Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

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“I think the other thing about it is that the old guard needs to realize they’re the ones that have been losing the last couple of elections,” Paul said. “If we want to win for presidency we have to compete in the states where we’re not competing. Precisely, up in the northeast and on the west coast where Republicans are basically on life support. We need to reach out with issues that may attract new people to the party.”…

Paul said he thinks there is a place within the Republican party for libertarians such as himself. He said that way of thinking, particularly when it comes to issues of privacy, can be used to attract young people to the GOP.

“Young people, they don’t really associate with Republicans on taxes and regulations. Not that they oppose us, they just don’t have any money so they don’t care much about those issues,” Paul said. “But they’ve all got a cell phone, they’re all on the internet, they’re all concerned about internet freedom and they’re concerned about privacy. And these are precisely issues where we can grow our youth vote.”

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Libertarians are often dismissed as a mutant subspecies of conservatives: pot smokers who are soft on defense and support marriage equality. But depending on their views, libertarians often match up equally well with right- and left-wingers…

[A]t least two of the libertarian movement’s signature causes, school choice and drug legalization, are aimed at creating a better life for poor people, who disproportionately are also minorities. The primary goal of school choice — a movement essentially born out of a 1955 essay about vouchers by libertarian and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman — is to give lower-income Americans better educational options. Friedman also persuasively argued that the drug war concentrates violence and law enforcement abuses in poor neighborhoods.

Libertarians believe that economic deregulation helps the poor because it ultimately reduces costs and barriers to start new businesses. The leading libertarian public-interest law firm, the Institute for Justice, which has argued Supreme Court cases for free speech and against eminent-domain abuse, got its start defending African American hair-braiders in Washington from licensing laws that shut down home businesses…

In 1975, Ronald Reagan saw a kinship between libertarians and his party: “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism,” he said.

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Libertarianism once again appears to be on the rise, particularly among the young. But its alliance with the Republican establishment is fraying, as demonstrated by the increasingly personal war of words between two leading potential 2016 presidential contenders…

For their part, libertarians are thrilled. They say it is a sign they truly have arrived as a force to be dealt with, rather than dismissed as a fringe element.

“There are a lot of people within establishment Republican Party politics who have controlled the process for the last 10 or 20 years who fear that their grip on the party is slipping away,” said Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), whose amendment to restrict the NSA’s ability to collect telephone records came surprisingly close to passing in the House last week.

In an interview, Amash argued that despite opposition from House GOP leaders, his point of view represents an advancing wave among House Republicans. He cited an analysis by Bloomberg News showing that while House Republicans who have served more than five years opposed his amendment by more than 2 to 1, it won a slim majority among those who have arrived there more recently.

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Lost amid all the hubbub about Rand Paul and Chris Christie’s war of words over NSA security programs and the rising strain of Republican libertarianism is this:

A similar divide is alive and well in the Democratic Party — arguably just as much in the GOP (if not more)…

Put plainly: It’s a movement in search of a leader. There isn’t one big nationally known player on the left that is pushing this issue in a way that Paul is on the right…

Potential 2016 contenders who could take up this mantle include noted liberals like Howard Dean or even Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). But Dean hasn’t been a major figure in the Democratic Party for a while now, and Warren has close ties to the Obama Administration, which would seem to make her less likely to buck it on these issues.

It’s not at all clear that this leader will even emerge, but if they do, they could quickly build a pretty significant profile.

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Though not purely libertarian, I rally to Paul’s side because his freedom-based positions best counter the unbridled spending of the Obama administration. I applaud Paul’s current efforts to de-fund Obamacare, before the law can devastate the American economy.

Sen. Paul has demonstrated consistent leadership since election in 2010. While a lengthy filibuster opposing drone use received substantial attention, the 50-year-old ophthalmologist frequently voices common-sense solutions otherwise ignored in Washington, including a recent argument to withdraw $1 billion of foreign aid for Egypt to help infrastructure needs at home.

In contrast, Gov. Christie has failed to lead.

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America has only gotten more and more libertarian in many ways over the course of our lifetimes. Due to ad hoc political coalitions (such as the one that deregulated airline ticket pricing and interstate trucking in the late 1970s), technological innovation (thank you, interwebz), and a general leveling of authority (welcome to “the end of power”), most of us are more free to live our lives however we see fit than ever before.

