Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on December 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

Long-time Clinton hand John Podesta is in trouble with Republicans just days after joining the Obama White House, after he described the House GOP as a “cult worthy of Jonestown.”

But the comment — considering the severity of the comparison — got Podesta off on the wrong foot with Republican leaders.

“It’s disgraceful and telling that President Obama’s new Counselor is not only comparing the Republican Party to a cult that murdered those who disagreed with them, but is also using that comparison as an argument in support of shredding the Constitution and governing like a third-world dictator,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said in a statement.

Scalise called on President Obama to fire Podesta over the remark.

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Politico reported that Podesta justified relentless (illegal) executive action by noting he was fighting a cult. And apparently there’s a clause in the Constitution that gives the executive plenary power to fight cults

Podesta has now apologized for the quote. Sort of. He apologized to John Boehner, and no one else.

“‘In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected,’ Podesta posted on his Twitter account.”

Of course you do darling. The writer of the piece, Glenn Thrush, seemed to have Podesta’s back when he clarified the statement was made before Podesta became chief of staff, earlier, a way way way long time ago, in the Fall. (PS, it’s still fall.)

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Every Republican in Washington, DC, should read this article on Podesta’s power grab, and those Republicans contemplating working with Democrats on immigration reform should read it twice.

Whatever legislation you write with Democrats, and Obama signs into “law,” will not be worth the paper it is printed on. Obama’s new counselor believes Republicans are evil and therefore Obama ought to be empowered to do whatever he wants no matter what the law says.

That is the new normal in Washington as long as Obama is still president.

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There’s not much surprising about the quote. Now that the moderate wing of the Democratic Party has all but disappeared, unhinged rhetoric and uncontrolled temper tantrums characterize much of the left’s discourse. And the modern Democratic Party has an unhealthy fascination with murder fantasy, from their political ads depicting legislators throwing people off a cliff to their columnists’ attachment to effigy executions…

The confirmation that Obama wants a divisive partisan steering his second-term agenda isn’t exactly breaking news, and neither is the fact that he wants to ignore Congress and continue amassing power in the executive branch. But it’s significant precisely because it isn’t surprising. None of this would constitute a change of course for Obama, but a change of course can often be a productive way for a president to salvage a second term from the challenge of lame-duck status and diminishing political capital…

Clinton was more open to compromise with Republicans after his reelection because he didn’t “need Republicans as a foil anymore.” But for Obama, the campaign never ends, so the need for a foil is always there. Because the campaign never ends, serious governing–as opposed to executive power grabs and bureaucratic rulemaking–never begins. The perfect candidate for this job, the president believes, is John Podesta. And Podesta seems to agree.

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It’s an interesting metaphor, increasingly common — how often have you heard references to “drinking the Kool-Aid”? — but it’s worth recalling Jim Jones was, before his horrific, sadistic end, an increasingly influential figure in California politics, particularly Democratic Party politics…

In 1977, facing increasing media scrutiny of allegations of abuse of his followers, Jones moved to Guyana, and renamed it after himself. The rest is gruesome, horrific history, culminating in the November 1978 cyanide poisoning of 909 members of the cult, including more than 300 children.

The comparison of today’s GOP to the Jim Jones’ followers is deeply offensive and obnoxious, but also ironic, considering how some of the Democrats still on the scene today were all too eager to embrace Jones when he could provide political assistance.

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The profile goes on detail how Podesta is going to be focused less on policy but on reenergizing “a depleted, exhausted” White House staff—and with them, Obama supporters in key positions who recently, and in an especially unseemly fashion, have been flirting publicly with the notion that President Obama is a spent political force.

With this profile, POLITICO clarifies for a nervous political media establishment that the president is not ramping down, he’s amped up. His administration is not down for the count just yet. There is plenty of fight left in this old dog. Nothing tickles political reporters like a comeback – particularly that of a Democratic president ready to battle the unreasonable, recalcitrant Republicans in Congress.

For the press, the message has been received. The fight is back in this administration. Now, the White House waits to see if the media will follow suit.

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Phil & Si!!!!

and that Bishop guy too!

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Is Hot Air owned by A&E?

Helloooooooooooo?

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hmmm, Podesta, or the duck guys. Adios, back to the duck guys.

Oh, and this.

