones in there!

Jackalope on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

What’s everyone drinking?

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…*whispers* …(I can’t scroll down because of the legs and the bumper… in the back seat…of the first shot!)

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Thank you listens2glenn and Scrumpy.

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Make mine an SC on ice :-)…

So nice of you to offer!!

Drinks are on Rusty tonight!!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Martini. :)

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Oh, yeah they couldn’t even make the company work selling sexy. How bad is that? Lol!

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Kinda, I formally became a participant, commenter and poster at another blog today. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Which blog?..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Lmao, guys would tend to get stuck at that point I dare say!!

Bmore, how about a sexy guy in a car of us Ladies? ;-D

Topless… Le Sigh

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

One major problem..Finding them..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

That’s easy. Papers please for all government services. No papers, no service, and here’s your bus ticket.

can_con on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Tripwhipper on March 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

…is that what you call YOURS?……Trip?

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…your real name is Dick…right?

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Vodka martini?

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Jackie drinks gin.

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I am hysterically laughing over here!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow my sides hurt!!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Moonlighting? Or, is it daylighting? Yanno, I always scan your posts with my curser just in case there is a little more information, lol. There wasn’t.

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

can_con on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

That would get some..But you have to have a willing executive branch to enforce..There is where the whole thing goes up in smoke..Do you think “Big Sis” and Obie would enforce it??..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I didn’t care for the, we have to start with we’re not going to deport 11 million illegal aliens.

At. All.

The assumption that even a bare majority are only here to work and make a better life, is wrong. Even more wrong to believe they want to become homogenous American citizens.

Is it racist to recognize the animus of a highly ethnocentric nationalistic people, high on their own success, and entitlement?

Some honesty would go a long way towards achieving legislation in a horribly enforcement perverse enforcement.

Speakup on March 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Drinks are on Rusty tonight!!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Well then, I’ll have a Rusty Nail in honor of Bmore’s first pic.

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

environment

Speakup on March 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Evening Dire! Its a Photoshop competition site. I have been a long time follower. I wanted to submit my Palin Big Gulp piece, so I swung by to sign up. As it turns out I was one day late to submit. So I signed up for next time. Posted to of my other pieces in two other categories though. So it wasn’t a total loss. The biggest bummer is, at the risk of sounding immodest, I really believe the Palin piece would have won gold and best in category. It was much better than all the others. IMHO. ; ) The place is here. Its a wee bit different than the way things are done around here. Three main cliques pitted against one another D’s, R’s and I’s. I’m an I. ; ) Hopefully I will do okay over there.

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

to=two

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Rusty Allen on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Tonight… yes. In a chilled glass with a twist. :)

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Good deal..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

For you? I shall see what I can wrangle up. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

No, I don’t think Obama would enforce it. That’s why this needs to be stonewalled until 2017. Deal with border security and internal enforcement only now.

can_con on March 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Good evening, Dire!:)

thatsafactjack on March 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Just testing the waters, in case you guys ever get tired of my shenanigans. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Cool site… me likey the hybrid aminals ;-D

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Just testing the waters, in case you guys ever get tired of my shenanigans. ; )

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Bookmarked, just in case. :)

Fallon on March 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

So kind and sweet to oblige me… Thank you! {hugs}

Ladies, I will share the resulting image with you all!!

Scrumpy on March 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Fallon or Kool, was the gilled one staying busy humiliating herself today? I had clients to deal with much of the day and haven’t caught up on the threads yet.

Bmore on March 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM

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