Which isn’t to say that most of the hard work of freedom isn’t still ahead of us, especially when it comes to politics. The 21st century has in many ways been a bust and not just economically (though that can’t undercounted). We’ve got a state that can tell us we must buy health insurance, where we’ve phoned from and to whom, and whom we can marry. Our foreign policy – it doesn’t really even rise to qualify as a policy, to be fair – is godawful and destructive and too many of us can’t wrap our minds around a future in which we will go broke paying for entitlements that are neither cost-effective nor necessary for most people. Yes, lots ahead for us.

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Gingrich said though he supported both the war in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, he has to “say the way that they were executed failed, and maybe we should have known better, those of us that supported them. … Republicans have a real obligation to ask themselves the question: Aren’t there some pretty painful lessons to learn from the last 10 or 12 years? Don’t we have to confront the reality that this didn’t work as a strategy?”


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Right now, Paul reminds me of Barack Obama.

flataffect on August 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

When did Obama run any business, much less his own medical practise?

Resist We Much on August 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I know. I’m surprised more people didn’t jump on that one.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Too tired to comment :(

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

r keller on August 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

This is it exactly. Very well said.

PatriotGal2257 on August 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Looks around, rolls up sleeves,
SC on the rocks w/ a pic of beer for Scrumpy
Bourbon neat for Steve
Another for Mark
Double Patron Marg for Midas
And a Tang and Tonic for the Lady.
Orders Up for all.

Whiterock on August 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Paul said he thinks there is a place within the Republican party for libertarians such as himself.

There’s not even a place for Republicans in the Republican party anymore.

gregbert on August 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Evenin’. Walmart is still Walmart. the Husband wants a Cruz/Paul ticket in 2016.
I’m still leery of Paul.
I want a Perry or Pence ticket.
Leave my jr. senator…ALONE.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

No. True Conservatism is ” All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…”

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Which means, leave me the hell alone! I can make my own decisions!

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Whiterock on August 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Busy night eh? Lol!!

Thanks!

(drops a 20 in the tip jar)

* CLINK *

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

“There are a lot of people within establishment Republican Party politics who have controlled the process for the last 10 or 20 years who fear that their grip on the party is slipping away,”

Because it is. Adapt or die, GOP. In truth, they’ve already made their decision — to die — so will need to be dragged kicking and screaming back to life, if such a thing is possible. Paul or Palin are the only two capable of doing it. The GOPe will of course view either as an existential threat, so we’re going to have a battle. No escaping it. If the establishment forces “win” (through the nomination process), the exodus from the party will be devastating.

rrpjr on August 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

For those readers that think we have until 2016 or even 2014 to fix this disaster….

We have until September 30th.

If LaRaza pushes Amnesty through in the “slow walk” through the House….and we don’t DEFUND ObamaCare and shut down the Government if we have to by 9-30……

….20 million new voters will turn Texas blue and other races will go Democrat and the House will turn Dem controlled in 2015 and it will be over.

We’ll never recover as millions more Mexicans will flood the border.

September 30th!!!!

PappyD61 on August 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Which is why our elected representatives need to hear from their constituents at Town Hall Meetings during their August Recess.

But sadly, it looks like many of California’s Senators and Congresspeople don’t want to have Town Hall Meetings for their constituents.

I just checked the websites of 2 Senators and Congressional Representatives for California’s 1st – 15th Districts to see who was hosting Town Hall Meetings.

Republican Tom McClintock (4th District) gets the gold star for hosting Town Hall Meetings. Here is McClintock’s event schedule:

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces August Town Hall Meetings

Roseville – Sikh Community Hall, 1090 Main St, 6:00 PM, Wednesday, August 7.

El Dorado Hills – Rolling Hills Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room, 2141 Silva Valley Parkway, 6:00 PM, Tuesday, August 13.

North Fork – North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56901 Kunugib Street, 2:30 PM, Wednesday, August 28.

Shaver Lake – Shaver Lake Community Center, 41344 Tollhouse Road, 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 28.

Prather – Pizza Factory, 29424 Auberry Road, 6:30 PM, Wednesday, August 28.

