Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on February 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell will inevitably take a beating from his primary opponent for his vote yesterday for cloture on the debt-ceiling hike. But among many of his Capitol Hill colleagues and peers, he’s seen as a hero.

After the late-afternoon vote, McConnell headed to a meeting with senior adviser Josh Holmes. Then the two went to a National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) fundraiser at its offices on Capitol Hill. They arrived late to a room that — surprising to many, given the terrible weather — was packed with dozens of attendees. Sources say about 50 to 100 people were present and tell NRO that when the minority leader entered, he was greeted with an eruption of cheers, and that many attendees stood to applaud him.

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Not coincidentally, activist groups allied with Mr. Cruz announced they will use those votes in GOP primaries this year against Messrs. McConnell and Cornyn. Mr. Cruz claims to be neutral in Senate primaries, but he knew exactly what he was doing.

We’re all for holding politicians accountable with votes on substantive issues, but Mr. Cruz knew he couldn’t stop a debt increase the House had already passed. He also had no alternative strategy if the bill had failed, other than to shut down the government again, take public attention away from ObamaCare, and make Republicans even more unpopular.

Democrats beat the odds and retained their Senate majority in 2010 and 2012 in part because they stuck together. If Republicans fail again this November, a big reason will be their rump kamikaze caucus.

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I remember that Senator Cruz championed legislative tactics that resulted in the shutdown of the federal government last October. He apparently wanted another high-stakes showdown–this time over raising the debt ceiling–that would produce essentially the same result.

I remember the move he helped engineer last fall was a disaster for the GOP and harmful to the conservative cause. I remember that nothing was gained substantively. I remember that the American people, by large margins, hated the shutdown–and that the American people, by large margins, blamed Republicans for it. I remember how, thanks in good part to the shutdown, the GOP received the lowest favorable rating measured for either party since Gallup began asking this question in 1992. And I remember that Senator Cruz’s tactic deflected attention from the awful rollout of healthcare.gov for several weeks, until the shutdown ended…

I remember that Senator Cruz, in the months leading up to the shutdown, accused those who disagreed with his approach of being part of the “surrender caucus.” I remember that he and those he was allied with said that if you didn’t agree with their approach you were a de facto supporter of ObamaCare. And I remember that Senator Cruz did what he did because he cared so much about being praised by populist parts of the Republican base.

I remember it was obvious the tactic Mr. Cruz was pushing was destined to fail, that he went ahead with it anyway, and that now he’d like reporters to talk about things other than his role in the government shutdown.

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[M]any conservatives have of late demonstrated a worrying tendency to believe that the virtue of their grievances and the legitimacy of their pursuits must automatically translate into political victory — and that if these do not, that this is the fault of the leadership of the Republican party. I appreciate that this is difficult for some to hear, but I would venture that the opposite is the case. In my estimation, the only thing of which Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have been guilty in the past few years is to have worked tirelessly within political reality and to have reacted sensitively to the hands that they were dealt. The hysterical epithets and acronyms, the witless talk of the amorphous “Establishment,” and the lucrative fundraising e-mails all to one side, there is little that either man could have done differently while their party controlled just one half of one branch of government…

As during last October’s shutdown, much of the current griping from the right is predicated upon a false dichotomy of precisely the sort that those of a Burkean disposition are supposed to abhor. When a progressive stands up and compares the status quo to his best intentions — or suggests that anybody who disagrees with his preferred tactics must be against his aims, too — conservatives rightly roll their eyes and sigh knowingly. Alas, of late a number of us have fallen into precisely the same trap as tends to ensnare our friends on the Left — comparing difficult reality to promised (often wholly imagined) future victories, and celebrating how brave we are for opposing the way things currently are without outlining a workable means of changing it. There is, I’m afraid, a touch of Occupy Wall Street about much of the Right’s insurgency — an unlovely propensity to believe that if a small group just wishes hard enough for a particular outcome, it will be able to achieve it. The most risible thing I saw during my time in Zuccotti Park was the participants’ perpetually misguided belief that they were representing a silent majority. “The people united shall not be defeated,” they would cry, without doing anything at all to indicate that they were indicative of anything of the sort. I have recently encountered a similar tendency among people with whom I politically agree.

