Quotes of the day

posted at 8:41 pm on May 17, 2013 by Allahpundit

We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they’re seeing. The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the administration’s credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged. They don’t look jerky now, they look dirty. The patina of high-mindedness the president enjoyed is gone.

Something big has shifted. The standing of the administration has changed

The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He’s shocked, it’s unacceptable, he’ll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers, just like you…

What happened at the IRS is the government’s essential business. The IRS case deserves and calls out for an independent counsel, fully armed with all that position’s powers. Only then will stables that badly need to be cleaned, be cleaned. Everyone involved in this abuse of power should pay a price, because if they don’t, the politicization of the IRS will continue—forever. If it is not stopped now, it will never stop. And if it isn’t stopped, no one will ever respect or have even minimal faith in the revenue-gathering arm of the U.S. government again.

***

The president derided “tea baggers.” Vice President Joe Biden compared them to “terrorists.” In more than a dozen speeches Mr. Obama raised the specter that these groups represented nefarious interests that were perverting elections. “Nobody knows who’s paying for these ads,” he warned. “We don’t know where this money is coming from,” he intoned.

In case the IRS missed his point, he raised the threat of illegality: “All around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates . . . And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation.”

Short of directly asking federal agencies to investigate these groups, this is as close as it gets. Especially as top congressional Democrats were putting in their own versions of phone calls, sending letters to the IRS that accused it of having “failed to address” the “problem” of groups that were “improperly engaged” in campaigns. Because guess who controls that “independent” agency’s budget?

The IRS is easy to demonize, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It got its heading from a president, and his party, who did in fact send it orders—openly, for the world to see.

***

Imagine for a moment if black civil-rights organizations, gay groups, or teachers’ unions loudly complained to members of Congress and the press that the IRS was discriminating against them. How long would it take for the White House to investigate? Answer honestly: Minutes? Hours? Okay, maybe days if there was an attack on one of our embassies that the administration was busy ignoring. Obviously, it would take longer for Obama to actually get to the bottom of the accusations and, if they’re true, punish those responsible. But you can be sure that the moment he heard credible allegations of political persecution of liberal groups — outfits with “progressive” or “civil rights” in their names — he would have moved heaven and earth to make things right.

But when such allegations came from the right, the response from the president — and from a press corps that until recently acted like a king’s guard — ranged from smirks and eye-rolling to flat-out lies and virtual applause…

He’s made it clear that people who disagree with him are fevered, illegitimate, weird, creepy, dangerous, stupid, confused, ignorant, or some other adjective you might assign to a revamped version of the Seven Dwarfs. He’s explained that he doesn’t mind “cleaning up after” Republicans but he doesn’t want to hear “a lot of talking” from them. The time for democratic debate is always behind us with an administration that began with the mission not to let a crisis go to waste, for as Obama said in his second inaugural address, “Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.”…

So fine. Obama probably didn’t order the IRS to keep his opponents from talking. But these bureaucrats certainly acted like ones he’d been waiting for.

***

The recent spate of Washington scandals has some liberals finally confessing in public what many of them have said privately for a long time. The Obama administration is arrogant, insular, prone to intimidation of adversaries, and slovenly when it comes to seeing that rules are followed. Indeed, the Obama White House is a strange place, and it’s good that its operational model is now likely to be finally dissected by the media…

But it was Chris Matthews of MSNBC who cut even deeper in his Hardball show on Wednesday. A former speechwriter for President Carter, he wondered if Obama “really doesn’t want to be responsible day-to-day for running” the government. He savaged the White House for using “weird, spooky language” about “the building leadership” that must approve the Benghazi talking points. “I don’t understand the model of this administration: weak chiefs of staff afraid of other people in the White House. Some undisclosed role for Valerie Jarrett. Unclear, a lot of floating power in the White House, but no clear line of authority. I’ve talked to people who’ve been chief of staff. They were never allowed to fire anybody, so they weren’t really chief of staff.”…

The Obama White House management team doesn’t share the bunker mentality of the Nixon White House (though there are similarities). Nor does it have the frat-house atmosphere of the early Clinton White House, or the “happy talk” air of unreality of the latter George W. Bush administration. But its “all politics, all the time” ethos demands scrutiny now that the scandals are mounting and its shortcomings are becoming all too clear.

