Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on October 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama placed blame for a government shutdown squarely with the GOP on Tuesday, labeling the cessation in government business a “Republican shutdown” that threatens to damage the economy.

“This Republican shutdown did not have to happen. But I want every American to understand why it did happen,” Obama said during remarks in the Rose Garden. “They’ve shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans.”

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President Obama would veto any piecemeal bill funding only parts of the federal government and not resolving the whole government shutdown, the White House said Tuesday.

The president and the Senate have been clear that they won’t accept this kind of game-playing, and if these bills were to come to the president’s desk he would veto them, White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said in a statement, responding to the plans under consideration by House Republicans.

“These piecemeal efforts are not serious, and they are no way to run a government,” she said. “If House Republicans are legitimately concerned about the impacts of a shutdown — which extend across government from our small businesses to women, children and seniors — they should do their job and pass a clean CR to reopen the government.”

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The president isn’t telling the whole story when it comes to the government shutdown. The fact is that Washington Democrats have slammed the door on reopening the government by refusing to engage in bipartisan talks. And, as stories across the country highlight the devastating impact of Obamacare on families and small businesses, they continue to reject our calls for fairness for all Americans.

This is part of a larger pattern: the president’s scorched-Earth policy of refusing to negotiate in bipartisan way on his health care law, current government funding, or the debt limit.

As of this morning, Senate Democrats, acting in concert with President Obama, have rejected four different proposals from the House of Representatives to keep the government running and fund basic services.

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Their kamikaze campaign to defund President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, ridiculously rests on the idea that they are reflecting “the will of the American people.” It’s true that Obamacare is not the most popular government program in history. But hardly anyone outside this pestiferous little posse supports defunding the law, especially at the cost of a government shutdown…

On what planet is 19 percent of the population the expression of the will of the American people? The GOP has routinely conflated disapproval of or confusion about Obamacare with a desire to defund the law. Now they seem to believe that the American people want to defund the health-care law so much that they are willing to drive the American economy off a cliff. It’s beyond delusional. This is government of, for, and by the fringe.

Could people in Congress possibly behave another way when they disagree with the president on an important policy matter? Yes, it turns out they could. In April 2007, when 76 percent of Americans said the Iraq War was going badly, a CBS/New York Times poll found that 36 percent of all adults wanted Democrats to withhold funding for the Iraq War if no timetable for withdrawal was set. Did the Democrats take the U.S. government to the brink of disaster to get this accomplished? No, they didn’t. They included a timetable in an Iraq War spending bill. President Bush vetoed it, and Democrats relented in the face of outrage from their liberal flank. It’s worth noting that the Iraq War was a demonstrable mistake involving life and death. Obamacare is essentially government-run health insurance that hasn’t even fully launched. The hysteria and hostage taking of Wacko Bird Inc. is not reasonably matched to the current situation.

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When Obama spends a week making three partisan speeches attacking Republicans and then calls House Speaker John Boehner to tell him, “I will not negotiate,” it is time to stand firm.

It is a sad commentary on Obama’s attitude toward the elected majority of the House of Representatives that he could have a more pleasant conversation with the head of the Iranian dictatorship than with the elected leader of the U.S. House.

The left has sold itself on a false history of the 2012 election. According to the left, Obama won the election and therefore we should do whatever he wants.

This ignores that there was also an election for the “People’s House” in 435 congressional districts, and the Republicans won. It also ignores the 63 million Americans who voted against his re-election and his agenda. Winning 52% does not mean he gets 100% of what he wants.

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Tea-party populism, however, moved quickly beyond this point. We are no longer seeing a revolt against the Republican leadership, or even against the Republican “establishment”; this revolt is against anyone who accepts the constraints of political reality. Conservatives are excommunicated not for holding the wrong convictions but for rational calculations in service of those convictions…

And these ideas do have some resonance among conservative activists who are convinced that Republicans lost recent presidential elections because their candidates lacked combativeness. At least, the argument goes, Ted Cruz has some backbone. It is the political expression of pent-up anger. “If we’re going to fight,” says Michele Bachmann, “we need to fight now.” Few believe any longer that Republicans will be able to defund Obamacare in this session of Congress; it is the fight that counts. This is a word that crops up frequently in tea-party discourse. Not winning. Not strategy. Not consequences. The fight.

