Quotes of the day

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

Americans consider Hillary Clinton’s gender, more than her actual experience, as the most positive thing about having her in the Oval Office come 2016, a Gallup poll has found.

Eighteen percent of survey respondents cited Clinton being the first female president as the top reason to elect her. Half as many named her experience. On the flip side, only 4 percent answered “don’t want a woman president” as the biggest negative of a Hillary Clinton presidency. …

Democrats were overwhelmingly more enthusiastic about her becoming the nation’s first female president. Thirty percent — compared to 17 and 11 percent of independents and Republicans, respectively — cited this as the foremost positive.

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While the GOP is more divided than usual this cycle, Democrats are more united. Hillary Clinton has 67 percent in the polls, more than the top five Republicans’ average support combined. Clinton is polling stronger than any contender in the modern era on either side, including incumbent presidents George H.W. Bush in 1992 and Jimmy Carter in 1980. For non-incumbents, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and Al Gore in 2000, each with 45 percent support at this point, come closest to Clinton. …

Polls conducted more than two years before a presidential election don’t tell us all that much about the eventual vote percentages. But they do tell us that the Democratic and Republican fields for 2016 each look very unusual at this point in the race. The Republican picture is unusually muddled, and the Democratic picture is unusually clear.

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The claim has hardened into accepted fact among many Democratic operatives: Hillary Clinton is freezing the Democratic 2016 field as she waits until possibly late this year to decide on another presidential run. It’s virtually impossible for anyone other than Clinton to raise money or build a campaign infrastructure, the thinking goes, with Clinton hovering overhead.

Yet Clinton’s allies believe it’s not true — and increasingly they are saying so. In fact, they argue the opposite: that the former first lady is shielding other prospective Democratic contenders from months of attacks and scrutiny they’d probably face without her in the picture. There’s simply no need for Clinton to start a campaign this early, they say.

“I don’t buy it at all. It’s crazy,” William Daley, former chief of staff for President Barack Obama, said of complaints about her timetable. “Maybe they’re all better off … whoever jumps in will have instant analysis, attention … Most of these people have day jobs. That’s the most important thing for them” to do right now.

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The super PACs, like Ready For Hillary, know this very well. And even though they still don’t have a candidate, they are busy crafting a storyline for Clinton that would emphasize her background. At a recent event, the group featured a video montage of Clinton photos backed by Katy Perry’s “Roar.”  Lyrics:  “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire / ‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar. Louder, louder than a lion / ‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!”  (Sure sounds like the modern-day remix or at least a play on Helen Reddy’s 1971  feminist call-to-arms “I Am Woman,” and a certain generation is sure to hear it that way.)

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Hillary Clinton has begun laying out foreign-policy positions that sound a more hard-line note on Iran, Russia and other global trouble spots than is coming from President Barack Obama, underscoring how she might differentiate herself from the administration she served, should she run for president.

The former secretary of state this week voiced doubts that Iran would make good on an agreement that Mr. Obama hopes will curb that country’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions.

Mrs. Clinton, speaking to the American Jewish Congress in New York, said that she was “personally skeptical that the Iranians would follow through and deliver” on the nuclear deal reached last year.

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Nixon served Eisenhower, who left office (via Gallup) with a 59 percent approval rating. George H.W. Bush served Reagan, who left office with a 63 percent approval rating. Gore served Bill Clinton, who left office at 66 percent approval. Humphrey served Lyndon Johnson, who left with 49 percent approval.

We don’t know where Barack Obama will fall on that list. But he’s struggling now, and this is of particular concern for Biden because his likely opponent, Hillary Clinton, has already left the administration and can thus, in classic Clinton form, ditch unpopular policies and pretend to have had strong strategic instincts from the beginning. Biden cannot.

For example, Biden announced the administration’s “reset” with Russia, which turned out to be an appalling fiasco. But Clinton, as the nation’s chief diplomat, took high-profile stewardship of the reset. The disastrous policy still follows Biden around, as he must survey the wreckage of his administration’s failures and try to contain the damage. Clinton mocked Mitt Romney’s contention about Russia’s geopolitical threat to America, but now, freed from the administration, she can simply pretend she isn’t totally and catastrophically naïve about Russia…

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Mrs. Clinton will turn 69 years old just before Election Day 2016, which would make her the second-oldest president after Ronald Reagan, who was also 69 and a few months on Election Day.

