Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 11, 2014 by Allahpundit

‘ObamaCare” is useful shorthand for the Affordable Care Act not least because the law increasingly means whatever President Obama says it does on any given day. His latest lawless rewrite arrived on Monday as the White House decided to delay the law’s employer mandate for another year and in some cases maybe forever…

Either ObamaCare is ushering in a worker’s paradise, in which case by the White House’s own logic exempting businesses from its ministrations is harming employees. Or else the mandate really is leading business to cut back on hiring, hours and shifting workers to part-time as the evidence in the real economy suggests…

Changing an unambiguous statutory mandate requires the approval of Congress, but then this President has often decided the law is whatever he says it is. His Administration’s cavalier notions about law enforcement are especially notable here for their bias for corporations over people. The White House has refused to suspend the individual insurance mandate, despite the harm caused to millions who are losing their previous coverage…

Liberals say the law isn’t harming jobs or economic growth, but everything this White House does screams the opposite.

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[W]hatever it might tell us about the White House’s assessment of its administrative and political difficulties, it surely reinforces something we already knew about the administration’s assessment of its obligations to the rule of law — namely, that the administration believes it has none.

We have here a written statute that levies a fine on large employers who fail to provide insurance coverage as a benefit to their employees. It defines a large employer as “an employer who employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees on business days during the preceding calendar year,” provides a relatively detailed set of criteria for applying that definition, and states that the provision “shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013.” We have already seen that latter date pushed back by a year without obvious legal authority, and now we see it pushed back by another year for some affected employers while the requirement is loosened for others. If this kind of selective enforcement of a public law is legitimate, then how exactly would the president describe the limits of his ability to engage in such selection? Is he bound in some definable way to the particulars of statutes as written and passed by Congress, or does he merely take them as suggestions for how he might proceed?

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Courts are unlikely to do anything here either, as it is not clear who would have standing to challenge the latest rule. In order to demonstrate standing, a plaintiff must show that they are directly and personally injured by the government action at issue. While delaying the employer mandate means some people will not get employer-provided insurance this year, it is difficult to figure out who those people are and even more difficult to prove what a given firm would have done were the mandate enforced on schedule. Some firms would likely provide insurance to their employees, as the law anticipates, but others might elect to pay the penalty instead. For standing purposes, it’s a matter of conjecture which firm is which. And without the ability to demonstrate a concrete and particularized injury that was caused by the government’s action (and that would be redressed by a favorable court judgment) there is no standing to sue…

The Obama Administration is not the first to take liberties with the laws it is charged with executing, and it will not be the last. Yet the increasing brazenness with which the Administration is disregarding inconvenient or ill-conceived portions of its signature legislative achievement lowers the bar to a disturbing degree. Even where ad hoc administrative revisions seem justified to ease the law’s implementation, such moves are illegal if not authorized by Congress. The Executive Branch is supposed to faithfully execute the laws Congress enacts, not rewrite them.

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But beyond the specifics of the new rule or the policy impact of these latest deferrals, it is yet another example of the administration losing credibility with the public, the insurance industry, and the business community over the implementation of the ACA.

Small-business owners have been trying to understand and plan for the impact the ACA will ultimately have on their bottom line and benefit packages since the law passed in March of 2010, and it hasn’t been easy. With the administrative agencies putting out rules on delayed timelines only to reverse them, releasing new guidelines every year, making important policy changes via obscure FAQ documents, and blatantly ignoring the legislative text when making these decisions, what is left of the law is highly confusing and disruptive to companies trying to plan for the future.

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[T]o make an insurance system work you have to have a set of consistent and consistently applied rules. You can’t have some people choosing to be out today and in tomorrow. You can’t have a system where insurers price products based upon one set of conditions and then you keep backing off on the conditions consumers and employers have to follow.

The administration really has three options:

1.Full speed ahead––enforce all of the original rules. Just take the political heat believing you have crafted a system that will work. This is what they have been telling us for almost four years now!
2. Do a comprehensive and rational fix that provides for a modified system for everyone learning from the mistakes that were made.
3. Let it unravel one step at a time caving in to every constituency that threatens a vulnerable Democratic Senator and end up with a worse mess.

Looks to me like they are on track for number three.

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Now, if all this haphazard implementation were only a matter of improving what are onerous and poorly written facets of Obamacare, that would be one thing. A bad thing, yes. But what makes this free-for-all an especially blatant abuse of power is that the delays are enacted almost exclusively for political reasons.

