Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on January 26, 2014 by Allahpundit

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer on Sunday promised unilateral action from President Obama to enact his agenda in 2014.

“We need to assure to the American people that we can get something done, either through Congress or on our own because what they want are answers,” Pfeiffer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”…

Obama has trumpeted 2014 as a “year of action” and in his State of the Union address he’s expected to outline how he’ll use executive action to move his agenda.

Pfeiffer promised on “Fox News Sunday” that “if Congress doesn’t act, the president will.”

***

[F]or the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help…

Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer outlined the lessons learned in a three-page memo that Obama discussed with his Cabinet in recent weeks, according to several administration officials who have read the document.

Among its conclusions is that Obama, a former state legislator and U.S. senator, too often governed more like a prime minister than a president. In a parliamentary system, a prime minister is elected by lawmakers and thus beholden to them in ways a president is not.

As a result, Washington veterans have been brought into the West Wing to emphasize an executive style of governing that aims to sidestep Congress more often. A central ambition of Obama’s presidency — to change the way Washington works — has effectively been discarded as a distraction in a time of hardening partisanship.

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KARL: A make or break moment for a White House struggling.

Just look at this stunner from the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, only 37 percent of the public think the president has the ability to make the right decisions for the country.

How can the president lead when barely a third trust his ability to make the right decisions?

CARNEY: Jon, I think what we saw last year in 2013 was a Washington that did not deliver for the American people. And the president sees this as a year of action to work with Congress where he can and to bypass Congress where necessary, to lift folks who want to come up into the middle class.

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Just do it, Mr. President.

If Congress won’t raise the federal minimum wage, you can. At least for people who work for companies that get federal contracts, subcontracts and grants.

So says a group of liberals in the House and Senate who want President Obama to sign an executive order requiring federal agencies to give preference in awarding contracts to companies that pay workers no less than $10.10 an hour…

“If the [minimum wage] bill languishes in the House, there’s a good chance Obama will use executive authority to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors,” said Greg Valliere, chief political strategist of the Potomac Research Group. Republicans would object, he argues, and “simply draw more attention to their refusal to raise the minimum wage.”

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Obama could advance core measures in the battle against climate change with or without Congress, according to a report released Tuesday and spearheaded by former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter.

Ritter met with the administration last week to discuss the 207-page report, which includes roughly 200 recommendations on how Obama can utilize his executive authority to push clean energy standards that are in line with the his climate plan.

Obama’s former climate czar Heather Zichal, who left her post early this year, also helped craft the report. Zichal said during her time as the president’s climate adviser, the administration would continually attempt to reach out to Congress on clean energy standards but received little back…

“Whether it’s 129, 200 or 72, the number of executive actions is going to be robust, Zichal said Tuesday.

***

VAN SUSTEREN: I’m very well. Do you agree with Speaker Boehner that the president is essentially overstepping the Constitution? Because, Speaker Boehner says that the president also Constitution and oath of office he took when he swore to faithfully execute the laws of this country. Is that your thought about the president or is the Speaker wrong?

GOWDY: There are several instances that buttress Speaker Boehner’s position, including the Supreme Court. He is going to lose on the HHS mandate. He is going to lose on recess appointments. He lost nine to zip in religious liberty case. Greta, he says he has a phone and a pen. I would tell him to be careful using the phone this day and age. You never know who is going to be listening in on the conversation. But he has had a phone and a pen for five years. And we have an anemic economy, a feckless foreign policy, and people are losing hope. So rather than accept responsibility, he wants to blame Congress. That’s what he means by this, is I’m going to blame Congress. Their recalcitrant, they won’t work with me. He has had half a decade and here we sit.

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But small ball may be the best game for the administration to play. Every time it has gone larger, it has courted controversy, as when the president unilaterally decided to stop enforcing deportation mandates for certain children of illegal immigrants, to allow them to stay in the country, or the industry furor caused by the Environmental Protection Agency’s new restraints on coal-fired power plans.

And that’s another reason executive actions are risky: Many lead to litigation. Those EPA rules will likely be tied up in federal court, perhaps for years. Just last week, the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board—an executive action that very well could be reversed, to the administration’s embarrassment. In the very same week, a federal Appeals Court invalidated Obama-era Federal Communications Commission rules that required Internet service providers to treat all traffic equally…

Remember, this is an administration that insisted it did not have the power to raise the debt ceiling by itself, that asked Congress to ratify its decision to strike Syria, that is now seeking its help to untangle counterterrorism surveillance policy, and that has dragged out its executive discretion so long on approving the Keystone XL pipeline that some Republicans are trying to pass bills to force it to act.

