Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on September 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

Sen. John McCain, whose endorsement of President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military strikes against Syria provided the president a key Republican backer, faced vocal opponents of military action during a town hall in Arizona Thursday…

“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war,” one man said to applause…

“This is what I think of Congress,” [another man] told McCain. “They are a bunch of marshmallows. That’s what they are. That’s what they’ve become. Why are you not listening to the people and staying out of Syria? It’s not our fight.”

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Federal lawmakers who plan to vote in favor of a U.S. military strike against Syria “might as well start cleaning out” their office, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash said Thursday.

Amash, R-Cascade Township, tweeted that the “unprecedented level of public opposition” to military intervention in the country should beg for dissenting votes…

The sophomore lawmaker, whose mother was born in Syria, estimated 95 percent of those who turned out at meetings throughout his district were opposed to intervention.

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Paul’s friends say the role of leading this bloc is a natural one for the Republican freshman. They also believe that the Syria question gives him an opportunity to dismantle his critics’ caricature of his libertarian views. His team is eager to cast Paul as an heir to Ronald Reagan, who, they argue, was frequently reluctant to involve the U.S. military in foreign civil wars. “It’s about reclaiming the party from hawks and putting us back in the mode of Reagan,” says a Paul source. “As we do that, we want to help him, so we’re pushing back really hard against the isolationism chatter. That’s not what he’s about; he’s about non-intervention and the national interest.”…

Moving ahead, Paul’s aides say the senator will spend more of his time working the inside angle against intervention. In the House, he’s working closely with Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Justin Amash of Michigan to lobby Republicans to oppose. In the Senate, he hopes to have Rubio, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Mike Lee of Utah, among others, at his side. On the outside, several tea-party groups and conservative powers, such as Heritage Action, share Paul’s position, but Paul believes his time is best spent working the phones and, when appropriate, speaking with the press. “The outside stuff is organic and not being directed by us,” says the Paul adviser. “We didn’t have to organize it; it’s happening on its own.”

Paul’s staff sees the House vote in July on Amash’s amendment to restrict the National Security Agency’s surveillance capabilities as a precedent for the kind of coalition Paul is trying to build. On that vote, liberal doves joined with Paul-aligned Republicans to nearly pass the legislation. Paul feels that if he and Amash can get that band back together, they have a shot at beating Boehner in the House and then forcing Obama’s hand. Maybe they can even get close to doing something similar in the Senate. It won’t be easy, but this is Paul’s moment, and he’s trying to make the most of it.

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“What you have occurring is the first real policy engagement between a resurgent realist foreign policy worldview lead by Sen. Paul, versus the interventionist McCain and Graham wing which has been dominant in the party since 9/11,” said one Paul ally familiar with the senator’s thinking. “The debate on foreign policy and the appropriate use of U.S. military power was going to be happening at some point, but it is now happening in a case that creates an excellent opportunity for Sen. Paul.”…

If the measure fails in the House, Paul is likely to get a big piece of the credit/blame — particularly since House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) have come out in support of the resolution.

“Success for Sen. Paul on this will be demonstrating there are a larger number of Republicans, both elected and policy experts, who agree with his assessment of the situation as it relates to our national interests, the strategic objectives, and the potential consequences,” said the Paul source.

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Other voices in the party are growing louder in their opposition. Sarah Palin, who defended the war in Iraq as McCain’s running mate in 2008, posted a Facebook message on Syria that declared Americans should just let “Allah sort it out.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, has questions about the motives of the Syrian opposition fighting against the government there. He said the airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would turn the U.S. military into “al Qaeda’s Air Force.”…

Nowhere is that tension more obvious than with Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican and another potential 2016 presidential candidate, who seems torn between McCain and Paul on the issue.

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Rubio made clear that he did not support any U.S. military action in Syria. “We’re not talking about American troops on the ground,” he said. “We’re not talking about U.S. air power, we’re not talking about sending American soldiers or even American trainers into Syria. We’re talking about providing ammunition. That’s all we’re talking about doing.”

