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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Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I’m just happy that the Libertarian Party is no longer intimately related to Lyndon LaRouche. Maybe it can make the mainstream sooner rather than later.

Help me Obi-Rand Paulobi. You’re our only hope.

It’s a certainty that the establishment republicans and the party financiers are nothing but RINOs. They’re for amnesty and only running “electable” candidates who always “unexpectedly” lose.

I mean, how can you put up a candidate that loses to the Zero?

Wino on August 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Nope.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Evenin’, Jackie. You’ll love it when you get it — if.

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM

How’s that Glade Moonbean beer coming? You’ll recall you were unanimously voted Glade Brewmaster. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Good evening..:)

PS..Beer..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Sorry for the repeat..I hate the bottom of the page posts..No one sees them..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I’m running adblock, and addthis has a blocker on it now, too. I don’t get any of the ads. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I like this song. Pretty guitar.

wolly4321 on August 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

+1

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I know what you mean, but I usually do, as I make a special effort to see them… just in case. lol! :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I hate the bottom of the page posts..No one sees them..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

False assumption, bud :)

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:42 AM

wolly4321 on August 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

I agree. Vai is generally very good. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:42 AM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

It’s doing fine..We had a great Harvest..:):)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:43 AM

But that’s not a philosophy. That’s merely a list of preferences. Have you really thought this through?

Cleombrotus on August 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

I’m not sure what you’re looking for. A libertarian bible? Libertarianism is more of a theoretical ideal — a philosophy — than a practical reality. It’s core tenet is that man is basically good, and, if educated properly, will make rational decisions without the need for government to intervene and regulate him. If you need philosophical tenets, look to Barry Goldwater and Milton Friedman.

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Tender Surrender – Vai

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

If anyone’s in the mood, a little of the ol’ Georg Phillip:

Telemann / Cologne Soloists Ensemble, 1965: Suite in A minor for Flute, Strings And Continuo

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Oh, excellent! I knew you were the perfect man for the job. :) It’s a magical brew.;)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

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I’m running adblock, and addthis has a blocker on it now, too. I don’t get any of the ads. :)

thatsafactjack
on August 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM

.
I’m using FlashBlock 1.5.17 with Firefox, and it’s the “cat’s meow” far as I’m concerned.
No more auto-play ads, here (or anywhere, for that matter).

listens2glenn on August 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

False assumption, bud :)

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:42 AM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Good deal..I thought I was the only “Fringe” that reads the bottom of the page..:):)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I’m still on my summer visitation with my daughter, and so am on other people’s PCs that I dare not add adblock software (my fave is noscripts — ironic, huh?) for fear of mucking up the machinery.

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

There’s a big difference btw. Libertarian and libertarian.

Good Night good creatures of HA.

Good Night America.

Nite Jack.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Bummer, John. You have my sympathy. It must be awful sitting through those ads.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Goodnight, Paladin. Sleep well. :) Excellent choice.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

LOL!

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:54 AM

For Dire:)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM

John, go to Abine.com and install blocker. It’ll block thousands…

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Nite Jackie, and you do too.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Beautifully Broken – Gov’t Mule

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 1:00 AM

:)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:02 AM

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.

McCain, Graham, Rubio and Cristie think it’s getting in as many wars, especially for Muslims, as possible, and pandering to Hispanics and employers who want serf labor as much as possible.

VorDaj on August 3, 2013 at 1:04 AM

John, go to Abine.com and install blocker. It’ll block thousands…

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Thanks, Schad!

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 1:07 AM

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?”

The lesson that McCain, Graham, Rubio and Christie learned is – they were great successes and we must do a lot more of them.

VorDaj on August 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM

VorDaj on August 3, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Good evening, VorDaj. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Ennio Morricone The Ecstasy of Gold

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 1:10 AM

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

I know what you mean..Hope vacay is going well..You haven’t been to King County lately have you?..:)

PS..Glad to see you and yours are doing well..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Azzes

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Install blocker will prevent you from installing new software you prolly don’t need.

But you can block install blocker by installing block install blocker.

Then you won’t be able to install install blocker so you can install whatever you want.

SparkPlug on August 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

PS..Glad to see you and yours are doing well..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:10 AM

It’s been more than awesome. This summer I got my 7-year-old thrilled about piano lessons. She practices a dozen times a day on Ode To Joy and Fur Elise. I’ve never seen anything like it.

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

LOL!

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Panzerlied

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

The Mind-Blowing Awesome of Great Sext

“I’m not sure what they pay condoms, but it’s not enough.”

