Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on February 21, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The images coming from Venezuela over the past few weeks have been arresting: Troops shooting, protesters hurling rocks, people bleeding.

Just like the tear gas that clouds the scenes in photos, a complete picture of the truth in the confrontations is also hazy.

Allegations of censorship, self-censorship and photo manipulation have made it difficult for news consumers — especially Venezuelans — to form a complete picture of what is going on.

A media blackout has stymied the flow of information during some of the most intense days of clashes between anti-government protesters and authorities. In addition, strict regulations have pressured media outlets to tread softly when it comes to covering the violence.

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Venezuela has revoked the accreditation of CNN’s Caracas-based reporter Osmary Hernandez, the US news network says.

Two other CNN journalists who had been sent to Venezuela to cover the country’s political crisis also had their working permits cancelled. …

On Thursday, during a live broadcast, Mr Maduro threatened to “take action” against CNN unless it ceased what he described as “hostile coverage”.

I won’t accept war propaganda against Venezuela. If they don’t rectify themselves, out of Venezuela,” he said.

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In a country with one of the highest Twitter adoption rates in the world, and at a time when independent Venezuelan news outlets have been muffled, the social network has become a critical forum for political activism.

For evidence, just compare the timeline of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chávez’s handpicked successor, with that of opposition leader Leopoldo López, the primary organizer of the student-led protests. Maduro’s Twitter feed is a frenetic mix of threats to his “fascist” rivals, exhortations to carry out Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution, and retweets of messages from sympathizers (including, eerily, a series of tweets written by Chávez shortly before his death last year). López’s is more spartan—informing supporters about the logistics for marches and urging them to fight non-violently for human rights.

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The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) and Mercosur voiced their strong support for President Maduro — to no great surprise, given their ties to Venezuela. But the region’s less ideological multilateral organizations — UNASUR, CELAC, AND CARICOM — have hesitated to characterize the chaos and violence in Venezuela.

Most notably, the Organization of American States (OAS), arguably the regional body best positioned to push back against the apparent human-rights violations and threats to democratic integrity, gave a meek response to the developments.

The only definitive voice or leadership on the issue has come from ALBA and Mercosur — with no multilateral leadership condemning Maduro’s government for the violence and human-rights violations it perpetrates, turning a blind eye to Venezuela’s disregard for democratic institutions, failure to protect dissenting views and flagrant disrespect for civil liberties — press freedom chief among them. And all of this raises another concern: Is the region surrendering its role in advancing these causes — causes so central to our hemispheric identity?

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From Mexico to Brazil, most Latin American governments have remained impassive as the Venezuelan government violently cracks down on growing protests, arrests opposition leaders and censors most of the country’s media.

Ideological affinity with Venezuela’s leftist government and economic interests, including the country’s oil largess, have complicated the response—or lack thereof—in the region. “The silence has been deafening,” said Michael Shifter, the president of the Washington-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue.

That lack of condemnation gives Mr. Maduro a lot of political leeway to increase the pressure on his opponents, according to former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda. “There is no Latin American government that is going to lift a finger,” he said.

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Who is more reserved about their response to the protests:

-Sebastian Piñera, the president of Chile, has asked for an increased respect for freedom and human rights. “We want to ask for both sides to respect freedoms, including the freedom of speech and human rights, which all citizens should enjoy on behalf of the government,” he said at a cathedral in Santiago.

-Colombia‘s president Juan Manuel Santos urged Venezuela’s government to meet with its opposition. “From Colombia, I would like to call for calm, for opening channels of communication among the different political forces in Venezuela in order to ensure the stability of the country and respect for institutions and fundamental freedoms,” he said on Feb. 18.

-Peru‘s president Ollanta Humala simply pleaded for peace and dialogue (link in Spanish).

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“This country can’t stay like this for much longer. If it’s not lack of food, it is the fear of being killed when you step out of your house to go to work”, he said. “I would like to wake up without this fear,” he added. “I have never seen this country in this state of total collapse. We are going from bad to worse, and we are losing faith”.

“Ya esta bueno ya”, is phrase which Venezuelans are hearing with increasing frequency. Roughly translated as “Enough already”, the slogan captures a wide-spread sense of discontent and growing uncertainty over the country’s future.

