Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 17, 2013 by Allahpundit

Several dozen tea party members demonstrated outside some of Rubio’s Florida offices on Tuesday to protest the comprehensive immigration bill that Rubio and seven Senate colleagues announced this week, which includes a path to citizenship for up to 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.

At one event in Palm Beach Gardens protesters held signs reading, “Stop the Senate!!” and “No Amnesty for Undocumented and Illegal.” Rubio, elected with strong tea party support, has been considered an instrumental lawmaker in the development of the 844-page immigration proposal.

“We’re not condemning Senator Rubio, but we’re concerned about the direction his immigration bill is going, and especially about the fact that there was no public input,” said Jim McGovern, 65, a member of The Martin 9/12 Committee, a tea party group. “There was no debate. This was all done behind closed doors. This violated his campaign promise saying he would support no bill that took more than 25 pages to describe.”

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“Over the course of the next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold two hearings on a forthcoming, bipartisan proposal to reform the Nation’s broken immigration system,” Leahy said in a statement. “I look forward to reviewing the bill, holding prompt hearings on the legislation, and proceeding to debating and marking up legislation on this important issue.”…

Sessions was dubious about the hearing announcement Monday.

“Chairman Leahy’s decision to now hold two hearings in two days — on one Friday, one on Monday — is only further proof of the Majority’s desire to rush this bill with minimum public scrutiny,” he said in a statement. “We are talking about legislation that will impact virtually every aspect of our society, reshape our entire immigration system, introduce at least 30 million new foreign workers into the economy, and directly impact every single American worker and taxpayer. … Something is truly broken in Washington when the people, the law enforcement officers who protect them, and the people’s representatives, have less time to review the bill than the special interests who helped write it.”

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To recap, in order to get immediate legal status, the only trigger the Obama administration would have to meet is the submission of two strategies to Congress. That’s it. Just a plan for border security. And then, in order for those with legal status to become citizens, DHS must claim that the border is secure. That’s it. There is no way for Congress or a private citizen to challenge a DHS claim that the border is secure. And even if DHS did admit the border was not secure, all that happens is the creation of a Border Commission whose only power is to issue a report on how DHS should spend another $2 billion. No actual border security, our border fence, must be achieved.

None of these “triggers” assures the border will be secure in any way. Any future Democratic administration could simply say the border was secure, regardless of what the facts on the ground are, and U.S. citizens would have no way to hold them accountable.

As NBC Latino reports, “Despite the insistence of tying a path to citizenship to border security, the bill does not use triggers, but instead establishes border security ‘goals.’”

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Napolitano has to certify that the Department of Homeland Security is catching nine out of ten of them — a calculation that starts with that total number of illegal crossing attempts.

That’s where the confusion will come in. New ways of surveying the border have shown that the Department has greatly underestimated the number of people attempting to cross any given part of the border. Experimental programs with the new drone-based Vader surveillance system have shown that at least twice as many illegal immigrants crossed the border in some areas as were apprehended. That means the government, which thought it had a pretty high apprehension rate, was actually catching less than 50 percent of illegal crossers.

So now, if the new 90 percent standard becomes law, how would the effectiveness rate be calculated? Would it be 90 percent of the old, pre-Vader estimates of illegal immigrants crossing the border? If so, that would likely mean that in fact the U.S. would be apprehending far less than 90 percent of those actually crossing the border. Or would it be 90 percent of up-to-date Vader-generated numbers, which would suggest that U.S. officials are much closer to capturing nearly all the illegal crossers?

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Likewise, the Schumer/Rubio bill requires the Homeland Security secretary to certify that there’s “an electronic exit system at air and sea ports of entry that operates by collecting machine-readable visa or passport information from air and vessel carriers” in order to flush out visa overstayers. But Congress has already required the development of of a biometric entry-exit system (i.e., fingerprints or facial recognition or whatever) rather than the biographic, or paper-based, version the bill calls for. What’s more, current law requires exit-tracking at all entry points, not just airports and seaports, but also land crossings — a requirement passed 17 years ago and re-passed five more times since.

