Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on March 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

Crimea’s Moscow-backed government voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia and accelerated a snap referendum to ratify the move, a dramatic escalation of tension that pushed the West closer to imposing sanctions if Russian troops don’t withdraw…

A Russian move to absorb Crimea against the will of Ukraine’s national government would mark the first time since World War II that such a maneuver had been attempted in Europe.

***

[T]he post-Cold War may now be seen, in retrospect, as the inter-Cold War period. The recent developments have effectively put an end to the interregnum of partnership and cooperation between the West and Russia that generally prevailed in the quarter-century after the Cold War…

The system had been fraying on its eastern edge for almost as long as it had been in existence, but it took a crisis in Ukraine to lead to its clear breakdown. The successful, Western-supported revolution in Kiev in February fatally undermined the delicate balance in the key state between Russia and the West, leading to domestic turmoil in Ukraine. But perhaps more importantly, it also marks the end of Russia’s post-Soviet passivity. Make no mistake: Putin’s actions in Crimea and the powers he received over the weekend from the Russian parliament — allowing him to using military force in Ukraine writ large — return Moscow as an active player in Europe for the first time since 1989…

This will be the dawn of a new period, reminiscent in some ways of the Cold War from the 1940s to 1980s. Like with the two world wars, the failure to resolve the issues arising out of the imperfect peace settlement and the failure to fully integrate one of the former antagonists into the new system are leading to a new conflict — even if a large-scale war will again be safely avoided. This new conflict is unlikely to be as intense as the first Cold War; it may not last nearly as long; and — crucially — it will not be the defining conflict of our times.

Yet, it will be for real.

***

After announcing his sanctions order and condemning a planned Crimean referendum on joining Russia as a violation of both Ukrainian and international law, Obama spoke to Putin on the phone for an hour in his latest outreach to the Russian leader.

But Putin, in a statement Friday, said he and Obama remain far apart on the situation Ukraine, whose new anti-Russian government he accused of making “absolutely illegitimate decisions on the eastern, southeastern and Crimea regions.”

Putin declared: “Russia cannot ignore calls for help, and it acts accordingly, in full compliance with international law.”

***

Russia said on Friday any U.S. sanctions imposed against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine would boomerang back on the United States, raising the financial stakes as the military standoff intensified.

In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned against “hasty and reckless steps” that could harm Rssian-American relations, the foreign ministry said.

“Sanctions…would inevitably hit the United States like a boomerang,” it added.

***

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is taking advantage of the rift between Russia and the United States over Ukraine to press ahead with plans to crush the rebellion against his rule and secure his reelection for another seven-year term, unencumbered by pressure to compromise with his opponents…

“The regime believes the Russians now have a new and stronger reason to keep Assad in power and support him, especially after the experience of Libya, and now Ukraine,” he said. “In addition, the regime believes that any conflict in the world which distracts the attention of the Americans is a factor which eases pressure on Syria.”…

In a less-noted development in recent months, newly ambivalent U.S. allies such as Egypt and Iraq have been quietly concluding significant arms deals with Moscow, spurred in large part by concerns that the Obama administration’s reluctance to become embroiled in the messy outcomes of the Arab Spring means that Washington can no longer be counted on as a reliable source of support…

“They see Russia as a major current and future partner in the region, because in their perspective, the U.S. is retreating,” he said.

***

Obama says Putin is on the wrong side of history, and Secretary of State John Kerry says Putin’s is “really 19th-century behavior in the 21st century.”

This must mean that seeking national power, territory, dominion — the driving impulse of nations since Thucydides — is obsolete. As if a calendar change caused a revolution in human nature that transformed the international arena from a Hobbesian struggle for power into a gentleman’s club where violations of territorial integrity just don’t happen…

How to figure out Obama’s foreign policy? In his first U.N. speech, he says: “No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation.” On what planet?

***

There is the question of how to respond practically to Putin’s aggression and there is the question of how to respond intellectually. The latter is no less important than the former, because the Ukrainian crisis is not a transient event but a lasting circumstance with which we will be wrestling for a long time. We must mentally arm ourselves against a reality about which we only recently disarmed ourselves: the reality of protracted conflict. The lack of preparedness at the White House was not merely a weakness of policy but also a weakness of worldview. The president is too often caught off guard by enmity, and by the nastiness of things. There really is no excuse for being surprised by evil. There is also no excuse for projecting one’s good intentions, one’s commitment to reason, one’s optimism about history, upon other individuals and other societies and other countries: narcissism is the enemy of empiricism, and we must perceive differences and threats empirically, lucidly, not with disbelief but with resolve. “Our opinions do not coincide,” Putin said after meeting with Obama last year. The sentence reverberates. That lack of coincidence is now a fact of enormous geopolitical significance. Putin is “in another world,” Merkel recently remarked after a conversation with Putin. But the world is composed of all the worlds, and reality of all the realities. Our minds must make room for them all, not least for purposes of resistance. Rather like Jimmy Carter in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, it is time for Barack Obama to consider revisions and corrections—a reset—of some of his assumptions about history and human behavior, insofar as any assumptions can be clearly imputed to him after these years of lurching from idealism to realism and back…

