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.

***

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.”

***

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.

***

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

Via the Right Scoop.


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Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Like California in reverse.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

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

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Both. Meredith is a dickwad as well.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 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

I would absolutely love to see Cruz debate Hillary. He has far more intelligence and ability to think on his feet—not to mention principles. Contrary to the MSM, Hill is not even close to being the smartest woman in the world. She’s simply ruthless and shrewd.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 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

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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

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That is EXACTLY what a hyperbaric chamber can help … a “flat-lined”, oxygen deprived brain (among other things).

It appears txmom’ checked out . . . . . does anyone here know how to contact her “off-list”?

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 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 for hagfish on page 3…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Very much so, senseless and such devastation wrought by the ever present EU govt control…because…….. habitats or somthing.

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:40 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’ve been looking in to the Telegraph. What a mess. I have a friend in Hampshire, a town called Fordingbridge. It’s on a river and she has flooding . They are keeping the water out as much as possible. At least she rents.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

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

*whispers to Doc…my mother di … I mean know…that exact same way last year. Supposedly She was ‘out’ for 10-15 min before my sister-in-law fond her.
Pray that this situation has a better ending.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Obama’s Valentine’s Day bachelor golf holiday marks 23rd vacation

Dude has been on 23 vacations during 5 years in office?

almost 5 vacations/year?

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

that line of treatment was never suggested for my mother.
*shrugs*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Oh how awful, hope they can keep it out (the water) :)

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Scrumpy, that is just awful…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Wonder if hagfish is still lurking?

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

No need to wonder. She is.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Dude has been on 23 vacations during 5 years in office?

almost 5 vacations/year?

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

If the lousy, stinking GOPe knew how to put up a decent candidate, and run a hard-hitting campaign, this clown would have been put on permanent vacation as of Jan. 2013.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Contrary to the MSM, Hill is not even close to being the smartest woman in the world. She’s simply ruthless and shrewd.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

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That is sooo ‘dead-nuts-right-on.’

That’s ALL she is . . . . . but up till now, it’s been good enough to get her where she is.

Benghazi should defeat her, if nothing else will.

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

That EU thing wasn’t such a brilliant idea, was it.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Obama’s Valentine’s Day bachelor golf holiday marks 23rd vacation

Dude has been on 23 vacations during 5 years in office?

almost 5 vacations/year?

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Presidentin’ is hard.

RickB on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM

All because the EU didn’t wanted the rivers dredged for about 10 to 12 years, it’s not called “The Levels” for nothing, it’s an expansive flood plain and since medieval times has always been dredged and drained… the EU screw up so much back ‘home’… for the environment…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Like California in reverse. Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

They can be rebuilt as chocolate cities/states/countries.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

No it’s not, and the UN wants to implement same here via Agenda 21.

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM

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That is EXACTLY what a hyperbaric chamber can help … a “flat-lined”, oxygen deprived brain (among other things).

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

But only if in time. Time lost is tissue lost and medicine still can’t turn back the clock.

viking01 on February 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM

txmomof6 on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Prayers ascending for your friend and her family, TXMom!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM

No it’s not, and the UN wants to implement same here via Agenda 21.

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Bolton had it right about knocking ten floors off the UN. An anti-American organization from inception.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM

This week a top Eurocrat told Britain ‘benefit tourism is a myth’, but he should read what Rudi and his huge Romanian family say at their new home: ‘Your benefits system is crazy, It’s like finding a sackful of cash left on the road’

mexicans…romanians…

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Scrumpy, I saw photos of that the other day along with signs that said, “Dredge the river.” I didn’t realize it was where you’re from. It’s beyond despicable that through their misguided, wrongheaded, heartless policy Leftists cause so much tragedy.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

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

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

COL, hit the F5 key…you might have to hit F6 first to hightlight the URL/address bar.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Perfect storm for 0bama.

The tipping point of almost half the population dependent on the government, a socialist utopia dreaming media, racist voters and self loathing moderates. Low info (ignorant) rubes still want to believe in the “won”.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Hi INC.

Both

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

I regularly read the UK tabs. What is going on over there is…I want to say shameful, but it is beyond ludicrous. The entire western world has lost ALL common sense.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Hiya, Danceman!!!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Oh how awful, hope they can keep it out (the water) :)

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Obviously it isn’t as bad as Somerset. I said to her if there is flooding here it just goes down. Apparently there there is no place for it to go. I do love those spectacular pictures of the surf flying higher than lighthouses.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Hiya, Danceman!!!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Quiet, you!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Perfect storm for 0bama.