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Now that the shutdown has happened, Obama has a fresh opportunity — indeed a fresh responsibility — to seize the mantle of leadership and get us out of this mess. Instead of just blaming the Republicans, he should call in the leaders of both parties and in Lyndon Johnson fashion, keep ‘em talking till they get a deal.

With the shutdown underway, the president has new leverage to say, “Look, we are here to negotiate a settlement so that we can reopen the government. We are not here to negotiate over a possible default; I have said all along that I won’t do that. But those of you who have been listening closely know that I have also been saying that I am open to conversations about settling our policy differences so that we can keep the government running.

“Tax reform, entitlement reform and even some tweaking of the Affordable Care Act are on the table now. I have only two conditions: I will not accept a gutting of Obamacare — we settled that at the ballot box in 2012 — and any settlement here must include a pledge not to let the country go into default. So, let’s get started.”

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Obamacare also helped spark a Republican resurgence in the 2010 midterms and the Democrats lost the House. They didn’t lose in spite of your programs, Mr. President. They lost because of your first two years in office, when you signed on to Bush’s TARP plan, expanded unpopular military actions, pushed a stimulus that failed by your own predicted measures of success, and forced through a health-care plan that people still don’t like.

Then you compounded legislative issues by failing to kick the asses of sorry little functionaries like John Boehner and Harry Reid to pass budgets on a regular basis. At this point, you’re one for five, batting .200 on budgets. If you had forced the budget process, most Americans would never have learned of the debt limit, whose increase you used to rail against so eloquently. It’s hard, after all, for Congress not to pass increases to pay for spending it budgeted through the normal budget process.

Like a head-in-the-clouds grad-school layabout, you yourself were late on just about everything too, such as Obamacare deadlines and this year’s budget plan. Think about it: You became unpopular enough that Americans were willing to vote back into partial power the same team that gave us the goddamn Bush years.

You lost total control of the federal government and thus the ability to not have to offer anything. Get over it.

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Via RCP.

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Shutdown!!!!!!

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 10:41 PM

First,second and third!!

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Oh well,scored second!
(sarc)

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

On my kid’s vocabulary sheet from school:

“PATRIOTIC: Devoted or loyal to one’s government.”

Do you believe that bull crap? I changed it to “country” and told him the Commie definition was wrong.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

McRino: Apocalypse Now!

A string of unexpected events marked the first day of the federal government shutdown.

The Department of Defense released a statement early Tuesday that shocked college sports fans. The department said that all athletic competitions at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies would be postponed for as long as the government remained closed.

The Air Force and Navy are scheduled to square off in a sold-out, nationally televised football game on Saturday, while the Army has a planned match-up against Boston College. If the government impasse isn’t resolved by Thursday, both games will be suspended.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a graduate of the Naval Academy, told reporters that the cancelation of the Air Force-Navy game would be the “defining moment” of the shutdown.

“The apocalypse is upon us,” McCain lamented.


Le sigh.

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Fluck the President

Electrongod on October 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

.Guv is shut down… Let’s party…

If This Job Had A Soundtrack

PointnClick on October 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

More like the obama shutdown

sandee on October 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Hopefully the 3rd time is a charm

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/01/connecticut-healthcare-exchange-sees-28k-visitors-but-only-167-applications-for-insurance/

the old fashioned way lol

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Feel free to blame me, so long as it lasts at least another thirty years or so. I have no problem taking responsibility for the shutdown.

Bmore on October 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

the old fashioned way lol

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM

lol CL, tah da! it worked.

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Obama has behaved and performed miserably though this entire episode. He even said he wouldn’t negotiate with congress… after proudly declaring that he will negotiate with known terrorists in Iran.

Obama has proven beyond all doubt that he cares, as president, only for those who voted for him and support him, both ideologically and financially.

He’s not the president of the Untied States of America. Obama is president of the Democrat Party.

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

What’s going to happen is democrats will take over congress and we will get more horrible legislation everyone I know feels like they’re being childish and that won’t change.

mrscullen on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I take back every bad word that I’ve ever said about Obamacare. Obviously, it’s a SMASHING CRASHING SUCCESS!

I mean, if you decided to give a party and sent out 28,000 invitations but only 167 showed up, wouldn’t that be considered bloody brilliant or something?

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Racist kamikaze terrorist suicide-bomber zealot tea-bagger crazies, that’s what we are.