So, the political class has ignored immigration-security requirements passed over the years, and now is promising to water down the requirements it has long ignored. Unbelievable.

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The recycling bins of Senate history are filled with well-intended bills that ran into trouble when scored by the CBO. While among the simplest hurdles, the question of how much a piece of legislation costs might be the most difficult to answer. Senators in the gang of eight say the plan will be budget-neutral, using fees to pay for new spending. “We intend to pay for it with fees and not add a burden on the taxpayers,” McCain said…

“It’s not just about the eight of us, if we can’t sell it to a majority of our conferences, then maybe it’s a product not worthy of having been passed,” Graham said. He was making the point that an ideal product would have broad support from Democratic and Republican conferences in the Senate, rather than being the sort of bill that just barely clears the 60-vote hurdle needed to break an expected filibuster. The Republican members made a pitch to members of their conference Monday evening, drawing encouraging words from McConnell and others…

Suppose the Senate ultimately passes an immigration bill with somewhere around 60 votes. As with the gun legislation, the GOP-led House might have little incentive to take up anything similar to the Senate bill. House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., has signaled he may move immigration legislation via a piece-by-piece approach, rather than an all-encompassing measure favored by the Senate group.

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Three theories about Marco Rubio:

1) He has made a cold-eyed calculation that the approval of big Republican donors and Rupert Murdoch will matter more than the disapproval of talk radio and the conservative activist base;

2) He got played;

3) He was never really that excited about immigration enforcement in the first place: that message was for 2010, and this is now.

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Sharry, the legalization advocate, said he can now see what the negotiators were trying to do on border security.

Rubio can tell conservatives that the border will finally be secured, employers will be required to check the immigration status of their workers, and visa holders will be tracked. But Democrats can say border security benchmarks won’t impede the path to citizenship.

“It is pretty clever,” Sharry acknowledged this week. “They are both right.”

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the AR-15 was banned under the assault-weapons bill in the 90′s

DBear

And Columbine still happened. I guess kids are less dead if they aren’t killed with an AR-15 though.

xblade on April 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I’m glad that worthless bill is dead. Now the next Newtown/Aurora/Tucson etc. will be hung around your (red) necks, where they belong.
 
DBear on April 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

 

Whoa.
 
Did you really just admit that you’re looking forward to the next mass shooting?
 
rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

 
It looks like you caught on.
 
I don’t blame you for fleeing the thread and not answering. I wouldn’t answer either if I’d written something so horrible. Here, let’s do some similar sentences:
 

I’m glad that Dodge Durango is gone. Now when I drive to the grocery store I don’t have to worry about whether it will start again as I’m ready to leave.
 
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I’m glad that medicine came in. Now I don’t have to worry about missing a dose and having to titrate down and back up to normal.
 
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I’m glad that liquor store opened in the mall. Now I don’t have to drive downtown when I need my fix.

 
See how the period works? It can be replaced with “because” and still mean exactly the same thing. Watch:
 

I’m glad that Dodge Durango is gone because now when I drive to the grocery store I don’t have to worry about whether it will start again as I’m ready to leave.

 
Hey, look at that paragraph you wrote:
 

I’m glad that worthless bill is dead because now the next Newtown/Aurora/Tucson etc. will be hung around your (red) necks, where they belong.

 

Did you really just admit that you’re looking forward to the next mass shooting?
 
rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

 
nope, what I said was that it was inevitable and it will be all on you guys
 
DBear on April 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

 
Or you could read what you actually wrote.
 
I’d make a comment about “lying eyes” but I know you wouldn’t get it.

rogerb on April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Not just that… but note that it admits that unless he knows he can win, he refuses to weigh in on any issue.

broke his own informal “Obama Rule” — of never leaning into an issue without a clear path to victory

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

angry mob drag krugman out of a spiderhole.

wolly4321 on April 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Friedman too – they are the two Mephistofellas of America.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

RWM spanked DBear with her brain.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Yes! She did! It ran, tail between it’s legs, no rebuttal… just spouting nonsense…dribbling at the mouth like a rabid rat.

