Quotes of the day

posted at 8:41 pm on April 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

The State Department said Thursday the United States had to take necessary defensive steps in light of North Korea’s escalating threats, but emphasized that it can “change course” if North Korea tames its rhetoric…

Nuland also said that while the U.S. takes North Korea’s “bellicose threats” seriously, the situation on the Korean Peninsula “does not need to get hotter.”

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration would “not be surprised” if North Korea launches another missile as part of its pattern of provocations, amid reports that the regime deployed mid-range missile launchers to its east coast…

He added: “It would fit their current pattern of bellicose, unhelpful, unconstructive rhetoric and actions. We urge them to stop with the provocations.”

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned ally North Korea against war on Friday and described the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula as one of the “gravest risks” for nuclear holocaust since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

Saying he spoke as a friend, Castro wrote in Cuban state media that North Korea, led by 30-year-old Kim Jong-un, had shown the world its technical prowess and now it was time to remember its duties to others.

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[A] groundswell of opinion is building within China that the nation should dump its unruly neighbor. A mainland Chinese journalist based in Hong Kong told me recently that her countrymen no longer think of North Korea as a close ally, as this is a “cold war mentality” with which younger people in particular no longer identify.

Deng Yewun, an editor of a Communist party journal, wrote in the Financial Times in late February that China should abandon North Korea. He was later suspended from his job for putting that strong opinion into print. Yet the Chinese government-run media is still not exhibiting much support of Pyongyang.

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Starting today, the Chinese could put an end to the grotesque farce that is the North Korean regime and, together with the United States, usher in the reunification of the Korean peninsula.

Should China’s leaders simply want the North Korean regime to stop launching missiles, after all, they don’t need to play around with sanctions. Nor do the Chinese have to respond to North Korea’s outrageous military threats with a show of air power, as the U.S. military has done. They could just cut off energy supplies or food deliveries to Pyongyang: They are the major supplier of both. And if they wanted real change in a regime that keeps tens of thousands of its people in concentration camps directly modeled on Stalin’s gulag, China could open its 800-mile border with North Korea. The resulting exodus would surely do for North Korea what the collapse of the Berlin Wall did for East Germany.

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Beijing wants Pyongyang to adopt Chinese-style economic reforms, as this would enable North Korea to wean itself off of Chinese support and become more stable. The United States and the rest of the international community would probably find this acceptable, too. So why doesn’t it happen?

Two reasons. First, North Korea is historically wary of Chinese influence, dating back to the inception of the country after World War II. According to Andrew Scobell, a China expert at the RAND Corporation, founding leader Kim Il Sung (Kim Jong Un’s grandfather) actually purged ethnic Korean Communists who studied in China, fearful that they constituted a potential fifth column. And when global Communism cratered following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, North Korea increasingly embraced juche, or self-dependence, as a national ideology. As Scobell notes, “North Korea just isn’t comfortable with China’s dominant role in its economy.”

Secondly, the Kim regime fears that implementing reforms might reduce its grip on political power, even though this hasn’t happened (yet) in China. Pyongyang has experimented with small-scale reforms in the past, but has always stopped well short of abandoning its command-style economic system. Why? Scobell says that “they’re afraid of reforming the regime out of existence.”

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North Korea poses a more credible threat to South Korea and Japan than to the United States. But a threat to those countries is, at least in some respects, a threat to the United States, since we have provided both countries with security guarantees – a commitment reiterated and made explicit recently by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Why is it in U.S. interests to make a threat to them automatically a threat to us that we have to handle?
South Korea has twice as many people as North Korea and an economy that’s 40 times larger. Japan has a population five times that of North Korea and an economy more than 100 times larger.

Both South Korea and Japan have ample resources to provide for their own security, particularly with respect to any conventional threat posed by North Korea.

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Via Gallup:

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Last spring, South Korea announced it was developing new ballistic and cruise missiles, noting that the latter could “fly through Kim Jong Un’s window.” The North Koreans took that statement very, very badly. They interpreted it as a very deliberate threat to decapitate the North Korean leadership and responded with a very vitriolic campaign depicting Lee Myung Bak as a dead rat. Clearly, the South Koreans had found a sensitive spot, which they pushed again a few weeks ago when they released more footage of ballistic and cruise missiles, noting again that window-sized targets were in play. The North Koreans have issued a series of statements that make very clear how serious they take threats to decapitate the North Korean government.

