Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on January 11, 2014 by Allahpundit

Former New Jersey governor Thomas H. Kean, one of the state’s most revered figures and a mentor to current Republican Gov. Chris Christie, contends that the leadership qualities Christie has shown while in office should give pause to voters nationally, as they begin to size up Christie as a potential president.

“On the one hand, I think he’s got a lot to offer. I think he’s the most able politician since Bill Clinton,” Kean (R) said in an interview with The Washington Post. “On the other hand, you look at these other qualities and ask, do you really want that in your president?”…

There is no evidence that Christie knew of the actions of his subordinates and appointees, some of whom he has since fired. But Kean — who has known Christie since the current governor was a teenager — faulted Christie for establishing a culture in his tight inner circle in which no one “will ever say no to him, and that is dangerous.”

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Christie’s admirers are actually framing the exhibition of remorse as a triumph that somehow erases the debacle that prompted the exhibition. Still seeing him as their preferred 2016 candidate, they are quick to compare him favorably with the Obama administration, in which responsibility is rarely acknowledged and heads never roll. But that’s a very low bar. If we were not talking about government, if such corruption had occurred at a private corporation, prosecutors would have expected the company to have launched a searching internal investigation at the first scent of wrongdoing. They would have demanded full disclosure to, and energetic cooperation with, the government…

Contrary to his carefully cultivated reputation as a hard-charging, no-nonsense prosecutor — the scourge of political corruption — the governor seems downright passive when it comes to his own circle. He takes no investigative initiative. He reacts as embarrassing developments occur and tweaks his story accordingly. He is caught flatfooted and unprepared when damning disclosures, like this week’s e-mails involving his close aides, inevitably emerge.

When he finally takes action, moreover, it turns out to be the only conceivable action any ambitious politician would take under the circumstances. His fans are applauding his decisiveness, but what ambitious politician who had any hope of running for president would not have fired Bridget Kelly once those e-mails hit the news? The Obama comparison doesn’t cut it: Obama is already president and, with the press carrying his water, he doesn’t have to fire anyone — not Sebelius, not Holder, not Rice, no one. Christie doesn’t have that luxury.

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Some observers were quick to compare New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal to the inappropriate targeting of conservative activist group by the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service. Both involve the abuse of power to punish political opponents, and stunned, angry, saddened executives who blamed their underlings. However, the media’s reactions to the two scandals have been quite different

The Christie scandal landed on the cover of The New Yorker. The magazine’s cover story following the IRS revelations was about “urban cyclists.” Obviously, The New Yorker has a local purview that makes the Christie story more relevant than a Washington-based scandal, but that didn’t stop the magazine from running a Halloween-themed cover on the government shutdown depicting John Boehner and Ted Cruz as ghosts haunting the Capitol.

Some in the media have been rather incredulous about Christie’s denying involvement, or have set an exceptionally high bar for the governor to clear his name. Meet the Press host David Gregory wonders: “Isn’t the burden for [Christie] to prove he didn’t create an atmosphere where underlings thought this was okay?” Such questions certainly weren’t being asked (outside the conservative media) about President Obama in the wake of the IRS revelations, even though Obama’s claims to have had no knowledge of the targeting allegations under investigation seemed equally suspect, and he has publicly castigated spending from outside political groups and condemned a key Supreme Court decision that made it easier.

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No, everyone’s talking about Christie’s surprise ordeal because everyone knows he’s running for president. (He’s just got to!) Plus, everyone in the media knows we know. And it’s not the kind of common knowledge that unites us in boredom. Christie is buzzworthy—because he’s still a novelty. There’s never been anyone to rush toward the White House quite like Chris Christie. There’s never been quite this kind of catalyst to accelerate the horse race.

