Quotes of the day

posted at 8:41 pm on February 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

In politics, it always comes down to timing. And right now, it appears the timing just isn’t right for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul…

It’s premature to say it’s over. In my discussions with the leadership offices, what they’re saying is they can’t do it now, they don’t have the votes now,” said John Feehery, president of communications for Quinn Gillespie, a consulting and lobby shop. “Their might be another time when they can get the votes,” said Feehery, a former top House aide. “But we’ve got a debt limit [vote] and this has been a distraction.”…

“The politics of immigration have never been perfect for anybody ever,” says Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Immigration is just one of those issues that’s difficult politically. And I don’t know if there’s ever a perfect time for immigration reform. In some ways it’s like dealing with entitlement reform. Has there ever been a good political time to deal with that?”

***

Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, told msnbc in a separate interview on Friday that it was likely Boehner was buying time while leaders worked on a fuller policy proposal to address GOP concerns and dealt with more immediate issues, like the debt ceiling.

“What I heard [Boehner] saying is ‘Let’s keep working immigration through the legislative process, we’ll get to it later in the Spring, but between now and then let’s talk about this nebulous issue of trust,’” he said…

“I think the opponents are getting traction with the argument of ‘Why now?’” Noorani said. “I can’t see a scenario in 2016 where Republicans have a better chance for claiming the mantle of victory on immigration reform. They’re going to be in the midst of a presidential primary where the field will be dragged to the right. Does anyone really think Ted Cruz is all of a sudden going to be calling for immigration reform in 2016?”

***

So maybe immigration is dead, or maybe this July 2013 report from the Huffington Post is just as applicable today: “Immigration reform is not dead. The doom and gloom is being fed, at least in part, by GOP leadership, to help position them politically for the coming fight.”

If that’s the case, GOP leaders have successfully established “lack of trust in Obama” as the primary roadblock to reform. It’s possible this is all about messaging heading into the midterm elections, but it could also be an attempt to set up a dramatic “game changing” moment to clear the way for legislation in the House

Some opponents of comprehensive reform have suggested that Obama could announce he is appointing a Republican to lead a special task force to secure the border, or something along those lines, which would allow a sufficient number of Republicans to declare “problem solved” and pass legislation out of the House. Maybe that sounds a tad conspiratorial, but it is probably less preposterous than the media’s insistence that what Boehner said Thursday has any bearing on immigration reform’s prospects this year.

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The populist wing of the party has talked itself into believing the zero-sum economics that immigrants steal jobs from U.S. citizens and reduce American living standards. Neither claim is true, but Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and the Heritage Foundation might as well share research staffs with the AFL-CIO.

So great is the House GOP fear of a talk-radio backlash that it won’t even pass smaller bills that 75% of Republicans agree on. There will be nothing to codify the legal status of children of illegal immigrants who have lived here for decades. And no expanded green cards for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges, a policy Mitt Romney endorsed. And no cleaning up the work-visa morass that has obliged U.S. farmers to hire illegals to harvest their crops.

The result of doing nothing will be a de facto “amnesty” in which 11 million illegal immigrants will continue to work using fake documents. Mr. Obama will look for ways to grant more of them legal status using executive power, and the GOP will look even more unwelcoming to minorities.

Some Republicans who do want to vote for immigration reform say they don’t want to divide the party over such a contentious issue in an election year. Better to take this up in 2015, they say. But the opponents will raise the same furor whenever it comes up, and Democrats will be less likely to compromise figuring they can use the issue to drive minority voter turnout in 2016.

***

But what happens if the Republican party slackens in its commitment to protecting wages and employment? Several decades ago, the GOP began winning the white working class in the South, and more recently it has done so in the border states (Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia). Yet its advance in the Midwest has stalled. Ohio remains less than a sure thing, even though its demographics have changed little. Pennsylvania and Minnesota are creeping closer to the Republican party, but have not yet flipped. Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin remain frustratingly elusive.