“I’d be willing to risk losing the Senate if we could keep America,” Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger, Matt Bevin, told Glenn Beck this morning. What an astonishingly incoherent and misguided sentence that is. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” asks the King James Bible. A fair question, yes, but politics is a different game altogether, and, in this case, the alternative isn’t an otherworldly victory or spiritual advancement but simply more loss. The question for Bevin must be “for what shall it profit a man if he shall lose another debt-ceiling fight and lose his party’s shot at the Senate as well?” And the answer is “not at all.” If this is what we are to expect from the revolution — a host of nihilistic, suicidal, performance artists who would rather be outside of the control room screaming than inside and in charge — then give me the cynical calculations of a Mitch McConnell any day of the week.

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Yet there’s not much McCain, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell or other Republicans can do to change Cruz’s behavior

In decades past, leaders could rein in such behavior by threatening to take away coveted committee assignments, withdrawing financial support, or shunning lawmakers. None of those tactics are effective in a political era in which campaign cash flows freely from outside the party machinery and cable outlets offer many ways to grab attention and influence.

In addition, the potential 2016 presidential aspirant who is aligned with the small-government Tea Party movement has demonstrated scant interest in cultivating Senate allies or building legislative coalitions, making him even more impervious to pressure from his colleagues…

For their part, Senate Republicans are “getting used to Senator Cruz’s style of operating, which is to continue to put them in very difficult positions,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who was an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. “He is in it for a variety of reasons, but most likely in it for his future presidential ambitions.”

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[W]hy are people dumping on Ted Cruz for the debt ceiling vote? He didn’t spend weeks saying the GOP would refuse to hike it without any strings attached. That’s what McConnell, Boehner, Ryan and the rest of the “establishment” were saying. Why is Cruz the bad guy for trying to make them live up to their commitment? It seems rather strange to get mad at the guy who pointed out the lie rather than the liars…

I looked back at the debt ceiling hikes during the Bush years (that’s as far back as I had time to check) and there were seven of them totaling $5.85 trillion in increases. Mitch McConnell voted for each and every one of them. Only in 2009 did he begin to vote against hiking the debt ceiling. I find it hard to believe that McConnell suddenly found a principled objection to ever increasing debt. It seems pretty clear his biggest problem with debt is that it’s now political expedient to be against it. Remember, then Senator Obama said hiking the debt ceiling “is a sign of leadership failure”.

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What’s Cruz’s sin here? That he forced the GOP to be transparent about its position — a position that seems pretty reasonable considering the political realities of the situation. According to Betsy Woodruff’s reporting, most Republicans had no interest in voting for an increase. It’s preposterous to claim, no matter how often the Tea Party does, that moderate GOPers are “no better” than liberals simply because they’re losing on this issue. But if the debt ceiling isn’t a hill worth dying on – and it certainly isn’t – leadership should have explained this explicitly rather than leading on the base. It was only back in January when McConnell told the faithful on national television that some of “the most significant legislation passed in the past 50 years has been in conjunction with the debt limit. I think for the president to ask for a clean debt ceiling when we have a debt this size of our economy is irresponsible.” What McConnell should have added then is: but there’s nothing we can do about it right now. We have to work on winning more seats, and then we can stop this endless cycle of irresponsible spending

McConnell and Boehner don’t lead, they manage. And they’re about to lose the party. All fresh conservative ideas in the Senate are coming from Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio (who’s on thin ice, I know). They, like Ted Cruz, and like Senator Barack Obama before him, understand the appeal of idealism over pragmatism to those out of power. Obama voted against what is the now-sacred debt ceiling hike because he had nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you’re going to surrender, at the very least don’t make it look easy. And don’t try to cover up the terms of surrender.

Tactically speaking, playing defense forever is no long-term strategy. Yes, the establishment works tirelessly within the political realities of the day. Cruz, it seems, is more interested in changing the reality of his situation. Forcing a 60-vote threshold on the debt ceiling wasn’t only about the debt ceiling (which Cruz surely understood would be hiked), and it wasn’t only about his presidential ambitions (which he surely has), but about helping bring a bunch of Matt Bevins into the Senate and solidify his position. It’s difficult to imagine the Senate not getting more conservative.

