Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 28, 2013 by Allahpundit

Across Syria, rebel-held areas are dotted with Islamic courts staffed by lawyers and clerics, and by fighting brigades led by extremists. Even the Supreme Military Council, the umbrella rebel organization whose formation the West had hoped would sideline radical groups, is stocked with commanders who want to infuse Islamic law into a future Syrian government.

Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.

This is the landscape President Obama confronts as he considers how to respond to growing evidence that Syrian officials have used chemical weapons, crossing a red line he had set…

“My sense is that there are no seculars,” said Elizabeth O’Bagy, of the Institute for the Study of War who has made numerous trips to Syria in recent months to interview rebel commanders.

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New questions have emerged over the source of the soil and other samples from Syria which, it is claimed, have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, amid apparent inconsistencies between eyewitness accounts describing one of the attacks and textbook descriptions of the weapon…

According the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, “sarin is a nerve agent that is one of the most toxic of the known chemical warfare agents. It is a clear colourless liquid … generally odourless and tasteless”.

But eyewitness accounts of that attack, in which six rebels died and which were reported at the time by the Associated Press described “white smoke” pouring from shells that “smell[ed] … like hydrochloric acid”.

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As the Obama administration weighs how to respond to the use of poison gas, intelligence officials say they are confident that sophisticated tests of tissue and soil samples and other evidence point to sarin. But reactions in the U.S. intelligence community have varied because of the possibility — however small — that the exposure was accidental or caused by rebel fighters or others outside the Syrian government’s control, officials said.

Releases of poison gas could have occurred when soldiers loyal to the regime, which has been trying to secure and consolidate its dozens of chemical weapons sites, moved part of its stockpile, a U.S. Defense official said. Another possibility is that disloyal Syrian weapons scientists supplied chemicals to rebel fighters…

“The Iraq WMD is looming over this, as it ought to be,” a senior congressional official said. “How can you be more confident in the assessment here? These are questions we are all asking.”

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Syrian Information Minister Omran Al-Zoubi rejected US and British allegations Damascus had used chemical weapons against opposition fighters, and instead accused Turkey of allowing rebels to transfer chemical weapons across the border into Syria, the Syrian SANA new agency reported…

The Americans “want to manipulate the issue, to let whoever used the chemical weapons … get away (with it), and to repeat the Iraq example,” Al-Zoubi said.

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“The reason to push the evidentiary basis is to have a better chance of convincing the Russians that an international red line has been crossed,” and that appropriate action should be taken, said one knowledgeable official. “That’s the best outcome.”…

U.S. military planners are developing detailed options for how the U.S. could take action once decisive evidence of Syrian chemical weapons use has been found. There are a range of targets, including facilities associated with the chemical weapons program, the command and control nodes of Assad’s army and special units that have been involved in the bloodiest fighting. But these would be major operations requiring a very heavy investment of money, troops and hardware, and the administration much prefers the alternative of a negotiated political settlement, if it can be achieved with Russian help.

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One thing that Obama has made very clear in his approach to war and peace: He abhors the prospect of uncontrolled escalation. (In this sense, he bears similarities to John F. Kennedy.) And, as he no doubt knows well, Syria isn’t Libya, where an embattled, isolated dictator was hanging on to power only with the aid of foreign mercenaries. Assad has the Syrian army fighting for him (minus a few high-ranking defectors); he has the support of several factions of the Syrian population, including Christians, who fear what might happen if the Muslim rebels—some of them radical Islamists—take power; and he receives aid, to varying degrees, from Russia, China, and Iran. Toppling Assad might mark not the end but merely a new chapter of a bourgeoning civil war…

But any president who’s apprehensive about escalation—and any president who’s read the history of the Vietnam War, as Obama has—must be concerned that one step inexorably leads to another. What happens after the first step? What happens when the Syrians escalate in response? Who cleans up the mess after it’s over? How much will this venture, however well intentioned, cost in lives and dollars? Obama probably also knows that the senators urging him to take military action will shirk responsibility, and blame him for all the troubles, if Syria collapses or goes up in flames in the aftermath.