The current situation, then, strikes me as particularly dangerous. The North Koreans have grown used to provoking the South Koreans with relative impunity. 2010 was a very rough year, with the sinking of the Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island. The South Koreans are clearly tired of taking a beating at the hands of the North Koreans, although I worry that all this talk of precision strikes is an escapist fantasy. North Korea could easily push South Korea too far, leading the South Koreans to dramatically escalate the situation in a way that would be dangerous and unpredictable. Taking a shot at Kim Jong Un and the rest of the leadership might sound like a good idea over coffee and donuts during a simulation — but South Korea better not miss in real life.

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Let’s say that the North decides to fire its new mobile KN-08 intermediate-range ballistic missile, capable of reaching U.S. bases in Guam. An X-band radar based in Japan detects the launch, cueing missile defenses aboard Japanese and U.S. ships. The U.S.S. Stetham, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer equipped with Aegis phased-array radars, fires its SM-3 missiles, which hit and shatter the KN-08 warhead as it begins its final descent. The successful intercept is immediately touted internationally as a victory, but, now desperate for tactical advantage that will allow it to preserve its nuclear and missile programs, the North Korean leadership orders an assault on South Korean patrol vessels and military fortifications built after the 2010 shelling incident.

The regime feels safe in striking out along the maritime boundary because the two sides have repeatedly skirmished in the area in the past 15 years. But President Park, determined to show backbone, dispatches on-alert F-15K fighter aircraft armed with AGM-84E SLAM-Expanded Response air-to-ground missiles to destroy the North Korean installations responsible for the latest assault. For good measure, they also bomb a North Korean mini-submarine pier as belated payback for the sinking of Cheonan. North Korean soldiers and military officers are killed in the attack. Pyongyang vows a merciless response and launches a risky salvo of rockets into downtown Seoul, in hope of shocking the Blue House into seeking an immediate cessation of fighting. But far from ending the tit-for-tat attacks, North Korean actions have now triggered the Second Korean War.

U.S. and ROK Combined Forces Command implements a pre-arranged plan — perhaps using submarine-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles and Massive Ordnance Penetrator bombs dropped from a B-2 — to eliminate North Korea’s two major missile launch facilities: Tonghae in the northeast and Sohae in the northwest, both of which are fairly close to the Chinese border. North Korea responds with more rockets and Scud missiles, accompanied by North Korean Central News announcements suggesting that they could be armed with biological agents. China, seeking to restrain all sides, pours troops and materiel across the border to protect its interests and instigates a secret plan to replace Kim Jong Un with a senior general who understands the North’s total dependence on its only ally. The resulting confusion leads to a belief that North Korea, and not just the Kim regime, is collapsing. Meanwhile, the United States quietly embarks on a secret mission to secure North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

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Unless North Korea wants to be annihilated, its leadership has to find a way to climb down from its current wave of provocative rhetoric. But one of the CIA’s former top Pyongyang analysts thinks dictator Kim Jong-un will order a limited strike on South Korea — as a way to actually tamp down hostilities.

“North Korea will launch an attack,” predicts Sue Mi Terry, a Columbia University professor who served as a senior analyst on North Korea at the CIA from 2001 to 2008. The attack won’t be nuclear, she thinks, nor will it be a barrage from the massive amounts of artillery Pyongyang has aimed south.

Instead, Terry believes, “it will be something sneaky and creative and hard to definitively trace back to North Korea to avoid international condemnation and immediate retaliation from Washington or Seoul.” This, she thinks, is what counts as de-escalation in 2013 from the new regime in Pyongyang: a relatively small attack that won’t leave many people dead.

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SWalker has undies made from hemp.

SparkPlug on April 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

r keller on April 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Didn’t see in the headlines. Maybe tomorrow…

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I hope JPeterman is alright.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Finally we turned page 2. And me got a Bishop.

SparkPlug on April 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I hope JPeterman is alright.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

…I was thinking that the other day…when was the last time he was on?

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM

mini *swoosh* brb…

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Obama’s Defence Department: Catholicism = Al Qaeda; Evangelical Christianity = Hamas NOT KIDDING!!!

Resist We Much on April 5, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Below the slide there is this explanation:

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..every religion has some followers that believe that their beliefs, customs and traditions are the only “right way” and that all others are practicing their faith the “wrong way,” seeing and believing that their faith/religion superior to all others.

