Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on March 16, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Democrats are becoming increasingly alarmed about their midterm election fortunes amid President Obama’s sinking approval ratings, a loss in a special House election in Florida last week, and millions of dollars spent by Republican-aligned groups attacking the new health law.

The combination has led to uncharacteristic criticism of Mr. Obama and bitter complaints that his vaunted political organization has done little to help the party’s vulnerable congressional candidates. …

Interviews with more than two dozen Democratic members of Congress, state party officials and strategists revealed a new urgency about the need to address the party’s prospects. One Democratic lawmaker, who asked not to be identified, said Mr. Obama was becoming “poisonous” to the party’s candidates. At the same time, Democrats are pressing senior aides to Mr. Obama for help from the political network.

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President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss of a Florida candidate who had led in the polls.

The defeat of Democrat Alex Sink by Republican David Jolly in a special election last Tuesday has raised anxiety levels for Democrats as they struggle to hold on to control of the Senate in November and pick up seats in the Republican-held House of Representatives.

Paramount on the Democrats’ list of concerns about November is the need to ensure that voters feel motivated to go to the polls. Obama won handily in presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, but Democrats lost control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, when his name was not on the ballot. …

A focus simply on turnout, however, could distract party leaders from recognizing the dangers presented by the president’s healthcare law and, with his approval rating mired in the mid-40s, his relative unpopularity.

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Democratic strategist Paul Begala has some advice for Dems who are worried about their “messaging” on Obamacare after the special election loss: Stop being so damn defensive about the law and show people it’s worth fighting for, already.

“We should flip the wording of how we talk about Obamacare,” Begala told me today. “Open on offense, instead of on defense.”

Begala’s advice is rooted in a clear eyed assessment of the real Obamacare problem Dems face. It isn’t just that the law is unpopular with swing voters — yes, disapproval is running high, but repeal is also unpopular, which offers a way to fight disapproval to a draw. The more pressing problem is that Obamacare revs up the GOP base — worsening the “midterm falloff” turnout problem already present in non-presidential years — but it doesn’t excite the Dem base anywhere near enough to offset that problem.

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The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it’s where the party’s toughest battleground will be this year in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

Three incumbents must face the consequences of having voted for Obama’s health care law, but Republicans first must settle primaries in several states, including a challenge to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

All but one of the potentially competitive races is in a state Obama lost in 2012, and the president remains deeply unpopular among whites in the region. Republicans are optimistic they can achieve the six-seat gain needed to retake the Senate.

Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Pryor of Arkansas are on the ballot for the first time since voting for the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The law’s wobbly start and its image as a power-grab have the incumbents on the defensive, emphasizing local issues and avoiding unnecessary mention of the second-term president who leads their party.

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Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has reserved $2.6 million in air time between mid-April and the end of June, according to a source tracking the ad war in the race for her Louisiana seat.

The endangered incumbent claimed nearly $2 million in time between April 21 and June 29 for 30-second TV commercials and an additional $645,000 from April 14 to May 25 for 60-second spots.

Republicans, who have relentlessly attacked Landrieu for her support of President Barack Obama’s health care law, called the large and early ad reservations a sign of desperation.

“The wheels are coming off of Mary Landrieu’s campaign,” emailed National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist Brad Dayspring. “This is what panic looks like … Perhaps Mary Landrieu demanding that voters make her reelect a referendum on Obamacare wasn’t the brightest idea.”

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Repeal is not a policy. Repeal provides no economic security for anyone. So I think the Democrats need to go on the offense, explain how the Republican Party wants to repeal healthcare, which is a right, wants to take back those policies that would prevent discrimination against women, against people who have preexisting conditions and then lay out a robust economic agenda, minimum wage, better jobs which are being obstructed by Republicans in congress, pre-K, all kinds of things that will turn out core voters.

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If [President Obama] doesn’t get, as I said, more involved in raising money, in getting voters excited, we know as you said that Obamacare is going to bring Republicans out. What issues can the president try to put on the table to get Democrats excited? If he doesn’t get more involved in raising money and making this a choice as Dan Pfeiffer said, you lose the Senate and if you lose the Senate, turn out the lights because the party’s over.


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It’s always about the message never the reality to these people.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

putin scares me so much my hair went gray.
BISHOP!!

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I know that in January, I won’t be hearing the phrase ..
“Speaker Pelosi”

J_Crater on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Where is everybody tonight? I want to talk about the plane.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, trolls and loons!