The legend of the interdependent world is always attended by the legend of the twenty-first century. Obama, the ambassador from the future, long ago decided that the twentieth century was over, and almost recreationally likes to dismiss its relevance to contemporary vexations. We live in a time that prefers the discontinuities of history to its continuities. We cannot get over how unprecedented we are. In this, of course, we resemble the unprecedented generations who came before us and the unprecedented generations who will come after us. This is always a mistake.

***

Far from agreeing with the line that he’s fallen into a clever western trap, Putin probably thinks that he’s still got a shaky US administration pretty much where he wants it. Wrecking three western plans for Ukraine in a row has left him with what he probably sees as a stronger position than he had three months ago. He’s blocked his worst case outcome—a united Ukraine moving to the West with the eastern political leadership backing the move. The West is largely stuck with the financial support for Ukraine (meaning that US and EU taxpayers will be paying Ukraine’s back bills to Gazprom and other Russian entities), and now that he has Crimea in hand, the divisions between east and west can be exploited by Russia down the road…

Just as Jimmy Carter did not understand that his human rights advocacy ruined his hopes for a new era of detente and arms negotiations with the Soviet Union, the Obama administration’s policy makers don’t seem seem to understand that their Ukraine policy (which they don’t ever seem to have thought much about one way or the other) contradicted their reset policy in a way that would alienate and enrage the Russians. Now, from the Kremlin’s point of view, it may be the Obama administration that has fallen into a trap. Domestic political pressures are meshing with the President’s own sense of legality and morality in international affairs to push the United States towards trying to make it look as if our sanctions and other responses are imposing. In fact, they will and must be fairly ineffective, and Russia can use its influence over events in Syria and Iran to cause more pain to Obama and more damage to America’s international standing…

There may still be some people in Washington who think Putin has blundered into a weak position, but from Tokyo and Beijing to Teheran and Damascus, Putin is probably looking like a stronger horse today, and Uncle Sam like a weaker one.

***

For this he’s been criticized by conservatives like The Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen, who wrote in a Monday column that “Obama’s weakness emboldens Putin.” So far, however, aside from Thiessen and the Sarah Palin types intent on making petty attacks on the president’s machismo, his approach seems to be going pretty well…

Obama, it’s clear, is very willing to sit back and let a larger network of forces take their toll on Russia. He isn’t the first American president to be confronted by provocations and military actions from Moscow but he is, as National Journal noted on Thursday, the first to have a broad range of highly effective nonmilitary responses at his disposal…

Russia is more economically isolated than ever before and that means, despite Putin’s resounding shrug, the country is vulnerable. Russian markets have plummeted since Putin expanded forces into Crimea and the ruble is down more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

With numbers like those, Obama is perfectly happy to keep playing the waiting game.

***

The Soviet Union didn’t invade Hungary because of President Eisenhower’s weakness, nor Czechoslovakia because of President Johnson’s weakness. Russia didn’t help dismember Moldova because of George H.W. Bush’s weakness or invade Georgia because of George W. Bush’s…

My father grew up in western Ukraine, near Chernivtsi. Our family house was in better shape in the 1930s than it is today. A highway that my grandfather helped build a century ago was barely passable on my last visit. Corruption is far worse today. The entire system has failed, so, of course, western Ukrainians look across the border at a thriving Poland, now firmly embedded in Europe, and see that as a far better model for the future.

Likewise, in a couple of decades, Russians may well look over the border at a thriving, European Ukraine and want that model for themselves as well. So be strong, Senators Graham and McCain: Putin’s advantage is temporary.

***

The reality is that Crimea is all but a done deal. Putin saw something he wanted and an opportunity to take it. So he sent in troops and set about establishing that new reality on the ground. The bulk of negotiations in the coming days and weeks will involve Western officials trying to prove that Russia hasn’t gotten the better of them — the “compromise” reached will be almost exactly what Putin wanted all along, in the guise of a diplomatic victory preventing an armed conflict — so they can try to preserve Western credibility. They know they’ll need it for the next crisis that comes along.

***


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frank!

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Putin has made Obama what they call in the penitentiary system, a b!tch.

