Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on February 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

Well, it does seem that the tectonic plates have shifted. Arguably, this is the best possible time to make a deal. Here is why:..

5. As more 2016 contenders demonstrate support for immigration reform (the exception being Sen. Ted Cruz), it will become clear that in all likelihood a pro-immigration Republican nominee will be leading the party in a couple years. That gives rhetorical and political support to timid Republicans…

8. Unlike Obamacare, immigration reform really is popular. When GOP pols look at the numbers, the fear of being run out of town on a rail for voting for immigration reform should diminish…

10. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Yes, the most effective conservative policy wonk is obviously in the driver’s seat. If anyone can lead the House to pass a bill, he can.

***

“It is a good beginning,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who has spearheaded immigration negotiations in the House, told reporters on a Friday afternoon conference call. “I am so delighted.”…

“Is it heartening? Yes, it is,” says Jose Antonio Vargas, a undocumented immigrant and former journalist who founded the advocacy group Define American. “But it also leaves a whole lot to be desired.”…

The “majority view” among House Republicans, says Florida GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, is that Republicans should tackle the immigration issue, though he acknowledged the faction that opposes doing so and another that remains leery of the political risk involved. “But there is a great distrust on behalf of the Republicans in the House toward this Administration,” says Diaz-Balart, who supports reform. The upshot is Republicans will insist on “airtight” language, Diaz-Balart said, to force President Barack Obama to enforce the law. The goal, immigration-reform advocates believe, is to block Obama from easing the flow of deportations—the single most pressing concern for immigration-reform advocates.

For Latinos, there is a bitter irony to the conservative mantra that Obama can’t be trusted to carry out immigration law. They argue Obama has been draconian, not lenient. The numbers bear this out: The Obama administration has deported nearly two million undocumented immigrants—the highest rate of any presidency, and more than George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. “The number one priority of Latinos is to stop the deportations,” says Roberto Lovato, co-founder of the Latino advocacy group Presente.org. “It’s a first and fundamental step. The immigration system is broken because it destroys immigrant families.”

***

Getting the details right will be a make-or-break exercise. If Republicans insist on holding legal status for illegal immigrants hostage to unachievable enforcement or border security goals, the deal will (and should) die. The plain fact is that enforcement, in the form of dragnet deportations and border security, as measured by boots on the ground and illegal crossings, have never been tighter. Americans will recognize the distinction between reasonable new safeguards and GOP pretexts that block long-term solutions.

Some Democrats and immigrants’ rights groups will not easily give way on pressing for some eventual pathway to citizenship. They are right that it is anathema to American values to create what would amount to a second-class caste — unable to vote, serve on juries or enjoy the full range of privileges of citizenship. And some Republicans will still scream “amnesty!” at any new legal regime that stops short of deporting millions of undocumented workers and their families, whatever the economic and humanitarian consequences.

***

But it’s not at all clear that passing an immigration bill will suddenly lead immigrant voters and their children to flock to the GOP, not least because it is all but guaranteed that Democrats will attack the GOP for not going far enough. If Republicans offer unauthorized immigrants legal status without citizenship, Democrats will accuse them of creating millions of second-class non-citizens. And if, as seems likely, Boehner’s immigration push will lead to a substantial increase in less-skilled immigration, it will divide the right, and for good reason.

If Republicans want to build trust with voters — foreign-born and otherwise — they ought to instead pass a serious jobs bill. In his State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that he will use raising the federal minimum wage as a wedge issue to put GOP lawmakers on the back foot, and there is at least some reason to believe that he will succeed. A Gallup survey from late last year found that 58 percent of Republicans favored a substantial minimum wage hike, a fact that has greatly complicated conservative efforts to beat back a policy they fear will dampen future job growth. The perfect populist issue has fallen into the president’s lap, and a GOP immigration reform push will do nothing to dull its effectiveness.

***

But it’s also hard for G.O.P. elites to let go of the idea that there’s a simple, one-fell-swoop solution to their electoral difficulties. The entire post-2012 immigration reform push was born out of this hope — that a single policy shift could deliver the Hispanic vote, save the party from its demographic crisis, and (perhaps most important) make other reforms and innovations unnecessary.