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I know that in January, I won’t be hearing the phrase ..
“Speaker Pelosi”

J_Crater on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I hope you’re right but anything can happen between now and November. I have said before if these people find themselves losing control they will make their move. An election won’t matter.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Erika Johnsen?

All right. We’ll see. And then I’m crashing early.

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, trolls and loons!

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I thought it was naughty wenches.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

So I think the Democrats need to go on the offense, explain how the Republican Party wants to repeal healthcare

The Republican party wants to repeal health care? These people are insane. How do you even repeal care? Shoot all doctors?

VorDaj on March 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Gonna be another bad week, for O and the D’s. :)

22044 on March 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I thought it was naughty wenches.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

It was an added category requested by one of you wenches. I think it is safer to let y’all define yourselves…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

It was an added category requested by one of you wenches. I think it is safer to let y’all define yourselves…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

You could be right.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:17 PM

putin scares me so much my hair went gray.
BISHOP!!

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Boo!

VorDaj on March 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Rattsooo!

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Rattsooo!

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

LOLZ! WOLLIE!

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Don’t knock Erika. She’s smoking hot.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

crankyoldlady, what you were looking for, from 31giddyup

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Thanks.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

We used to get videos of chicks eating fried butter.

Erika has standards,, kinda sucks.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I thought it was naughty wenches.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I’m a BBQ Saucy Wench me self. And I am here!

kringeesmom on March 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Yet another QOTD pic of this poisonous parasite…

Please HotAir, consider a limit of using this man’s
ugly mug for the rest of his term….

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

I want to talk about the plane.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

It’s a 777. It is still lost. It was probably highjacked. It was not the fault of the Tea Party.

That’s all I have to say about it.

kringeesmom on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

We used to get videos of chicks eating fried butter.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Feel free to link to them.

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Where is everybody tonight? I want to talk about the plane.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

The Plane

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Yet another QOTD pic of this poisonous parasite…

Please HotAir, consider a limit of using this man’s
ugly mug for the rest of his term….

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

He’s got that gay smug and arrogant look about him in that pic. He needs the snot slapped outta’ him…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

It was not the fault of the Tea Party.

kringeesmom on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

rotf :)

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I want to talk about the plane.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

It’s a 777. It is still lost. It was probably highjacked. It was not the fault of the Tea Party.

That’s all I have to say about it.

kringeesmom on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Great post.

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I’m a BBQ Saucy Wench me self. And I am here!

kringeesmom on March 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

N&B requested the category darlin’

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

t another QOTD pic of this poisonous parasite… Please HotAir, consider a limit of using this man’s ugly mug for the rest of his term…. ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Exactly. I want to see a pic of Erika.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

So is Erika the nice type substitute teacher or the mean type?

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Barack HUSSEIN Obama might be the god-king of the LIV but he’s not one of the priests of the Temple of Syrinx

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

hey my comment was first for a few moments and now isn’t.
oh well.

ACHMED SAVES AMERICA :)

https://www.theconservativevoices.com/topic/66563-achmed-saves-america/

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

So is Erika the nice type substitute teacher or the mean type?

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

She looks like a naughty but playful wench, the best kind…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,……

Malaysia Airlines flight missing, March 2014
8m
Report: First officer on missing Malaysia Airlines flight had planned to marry AirAsia pilot – @staronline
read more on thestar.com.my

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/17/Fariq-planned-to-marry-AirAsia-pilot-Future-bride-Capt-Nadira-now-a-pillar-of-strength-to-his-distra/
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KOTA BARU: Fariq Abdul Hamid (pic), the first officer of the missing MH370, was planning to marry a fellow pilot from another airline.

canopfor on March 16, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I find Erika Johnsen’s Quotes of the Day . . . adequate.

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Feel free to link to them.

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2WEvcQ-CzNg/UEd0APcDE2I/AAAAAAAAEWg/nPyHcIbS-lQ/s400/keeping-chickens-7.jpg

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Repeal is not a policy. Repeal provides no economic security for anyone. So I think the Democrats need to go on the offense, explain how the Republican Party wants to repeal healthcare, which is a right, wants to take back those policies that would prevent discrimination against women, against people who have preexisting conditions and then lay out a robust economic agenda, minimum wage, better jobs which are being obstructed by Republicans in congress, pre-K, all kinds of things that will turn out core voters.

