Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 18, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Just a few months ago, it looked like 2014 would be the year of the populist, with Democrats running on economic inequality, tea party Republicans bashing banks and newly minted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledging to soak the rich with higher taxes.

That was so January. The terrain is now shifting fast as the 1 percent fights back hard and the effectiveness of the populist approach comes into question.

Fresh off a bruising loss in Florida, the Democratic playbook for the midterms appears in need of a major rewrite — and the pro-business wing of the party is ready to draw up new plans. President Barack Obama in his budget once again floated a plan to raise taxes on Wall Street, but no one took it seriously. And just days later, the president was raising money at the home of one of the wealthiest private equity executives in New York. Mayor de Blasio’s hopes to increase taxes on the wealthiest got blown out by Wall Street’s newest hero, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And de Blasio is facing major heat from the rich over his opposition to charter schools.

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So it’s comical, in a way, to see Mr. Ryan trying to explain away some recent remarks in which he attributed persistent poverty to a “culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working.” He was, he says, simply being “inarticulate.” How could anyone suggest that it was a racial dog-whistle? Why, he even cited the work of serious scholars — people like Charles Murray, most famous for arguing that blacks are genetically inferior to whites. Oh, wait. …

Or we’re told that conservatives, the Tea Party in particular, oppose handouts because they believe in personal responsibility, in a society in which people must bear the consequences of their actions. Yet it’s hard to find angry Tea Party denunciations of huge Wall Street bailouts, of huge bonuses paid to executives who were saved from disaster by government backing and guarantees. Instead, all the movement’s passion, starting with Rick Santelli’s famous rant on CNBC, has been directed against any hint of financial relief for low-income borrowers. And what is it about these borrowers that makes them such targets of ire? You know the answer.

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Let’s for a moment concede that roughly half the country is focused on punishing the poor. Let’s say they communicate this viewpoint via thinly-veiled racist rhetoric that apparently anyone can hear. Still, is it really “difficult” to find a Tea Party denunciation of bailouts? I guess asking your intern to type the words “bailout” and “Tea Party” into a Google search is problematic for a guy who insulates himself from the opposition’s arguments. Arduous as the work can be, though, Krugman would have first found a Wikipedia page that cited all larger 2009 Tea Party protests and found around a dozen of them were partly or explicitly aimed at denunciating Wall Street bailouts. …

Actually, nearly every Tea Party-affiliated candidate had come out strongly against TARP, many of them making it the centerpiece of their runs against establishment Republicans — including Mike Lee and Marco Rubio.   Is there no editor on the Times’ opinion page editor that can email the professor and ask him whether he wants to make such a ludicrous claim?

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It should matter that what Ryan told Bennett is true, as anyone who has spent time in America’s inner cities and working with kids there can testify. The reasons for the hardships facing those living in America’s inner cities are complicated and not simply cultural; they are economic as well. But to say that there isn’t a problematic culture that has taken root in America’s inner cities is a lie; and to attack those like Ryan who speak about it is to compound the lie. …

But as Jonathan points out, there’s something more fundamental going on here. Liberals who have complicity in the problems plaguing America’s inner cities are attempting to make an honest conversation about poverty impossible. They are signaling that they intend to try to take out Republicans who want to address some of the root causes, the behavioral causes, of poverty. …

For them the villain isn’t, say, the ruinous public school systems in Chicago, Detroit, and D.C. that are destroying the lives and future of hundreds of thousands of kids; it’s Paul Ryan, who among other things supports school choice for inner-city parents. This is what large parts of liberalism have been reduced to: the praetorian guard of corrupt, poverty-creating institutions and organizations.

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Half a century later, with the Census Bureau reporting more than 46 million Americans still mired in poverty, these same liberals seem insistent on denying low-income children quality educational opportunities, through cruel policies that will only perpetuate the cycle of poverty.

In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio has embarked on a systematic campaign to destroy the city’s burgeoning charter school movement. He’s diverting more than $200 million in funding marked for charter schools, and has also thrown hundreds of students out of their promised school buildings. He has also declared his intent to nullify arrangements that allow charters to locate in existing public schools rent-free. …

Worst of all, the left and teachers unions aren’t just denying the clear facts — they’re denying millions of low-income students the opportunity for a better future.

