Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on June 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

In an interview to be broadcast Sunday, Davis sat down with “This Week” inside the Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, where she worked her way from being a waitress to a Harvard-educated lawyer to a heroine in the eyes of many Democrats…

She offered a window into the secrets of standing and talking for more than 11 straight hours during a legislative filibuster: her dusty running shoes (size 7 Mizuno, narrow); a catheter that allowed her to avoid bathroom breaks (“I came prepared,” she explained); and how she felt the spirit of her hero, the late Gov. Ann Richards, during her marathon session in the Capitol in Austin.

“I was going to wear just some little flat dress shoes. At the last minute, I was running out of my apartment and I thought maybe I might need something with a little more support, so I grabbed these on the way out the door,” Davis said, pointing to her sneakers that have gained Internet fame. “These are actually my running shoes. They’re dusty from the trail around Ladybird Lake.”

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It’s going to be an interesting few weeks for Austin. After Texas State senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster kept anti-abortion legislation from passing by the end of the legislature’s special session, Texans are gearing up for a second special session, and it’s going to be theatrical. Predicting protests is an imperfect science, but one statehouse source tells me he’s hearing that up to 5,000 protesters could show up on Monday for the session’s first day. And a Texas Republican insider tells me to expect protests intended to shut the capitol down that could be reminiscent of the Wisconsin union protests in 2011. He adds that they’ve heard that large buses could be bringing in protesters, and that food trucks may help to keep them fed. In other words, Austin might look a little bit like Occupy.

“This time, I expect the protesting to be even louder,” says Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. He adds that his office won’t put up with the kind of tactics that helped postpone the vote on Tuesday night.

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“It will pass overwhelmingly and will become the law in the state,” Perry said Friday in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. “I think the voice of the people of Texas will be heard.”

Davis and legislative Democrats stopped the bill at the midnight Tuesday deadline of the first special session in part because Perry had delayed adding it to the agenda. This time, lawmakers can take up the issue immediately and the Republican majorities in the House and Senate are expected to pass the bill for Perry to sign into law.

Dewhurst said Saturday after speaking at the National Right to Life Convention that next time, he’ll move to have protesters thrown out if they become disorderly. He said he had tried to get them out Tuesday, though outnumbered troopers in the Capitol were not seen removing most protesters until the early hours of Wednesday…

In his speech, Dewhurst ripped the crowds opposing a vote as driven by “hatred” and “mob rule.” He called on anti-abortion activists to fill hearing rooms and galleries during the next session as their opponents have done, and use social media to broadcast their support using the hashtag “#stand4life.”

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Americans have issued their verdict: Abortions should be banned after 12 weeks.

Is that unreasonable? Progressives will say yes, accusing conservatives of trying to control a woman’s body. But this is demagoguery. Pregnancy involves three humans: A woman, a man and a fetus. Any discussion that doesn’t take reality into account should be dismissed…

What would happen if we followed Europe’s lead and banned abortion after the first trimester? Well, roughly 1.2 million abortions occur annually in the U.S. According to Guttmacher, 88 percent (1.06 million) of those occur within the first 12 weeks. That means, potentially, 140,000 more children would be born each year.

Is that really such a horrible thing? Does that justify the uproar coming from the pro-choice movement about the supposed conservative assault on women’s bodies? It definitely doesn’t sound like it.

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WENDY DAVIS: You know, I think really what’s happening here, Bob, is politicians are using this issue to boost their own political aspirations, their own political aspirations, their own political ambitions . . . Thousands and thousands of women, will no longer have access to this safe reproductive health care. And we all know what happens in the context of the lack of that access. We’ve seen it before in our country’s history and I fear that for their political ambitions Governor Perry and Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst are willing to cast that aside, put women in harm’s way, in order for them to step up on the political ladder.

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Via the Corner.

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Gregory relentlessly pressed Pelosi on this point, asking: “Do you fear that we’re at a new age of the erosion of abortion rights?” The minority leader responded semi-coherently.

“I think we’re at a place where a woman’s health is in danger, because of, whether it is family planning, or contraception, or any issues that relate to women’s health, there is an assault on that in the Congress, on the ongoing, and in other parts of the country,” she said. ”So we have to be ever vigilant, and fight for this. This is, again, this is about respect for women, the judgements that women make, and their doctors, about their reproductive health. It’s an important part of who women are.”


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avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Probably need more RAM. My system does the same thing. It depends how many embedded videos are on a page. Most of the ads are video and once in a while hot-air just locks-up. But NRO is usually worse.

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Nope ;-) Though usually I’m not here at this time.

gh on July 1, 2013 at 2:31 AM

*time-delayed wave*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2013 at 2:39 AM

On that Uniblue Driver Scanner, everything I’ve read is junk! The reviews are terrible. I have no idea why Scrumpy wanted to download it without researching, but it’s not going to be a simple
fix from what all users are saying.

