Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

The contentious political fight over gun control moved into the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Tuesday as gun-control activists began to focus on Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) as a prime target in their effort to revive their push for stricter gun laws

Back home this week for a series of town hall meetings, Ayotte is facing new constituent anger and a coordinated effort by gun-control groups to turn her vote into a political liability. These organizations include Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group founded by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), and the liberal think tank the Center for American Progress. Other groups are deploying organizers to New Hampshire, Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada and North Dakota in hopes of shaming moderate senators of both parties who voted against the background-check plan…

“There’s a sense that the people who support background checks know that they’re in the mainstream,” Stadtman said. “To be rejected by Ayotte like that, when it was so obvious that many of her constituents wanted her to vote for it — it was a tipping point.”

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New PPP polls in Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Ohio find serious backlash against the 5 Senators who voted against background checks in those states. Each of them has seen their approval numbers decline, and voters say they’re less likely to support them the next time they’re up for reelection…

After just 3 months in office Jeff Flake has already become one of the most unpopular Senators in the country. Just 32% of voters approve of him to 51% who disapprove and that -19 net approval rating makes him the most unpopular sitting Senator we’ve polled on, taking that label from Mitch McConnell…

We saw serious improvement in Rob Portman’s poll numbers in the second half of 2012 following his consideration as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, but he’s taken a nose dive in 2013. Portman’s approval has dropped a net 18 points over the last 6 months from +10 (35/25) in October to now -8 (26/34) in April. Portman’s popularity decline has come across the board with Democrats (from 15/39 to 8/50), Republicans (62/11 to 46/19), and independents (28/23 to 24/32) alike…

And in Nevada Dean Heller has seen a more modest decline in his approval numbers, from 47/42 right before the election to 44/41 now. However with the independent voters who were critical to his narrow victory in November, his approval has dropped from 52/37 then to now 42/42.

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Nothing like waking up to a poll saying you’re the nation’s least popular senator. Given the public’s dim view of Congress in general, that probably puts me somewhere just below pond scum.

Now, notwithstanding the polling firm’s leftist bent, I would assume that my poll numbers have indeed taken a southerly turn since my vote against the Manchin-Toomey background check proposal. It was a popular amendment, and I voted against it.

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Via Gallup:

gal

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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn’t want to “be seen helping the president.”…

“In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it,” Toomey admitted on Tuesday in an interview with Digital First Media editors in the offices of the Times Herald newspaper in Norristown, Pa.

The Times Herald noted that in “subsequent comments,” Toomey “tried to walk that remark part-way back by noting he meant to say Republicans across the nation in general, not just those in the Senate.”

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“After you get the 29″ votes to filibuster, one conservative staffer put it, “you know who to beat up.” The filibuster effort, by this telling, was something of a whip count by a guerilla unit of conservative freshmen.

So Lee, Cruz, and Paul — and their staffs — set out to work on those Republicans who were less than firm. Almost the entire GOP conference was pretty strong in opposing the Democrats’ more Draconian gun control proposals — such as an assault weapons ban — but the conservative rump didn’t want any new regulations on gun ownership by law-abiding citizens. Cruz, along with almost every other Republican, signed on to an alternative bill by Sen. Charles Grassley, which mostly beefed up the current federal database behind background checks.

Anything more ambitious was a nonstarter in the eyes of Cruz, Paul and Lee. Specifically, they rejected the proposal by Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to create a mandatory universal background check. Toomey-Manchin was the only real chance Obama had of passing a gun control bill. If that went down, gun control went down…

So, the Obama account is wrong in part because it portrays the NRA as calling all the shots within the GOP on guns. But it seems it was Cruz, Lee and Paul who drew the line, and then the NRA came in to hold that line.

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Last night on MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews played this video and asked for my response.

I brought up the analogy of terrorism yielding calls for war in the Muslim world, or restrictions on civil liberties. These are standard responses to terrorist attacks, and it’s very likely that some victims or their families would advocate such a response.

“Just because there’s a victim who wants a direct response,” I said, “doesn’t mean that is a correct policy response.”

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I bet Ken doesnt wear hush Pups

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

lol — wth?