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I am mystified. Charter schools are not private schools. They are free public schools that are open to any student, usually by lottery. Some very rich people support them, provide extra funds for special programs and, in return, get vilified for their efforts. One columnist, citing the pay package of charter-school CEOs, referred to a “gilded crusade,” another to an “all-out campaign by the elite.” You would think we’re talking about the “gilded” and “elite” getting their own kids into some fancy school. Instead, they’re helping poor children. …

When the rich insist that lower taxes would do wonders for the poor, the orphaned and the grievously widowed, I detect the faint aroma of self-interest. But when they plump for charter schools, the only ulterior motive you can find is that down the road, years from now, society will benefit and so, as night follows day, will they. I can live with that.

America has always had a love-hate relationship with its rich. But lately, there’s been more hate than love.

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The welfare state, primarily devoted to pensions and medical care for the elderly, aggravates inequality. Young people just starting up the earnings ladder and families in the child-rearing, tuition-paying years subsidize the elderly, who have had lifetimes of accumulation. Households headed by people age 75 and older have the highest median net worth of any age group.

In this sixth year of near-zero interest rates, the government’s monetary policy breeds inequality. Low rates are intended to drive liquidity into the stock market in search of higher yields. The resulting boom in equity markets — up 30 percent last year alone — has primarily benefited the 10 percent who own 80 percent of all directly owned stocks. Charles Wolf writes in the Weekly Standard: “The financial sector’s profits rose from 18 percent of total corporate profits preceding the recession in 2007 to 23 percent in 2013.” …

The monetary base having expanded 340 percent in six years, there is abundant money for businesses. But, says Fisher, the federal government’s fiscal and regulatory policies discourage businesses from growing the economy with the mountain of money the Fed has created. This is why “the most vital organ of our nation’s economy — the middle-income worker — is being eviscerated.” And why the loudest complaints about inequality are coming from those whose policies worsen it.

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The factor in all this that liberals have been emphasizing the most in recent months has been stagnation in the minimum wage. It is true that a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis found that a substantial increase in the minimum wage would lift 900,000 low-wage workers out of poverty. But a minimum-wage hike would be very poorly targeted if our goal were to help poor families. Specifically, the CBO found that only 19 percent of the income gains that would follow an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would go to households whose earnings fall below the poverty line. And the CBO also projects that the U.S. work force would become smaller by an amount equal to 500,000 workers as employers found large numbers of Americans unemployable at a higher wage floor. That is, a minimum-wage hike risks making the worklessness problem worse rather than better.

So what can we do about the worklessness crisis?

First, Republicans need to back macroeconomic policies that will bring us closer to full employment. David Beckworth and Ramesh Ponnuru have argued in these pages that if the Federal Reserve keeps the growth of nominal spending and nominal income on a steady path, we will see a far more robust labor-market recovery. Achieving full employment is a crucial first step, as periods of full employment are also periods during which inflation-adjusted incomes rise for all households, including those at the bottom of the ladder.


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WHERE the hell is Allahputzit???

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM

We could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you ship you off to AoSHQ…

JohnGalt23 on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’m old and forgetful. Shake my memory a little here.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Your turn to buy….*clink!*

KCB on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

and right on cue the ‘leadership’ of the RINO, corporatist party says that they’ll win BIG in November

The Republican National Committee chairman is predicting a “tsunami” of GOP victories in the mid-term elections this fall.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/25004604/rnc-chief-party-to-win-tsunami-of-victories#ixzz2wNGjbLPD

these guys are a joke. They got to get over the whitesplaining

Most of them should not ever give a speech it seems…they can’t see what words mean to other people…call it the Akin Effect…get cozy, think big, go onto the TeeVee and say something stupid.

Reagan didn’t do that. Okay guys?

r keller on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Amnesty = traitors to the legal American workers.

Amnesty = hatred toward the middle class of America.

Amnesty = hatred toward blacks and other minorities, legally in the USA.

Add your own…

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Yes, COL. Loved the way Eve Arden wore Henry around her shoulders…until Henry became Henrietta ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Unemployment rate for illegals may be lower than for black US citizens

Consider that the PEW Center estimates that some 8 million illegal aliens currently hold full time jobs in the United States. PEW has no estimation of part time jobs held by illegal aliens in the United States.

