Quotes of the day

posted at 10:31 pm on February 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday might have doused the prospects for immigration reform this year, but Senate Democratic leaders are simultaneously stoking hope and bashing the GOP over the issue…

“I am not thrown back by Speaker Boehner’s statement,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and a member of the immigration Gang of Eight that helped pass legislation in the Senate last year. “He’s in a very difficult position. He is trying to figure out, in my judgment, how to get this done without his caucus or too many in his caucus rebelling.”

But Schumer’s sympathies went only so far. He continued: “But I think the leadership of the Republican Party knows that if they don’t do immigration reform, they have big problems down the road, and even immediately. And this idea that it’s gonna be easier to do in a presidential year? Come on.”

“They’re developing a trend here. Shutting down the government. Shutting down immigration reform. It’s the Shutdown Republicans Caucus. That isn’t what the American public sent us here to do,” said Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois.

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In the days after the retreat, Boehner continued to move forward, issuing promotional materials about the principles. Rep. Jeff Denham of California, a top proponent for moving on immigration, told Breitbart News that leadership wanted to bring legislation to the floor as soon as possible.

With Boehner continuing to march forward, top immigration hawks had begun to organize much more dramatic responses to try to head him off.

“There has been talk among House Members about forcing new leadership elections in the House to include a new Speaker if they try to bring an immigration bill to the floor this year,” a senior GOP aide said Wednesday. The GOP member and two other aides said such discussions had occurred among House Republicans.

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Republicans can also point to myriad examples of the Obama administration’s selective enforcement of existing immigration laws. The list is longer than even some GOP opponents of comprehensive reform realize…

Since 2009, the Obama administration has repeatedly invoked executive authority to limit the ability of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to follow the law, and has severely restricted their ability to initiate deportations proceedings, even against illegal immigrants who have been arrested on felony charges…

House Republicans say border security must be addressed before any other aspects of immigration reform are considered, and the Obama administration’s attitude on border security has been nonchalant at best.

Following a February 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office, the administration was forced to admit that it lacked any official metric by which to assess the security of the Southern border, which ran afoul of legal mandates established in 2006. According to the New York Times, administration officials said “they had resisted producing a single measure to assess the border because the president did not want any hurdles placed on the pathway to eventual citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.”

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Boehner, however, is not interested in any of this. He is not demanding that Obama rescind DACA, or open closed Border Patrol stations, or let states enforce their own immigration policies. The same corporate donors that are pushing the House leadership to pass amnesty now, have zero interest in ever seeing any immigration laws enforced ever.

Instead, here is what Boehner did say… “You know, last week we sent a letter to the president outlining four bills that he talked about in the State of the Union that are sitting in the United States Senate,” Boehner continued, “whether it’s the SKILLS Act, the research bill, a couple of other bills. The president could reach out and work with us on those and begin the process of rebuilding the trust between the American people and his presidency.”

In other words, if Obama is willing to force Senate Democrats to move on the House leadership’s existing jobs agenda, then that would build enough trust so that Boehner would feel comfortable bringing amnesty to the floor later this year.

If Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) suddenly starts taking up the House passed jobs bills, then the amnesty fix might be in. But if Reid keeps stonewalling the House, then immigration isn’t going anywhere.

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“[Obama will] come under withering pressure to act,” Sharry tells me. “And of course he’ll move by executive action. He doesn’t want his legacy to reflect the fact that he deported more people than any other president. He’ll have no choice.”

If that happens, Sharry continues, you could hear some on the right begin to agitate for impeachment — just as the GOP presidential primary is getting underway.

“If he hasn’t acted earlier, Obama could roll a hand-grenade into the middle of the Republican Primary,” Sharry said, adding that even if impeachment chatter is confined to the margins, it will make legislative action by Republicans on the issue all but impossible: “They will have squandered their shot at getting right with Latinos and Asian Americans for a generation.”

Even if there is no impeachment chatter, any executive action would itself make any action by Republicans on the issue harder still. And even if Obama does not take executive action, there is also the prospect of immigration reform getting tied up in GOP presidential primary politics, which some GOP operatives dread because it could drag the field to the right heading into 2016.

