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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msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:29 AM

lol! Guaranteed. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Ha! Vista was supported? By what? A couple of rusted ramps and a cinder block?

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

It would be my pleasure, Omaha. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

oscarwilde on February 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Amazing what one could do with 8gigs back in the day!

Now I have 12gigs partitioned for the pre-loaded OS, the drivers AND the programs I don’t need/use.

This is progress?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Turning aromatic cedar, (juniper), all day. The shop smells of…..well…….aromatic cedar, (juniper).

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM

I had heard the rumours ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

How come Libfree never gets banned? His condescending, politically correct, racist gibberish is….bizarre.
Or is he the pet crazy lib on this site?

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Limelight – Rush

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:29 AM

One of my all time favs…ur rockin it as usual.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

kinda surprised you don’t know ducks. Thought you haled from near duck hunters paradise. Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Geese. We did geese.

You are right, though. I don’t know why we didn’t do ducks.

Tip of the bay. There were plenty.

Canadian geese were a big deal. They came in in huge numbers.

In Havre De Grace it was an event.

We had small stores with those rotary rubber finger plucking machines.

$2 per bird.

wolly4321 on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Nothing Takes The Place of You – Benoit

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

;)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

It would be my pleasure, Omaha. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Can you find us a suitable tune?

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

How come Libfree never gets banned? His condescending, politically correct, racist gibberish is….bizarre.
Or is he the pet crazy lib on this site?

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Because he does none of those things I told Wolverine.

But, he has been banned before. When he was DeathToMediaHacks.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

I’ve heard that. I should upgrade to Win7, seeing as how MS is doing away with support for Vista

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

I wouldn’t wait too long for Win7. Microsoft came out a short time back saying they were going to stop retail on Win7, since Win8/8.1 is out. Then, within a week they recanted and now the date is to be determined for Win7.

Everything I’ve read about Win8 is awful. I’ll wait for Win9 which won’t be too long in coming.

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

And so it begins. Freezing rain.

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

And so it begins. Freezing rain.

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Well that sucks…

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

How come Libfree never gets banned? His condescending, politically correct, racist gibberish is….bizarre.
Or is he the pet crazy lib on this site?

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Like in the other media there are double standards here too.

They are good for HA Capitalism, the irony.

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Good evening, Bmore. :)

I know you mentioned an allergy to certain types of cedar. I hope you’re well this evening.

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

I almost bought a Bonamassa signature Gibson, but then was told it would not make me play instantly like him.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Windows–the Streetcar of Operating Systems.

There’s a new one along any minute.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

For OC and J dance

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM

AP only caved because of you guys.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:18 AM

.
We were able to document a lot of instances where trolls had gone WAY over the line and left alone by the Hot Air editors.

And, of course, trolls being trolls, they kept giving us new examples of the double standard.

307wolverine on February 12, 2014 at 12:04 AM

The best advice was given by Ed on the Open Registration post.

IGNORE THE TROLLS

It’s easy for me because I date back to the old BBS days and learned the truth of the old adage about “arguing on the internet” …

… and I’ve been a member over on ZH for over 4.5 years so if I want to “vent” there is always a wide variety of nutcases to humiliate at any hour of the night or day. ;)

PolAgnostic on February 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

lol! What suits your mood, sir?

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:37 AM

oscarwilde on February 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Amazing what one could do with 8gigs back in the day!

Now I have 12gigs partitioned for the pre-loaded OS, the drivers AND the programs I don’t need/use.

This is progress?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

ROTFLMAO… Nobody had 8Gigs back in the day. When Win98 came out, you were lucky to have 125 megabytes of ram 500 megabytes of hard drive space. Now I have 16 Gigs of system ram and 800 gigs of Hard-drive space, and a dual core 3.6 ghz CPU.

oscarwilde on February 12, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Nobody will believe me, but RUSH is a one-hit wonder.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Limelight – Rush

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:29 AM

I saw Rush back c1977 in San Antonio, TX. Fantastic show!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM

You know me all too well, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

lol! What suits your mood, sir?

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Whatever you desire milady…

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

There’s a gulag?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Yup. It’s at Guantanamo Bay and Obama’s in charge.

Fenris on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

I saw Rush back c1977 in San Antonio, TX. Fantastic show!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

’82 in Biloxi, MS…and ’93 in Oklahoma City. Aye Karamba.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

You know me all too well, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

:)

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Betcha you have a real good lathe. I got a Wixi angle meter today. Seems like it works pretty well. I think it’s sensitive enough to be useful for blade tilt and has proven to be reproducible so far.

Now how beefy is your lathe? Industrial?

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

PolAgnostic on February 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM

So, basically, like was posted earlier, discretion is the better part of valour.

Also posted was If in doubt, DON’T.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

And what is this ‘Paladin’ hogwash???