The tempo of a presidential election is faster than ever. The timetable begins earlier than ever. The frenzy of signaling, supporting, and fundraising, the scrambling to lay the groundwork, the amplification of chatter, the propagandizing of “early favorites” and “early polls”—all of it, now, is on the brink of ludicrous speed…

It’s no coincidence that the highest-velocity politician in America has suddenly become a whipping boy for slowing down cars. There can be no train wreck without first inventing the train. Chris Christie is the first of us to learn all over again what we ain’t got time to remember: the wages of instantaneousness are instant karma.

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You read the emails and texts his operatives were sending, and you realize: This is TV dialogue. It’s movie dialogue. They get everything off the screen, not real life, and they’re imitating the sound of tough guys.

Those emails and texts, they were “Sopranos” dialogue. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” is pure Tony. “Got it” is pure Silvio. “I feel bad about the kids,” is druggy Christopher, or maybe Adriana. “They’re the children of Buono voters” is Paulie Walnuts, in all his aggression and stupidity.

Christie operatives are not the only ones in politics who talk this way. And they all do it not because they’re really tough but because they think that’s how people like them—rock-’em sock-’em operatives—would talk. They don’t have the brains, heart or judgment of people who’ve lived a life because they haven’t all lived a life. They’re 30 or 40 and came of age in a media-saturated country. They saw it all on TV. They saw it on a screen…

Advice for politicians: Know who they are, and help them mature. If you don’t, they’ll do goofy things, bad things, and they’ll not only hurt us. They’ll hurt you.

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Via Mediaite.

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A head larger that Ted Kennedy’s.

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Bishop!

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Missed it by that much.

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Former New Jersey governor Thomas H. Kean, one of the state’s most revered figures and a mentor to current Republican Gov. Chris Christie, contends that the leadership qualities Christie has shown while in office should give pause to voters nationally, as they begin to size up Christie as a potential president.

Yep. Let me pause-no.

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Who is Christie?

:)

Electrongod on January 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Who is Christie?

:)

Electrongod on January 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Barky’s biggest supporter from 2012.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

MOAR CHRISTIE!1!!!1!!!11

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Um, iddn this the same picture as last night?

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

uhm, the officials are reviewing the call.

and now lets got to a station break

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Who is Christie?

A democrat I think?

southernms on January 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Um, iddn this the same picture as last night?

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

uhm, No.

Christie gained 15 pounds since last night.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Who is Christie?

Obama’s buddy?

southernms on January 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

And is it Joey fa-TONE or Joey Fat-One?

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Odds on qotd being about fatboy?

wolly4321 on January 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Four in a row!!!

ShainS on January 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Who do y’all think will play Bridget Kelly in the movie?

Right Wingnut on January 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Political equation: Fat man+Media animus=fail

Mason on January 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

What’s the over/under for the number of trips Christie has made to the refrigerator in the past 48 hours?

Right Wingnut on January 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

What’s the over/under for the number of trips Christie has made to the refrigerator in the past 48 hours?

Right Wingnut on January 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

None. He’s got Cheetos and Doritos stashed all around the house for such an emergency. He’s also got jelly donuts hidden in the locker by his bed.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

“I know nothing” said Sgt. Christie–BS, his people know what he wants just like Obama’s henchmen do, and they don’t have to be told or given orders, they’re all “working towards the fuhrer.”

RoyalFlush on January 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

You read the emails and texts his operatives were sending, and you realize: This is TV dialogue. It’s movie dialogue. They get everything off the screen, not real life, and they’re imitating the sound of tough guys.

I don’t think Christie’s press conference is the end of this. It hasn’t been covered much here, but the scandal seems to be widening and implicating more of his aides. The wider it gets the more likely Christie is personally implicated.

So the question is, who will the Republican leadership pick if Christie implodes? Rubio would seem to be out of contention and Jeb Bush appears unlikely to have a shot. Christie/Jeb/Rubio were my top three. Maybe Walker? But the Republican leadership might look at Walker as too extreme.

Doomberg on January 11, 2014 at 8:52 PM

To me this a curious thing…..