Rubio’s office also pointed to a long list of statements going back to 2011 in which Rubio advocated a variety of measures against Syria — mostly sanctions against the Assad regime — but not any sort of U.S. military action. “I describe Rubio’s foreign policy as being somewhere in between Rand Paul and John McCain,” said one aide Wednesday. “He’s not an isolationist, but he’s very cautious about engaging militarily overseas.” Rubio’s committee vote on Wednesday against the Obama intervention resolution, the aide said, is entirely consistent with Rubio’s long-held positions.

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On the other hand, let’s imagine that things play out differently. Let’s imagine the political winds shift, as they often do (think about how bad Hillary’s vote for Iraq looked a couple years later). What if Republicans return to a more traditional (at least, in modern terms) position on foreign affairs, and suddenly they crave a strong Commander in Chief who puts dictators in line?

If that happens, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who is already perfectly-cast to play the role of a strong executive who puts other countries back in line — will remind voters that his opponents allowed a dictator to use chemical weapons – and didn’t do anything about it…

If the establishment hawks and the neocons circle the wagons around Christie — if he is able to “own” that brand and have it all to himself — one imagines that would translate into a lot of money and support for Christie. It’s one way he could emerge as the lone establishment candidate. Christie would love that, inasmuch as we could see a repeat of 2008 and 2012, where conservatives split the vote and allowed an establishment candidate to win the nomination.

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“Right now, the easy Republican vote looks like the vote against Obama,” said Michael Goldfarb, a neoconservative lobbyist and writer. “Ten days from now, a vote against Obama could look like a vote for Assad, especially if Republicans succeed in blocking U.S. action, and Assad goes on to prevail, having used chemical weapons, with Iran at his side.”

Mr. Goldfarb’s message to Congressional Republicans is this: “Voting to let an Iranian proxy keep killing his own people with weapons of mass destruction may be as risky as it sounds.”…

“Isolationist tendencies don’t do well in American politics over the long run,” Mr. Senor said.

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This was once a great land that asked not what oppressed people could do for themselves; it asked, instead, what we could do for them. Today, every urge to rescue others, to intervene on the side of the murdered underdogs, is met by many in this country with accusations of imperialism. Our loss of righteous strength—strength that was once this country’s greatest asset—is now celebrated by many Americans, including those who write for this publication: in tones that are akin to ululation, David Stockman, who once worked for the Reagan White House, celebrates the end of America’s “Imperium,” of the “American warfare state.” As someone who has elected to live in this country by moral choice, I say to Stockman (in echo of Kipling): … what should they know of America who only America know?

How did we come to this state? I refer not only to the Stockmans (who, mercifully, are of no political consequence), but also to Rep. Rand Paul, who will not do the right thing by innocent Syrians because he wishes to cut Barack Obama not an inch of slack. Rand Paul is a hideous isolationist. I happen to be rereading The Bonfire of the Vanities, and early in the book a bond trader called Rawlie Thorpe tells Sherman McCoy, the novel’s central character, “If you want to live in New York, you’ve got to insulate, insulate, insulate”—meaning, insulate yourself from anyone who might cause you discomfort, inconvenience, a moment’s moral reckoning. “If you could go breezing down the FDR Drive in a taxi, then why file into the trenches of the urban wars?” Rand Paul, meet Rawlie Thorpe.

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Via Mediaite.

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Via MFP.


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But, Pookie, it’s a really good post, if I do say so myself.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

it was.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

The Obama Left summed up by a Daily Kooks’ Kommissar:


‘No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.’

Schadenfreude!

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Smooch.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Proverbs 16:18

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

obama
McCain
Lindsey
Hillary
Pelosi
Boehner
Cantor
Kerry
Hagel
Dempsey
mnjg

and all who are for this utter disaster for the USA

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Pookie? LOL!

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

He wuvs being called ‘Pookie.’ He wuvs it to Bitcoins!

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

I sure could go for some moonshine with an Everclear chaser about now….

viking01 on September 6, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Don’t forget jp. See here.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:32 AM

The Obama Left summed up by a Daily Kooks’ Kommissar:

‘No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.’

Schadenfreude!

