Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on October 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

It was the week in which the US government shut down for the first time in 17 years – and the subterranean fault-lines of the American Right burst into the open

While Republican elders in Washington fear a repeat of the 1995-96 shutdown, when the party led by Newt Gingrich took the blame and revived Bill Clinton’s ailing political fortunes, the Tea Party is rejoicing that finally battle has been joined…

“They’re doing to Republicans among independent voters what Republicans had done to them for many years, with the word ‘liberal’,” a Republican senate aide told *The Sunday Telegraph*, “Democrats are inverting the brand so that you can label someone a ‘Tea Party Republican’ and that’s an insulting epithet.”…

“If Ted Cruz comes out of this looking like he won something in any way,” he added, “then it just raises the stakes for next time.”

***

The overarching problem for the man at the center of the budget fight, say allies and opponents, is that he and his leadership team have no real idea how to resolve the fiscal showdown.

They are only trying to survive another day, Republican strategists say, hoping to maintain unity as long as possible so that when the Republican position collapses, they can capitulate on two issues at once — financing the government and raising the debt ceiling — and head off any internal party backlash. Republican lawmakers say Mr. Boehner has assured them privately that he will not permit a default…

If the speaker were to move on a stopgap spending bill now, without conservative policy priorities attached, it would most likely pass with Republican and Democratic votes. But the ensuing Republican uproar — on and off Capitol Hill — would ensure that there would be no Republican votes to raise the debt ceiling. “It’s common-sense strategy,” one Republican strategist said. “If you’re going to take a bullet, you want to take just one.”

***

They may sometimes be silent and fearful of stirring conservative ire, but more than 100 members of the House GOP are much more centrist than you’d imagine. These are the members from purple and light-red districts, who rarely go on television and, unlike their more unruly colleagues, stick with the leadership. They are critical to sustaining Boehner’s power, and, should the GOP find a way to extend the debt limit and once again fund the government, they’ll deserve credit.

Two dozen of these Republicans — including Reps. Charlie Dent (Pa.) and Peter King (N.Y.) — have pressed Boehner to quickly end the shutdown and assure them that the government wouldn’t default. They’re rattled by the House GOP’s rightward drift, and they’re tired of Cruz and his House compatriots embracing a standoff that has no end in sight. Dent is working with House Democrats to pass legislation that would reopen the government and repeal the medical-device tax, a plan with bipartisan support. King, perhaps the most prominent in the centrist caucus, tells me he expects most Republicans to eventually come his way.

Ultimately, a large group of rank-and-file Republicans wants the mess to end. They may not have the moxie to outmaneuver House conservatives, but they certainly have the numbers.

***

1. The “No” Caucus: 10 Republicans. This includes all those who voted against Boehner for speaker and against Hurricane Sandy relief, the Violence Against Women Act, the farm bill in June, and the January fiscal deal (if they were in the 112th Congress).

2. The “Difficult” Caucus: 26 Republicans. These are Republicans not in the first group who (a) have been members of the House’s Tea Party Caucus, (b) voted against the leadership on at least three of the four bills mentioned above, and (c) either cosponsored the Rep. Graves bill or cosigned the Rep. Meadows letter urging that the Affordable Care Act be defunded. These, I think, are pretty strong indications of a conservative, Tea Party-esque streak.

3. The “Fearful” Caucus: 48 Republicans. These are Republicans not in the first two groups who have been either “primaried” by the Club for Growth or risk being so challenged (i.e. their Club for Growth 2012 vote score is under 70% and Romney won their district by over 50%).

4. The “Loyalist” Caucus: 29 Republicans. These are Republicans not in the previous groups who voted with the leadership on all (or all but one) of the four bills mentioned above.

***

[O]n Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans — Dan Coats of Indiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire — assailed Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who has led the movement to block funding for the health law.

Ms. Ayotte was especially furious, according to two people present, and waved a printout from a conservative group friendly to Mr. Cruz attacking 25 of his fellow Republican senators for supporting a procedural vote that the group counted as support of the health law.

Ms. Ayotte asked Mr. Cruz to disavow the group’s effort and demanded he explain his strategy. When he did not, several other senators — including Mr. Johnson, Mr. Coats and even Mitch McConnell, the minority leader — joined in the criticism of Mr. Cruz.

“It just started a lynch mob,” said a senator who was present.