There are currently over 20 million U.S. citizens and legal immigrants in the nation who are either unemployed or chronically and acutely underemployed.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Heh. Sweet. My heart bleeds/

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I hope Fallon had a great day! Fallon if you read this. Fingers crossed, lots of hugs! ; )

Bmore on March 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM

…the Senator she wanted for the RePubic primary is behind…no word on her status yet…she was guarding political signs… on a ‘windy’ day.

KOOLAID2 on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Jaibones on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 PM

My ex-Spawn’s dad-IS a conservative. He works for the state though.
So did my dad-but he was anti-union. My dad became a union steward…so he could start destroying the union from within.
*evil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Amnesty = traitors to the legal American workers.

Amnesty = hatred toward the middle class of America.

Amnesty = hatred toward blacks and other minorities, legally in the USA.

Add your own…

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Amnesty = hatred toward Americans and law-abiding immigrants.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Marjorie Main’s always a treat! I love her as the boarding house proprietor, Lucy, in “The Women.”

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Very strange person. TCM did a bit on her. She was a serious germaphobe.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

We could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you ship you off to AoSHQ…

JohnGalt23 on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

WGN and Politico are calling it for Rauner.

Jaibones on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

They sure don’t make like they used to. I pretty much ignore the new crap Hollywood is churning out these days…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Can’t handle it. Taking my toothache to bed.

Raise hell, you pikers.

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

^ Not a piker.

Axe on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Not as bad as Howard Hughes, I’d wager. Howie Mandel’s also a germaphobe.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Illinois Governor race just called for B. Rauner

94.6% reporting

B. Rauner 40%
K. Dillard 37.5%
B. Brady 15.1%
D. Rutherford 7.5%

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/governor/illinois/

wren on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I posted this earlier on the thread about inflation, but I was one of the last posts. Tell me if y’all know about the second part.

Surely there’s a number like the u6 for unemployment that includes everything, not some arbitrary omissions/inclusions. But even then, could you trust it? I’m skeptical….
Also, did anyone else note that at the beginning of the Obama administration, the government changed how they calculate what poverty is to a relative scale, rather than as a comparison to a fixed basket of necessary items? See what that does? It guarantees that there will always be a group classified as “in poverty”. Quite a justification for endlessly expanding government–at some point the poorest millionaire in Beverly Hills would be classified as in poverty due to his position in respect to all the other millionaires!
Ridiculous……

Doc Holliday on March 18, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Doc Holliday on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I just ate a cat

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Alf?

dentarthurdent on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Very strange person. TCM did a bit on her. She was a serious germaphobe.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I heard she was a lesbian, took it with a GOS…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Axe on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Niters and sleep well, Axe. Hope you feel better in the morning!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Yes, COL. Loved the way Eve Arden wore Henry around her shoulders…until Henry became Henrietta ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I don’t remember that part but it’s been awhile since I saw it. I do like her though.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Thanks for the tip on the BBC Hitch Hikers Guide series. I’ve watched the first 4 – pretty good.
Special effects…. ehhhh – like the scene in Men in Black – “looks like Spielberg’s work”…

dentarthurdent on March 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Doc Holliday on March 18, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Doc Holliday on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

And the way the unemployment rate is calculated…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I just ate a cat

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Alf?

dentarthurdent on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Not the Ockmonek’s cat I hope.

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

dentarthurdent on March 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

No problem, DAD!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Don’t know why, but somehow this seems to fit here:

I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs

climbnjump on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, trolls and loons…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 10:53 PM

OC:0
======

Yellowbeard Trailer (1983)
*********** **************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpf-xMB-ml8

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I’m old and forgetful. Shake my memory a little here.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Your turn to buy….*clink!*

KCB on March 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Order up, but I think I’ll pass. Maybe too much of that stuff is why I can’t remember Sunday night.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I heard she was a lesbian, took it with a GOS…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I don’t know if they mentioned that. Mary Wicks was one.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

No problem, DAD!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Gotta say – dam I look good in pajamas and bathrobe…..

dentarthurdent on March 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM

According to Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute, 70 percent of children raised in low-income households never make it into the middle class as adults, and one of the reasons is that many children raised in low-income households are extremely isolated from the world of work.