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM

While I have the microphone …

… who was the big time guy Jimmy Carter brought in who was “going to be focused less on policy but on reenergizing “a depleted, exhausted” White House staff”

Nixon had too many of them to count … and he fired half of them.

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM

. . . is being completely ignored for about a month “a hint”?

Nevermind. I don’t want to know.

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Phil and family

You guys and gals all ROCK!!

Oh and eff Podesta…

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Oh yeah!! Nice pick :)

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I don’t know who Phil is or what duck dynasty is but I agree with Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM

No, someone was extremely busy, it’s not that bad :)!

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Poor someone. I hope someone’s virtual GF sends the someone a tweet to cheer the someone up.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Godwin.

AllahsNippleHair on December 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

If B9 ignored me for a long time I’d be sad but then I’d be allowed to chase Scrumpys booty.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

They weren’t satisfied with fluking chickens.

wolly4321 on December 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Is the an__us what you are after?

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM

National Journal: Amnesty will come in House after GOP primaries with Paul Ryan in front

Be sure to read what Jeff Sessions has been saying to the congress on this issue, particularly the part about ‘…bring this administration into compliance with the law…’.

If anyone in the government is acting like a cult it has to be the Pro Amnesty groups and the Climate Change bunch. They routinely ignore the facts and believe what they choose to believe.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I think QOTD might remain very quiet.

Going back to the Phil thread!! (waves) ;)

Hey Sparky!! Got booty?! Lol……

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

3 flavors of Duck Dynasty wine at Walmart…

wolly4321 on December 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Good evening Jackie!
Always good to see you around :)

Hope all is well!!

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Somehow Podesta is related to Ezekiel Emanuel…

d1carter on December 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

wolly4321 on December 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Was in there today, wall to wall Duck Dynasty!!

I played with the talking dolls ;D was fun!!

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Good evening, Spritely One. :) Always good to see you around, too.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Might get the cammo hat that says cammo is cool :)

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Long-time Clinton hand John Podesta is in trouble with Republicans just days after joining the Obama White House, after he described the House GOP as a “cult worthy of Jonestown.”

I doubt this is what Podesta had in mind but he’s actually right, the GOP establishment has drunk the K-Street Koolaid and is committing political suicide, but so has Obama and the Democrat establishment. They’re all in the DC cult together and I hope they all go down with the ship.

FloatingRock on December 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Somehow Podesta is related to Ezekiel Emanuel…

d1carter on December 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Perhaps…through demonology? Do they have pedigrees?

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Feelin’ spritely and cheeky and full of mischief ;D!!!

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Projection is a common problem with this administration.

EdmundBurke247 on December 18, 2013 at 11:04 PM

You can take your apologies and shove’em straight up your azzzzz…….tanner in bad news bears.paraphrasing

jaywemm on December 18, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I very rarely say, “Must read!” – this is one of those times! :)

‘Thank the Apostle Barack’: Hey, Podesta, let’s talk about cultism [creepy pics, video]

Anti-Control on December 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Nope. I agree with Phil. (:

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

So, anyway, there I was, waste deep in a chocolate fountain I never had any intention of standing in, my Cheetos mercifully still sealed in my left hand, one of the tipped-over mannikin’s bosoms in my right hand. As I watched my pants float away from me in a surreal moment where everyone in the mall seemed to be staring at me silently in a pause that promised to last forever, and as I watched the humming birds’ wings flapping and moving them carefully through the laser grid — I thought:

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

John Podesta: Chair and Counselor for The Center For American Progress, co-chairman of the Obama/Biden Transition Project, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, fourth and final chief of staff under President Bill Clinton.

The Center For American Progress-The Center for American Progress is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. Its website states that the organization is “dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action”.[2] The Center presents a liberal[3] viewpoint on economic issues. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.[4]

Its President and chief executive officer is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns.[5] Its first President and chief executive officer was John Podesta, who served as chief of staff to then U.S. President Bill Clinton. Podesta remains with the organization as chairman of the board. The Center for American Progress has a campus outreach group, Campus Progress, and a sister advocacy organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Citing Podesta’s influence in the formation of the Obama Administration, a November 2008 article in Time stated that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway”.[6]

he Center for American Progress was created in 2003 as a left-leaning alternative to think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.[7]

Since its inception, the Center has gathered a group of high-profile senior fellows, including Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Ruy Teixeira, political scientist and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; and, most recently, former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and Elizabeth Edwards, late wife of former Presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. from North Carolina John Edwards. Sarah Rosen Wartell, a co-founder and Executive Vice-President of the Center, has been named President of the Urban Institute[8]

The Center was often featured prominently on the Al Franken Show on the now defunct Air America Radio network, where Christy Harvey and Al Franken criticized the Bush administration at length, accusing it of dishonesty and incompetence.