Not going to fit on a bumper sticker all that well though.

Bishop on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Bmore on October 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I stand with you, Bmore. :)

Good evening. :)

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Unbelievably disgusting …

Good for you!

ShainS on October 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

lol B9 I must be more tired than I thought. How was your day at the beach??

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Democrats Hold America Hostage Day #1!

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM

The Guv shut down! Yet, here we all are. Amazing…..

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Gird up your loins, Beaner. Here’s what you do to keep your job. Maybe, but from you it’ll be your hail Mary pass. And don’t mind the screeching RINOs like McVain or that despicable P King from NY.

Just send all the GOP home for 30 days and say you won’t come back until they agree to serious negotiations like 10% across the board cuts from last year.

Oh and the ante goes up each week. Week 2 it’s 10% from 2011 and after that, 10% from 2010If nothing by November 1st the new negotiation position is outright repeal while we still have the insurance companies around. Plus tort reform, shopping across borders and elimination of any mandates on what’s in the policy. Oh and 10% cut from 2009.

The clock starts ticking now.

Then go home and wait for their counter offer.Oboobi can’t even make recess appointments if the govt is shutdown.

This is what a republic looks like when the House exercises its power of the purse.

AH_C on October 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

They haven’t gotten to the really old fashioned way yet, the way that comes at the tip of a blade. If people won’t sign up voluntarily the fascists will devise all sorts of interesting ways to motivate them back to the proper way of thinking.

Bishop on October 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Hopefully the 3rd time is a charm

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/01/connecticut-healthcare-exchange-sees-28k-visitors-but-only-167-applications-for-insurance/

the old fashioned way lol

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM

And 166 of those were Ukranian IP addresses.

Chuck Schick on October 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

RWM….LOL.

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Racist kamikaze terrorist suicide-bomber zealot tea-bagger crazies, that’s what we are.

Not going to fit on a bumper sticker all that well though.

Bishop on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Bishop:Ya know,it do has a nice ring to it:0

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

…shut it down!

KOOLAID2 on October 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Racist kamikaze terrorist suicide-bomber zealot tea-bagger crazies, that’s what we are.

Not going to fit on a bumper sticker all that well though.

Bishop on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Or “Cruz!”

Same thing to the Leftists and RINOs, but I repeat myself …

ShainS on October 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Peter King is doing a better job of making the Republicans look bad than either the media or the Democrats.

takeamericabackin10 on October 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

At least Ed & Allahpundit’s buddies in the press are spending %100 of their effort mocking WW2 vets. So at least we have that.

tetriskid on October 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

lol B9 I must be more tired than I thought. How was your day at the beach??

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

:)
I thought it was a whole article lol..
Good info tho, TY. As rwm said..what a crashing success!

I live about 5 minuets from the beach..went early in the morn
and afternoon, had some nice tuna ahi at the pier. All in all.
a pretty good day..
Feed back emails from clients I prepared saying the could not get
on the site..but expected it.
Hope u had a pleasant day.

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Peter King is doing a better job of making the Republicans look bad than either the media or the Democrats.

takeamericabackin10 on October 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM


Pete King Is Vile And A Terrorist Sympathiser

’nuff said.

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Maybe the world will blow up tomorrow.

Flapjackmaka on October 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Chuck Schick on October 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

lol

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM

With the government shutdown in full swing we finally have time to auction off Ken’s speedo.

AxeFellow bid $13. Do I hear $14? Anyone? Ladies?

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

FFFFFF&&&&&&&CCCCCCKKKKKK Peter King!!!!

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

They haven’t gotten to the really old fashioned way yet, the way that comes at the tip of a blade. If people won’t sign up voluntarily the fascists will devise all sorts of interesting ways to motivate them back to the proper way of thinking.

Bishop on October 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Yep.

Soon, you won’t be able to get your Foodstamps — and eventually, your Paycheck — unless you sign up!

ShainS on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Amazingly, even Rove (on Greta) was sounding like he thought the Dems were going to get a lot of blame for their intransigence. Perhaps the tide is turning.

Maybe get the Tea Party out in new protests of the Democratic failure to negotiate and of the Dems insistence on fully funding the despised socialized medicine program that doesn’t jive with the US way of thinking.

anotherJoe on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Day 1: America held hostage by Barack Hussein Obama.