Axe 2.0

Click click, boom. :) There’s something for everyone there. –And I missed the party again, I guess.

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Midnight Waltz – Adam Hurst

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

There you are! :) Good to see you, Axefellow.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:20 AM

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Awesome!!..Just awesome!..:):)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I’m not giving up romance, or romantic sex, for some pseudo sex on the phone. Ever. Seriously. Ever. Well… at least not as long as I’m breathing and haven’t yet been turned to diamonds, anyway.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Ah… see… I knew you’d enjoy that one. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Most people would cry if Elliot killed ET and ate him. Not Axe.

SparkPlug on August 3, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Zulu War Chants

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 1:26 AM

There you are! :) Good to see you, Axefellow.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:20 AM

God give good evening, Jackie. :) Sleep well.

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

I’m not giving up romance, or romantic sex, for some pseudo sex on the phone. Ever. Seriously. Ever. Well… at least not as long as I’m breathing and haven’t yet been turned to diamonds, anyway.

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Ah. You didn’t read it. Save it. :) But you should read it because it’s got some seriously great stuff in there.

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM

The freeware version of Ad Blocker has ads.

SparkPlug on August 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I did read some of it, actually, but felt the need to respond to the notion itself as I did strictly on principle. LOL!

I will read the rest of it later, as you suggest. :) Sleep well, Axefellow. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Goodnight, all. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:32 AM

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

That is so cool..I hope she keeps up her enthusiasm for the piano..:)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Just CLAAAASIC!!

williamg on August 3, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I did read some of it, actually, but felt the need to respond to the notion itself as I did strictly on principle. LOL!

I will read the rest of it later, as you suggest. :) Sleep well, Axefellow. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM

When you wake up and see this, Jackie bo backie, and if you do care to read it — and you might not, of course — you could leave a comment, you know. Feel free to BS your email or whatever if you don’t have a Disqus deal.

“I’m not giving up romance, or romantic sex, for some pseudo sex on the phone. Ever. Seriously. Ever.” — would look really good there. :)

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM

*tips fedora*..:)

PS..Is that an elephant in the video??..:):)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:43 AM

East German Military Parade 1989 Ehrenparade der NVA 1949 1989

Bunch of Commies, but at least they held on to the Prussian traditions unlike the wimps in Bonn.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 1:43 AM

PS..Is that an elephant in the video??..:):)

Dire Straits on August 3, 2013 at 1:43 AM

I believe it is. :) Hm. Not a white rabbit.

. . . At least it isn’t a rino. :)

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Just CLAAAASIC!!

williamg on August 3, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Thanks, man. :)

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 1:58 AM

BISHOP!!!!!!!

KCB on August 3, 2013 at 2:03 AM

All right. Who is this obviously HA connected guy? :)

https://twitter.com/rg_here

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Hi KCB, FRTA “Ken.”

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Rock Me Mama……..thanks. Bob Dylan…

williamg on August 3, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Remember a hotgas article on the big win for Republicans in a California district? It would seem it was not such a breakthrough after all.

The GOP Hispanic Victory that Wasn’t

Vidak did win, did do the Juan McCain amnesty dance, did talk the foreign tongue, and the media certainly got the opposing statist’s name right. But a majority Hispanic and Democrat district? Not so much.

It turns out that Vidak’s 16th district was majority Hispanic and Democrat – before a 2011 redistricting. In fact, Wikipedia tells us that the old 16th was 63.2 percent Hispanic, 22.3 percent white (no data is available on “white Hispanics,” packin’ or not), 50.58 percent Democratic and 31.49 percent Republican. But the new 16th is 52.04 percent white, 35.72 percent Hispanic, 45.91 percent Republican and 29.75 percent Democrat. Thus, it’s not surprising that while the Democrats had won the 16th-district senate seat each of the previous three elections, the GOP prevailed this time around.

It is nonetheless true, however, that Vidak’s win holds hope for Republicans and teaches a lesson - all we have to do is redistrict the whole country.

VorDaj on August 3, 2013 at 2:35 AM

It is nonetheless true, however, that Vidak’s win holds hope for Republicans and teaches a lesson – all we have to do is redistrict the whole country.

VorDaj on August 3, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Heh.

Excellent analysis and brilliant deduction!

ShainS on August 3, 2013 at 2:55 AM

It’s 2:00 CT. Those of you on CT should be back in the mines. Those of you on MT have one hour remaining of Recreation and are strongly encouraged to use it to memorize passages of The Holy Manual.

All Hail the Unity.