If some of your deep-pocketed cronies visit the White House, delay the law’s employer mandate. Why not? If the risible Medicare cuts you concoct to sell ACA to voters by keeping the price tag under a trillion dollars become distasteful to voters leading up to an election, just delay the cuts until you have a more advantageous environment. If caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs haven’t panned out like you promised — delay for another year. Small Business Health Options Program? Delay. Employee Auto-enrollment? Delay. Pre-existing conditions insurance sign-up? Delay…

Notice that even [news] outlets must admit that the impetus for delay is a political consideration — “limit election-year damage” and “defuse another potential controversy” — not an effort to craft a more useful law. Normally, when policy is as burdensome and ungainly as the Affordable Care Act has been, an honest person might admit that perhaps something isn’t exactly right with the law itself. Not today. A never-ending fount of partisan defensiveness makes it impossible to rethink — much less repeal — any part of Obamacare.

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What’s striking here is that liberals have gone along with these moves from the White House…

The problem with this is that, of course, if it becomes accepted American Constitutional tradition that the President can apply whatever laws she wants, well, that tradition applies to Republicans as well as Democrats. Now that the Obama Administration has set a precedent that the White House can decide not to apply parts of Obamacare, it has given the authority to the next Republican administration to rewrite the health law at will, without even having to go to Congress. But, apparently, this doesn’t make liberals blanch.

Of course, the next Republican administration might want to use this new presidential superpower to rewrite all sorts of laws. Entitlement laws. Labor laws. Environmental laws. Abortion laws. Financial regulations. Civil liberties. The list goes on.

For decades, conservatives have been dreaming of enough power to reshape an American government that, despite the Reagan revolution, still remains fundamentally liberal in its structure. The Obama Administration may be handing it to them. With a liberal cheering section.

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Washington D. C. — In a move certain to please his conservative supporters and infuriate his critics, President Romney announced this afternoon that his administration would make yet another change to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a terse release, posted without fanfare to the Department of Health and Human Services website, officials revealed that the law’s employer mandate would be suspended until 2016 for all businesses that employ between 50 and 99 people…

“This is an utter disgrace,” griped Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.). “This law was passed through Congress, signed by the previous president, and upheld by the Supreme Court.”

Schumer’s colleague, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, described the Romney administration’s behavior as “the nuclear option.” “This abuse of executive discretion is beyond the pale,” Reid fumed. “I’m a lawyer, I know.”…

An unfortunately timed remark, made by Romney as he left a meeting at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello this morning, is certain to throw fuel on the fire. “That’s the good thing as president,” he was heard to joke, “I can do whatever I want.”

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Via the Daily Rushbo.


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As for Zero and Co…we Texans don’t take kindly to despotic governments. MOLON LABE! annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:13 PM

What if he forms a battalion of giraffes to invade Texas?

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

In case anyone missed this:

Benghazi Report:
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Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Releases Report on DOD Response to Benghazi
Report Details Six Key Findings

WASHINGTON – The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations released a comprehensive report today evaluating the response of the Department of Defense (DOD) to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Read the Report

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=C4E16543-8F99-430C-BEBA-0045A6433426

To undertake the committee’s review, Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon directed the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to work alongside the full committee. As a result, this report expresses the views of Chairman McKeon, Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry, Rep. Martha Roby (who was the chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee until December 2013), and the five majority members of that subcommittee.

To date, committee staff has reviewed thousands of pages of written material (including classified emails and situation reports) made available by DOD. Staff has also held three classified staff briefings, and two classified interviews. Members have participated in two open hearings, and seven additional classified briefings. In undertaking this work, the committee has met with and received information from military personnel in the entire chain of command in connection with Benghazi: from those on the ground at the time of the attack to the nation’s senior-most uniformed leader.

While the committee’s inquiry continues, the majority members believe that information gathered to date reaffirm the relevant findings in the Interim Progress Report for the Members of the Republican Conference on the Events Surrounding the September 11, 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya issued in April 2013 by the five committees with jurisdiction in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Based on its activities undertaken since the release of that report, majority members make the six findings listed below:

Read the Report (PDF)

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=C4E16543-8F99-430C-BEBA-0045A6433426

Findings:

I. In assessing military posture in anticipation of the September 11 anniversary, White House officials failed to comprehend or ignored the dramatically deteriorating security situation in Libya and the growing threat to U.S. interests in the region. Official public statements seem to have exaggerated the extent and rigor of the security assessment conducted at the time.