I missed something.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

After just 3 months in office Jeff Flake has already become one of the most unpopular Senators in the country. Just 32% of voters approve of him to 51% who disapprove and that -19 net approval rating makes him the most unpopular sitting Senator

Good going. The mini McCain is an absolute idiot to his constituents. How did the good state end up with two buffoons?

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

wolfsDad on May 1, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Good evening wolf, well said… they would…

They already had a test run at it, how compliant people would be…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Chicago already has strict gun laws..The crime is low there..Er wait..No it isn’t..:(

PS..When are you Libs going to figure out criminals don’t get their weapons legally..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Wow. That’s it!!!! That’s all you have to say about how your moms swallows? Come on man, you can do better than that.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

wishful thinking masquerading as objective reporting.

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

PPP. You be killing me.

Say how deep have you gotten Obama’s schlong? You’re a joke.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Thanks alot, women’s suffrage.

BJ* on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Take It To The Limit – Eagles

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

A new study(2011) put out by the European Commission reveals some shocking figures: Great Britain has a 77% increase in crime since the Labour Party came to power in 1997 when Parliament passed a bill banning the private ownership of guns. Even though one may not legally own a gun in Great Britain, crime still exists, with criminals using the knife as the weapon of choice.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Gun crimes in the UK went up 89% in the decade AFTER the gun ban.

Gun Bans: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Wow. That’s it!!!! That’s all you have to say about how your moms swallows? Come on man, you can do better than that.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

That’s all you have when confronted with facts about gun regs and violence? You’re another joke.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Thanks alot, women’s suffrage.

BJ* on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Not all of us are libbies!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Look at HAL totally avoiding facts and the hard questions. Typical.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Have you ever undergone a background check for a gun purchase?

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Am I on the right thread tonight? ;-)

Testosterone loaded!! LOL…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

You wouldn’t be in any trouble. We want Pambi to feel comfortable in the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Well I was trying to catch her in my net so I could give her a ride in the airship Kerfuffle. But now that sounds like a bad idea with some new info I just learned on the Web.

Anyway how do you say “come here pambi” in mermaide?

Ps: betcha ken has a closet full of hush puppies.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Bayam’s here. Yeah. *twirls finger.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Troll is getting frustrated and hysterical. It can’t seem to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Or get under anyone’s skin. Not even by playing the race card.

Troll fail. Time to go back to troll school.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

…pull your own finger and FYS bird brain!…you do it every day here!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Hehehehehehehehehehe ;-)

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

No neighborhood without code pink. No thread without HAL. It’s sort of hellish.

Damn! There’s good too! Where’d all my good go? I was a hundred miles off the ground a few hours ago. There’s shit grabbing my ankles and I didn’t even notice it accumulating. Be back in just a minute.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I bet Ken doesnt wear hush Pups

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Very funny B9.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

That’s all you have when confronted with facts about gun regs and violence? You’re another joke.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Nope! The response was for the guy who enjoys replying every post about how his moms likes to swallow. Enquiring minds want more details.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Evenin’ Dire! (:

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I don’t think humans can speak the mermaid tongue, Spark. However, Pambi spoke with us very well the other evening. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

BRAYAM

WASHINGTON–Ever since last week’s defeat of new gun control measures in the Senate, advocates have talked up the possibility that public outrage could turn a short-term loss into long-term victory for their cause.

Maybe not, new polling suggests.

While more Americans (47%) reported a negative reaction to the Senate action than a positive one (39%), the poll, done by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, found that the kind of strong feelings that build political campaigns mostly lay on the pro-gun side of the debate. LATIMES April,25, 2013

Good luck buddy. Say try watching something other than MSNBC.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Chicago already has strict gun laws..The crime is low there..Er wait..No it isn’t..:(

PS..When are you Libs going to figure out criminals don’t get their weapons legally..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

You’re right, the new breed of shoter could have easily rolled up to their underworld contacts to buy guns. No problem.