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Via CNN.

cnn

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[I]mmigrant groups do eventually find themselves able to vote for the party that historically opposed their entry. Although Coulter is right that immigrants have gravitated to the Democrats, the descendants of the 19th century great wave voted overwhelmingly for Nixon and Reagan. Many of them have come to view themselves as true conservatives, even if a century earlier America’s true conservatives wanted to ship their great grandparents back to Europe…

The relationship between the composition of the American people and the ideals adopted by the parties that seek to represent portions of them is complex. We cannot predict how the addition of new immigrants will pressure and cleave the Democratic coalition. But, in general, our two political parties have accumulated so much inherited power, including the power to change, that it is difficult to imagine either of them ever being mortally wounded…

Whatever mass immigration does to transform America, the Republican Party will find a way to live. It will likely find new ways to be conservative, and over time it will attract the grandsons and granddaughters of today’s immigrants.

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Via Newsbusters.

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Like Matt Bevin? Polls show that he beats Grimes by a couple of points. I’m hoping he pulls a Cruz and beats McConnell. When you cut off the head of the snake, you send a message like no other can.
TxAnn56 on February 7, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Yes, exactly like Matt Bevin. I sent a donation to Matt through SCF when he first announced.

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 6:33 AM

politico vandehei pointing out that obama would rather stay at home with his kids in the evening as opposed to terry macaulliffe who has a 60 day booze binge going on.

yep. barry the family guy who spends hours on the golf course weekends.

renalin on February 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM

There are already limits. He didn’t exceed them.

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM

I see. Then I would hate to see even more limits placed on what or how much we can include in our comments. I think it might be better to excerpt a few paragraphs, then include a link to the complete content. Commenters here are allowed to get away with quite a bit, and maybe it’s not good to press one’s luck. Imagine if a lot of people started doing that.

bluegill on February 7, 2014 at 6:36 AM

bluegill on February 7, 2014 at 6:36 AM

you are one nasty little piece of work.

renalin on February 7, 2014 at 6:38 AM

There are already limits. He didn’t exceed them.

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM

I see. Then I would hate to see even more limits placed on what or how much we can include in our comments. I think it might be better to excerpt a few paragraphs, then include a link to the complete content. Commenters here are allowed to get away with quite a bit, and maybe it’s not good to press one’s luck. Imagine if a lot of people started doing that.

bluegill on February 7, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Actually I may have been wrong about that. I thought someone mentioned it in the registration thread but I can’t find it now. Now would be a goo time to test the limit though.

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 6:48 AM

politico vandehei pointing out that obama would rather stay at home with his kids in the evening as opposed to terry macaulliffe who has a 60 day booze binge going on.

renalin on February 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Where’s the proof of that? The brats, for sure, are only used as props a few times a month but I see no fatherly love or concern in Obama nor maternal instincts in the First Yeti. Hell! The kids are being raised by their grandmother (just like Obama and far too many black children in America).

No, if Obama is staying at home he’s watching ESPN, playing with his Xbox, or kicking back playing cards with his homies. He is not part of “family game night” or helping the brats with their homework from the exclusive private school they attend.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Troll(s)

This one is dedicated to “Mr. B” and his fellow travelers.

Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push and you’ll be smilin’.

– “Captain Jack”, Billy Joel

My take: The Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman: A Tragedy Being Used as a Political Opportunity

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM

My take: The Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman: A Tragedy Being Used as a Political Opportunity

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM

So you write a post on your political blog about PSH’s death. Lovely. I see your standards now.

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Donna Shalala…is that you?

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

TROLL ALERT! Do not feed this one.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Did you actually read what KJ wrote?

esr1951 on February 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Sorry.

OT: it is minus 10 degrees this am. I agree with whoever asked, upthread, that Canada please keep their air to themselves.

esr1951 on February 7, 2014 at 7:11 AM

OT: it is minus 10 degrees this am. I agree with whoever asked, upthread, that Canada please keep their air to themselves.

esr1951 on February 7, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Of course the irony is that the Gulf Coast and Florida have all those snowbirds from Canada that are freezing right now!

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 7:13 AM

We are friends here ( with a few notable exceptions). You can’t be disrespectful to some and expect others to ignore your behavior.

novaculus on February 7, 2014 at 2:11 AM

I think it would be useful to watch for awhile before posting to find out the climate here. Being viciously profane will probably get you banned. At least it should. I don’t mean you nova. I just used you as a quote. I will leave and go somewhere else when it gets too nasty. It’s about good taste and bad. You can be clever about pushing back.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 7:16 AM

FIRST!