Naturally, these companies advertise various products but are never held accountible.

My Dell Desktop running XP has never had any driver updates. I run the diagnostics and they all come out fine, so I don’t fix anything that isn’t broken:-) Oh, the PC is 12 years old or so.

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 2:39 AM

gh on July 1, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Thanks. I’m on a mozilla help site now. Suggestions didn’t work.
I’ll look at the RAM, but I keep getting a message that the “script” isn’t working. I think it has to do with JavaScript. Did find one virus using Avira, and tried to install MalwareBytes, but my firewall won’t let me install. :(

(I’m not usually, either) :)

Now, I can’t post. ???
OK, used CCleaner……..see it I can now.

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

I don’t know why I’m up this late either, LOL Are you getting a small pop up window about script and asking if you want to continue running it; yes or no?

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 2:53 AM

On that Uniblue Driver Scanner, everything I’ve read is junk! The reviews are terrible. I have no idea why Scrumpy wanted to download it without researching, but it’s not going to be a simple
fix from what all users are saying.

Naturally, these companies advertise various products but are never held accountible.

My Dell Desktop running XP has never had any driver updates. I run the diagnostics and they all come out fine, so I don’t fix anything that isn’t broken:-) Oh, the PC is 12 years old or so.

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 2:39 AM

DriverScanner is bad – not every similar program to it sucks, though.

Good piece of advice about not trying to fix what isn’t broken…

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 2:55 AM

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 2:39 AM

DriverScanner is bad – not every similar program to it sucks, though.

Good piece of advice about not trying to fix what isn’t broken…

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 2:55 AM

One would think that they would find the problem with their program and correct it. There is a difference in a scan and an installation.

I’m just very careful of what I allow on my PC. Some say paranoid, but I say I’m careful:-)

Hope you can find a solution to Scrumpy’s problems!

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 3:04 AM

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 2:53 AM

YYEEESSSSSSS!

dammit! Can’t post again.
Had to run CCleaner agian….let me see if I can post now.

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I the RAM issue fine.
I have a dual-processor game PC (which I never use to play games), but it lets me keep a LOT of tabs open.

Although, at this point I don’t have more than 13 open

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 3:08 AM

One would think that they would find the problem with their program and correct it. There is a difference in a scan and an installation.

I wish every software company were responsible!

I’m just very careful of what I allow on my PC. Some say paranoid, but I say I’m careful:-)

Not paranoid – “better safe than sorry” is at the root of common sense! :)

Hope you can find a solution to Scrumpy’s problems!

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Me too! I’m not worried at all, however – I figure 45 minutes max (if it were XP, with which I’m more familiar, I’d say 1/2 hour at most.)

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 3:11 AM

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Getting ready to sign off. I’ve had issues with Script on HA and one other site before. It is always when HA embeds an ABC Video.
I researched it last year and again this year. There is a conflict with the Code in the player that ABC uses in their Videos and some
format of HA website.

When I go to the ABC website and watch one of their videos there, I have no problem.

Whether this is your problem, I don’t know. Just thot I’d mention it since this thread has an ABC Video.

I never click on them on HA, LOL

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 3:11 AM

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 2:53 AM

YYEEESSSSSSS!

dammit! Can’t post again.
Had to run CCleaner agian….let me see if I can post now.

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I would close the thread and open another one and don’t play the ABC Video.

It was so bad for me that the fact that an ABC Video was embedded on the thread, I’d get those pop ups. Then my PC would freeze and I’d have to use Taskmanager to get out.

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 3:18 AM

I’m leaving, too.
My cat thinks I’ve just stayed up this late for him……..he’s in my face right now…….right in my face.

I think I did watch a vid sometime, but the problem began escalating some days back.

In addition, I keep my task manager open al the time to monitor CPU useage and in the mornings, it really is busy. When I begin to use the computer, it goes down.

I think I have an infestation of some sort.

Bye.
thanks for the help.

Let see if I can post this w/o using CC.
Nope, had to close FF and do the whole CC thing.

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Let see if I can post this w/o using CC.
Nope, had to close FF and do the whole CC thing.

avagreen on July 1, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Try another site with no ABC Videos embedded. That way you’ll know.

bluefox on July 1, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Good morning HA-

y’all stay cool, I’ll be taking a break and be back before you know it

:)

cmsinaz on July 1, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Liberals love killing babies.

hawkdriver on July 1, 2013 at 6:44 AM

cmsinaz on July 1, 2013 at 6:29 AM

No. I just got back for an hour or so. You have to stay here.

hawkdriver on July 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Good Morning CMS,my condolences,to your Great State of Arizona:)

Arizona Yarnell Hill Fire, 2013

‘This is as dark a day as I can remember, with Arizona suffering the truly unimaginable loss of 19 wildland firefighters,’ says Gov. Jan Brewer in statement – via @NBCNews

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canopfor on July 1, 2013 at 6:46 AM

*time-delayed wave*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Welcome back!