He didn’t interview Bridget Kelly prior to firing her. He actually claimed to “not care” what she had to say about it. Does anyone else find it odd that a former federal prosecutor wouldn’t take the opportunity to find out what she knows about the involvement of others on his staff? I assume a terrified Kelly would have spilled her guts. Instead, he spent an entire day interrogating the “innocent” members of his staff. I would want to know more about this.

Right Wingnut on January 11, 2014 at 8:57 PM

. Christie/Jeb/Rubio were my top three.

Doomberg on January 11, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Meh. If we’re gonna go down the crapper, Doomy, might as well be the guy I already voted three times for.

And this time I ain’t referrin’ to Charlie Crisp.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 8:59 PM

How come everyone doesn’t call for Phil Griffen’s head for knowing or should have known what his people are and were up to??

rik on January 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

,

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:04 PM

How about calling for Phil Griffen’s head on a stick for knowing or should have known what his people on MSNBC were and are up to??

rik on January 11, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Yeah, you arready said that rik.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Had emerged long enough to counsel/encourage a wayfaring soul,
and wanted to wish blessings upon ALL who enter QOTD,
before I head back to the clear, most peaceful depths.

:-)

pambi on January 11, 2014 at 9:12 PM

uhm, No.

Christie gained 15 pounds since last night.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

…I thought he talked off…1 or 2 pounds!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2014 at 9:12 PM

So the question is, who will the Republican leadership pick if Christie implodes?

Doomberg on January 11, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Jeb.

Still seeing him as their preferred 2016 candidate, they are quick to compare him favorably with the Obama administration, in which responsibility is rarely acknowledged and heads never roll. But that’s a very low bar.

Exactly.

His fans are applauding his decisiveness, but what ambitious politician who had any hope of running for president would not have fired Bridget Kelly once those e-mails hit the news?

Exactly again. That’s what we were seeing in a lot of the comments here over the past couple of days.

ddrintn on January 11, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Crap!

Fattie Krispy Kreme again?

Has no one in charge at HA got a better fricking topic eh?

Oh well, back to football……..

And I don’t like football.

Scrumpy on January 11, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Are we still talking about his guy?

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Are we still talking about his guy?

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Why “Are we still talking about his guy?”

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:06 PM

How did he do that? I get nagged if I “already said that” or comment too fast.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:25 PM

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Agreed, wake me if they find the “smoking gun”. Until then zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:26 PM

How did he do that? I get nagged if I “already said that” or comment too fast.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:25 PM

He added PMSNBC to the second comment.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Notice how HA has not touched the Tapper scandal? No surprise there.

Blake on January 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM

There’s never been anyone to rush toward the White House quite like Chris Christie. There’s never been quite this kind of catalyst to accelerate the horse race

…he doesn’t have any horse shoes !

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

For every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance. For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government. …The punchline: 110 million privately employed workers; 88 million welfare recipients and government workers and rising rapidly.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2014/01/11/why-america-is-headed-toward-bankruptcy-in-13-terrifying-quotes-n1777384/page/full

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Blake on January 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Not much of a scandal but sure more interesting than Christie.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Former New Jersey governor Thomas H. Kean, one of the state’s most revered figures…

Since when did people from Jersey “revere” anyone?

INC on January 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:40 PM

:)

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Another example of my fine reading skills.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Notice how HA has not touched the Tapper scandal? No surprise there.

Blake on January 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Whoa! I hadn’t heard until you mentioned it. Is this what you mean?

‘They Died for Nothing?’ ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell Takes on CNN’s Jake Tapper in Tense Interview

INC on January 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

INC on January 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I’ve been playing at Mediaite about this. You know, we have a better class of liberal trolls than you would think here at Hot Air.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Another example of my fine reading skills.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Nope. I had to read it several times.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

And Pambi rocks.

Axe on January 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I’ve been playing at Mediaite about this. You know, we have a better class of liberal trolls than you would think here at Hot Air.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I know. I’ve seen you. You need to quit talking to complete idiots.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:40 PM

:)

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Should have known!

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Oh, my. The mind boggles.

