Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

“For fear of stating the obvious,” Kuhnhenn began, “the White House right now is confronting a confluence of issues: Benghazi talking points, IRS reviews of political groups, Justice Department’s review of journalists’ phone records, and in every instance either the president or you have placed the burden of responsibility someplace else… But it is the president’s administration, so I wonder, doesn’t responsibility for setting tone, for setting direction ultimately rest with the president on these matters?”

***

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he had ordered an FBI investigation to determine whether the Internal Revenue Service broke any laws when it targeted conservative groups for closer scrutiny of their tax-exempt status.

“I have ordered an investigation. … The FBI is coordinating with the Justice Department to see if any laws were broken,” Holder said. “I think as everyone can agree if not criminal, [those actions were] certainly outrageous and unacceptable.”

Holder did not say specifically which laws the IRS could have violated, but he said there were various statutes within the IRS code that could apply.

***

More than 50 major media organizations on Tuesday sent a letter to the Department of Justice protesting the seizure of two months of The Associated Press’ phone records and calling for the department to “mitigate the damage it has caused.”

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney James M. Cole, the organizations — which include POLITICO and Allbritton Communications Company — ask that the DOJ return the secretly subpoenaed phone records and explain how government lawyers “overreached so egregiously in this matter.”

“The scope of this action calls into question the very integrity of Department of Justice policies toward the press and its ability to balance, on its own, its police powers against the First Amendment rights of the news media and the public’s interest in reporting on all manner of government conduct, including matters touching on national security which lie at the heart of this case,” the letter from The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 51 other news organizations including Advance Publications, Cox Media Group, The McClatchy Company, The New York Times Company and NPR, among many others, stated.

***

Fournier, a former Associate Press reporter, said that he agreed with Carol.

“I agree with the AP that this is appalling and it’s chilling,” he said. “It’s very important that the press, as flawed as we can be, we do our best work when we get people in government, around government, to tell us things that their bosses don’t want to get out.”

“This effort, my suspicion is, to send a message to all potential whistleblowers, ‘we’re watching you,” Fournier added. “This is a chilling thing to do. It looks like a fishing expedition. It is unprecedented in its scope and its breadth. I think it’s a big mistake.”

***

“He has to demand full accountability and then heads have to roll [at the IRS],” said Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist close to the White House. “Everybody has to condemn it, no one can be defending this, and the White House has to be at the top of the list in condemning it.”…

“A muscular response is needed to deal with this,” said Phil Singer, who worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “Republicans have waited a long time for an issue that plays to their perceived strength. Even though this doesn’t involve a tax hike, any kind of bad interaction on the part of the IRS, they’re going to glom on to it and not let go.”

Stop the equivocations, said Clinton White House veteran Chris Lehane, and accept the inevitable outcome: The only way to satisfy the public demand will be with an outside, independent investigation that will be free of White House fingerprints.

“There is going to need some kind of an external review that people feel is objective,” Lehane said.“I think they need to find some type of a vehicle like that will allow them to look like they are getting the bottom of it without them getting involved in it.”

***

“These are things you typically see in the Third World from unestablished republics and other places,” Rubio told Fox News in an interview set to air on the “O’Reilly Factor.” “You don’t see that here.”

Rubio said the compounding incidents were “increasingly leading” to questions about the president’s leadership.

“There’s three different incidents that basically use the government as an instrument of political activity, to target your political opponents, to make life difficult for people that are saying things that you don’t like, to make life difficult for whistleblowers that are saying things about the State Department that you don’t like,” Rubio said. “And I believe that all that comes from the top of any organization.”

***

“Before taking a few questions,” McConnell said, “let me just add one thing. As you continue to file your stories on this subject, ask yourself before you write, how would I be writing this story if this were a Republican administration?”

***

Via the Washington Free Beacon.

***

Throughout the briefing, Carney kept reminding reporters that as a United State senator, President Obama had been in favor of this “press protection” legislation but Republicans had killed it.

Todd, who had obviously done his homework, then dropped a nuke on Carney by revealing that in 2009 as president, Obama changed his mind and “killed” the legislation, even though at the time it likely would have easily passed through both chambers of Congress, which were then controlled by Democrats.