***

Moderates like Susan Collins of Maine, conservatives like Rob Portman of Ohio and deal-makers like John McCain of Arizona have quietly begun to reach out to top Senate Democratic leaders to see if they can help break the political logjam. There’s no indication the informal talks will lead to a resolution, particularly since the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuse to negotiate before House Republicans agree to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government with no policy strings attached…

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who joined Senate Republicans in earlier fiscal talks with the White House, said he’s ready for the impasse to end.

“This is not a position I want us to be in,” Johnson said. “I don’t want this brinksmanship — I think the government does enough harm to our economy; we don’t need to put on a whole new layer.”

***

I am fine with the occasional primary challenge to congressional Republicans–people need to be kept honest, after all — but threatening primary challenges simply because some Republican somewhere decides to be practical about things every once in a while does not constitute the upholding of principles. Rather, it constitutes a sort of political cannibalism that makes the GOP look utterly and completely unreasonable to the American people, backs them into exceedingly uncomfortable corners, and lays waste to the Republican negotiating position in any talks with Democrats. From time to time, Republicans need to have sufficient ideological elbow room to strike deals. They cannot run the government on their own. But try telling that to activists who see pragmatism as heresy.

And what has all of that activism wrought? Has it brought unity amongst congressional Republicans? Has it brought any kind of desirable espirt de corps? Have congressional Republicans settled on a coherent battle plan that they’re now prepared to implement? Hardly. They are at each other’s throats, don’t know how to get themselves out of trouble, and are providing endless amounts of entertainment and mirth for congressional Democrats. The GOP has become one big, giant clown show.

***

In fact, this minority faction — the “suicide caucus,” as the conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has called it — may be less shortsighted and self-defeating than it appears. At a time when so many officials in both parties still invoke the virtues of compromise and perpetuate the ideal of common ground on which “conservative pragmatists” can meet “moderate Democrats,” these more combative Republicans may be in the vanguard of a new post-consensus politics

[A]s America becomes more diverse, another population has come more clearly into view: the alienated and disenchanted. These people have embraced a libertarian and anti-government outlook and have little use for what they see as the compromised, impure “big government” conservatism of the Reagan and Bush years.

To this constituency, the Republican who will go as far as he can — taking one last crack at undoing Mr. Obama’s health care reform or voting later this month not to raise the debt ceiling — is not an obstructionist but a politician of principle, a rebel with a cause…

“‘It does not take a majority to prevail,’” Mr. Paul said at the conference’s climactic event, quoting Samuel Adams, “‘but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.’”

***

Palin, who started her political career on the local level as an outsider before eventually challenging the GOP establishment in Alaska to become governor, said that the “GOP high roller machine can’t win elections with their cash anymore.”…

“So I say call these guys out and expose the fact that they no longer control any conservative movement because they’re not the voice of the people. See, some of these Wall Street guys basically want to use the GOP for three things: They want low taxes for themselves; they want lots of cheap foreign labor (aka blanket amnesty); and they want to be safe (though most won’t send their own kids to fight our wars, they don’t want anyone blowing up buildings in Manhattan; so they’re all for sending our sons and daughters to whatever foreign hell hole beckons to make sure the bad guys stay off our soil)…

“Ask yourself if most of them really care about America’s industrial base or can even relate to the American worker and our values. The particular fat cats who are so often used as anonymous sources to trash the grassroots see this latest Tea Party effort to keep essential government open as just a distraction. They’re throwing a bit of a fit because this is a whole new, needed ballgame where their money can’t buy elections anymore.”

***

Ironically, in picking the speaker as his new pressure point, Obama seems to be relying on the idea that Boehner wants to negotiate, as goes what’s become accepted as conventional wisdom in Washington: Boehner does not want the shutdown, he knows the position he’s taken to defund Obamacare is hopeless and he’s looking for a way to strike a deal that would get out of this situation, so long as it doesn’t cost him his job…

Going after Boehner is “the only path available to them,” said Matt Bennett, a vice president at Third Way who worked in the Clinton White House during the last shutdown. “Obviously it’s the House that is the problem. He is the speaker of the House. But he is also someone who everyone in Washington understands to be a reasonable guy. … The presumption is that he wants to do the right thing.”