***

Obama says: Trust me, I do not advocate universal preschool simply to swell the ranks of unionized, dues-paying, Democrat-funding teachers. Trust me, I know something not known by the social scientists who say the benefits of such preschool are small and evanescent.

Obama says: Trust me, the science of global warming is settled. And trust me that, although my plans to combat global warming, whenever the inexplicable 16-year pause of it ends, would vastly expand government’s regulatory powers, as chief executive I guarantee that these powers will be used justly.

Obama says: Trust me. Although I am head of the executive branch, I am not responsible for the IRS portion of this branch…

Because Obama’s entire agenda involves enlarging government’s role in allocating wealth and opportunity, the agenda now depends on persuading Americans to trust him, not their lying eyes. In the fourth month of his second term, it is already too late for that.

***

That ubiquitous scrutiny makes it even more important that a president remain resolute and clear-eyed about his mission. It is critical that he look bigger than his critics. And, as is always the case in politics, that he project optimism about his leadership.

It is in that regard that Obama has faltered in the days since the story of the misdeeds at the IRS broke, cranking up the political and media intensity. One can argue whether the White House was too slow to respond and stanch the bleeding. In some ways, that is a question for lawyers, who can debate how cautious a president must be in responding to such allegations. But it is hard to disagree that this president has lost his footing in the way he presents himself

But a successful president has to appear in control of events, or at least on top of them. If people think their president has lost that control, they get frightened. And if Obama lets that perception take hold, he may look back on this week with a deep regret, and perhaps an abiding sense of a moment lost.

***

The investigations and recriminations pose a double threat to a presidency already in jeopardy of irrelevance. Not only does the president suffer when he loses control of the metanarrative that determines the assumptions behind media coverage of his administration. He also suffers by looking passive, aloof, and academic. Lately the top officials of the executive branch have seemed always to be in another room, on another call. Hillary Clinton says she was not aware of cables warning of lax security in Benghazi. Eric Holder says he is not sure when he recused himself from the investigation into the AP leak, or if he told the White House, or, really, of anything. Obama says he learned about the IRS IG investigation from the news. He says the Benghazi talking points were a matter of dispute between State and CIA, not the White House. A Martian reading the statements of senior officials on subjects of public controversy would conclude that the U.S. government operates at the whims of midlevel career personnel. But why pick on Martians. Chris Matthews concludes the same thing: “The steering wheel doesn’t control the car anymore.”

The president, however, isn’t even in the car. He is a bystander, a commenter on the passing scene. He moves only when compelled by outside forces. Domestic policy was ceded to Congress during the first half of his term. Only after Scott Brown’s upset in 2010 did Obama take a lead part in passing his health care law. The threat of American default forced him into botched negotiations with John Boehner on the debt ceiling. His tax increases on the wealthy came about only because the entirety of the Bush tax rates were set to expire on Jan. 1, 2013, anyway. On foreign policy he was pulled kicking and screaming into Libya, joining the British and French in overthrowing Qaddafi only when it became clear they were prepared to go to war without him. The Syrian civil war has raged for years, 90,000 have died, as the president does what little he can to convince the Russians to abandon Assad. When natural or man-made disasters strike Americans, he acts, but not before. He is a reactive president, whom only Reinhold Niebuhr could love.

One of his sympathizers describes him, favorably, as “Barack the Buck-Passer.” And pass bucks he has, trillions of them in fact, mostly in the direction of the American people and obstructionist Republicans. Still, Obama’s supporters must recognize, one can only buck-pass for so long. There comes a reckoning of accounts. Have we finally reached that moment, in the confluence of the Benghazi and IRS and AP stories, when Obama no longer will be able to blame his predecessor and adversaries for his own failings?

***

We clearly have a values problem in the federal government. We clearly have a few or many agencies where the leaders don’t emphasize that workers need to check themselves, or risk losing what remains of the people’s trust.