INC on January 11, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I don’t remember who first posted this: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/107398-top-25-underreported-scandals-make-news-medias-bridgegate-mania-look-like-joke/

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:40 PM

H/T Murphy9

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

The Husband agrees.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Why does everyone care so much about the Governor of New Jersey? Christie was never going to be the GOPe pick for Prez.

It’s Jeb’s turn. He’s the one we’ll have to beat. Christie’s a distraction.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Why does everyone care so much about the Governor of New Jersey? Christie was never going to be the GOPe pick for Prez.

It’s Jeb’s turn. He’s the one we’ll have to beat. Christie’s a distraction.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

what does gryphon 20/20 think?

/

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Notice how HA has not touched the Tapper scandal? No surprise there.

Blake on January 11, 2014 at 9:28 PM

They won’t. As with most of what appears to be the GOP today, they are ecstatic when any member of the LSM is halfway polite to them and with Jake Tapper being one whose clock does stop a couple of times a day, a bad word will not be said.

However #1: Tapper is honestly a friendly towards the troops, so there is some slack to be given.

However #2: “Senseless” was a loaded, weasel word to use and we know how much words matter, especially with the context. Tapper could have and should have been a lot more careful and precise.

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 9:56 PM

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

God save us from any more “turns”.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Rand Paul is feeding his piranhas while laughing manically at what is being done to Christie.

Punchenko on January 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

what does gryphon 20/20 think?

/

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I don’t know what gryphon 20/20 thinks but gryphon 202 has ordered you to the Mustafar system. There you will find Viceroy Gunray and the other separatists and wipe them out.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

However #2: “Senseless” was a loaded, weasel word to use and we know how much words matter, especially with the context. Tapper could have and should have been a lot more careful and precise.

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 9:56 PM

It sounds like he said exactly what he wanted to say. It sounds like he said and meant “senseless.”

Axe on January 11, 2014 at 9:58 PM

What is it with HA and FatBoy?

I mean, quit the obsession already!

BabyGrace on January 11, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Are we still talking about his guy?

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Why “Are we still talking about his guy?”

davidk on January 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Christie no longer has any national relevance (if he ever did). Way past time to move on, AP.

January 14 GOP Primary for Florida CD-13 (Special Election to fill Don Young’s seat)

…the race is no longer about David Jolly versus Kathleen Peters, but rather it is David Jolly versus Mark Bircher.
These latest numbers are a dramatic shift from a poll taken a month ago when the race was deadlocked between Jolly and Peters. Since that time, Peters’ negative attack on Jolly’s lobbying career failed to connect and may have actually backfired against her. Meanwhile, many voters are getting their first look at the capable Bircher, who was recently endorsed by Tea Party icon and former congressman Alan West.

kcewa on January 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I agree, words are his profession, he shouldn’t be shocked at their outcome. I also think you have to look at the two men involve. One guy trained for and lived the situation, it is hardly likely that he would think it senseless. Tapper’s limited view is of the very sad outcome.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 10:01 PM

To me this a curious thing…..

He didn’t interview Bridget Kelly prior to firing her. He actually claimed to “not care” what she had to say about it. Does anyone else find it odd that a former federal prosecutor wouldn’t take the opportunity to find out what she knows about the involvement of others on his staff? I assume a terrified Kelly would have spilled her guts. Instead, he spent an entire day interrogating the “innocent” members of his staff. I would want to know more about this.

Right Wingnut on January 11, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Considering that NJ Gov. KristieKreme is a completely self-serving, big fat liar, what’s odd about his behavior? He already knew what was going on in his office…

Anti-Control on January 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM

It’s Jeb’s turn. He’s the one we’ll have to beat. Christie’s a distraction.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

You are joking, right??

rik on January 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Who do y’all think will play Bridget Kelly in the movie?

Right Wingnut on January 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

It depends on whether or not she throws Christie under the bus.

A.) She throws Christie under the bus: Charlize Theron

B.) She sticks by Christie and takes the fall: Jennifer Aniston

Hollywood plays hardball. Choose wisely, Ms. Kelly.