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At a Monday conference hosted by Heritage Action, conservatives presented the policy agenda for a center-right Republican Party.

Over nearly eight hours, Sens. Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Tim Scott, as well as Reps. Phil Roe, Tom Graves, Tom Price, Jim Jordan, Matt Salmon, Raul Labrador and Jeb Hensarling, joined with conservative scholars and leaders to present solutions for college, health care, marriage, energy, privacy, cronyism, education, federalism and, of course, the welfare state.

Republican leadership was conspicuously absent…

“They say they want to focus on Obamacare, then push amnesty,” the strategist continued. “They say they want to tackle spending and debt and then push bills to raise both. It’s been the conservative members, outside groups and grassroots that have shown the only real leadership since Obama was elected.”

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Many in the GOP believe Cruz is just out for himself. But even if that’s true, they have to remember that he represents more than just Ted Cruz. There are a lot of Republicans — it’s not clear how many, but a significant portion of the party’s base — that cheers Cruz on when he battles with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They want to see a Republican throw a wrench in the Washington spending machine, even if it creates chaos and damages the GOP’s standing with independent voters. And it is that conviction that is really behind the party’s problems; it is why Republicans would not enjoy smooth sailing even if Cruz were to retire tomorrow…

In the end, the gambit accomplished nothing for Senate Republicans. Some GOP lawmakers who already disliked Cruz now dislike him even more. But the episode did remind the Republican leadership, as if it needs any reminding, that there are conservatives around the country who are deeply frustrated by the GOP and want it to show some fight.

To them, Cruz represents that fight. Maybe they’ve been misled. Maybe they’re living in a fantasy land. But that’s what they believe. Republican leaders have to keep them in mind as November approaches.

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“If we wait on the entrenched politicians in Washington, hell will freeze over before that happens.”

Via the Right Scoop.


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Did you mean Stalag 17 with William Holden? Great movie. Especially when they out Peter Graves.

TxAnn56 on February 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

At ease! At Ease!!

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Think it would be sticking up for BD if it had read the comments on this thread?

Flora Duh on February 14, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Holy crap! BuyDayOldDanish is back? I was hoping it got run over by a bread truck or eaten by the cops.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

You were stinking up the place crapping all over the thread spewing your vicious and venomous unhinged batshit crazy hatred. That is what was going on in that thread at the time…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Hagfish SOP

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

And she worked so hard to come back from the edge.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Hry hag,,

A tune…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDjuDAexoSk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Any prayer warriors out there, please pray for a friend and her family. 42 yr old mother of 5, who had a heart attack on Tuesday. She is on life support. An MRI showed no brain activity today. Her oldest child is in 8th grade and 4th child’s birthday is today. Her youngest is 4. Thanks.

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

That’s what happened to my mother. Her kids were 42(me) and 35 at the time-so it wasn’t quite the same thing.
Prayers.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I want her to be around for a lot longer!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

.
She may surprise you. Had a friend all worried about her 14 year old cat … it was 18 last I heard.

Good news for Spawn!

PolAgnostic on February 14, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Any prayer warriors out there, please pray for a friend and her family. 42 yr old mother of 5, who had a heart attack on Tuesday. She is on life support. An MRI showed no brain activity today. Her oldest child is in 8th grade and 4th child’s birthday is today. Her youngest is 4. Thanks.

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Only 42? My goodness.

Prayers certainly but it is always hard to put God’s will into perspective in these situations.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Hagfish SOP

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Yup. Sick…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Hry hag,,

A tune…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDjuDAexoSk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

This one is better for that stinking, slimy hagfish.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Any prayer warriors out there, please pray for a friend and her family. 42 yr old mother of 5, who had a heart attack on Tuesday. She is on life support. An MRI showed no brain activity today. Her oldest child is in 8th grade and 4th child’s birthday is today. Her youngest is 4. Thanks.