The rest of us just have to be more wary. For example, I generally support the little behavioral nudges that Cass Sunstein describes in his outstanding book “Simpler” — the subtle policy shifts that induce people to save more, or eat healthier. I’d trust somebody with a minimalist disposition like Sunstein to implement these policies. But I wouldn’t necessarily trust the people at the I.R.S. or Justice Department to implement them. They’d take a nudge and expand it into a shove.

And what are we to make of financial regulatory reform and the new health care law? In a culture of unrestraint, will federal regulators use these rule-writing opportunities to expand their reach beyond anything now imagined?

People can only have faith in a government that self-restrains, and there’s little evidence of that now.

***

While “others may get distracted by chasing every fleeting issue that passes by,” he said, “the middle class will always be my number one focus, period.”

***

“You can’t make up these narratives,” he remarked. “This is beyond any conservative’s wildest dream.”


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Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

You just had to..didn’t u?
I stopped it immediately.
That song gets in your head and won’t leave.
Unless this was meant for the continuance of the art deco convo.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Seven Percent Solution on May 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Thaks for the link.

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Time for Rudy Giuliani to knock heads and investigate.

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Someone with organized crime experience, and some IT whizzes on staff that can take apart their email system and find the fake names.

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Page 3 Bishop!
;-)

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 10:41 PM

More than a few observers have noticed that “Hope and Change” is a vacuous slogan devoid of substance.

I on the other hand think is it composed of plaque, the same plaque which is caked inside Chris Christie’s upper GI tract.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

is there a ‘money trail’ to this IRS thing??…
im still confused as to why the Lois lady cam forward??
what was her angle?…she wasnt on the stand…
she’s no whistleblower…did the WH feel they needed
this amount of cover for Benghazi..??….

going2mars on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

She’s mean that way.

cozmo on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I’m saving up for a ring. (:

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM

omg — I forgot about that!

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

That’s right baby. I got me a hottie. B9 is all mine. I’m saving up for a ring. (:

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM

You could make me a ring out of a snicker bar wrapper and I would love it. (:
I am not high maintenance..a romantic-well..kinda..
put the ring in a Ford Atlas. ;)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

D’oh! It showed me as Page 3 Bishop, and then after my last comment it shows bazil9 as Page 3 Bishop.

Never mind.

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM

whoops..how did I strike?

I got bishop?
My first..lost my B cherry.
lmao

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hey You

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Twists ear…

Must keep mouth shut.

Stomps on foot…

I’ll be in my bunk.

cozmo on May 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

This guy is AWESOME.

He calls out Obama PERFECTLY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSETQfwD5pw

portlandon on May 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Heck, I figured Axe would be easy

cozmo on May 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

OMG..love Vixen!!
Thx!

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Awesome. Sometimes there are songs I haven’t heard in too long. Thank you.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Your welcome.
Me too..great to hear a tune you forgot about.

I was sooo into music back in the day.
I have 600 cd’s..went to a million concerts..
a variety.
Name your thing and I an dig it up.
cept rap..or country (like some country but not my expertise. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Why didn’t it become headline news during Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign?

wren on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

because the hacks were busy investigating Palin’s uterus?

burrata on May 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

You just had to..didn’t u?
I stopped it immediately.
That song gets in your head and won’t leave.
Unless this was meant for the continuance of the art deco convo.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Try this… seriously.

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Heck, I figured Axe would be easy

But then,

on second thought.

cozmo on May 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

excellent/excellent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4glASbEh4

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

excellent . . .

having trouble keeping up because, resist

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

tons of idiots voted for what was “cool”..the hip thing..POTUS or any other position is serious biz. Not a trendy style to adopt…
learn the hard way.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Wow. That’s wonderful. Now we can invest in a bigger trampoline for the living room and live like everyone else.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Try this… seriously.

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Lol, nice.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”.

Barack Hussein Obama: “I have a crime spree”.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”.

Barack Hussein Obama: “I am an nightmare”.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Now we can invest in a bigger trampoline for the living room and live like everyone else.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

So that’s what I am missing.
I knew I wasn’t like everyone else.
Don’t forget the bmx bike and flan.
I will need a large bucket.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”.

BHO: “Screw you and your God damned country!”