How ironic! Perfect description of liberalism except you would have to change the word some (followers) to all. They need to add liberalism to the list!!!

wolverinefan on April 5, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Aplogies in advance for going off-topic from the religious liberty off-topic … and just using ajacksonian’s post as a reference point …

NoKo can threaten anything it wants.

It is basically the cry for help of a suicide.

In this case, just let him try something and get it over with.

Its easier to deal with survivors of a madman than a madman.

ajacksonian on April 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM


So far, the actual strategic concerns regarding North Korea are essentially absent from the media and these posts.

Just off the top and in no particular order

1) North Korea is the primary “rogue” state with regard to nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technologies. We could send every resource we have (DevrRu, Delta and others who still remain in the black) and have NO hope of containing the intentional dispersal of these technologies and personnel to other groups targeting U.S. interests.

2) North Korea has already started decentralizing their current nuclear weapons outside of their normal storage depots in order to make them much harder for the U.S. to capture. Iran, Syria and others have generous standing offers for these weapons which they would be EAGER to sweeten (i.e. payment in physical gold).
- Provide one weapon to Iran and you have shortened their time to get “past the red line” to zero.
- Provide one to Hezbollah/Hamas and Israel’s problems get much bigger.
- Provide one to Al Qaeda and just sit back and wait to see which major international city they choose to target.

3) Anyone who finds those maps showing the maximum reach of North Korea’s ballistic missiles comforting needs to google ‘bucket shot’ …. Any chance Kim Jun Un is willing to trade away taking out a major American city for setting off an EMP pulse somewhere over America?

If none of the above concern you … then maybe you feel we can ignore the “North Korea problem”.

As for me, I always refer to our biggest problem as the SCOAMF because it prefectly illustrates the terrifying risks we face with the North Korean problem.

PolAgnostic on April 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

You finally got a thread not about gays, guns or illegals…and you comment about damn Doomberg and Cuomo.

catmman on April 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I hope JPeterman is alright.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

…it’s been a month

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Aloha, Hotairians! ;-)

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I believe someone mentioned seeing him comment on twitter I think…

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Hiya Tommy!! long time no see, you doing ok hon?

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I hope JPeterman is alright.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

.
He is alive and tweeting as of a few minutes ago.

PolAgnostic on April 5, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Evening everyone.

Congrats on your blog Scrumpy…I left you a message :)

CoffeeLover on April 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

..every religion has some followers that believe that their beliefs, customs and traditions are the only “right way” and that all others are practicing their faith the “wrong way,” seeing and believing that their faith/religion superior to all others.

Nice stroke job there, no Defense Dept. Lets compare and contrast those other “religions/belief systems” with allahu breaku muslim.

arnold ziffel on April 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Hot peppers on a sammich. Yummy

SparkPlug on April 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

He was pretty upset with the land and how things are, and how they are handled on this site. The immigration topic is also very unnerving for him, understandably.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Fascination (Tango) – Katzman (1934)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

PolAgnostic on April 5, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Thank you.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Hiya, Scrumpy. You’re lookin sizzling hot. ;-) Yep, by the grace of God, I’m hale and hearty. Just too busy to visit HA as I used to. Work, work, work and no play makes tommy a dull boy. ;-)

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Tommy… fie on thee for fibbing. You couldn’t be a ‘dull boy’. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM

CoffeeLover on April 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Thank you!! I am gonna be busy from now on!!

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Hi Tommy!

KCB on April 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Dance Away The Night – Waltz- Katzman (1929)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Hi, Jackie!…….

williamg on April 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Vover

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

KCB on April 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Good evening, Ken! Wonderful to see you. Shall we dance? :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

S/b Volver

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Yes he was, but he legally came here, and I understand it was a long hard road for him and expensive!

Ditto for me tho less the expense…

It is frustrating to say the least to people like us who came here the right way, to see the govt just open the gates and let illegals in to stay…

It’s not over…

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

williamg on April 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Good evening, williamg! I hope you’re well. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Yo, Jackie and Ken. I missed all of you HotGassers. ;-)

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Hiya Ken!! How’s you?

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Good evening, Ken! Wonderful to see you. Shall we dance? :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

I may be a little clumsy, but absolutely!

KCB on April 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Excellent! I hadn’t heard this before. Thank you, my friend. :)

Good evening, Schadenfreude. How are you this evening? :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Move Seoul.