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/02/18/ap-school-shooting-gunmans-remains-3_4_r536_c534.jpg

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

You and I should spend the next few hours/posts exchanging stories about how your mother likes to swallow. You do nothing but remind everyone about it anyway. Let’s go.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Good to see you back for another spankin. Does your mom still beg to be taken down the Hershey highway?

arnold ziffel on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

…pull your own finger and FYS bird brain!…you do it every day here!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Why are you changing the subject now? WHat happened to her swallowing? Tell us more.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I was at Ayotte’s Town Meeting last night. What the Democrat Media are afraid to tell you is that her attackers were handily outnumbered and outshouted by her supporters.

This is yet another carefully orchestrated Democrat Machine attempt to take out someone they truly fear, namely a Republican Female US Senator whose husband dared to volunteer in the Evil War, and someone who dared to be an effective Attorney General in New Hampshire.

But they all seem to forget that she successfully prosecuted the killers of two of their own Dartmouth College Professors.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Enquiring minds want more details.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Yeh that is all you have.

You were challenged earlier about the gun debate and that is what you posted. Midget.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Always gotta be somthing comin’ on here and stinking the place up…

Le Sigh…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Sorry to the good midgets.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Testosterone loaded!! LOL…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

O_o <—insert evil laugh.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Hi Scrumpy! Hope your treatment went well.

wolfsDad on May 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/02/18/ap-school-shooting-gunmans-remains-3_4_r536_c534.jpg

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Yeh that explains Chicago.

Fail . Midget.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

((Scrumpy is gonna sit back and watch the fun and games ensue forthwith!!))

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Look at HAL totally avoiding facts and the hard questions. Typical.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

What question? I actually came on the thread to hear more about the guy who said his mother swallows.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I bet Ken doesnt wear hush Pups

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

You would win that bet! Hi Gorgeous!

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I graduated from Harvard. Honest. No seriously. Why are you laughing!! I’m not kidding%z-+;’).

I had a 4.1 average. Submitted unauthored editorials and all.

I’m a serious dude.

My spaghettios are getting cold. And I have to fold moms underwear.

You can laugh now, but when hillary wins, us nonpartisons will breastfeed freely in public.

So take that! I’m nonP. I’m conservative and stuff. I KNOW the law. Proving it is beneath me.

Sorry to rush off, got homework.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

…his mom sewed up her own v@gina after she saw what came out…and never wanted IT to happen to HER again…and he’s had “mommy” issues ever since!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

This. When the media doesn’t get what it what it wants, it doubles down.

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

There’s a huge backlash alright: Rasmussen has the GOP now leading the generic congressional ballot for the first time since the election.

theperfecteconomist on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

My gut feel is that Jeff Flake’s unpopularity is more because of his role as a member of the “Gang of Eight” rather than his vote on gun control.

bw222 on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

You’re right, the new breed of shoter could have easily rolled up to their underworld contacts to buy guns. No problem.

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/02/18/ap-school-shooting-gunmans-remains-3_4_r536_c534.jpg

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I know your brain probably barely operates above that of a 5 year old having a temper tantrum, but I encourage you to provide us with any supporting data that gun control or gun bans reduce homicides or violent crime in general. Take your time. We’ll wait.

NotCoach on April 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

NotCoach on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Not all black midgets are African.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

wolfsDad on May 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Yes it did! worked a treat, I am set for the summer :-)

How goes it with you?

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Why are you changing the subject now? WHat happened to her swallowing? Tell us more.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

The irony.

Much easier for you to go on same lame topic rather than the gun issue…as it is clear you don’t know what the f uck you’re talking about. Midget.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)

John McCain in a dress.

PappyD61 on May 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

F-

From one of her constituents when she was New Hampshire’s Attorney General.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Have you ever undergone a background check for a gun purchase?

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

GOP- Party Before Country. Never Fails.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Idiot extraordinaire, the 2nd, the 1st, the Bill of Rights is good for the country. Plus, what did your party ever do for any R president?

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Thanks for the info..That is good to hear..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

What question?
HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

You really are dumber than you appear. They should tattoo that on your forehead…and do it so you too can read it in the mirror.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

It’s country/constitution first and always. Scroom the parties and all the idiots, on both sides.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM
You would win that bet! Hi Gorgeous!

