Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on January 22, 2014 by Allahpundit

The number of Republicans who think New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a “strong future” in the Republican Party has dropped significantly in the wake of allegations members of his staff ordered lane closures leading to the George Washington Bridge as political payback…

A new Fox News national poll finds that the number of self-identified Republicans who believe Christie has a strong future in their party has dropped 22 percentage points since December 2012. Sixty-three percent of Republicans felt Christie had a strong future a year ago, while 41 percent feel that way now…

Among independents, he’s dropped from 52 percent to 32 percent now thinking his future’s bright in the GOP.

***

Therein lies the cost to Christie in the stories emerging when they have. Christie’s head start is now lost in a fog of investigations and careful answers that figure to consume at least the first half of this year.

Others will lay claim to the Christie mantle of no-nonsense problem-solvers from outside of Washington; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who hopes to win his own big re-election this fall, springs to mind, and more than a few Republicans are talking up former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all over again…

The key to Christie’s appeal — what makes Christie potentially different than any of a dozen Republicans with eyes on the big prize — is his proven ability to appeal to the nonideological middle.

That is gone, at least for now. Independent voters who just a month ago broke 47-32 for Christie in a hypothetical match-up against Hillary Clinton are now splitting just about evenly, 41 percent for Clinton to 40 percent for Christie, in the new poll.

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In a subsequent conversation I had Monday, the same Christie aide told me that after delivering the State of the State address, Christie privately addressed his cabinet and senior staff, vowing to meet the challenge ahead of them, and expressing his gratitude and love — yes, love — for his team.

“No one’s looking to jump ship,” the aide told me. “We’re all on the same team. We believe in this guy. We will defend him to the end.”

I’m not suggesting that the absence of such sabotage within Christie’s inner sanctum is proof alone of his innocence. It could mean he engenders a rare kind of devotion. It could mean he’s surrounded by sycophants.

But in today’s rough-and-tumble world of political payback (especially potent, we’re told in New Jersey), it’s notable how little payback is coming out of Christie’s office.

***

On CNN last night, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli suggested that Christie quit as head of the Republican Governors Association. It was easy, perhaps, to write that off as the bitterness of a defeated candidate, one for whom Christie never found time to campaign in his close 2013 race.

But yesterday, when I was talking to Republicans, I heard the same concern, totally independent of personal affinities. Katon Dawson, the former South Carolina GOP chairman, wondered whether Christie’s problems could trickle down to governors or candidates. That would be unacceptable.

“To most folks in my profession, it’s governorships we pay attention to,” said Dawson. “This all has the potential to affect the RGA and governor’s races if it grows any more legs, like it has with the Hoboken mayor. Mark Sanford is a guy who resigned and didn’t want any of his scandal embroiled around the RGA. Now, nobody’s called for that from Christie. But if we’ve got two, three more scandals, that’s the concern I’ve got.”

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The big problem for Christie, on the other hand, is that the scandals driving his brutal media coverage—most famously Bridge-gate, but also his alleged attempt to withhold Sandy relief funds from the city of Hoboken unless the mayor backed a project for a powerful developer, to say nothing of a series of older scandals, like ostentatiously abusing his expense account as a U.S. attorney, funneling fat federal contracts to key backers, etc.—all cut in the wrong direction ideologically. They sound like a Tea Partier’s nightmare of big government. As much as conservatives might have a soft spot for victims of the liberal media, once the dust clears, it’s hard to imagine them feeling very sympathetic to a candidate who’s been attacked for a litany of sins that aren’t just morally suspect in their eyes, but ideologically damning. As it happens, Giuliani’s own media-bashing officially jumped the shark when he deployed it during a scandal that was similarly off-message ideologically—a Politico report that he’d billed New York City taxpayers for tens of thousands of dollars of security expenses that he ran up while visiting his mistress…

As Chait has pointed out, Christie’s only path to the nomination is to persuade GOP elders he’s the most electable candidate, then hope they have the juice to deliver for him. That electability case has obviously taken a hit of late, but it’s still his best hope, as his generally centrist inaugural speech suggests he understands. Unfortunately, in order to make a plausible electability case, Christie’s going to have to prove he can still get his message out through the mainstream media. And that’s not something you accomplish by starting a blood feud with the people who made you.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were the first victors in the Tea Party wave, riding fresh conservative enthusiasm–and outrage over Obamacare–to victory in November 2009. The left, predictably, is trying to link Christie’s bullying scandal and McDonnell’s corruption indictment to that Tea Party support. The truth, however, is that they dumped their Tea Party principles and supporters long ago.