Reihan Salam & Rich Lowry must be racists.

3-4 weeks ago was the anniversary of the communist manifesto.

“Non-workers, unite” is the modern leftist credo.

Ryan is an amnesty and RINO scumbag, but he’s not racist. What he said about the inner city pockets of destitution is absolutely true.

Anyone who calls him a “racist” for that is one him/herself.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Tweets

13WREX ‏@13WREX 9m

#BREAKING: Bruce Rauner wins GOP gubernatorial race over Kirk Dillard. #13elections pic.twitter.com/hb3k6H8pQX

https://twitter.com/13WREX/status/446120711501803521/photo/1/large

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Order up, but I think I’ll pass. Maybe too much of that stuff is why I can’t remember Sunday night.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Sweet! Lounds like the bar is open! Where’s B9?

KCB on March 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Lounds like it has been open for a while……

KCB on March 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thanks Kool. Hopefully she is enjoying some sort of celebration this evening. ; )

Bmore on March 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM

And the way the unemployment rate is calculated…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Yeah that’s what I was talking about in the first part–picking and choosing stats to make things look good. Damned annoying. I’m sure their are others–especially in terms of how the national debt is calculated.

Doc Holliday on March 18, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I don’t know if they mentioned that. Mary Wicks was one.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

eww!

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Anyone who calls him a “racist” for that is one him/herself.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Schandenfreude: I never got to chime in,

glad your back,..and your short-stay in H/A Pergatory:)

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Heh…
Hey, bud

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I just ate a cat

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM

And your culinary opinion is?

snack-worthy? too furry? too small to mess with?

Inquiring predators want to know.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I have an appetite like a shark’s — I just cruise around, constantly eating if something moves close by. I suppose it’s a survival instinct. Can’t really comment on the taste — although I wonder if I can tell their nationality. They seem to be Chinese, since I’m hungry a minute or two later.

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Lounds like it has been open for a while……

KCB on March 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Why yesh, yesh it doesh.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Anytime an illegal alien is holding a job in this country while an American or legal immigrant is unemployed this nation loses.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Anyone who calls him a “racist” for that is one him/herself.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Next time somebody calls you a racist just say, “Aw, you’re just jealous because it was a Republican who freed the slaves.”.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Here ya go, COL: Eve Arden with Henry the Cat

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I don’t know if they mentioned that. Mary Wicks was one.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Who is Mary Wicks?

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

toons of the Day: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March Resist We Much on March 18, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Those were pretty good. The bracket one first up. And barky with tank treads on his back.

Can’t remember what they were, but my Grand dad used to give me books of Brit cartoons like these. Not all about politics, but the wit was pronounced.

Some were even slightly risque’

Big thick books of humour. They were wonderful, and I read them time and time again.

wolly4321 on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Anytime an illegal alien is holding a job in this country while an American or legal immigrant is unemployed this nation loses.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Yet the blacks would and will vote against their best interests every time. In this case, all because of skin color.

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:22 PM

They seem to be Chinese, since I’m hungry a minute or two later.

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Same with small humans–tasty as hell, but you’ve gotta eat a lot of ‘em.
Kinda like crappie.

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I have a cousin who was nicknamed “Jaws” when she was pregnant. If’n it was edible, it called out to her…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

*clink!*

tommy71 on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:22 PM

How they vote is their business. That illegal aliens are taking American jobs is mine.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

ABC BOMBSHELL

Thai military radar “was able to detect a signal, which was not a normal signal, of a plane flying in the direction opposite from the MH370 plane,” back toward Kuala Lumpur. The plane later turned right, toward Butterworth, a Malaysian city along the Strait of Malacca.

Hijack, attempted crash into Twin Towers, Malaysian Air Force splashes 777, coverup begins?

faraway on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Who is Mary Wicks?

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Tall brusque woman. Always played housekeepers and parts like that. She was the housekeeper in White Christmas if you’ve seen that. You’d know her if you saw her. I doubt she was ever out of work.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Oberweis is a good guy-but El Turbin is gonna eat him alive.
I worked for the Salvi campaign in ’96-vs Durbin for a then open senate seat.
Durbinites are azzmoles!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 18, 2014 at 10:59 PM

ALT:..Lol,…”Durbanites” :)

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Same with small humans–tasty as hell …
predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:22 PM

You just described alt.