Punchenko on January 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM

You are joking, right??

rik on January 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Oh, how I wish I was. But you know how it goes with the GOPe. Next loyalist in line gets the prize.

I’d be a lot happier if JB was the one under the microscope now instead of CC, but he’s safely out of office polishing his credentials and lining up elite support.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Are you kidding me?

You pikers are still mired on page one?

OMG. Sound the horn.

Its Ladies Night.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Thank Goodness Cindy is here. She will offset some of my stupid posts with good posts of her own.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Maybe it’s the non-stop Obama scandals, but this whole thing seems like not that big of a deal. And if a Democrat had done something like this, I still think I would have a hard time getting worked up over it. Matter of fact, I wish Democrats would limit themselves to this level of petty political shenanigans. The world would actually be a better place.

butterflies and puppies on January 11, 2014 at 10:13 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Your posts aren’t stupid. We sure are in a weird place, all the crazy stuff going on around us and there seems to be nothing that can be done. It’s hard to even comment on it because I’m feeling pretty powerless. I hope the media is enjoying their eight year vacation from relevance.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Oh, how I wish I was. But you know how it goes with the GOPe. Next loyalist in line gets the prize.

I’d be a lot happier if JB was the one under the microscope now instead of CC, but he’s safely out of office polishing his credentials and lining up elite support.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Jeb has no chance. Too much name recognition.

rik on January 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Is it slug night or snail night? Either way its pretty slow.

How about if we bump things up to glacier night?

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

It sounds like he said exactly what he wanted to say. It sounds like he said and meant “senseless.”

Axe on January 11, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I agree, words are his profession, he shouldn’t be shocked at their outcome. I also think you have to look at the two men involve. One guy trained for and lived the situation, it is hardly likely that he would think it senseless. Tapper’s limited view is of the very sad outcome.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I agree – words have meanings and liberals use them to great effect and know *exactly* what words they want to use. Add in a “professional” and a “journalist” (I have no love for Tapper myself) and it only magnifies. He did write that “Outpost” book that was well received, so this sloppiness and/or intent surprises me slightly. It was directed to a soldier, not to a conservative, which is expected.

Tapper the last I saw was trying to backtrack it somewhat as “senseless” being directly in the political arena and to the politicians making the choices, not the person following the decisions. That’s fine, but then be careful and don’t direct it to the person following the decisions.

Sloppy. Or intended. You choose.

*shrug*

But you have to love the fallout. MOAR EYEBALLS, MOAR HIT$.

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

How ironic that Christie will have made corruption, dishonesty, political payback, and abuse of power issues in the 2016 campaign. Enjoy that, Killery. Notice how she and her minions haven’t said a word. She knows this is a disaster for her. What’s the upside? They get rid of Christie as a candidate and whomever is standing on the stage on the GOP side gets to say, “If Christie had to go, what the hell is she still doing here?” It’s a disaster for Zero, too.

Rational Thought on January 11, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Well I feel pretty powerless too which is why I dabble in fantasy and made up worlds in my head.

Right now I’m an important secret agent. And there is secret so important that no one knows what it is so when its uncovered no one will even stop looking for the secret because no one will know if and when it is found.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Ok Glaciers are too fast for you pikers. Its Plate Tectonics night.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Is it slug night or snail night? Either way its pretty slow.

How about if we bump things up to glacier night?

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I was rooting for pitch night.

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

It has been wild. Tapper’s okay, I think he gives balance the old school try. Some of the liberals at other sites can’t figure out if they are mad that conservatives are “defending” Tapper or when he’s going to move to Fox.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Murphy9 on January 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Ok M9 at least you have a pulse. Its Pitch night.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

I keep saying that Jeb is done and finished because he’s tied to Erne Duncan and Common Core. He made education his centerpiece and now it’s going to be a millstone around his neck.

HA isn’t really in to keeping up with CC, but there are grassroots groups of parents all over the country who despise it, are working against it, and know full well that Jeb has been running around being an advocate for it.