Speakup on April 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

KCB on April 5, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I don’t believe you’d be clumsy at all. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

It’s not over…

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Indeed on all you wrote, and may it be so, on the “not over”.

Nice blog. Consider featuring the cat :)

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

I don’t believe you’d be clumsy at all. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

You have grace enough for the two of us…

KCB on April 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Criminal immigrants are ruining the economy. They don’t pay taxes and they mooch social services like a hoard of leeches at a blood bank.

SparkPlug on April 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Greeted you on previous page, but Good Eve again.

I’m almost numb from all around. Watching the insanity while gulching. The looters don’t deserve a penny extra. Glad you quit too…a while ago.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

I try not to refer to them as ‘the Government’ anymore… to me, they are just the political class, with little or no distinction between the various factions.

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Looking forward to see what direction you take! Enjoy it.

CoffeeLover on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Hey – as a question: Are any of you women near Pittsburgh, and would you like to see Eric Clapton with The Wallflowers tomorrow night?

I have tickets for seats on the floor center stage right behind the orchestra pit. It’ll be a fun show! Any takers?

williamg on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

KCB on April 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

See? That was smoooth. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

I shall! I am learning the ropes and I can attach a pic to every page…

I shall discover more tomorrow!!

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Be nice to Rusty. He is shy.

Hey: let’s pick on Axe.

SparkPlug on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Howdy all. You move so fast that one can’t keep track :)

Sparky does that for all of us.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Where is Rusty!! And Axe!!

UNPOOF you varmints!! ;-D

Scrumpy on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Looks like Preezys got the hots for Kamala Harris. Didn’t know that he swung that way. ;-)

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Fascination (Tango) – Katzman (1934)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Very nice selection as usual. 1934, the year pop ziffel was born.

arnold ziffel on April 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

If Guam tips over people will just have to move topside.

SparkPlug on April 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Well – After Cyprus, we all KNEW this would be coming here….this”ll make Cyprus look like a walk in the park!

williamg on April 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Don’t you like how they use Mitt Romney as the example of a wealthy person in the first sentence of the article! We all know there aren’t any wealthy Democrats they could have listed!

wolverinefan on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM

tommy71 on April 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

(A) A convenient cover.

(B) I’ve been thinking about what precipitated the separate vacations when he went to Florida to golf with Woods, and she went to Aspen, and he returned with Reggie Love in tow. Could be that this very public pass at another… and far younger and more attractive woman… was another gouge to Michelle Antoinette.

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM

arnold ziffel on April 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Thank you, Arnold. I’m working on a period piece and that’s some of the music that I’ve been listening to while I work. I love the era. It’s very rich historically and culturally, and the nation was a very different place then. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

williamg on April 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Good evening, williamg! I hope you’re well. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:50 PM

I just had one of the crappiest days ever – that THIS just made it better. It’s the only nice thing that’s happened all day……

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Love the (B) Option! lol

CoffeeLover on April 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Sorry to hear that your day was difficult. But this is exactly why the Glade exists! Glad it helps. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Criminy! Japanese scientists can now ‘read’ dreams using MRI scanners-’Scientists in Japan on Friday said the had found a way to “read” people’s dreams, using MRI scanners to unlock some of the secrets of the unconscious mind’. Isn’t anything sacrosanct anymore? Leave my damn dreams alone!

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM

CoffeeLover on April 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Good evening, CoffeeLover! It’s very nice to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:05 AM

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

It’s already tomorrow so cheer up a new day will dawn!!

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:05 AM

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I’m with you. Talk about an invasion of privacy and illegal search and seizure. As someone who makes their living with intellectual property, it makes me nervous on that front as well.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:06 AM

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM

They sure don’t want to see my dreams!!

It would take volumes to describe them lol…

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:06 AM

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Seems like crappy days happen frequently in the Obama economy that crawls like a glacier chasing a drugged snail across rough terrain.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Well – After Cyprus, we all KNEW this would be coming here….this”ll make Cyprus look like a walk in the park!

williamg on April 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Don’t you like how they use Mitt Romney as the example of a wealthy person in the first sentence of the article! We all know there aren’t any wealthy Democrats they could have listed!

wolverinefan on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM

They – and by “they” I mean the part of The Liberal Political Class they call “The Media” – are Beyond Contempt1

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Criminy! Japanese scientists can now ‘read’ dreams using MRI scanners-’Scientists in Japan on Friday said the had found a way to “read” people’s dreams, using MRI scanners to unlock some of the secrets of the unconscious mind’. Isn’t anything sacrosanct anymore? Leave my damn dreams alone!