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Nobody will believe me, but RUSH is a one-hit wonder.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

All alone on that one.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

USAF?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Yep. If it continues I may be forced to hold out here all night.

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

Rumba?

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Good evening to you Jackie! Respirator firmly in place. ; ) Luckily its not the Alaskan or Western cedar. That stuff sneaks in through the eyes.

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Incontinentia Buttocks

Oh, man – may have to refer to FLOTUS this way, going forward.

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Bull.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

USAF?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

10-4…in ’82, was out by ’93.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

All alone on that one.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Name Rush’s top 40 hits as ranked by Billboard.

I just started a sundial :D

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Win 8 isn’t bad if you bypass the stupid touch interface apps panel. I have win 7 on one machine and win 8 on another.

The classic style file Explorer on win 8 seems better. Win 8 interface is cleaner once you get past the stupid apps panel.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Bull.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

A top 40 hit.

Starts another sundial…

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

I’m at the age where I’m starting to not care what people think of me. I pretty much post what I want and let the cards fall where they may.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Windows–the Streetcar of Operating Systems.

There’s a new one along any minute.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

I know. I think they were working on Win8 as soon as Win7 was released:-) I’m trying to decide what I want to do with my XP after April. XP’s will be targeted and only a few Anti-Virus programs will be available. Probably won’t use it online:-)

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Biloxi was the tip-off ;-)

I was in 1975 – 1979. Texas and West Germany–Wiesbaden area.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:45 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

*High fives* Up high…down low.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

I’m glad you’re alright. :) I got a tiny bit of cedar oil in my eye once. It quite painful, and I’m not even allergic to it.

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:45 AM

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Ha! I wish. Its a death trap. ; ) Check out these SparkPlug.

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Tombe la neige – SALVATORE ADAMO

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Also posted was If in doubt, DON’T.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Half the time my mouse hovers over the submit button, and I think: do I really want to say something that stupid? And then I think: what could go wrong? And do it anyway.

Fenris on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I saw Rush back c1977 in San Antonio, TX. Fantastic show!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Best concert I ever saw–these guys
U2–Desire

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

How come Libfree never gets banned? His condescending, politically correct, racist gibberish is….bizarre.
Or is he the pet crazy lib on this site?

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Jazz Shaw alluded to banning him pretty recently because of what you mention, but didn’t pull the trigger.

As I see it, as long as you don’t post others’ personal info, use racial slurs, talk too violently, or insult the hosts too much, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about banwise.

I agree with alt that her banning to Moderation Island was ridiculous.

Anti-Control on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

I’m not sure I’d like an apps panel approach–that seems cluttered…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Name Rush’s top 40 hits as ranked by Billboard.

I just started a sundial :D

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:43 AM

New World Man made it into the top 40 (only top 40, I think)? Several others made top 100 though. :)

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I was in 1975 – 1979. Texas and West Germany–Wiesbaden area.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Keesler AFB. My father was USAF before me, was in Germany from 68-72…Sembach. Did you enjoy Germany.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

lol! Cranky, Lanceman!

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I remember “Tom Sawyer” and “Limelight” getting a lot of airplay…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Right after the Rumba :)

LA NOCHE SALVATORE ADAMO

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:49 AM

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Too slow!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:49 AM

BMore,

Nice. Wow. I love wood.

Go to this guys channel. He turns wood bowls, and fixes ones that are cracked. The fix is better than the original.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_VCOJMaivgcGqPCTePLBA

Also watch some of his vids. He does real cool time lapse animation.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

That’s very beautiful. The video is beautiful and the song is poignant and beautiful, too. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Name Rush’s top 40 hits as ranked by Billboard.

I just started a sundial :D

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Billboard can suck it. They are #3 behind only Stones and Beatles in Gold and Platinum. Good enough for me.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM

New World Man made it into the top 40 (only top 40, I think)? Several others made top 100 though. :)

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

#21. Only one. They didn’t release singles. Or very few. Like Zeppelin.

lol! Cranky, Lanceman!

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Well, you try commenting with all these sundials going! :P

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Be careful..:)

Dire Straits on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

With Win8, can IE10 be uninstalled back to IE9? You probably use FF tho.

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Too slow!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2014 at 12:49 AM

D’oh!

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

FF and Chrome. Not sure about rolling back IE

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Keesler AFB. My father was USAF before me, was in Germany from 68-72…Sembach. Did you enjoy Germany.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Sheppard AFB (Wichita Falls) for training, then to Kelly in San Antone for Permanent Party…then to Lindsay AFS in Wiesbaden.

Loved Germany, but watched my step. Coming back to USA took some getting used to, after seeing the Polizei in action.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Midnight Waltz – Hurst

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Buenas noches, mi amigo marioneta!