This conceit was always a fond delusion, not least because most Hispanics are not single-issue voters, and their leftward tilt has always been related to broader socioeconomic concerns. So with them, as with most Americans, the problem for Republicans in 2008 and 2012 was much bigger than the immigration issue: it was a platform designed for the challenges of 1980, and rhetoric that seemed to write off half the country as layabouts and moochers. And any solution for the party, in 2016 and beyond, would have to offer much more than the same old Reagan-era script with an amnesty stapled at the bottom.

Fortunately for the Republican future, we’re finally beginning to see the right’s politicians reckon with this reality, and throw themselves into the real work of reform. Indeed, this is happening more quickly than I once expected: in just the last week alone, recent Republican forays on tax reform, poverty and prisons have been joined by a plausible health care alternative and baby steps toward a proposal to help the long-term uninsured.

But that, too, is part of what makes the leadership’s immigration fixation so perverse. For the first time since the Bush presidency, high-profile Republicans are showing an interest in policy ideas that are fresh, politically savvy and well suited to the current economic malaise. Which makes it exactly the wrong time for the party to throw itself into a furious debate over an idea that is none of the above.

***

MAJOR GARRETT: The principles enumerate a legal status for the 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants here in this country now. What do you mean by that and does that, by definition, mean no citizenship for them ever?

ERIC CANTOR: Major, let me tell you something. I mean, there’s a lot of focus on the immigration issue, but you know in reality, we not only want to help the situation there, a lot of the discussion that we had with our members at the retreat was that we want to help the problems right now job growth and the lack of the job growth. We know that 75 percent of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck. We’ve come up with some real solutions to help America work for those people too. And so I believe that you’re going to see us, in Congress, not only continue this discussion on immigration, but we want to try to get to the heart of the issues that are affecting most Americans.

***

Via the Corner.

***

Some members of the Republican party, Bobby Jindal said this morning, believe the party should hold off on immigration reform and focus on President Obama’s low approval rating and the Affordable Care Act’s troubles to carry them through the 2014 elections. That doesn’t include the Louisiana governor, who said that he believes in a “high wall and wide gates” approach to immigration policy, with border security and enforcement coming before amnesty for people in the U.S. illegally today — but he believes the GOP should support passing a package of reforms before 2014, just with requirements for border-state governors to verify that the border is secure before the legalization process is complete.


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Murphy9 on February 2, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Trust us.

Rational Thought on February 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Never!

FloatingRock on February 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Uh … Never!!!

cww on February 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

DAMMIT!

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM

The only jobs bill would be to get rid of Obamacare, shrink government and lower taxes

Who writes this crap?

TexasJew on February 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM

8. Unlike Obamacare, immigration reform really is popular. When GOP pols look at the numbers, the fear of being run out of town on a rail for voting for immigration reform should diminish…

LOL. Is this from a top ten list of stupidity or prevarication? It’s such a bunch of stupid lies I can’t tell.

Or this might just be some random memo that went around the Weeping Boner’s office …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I’m going with never so long as we are calling gifting amnesty to illegals as “immigration reform.”

It is not immigration reform when you try to clear the books of all the criminals able to sneak in to the nation unless you do something to make sure that no other individual is able to follow that path. Yet, the plans being discussed do nothing to stem illegal aliens. I’m not interested in dealing with those “living in the shadows” until we block up the holes where these rats got into the nation to begin with.

Happy Nomad on February 2, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Never works for me just fine.

RealMc on February 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Enforcement first means a fence is built that people can see. That interior enforcement and deportations continue and that problems with legal immigration are addressed. All of that happens and is in place for YEARS before anything else is done. In last place are the concerns of illegal immigrants. That way if there is ANY attempt to block enforcement, illegals are the first to suffer.

Hera on February 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I don’t know where you always find these bullshit polls, but the mood of the Republican base is for no deals and just push back the entire Obama agenda.

Period

No deals

TexasJew on February 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

NEVER!!!

ShainS on February 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

That picture looks like the three stooges in coats and ties.

mobydutch on February 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Boehner, Ryan, Cantor and company: wholly owned, bought and paid for, servants of the Chamber of Commerce.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Jindal sounds like he opposes amnesty in name only, advocating a border fence he knows will never be built, and even if it were it would be nothing more than a technicality, anyway, because Jindal also wants to throw open the immigration floodgates and screw American workers, little different than the scumbags in DC.