You can also sign up to participate in a Tele-Town Hall on Rep. McClintock’s website

Democrat Ami Bera (7th – District) is hosting a Town Hall-style meeting for Veterans on Tuesday Aug. 20th.

Aug 1, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) will host the 2013 Veterans Summit on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to connect local veterans with resources in the Sacramento region and hear about their concerns. The event, at the Rancho Cordova City Hall at 2729 Prospect Park Drive, will begin with a resource fair from 4:00-6:00 pm, followed by a town hall-style meeting for veterans at 6:00 pm where they can talk with Rep. Bera.

Rep. George Miller (D – 11th District) has a space on his website to sign up for a future Telephone Town Hall. The most recent Telephone Town Hall listed was in 2011.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D – 14th District) held a telephone Town Hall on July 23. There is a space on her website where you can sign up for Speier Corps Work Day at the Second Harvest Food Bank on Friday August 23rd.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D – 15th District) – Website includes info on how to invite Rep. Swalwell to attend your event.

Rep. Jeff Denham (R – 10th District) will be hosting a job fair on September 25.

The following politicians do not have Town Hall Meetings posted on their websites:

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R – 1st District)

Rep. Jared Huffman (D – 2nd District)

Rep. John Garamendi (D – 3rd District)

Rep. Mike Thompson (D – 5th District)

Rep. Doris Matsui (D – 6th District)

Rep. Paul Cook (R – 8th District)

Rep. Jerry McNerny (D – 9th District)

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D – 12th District)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D – 13th District) – Website says “There are no upcoming events.”

Please let us all know if your Representatives are hosting or are not hosting Town Hall Meetings in your area, or if you have any updates on Town Hall Meetings being held by the Reps. I have listed.

And if you are lucky enough to have a Rep who holds Town Hall Meetings, be sure to attend and bring friends!

wren on August 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Just filling in for Steve.
(Pockets the 20)

Whiterock on August 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Which means, leave me the hell alone! I can make my own decisions!

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

No. That diminishes the principle to a mere pout and a tantrum. Nothing persuasive about it.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

and it’s also an isolating principle rather than a call to arms and a call to unity.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM

No. That diminishes the principle to a mere pout and a tantrum. Nothing persuasive about it.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Who ARE you?

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Is this thing on?
*taps mic.*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

libertarian and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman

Ack! Uncle Milty did heroin and gay sex?! — astonerii

John the Libertarian on August 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Who ARE you?

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Me? I’m Cleombrotus :)

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

and it’s also an isolating principle rather than a call to arms and a call to unity.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM

“unity” is what “takes a village”…

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

John the Libertarian on August 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

When i met my husband, he was so enamored of Milton Friedman that he practically had a shrine set up to him. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Don’t know you…

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Leans over bar,
“What I would like to see, is national grassroots organizing to focus on one or two of the top POS in the Senate who are up, (and maybe a couple pain in the butt Congressmen) and have a effort to kick their a$$’s out. You do that once and get the likes of McCain and Graham out of there, well … Next time the next guy will pick up phone.
Focus only on them. Te Estab doesn’t have a grass roots, only Corp money. By the way, I want a list of who the hell they are too.”
SHOTS OF ‘YAGER ALL AROUND

Whiterock on August 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

And now he has a shrine devoted to you…not sure if that is a step up, or down…or sideways.

cozmo on August 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Persuasive? To whom? You aren’t going to turn the left. Nobody will. Haven’t for 100 years.

I’d rather hunt squirrels, and keep my bullet eye sharp.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

“unity” is what “takes a village”…

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Nah, that’s collectivism; unity is fellowship – being of one mind.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

cozmo on August 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

While there was a Saint Barbara-I ain’t her. LoL
Btw: tomorrow, husband is going to meet the gentleman who wants to replace abbot, and he’s going to hear George P. speak.
At this juncture-I’m inclined to vote AGAINST George P. in the primary.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

It doesn’t seem to be informed by anything higher than a sense of “leave me alone” rather than an understanding of just WHY Liberalism is evil.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

My b.s. meter is going off. Like Milton Friedman articulated quite well, free markets are the most efficient means of production, advancement, prosperity and social equality. We do not believe a sect of self-proclaimed enlightened bureaucrats are anything more than a confederacy of dunces.