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

The best fiction writers can’t come up with what this oaf offers the world. My schadenfreude overfloweth. I’m glad Romney lost. We could have never lived through this disaster.

Ok, ok, I wish obama would have never been president, but neither McCain, nor Romney. The terrorists are fierce and lucky bastards.

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM

I think he’d love to see what he deems to be a modern, moderate, Muslim nation ruling all of the middle east. He likely harkens back to his days in Indonesia.

He’ll take them as they are, but his ultimate goal is ‘the Golden Age’ for the region.

I think it’s difficult for many to remember that his father’s family in Africa are Muslims. His grandmother Sara, his uncles, etc. He has made it clear that he identifies with them, through his unrequited love for his father as expressed in “Dreams From My Father”, and a great deal of what he’s said and done since he’s been in office.

If we disregard the rhetoric and look at the before and after pictures of the nations of the region touched by this administration it’s a stark picture. Destabilization, regime change, the fight for power by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Muslim groups, the resultant loss of freedom of the populace.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Don’t forget jp. See here.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Mucking forons

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Bet the Kommissar is an atheist, too, so just exactly to whom is he praying?

Snort.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Taurus 738TCP 380

Shay on September 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Almost forgot – I’ve had several people highly recommend the Bersa .380

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

If we disregard the rhetoric and look at the before and after pictures of the nations of the region touched by this administration it’s a stark picture. Destabilization, regime change, the fight for power by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Muslim groups, the resultant loss of freedom of the populace.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Why I still triple dare, and never get an answer, from anyone – which nation, not the “Nation of Islam”, is free/freer, due to obama? None.

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

To a Texan…gun control means good trigger control.
annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2013 at 11:43 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I won’t say you’re wrong, but having been born and raised in Texas, I’ve always heard it to mean a tight pattern… :)

fabrexe on September 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Libya has plunged unnoticed into its worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi

VorDaj on September 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM</blockquote

Crazy as he was Qadaffy was somewhat competent. Unlike Barky.

viking01 on September 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

I referenced that particular passage because it makes it obvious that the truth is timeless. Cause and effect follow hand-in-hand.

Progressives are all about trying to deny what they term ‘cliches’. Well, those phrases and passages, those sentiments, are cliches because they are true. Otherwise they wouldn’t have persisted and been so oft repeated. Those who scoff, deride and dismiss them often do so at their own peril.

*Besides, so many leftists are driven to distraction by a passage from the bible I couldn’t resist the opportunity. :)

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

It’s a miracle the impertinent remained silent.

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I cannot believe that both Boehner and Cantor intend to support this lying liar. Both of them should be inundated with emails and letters excoriating them. What absolute dopes. No wonder the Donks are in power.

HiJack on September 6, 2013 at 12:45 AM

“You didn’t build that.” — Barry Obama

“We Didn’t Start the Fire.” — Billy Joel

coldwarrior on September 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Star Model S

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Proverbs 16:18

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

I referenced that particular passage because it makes it obvious that the truth is timeless. Cause and effect follow hand-in-hand.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Damn, Jack. :) When I finally finish this post, please read it. The title is II.

Will not be today. Today’s red-line washed away by hurricane RWM’s Back. :P . . . Hm. Sort of bizarre delaying the completion of a post about taking control of your life back under these circumstances, but hey, there it is.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Star Model S

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Is that the Bersa model?
I don’t really know Bersa, but my father-in-law (former military and competition shooter) and a couple other people I know have said its a really nice little pistol.

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM

‘The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing.’

- Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Arab-nationalist and one-time president of Egypt

Imagine what Nasser would think about Obama.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Must see.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

You know. Something weird. McCain taking pictures with the bad guys — ’cause he can tell the difference by lookin’ — they are posing too. It’s funky how people just fall into weird roles. Standing still, shaking hands, taking pictures, removing your head, eating your intestines, taking a shower, making small talk, getting up when the alarm clock goes off to go buy fruit . . .

*closing that tab*

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Thanks for the Sophie link… the one with the Putin quotes and the Rebels eating the heart of the victim… I didn’t watch… I don’t really need that.