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Good for us Predator is here. Drinks are on him, folks! ;-)

tommy71 on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 PM

*smooooooch!*

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:25 PM

The Hebrew Bible mentions left-handed people on three occasions: the story of Ehud’s assassination of the Moabite king (Judges 3:12–30), the 700 Benjamites who could use the sling with deadly accuracy (Judges 20:16) and the two-dozen ambidextrous warriors who came to support David in Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:2). All of these stories of left-handed people in the Bible appear in military contexts, and, curiously, all involve members of the tribe of Benjamin.

Benjamites may have been genetically disposed to left-handedness at birth, but the trait may also have been encouraged in soldiers to give them a strategic advantage in combat—somewhat like left-handed baseball pitchers today—against right-handed opponents who were unaccustomed to fighting “lefties.”

the Jimi Hendrix Experience – Stone Free, Purple Haze and Hey Joe

kcewa on March 18, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Sad notes from Kew West Reader

My husband passed away on February 6th.

He was VA, but was treated at Tampa General due to emergency circumstances… he was in patient for 10 days and incurred $133k in charges. They discharged him without assigning him a visiting nurse for IV antibiotics because he didn’t “qualify” for ObamaCare. They marched him out the door on 1/5/14 and he was dead a month later.

Don’t tell me ObamaCares or I will stab you in the face.

This is a BAD law. Hospitals used to NEVER discharge a patient without the needed follow up care. They are allowed to do this now. Thank you Democrats may you burn in Hades. I hate you all.

Key West Reader on March 18, 2014 at 4:48 PM

platypus on March 18, 2014 at 5:08 PM

You are very kind. It was a long hard illness and he is now at peace. But when I see treatment being denied to folks like my husband and this pastor it only reminds me of Sarah Palin’s warning about death panels.

He was only 44 years old.

Key West Reader on March 18, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:25 PM

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

OK, I think I know who you mean…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I have a cousin who was nicknamed “Jaws” when she was pregnant. If’n it was edible, it called out to her…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Evenin’, Newtie! I bet that no one called her that to her face. Especially when she was eating.

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:26 PM

How they vote is their business. That illegal aliens are taking American jobs is mine.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I don’t like it any more than you do.

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Sorry

Sad notes from Key West Reader

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Same with small humans–tasty as hell …
predator on March 18, 2014 at 11:22 PM

You just described alt.

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Alien:

Looks from faraway,….looking through(FLIR),
Forward looking Infrared Radar,..for ALT’s
Tactical Nuke, for the timing to shut all
the electronics down, toot-sweet,..before the flash!!!!!!
(snark)

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Many movies–unforgettable presence!

How many remember her, though

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:26 PM

She took it with good humour, Alien. My problem was always with craving shellfish when I was pregnant. Thank God for Chinese buffets!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Here ya go, COL: Eve Arden with Henry the Cat

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Thanks. They must have found a very laid back cat. Ginger Rogers was in that too as were a lot of fairly well-known actresses.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Next time somebody calls you a racist just say, “Aw, you’re just jealous because it was a Republican who freed the slaves.”.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I always tell them that I helped more black people than obama did, which is true.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Sorry

Sad notes from Key West Reader

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

What? What happened?

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Hijack, attempted crash into Twin Towers, Malaysian Air Force splashes 777, coverup begins?

faraway on March 18, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Why cover it up…?

JohnGalt23 on March 18, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I don’t know if they mentioned that. Mary Wicks was one.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Also;

Nancy Kulp (Miss Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies)

Edith Head (Famous fashion designer)

Barbara Stanwyck (Victoria Barclay on The Big Valley)

/Film & TV trivia buff speaking here.

cheers

eon

eon on March 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

How many remember her, though

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Newtie and the Beauty: Watched it on TV, as a kid,..loved it:)

Heres there Movies:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ma%20and%20Pa%20Kettle&sm=12

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Watching old Red Skelton movies on TCM. He was really cool…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Love Red. Thanks for letting us know. Gotta record it since NCIS on and hubs dibbed it first. Named my parakeets Gertrude and Heathcliff when I was a kid.

31giddyup on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Sad notes from Key West Reader

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Very sad. I hope she is okay.

