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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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

Vee wuvs yew.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

eh, u grew on me. :)

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

..I am leery of these recent events; they have the capacity to blow up in the GOP’s face. Somehow, these clowns will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Oh sure, I am savoring the beer and popcorn, but on the balls of my feet.

The War Planner on May 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

jrsrigmvr on May 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Well, heck – if you’re going to go THERE, may as well go All The Way!……

…..harmonica to tickle the back of your mind…..

williamg on May 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

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

You’re not a donkey and you hardly ever lose control. When you do it’s justified.

I still tink that sometimes not even you know what you type about, but that’s not losing contol :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

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

Axe..contact me- you need to learn the art of seduction. ;) lol muah!

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Axe..contact me- you need to learn the art of seduction. ;) lol muah!

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

He doesn’t care to seduce. He enjoys being seduced.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

williamg on May 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

eh, u grew on me. :)

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

….like a fungus…..or, perhaps a fresh, untreated rash…….calamine lotion and aloe vera both work well on me………

….that’s Sweet!

williamg on May 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

The War Planner on May 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Leave it up to the Rs to be stupid.

For now they should defund Obama’care’ in congress. Not much about it, though they have the people and the power behind them, all legitimately. Eunuchs all around.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I still tink that sometimes not even you know what you type about, but that’s not losing contol :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Schad, you looking for square fish or something?

That sounded like something ValJ would tell O.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

crystal blue persuasion

jrsrigmvr on May 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Nice. Here’s a new version (a faithful one) done by Moorcheeba.

And here is Moorcheeba’s Part of the Process – one of the best.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Hey-the beachbum
coz,my piggy- a bunch of cool dudes left..
*sigh*

calling anti-cotrol~
I see ur back.
Smooch.

Hi Schad!

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

He doesn’t care to seduce. He enjoys being seduced.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

. . . wait, what? :)

Hey!

No.

. . . No.

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I still tink that sometimes not even you know what you type about, but that’s not losing contol :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

So it isnt me! lol

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Schad, you looking for square fish or something?

That sounded like something ValJ would tell O.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

. . . wait, what?

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Nah, not looking for anything, besides a few smiles. I’m pretty much done fighting at this hour of the days. Look, he reacted already :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

*Knocks* Can I come in?

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

. . . going for caffeine. brb

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Schad, you looking for square fish or something?

That sounded like something ValJ would tell O.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

omg..lol
SP..where r u?

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Ken, sure, just if you start picking on Axe. He’s mesmerized and can’t think straight.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Nice. Here’s a new version (a faithful one) done by Moorcheeba.

And here is Moorcheeba’s Part of the Process – one of the best.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

RESPECT and Represent!!

williamg on May 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Axe? You OK?

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Yep. I don’t get the whole bonus thing. From whence is a bonus derived. It’s like giving a bonus to a parking meter.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

He enjoys being seduced.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

ahhh..another angle.
I am rusty.
carry on.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

So it isnt me! lol

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Not at all. He talks to himself and forgets the mic is visible :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Hey Ken!

Fri night…
Yahoo!

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Hi gorgeous!

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

SP..where r u?

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I like rhomboid fish. Square fish is too rectilinearly orthogonal for my tastes.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Hello Mr. QA.
Due to that..I know you have good taste.
Glad I passed inspection. :)

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Yep. I don’t get the whole bonus thing. From whence is a bonus derived. It’s like giving a bonus to a parking meter.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Indeed. The creeps get paid huge salaries, to terrorize the populace. They produce nothing, nada, are not in competition and etc. For what purpose do they deserve bonuses on top of such bennies and large salaries. The Miller creep will retire with a huge pension and all the bennies and he reacted indignant today when he was reminded of it. What lice and leeches!!!

Can’t say what I want to – therefore, spontaneously combust, you charlatanic thugs, every one of you.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

forgets the mic is visible :)

I like that Schad.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

williamg: so many directions to choose from.

elo

jrsrigmvr on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Axe? You OK?

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAH — NO IDEA!

No clue. NO CLUE DUDE!

*computer dancing to billy idol*

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Look, he reacted already :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Of course he did!

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I like rhomboid fish. Square fish is too rectilinearly orthogonal for my tastes.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Snort

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Hi back B9. You’ve been great at commenting more lately.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAH — NO IDEA!