Eventually, Obama will need to find a deal that Boehner can accept without inviting a coup, which, given any of the possible scenarios to replace him, would likely be even more of a problem for the White House than the speaker himself.

***

Landrieu and Pryor never buckled. They voted with the rest of the party to amend or table every House bill. So did Alaska Sen. Mark Begich and North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan. So did West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate who’s not on the ballot again until 2018 but who’s on the record willing to delay the health insurance mandate. “This is about funding the government,” Manchin told me after one of his votes this week. “This isn’t about social issues.”

Why do they stick with Majority Leader Harry Reid—why, when three of them could cast “safe” no votes and Reid could still beat the House bills? Democratic aides say that the red-staters are “scared straight” by the House GOP. They’re not getting the calls from home to defund Obamacare. Their home-state papers aren’t dogging them, either. They’re in no fear of losing an “optics” battle to John Boehner and company…

“Dealing with terrorists has taught us some things,” said Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday’s GOP bills. “You can’t deal with ’em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare—affordable health care—in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can’t figure out how to admit it.” Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn’t? “You can’t say, OK, you get half of Obamacare—this isn’t a Solomonic decision,” McDermott said. “So we sit here until they figure out they fuckin’ lost.”

***


***

“[N]ormally, I don’t comment at all on closed-door meetings between Republican senators,” Lee said. “It’s a pretty strict rule we follow. But one exception I’ll make is circumstances like this, where contents of the meeting were leaked deliberately by several of my colleagues and leaked in a very one-sided way. I’m happy to tell you about it here.”

“It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me,” he continued. “It was unflattering. It was unfair. It was demeaning. It was demeaning to Sen. Cruz and me, but more than anything, it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attack.”


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Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I watched that earlier and meant to tell you that it is quite striking. Beautiful music and, as you pointed out, interesting imagery. I particularly like the fire flowers and smoke rings. :) Thanks for cuing it up. )

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Perfect timing…just when all the hooligans from the East bloc begin to enter unrestricted…2014…in droves.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 2:04 AM

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 1:27 AM

RWM’s comment on the “reignition” of the guy who set himself on fire and your “National Spark Service” response last night were hilarious!

Made me think that YOU could be the new spokesperson for the National Spark Service: Sparky the Bear

ShainS on October 6, 2013 at 2:04 AM

On The Road To Freedom

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:04 AM

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Just didn’t want you to miss it. I’d never seen it before.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 2:05 AM

The all-or-nothing crowd is going to rip the GOP apart and laugh about it, in the meantime delivering Democrats the gift of Congress and the White House for a decade or more.

Adjoran on October 6, 2013 at 1:49 AM

The GOP needs a really good detox ,
and this is the first step.
The Democrats in GOP need to go where they belong i.e the DNC.
Then we all need to suffer until we realize that freeloaders and moochers and parasites canNOT be the ones deciding the future of our nation.
Until then, we all throw up and cleanse ourselves everytime we face our real enemy and his tantrums.

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Indeed. If the LEFT thinks they don’t like Republicans, they have no idea how we feel about Republicans who are betraying us and trying to saddle us with another AMNESTY and OBAMACARE. I don’t think it’s possible for the LEFT to conceive of truly independent though or truly independent people.

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:06 AM

lol — “blogna”

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 2:05 AM

It’s very good. I watched it three times. :)

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:07 AM

One more

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Death Waltz – Adam Hurst

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:09 AM

though … thought ^^^

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Hi AxeFellow. We were waiting for your AxeCott to end without any symbolic rituals like animal sacrifice.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

“Efforts to step up the pursuit of health tourists will also be included.”

good read RWM…..i loved the term ‘health tourists’….
is that what we will be after the complete collapse of the US system and we have to be bused to canada…with a government sandwish in a brown bag under our arms?? maybe a gub-ment blanky case the bus ride is chilly…
will we be health tourists….?

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Black Hearted Woman

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:11 AM

For novaculus & going2mars:

Billy Cobham – “Quadrant 4″

Anti-Control on October 6, 2013 at 2:12 AM

ShainS on October 6, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Good idea. But we will have to get MG to approve. MG is Jackie. She conjured up the Glade.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Hi AxeFellow. We were waiting for your AxeCott to end without any symbolic rituals like animal sacrifice.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

I was beginning to think that maybe Axe was the guy, who self-immolated and the Obama ‘reignited.’