*bzzt*

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Left the comment Axefellow. :) Well done. :) I laughed several times… while being wonderfully informed. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 3:17 AM

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

You haven’t thought about these 2 NT verses much, have you? (I’m not being condescending) 1) 1 Corinthians 6:12: “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.” 2) 1 Corinthians 10:23: “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.”

Definition of “libertarian”: one who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state; a person who advocates liberty, esp. with regard to thought or conduct. What part of this definition do you find objectionable? Do you believe it’s insignificant that the word has “liberty” at its base?

Anti-libertarians don’t believe in real freedom & are authoritarians/statists by default, whether or not they like admitting it…

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 3:23 AM

What makes someone electable or not electable?

Who is more electable between Paul and Cruz? Is it impossible to know?

Cruz comes across as very pleasant and intelligent and principled.

What would be the knock on Cruz?

Cruz represents me and stands for what I believe in. And I don’t live in TX.

I want to see Ted Cruz elected president in 2016.

bluegill on August 3, 2013 at 3:39 AM

Attention: Promoter of Illegal Alien Amnesty Guy Benson

Guy Benson, you need to take a look at this article, as someone else here posted earlier:
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/08/the_gop_hispanic_victory_that_wasnt.html

In the HotAir Green Room amnesty supporter Guy Benson was hooting and hollering about this special election win for Republicans, apparently pushing the idea that Republicans need to start campaigning in Spanish and supporting illegal alien amnesty in order to win. He seems to imply that amnesty support is what supposedly won the Republican the election in a district with lots of Hispanics. Turns out Benson and his little insinuations were off the mark, as the article above clarifies.

Guy Benson, where is the update and clarification?

bluegill on August 3, 2013 at 3:51 AM

You haven’t thought about these 2 NT verses much, have you? (I’m not being condescending) 1) 1 Corinthians 6:12: “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.” 2) 1 Corinthians 10:23: “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.”

Like worshiping other Gods? Like murder?

If not, why not?

Definition of “libertarian”: one who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state; a person who advocates liberty, esp. with regard to thought or conduct. What part of this definition do you find objectionable? Do you believe it’s insignificant that the word has “liberty” at its base?

Anti-libertarians don’t believe in real freedom & are authoritarians/statists by default, whether or not they like admitting it…

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Alternate definition of libertarian, from the Anarchist’s point of view you were really using: Someone who is an authoritarian/statist by default, in that they would happily restrict other people’s behavior through sheer necessity, but who are different from conservatives in that they are willing to allow people to harm themselves significantly more, believing absurdly that that self-harm “doesn’t affect them.”

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:06 AM

Like worshiping other Gods? Like murder?

If not, why not?

You remind me of Pontius Pilate when he asked Jesus, “What is truth?”

Alternate definition of libertarian, from the Anarchist’s point of view you were really using: Someone who is an authoritarian/statist by default, in that they would happily restrict other people’s behavior through sheer necessity, but who are different from conservatives in that they are willing to allow people to harm themselves significantly more, believing absurdly that that self-harm “doesn’t affect them.”

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:06 AM

You are having a nice, convoluted conversation with yourself – I hope you are enjoying it as much as I do watching you have it! :)

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Left the comment Axefellow. :) Well done. :) I laughed several times… while being wonderfully informed. :)

thatsafactjack on August 3, 2013 at 3:17 AM

:) *beam* Thank’s Jackie!

What we want is to have an orgasm. What we don’t want is to reproduce. And no matter what careful, weird ballet involving hands, feet, knees, elbows, candles, flashlights, Tai Chi, and Harley Davidson one performs at the outset, there is always an inexplicable and as-yet unexplained movement during sex toward coitus.

lol — Tai Chi. :) Meh, fine, I thought it was hilarious.

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Like worshiping other Gods? Like murder?

If not, why not?

You remind me of Pontius Pilate when he asked Jesus, “What is truth?”

And yet, it appears that he didn’t mean “all.” I wonder what he meant?

Meh. I wash my hands of this.

You are having a nice, convoluted conversation with yourself – I hope you are enjoying it as much as I do watching you have it! :)

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 4:14 AM

I’m glad your Friday is going well. :)

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:20 AM

The Vapors – Waiting For The Weekend

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

Axe “Thank’s” now sporting superflous s’s.

The Vapors – Waiting For The Weekend

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

I wish RWM were up. I think she’d like that.

ug.

WAKE UP SO PHIE

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:49 AM

And yet, it appears that he didn’t mean “all.” I wonder what he meant?

As a Christian, why don’t you believe that it’s obvious what he meant?