I am shocked that Putin makes so much more sense than anyone I have heard in the US government. I feel so disloyal saying that. But I can’t forget Benghazi and Susan Rice over and over telling the world it was a video, then the President lying during the debates…

I can not believe a word out of the US government right now.

McCain must be senile.

petunia on September 6, 2013 at 12:51 AM

fabrexe on September 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Precision is good but the ultimate is an accurate tight pattern. That is gun control

chemman on September 6, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Pic of the (Fri)Day: The Red Lines Obama Ignored

Must see.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Ug. Embed/tweet? Want to RT.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:53 AM

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM

No. Star made a series of pistols that were based on the Colt 1911. Not clones. I’m particularly fond of the Star PD (the first compact .45) and the Model S. My Model S is a former Spanish Air Force pistol with Waffenampt stamps, so apparently a Condor Legion pistol. I usually carry an 1911 (built in 1922) and the Model S is my discrete concealment pistol. Stone reliable, and uses the same controls as a 1911, so I don’t have to shift gears when I shift pistols.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:01 AM

You know. Something weird. McCain taking pictures with the bad guys — ’cause he can tell the difference by lookin’ — they are posing too. It’s funky how people just fall into weird roles. Standing still, shaking hands, taking pictures, removing your head, eating your intestines, taking a shower, making small talk, getting up when the alarm clock goes off to go buy fruit . . .

*closing that tab*

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Yeah, like that story yesterday about how Hemmingway watched Che’s firing squads and still called the Cuban Revolution glorious. It is not square with the real world somehow. It is almost psychopathic.

McCain is so callous about it all, he plays poker during the hearing. It doesn’t take all his attention to ask American soldiers to risk their lives, or to kill innocent by standers…

Our government is so corrupt.

petunia on September 6, 2013 at 1:04 AM

I Need Some Air

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Schadenfreudelicious, watching O’Bozo the Clown President twist himself into a Hawaiian pretzel.

Watching McLame and his girlfriend Lindsey go down with O’Bozo is almost too much fun.

Jaibones on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

No. Star made a series of pistols that were based on the Colt 1911. Not clones. I’m particularly fond of the Star PD (the first compact .45) and the Model S. My Model S is a former Spanish Air Force pistol with Waffenampt stamps, so apparently a Condor Legion pistol. I usually carry an 1911 (built in 1922) and the Model S is my discrete concealment pistol. Stone reliable, and uses the same controls as a 1911, so I don’t have to shift gears when I shift pistols.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Interesting. Never heard of it before.

My CCW’s are either Glock 26 Gen 4 (9mm), or S&W Model 60 revolver (.357mag).
Don’t have a 1911 type yet – but I will eventually.

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Ug. Embed/tweet? Want to RT.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Done.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:03 AM

When you’ve lost Van Jones…

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

I will, promise. I’ll be in and out, though, my little dog had surgery today and he’s feeling a little rocky.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM

OT
Final: Denver 49 Baltimore 27
Manning for 462 passing yards and 7 TDs.
Now in a 6 way tie for most TDs in a single game.

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Watching McLame and his girlfriend Lindsey go down with O’Bozo is almost too much fun.

Jaibones on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Freud smiles in his grave, good one :)

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Not a Glock fan, but my NCIS agent nephew loves ‘em. I just don’t like plastic guns and guns without manual safeties. Note that the supposedly uber-safe Glocks have their share of ADs nonetheless.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Stop – Bonamassa

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I will, promise. I’ll be in and out, though, my little dog had surgery today and he’s feeling a little rocky.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Aw man. What’s his deal?

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

petunia on September 6, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Agreed.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Jaibones on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

I hate to be such a pedant, but I do believe you used the wrong preposition in that second sentence.

Shouldn’t it be “on” and not “with.”

coldwarrior on September 6, 2013 at 1:10 AM

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Oh my. How is the pooch doing?

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:10 AM

. . . and guns without manual safeties.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Never really got that either.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

OT
Final: Denver 49 Baltimore 27
Manning for 462 passing yards and 7 TDs.
Now in a 6 way tie for most TDs in a single game.

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 1:08 AM

The Obamacare Curse lives on!