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I knew you wouldn’t.
HAHA. Hi Handsome! Back from work..
My hard work’n man. ;)

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

The aliens are here

They are watching us!!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Good evening, Dire! Rum and ginger ale? (Only use Vernor’s Ginger Ale.) R.L. Seale’s Aged Rum 10 Year Old;)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

((Scrumpy is gonna sit back and watch the fun and games ensue forthwith!!))

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Good plan. While we are busy chatting you can get to work trying to find that Axe book. It’s near some obelisk or some such thing.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn’t want to “be seen helping the president.”…

“In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it,” Toomey admitted on Tuesday in an interview with Digital First Media editors in the offices of the Times Herald newspaper in Norristown, Pa.

Amanda Terkel Huffington post

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( E X P L E T I V E S )

Senator Toomey, ….. WHAT THE (bleep !) IS IT WITH YOU ? ! !

No excuse for promoting expanded background checks.
I wholeheartedly supported you against Arlen …… now you’ve let me down. : (

Et tu Pat ?

listens2glenn on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Reminds one of the Clinton era assault rifle ban.

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Why would you want to return to the high murder rates of the Clinton-era AWB?

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Reminds one of the Clinton era assault rifle ban. Labor camps and Stalinism were part of every day life in this country, with Nascar fans most likely to find themselves tracked by black helicopters. The horror, oh the horror.

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Oh there were bigger plans in the works, but you fools got your aszes kicked in ’94 and so you had to lay low for a while. But you never forgot that brass ring which eluded you, and in the meantime you became more savage.

You learned though. Out went “liberal” and in came “progressive”; same old leftist trash but with a shiny new label. Then you elected an unaccomplished Dog Eating race pimp based solely on his melanin content, you got greedy, and now the gloves have come off.

Just admit it as Bark has done, you would love nothing better than for all the current governmental controls to be “adapted” for your own use.

Bishop on May 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

The man who mocked Chris is a god.

IlikedAUH2O on May 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

These stories of poor polling number after the media was rebuked in a vote was very predictable…they are working hand and hand with the Dems to go after those they see as vulnerable…

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I see Dr Smegma is back for more.
Masochist.

Just a fly by. Best friend just arrived.

Bless ya guys.

XO SP, Ken, all…
Later Dayzzzzzzzzzzz

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

I knew you wouldn’t.
HAHA. Hi Handsome! Back from work..
My hard work’n man. ;)

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:39 PMYep! And a good workout. Feeling great!

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Geez if I had a dollar every time I saw the left talk down Bush or the Bush economy only to jeopardize jobs or our country’s safety I’d be richer than UrbanElitest.

CW on May 1, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Yes, and you would still be able to say that you put ‘Country First!’

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

…his mom sewed up her own v@gina after she saw what came out…and never wanted IT to happen to HER again…and he’s had “mommy” issues ever since!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Tell us more about how your mom swallows man? You’ve been replying every post you disagree with about how she swallows so why stop now. Tell us more.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

listens2glenn on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

They all let us down one by one :-(

A Horse a horse my KINGDOM for a horse!!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Or he could have STOLEN the guns from his mother who legally purchased the guns..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Oh, the guy who killed his own mother to get her guns. Hmmmmmm, what do you think he would have answered to the question on the background check on having a mental illness.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Nitey nites B9!!

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Wait, that didn’t work right…I hope Sparky can still read it.

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Night B9!

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:44 PM

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

…don’t even try!…RWM…took your di@k and slapped you silly with it!…the only thing she didn’t do…was insert it so far up your butt cheeks…that it come out little head first…so everybody else could always see what you always have… in your mouth…

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Yep! And a good workout. Feeling great!

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Vavoom. :)

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Will no one rid me of this troublesome troll?

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Someones is gonna git their azzes kicked!! Lol…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Flake is for backgrounds too. Not just gang of 8.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Reminds one of the Clinton era assault rifle ban. Labor camps and Stalinism were part of every day life in this country, with Nascar fans most likely to find themselves tracked by black helicopters. The horror, oh the horror.