There were several minor scuffles between these governors and the conservative grass roots, including a fight over some of Christie’s judicial appointments, and McDonnell’s tax hikes. Yet the major falling-out occurred over Obamacare–specifically, the decision of these two governors (among others) to renege on their promises not to expand Medicaid in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (and its generous federal handouts)…

No political party or faction is immune from corruption or abuses of power. The high ideals of the Tea Party are no guarantee that loyal conservatives will be any more honest than other politicians (though their commitment to small government would give them fewer opportunities for plunder and retribution). Regardless, McDonnell and Christie are no stain on the Tea Party. In fact, their isolation from the movement is to the Tea Party’s credit.

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“I think this whole thing is helping Christie with precisely the people who were most skeptical of him, at least in terms of Republican primary voters,” suggested former New Hampshire GOP chairman Fergus Cullen. “Last month, Scott Brown headlined a fundraiser for the New Hampshire GOP and Brown got picketed by a large group of gun activists. They and other conservative activists would give Christie a hard time because of his ideology, too. But if the media is going after him this hard on something so peripheral to Christie himself, he can’t be all bad, right?”…

One problem with this: Sanford never really irritated GOP primary voters the way Christie did when he praised President Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Limbaugh called it “the fatal blow” to a possible national campaign for the New Jersey governor. The few Mitt Romney donors who’ve gone on the record against Christie have cited the Sandy “embrace” as the reason. Media bashing can help sell Christie to conservative voters, but they have so many reasons to distrust him.

“I don’t think it will be possible for the man that almost singularly ensured Obummer’s re-election to generate conservative sympathy via shared media disdain,” said Iowa conservative radio host Steve Deace. “Most of the conservatives I talk to in Red State America view the GOP establishment and the liberal media as one in the same—united against us. Now, I certainly think there’s a lot of conservative enthusiasm for putting Christie and the liberal media together on the same raft for a simultaneous Viking funeral.”

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Via the Daily Rushbo.


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AUGGGGGHHHHH!!!!

Run!!!!

It’s the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man …. AGAIN!!!

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:42 PM

“Nobody in particular.”

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Did I call it or what!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM


“So, L2G, we cross foils again!”

:)

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM


I’ll take “Or What” for $ 500

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Fat-boy again, Jeeeeeez….

OmahaConservative on January 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I’ll take “Or What” for $ 500

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hotfatgaystonedgas, buddy!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I betcha AP plays the Stewie Griffin Fat Guy Tuba anytime he sees Kristie Kreme.

Myron Falwell on January 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Jack and the Fatman…..

20 pages or bust…..

Electrongod on January 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

…bye!

KOOLAID2 on January 22, 2014 at 10:49 PM

“Now, I certainly think there’s a lot of conservative enthusiasm for putting Christie and the liberal media together on the same raft for a simultaneous Viking funeral.”


If that doesn’t bring a smile to a conservative’s face, I don’t know what will.

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

lol

Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Oh yay. Another Christie thread.

Jack_Burton on January 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Have you considered Hotslutgutgaygassed?

Bmore on January 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Christie Weighs over 100 pounds.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Meanwhile, another victory for the gay mafia, and another blow to religious freedom.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/21/christian-bakery-guilty-violating-civil-rights-lesbian-couple/

This is what you who promote same sex marriage are supporting. Wake up and realize what this is all about. It’s not about fairness. It’s about criminalizing opposition to homosexuality.

JannyMae on January 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Hotfatgaystonedgas, buddy!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

.
I propose a Federal law requiring the doctor of anyone commenting on a Kwispy Kweme themed QOTD to be provided with a prescription for nitrous oxide to ease their pain.