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I’ll be in and out, though, my little dog had surgery today and he’s feeling a little rocky.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Poor poochy. I’m sure you take fantastic care of him. Give him a hug :)

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Watching McLame and his girlfriend Lindsey go down with O’Bozo is almost too much fun.
Jaibones on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

With?, Or ON?

I wonder if it makes Reggie jealous.

LegendHasIt on September 6, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Done.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

And done. U rock. :)

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

He had two large masses removed, one from his chest and one from his flank. He’s in some pain despite the pain medication. He wakes up and looks at me and whines softly. Breaks my heart.

He’ll be much better in a day or two.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Damn, Jack. :) When I finally finish this post, please read it. The title is II.

Will not be today. Today’s red-line washed away by hurricane RWM’s Back. :P . . . Hm. Sort of bizarre delaying the completion of a post about taking control of your life back under these circumstances, but hey, there it is.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

‘Welcome to my parlour said the spider to the fly.’

Snicker.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Will do, my friend. Thank you.:)

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Shadow Play – Rory Gallagher

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Not a Glock fan, but my NCIS agent nephew loves ‘em. I just don’t like plastic guns and guns without manual safeties. Note that the supposedly uber-safe Glocks have their share of ADs nonetheless.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

The safety is one reason I got the S&W revolver as an alternative CCW.
But one of the reasons I originally got a Glock was an Army SF (retired) co-worker story. His unit was evaluating options for new sidearms and one of the tests was to take all the samples 100 feet up in a helicopter and drop them on the concrete pad below. All turned into scrap metal – except the Glock – picked it up, took it to the range and it fired perfectly.
That and the multiple options for various magazine sizes.

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 1:17 AM

The Obamacare Curse lives on!

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Long live the curse – on anyone who supports obumblecare!!!

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

The “no safety” concept presumes that a trigger will never be pulled (or pressed) accidentally. Glock owners who don’t clear their finger from the trigger guard before they attempt to holster the pistol learn the hard way. It can happen.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Nite all.

Nite Jackie – I hope it will be two days from now, soon, for the pooch.

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Goodnight, Paladin. :) You’re the best. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Empty Rooms- Moore

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 September 6, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Stone reliable, and uses the same controls as a 1911, so I don’t have to shift gears when I shift pistols.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:01 AM

.
I just stopped by after watching the game to glance through the threads and saw your comments re: Star.

Are you familiar with the Star Megastar?

PolAgnostic on September 6, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Jackie, what is the breed, if any?

My last dog was a Drahthaar, but I have grown very attached to my mom’s Jack Russell Terrier

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:23 AM

obama
McCain
Lindsey
Hillary
Pelosi
Boehner
Cantor
Kerry
Hagel
Dempsey
mnjg

and all who are for this utter disaster for the USA

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

…..I hope for them – that it comes with a soul-wrenching, grisly caterwauling shrieking scream that rings off of the core of the central nervous system and sounds like something that would blow up like rock-flames from Dante’s ninth ring of hell…….and seems to go on forever…..

williamg on September 6, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Night guys. :) I’ll be . . . meh, who the hell knows. I dunno what’s going on. I was doing something.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:25 AM

PolAgnostic on September 6, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I’ve handled them, but never used one. Typical Star quality, i.e., pretty damn good.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:26 AM

…..I hope for them – that it comes with a soul-wrenching, grisly caterwauling shrieking scream that rings off of the core of the central nervous system and sounds like something that would blow up like rock-flames from Dante’s ninth ring of hell…….and seems to go on forever…..

williamg on September 6, 2013 at 1:24 AM

You seen the Dore steels for that one? They’re amazing. I trolled a few antiquarian volumes off eB@y over the years to get some original prints, planning to HQ them for people before all those old books got cannibalized (they rip them apart and sell them one page at a time).

Anyway, some of them are pretty stunning.

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Will be making another run at today’s list.

night, sophie ro, if i miss u go. sleep . . . mo. :)

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Axe on September 6, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Nite, my love.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I’ve handled them, but never used one. Typical Star quality, i.e., pretty damn good.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:26 AM

.
It was the first .45 I bought (20+ years ago) because the grip fit my gorilla sized hand well, it was 10+1 vs the 1911 7+1 and weighing nearly three pounds empty (all of it high grade steel) – there was very little muzzle rise compared to a 1911.