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

So sad. You hate seeing someone so young and with young children.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Durham.
He’s going to be participating in a dig on a Roman-era castle.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Very cool! It is a part of England that I’ve always wanted to visit. I spent two months studying at Oxford during my college years. It is an experience that I’ve never regretted.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Hey, some good Quotes today!

McConnell and Boehner don’t lead, they manage.

They don’t even do that particularly well.

For their part, Senate Republicans are “getting used to Senator Cruz’s style of operating, which is to continue to put them in very difficult positions,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who was an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. “He is in it for a variety of reasons, but most likely in it for his future presidential ambitions.”

May he continue to cause them difficulties. The GOPe casting aspersions on someone is a good thing. The GOPe hasn’t figured that one ought yet.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative radio host Mark Levin on Thursday evening that establishment GOP politicians will “never” listen to the American people.

“If we wait on the entrenched politicians in Washington, hell will freeze over before that happens,” Cruz answered when Levin asked whether Republicans will ever listen. “This is nothing new. The answers come from America, from millions of people standing up and holding elected officials accountable.”

Reminds me of Reagan’s words:

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

prayers up for your friend and her family, txmomof6. unlike some posters seem to realize, this moment is for your friend. not for reminiscing about their bad days. we all have them.

ProudinNC on February 14, 2014 at 8:51 PM

The RINOs were so busy cheering they didn’t notice the American people weren’t. What a bunch of sociopaths these people are.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 8:52 PM

This may take more than torches and pitchforks…

d1carter on February 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

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I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

PolAgnostic on February 14, 2014 at 8:52 PM

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Wow. What a valley for the family. I will pray.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

That WSJ piece is a sophomoric piece-o-crap…

d1carter on February 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Does anyone know why Faghish lies so often? It is possible it’s delusional?

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Durham.
He’s going to be participating in a dig on a Roman-era castle.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

That sounds wonderful. I want to go. I had ancestors in that area.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Am I late, or is everyone else early?

predator on February 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Holy crap! BuyDayOldDanish is back? I was hoping it got run over by a bread truck or eaten by the cops.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

I was wondering the other day what had happened to her, then today I opened that thread that never made it out of the headlines and there she was. Reminded me of the rants the gilled-one used to go on about Romney.

Flora Duh on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

predator on February 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM

After further review the ruling on the field stands. You are late but due to offsetting penalties you are right on time.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Does anyone know why Faghish lies so often? It is possible it’s delusional?

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Lemme ask you this:

You know that the vast majority hate you. A thread elsewhere in this blog’s past was made a gathering place by mostly those who cannot stand you. Yet you seek it out and insinuate yourself anyway.

What sane person does that?

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I don’t blame Sen. Cruz for shutting down the government. I credit him. I blame the squishes for opening it back up again.

Racistanyway on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

At the 10:10 mark , where Mark Levin talks about Executive Action
Flippy/Floppy!!!!

EXECUTIVE
Change of heart? Obama pushes executive action strategy despite ’08 Bush criticism
Published February 14, 2014
FoxNews.com
************

VIDEO:

President Obama, speaking to a crowd of House Democrats at a party retreat in Maryland, touted his executive order powers on Friday – repeating a theme he’s hit regularly since his State of the Union address.

While saying he’s willing to work with Congress, he added, “I’m not going to wait, because there’s too much to do. And America does not believe in standing still.”

The rhetoric, though, is quite a turnaround from his days on the 2008 campaign trail, when he bashed his predecessor for going it alone.

When George W. Bush was in office, then-Sen. Barack Obama presented a different belief on executive power.

“The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the Executive Branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America,” Obama said on March 31, 2008, in Lancaster, Pa.

But after five years in office, and facing Republican resistance in both chambers of Congress, Obama has come around to what he calls a “pen and phone” strategy to get things done.

At the Democratic retreat on Friday, both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden tried to rally lawmakers, many of whom are facing tough reelections in the fall.

Although the president was sending a message of teamwork to Democrats, he was, ironically, also backing a go-it-alone approach.

One of his latest executive actions was to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers.On top of that, the administration has unilaterally delayed parts of the president’s signature health care law 29 times.

(More………..)
==================

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/14/change-heart-obama-pushes-executive-action-strategy-despite-08-bush-criticism/

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Reminds me of Reagan’s words:

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I thought the same thing.

