Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on January 20, 2014 by Allahpundit

“I will learn things from this,” Chris Christie told me last Friday, a little more than a week after he gave the News Conference to End All News Conferences, and a few days after the cable channels covered his annual address to the legislature in Trenton as if it were Nixon waving from the helicopter. “I know I will. I don’t know exactly what it is yet that I’ll learn from it. But when I get the whole story and really try to understand what’s going on here, I know I’m going to learn things.”…

Christie’s strategy has been remarkably consistent, and more sophisticated than it might seem to the casual observer. He is a public bully and a private dealmaker, a guy who bludgeons his opponents into as weak a bargaining position as he can before staking out his own compromise behind closed doors. It’s good theater, followed often, though not always, by good policy…

“I think I’m a fairly good politician,” Christie told me, in defense of his rhetorical style. But the best at his craft learn, sooner or later, to rein in and recalibrate the things that work for them, especially if they entertain thoughts of the White House. “I think it is most likely that the next Republican nominee for president will be a governor,” Christie told me. I reminded him that in 2011 he had told me he didn’t feel ready to be president, and asked about now. “Yeah. I’m readier, if that’s a word,” Christie said…

On Friday, Christie didn’t sound like a guy who intended to revisit his style. “I’m not growing a new personality at 51,” he said. I reminded him that politicians do it all the time. “Not me, man,” he laughed. “This is it. I like who I am.”

***

Party leaders are urging the governor to let go of a trademark Christie trait: his fierce loyalty to old friends and high school classmates who have risen with him in state government. It is time, they counsel, for him to recruit a more nationally savvy political team that can take him beyond Trenton to Washington. Fueling such concerns, new allegations arose on Saturday that top Christie aides had used Hurricane Sandy recovery money as a political weapon against the Democratic mayor of Hoboken, N.J…

Mr. Christie has told friends and contributors that he can weather the slings and scrutiny, even as he complains about what he sees as “piling on” by his enemies and a once-admiring news media, according to people told of his thinking, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be associated with comments that could upset the governor or his aides…

Whatever the lasting damage to Mr. Christie’s political brand, Republicans said, the puzzling traffic imbroglio has laid bare his weaknesses: a stubborn insularity, the absence of a national infrastructure and a tendency to be flip and glib, which haunted him at the start of the bridge scandal…

“I think he needs to build a national political team,” said Bobbie Kilberg, a major Republican fund-raiser based in Northern Virginia, who noted that she is “sticking with Mr. Christie” if he runs for president.

***

Over the weekend, Mr. Christie, who has appeared on MSNBC many times since taking office, angrily denounced it as a “partisan network” that is “almost gleeful in their efforts attacking” him. Christie aides have called it a “feeding frenzy.”…

Mr. Christie, who is known to be sensitive to slights, appears to be genuinely stung by the network’s coverage. But his outrage is also fueled by opportunism, Republican strategists say: The same brand of politics that appealed to the liberal anchors on MSNBC has antagonized conservatives around the country, whose support he will need to mount a White House run.

Those close to Mr. Christie say the attack on MSNBC reflects his office’s effort to assert control over a story that has quickly snowballed, attracting new allegations almost every day, catching the governor off guard. Allies of Mr. Christie sense that Democrats are now unleashing the kind of assault on him that they failed to deliver during his re-election campaign last year, which he won — in a blue state — by a landslide.

“The Democrats have been making up for lost time,” said Kevin Madden, a former campaign strategist for Mitt Romney.

***

In [conservatives'] eyes, the mainstream media is the enemy. Its unrelenting coverage of Christie’s troubles over the past 10 days is generating a surprising level of sympathy for the moderate Republican Garden Stater among some conservatives who have not been fans in the past.