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I know what you mean. Every time I have naughty or pleasant dreams mrs ziffel shows up. Criminey, she’s already there the other twelve hours.

arnold ziffel on April 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM

If you have a crappy day just make your favorite sammich and put some potato chips inside. Smush it all together and munch away.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Seems like crappy days happen frequently in the Obama economy that crawls like a glacier chasing a drugged snail across rough terrain.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM

NICE Image! I could add this riff: ” crawls like a glacier chasing a drugged snail across rough terrain while it shoots up the day’s heat…..”

williamg on April 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

See? That was smoooth. :)

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Not too shabby!!

KCB on April 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

~Glade Public Service Announcement~

Having read the article regarding the Associated Press and their decision to no longer ‘allow’ the use of the term ‘illegal immigrant’ in the articles they run: I’d like to point out that the Associate Press ceased to be a legitimate NEWS organization some time ago. The difference is that this new censorship of their own reporters and editorial staff is a tacit admission that they are nothing more than a propaganda wing of the progressive movement.

~The Management~

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

pretty soon there will be dream police

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDaougObHY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

tom daschle concerned on April 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Move Seoul.

Speakup on April 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Command or suggestion?

wolfsDad on April 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

KCB on April 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

:) I don’t have to worry about you. You’re a smoooooth operator, already. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

well that was supposed to be a link to cheap trick.
I’m blaming the hardware.

tom daschle concerned on April 6, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Good Night Jackie! Good night Hot Air!

KCB on April 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Dream Lover – Nat Shilkret ( waltz – 1929)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Just got a msg from the temptress. She coming over to my place to discuss her ‘issues’. Tommy, be a good boy and don’t get seduced. ;-)

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

KCB on April 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Goodnight, Ken. Sleep well, my friend. Thanks for the dance.:)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

a propaganda wing of the progressive movement.

~The Management~

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Today they eliminated the term “Islamist”.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I do that!! lol…load me sammich up with chips lol…me likes it crunchy :-)

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Nite Ken

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Well…maybe just a little bit… :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

KCB on April 6, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Good night Ken!! {hugs}

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Damn them I am gonna use it… I.S.L.A.M.I.S.T.

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Sure. They already ‘came out’ as it were… so why not dive in all the way?

Clearly, they have no regard for the truth, objectivity, or journalism itself. They will now simply grind out the progressive mantra… endlessly.

The good news is that as they do so their ‘audience’ will diminish proportionately. Eventually they will go the way of “Newsweek”.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Yep. Its the crunch that makes it munch better.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Nah, Jackie. I don’t like getting involved with married women, although I got to admit that she is hot. Got to hold on to my ethical view in this case. I’m always a straight shooter. :-)

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:21 AM

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Thank you for yet another informative GPSA.

Just got it over the wire.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM

was another gouge to Michelle Antoinette.

thatsafactjack on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM

On the same day, yesterday, she claimed to be a “busy single mother”. The single was Fruedean. The “busy” was a lie.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM

brb

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I didn’t realize that ‘the temptress’ was married! In that case I admire your resolve and principles. :)

Don’t let her sit too close to you.. and if she cries at any point… refuse the shoulder… and, instead, hand her a tissue… from a distance. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

When people have bad days we have to come up with ways to cheer them up. We will be the rescue squadron.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

tommy71 on April 6, 2013 at 12:21 AM

YOU are a good egg T!

Good moral character, admirable :-)

Scrumpy on April 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Scrumpy…..

Would you be so kind as to delete my email from my comment at your blog? Thank you.

Solaratov on April 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

bwaahhh. So funny. Tissue on a stick.

SparkPlug on April 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

well that was supposed to be a link to cheap trick.
I’m blaming the hardware.

tom daschle concerned on April 6, 2013 at 12:13 AM

rofl, I thought I just didn’t get the joke. Try again grasshopper.

arnold ziffel on April 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM

I saw that, too! I knew you’d catch it. OF course it was Freudian… and she is busy… vacationing at posh resorts… buying designer clothing…throwing extravagant parties at the White House…and spending all the taxpayer dollars she can think of … while bossing around the largest staff any First Lady has ever employed.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

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