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“Once you set up a military no-fly zone or safe zone, you’re on a slippery slope, mission creep and before you know it, you have boots on the ground,” said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst and Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution.

“Or you end up like Libya where you don’t really have a control mechanism for the end-game, should you end up with chaos.”

The U.S. military has also completed planning for going into Syria and securing its chemical weapons under different scenarios, including one in which Assad falls from power and his forces disintegrate, leaving weapons sites vulnerable to pillaging…

Asked if he was confident the U.S. military could secure Syria’s chemical weapons stock, Dempsey told Congress: “Not as I sit here today simply because they have been moving it and the number of sites is quite numerous.”

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With even ardent Obama supporters like Jeffrey Goldberg reminding the president he has made it crystal clear that chemical weapons use would be a red line that would trigger a strong U.S. response, what follows will not only tell us whether that promise would be kept. It will also illustrate just how seriously to take other pledges the administration has made, specifically its vow never to allow Iran to go nuclear. With the White House desperately trying to buy time before making a decision on Syria, it’s fair to ask why anyone should regard American rhetoric on Iran as anything more than an elaborate bluff if Obama won’t keep his word about Assad’s behavior…

There may be no good options in Syria, but the blowback from a realization that the U.S. won’t stop mass killings in this manner may be far more costly. The price may not be paid by Americans, at least not immediately, but the toll in blood and diplomatic and security complications will be great. If American “red lines” mean nothing, then Obama’s blind faith in diplomacy will be exposed as a disastrous sham.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has huge stakes in the survival of Mr. Assad, his only real ally in the region. And United States intelligence analysts believe that Iran’s leaders have interpreted two decades of American drift on the North — during which Mr. Obama’s three immediate predecessors all said they would never tolerate the country’s obtaining nuclear arms — as a sign that Washington will not wage war to stop even a rogue nation from obtaining nuclear arms, or the ability to build them.

If the United States intervened in Syria to secure its chemical stockpiles — perhaps organizing the Arab League, the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council or NATO to share the job — Israeli officials say it would be a signal that Mr. Obama would most likely back up his warnings to Iran the same way. But the prospect of such a move also worries many in Jerusalem: one senior official said he feared that an intervention in Syria could also obfuscate “the problem of greater concern” for Israel, stopping Iran’s nuclear program.

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But the White House must recognize that the game has already changed. U.S. credibility is on the line. For all the temptation to hide behind the decision to invade Iraq based on faulty intelligence about weapons of mass destruction, Obama must realize the tremendous damage he will do to the United States and to his legacy if he fails to act. He should understand the deep and lasting damage done when the gap between words and deeds becomes too great to ignore, when those who wield power are exposed as not saying what they mean or meaning what they say.

The distrust, cynicism and hatred with which the United States is regarded in much of the world, particularly among Muslims across the Middle East and North Africa, is already a cancer. Standing by while Assad gasses his people will guarantee that, whatever else Obama may achieve, he will be remembered as a president who proclaimed a new beginning with the Muslim world but presided over a deadly chapter in the same old story.

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Claire McCaskill, a Democratic senator and member of the homeland-security and armed-services committees, stood out this Sunday morning by not rejecting the possibility of deploying U.S. troops to address Syria’s civil war. When host Bob Schieffer asked her and Republican senator Saxby Chambliss about the possibility or necessity of deploying U.S. troops at some point, McCaskill responded, “I don’t think you ever want to rule it out. As Saxby said, this thing has really deteriorated, and it’s not really at a tipping point, so I don’t think you ever want to say absolutely not. Obviously, we don’t want to do that unless it’s absolutely necessary.”…

The circumstances under which U.S. troops would be deployed aren’t clear — a U.N. peacekeeping operation, likely under Chapter VII of the U.N. charter, is not out of the question if Russia and China finally accept Assad’s fate, but U.S. troops do not particpate in such operations except as commanders (the U.S. contributes a huge share of their funding, though). A NATO on-the-ground peacekeeping or peace-making mission is theoretically possible, but was not carried out during the Libyan civil war, despite NATO’s extensive involvement — some allied special forces were put on the ground, but not Americans.