These are all states where Republicans regularly win statewide, yet lose presidential contests, in part because Democrats successfully tag GOP nominees as heartless plutocrats. The only way for the GOP to shatter this image is through an explicit and relentless commitment to pocket-book issues of concern to average Americans. A comprehensive immigration bill that lowers wages is a giant step in the wrong direction…

In 1960, Barry Goldwater blasted the policies of Dwight Eisenhower as a “dime store New Deal.” This was an exaggeration, but Goldwater was on to something. The Republican party did not enjoy enduring successes until Ronald Reagan’s victory in 1980, when the party articulated a compelling alternative to New Deal/Great Society liberalism. So it goes with immigration reform. Offering a “lite” version of the Democratic proposal is poor political strategy, for the party will always be outbid. By contrast, offering a robust critique and a sensible alternative is the proven way to turn the party’s fortunes around.

***

Sometimes politics really is this simple. After all the arguments about economics and assimilation, people understand if they are viewed as a threat to the predominant culture. They know if their voice is not welcome in the national chorus. And this does have implications for political philosophy. Kemp — the GOP congressman and vice presidential candidate who described himself as a “bleeding-heart conservative” — passionately believed that human beings, as a rule, are economic and social advantages, the ultimate sources of energy, creativity and wealth. This included anyone, of any background, who happened to be in front of him and smothered by his enthusiastic attentions. Kemp strongly rejected the notion — common in every generation — that the current cohort of immigrants are somehow inferior to immigrants past.

I’m sorry to wax nostalgic — but not really. I saw how a Republican politician could treat immigrants and minorities as if they were valued national possessions. And I saw Kemp’s frustration with the direction of his party. “We sound like we don’t want immigration,” he said. “We sound like we don’t want black people to vote for us. What are we going to do — meet in a country club in the suburbs one day?”…

But the most important change that is needed is the hardest to achieve: A genuine welcome to the party. And an honest prayer: Dios derramó su gracia sobre ti.

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Via NRO.

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Via Newsbusters.

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Via RCP.


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Bishop!

davidk on February 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Colin Powell sucks!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I’m sorry to wax nostalgic — but not really. I saw how a Republican politician could treat immigrants and minorities as if they were valued national possessions. And I saw Kemp’s frustration with the direction of his party. “We sound like we don’t want immigration,” he said. “We sound like we don’t want black people to vote for us. What are we going to do — meet in a country club in the suburbs one day?”…

And this is exactly what the party is not, but what it is portrayed by Allahpundit and bleeding hearts back to Walter Cronkite.

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Good evening.

cat_owner on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

This bishop business. Getting a little juvenile, no?

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Let’s make a strong conservative case for Mexico opening their Southern border and granting amnesty to Central Americans.

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Bishop! davidk on February 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I got my Bishop first thread this morning after Ed deleted your OT post. Lol. ;)

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Get lost, butthole. Quit ruinin’ our fun.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Thank you for your service General but man you turned out to be such a disappointment in retirement.

gophergirl on February 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Good evening.

cat_owner on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Like your handle. Any appleheads?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM
Do tell.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:47 PM

cat_owner on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Like your handle. Any appleheads?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Yeah. Most of us are cat owners. Antwerp has a tiger-striped Jerkface. Omaha and I have applehead meezers.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

s bishop business. Getting a little juvenile, no? Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Umm no. And shut up.

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Colin Powell supports Obama for the color of his skin, NOT the content of his character.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Makes sense that Allahpundit is Colin Powell.

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Sasha resents you for denying her Meezer heritage!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Sasha resents you for denying her Meezer heritage!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

She’s a tortoise shell just like Lucy!

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

cat_owner on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

What kind? I have an applehead Meezer and an Abyssinian…

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Powell is an intellectually dishonest thin skinned buffoon just like his bf Obama. Get bent and switch parties already.

Kataklysmic on February 7, 2014 at 8:52 PM

This bishop business. Getting a little juvenile, no?

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

No. Not at all. You will get used to it, or you will leave. Either way….

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

But what happens if the Republican party slackens in its commitment to protecting wages and employment? Several decades ago, the GOP began winning the white working class in the South, and more recently it has done so in the border states (Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia). Yet its advance in the Midwest has stalled. Ohio remains less than a sure thing, even though its demographics have changed little. Pennsylvania and Minnesota are creeping closer to the Republican party, but have not yet flipped. Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin remain frustratingly elusive.

