Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on September 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

“Where is the outrage?” Cruz asked at one point.

The message is crystal clear: I get why Democrats are acting the way they are, but I don’t understand why Republicans aren’t doing more to stand by me.

Cruz’s speech then is rightly understood as an indictment of his own party, a party unwilling — in the Texas senator’s mind — to stand on principle when the moment requires it. As we wrote Monday, from the moment Cruz started talking Tuesday, it was clear that this speech had lots (and lots) of 2016 overtones — and his focus on how he was the one true standard-bearer for the cause is obviously a (potentially) potent message in a GOP presidential primary.

Cruz’s rhetoric won’t win him any goodwill among the GOP establishment in Washington. And that’s just how he wants it.

***

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee will not get the forty-one votes they need to sustain their filibuster. They will be betrayed by Republican senators who are willing to fund Obamacare while claiming to vote against it. But in this filibuster and in their brilliant strategy, they have exposed Republicans who will not fight. They have exposed Republicans who are so desperate for their own reelection they will say or do anything when they could not bother in off years. They have shown Republicans that there are Republicans who are willing to stand up to Barack Obama and to the cowards within their own party.

They have also exposed a lot of people on the outside as frauds. To be sure, there are conservatives who have legitimate reasons to disagree with this strategy. But there are a whole lot who have been exposed as finger lickin’ frauds — willing to put their finger to the wind of beltway opinion to chart their course.

The Beltway Republican pundits bellyaching over Cruz and Lee fighting the fight others promised to fight is just a fart in the maelstrom of conservatives united against both Democrats and the finger lickin’ frauds within the Republican Party who talk a good game then fold like cheap suits.

***

Coming off a difficult 112th Congress, Republican leaders knew that they needed to build bridges with right-leaning groups that have been giving them fits since the 2010 elections.

Nine months later, the results aren’t great, to say the least…

Many Kentucky conservative activists see McConnell tacking right as a matter of tactics rather than true beliefs — and nationally, the same perception exists. The outreach to conservative groups is seen as more out of necessity than desire, according to one veteran Republican strategist.

“The party has never been at a weaker place in the last 25 years. There is more division now between elected officials and the base than I’ve ever seen,” said the strategist who attends many of the coalition group meetings. “It’s always good to build trust, understand, focus energies — it’s a two-way street. It’s important for leadership to be in touch with the base. It’s their instinct to say, ‘Oh, those guys are crazy. They don’t get it. I’m not going to meet with them anymore.’ It only exacerbates the tension.”

***

Unfortunately, most Republicans are too stupid to notice that Democrats are walking around with a gigantic glass jaw. Democrats must not be able to believe their dumb luck. Instead of hitting our glass jaw, Republicans have decided to attack Ted Cruz!

Of course, for Cruz’s threat to work, it has to be credible. Too bad Republicans have been blanketing the airwaves proclaiming that: (1) They don’t have the votes to defund Obamacare; and (2) Republicans will get blamed in the event of any government shutdown.

Republicans: You never had to shut the government down! (And thanks for making it blindingly clear that you never intended to.) You could have waited to see how the public opinion was going and cried uncle at the last minute.

But instead of attacking Obamacare and the breathtaking hypocrisy of the Democrats over this massively unpopular law, far too many Republicans have been spending their time attacking Ted Cruz. (Why didn’t we see one-tenth as much venom directed at Sen. Marco Rubio for trying to give the Democrats 30 million new voters with amnesty as we have toward Cruz for trying to defund Obamacare?)

***

As I type this post, Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster is winding down, and while the leftist outlets (and, sadly, some Republicans) spew forth their vitriol, I can’t help but think that moments like this and Senator Rand Paul’s “Stand with Rand” filibuster represent key turning points for the conservative movement. I’m far less interested in the Washington inside baseball of who’s mad at whom and far more interested in the effect of passionately demonstrated conservative conviction on our culture.