(and provide a credible excuse for grammar errors)

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on January 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

To paraphrase Dean Wormer, “Fat, stoned and gay is no way to go through life, HotAir”

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Lanceman will Merm you.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

AUGGGGGHHHHH!!!!

Run!!!!

It’s the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man …. AGAIN!!!

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:42 PM
.

“Nobody in particular.”

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

.
“So, L2G, we cross foils again!”

:)

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

.
C H E A T E R ! . . . . . . . . . . . you changed your computer’s clock setting to get a later “time stamp”.

After I hit “submit comment”, mine was ALONE, in the top spot; not another comment on the page.

Then I refreshed it, and presto ! There you are.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Hey Krispy ,
I just dropped in
to say
eff you !
U R done !

burrata on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

D*mmitts:

…so is it going to be fatso…or JugEars for the QOTD?

KOOLAID2 on January 22, 2014 at 10:27 PM

KOOLAID2: My lootery is on Sochi Terrorism???:)

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 10:33 PM

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Some people cheat to get Bishops. So you have to out cheat them first.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Boycott all Christie QOTD’s!

SheVee on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

But to be honest, I can picture Allah as Mr. Blutarsky.

Or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Oh, come ON, AP……when are you going to stop phoning it in?

This is what you who promote same sex marriage are supporting. Wake up and realize what this is all about. It’s not about fairness. It’s about criminalizing opposition to homosexuality.

JannyMae on January 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Absolutely! Nailed it.

herm2416 on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Let’s talk about a governor that actually matters: Scott Walker proposes nearly 1 billion in tax cuts for Wisconsin. Link

Jack_Burton on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

. . . . . you changed your computer’s clock setting to get a later earlier “time stamp”.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

.
S i g h

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Christie/HotAir 2016

idesign on January 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Could have done March for life as QOTD. Methinks that there is an agenda going on here.

nobar on January 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Christie Weighs over 100 pounds.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Yes but he falls well short of 100 stones.

Bmore on January 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

It doesn’t have to be a Christie thread. We can make it about lady parts.

Or it could be pirate talk or both. Argh.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Here ya go. Bridgegate Over Troubled Waters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjNgn4r6SOA

TarheelBen on January 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Methinks that there is an agenda going on here.

nobar on January 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

The agenda is, as long as we chit-chat, why should AP put any effort in?

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Could have done March for life as QOTD. Methinks that there is an agenda going on here.

nobar on January 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

+1

kcewa on January 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

AP Politics ‏@AP_Politics 8h

2016 presidential campaign checklist: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, reports @sppeoples. http://apne.ws/1biGfHb
==========================================

— Jan. 22, 2014 6:03 PM EST

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2016-campaign-checklist-christie

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

.
Some people cheat to get Bishops. So you have to out cheat them first.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

.
We’ll end up with our “time stamps” 5 to 10 minutes ahead of when Allah posts the thread … : )

I’m still laughing about it … I can’t stop !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

When I catch whoever is chit chatting I will make them walk the plank in a fuming tent.

Now who was it that chit chatted? Twerp?

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

C H E A T E R ! . . . . . . . . . . . you changed your computer’s clock setting to get a later “time stamp”.

After I hit “submit comment”, mine was ALONE, in the top spot; not another comment on the page.

Then I refreshed it, and presto ! There you are.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM


LOL!

I merely utilized the “temporal distortion” subroutine I snagged off the [REDACTED] servers by entering the [REDACTED] code at the end of my comment.

Now you can do it, too.

Just don’t let Lanceman have it lest he Bishop himself to death.

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Been busy today, but seriously nothing else happening in the world today?

Is AP trying to win a bet?

kim roy on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Christie/Davis 2016.

In the Donk primaries, against Hillary.

Hey, ya gotta have a dream…

Bruno Strozek on January 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Warren/Davis 2016! The Indian Chief and the Gold Digger!