These are all states where Republicans regularly win statewide, yet lose presidential contests, in part because Democrats successfully tag GOP nominees as heartless plutocrats. The only way for the GOP to shatter this image is through an explicit and relentless commitment to pocket-book issues of concern to average Americans. A comprehensive immigration bill that lowers wages is a giant step in the wrong direction…

In 1960, Barry Goldwater blasted the policies of Dwight Eisenhower as a “dime store New Deal.” This was an exaggeration, but Goldwater was on to something. The Republican party did not enjoy enduring successes until Ronald Reagan’s victory in 1980, when the party articulated a compelling alternative to New Deal/Great Society liberalism. So it goes with immigration reform. Offering a “lite” version of the Democratic proposal is poor political strategy, for the party will always be outbid. By contrast, offering a robust critique and a sensible alternative is the proven way to turn the party’s fortunes around.

Indeed. Neither party is making the case for working Americans. Senator Sessions has called the GOP leadership, and the congress at large, to task for this repeatedly.

Enforce the law, protect working Americans, and stand up for the rule of law.

Immigration law was designed, drafted, and passed to protect American citizens and legal immigrants from the predation of illegal aliens, not to service the needs and desires of illegal aliens. Wages and jobs are key elements of that protection.

While everyone wants to achieve the American Dream, it is incumbent on our congressional representatives in the Senate and the House to preserve access to that American Dream for American citizens and legal immigrants.

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Colin Powell supports Obama for the color of his skin, NOT the content of his character.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I saw Colin give a speech to an incoming class at the Army War College when he was Sec of State – and he was very impressive – good speaker, very funny.
However, his politics since he’s been out of office really suck…..

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Yeah. Most of us are cat owners. Antwerp has a tiger-striped Jerkface. Omaha and I have applehead meezers.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I have 3 miscellaneous male cats.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

This bishop business. Getting a little juvenile, no?

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

You are just upset…

You missed it by 3 minutes..

Electrongod on February 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Torti is a color pattern-it’s not a breed you twit.
Sasha is a dilute-torti MEEZER mix.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I love sports but I have no interest in the Olympics this year except the funny bathroom pictures – those are humorous.

gophergirl on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

good speaker
However, his politics since he’s been out of office really suck…..

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I pretty much knew what Powell was long ago. I was very upset W. chose him for SecState.
Almost like an affirmative-action hire.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

No. Not at all. You will get used to it, or you will leave. Either way….

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Nah. That guy is an old white backwoods racist And his imaginary contract has expired. /////////sarcsarcsarcsarc

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Good evening one and all :)!

Powell is an intellectually dishonest thin skinned buffoon just like his bf Obama. Get bent and switch parties already.

Kataklysmic on February 7, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Now that’s been said, and well said!

Let’s get the party started!!

Oh I see, another pu$$ycat thread… Le Sigh / ;D

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

You are just upset…

You missed it by 3 minutes..

Electrongod on February 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

The nerve of that clown!

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I have 3 miscellaneous male cats.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What makes ‘em miscellaneous, ol’ lady?

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Torti is a color pattern-it’s not a breed you twit.
Sasha is a dilute-torti MEEZER mix.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Oh so cool!! Kitties!! Gotta luv ‘em :)

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

No. Not at all. You will get used to it, or you will leave. Either way….

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Symptomatic of what is wrong with our country. I don’t like it; I’m offended; everybody else has to stop. h/t mrsdavidk

davidk on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Oh so cool!! Kitties!! Gotta luv ‘em :)

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Wait. Did Antwerp just call me a twit?

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

By the way, I was ‘Indeeding’ the ‘offer a sensible alternative’ part of the section I quoted, and I offered my own. Just to avoid any misunderstand. :)

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Normally, the progression w. shingles is flu-like symptoms then the ‘band’…which is why I have the band and despite wearing jeans, a robe, and having a blanket wrapped around me…am freezing. *sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Archbishop!

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

You scared?

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Good evening MG!!

Brilliant commentary as always :D

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It was said in a ‘loving’ way.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I have 3 miscellaneous male cats.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What makes ‘em miscellaneous, ol’ lady?

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

What makes you cranky ol’ lady?

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

someone needs to ask Colin Powell if we could have won the Vietnam War, if we could have become just a little bit communist? Could we win the cold war by agreeing with the Soviets more? Would we have won WWII if we had just copulated one more time when Hitler invaded Poland?