Bishop on February 7, 2014 at 7:37 AM

“Shelved” merely means that he’s waiting until it is too late for real conservatives to file for the primaries. Just wait until after that, and amnesty is coming back.

Wino on February 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Shelved” merely means that he’s waiting until it is too late for real conservatives to file for the primaries. Just wait until after that, and amnesty is coming back.

Wino on February 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Oh yeah. You can believe that.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Wino on February 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Oh yeah. You can believe that.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 7:43 AM

With out a doubt!

bazil9 on February 7, 2014 at 7:47 AM

“Shelved” merely means that he’s waiting until it is too late for real conservatives to file for the primaries. Just wait until after that, and amnesty is coming back.

Wino on February 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Yeah, ok. Homophobe.

Bishop on February 7, 2014 at 7:49 AM

“Shelved” merely means that he’s waiting until it is too late for real conservatives to file for the primaries. Just wait until after that, and amnesty is coming back.

Wino on February 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

I think shelved, in this case, means that Boehner could not get two thirds of his caucus to see the urgency for amnesty that he’s been pushing. To be sure, there are plenty of Republicans still in favor of some kind of amnesty scheme but they are not willing to pull that trigger this close to the mid-terms.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 7:56 AM

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM

So you write a post on your political blog about PSH’s death. Lovely. I see your standards now.

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Hey, you might want to talk to Russell Brand.

This is always a lovely time in Hot Air group dynamics to see the noob liberal trolls acting like they’re in one of their echo chambers. Your indignant indignation is noted.

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM

That isn’t what the American public sent us here to do,” said Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois.

No, they sent you there to fight against e-cigarettes. LMFAO

HondaV65 on February 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM

My take: The Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman: A Tragedy Being Used as a Political Opportunity

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM

…great take kj !
getalife is back!…TROLLCOT !!!!

KOOLAID2 on February 7, 2014 at 8:21 AM

I think “shelved” means Orange Man has found some political cover. Using the Empty Suits lawless EO’s to illustrate and justify a complete lack of trust in enforcement plays well. He can now delay until the “trust” is back, probably right after he wins his primary, God forbid.

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:23 AM

MichaelGabriel

Oh,thank you soooo much for enlightening me.

Even though I have, at least, seven more years of education than you have and about 75 higher IQ points than you have, I am so very grateful for your advice about how to get along with other people. My years n law and rehab and teaching taught me nothing about people, but you have clued me in.

I will now try so hard to be liked by the denizens of Hot Gas. And all thanks to your wise advice

Merci beaucoup.

FortyTwo on February 7, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Are you saying … you went to school and that you’re smart?

And … “AND” speak German?

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:24 AM

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM

It’s also a chance for some of us noobs to cut our teeth and show our skills.

Only yesterday I began to slice and dice she who must not be named, but the stoopid is strong in that one.

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

…Hi sweetie…honey…cigar aficionado…why don’t you bend over…and hold your cankles for me…and why don’t you put something in your mouth…you’re very noisy!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

And … “AND” speak German?

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:24 AM

I thought that was “Austrian”!

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

That was French or Austrian.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Faustrian perhaps?

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:38 AM

KOOLAID2 on February 7, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Thank you!

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 8:42 AM

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM

It’s also a chance for some of us noobs to cut our teeth and show our skills.

Only yesterday I began to slice and dice she who must not be named, but the stoopid is strong in that one.

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Who is she who must not be named?

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:46 AM

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:24 AM

I thought that was “Austrian”!

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

No, no. If it were Austrian she would have laced it with some colorful local colloquialism like “Shrimp on the Bar-bie”.

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:47 AM

hillAREwe, aka getalife

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM

hillAREwe, aka getalife

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Ah.

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Oh, right-o Mate! How could I be so obtuse?!

I’m sticking with Faustrian, they only teach that to people who go to skool for sevin more years than the rest of us.

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 8:51 AM

O, and, as I wrote on the Chrstie Thread, 42, you won’t last long, Troll.

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM

O, and, as I wrote on the Chrstie Thread, 42, you won’t last long, Troll.

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM

That really is a good column KJ.

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 AM

KJ, that is a good column. Wish it was posted here on HA.

