Quotes of the day

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

Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them.

“Do you still have my back?” Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. “You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together,” he argues. “Can I count on you?”…

The fundraising letter for the Democratic National Committee even offers potential members a gift, a half-sized bumper sticker that reads, “I’ve STILL got his back.”

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The White House has often asserted that the president and his cabinet have flexibility to depart from the letter of the law if the modification or delay is consistent with the spirit of the legislation. The words used to describe these actions are often vague or general in nature, but in testimony Wednesday before the House Ways and Means Committee, Kathleen Sebelius used remarkably candid language to refer to her agency’s rewrites of Obamacare. In an exchange with Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) over why the administration had not sent legislation to Congress to alter problematic portions of the law, Sebelius said…:

“We have implemented a number of changes in the way the law was written to ease the transition into the marketplace” for consumers, insurers and employers.

The secretary seemed to be suggesting that legislative fixes were not necessary because the executive branch already had the power to change “the way the law was written.” The president has affirmed this position in the statement released on Wednesday opposing H.R. 4138 ,which calls on the president to “Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law” or face a possible lawsuit by Congress, arguing that Congress’s complaints over his administration’s rewrites are essentially “political disputes.”

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The Obama administration has carved out a swath of exemptions for Obamacare’s individual mandate that could conceivably apply to anyone who claims to have a “hardship” in obtaining health insurance…

[T]he open-ended language has baffled even those sympathetic to Obamacare.

“An individual applicant would still need to show that they had suffered a hardship, but the language is awfully open-ended. It is hard to imagine what they were thinking when the threw the door open this wide,” said Tim Jost, a health law professor at Washington & Lee University who supports Obamacare.

Salon columnist Brian Beutler put it more bluntly: “The individual mandate is riddled with loopholes large enough to drive just about every uninsured person in the country through,” he wrote. “It even troubles some of the law’s most steadfast supporters.”

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Some have speculated that the bulk of the new sign-ups have come from those with previous insurance plans that got cancelled because of Obamacare, which would mean fewer Americans than expected are actually gaining coverage as a result of the law who otherwise wouldn’t have it. HHS hasn’t released data on the prior insurance status of those selecting a plan through one of the exchanges, leaving health care policy analysts to parse various surveys looking for clues.

So I decided to do a little experiment. All else being equal, I postulated, if Obamacare sign-ups were mostly coming from the ranks of the uninsured, then states with the highest percentages of uninsured should be signing up the most people on a population-adjusted basis…

As you can see, Texas, the state with the highest percentage uninsured, ranked 27th in terms of adjusted Obamacare sign-ups. Overall, seven of the states with the top 10 uninsured percentages did not crack the top 10 states for Obamacare sign-ups by percentage, and six of the states didn’t make the top 26. The exceptions were Florida, California and Montana, which were on the top 10 of both lists…

[I]f Obamacare is to make a more significant dent in the number of the uninsured, it’s probably going to need deeper penetration into those states with the highest rates of uninsured residents.

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That could be one reason why Democrats seem so vexed over how to handle Obamacare in midterm campaigning. Many have adopted the “keep and fix” approach used unsuccessfully by Democrat Alex Sink in this week’s special election to fill the House seat in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The problem is, they’re strong on the “keep” part but confused on the “fix” part.

When asked how she would fix Obamacare, Sink offered small suggestions that would not have addressed the higher premiums, higher deductibles, and narrower choices the law has imposed on millions of Americans. Other Democrats who have also pledged to fix Obamacare have offered even fewer ways to actually do it.

And they’re not getting any help from the administration

But they have to do something. It’s conventional wisdom that Republicans who advocate getting rid of Obamacare have to offer an alternative. Now, it’s just as true that Democrats who advocate fixing Obamacare have to offer a fix. Soon.

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The spectacle of the president of the United States turning into a pitchman for multibillion-dollar publicly traded insurance companies is jarring. It also represents quite a journey for Obama, who once described himself as a “proponent” of single-payer health care, which largely eliminates for-profit insurers.

But Obama finds himself in this situation due to a combination of his own choices and political constraints. He rejected market-based reforms of the health care system (such as allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines and ending the discrimination in the tax code against individuals buying insurance on their own) that would have increased competition for insurance and brought down premiums.

At the same time, he wasn’t willing to take on the insurance industry and support a much more disruptive single-payer system. His olive branch to the left — a government-run health insurance option to be sold on the exchanges along with privately administered plans — couldn’t pass through the Senate even with Democrats controlling 60 votes…

Thus far, the program is tracking well below expectations.

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Trying to pussyfoot around Obamacare was an awkward strategy, and, evidently, it didn’t work. If other Democrats are to avoid meeting Sink’s fate in November, they need something more convincing to say about the Affordable Care Act than “mend it, don’t end it,” which is now their default position. But what could that be?