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Black Hearted Woman

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Aw, thanks for thinking about me.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Enough Is Enough: No More Free Healthcare & Housing For Illegal Immigrants In THe UK

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Big deal !
Hussein will fly them into USA , and put them on welfare rolls too, right here.

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Seduction – Adam Hurst

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

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:15 AM

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

The New York Times Style-Book has now adopted Seattle’s position:

Brownbagging it is racist.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Big deal !
Hussein will fly them into USA , and put them on welfare rolls too, right here.

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Maybe it’s true: You can go home again.

lolz

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:16 AM

anything with jan hammer is a treat…ty…

evening nova…last shout out i sent got et by the sensors..

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Hi AxeFellow. We were waiting for your AxeCott to end without any symbolic rituals like animal sacrifice.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Did you read that thing? :) My third thought was that Steampunk has Haitian roots. My first thought was, “I don’t think this is very Christian,” and my second had to do with flimsy white cotton dresses.

Bluegill to Cozmo: “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.” –rotf

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Nope. I tried that already. He isn’t flammable.

O_o <<-insert evil SWalker laugh

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

It’s the meat that helps you blog. Remember you are the meat and drudge is the bread.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Alfalfa Sprouts, were you talking, perchance, about bOlogna?

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Aw, thanks for thinking about me.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Only Axe thinks about you more, babe.

But Jackie is the Queen Of My Heart.

Stand Back

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2013 at 2:15 AM

G’night Jackie

Thorn Tree In The Garden

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Nope. I tried that already. He isn’t flammable.

O_o <<-insert evil SWalker laugh

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Why? Are those green tights flame Я3t@rDant?

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Yep. But in no way should you interpret that to mean you are full of baloney. I meant meat like you are the meat.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM

:-)

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

I was beginning to think that maybe Axe was the guy, who self-immolated and the Obama ‘reignited.’

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:13 AM

*yawn* –If you weren’t such a winner, I could just d!ck around. :)

Not my fault. “Both.” You go cocoa puffs for some chick who says things like “both” — you’ll find out. :)

. . . making coffee.

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:15 AM

with a federally approved 100% re-cycled sachel
with a fiber composition and a non-discript shade…

better?

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

OMG. ЯOTFLMAO.

Я3t@rDant?

^—funny

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:23 AM

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Much better.

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Snicker.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:24 AM

The all-or-nothing crowd is going to rip the GOP apart

Adjoran on October 6, 2013 at 1:49 AM

LOL. The GOP has been on a suicide run all on its own. They’ve been concentrating on the “nothing” option for going on 3 years, now, and the only thing they seem motivated to move forward is legalizing illegals and forcing citizenship on them, which will be the end of the GOP, not to mention this society.

The GOP was handed a sweep in 2010 in order to repeal BarkyCare. That was their main task – that and to generally stop Barky from all of the anti-American junk he was forcing on this nation. THey have ignored BarkyCare (those joke repeal bills are totally meaningless and intellectually offensive) and worked to help Barky push more anti-American junk on us. Then, after all that, they voted that crybaby turd back into the Weepership. It’s enough, already. Way past enough.

The only people tearing the GOP apart are the GOP leadership. They are the ones who turned around and attacked the Tea Party after the Tea Party gave them power in the House. It was the Weeping Boner who worried about the “violence” of the Tea Partiers while he “understood” the Occupooper whack-jobs who didn’t even understand themselves.

Get a brain, dude. The fight is BarkyCare and there is no retreating on that without the GOP finding itself on the ash heap of history (where it belongs, frankly). And if those dirtballs keep pushing for illegals …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on October 6, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Slow Blues In C

RIP, Alvin Lee.

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:24 AM

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Why? Are those green tights flame Я3t@rDant?

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

They are for theatrical purposes so I’m told.

And they are FROG Green.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:25 AM

lolz

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:16 AM

but seriously, I don’t think GB will ever have such laws passed,ever.
Those MPs will never do anything to hurt muzies.

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:27 AM

Damn! KEN wears the tights!

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:27 AM

Yep. But in no way should you interpret that to mean you are full of baloney. I meant meat like you are the meat.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

lol — wth

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:29 AM

<- working/lurking.

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:29 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26qBxol3Lx0

one between nova and AC…sorta..