Scrumpy on April 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

An oaf is chief. The majority are fools. They brung, then kept this moron.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Just as you say…. a charlatan, a liar, a chiseler, a cheat, and a coward.

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

I think you are thinking of Rick Santorum

DBear on April 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

No, douchebag. I’m thinking of you and the rest of the leftists lickspittles like you. The ones who revel in and become orgasmic over the blood and bodies of dead children.

You and yours are trash, douche. Your sole purpose for existence is destruction and death. Yours is the party of death.

And you love it.

Solaratov on April 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

listens2glenn on April 18, 2013 at 12:37 AM

.
Didn’t stop Columbine.

Cindy Munford on April 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

.
Ouch.

Should have been included. Man, am I slipping …..

listens2glenn on April 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

This is the free market at it’s best no? An unsafe company will just go out-of-business after killing a bunch of people! who needs evil gubmint oversight or regulations?

DBear on April 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Leaping to a conclusion that is not warranted at this time. Accidents do happen and do not mean the company was unsafe.
This tells us a lot about how your mind works. Very Christian of you.

chemman on April 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

It was a bitter defeat for a president accustomed to winning, a second-term downer that may — or may not — foreshadow the slow decline suffered by so many of his predecessors. Obama seems to have the public behind him, but it illustrated his less-than-Johnsonian powers of personal persuasion, the possible shortcomings of his decision to wait a month after the killings to present a plan and above all the limits of his go-to “outside” strategy of taking his case directly to the American people.

He took it to the people, on their dime, when they are suffering. They showed him the finger cold shoulder.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM

OT…This is just terrible.

West, Texas a town of about 2800 people. An area of 5 city blocks leveled by the explosion(s) at the plant while firefighters were fighting an earlier fire.

75-100 homes gone. Nursing home heavily damaged.

200 injured

60+ dead including 5 fire fighters and one police officer. The Firefighters were inside the plant when the explosion occurred and unaccounted for.

Waco first responders and Hazmat were at the scene within minutes. (Waco is 20 minutes south of West)

Injured taken to Waco hospitals and some taken to Ft. Worth & Parkland in Dallas. Parkland has an extensive Burn Unit.

Elderly and children among the injured.

So far 25 hospitalized. 35 enroute to hospitals. 17 in critical condition.

Area around the plant evacuated.

Fire is contained but still burning.

Texans have offered their homes to their neighbors.

Buses are enroute to evacuate.

newslink:
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Explosion-Injuries-Reported-At-West-Fertilizer-Plant-203505331.html

radio news link:
http://www.wbap.com/

workingclass artist on April 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Dancing With Mister D – Rolling Stones

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Let’s ban dentistry because of this one bad dentist! Just like that one bad doctor Gasnell you guys keep whining about should ban all abortions!

DBear on April 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

I think we all should just calm down. This is a hot issue and itsn’t going to be solved all at once.

How about a compromise:
Before getting either an abortion or dental work, a person must be shown a video of the intended procedure, including pictures of the removed fetus or tooth.

Does that sound fair, DBear?

malclave on April 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured In Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Check out the photos. It looks like Katrina went through the town.

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Time for me to leave good folks.

Let’s pray for all the deceased and suffering people out there tonight…

God Bless each and every one Father…bring them in close, love and care for them…watch over those who are so hurting, help them bear the pain, in Jesus Name, AMEN…

Good Night all!

* swoosh *

Scrumpy on April 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Yo-Yo Ma Cello Suites

For Schadenfreude, when he has time. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

who needs evil gubmint oversight or regulations?
 
DBear on April 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

This tells us a lot about how your mind works.
 
chemman on April 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

 
Not to mention being completely ignorant of the topic and entirely unaware that individual states must have OSHA standards that meet or exceed federal standards.
 
Shorter version: Obama voter.
 