Murphy9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Early! Yea!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Rick Perry’s intro music @ CPAC!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Early! Yea!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Is that yea as in Yea, though I walk through the valley of death?

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Who’s that little boy sittin next to Putin?

msupertas on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Who’s that little boy sittin next to Putin?

msupertas on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Who was that black kid on Malcolm in the Middle.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I think Putin is wearing shoes with lifts !
Anything worse than ‘ short man syndrome ‘ ?
Oh crap …..I forgot for a minute .

Lucano on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Don’t you make me summon my army of west Texas rattlers.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Btw: It’s supposed be either 53 or 57 tomm.
too cold!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Don’t you make me summon my army of west Texas rattlers.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

When is Lent over?

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Meow

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Calling all Rude Buffoons, trolls and loons…

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Who was that black kid on Malcolm in the Middle.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Oh yea, the handicapped kid in the wheelchair. That petty kid sittin next to Putin looks handicapped too.

msupertas on March 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

That is the forecast high, in the morning. Then it goes down and gets nasty…maybe.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Frank! Where are you, internet toughdrunk guy?

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Calling all Rude Buffoons, trolls and loons…

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

loon checking in ;D

Evening all :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Evening all.

Alt…we are supposed to go down to 54 overnight :(

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

When is Lent over?

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

When you give it back.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

…can I just eat my waffle?

KOOLAID2 on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

That petty kid sittin next to Putin looks handicapped too.

msupertas on March 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Yeah. ‘Looks’.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

That is the forecast high, in the morning. Then it goes down and gets nasty…maybe.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Same here in my neck of the woods too ):

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Hey Scrumpy :) (waving)

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

loon checking in ;D

Evening all :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Nah, you are one of us rude buffoons, darlin’

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

A spritely one is here. Now all we need is New Tie.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

SWOOSH

msupertas on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

How to figure out Obama’s foreign policy? In his first U.N. speech, he says: “No one nation
can or should try to dominate another nation.” On what planet?

Then Obama got in front of a camera and told the world what Israel must do.

Murphy9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Not here.
It’s supposed to in the 60′s Sunday.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Same here in my neck of the woods too ):

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Of course it is silly. You are about six winter weather hours ahead of me.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Hi CL!! (waving) hope you are feeling way better :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Not here.
It’s supposed to in the 60′s Sunday.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Same here…

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Since Sundays aren’t consider to be part of Lent…I might check my wall then. *evil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

As the crow flies eh?

DUCK!!

Mind the bird shite!! Lol…

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

No Shinola Sherlock. I never said anything about it being a long cold spell.

Geesh, some people’s kids…

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

That filthy hagfish better not show up.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Calling all Rude Buffoons, trolls and loons…

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

… and aliens?

Alien on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Oh My. Twerp, Lanceman and Cosmo are tag team wraslin me and Scrumpy.

We will kick you pikers to the curb.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

McCain wasn’t invited to cpac?

wolly4321 on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I am much better than I was but still dealing with scratchy throat and post nasal drip :( Thanks for asking and thinking of me.

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

A spritely one is here. Now all we need is New Tie.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I be :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

SWOOSH

msupertas on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I forgot me swoosh!! Thanks muchly :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

… and aliens?

Alien on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Not tonight, sorry.

You must meet one of the other requirements.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

just glad it should be above zero here in the morning.
0 to 3 instead of below 0.

dmacleo on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

That sucks, hope you are better soon…

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Hi CL. I sent one of my smooches from MG that I had saved up. It was sent to help cure you.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

We gots ‘em licked, them pikers, dood!! ;)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:18 PM

OmahaConservative on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Thanks OC. This is good compared to how I was during the week!

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:18 PM

We will get Merm to shave you with a new blade.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Heh. Last night I was off the piker list for a grand total of three minutes.

And then I wet myself.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

A spritely one is here. Now all we need is New Tie.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

We will get Merm to shave you with a new blade.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

… and aliens?

Alien on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Not tonight, sorry.

You must meet one of the other requirements.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

But … freedom of association! And … umm … discrimination is against the Fourth Amendment … and … kittens!

Alien on March 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Do you wear your Hanukkah during lent?

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Talk to the tail-’cuz the whiskers ain’t listenin’!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Alien on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Popped out any good’uns lately? ;D

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

aww Spark how sweet :) I’d smooch ya back but I don’t want ya to get sick too. Consider this a net *kiss*

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Not me kemosabee. I am in a happy mood tonight. As long as the trolls stay away. That includes the hagfish and lourdes. I’m tired of their crap.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Talk to the tail-’cuz the whiskers ain’t listenin’!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

hahaha. funny. A little Cat humor from Shark lady. Or is it a CatFish Shark?