Libertarians recognize that personal responsibility and grace come from within. It is very St. Paul. It can’t be mandated, as social cons would have you believe, which is St. Peter.

John the Libertarian on August 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Persuasive? To whom? You aren’t going to turn the left. Nobody will. Haven’t for 100 years.

I’d rather hunt squirrels, and keep my bullet eye sharp.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Persuasive to the next generation of voters. The young. The future.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

My Senator is McCain. My call to “unity” is long gone.

You can have the whigs, I fight on my own ground now.

Come what may,,, no more bullsh!t games.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Nah, that’s collectivism; unity is fellowship – being of one mind.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Communism = being of one mind

Socialism = being of one mind

Dictatorship = being of one mind

Just ask obaka…

…if you aren’t of “one mind” with him, you are an obstructionist…

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Libertarians recognize that personal responsibility and grace come from within. It is very St. Paul. It can’t be mandated, as social cons would have you believe, which is St. Peter.

John the Libertarian on August 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

If more Libertarians thought that way, I’d have no problem with it. The problem is, however, that few do. I have never heard a Libertarian appeal to a Biblical framework for their ideas before. You’re the first that comes close.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Our resident department idiot is thinking of quiting Wally and supporting his family…by culling wild boars.
*head desk*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Look, all I’m saying is that “unity” isn’t “It takes a village”. That’s all. Actually it DOES take a village to raise a child, the problem is that when Hillary uses it she means “government”.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Our resident department idiot is thinking of quiting Wally and supporting his family…by culling wild boars.
*head desk*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

That made me laugh out loud for some reason.

gophergirl on August 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

The next generation will learn through bloodshed and deprivation. There is no way out of it.

They suck on the teat and we’re $16 trillion down.

There will be war.

Then they’ll see reality.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

gophergirl on August 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

He’s much more ‘aspie’ than I am, he can barely see, and has to be ‘directed’ at all times while on the floor-otherwise he won’t get anything done.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I think so too. That’s why I say that Libertarianism isn’t the antidote to Liberalism.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

John the Libertarian on August 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

“I have HAD it with these XXX SNAKES on this XXX PLANE!!”

CONTENT WARNING!!!

williamg on August 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

They suck on the teat and we’re $16 17 trillion down.

There will be war.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

They still won’t see reality. They’ll think it’s YOUR fault.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

rumor is Ron Paul will endorse Nancy Mace in her primary challenge against Lindsey Graham

commodore on August 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham, who already has one announced challenger in the 2014 South Carolina Republican primary for the United States Senate in businessman Richard Cash, may soon face two more challengers. Both State Senator Lee Bright and Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of the Citadel, are preparing to enter the race soon, according to The Daily Beast.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3048547/posts

The more who challenge him the more likely he is to win. Unlike death by a thousand cuts, a packed field will split the opposition seven ways from Sunday.

But Mace’s campaign may be hurt by her co-ownership of a website called FITSNews. According to The Daily Beast, Will Folks, who is the site’s other co-owner, “shook—or at least irritated—the political world in 2010 when he claimed that he had an affair with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3048504/posts

The sense of the comments is that unless only one Candidate is supported against Graham, the vote will be split and he’ll win.
Graham has 6.3 million cash on hand and some suggested he may be funding a couple of his opponents:-) Whether that is true or not, who knows.

I hope S.C. voters, including any endorsements of the Candidates do their homework.

bluefox on August 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

They suck on the teat and we’re $16 17 trillion down.

There will be war.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Oh, but – HEY!!!! UNEMPLOYMENT IS DOWN!!!! —–LOOK!!! A SHINY OBJECT OF MEDIA LIES!!!!!

williamg on August 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

If he lives in a high density boar area,,

It might not be so stupid.

Pig is a fine meal.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Taught my grandfather reality. Great depression. New Guinea in WWII.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

There’s not many in Lubbock-but they’re in nearby locales. This guy is a brilliant idiot. He needs help stocking PRODUCE.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Oh, but – HEY!!!! UNEMPLOYMENT IS DOWN!!!! —–LOOK!!! A SHINY OBJECT OF MEDIA LIES!!!!!

williamg on August 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Takeaways From Today’s Job Report

Resist We Much on August 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I’m still waiting on bra holster pics..