Flora Duh on February 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Thanks everyone, gotta run and won’t likely be back for a bit, but I knew I could count on y’all for the only thing that will help in this terrible situation. Faith, Family, Friends. Gratefully yours!

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

The Federal Government was shut down yesterday due to weather…anybody notice?

d1carter on February 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I was wondering the other day what had happened to her, then today I opened that thread that never made it out of the headlines and there she was. Reminded me of the rants the gilled-one used to go on about Romney.

Flora Duh on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It was hagfish, Danish and petrollia, with hagfish by far the worst offender. You could count on Danish and petunia to go away in short order.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Well, that’s a very good point. I’m left with no other conclusion than to conclude that it is a sociopathic outcast with a personality disorder.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Evening, all. Happy Valentine’s Day. Do you believe no one’s mentioned that so far along in this thread?

Is it me, or is it a bit chilly in here tonight?

Alien on February 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I didn’t see the date. I had thought that Cindy was generally very polite and didn’t get involved in the squabbling, so I was surprised to see that. But, like you point out, it was an old comment, and who knows what was going on in the thread at that time.

Now this time I really am leaving. Bye, everyone!

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

You were stinking up the place crapping all over the thread spewing your vicious and venomous unhinged batshit crazy hatred. That is what was going on in that thread at the time…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Reposting this on page two in case hagfish shows up again…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I like the way Ted Cruz has flushed out the rats Weasel Boehner and Turtle McConnell like the original Stalag 13.

viking01 on February 14, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Did you mean Stalag 17 with William Holden? Great movie. Especially when they out Peter Graves.

TxAnn56 on February 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

A bit of both but mostly Stalag 17 but with Sergeant Schultz as Boehner and Colonel Klink as McConnell with both being Peter Graves’ role as backstabber pretending to be ally.

viking01 on February 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Prayers ascending for your friend and her family. So very sad.

IrishEi on February 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

BD is BG? Wow.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

This type

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

The RINOs were so busy cheering they didn’t notice the American people weren’t. What a bunch of sociopaths these people are.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 8:52 PM

What was it that Boehner said about leading? Something about realizing that nobody is behind you.

The fact of the matter is that Boehner has never been a real leader. He cut deals with the rat-eared wonder and shored up support. Remember that grand compromise he crafted behind closed doors with the Dems. It only fell apart when the rat-eared wonder got greedy.

The GOP needs a unifying leader in the House. John effing Boehner is not the creamsicle-colored saviour the surrender weasels would have you believe he is.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

It’s hardly well-balanced. It makes me feel that Lourdes is not so bad.

But you don’t remember AnninCA, either. She would wear. you. out.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

They can do miracles with heart problems these days. I will pray for one for your friend.

Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

BD is BG? Wow.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

No. Two different people.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

… with Schumer as Hochstetter and Killary as Burkhalter, of course.

Obama as Adolf and Harry Reid as Himmler with Andrea Mitchell, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Gwen Ifill and Bob Schieffer taking turns as Goebbels… and Candy Crowley sneaking on stage as the Hamburglar.

viking01 on February 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

it was an old comment, and who knows what was going on in the thread at that time.

Now this time I really am leaving. Bye, everyone!
bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Why don’t you go look and see what was going on at the time the way you checked up on frank?

Anyhow you know what was going on at the time. You were plopping fish turds all over everything.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

But you don’t remember AnninCA, either. She would wear. you. out.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

No kidding. Remember the time she let loose two fcuk yous in that thread that were uncensored? I still wonder five years later how she got away with it. The post was deleted along with ours quoting her but she wasn’t banned for it…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

The Federal Government was shut down yesterday due to weather…anybody notice?

d1carter on February 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I was wondering about that. Why didn’t the National Park Service Stasi double the guards and put up Barrycades at the WWII Memorial like they did before?

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

This type

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Wow. Cluster B sums it up quite nicely.