Bmore on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

What? What happened?

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Never mind, I found it. Terrible…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

… for ALT’s
Tactical Nuke, for the timing to shut all
the electronics down, toot-sweet,..before the flash!!!!!!
(snark)

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Oh, no — you misunderstood. “Small human — tasty as hell” is a compliment. When someone says the phrase “small, tasty human,” don’t you automatically picture alt?

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

He was only 44 years old.

Key West Reader on March 18, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I’m so sorry, Key West. We knew this would happen. Most won’t care until it happens to them. The socialists just think there will be fewer people which is what they want.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Ma & Pa Kettle Math
*******************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfq5kju627c

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM

But, crankyoldlady, no one calls me a “racist”.

The leftist morons have diminished real racism by calling anyone who opposes their idiocies names. They diminished bigotry, real discrimination and etc.

In reality they are the biggest subjugaters of other people.

Plus, how many people have obama and Hillary/Kerry freed? I mean nations.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM

How they vote is their business. That illegal aliens are taking American jobs is mine.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

They’re being given american jobs. I don’t blame them – I blame the ones giving them the jobs.

Just my opinion.

kcewa on March 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Barbara Stanwyck (Victoria Barclay on The Big Valley)

/Film & TV trivia buff speaking here.

cheers

eon

eon on March 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Victoria Barkley was a lesbian? GTFO!

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM

You can leave your hat on.

Jaibones on March 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM

eon

eon on March 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I kind of thought Stanwick had a husband but could be wrong.

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Politics makes me feel … dirty.

Jaibones on March 18, 2014 at 11:33 PM

31giddyup, saw your note this morning on the other QotD :)

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Politics makes me feel … dirty.

Jaibones on March 18, 2014 at 11:33 PM

So does sex. But it’s a good dirty.

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Heads Up:

Arizona, US
10m
American Civil Liberties Union urges federal appeals court to strike down Arizona law that denies bail to illegal immigrants – @AP
read more on bigstory.ap.org
=============================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/court-hear-appeal-over-arizonas-no-bail-law

canopfor on March 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Love Red. Thanks for letting us know. Gotta record it since NCIS on and hubs dibbed it first. Named my parakeets Gertrude and Heathcliff when I was a kid.

31giddyup on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

His movies are great…

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

31giddyup on March 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Have you ever seen/remember this one, Giddyup? Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

Awesome man!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Say what….?

I’m distracted by the non stop videos that I have to keep shutting off to keep from being distracted.

This is getting worse than Townhall.

Yea, I click in, to click off advertisement. What genius thought that up?

Can’t they just advertise without forcing me to turn off my volumne, or make me turn off the advertisement if I want to watch a posted video?

It passed annyoing a few miles back.

Hog Wild on March 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

31giddyup, saw your note this morning on the other QotD :)

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

You may call her Rhonda, Palladini.

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Here ya go…..love the shoes.

Hey leftists, EAT SH*T!!!

This girl will beat your azz!!
Buuhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rieWllfw9M

ToddPA on March 18, 2014 at 11:36 PM

They are saying that people in the Maldives saw a low flying plane go over. Has that been checked out and what is farther on where they could have landed?

crankyoldlady on March 18, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Alien on March 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Glad you made that distinction, Alien :P

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:36 PM

wren on March 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Tribune finally caught up to Politico and poof … they moved to Politico’s number, 2%. So Politico was right all along. Good to know.

Jaibones on March 18, 2014 at 11:36 PM

How they vote is their business. That illegal aliens are taking American jobs is mine.

thatsafactjack on March 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Well said!

They’re being given American jobs. I don’t blame them – I blame the ones giving them the jobs.

Just my opinion.

kcewa on March 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I blame all, trespassers, employers, politicians, especially from the right, commerce, banking, Gates, Soros, especially Soros.

Mostly I also blame the Wall Street Journal. They advocate for completely open borders.

Putin figured out that the West is guided by only one principle, dough. He figured out that all other is now b/s and hypocrisy.

The West is dead.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2014 at 11:37 PM

And I like that cute way brushingmyhair never capitalizes or says yah instead of yeah.

Lanceman on March 18, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Hog Wild on March 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Downloading Adblock Plus will take care of that, HW.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM

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