Guns and Ammo’s review included the comment:

“We can say without reservation the Megastar is the only .45 we have come across which we would have zero hesitation loading with +P+ rounds.”

Totally unsuitable for CCW but handy if you want a .45 suitable for self protection in bear country.

PolAgnostic on September 6, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Well … I figured the ref’s were looking for the usual things carried by Ravens players … you know, shanks, guns, chains.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nbc-camera-catches-officials-patting-down-baltimore-ravens-022047548–nfl.html

(yeah, I’m not a Ravens fan)

PolAgnostic on September 6, 2013 at 1:48 AM

PolAgnostic on September 6, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I’ve shot a number of the 9mm Parabellum and 9mm Largo Star pistols, all very similar to the Colt 1911. My Model S .380 ACP is by far the most comfortable and accurate .380 I’ve ever used. The 9mm Stars are probably the best bargain out there on the used pistol market.

novaculus on September 6, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Obama foreign policy: Walk softly but carry a big clown nose.

TarheelBen on September 6, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Barack Yeah, That’s The Ticket! Obama.

Rodeo Clown to the World.

profitsbeard on September 6, 2013 at 3:24 AM

Brit Hume is rather comical when he gets angry.

Punchenko on September 6, 2013 at 3:30 AM

I think it is time for Bill Kristol & Friends to go home to the Democrat party.

Punchenko on September 6, 2013 at 3:33 AM

I think it is time for Bill Kristol & Friends to go home to the Democrat party.
Punchenko on September 6, 2013 at 3:33 AM

Can you believe Bill Kristol said Rand Paul was too old to be the nominee? That is insane. Not only is he not too old, but Rand is quite attractive and has a youthful and pleasing aura about him.

Look what Bill Kristol said: http://youtu.be/DoVdt8HsPFk

bluegill on September 6, 2013 at 4:08 AM

And, no, Kristol was not talking about Ron when he said he was too old. He was talking about RAND.

bluegill on September 6, 2013 at 4:10 AM

Good stuff on MSNBC Moaning Schmoe: all shell-shocked the country doesn’t support Obama.
The funniest is Donny Douche, who just can’t believe it!! Of course, Schmoe was for it before he was against it and now he’s for it and now against it, and he told you so! Oh, and “everyone runs up” to him telling him he’s right!! (He says that stale line every week)

Marcus on September 6, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Joe Schmoe is as bad as Tingles Matthews. He just won’t let others talk and gets loud and asks a question and then interrupts. I just think he won’t be around a year from now. He’s acting frazzled, stressed.

Marcus on September 6, 2013 at 6:18 AM

So why do you guys like watching msnbc in the morning? Is it because Steve on Fox is really that unwatchable to you?

bluegill on September 6, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Mark Halperin is insane. Thinks Obama can “turn this around” with a speech. What a joke. By Monday Dear Leader will act like he’s never heard of Syria.

Marcus on September 6, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Question for the military guys here: Two supply routes for the forces in Afghanistan, right? One through Pakistan, the other through Russia. What’s the danger that they be closed in retaliation for Obama’s “message” to Assad?

Kabulingrad?

dhimwit on September 6, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Fox n Friends is fluff. It’s musical acts and puppies.

Marcus on September 6, 2013 at 6:29 AM

‘No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.’

Oh well, Obama still has plenty of conservatives to target. He never seems to waiver there.

JellyToast on September 6, 2013 at 6:34 AM

dentarthurdent on September 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

CZ 82

Milspec and dead accurate… for less than $300.

And strong enough to use the +P rounds in that calibre (if you can lay your hands on them).

CPT. Charles on September 6, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Mark Halperin is insane. Thinks Obama can “turn this around” with a speech. What a joke. By Monday Dear Leader will act like he’s never heard of Syria.

Marcus on September 6, 2013 at 6:21 AM

People have tuned him out. No amount of speechifying is going to fix this. He has destroyed his integrity and his credibility. The epitome of The Anthony Weiner of The Universe.