The Left has long understood the raw cultural power of conviction. How many of our key institutions have been transformed through the sheer force of will expressed by a passionate minority? People with conviction dictate the terms of debate, transform the decision-making paradigm of even the largest entities, and lay the groundwork for larger cultural transformation. This work is rarely, if ever, done with majority support but instead at the urging of the most committed, most dedicated, and most vocal. Thus, our great institutions often change without any public referendum, merely passive acquiescence. Indeed, one reason why people like Senator Cruz can be all-too-successfully labeled as “extremist” in the wider culture has been the power of leftist conviction at work in key cultural institutions.

***

It has been the immature and ridiculous antics of the Republican Party establishment that has given Cruz the street cred that usually takes years to acquire. The one thing social conservative and libertarian constituents agree on right now is their mutual disdain for the GOP establishment. Seeing that establishment relentlessly attack and melt down over Cruz is almost like a coded message to the base that says, “This is the guy you’ve been waiting for.”

If Cruz can translate that right-of-center economic populism into a real plan to lessen the burden of government on the American worker and small-business owner, you could very well be welcoming President Cruz to the White House 40 months from now.

Will it be the Republican Party establishment — which has done more to promote his brand name than Cruz or his staff could’ve ever hoped to do themselves — that takes credit for it?

***

In contrast to Paul—and despite his suspiciously ethnic surname and scandalously Canadian birth—Cruz is the favorite son of an older, whiter America. As Paul brings in fresh new blood to a broad, limited-government coalition, Cruz is locking down the tired old blood that realizes the John Boehners, Mitch McConnells, John McCains, and Lindsey Grahams of the world really don’t give a rat’s ass about them. Almost without exception, Cruz’s positions, including his “Potemkin battle” to stop Obamacare, mesh perfectly with what Slate’s David Weigel calls “Republican seats that are largely whiter and more rural than the rest of the country.”…

The odds are that neither Paul nor Cruz will be president. It’s nothing against them; it’s just that the odds are stacked against any individual. But commentators who think these guys are in politics only for themselves are missing the energy that’s driving the wacko birds. Maybe, just maybe, they really do believe in shrinking the size, scope, and spending of the federal government. And maybe they realize that their vehicle of choice, the Republican Party, really does need to reach out to new swaths of the electorate while holding on to conservatives…

They’ve shown that they can work together, and they’ve shown that they’re not standard-issue Republicans but true believers in limited government. In a country where six of 10 voters already think the government is too big, the wacko bird caucus has got a lot of room to fly.

***

Cruz, who most Republicans believe is positioning himself for a 2016 presidential run, will need the support of at least a portion of the party’s moneyed donors to stay competitive in a primary. But skeptics say he’s running the risk of being seen as unserious by the same people he will need to write him checks in a couple of years.

“Sure, he’s revving up the base, but so did Michele Bachmann and Pat Buchanan,” said one longtime Republican strategist who has worked on multiple state and national campaigns. “If you’re serious about running for president… you need the serious money, more than the direct mail crowd and the small money donors.”

“That,” the Republican said, “is the difference between winning the Iowa Caucus and winning in a serious state like Florida.”

***

The Leaders of Conservatism that Frum cites all built their reputations over long, achievement-rich careers (Taft was a real legislator, Kemp was about Big Ideas and Outreach more than ideological correctness, Reagan was a successful governor, Gingrich was Speaker of the House), and even then most of them didn’t win the Republican nomination for the presidency, let alone the White House itself. Cruz’s “I’m not here to make friends” strategy, on the other hand, feels built for the short term: It could position him as the True Conservative alternative to Chris Christie in 2016, if he can elbow Paul and Rubio and others (Scott Walker, etc.) out of the way, and then he could beat Christie, if the stars align and the base votes for purity in a way that it hasn’t recently, and then he could beat Hillary Clinton, if … well, give me a few weeks and I’ll come up with a scenario. But if he doesn’t run the table, what then? His current influence with the grassroots is built on a promise to fight, and fight, and fight some more — but if he doesn’t deliver victory, or if he ducks out of running in 2016 at all, how long can he actually retain the spotlight?