The tipping point of almost half the population dependent on the government, a socialist utopia dreaming media, racist voters and self loathing moderates. Low info (ignorant) rubes still want to believe in the “won”.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

And Boehner & Co. trying to increase those numbers through amnesty.

*face/palm*

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

at EU thing wasn’t such a brilliant idea, was it. Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

When I went to Europe 20 years ago,, they were digging it. Common currency,, no exchanging monies.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Hey, Sparky!

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:50 PM

*face/palm*

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Pretty much. The stupid is strong in our political class. Both sides fear these upstarts.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:51 PM

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

.
that line of treatment was never suggested for my mother.
*shrugs*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

.
It also wasn’t used (from what I’ve read) on Terri Schindler Schiavo.
She was better than ‘flat-lined’. She had brain waves.

Most doctors won’t recommend it, as it’s expensive. But if it’s the difference between between “life or death” for a 42 yr old mother of five, there’s no excuse.

listens2glenn on February 14, 2014 at 9:51 PM

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

it’s so bad for thousands and the farmers especially…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Flora Duh

Wow (my best Christopher Walken notwithstanding)

Some karma this eve. I seldom say a thing here, anywhere recently.

Palindrome city.
14 items — tax was .41
Final bill 21.12

mickytx on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I’m happy. I bought a 5 foot by 5 foot sheet of half inch Baltic birch today.

It great stuff. Of course it’s not as good as the stuff from BMore’s wood pile.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

It’s running into months now…shameful

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Whatever makes you happy. I played with plastic tonight.

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

at EU thing wasn’t such a brilliant idea, was it. Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

It’s my opinion they went too far. Making trade and travel easier was a good idea. I think there are some things you can’t do the same in all those countries. However they are abunch of small countries and while others are forming coalitions they needed to also. Right now I think England should break away. The whole thing seems to be being held together by Merkel in Germany. I wouldn’t want her job. She’s a great leader but when she’s gone the whole thing will probably fall apart again.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Let’s take a vote.

A.) Lanceman is a piker
B.) Lanceman is a slacker
C.) Lanceman is a hoser.
D.) Lanceman loves trolls.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

President Obama Spending Valentine’s Day Alone

I’ve read the rumors that their marriage was completely falling apart, but IMHO this confirms it. Not only did they spend her birthday apart, but now Valentine’s Day. Red, red flags.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Are you going to use your orbital jigsaw?

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Both. Meredith is a dickwad as well.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

O.K, how is this possible??

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM

cozmo on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Maybe I might Shanghai some plastic from your stash. I like high density polyethylene and kydex.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Let’s take a vote.

A.) Lanceman is a piker
B.) Lanceman is a slacker
C.) Lanceman is a hoser.
D.) Lanceman loves trolls.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

A,B,C, and D.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Prayers to all who are suffering or know of someone who is.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Happy Valentines Day

Select your card!

kcewa on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Quiet, you!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM


PUTZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Let’s take a vote.

A.) Lanceman is a piker
B.) Lanceman is a slacker
C.) Lanceman is a hoser.
D.) Lanceman loves trolls.
E.) All of the above.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Pantherman on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Hiya, Danceman!!!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

howdy lady, Hope things are going well for you.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I vote “yes.”

:D

predator on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I vote C AND D

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

This would be a fave of mine…..

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

I like high density polyethylene and kydex.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Kydex is way cool. I need to learn how to work with leather so I can start making my own holsters.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

O.K, how is this possible??

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I’m sorry, what was the original question?

PUTZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

You, sir, are a DUMDUM!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

First things first: This noob, who shedded the Bishop monkey off his back earlier today, cracked open the Pappy Van Winkle 23 in celebration.

To more serious matters (yeh right):

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

Did you like the crease in his pants also?

If Republicans fail again this November, “a big reason will be their rump kamikaze caucus.”

POSTED AT 8:01 PM ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

I didn’t see anything in the headline of the WSJ article referencing a kamikaze caucus. Allahpundit is all in adopting the language of the MSM left, the WSJ corporatists, and the GOPe. It’s not Cruz’ fault that he stands on and expresses his principle, unlike Boehner, McConnell, and the other surrender monkeys.

Franklin100 on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

There’s an E?
I’m changing my vote.
E it is.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Let’s take a vote.