Yes, the president has a pen, and it’s a nice one. But there remains the question of how much ink there’s really left in it.

***

Over the years, instead of jealously guarding its constitutional right to legislative powers, Congress has delegated much of its authority to the executive branch, either by explicitly granting rulemaking authority to federal bureaucrats or by passing poorly constructed legislation that is open to broad interpretation. The 2,700-page Affordable Care Act, which delegates most of the regulatory and rule-making responsibility for the law to the secretary of Health and Human Services and is unclear on issues such as mandatory contraception coverage, is just such a monstrosity. Congress essentially outsourced its legislative authority for more than 20 percent of our economy to the president and legions of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. Barring a complete repeal, which would require a veto-proof majority with this president, Congress will not get that authority back.

While congressional Republicans might argue that they had no hand in passing Obamacare, they have certainly participated in sweeping grants of legislative power to the executive branch over the years. The Patriot Act and TARP are both catastrophic examples of their complicity in the erosion of congressional power.

If congressional leaders are intent upon reining in the executive branch, they must start by drafting, reading, debating and thoroughly vetting every piece of legislation before they vote on it. Over time, equipped with clearly worded, tightly focused bills, Congress can, slowly but surely, reassert its legislative authority. It must make a concerted effort to do so. Our form of government depends on effective checks and balances.

***

“It sounds vaguely like a threat and has a certain amount of arrogance,” said Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican who draws support from the small-government Tea Party faction, in an interview on the CNN program.

Paul said Obama’s complaints about congressional gridlock were misplaced. “Well, welcome to the real world. It’s hard to get legislation passed,” he said.

***

***

Out of all of the dismaying acts of the Obama presidency, perhaps the most dangerous is this consistent pattern of lawlessness. We have never had a president who over and over again, openly, aggressively defies the law. If he doesn’t like the law he refuses to enforce it. Or he simply proclaims it changed. And this is something that ought to bother everyone. This is something that shouldn’t be a partisan issue. On area after area, from immigration law onto drug law to welfare law, he decided he didn’t like the law so he proclaimed it changed. That’s not the way our legal system works.

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No amnesty.

bluegill on January 26, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Bishop!

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Dang it

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:02 PM

in his State of the Union address he’s expected to outline how he’ll use executive action to move his agenda.

And on that note, any serious legislator should get up and walk the hell out!

ThePrez on January 26, 2014 at 8:04 PM

These same folks would be crying foul and impeachment if a gop president did what they want Obama to do

Bloody hypocrites

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So.Damned. Sick. Of. 0bama…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Unilateral action for me but not for thee

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:06 PM

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Game of Thrones “Bad Lip Reading” video.

Introducing: “Medieval Land Fun-Time World”

cavalier973 on January 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Amen OC

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM

in his State of the Union address he’s expected to outline how he’ll use executive action to move his agenda.

And this is different than what he’s been doing how?…

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Howdy, peeps!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I ain’t gonna’ play.

I say run this puppy off the rails early.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Old and busted: Executive Orders.

New Hotness: Executive Action.

It’s like totes diff.

jukin3 on January 26, 2014 at 8:12 PM

VAN SUSTEREN: I’m very well. Do you agree with Speaker Boehner that the president is essentially overstepping the Constitution? Because, Speaker Boehner says that the president also Constitution and oath of office he took when he swore to faithfully execute the laws of this country. Is that your thought about the president or is the Speaker wrong?

I’m surprised by this. It seems that the speaker has stayed that he is more than happy to help pass the president’s agenda.

BedBug on January 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

In a parliamentary system, a prime minister is elected by lawmakers and thus beholden to them in ways a president is not.

Some one knows nothing about the Parliamentary process. A Party leader is chosen by party members at a leadership convention. If he/she wins their seat and their party win the election, the parties leader becomes Prime minister in the house. Nothing to do with lawmakers.

BL@KBIRD on January 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Married to a train guy. meh. I choose freewill.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

BedBug on January 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hiya, ‘Bug.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

We have dropped thirty degrees in three hours. Cold front moved in, went from 52 to 22 and North Winds are gusting at 50 mph. Hard to smoke on the porch…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Dictators like Saddam Husein ruled this way.

He ended up being found guilty during his trial and hung.

TX-96 on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Don’t need no stinking congress or senate! I b the Wiz! I know I look like curious george in real life but I’m the Wiz! and I won. Eat sh*t you crackers.

jarhead0311 on January 26, 2014 at 8:17 PM

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Hit 68 here today… and it’s supposed to be 35 tomm.
I wish I could say that drops like that are unusual here-but this is typical January weather.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Grab a blanket OC
Brrrr

Hey salt any word on spawns trip?