TarheelBen on January 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Chris Christie Sandy funds investigation
53m
Report: FBI questions Hoboken, NJ, mayor’s aides over alleged Hurricane Sandy relief funds threat, sources tell @NBCNews
read more on nbcnews.com
========================

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/22/22404789-fbi-questions-hoboken-mayors-aides-over-alleged-sandy-relief-funds-threat-sources-say?lite

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Libdie, please come and break this crap up!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Been busy today, but seriously nothing else happening in the world today?

Is AP trying to win a bet?

kim roy on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

kim roy:Yup,…:)

MeanWhile,….NO FREE RIDE FOR your Little Swimmers:

Kansas, US
37m
Kansas judge that sperm donor is responsible for child support – @CJOnline
read more on cjonline.com
===========================

Court: Marotta is a father, not merely a sperm donor
Man responding to Craigslist ad now responsible for child support
Posted: January 22, 2014 – 3:56pm
**********************************

A Shawnee County District Court judge ruled Wednesday that William Marotta was more than just a sperm donor, that he is also the presumptive father of a child born to a lesbian couple and is subject to paying child support as sought by the Kansas Department of Children and Families.

In her written decision, District Court Judge Mary Mattivi said that because Marotta and the same-sex couple failed to secure the services of a physician during the artificial insemination process, he was not entitled to the same protections given other sperm donors under Kansas law.

“Kansas law is clear that a donor of semen provided to a licensed physician for use in artificial insemination of a woman other than the donor’s wife is treated in law as if he were not the birth father of a child thereby conceived, unless agreed to win writing by the donor and the woman,” Mattivi wrote.(More)

The document says they “never had ‘actual sex.’ ”

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

http://cjonline.com/news/2014-01-22/court-marotta-father-not-merely-sperm-donor

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

.
LOL!

I merely utilized the “temporal distortion” subroutine I snagged off the [REDACTED] servers by entering the [REDACTED] code at the end of my comment.

Now you can do it, too.

Just don’t let Lanceman have it lest he Bishop himself to death.

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

.
I thought I was a “half-decent geek”, but you lost me, with all that.

Still laughing. . . . : )

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

C H E A T E R ! . . . . . . . . . . . you changed your computer’s clock setting to get a later “time stamp”.

After I hit “submit comment”, mine was ALONE, in the top spot; not another comment on the page.

Then I refreshed it, and presto ! There you are.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Lost time is common among alien abductees.
/too much x-files

Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

.
S i g h

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM


This is when the nitrous oxide would come in handy.

Oh, by the way, use of the “temporal distortion” subroutine ALSO reverses the time logic of any messages it reads with an earlier time stamp than the comment that activates it.

Be sure to download your own copy!

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Hillary is a shoe in to be president. But thankfully her Cankles won’t fit.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Heh.

ladyingray on January 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Hillary is a shoe in to be president. But thankfully her Cankles won’t fit.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

The kiddies ain’t gonna rush out to vote for that shriveled old white bag like they did for black Chicago Jesus. Rest assured.

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Here ya go. Bridgegate Over Troubled Waters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjNgn4r6SOA

TarheelBen on January 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

More appropriate for Allah if he thinks The Heavy One will be elected:
Simon and Garfunkel — The Sound of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence Christie like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people AP bowed and prayed
To the neon god they AP made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence

kcewa on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I’l go right off topic. Saw the greatest bumper sticker today. “Marines: Travel agents to Allah” I was laughing so hard I nearlywent off the road.

katy the mean old lady on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Heh.

ladyingray on January 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Git to bed, you!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Lol. You witnessed the inappropriate touching event? We might have to hypnotize L2G. Axe wants to know how big the probe was. Not sure why.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Ack! So forgo the $2 turkey baster and spend the $$ on a medical professional or spend the $$ for 18 years of child support.

What a bunch of winners.

Or no good deed goes unpunished (in the case of Marotta).

kim roy on January 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

So this is what happens when candy-ass RINO bloggers get cabin fever.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Results for #Bridgegate
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https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bridgegate&src=hash

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Libdie, please come and break this crap up!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM


Odd
… given his reading comprehension level, I would have thought he would have read this:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM


As this:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOsssSSSSSSSH !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM


Or is he like Beetlejuice and it has to be used three times?