A.) Lanceman is a piker
B.) Lanceman is a slacker
C.) Lanceman is a hoser.
D.) Lanceman loves trolls.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

none of the above

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

F.) Lanceman is a socon.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Awful, awful, awful. I simply can’t imagine how their lives have been upended and any continuity to their daily living has transposed into continual crisis mode.

The closest I’ve come is having to evacuate for a hurricane in 2004, and not knowing if we’d ever be able to return, packing up our two cars with cat, dog, and whatever things we thought were irreplaceable or difficult to replace.

INC on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Oh my, my sugar britches. It’s a random orbit sander and an elliptical three stage jig saw. It’s a good thing that you leave the power tools to me and I’ll leave the surfing and flan making to you.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

howdy lady, Hope things are going well for you.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Hi Todd. Had a telephone interview that will hopefully turn into a face to face interview next week.

This economy sucketh!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

WHACK!

*glares*

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

You, sir, are a DUMDUM!

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Are you a little green alien.

RickB on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

F.) Lanceman is a socon.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

G.) Moochelle is Lanceman in drag.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

F.) Pantherman is a closet socon.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Is Bush 41 sick or dying? Why is Britt Hume doing a special on him tonight?

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Happy to oblige :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

You shou,d see some of the things crafted out of Mesquite out here. I have a client with mesquite front doors, wrought iron hardware. Custom made.

They are unreal. Wavy grain panels, straight grain border/structural.

Mineral streaks. Exotic.quite beautiful.

Burns my chainsaw blades up, though.

I’d kill to have a shop and be able to work with it.

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM

ALT and Listens2glenn
Sorry, went away for a minute to research the use of hyperbaric oxygen in acute cerebral ischemia. Effectiveness is uncertain. It would seem it would be most effective if started immediately. However, it is more concretely known that ischemic injury has a worse prognosis the longer the patient was ischemic at the initial insult.
I’m not a neurologist, so I can’t give y’all the full rundown, but I have had 4 of these patients in the last month or so, and our neuro guys never recommend hyperbaric O2.

I’m sorry about your mom, ALT. Pray for Txmomof6′s friend. May she be the exception!

Doc Holliday on February 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Kydex is way cool. I need to learn how to work with leather so I can start making my own holsters.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

You got that right M9. It has amazing properties. Great for low abrasion surfaces with good glide. The thinner stuff thermoforms like a glove.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

It’s a surprise…

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

LOL! I was trying to sound cool hee he. I don’t have a clue in hell about PT’s.

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

you don’t get to glare.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Moochelle is Lanceman in drag.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

For the first time in my adult life, I’m proud of predator.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

G.) Moochelle is Lanceman in drag.

predator on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

BUWAHAHAHA!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

SOCHI Update:

Total medal count

Team Stray Dog Eater – 13
Team Stray Dog Poisoner – 12

kcewa on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

That’s OK B9. As long as you know how to trampoline karaoke with me that’s all that matters.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

you don’t get to glare.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

*sneers*

I want to was colors, but my applehead meezer is sleeping on the blankets.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

He turns 90 in June. That might have something to do w/ it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Happy to oblige :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

You’re CL’s buddy, yes?

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

You’re CL’s buddy, yes?

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Yes. She’s a sweetie! And she recommended the folks here.

Glad to meet you, B!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Is Bush 41 sick or dying? Why is Britt Hume doing a special on him tonight?

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

His health has been going downhill lately. He can’t travel anymore.

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Is Bush 41 sick or dying? Why is Britt Hume doing a special on him tonight?

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

paying continued homage to Rinos?

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 10:06 PM

wolly4321 on February 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Neato. I’ll have to check it out. It’s a super hard wood?

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Glad to meet you, B!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

CL is awesome. =) Luv her.
Nice to meet you too.

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

INC on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I cannot imagine what you went thru during a hurricane…

Sorry am distracted :)

Scrumpy on February 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Hi Todd. Had a telephone interview that will hopefully turn into a face to face interview next week.

This economy sucketh!!

ladyingray on February 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Good luck. It’s been awhile since I had to interview for a job.

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I believe his memoirs recently came out in book form.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

bazil9 on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

How close are you to Hallandale Beach?

predator on February 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Hi I’m Sparky. If you are CLs buddy then you are my pal too and B9 and pambi merm too.

SparkPlug on February 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on February 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Coffee Lovers friend? Welcome!

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

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