The Center helped Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) develop “strategic redeployment”,[9] a comprehensive plan for the Iraq War that includes a timetable and troop withdrawals.

The Center for American Progress publishes a daily email newsletter entitled The Progress Report, which is a recap and analysis of major political news in the United States, providing a progressive perspective on the day’s stories. The authors are Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Satyam Khanna, Matthew Corley, Ali Frick, and Benjamin Armbruster.

The newsletter has four main sections:

in-depth item on a major topic of the day, such as the economy or foreign policy;
“Under the Radar,” less prominent stories of the day including links to op-eds and news;
“Think Fast,” links to new stories; and
the sidebar, entitled the “Daily Grill,” which compares major right wing figures’ current remarks with their past remarks.

And Podesta has the gall to call the congressional GOP “cult like”.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

ObamaCare. Because millions of mind numbed cult zombies believed Obamas lie.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

. . . is being completely ignored for about a month “a hint”?

Nevermind. I don’t want to know.

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM

.
Ignoring you for a day is “a hint”.

Ignoring you for a month is “sending you a message”.

So the one who has been ignoring me for 35.5 years …

… I’m beginning to think I won’t be hearing from HER again.

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

***IMPORTANT***

please upvote my comment at hollywood reporter in support of phil robertson, so that more people will see it. (more popular comments are seen by more people) i have 13 upvotes so far but i need more.

it bothers me that he’s been branded as a “hater” just because he bases his opinions on the Bible. so i made a comment to clear up the myth that thinking homosexuality is a sin is the same as “hating gays.” i need a lot of people to see my comment, and also, make similar comments. so that’s why i need your votes.

okay i’m gone now, bye. XD

Sachiko on December 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…not tonight!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Good evening, KOOLAID2.:)

Headache?

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

ObamaCare. Because millions of mind numbed cult zombies believed Obamas lie.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM


If they REALLY loved him
… they would be signing up and paying up!

So even the LIV’s wise up when they are asked to bend over.

(Or is that too Phil Robertson‘ish of phrasing on my part?)

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Sachiko on December 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Can’t find you and how does one vote?

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

ObamaCare. Because life expectancy needs to be regulated by beaurocrats.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

They have badassed guns too. I grew up with a fox sterlingworth double and a Stevens single.

Standing in waders, freezing water up to my chest.

Chesapeake bay.

wolly4321 on December 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Good evening, PolAgnostic. :)

So… the LEFT put up a counter with a sign that said “FREE LUNCH” … but they put a cash register at the end of it… otherwise… bet your last buck… the LIV’s would be signing up in droves…even though they have no idea what’s in that ‘mystery meat’.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Knowing that I 1) never took part as a liberal rent-a-mob in San Francisco–or anywhere else, 2) am not a Marxist, 3) would not follow a “reverend” who rented me out to protests, 4) would not follow a “reverend” who threw down a Bible, stomped on it, and said “There are no answers in there”, 5) would not follow my political pimp to a island, and 6) definitely would not drink poison-laced kool-aide at his demand–even with a gun to my head–as was the case in Jonestown, I just have to say “Hunh?”

Look closer to home, Podesta, dork.

Axeman on December 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Hitler said the Jews were a cult. Same show just under a different tent.

VorDaj on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

cruisin’ on peeps…

God Bless and good night!!

* beep beep *

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Headache?

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

…no…a couple of the other threads are offering entertainment (:->)
…love you guys though…I’ll snatch some tunes!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I didn’t read the thread. Does that make me a bad person?

KCB on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Going to miss you, KOOLAID2. Happy threading. :)

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:21 PM

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Then what are you gonna’ do with scrumpy’s booty if you ever catch it?

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 11:22 PM

ObamaCare. Because life expectancy needs to be regulated by beaurocrats.

SparkPlug on December 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Because it’s just not fair that Americans live longer than Zimbabweans. All those extra years must be coming off them … … somehow.

VorDaj on December 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Funded mostly by Soros, I might add.