Here’s a heretical idea. Rather than parsing the individual elements of the law, and trying to persuade voters on an à la carte basis, what about raising the stakes and defending the reform in its entirety as a historic effort to provide affordable health-care coverage to tens of millions of hard-working Americans who otherwise couldn’t afford it? Instead of shying away from the populist and redistributionist essence of the reform, which the White House and many Democrats in Congress have been doing since the start, it’s time to embrace it.

What would that mean? It would involve reaching out to the Democratic Party’s core voters—lower-income people, minorities, highly educated liberals—and portraying Obamacare as the fulfillment of the great human-rights project that began in the nineteen-thirties, under Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was expanded during the nineteen-sixties, under Lyndon Johnson. That message wouldn’t merely be more honest; it would be more effective in getting Democratic voters to turn out in November, which is essential if the Party isn’t to suffer a repeat of 2010.

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Via Guy Benson.

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Via CNS.


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MM did her part, brilliantly.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

…yes!…I loved that woman…another one I like was Jeane Kirkpatrick!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM

A man walks past a poster reading “On March 16 we will choose either… or…” and depicting Crimea in red with a swastika and covered in barbed wire, left, and Crimea with the colors of the Russian flag in Sevastopol

How bizarre and Goebellian that is, Sophie.

So happy that you are back.

The trolls have been missing for days. They must be in the re-ed camp. I can’t wait for you to get them, again, like NO one else can.

Above all, I wish you full good health.

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Obama is nothing more then an annoying pimple in the wrong place.

Go Away Obama

/If wishes were horses . . .

Key West Reader on March 15, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Have him look up Jaco Pastorius, that will send him into another one… Or… This idiot…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM

That was creepy..and WRONG! I gotta sleep.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Have him look up Jaco Pastorius, that will send him into another one… Or… This idiot…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM

That was creepy..and WRONG! I gotta sleep.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:45 AM

And stop that evil laugh!

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:46 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM

That was creepy..and WRONG! I gotta sleep.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Sleep? on the Friday before St Patrick’s Day?

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

high hopes

sipping hot damn listening to the best music ever, and oh lest I forget thanks to all for the well wishes and prayers. Much appreciated.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

another one I like was Jeane Kirkpatrick!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM

I have a friend who used to see her in meetings, when she was at the UN, and other, during the Reagan admin. He says she was an incredible brainiac…smoked cigars and was unafraid, witty and fun…not afraid of the word “bossy”.

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Gravity – Mayer

Life scuffs us up from time to time. Don’t let it get you all tangled up in gravity while you’re trying to fly.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Sleep? on the Friday before St Patrick’s Day?

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I am convinced. You are the Devil. Away! Away Devil!

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Dire….

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Kid went into a bass induced coma.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Have him look up Jaco Pastorius, that will send him into another one…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Heh. My nephew picked up bass the right way; he’s playing an upright in the orchestra before he starts playing electric. His Dad is quite a player, but wouldn’t play Jaco for him at first. It’s just disorienting.

Jaibones on March 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Don’t let it get you all tangled up in gravity while you’re trying to fly.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I’m still trying to learn to fly…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:51 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Aren’t we all, my friend. :)

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Don’t let it get you all tangled up in gravity while you’re trying to fly.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

— John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Nothing like takeoffs!

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

The Good Life – Railroad Earth

kcewa on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Another time then, ladies.

Jaibones on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I am convinced. You are the Devil. Away! Away Devil!

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Devil? Me? Never, though sometimes

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM

I am so very sick of political ads on TV right now…

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

That’s one of my favorite poems. :)

Axefellow and I shared it and discussed it at some length, as a matter of fact.

Too cool that you post it here, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Can a brother get a lift?

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Too cool that you post it here, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Why do you call Schad Paladin?

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Jaibones on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Goodnight, Jaibones. :)

You posted some excellent tunes, this evening. Thanks. Sleep well.:)

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Devil? Me? Never, though sometimes

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Always thought that was a great song sung very well.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:57 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I am convinced. You are the Devil. Away! Away Devil!

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Devil? Me? Never, though sometimes

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Though more often I must confess I feel like this…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Always thought that was a great song sung very well.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Was that you on lead vocals?

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Why do you call Schad Paladin?

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Don’t tell Bmore

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:59 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Nooorrrrrmmm!..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Don’t tell Bmore

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Paladin had facial hair.

Bmore on March 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Paladin had facial hair.

Bmore on March 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM

He also has sharp objects.

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Good evening OC..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Because he reminds me of a paladin, and there’s a great deal about him that reminds me of Paladin, too.