Nite all.

rogerb on April 18, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Yikes!

But thanks!

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Joe vs the Volcano Quote.

You, rogerb, Del and IT Guy are precious resources.

Worth saying from time to time.

Chuck Schick on April 18, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Biden cried because he didn’t get to trample on the constitution.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM

“…less than Johsonian powers of personal persuasion”.

Yes. And referencing the guy who was given the Nobel Peace prize based on a collection of speeches… having been nominated for that prize 12 days after taking office… and his only achievements and accomplishments during those 12 days were… more speeches and attending parties and balls in his honor.

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:02 AM

RINO in Name Only on April 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

I went back and read this and I think I might have had this guy nixed for gun ownership. Hindsight being 20/20. But it’s a tough line to draw.

Cindy Munford on April 18, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM

rogerb on April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Lol! ; ) Still the best.

Bmore on April 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Scrumpy on April 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Goodnight, sweet, kind, Spritely One. Sleep well. See you soon. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Russian Waltz – “Sweet and Tender Beast”

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM

And referencing the guy who was given the Nobel Peace prize based on a collection of speeches… having been nominated for that prize 12 days after taking office… and his only achievements and accomplishments during those 12 days were… more speeches and attending parties and balls in his honor.

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:02 AM

For shame none of the living idiotic presidents were in London.

Dame Thatcher received a Nobel for improving the treatment of cancer…from her days as a distinguished chemist.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM

I posted this because the tune is so beautiful. Charming. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM

i read the whole Politico story on the Schumer/Rubio bill (hint to Mario…that’s not a compliment)

I know that politics is like making sausage…and I understand that Politico is left leaning, and is very proud of having the privilege to ‘report’ on the doings of our most Senior pols…and aristocracy…but still, if you read the whole thing you see that there’s something in it for everyone…well, except for the average American

i’m tickled pink that trumpka is happy, and the fans of no-limit immigration are warm and fuzzy. The Chamber of Commerce got its due. So the Left is happy, Business is Happy, labor is Happy…and Barry is happy. Most of all the Democratic Machine is Happy Happy and their media PR agents are Happy Happy

Well, in the words of Lizzy Warren….good for you. But what about all the American’s you’ve left behind?

r keller on April 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Before the committee lost all credibility… and the prize lost all validity.

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Chuck Schick on April 18, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Thank you.

RWM spanked DBear with her brain.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Yes! She did! It ran, tail between it’s legs, no rebuttal… just spouting nonsense…dribbling at the mouth like a rabid rat.

Scrumpy on April 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

OK, for an oldie, but goodie:

Dancing Bear: Hopenchange Baby, Obama Baby, Foot Soldier For The Man

Hopenchange crazy, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede your freedoms to your man
Obamarina, you must have seen him swaying in the stands
And, now, he’s jobless, always indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Obamafreaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for ObamaGod
Twirling ’round, they faint, cry and laugh
Bankruptcy Boulevard, you see, is not that bad

Empty Chair, He makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on, he chants the mantra-songs
The words, he knows. “Yes, We Can!” he hums.

But, oh, how it feels so real
Lying though, Empty Chair says what they want to hear
Only He, He intones, can lower the oceans and hear thee
And, when He says softly, slowly

Hold me closer, Obamarina
Count the votes on the electoral highway
Pay my campaign down to your last penny
I’ve had a busy day, today

Hopenchange crazy, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede your freedom to your man
Obamarina, you prayed to see Him, as you were swaying in the stands
And, now, your jobless, always indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Mr. Nobel turns in his grave.

The good Russkies

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:13 AM

NO to destroying the 2nd Amendment.

(Succeeded.)

NO to demographically destroying America.

(Looks good.)

The only “immigration reform” needed is to enforce the existing laws, you lying political whores*.

(*”Trust us, we’ll enforce the NEW laws! Honest! Those old laws were just too hard to enforce! Really!“)

profitsbeard on April 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

good thing Texas has no “strangling regulations”

This is the free market at it’s best no? An unsafe company will just go out-of-business after killing a bunch of people! who needs evil gubmint oversight or regulations?