This woman is as dumb as dirt. I’d find economic security in knowing my fluking taxes aren’t going up and that I won’t be hit by this mandate fine/tax! Repeal is the ONLY option!

jawkneemusic on March 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

NATOSource ‏@NATOSource 51m

Obama 2 Putin: “diplomatic resolution cannot be achieved while Russian military forces continue” in Ukraine territory http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/16/readout-president-s-call-president-putin
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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 16, 2014

Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin

President Obama spoke this afternoon with President Putin of Russia. President Obama emphasized that the Crimean “referendum,” which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention, would never be recognized by the United States and the international community. He emphasized that Russia’s actions were in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and that, in coordination with our European partners, we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions. President Obama underscored that there remains a clear path for resolving this crisis diplomatically, in a way that addresses the interests of both Russia and the people of Ukraine. He noted that the Ukrainian government continues to take concrete steps that would allow for the de-escalation of the crisis, particularly as it prepares for elections this Spring and undertakes constitutional reform, and he asked that Russia support the immediate deployment of international monitors to help prevent acts of violence by any groups. President Obama reiterated that a diplomatic resolution cannot be achieved while Russian military forces continue their incursions into Ukrainian territory and that the large-scale Russian military exercises on Ukraine’s borders only exacerbate the tension. President Obama said that Secretary Kerry continues to be prepared to work together with Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Ukrainian government to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis.

http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/16/readout-president-s-call-president-putin

canopfor on March 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

did i just look at a pic of some miscellaneous ******* chickens

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

explain how the Republican Party wants to repeal healthcare, which is a right

If healthcare is a ‘right,’ then where does the President get the power to delay, amend, or outright ignore it?

If healthcare is a ‘right,’ then anyone in this country is entitled to any form of healthcare regardless of the expense, experimental nature, etc. So why does Medicare and Medicaid deny more claims than any private insurer? Why doesn’t Obamacare cover every treatment, drug, and provider?

If healthcare is a ‘right,’ then why did the Supreme Court rule in Heckler v Ringer that Medicare was not even if you paid into the programme your entire life?

Huh, huh???

‘Rights’ You Do Not Have

Resist We Much on March 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

It’s a 777. It is still lost. It was probably highjacked. It was not the fault of the Tea Party.

That’s all I have to say about it.

kringeesmom on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

That’s a relief.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Where is everybody tonight? I want to talk about the plane.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Running the topic off the rails does NOT mean changing the topic.

The mystery will either be there tomorrow, or it will be solved.

Have a drink and spin a tune.

cozmo on March 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Repeal is not a policy. Repeal provides no economic security for anyone. So I think the Democrats need to go on the offense, explain how the Republican Party wants to repeal healthcare, which is a right,

Unless you count that under “life”, as in “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, or under “promote the general welfare” in the preamble to the Constitution, it doesn’t say anything like that anywhere in either document. It’s amazing how many “penumbral rights” progressives can find while ignoring what’s clearly spelled out, notably in the First and Second Amendments.

wants to take back those policies that would prevent discrimination against women,

Exactly what does that have to do with it?

against people who have preexisting conditions

I agree this is a sticking point.

and then lay out a robust economic agenda, minimum wage, better jobs which are being obstructed by Republicans in congress, pre-K, all kinds of things that will turn out core voters.

The Democrats and their Republican facilitators have had five years to do this, and have done nothing. To me, this means either they have no intention of doing it, or they know it won’t work and don’t want to admit it.

I call the odds six-five and pick ‘em.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

And STOP being so dang cranky!

cozmo on March 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

What issues can the president try to put on the table to get Democrats excited?

Free ObamaHomes — confiscated from Tea Party terrorists — for all moochers and looters!

ShainS on March 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

I couldn’t care less about da’ plane, da’ plane is in da’ ocean…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Being Erika

Mystics & cynics & crystals & memories…

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

It was an added category requested by one of you wenches. I think it is safer to let y’all define yourselves…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

“Bossy wench” c’est moi. Now go make me a sandwich and do it with a smile.

texacalirose on March 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

is Erika the nice type substitute teacher or the mean type? kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

I’m good with either.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

He’s got that gay smug and arrogant look about him in that pic. He needs the snot slapped outta’ him…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

He didn’t get hit enough. I remember a MASH episode where Radar, the company clerk, did something nice for a patient and the patient told him he was a nice guy. Radar said, “I used to get hit if I wasn’t”. There are a lot of people now who didn’t get hit enough.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Feel free to link to them.

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2WEvcQ-CzNg/UEd0APcDE2I/AAAAAAAAEWg/nPyHcIbS-lQ/s400/keeping-chickens-7.jpg

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Yup, figured that would happen….