Scenes of political turmoil have played out for two weeks in cities across Venezuela. Pockets of destruction can be seen in the public squares of Caracas, Valencia, Maracaibo, San Cristobal and Puerto Ordaz. At least five people have died in clashes and dozens have been wounded.

Government officials claim the protests are limited, but the sense of tension – as well as government repression – is escalating. On Wednesday night, groups of protesters across the country were dispersed by National Guard troops firing teargas and rubber bullets in what has been the strongest show of government force so far.

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Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters on Friday to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence that has killed at least six people and rocked the OPEC member nation. …

“To the police, soldiers, prosecutors and judges: do not obey unjust orders, do not become the face of repression,” Lopez said in his note from prison.

“To the youth, to the protesters, I ask you to stay firm against violence, and to stay organized and disciplined. This is everyone’s struggle.”

Having initially accused Lopez of crimes including murder and terrorism, authorities are now charging him on lesser counts of instigating arson, damage and criminal gatherings.

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It seems to me that this was always the inevitable end game to the disastrous policies of the late President Hugo Chavez. Diverting funds from capital investment into the nation’s oil fields was politically popular. But it was also disastrous: Venezuela’s oil is sludgy stuff, hard to get at and hard to refine, and it requires a high level of capital expenditure just to keep production level. Predictably, production is now well below pre-Chavez levels. That wasn’t so much of a problem as long as oil prices kept rising, because they offset lost production. But the price of Venezuela’s crude is no longer rising…

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The second Chavez tool of power was the shrewd deployment of the nation’s oil wealth to buy support from favored constituencies. Support Chavez, and you might get a free house stocked with appliances, a government job or at least a new playground.

Chavez held the price of gasoline to pennies per gallon and offered subsidized rice and beans in government-owned shops. Meanwhile, he withdrew police protection from the wealthier neighborhoods that despised him, deploying criminal violence as a de facto tool of political repression.

Now, however, Venezuela is running out of cash to pay for these support-buying schemes. Industries are shuttering because they cannot obtain foreign currency to buy crucial parts. Interest rates on Venezuelan debt have jumped past 15%. The economy, which managed 1% growth in 2013, is now shrinking as economic activity other than oil and gas production grinds to a stop.

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Maduro’s second major crisis involves the loss of support within the country’s armed forces. Hugo Chávez commanded the respect or fear of uniformed services because he was a military veteran, and he cemented their loyalty by giving them lucrative posts and abetting their involvement in narcotrafficking and other corruption. Of course, some of the military — including respected retirees — steered clear of serious corruption but remained loyal to their commander-in-chief.

That military pillar of the regime has been crumbling since Chávez’s death last March. Maduro has earned little respect within their ranks. Those who have rallied around him are men he has coopted with new assignments and the very corrupt narcomilitares — notably National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello — who are hoping to hold on to their illicit fortunes by preserving the criminal and unaccountable regime.

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If you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner in Venezuela, you’re not likely to keep throwing good money after bad there, especially if you’re a retailer like Daka. Last November Maduro ordered soldiers to occupy Daka’s five stores and forced managers to sell electronics at lower prices. In some cases looters just helped themselves.

Reuters reported that Maduro was outraged at a store selling a washing machine for 54,000 bolivars — $8,600 at the official rate. That might seem high until you hear from a business owner: “Because they don’t allow me to buy dollars at the official rate of 6.3, I have to buy goods with black market dollars at about 60 bolivars, so how can I be expected to sell things at a loss? Can my children eat with that?” said the businessman, who asked Reuters not to identify him.

When the president of the country speaks to the merchant class saying, “The ones who have looted Venezuela are you, bourgeois parasites,” that’s a sign to any entrepreneur that it’s time to round up whatever dollars you can and get out.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the crisis in Venezuela:

“As opposition protests drag into their second week in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is taking a page out of the Castro playbook to violently oppress Venezuelans who are demanding an end to his disastrous rule. Activists have been detained and abused, and even shot dead in the streets. Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has emerged as a powerful voice for economic and political freedom, has been arrested and faces the summary judgment of a makeshift kangaroo court. But the perseverance of the protestors in the face of these thuggish tactics suggests there are still many who do not accept the failed socialist policies of Hugo Chavez and his hand-picked successor as inevitable.