No clue. NO CLUE DUDE!

*computer dancing to billy idol*

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Cool! What song?

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Look, the streets are all shiny, and her eyes too, right? Because of the rain. Everyone can see how amazing that looks, right?

Of course he did!

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

SPEAK ENGLISH

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Of course he did!

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

To Ken’s question if he’s ok – you drive him crazy Sophie. We almost feel sorry for our pal but we tease him instead.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM

TY..just more time..
I am in hurry up and wait mode..right now.
Soon..back to mia.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

SPEAK ENGLISH

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Translation, British or American English “tell me more, luv/love” :)

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

crazy train

jrsrigmvr on May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

These rat basterd squid with Gubmint jobs have more leeching suckers on them than leeches for chrisake. The are multitasking with their squid suckers.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM

I am in hurry up and wait mode..right now.
Soon..back to mia.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

It will be interesting to see how this IRS scandal will affect Obama’care’. I think the pandora box’s cover has hardly been lifted.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Ken: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P9B2ZdNC6o | Had to ditch Vevo over glitches.

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Kim Strassel’s WSJ column – above – is fantastic.

So, what’s next.

Multiple Choice: (let’s assume only 1 answer permissible).

Do We…??

A. Go For Obama’s political scalp and Hilary’s.

or

B. Ben Domenech’s advice. Ignore the political id. Fight the long war against progressivism.

aquaviva on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Train, Train

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

RWM is the stimulus.

Axe is the response.

She blinks, he twitches and gets spazzy.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Nice selection.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

*cracks neck*

*sighs deeply and slowly*

Nice selection.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Thanks. :) Be sure to read upthread to see williamg’s remarks. It was interesting and explains a few things.

Starting Train . . .

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

SPEAK ENGLISH

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Eyes wuvs yews two bitcoins.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

At least it wasn’t this one.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Christianity Facing ‘Catastrophic Collapse’ in Britain

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

The muzzies love it. There will come a day, however, when they will be the ones begging/waiting for the Americans to bring ships to lift them out of Europe. It’s a strange thought but it might not be so far away. Obama would help them and leave the Europeans behind.

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Nice selection.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Er…

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Late late I am late very late!!!

Good Morning/Evening hot n sexy HA folks!! ;-D

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Schadenfreude on May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

As am I.

It is a mess. I am already burned out.
I am heading possibly in other directions.
I rode the wave..time to exit at some point.

The bottom line..healthcare costs are soaring and have been..coupled with the economy,inflation and all..it is getting damn near impossible.
I do it all but am very connected to small businesses. They are breaking.
I am fed up. All the way around.
I have enjoyed working with my senior division I started.
At any rate, this could be a game changer.
And no..I will lay $ on the table..exchanges will not be ready 1/2014. Hell breaking loose. People are fed up..i watch the tide changing..now that they have bitten the poison apple.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

At least it wasn’t this one.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

That one was earlier. :(

NVM.

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM

My turn train

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Hi Chrissy! Say something nice to Axe. I think Sophie must’ve broke him.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Eyes wuvs yews two bitcoins.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

*offers promised whole monkey*

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Scrumpydoodle Scrumpydoodle where art though. Your doodlings are like art. Ken wants to see you. Me too.

Come on over and jiggle sumpin’. MG is prolly dancing around with a martini. Got her jammies on.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Crazy Train

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Especially for Axe and Sophie to each other!! ;-D

With a sincere love I love you
With a love that I cannot fathom
I love you with a love that defies
I love you with a love in the purest form
The love I have for you has a soul
I lose all reason with this love
With the speed of light so fast is my love
I love you with a love that has no name
Rejoice not yet though my love
It is but naught yet, just a dream
Until reality bursts the bubble
And we can realise this love of ours.

Hope you don’t mind you two :-)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Late late I am late very late!!!

Good Morning/Evening hot n sexy HA folks!! ;-D

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

My eyes played tricks on me..
thought it was posted by schad. I almost fell outta my chair.
Howdy!

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Yep. His gears are makin’ funny noises. Prolly needs lube. (:

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I drank a Crazy Monkey at dinner tonight.
Banana daquari with a Myers dark rum shooter.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I think I just did :-)

Howdy Ken!!