TXUS on December 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Remember what Clinton did to another so-called “cult”?

That’s what the left has in store for the rest of us. They don’t consider us opponents, they consider us dangerous crazy people who need to be destroyed.

Rebar on December 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Scrumpy on December 18, 2013

…thanks for the fresh poems!…………..and yesterdays!

KOOLAID2 on December 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM

She watched him as he stood in the chocolate fountain, an unopened bag of Cheetos in his left hand and a mannequin’s bosom balanced in his right. He seemed to be watching his pants floating away,distracted only by the flight of hummingbirds, threading their way through the activated laser grid…

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Jampridem, ex quo suffragia nulli
Vendimus, effudit curas — nam qui dabat olim
Imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se
Continet, atque duas tantum res anxius optat,
Panem et Circenses.

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:28 PM

TXUS on December 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Good evening, TXUS. :)

Ah.. Soros.. Keeper of the Demon Spawn.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:28 PM

God Bless and good night!! * beep beep * Scrumpy on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Back at ya. God bless.

Nighty night here.

wolly4321 on December 18, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Are Patty and Paul having troubles?

Patty Murray backs off military pension cut

Sen. Patty Murray is distancing herself from a cut in military pensions in the budget deal she brokered with Rep. Paul Ryan.

“This was something that Ryan pushed for,” said a source close to the negotiations, discussing the issue on the condition of not being identified. But an aide to the Wisconsin Republican sidestepped the question on Wednesday, noting the two budget committee leaders both agreed to the terms of the deal.

Her stance provides a major opening for opponents of the cut to work to get it tossed out or replaced with alternate savings — an effort that could weaken the budget deal and force vulnerable senators to continue defending their support for an agreement that would provide sequester relief for federal agencies at the expense of veterans.

kcewa on December 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Indeed. Especially the ‘bread and circuses’. As a matter of fact… we should demand more bread and circuses and more and more potent opiate of the masses while we’re at it. They may as well have to render up something more for our trouble.. and losses.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

“Holy cow — Mom was right.”

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

There is no ‘moderate’ wing of the Democratic Party any more. The Party has been taken over by the extreme left. And God help any centrist Democratic who doesn’t toe the line of King Barack the Magnificent and his Minions.

GarandFan on December 18, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Hey, Cosmo!

Don’t know if you saw my question in the Greenroom CCW post, but i’t love to hear the story about the Colt you lost… But if it’s not a tale for public consumption, I understand…

PointnClick on December 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

More bread!

Oh… I suppose that’s covered in that SNAP program thing…

…well, then…

MORE Circuses!

Oh, wait… that’s probably pretty well covered in that “Reality” television thing… oh… and all that semi-celebrity worship going around…

…this demanding stuff is more difficult than I thought…

… Oh, wait! I’ve got it!…

MORE ETHICAL BEHAVIOR FROM OUR POLITICAL CLASS!

…yeah… I know… give over… pull the other one…

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Good evening, PolAgnostic. :)

So… the LEFT put up a counter with a sign that said “FREE LUNCH” … but they put a cash register at the end of it… otherwise… bet your last buck… the LIV’s would be signing up in droves…even though they have no idea what’s in that ‘mystery meat’.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM


Good evening :)

Well, Paul Ryan has gone the Full Obama route ..

(i.e. money you would not have spent is savings and can then be
spent on something entirely unrelated without having to be counted a new spending – documented by Sen. Sessions yesterday)

… so get ready for the GOPe LIV Campaign Sales Pitch – where illegal immigrants are entitled to citizenship and will then PAY the unfunded long term liabilities so the rest of US won’t have to!!! YAY!!!!

It a brave new world where Hot Air bravely points out how brave Mia Love is for admitting she would have voted for the Ryan-Murray Budget / Sequestration Abortion Bill!!! YAY!!!!

The GOPe Donor Class moving the GOPe politicians and GOPe-media into the Disinformation Age so they can keep the Federal gravy train rolling win an election sometime.

{Sorry, got caught up in a rant there}

You’re a “Hollywood type” ….

[.ducking behind a concrete block wall ;->

… is A&E really stupid enough to think they aren’t going to lose their cash cow?