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Free – “Mr. Big” (live)

Anti-Control on October 6, 2013 at 2:30 AM

“Dealing with terrorists has taught us some things,” said Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday’s GOP bills. “You can’t deal with ’em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost… These guys have lost, and they can’t figure out how to admit it. Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn’t? … So we sit here until they figure out they fuckin’ lost.”

This McDermott guy says “they lost” more times than Harry Reid said it about the Iraq War.

Speaking of Reid and the Iraq War, here’s a section from the legislation that he and Russ Feingold introduced in 2007 to, um, defund the Iraq War Resolution (for which Reid voted) and its enabling legislation (which Reid and Feingold opposed):

(c) Prohibition on Use of Funds – No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended to continue the deployment in Iraq of members of the United States Armed Forces after March 31, 2008.

Apparently, defunding a law that you oppose is a perfectly legitimate legislative exercise– when they do it.

Hypocrisy and hubris are going to be the undoing of ACA.

de rigueur on October 6, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Some one said RWM is the meat and Drudge is the bread.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Some one said RWM is the meat and Drudge is the bread.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Drudge is making Sophie sandwiches? WTH, man! :)

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Anti-Control on October 6, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Nice. I’ve got a piece with John Abercrombie playing in my head. Can’t remember the title.

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 2:35 AM

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:27 AM

If Muffin & Co want to win in 2015, they will. The conservatives in the Conservative Party are fleeing to UKIP in droves. Immigration has even become an issue with Labour after their Blairite scheme was exposed by Mandelson (remember Gillian Duffy?). Plus, after the Lee Rigby butchering, the appeasement caucus is beginning – ever so slightly – to come to the realisation of what the future will look like with a bunch of Lord Ahmeds and Anjem Choudarys running around holding a scimitar to the nation’s throat.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Drudge is making Sophie sandwiches? WTH, man! :)

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:32 AM

It’s a ghey thang or something.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:37 AM

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Maybe you could be the cheese and get between the meat and the bread. Then you would have her all to yourself (well shared with some frisky condiments).

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:37 AM

I’ll be the alfalfa sprouts and get some action too.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Maybe you could be the cheese and get between the meat and the bread. Then you would have her all to yourself (well shared with some frisky condiments).

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:37 AM

LOL — stop it. I have to work now and do not wish to be cheese.

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Maybe you could be the cheese and get between the meat and the bread. Then you would have her all to yourself (well shared with some frisky condiments).

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:37 AM

LOL — stop it. I have to work now and do not wish to be cheese.

Axe on October 6, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Can’t wait to see who wants to be The Ghey Poupon.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Oops!

Teh Ghey Poopon

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:42 AM

U Я killing me. LOL.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:43 AM

I’ll be the alfalfa sprouts and get some action too.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Notice she didn’t say no. She wants me bad.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2013 at 2:44 AM

EYE-BLEACH, PLEASE!!

….disturbing on SO MANY levels!

williamg on October 6, 2013 at 12:56 AM

haha

This one I did look at, and it’s hilarious!

Miley Cyrus doesn’t understand how wildfires start, has profound thoughts on Trayvon Martin

On how she was like “a creepy, sexy baby” at the VMA Awards: “I know what I’m doing. I know I’m shocking you. When I’m dressed in that teddy bear thing, I think that’s funny. I was saying yesterday, I had this obsession about this character that’s like an adult baby. Like if you see a baby do something like that it’s so warped and weird, but there’s something creepily hot about it. So when I’m in that teddy bear suit, I’m like a creepy, sexy baby. But I forget that it’s, like, people in Kansas watching the show. That people that sit their kid in front of the TV and are like, ‘Oh, an awards show! Let’s watch.’”

She offends people who did drugs in the nineties: “I think weed is the best drug on earth. One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon. Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs — social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom. I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like, what are you, from the ’90s? Ew.”

And, for RWM:

Miley offends the cat-loving community: “[C]ats — cats are f*cking creepy. Oh my God, cats are creepy. Every time I see a cat, I think it’s gonna turn on me. It’s gonna turn for the worst. I don’t ever see loyalty in cats. They’re gonna scratch you, and then run away.”