I could enumerate those qualities here, but I don’t wish to embarrass my friend. :)

Have Gun, will travel.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 12:59 AM

lol! I couldn’t find that one! I looked but it eluded me.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:02 AM

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Good evening OC..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Hey, bud’

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Always thought that was a great song sung very well.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Was that you on lead vocals?

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

ROTFLMAO… Here… these are the guys I once played with (not in the video though) Pay careful attention cause they’re also these guys… Same band, name change and change of guitarists.

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Good evening, Dire. :) Good news. Dave hasn’t called today. ;)

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:04 AM

It’s been quite the week. I’m tired. Ed’s my friend, but he was that long before this week.

Nite HArians.

Nite America.

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 1:04 AM

For B9!

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:04 AM

The wind howls a malodorous tune.
Obsolete toasters squeeze out another slice of wonder bread
Feral marmots yearn to bite you
While Sparky gets another smooch.

SparkPlug on March 15, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

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

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Good deal..Funny thing..He is not here either..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Good night Jackie..

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Hi Axe. How about some necromancy zombie lore? Certainly the genre could use some new prose.

SparkPlug on March 15, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Yep. Unexpected road trip in the a.m. Bourbon country. See ya Sunday.

Good Night All.

Bmore on March 15, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

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

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Good night Sweet Jackie…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Yep. Unexpected road trip in the a.m. Bourbon country. See ya Sunday.

Good Night All.

Bmore on March 15, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Be safe, and MissLamar too.

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2014 at 1:13 AM

One of my all time favorites. The drum work is so smooth. The late, very great Brad Delp on vocals, and Tom Scholz doing everything else. Turn it up to 11. you will be glad you did.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Key West Reader on March 15, 2014 at 12:44 AM

…that place!…doesn’t atart with an A…does it!…good to see you!…you doing ok?

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 1:16 AM

One of my all time favorites. The drum work is so smooth. The late, very great Brad Delp on vocals, and Tom Scholz doing everything else. Turn it up to 11. you will be glad you did.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:14 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

One of their best for sure…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:16 AM

OK… got to watch Ender’s Game… BBIAB…

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

…love you!…sleep tight!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 1:17 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:16 AM

We will drink a cold one together one day.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:18 AM

hello? there is an echo in here.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:21 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Excellent tune..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Bright lights

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Hi Dire! Do you like Rob Thomas?

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:25 AM

hello? there is an echo in here.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Try the Rand Paul thread…

OmahaConservative on March 15, 2014 at 1:25 AM

ROTFLMAO… Here… these are the guys I once played with (not in the video though) Pay careful attention cause they’re also these guys… Same band, name change and change of guitarists.

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:03 AM

I hear Greg Giuffria is really wealthy now. He got into real estate or something.

Mark1971 on March 15, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Someday

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:29 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:25 AM

Yes I do..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Obama is so desperate that he even sent me a bumper sticker and just said please stick this on your car, you don’t even need to send me any money…….

On second thought…..what the hell is Obama raising money for???

Lawyers for after he leaves office????

redguy on March 15, 2014 at 1:31 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:16 AM

We will drink a cold one together one day.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:18 AM

…got some good ones in the last OR didn’t we?…the trolls will come out slowly…until this summer …(then it will be BAM!)…but they are a terrible caliber… if the ones who started up here…are any indication.

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride

non-nonpartisan on March 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Dire

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

adios: vaya con dios

takin’ the grandkids wrestling tomorrow. need some shut eye.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 15, 2014 at 1:35 AM

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 1:32 AM

The election season will be fun. I hope.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:37 AM

Dream Syndicate – Tell Me When Its Over

non-nonpartisan on March 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

Tune

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Excellent..:)

PS..Daryl’s house is awesome..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

Steely Dan-Deacon Blues

kcewa on March 15, 2014 at 1:44 AM

The election season will be fun. I hope.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:37 AM

It can’t be worse than the last few.

kcewa on March 15, 2014 at 1:45 AM

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

I think they stopped doing it, but there are some cool jams archived. Rob Thomas’ talent was well suited.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Dance!!

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:49 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Very cool jams indeed..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM

Loser – Grateful Dead – Barton Hall – 5.8.77

Don’t you push me baby, cause I’m all alone
Well I know a little something you won’t ever know
Don’t you touch hard liquor, just a cup of cold coffee
I’m gonna get up in the morning and go

Everybody prayin’ and drinkin’ that wine
I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines
Come to daddy on the inside straight,
Well I got no chance of losin’ this time

kcewa on March 15, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Very cool jams indeed..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM

Where did everyone go?

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:55 AM

The Saints – River Deep, Mountain High

non-nonpartisan on March 15, 2014 at 1:57 AM

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:55 AM

I don’t know..:)

Dire Straits on March 15, 2014 at 2:01 AM

“Felonious, My Old Friend……”

williamg on March 15, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Gpood night Dire. Good night HA.