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Simon and Garfunkel — The Sound of Silence

kcewa on January 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

kcewa:I’ll raise you, a bridge:)
================================

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
************************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

“Now, I certainly think there’s a lot of conservative enthusiasm for putting Christie and the liberal media together on the same raft for a simultaneous Viking funeral.”

If that doesn’t bring a smile to a conservative’s face, I don’t know what will.

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I’m not a “conservative” (as people here have probably noticed) and I think it’s funny as hell. I’d cue up some Mario Nascimbene for it. (Preferably played on a kazoo.)

The key to Christie’s appeal — what makes Christie potentially different than any of a dozen Republicans with eyes on the big prize — is his proven ability to appeal to the nonideological middle.

No, Christie appeals to people who call themselves Republicans but think that anyone to the right of The One is a dangerous radical. In short, not just RINOs but deep-blue ones.

The big problem for Christie, on the other hand, is that the scandals driving his brutal media coverage—most famously Bridge-gate, but also his alleged attempt to withhold Sandy relief funds from the city of Hoboken unless the mayor backed a project for a powerful developer, to say nothing of a series of older scandals, like ostentatiously abusing his expense account as a U.S. attorney, funneling fat federal contracts to key backers, etc.—all cut in the wrong direction ideologically. They sound like a Tea Partier’s nightmare of big government. As much as conservatives might have a soft spot for victims of the liberal media, once the dust clears, it’s hard to imagine them feeling very sympathetic to a candidate who’s been attacked for a litany of sins that aren’t just morally suspect in their eyes, but ideologically damning. As it happens, Giuliani’s own media-bashing officially jumped the shark when he deployed it during a scandal that was similarly off-message ideologically—a Politico report that he’d billed New York City taxpayers for tens of thousands of dollars of security expenses that he ran up while visiting his mistress…

In short, the GOP does not need a Huey Long. Let the Dems cope with having at least three and possibly more wannabees- one in NYC, one in Albany, and the third in the Oval Office.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Will there ever be a QOTD that’s not about Christie?

cat_owner on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOsssSSSSSSSH !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Or is he like Beetlejuice and it has to be used three times?

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Um, I wasn’t gonna say anything, but that’s the way I read it.

Kinda like those Marxist Polls.

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

That guy will never get another traffic ticket.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

When I catch whoever is chit chatting I will make them walk the plank in a fuming tent.

Now who was it that chit chatted? Twerp?

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

hangs head…mutters…shoulda never told him how to make a fuming tent….
sorry HA…
i’ll just go sit in the corner and draw…over there..>>>>>>

going2mars on January 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Lol. You witnessed the inappropriate touching event? We might have to hypnotize L2G. Axe wants to know how big the probe was. Not sure why.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

It’s the anticipation, not the actual tests!

Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Hillary is a shoe in to be president. But thankfully her Cankles won’t fit.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

You never know what modern medicine can do to cure cankles

kcewa on January 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM

While we’re on the subject of Simon and Garfunkel, here’s one for Wendy Davis. Koo Koo Ka Choo.

TarheelBen on January 22, 2014 at 11:18 PM

going2marsTitan on January 22, 2014

Gasoline lakes!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Stay tuned.

— AllahP

For how long?

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Quotes of the day
posted at 10:41 pm on January 22, 2014 by Allahpundit

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Hillary is a shoe in to be president. But thankfully her Cankles won’t fit.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

SparkPlug:)
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AP Politics ‏@AP_Politics 8h

2016 presidential campaign checklist: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, reports @AP_Ken_Thomas. http://apne.ws/1aJFjP1
View summary
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2016-campaign-checklist-clinton

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:23 PM

While we’re on the subject of Simon and Garfunkel, here’s one for Wendy Davis. Koo Koo Ka Choo.