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Good to hear, but still strive for wellness! Lots of chicken soup hon! :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

dmacleo on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

At one time those temps wouldn’t have bothered me-but after almost 3 years in Texas…

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

You Know What You Are — Ministry

CurtZHP on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Popped out any good’uns lately? ;D

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Funny you should mention it — I did have a bit of a chest cold lately.

But I’ve stayed within myself.

Alien on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

At one time those temps wouldn’t have bothered me-but after almost 3 years in Texas…

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

It’s been that long already?
You were the last one of us to see Knucklehead alive.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Talk to the tail-’cuz the whiskers ain’t listenin’!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Reminds me of a Springer clip someone once sent me. “I know you must be talkin to my right hand, cause the other one done left!”

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

May I steal that line :) love it

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

THAT was some nice non-piker stuff you writ last night dood :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hi Merm. Axe is Raj.

B9

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Too bad. Got one in the net today. ; )

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

THAT was some nice non-piker stuff you writ last night dood :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM

And I wasn’t even half-blasted. Surprised me, too.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM
Fer sure.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I’m chicken souped out. I’m making home-made truffles right now LOL

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

BMore hired a night watchman to guard his wood pile. I must use Plan B.

Hey Scrumps, what is Plan B anyway?

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

My Smooch receptors are tingly in anticipation of MGs entrance tonight.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

You Know What You Are — Ministry
CurtZHP on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

You spin some good ones!

Murphy9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

what is Plan B anyway?

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

code 9. ;)

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Is lent that holiday where you can’t do anything you like?

Alt said they get Sunday off, so you starve all week then hit the shake-a-booby on Sunday for wings?

wolly4321 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Knuck unfriended me in 2012.
I know her real name-no I’m NOT mentioning it here-so maybe I could google her.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Hey GF…do I have to tell you you’re missed. I am so happy I am awake and got to (wave) at ya.

CoffeeLover on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Knuck unfriended me in 2012.
I know her real name-no I’m NOT mentioning it here-so maybe I could google her.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

One, I know her real name and two, she didn’t unfriend you. Somebody deleted or turned off her FB page.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Saw your comment about the pick up method. Thought it was you earlier, ended up being a black helicopter instead.

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Btw: It’s supposed be either 53 or 57 tomm.
too cold!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

If the temp gets that high here I am burning my fakey fur coat and dancing naked around the fire. It’s 27 degrees right now and rainy. Bone chilling, I tell ya!

Naturally Curly on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Go in under the bridge, and sneak round the various wood piles, set charges and blow a few up and haul azz with the cream of the crop!

UP UP and AWA AAAY!!

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I could use a hug. Got one for ole B?

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Opps. Who leaked plan B to B9? Who?

It might have been me. I karaoke in my sleep.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Plan 9 b9, plan 9.

cozmo on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Hiya B9!! :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Coffee lover! *waves*

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

I could use a hug. Got one for ole B?

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

{{{HUGS}}}

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

BMore hired a night watchman to guard his wood pile. I must use Plan B.

Hey Scrumps, what is Plan B anyway?

SparkPlug on March 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Heh. He prolly hired frank. Wait until he passes out on duty and then raid the pile with impugnity.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I could use a hug. Got one for ole B?

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
((((((((((((((((((((kiss)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Hmmmm, no sign of BJ or Rubberd*ck on here….

…guess they’re still Sh*tting on the other threads…

ToddPA on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Lent is maybe over on Good Friday? Easter is April 20 this year. Late.

crankyoldlady on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Lance:Though I didn’t dig too deeply- I respect people’s right to privacy-it ‘appears’ that she’s still ‘with us’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Hmmmm, no sign of BJ or Rubberd*ck on here….

…guess they’re still Sh*tting on the other threads…

ToddPA on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

I saw rubberdick earlier. I think you hit him in the head. As for Brain, I ain’t seen him today.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Quit lying!
*Flink!*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:31 PM

crankyoldlady on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

It is late and change the clocks this weekend.

Spring Back folks!! :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Hiya B9!! :)

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Hiya sweetness! Long time no see…hope you’re doing well!

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Lance:Though I didn’t dig too deeply- I respect people’s right to privacy-it ‘appears’ that she’s still ‘with us’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Her generic icon is still on my list. Someone said she lost her sight. That sucks.

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Lanceman on March 7, 2014 at 9:28 PM

I wanna blow stuff up

KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Scrumpy on March 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Obsolete – Manufacture

CurtZHP on March 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Naturally Curly on March 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

when we lived in Chicago-we natives would jokingly refer to 30 in February as ‘bikini weather’.
90 in July in Lubbock is considered ‘parka weather’. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

bazil9 on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Ahhh..much better now, XO. ; )

Bmore on March 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

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