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

A bra holster requires a place to put it. Bra Holsters aren’t meant for charter members of the IBTC.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I hope S.C. voters, including any endorsements of the Candidates do their homework.

bluefox on August 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Thank you for your very helpful update on the Primary race against Senator Lindsey Graham, Bluefox!

This is going to be an important race to watch closely.

wren on August 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

We need someone who can run the executive branch and he doesn’t have the experience.

Right now, Paul reminds me of Barack Obama.

flataffect on August 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Um, we need someone to cut down the size of the levithan executive branch and not merely “run it”, thank you very much. Rand Paul, so far, is our guy.

Anybody who has seen the movie The Dark Crystal knows how it ends. Those that haven’t seen it, should.

FloatingRock on August 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

We march to the Reagan Library, chanting, and merge with the neocon Skeksis? Does Pat Buchanan know about this?

Punchenko on August 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I’m not really into this Ron Paul and Rand Paul libertarian stuff.

I’ll take some Ted Cruz, thank you.

bluegill on August 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

bluegill on August 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Our mistress hath spoken. ///

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The father of our next president:

http://youtu.be/xgtr0hHdKNQ

bluegill on August 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Ok. Maybe he’s dense.

But don’t knock the idea. Maybe he couldn’t pull it off.

But I bought an arsenal to kill critters to eat.

If I worked at wally, I’d probably stay silent. They would think I was crazy for sure.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Nah, that’s collectivism; unity is fellowship – being of one mind.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I’d prefer “working toward one aim, or end”.

“Being of one mind” sounds sort of…Borg(ish)…if you catch my drift.

Solaratov on August 2, 2013 at 11:13 PM

For some strange reason, I understood the abbreveation IBTC.

It shouldn’t have been that easy.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I’m still waiting on bra holster pics..

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

You know WHAT? I’ll Bet She Is SOOOO HOT in that thing – that she would draw the strained Attention of Every Man within eye-shot!! I’ll bet it would WOOD-BURN that image into the mind of any man who saw it – FOREVER!!

williamg on August 2, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Solaratov on August 2, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of ““We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM

For some strange reason, I understood the abbreveation IBTC.

It shouldn’t have been that easy.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Me, too…….but I’m not buying it…..

williamg on August 2, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I’ll take some Ted Cruz, thank you.

bluegill on August 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Me too. His father had his teeth smashed in by the Castro regime and is now a pastor in Texas. He understands what he’s up against.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

We march to the Reagan Library, chanting, and merge with the neocon Skeksis? Does Pat Buchanan know about this?

Punchenko on August 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

OK, try this on for size: the makers of the movie took some artistic license with the individuals involved, but the part about the classical-liberalism crystal being cracked and needing to be rejoined to save the land from the dark rulers is correct, in my estimation.

And there’s this, a song, the beginning of which barrows heavily from the Dark Crystal. I think that proves my theory!

FloatingRock on August 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

barrows = borrows

FloatingRock on August 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Nope,, I don’t want to be of “one mind”

Tell ya what. How about we part ways? Is that ok with you?

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM

“I think the other thing about it is that the old guard needs to realize they’re the ones that have been losing the last couple of elections,” Paul said.

I don’t know if I agree with everything Paul says, but this is soooooooo true.

I’m sick of being lectured by an old guard that has managed to win the presidential popular vote exactly once since Bush the First and only has the House now because the Tea Party gave them the finger and refused to listen to them.

29Victor on August 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM

williamg on August 2, 2013 at 11:16 PM

More like a flat-chested, mutant Molly Ringwald.*My red hair is courtesy of L’Oreal.* LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:24 PM

And if you are lucky enough to have a Rep who holds Town Hall Meetings, be sure to attend and bring friends!

wren on August 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Thanks wren, will let you know what I hear.

bluefox on August 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM

We were never together.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Hell, I don’t care if Hillary wins, if we can keep the House and take the Senate. *hic*

SailorMark on August 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Which means, leave me the hell alone! I can make my own decisions!

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

No. That diminishes the principle to a mere pout and a tantrum. Nothing persuasive about it.

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Only if government is our parent. If it’s our servant then it means that we tell it to sit down, shut up and remember its place.