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:17 PM

“We need to assure to the American people that we can get something done, either through Congress or on our own because what they want are answers,”(Dan) Pfeiffer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”…

.
No, … we need the President, and Congress, and SCOTUS to:
.
1) STOP getting anything done.

2) Back-track, and UNDO a whole bunch of the stuff you’ve DONE, already.

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:18 PM

We have dropped thirty degrees in three hours. Cold front moved in, went from 52 to 22 and North Winds are gusting at 50 mph. Hard to smoke on the porch…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

We had mid-high 30s today but are supposed to hit -1 tonight.

Trey Gowdy for speaker. We could do worse. Hell, with Boehner we are doing worse.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

BedBug on January 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hiya, ‘Bug.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Hello Twerp.

BedBug on January 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

you almost have to feel sorry for Schieffer in this exchange. He knows if doesn’t spike this he will be taken down…so yes, being a good Party man, he spiked it. Then they cleaned up the yellow spot on his chair

SCHIEFFER: “Will you run for President?”

CRUZ: “My focus is on the abuse of power of this President. Let’s take something like the IRS scandal-“

SCHIEFFER: “Do I take that as a yes or a no?”

CRUZ: “What you can take is that my focus is standing and fighting right now in the Senate to bring back jobs and economic growth. Let me tell you something that is deeply concerning—the abuse of power from this Administration. We’ve seen multiple filmmakers prosecuted and the government’s gone after them. Whether it’s the poor fellow that did the film that the President blamed Benghazi and the terrorist attacks on, turns out that wasn’t the reason for the attack but the Administration went and put that poor fellow in jail on unrelated charges. Just this week it was broken that Dinesh D’Souza, who did a very big movie criticizing the president, is now being prosecuted by this Administration.”

SCHIEFFER: “Senator-“

CRUZ: “Can you image the reaction if the Bush Administration had went, gone and prosecuted Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn?”

SCHIEFFER: Senator–

CRUZ: It should trouble everyone the government uses government power and the IRS in particular to target their enemies and you are talking a new minutes to Chuck Schumer—“

SCHIEFFER: “We are going to leave this for another day, senator. Thank you for joining us and we’ll talk to you again.”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-edits-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rYbf31dx

i also saw just the smallest bit of Wallace…some

r keller on January 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:17 PM

He might find out this week. He should have his passport in 2 weeks.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Salt…..geez android

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Hope he insults scotus, again.

wolly4321 on January 26, 2014 at 8:20 PM

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I so do not miss Illinois weather-in January.
In July it’s a different story.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Yea alt :)

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:21 PM

(must have hit the wrong key)

i also saw just the smallest bit of Wallace…some barry.bot chanting something about taking action on climate change…in a free society Wallace could have asked about the Pause. And actually have a convo about the science.

r keller on January 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

What the heck does that have to do with derailing?

It was a downright cool 71 here today.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Yea alt :)

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:21 PM

My ex did a great job raising him. My son really is a neat guy. *grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I am so tired of being cold!

Is the SOTU on Tuesday? Have to make sure to keep the TV on basketball – I get a gag reflex if I watch even a minute of Obama speaking anymore.

However the HA live thread is one of the funniest of the year – I wouldn’t miss it.

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

nuthin’-I just wanted to play some Rush.
*wriggles nose.*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM

And on that note, any serious legislator should get up and walk the hell out!

ThePrez on January 26, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Yes they should.

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Supposed to get down to -30 WCI here tonight. I’ll catch hell from my cousin for smoking in the basement tonight…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Does anybody (except you) remember those canooks?

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:25 PM

It’sI’m.The.Law.

ShainS on January 26, 2014 at 8:27 PM

All this EO talk seems to be in advance of zero realizing he will lose the Senate. He wants to strike fear into the hearts of everyone who already fears him. We need to strike fear into their hearts for a change an challenge every
EO his handlers write and have val/jar sign.

rodguy911 on January 26, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Nice alt
You’re a super mom :)

cmsinaz on January 26, 2014 at 8:27 PM

It’s colder than a witches tit in a brass bra out there…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Supposed to get down to -30 WCI here tonight. I’ll catch hell from my cousin for smoking in the basement tonight…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM

-43 here

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:28 PM

I remember Nebraska in the Winter time. That’s why I’m in Texas.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

-43 here

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Brrrrrr…..
Damn, I hate this crap. No snow, though…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

I ain’t gonna’ play.