Frankly, I don’t think I like any of the names people talk about for President in ’16. I don’t even like Rand Paul much anymore except on the NSA issue. Ted Cruz sounds a lot like Jindal, wanting to throw open the floodgates to legal immigration. It’s mainly just a symatic difference; American workers get screwed either way. I might vote for Sessions/Paul, but otherwise I think there’s a good chance I’ll be voting 3rd party. The GOP sucks!!!

FloatingRock on February 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Fcuk the GOPe…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

If they want eternal war, well and good; we accept the issue, and will dispossess them and put our friends in their place. – William Tecumseh Sherman

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

“Build the damn fence!” — Johnny mcLame

BigAlSouth on February 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I like Jeff Sessions and Steve King on immigration but I probably don’t agree with them on foreign policy and the NSA. I like Rand on the NSA and somewhat on the foreign policy, ……

Seattle scores again!!!

FloatingRock on February 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

This conceit was always a fond delusion, not least because most Hispanics are not single-issue voters, and their leftward tilt has always been related to broader socioeconomic concerns.

maybe we need to just understand that the RINO party is really the problem…these are the layabouts, looking for the quick cash from their donors. Amnesty is a lazy way of doing things.

There are deeply serious problems with this country…trying to game an electoral system by throwing amnesty at a segment of the population, disregarding the consequences is the lazy man’s way of dealing with hard things

An honest party would have the courage to stand for the general welfare of the county…if they lose..well, at least they lost doing the right thing. These RINOs can’t even do that. They can’t even be bothered to make a rational argument…just some mumbo jumbo about biting the bullet now

r keller on February 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

What these anti-Americans are pushing should be called “The Chamber of Commerce Serf Labor Expansion and American Middle Class Elimination Act”, aka Boehner/Ryan/Cantor House Care or McCain/Graham/Rubio/Flake Senate Care.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

I like Jeff Sessions and Steve King on immigration but I probably don’t agree with them on foreign policy and the NSA. I like Rand on the NSA and somewhat on the foreign policy, ……

FloatingRock on February 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

America can survive some foreign policy idiocy, as long as we don’t get into WWIII, and can survive the peeping tom perverts at the NSA, but it can not survive amnesty, not as a first world country.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

it will become clear that in all likelihood a pro-immigration Republican nominee will be leading the party in a couple years.

They’ll be leading a permanent minority party in a couple of years.

“It is a good beginning,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who has spearheaded immigration negotiations in the House, told reporters on a Friday afternoon conference call. “I am so delighted.”…

If that doesn’t raise a red flag for the people of this nation, nothing will.

But it’s not at all clear that passing an immigration bill will suddenly lead immigrant voters and their children to flock to the GOP,

It never has, and it won’t now. The GOPe is selling us out. Time for the Constitution Party, or something like that, to emerge. Let the GOPe go the way of the Whig Party.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM

When one compromises, one gets a DoberHuaHua.
Jus sayin.

pambi on February 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I don’t know where you always find these bullshit polls, but the mood of the Republican base is for no deals and just push back the entire Obama agenda.

Period

No deals

TexasJew on February 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Are you the TJ I used to see at Ace? If so, are you still workin’ Bakken?

predator on February 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

When one compromises, one gets a DoberHuaHua.
Jus sayin.

pambi on February 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

+1000000000000

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I’d could pick up a phone and call and beatch or something..

Let’s see,, two “R” Senators. McCain & Flake?

Maybe not.

House of Rep? “D”. Col Sanders Barber. Giffords replacement.

Maybe not.

My city council? 7 of them. Hack progs, all of them.

wolly4321 on February 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

…The Republicans…are as good as the Denver Bronco’s are…at this very minute!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Just to be clear,
when they say ” immigrants” ,
they are talking about illegals , right?

burrata on February 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

America can survive some foreign policy idiocy, as long as we don’t get into WWIII, and can survive the peeping tom perverts at the NSA, but it can not survive amnesty, not as a first world country.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I tend to agree with you, and think I could get behind president Sessions, especially if he picks somebody like Rand Paul and incorporates his views on the NSA and a less progressive foreign policy, but not on illegal immigration and looking out for the American people, which Sessions is strong on.

But short of something like that, I’ll probably be voting third party in ’16 if the GOPe has it’s way… and it will because they’ve rigged the game.

FloatingRock on February 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

It’s well past time for a national Divorce. Let the American Socialist Superstate and the Vichy Republicans in it have all the illegals they want. We won’t ever stop these anti-American douchbag traitors from pushing this, so let’s just split from them and their leftist lords and we can each go our own way. And if any of them tries to break into the Constitutional Union of American States … they’ll find out very quickly (and for the rest of their very short lives) what a real international border is.