Cluster B (dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders)

Antisocial personality disorder: a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others, lack of empathy
Borderline personality disorder: pervasive pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, identity, behavior and affects often leading to self-harm and impulsivity
Histrionic personality disorder: pervasive pattern of attention-seeking behavior and excessive emotions
Narcissistic personality disorder: a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

After further review the ruling on the field stands. You are late but due to offsetting penalties you are right on time.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM

And confused. V-e-e-e-e-e-r-r-r-r-y confused.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM

The GOP needs a unifying leader in the House. John effing Boehner is not the creamsicle-colored saviour the surrender weasels would have you believe he is.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

He’s doing what he’s always done and done pretty well. He’s just too old and set in his ways to understand things have changed. I don’t know if he’s a lawyer but I always said lawyers should be banned from running for congress. Making deals is what they do. They aren’t results oriented.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

She may just have been quietly banned. But she may have come back as Dr. Tesla. Who also was banned.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

B9. I hope you liked your box of chocolates. The box had already been opened and some of the candy had been eaten. I wanted to make sure they were good quality before I bought them.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Ted Cruz will clean Hillary’s clock when the time comes. I have met the man, shaken his hand and looked him in the eye. He’s got my vote, and I’m not alone.

Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Happy Valentines to you and yours :)

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I stand corrected!

Alien on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

BD is BG? Wow.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Who is BD?

hawkdriver on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Who is BD?

hawkdriver on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Buy Danish…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM

hanks everyone, gotta run and won’t likely be back for a bit, but I knew I could count on y’all for the only thing that will help in this terrible situation. Faith, Family, Friends. Gratefully yours! txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

My prayers, too.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Was it worse than grow fins?

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Why don’t you go look and see what was going on at the time the way you checked up on frank?

Anyhow you know what was going on at the time. You were plopping fish turds all over everything.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Good catch. She wanted to impress everyone with her google skills to embarrass two women but can’t be bothered for Cindy, a woman she says she respects.

hawkdriver on February 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Ted Cruz will clean Hillary’s clock when the time comes. I have met the man, shaken his hand and looked him in the eye. He’s got my vote, and I’m not alone.

Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Cruz isn’t going to say something stupid like “Hillary is a nice lady” or “You have nothing to fear, blah blah blah…”

Was it worse than grow fins?

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM

None of the trolls you name destroyed thread after thread.

But Grow Brains had it all wrong. Should’a been Grow Gills!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Who is BD?

hawkdriver on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Buy Danish…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM

No way is BG buy danish.

hawkdriver on February 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I wanted to make sure they were good quality before I bought them.
SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Uh huh. Why I keep ken around. ;)

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Yeah, I know that. Sparky was the one who asked that…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Many in the GOP believe Cruz is just out for himself. But even if that’s true, they have to remember that he represents more than just Ted Cruz. There are a lot of Republicans — it’s not clear how many, but a significant portion of the party’s base — that cheers Cruz on when he battles with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They want to see a Republican throw a wrench in the Washington spending machine, even if it creates chaos and damages the GOP’s standing with independent voters.

With Senator Cruz’s determination, perhaps we can find it.

Flora Duh on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Cruz isn’t going to say something stupid like “Hillary is a nice lady” or “You have nothing to fear, blah blah blah…”

Oh, hell no, Lanceman. She’s a miserable old hag and the evil just oozes from her. Ugh!

Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Does anyone use Firefox. I can’t find any place to refresh.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

other than to shut down the government again, take public attention away from ObamaCare,

LOL.

and make Republicans even more unpopular.

with the America-haters.

The WSJ is such a joke.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 14, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Predator! Muah!

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yeah, I know that. Sparky was the one who asked that…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Ah.

Sparky did you ever see the return email?

hawkdriver on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Does anyone use Firefox. I can’t find any place to refresh.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

F5 key will refresh.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Oh, hell no, Lanceman. She’s a miserable old hag and the evil just oozes from her. Ugh!

Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

And then there’s idiots like Imus who say stupid sh!t like “Of course I’ll vote for Hillary, she’s ruthless!”