II. U.S. personnel in Benghazi were woefully vulnerable in September 2012 because a.) the administration did not direct a change in military force posture, b.) there was no intelligence of a specific “imminent” threat in Libya, and c.) the Department of State, which has primary responsibility for diplomatic security, favored a reduction of Department of Defense security personnel in Libya before the attack.

III. Defense Department officials believed nearly from the outset of violence in Benghazi that it was a terrorist attack rather than a protest gone awry, and the President subsequently permitted the military to respond with minimal direction.

IV. The U.S. military’s response to the Benghazi attack was severely degraded because of the location and readiness posture of U.S. forces, and because of lack of clarity about how the terrorist action was unfolding. However, given the uncertainty about the prospective length and scope of the attack, military commanders did not take all possible steps to prepare for a more extended operation.

V. There was no “stand down” order issued to U.S. military personnel in Tripoli who sought to join the fight in Benghazi. However, because official reviews after the attack were not sufficiently comprehensive, there was confusion about the roles and responsibilities of these individuals.

VI. The Department of Defense is working to correct many weaknesses revealed by the Benghazi attack, but the global security situation is still deteriorating and military resources continue to decline.

Read the Report for more information
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canopfor on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Once when I was horribly sick with the flu that stupid program was on tv and ever since then when I hear that song I can remember the nausea.

crankyoldlady on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

It is exactly 0 degrees here….with a forecast
of 12 inches of snow on Thursday…

Winter can kiss my lily White Azz……

ToddPA on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Then they’re combatants…and our hordes of feral hogs will take care of ‘em.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

The weather here in Georgia is frightening. I sent libfree out with $75 dollars and told him to get us survival supplies. He came back with an Obama Dvd, a national geographic, condoms, and 15 pounds of raw kale.

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Cold Cold Feeling – Albert Collins

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Winter can kiss my lily White Azz……

ToddPA on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Racist…

OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Cleombrotus on February 11, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thanks. I had the same thought.
It will do my psyche good to see it as a caricature of the zero.

freedomfirst on February 11, 2014 at 11:22 PM

What if he forms a battalion of giraffes to invade Texas?

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Awesome! I’ve got a smoker and a good supply of rub, sauce and beer.

Midas on February 11, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Then they’re combatants…and our hordes of feral hogs will take care of ‘em.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Federal hogs?

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Has hagfish been around today? Has she apologized? OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 11:16pm

Around,, typical long post. Ignored.

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I sent libfree out with $75 dollars and told him to get us survival supplies. He came back with an Obama Dvd, a national geographic, condoms, and 15 pounds of raw kale.

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

You’re lucky he didn’t come back with some magic beans!

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:23 PM

canopfor on February 11, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Thanks good ‘bud…

OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 11:16 PM

OmahaConservative:No problemo,….stay waem:)

canopfor on February 11, 2014 at 11:23 PM

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Will you be sending him out again tomorrow?

Bmore on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Will you be sending him out again tomorrow?

Bmore on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Hopefully, he’ll play in traffic.

307wolverine on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Try rebooting. It scares away feral hogs.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

We used a lot of lead based paints in his bedroom.

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:14 PM

This will ruin your shtick but the moron moved to CO to be closer to choom. He’s an ‘assistant professor’ there now.

Del, your taxes no longer have to support his studies in class warfare, hued queers (his words) and self-imposed racism.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I can leave a window open…or something like that…so y’all can warm up.

I remember my first (adult) winter in NJ…it was brutal!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 55, Thurs 70, Fri. 61, and on Saturday will possibly be our 1st 80 degree day of the year. It’s 70′s all next week.
Heelloooo spring!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I so wish she could have lived up to her earlier promise. It’s sad to think of what could have been.

bluegill on February 11, 2014 at 11:19 PM

lol

“I need some attention, guys, and getting it negatively is better than not getting any at all!” -bluegill, perpetual high schooler.

Anti-Control on February 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Happy 50th birthday, Gov. Palin!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Thanks for posting this alt.

I was hoping for a thread about this today….

alas, I am subjected to comments from a fish..

Bluegill, seriously, Stop, Just Stop. You make such an
azz of yourself.

it’s her Birthday, F*ck off.

ToddPA on February 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM

This will ruin your shtick but the moron moved to CO to be closer to choom. He’s an ‘assistant professor’ there now.

Del, your taxes no longer have to support his studies in class warfare, hued queers (his words) and self-imposed racism.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I watched (and commented once) in that thread–that dude (it is a male, correct?) is off his rocker in so many ways………

Doc Holliday on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

bluegill on February 11, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Which one are you?

KCB on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Will you be sending him out again tomorrow?

Bmore on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Hopefully, he’ll play in traffic.