“Venezuela can and should be free and prosperous, not suffering under the withering blight of violent crime, rampant inflation and shortages of basic necessities—not to mention close allegiances to Iran and Cuba.

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Bish-Bop!

ShainS on February 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Sean Penn was unavailable for comment.

Exninja on February 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Gutmeandpokeme!

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Disgusting. Those poor people.

bluegill on February 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

U.S. media is doing a terrible job covering Venezuela America.

ShainS on February 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

But the perseverance of the protestors in the face of these thuggish tactics suggests there are still many who do not accept the failed socialist policies of Hugo Chavez and his hand-picked successor as inevitable.

Ted Cruz will soon be saying the same thing here in the formerly United states about the failed socialist policies of Barak Hussein Obama II.

Happy Nomad on February 21, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Bish-Bop!

ShainS on February 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

…but!…I wanted you to start………….with your second comment!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Sean Penn says “Let them eat cake, ummm, pastel”

right2bright on February 21, 2014 at 8:08 PM

…but!…I wanted you to start………….with your second comment!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Nevermind alla that! Get that can o’ breadballs out!

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Wow, Hagfish showed up early…

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Meanwhile, he withdrew police protection from the wealthier neighborhoods that despised him, deploying criminal violence as a de facto tool of political repression.

…Chavez sounds like he is setting himself up…to run for Mayor of New York!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Calling all the Rude Buffoons…

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

…I can’t…it stinks so much!…………. all the hair from my nose fell out…the hair in my ear canals froze…my butt plugged…and I think my dick fell off!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Nancy Pelosi says she is “disturbed”

I agree, you are definitely disturbed, Nancy.

I wonder if Nancy realizes that she and Maduro are of the same lineage politically, and differ only in the degree to which they have been able to enact their policies and see the consequences thereof….

Doc Holliday on February 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Lanceman won’t Merm you. It was just a fake threat.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

…I can’t…it stinks so much…………. all the hair from my nose fell out…the hair in my ear canals froze…my butt plugged…and I think my dick fell off!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

This is what the end of the Obama Regime is going to look like here in America. Whenever that is.

ConstantineXI on February 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

…now look what happened…it caused an echo!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Looks like Maduro has run into ‘The Thatcher Problem’.

He’s run out of other people’s money.

GarandFan on February 21, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Ahhh. I see some of the ‘baser’ Rude Buffoons are already present. Get the whole tribe in here, QUICK. Let’s stay off-topic, can we?

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:18 PM

But OC, its so much fun to watch socialist go down in flames.

Doc Holliday on February 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Lanceman won’t Merm you. It was just a fake threat.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Find the spritely one and tell her I’m sorry.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

“My butt plugged”?

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

When the president of the country speaks to the merchant class saying, “The ones who have looted Venezuela the United States are you, bourgeois parasites,”

Sounds exactly like Obama.

jaime on February 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

The images coming from Venezuela over the past few weeks have been arresting: Troops shooting, protesters hurling rocks, people bleeding.

And Herr Obama will probably spend this evening playing those videos over and over again like porn, fantasizing about having his troops shoot people in Tea Party gatherings.

VorDaj on February 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Sean Penn was unavailable for comment.

Exninja on February 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

His mouth was probably full of a certain appendage of Hugh’s that he managed to cut off and save before they buried him.

VorDaj on February 21, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Why is Erika doing qotd again?

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Since the new crop of noobs arrived AP has had his hands covered with socks.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

anyone else find it odd that people are complaining about the american media not covering it as much as they want? and I bet if we got involved people would be slamming on us then.
no damned winning I guess. people love being able to blame the USA.
guess I am just bitter.

dmacleo on February 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

And there’s this gem. H/T Twitchy

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/21/dumbest-person-on-the-internet-rolling-stone-contributor-defends-basically-terrific-venezuelan-government/

jawkneemusic on February 21, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Hmmm. Thought it would be Matt Taibbi.