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

hey my comment was first for a few moments and now isn’t.
oh well.

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

You were deemed not worthy.

cozmo on March 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Put a photo of Tina eating fried butter, instead of Obama. :)

Doesn’t MK the Hammer have some videos of eating weird stuff as well?

22044 on March 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

There are a lot of people now who didn’t get hit enough.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Ain’t that the truth…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

What issues can the president try to put on the table to get Democrats excited?

That he’ll use the IRS to go after every single person
in this Nation who’s registered Republican?

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

hey my comment was first for a few moments and now isn’t.
oh well.

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

The universe can be so very cruel.

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

“Bossy wench” c’est moi. Now go make me a sandwich and do it with a smile.

texacalirose on March 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

LOLZ! At your service…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Huh, huh???

Resist We Much on March 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

^ a little scary when she gets like this, but . . .

you’re cool if you don’t see this.

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

She looks like a naughty but playful wench, the best kind…

OmahaConservative on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Never had a hot teacher until college. And she was my math teacher. No, that was not good. I was then and always WILL be bad at math.

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 8:52 PM

this is the typical strategy for the left…get Emotional…get Hysterical and make your voters scared to death that they’ll lose their benes.

And make sure that the business syndicates have their needs met…Mortgage bankers, IT people, etc.

the left always does quite well when they are prepared. 2010 was a sucker punch to them….2014? They will be prepared very well…so i’m not counting on a RINO party majority in the Senate. RINOs pretty much under perform on election day.

r keller on March 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Racing has resumed at Bristol

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Joe Tex did a song about Bossy Fat women back in 1977

“Ain’t Bump no more With no Big Fat Woman”

Could be Mooch or Hillary he’s singing about.

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM

They are expecting a lot of snow in DC. I suppose the government will shut down. Whatever will we do?

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yet another QOTD pic of this poisonous parasite…

Please HotAir, consider a limit of using this man’s
ugly mug for the rest of his term….

ToddPA on March 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

…a crappy ending…to a perfectly good day!

KOOLAID2 on March 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Racing has resumed at Bristol

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM

What’s he gonna do this lap Ned? “I think he’s gonna turn left!”

NASCAR is soccer with cars.

Boring…

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

They are expecting a lot of snow in DC. I suppose the government will shut down. Whatever will we do?

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Blame Ted Cruz …

;-)

ShainS on March 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

They are expecting a lot of snow in DC. I suppose the government will shut down. Whatever will we do?

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM

As long as the Republicans get the blame, all is right with the world. /

Alien on March 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

If you google Erika for images, you’ll get MKH and Katie P as well.

Trifecta of hawt.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

NASCAR is soccer with cars.

Boring…

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Soccer is more fun. Basketball on the other hand. I’d rather watch astro turf grow.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Oh, and good evening, everyone. Good to be with you tonight.

Alien on March 16, 2014 at 8:59 PM

“The combination has led to uncharacteristic criticism of Mr. Obama and bitter complaints that his vaunted political organization has done little to help the party’s vulnerable congressional candidates. …”

They should be bitterly complaining that they were stupid enough to have supported this incompetent, useless piece of trash twice, because of his melanin. They’re finally learning that elections do have bitter consequences.

AppraisHer on March 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Jimmy Ruffin (David’s older brother) “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

^ a little scary when she gets like this, but . . .

you’re cool if you don’t see this.

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Gorram I just re-watched this yesterday.

O, zhe zhen shi ge kuai le de jin zhan

Murphy9 on March 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

NASCAR is soccer with cars.

Boring…

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I love soccer. In other news Red Bull finally got caught cheating at the F1 Melbourne GP

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Soccer is more fun. Basketball on the other hand. I’d rather watch astro turf grow.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:59 PM

As a Kentuckian you know I’m a Wildcat.

Adolph Rupp teaches basketball

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

hey my comment was first for a few moments and now isn’t.
oh well.

dmacleo on March 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

You were deemed not worthy.

cozmo on March 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

…LOL!…I’ve had that numerous times!…shows as the first one…hand have had it several times…kicked to third!

KOOLAID2 on March 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Toanhall jello wrestling would get hits.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I enjoy soccer too. World Cup this year, should be fun again. :)

22044 on March 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I love soccer. In other news Red Bull finally got caught cheating at the F1 Melbourne GP

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 9:01 PM

What did they do?