TonyR on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Reid said. “We support the federal government,” he said. “That’s our job. That’s what we do.”

Yeah, that’s what you and Harvey Whittemore were doing in all of those meetings…supporting the Federal government./

So, Harry, why is your bagman going to prison?

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

time to auction off Ken’s speedo.

AxeFellow bid $13. Do I hear $14? Anyone? Ladies?

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

lmao
Scrumpy will be devastated!

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

With the government shutdown in full swing we finally have time to auction off Ken’s speedo.

AxeFellow bid $13. Do I hear $14? Anyone? Ladies?

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Will you take food stamps? I have $25 in food stamps and an obamacare identity theft problem!!!

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

This hit me today. Republicans are using terrorist tactics to hold government activity hostage. This from the same assclown that wants to put the entire country’s health care under the government’s purview. Doesn’t that put the nation’s healthcare in jeopardy if being held hostage by either party? That would be kind of stupid….

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

MeanWhile,..speaking of ShutDowns,..AirPort Drama:

Jacksonville Airport shut down, Oct. 1, 2013
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Jacksonville International Airport was shut down on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after authorities found two suspicious packages and took at least two men into custody.
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Jacksonville airport closure began when a man refused to be screened and then claimed he had a bomb – @jaxdotcom

1 hour ago from jacksonville.com by editor
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/jacksonville-airport-shut-down-oct-1-2013

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Lolz! I would not stand so close to me Jackie. I would also like to take responsibility for the failure of the 0Care roll out. We only had three and a half years to work out the kinks. I have truly let us down. Down twinkles.

Bmore on October 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

My day was good thanks. Dang you make me jealous. Dad’s house was 5 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Drive right up. Lots of free parking beautiful beach and sunset was awesome. I’m 20 minutes (without traffic) fight for parking. Price keeps going up each season. Grr

Glad you had a wonderful day.

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Would love to see Peter King get a swift kick in the pants on live TV. He and McCain and Corker aren’t worth a jar of pee.

mobydutch on October 1, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Fluck the President

Electrongod on October 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

…give me my ‘l’ back!

KOOLAID2 on October 1, 2013 at 11:04 PM

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I fight for parking on the weekend…so I ride my bike.
But then I can’t take a lot with.
I’m sure many would be jealous of you too. ;)
Are u by the HardRock?

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:04 PM

In Case you missed this Ted Cruz Piece:
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The Hill ‏@thehill 5h

Cruz apologizes for ‘Bataan Death March’ comment http://j.mp/1dUMaVL by @Cam_Joseph
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VIDEO:(7:31)

Cruz apologizes for ‘Bataan Death March’ comment
By Cameron Joseph – 10/01/13 04:58 PM ET
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has apologized to a group of Filipino military veterans for his comparison of his 21-hour Senate floor speech to the Bataan death march.

The Texas senator thanked staffers and Capitol Hill workers for putting up with him at the end of his quasi-filibuster last week by comparing it to the infamous World War II forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war.

“I apologize for causing offense. I should not have said what I did,” Cruz tells veterans in a video posted online.

Cruz explained he was thanking Senate floor staff, police officers and pages that had been forced to stay in the Senate for enduring “a long period of suffering not of their choosing” during his speech, and that it was not his intention to cause offense.

Cruz says he also comes “from a family that has experienced the atrocities that one man can inflict on another,” citing the torture of his father and aunt in Cuba. “It was not my intention to make light of it.”

The Bataan Death March wasn’t the only World War II reference that caused controversy.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor

to complain about Cruz’s comparison

during the speech of Republicans

who weren’t supporting his tactics to those who sought to appease the Nazis during the 1940s.
===========================

http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/325935-ted-cruz-apologizes-for-bataan-death-march-comment

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

time to auction off Ken’s speedo.

AxeFellow bid $13. Do I hear $14? Anyone? Ladies?

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Cozmo’s knickers, anyone?

Can I get $2? Just $2 for this humongously important piece of HA history?

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

He’s not the president of the Untied States of America. Obama is president of the Democrat Party.

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

.
This POSOTUS (think it thru, you’ll get it) will be around for another 3+ YEARS.

The wife and I were discussing things she is worrying about tonight and I had to remind her we have 3+ years of lies and BS to go.

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

US government funding debate 2013

House to consider same three bills tomorrow that were defeated tonight. Only they won’t require 2/3 vote to pass – just a simple majority – @ChadPergram

42 secs ago from twitter.com/ChadPergram by editor

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

humongously important piece of HA history?