I’m sorry, there comes a time when you have to have principles. The present leadership team, for the Republicans, doesn’t understand this. They need to be replaced. If you have principles, you can put forth policies that people will either agree, or disagree with. If you’re like Boehner, you avoid putting forth policies so you can retain your job.

bflat879 on February 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I would be scared.

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

By the way, I was ‘Indeeding’ the ‘offer a sensible alternative’ part of the section I quoted, and I offered my own. Just to avoid any misunderstand. :)

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

You may offer anything you like, Jackson.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Good evening, Spritely One! Wonderful to see you… and you’re too kind, as always. :)

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Archbishop!

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Archbishops post last….

:)

Electrongod on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I love sports but I have no interest in the Olympics this year except the funny bathroom pictures – those are humorous.

gophergirl on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 10h

Literally half-assed. RT @_iPedro_ @jtLOL Something tells me Russians don’t know a lot about toilets pic.twitter.com/5BznDXR9PM #SochiProblems

davidk on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Colin Powell sucks!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Colin Powell supports Obama for the color of his skin, NOT the content of his character.

ConstantineXI on February 7, 2014 at 8:49 PM

+infinity to these!

Anti-Control on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Not to my knowledge or comprehension!! :)

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

The wife wants to watch the Olympics opening ceremonies.
I have no interest in seeing that idiot Costas – so here I am….

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Kitty cats don’t fare well in coyote country.

You hear the screatch, next morning find a pile of hair.

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I’m sorry, there comes a time when you have to have principles….

bflat879 on February 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Republican Party Motto for the 21st Century.

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

We have coyotes here.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Archbishop!

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Great Ceacescu’s Ghost, how many of you are there?

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

good speaker
However, his politics since he’s been out of office really suck…..

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I pretty much knew what Powell was long ago. I was very upset W. chose him for SecState.
Almost like an affirmative-action hire.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Powell’s career was launched in earnest when he made every conceivable attempt to sweep the My Lai Massacre under the carpet.

oscarwilde on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Good evening, Lanceman. :) Thank you very much, indeed.:)

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Good evening Ladies!!!!! Oh, hey guys…..

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Ratso is perched on my shoulder. Everytime I put him off he leaps back up there…

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Good evening, Ken. :) Very good to see you.

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Colin Powell is an applehead.

PeskyPuddyTat on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I have 3 miscellaneous male cats.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What makes ‘em miscellaneous, ol’ lady?

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Miscellaneous cats are like All-American dogs.

RickB on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Archbishop!

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Ok where is the Cardinal!!

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

What makes ‘em miscellaneous, ol’ lady? OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Some have testicles, some don’t?

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Powell’s career was launched in earnest when he made every conceivable attempt to sweep the My Lai Massacre under the carpet.

oscarwilde on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Yep. He reminded me of Weaselly Clark before he was cool.

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Great Ceacescu’s Ghost, how many of you are there?

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Getting past the first page …..

It’s tough….

Electrongod on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I have no interest in seeing that idiot Costas – so here I am….

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Yeah, not watching either…

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Archbishops post last….

:)

Electrongod on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

“The last shall be first, and the first shall be…”

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I would be scared.

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Nah. What’s he goin’ to do? Bring a rusty old axe to my back forty to find me? He’ll get lost on the way…the kids will call for a tow, momma will need groceries on the way home, and he’ll get distracted by the “guns and ammo” neon sign in front of the pawn shop.

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

What the hell is Powell talking about? What the hell is Carney talking about? R’s are for the rule if law (legal immigration) while D’s are for the importation of UNEDUCATED SLAVES. Any non white (Powell) can see this if they open the myopic eyes.

david kumbera on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Kitty cats don’t fare well in coyote country.

You hear the screatch, next morning find a pile of hair.

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Hate it when that happens.

davidk on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Great Ceacescu’s Ghost, how many of you are there?

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

We are legion?

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Bishop!

davidk on February 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Colin Powell sucks!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Sorry but sometimes truth outweighs being first.

IMO, the Bishop goes to ALT.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

This bishop business. Getting a little juvenile, no?
Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Newbies don’t get a say in the matter. Embrace the Bishop.

whatcat on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

I love sports but I have no interest in the Olympics this year except the funny bathroom pictures – those are humorous.

gophergirl on February 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Some new fun this time – Choomie’s been chooming again!