“I think it’s helping with the Republican grass roots,” said Glenn McCall, a Republican National Committeeman from South Carolina. “They feel [the scandal] is being overblown. There’s some solidarity, too. It doesn’t mean, if he does run in 2016, these same people would support him. Who knows what they’ll do come that time. But at least right now, there’s solidarity around the governor.”…

“He does have a lot of sympathy right now, even from people who do not like Chris Christie and under no circumstances would support him in a primary,” said Billy Simons, a tea party activist from Charleston, S.C…

“There are a lot of people in the party who hope this is a teachable moment for Christie and his political team, to realize he can’t count on the liberal media to deliver him the nomination of the presidency,” said a prominent national conservative with close ties to party activists. “If he wants to be president, he needs to start making more reliable friends at the grass roots of the party.”

***

For many of Romney’s top donors, by contrast, the scandal roiling Trenton is confirmation of their worst suspicions about Christie’s behavior. The 2012 campaign had already left a bad taste in their mouths — they cite the juxtaposition his failure to appear at a Philadelphia rally 48 hours before the election and his effusive praise of President Obama’s leadership at the same time, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “Everybody really is talking about this,” says somebody close to the Massachusetts governor. He tells me recent events have several donors ”thinking they should’ve trusted their instincts in the first place.” Donors, the Romney insider says, ”were beginning to open up to the idea of Christie, and then this happened.”

A major Romney bundler tells me the current scandal exacerbates the sense that Christie is willing to engage in “unsportsmanlike conduct” to achieve his goals. He likens Christie’s insistence during last week’s marathon press conference that “I am not a bully,” to Richard Nixon’s infamous declaration, in his hour-long question-and-answer session on the Watergate scandal, that “I am not a crook.” “Obviously, you are one,” the donor says, invoking the aphorism ”the fish rots from the head down.”…

If he comes out of this, he comes out stronger, that’s the sense,” says the Romney insider.

***

“I think this story has taken a very dangerous turn for the governor.”


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going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 8:53 PM

You win.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Ahhhhhhh, fat-boy again…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:05 PM

AP, you’re pimping a bit hard here, don’t ya think?

Midas on January 20, 2014 at 9:06 PM

sometimes..ya just know..
I think this is 8 of the last 11..
so it wasn’t really hard.. and.. I am not counting,,

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Over @ Breitbart, I wrote something critical of Andrew Napolitano(A WTC7 truther)…and the mods DELETED my comment. They left the attacks on me-and my response. At least the response was there…right after I wrote it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

MLK brings QOTD early…

I still have to work….:(

Electrongod on January 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

That’s your own dang fault for going over there.

Somebody attacked you here earlier and I joined in. It was fun.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Ack.

kim roy on January 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM

I have never witnessed a blog go so insane so fast.

VorDaj on January 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM

“I have a pen” – Law Maker/Law Breaker.

Catch me if you can….

Electrongod on January 20, 2014 at 9:12 PM

MSNBC and hotair in a race to the bottom.

VorDaj on January 20, 2014 at 9:12 PM

whispering the ‘I’ word is always a good thing..

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/liberal-icon-urges-obama-impeachment/

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:12 PM

No one trolls their own blog like AP.

Murphy9 on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Day 13 of Hot Air Held Hostage …

ShainS on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Cnn and msdnc desperate for ratings

cmsinaz on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Why must 0bama blame my loathing of him on his skin color? I’d hate him just as much if he were 100% white…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

I have never witnessed a blog go so insane so fast.

VorDaj on January 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM

VorDaj: Its the way the winds of News blow:)

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:14 PM

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Because he can.

And doesn’t have much else.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Open question: Okay, who ‘dat for GOP in 2016?

I’m not seeing much. “Anyone but Hitlary” should win, but it’s got to be Somebody.

“Anyone but 0bama” didn’t work last time, and the equivalent won’t next time, either.

So, who is it?

Who is John Galt on January 20, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Meanwhile shite happened in the other 49 States.

Didn’t something blow up in Omaha?

I didn’t hear a peep.

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Enough of the Christie drama. Not a single line invested in MO’s birthday bash. Al Roker got to boogie with her, and I had to go to another site to learn that.

/s

Christie is soft on guns and strong on amnesty. He’s done as dinner. Unworthy of the ink expended.

Hog Wild on January 20, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Great. More posts about the guy we don’t like simply because he might be the candidate we don’t want running for the office he won’t win.