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Cute.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm14mR_NDHs

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM

why’d you go there, nougat? :) nice choice. just wondering.

O! — off my bar there; haven’t heard this in a long time:

Fire Woman

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I on the other hand think is it composed of plaque, the same plaque which is caked inside Chris Christie’s upper GI tract.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Good deal. Hope every time he swallows them little Obama logos cause problems. The doc told him recently, “we’re going to have to use medical Drano to clean your pipes but your brain and leg tingle can’t be cured ya fuk.”

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The MEDIA is trying to turn the Conversation AWAY from Benghazi and ONTO the IRS/AP Scandals – that’s because THOSE Scandals are MORE USEFUL to Zero and his Henchmen.

This Administration OVERSAW or Solicited The MURDER of Four Innocent American – AND reveals the TOTAL Abdication of Security for ALL Americans Worldwide!

Neither the IRS nor the AP Scandals Represent THAT LEVEL of Dereliction Of DUTY!!

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Fire Woman

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Love!
Okay..getting a sense of ur tastes now.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Okay..getting a sense of ur tastes now.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Well, let’s get a wrench in there.

the prodigy – take me to the hospital :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

His last colonoscopy showed several poli’s ,condo’s
(ht/t rwm)the media and a dog femur bone.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Now we can invest in a bigger trampoline for the living room and live like everyone else.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Watch out for that chandelier….

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”.

Barack Hussein Obama: “I have a crime spree”.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”.

Barack Hussein Obama:

But my journey is part of a larger journey- one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.

- Barack Hussein Obama
June 23, 2007

Assault Hope[Jihad?]: From Jakarta to the White House

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 11:09 PM

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

tons of idiots voted for what was “cool”..the hip thing..POTUS or any other position is serious biz. Not a trendy style to adopt…
learn the hard way.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Very true ma’am. I could even almost understand “cool” but Barackca puto ain’t it.

Speaking for myself, I just want someone who is competent, or at least appears to be. Obama was obviously a showboatin, shiftless, lazy Community agitator Communist.

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I will need a large bucket.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Well my Fire Marshall bucket was glued on Axes head and he has yet to give it back in violation of the rental agreement. He owes us late fees.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Well, let’s get a wrench in there.

the prodigy – take me to the hospital :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Like !

My fave Prodigy IS

How about Ministry?

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Legislative Action
Ask your members of Congress to oppose legislation (H.R. 1780) to push federal employees out of the FEHBP and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.

Ask your senator to cosponsor S.788, a bill to suspend the fiscal 2013 sequester!

Ask your members of Congress to oppose sequestration! Budget cuts of as much as 8 percent could hit your agency!

IRS SEQUESTER ALERT: Ask your members of Congress to end the harmful sequester cuts on the IRS.

CBP SEQUESTER ALERT: Tell your members of Congress to STOP THE SEQUESTER!

CW on May 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

The previous is from the FETU site. Interesting.

CW on May 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

this is also what i believe….

they knew for a long time about the IRS deal….
the time of exposure was …their choice…

to cover up the order to stand don….came from BHO
then e went to bed adn off to fun in Vegas…

he CAN NOT have that come out…nor can HILLary..

going2mars on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Sooooooo – B9……you looked like Belinda Carlisle —–when?

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Well, let’s get a wrench in there.

the prodigy – take me to the hospital :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Like !

My fave Prodigy IS

How about Ministry?

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Smack my b!tch up! Thanks. Haven’t Prodigy in a while either.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

My favorite band from the 90′s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zpnLBtwwg

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

My fave Prodigy IS

How about Ministry?

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Got to go get my phones. Switched to laptop so I could pace and burn some energy, but half the music’s gone. :) brb

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

why’d you go there, nougat? :) nice choice. just wondering.

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

One of my faves.

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

So – hello bazil9, Sophie, Chrissy………..other deep thinkers of the aether….