22044 on February 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

“Desde aquí apoyando”

Isn’t that what that Taco Bell Chihuahua used to say?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

The hits and comments are still not there. Salem must be pissed…

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

You are posting comments too fast. Slow down.

j/k

22044 on February 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

He can only be hagfish so much.

And lourdes starts well but flames out. She no longer has the stamina.

His new socks don’t have a reputation, yet. That’s why he is so busy.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM

The hits and comments are still not there. Salem must be pissed…

OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

…TownHall II

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

He can only be hagfish so much.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Question: B.More and KOOL.AID said you came up with hagfish.

What exactly is a hagfish? Not that I’m complaining, I call her that because it’s the worst I can call it without being banned.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Since the new crop of noobs arrived AP has had his hands covered with socks.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I resent resemble this remark.

non-nonpartisan on February 21, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

The same question was asked earlier. Geesh y’all, don’t you know what a hagfish is?

Hagfish-bottom feeding slime oozing ignorant slug.

Doesn’t that describe her perfectly?

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Chit chat.

Payday = a big azzed steak. 6 Sam Adams, and a fifth of Grand Marnier.

Then back to ramen noodles.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Hagfish-bottom feeding slime oozing ignorant slug.

Doesn’t that describe her perfectly?

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Yep! That’s about right! Sorry!

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:51 PM

From Wiki re: hagfish:

The classification of hagfish has been controversial. The issue is whether the hagfish is itself a degenerate type of vertebrate-fish

Heh! They got her number all right!

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

You are posting comments too fast. Slow down.

j/k

22044 on February 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

LOL

ShainS on February 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

It’s an Arab Spring in Venezuela!
Has Bill Ayers, and Richard Trumpka been there recently or are they working Ukraine? Or did they send the new interns to get some field training?

Joseph OHenry on February 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I was driving the celestial Winnebago when we entered the solar system. I thought that I was familiar with the general route and thus ignored the unsolicited advice of the navigator. Let’s just say that I may have made a slight miscalculation, and figuratively slid off of the road into a ditch.

The Winne is now parked at the bottom of Lake Erie.

We may be here a while.

Evening, everyone!

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Why is Erika doing qotd again? OmahaConservative on February 21, 2014 at 8:39pm

Because she’s smoking hot, and I’d drink a tub of her bathwater?

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Find the spritely one and tell her I’m sorry.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I left you a reply on last nights qotd, this morning pal! :)

No apology needed, unless you said somthing elsewhere that I didn’t see! Ohhhh then you might be in a heap o’ trubble!! j/k :)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I think it was the book “Raise the Titanic” back in the 70′s when I first read about a hagfish. The description was so creepy, I never forgot it.

Had to go to the library to out more. Now we have the internet. Ain’t technology grand.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Did anyone read the quotes to see if there was anything worth caring about?

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I saw it.

I darn sure wouldn’t wanna upset your appleheadcart! ;D

Now you go on and have a great day ‘k?!

See yous later on somewhere….

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 11:57 AM

FIFY :)

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I hear ya, cuz.

Applehead on February 21, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Greetings HA peeps and peepettes ;D

I am stuffed! Ate out and ohhhhhhhhhhhh over did it…

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Heh

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Now we have the internet. Ain’t technology grand.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yeah. And I would have googled it had I not thought it made up.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yeah, not a thing we can do to change it. Carry on.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM

President Nicolas Maduro has run out of other peoples money

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM

OT:

Garrick Utley has passed away..one of the News reporters
I respected.

RIP

ToddPA on February 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Great first paragraph for a ‘soon to be written’ novel about aliens.

I like the beginning!! :)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Now, that’s what I call Man Grub!! Hope it went down well :)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

greetings HA peeps and peepettes ;D I am stuffed! Ate out and ohhhhhhhhhhhh over did it… Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Don’t mindeff my allusion that you don’t weight 400 lbs.

It’s all I have.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

No

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Could you people try to stay on topic?

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM
Aye, Aye Sir

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I’m no sir. I work for a living.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Allusion, illusion..

You know what I meant.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 9:03 PM

What’s with the thread pic?

I didn’t know the guy who runs Sal’s Pizzeria down the road
has taken over a country…

ToddPA on February 21, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Garrick Utley has passed away..one of the News reporters
I respected.