But by all means, continue to beat us to death with this irrelevancy. It’s not like anything worse is going on.

Erich66 on January 20, 2014 at 9:18 PM


Omaha Ka-Blewy:

Omaha plant explosion, Jan. 20, 2014
(Images)

Omaha, NE, US
1h
Omaha police: 2 people killed in plant explosion, all other workers accounted for – @AP
end of bulletin
==============

Omaha, NE, US
7h
At least 10 injured in explosion at plant in Omaha, Neb.; 2 reported to be critical – @OWHnews
read more on omaha.com

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Cozmo Usurper of the Universe 2016…!!!

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Over @ Breitbart, I wrote something critical of Andrew Napolitano(A WTC7 truther)…and the mods DELETED my comment. They left the attacks on me-and my response. At least the response was there…right after I wrote it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

LOL I wear my banning at Erick the Red’s as a badge of honor. I quoted the Little Rascals and got whacked.

Fallon on January 20, 2014 at 9:21 PM

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Prayers for the injured & their families.

Do you know what kind of plant it was?

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Ah crap, today was a holiday.

I wish you slackers would blow a whistle or something.

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yer really good at that. :)

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Alright, I’m out. Old habits dies hard, so I’m sure I’ll check back in occasionally to see if the suicidal pro-RINO/Christie/amnesty dementia has passed.

Won’t hold my breath.

Midas on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hey liberal Chris Christie….

nananana nananana hey hey hey…. Good bye!

bluegill on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 PM

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Prayers for the injured & their families.

Do you know what kind of plant it was?

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:21 PM

It was a feed supplement factory for livestock…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Connie Smith ~Burning Bridges
*****************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YBRpwP-OKg

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:24 PM

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 PM


Update: Two Confirmed Dead in Plant Collapse

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yer really good at that. :)

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

QOTD has become BADH: Beat A Dead Horse. Unless there’s some important breaking news, I’d like to see a round robin of QOTD. Canopfor can be in charge and ask for topics.

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:25 PM

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Thanks. I was wondering if it’s one of those plants at which there’s always a danger of combustion.

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Here’s the Breitbart thread that I was speaking of.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Update: Two Confirmed Dead in Plant Collapse

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:25 PM

BREAKING NEWS!!: Gravity Is Still Dangerous

williamg on January 20, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yer really good at that. :)

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

wolly43321: I’m litterally watching news 24/7, and theres alot going on,
and only so much time in the day, and heres thee latest Health
Care SNAFU:)
=======================

MeanWhile, ..this tidbit has slipped through the New Knots:
===========================================================

HopeyCare InJustice Equalizer EnForcement:
******************************************

Reuters Politics ‏@ReutersPolitics 9h

Obamacare rules on equal coverage delayed: NY Times http://reut.rs/Ly79F8
Expand
=========

Obamacare rules on equal coverage delayed: NY Times
WASHINGTON Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:12pm EST
**************************************

(Reuters) -

The Obama administration is delaying enforcement of a provision of the new healthcare law

that prohibits employers

from providing better health benefits

to top executives

than to other employees, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Tax officials said they would not enforce the provision this year because they had yet to issue regulations for employers to follow, according to the Times.(More…)
================================

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/18/us-usa-healthcare-executives-idUSBREA0H0JZ20140118?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=574655

Rules for Equal Coverage by Employers Remain Elusive Under Health Law
By ROBERT PEARJAN. 18, 2014
***************************

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/us/rules-for-equal-coverage-by-employers-remain-elusive-under-health-law.html?_r=0

canopfor on January 19, 2014 at 3:22 AM

====================
====================

Another Obamacare delay
Jan. 19, 2014 – 5:14 – Kansas Senator Jerry Moran analyzes the impact
*********************************************************************

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3076780115001/another-obamacare-delay/#sp=show-clips

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM

It had a grain elevator attached, always in danger of exploding…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

That’s your own dang fault for going over there.