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Spirit of Radio…Working Man…Closer to the Heart….Limelight….even Fly by Night was in a car commercial lately

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Well, you try commenting with all these sundials going! :P

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I told you to attach the flashlight to the ceiling fan, Dear.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:54 AM

G’night all. It is cold tonight,,,

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

I respectfully disagree..Very good 3 peice band..imho..Drummer is outstanding..:)

Dire Straits on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Billboard can suck it. They are #3 behind only Stones and Beatles in Gold and Platinum. Good enough for me.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM

I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t make the rules.

Ain’t sure, but Zeppelin may be a one-hit wonder as well. Whole Lotta Love.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Yep. Very cluttery. Hit escape and its gone. Takes a while to get used to making it go away. Underneath it isn’t bad.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

lol! Cranky, Lanceman!

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Wouldn’t like Lance any other way. Lance, you are smart/clever even when you’re tipsy or tired, and a very fair gent, incl. with the trolls.

You’re ‘embracing’ the sour Pickle :)

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Two of the best concert shows I’ve been to were Bob Seger and Ted Nugent–I’ve seen them three and two times, respectively

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Is Ithaca still even around?

We sold a lot of over & unders. By them.

I had a Browning I hated. Skeet trigger.

Pull it no bang. Fired when you release on the first shot.

bang bang. Real fast.

wolly4321 on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Loved Germany, but watched my step. Coming back to USA took some getting used to, after seeing the Polizei in action.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Their funny sounding sirens used to crack me up. Frankfurt zoo was pretty cool.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Goodnight, Omaha. :) Thank you very much for the dance.:)

Stay warm and dry, my friend. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Stay warm OC, and Ratso too.

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM

I’ll check them out after I finish up this last base.

Dire Straits on February 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I try to always be careful. Wouldn’t want to have to use my healthcare. ; )

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Lolz! I didn’t even have to translate. ; )

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:46 AM

wow…very cool …your stuff??..fantastic…hats off to ya..

going2mars on February 12, 2014 at 12:58 AM

FF and Chrome. Not sure about rolling back IE

SparkPlug on February 12, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Ok, thanks, I just wondered.

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:58 AM

OmahaConservative on February 12, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Niters and sleep well, OC!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Spirit of Radio…Working Man…Closer to the Heart….Limelight….even Fly by Night was in a car commercial lately

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:54 AM

And none released as a single.

I respectfully disagree..Very good 3 peice band..imho..Drummer is outstanding..:)

Dire Straits on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

You do not have to be respectful about it. But again, I don’t make the rules.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on February 12, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Stay warm, OC

Doc Holliday on February 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

You’re ‘embracing’ the sour Pickle :)

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I’m not cranky. I thought I put a smile on whatever Jackson thought I may be cranky about. How could I get cranky here?

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t make the rules.

Ain’t sure, but Zeppelin may be a one-hit wonder as well. Whole Lotta Love.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Yea, I see your take. I look at Billboard like I look at R&R Hall of Shame…useless. Deep Purple still waiting to get in…but Madonna and some hip hop rappers made it.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Lolz! I didn’t even have to translate. ; )

Bmore on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

:)

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Wasn’t it, though? True story–went with friends, and indulged on the train. Primed when we got to the zoo.

Went into the Cat House and a female Siberian tiger let out a ROAR!!! I levitated–no lie. To this day, I can not explain how I ended up being carried a few steps by my then-boyfriend. All he knew was that suddenly I was THERE>

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Yea, I see your take. I look at Billboard like I look at R&R Hall of Shame…useless. Deep Purple still waiting to get in…but Madonna and some hip hop rappers made it.

msupertas on February 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

YES was a one-hit wonder until they invented Trevor Rabin.

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Windows–the Streetcar of Operating Systems.

There’s a new one along any minute.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

I know. I think they were working on Win8 as soon as Win7 was released:-) I’m trying to decide what I want to do with my XP after April. XP’s will be targeted and only a few Anti-Virus programs will be available. Probably won’t use it online:-)

bluefox on February 12, 2014 at 12:44 AM

ROTFLMAO… No, They started writing code for Win 8 back while Win 98 was still selling. I was beta testing Whistler (Win XP and Win 7) back in 1998. You would be amazed how long it takes to write an operating system like Win 8.

Microsoft is concurrently writing no less than 10 versions of each operating system all of the time. Each version has to compete with all the other versions throughout the Alpha and Beta processes.

For example Win XP/Win 7 started out as Win NT 3.5 There have been literally close to 100 versions of windows. Some eventually were released like 98, ME Vista XP 7 and now 8. But for each version that was released, there are like 9 or 10 that never made it past the delta testing phase.

oscarwilde on February 12, 2014 at 1:02 AM

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