There are far too many of these America-haters. They’ve already killed the US. It’s time to call it quits and for Americans to re-establish an American Constitutional Republic. Let the leftists burn in the hellhole of their own making, but let their idiocy have nothing to do with me or mine.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

The South is our only hope. If not there, then where?
It’s as good a place to start anew as any.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

America can survive some foreign policy idiocy, as long as we don’t get into WWIII, and can survive the peeping tom perverts at the NSA, but it can not survive amnesty, not as a first world country.
VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I agree. Stopping illegal alien amnesty is the biggest and most important issue of them all, since it (and the massive amounts of even more illegal immigration it would encourage and lead to) would permanently transform the electorate and therefore affect all other issues.

It sickens me to see the illegal alien amnesty issue obfuscated behind innocuous and even pleasing-sounding vague terms like “immigration reform.” And we have some former allies in so-called conservative media going along with it. Even bloggers at HotAir have totally dropped the ball. Actual conservative bloggers would be screaming at the tops of their lungs about what kind of disaster this is. Instead we have bloggers like MKH being non-committal (though having previously expressed support for “comprehensive immigration reform” aka amnesty), and apparently afraid to lose popularity among establishment and liberal pundit pals. She did manage to start at least two threads recently devoted to Super Bowl ads, though. MKH seemed more passionate discussing her reaction to a Super Bowl ad than she ever has on here talking about amnesty, from what I’ve read.

Shame on HotAir for dropping the ball on amnesty! Not one of you bloggers here even come close to living up to founder Michelle Malkin’s legacy. Not one. Thankfully, the wonderful commenters here make this site a pleasure to visit and help make up for the bloggers’ substantial shortcomings.

bluegill on February 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

From Powerline 1/31/14
My sources on the Hill tell me that the best, and perhaps only, way to stop the amnesty express is through an outpouring of phone calls to one’s Republican congressman. It worked in 2007, and might well work again this year.

http://www.numbersusa.com

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

YESSS. Thank you. Spreading this as much as possible.

bluegill on February 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

There are far too many of these America-haters. They’ve already killed the US. It’s time to call it quits and for Americans to re-establish an American Constitutional Republic. Let the leftists burn in the hellhole of their own making, but let their idiocy have nothing to do with me or mine.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Speaking of killing the U.S., now comes this:
Pentagon Allows Islamic Beards Worn by Jihadists It’s Fighting

Yeah, I’m ready for s-e-c-e-s-s-i-o-n.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

It sickens me to see the illegal alien amnesty issue obfuscated behind innocuous and even pleasing-sounding vague terms like “immigration reform.”

bluegill on February 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It’s not “amnesty”, either. Amnesty is forgiving people for their crimes, but not letting them keep their ill-gotten gains (and giving them even more). If someone steals a car, then amnesty involves not prosecuting the thief, but not letting him keep the car. What these idiots are proposing is not only letting the thief keep the stolen car but forcing the family it was stolen from to put the thief on the deed for the property and having him move in with his whole family.

What is being discussed is “aiding and abetting illegals”, not amnesty in any way, shape or form (which would involve just deporting them but not recording that they were illegals). This is giving aid and comfort to an invading enemy, not amnesty.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Speaking of killing the U.S., now comes this:
Pentagon Allows Islamic Beards Worn by Jihadists It’s Fighting

Yeah, I’m ready for s-e-c-e-s-s-i-o-n.

TxAnn56 on February 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Yep …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

What is being discussed is “aiding and abetting illegals”, not amnesty in any way, shape or form (which would involve just deporting them but not recording that they were illegals). This is giving aid and comfort to an invading enemy, not amnesty.
ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

You’re right!

bluegill on February 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

You’re right!

bluegill on February 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

The problem is that we need a simple, one-word description for it to replace that “amnesty” label. I always write “aiding and abetting illegals” or “giving aid and comfort to illegals” but it’s too long to say or write over and over. If you can think up something simple and catchy (but accurate) let me know.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Believe it or not, Denver put 8 pts on the board.

bluefox on February 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Believe it or not, Denver put 8 pts on the board.

bluefox on February 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Seattle defense must be getting tired.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

To save America we must turn it into Juarez.