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM

A Presidency About Nothing. First Elected President ever to be Impeached, started his own Non-UN-Sanctioned War of Choice, had to have an underling fire his Hand-Picked fellow Hogback 4 Star General after that idiot almost started World War 3, and also claimed that Iraq and al Qaeda were allies 3 years before 9/11. He also had his DOJ successfully prosecute a female Federal Employee (VA) for Lying About Sex Under Oath.

Oh, and he left his successor 9/11.

P-

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Let me write the question, and I’ll get you whatever poll result you want.

“Background checks” test well, most people are unaware we already do them on all but person-to-person sales, so it’s like saying “assault weapons” in a poll question, quite misleading. Rephrase it to “new restrictions on selling a gun to your friend” or “starting a national registry of guns” (the only way to verify a “background check” on a private party sale or transfer), you will get different results.

This is why issue polling is almost never accurate. Polling needs to be specific: “who are you going to vote for next Tuesay?” Issue questions can give completely different results based on wording alone, which means they are not reliable. Never have been.

Adjoran on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Night guys.
Muah!

bazil9 on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I don’t think humans can speak the mermaid tongue, Spark. However, Pambi spoke with us very well the other evening. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

That’s one of the middle rules. :)

Walk up to the waters’ edge at twilight. You must still yourself inside. Then reach for her with your heart. She can feel this.

Of course, if what you are feeling is basically lust, she’s going to feel that instead. You can still get a mermaid that way, but . . . you know . . . be careful what you wish for. Drunken party mermaids are great and everything, but kinda hard to get rid of.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

We saw serious improvement in Rob Portman’s poll numbers in the second half of 2012 following his consideration as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, but he’s taken a nose dive in 2013. Portman’s approval has dropped a net 18 points over the last 6 months from +10 (35/25) in October to now -8 (26/34) in April.

Yes. It’s about guns.

Not his 180 on SSM so his gay kid can have every gay business door opened for him.

No. His numbers plummeted because of guns.

In Ohio.

Makes total sense.

budfox on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

KCB on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

My jinx is very powerful. (:

SparkPlug on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

How goes it with you?

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Blessed and grateful for it, thanks.

wolfsDad on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Nice to see the NRA laying some cover fire for Ayotte. Really proud to be a member – great team win.

crrr6 on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Or he could have STOLEN the guns from his mother who legally purchased the guns..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Or found a COP TO KILL like the Brothers Tsarnaev.

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sounds like a plan..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

williamg on May 1, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Good evening, williamg. :) You certainly know the Eagles well. Their lineup changed over the years. It’s an amazing how the music matured with them. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Hey Scrumpy, Jackie……you know I Love you!

williamg on May 1, 2013 at 11:47 PM

My wakeup call is in 4 hours. Gotta do a few things and call it quits.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

LOL! I’m hoping that post was meant for Spark. I don’t see any circumstance under which I’d be lusting in my heart or otherwise for a mermaid… or partying with a drunken mermaid party wench, either.

In any case, Pambi wouldn’t be that kind of mermaid. :)

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Such a simple question, no stigma attached and yet it goes unanswered.

bayam on May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Have you ever undergone a background check for a gun purchase?

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Chicago already has strict gun laws..The crime is low there..Er wait..No it isn’t..:(

PS..When are you Libs going to figure out criminals don’t get their weapons legally..:)

Dire Straits on May 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Three killed and 17 wounded in the Windy City last night:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-at-least-8-wounded-in-separate-shootings-on-the-south-north-side-20130430,0,4341847.story

bw222 on May 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I’m crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, coo coo ca-choo

Mister City Policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row.
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
I’m crying, I’m crying.
I’m crying, I’m crying.

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog’s eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, coo coo ca-choo.

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don’t come, you get a tan
From standing in the English rain.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, coo coo ca-choo coo coo ca-choo.

Expert textpert choking smokers,
Don’t you think the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile like pigs in a sty,
See how they snied.
I’m crying.

Semolina pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower.
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, coo coo ca-choo c-coo coo ca-choo coo coo
ca-choo coo coo ca-choo…

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Why are those fbi pics so blurry? They look like they were taken from 30,000 ft.

Hal?

wolly4321 on May 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

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