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

And them covering their favorite band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzgZJEpLuw0

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

A welfare queens agitator from Chicago who is not qualified to a dog catcher in the smallest town in America… His whole Presidency is based on a fake hollywood image… A presidency based on reading empty rhetoric speeches from a teleprompter and taking one photo op after another…

He is far the most incompetent President in the history of the Republic… However we may lucky that he is that stupid, that incompetent, and that lazy or else he would have much more damage to the Republic like FDR and LBJ did…

For once Bill Clinton once right when he said “In another time this guy should be fetching us coffee and not running for President”…

mnjg on May 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

there’s a spi spi spider in the gar gar garage rising and falling above my keyboard, in front of the screen . . .

so cool

SHE’S EVIL, PEOPLE

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:21 PM

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

ftr- I didn’t think he was cool..or handsome at all…nor impressed by his speeches.
I saw the young people in O town..
The cool “O” stickers..slogans..blah blah
The black dude!..wow man..so cool!
Or those that (when I early voted at the library..wrapped around the building) voted on race-only. Didn’t know a damn issue. I listened to everyone around me..and on there cell phones..
I had people get in my face- a damn 7/11 cashier..around 18, prego with her mans name tattooed across her neck “Prince”..get in my face and insinuate I was racist due to my Palin shirt (came back from her rally. Because the only reason I couldn’t be voting for Barrack had to be because I was racist. Won’t go into what I told her.
Always a mistake to A. Get in my face-B. Waste my time with idiocy.
that is just 1 example.

I never got got the women gushing over him either. If he was good looking, I would say so. Regardless.

He used the ignorant youth..quite effectively.
Exhibit A-the trolls here.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

SHE’S EVIL, PEOPLE

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:21 PM

*snicker*

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

My favorite band from the 90′s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zpnLBtwwg

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I always enjoyed them.
-

Some good Garbage here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRGnueg8Lo

And I can No Doubt help myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ

CW on May 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Hi, williamg. Wassup? Had any Civil War 2.0 drills lately?

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Smack my b!tch up! Thanks. Haven’t Prodigy in a while either.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

We are on the same wave length tonight, huh?
Cool!

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBIdmUs2tew

“makin’ lunch in the afternoon…”

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Ummm…21 yrs ago. lol
sorry to burst your fantasy bubble. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Hi, williamg. Wassup? Had any Civil War 2.0 drills lately?

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

You lost me…….is this some arcane reference to your perception that I have affinity or desire for berserker violence to break out amongst our liberal and media friends?

It’s not true.

I am a man of Peace…..I never Lie…..And I’m ALWAYS right…..

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Some good Garbage here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRGnueg8Lo

And I can No Doubt help myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ

CW on May 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

We just bonded. :)

Notcoach..he just played garbage..Now that has been a while for me. I have all their stuff..lost in the CD folders somewhere.

Good tune night!

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

For example, I generally support the little behavioral nudges that Cass Sunstein describes in his outstanding book “Simpler” — the subtle policy shifts that induce people to save more, or eat healthier. I’d trust somebody with a minimalist disposition like Sunstein to implement these policies.

And after what he witnessed today…..

Conclusion: Along with his other perversions, David Brooks is a masochist.

aquaviva on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

We just bonded. :)

Notcoach..he just played garbage..Now that has been a while for me. I have all their stuff..lost in the CD folders somewhere.

Good tune night!

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

:) Was never a huge No Doubt fan though.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Ummm…21 yrs ago. lol
sorry to burst your fantasy bubble. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

REALLY? THAT long, eh? But wait – wan’t that in the ’90s…..I did say 90s didn’t I?

What are you implying? Or maybe – just coming straight out and saying?

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM
:) Was never a huge No Doubt fan though.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

CW and I. :)

Oh lord..I have everything by ND…saw them 4 times..grabbed Gwens hand..about passed out.
My top 5 ever.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Conclusion: Along with his other perversions, David Brooks is a masochist.

aquaviva on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

He’s a Cassomasochist!

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I just turned 40..
I resembled her in HS…when she was a Go Go.
Do the math. :)
Unless you find her repulsive. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Oh lord..I have everything by ND…saw them 4 times..grabbed Gwens hand..about passed out.
My top 5 ever.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Lol.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

You lost me…….is this some arcane reference to your perception that I have affinity or desire for berserker violence to break out amongst our liberal and media friends?