To my mind, a figure like Paul, who actually has a policy vision to go with his theatrics, and who inspires loyalty based on distinctive ideas as well as affect, seems much better positioned to survive a 2016 defeat with his prominence and influence intact, ready to lead the opposition to Hillary Clinton on both domestic and foreign policy or else to be a occasional-partner, occasional-problem for a President Christie. Whereas for Cruz to run and lose, either in the primaries or the general, feels like it would fatally puncture his current mystique.

***

There’s one thing, though, that I think Jonah misses. There may be no consolation prize at the end of this — or perhaps whatever prize there is will be badly damaged.

Sure, there are donations being given and and email lists being made, but the inevitable failure of this plan, which Cruz and others have spoken of as a simple task, could poison a lot of wells. The “defund” movement is huge — a big enough deal that House Leadership felt the pressure to change its strategy on the CR. The grassroots are involved. They’re on fire. That’s great…

Conservative voters and small-dollar donors aren’t fools. You can’t whip them up into a frenzy, fail them, and then just pat them on the head like it never happened. The illusory promise of an easy shortcut to beating Obamacare will leave a bitter aftertaste, resulting in anger, a loss of trust, and even withdrawal from the political process.

Perhaps people will still view Cruz as a hero, and instead take it on the congressmen whom he expected to carry the weight in this whole scheme. Or perhaps they’ll take it out on Cruz himself for promising something he couldn’t deliver. Or perhaps they’ll simply give up.

***

CRUZ: I will tell you the single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here. I mean, we don’t even talk about how to win a fight. There’s no discussion. We talk about, “Hey, let’s get a show vote so we can go tell our constituents we’re doing something.” But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you’d be in therapy for a month.

RUSH: (laughing).

CRUZ: I don’t know that you could — as bad as you might think it is, and, listen, these are good men and women. I respect them. I like them. Many of these are my friends, but they’ve been here a long time, and they’re beaten down, and they don’t believe we can win. They don’t believe it can happen, and the answer they say on every issue is, “No, we can’t do it. We can’t do it.”

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Via RCP.


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KCB on September 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

BISHBOP!

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Tomahawk

Electrongod on September 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM

BISHBOP!

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Well deserved…:)

Electrongod on September 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM

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KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Finished…


Rotten To The Common Core

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Well deserved…:)

Electrongod on September 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM

He loves it when I spell it bishBop!

Snicker.

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 10:45 PM

“The party has never been at a weaker place in the last 25 years.

Why the concern?

This is what you wanted..

Party….

Electrongod on September 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

BBBBBBBBBBBB9999999999999999999!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on September 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

awww..that is some B9 love, right there. ;)
I heard you all the way from TX!

bazil9 on September 25, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Husband was working the county GOP booth at the fair tonight-and was chatting w/ one of his fellow GOP precinct committee chairmen. She said that she reads HA, likes me and what I write, and that her brother or some other relative is a reg here. She’s originally from DFW or Houston or something.
Interesting.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM

“That,” the Republican said, “is the difference between winning the Iowa Caucus and winning in a serious state like Florida.”

How incredibly pompous. As a Floridian I beg to differ with this self-serving ‘longtime Republican strategist’. He’s only calling Florida a ‘serious’ state because it has trended purple and is easier pickings for the GOPe.

INC on September 25, 2013 at 10:50 PM

It has been the immature and ridiculous antics of the Republican Party establishment that has given Cruz the street cred that usually takes years to acquire. The one thing social conservative and libertarian constituents agree on right now is their mutual disdain for the GOP establishment. Seeing that establishment relentlessly attack and melt down over Cruz is almost like a coded message to the base that says, “This is the guy you’ve been waiting for.”…

…………..*c l i n k*

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM

the zombies are coming

get ready

the essay to end all essays

coming soon

the zombies are coming

get ready

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM

“That,” the Republican said, “is the difference between winning the Iowa Caucus and winning in a serious state like Florida.”

Oh, so you guys are running people as close to Obama as you can find, ’cause that’s who won Florida, you big stupid?

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Nice BISHBOP Sophie!

KCB on September 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Cruz is pissing off all the right people.

I like it.

trigon on September 25, 2013 at 10:53 PM

They’ll cave. Back to boner.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Thx, Ken.