I say run this puppy off the rails early.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

.
Boy, I dunno . . . . . that sounds kinda’ “childish”, to me.
.

Married to a train guy. meh. I choose freewill.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

.
Gotta love those “train guys.” … : )

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

He’s got to pull his crap soon. Elections are coming up quick.

wolly4321 on January 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Dictators like Saddam Husein ruled this way.

He ended up being found guilty during his trial and hung.

TX-96 on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Well, which country is going to come in and deliver justice on Obama? our congress won’t do it.

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Excellent.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

There’s an old Hank Fonda movie on TCM right now. He is playing Abe Lincoln…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Brrrrrr…..
Damn, I hate this crap. No snow, though…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

It was warmer yesterday and snowed 3-6 inches.

If it’s not snowing it’s colder than heck. I hate winter.

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Wait … whaaa ??
7:30ish (central) for QOTD ???

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:25 PM

We Lubbockites can appreciate good rock-unlike all y’all DFW dorks.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Wait … whaaa ??
7:30ish (central) for QOTD ???

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

AP’s cat had a hot date that he needed to chaperone?

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:34 PM

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Back at ya’.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:35 PM

-43 here

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

.
Perfect temperature, to go out side and make a “Good Witch Of The East” bubble !

Every fall (when we put away ‘summer stuff’) I make certain the spouse keeps at least a couple of bottles out, where I can find them easily.

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:36 PM

We Lubbockites can appreciate good rock-unlike all y’all DFW dorks.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Says the girl who just linked a far left muslim. Lubbockistan was be growing on you.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:37 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Ahhhhh ! ;-)

Good evening, ALT.

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Spring of 1984-and my lab partner snuck a boom box into 8 period 8th grade science. There was a new song that she insisted that I just had to hear…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

New Hotness: Executive Action.

It’s like totes diff.

jukin3 on January 26, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Kind of interesting to me that the new one used to be an intelligence euphemism for political assassination.

Shay on January 26, 2014 at 8:40 PM

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Al Stewart?
You must be getting him confused with this guy.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Btw: I will NOT watch Zero’s national reprimand. My blood pressure’s high enough as is.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

You must be getting him confused with this guy.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

aka Yusuf Islam.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Dictators like Saddam Husein ruled this way.

He ended up being found guilty during his trial and hung.

TX-96 on January 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

.
Well, which country is going to come in and deliver justice on Obama? our congress won’t do it.

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

.
If it happens at all, it will be by us, the American people.

But it ain’t happening until Christian believers, en masse, start praying for ‘divine intervention.’

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Btw: I will NOT watch Zero’s national reprimand. My blood pressure’s high enough as is.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Me neither. There are some wild life shows on Animal Planet (Madgascar, etc) that I’m watching instead.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Ya’ got me. I could never tell those two apart.

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

We DFW dorks hit the driving range, today, at 74F.
Not tomorrow, tho .. 34 expected highs.
sheesh.

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

CRUZ: It should trouble everyone the government uses government power and the IRS in particular to target their enemies and you are talking a new minutes to Chuck Schumer—“

SCHIEFFER: “We are going to leave this for another day, senator. Thank you for joining us and we’ll talk to you again.”

Ted Cruz’s pimp hand is strong.

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

If it happens at all, it will be by us, the American people.

But it ain’t happening until Christian believers, en masse, start praying for ‘divine intervention.’

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Yeah, I’m not holding my breath on that. Time to go off the grid.

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

We DFW dorks hit the driving range, today, at 74F.
Not tomorrow, tho .. 34 expected highs.
sheesh.

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I’m jealous.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Some one knows nothing about the Parliamentary process. A Party leader is chosen by party members at a leadership convention. If he/she wins their seat and their party win the election, the parties leader becomes Prime minister in the house. Nothing to do with lawmakers.

BL@KBIRD on January 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Spot on! A Commonwealth prime minister has traditionally held more power within his/her country than has the U.S. president.

That was the point of those pesky checks and balances the Founding Fathers Old White Men set up to improve on the parliamentary system.

Barack Obama and his minions are going to fix that. In point of fact, Obama is positioning himself as a prime minister.

Maybe he’ll even ask for Churchill’s bust back.

Drained Brain on January 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

btw x2: After Spawn and I got off work-I had to pick up a few groceries. As we were waiting in line to check out, Spawn noticed the newest issue of Texas Monthly. The issue’s cover story is on Ted Cruz-and the picture that they chose to use of him is not a flattering one at all. I told Spawn that print media choose flattering photos for those that the writers want to lift up-and for those that the writers hope to knock down…

Right side about an inch down.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Don’t have it handy, but hubbly told me +++ of that interview dinna air.
Yes ??