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Does anyone use Firefox. I can’t find any place to refresh.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

If the refresh button isn’t on your toolbar then put it there.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 14, 2014 at 9:20 PM

F5 key will refresh.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

You probably hit F11 by accident. Hit it again.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Oh, hell no, Lanceman. She’s a miserable old hag and the evil just oozes from her. Ugh! Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Yea. Just like Fienstien. He blasted her outta the water without breaking a bead of sweat.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Right click – reload

or

clockwise arrow in address bar.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Does anyone use Firefox. I can’t find any place to refresh.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

F5 key will refresh.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Thank you. I never use the F keys so I didn’t know.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Does anyone use Firefox. I can’t find any place to refresh.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

cozmo answered. F5 doesn’t refresh on my laptop…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Does anyone use Firefox. I can’t find any place to refresh.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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It’s on the right hand side of the space where the URL address shows up.

PolAgnostic on February 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

txmomof6

Prayers to your friend and her family.

31giddyup on February 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Predator! Muah!

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

bazil9, me charmin’ lass!

Muah! Muah! Muah!

*that’s one Muah! for each cheek and another for your lovely kisser*

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Right click – reload

or

clockwise arrow in address bar.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Thanks. Sometimes I think they deliberately hide these things. Actually I tried reload because it sounds logical but nothing happened.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Wonder if hagfish is still lurking?

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Muah! Muah! Muah!

*that’s one Muah! for each cheek and another for your lovely kisser*

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Jesus Christ, get a room!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Happy Valentine’s Day folks!

We’ve got 5 inches of fresh snow I have to go plow.

As our friend on vacation would say, “Keep yourself in the light.”

PolAgnostic on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

*beams*

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Any prayer warriors out there, please pray for a friend and her family. 42 yr old mother of 5, who had a heart attack on Tuesday. She is on life support. An MRI showed no brain activity today. Her oldest child is in 8th grade and 4th child’s birthday is today. Her youngest is 4. Thanks.

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

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Prayers sent forth, regardless . . . . . . . but are you close enough to the situation to know whether or not the hospital she’s at has a ‘hyperbaric chamber’ ?

Unless the doctors believe her heart is beyond repair/healing, that is an option I would try to push for.

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Thank you. I never use the F keys so I didn’t know.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

tá fáilte romhat

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Wonder if hagfish is still lurking?

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

KOOLAID has to show up with breadballs.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Yea. Just like Fienstien. He blasted her outta the water without breaking a bead of sweat.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

He never breaks a sweat and he NEVER apologizes, even when a puny little douche like David Gregory is treating him like a hostile witness. He is unflappable.

Naturally Curly on February 14, 2014 at 9:27 PM

F5 seems to work on my laptop just slow. Or maybe it’s me that’s slow.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:28 PM

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

.
Jesus Christ, get a room!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

.
Where do you see Jesus ?

It just might mean I’m outta’ here . . . . . .

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Jesus Christ, get a room!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Jesus Christ doesn’t need a room. He has a manger.

Oh, wait…

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Read thru to catch up :)

To txmomof6, prayers ascending for your dear friend and her family.

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM

They can’t intimidate or bully Cruz. So nice to see a real man.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:30 PM

PolAgnostic on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

You too PA! Take care out there ploughing :)

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Scrumpadoodles! Swoosh!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:30 PM

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Prayers ascending from here.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Prayers sent forth, regardless . . . . . . . but are you close enough to the situation to know whether or not the hospital she’s at has a ‘hyperbaric chamber’ ?

Unless the doctors believe her heart is beyond repair/healing, that is an option I would try to push for.

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

This is a terrible situation. The issue is not so much her heart. She has suffered an anoxic injury to the brain. (Brain damage from insufficient oxygen delivery during her heart attack). That has a extremely poor prognosis. I am so sorry txmomof6. Prayers for your friend.

Doc Holliday on February 14, 2014 at 9:31 PM

wonder if hagfish is still lurking? OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

It shows up at the beginning of each shift.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM

http://tinyurl.com/mc94dyf

The above has videos of what is happening to my home county back in the UK, it’s devastating…

And below is why it happened…

http://tinyurl.com/q852rzm

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

I wouldn’t group Buy Danish with the other two.

I’ve yet to see Petunia say anything that wasn’t designed to be inflammatory.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Or is that Meredith I’m thinking of? Or both?

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

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