DBear on April 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Wow. I don’t think I’ve seen this level of lashing out or temper tantruming on a person over the age of 3.

I know it was a bad day for the emotionally stunted and illogical, but how totally embarrassing for you.

Carry on.

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

profitsbeard on April 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Indeed. Also, thanks for that great “sanity piece”, folk/guitar the other night.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Who would rather live in 1986 when most people couldn’t carry firearms?

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Ask the people in Newtown, Aurora, Chicago…..

DBear on April 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Breathtaking. May have to invent a new grade.

Del Dolemonte on April 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

We have some rough weather here. A tornado sighted, the sirens went off. Expecting flooding in Green Country.

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I swear that during the Rubio/Levin interview tonight that I heard Marco say that Reid will bring the gun bill up again next week. Gird your loins, everyone! Obama doesn’t like it when we don’t do what he wants.

Cindy Munford on April 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Good evening, Dire!

Prepare to take the rum aboard.

Best we cast off the mooring lines and prepare to make sail. Hoist the sheets, Matey! The wind is blowing up a gale!

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I swear that during the Rubio/Levin interview tonight that I heard Marco say that Reid will bring the gun bill up again next week. Gird your loins, everyone! Obama doesn’t like it when we don’t do what he wants.

Cindy Munford on April 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

You did. I listened to the replay and heard it also. Left you a comment on the other thread.

bluefox on April 18, 2013 at 1:26 AM

not to be too cynical, but barry’s performance today was probably…well, planned.

They knew the numbers going in. (many times the bill would have been pulled)…so they knew, and decided that there was Much agitprop value in this.

so, fresh from the NYT…gabby giffords angry rant

SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. The fear that those children who survived the massacre must feel every time they remember their teachers stacking them into closets and bathrooms, whispering that they loved them, so that love would be the last thing the students heard if the gunman found them.

Some of the senators who voted against the background-check amendments have met with grieving parents whose children were murdered at Sandy Hook, in Newtown. Some of the senators who voted no have also looked into my eyes as I talked about my experience being shot in the head at point-blank range in suburban Tucson two years ago, and expressed sympathy for the 18 other people shot besides me, 6 of whom died. These senators have heard from their constituents — who polls show overwhelmingly favored expanding background checks. And still these senators decided to do nothing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/a-senate-in-the-gun-lobbys-grip.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1&;

r keller on April 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Sailing – Rod Stewart

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM

bluefox on April 18, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Oh good, thanks, I love it when I’m not crazy.

Cindy Munford on April 18, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I’ve got work tomorrow and I am gross from yard work. I must call it a night. God Bless Texas and Boston!

Cindy Munford on April 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Ask the people in Newtown, Aurora, Chicago…..

DBear on April 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Breathtaking. May have to invent a new grade.

Del Dolemonte on April 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

It was a beauty to follow. Random flinging of crap or the monkeys typing Shakespeare – hoping to hit something, anything and roundly missing.

I’ve seen a lot of bad or useless arguments, but I think the level of desperation in tonight’s was a first.

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM

so, fresh from the NYT…gabby giffords angry rant

(snip quote)
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/a-senate-in-the-gun-lobbys-grip.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1&;

r keller on April 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Did they use the pander pic of her holding that AR-15 to accompany the article?

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 1:32 AM

RIP Pat Summerall..

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:33 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:25 AM

lolz..As long as we have the rum..The wind will not matter..:):)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:34 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Stay safe and dry Jackie.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Did they use the pander pic of her holding that AR-15 to accompany the article?

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 1:32 AM

no…but she is back…and she is pissed

But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe. We cannot allow the status quo — desperately protected by the gun lobby so that they can make more money by spreading fear and misinformation — to go on.
………
Gabe ran toward me as I lay bleeding. Toward gunfire. And then the gunman shot him, and then Gabe died. His body lay on the pavement in front of the Safeway for hours.