Actually rather sad, but I cannot muster any sympathy for him. He needs to step down. He is obviously :::cough::: overqualified :::cough::: for this job.

/MSNBC talking points: Obama overqualified… Watch for this LOL

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! …and, Trolls.

9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us.

-
Michelle “The Boss Emeritus” Malkin
My Take: “The Syria Situation: Dishonoring the Memory of 9/11″

kingsjester on September 6, 2013 at 6:48 AM

My Take: “The Syria Situation: Dishonoring the Memory of 9/11″

kingsjester on September 6, 2013 at 6:48 AM

…Let’s Roll!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2013 at 7:31 AM

That’s right. I forgot about that.

bluegill on September 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

…that seems to happen…a lot!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Check out the Iranian dirtball’s threats on Drudge.
Now that kind of thing might be the only thing on earth or above that would make me support Obama even a little.
In fact, if I were Obama, I would unleash Hell on that evil Iranian moron and every other evil nutcase over there.

justltl on September 6, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Check out the Iranian dirtball’s threats on Drudge.
Now that kind of thing might be the only thing on earth or above that would make me support Obama even a little.
In fact, if I were Obama, I would unleash Hell on that evil Iranian moron and every other evil nutcase over there.

justltl on September 6, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Warning: That may be WH propaganda.

Yes, they have fallen that far in terms of credibility. Horrible thought, I know. I don’t think Obama will recover from this..

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Federal lawmakers who plan to vote in favor of a U.S. military strike against Syria “might as well start cleaning out” their office, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash said Thursday.

I hope you’re right Justin. I can forgive some lawmakers who have been consistent on matters of war but the aye votes this time are all in support of the filthy thin-skinned rat. Not in support of the United States or even Syria but in support of Obama.

Why are voting to kill Syrians when the only real reason for doing so is the street cred of a stupid lazy trash-talking Kenyan?

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 7:48 AM

9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us.
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kingsjester on September 6, 2013 at 6:48 AM

9/11/01 or 9/11/12? Because I see nothing in the above statement that couldn’t be applied to both dates. Although the latter includes the President, SecState, and other administration lying their asses off about what happened. As if on 9/11/01 GWB addressed the American people and talked about lone wolves at the WTC and Pentagon.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 7:57 AM

I don’t think Obama will recover from this..

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

With the media invested into the myth that the filthy rat-eared thin-skinned bastard is the best President ever? Best we can hope for that he is so lame-ducked over this that he spends the rest of his time in office playing golf and fundraising.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Warning: That may be WH propaganda.

Yes, they have fallen that far in terms of credibility. Horrible thought, I know. I don’t think Obama will recover from this..

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

No doubt that there is virtually no depth to which the current WH and its occupant would not stoop.
But, that kind of threat would be pretty consistent with the Iranian leadership.
They are a boil that is long overdue for a serious lancing.

justltl on September 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Ooooooohhhh.. Early morning burnage!

Good post.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

People have tuned him out. No amount of speechifying is going to fix this. He has destroyed his integrity and his credibility. The epitome of The Anthony Weiner of The Universe.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

I think you might be onto something…

Letterman Rips Obama for Syria Push: ‘Finally the Guy Has Learned How to Bullsh*t’

I don’t think Obama will recover from this..

Key West Reader on September 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

I believe you are probably right, but I don’t want to be guilty of underestimating the general public’s abilities to forget, be distracted, & rationalize!

Anti-Control on September 6, 2013 at 8:02 AM

It’s astounding just how far down Obama and his ilk have dragged this nation in every single way.
That was and remains their goal.
Fully aided and abetted by the Media.

justltl on September 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM

It’s astounding just how far down Obama and his ilk have dragged this nation in every single way.
That was and remains their goal.
Fully aided and abetted by the Media.

justltl on September 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Well, don’t we go back to Clinton’s Madeline Half-Bright and her mindset that “Why does the US have to be THE Superpower in the world? We need many world Superpowers.” I recall Rush going on about that.

Marcus on September 6, 2013 at 8:18 AM

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