TarheelBen on January 22, 2014 at 11:18 PM

kcewa:I’ll raise you, a bridge:)
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Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Lie-la-lie

kcewa on January 22, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Hot D*mns,…almost forgotten:
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*NN’s Jake Tapper: Christie’s ‘Bridgegate’ got more attention than Clinton’s ‘Benghazi’ – POLITICO.com

*NN’s Jake Tapper said Wednesday that Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal has received more media coverage than Hillary Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi attack, though he said there were “complicated reasons” for that. “Obviously, Christie is getting a lot more attention when it comes to Bridgegate than Hillary… …
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*NN’s Jake Tapper: Christie’s ‘Bridgegate’ got more attention than Clinton’s ‘Benghazi’

By DYLAN BYERS |
1/22/14 9:59 PM EST
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*NN’s Jake Tapper said Wednesday that Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal has received more media coverage than Hillary Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi attack, though he said there were “complicated reasons” for that.

“Obviously, Christie is getting a lot more attention when it comes to Bridgegate than Hillary got when it came to Benghazi. I think that there are complicated reasons for it,” Tapper, the host of *NN’s “The Lead,” told radio host Hugh Hewitt.

“I don’t know that Benghazi got less coverage in aggregate than Bridgegate got,” he said, attributing the disparity to the fact that Benghazi became more “a White House story than it was a State Department story.”

“The White House took control of it,” he said. “Hillary Clinton didn’t go out on the Sunday shows, Susan Rice did, obviously.”
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/cnns-jake-tapper-bridgegate-got-more-attention-than-181714.html

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Odds on qotd being about fatboy?

wolly4321 on January 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Day 15, HotAir Held Hostage …

ShainS on January 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Just suffered some computer trouble, but I’m back (I think)

Now then, where was I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.

S i g h

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

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This is when the nitrous oxide would come in handy.

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

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Who needs nitrous’ ? … That’s what I’ve got you for ! … still chuckling a little.
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Oh, by the way, use of the “temporal distortion” subroutine ALSO reverses the time logic of any messages it reads with an earlier time stamp than the comment that activates it.

Be sure to download your own copy!

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

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? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Lie-la-lie

kcewa on January 22, 2014 at 11:28 PM

kcewa:As soon as I seen Simon/Garfield,…*Bam*, ..troubled waters
hit me.

Another good one:)

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Day 15, HotAir Held Hostage …

ShainS on January 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Let’s rename it FatAir.

Bitter Clinger on January 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Will there ever be a QOTD that’s not about Christie?

cat_owner on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Welcome to FatAir!!!

Bitter Clinger on January 22, 2014 at 11:34 PM

When I catch whoever is chit chatting I will make them walk the plank in a fuming tent.

Now who was it that chit chatted? Twerp?

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

SparkPlug: Chitty/Chatty eh:)

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

So this is what happens when candy-ass RINO bloggers get cabin fever.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

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What the ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ?

That’s exactly the sort of thing that got MadCon banned.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Some people cheat to get Bishops. So you have to out cheat them first.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Ken never cheated. I hope he’s doing fine.

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Interestingly – and probably devoid of any connection to bridgegate due to production schedules – the shills at Wolf Productions and NBC television ran an episode of Law & Order SVU tonight all about how corrupt NJ is… with a couple of references to “the top” in terms of where it all begins. Seems they were all set to do their job to paint the state – and anything attached to it – as irreparably corrupt. A couple of years ago, there was a shot of “Benson’s” desk upon which sat a picture of her and President Obama… I wonder how long before an adoring shot of Cankles shows up on the set…

dpduq on January 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Watched an excellent show on PBS’s Nature tonight …

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !

… calm down … there is a punchline … {ALT, stop reading HERE} …

Meet the Coywolf

… which other than being Too Canadian (more on that in a second) had some amazing footage of how invisibly the coywolves (now also called the “Eastern Coyote”) have inegrated themselves into urban settings. What was really amazing is they had night vision cameras showing people walking within 20 feet of a coywolf or, best of all, out jogging at night with a coywolf padding along about 40 feet behind the jogger.

The Too Canadian part was the tiptoeing they did around a 2009 incident in a Toronto park when a group of coywolves attacked and killed a woman jogger. The Canadian biologist phrased it as, “It was an unusual level of aggression from even a group of coywolves and clearly indicate the animals had been fed.”