307wolverine on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

White line during rush hour?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Got a lumber wagon backed up to BMore’s wood pile. Who wants to help?

He gets the wood from trees. That’s cheating.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

http://mediatrackers.org/ohio/2014/02/10/ohio-national-guard-training-envisions-right-wing-terrorism

darn right wingers gotta be round up I tell ya…!!

one day were racist the next terrorists..
some probably racist/terrorists all in one..

going2mars on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Heelloooo spring!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM

You go look at my new picture album yet?

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Are you single?

KCB on February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

libfreesMom, your creation finds this a “beautiful woman”

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I like you – you can stay.

You have been… ‘fixed’, though, right? We can’t have you procreating anymore. If whathisface is the result, the risk to the gene pool and average global IQ is just too great. I’m sure you understand.

Midas on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

All Hail, Our Lord and Master, America’s First Pharoah, Obama Ramesses, the Unopposable!

VorDaj on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Heelloooo spring!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Don’t forget to set your clocks back. Spring backward, Fall forward.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

that dude (it is a male, correct?) is off his rocker in so many ways………

Doc Holliday on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Liberalism is a dangerous mental disorder.

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

The one on stage left or the one stage right?

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Spring is just around the corner. Good night.

crankyoldlady on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

This will ruin your shtick but the moron moved to CO to be closer to choom. He’s an ‘assistant professor’ there now.

Del, your taxes no longer have to support his studies in class warfare, hued queers (his words) and self-imposed racism.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

LOL, you’re kidding, right?

Midas on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Evening Newtie.

I’m OK!!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:12 PM

lolz.. sorry. I got a funny visual. My little granddaughter runs everywhere, and crashes a lot.
Every time she immediately jumps up, looks around, and yells I’M OK!!!

fresh air on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I saw his ridiculous and disdainful statement regarding his perception and treatment of Britain.

He’s so petty, so small, so very foolish.

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:14 PM

And so it ends UK & US Faithful Allies Forever

kcewa on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

What if he forms a battalion of giraffes to invade Texas?

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Barbecue Time!!!

Solaratov on February 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Midas on February 11, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I’ve yet to see one-but supposedly there’s some near Brownfield. I’ve been told that even tree-hugger me wouldn’t like them.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

you fail-but nice try.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

kcewa on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I think the Brits are wise enough to wait for Obama to leave office and take stock anew.

Good evening, kcewa. :)

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Every time it snows, we have to close the blind.
If we don’t, libfree starts screaming at the snowflakes accusing them of being “white racist Chrystals” that smother the earth with their imperialist coldness.

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

libfreesMom, your creation finds this a “beautiful woman”

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

You so lucky! I just found his Little Black Book

Anyone have spare Listerine? This might take a while…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

fresh air on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Then you know my pain… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Winter goes out like a Pistol Shrimp and goes in like a Feral Hog.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

spring goes in

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Margaritaville – Buffet

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM

There comes a time in the affairs of men that all good Americans should tell America’s would be First Pharoah, Obama Ramesses, to go pyramid himself. And right after that he can go sphinx himself.

VorDaj on February 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Winter goes out like a Pistol Shrimp and goes in like a Feral Hog.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Just so it goes.

crankyoldlady on February 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Every time it snows, we have to close the blind.
If we don’t, libfree starts screaming at the snowflakes accusing them of being “white racist Chrystals” that smother the earth with their imperialist coldness.

libfreesMom on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I almost spit on the screen laughing at that.

Doc Holliday on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Wow. The sync gets worse all the time. I am finding comments I missed when scrolling back after refresh…

OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Yep. And Antwerp is ignoring me.

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Wow. The sync gets worse all the time. I am finding comments I missed when scrolling back after refresh…

OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Good evening, kcewa. :)

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Good eve

kcewa on February 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Wrong. Flink!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Wow. Takes me back. Have you ever been to Beneath the Sea at the Meadowlands?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Gov’t Mule Cortez the Killer

kcewa on February 11, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Palin is 50?

If I had met a women like her way back, I probably would be the wreck I am now.

But I didn’t.

We almost homesteaded in AK when I was young. Carter sweater days.

Wish we would have done it.

Or ducks in LA. Lived in Luling for a while. In the sugar fane fields.

Didn’t know about the ducks. Just fish, crabs, turtles, and shrimp.

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:37 PM

that dude (it is a male, correct?) is off his rocker in so many ways………

Doc Holliday on February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM

We don’t know what role, and we don’t care. He reaffirmed today that he’s gay. He lives to be a racist black gay. That’s his raison d’être (he hates French terms, the erudite one).