I have thought a lot about why Gabe ran toward me when he could have run away. Service was part of his life, but it was also his job. The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against checks to screen out would-be gun buyers with mental illness, failed to do their job.

They looked at these most benign and practical of solutions, offered by moderates from each party, and then they looked over their shoulder at the powerful, shadowy gun lobby — and brought shame on themselves and our government itself by choosing to do nothing.

we know that no one is pro-violence. We know that the bill was carefully crafted to give the AG all mental health records…and that it suspended privacy rights for records. And we know that Everyone’s mental health record would be transmitted.

but, no…i think she’s beyond the AR-15 stage

r keller on April 18, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Thanks, Schadenfreude. :) Don’t worry. We had one touch down here at 12:05, there’s some power lines down, power poles down, 4 inch diameter tree branches, lots of roof shingles scattered around. Lots of rain, hail, wind, some flooding. So far no major damage. All is well. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:44 AM

but, no…i think she’s beyond the AR-15 stage

r keller on April 18, 2013 at 1:41 AM

She’s a scumhag.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:34 AM

*Clink* :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:44 AM

those who voted against checks to screen out would-be gun buyers with mental illness, failed to do their job.

If Sheriff Dipshit had done HIS job, Tucson may never have happened. HE KNEW THE GUY WAS WHACKED AND DID NOTHING.

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Saudi National in Boston Bombing being deported on “National Security Grounds”

Wow that was fast!!!!

Secretary of State Kerry’s meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal was abruptly closed to the press the day Abdul al-Harbi was being questioned.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/04/saudi-national-in-boston-bombing-being-deported-on-national-security-grounds.html

This is on Fox News, Breitbart and was on Drudge. Since I’ve been off the blogs until late, this may have already been posted.

This smells really bad.

bluefox on April 18, 2013 at 1:47 AM

we know that no one is pro-violence. We know that the bill was carefully crafted to give the AG all mental health records…and that it suspended privacy rights for records. And we know that Everyone’s mental health record would be transmitted.

but, no…i think she’s beyond the AR-15 stage

r keller on April 18, 2013 at 1:41 AM

She’s a liberal who didn’t get what she wanted. I expect nothing less than the emotional BS that she spewed there.

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 1:52 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Hang in there..Stay alert..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I always thought this was Danny Kirwan’s Tribute to Peter Green after he left…

I know Jackie would appreciate this…..

williamg on April 18, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Oh, so sad to hear about Texas. Unspeakable tragedy, yet again.

Prayer is all I know to do. Such heartbreak. I saw a few pictures but can’t bear to look at anymore.

May the Lord comfort each and everyone involved as only He can and protect and give strength to all those that are coming to their aid.

bluefox on April 18, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Aye, Dire! Keeping a weather eye out! :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Lolz. Funny poem. Hey Dire just set sail with all our rum.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 1:57 AM

williamg on April 18, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Good evening, williamg. :)

Yes, Fleetwood Mac was a great band, particularly before they left the R&B/blues and rock genre for the very commercially successful pop genre. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:58 AM

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Don’t worry, Spark. I still have several hidden caches of rum scattered here and there… especially there. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:59 AM

My spyglass saw some pirates and they were talking pirate talk too.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM

PS- Most likely won’t be going to bed for quite a while. ;)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:00 AM

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Really? Your spyglass heard them talking pirate, too?

I was on the foredeck and I didn’t …. oops…lol….never mind. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Sixteen Men On A Deadman’s Chest ( And a bottle of rum) -Original version

I found this… I’ll issue a content warning for those who require one.

Still… an interesting artifact.

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:05 AM

profitsbeard on April 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Indeed. Also, thanks for that great “sanity piece”, folk/guitar the other night.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Some good news on a bad week.

We gotta take it when we get it.

profitsbeard on April 18, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Bombing at Boston Marathon, mushroom cloud over Texas, Elvis ricin attack, presidential temper tantrum. #newsinbrief

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 18, 2013

AND, it’s ONLY early Thursday morning! We still have about a few more days in THIS WEEK.