For Bishop’s sake, I do try. :-)

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM

This one party government has destroyed America…power and control.

d1carter on September 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Seriously-now I’m curious about who the relative might be. I have a guess.
I like having minions er fans.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Did anyone see this on Special Report tonight? Between this, Fast & Furious and Benghazi, I’m think there is a trend. I guess because it is a Fox “exclusive” it isn’t being taken seriously.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Oh, so you guys are running people as close to Obama as you can find, ’cause that’s who won Florida, you big stupid?

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM

*chuckle*

bazil9 on September 25, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Establishment GOP hate guy and attack him to no end = exactly what this country needs for a turn right again.

watertown on September 25, 2013 at 10:57 PM

INC on September 25, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I bet the folks in Iowa are pretty choked up also.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:58 PM

the werewolf is coming

the werewolf poem to end all werewolf poems

coming soon

brace yourselves

also zombies

which are also still coming

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Who did not see that coming? O well these are the good guys so no fear… McCain and the liberals told us so!

watertown on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Ted Cruz is my senator.
I win.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM

You said it so much better than I did.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Ha! Yes!

INC on September 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Axe,, way ahead of you…

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hornady-Z-MAX-Zombie-Rifle-Bullets/1330008.uts

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Jerry Moran’s facebook page finally had something indicating support of Ted Cruz a few hours after he was done. It is mysteriously missing now.

Eff off, Jerry. You picked the wrong horse to back.

cptacek on September 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Ted Cruz is my senator.
I win.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Mine too, but, it’s only half a win. The other is a DORK.

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM

When is the last time you did anything for 21 hours?

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

When is the last time you did anything for 21 hours?

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

After four hours you have to go to the doctor.

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Mine too, but, it’s only half a win. The other is a DORK quisling.

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM

FIFY.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

ROTFL!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:05 PM

As soon as AP puts up the QOTD I will be all over it.

#1 slot baby, full on Bishop. Just wait and see.

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I’m picturing a Rube Goldberg contraption that begins with Ted Cruz giving a speech that leads to John Boehner slipping on a banana peel and ends with Lois Lerner’s head getting slammed into the sidewalk, repeatedly.

ardenenoch on September 25, 2013 at 11:08 PM

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hornady-Z-MAX-Zombie-Rifle-Bullets/1330008.uts

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

awesome

won’t be enough

omg

When is the last time you did anything for 21 hours?

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

with surprising frequency

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 11:08 PM

After four hours you have to go to the doctor.

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

…ok derft…I lost my drink!
1

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2013 at 11:08 PM

When is the last time you did anything for 21 hours?

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Well AxeFellow’s last Cheetos binge lasted 20 hours.

Does that count?

Cozmo went without pants for 48 hours.

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM

#1 slot baby, full on Bishop. Just wait and see.

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:07 PM

bish bop

doesn’t matter

will all be over soon

omg

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2013 at 11:08 PM

It’s only Koolaid…No big deal.

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

He loves it when I spell it bishBop!

Snicker.

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I think you’re the only one who can get away with that, mostly because Bishop’s arsenal doesn’t quite reach across The Pond. :-)

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:11 PM

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Yeah, but you get one of those cool claw footed tubs.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I would trade three Bishops for a Twitchy mention.

Maybe Twerp could arrange it.

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I am a PROUD wacko bird.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Hi RWM.

Tags: Eyeball, Twitchy, Blogging, Troll killer

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Speaking of Bishop, he and I need some words. There was very little color in the trees up in the Minnesota arrowhead, and those dirt roads did a number to the paint and chrome on my truck.

Seriously, that mini-vacation was just what this hard-boiled Egg needed.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Hi Twerp.

tags: Bunny suit, chocolate, Ron Paul, Texan, Cubs Fan

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

When is the last time you did anything for 21 hours?

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The drive to Denver a couple years ago wasn’t quite 21 hours.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Ted Cruz is my senator.
I win.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

What she said!

KCB on September 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Hi Schad.

tags: Brain, pebble

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I’ll shoot off a message to by friend-and see what I can do.
Could be arranged.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Yeah, but you get one of those cool claw footed tubs.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Experience is a wonderful teacher. lol

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:17 PM

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Chicago to Texas in April, 2011.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM

omg

tags: o m g

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM

If it was good, then I could say, “Good evening everybody.” You’ll have to settle for, “Evenin’ fellow wacko birds.”