***

Via Greg Hengler.

***

The senator went on to assert that targeting political groups is a firing offense. “When I think of this thing I think of what Lincoln said,” Paul later recalled. “He says, ‘nearly any man can be tested and maybe meet up to adversity, but if you really want to test a man, give him power.’”…

“He’s tapping the phones of the press,” Paul continued. “And it turns out last year he signed legislation that allows him to detain an American without a trial and send them to Guantanamo Bay. This sounds like a president somewhat drunk on power, not cautious about how he uses the power.”



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Let it Die…

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM

oh OH!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Projecting Senator Obama’s vote on botched Abortions..

The Obama Administration is an Abortion..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

how would I be writing this story if this were a Republican administration

ouch

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he had ordered an FBI investigation to determine whether the Internal Revenue Service broke any laws when it targeted conservative groups for closer scrutiny of their tax-exempt status.

AS with the Black Panthers..

Nothing wrong here..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

williams comparing obama to nixon

bizarro world

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Never let 3 crisis’ go to waste.

aquaviva on May 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

“For fear of stating the obvious,” Kuhnhenn began, “the White House right now is confronting a confluence of issues: Benghazi talking points, IRS reviews of political groups, Justice Department’s review of journalists’ phone records, and in every instance either the president or you have placed the burden of responsibility someplace else… But it is the president’s administration, so I wonder, doesn’t responsibility for setting tone, for setting direction ultimately rest with the president on these matters?”

He’s “wondering.” :)

He’s having a hmmmmm moment there.

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

“I have ordered an investigation. … The FBI is coordinating with the Justice Department to see if any laws were broken,” Holder said. “I think as everyone can agree if not criminal, [those actions were] certainly outrageous and unacceptable.”

…Solyndra…Fast and Furious…Benghazi…etc…. etc………….oh yeah!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The laser that was build to focus on Jobs..

Has been fitted with a wide angle lens..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Never let 3 crisis’ go to waste.

aquaviva on May 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Fore is the magic number..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

. . . don’t want to forget to get this in:

Barry & Co.: We’re going after the RepublicanS.

Media Establishment: Cool! We can help.

Barry & Co.: We’re going after the Tea Party.

Media Establishment: Neat! We can help with that, too.

Barry & Co.: We’re going after GOP donors and Christians.

Media Establishment: Awesome! Just let us know.

Barry & Co.: We’re coming after you now.

Media Establishment: Whoa! Whoa! Time out! TIME OUT!

Punchenko on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

(But left out potential Pro-Israel Jewish organizations and pro-life groups)

First, they came for the Tea Partiers,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Tea Partier.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the X,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an ‘X.’

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

–RWM

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

+1

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

doesn’t responsibility for setting tone, for setting direction ultimately rest with the president on these matters?”

Normally it would, but Obama was on vacation that week.

malclave on May 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

So important that HA put autoplay on all the videos.

YMMV.

22044 on May 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

According to the moderates running this joint – we are to believe nothing the government says, except for when it comes to all that ammo. Then their word is as good as gold, right Ed? AP? Still think there is a perfectly innocent reason for the stockpile?

abobo on May 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

…Solyndra…Fast and Furious…Benghazi…etc…. etc………….oh yeah!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I am waiting for the flying monkeys..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

So important that HA put autoplay on all the videos.

YMMV.

22044 on May 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Almost have to take a minute to block that kind of thing.

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Normally it would, but Obama was on vacation that week.

malclave on May 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

There are 52 weeks in a year..
What week was he On-The-Job?
:)

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

y’all stay cool…I’ll bring the popcorn tomorrow…

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Cruz needs to stand on his Senate desk, recite the scandals, and then scream “Are these the people you want running your health care, America?”

M240H on May 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

y’all stay cool…I’ll bring the popcorn tomorrow…

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

What!!!!??

You leavin’???

OKay..