RIP

ToddPA on February 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

That’s a shame. Garrik Utley. Ford Rowan. Frank Reynolds. Remember ‘em all.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

No

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Pants are out of the question too, I see..

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

goodevening late night Hot Air peeps..
hope everyone had a wonderful Friday..

the Nascar Truck has started after rain delay…
lap 22 of 100…
on Fox sports one…

going2mars on February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

No

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Finally proof that time travel is possible. Can we go back to November 2008 and get a do-over?

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Great first paragraph for a ‘soon to be written’ novel about aliens.

I like the beginning!! :)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

We’re here among you. Watching. Studying.
.
Waiting.
.

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

http://wtop.com/256/3566972/Ma

How does YOUR state rate eh? O_0

Inquiring minds want to know ;D

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

We’re here among you. Watching. Studying.
.
Waiting.
.

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Do you like chicken? Cuz most things here taste like it.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Pants are out of the question too, I see..

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Mini cozmo is volunteering at Lighthouse for the Blind for another hour or so. Pants must remain on (and booze stay bottled) until I get back from picking her up.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Do you like chicken? Cuz most things here taste like it.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Except Texans!

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Fear not wolly dear, I am NOT that hefty!! Pretty average really…

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Except Texans!

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Texans taste like rattlesnake…which tastes like tough chicken…

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

That’s a shame. Garrik Utley. Ford Rowan. Frank Reynolds. Remember ‘em all.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Agreed…..I think my favorite was Douglas Kiker at NBC.

ToddPA on February 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Shoot, I wanna go for a ride!! :)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

The thought of a mini cozmo must haunt twerp’s dreams.

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:10 PM

sadsushi on February 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Maduro won’t allow it…

What is one to do?

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

It’s a shame the lack of coverage that Venezuela is getting

sadsushi on February 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Payday = a big azzed steak. 6 Sam Adams, and a fifth of Grand Marnier.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Sweet Mother of Pearl!

You know how to Live!

ToddPA on February 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

We’re here among you. Watching. Studying.
.
Waiting.
.

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Except Texans!

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Its the barbeque sauce. There is a reason we eat so much of it. Secret weapon in more ways than one.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

If Dale Jr doesn’t do better this year,, I’m breaking up with him.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I am stuffed! Ate out and ohhhhhhhhhhhh over did it…

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 PM

What did you eat?

I’m looking over some recipes.
It’s A Cookbook!

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Had some tonight for dinner. Barbeque sauce on salad. Trying to eat healthy while avoiding the aliens among us.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Tall, thin, smart, blonde…

Heck, she haunts my dreams.

She is proof that God exists, and has a sense of humor. All those things I did when I was a young man.

Speak of the little devil. be back later.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

This is freaking me out!

I answered sadsushi BEFORE the question was posted!

Oi! HA techies, get on the ball will’yas, I am dizzy now!!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Tentacled critters, shrimps with guns, some slimy things in shells, and legs without bodies… ;)

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

This is freaking me out!

I answered sadsushi BEFORE the question was posted!

Oi! HA techies, get on the ball will’yas, I am dizzy now!!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

I am telling you this is proof that time travel exists. cozmo answered KCB before he posted. I wanna go back to before Barack the boy wonder became our overlord.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Do you like chicken? Cuz most things here taste like it.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I always thought that chicken tasted like other things.

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Oh and raw pink/white/brown stuff on sticky rice some wrapped in seaweed…

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:18 PM

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

I have a daughter. I fully understand!

KCB on February 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

this is freaking me out! I answered sadsushi BEFORE the question was posted! Oi! HA techies, get on the ball will’yas, I am dizzy now!! Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Of course I’d stay for breakfast.

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Maybe alien can help us do that!!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Prolly not really raw tho…

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I always thought that chicken tasted like other things.

Alien on February 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Quick who won the Super Bowl in 1978? The loser lost again this year. If you don’t know you might really be an alien.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2014 at 9:21 PM

wolly4321 on February 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, hashbrowns, fried toms peppers ‘n’ onions, toast and cereal and OJ!!

Scrumpy on February 21, 2014 at 9:21 PM

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