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

omg..lolz

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

They haven’t gotten to the really old fashioned way yet, the way that comes at the tip of a blade. If people won’t sign up voluntarily the fascists will devise all sorts of interesting ways to motivate them back to the proper way of thinking.

Bishop on October 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Shoot, they were already pretty intimidating during the last censux. I read the Constitution-says Congress has to take a census every ten years-doesn’t say anything about Citizens having to answer any of their questions.

I didn’t even want to talk to them, but they kept harassing me and all around me thought I was weird, so I succumbed to their interrogation. There wasn’t exactly a national resistance to their intrusive questions going on, so I felt like I might be hung out to dry.

That made me realize that I’m on my own, and all this big talk from some about “resisting tyranny” and the like is BS-they mean well, but in the end just talk.

—————-

Unbelievably disgusting …

ShainS on October 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Actually it’s worse-I just remembered it said “our government” not “one’s” as I had typed earlier.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hardrock is halfway between me and the beach LOL

I didn’t realize you were that familiar with the area. LOL Have you been? Are you a party woman? lol

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Bmore on October 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I’m not worried about standing close to you, Bmore. :)

Does this mean I have to take responsibility for crafting such a rag-tag Frankenstein patchwork of regulations and statues, the leviathan labyrinth of legislation, that is Obamacare? ‘Cause, you know… I only had the last three and a half years to tack on yet another eight thousand plus pages of rules and… regulations…

…WAIT!….

I finally get it!

This is why Obama said “You didn’t build that… someone else built that.”

He wants to use that excuse for the colossal failure that is Obamacare. SOMEBODY ELSE BUILT THAT…

…by the way… anyone notice Pelosi took a powder before the vote the other day? Anyone seen her lately? lol!

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

At least Ed & Allahpundit’s buddies in the press are spending %100 of their effort mocking WW2 vets. So at least we have that.

tetriskid on October 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Who is classless enough to do that?

gophergirl on October 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I would also like to take responsibility for the failure of the 0Care roll out.

Bmore on October 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Libs See Tea Party, Koch Brothers Conspiracy In Obamacare Website Glitches…

They KNEW it!!!

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

humongously important piece of HA history?

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

omg..lolz

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

We might all be living in those sexy bits soon enough.

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Who is classless enough to do that?

gophergirl on October 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Um, GG, we are talking about the MSM. Who isn’t???

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Mt Lemmon AZ, Coronado National Forest..

Pack your tents up campers. Campgrounds closed.

Could be worse. In 95 they were dragging hikers off the Apaalachian trail.

wolly4321 on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I lost my coffee here with the speedos and knickers…ROFLMAO

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I hope the money goes to a good cause!!

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Yes… almost 40 months.

But if you think of it… the Democrats have to try and dodge the fallout all that time, too.

Nature abhors a vacuum. lol!

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

omg..lolz

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I know. I still laugh every time I see those pictures.

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Democrats Hold America Hostage Day #1!

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM


Wait! I thought we were being held hostage by Sequestration???

;->

Any idea what day we are on for THAT crisis?

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I’m rooting for the asteroid(s).

SouthernGent on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

How hard is it to disable autoplay on your video clips?

Reading and participating on threads with autoplay is virtually impossible on a tablet.

can_con on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

LOL- I use to be cool~ ;)

I have been 2 times. Awesome fun place.
I guess I just caught a few things you said before
and figured you were around that area.
I’m jealous you’re close to the Keys. :]

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

can_con on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

If you have Firefox use Adblock on your addons…. or you can use Abine.

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

But what about the Bureau of Foreign Native American Salamander Heritage??

WhatSlushfund on October 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Oversight by the commies. Forgot to take the house in 2012. Oh well,call the media and go into full bore de-legitimization. I mean why do the call it a house ??

rik on October 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

B9…not a big fan of the Keys. I’ll take Siesta Key over it any day.

I watched them build the Hardrock. I have yet to go there LOL.

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

can_con on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I have Firefox running… and I also use Flashblock … also to be found in your addons.

Works like a charm. You just click on what you do want to see or hear. :)

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I’m rooting for the asteroid(s).

SouthernGent on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

That is so last year.

I’m rooting for the hemorrhoids.

can_con on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

flashblock…gets them all.