Take care..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The State Run Media feel so cheap when Dear Leader treats them this way…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

“There’s three different incidents that basically use the government as an instrument of political activity, to target your political opponents, to make life difficult for people that are saying things that you don’t like, to make life difficult for whistleblowers that are saying things about the State Department that you don’t like,” Rubio said. “And I believe that all that comes from the top of any organization.”

So, the theme here, from both the left media and the right leadership, is that it’s OK to begin to have a few shadowy doubts about Obama’s leadership ability.

Got it.

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

“For fear of stating the obvious,” Kuhnhenn began, “the White House right now is confronting a confluence of issues: Benghazi talking points, IRS reviews of political groups, Justice Department’s review of journalists’ phone records
=============================

And,another issue,going by the wayside,

Team SEAL 6 Helicopter Crash
Extortion 17!!!!!!

Otay,that list,has been updated!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

You leavin’???

OKay..

Take care..

Electrongod on May 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

:/ *daywalkers*

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

This Rand Paul fella is looking pretty sharp right about now…

JohnGalt23 on May 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Two damn auto start videos that come on simultaneously when you click on this thread, I’m good but not that good and I prefer to read not watch or listen. Please stop allowing auto start.

meci on May 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

…Solyndra…Fast and Furious…Benghazi…etc…. etc………….oh yeah!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I’m starting to think our brilliant law school lecturing, community organizing, man-child, boy-king has gotten this Cloward-Piven thing all mucked up.

Fallon on May 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Investigations are a great tool not for finding facts but for using as an excuse to dodge inconvenient questions. “I can’t comment on matters that are part of an ongoing investigation.”

Works every time.

And since I’m on the subject of Holder, he’s going to testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow. Yet, he’s still held in Contempt of Congress, no? How’s that work?

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Turn your volume down or off! Problem solved :-)

Scrumpy on May 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Throw in some gun running just for fun. Holder had so much fun, Hillary got jealous.

wolly4321 on May 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Between the trolls getting free reign, and somebody playing with the coding…it ain’t worth it.

Night y’all.

Turn your volume down or off! Problem solved :-)

Scrumpy on May 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

That would mean no tunes.

cozmo on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hmmmm….

In separate statement, Treasury’s Jack Lew says he has ‘zero tolerance for any action that could undermine public confidence’ in IRS – @markknoller

1 hour ago by editor
=========================

More from Obama on IRS:

‘I’ve directed Secretary Lew to hold those responsible for these failures accountable, and to make sure that each of the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented quickly, so that such conduct never happens again’ – from statement via @NBCNews

2 hours ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/irs-flagged-conservative-political-groups

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The REB is turning into a black Dick Cheney!

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Howdy!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Howdy!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

THWACK

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

‘Til tomorrow…

Waiting for the other shoe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX_FziQ7-I

Fallon on May 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

THWACK

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I was expecting that-so I ducked.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

meci on May 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Click on the little “block” tag in the upper right corner of each video, and they will both disappear from your page.

PatriotGal2257 on May 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

…he almost was able to shut down Gibson Guitars though…so there is that!
…give the bird to Morning Joe Blow… for me!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Between the trolls getting free reign, and somebody playing with the coding…it ain’t worth it.

Night y’all.

cozmo on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Awe come on, it’s too early. Just pretend you’re just now shedding those pants.

There. Feel better?

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hopey has worded up………………

Obama:


IRS actions ‘intolerable,’ ‘inexcusable’

By JOSH LEDERMAN
— May. 14 8:47 PM EDT
**********************

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a government watchdog’s report shows intolerable and inexcusable behavior by the Internal Revenue Service in targeting tea party groups.

Obama says in a statement that some IRS employees failed to apply the law fairly and impartially.

Obama says he’s asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to hold accountable those responsible and to ensure it never happens again. He says regardless of how it happened, it was wrong.

The report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration blames ineffective IRS management for allowing agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status. It says lax managers allowed the practice to continue for 18 months.

The IRS apologized for the practice Friday. The Justice Department is also investigating.
======================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-irs-actions-intolerable-inexcusable

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Had a little snag evicting the carpet. All of the stair staples are pretty much still in place. They are embedded in what I assume to be oak. Any HA’ers have advice for easier removal? (I really don’t feel like yanking all of them the hard way).