Hey Allah, Ed, and gang: Why don’t you have a Guest Post feature?

captnjoe on February 7, 2014 at 9:07 AM

He doesn’t have the votes! There must be more hand wringing, wobbly kneed fence sitters there then we thought. Unless the plan all along was to get through ’13 with the gang of 16 in the senate, led by Marco, to give the appearance of really really wanting to pass amnesty and then in ’14 the House takes over the rope a dope to get through the election. Nah, they wouldn’t play games with people’s lives like that.

Kissmygrits on February 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM

hawkdriver on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Thank you, brother.

Thank you, my friend. Welcome Aboard!

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Lolz! Lasting long isn’t always the point for some. Not a troll. Just an acquired taste. Lolz!

Bmore on February 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Bmore on February 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

You mean…like arugula?

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 9:32 AM

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Lolz! Exactly! Arugula is far too bitter for my tastes. Folks seem to love it though. ; )

Bmore on February 7, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Seems the way to be a “new conservative” is to learn to pucker up and kiss thug commie Democrats like Kink Obama’s dirty commie ass.

Ass kissing never changes.

It is what it is no matter the lipstick used.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 7, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Even though I have, at least, seven more years of education than you have ….

Merci beaucoup.

FortyTwo on February 7, 2014 at 3:39 AM

So, does that mean that we have to listen to you whine and snivel about your ma-a-a-ssive student loans…and how unfair it is that the greedy 1% is actually expecting you to pay them back?

Solaratov on February 7, 2014 at 10:09 AM

“It will likely find new ways to be conservative” – “It will stop being Phlegm ‘n Crap Party lite”.

corona79 on February 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM

thatsafactjack

Up yours. I spent most of 1969 and part of 1970 on river patrol boats out of DaNang. Twelve hours a day/seven days a week. We supplied Marine firebases up and down the rivers. When we weren’t being shot at on the rivers, we were being bombarded by rockets and mortars aimed at our barracks in Camp Tien Sha.

I saw guys blown apart and Viet Cong on barbed wire after being hit by flamethrowers from the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. Looked like cigar stubs.

On September 6, 1969, North Vietnamese Army troops hit us with rockets and mortars. There were 30 guys in our compound and 22 were killed in the first five minutes.

I have earned the right to say whatever the Hell I want to anyone at anytime.

Where was your cowardly butt in 1969? A-hole. You had no idea who you were messing with, did you? Want proof? Give me an email address and I’ll send it, you wuss.

FortyTwo on February 7, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Did you get a hat…like john kerry?

Solaratov on February 7, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Did you know that comment was going to be so long? I would hate to see our commenting privileges curtailed or limits placed on how much we can say in our comments as a result of some overly long copied and pasted comments. :-(

bluegill on February 7, 2014 at 6:24 AM

I see. Then I would hate to see even more limits placed on what or how much we can include in our comments. I think it might be better to excerpt a few paragraphs, then include a link to the complete content. Commenters here are allowed to get away with quite a bit, and maybe it’s not good to press one’s luck. Imagine if a lot of people started doing that.

bluegill on February 7, 2014 at 6:36 AM

lol

You worry too much.

Anti-Control on February 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

As to someone who asked the purpose of Quotes of the Day – it is apparently a place for “longies” on Hot Air, who equate longevity with knowledge, to get a chance to turn the site into a Teen Beat Personals Chat Room while linking t atrocious screeching noise from the ’80′s and ’90′s and for folks with no self control or personal discipline to drink alot.

FortyTwo on February 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

“longies”? ROFL

You are out of touch – not much ’90s music gets played around here! Here is some from the ’70s (1975, to be exact), just for you:

Lou Reed – “Metal Machine Music” (full album)

Anti-Control on February 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Everyone’s called ‘dude’ ’round here. Men and women.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 2:38 AM

Scatterbrain – “Don’t Call Me Dude”

Anti-Control on February 7, 2014 at 12:28 PM

So you write a post on your political blog about PSH’s death. Lovely. I see your standards now.

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

How terrible of kj! What an outrage!

I blame society for PSH’s death, not himself. I expect that you’re with me…

Anti-Control on February 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

42 is incredibly erudite/well-read, has held significant high positions, is of the world, not at all blue, in any regard.

Well-played, friend. I missed you and wondered what prompted your disappearance at a crucial (political) national time, not that much matters any more…when the Rs play us for fools, serving us sissy-gloved RINOs.

Hopefully your kids are doing well.