Winter Olympic’s Interview – Viewers Say Obama Looked Stoned

ROFL!

Anti-Control on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Well, I finally got libfreeordie to eat his peas. I had to put on the Obama mask again, and say “You gotta eat your peas” over & over again.

That kid SO high maintenance.

libfreesMom on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

What makes ‘em miscellaneous, ol’ lady?

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

None are definite breeds. Georgie is a gray and white tabby. He’s 12. I had to have most of his teeth pulled last year but he still eats dry food. Horatio is a large white probably very old cat. He was sitting under my truck one day and I opened the door and he came in and never left. Winston is gray tabby. He and his sister were born in the trailer park as was their mother. She brought them here when they were about a month old and left them a couple of months later. The sister disappeared a few months ago. It’s country with woods. She either ran away or got carried off by a coyote.

Sorry to bore you who don’t have cats but he asked. I always say I’m running a nursing home for elderly pets. I had a dog with dementia who died a year ago.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

dentarthurdent on February 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

No TV and I just don’t care!

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Bring a rusty old axe to my back forty to find me? He’ll get lost on the way…the kids will call for a tow, momma will need groceries on the way home, and he’ll get distracted by the “guns and ammo” neon sign in front of the pawn shop.

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

So… this is a reoccurring issue eh? Thursday nights at oldroys place?

oscarwilde on February 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

That kid SO high maintenance.

libfreesMom on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Yes, but from what I’ve read in the past, you might not have to worry about grand children.

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Archbishop!

Archbishop on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Ok where is the Cardinal!!

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Didn’t we have one sign-up yesterday.

RickB on February 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

ormally, the progression w. shingles is flu-like symptoms then the ‘band’…which is why I have the band and despite wearing jeans, a robe, and having a blanket wrapped around me…am freezing. *sigh* annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Tylenol 3′s help a lot. Sleep better, too. I remember even the breeze from the fan on low hurt.

A lot.

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

He and his sister were born in the trailer park as was their mother…..

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Figures you’d come to hotair….

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Some have testicles, some don’t?

wolly4321 on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

none of them do

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

libfreesMom on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

He’s gotta be so pissed…..LOL!

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Good evening, Omaha. :) My marbled Bengal stole my nail file today. He’d hidden it somewhere and he saw me looking for it. I checked under the sofa and living room chairs, since that’s where he usually puts things. He accompanied me and looked, too. I couldn’t find it. A while later, as I was working, he sat down by my desk chair and meowed at me. When I looked down to see what was wrong, there, in between his front paws was my nail file.

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Well, I finally got libfreeordie to eat his peas. I had to put on the Obama mask again, and say “You gotta eat your peas” over & over again.

That kid SO high maintenance.

libfreesMom on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

May I give you a hug?!

Gonna anyway :)

{{HUG}}

You are very funny!!

Welcome :)

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Thanks, darlin’
What makes you cranky and how old are you?

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

…guess I’ll just lurk…and see who the new adults are!

KOOLAID2 on February 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Bishop!

davidk on February 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Colin Powell sucks!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Sorry but sometimes truth outweighs being first.

IMO, the Bishop goes to ALT.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

*Looks in the direction of davidk. Neener!*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

I’m sorry to wax nostalgic — but not really. I saw how a Republican politician could treat immigrants and minorities as if they were valued national possessions.

I thought we were talking about illegal aliens who are definitely NOT national treasures.

Happy Nomad on February 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Bengals are very bright.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

libfreesMom on February 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

My guess for MrsBmore.

Barred on February 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

What makes you cranky ol’ lady?

oldroy on February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Politics and spinal stenosis.

crankyoldlady on February 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

thatsafactjack on February 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Are they high maintenance?

Seems rather intelligent too, cute story thanks!!

Scrumpy on February 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

…guess I’ll just lurk…and see who the new adults are!

KOOLAID2 on February 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Keep a jar or two of breadballs handy…

Lanceman on February 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

My guess for MrsBmore.

Barred on February 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Hmmmmm. She is witty… Let me try something covert.

KCB on February 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Yes, but from what I’ve read in the past, you might not have to worry about grand children.

Applehead on February 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

We’ve never given him “the talk” yet. We thought maybe when he turned 23, but we wanted to wait and explain Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and Sex Ed all at once to keep it simple.

libfreesMom on February 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

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