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Heh. Jon Stewart mocking Obamas apparent habit of finding out huge scandals and internal activities from the regular news like everyone else. Over and over, for the past few years. Was wondering if they’d ever hit him over these scandals.

mythicknight on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Holder had so much fun, Hillary got jealous.

wolly4321 on May 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Janet Reno is seriously pi$$ed she didn’t get to slaughter several hundred Mexicans.

viking01 on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Brian williams is such a waste of sequestered carbon, I would love to see it combusted out of him post haste.

tom daschle concerned on May 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Todd, who had obviously done his homework, then dropped a nuke on Carney by revealing that in 2009 as president, Obama changed his mind and “killed” the legislation, even though at the time it likely would have easily passed through both chambers of Congress, which were then controlled by Democrats.

Moar please.

ted c on May 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he had ordered an FBI investigation to determine whether the Internal Revenue Service broke any laws

Hahahhhhaaaahhhaaaaa like the FBI “nvestigated” Solyndra
AFTER every Obama bundler had scooted with the loot and the plant closed ?

burrata on May 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Obama says he’s asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to hold accountable those responsible and to ensure it never happens again. He says regardless of how it happened, it was wrong.

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

The things that Obama is going to ensure never happen again are really starting to stack up.

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Between the trolls getting free reign, and somebody playing with the coding…it ain’t worth it.

Night y’all.

Turn your volume down or off! Problem solved :-)

Scrumpy on May 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

That would mean no tunes.

cozmo on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

…I know it’s only Tuesday…but…take off your pants and stay a while!…WAIT!…oh no!…DON’T!…I think THAT’S what brings DBare…noforeskin…and HotLips out in force…during the weekends!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Between the trolls getting free reign, and somebody playing with the coding…it ain’t worth it.

Night y’all.

cozmo on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

cozmo:Night Coz:)

Coding eh,try having your computer fried,from a power surge that toasted about twenty homes and having fried household appliances,

and,I lost 8 years of saved political links and info!!
——————————————————:O

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

President government, with his IRS health care, and his green jobs enviromilitia is a golf Duffin buffoon lost in a jungle of arugula searching for a gluten free clue, hoping magic words somehow scroll across the teleprompter to save him from himself.

SparkPlug on May 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Oh NO!!!!!! That’s just terrible can!! I am so sorry to see that.

Thats a lot of data to loose…

Scrumpy on May 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Obama says he’s asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to hold accountable those responsible and to ensure it never happens again. He says regardless of how it happened, it was wrong.

The report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration blames ineffective IRS management for allowing agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status. It says lax managers allowed the practice to continue for 18 months.

The IRS apologized for the practice Friday. The Justice Department is also investigating.
======================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-irs-actions-intolerable-inexcusable

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

For your eyes:

From Sen. Chuck Schumer’s website:

A group of seven Senate Democrats urged the Internal Revenue Service on Monday to impose a strict cap on the amount of political spending by tax-exempt, nonprofit groups.

The senators said the lack of clarity in the IRS rules has allowed political groups to improperly claim 501(c)4 status and may even be allowing donors to these groups to wrongly claim tax deductions for their contributions. The senators promised legislation if the IRS failed to act to fix these problems.

“We urge the IRS to take these steps immediately to prevent abuse of the tax code by political groups focused on federal election activities. But if the IRS is unable to issue administrative guidance in this area then we plan to introduce legislation to accomplish these important changes,” the senators wrote.

The letter was signed by Senators Charles E. Schumer, Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen and Al Franken. It follows an earlier letter, sent to the IRS by the same of group of senators last month, that also urged the IRS to better enforce rules pertaining to 501(c)4 organizations.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/flashback-2012-dem-senators-demand-irs-audit-tea-party-groups/#disqus_thread

burrata on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Any HA’ers have advice for easier removal? (I really don’t feel like yanking all of them the hard way).

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Go get yourself a Multipurpose Oscillating Tool which you can use to shave them off. Maybe that would be easier, but I’m sure of the exact condition you have.