Anti-Control on October 6, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Plus, after the Lee Rigby butchering, the appeasement caucus is beginning – ever so slightly – to come to the realisation of what the future will look like with a bunch of Lord Ahmeds and Anjem Choudarys running around holding a scimitar to the nation’s throat.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:35 AM

This set of laws is written around this one loophole :

However, it will not affect migrants from inside the European Union, which is now the biggest single source of new arrivals.

The scoundrals are just trying to pull wool over people’s eyes.
They have absolutely no intention of controlling the madness, let alone stopping it.

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:49 AM

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 2:49 AM

That’s because of the EU. In the EU, you can move anywhere.

Most of the Eastern European’s that have been coming are from Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria. In fact, beginning next year because of a EU law that Blair/Brown signed onto, 23 Romanians and Bulgarians will have a right to immigrate to the UK – a country with a population of 61 million.

There has been a lot of illegal immigration from Africa, the Caribbean, Pakistan, etc, and that’s a lot of what this bill, if passed, will reduce.

By no means am I cheerleading for Muffin, whom I do not like, but the position that they, and to a lesser, but still appreciable, degree, Lab and the LibDems, have had to take on immigration of late is because of an enormous backlash and the rise of UKIP. I’ve covered a lot of this on my blog. If you’re interested, you can use the search feature to get a bunch of posts on the subject.

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:58 AM

And, for RWM:

Miley offends the cat-loving community: “[C]ats — cats are f*cking creepy. Oh my God, cats are creepy. Every time I see a cat, I think it’s gonna turn on me. It’s gonna turn for the worst. I don’t ever see loyalty in cats. They’re gonna scratch you, and then run away.”

Anti-Control on October 6, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Dude, she has a glimmer of hope! She agrees with me.


WAR ON DOMESTIC CATS!: Progressive Study Says “Policy Intervention” Needed To Protect Mice From Cats (This Is Not Satire)

OK, niters, all!

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Solarization

This one is all AC’s fault. My head was somewhere else completely, but I had to find this song after he went there. Abercrombie goes off shortly after 10 minutes in on a riff I will wish I could have heard go on forever until the day I die.

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 3:02 AM

wow thats tough nova…nice tune

sleep well RWM…

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 3:09 AM

Ok, back to my original groove, and out. Gotta get up in 4 hours.

Dreams I’ll Never See

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 3:13 AM

http://www.earthcam.com/world/ireland/dublin/?cam=templebar

they are about to open the bars in dublin…was going to ask you if you needed me to get you a pop at the bar…
AB band was a great band…good selection.,,sleep well

going2mars on October 6, 2013 at 3:18 AM

Resist We Much on October 6, 2013 at 2:58 AM

Here’s the problem built-in in this set of laws :
There is no way they can be enforced retroactively on those illegals/jihadys who will be classified as criminals under this new law , and who are already sucking off the taxpayers .
Not one scoundral has the guts to say ” to hell with the EU , we have to take care of our own people “.
As for pakis/afghan/arabs, they’ll keep pouring in , legally and illegally, because they already have enough of their people in place in UK and they know how to work the system .
This seems to be an effort at legislating a knee-jerk reaction .
to a very avoidable tragedy .
I hope I’m wrong about this, I sincerely do,
but the only people who can control islamic madness in UK will never get into the parliament.

burrata on October 6, 2013 at 3:32 AM

Quotes of the day today: too many, from the same sources over and over again, saying essentially the same thing.

Boring.

S. Weasel on October 6, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Bill Maher disrespects elderly vets for knocking down the Barrycades:

BILL MAHER: The other thing that apparently was so important for the Republicans to keep open was the World War II Memorial in Washington. That was closed, so a bunch of the World War II vets knocked down the barriers and stormed it. [Laughter]

And then I loved this, they posed for pictures with Michele Bachmann who showed up. Michele Bachmann, one of the people most responsible for shutting the f**king thing down. They’re the greatest generation – nobody said they were the brightest generation. [Laughter]

Pretty sure any one of those 90 year old vets could kick his cowardly a$$.

novaculus on October 6, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Blessed Sabbath, Patriots! …And, Trolls. O/T:

Fame doesn’t fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.

- Marilyn Monroe
My take: “Catch a Falling Star: It’s Not the Years…It’s the Miley-age.”

kingsjester on October 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM

This is a test to see if this link goes to what I want it to.
Cool image, if it does.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1380351_10201685322889150_475336683_n.jpg

pambi on October 6, 2013 at 8:26 AM

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