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 2:11 AM

Where did everyone go?

KCB on March 15, 2014 at 1:55 AM

…listening….and lurking.

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Hi Axe. How about some necromancy zombie lore? Certainly the genre could use some new prose.

SparkPlug on March 15, 2014 at 1:07 AM

lol

Axe on March 15, 2014 at 2:37 AM

{{{{{{{{{{Sophie Ro}}}}}}}}}}

Axe on March 15, 2014 at 2:38 AM

K. That’s all I got tonight. :)

Axe on March 15, 2014 at 2:38 AM

…good enough!…I have to crash!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 2:41 AM

Another week closes for HotAir

(fingers to the lips, whistle spurts in the air)

Hey Boots, come sit. Yep, we got some work cut out for us tonight, but let’s sit a spell. Come on girl. Good girl…right here. Oh,…lookie here. A recliner with a sign taped on it sez,”Employe of the Month: Ed”.
Wellllll Doggies!
Ed finally made it! Wonder what for…huh? 0_o

(looks around. confetti everywhere, balloons stuck on the ceiling (with cheetos))
Wow Boots, look at that mauled sheet cake. Can you figure out what it sez?
Welc ck hie and frud hur ba Bish, huh?

Whoa, check this out. Looks like Hawkdriver’s been busy. Another troll drone downed. Sez Verba something on it. Gotta put another notch on the post outside. With the elections coming…better get a bigger post.

Wait. The cake. I got it! Welcome back Sophie and Schadenfrude, hurry back Bishop!
Hot diggidy dog! Sophie and Shad are back!
Life just got a lot better. So much better!

Maaannnn, Bish is gone?

(Yells up towards the ceiling cuz she knows that Bish is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e)

If you don’t come back soon, come back with fire in yer belly when it gets close to November, will ya? We’ll need all the fighting spirit ya got!

Well Boots, time to get a move on. Lots to clean up around here.

(goes to the juke box by the bar)

Looks like Newtie and Jackie stocked up some good tunes. However, it’s time for some Boot Scootin’ Boogie with the broom Boots.

What’s this? Ewww…hair ball. Love that Ratso, but… I guess it’s better than a dead mouse.

I wonder what surprise Sparkplug left us this time.

(looks in the dark corner where lurkers lurk)

I knew it! It’s a whirly gig with sharp pointy thingies that whiz. Looks like…what?… 300 pounds? Come on Boots. Let’s go get Trigger to pull that thing outta here. Dang, how the heck did he get it in here?

(an hour passes, lights out, doors locked, find their way home)

Come here girl and lay next to me. What a week, huh? As crazy as this world gets, there’s no better moment than right here and now. The fire’s lit, stars peak through the window, toes sticking out of Gran’s quilt, and my HotAir thoughts are flittering through the cold night air.

You know Boots, there are good people at HotAir trying to right the wrong, giving a hand up for those who are down, and make others laugh when they need it most. My personal favorites are those who bring light in the darkness and fill the minds with knowledge. Retaining the knowledge…a bit of a challenge, but they quench my thirst. All have so much to offer, special gifts they share. Blessings to them and theirs…even the trolls… okay, maybe not them just yet. Best to wait ’till after November.

(she finishes licking frosting off her fingers, lays her head upon Boot’s chest, and breaths in sync to Boots heartbeat… her last thoughts are of those who filled her yesterdays… which gives her strength for tomorrow)

http://youtu.be/Q-a7KPmOnok

31giddyup on March 15, 2014 at 2:48 AM

31giddyup on March 15, 2014 at 2:48

…thanks for coming here!…come a little earlier…so people can appreciate you!…nite 31.

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2014 at 2:59 AM

“I know it’s over – but, Honey, I ain’t mad……”

Let’s shuffle!

….too bad Jackie’s not around……she’d Love this one!

williamg on March 15, 2014 at 3:00 AM

kcewa on March 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Had a chance to work one of their shows.
Great musicians.

soundingboard on March 15, 2014 at 3:01 AM

31giddyup on March 15, 2014 at 2:48 AM

…….: )……

williamg on March 15, 2014 at 3:06 AM

“….and one more thing – get yer’ tongue outta my mouth -’cause I’m Kissin’ you Goodby!”

williamg on March 15, 2014 at 3:09 AM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 1:03 AM

I hear Greg Giuffria is really wealthy now. He got into real estate or something.

Mark1971 on March 15, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Doesn’t surprise me, he was the one with the record contract. Something that he inherited from his days with Punky Meadows and Angel.

oscarwilde on March 15, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Man Known As The Kissing Sailor In The WWII Images Dies at 86

Thank you, Mr. McDuffie, for sharing the moment. Farewell.

You Made Me Love You – Harry James/Helen Forrest (1942)

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2014 at 4:40 AM

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