Murphy9 on March 16, 2014 at 9:03 PM

and…

KOOLAID2 on March 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

The Baron of the Blugrass: Greatest coach of all time.

And my 8 seeded Wildcats are winning #9

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Murphy9 on March 16, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Fuel flow violation. They say that the FIA fuel gauge is faulty.

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 9:06 PM

The big story here is the Dayton Flyers. I guess they got into… whatever that thing is the college basketball teams were trying to get into.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 9:06 PM

And my 8 seeded Wildcats are winning #9

ConstantineXI on March 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Dickie Vitale wasn’t happy about that 8 seed. I thought it was low for how talented they are – but they lost a lot of games.

kcewa on March 16, 2014 at 9:07 PM

the left always does quite well when they are prepared. 2010 was a sucker punch to them….2014? They will be prepared very well…so i’m not counting on a RINO party majority in the Senate. RINOs pretty much under perform on election day.

r keller on March 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Evening, r keller. For the sake of argument — it seems to me that the left was prepared for the “wave” election of 2010, as they managed to hold the Senate. The flip in the House, although of historic proportion, is a pattern in mid-terms. Don’t you think that perhaps more credit should be given to the voters (including the TEA party) who decided to push back against what they saw as the admin’s overreach on several issues?

Even though the Democrats will likely be better prepared, I see a similar wave of dissatisfaction and need to push back against the party in power — the Republican gains may not approach the size of those seen in 2010, but the overall result should have more of an impact, as the Senate should flip so that R’s control Congress. IMHO.

What they do with that control, however …

Alien on March 16, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I enjoy soccer too. World Cup this year, should be fun again. :)

22044 on March 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Is it time for that again. I hope they don’t give the audience those awful noisemakers again.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 9:08 PM

2014 will be worse than 2010 for Ds if voters don’t suddenly experience a mass amnesia over Unaffordable NoCare.

22044 on March 16, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Kate Upton defies gravity.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Is it time for that again. I hope they don’t give the audience those awful noisemakers again.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Yes, the vuvuzelas. They were pretty annoying, I guess. I don’t think they’re making a comeback.

22044 on March 16, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Is it time for that again. I hope they don’t give the audience those awful noisemakers again.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Vuvuzelas!

Murphy9 on March 16, 2014 at 9:12 PM

They are expecting a lot of snow in DC. I suppose the government will shut down. Whatever will we do?

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM

crankyoldlady:Haha,…(sarc):0
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Photo: Ice breaking up on Lake Michigan – @joshuabrown101, via @stormchaser4850
see original on twitter.com

https://twitter.com/joshuabrown101/status/445292086279933952/photo/1/large

canopfor on March 16, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Bishop will never read this.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Kate Upton defies gravity.

wolly4321 on March 16, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Seething cauldron of chlamydia?

(“Larger image.”)

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry endorsed the re-election of United States Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Saturday night, according to the Washington Times.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/03/16/Rick-Perry-Endorses-Mitch-McConnell-For-US-Senate-Re-Election

How sad.

bluefox on March 16, 2014 at 9:16 PM

RadioActive:

The Firm – Radioactive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtJmVDoY904

Retweeted by NATOSource
ŽygimantasPavilionis ‏@ZygisPavilionis 57m

Putin’s Russia becomes N.Korea MT @MaximEristavi: the chief of Putin’s media threats 2turn US into “radioactive dust” pic.twitter.com/ksoYWeo0U6

https://twitter.com/GraniTweet/status/445266430179540992/photo/1/large

canopfor on March 16, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Gorram I just re-watched this yesterday.

O, zhe zhen shi ge kuai le de jin zhan

Murphy9 on March 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Can’t count the times the Britcess* has reminded me of that one flippin scene. :) Was watching Firefly earlier, anyway though.

*H/T SparkPlug

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry endorsed the re-election of United States Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Saturday night, according to the Washington Times

I suppose he owed him.

crankyoldlady on March 16, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Photo: Ice breaking up on Lake Michigan – @joshuabrown101, via @stormchaser4850
see original on twitter.com

https://twitter.com/joshuabrown101/status/445292086279933952/photo/1/large

canopfor on March 16, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Yay, Captain Sig of the Northwestern can get to the Opie pots this summer!

Murphy9 on March 16, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Oh, and good evening, everyone. Good to be with you tonight.

Alien on March 16, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Greetings and felicitations, Alien. I hope your evening is both pleasant and memorable.

Axe on March 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

the Britcess

???

Resist We Much on March 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

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