29Victor on August 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

barrows = borrows

FloatingRock on August 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Also barrows = the scariest part of the Lord of the Rings when I was a kid (shivverrrr :( )

29Victor on August 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Molly Ringwold with a .38 between her hooters would actually work. ;>)

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

So, what do folks think about all the Embassy closings the warnings about not traveling and warnings about trains carrying chemicals?

Does any one believe it’s AQ orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, could we be about to get hit by a massive solar flare?

Any ideas folks?

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Good evening Jackie!! Nice musical pick :)

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Good evening, Spritely One! Wonderful to see you back in the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

wren on August 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

It sounds like Neugebauer is on-board w/ defunding Zerocare. No townhalls listed fr Lubbock…yet

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

“unity” is what “takes a village”…

ladyingray on August 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

…and when we all go under, together, singing kumbaya.

Nice fight, ladyingray!!!

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Thank you. It’s a nod to 80′s ‘new wave’ …and it’s true of the ‘candidate’, too.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Hi Jackie

Hi Scrumpy

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Thank you for your very helpful update on the Primary race against Senator Lindsey Graham, Bluefox!

This is going to be an important race to watch closely.

wren on August 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I agree we’ll have to watch it. I hope the voters in S.C. will also and not split their support. It wouldn’t surprise me if more Candidates enter the race. They will have to unite behind one if they intend to defeat Graham. Not an easy task to get voters to see the big picture.

bluefox on August 2, 2013 at 11:34 PM

My current earworm.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

You will never hear me sing kumbaya…for any reason.

Good evening, Paladin. :) Wonderful to see you, as always.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Good evening Schadenfreude :)

Scrumpy on August 2, 2013 at 11:36 PM

The father of our next president:

http://youtu.be/xgtr0hHdKNQ

bluegill on August 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM

If this happens you will be forgiven for much nonsense :)

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Evenin’, Schad

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:36 PM

So if we were never together, why are you talking this “one mind” crap?

You think a 100 year progressive war is going to be won using their language?

You almost sound like one of them. Playing the part.

Infiltration.

I think you lie.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Me neither. I detest the word “synergy”.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

“Young people, they don’t really associate with Republicans on taxes and regulations. Not that they oppose us, they just don’t have any money so they don’t care much about those issues,” Paul said. “But they’ve all got a cell phone, they’re all on the internet, they’re all concerned about internet freedom and they’re concerned about privacy. And these are precisely issues where we can grow our youth vote.”

Democrats: STOP. HIM. NOW!

Republicans: We’re working on it! We’re working on it!

Jennifer Rubin: Hey, fellas. Need some help? I’ve got a story on how a cousin of a friend of someone’s sister once heard a guy say Rand Paul rented a WWII movie with lots of Nazis in it which could prove he is a real life Nazi all ready for print.

Republicans: Go on…

Punchenko on August 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

The Tide Is High – Blondie

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Hi alt – so glad you are back. Fought for you, not just on the board. We need more like you, people with guts.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

LOL! I can’t picture you singing Kumbaya, either.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

One Way or Another

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Thanks.

If I had played nice-I might’ve gotten back earlier-instead I ‘behaved’ like me. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Everything is bigger in TX Alt.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I can’t picture you singing Kumbaya, either.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

That’s for commies, sozis and maggots.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

It sounds like Neugebauer is on-board w/ defunding Zerocare. No townhalls listed fr Lubbock…yet

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

That’s good news! We need to reach our goal!! S. Portman made a statement and it “sounded” like he was on board, but he parsed a couple of words, so I’ve got to keep an eye on him.

bluefox on August 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Dreaming of Me – Depeche Mode

A dedication: To all the political class.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

instead I ‘behaved’ like me. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I’m proud of you!!!

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

The Man Who Sold the World

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:44 PM

When I was in Jr. high, I used to go skating @ the Oval, and I’d skate up to the ‘girls room’ and look for Jenny’s number.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:44 PM

For Scrumpy

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Eyes Without A Face – Idol

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2013 at 11:46 PM

bluefox on August 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Even with the college kids and the muslims, Lubbock’s still one of the more conservative areas in TX.
If only it weren’t so danged desolate.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 2, 2013 at 11:46 PM

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