Naturally Curly on July 1, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! “Reince Preibus: “We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Palin, for Conservative Base: “See ya later, Gator?” My take.

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Is Nancy Pelosi ever BETTER than semi-coherent?

Grace_is_sufficient on July 1, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Look at this pic: http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Peace/2013/06/30/Cairo-Protests-2.jpg

Look at the back. The throngs of people spread out away from this particular boulevard.

Resist We Much on July 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Lord, why can’t we have the same thing here?

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Speaking of Fires,……….MB HQ. is Le Torched……

Egypt protests
Update: Muslim Brotherhood HQ set ablaze; crowd entered and began throwing things out of the windows – @AlArabiya_Eng

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canopfor on July 1, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:05 AM

The average American is too busy trying to pay the rent.

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:09 AM

The average conservative American is too busy trying to pay the rent.

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:09 AM

I get your point, though.

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:13 AM

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Your point, as usual, is well made.

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Funny you should write that. It goes with my blog today.

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Funny you should write that. It goes with my blog today.

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM

That’s what clued me in.

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Oh. :) Thanks for reading!

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Oh. :) Thanks for reading!

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I usually do if I’m online in the AM.

Cleombrotus on July 1, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Arizona Yarnell Hill Fire, 2013

Update:

Firefighters killed in Arizona were members of elite Prescott-based Hotshot crew – @AP

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canopfor on July 1, 2013 at 7:27 AM

As a former ff, i can only surmise Az tragedy caused by an unexpected, cyclonic wind change of some sort.

hillsoftx on July 1, 2013 at 7:46 AM

A catheter?

That lady is sick.

It is an indication of true mental illness to do something so drastic.

Sherman1864 on July 1, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Funny you should write that. It goes with my blog today.

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 7:14 AM

…and…it’s excellent!
.
.
.

Is Nancy Pelosi ever BETTER than semi-coherent?

Grace_is_sufficient on July 1, 2013 at 7:01 AM

…NEVER!

KOOLAID2 on July 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM

KOOLAID2 on July 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Thank you!

kingsjester on July 1, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Right on, Grace. You’ve got SFNan pegged. Makes me wonder if her peeps understand her or just nod in agreement. How many times has a priest told her to get it right or else? She should have gotten the boot a long time ago.

Kissmygrits on July 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Yeppers! I made a serious boo boo, normally I don’t do stuff like this! But one lives and learns… I shoulda stuck to using MS driver updater… :(

I believe I have found the file/s all dated 6/28/2013 @ 9.46pm…

Maybe that will help :)

Later!!

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Hey Scrumpdillyicious, I am ready to do this when you are.

I don’t expect it to be complicated…I’ll monitor this thread for your responses.

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Dang and I am just getting back on here! So sorry!! Will wait :)

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I’ll see you on the new qotd and then let’s meet back here eh?!

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I’ll see you on the new qotd and then let’s meet back here eh?!

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Ok!

Do you want to know something funny? I am using TeamViewer right now on a neighbor’s comp (he’s having trouble opening his PDF files.)

I’m almost done…

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Cool!! I am here as the new qotd ain’t up yet!

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I’ll be done within 5 minutes…

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Ok !!

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Ok, Scrumpdillyishus (I had been spelling it wrong!) here is the TeamViewer link: http://download.teamviewer.com/download/TeamViewerQS_en.exe

If you download it to your desktop then click on it, you’ll get a 9-digit #, and a 4-digit password. I’ll need those.

I don’t believe this will take long…

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Here are the files I found:

AtiPcie.sys @ 9.46 on 6/28

In the Driver Store: same date and time
Temp
e2adb75b-8bb8-4a73-8480a49427efd7b4

Package: same date and time
AtiPcie Security Catalog

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

ok

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

It downloaded but I can’t find it…not on my desktop

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

It must have gone to a default download folder.

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Let me try again :(

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

ok let me look…

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

If you are in FF (or Chrome), you can click on the Download icon to get at it.

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Nope

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I use explorer IE

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

let me try download again

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM

You right-click on that link too

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Then choose the location

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Right-click, then “Save Target As”

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

ok it’s downloading now it’ll be a few :)

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Ok! What speed is your internet connection?

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

it’s fast I got the logo

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

ok this is messing with my pc!! Takes my comment box away and I have to refresh to get it back!

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

my id is: 952 850 092
Password is 6256

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Ok

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

what’s yurs?

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I’m here waiting…

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I’m back

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

k

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I’ll need ypu to click on the file again, giving me the 4-digit #

Anti-Control on July 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

got viewer open and ready to go

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM

9969

Scrumpy on July 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

oops sorry about the quick exit

Anti-Control on July 2, 2013 at 12:15 AM

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