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

No one probably cares, but this gives me no hope for the much anticipated Smash Bros sequel. Nintendo just can’t be bothered to talk to their fans anymore.

nobar on December 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Just an off-hand observation… I’d be content with understanding just 40% of Axe’s posts…

PointnClick on December 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Indeed. Especially the ‘bread and circuses’. As a matter of fact… we should demand more bread and circuses and more and more potent opiate of the masses while we’re at it. They may as well have to render up something more for our trouble.. and losses.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

MORE ETHICAL BEHAVIOR FROM OUR POLITICAL CLASS!

…yeah… I know… give over… pull the other one…

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sort of astonishing. People don’t remember where “Bread and Circuses” comes from. :) Juvenal also wrote . . . well, all these are interesting. New to me. Not so precise and analytical as Cicero, but — I’ve had Cicero in his own box, but he wasn’t that unique for his time after all. His box, I mean, is one where a Roman at the fall of the Republic (and dawn of the Empire) over a hundred years ago :) described America. Well, nope — here’s Juvenal doing the same thing.

Also, I owe de Tocqueville an apology.

–Sorry, floating around tonight. :) Just wrapped up a week’s hard body-labor and can sit here for the first time and relax and . . . into the clouds.

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM

PolAgnostic on December 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

My guess would have been ‘no’… but they’re caught in a damned if they do, damned if they don’t, situation. There are a lot of gays in Hollywood, the progressive credo is the daily mantra there, too.

Normally, money would be the bottom line and the deciding factor. You’ve seen what depths they’ll sink to for money, particularly television. They may be able to parlay this into something else. We’ll see.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:51 PM

PointnClick on December 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Twenty one years ago (before CHL’s but laws protecting certain people who did carry were there) I used mine to shoot somebody. I should not have been there, but he and his buddy definitely should not have attacked me. I was no billed, the arrest was expunged but I never got the gun back. The judge let the police know I never should have been arrested, but I still didn’t get the gun back. I really liked that gun.

They now go for more than twice what they cost new.

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Excellent reading. Lots to peruse and muse upon there. I like Horace, too.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

She watched him as he stood in the chocolate fountain, an unopened bag of Cheetos in his left hand and a mannequin’s bosom balanced in his right. He seemed to be watching his pants floating away,distracted only by the flight of hummingbirds, threading their way through the activated laser grid…

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM

… It was then she fell for him and at once knew that her perfect life of tofu and broccoli and moderation in everything was gone like the wind. Soon, she would meet him in his mother’s house, in his room with the posters of Mustangs and Malibus and cars she wouldn’t know from anything, but the cotton would fly anyway. It wasn’t her guess, it was her quest. ;-)

TXUS on December 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Just an off-hand observation… I’d be content with understanding just 40% of Axe’s posts…

PointnClick on December 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

lol — damn it. Even Schad says things like that. :) Hell, even Sophie says things like that.

Sorry. It’s just lazy.

That first was snippet from Juvenal’s Satire X. It’s where we get “Bread and Circuses.” I was just being cynical. That stuff about being in a chocolate fountain made no sense at all, but the punchline, “Holy Cow, mom was right!” was a little funny — if you’re easily amused. :) I’m easily amused.

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Duck Dynasty Rocks!

Podesta…

meh

workingclass artist on December 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

TXUS on December 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

lol! Very good, TXUS. :)

Her quest was to surrender the silks? lol!

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM

In not so easily amused… but I was intrigued. :)

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Axe on December 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Because the study of Classics isn’t taught anymore.

Sad but true.

workingclass artist on December 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

They weren’t satisfied with fluking chickens.

wolly4321 on December 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Go figure.

How’s your end of the trench looking tonight? :)

Midas on December 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The hard core cult members have dehumanized us.

These are the guys like Bill Ayer’s Weather Underground that wanted to kill 25 million Americans that had opposing political views.

faraway on December 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

No one probably cares, but this gives me no hope for the much anticipated Smash Bros sequel. Nintendo just can’t be bothered to talk to their fans anymore.

nobar on December 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Awfully . . . “precious.”

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

The judge let the police know I never should have been arrested, but I still didn’t get the gun back. I really liked that gun.

They now go for more than twice what they cost new.

cozmo on December 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

That sucks… would I be correct in assuming that rather than just languishing on a dusty evidence room shelf, a shady cop got himself a nice backup/throwaway .380, and that’s why you couldn’t get it back?

PointnClick on December 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Because the study of Classics isn’t taught anymore.

Sad but true.

workingclass artist on December 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

We have to go get this stuff ourselfs.