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

‘Night Cozmo!!

Scrumpy on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

¿ ∩ ? = ∑ ∞

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

You owe him a Vulcan nerve Pinch with pliers.

SparkPlug on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Barack Milhouse Obixon

SouthernGent on May 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

The things that Obama is going to ensure never happen again are really starting to stack up.

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Curtiss:

Lol,ain’t that the truth,now of this could only gather Political Steam,leading up to a crescendo of sorts!:)

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Gonna skip out also, brain overload…

God Bless you all!!

Good Night!!

Scrumpy on May 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Why’s everyone so wee-wee’d up?

SouthernGent on May 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

SparkPlug on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I don’t need no pliers.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Best equation ever. Heraclitus’ union and transformational equivalence of opposites is the totality of everything.

SparkPlug on May 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

‘Toons of the Day: ‘Well, As Long As It’s Just The Tea Party…’ – MSM

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Those are all unusually good. :)

Art Déco London

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

– And this is amazing. Can we talk furniture a minute?

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Go get yourself a Multipurpose Oscillating Tool which you can use to shave them off. Maybe that would be easier, but I’m sure of the exact condition you have.

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

We shaved the primary staples from the padding. The ones that are left hold the carpet to the boards in between stairs (and on the undersides).

Dad said leave them (he thinks they don’t need to be taken out).

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Why’s everyone so wee-wee’d up?

SouthernGent on May 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

News junkie O.D.

Curtiss on May 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Hello Hot Air!

KCB on May 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

LOW INFO VOTER RED Flag!

Small Maryland city votes to lower voting age for city elections to 16 – @AP

45 mins ago from abcnews.go.com by editor

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/md-city-lowers-voting-age-elections-16-19180498#.UZL_ftiaKSp

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM

But it is the president’s administration, so I wonder, doesn’t responsibility for setting tone, for setting direction ultimately rest with the president on these matters?”

Obama has set the tone – punish our enemies!

VorDaj on May 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Why’s everyone so wee-wee’d up?

SouthernGent on May 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Waiting for one more shoe to drop ( per Drudge)

burrata on May 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

“….And….here….we…..GO!!

williamg on May 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Two autoplay vids? LMFARETARDTASTIC

tom daschle concerned on May 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Pic of the Day: The Last 11 Presidents In Uniform

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

LOL Where do you find this stuff?

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 11:27 PM

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

You could also use a crow’s foot nail puller to lever them out. It looks like a 6″ or so cold chisel on one end and a pair of pointy iron beaver teeth on the other. Put a thin metal backing plate (putty knife, for example) under it so it doesn’t hurt the woodwork and by placing one of those metal points under each staple and then rocking it up and away by hand you should have those out in no time.

viking01 on May 14, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Barack Milhouse Obixon

SouthernGent on May 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

SouthernGent:Exactly,


1972:

Team Right breaks into Watergate Hotel to Pilfer Democrat
Filing cabinets…………

2013:

The Obama Administration/Staff/IRS/Other Governmental Agencies

Have committed CYBER BREAK AND ENTER!!!!:O

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:29 PM

(I really don’t feel like yanking all of them the hard way).

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I think you’re stuck with the hard way. :) But it’s not that hard. If you get a rhythm going with big pliers, “rolling” them out, it goes quickly.

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:30 PM

LOW INFO VOTER RED Flag!

Small Maryland city votes to lower voting age for city elections to 16 – @AP

45 mins ago from abcnews.go.com by editor

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/md-city-lowers-voting-age-elections-16-19180498#.UZL_ftiaKSp

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Interesting.
Takoma Park is probably the most liberal city in Maryland – never met a liberal idea they didn’t like.

22044 on May 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I think you’re stuck with the hard way. :) But it’s not that hard. If you get a rhythm going with big pliers, “rolling” them out, it goes quickly.

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Axe is wise. The big channel lock pliers work!

KCB on May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Benghazi Jay earned his shovelling pay…today.