———————

Dire, Bmore asked me the question, repeatedly. Mark it – since 2008.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

So you write a post on your political blog about PSH’s death. Lovely. I see your standards now.

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

1. It’s his blog.

2. He killed himself.

3. Why are the pushers who kill the “middle/lower” class “folks” you and obama so love not locked up?

Meh, you leftists are nothing but hypocritical thugs, always, never liberal/progressive.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

; ) Nice to see some of the ones that showed. It was all in all a very good day.

Bmore on February 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

your for the guy why threatened ms J…
what am I missing here?

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Wino on February 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Regarding Boehner shelving Immigration, a.k.a. Amnesty, I think you both may be right. Boehner has been carrying Reid/Obama’s water since 2010 midterms, so there is no reason to think he’s changed. What he’s trying to figure out is when to bring any bill to the floor, not if. Right now, he’s being persuaded by various
factions.

Pushback came from Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA, and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Heritage Action, Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth Martin hawking the group’s FireSpeakerBoehner.com petition, ForAmerica launched a Facebook campaign to call Boehner’s office; 5,500 phone calls in 24 hours with the message “no secret deals on amnesty,” Then Phyllis Schlafly dropped her own bomb, issuing a report with the thesis that immigration reform would result in the demographic extinction of the GOP.

More: Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee & others.

The straw that broke the camel’s back? LOL Read on next comment.

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Continued with the straw that broke the camel’s back (Boehner’s in this case:-)

Members and staff talked about trying to force a special leadership election – which would require 50 signatures – in the event Boehner tried to move forward. Rep. Raul Labrador told Roll Call Boehner “should lose his speakership” if he moved forward, and the rumors of a coup began to spread.

That’s when Boehner hit the brakes.

Love it!!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/06/How-The-Tea-Party-Cornered-Boehner-On-Immigration

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Yep.

His job is more important to him than imitating the Democrats, evidently.

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

I see your standards now.

HillAREwe on February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

I recommend you bookmark the link, in case he doesn’t post it again.

DarkCurrent on February 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Yep.

His job is more important to him than imitating the Democrats, evidently.

kingsjester on February 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Oh, he is not alone. Their seat gives them power, which gives them money. Without their seat they have neither. That is the main reason term limits will never be passed, LOL They would fight to the death against term limits!!

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:44 PM

John Gault…heh…I miss my Iowa, though the mountains are beautiful. We finally got some snow, about 7 inches, and still snowing. Yay…

lovingmyUSA on February 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

lovingmyUSA on February 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

“finally”…laffs…must be in cali…
you can have the 3 or 4 feet of snow in my yard..
and that darn shovel too!!
where do you want me to mail it??

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Lol, going…I’m in the high desert…middle Oregon. My home state of Iowa has more snow than here, haven’t had snow since Nov.–guess Canada forgot about us…

lovingmyUSA on February 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM

ahh the trees drop off fast after Bend…
but its still pretty country there..
more to look at then corn n windmills..

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Just a head’s up, 42 has a massive chip on it’s shouder…came here and attacked many of us, using the excuse of his “service”. To those in here that are truly deserving of respect for their service–you have earned it. 42 , disgraced his service…I am marking my calender to see how soon this azzwipe is booted…

lovingmyUSA on February 7, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Testing Testing 123??

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

oh..I got it…at 3:32..i was here to much yesterday maybe..
but rude and classless come to mind on that one…
it had no right to attack J…she’s top shelf..!!

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Let’s play “So which word/phrase got my post deleted”:

Fried Chicken
Watermelon
Cornbread
Black History Month

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM

your for the guy why threatened ms J…

Where was I for that?

what am I missing here?

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 1:06 PM

The fact that the apology to J has to come from 42.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

im not missing that fact….I thought you were..
there was no reason that she be treated like that..
and if you took a QotD poll it would bear that out.

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Let’s play “So which word/phrase got my post deleted”:

Fried Chicken
Watermelon
Cornbread
Black History Month

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Was your comment posted and then deleted, or did it not post?

I do know that any link to CNN won’t post or CNS news.

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Reading backwards I am enthralledby what I see. I see a number, which clearly is only half the story.

Is it 42 beers?
42 Attitudes?
42 IQ?
Perhaps it is 42 intelligent thoughts?
42 apologies the next day after getting a little agitated on a QOTD?

So many possibilities! What is the answer!!!!

OregonPolitician on February 7, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Was your comment posted and then deleted, or did it not post?