To briefly touch on the “official” topic, here’s a quick blurb I submitted to Right Wisconsin on the questions of whether Cruz’s quasi-filibuster was the right thing and what’s next:

The Sen. Cruz quasi-filibuster was pretty much the last card conservatives had to even slow down the implementation of PlaceboCare. The fact that it came to this point of failure is a testament to the gutlessness of the House Republicans, who, despite holding 40-some votes for repeal, defunding or delaying PlaceboCare, and having as part of all three budget resolutions a zeroing out of all money spent on its implementation, never successfully fought, or even appeared to fight, to keep any delay/defund effort in any conference committee report.

Had the rest of the Beltway Republicans not already said that they will “fall back” to a delay of the individual mandate, and made that a part of their negotiating on the growth of the debt ceiling, this may have been more than a show. Instead, they will be lucky to get a codification of the 1-year administrative delay in the employer mandate in exchange for a total surrender to President Obama’s and Sen. Reid’s demands on the debt ceiling and appropriations.

This die was cast last year, when what has become an irreconcilable split between the Republican Party and conservatives, and also one between the various stripes of conservatives in several states, happened. Given the events of the past couple weeks, I don’t expect the splits to be healed in either 2014 or 2016.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:20 PM

With surprising frequency.

Doing it over and over again thinking about someone doesn’t count.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Dammit; I forgot to plug Right Wisconsin. I’m definitely out of practice.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

BBBBBBBBBBBB9999999999999999999!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on September 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Or as G. Gordon Liddy would say: Bravo Niner!

viking01 on September 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Just messaged my buddy.
Be nice to me. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Hi Axe.

tags: lurk, poof, cheetos, sophie, axecott, bucket, poems

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Harry Reid is a very small man — Greta said he is the opposite of a leader. This is mild.

Rats have more decency.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Well hi my new best friend. Lets get that Texan guy who always gives you trouble.

ps: anyone who thwacks Twerp will get a bang from a Pistol Shrimp.

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Hi Sparky.

Thanks for the smiles. You keep us ‘sane’.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

buddy is one of the mods. I sang your praises to said bud.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Hi Sparky.

Thanks for the smiles. You keep us ‘sane’.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Speak for yourself on the “sanity” part ;-)

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Soooo,, all we can up with is. Long drives and Axe,, ummm, over and over again.

Feel my point stands.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

60 million dollars are missing from the IRS…the IG can’t find them…meant for the implementation of obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Cruz Control.

BuckeyeSam on September 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Speak for yourself on the “sanity” part ;-)

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

No, no, no intention of being sane-sane. Note the single quotes :)

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM

60 million dollars are missing from the IRS…the IG can’t find them…meant for the implementation of obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Look in the UAW VEBA.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM

No, no, no intention of being sane-sane. Note the single quotes :)

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM

So noted.

Now, where’s the barkeep, or do I have to take a sledgehammer to Ed’s liquor cabinet again?

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:31 PM

tags: lurk, poof, cheetos, sophie, axecott, bucket, poems

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM

ignoring sophie to show cool aloofness

also to allow more potential suitor flirting

dangerous strategy

#sophiecott

zombies also dangerous

omg

Steve Eggleston

^ won’t survive zombie breakfast

omg

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Sophie, that one savage female nazi…s/b Liselotte Meirer.

Too bad they weren’t hanged sooner.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:33 PM

60 million dollars are missing from the IRS…the IG can’t find them…meant for the implementation of obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

That’s probably Lying Lois’ “keep quiet” payoff.

viking01 on September 25, 2013 at 11:33 PM

the werewolf is coming

the werewolf poem to end all werewolf poems

coming soon

brace yourselves

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

VorDaj on September 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM

tag: possum

viking01 on September 25, 2013 at 11:35 PM

^ won’t survive zombie breakfast

omg

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM

“That’s how you’re going to win, Butch. They keep underestimating you.”