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It’s a headache for a president whose main mission was to get America out of bad wars, not into new ones. But there’s likely no way around it — sooner or later, Obama will have to make good on enforcing his red line. Failure to do so will undermine his credibility, encourage the Assad regime to deploy additional chemical weapons, and send a powerful signal to America’s friends and adversaries that we don’t mean what we say…

But a red line has indeed been crossed — not only in terms of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, but also in the slippery slide toward American military involvement. What Obama needs to decide is whether such military action is designed to deter the use of chemical weapons or topple the Assad regime by giving the rebels the advantages they’ve long sought — weapons, a no-fly zone, or direct U.S. military strikes against regime targets.

There’s a lot that’s murky about Syria right now, but one thing is clear. For America, a messy situation is about to get a whole lot messier.

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McCain said that putting U.S. troops in Syria is the “worst thing America could do right now,” because the Syrian people are bitter and angry at the United States.

“I think that the American people are weary. They don’t want boots on the ground. I don’t want boots on the ground,” McCain said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

But McCain urged the Obama administration to take several actions in Syria, such as arming rebel groups or establishing a safe zone, steps he and other GOP hawks have long pressed for.

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Via NRO.

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Via the Weekly Standard.


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Cool name..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Ha! haven’t heard that in forever!
Cool song name. better with bong though. ;)

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Ack! I can’t find one right!

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:32 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:30 AM

lol..hurry up..b9 is fading fast.
My afternoon snooze is dying off now.

Got my 1st burn of 2013!

Axe says zzzzzzzzzzzz

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Gypsy..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Dear Lord .. thank you for all of the giggles and exquisite tunes I can read/ experience on QOTD threads, after one very LONG day of sword- wielding in other realms/formats.
Love you guys !!
:-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Cool song name. better with bong though. ;)

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:31 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Oh, I see bad piggy has entered.

Arnold xo

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

FOUL! I call foul!

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Dear Lord .. thank you for all of the giggles and exquisite tunes I can read/ experience on QOTD threads, after one very LONG day of sword- wielding in other realms/formats.
Love you guys !!
:-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

:)

And I apologize for all my crap.

*offers cheeto*

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I see..
Just me and Jackie..
estrogen count low, lol

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Cher, I got you Dave

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:35 AM

4:20 D. LOL
kid kid

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:38 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:35 AM

???..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Pambi’s here. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

If I am included..luv you Pambi.

Seee trolls..we are very loving and nice…hurl worthy
No grandma’s gong off the cliff.

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM

I see..
Just me and Jackie..
estrogen count low, lol

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Holy Toledo,
low Libido
Eat a Dorito
And not a Cheeto
Avoid Guito
I’ll wear a Speedo
to boost your Libido

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Another possibility is that disloyal Syrian weapons scientists supplied chemicals to rebel fighters…

Do we even know the sarin was from Syria? Couldn’t it be from Iraq, Iran, Pakistan or any of dozens of other countries, possibly even from a non-state entity somewhere, maybe even a cave?

I seem to recall from the news reports after 9/11 that sarin is derived from castor beans, are we 100% certain it’s not just a crude castor bean derivative meant to fool tests that we found, (or were provided)? This is assuming that it’s easier for terrorists to create a crude form than a pure form of sarin gas, but maybe not. Perhaps the jihad fighters lit off some sort of hydrochloric acid based stink bomb to fool the public and released some castor bean derivative into the area to fool our tests and implicate Assad. Maybe they dissolved the castor beans in the acid [odor] that was reported or a solvent with a similar smell? This is just speculation, of course, based on the premise that when Obama drew his line in the sand he created more incentive for the jihad fighters and their supporters/exploiters to use chemical weapons than he did for Assad. Assad would only theoretically risk it if he was in dire straights, but if that were so you’d think there would be a lot more than a handful dead.