By and large, the Democrats have put up younger nominees in recent years. In 1992, Bill Clinton, Mrs. Clinton’s husband, was 46 when he was elected, and Barack Obama was 47 in 2008.  Al Gore was 52 when he ran unsuccessfully in 2000, and John Kerry, the Democrat’s 2004 nominee, was 60 at the time.

If she decides to run, Mrs. Clinton will likely face a much younger Republican opponent, judging from the emerging GOP field. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz both will be 45 on Election Day; Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will be 46; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will be 53; and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be 54.

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Democrats everywhere now assume – as do Republicans – that Clinton is running for president in 2016. They are well aware that this is what running for president looks like. They only fear that something will happen to make her decide not to run, as her friends’ concerns that she should decline a campaign were the subject of a report in The Wall Street Journal this week. But as Clinton distances herself from Obama, rakes in the cash and prevents other Democrats from prepping a national campaign for a White House run in 2016, she might look around at the polls and see just what will happen to Democrats in this fall’s midterm elections if all current estimates are correct. They will lose badly. Does she want to start spending more time trying to save some Democratic senators in red states former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) won handily, where Obama is very unpopular? Maybe not.


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oscarwilde on March 22

yeah..but I see you thinking something up already..

and cozmo is out doing napkin sketches now…

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 3:10 AM

williamg on March 22

almost had a tear in my eye.. cute video
and for a moment wish I hadn’t been the
selfish rat ba*tard I am..
and even wish I had children of my own…
for a moment…

almost…

where did I put that scotch bottle…lQQks

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 2:47 AM

THAT VIDEO is BEYOND PRICELESS!……Only way to say it!………….

williamg on March 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM

williamg on March 22

I said it was cute..
I bet it will mean more to them both
in 20 or 40 years..

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 3:21 AM

wondering?

Open The Door on March 22, 2014 at 5:34 AM

I Wonder Why – Dion & The Belmonts

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 5:44 AM

Runaway – Del Shannon

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 5:49 AM

HEH, I was banned. Wondering if it was still on.

Open The Door on March 22, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Open The Door on March 22, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Coming in loud and clear. :)

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Sleepwalk – Johnny and Santos

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 5:52 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m6lymJy57E

Open The Door on March 22, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Open The Door on March 22, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Excellent tune.

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 5:54 AM

It’s a war. My Grandfather was a man of wealth. Passed away.
All the usual players. Fighting for a chunk. Especially the ones not bloodline.

All I want is my Grandpops M1 Garand.

I am Joe Blow III USN.
My father was Joe Blow II. USAF.
Joe Blow I was Army, Red Arrow brigade, New Guinea.

Is there any question?

Oh yeah,, what’s it worth?? $$$$

Some things are priceless.

They can fight over the the money. There’s probably a lot of it.

I just want the rifle.

wolly4321 on March 22, 2014 at 6:17 AM

You nightowls are a decent bunch.

wolly4321 on March 22, 2014 at 6:23 AM

I came back to see if Ratso is still alive.

SparkPlug on March 22, 2014 at 6:27 AM

I think Ratso probably lives like a king.

wolly4321 on March 22, 2014 at 6:35 AM

I don’t know about Ratso but I’m still alive.

They found more debris in the ocean. I know they have to check it out but why waste all those resources looking for debris in a huge ocean that’s full of debris. It’s exremely unlikely it has anything to do with the plane especially since we have no idea which way it went. It gives false hope to those relatives.

Are there islands in the area? Are they checking those?

I’m going to laugh if it’s found in Pakistan.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM

I think Ratso probably lives like a king.

wolly4321 on March 22, 2014 at 6:35 AM

King Ratso? Sounds familiar?

HonestLib on March 22, 2014 at 6:45 AM

It’s virtually impossible for anyone other than Clinton to raise money or build a campaign infrastructure, the thinking goes, with Clinton hovering overhead.

So Obama was the last youngster worth anything in the Democratic Party?

Of course he had the Chitown Machine behind him, stole primaries, and lobbied the ‘super-delegates’ who were necessary to stop Hillary. It took all of that to stop her last time.