And man, is it worth getting.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

In not so easily amused… but I was intrigued. :)

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

It’s just — writing back and forth with you would require real effort.

*yawn*

I mean, home girl don’t play. :)

O! — *moment of silence for Banquo* :)

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

This guy is NOTHING but an Ad Hominem Hit Man and Merchant of Contempt and Hate for The Media to Tacitly Approve of - allowing the bar for hate speech uttered by Liberals to DROP!!

williamg on December 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

We have to go get this stuff ourselfs.

And man, is it worth getting.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Indeed. Sometimes we have to take the education they neglected to give us. Most of what they neglected is the really best stuff.

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

lol! But I do, play…gently, too. ;)

*silence*

Gone… but never to be forgotten.

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Hey Podesta!

You want to talk about Jonestown?!

Alright, let’s talk about Jonestown!

“Liberation Theology” played a central role in Jonestown…

There were many influences on Peoples Temple and on Jonestown. Peoples Temple was a blend of the beliefs and movements of the 1960′s and 1970′s, and Liberation Theology was one the most influential of those beliefs, a belief that still shapes the world we live in today.

Indeed, it still shapes the world we live in today… our pResident is a 20+ year believer in “Liberation Theology”.

It’s the Theology, Stupid – Obama & Black Liberation Theology

ITguy on December 19, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Tolerance. A one way street.

Bmore on December 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I’ll stick with my comment on this topic from the other thread.

Bmore on December 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Still gonna stick with my first comment.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Good evening, Bmore. :)

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Normally, money would be the bottom line and the deciding factor. You’ve seen what depths they’ll sink to for money, particularly television. They may be able to parlay this into something else. We’ll see.

thatsafactjack on December 18, 2013 at 11:51 PM

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I think their opportunity to leverage this to their benefit has passed by the speed and nature of their response.

They could have waited an extra beat or two, let Phil get his statement about his personal redemption out, made their “distancing ourselves from HIS opinion” statement and then sat back and watched while the ensuing media circus drove the viewership numbers through the roof.

You can even sell this to the LGBT community with a quieter statement saying, “Free speech protects Phil’s personal opinion but we will be vigilant for any act of animosity or intolerance.”

Also known as the “give him some more rope” approach.

As it is now, they can either lose a lot of money or have to fold because their shareholders force out the executives dumb enough to lose the money.

I’ve spent too much time with senior executive mangement – it is ALWAYS about the MONEY.

PolAgnostic on December 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I understand 49% of someone’s posts when the bucket is on. 10% when bucket is off.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

lol! But I do, play…gently, too. ;)

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 12:08 AM

……: )……..(siiiiigh!)

williamg on December 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I’m stick with BMore’s comment about his comment.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

PointnClick on December 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Good question. Another cop tried to keep my Baby Eagle once. Her boss tried to browbeat me when I had to go to the station to get it (didn’t work, and he was miffed the magazine was loaded with black Talons).

Dallas was weird back then. Some cops, great…other cops, really bad (PC bad). I had a coin machine route and had to be in many undesirable places carrying large amounts of money. The good cops knew me as somebody who would let them know things and was a good shot if they needed help. The bad (PC) cops, well they learned that they didn’t have to like me, but they didn’t want to mess with me either. Sometimes, a new cop tried…

cozmo on December 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Merry Christmas SWalker. O_o.

I can still hear your evil laugh.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

I think I’m going to stick with SparkPlug’s sticking with BMore on this one.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM

cozmo on December 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Maybe we should have a Dallas/Texas HotAirian get-together sometime.

Then again, maybe not.

LOL :)

Midas on December 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I think I’m going to stick with SparkPlug’s sticking with BMore on this one.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Can’t decide; I’m stuck.

Midas on December 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on December 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM

<a href="URL of link“>Then again – There’s Always THIS…..I actually remember using some of these techniques growing up in South StL When I finally figured out that there’s no such thing as fighting “fair”……

williamg on December 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

We have to go get this stuff ourselfs.

And man, is it worth getting.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Always.

I was lucky…My father and grandfather benefited from a classical education and encouraged the study as a life long pursuit. Both were generous in discussion and the use of their libraries as we grew up.

I return again and again…currently re-reading Epictetus.

For artists the classics are crucial for intelligent work in any medium…imo

workingclass artist on December 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

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