Somebody attacked you here earlier and I joined in. It was fun.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:09 PM

You mean ‘Dr infanticide’. Marcus has always been wrong about abortion. Also, you didn’t attack me-you attacked him.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

BREAKING NEWS!!: Gravity Is Still Dangerous

williamg on January 20, 2014 at 9:28 PM

williamg: NAIL IT DOWN,..Sheesh…….(sarc):)

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM

It had a grain elevator attached, always in danger of exploding…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

BREAKING NEWS: The Laws Of Physics Can Be Dangerous – And Hard To Understand….Especially If You Are A Journalist or A Politician…..Let’s OUTLAW THEM!…They’re “Racist”

williamg on January 20, 2014 at 9:34 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Those people at Breitbart are JERKS!!……Are we still friends, ALT?…….

williamg on January 20, 2014 at 9:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Spoilsport

I’m feelin’ exceptionally mean today.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yer really good at that. :)

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Wolly4321: I’m always in front of the News goalie net, (links)
24/7, ready to pounce on the news stories:)
=======================================================

Heres the latest HealthCare FUBAR:

HopeyCare InJustice Equalizer EnForcement:
******************************************

Reuters Politics ‏@ReutersPolitics 9h

Obamacare rules on equal coverage delayed: NY Times http://reut.rs/Ly79F8
Expand
=========

Obamacare rules on equal coverage delayed: NY Times
WASHINGTON Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:12pm EST
**************************************

(Reuters) -

The Obama administration is delaying enforcement of a provision of the new healthcare law

that prohibits employers

from providing better health benefits

to top executives

than to other employees, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Tax officials said they would not enforce the provision this year because they had yet to issue regulations for employers to follow, according to the Times.(More…)
================================

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/18/us-usa-healthcare-executives-idUSBREA0H0JZ20140118?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=574655

Rules for Equal Coverage by Employers Remain Elusive Under Health Law
By ROBERT PEARJAN. 18, 2014
***************************

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/us/rules-for-equal-coverage-by-employers-remain-elusive-under-health-law.html?_r=0

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/grenades-50-caliber-machine-guns-on-u-s-border/?cat_orig=us

im glad BHO fixed all that gun/boarder thingy with FnF…

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

It had a grain elevator attached, always in danger of exploding…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

I learned a while back of the danger of flour and cotton explosions. This was in old mills so I have no idea if it still happens, but a grain elevator explosion makes perfect sense.

INC on January 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Wolly4321: And a Video:

Another Obamacare delay
Jan. 19, 2014 – 5:14 – Kansas Senator Jerry Moran analyzes the impact
*********************************************************************

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3076780115001/another-obamacare-delay/#sp=show-clips

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:37 PM

No one trolls their own blog like AP.

Murphy9 on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Heh.

Vince on January 20, 2014 at 9:37 PM

If Christie is in trouble and in need of support, he should call up his good buddy Obama. Maybe Christie is hoping Obama will return the favor. After all, Christie did go out of his way to embrace his pal Obama in 2012 on the beach to help secure Obama’s reelection victory.

bluegill on January 20, 2014 at 9:37 PM

williamg on January 20, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Absitively!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:38 PM

It had a grain elevator attached, always in danger of exploding…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

OmahaConservative: Grain Elevators (Dust particles) can be nasty:)

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:38 PM

About Christie again?!! Let’s go off topic for a change.

Vince on January 20, 2014 at 9:39 PM

It took me forever to find this oldie– “Fat Boy” by Billy Stewart. I didn’t realize that he recorded it with Bo Diddley.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9FwdROZciQ

onlineanalyst on January 20, 2014 at 9:39 PM

It had a grain elevator attached, always in danger of exploding…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Every time I had to shovel out my grandfathers milo bin…

Flammable dust

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Meanwhile shite happened in the other 49 States.

Didn’t something blow up in Omaha?

I didn’t hear a peep.

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:16 PM

wolly4321: I just secured,..News in all States Linky:)
======================================================

Local News Headlines By City & State

http://www.newsbystate.com/

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:41 PM

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:39 PM

you did that to your poor grandfather on propose..