I do know that any link to CNN won’t post or CNS news.

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Posted and deleted on one of Ed’s threads. Maybe because it was off topic and at the top of the thread?

PC police starve school children:

A group of students at the Carondelet High School in California added fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon to the school menu in honor of Black History Month. The school pulled the menu after backlash.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/catholic-school-apologizes-plans-serve-fried-chicken-black-history-month-article-1.1605071#ixzz2sfuJgH5N

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 4:43 PM

So many possibilities! What is the answer!!!!

OregonPolitician on February 7, 2014 at 4:29 PM

42 the number

FortyTwo the poster is just a guy who needs help.

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Hey, just wanted to let you know that if a link won’t post, use TinyUrl or a similar site. You’d have to get an IT person to tell you why CNN, et al., won’t work, but I think something is written into the other sites’ code to prevent direct links.

http://tinyurl.com/

INC on February 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/06/How-The-Tea-Party-Cornered-Boehner-On-Immigration

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Love this woman—may she live to be 150!

In the middle of it all, conservative war horse Phyllis Schlafly dropped her own bomb, issuing a report with the thesis that immigration reform would result in the demographic extinction of the GOP.

I read her article at NRO earlier this week:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/370166/liberal-newcomers-phyllis-schlafly

and looked at the report:

http://www.eagleforum.org/immigration.html

Schlafly is truly a great American. She’s worked tirelessly on many fronts to stand against the Dems and the GOPe, and I’m sure frustrating and enraging them.

INC on February 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM

kcewa on February 7, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I don’t see anything wrong with your comment or link. Just a guess, but most likely due to Off Topic. Normally, if our comment is off topic, we type O/T prior to it. Now on the QOTD, we don’t have to do that. Ed and the other Mods prefer we stay on topic on all but the QOTD’s. Since your comment was O/T & the first one, Ed probably was sending a message:-)

Oh, and INC’s info on the tiny url is good to use if needed.

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I think something is written into the other sites’ code to prevent direct links.

http://tinyurl.com/

INC on February 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I agree. The player that ABC uses or used would lock my entire computer up! I didn’t even have to click on the video. I checked out the player and then went to an ABC site & didn’t have any problem playing their video there, just when it was on a HA thread!

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Schlafly is truly a great American. She’s worked tirelessly on many fronts to stand against the Dems and the GOPe, and I’m sure frustrating and enraging them.

INC on February 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I’ve always admired her also. She reminds me of Margaret Thatcher.

Thanks for the links, as I didn’t have them.

How is it going for you? Getting used to it down/over there? I’m sure some of the areas have changed since we lived there, but I really liked it.

I have some relatives around Houston and a good friend about 2 hours north of there. Would like to visit the area too:-)

Nice to “see” you:-)

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Just an observation on FortyTwo and other men that are or have been in wars. We have several in our family and when they are together and talking amongst themselves, the women stay out of the conversation. Speaking for myself, I cannot nor could I even relate to what they have went thru in combat. I shudder even trying to imagine.

Unless one has experienced what they have and have to live with is something only they can know. We can say we had a brother, father, son, nephew or anyone else that may have been in a war, but it’s not US. They speak a language we don’t and can’t understand.

I find FortyTwo intelligent and a person with very deep feelings; witty and very direct. He has paid a price and lived. Others paid the price and did not live.

God Bless FortyTwo and each and every person in the U.S. Military.

bluefox on February 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM

there was no reason that she be treated like that..

Indeed, indisputably so.

and if you took a QotD poll it would bear that out.

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Right, and it’s up to/for 42 to apologize.

My points had NOTHING to do with any of this.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM

My 2 cents worth.

42 is a sock, IMHO, had it in for Marshfox and Jackie, and dove right on several others…

I think I know who 42 is, and maybe someone else has 42 figured out also. I shan’t say who I think 42 is, but will observe very closely the verbiage 42 uses, there’s your clue :)

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 8:02 PM

shrugs…what do I know…
when it was quieter…3:32ish
I thought maybe it would reflect…reconsider..
I got cursed at…and left..
who needs it…
maybe tonight more time drawing …and less time lurking QotD ..
have a good night Scrupy…
fasten your belts it might be a bumpy ride.

going2mars on February 7, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I thought 42 was Clinton.

Bmore on February 8, 2014 at 12:56 AM

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