You would think that with her record as Sec. State that someone in the Democratic Party could undermine her… but that would mean running against the Obama WH… and if you are going to do that, you might as well go whole-hog and run against Obamacare, too. The moment some youngster in his or her 40′s realizes that in the D party, things will really fracture there.

That is how bad off the party is: no willing opportunists that would throw out Obama and Hillary in one go.

Not a one.

ajacksonian on March 22, 2014 at 7:33 AM

You’re looking at the next president of the us, unless of course, Obama changes that with his pen and phone

Brock Robamney on March 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM

ajacksonian on March 22, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Let her get the nod. Then between the health issues and Benghazigate, it would be highly entertaining

Brock Robamney on March 22, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Seriously, what does it matter at this point? The republic is near death now. Ms. Clinton can nail the coffin shut.

I suppose that would be a signal honor of sorts for this fascist criminal.

zoyclem on March 22, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Brock Robamney on March 22, 2014 at 7:53 AM

True, that!

It is just noticeable that there is no back bench in the D party any more. There used to be one when Bill first ran for the Presidency, but today? Zilch. A lot of retreads and no-name hacks, but actual, congenial individuals? Fauxcohantas is about the same age as Hillary… and Wendy Davis has a closet full of flip-flops and skeletons all mixed together with her lies about them.

Yes it will be fun watching Hillary fall apart over her actual job she did and why she is running away from what she said on the job, and why she didn’t fight for a better foreign policy as Sec. State. Yet that is just pathetic as a resume. And no one in the D party has a better resume than that to run on?

There is no back bench to the D party. What you see is what you get, and that is all that it is.

ajacksonian on March 22, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Seriously, what does it matter at this point? The republic is near death now. Ms. Clinton can nail the coffin shut.

I suppose that would be a signal honor of sorts for this fascist criminal.

zoyclem on March 22, 2014 at 7:57 AM

I like to think there’s still some hope. Our country still exists in some of the states and in the villages. But if the Republicans don’t stand up and resume representing us I don’t see how we can save it.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Americans consider Hillary Clinton’s gender, more than her actual experience, as the most positive thing about having her in the Oval Office come 2016, a Gallup poll has found.

Eighteen percent of survey respondents cited Clinton being the first female president as the top reason to elect her.

The survey of 1,024 randomly selected adults, conducted March 15-16 via telephone interviews, has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

So 18%, more or less, of 1,024 randomly selected adults represents Americans?

From the rest of that article:

In its analysis of the poll findings, Gallup wrote that Clinton’s top selling point is clear-cut, but added that her campaign team “would have to grapple with the fact that many Americans have acquired a negative view of some of her personal characteristics over the years, disagree with her positions on issues, and are simply opposed to having another Democrat in the White House.”

Oh, and I just saw this over at DK from one of the Kos Kids:

HRC tacks to the RIGHT on issues of war… (0+ / 0-)
…disqualifies herself in 2016 with Occupy Generation. Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

We will block any HRC nomination and/or general election win. We want normalization with Iran. Apologize for the Shah, let them apologize for rhetoric, then normalize. We want sanctions and visa denials to Israelis until there is one man one vote in all of Palestine (1 state solution). We want an end to corporate welfare and the military/spying/corporate complex. We want an end to heretical wealth. We will actively fight HRC.
http://m.us.wsj.com/

by EdieMeowgwick on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:57:33 PM PDT

Flora Duh on March 22, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Busted…

REPORT: NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT CLAIMS OF SHORTAGE OF HIGH-TECH WORKERS

“The notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been parroted as if it were an indisputable fact by members of congress Congress, academia, and the mainstream press. It has been the impetus behind the relentless campaign for amnesty legislation and a dramatic increase in the number of high-tech visas to allow Silicon Valley to import more foreign workers.

Except there is a problem with those claims. They are not true, and there is empirical evidence to prove it, says Michael Teitelbaum in a piece in, of all places, The Atlantic, a publication that is often cozy with the captains of the high-tech world. He writes that “such claims are now well established as conventional wisdom” and “there is almost no debate in the mainstream.”

Take an article in the Financial Times this week in which the publication repeated the claim that in “booming” Silicon Valley, “engineers are in high demand but short supply,” and companies “are facing the most competitive rush ever to secure US work visas for their foreign hires.”