Another possibility is that maybe Russia, China or some neo-cons itching for war in Syria provided real sarin gas to the jihad fighters, or staged the incident themselves, in order to lure America into Syria. Again, this is just speculation but they are possibilities that need to be considered.

This is why it was such a mistake for Obama to make the ultimatum in the first place. Let’s hope he doesn’t compound his error by getting us further involved in the war in Syria.

The best case I’ve heard made for our involvement in Syria is to make sure that Al Qaeda and other terrorists don’t get their hands on Assad’s chemical weapons. Doesn’t that mean it’s in our interest, however reluctantly, for Assad to defeat Al Qaeda?

CurpliTium on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Come alee ye swab! Prepare for boardin’! Playing ‘Cher’ … *yack*… be against the code. I’m confiscatin’ yer rum ration!

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

LoLz..Attractive lady..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Pambi’s here. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I figured it wasn’t dude like. lol

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:38 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:42 AM

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Good evening, Pambi! :) I haven’t seen you in a while, its good to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:42 AM

CurpliTium

m/f?
Very important.

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Parlay!!..:)

PS..LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

OMG. The throne for a bag of Cheetos, atm!!
;-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM

LOL! What be this ‘parkay’ ye be talkin’ about, Dire?

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:44 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Aye, he pilfered me timbers he did. Then set about to Bogart me pipe. Better fix an eye on that lad.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Fine. I’ll write the damn song myself. I’m going to need SWalker, though. He’ll probably want to remain anonymous.

WAIT. I can’t use SWalker. DAMN. That just crowds the field even worse.

There’s gots to be a solution.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Holy Toledo,
low Libido
Eat a Dorito
And not a Cheeto
Avoid Guito
I’ll wear a Speedo
to boost your Libido

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Now I want a burrito
with a spark plug chilito

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

OMG. The throne for a bag of Cheetos, atm!!
;-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM

lol — finally. Someone I can understand. :)

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:46 AM

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Talk..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:46 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

I see ye’ be against the code yerself, playing that sea witches screechin’, Spark. Aye, I’ll be seein’ her rum kegs aboard me ship, The Moonlight, too. Yer lucky we don’t maroon ye on a desert island, the pair of ye… with no rum!

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Cover..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM

There’s gots to be a solution.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Hey, pssst. Rudy is my new helper who works in the back of the Food Truck Thread Truck dishing out chili. I had to sneak him in under cover so to speak.

Hint: He laughs like this. O_o <–insert evil (SWlaker) laugh

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:49 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:44 AM

LoLz..Just do not burn the rum..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Marooned – Gilmour

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM

poop. I should have majored in Pirate instead of Finnish. No one speak Finnish, not even in Finland.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:40 AM
Talk..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Love it D! TY
I love when my Gwen
did the

remake

:)

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Aye, he pilfered me timbers he did. Then set about to Bogart me pipe. Better fix an eye on that lad.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Avast there, mates, avast. There be enough knife work needs doing soon enough. Aloft or below, every mother’s son, and every daughter too. Clear decks if ye be having nothing better to do than grumble. I’ll have ye up the yard if needs be.

And eye the rum, lads. There are funny doings aboard. Ye didn’t hear it from me — but eye the rum, whether or no.

Where be Dave? We’ve got the wind, now; the main needs a tug. Where be Dave?

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

lol! The rum be safe enough, matey. Its here and there… mostly… there. ;)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Awesome..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Axe..u try the Cheeto corn pops?
Good stuff!

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Yer lucky we don’t maroon ye on a desert island, the pair of ye… with no rum!