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:44 PM

The Associated Press ‏@AP 2h

Omaha officials say 2 people killed, all other workers accounted for in plant explosion: http://apne.ws/19Jb9Nw
=======================================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9-hurt-explosion-omaha-animal-feed-plant

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM

I have never witnessed a blog go so insane so fast.

VorDaj on January 20, 2014 at 9:11 PM

I have …

This Chrispy Chreme obsession reminds me of way back when, with MegaMac and her 44 IQ/breast size. She must have made QoTD 137 times in a row. I’m not saying there’s a pattern here …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM

WOW:

Ryan Soderlin ‏@RSoderlin 5h

Updated gallery from explosion. http://odc.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=5002&p=5039 … BRYNN ANDERSON/OMAHA WORLD-HERALD pic.twitter.com/3jESCxtbge
=====================================================================

http://odc.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=5002&p=5039

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Man, I really did like Billy Stewart’s stuff. What a great fat boy. This tune reminds me of freshman year in college and slow dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK30S8OHwpEancing at the Student Union. Good times!

onlineanalyst on January 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Rosetta woke up today..
http://www.space.com/24331-rosetta-comet-spacecraft-hibernation-wakeup.html

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK30S8OHwpE

onlineanalyst on January 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Thats at the Douglas entry point. Just southeast of here.
all over the local news.

wolly4321 on January 20, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Thanks Wisconsin

Vince on January 20, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Hey, thar Christ Christie….how ya like that Sarah Palin treatment yous-ah gettin’ frum da press? Ya likes it there Jersey man?

Your big ol honker is cooked.

Aunt Beulah Jo was right you ain’t got a snowball’s chance in Dixie.

Buh Bye Jersey Palin boy.

Yuck, yuck yuck.

PappyD61 on January 20, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Flammable dust

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:39 PM

damn. i just had to erase the whole thing because i realized at the very end that it was really just instructions on building a flamethrower at a fast-food joint, and someone could get hurt trying it. :)

i shouldn’t even post this pointless post, but i’m not going to sit here and type five minutes and never hit send. it’s just wrong. somehow.

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 9:51 PM

i shouldn’t even post this pointless post, but i’m not going to sit here and type five minutes and never hit send. it’s just wrong. somehow.

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 9:51 PM

LOL. That’s the spirit!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 20, 2014 at 9:55 PM

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Incredible. Then again, so is Opportunity.

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 9:51 PM

It’s easy enough to find, unfortunately.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Christie should be repurposed into a vat of gelatinous piker lard wax

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 9:58 PM

There is no send button. It was changed to a submit button by some piker who had nothing better to do.

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Y’all see that story-in the Townhall sidebar on the right-about FIRE’s rating of colleges/universities speech codes? Uber-restricted were given reds, less so-yellow, and very open to free speech-green.
Well…Texas tech got a ‘red’-prolly because the admins don’t wanna offend the usual suspects. I’m including the FITAA MSA in that. Anyway-Spawn is now reconsidering weather he wants to continue @ that school

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Does coultergeist still love Christie or did her Adams apple fall off that tree.

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Most likely they got the red for not allowing students and faculty to accurately describe Lubbock.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

damn. i just had to erase the whole thing because i realized at the very end that it was really just instructions on building a flamethrower at a fast-food joint, and someone could get hurt trying it. :)

i shouldn’t even post this pointless post, but i’m not going to sit here and type five minutes and never hit send. it’s just wrong. somehow.

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Eh. That was more interesting than the 129th consecutive QOTD on Christie.

And please do post the flamethrower stuff.

kim roy on January 20, 2014 at 10:02 PM

“I will learn things from this,” Chris Christie told me last Friday, a little more than a week after he gave the News Conference to End All News Conferences, and a few days after the cable channels covered his annual address to the legislature in Trenton as if it were Nixon waving from the helicopter. “I know I will. I don’t know exactly what it is yet that I’ll learn from it. But when I get the whole story and really try to understand what’s going on here, I know I’m going to learn things.”…

Matt Bai, Yahoo News on January 20, 2014

.
Right … you’ll know who your friends are, and who your friends are NOT ….. then take appropriate action, as you deem it necessary.