“They echo from corporate CEO to corporate CEO, from lobbyist to lobbyist, from editorial writer to editorial writer,” Teitelbaum writes. “But what if what everyone knows is wrong? What if this conventional wisdom is just the same claims ricocheting in an echo chamber?…”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/21/Atlantic-No-Empirical-Evidence-to-Support-Claims-of-Shortage-of-American-High-Tech-Workers

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27, 1980) she is 34 years old.

United States of America

Requirements for Presidency of the United States of America.

The person must be a natural-born citizen of the United States and must have been a permanent resident of the United States of America for at least 14 years. Additionally, a candidate must not have been impeached by the Senate, and not have participated in a rebellion against the United States. Each candidate must be at least 35 years of age.

…you don’t suppose… they don’t mean to run H.R. Clinton… they mean to run…

…nah…she’s even less qualified than Obama was…

…but that wasn’t an issue for the Democrats…

… *shudder*…

…nah…

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 8:14 AM

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is tired of people asking when she’ll run for office.

“Very few days go by when people don’t ask me that question,” she said during an appearance on ”Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” when host Jimmy Fallon posed it. But she didn’t actually answer the apparently Burning Question… Source

Flora Duh on March 22, 2014 at 8:33 AM

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 8:12 AM

I don’t see any techy jobs going wanting but skilled workers are in demand. Employers want somebody who has experience in building and fixing things.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Hmmmm….

“The Obama administration has, said Cardinal Burke, “brought an acceleration of perverse theories”. The policy of “U.S. presidents have become progressively more hostile to Christian civilization. Many faithful Catholics have responded to the ever more increasing persecution. Unfortunately, there is still the impression that a considerable part of the population is not really aware of what is happening at present. ”

In France, the population has responded most clearly: “The logo of Manif pour tous is very strong. It aims at the truth. What the French have implemented is a model for other countries. The citizens must be ready to act,” said Cardinal Burke…”

http://www.catholic.org/news/international/europe/story.php?id=54632

And this article in The New Yorker…

AN ANTI-GAY-MARRIAGE TEA PARTY, FRENCH STYLE?

“Last month, marchers filled the streets of Paris and Lyon to protest same-sex marriage, which became legal in France last year. The day after the demonstrations, François Hollande’s Socialist government announced that it would not be putting forward new legislation to make it easier for gay couples to adopt children or have them with the help of surrogate mothers.

Although the government insisted that the decision had nothing to do with the protests, hardly anyone believes it. Hollande’s gay-rights retreat was a major victory for La Manif Pour Tous (The Protest for Everyone), the group that has organized a series of massive protests since November, 2012, when the government first introduced the gay-marriage law.

Some in France have compared La Manif Pour Tous to the Tea Party movement in the United States. At a difficult moment in French life—with unemployment at eleven per cent, Hollande unable to gain traction, and a pessimistic public—La Manif Pour Tous has surprised political parties on the right and the left with its ability to bring people into the streets.

“Our country is in the midst of an economic crisis at the same time there is a social crisis,” Ludovine de la Rochère, the president of the Manif Pour Tous, said at a recent rally. “More profoundly, we are in a crisis of meaning, a moral crisis. The French are the biggest consumers of anti-depressant drugs in Europe. … And yet, within our reach, there is a reservoir, a bearer of meaning, of energy, of solidarity, of relationships: the family, the source of all the human and economic riches of the nation—of all nations—and a barrier against crime, against despair, and against all extremisms.”

While there are some common elements, the differences between La Manif Pour Tous and the Tea Party are perhaps even more interesting. Social issues—family, marriage, sexuality, homosexuality—have suddenly become highly charged in France, but they play out so differently that they illustrate what’s distinctive about France—and the U.S.—in ways that scramble many notions of left and right, conservative and liberal.

What is similar to the Tea Party is that La Manif Pour Tous emerged outside the structure of the traditional French parties—both the Gaullist U.M.P. and the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen.

As with the Tea Party, its supporters claim to represent a silent majority that is not being heard by the élites in the capital. But the Tea Party turned quickly to electoral politics, with what can be seen as either an accession to or a partial takeover of the Republican Party. “La Manif Pour Tous has gone out of its way to keep its distance from both the U.M.P. and the National Front,” Tartakowsky said. It also rejects being labelled as on the right.

Indeed, some of the movement’s positions would place it in the center or center-left of the American debate on social issues. For example, La Manif Pour Tous does not oppose abortion, even though many of its leaders say that, as a private matter, they are against it. “It’s not our issue,” de la Rochère has said repeatedly, when pressed.