BoxHead1 on May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

More on that Red Chinese Anti-Satellite Missile test:

China Conducts Test of New Anti-Satellite Missile

“Defense officials disclosed to the Free Beacon that the DN-2 test was initially planned for last fall, but was delayed by the Chinese over concerns that the test would upset President Barack Obama’s reelection bid.”

Isn’t that nice of them? I wonder how they will be repaid?

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

THWACK

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

.
I was expecting that-so I ducked.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

.
Note to self:

‘twerp‘s onto us, so “compensate” the next time.

listens2glenn on May 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

For your eyes:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/flashback-2012-dem-senators-demand-irs-audit-tea-party-groups/#disqus_thread

burrata on May 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

burrata:Typical,there ScruteniZers..

…Socialist Scruteneers,Scrutenizing Team Right,for more
Scrutenees!!

Liberal A-H*les!:)

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

The intersection of mutually exclusive categories = Scrumpy_Factor * 2

SparkPlug on May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

You could also use a crow’s foot nail puller to lever them out. It looks like a 6″ or so cold chisel on one end and a pair of pointy iron beaver teeth on the other. Put a thin metal backing plate (putty knife, for example) under it so it doesn’t hurt the woodwork and by placing one of those metal points under each staple and then rocking it up and away by hand you should have those out in no time.

viking01 on May 14, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Thanks for advice.

But now more is requested: We only have carpet planned on the landing area (second stair, connects all bedrooms + bath + small closet). Debating whether or not to just do hardwood stairs. If not, carpet goes on the stairs.

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Had a little snag evicting the carpet. All of the stair staples are pretty much still in place. They are embedded in what I assume to be oak. Any HA’ers have advice for easier removal? (I really don’t feel like yanking all of them the hard way).

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Lineman’s or Electrician’s pliers. Roughly the same width as a staple and nice sharp squared end that can grab it without scarring the wood.

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Why’s everyone so wee-wee’d up?

SouthernGent on May 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

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I held for just a little too long, and didn’t make the potty on time ….. sorry.

listens2glenn on May 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

An autoplay video AND an autoplay video ad AND Paul Bagala’s face.

What a great way to start my evening.

29Victor on May 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

LOL, multiple autoplay fail.

Nice. Real nice.

Midas on May 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

China Conducts Test of New Anti-Satellite Missile

“Defense officials disclosed to the Free Beacon that the DN-2 test was initially planned for last fall, but was delayed by the Chinese over concerns that the test would upset President Barack Obama’s reelection bid.”

Isn’t that nice of them? I wonder how they will be repaid?

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

slickwillie:)

I wonder if the Chinese Military Clowns are going to blow up another
satellite,and blow crap all over the upper atmosphere,so everyone has
to move there birds in order to dodge any debris like last time:)

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

You could carpet the center of the stairs, leaving the hardwood ends exposed. It’s a nice look.

KCB on May 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Axe is wise. The big channel lock pliers work!

KCB on May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I put so much carpet around so many Pac Mans c. ’90, they literally passed a new noise ordinance. :)

The trick is to oversize the box, aiming for a flat Q of about 0.7, not 1.0, and then porting it so that is resonates at about 20Hz, but electronically stripping the bass out as fast as you can right there to keep it from overloading.

Thunder. :)

Axe on May 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM

The most scared guy in the world tonight? Syria’s Assad.

xblade on May 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM

But now more is requested: We only have carpet planned on the landing area (second stair, connects all bedrooms + bath + small closet). Debating whether or not to just do hardwood stairs. If not, carpet goes on the stairs.

nobar on May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

If the staples are in hardwood, it looks decent and won’t require much refinishing and the staples haven’t rusted or left big or very noticeable holes then light sanding, a medium to dark stain then non-slip polyurethane (gym) finish over it may do the trick and save money. It all depends on how acceptable it looks already or how far to go to make it so.

viking01 on May 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Isn’t that nice of them? I wonder how they will be repaid?

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM

They already have been — he got re-elected. That’s a real benefit to them. What’s not to benefit them when someone who hates the US is their president?

AZfederalist on May 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Crap,forgots 2001,on Slickwillie,gawd I hates dis
old piece of S**T computer!

canopfor on May 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

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