Hiya Sparky!! (flutter flutter jiggle giggle)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Hi B9!!! Wot u up to ;)

Hiya williamg :-)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:37 AM

*offers promised whole monkey*

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

*Chiquita?*

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I think Sophie must’ve broke him.

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Nah-uh.

Resist We Much on May 18, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Hi B9!!! Wot u up to ;)

Hiya williamg :-)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Just bs’ing with some good people.
Have family in town..but got sick after a cruise.
So, short evening.
Beach tomorrow..but now suppose to rain.
They are out to get me.

How r u?

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Has the Gubmint ever done anything more oppressive than to drop an IRS audit on its political enemies¿

I’m sure it has but can someone think of some examples¿

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I would like to hang out with b9. betcha it would be fun.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I am doing great!!! Thanks! Hope you feel better B9!!

You and williamg eh (nudge nudge wink wink)

I think you got him!

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Nothing more scary than them… or seeing tanks roll down my street and uniforms everywhere, that would be super scary!!!

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

lol…
dude..I have enough fella’s..
I can make room for 1 more. :)
Coz keeps his wife safe..so I will keep my dudes around.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM

williamg is super smart!!

You and he have a rapport! You ‘get’ him… :-)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM

I would like to hang out with b9. betcha it would be fun.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I am. :)
Just don’t talk about insurance or barry.
I bet your a riot too.
I betcha we could raise some hell. ;)

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

You ‘get’ him… :-)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM

lol…

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

With the speed of light so fast is my love

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

No, no, no. Because love moving at relativistic speeds would cease to move in time, depending upon the frame of reference. The physics are too complicated. :)

No:

I am a weird carpet. Resist is a Jetsons-looking skylight. All I’m trying to say is that with her around, the world is Eltham Palace. And without her . . . I’m just a crappy carpet. I was fine before I knew skylights even existed. –But I read that after I type it and it makes no sense. So I don’t type it. Or do I.

Train Kept A Rollin’

You know . . . thinking about it, I’m not sure sanity is really the preferred state in this particular world, anyway. I mean look at all these ridiculous chairs and carpets walking around. I’ve been awfully sane-o-centric. I might need to make some room for the alternative.

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Trust – Prince- (Batman)

thatsafactjack on May 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Ahh, Good! You’re here!

Everyone here has been amazing!

I’ve been no fun at all……sort of a self-absorbed, self-pitying jerk…..more or less…..

Nice to see you!

williamg on May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I would like to hang out with b9. betcha it would be fun.

SparkPlug on May 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

It is a blast!

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Trust In Me – (Jungle Book)

thatsafactjack on May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Emerged from the depths long enough to enjoy a MLB game with DH, DS, and DIL.
Rangers lost, but Fireworks Friday gave us Motown, so all’s good, topside.
Before I return to the clear depths, I have one comment …

Dare ain’t no friggin’ square fishies down here/there !!
Trust moi.
Carry on … swish !!!!
:-)

pambi on May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Trust – Prince- (Batman)

thatsafactjack on May 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

O_o

I know you, right? You look great. And relaxed. Whoever you are.

Are you an end table?

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Good evening Jackie!

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

It is a blast!

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I see what you did.
Bawhahahaha.

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Or somthing somthing!! Make room for the alternative!!

What moves at the speed of light or faster? lol…

You are as sane or saner than most!!

I like walking chairs and such!

It’s a crazy place innit…

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Axe on May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

:) Good evening, Axefellow. No… not an end table. Spark got it right… I’m sipping a martini, wearing silk pajamas…I had a swim this evening… and I’ll be dancing…right over here. :)

thatsafactjack on May 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

crazy train

jrsrigmvr on May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

NotCoach on May 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

KCB on May 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Good evening, Ken. Great to see you.:)

thatsafactjack on May 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

williamg on May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

You? Never, you are quirky!! I like that!!

As someone said somthing about um… oh I dunno, some Captain or somthing…

You go on not just at right angles but like real crazy angles n stuff… lol ;)

Scrumpy on May 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

williamg on May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Just be you..you have a keen mind for detail, music, and humor when you want to. :)

bazil9 on May 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

NotCoach on May 18, 2013 at 12:53 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9PT4CM8LQc&list=ALBTKoXRg38BBJ-x9EniuVBl3weoYG-QIL

NotCoach on May 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

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