La Manif Pour Tous leaders virtually never mention God or the Church, although most are observant Catholics. The French bishops have stayed in the background. Unlike their American counterparts, the French are much less comfortable with religion in public discourse. “This movement is inconceivable without Catholicism,” Tartakowsky said. “And its success is partly dependent on its keeping its religious roots out of sight.”

La Manif Pour Tous has not objected to France’s civil-union law, known as PACS, passed in 1999, which allows gay—and heterosexual—couples to gain legal recognition for their unions without marrying. “It is perfectly correct that gay couples should have legal protection,” Albéric Dumont, another of the movement’s founders and a law student in Paris, told me by phone.

La Manif Pour Tous supporters talk less about defending traditional marriage than about their opposition to the very idea of gay and lesbian people having children. “Every person is the product of the union between a father and a mother,” Dumont told me. “We feel that every child has a right to a father and mother.”

By contrast, same-sex couples raising children has been a common and increasingly accepted practice in the U.S. In 2012, the Republican Presidential candidate and devout Mormon Mitt Romney said, “If two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child—in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do.”

This is partly because the U.S. has long allowed single, unmarried people to adopt, without asking them about their sexual orientation. There is a generation or two of Americans who have been raised by gay people, some of them by couples, some not. Numerous studies show that the children raised in these families are as happy and well-adjusted as other children.

By contrast, France has largely restricted adoption to married couples, and artificial insemination to married couples or (heterosexual) unmarried couples who can show that they have been together for at least two years. Unmarried individuals who wanted to adopt have generally had to do so outside France, then bring the children home. The state has given strong preference to married couples, Nathalie Parent, the president of Enfance & Familles d’Adoption (E.F.A.), an N.G.O. that helps adopting families, explained. “In the French civil code, adoption appears under the heading of marriage,” Parent said. “It is seen as a right of a married couple.”

It is the existence of gay marriage that has brought the question of adoption by gay couples to the forefront. While La Manif Pour Tous insists that it is standing up for common sense and the rights of children, others see simple homophobia….”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/03/anti-gay-marriage-protests-in-france.html

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 8:47 AM

I don’t see any techy jobs going wanting but skilled workers are in demand. Employers want somebody who has experience in building and fixing things.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:38 AM

The amnesty lobby has been saying there’s a shortage of tech workers in the US and they have been using that claim to boost their argument for greater relaxation of visa laws.

Truth is they want cheaper labor and are looking for a way to avoid coverage of these workers under Obamacare.

Of course Obama is encouraging illegals to signup for Obamacare (says their info won’t be given to ICE and they won’t be deported) so I’d expect to see another imperial EO that covers illegals…much to the chagrin of Tech lobbyists like Zucherberg etc.

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 8:52 AM

couple.”

It is the existence of gay marriage that has brought the question of adoption by gay couples to the forefront. While La Manif Pour Tous insists that it is standing up for common sense and the rights of children, others see simple homophobia….”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/03/anti-gay-marriage-protests-in-france.html

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 8:47 AM

There was a case in Ohio that was largely hushed up. Some agency supposedly in Texas, but information is sparse on this,adopted out 3 little boys to a gay guy. He promptly brought them to Ohio and pimped them out to his friends. They were rescued but there was never any talk about investigating the agency or stopping this practice. The socialists care more about sucking up to their victim groups than protecting children. It is clear they don’t care much about children unless they can use them.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

There was a case in Ohio that was largely hushed up. Some agency supposedly in Texas, but information is sparse on this,adopted out 3 little boys to a gay guy. He promptly brought them to Ohio and pimped them out to his friends. They were rescued but there was never any talk about investigating the agency or stopping this practice. The socialists care more about sucking up to their victim groups than protecting children. It is clear they don’t care much about children unless they can use them.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I found it interesting that La Manif Pour Tous was covered in the liberal magazine The New Yorker and that it was likened to a french version of the Tea Party.

It’s also interesting that this movement to protect traditional family values in France has united unlikely factions…Muslims with Catholics…Centrists with Conservatives…Secularists with Faithful etc.

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM

“Barlow told the Mail, I want to go into my church and marry my husband. The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the Church.’