Midas, no, not kidding at all. Absolute truth. Del is a lucky taxpayer, in that regard. Pity Michelle Malkin now.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Alas, no. I’d love to, though. I haven’t been diving in some time.

Good evening, Newtie. :)

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

The one on stage left or the one stage right?

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Excellently biting.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

You so lucky! I just found his Little Black Book [fixed]

Anyone have spare Listerine? This might take a while…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Hey N&tB, a friendly heads up – I noticed a number of your links last night had this prefix problem, too:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/11/quotes-of-the-day-1642/comment-page-2/www.moonbattery.com/Liberal_women_small.jpg

Anti-Control on February 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

kcewa on February 11, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Very nice, indeed. :)

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM

It’sI’m.The.Law

ShainS on February 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM

KOOLAID must’a had poisoned breadballs tonight.

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

lol! Couldn’t help myself. ;)

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:41 PM

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

The Old Man (may he Rest In Peace) was a diver. He had a friend that could catch bugs like crazy! Funny thing, though–the friend was allergic to lobster, so we got his bounty ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Crawdads too. Mudbugs.

wolly4321 on February 11, 2014 at 11:42 PM

You so lucky! I just found his Little Black Book [fixed]

Anyone have spare Listerine? This might take a while…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

So, umm, which ones are the women…

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Anti-Control on February 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Thank you, A/C!

Note to self: proofread the links and ensure they have proper http://www. format…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:43 PM

libfreesMom, your creation finds this a “beautiful woman”

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Did you notice the lede over that pic?

“Alien” creature mystery solved in South Africa

You better be careful non-partisan will report you to the mods to be banned.

HumpBot Salvation on February 11, 2014 at 11:43 PM

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I’m not sure, but the Listerine flush is down to “Raging River” from “Niagara Falls”

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Anyone have spare Listerine? This might take a while…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Broken link

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

No Mungo Jerry. He looks too much like Lincoln Heyes from Mod Squad.

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

You better be careful non-partisan will report you to the mods to be banned.

HumpBot Salvation on February 11, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Heh

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Moochelle was very fetching in that dress – BOW[WOW]DOWN!

Anti-Control on February 11, 2014 at 11:29 PM

NSFV!

Oh, and Happy Birthday Governor Sarah

22044 on February 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

The great Lakes region froze a lot this year. Massive ice sheets slid downhill because they were exceptionally slippery.

But as spring comes they will retreat out of fear of melting.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Sorry, Schade. Try this

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Lucky!:)

I have a good friend who is a diver.She takes wonderful underwater photographs. They’re gorgeous, and they have inspired me for vacation plans.

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

I’m sorry, but I had to bring this over from the State dinner thread:

The guy’s serving domestic caviar,and cheap wine. How many corners can you expect him to cut?

Besides, every President of either party hosts the occasional “lavish” state dinner. It is part of diplomacy and no more objectionable than it is avoidable. The idea that Obama — because he’s a liberal or something — should insult his guest by doing a second rate bash is purely partisan pettifoggery.

urban elitist on February 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Up On The Roof – The Drifters

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

No Mungo

Lanceman on February 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Mongo like candy…

oscarwilde on February 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

I nominate Oscar as the best new poster of the week. For a noob he seems to know how to use all the fonts.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Good evening, Spark. :)

You know, I noticed that, too. Well done. ;)

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Winston Churchill ‘Now we are Masters of Our Fate’ Speech

In Majesty. In Justice. And In Peace

kcewa on February 11, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 11, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Sorry, Schade. Try this

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Dear God, should have left the link broken :)

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:50 PM

I nominate Oscar as the best new poster of the week. For a noob he seems to know how to use all the fonts.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Must have watched Flora’s tutorial…

OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Where’s Axe? Thought he could join me on the hunt.

tommy71 on February 11, 2014 at 11:50 PM

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Just some friendly advice–avoid diving on the Andrea Doria. I lost a couple of good friends, including the Champion Bug Catcher, on that wreck.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I nominate Oscar as the best new poster of the week. For a noob he seems to know how to use all the fonts.

SparkPlug on February 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

They don’t call him Wilde for nothin’.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Summertime – Joplin

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

thatsafactjack on February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 11, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:50 PM

[Sharing Listerine and ear syringe with Schade...sending over a box of sham-wows...]

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:53 PM

CL? Are you still here? I’m running low on borrowed Listerine and was wondering if you had some to spare… :o

Newtie and the Beauty on February 11, 2014 at 11:54 PM

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