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’ll be coloring my hair.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised.

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Shh .. not enough Advil in the house !!
LOL.

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:54 PM

So.Damned. Sick. Of. 0bama…
OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Dittos!!!!!!

We are buried in snow here in western Michigan. I live about 20 miles east of Lake Michigan. We have had 2 solid months of snow. No reprieve of a few days over 32 to get it melted before it snows again. And this January, a frigid ice box. There is a 20 foot high snow bank at the end of my condo cul de sac just from 4 driveways. Just this weekend it has snowed about 18 inches. Good ole lake effect snow!!

I came back here from Austin in 2006 so my elderly mother could live with me. The things we do for family – leave the great state of Texas and live in SNOW!!!

karenhasfreedom on January 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Shh .. not enough Advil in the house !!
LOL.

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 8:54 PM

LOL! Yeah, my first trip to the range each year exposes some muscles I haven’t used in a while.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

karenhasfreedom on January 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Oh, Karen, thou art most honorable !!
Family lives in Grand Haven, suffering much.. but from here (TX) to there, must be such a devestaion ! NO SNARK !!
(Eastern Michigan native, here)

Blessings on y’as !!

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

karenhasfreedom on January 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I hear ya’ darlin’
I gave up 30 years in San Diego for this…
I hated NE climate while growing up here…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Dammit! I wanted this to be a gun-grabbing thread! Or a California-is-fiscally-solvent thread!

ANYTHING to attract trolls!

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

The wind is nasty tonight.

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

ANYTHING to attract trolls!

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Cruz/Palin ’16!

*What the hell, it’s worth a try.*

predator on January 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

If it happens at all, it will be by us, the American people.

But it ain’t happening until Christian believers, en masse, start praying for ‘divine intervention.’

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’m agnostic so I put my beliefs in Samuel Colt and John Browning.

When the shiite-storm hits, and it’s coming, I’ll be dancing quite the tune with those boys.

Bishop on January 26, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Btw: I will NOT watch Zero’s national reprimand. My blood pressure’s high enough as is.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

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Me neither. There are some wild life shows on Animal Planet (Madgascar, etc) that I’m watching instead.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

.
So don’t watch it, just monitor the “Open Thread’ I’m sure we’ll have during SOTU.

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

TROLLS! LIBDIE! VERBIE! CALLING ANYBODY!

Well, not deranged broads or hagfish.

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

LOL! Yeah, my first trip to the range each year exposes some muscles I haven’t used in a while.

predator on January 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

A little bit of stretching before shooting, and a nice hot shower/bath after shooting. If all else fails, there’s always wine.

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

So don’t watch it, just monitor the “Open Thread’ I’m sure we’ll have during SOTU.

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Best entertainment on the net.

gophergirl on January 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Cruz/Palin ’16!

*What the hell, it’s worth a try.*

predator on January 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

And it’s PALIN/Cruz, you jumblatt! She ain’t gotta play second banana ever again. :P

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

And it’s PALIN/Cruz, you jumblatt! She ain’t gotta play second banana ever again. :P

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Perry/Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 9:06 PM

TROLLS! LIBDIE! VERBIE! CALLING ANYBODY!

Well, not deranged broads or hagfish.

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Hi. I’m anybody.

SparkPlug on January 26, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Perry/Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Beat it, hagfish Jr.! WHACK! ;D

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:07 PM

mizflame98 on January 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Dangit, You found me out !!
(Advil dinna help quick enough … jus sayin)
;-)

pambi on January 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 26, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Same thing here in Missouri. 63 and sunny all day…heading down to 6 tonight.

Tell ya the truth…I’ve ’bout had it with winter.

Solaratov on January 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I’m agnostic so I put my beliefs in Samuel Colt and John Browning.

When the shiite-storm hits, and it’s coming, I’ll be dancing quite the tune with those boys.

Bishop on January 26, 2014 at 9:03 PM

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I’m all for that hardware, by Samuel Colt and John Browning (big time), but you don’t have to remain “agnostic.”

listens2glenn on January 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

ANYTHING to attract trolls!

Lanceman on January 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

After the pasting the trolls took this weekend?

Even those idiot masochists knew they got taken to the woodshed.

Its gonna’ take a while for the butthurt to go away.

Lourdes and hagfish on the other hand…

cozmo on January 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM

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