It’s not true.

I am a man of Peace…..I never Lie…..And I’m ALWAYS right…..

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I’ve already told you that you have an itchier trigger finger than General James Chesnut, Jr.

And, I’ve already told you that, if I am ever in a vast building with bad acoustics with you and Barack Obama and someone drops a book, I’m hitting the deck.

Then, you had to tell me that you were some sort of nuclear scientist.

Oh, man.

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

For the record, would give pretty much anything to be at a concert with RWM tonight. Or a movie. Or walking down a street talking about Bengazi. No offense to AP or the QOTD. It’s just one of those nights.

Smattering of rain would be great too.

Would take a McDonalds parking lot.

*Cheeto*

Some good Garbage here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRGnueg8Lo

And I can No Doubt help myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ

CW on May 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Liked those, and NotCoach too. :) Again, sorry — hard to keep up.

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Lol.

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I love SKA-
I saw the Mighty Mighty Bosstones several times.
Had a drink with the singer once at House of Blues.
He isn’t good looking really..but sexy in a way.
Coolest guy!

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVokY_rMaMQ

“The Spittle” by Apologetix.
A parody of “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World.

Hey, don’t write your song ’bout spit
It’s only in you head to fill your mouth — well, look out, Mom
The Bible says Christ healed a sightless man
With only dirt and spit He twirled Himself — He cured this way

He just takes some grime, lets it swirl in the spittle
Rubs his eyes with it and then the man could see just fine
‘Cause he left everything to Jesus Christ in John 9

Hey, you know this song is strange
I know you’re droolin’ at the thought of more (thought of more) — I know I am
So get a Bible out and just brace yourself
Because in chapter eight in the book of Mark (book of Mark)
There’s somewhere else

He just takes some blind little-known individual
Rubs his eyes with His spit, then He says, “Are you alright?”
Then the man said it looked like trees — oh my! Hold tight!
It just takes two times — didn’t have to double-dribble
Touched the guy just once again and he could see just fine
Yes and the medicine was real saliva, no lie

Hey, don’t write this song off yet
There’s one more incident that we left (we left out) so look that up
This dude was deaf (both mute and deaf)
Christ put his fingers in (He put his fingers in)
And don’t worry ’bout the the spitting part (spitting part) I’m gonna say

He just takes saliva — yeah, the Lord spit a little
Then applied it to the deaf man’s tongue and Jesus sighed
And said “Ephphatha” and his ears were quite alright
So just take some time in the Word, read a little
Of the Bible — Mark chapter seven’s where you’ll meet the guy
Then read the rest of it you’ll see the light

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Ummm…21 yrs ago. lol
sorry to burst your fantasy bubble. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

OOOOH!! You mean that’s when you Looked like Belinda Carlisle!

I thought you were busting on my Husker Du reference……………My Bad…well, that and I thought you might be calling me “old” – that’s not accurate: I’m 100 years older than God…..

21 years ago? Really? Well – that’s not THAT long ago……..I’ll Belinda still looks pretty good!

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I just turned 40..
I resembled her in HS…when she was a Go Go.
Do the math. :)
Unless you find her repulsive. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

What’s wrong with 40? I’m 42. So you’re a more seasoned and established beauty. :P

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Did anyone jiggle anything interesting¿

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Or walking down a street talking about Bengazi.

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Who is this Ben Gazi?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

For God sake..
RWM- go eat a Big Mac with Axe one day…pleeeeeze. I’ll pay you! :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

.I’ll Belinda still looks pretty good!

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I am sure she does..
I don’t look like her at this point in time. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

sorry to burst your fantasy bubble. :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

If you were a beautiful woman at 20, you are likely a more beautiful woman at 40. :) All fantasies can remain intact.

Sooooooo – B9……you looked like Belinda Carlisle —–when?

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

. . . can’t believe you asked that question. :)

Well my Fire Marshall bucket was glued on Axes head and he has yet to give it back in violation of the rental agreement. He owes us late fees.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

. . . can’t believe you want me to pay rent on a bucket YOU GLUED TO MY HEAD.