We get it.

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:03 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 9:59 PM

.
Most likely they got the red for not allowing students and faculty to accurately describe Lubbock.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

.
Uh oh … here it comes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Actually there is no submit button either. There is a Submit Comment button.

Hey who would like a water crescent and some fresh picked pond fronds?

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM

…trying to chase us…all away!
fat boy
fat boy

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2014 at 10:07 PM

war porn is always better than a donut eater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaufhZv84Gk

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Rosetta woke up today..
http://www.space.com/24331-rosetta-comet-spacecraft-hibernation-wakeup.html

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM

going2mars: That was a surprise:)
=================================

space
8h
Hibernating Rosetta space probe wakes up and sends first signal back to Earth since June 2011 – @NASASpaceFlight
read more on nasaspaceflight.com
=================================

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/esas-rosetta-spacecraft-stirred-from-its-long-hibernation/

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM

war porn is always better than a donut eater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaufhZv84Gk

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM

going2mars: Me likey;)

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Lubbock is starting is beginning a change-and it’s not a good one.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Hi Twerp.

I’ve been doing some Safari field work studying wild animals from my duck blind on YouTube.

The animals scarcely know I’m there.

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I go outside about 9:05 PM to fetch a load of firewood, and come back in at 9:55 PM to find QOTD already posted . . . . . at 9:01 PM, before I went out.

Wow, That’s Fantastic (?)

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Does what you wrote make sense in Lubbock?

Lubbock, about the only place in the western hemisphere that reminds the taliban of home. Except the lack of hills.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 10:14 PM

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM

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Lubbock is starting is beginning a change-and it’s not a good one.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

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Muzzies, illegal aliens, infiltrators from the “Left Coast”, or all-of-the-above ?

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Our president lets Americans die in Bengahzi. The media’s response? Ho-hum.

Our president runs guns into Mexico that kill hundreds, including two Americans serving their country? The media’s response? Sting gone bad. No biggy.

Our president presides over an IRS that is targeting political enemies, and may have even influenced the outcome of the 2012 election as a result. The media’s response? Just the same old Republican politicking.

Our president is the champion of a law that has contributed greatly to this continuing recession by turning us into a part-time nation, inflating healthcare costs, and increases taxes across the board. The media’s response? Gee, ain’t the president just so super swell for illegally legislating from his office by granting extensions on everything?

A governor may or may not have deliberately caused a traffic jam. The media’s response?

OMG! ARMAGEDDON! 9/11! KENNEDY A$$ASSINATION! DOGS SLEEPING WITH CATS!! SMOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NotCoach on January 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I go outside about 9:05 PM to fetch a load of firewood, and come back in at 9:55 PM to find QOTD already posted . . . . . at 9:01 PM, before I went out.

Wow, That’s Fantastic (?)

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 PM

You must work at CERN … check if you have a loose cable, again :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

going2mars: Me likey;)

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I worked in Mesa for almost 3 years on the AH64D…
its one cool bird…but bigger that I thought length wise..

going2mars on January 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Wow, That’s Fantastic (?)

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 PM

It’s like a time machine.

cozmo on January 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Wow, That’s Fantastic (?)

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Legalized about a week and L2G’s already leaping through time.

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 10:18 PM

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Hi L2G. You better form a hypothesis. Occamz razor says it prolly lost time due to alien abduction.

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

*L2G checks buttocks for tell-tale “Zelkor’s b****” micro tattoo*

Axe on January 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 PM

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You must work at CERN … check if you have a loose cable, again :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

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Now there’s a science related story, worth reading. : )

listens2glenn on January 20, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Just drove to get a six pack, and I see one of my fat raccoons is in the road dead, run over by a car or truck…

OmahaConservative on January 20, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Gorillas are boring. All they do is sit around and eat leaves all day and stare at each other. They don’t even eat bananas like normal Monkeys.

SparkPlug on January 20, 2014 at 10:24 PM

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