I’m glad your Friday Saturday(?) is going well. :)

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:20 AM

T/y, I hope the same for you. :)

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM

The Vapors – Waiting For The Weekend

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

The Boys – “Weekend”

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 4:52 AM

As a Christian, why don’t you believe that it’s obvious what he meant?

I’m glad your Friday Saturday(?) is going well. :)

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 4:20 AM

T/y, I hope the same for you. :)

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM

I do, actually. I was just being polite. Also, asking questions is a quick way to form ready-made answers in other people’s minds without actually transferring information. Questions are like a compression algorithm for knowledge. And I’m trying to become more lazy for health reasons.

I’ll do Saturday after I wake up. For journaling purposes, this is still Friday night. — Weird. “Journaling” in the encyclopedia but not the dictionary.

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 5:02 AM

I do, actually. I was just being polite.

Axe on August 3, 2013 at 5:02 AM

Yes, uh huh, that’s all it was…lol sorry, but after seeing the craziness you’ve said about libertarianism and interpreting the Bible, I don’t can’t believe what you are saying here. You are in some sort of denial, which helps to explain your problems with clarity & directness…

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Siouxsie & the Banshees – Kiss Them For Me

The Boys – “Weekend”

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 4:52 AM

Yeah, back when music was fun and videos were watchable…I remember.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Siouxsie & the Banshees – Kiss Them For Me

Good one! So is this:

Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Jigsaw Feeling” (Old Grey Whistle Test 7/11/1978)

Yeah, back when music was fun and videos were watchable…I remember.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Me too – I relate to the sentiment.

Candy – “Whatever Happened To Fun”

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 6:19 AM

The Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

I remember years ago those OGWT videos were getting pulled left and right off of YT…glad to see they’ve given up(?)

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 6:31 AM

I remember years ago those OGWT videos were getting pulled left and right off of YT…glad to see they’ve given up(?)

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 6:31 AM

They stopped awhile ago. They are all over the place now, as are a lot of other videos that used to not last for long.

Squeeze – “Cool for Cats”

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 6:50 AM

That’s one of my favorite Squeeze songs…I think it’s off their second album?

Split Enz: Shark Attack (Live in Hamilton 1982)

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 6:56 AM

The Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Gang of Four – “Love Like Anthrax”

That’s one of my favorite Squeeze songs…I think it’s off their second album?

Split Enz: Shark Attack (Live in Hamilton 1982)

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Yep, from the 2nd…

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 6:58 AM

So…where is cmsinaz? I need my morning fix with my buddy.

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Blondie – “A Shark in Jets Clothing” (Musikladen 1977)

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM

If we’re still playing with music…

Sandman, by (of course) America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZN2-n_BIKI

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:04 AM

drug legalization, are aimed at creating a better life for poor people…

Yeah sure, that legalized drug idea ought to really clean up Detroit.
Strange that under the banner of “privacy” he wants to legalize drugs for the public. That’s as bad as the feminists demanding privacy with “their” doctor and supporting a gazillion bureaucrat-filled Obamacare.

Do your drugs, but don’t try to raise it to the level of honor alongside “ptivacy.”

Don L on August 3, 2013 at 7:07 AM

“Surf’s up!”

Blondie – “In The Sun” (1976)

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 7:07 AM

My favorite Gang of Four songs (the second one is spot on for today and the last one’s quite a departure from their early stuff, eh?)

Gang of Four – “Damaged Goods” (Live on Rockpalast, 1983)

Gang of Four paralysed

Gang Of Four – I Love A Man In A Uniform

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Lemme guess: You were into Punk/New Wave when Disco was king?

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Lemme guess: You were into Punk/New Wave when Disco was king?

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM

I couldn’t stand disco when I heard it on the radio! I don’t dislike it as much now, though

For fans of disco, like you:

Baccara – “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie”

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Secret Affair – “Three Wise Monkeys” [of oblivion]

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Sandman, by (of course) America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZN2-n_BIKI

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Liked that one.

LOVE – Alone Again Or 1967 Remastered

Alone again or – The Damned

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Anti-Control on August 3, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Disco is like a fan: One way it sucks, the other it blows. The only Disco song I can handle is Tragedy by the BeeGees.

I was SO glad when Punk/New Wave came to the fore.

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:18 AM

This is what’s playing on my iPhone:

http://youtu.be/gd07v0jWWXc

bluegill on August 3, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Oh, yeah…the “Glory Boys”…pretty sure I have that LP.

Secret Affair-Time For Action

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2013 at 7:18 AM

My fave by America is “I Need You.” One of the three greatest love songs ever recorded. In my not-so-humble opinion, of course.

Liam on August 3, 2013 at 7:21 AM

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