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

IRS is debauched. Loaded with lefty crooks bilking the system while they use draconian tactics on the populace.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

What’s wrong with 40? I’m 42. So you’re a more seasoned and established beauty. :P

NotCoach on May 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Thx sweet pea.
Hard getting older.
I still get carded- sooooo…all good for now. :)

Oh axe..I have my mom’s skin on tonight. Just the left forearm. ;)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I love SKA-
I saw the Mighty Mighty Bosstones several times.
Had a drink with the singer once at House of Blues.
He isn’t good looking really..but sexy in a way.
Coolest guy!

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I met them in New Orleans……..heck you didn’t say a peep about my postings of “The English Beat” last night……LOVED those guys!

…..and they “got” history references!…..

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

(:
ty.

*big Mac*

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM

We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate.

Incorrect. Barky passed Watergate way back in his illegal and repulsive 2008 campaign … several times over. The press just ignored it, as did the cowardly GOP.

There’s nothing new in these “scandals”. All of this stuff is old news, and old news that was well-known to anyone with more than two brain cells.

The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister,

Again, incorrect. The Indonesian Idiot and his junta were always known to be sinister to anyone with the aforementioned two brain cells, or more. The cowardly GOP still doesn’t want to understand what this means. They still want to collude with the Ineligible Indonesian Imbecile, as they’ve been doing since he first slimed into office.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Who is this Ben Gazi?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

The h is invisible. :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I’m sorry dude.
I have some nerve damage and arthritis in my hands.
A busy thread..hard for me some days.
I miss a lot. I don’t mean to.
Don’t take offense ever.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

the really old days.

crimson and clover

jrsrigmvr on May 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Be back..maybe. ;)

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I will need a large bucket.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Remined me of this

…sorry!

ITguy on May 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Sooooooo – B9……you looked like Belinda Carlisle —–when?

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

. . . can’t believe you asked that question. :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I’m an aspergian Disaster, Axe……..I have to PRACTICE Just to Blend in with People and “look” like I’m capable of conversating with them……..NEVER MIND women……I do and say EVERYTHING wrong….

Probably why I am now divorced……

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I’m sorry dude.
I have some nerve damage and arthritis in my hands.
A busy thread..hard for me some days.
I miss a lot. I don’t mean to.
Don’t take offense ever.

bazil9 on May 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I NEVER take offense at women…….I’m a virtual “punching bag” for them……….

They still don’t like me, much……….

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Eating square fish in a McDonald’s carpark in the rain. You really have a way with words that can sweep a gurl off of her feet. :-)

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Who is this Ben Gazi?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

You mean Ben Gazzara.
/

CW on May 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I’m an aspergian Disaster, Axe……..I have to PRACTICE Just to Blend in with People and “look” like I’m capable of conversating with them……..NEVER MIND women……I do and say EVERYTHING wrong….

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Weird. New thought being thought. New point of view being assimilated. Not so discombobulating as having an entirely new perspective on space, like the other day, so no feeling of being swamped. Just a pleasant feeling of learning a new thing.

And very interesting, g. Explains a couple blurts. :)

My blurts have an entirely different basis: 1. I’m an ass, or 2. I lost control. :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

the really old days.

crimson and clover

jrsrigmvr on May 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM

CLASSIC! Saw them in St. Louis as a child….

Even OLDER…..one of the first records I became obsessed with….I had NO IDEA what it meant…..The Guitar Just Hypnotized me – and Calmed my mind……something that was a relief for me…..

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

IRS is debauched. Loaded with lefty crooks bilking the system while they use draconian tactics on the populace.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Greta featured tonight that they paid themselves 94 million in bonuses in the last 3 years…from, of course, tax payers’ dough.

Since when do gov’t creeps, who all leech off of producers, get bonuses? What exactly, aside from terror, do these thugs produce?

I typed more but just deleted it. It had to do with a wish, just for two weeks.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

listening to the friday floyd fix on the radio but thought the youngsters here might like some old stuff. i miss the good ol’ days.

crystal blue persuasion

jrsrigmvr on May 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

The h is invisible. :)

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I knew it was inaudible :)

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

yep

jrsrigmvr on May 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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