(Administrators and teachers hate CC as well, but the majority of them will vote Dem).

INC on January 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Hi INC. Good one. +2 for Thread Mo Jo

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I’m not very imaginative.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Sharks are cold blooded killers and should be hunted.

Also NY Style Pizza is better than Chicago Style Pizza.

Ron Paul Rocks.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Well I feel pretty powerless too which is why I dabble in fantasy and made up worlds in my head.

Right now I’m an important secret agent. And there is secret so important that no one knows what it is so when its uncovered no one will even stop looking for the secret because no one will know if and when it is found.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM

European sunglasses
I’m in a London fog
No one sees me as I pass
But that’s part of the job
Cuban missiles and Sputniks
Girls in Chinese shoes
International politics
Always front page news

It’s not really a job at all
At least I don’t get paid
I just play
It’s a game
That I made
As I waste my time
It’s okay
When I play
CIA
I’m just wasting time

Crisis down at the Suez
Catch the very next flight
Any plane will do it
I’ll dream about it tonight

Anti-Control on January 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Hi INC. Good one. +2 for Thread Mo Jo

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Hey, Sparky!

I enjoy your comments. They make me laugh. Now that Cindy and I have both said something good about what you say, quit bishing for compliments! (:

OK, this is comment #3.

INC on January 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I think AP is in the first few stages of mourning for Christie. I can’t wait until he finally reaches the last step of acceptance.

#4.

INC on January 11, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Bishing.lol.

inc taught me to bish.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Thanks Colorado pot law! You just got our county a Toyota Pickup! Woohoo!

On January 11, 2014 Deputies from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office were advised of two vehicles driving recklessly on 1-70 East bound from Hays, KS area. The vehicles were driving side by side and blocking traffic. Also the subjects were reported to be passing items between the vehicles. The Pickup attempted to run the reporting party off the road. Deputies stopped the vehicle at the 183 Milepost near Russell where a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper joined in the stop. During the traffic stop a significant amount of marijuana was located in the pickup. The driver and passenger of the pickup were arrested and the pickup was seized along with the drugs. The Driver of the passenger car was cited for Reckless Driving and allowed to continue on home. The Driver and passenger of the Toyota Pickup were arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Intent to Distribute and Reckless Driving.

cptacek on January 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM

True dat!

INC on January 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Sharks are cold blooded killers and should be hunted.

Also NY Style Pizza is better than Chicago Style Pizza.

Ron Paul Rocks.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:28 PM

With every post you piss Antwerp off further.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM

That Munford person is a sharp cookie. Dont let her fool you. You can ask Schad or BMore.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM

And now you are an accomplice.

Lol.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:38 PM

However #1: Tapper is honestly a friendly towards the troops, so there is some slack to be given.

kim roy on January 11, 2014 at 9:56 PM

No. He did it on purpose, he has not backed down from it, he has not apologized, he wasn’t conducting an interview but lecturing, and he used senseless three times. He’s also retweeting all the little rino lapdogs kissing up to him, one being MKH.

Blake on January 11, 2014 at 10:39 PM

This is just in case any of my QOTD buds would ALSO enjoy a touch of James Newton Howard and Ms Hilary Hahn (about 5 mins).

Enjoying this OST tonight.
Knowing that Ms. Hahn got the score 2days before recording all of it, just blows my mind.
(I know, small explosion .. Snort )

Who cares about FatBoy, anyway ? ;-)

pambi on January 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Hi merm.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I’ve been playing at Mediaite about this.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

You need to quit talking to complete idiots.

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

The Husband agrees.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM

I think I disagree. A reasonable voice can still have a subtle influence in a conversation and help to counter the Democrat ideology. No? It’s arguing against propaganda and always making sure the world according to conservatives is heard.
It just doesn’t sound like a complete waste…it sounds like educating.

lynncgb on January 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Yo, Spark.
I’m sort of in a mood.
Y’all brighten my world, so here I am.

pambi on January 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

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