Murphy9 on February 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Woody Allen is a major perv. Why isn’t he in jail.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM

12

kcewa on February 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Believe it or not, Denver put 8 pts on the board.

bluefox on February 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Seattle defense must be getting tired bored.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

FIFM

BoxHead1 on February 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

The problem is that we need a simple, one-word description for it to replace that “amnesty” label. I always write “aiding and abetting illegals” or “giving aid and comfort to illegals” but it’s too long to say or write over and over. If you can think up something simple and catchy (but accurate) let me know.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

La Raza, etc., coined the term “Reconquista“. I’d say it’s the most honest term, which is probably why the advocates never even mention it.

If you want one in English, I’d suggest “capitulation”.

For a more historical flavor, try “Vichy”. Mainly because most people today have no idea what the military definition of “open city” is.

clear ether

eon

eon on February 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

To save America we must turn it into Juarez.

Murphy9 on February 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Apparently, that’s what the fine folks at Coca-Cola think. They had a commercial of “America the Beautiful” being sung with many different languages. multi-cultural, don’t ya know.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 9:22 PM

The problem is that we need a simple, one-word description for it to replace that “amnesty” label. I always write “aiding and abetting illegals” or “giving aid and comfort to illegals” but it’s too long to say or write over and over. If you can think up something simple and catchy (but accurate) let me know.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Scofflawyering?

de rigueur on February 2, 2014 at 9:27 PM

eon on February 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Good suggestions, but not exactly what I’m looking for. I use the “Vichy” term to describe the GOP leadership, as that is apt and to the point. “Capitulation” doesn’t excite me much.

As to “open city” … interesting, but we already use the “open borders” pseudo-analogue to no effect.

It’s not exactly “treason”, either, since these idiots aren’t really colluding with the invaders but just trying to destroy the very concept of the nation-state all on their own. It’s far worse than mere treason.

“Reconquista” is, of course, perfect for the illegals and hispanic groups though doesn’t quite fit for the so-called Americans pushing this. Besides, they are basically opening things up tot he whole world, not just the hispanics – who would, undoubtedly, be among the first to come crashing down on any other ethnicities trying to shove their way in to “hispanic territory”, not unlike the gay pretend marriage advocates arguing against plural marriage.

Thanks for the suggestions.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Scofflawyering?

de rigueur on February 2, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Heh.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:34 PM

The problem is that we need a simple, one-word description for it to replace that “amnesty” label. I always write “aiding and abetting illegals” or “giving aid and comfort to illegals” but it’s too long to say or write over and over. If you can think up something simple and catchy (but accurate) let me know.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Surrender.
Sellout.
Suicide.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Evening.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

That phrase “undocumented immigrant” angers me as much as “gay” for “pervert/deviant”!

OldEnglish on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Nude mud wrestling with Helen Thomas and Janet reno would be less painful than watching this game.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Surrender.
Sellout.
Suicide.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Too soft, but you win the alliteration trophy :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

I saw a spider black with a red hour glass mark at the airport rental car place. Took a picture of it.

It was a black widow. Never saw one before. It ran really fast toward me foot. I jumped.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 9:38 PM

“The Chamber of Commerce Serf Labor Expansion and American Middle Class Evisceration Act”

Well, I guess that is more than one word.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Well, I guess that is more than one word.

VorDaj on February 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Not to Joe Biden.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:41 PM

predator

Yes I am and still working up in North Dakota

TexasJew on February 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM

It was a black widow. Never saw one before. It ran really fast toward me foot. I jumped.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 9:38 PM

I used to get them damned things in my condo in San Diego all the time. And those damned lizards, worse than mice…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Yes I am and still working up in North Dakota

TexasJew on February 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I thought you might be. I was at Ace under a different name, but I remembered talking to you.

I worked the field from ’79-’83 in the Southwest. Derrick hand, mostly.

Keep up the good work. Y’all are the key to the economic success of the country. I just wish more pols realized that.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 9:46 PM

That phrase “undocumented immigrant” angers me as much as “gay” for “pervert/deviant”!