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM

And neither powder nor ball, for there trouble.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Made me laugh! :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I gotta walk the plank..
later kids.
GB.

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:53 AM

*their

lol! The rum be safe enough, matey. Its here and there… mostly… there. ;)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

lol — more things I be seeing you say, Jack.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Aye, Cap’n Axefellow! We stand by the code. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:54 AM

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

I agree..Very nice cover..We are same page..:)

PS..Gwen is awesome..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:54 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Hey to all who actually know me … LOL.
I’ve always lurked/ later read QOTD … trust me, not much has escaped mine clear eyes .. LOL
Y’all are so clever and inspirational, how could one NOT at least follow y’all ?!
Timing is just not in my favor, as to responses, etc
Carry on … ya’ll might just find me in the glade, too, if you look hard enough .. jus sayin.
LOL.
:-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Avast me hearties, I’ll wager a bloody bone axe you can’t muster the strength to rip off me wooden leg now I dare ye and i’ll jam that pointy stump into yer eye socket until yer tongue wags like a pirate flag in a gale wind.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:54 AM

You’re always welcome in the Glade, Pambi. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Carry on … ya’ll might just find me in the glade, too, if you look hard enough .. jus sayin.
LOL.
:-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Huh.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

A mystery… or a challenge… hey, Axefellow?

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:01 AM

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 AM

M, sorry. : )

CurpliTium on April 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd

For my friend, Fred. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

We are Pirates..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

§ISU !!

:–)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Avast me hearties, I’ll wager a bloody bone axe you can’t muster the strength to rip off me wooden leg now I dare ye and i’ll jam that pointy stump into yer eye socket until yer tongue wags like a pirate flag in a gale wind.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

I don’t understand a word ye be saying.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Boatswain, where did ye get the new swabs? What gentleman o fortune goes about wagging his scurvy tongue like that one, and where maht an honest man get a purple cap?

Nevermind. Some secrets the sea can keep, whether or no.

Awesome..:)

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Check the rum. There’s a good lad.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Oh, shoot … SISU !!
LOL

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:05 AM

A mystery… or a challenge… hey, Axefellow?

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Maybe both. :)

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 2:06 AM

I gotta walk the plank..
later kids.
GB.

bazil9 on April 29, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Maht have taken the boat, but she does love the sea, and there’s an end to it. Sleep well. Dream of more interesting food.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Dire Straits on April 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM

:) Avast, Dire! Sparks slipped his moorin’ lines. I’ll stand ye to a flaggon o’ rum and we’ll ponder his fate.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:09 AM

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Are you a mermaid?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS9Ayms-VIw

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:10 AM

SISU

:)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:13 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:10 AM
LOL … well, my tears have been known to spark new life, so, yeah, I guess you could say so ?
LOL

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Permission to come aboard me hearties!! :-D

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Harlem Nocturne – Georgie Auld

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Permission granted Spritely One! :)

Spark… pipe Scrumpy aboard!

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:21 AM

So the adventure continues; Axe all befuddled, Sparky flirtin’, the rum is flowin’ so much singin’ ‘n’ dancin’ going on me head is spinning!

Mornin’ all, better late than never ;-)

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Morning or night, you’re always welcome. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:24 AM

I was out late and went to me bed, but avast me hearties, the sandman cometh not :-( tell ye why, I needed me dose of qotd!

Let ‘em be I say and I vote NO!

T’weren’t no misbehavin’ goin’ on was there?

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Well… we be havin’ a palaver about that very thing, Scrumpy. Dire and Spark broke the code playin’ a tune each by that screachin’ sea hag, “Cher”. This be breakin’ the code. I boarded ‘em and took their rum ration.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Us and Them – Pink Floyd

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:30 AM

All right. I’m worn out from a long day of . . . whatever the hell happened today.