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Soooo,, all we can up with is. Long drives and Axe,, ummm, over and over again.

Feel my point stands.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Nah. Actually – I have a few, as I am sure some others do……but here is one:

I spent 36 hours straight installing and starting up a venturi-based vacuum fill and venting component on a nuclear plant reactor coolant system……

Me and one other guy……

We had to be there through 3 12-hour shifts to hook it up, train the operators in the field how to use it, and perform the actual vacuum fill and vent of the RCS…….we had to keep getting written permission from the Shift Supervisors to violate the NRC working hour limitations……every 12 hours…..

Stayed awake the whole time….mostly in containment…..hooking things up and answering a lot of questions and doing On-The-Spot Training…..

I wouldn’t recommend it……

williamg on September 25, 2013 at 11:37 PM

The venturi-based vacuum fill and vent rig was a new innovation in the industry at the time…….

There was much unwarranted fear about it…….

williamg on September 25, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Soooo,, all we can up with is. Long drives and Axe,, ummm, over and over again.

Feel my point stands.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Let’s ask your question in a special forces forum. Even before the soon-to-be-fully-abandoned Global War on Terror (or whatever it’s called now) began, they could give us umpteen different things they did for a lot more than 21 hours straight.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Now, where’s the barkeep, or do I have to take a sledgehammer to Ed’s liquor cabinet again?

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:31 PM

The HA bar is always open, as in an open bar. Help yourself :)

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Love Cruz!

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sparky

Tags: Eyeball stealer, Twitchy-reject, Rock Lobster oven mitt wearer, pistol shrimp, #SanityCott

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

McCain will remain in the lifestyle to which he is accustomed no matter which party is in charge and what policies are implemented. Same thing for Rove & Co. In fact the consultants are in higher demand the worse things look for Republicans. They don’t need to win anything, they just have to pretend that they’re trying.

None of these old birds has any motivation at all to change the status quo in Washington. In fact, they have every motivation to keep things going exactly the way they are now.

Then along comes Cruz, threatening to upset the apple cart and spoil everyone’s fun, and they just can’t allow that to happen.

And that’s why they fight him harder than they do the Democrats.

29Victor on September 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

The HA bar is always open, as in an open bar. Help yourself :)

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Who’s up for a round?

:clink:

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Sparky

Tags: Eyeball stealer, Twitchy-reject, Alfalfa Sprouts, Rock Lobster oven mitt wearer, pistol shrimp, #SanityCott

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Supposedly, one of my co-workers(in my department)heard a ‘rattle’ coming from the field next to the store, as he was parking this afternoon.
He then warned me-more like ordered me- to stay OUT of said field while I was on lunch and after work.

My co-workers know me all too well. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Love Cruz!

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Me too. However, McCain makes me want to play Wack-A-Mole.

derft on September 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM

#sophiecott… lol.

As if.

Thing is you are fishing offshore., think you hooked a tuna.

But no, it’s a great white. You get it on deck and you suddenly care about those handicap ramps.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Grrrrrrr.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Just messaged my buddy.
Be nice to me. LoL
annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I would love a Twitchy mention.

I am going to be revving up the ole @bluegill4ever twitter account again soon. I have been quiet on there the last few days. I am stuck at that 2000 follower snag/hold, but will be making some adjustments to fly passed that. Then the sky is the limit.

Feel free to follow me on twitter by clicking my screen name. All readers are welcomed! Just go to http://www.twitter.com/bluegill4ever

Sign up on twitter and then click follow.

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Resist We Much on September 25, 2013 at 11:42 PM

hahah. You got me. But I’ll sneak up on you and give you another pedi.

SparkPlug on September 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM

zombies even more terrifying than Twerp

werewolves more terrifying than zombies

kiss loved ones

call mom

drink Zima

say prayers

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 11:49 PM

#sophiecott… lol.

As if.

Thing is you are fishing offshore., think you hooked a tuna.

But no, it’s a great white. You get it on deck and you suddenly care about those handicap ramps.

wolly4321 on September 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM

In Resistance America, sushi eats you.

Steve Eggleston on September 25, 2013 at 11:49 PM

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