OldEnglish on February 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

I prefer this term.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:46 PM

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 9:38 PM

I’ve never seen one before either-but they’re ‘locals’ here so that’s likely to change someday.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Now you’re just flaunting your ban-status.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

No I wasn’t…okay, maybe I was a little.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Apparently, that’s what the fine folks at Coca-Cola think. They had a commercial of “America the Beautiful” being sung with many different languages. multi-cultural, don’t ya know.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 9:22 PM

.
There was a guy on Hewitt last week who hit it on the head.
He said the genius of America has been to assimilate immigrants into ONE national theme, something called America. Many into One.
Enter the dishonest liberal of the 20th century, and boom, the idea of a unified America is no longer something to pursue, rather individual cultures living in together in a melting pot that will never melt.
And to that goal, Nationalism is only to be considered as pure discrimination now.
.
Embrace the Bi-Lingual world.

FlaMurph on February 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Considering the main reason the progressives want this (11 million new D voters= eternal D rulership), I’d say “wardheeling” has a certain ring to it, too.

Not to mention “Chicago-style politics”, “election rigging”, and “coup d’etat”.

cheers

eon

eon on February 2, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Embrace the Bi-Lingual world.

FlaMurph on February 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Divide and conquer. That’s what the leftists are attempting. So far, they are a screaming success I would say.

They need division and chaos to rule the day.

They are getting exactly that.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Poor Ratso is looking for his food, but I had to take it away since he has surgery in the AM…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Jennifer Rubin must be the stupidest self-declared conservative commentator in media. She is just a RINO cheerleader, but she pretends to be an analyst, and her analysis is juvenile, at best.

Jaibones on February 2, 2014 at 9:57 PM

FlaMurph on February 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

my grandfather was born in the Pale-but if you had ever spoken w/ him…you would’ve never guessed it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:57 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Is he an applehead or a wedgehead?
I think that applehead meezers are beautiful cats.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Place got stinked up early tonight.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Trust us.
Rational Thought on February 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Never!
FloatingRock on February 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Yep

arnold ziffel on February 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Is he an applehead or a wedgehead?
I think that applehead meezers are beautiful cats.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM

What does this mean?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Time to get this thing on track. By which I mean off the rails.

In honor of my favorite Superbowl 48 (I ain’t gonna’ even try those roman numerals) commercial.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Is he an applehead or a wedgehead?
I think that applehead meezers are beautiful cats.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM

A soprano…. or soon.

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

What does this mean?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Well, we discovered last night that a meezer is a Thailandese cat.

The applehead may have a fuller head and the wedge may be more mousey and pointed.

What is it, Antwerp?

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Applehead

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Applehead

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Yes, that is exactly what he looks like and how his markings are, except he is a little younger…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:11 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Sasha’s Siamese parent was an applehead.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Is he an applehead or a wedgehead?
I think that applehead meezers are beautiful cats.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM

What does this mean?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:05 PM

“Meezer”= nickname for Siamese cat breed.

“Applehead”, “Wedgehead”= nicknames for subtypes based on shape of their heads.

(A friend of my mother’s had Siamese cats all her life. The above is roughly 100% of what I know about the breed.)

cheers

eon

eon on February 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Listen to the first part of this commercial and tell me what the lady calls her cat.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Meathead.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Who the hell wants to watch Ellen Degenerate host the Oscars???

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Who the hell wants to watch Ellen Degenerate host the Oscars???

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Unless you refer to a tank full of fish,who the hell watches the oscars?

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Who the hell wants to watch Ellen Degenerate host the Oscars???

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

She was on an SB commercial tonight. Dancing with animals, of course.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Ratso gets to starve then gets its schnutz cut off. That’s still better than being a Bronco.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Ha.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Top Policy Priorities: Economy, Jobs, Terrorism

Illegal alien amnesty – position 15

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Ha.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:21 PM

She calls to ‘Meezer’.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Correction

Illegal alien amnesty – position 15 16

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Is this on topic?

Doesn’t matter. I would have posted it any way.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

She was on an SB commercial tonight. Dancing with animals, of course.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM

She probably fisted them to warm them up, she is such a perv…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Ratso gets to starve then gets its schnutz cut off. That’s still better than being a Bronco.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 10:20 PM

LOLZ!!!

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Seen on facebook (mrs. cozmo showed it to me).

Last great Run By a Bronco.

The picture is from the O.J. white Bronco chase.

Funny stuff.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Ellen Degenerate could have guest Moochelle at the Oscars to see who could act and dress most masculine.

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Funny stuff.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Got a link?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

She probably fisted them to warm them up, she is such a perv…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I can’t stand that, er, woman.

She’s unhinged. I guess that is what is takes to succeed in TV today.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

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