Of course, this all flies in the face of a promise made to the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church by Prime Minister David Cameron after the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in 2013.

Not only has Cameron broken his promise, he has now become an advocate for the spread of the homosexual equivalency movement. He wants to export it around the world. He recently boasted to the Daily Telegraph that Britain is “the best place to be gay, lesbian or transgender anywhere in Europe”.

Colin Hart, the Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage told the Mail that the ink was “not even dry on the Bill and churches are already facing litigation. We warned Mr Cameron this would happen, we told him he was making promises that he couldn’t possibly keep.

‘He didn’t listen. He didn’t care. He’s the one who has created this mess. Mr Cameron’s chickens are coming home to roost and it will be ordinary people with a religious belief who yet again fall victim to the totalitarian forces of political correctness.’

‘We now face the real prospect of churches having to choose between stopping conducting weddings, or vicars, and priests defying the law and finding themselves languishing in the dock.’

The Coalition for Marriage is staging a heroic struggle in the United Kingdom. They stand at the forefront of the growing global effort to defend marriage – and the family and society founded upon it.

The Coalition explains that it “reaches out to people of all faiths and none, who believe that marriage is the most successful partnership in history and should not be redefined.The Coalition draws upon a substantial body of evidence showing that marriage – as it has been understood for thousands of years – is beneficial to society, and that changing its definition would undermine that benefit.”

Thus far, they have gathered 668,186 signatures on a petition which states: I support the legal definition of marriage which is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I oppose any attempt to redefine it.

They properly and correctly note that this response demonstrates, a broad public opposition to redefining marriage. The Coalition is committed to a reasoned and courteous debate on this issue, and will highlight any intimidation or intolerance shown to supporters of traditional marriage…”

Link to the website:

http://c4m.org.uk

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Happy Saturday, Patriots! And, Trolls.

You know, I guess it’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and a, you know, but that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since, you know, the day Barack announced, that I’m some angry black woman.

– Michelle Obama, CBS This Morning, 1/11/12

My take: Mooch in China: Marie Antoinette of the New Aristocracy

kingsjester on March 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

kingsjester on March 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

So how much is this cultural exchange costing the a mercian taxpayer?

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM

So how much is this cultural exchange costing the a mercian american taxpayer?

Damn autocorrect jibberish

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM

My take: Mooch in China: Marie Antoinette of the New Aristocracy

kingsjester on March 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

…it’s a crime!

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Killary doesn’t care about trying to save any dems running this year. She doesn’t want to be seen trying to help losers and maybe failing. It’s all about her and being the first woman president. If you think the malaise is bad now, just wait for her possible election.

Kissmygrits on March 22, 2014 at 9:34 AM

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Well, Spain cost us 11 million. She had over 30 people with her there and she has a 70 person entourage with her in China.

kingsjester on March 22, 2014 at 9:38 AM

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Cameron, I gather, is wishy washy. One of the reasons for the rise of UKIP.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 9:42 AM

So how much is this cultural exchange costing the a mercian american taxpayer?

Damn autocorrect jibberish

workingclass artist on March 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Personally I wsould rather think she’s just on vacation than that she is a courier between China and the Marxists in this country. They are increasingly seen as in bed with the Chinese dictatorship.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 9:46 AM

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Something similar happened at Duke University. And I don’t think the faculty took out a full page ad.

Cindy Munford on March 22, 2014 at 9:48 AM

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Here’s the story, COL.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/accused-rapist-in-process-of-adopting-4th-child–1/nMy75/

avagreen on March 22, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Here’s the story, COL.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/accused-rapist-in-process-of-adopting-4th-child–1/nMy75/

avagreen on March 22, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Yep that’s it. I never heard anything about an investigation of the agency.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

I can’t find anything either on what is happening to the agency(s) involved. Here, yet, is another story of a gay man doing the same thing with his adopted son.

http://www.examiner.com/article/duke-university-official-accused-of-pimping-out-his-5-year-old-son

God help us. Our society is rotting from the inside. I can’t write what I’d like to do to these men or anyone else who victimizes these innocents.

avagreen on March 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Whoops, looks like Cindy Munford linked the same story.

avagreen on March 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM

my favorite part of hotair is when people start posting songs. <– that's sarcasm

tlynch001 on March 21, 2014 at 11:30 PM

You’re a troll from two open regs ago. No one on this thread gives a rats ass what you think. Or what you don’t think.