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Lolz. Funny poem. Hey Dire just set sail with all our rum.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 1:57 AM

You have to read it with Elton John’s Tiny Dancer playing in your head.

Dire!!!!

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Almost Famous was an excellent movie..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Don’t worry, Spark. I still have several hidden caches of rum scattered here and there… especially there. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Why am I not suprised???..:):)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Well… you know how it is… when dealing with pirates. LOL! :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Drunken Sailor – The Irish Rovers

Way hay! Avast! :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Dancer!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:26 AM

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Speaking of Rovers..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:28 AM

DBear on April 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

…you can’t be gey!…you’re too big of a pu$$y!

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Really? Your spyglass heard them talking pirate, too?

I was on the foredeck and I didn’t …. oops…lol….never mind. :)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Nope. My spyglass can read lips. And your lips were on the foredeck right above and below your mouth.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 2:32 AM

SWalker is the only guy who knew where the doobage was hidden. That’s a total bumner.

O_o <–insert evil laugh.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Fraud. Pure and simple. Rubio was treated like McCain by Schumer. A talking dummy. They just don’t get it.

pat on April 18, 2013 at 2:34 AM

I took Spanish in high school. Should have taken conversational Pirate instead.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Too funny…

CNN confirms: Schrodinger’s cat definitely alive… probably. Box still closed. But totally alive for sure. Or dead.

- @SarcaticRover

Dude. If CNN reports on a Zombie apocalypse first…don’t shoot your neighbors right away.

-@Biased_girl

BREAKING: CNN now reporting they know what Willis was talking about.

- @Josh Hara

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:38 AM

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 2:34 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:38 AM

CNN: Train-wrecking 24/7/365 and doing a damn fine job of it for the last 33 years.

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:42 AM

I took Spanish in high school. Should have taken conversational Pirate instead.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Well, Obama might not know that Austrian is not a language, but he does, evidently, speak Pirate.

Let’s give it up for Dear Leader, who proves everyday that we just don’t deserve such an awesomely awesome god.

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Elton John was at his best when he collaborated with Bernie Taupin..imho..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM

CNN: Train-wrecking 24/7/365 and doing a damn fine job of it for the last 33 years.

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:42 AM

LoLz..Good one..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM

Resist We Much on April 18, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Obama does NOT speak pirate. That was an imposter in a clown suit… and so was the guy in the pirate garb!

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 3:01 AM

Shiver my timbers. Betcha can’t.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 3:18 AM

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 3:18 AM

That should be “Shiver me timbers.” LOL!:)

thatsafactjack on April 18, 2013 at 4:17 AM

it seems that the left (including Rubio) just loves triggers if they are on empty guns.

Tell me–isn’t a trigger actually supposed to cause an immediate and extraordinary action?

Don L on April 18, 2013 at 4:48 AM

There will be no timber shivering tonight.

SparkPlug on April 18, 2013 at 4:52 AM

O/tL “Gun Control: 4/17/13…A Presidential Temper Tantrum” My take.

kingsjester on April 18, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Makes no difference as to Rubio’s motivation.We don’t need a President who is so naieve he gets played,nor one who is so unprincipled he would lie to the American people for potential political gain.

redware on April 18, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Seal the freaking southern border you liars in DC!!!

They cannot even manage to get through a 30 minute photo opp on the border with McCain and Schumer without someone jumping the fence in broad daylight!!!

SEAL IT SEAL IT SEAL IT!!!

PappyD61 on April 18, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Wow! So, who couldn’t tell that Rubio was a RINO? Anyone, anyone…Bueller, Bueller?

PakviRoti on April 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM

There is no hurry, READ the entire bill (with people who speak lawyer, if necessary). Look for all the unintended consequences. Stop being such idiots…

http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/immigration-bill-would-take-nearly-three-days-read-nonstop

Fallon on April 18, 2013 at 7:59 AM

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