Translation: Idiots who feed coywolves (a hybrid animal from the mating of Eastern Wolves with Western Coyotes) are teaching the coywolves “Humans are a source of food!” which changes their behavior from “observe and learn” to “observe and hunt”.

The other Too Canadian part was they downplayed just HOW successful coyotes and coywolves are proving at growing their populations even though they are both freely hunted with no limits on how many can be killed …

… even though they did mention that NO OTHER ANIMAL in the history of the planet has EVER DONE THIS BEFORE.

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Alien turkey baster has been recovered from the crash site. Will be tested to see if it has L2Gs DNA.

Alien turkeys taste like chicken, not turkey like on earth.

SparkPlug on January 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Don’t make me pull out the redgill comment.

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Surprise! Surprise! Ground Hog Day all over again.

VorDaj on January 22, 2014 at 11:37 PM

And whom the gods wished to destroy they first made obsessed.

VorDaj on January 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

That guy will never get another traffic ticket.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Christien:Ahem,,not this person either:)
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https://twitter.com/WGNNews/status/426205125091135489/photo/1/large

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

He ain’t heavy
He’s hotair’s brother

VorDaj on January 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

https://twitter.com/WGNNews/status/426205125091135489/photo/1/large

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Well, that’s kind of gruesome. :(

Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

When hotair dies, it will go to that Big Attic in the Sky.

VorDaj on January 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Meet the Coywolf

… which other than being Too Canadian (more on that in a second) had some amazing footage of how invisibly

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

PolAgnostic: I hope this Wolf doesn’t run into a HoneyBadger:)
(sarc)

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Gasoline lakes!

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I talked to some of my buds in the bigger bomb leagues about this
after you mentioned it the other day,,
they stories I heard varied.. but what was consistent was that BHO
hasn’t the Courage or Moral fiber to stop any bomb being made in Iran..
my buds believe Israel would have to do anything “pre” alone..
if they don’t and Iran gets a Bomb or ten.. Israel will probably be
looking at a honker down, knock down, and second strike POV.
I was told maybe a 5 or 10 to one trade in missiles..
if Iran launches one Israel would send 5 to 10..
keep in mind Janes out of England says Israel has 250-400 ‘packages’
so they could trade shots for a while…
with one incoming and ten out going Israel could render most large cities in Iran..
in the 2-5 incoming bracket Israel would send 10-30 packages..
you would have few if any Iranians left..
somewhere near the 25-50 range of packages you would get your wish
Gasoline lakes!…so its gonna take a bit of doing..
BHO will not lift a finger…

going2mars on January 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

I’l go right off topic. Saw the greatest bumper sticker today. “Marines: Travel agents to Allah” I was laughing so hard I nearly went off the road.

katy the mean old lady on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

katy’, Here ye go :)
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canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

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I wonder if they (Islamists) consider that to be blasphemy ?

I suppose you could get one of those stickers, put it somewhere on your car that’s conspicuous, then drive through Dearborn, MI.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM


YOU
didn’t originally make a mistake …

… the subroutine read your originally submitted statement:

“… you changed your computer’s clock setting to get a earlier “time stamp”.”

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and changed it to:

” … you changed your computer’s clock setting to get a later “time stamp”.”

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… to mess with your head and cover its own tracks. Humans are sooo ready to believe whatever they see on the computer screen is what REALLY happened.

Pretty cool, eh?

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:45 PM

I suppose you could get one of those stickers, put it somewhere on your car that’s conspicuous, then drive through Dearborn, MI.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Or Capitol Hwy in Portland.

Lanceman on January 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Well, that’s kind of gruesome. :(

Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Murphy9:

Agreed,..thats the only problem with watching news twitter linkys,
you get the horrors,..along with the good!:)

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:48 PM

PolAgnostic: I hope this Wolf doesn’t run into a HoneyBadger:)
(sarc)

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

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Honey Badger Don’t Care!!!

PolAgnostic on January 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

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