…I did…but it was clear!…no mucus!
…Shad!…dude!…I got honored for the first time!…as much as I push the envelope in ‘needling’ the trolls in the past…I never have been ‘warned’ …but when you had the little vacation…I was ‘needling’ the hosts here…and found a warning in my ‘spam mail’ four or five days later. I’m a veteran now!

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2014 at 12:49 AM

First time gives you a startle, after that, you kinda start to dig it.

Bmore on March 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Yes you were. Don’t do that again, please.

Bmore on March 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

To Sparkplug:

Thanks my friend, here’s one for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf53Pg2AkdY

Scrumpy on March 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

To MG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtk-mgCYHnY

Thanks my friend :)

Scrumpy on March 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM

To all ya’all at QOTD cuz it’s what ya all do!!!!! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFHC8cYEhzM

Catch you all on the flip side peeps and peepettes and aliens!!

** Swoosh **

Scrumpy on March 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM

The lesson of having a man of color as the President by the Democrats blew up in their faces yet they will never admit it was a terrible mistake. The Democrats would do the same trying to elect Hillary to the White House. The Clintons left their prints all over the years they occupied the White House and there’re not pretty. Again the Democrats see nothing wrong with the history of Hillary as they saw nothing wrong with Obama’s history and the secrets of his past sealed.

mixplix on March 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM

thatsafactjack on March 22, 2014 at 8:14 AM
mixplix on March 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM

ew..that left me with an 2 ugly thoughts..

MOOCH 2024…….. or ……. Chelsea 2032

im gonna go be ill….sorry

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Last try to see if any of my posts will show up…..not that anyone will notice!!!!!

HonestLib on March 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

I like to think there’s still some hope. Our country still exists in some of the states and in the villages. But if the Republicans don’t stand up and resume representing us I don’t see how we can save it.

crankyoldlady on March 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM

I wish I could share your optimism.

zoyclem on March 22, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Test.

HonestLib on March 22, 2014 at 4:02 PM

HonestLib on March 22

I see your posts….for what that’s worth..

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

I don’t see anything. Can you repost your test again? This time I’ll keep at least one eye open.

Murphy9 on March 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

I don’t see anything. Can you repost your test again? This time I’ll keep at least one eye open.

Murphy9 on March 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

hangs head..i need to get better writers….your answer was much better..

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM

HonestLib on March 22

I see your posts….for what that’s worth..

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

I changed my email address in my profile and I can’t see my posts, but they showed in preview. Or maybe too many beers and I can’t even see my feet. I did change my email address back to the original one and some are showing up. Not that anyone reads the dumb things anyway!

HonestLib on March 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I don’t see anything. Can you repost your test again? This time I’ll keep at least one eye open.

Murphy9 on March 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

hangs head..i need to get better writers….your answer was much better..

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Don’t let Poe Jr. pull the wool over ye’ eye. Posts are now showing up. So sorry about that!

HonestLib on March 22, 2014 at 5:04 PM

HonestLib on March 22

well I read em…im sure many do..
but the geek part of email changing
is above my pay grade…
Bmore and FD…made a great tutorial
have you seen it ?…you may find what your looking for there

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Murphy9 on March 22, 2014 at 5:07 PM

knowing that there are no Honest liberals in the country
and
I have also found you to be Honest
so
im wondering if your even a liberal at all…
but i’ll sort that all out in time…

going2mars on March 22, 2014 at 5:13 PM

✞̧̳̫̜͇͇̗͖̖́̔̐̐̀͊̂́̇͜͠∃̨̦̺̘̹̫̳̬͚̩̍͆̀̔́͌́̔͝͠ϟ̧̡̫̦͎͕̟̮̯͌̆̃̋̐̀̑̎͐͂ͅ✝̢̡͉̹̩̳͈͖̱͙̅̇̑͛̏̈́͗̂͝͠

Murphy9 on March 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Oh boy, now I’ve done it…

Murphy9 on March 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM

First time gives you a startle, after that, you kinda start to dig it.

Bmore on March 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM

…it was funny that I didn’t see it till five days later…I just didn’t continue…because Shad came back…they were going to hammer me ‘the next time’ I went OT…it was ok to do it on the QOTD.

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2014 at 12:45 AM

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