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

The very small part of me that retains a bit of a gentleman, forbids me from commenting on that.

Now get off my frackin’ lawn…all y’all.

cozmo on October 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

LIVE NOW:

WATCH LIVE: Latest briefing from Jacksonville International Airport at 11 p.m.
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http://www.news4jax.com/news/live-event-from-wjxt/-/475880/17055100/-/wylh7k/-/index.html
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Michael Stewart from Jacksonville Aviation Authority: Device was found near the jet point; airlines are doing everything that they can to get things normal again – @wjxt4

37 secs ago from twitter.com/wjxt4 by editor

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I didn’t even want to talk to them, but they kept harassing me and all around me thought I was weird, so I succumbed to their interrogation. There wasn’t exactly a national resistance to their intrusive questions going on, so I felt like I might be hung out to dry.

*snip*

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

.
I just put up no trespassing signs at the end of my drive.

Still had what looked like two union goons drive up the 100 yards and get out of the car (a video surveillance system is very handy out here in the sticks) …

… but strangely enough, they left before I got to the door – with my dogs.

Maybe it was the rifle target I left on the front porch … in any case, they were scooting back up the drive by the time I got back to my office.

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Govt Mule

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

We might all be living in those sexy bits soon enough.

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

YAK!

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM

We might all be living in those sexy bits soon enough.

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

YAK!

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM

The yak will cost you extra.
Pet deposit!

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I’m rooting for the asteroid(s).

SouthernGent on October 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Reminds me of this…

‘Toon of the Day 2: Laborosaurus Rex?

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

How I lived for a day without the federal government.

Murphy9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I have a friend who lives up there. She told me they put the people up in hotels, that the a/p hadn’t reopened and her local streets were closed down.

Local TV said there were 2 suspicious packages. That was about 9pm tonight.

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

The very small part of me that retains a bit of a gentleman, forbids me from commenting on that.

Now get off my frackin’ lawn…all y’all.

cozmo on October 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

That’s OK. Like I told ya, there’s nothing wrong with it and we still love you.

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Wait! I thought we were being held hostage by Sequestration???

;->

Any idea what day we are on for THAT crisis?

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

PolAgonstic:Hot D*mn,good question,I do have the Twit Linky:)
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Results for #sequester
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Those of you in LIB LAND believing the hype of the leftist led narrative on the #shutdown Hows that #sequester nonsense working out 4 ya?

canopfor on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Pet deposit!

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Chuckle.

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Nature abhors a vacuum. lol!

thatsafactjack on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM


Hmmmmmmmm … philosohical question …

Then is it nature or nurture that creates the vacuum between every liberal’s ears?

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

No problemo.

ID badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ ID badges. (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lj056ao6GE

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

This hit me today. Republicans are using terrorist tactics to hold government activity hostage. This from the same assclown that wants to put the entire country’s health care under the government’s purview. Doesn’t that put the nation’s healthcare in jeopardy if being held hostage by either party? That would be kind of stupid….

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

No Grade.

Del Dolemonte on October 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I have yet to go there LOL.

CoffeeLover on October 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

You should..really, really nice.
Awesome food too.
I saw Duran Duran there a year over a year ago.
Nice venue.

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Yeah, well right now I hate y’all…all y’all.

cozmo on October 1, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Wait! I thought we were being held hostage by Sequestration???

;->

Any idea what day we are on for THAT crisis?

PolAgnostic on October 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

IIRC, SequesterSquatch is scheduled to devour all of us about a week after Recovery Summer #X.

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I hope the money goes to a good cause!!

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Why of course. Its to pay for Cozmo’s Zima tab.

SparkPlug on October 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Yes. One of my first phone conversations this a.m. Explaining how being a tea bagger and an associate of the Koch brothers affected all the needy folks in country so negatively and why I would do those things. I was then summarily accused of crashing all the 0Care sites. I took responsibility for that also. ; ) It made them mad at me. I was happy. : )

Bmore on October 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Yeah, well right now I hate y’all…all y’all.

cozmo on October 1, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Smoochy-smooch-smooch-smooch!

Resist We Much on October 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

The yak will cost you extra.
Pet deposit!

RovesChins on October 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

LOL- I see you have a cat!
Hairball~~~

bazil9 on October 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I forgot the scare quotes.

KCB on October 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

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