After reviewing the thread, let me repeat that I am not Axe, but rather someone that hacked Axe’s account. Axe is currently nuclear poofed. If I had been Axe, I would have had fun though amongst my friends whom I missed. But I wasn’t Axe.

LOL … well, my tears have been known to spark new life, so, yeah, I guess you could say so ?
LOL

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:18 AM

– would also be keeping a weather eye on this one.

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:19 AM

– would be sorry to be putting to port just as this one comes aboard. O, Scrump, don’t miss this poem. I thought of you too. I wanted Mrs MarshFox (Lila Munro) to see it in particular, but I thought you’d like it too ’cause it’s a little hot. :) Just a little though.

– Night Everyone.

– Night Jackie. :)

– PS: Someone make sure cmsinaz sees the Joe thread — it’s vindication. :)

– *sigh*

– Sleep tight, RWM.

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Goodnight, Axefellow. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:33 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:29 AM

As it should be, shiver, me wings are all a flutter, the very nerve, the lads know better!

As for poor Axefellow, he’s got it bad that one ;-).

He knows tho that there is here, but here is not there and them are not us, but we be them and what goes up must come down…

I see we have a mermaid in our midst!

No wonder Sparky was always poolside ;-D

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Axe on April 29, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Good night Axe…

Beautiful poem :-)

God Bless n sleep well!!

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Ok. I’ll obey yer orders. Come on Scrumpy jump aboard. Get over here ASAP or cap’n MG will make me go below deck.

Oh wait. She won’t let me go below deck. I’ll just stand here before I get thrown in the detention center.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Me be sittin’ back, readin’ da pirate jargon, LMFAO, here.
Who needs anything else ??
Ý’all are the ultimate tteasure, for sure.

:-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Magical place, the Glade. :) A mermaid would be a fine addition. Perhaps a salt water pool is in order. I’ll speak to the elven engineers. :)

Axefellow’s heart and eyes are open. He’ll be fine. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Mermaids are allowed in the Glade no problem. I better get permission from MG to make that announcement. Betcha Schad is scratching his brain over our antics. Lol.

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:39 AM

To Axe on the ‘morrow…

Only someone in love could write a poem such as you have scribed!

Beautiful…

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:41 AM

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Laughter is the best remedy. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:41 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Axe is……….. Special!

So full of soul…

Soulful…

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:42 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Sea hag Cher. Lolz. Dire was born in the wagon of a traveling show…

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:43 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Schadenfreude would smile… and laugh. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:43 AM

SparkPlug on April 29, 2013 at 2:39 AM

His brain and your brain is one so yours is too!

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Yes, indeed. He has the heart of a poet. :)

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Why Worry – Dire Straits

I’m sorry to have to go, but I must. It’s great seeing you Scrumpy!

Pambi…I’m delighted that you enjoy it. Come to the Glade more often.

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:48 AM

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2013 at 2:45 AM
That he does :-)

I am very glad I popped in!

And now I must fly!!

God Bless you Jackie and Sparky and whom ever is still here!!

* swoosh *

Scrumpy on April 29, 2013 at 2:49 AM

Am off, to disappear beneath the waves, but please know a mermaid watches, maties !
Love to all you land lubbers !
;-)

pambi on April 29, 2013 at 3:02 AM

*sniff sniff* RUM!

tommy71 on April 29, 2013 at 3:09 AM

How much will the McGrahamnesty make by arming the rebels?

katy the mean old lady on April 29, 2013 at 6:11 AM

good morning HA folks

the paper tiger in chief talks tough don’t he

cmsinaz on April 29, 2013 at 6:35 AM

chuckie todd defending him big time…

they are not ready….pretty much their m.o. since jan 2009

cmsinaz on April 29, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Morning, y’all. Do Americans fear their own government? My take.

kingsjester on April 29, 2013 at 6:37 AM

kingsjester on April 29, 2013 at 6:37 AM

another good one KJ
:)

cmsinaz on April 29, 2013 at 6:52 AM

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