Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 27, 2014 by Allahpundit

After a tumultuous winter in which Russia has been at odds with the West over Crimea, more than two-thirds of Americans say Russia is either unfriendly (44%) or an enemy (24%) to the U.S. This is a departure from sentiments in recent years and a record high since 1999…

This week, Obama said that while he doesn’t foresee the U.S. and Russia entering a new “Cold War,” it is a priority to protect Ukraine. The tensions engendered by Russia’s interest in Crimea have directly affected Americans’ views of Russia and Putin, which are now at historical lows. While it is unclear what the next step will be in the Crimean conflict — and in the region at large — Americans’ dramatically souring views are reminiscent of the Cold War, despite Obama’s dismissals.

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By a widening margin, more voters think the United States is weaker since Barack Obama became president. And the highest number in a decade feels the country is less safe than it was before 9/11, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday…

Some 52 percent of voters think the country is weaker and less powerful today than it was six years ago. That’s three times the 17 percent who say the country is stronger and more powerful. About 3 in 10 think it is unchanged (29 percent)…

The number of Democrats saying the country is stronger now has dropped 11 percentage points: it’s 32 percent today, down from 43 percent in 2013. Twenty-two percent of Democrats say the country is weaker and 44 percent say it is the same…

By a wide 49-31 percent margin, voters think Russian President Vladimir Putin would beat Obama in a game of chess. That includes majorities of Republicans (66 percent) and independents (53 percent) and nearly a third of Democrats (30 percent).

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Ahead of the trip, U.S. officials said Mr. Obama would push the EU to ramp up economic pressure on Russia. In a promising first step, Washington put several Putin insiders and a Russian bank on a financial blacklist. Facing resistance from Cyprus, Italy and others, the EU refused to follow. Mr. Obama then yielded to European passivity. On Wednesday he said “sanctions will expand” only if Russia’s leadership “stays on its current course.”

Translation: Mr. Putin can keep Crimea as long as he stops there. But why would he? The U.S. and its allies had promised to exact a cost for his land grab in Ukraine. Instead the response has been “anemic,” as former Defense Secretary Robert Gates put it on these pages Wednesday. Mr. Putin can logically conclude that the price also wouldn’t be high for an incursion elsewhere in Ukraine or his continuing campaign to destabilize the new government in Kiev.

On security, Mr. Obama usefully confirmed America’s commitment to its allies in the Brussels speech. “What we will do—always—is uphold our solemn obligation, our Article 5 duty to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our allies,” he said. Yet he offered no appeal or promise to bolster NATO’s defenses or deploy forces to front-line states. Mr. Putin would have noticed that. Mr. Obama also didn’t make any new commitments to boost missile defenses or announce a halt to the U.S. troop drawdown in Europe…

The message that Kiev will hear in all this is: You’re on your own.

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States’ position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.

“Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar al Assad’s slaughter in Syria, Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, al Qaeda’s triumphant return to Fallujah, Iraq, and China’s nationalist fervor, she concluded: “When America steps back and there is a vacuum, trouble will fill that vacuum.”…

“So, what are we doing? What are we doing when our defense budget is so small that our military starts to tell us that we may not be able to carry out all of the requirements put upon it? What are we doing, when a couple of weeks before Russia invades Crimea we announce that we are going to have an Army smaller than at any time since the Revolutionary – I’m sorry, not the Revolutionary War, but World War II. What are we doing? What are we doing? What are we signaling when we say that America is no longer ready to stand in the defense of freedom?”

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“The only thing Putin respects is strength … At this point the Russians are openly laughing at the president,” Cruz, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner.

Cruz added that Putin’s aggressiveness was “a direct consequence” of the absence of American leadership in the world.

“The weakness and incoherent foreign policy of the Obama administration — from President Obama, under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and under Secretary [John] Kerry — has undermined our allies and has strengthened our enemies and put Putin in particular in a far stronger position,” Cruz declared…

“I think Putin’s aggressiveness and act of war against Ukraine is a direct consequence of the absence of U.S. leadership,” Cruz said. “For five years, America has receded from leadership in the world, and into that vacuum has stepped in nations like Russia, Iran, and China — and has made the world a much more dangerous place.”

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On the world stage, Vladimir Putin is a bully—and President Obama not only seems clueless about the Russian leader’s inner drive, he embraces his ambivalence. “I’m less interested in motivation,” Obama said Monday in The Hague, “and more interested in the facts and the principles that not only the United States but the entire international community are looking to uphold.”

Taken at face value, it’s a disturbing response from a world leader who should lie awake at night concerned about the motivation of U.S. adversaries, whose first meeting of every day involves an intelligence briefing on the motivations of global actors.

It could be that Obama is playing mind games with Putin, looking into the soul that transfixed President Bush 13 years ago and seeing a man whose greatest weakness is parochial hubris. Want to hurt Putin? Say you don’t care about him. In a verbal equivalent of a groin punch, Obama might dismiss Russia as a “regional power” that antagonizes its neighbors “out of weakness.”

But it’s hard to credit Obama with such savvy calculation. I take him at his word: He doesn’t care.

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Can NATO help restrain Putin? After NATO was created in 1949, its first secretary general, Lord Ismay, said its purpose was to protect Europe by keeping “the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down.” The task of keeping Russia out of its neighbors is being complicated by something that would have improved the last century — German passivity. Angela Merkel may think that bringing Barack Obama to a confrontation with Putin is like bringing a knife — a butter knife — to a gun fight.

In a recent New Yorker interview, Obama praised himself for being “comfortable with complexity” and unraveled the Middle East’s complications: “It would be profoundly in the interest of citizens throughout the region if Sunnis and Shias weren’t intent on killing each other.” This is the president as poseur — detached, laconic, arch, almost droll: If only — apologies to Kipling — the lesser breeds without the law would behave.

Obama evidently harbors the surreal hope that Putin will continue to help regarding Syria and Iran. Continue? Putin’s client in Damascus, Bashar al-Assad, is winning his civil war. And regarding attempts to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Putin’s helpfulness, if not fictitious, has been ineffective.

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When Russia proceeded with the annexation of Crimea, the United States and Europe responded with punitive measures that had some economic impact. But they did not by any means “go to the hilt.” Instead, the Americans and Europeans drew an even deeper line in the sand, issuing empty threats of sweeping sanctions if Russia tried to grab more territory in Ukraine…

Such sharp rhetoric from the West could push Mr. Putin to be even more aggressive. That’s because he does not believe that the West would ever treat Russia like Iran and implement robust sanctions that would cut off vast areas of Russia’s economy from the West. As Mr. Putin recently explained, in a globalized world “it’s possible to damage each other — but this would be mutual damage.”

“Isolating Russia” as if it were Iran or North Korea isn’t a threat America can feasibly make good on. Just because Mr. Putin is acting like the leader of a rogue state, his country cannot be considered as such. Russia boasts the world’s eighth-largest economy. Given the exposure of American corporations to Russia, there would be serious pushback from the private sector if Mr. Obama tried to relegate Russia to rogue-state status. The Obama administration needs to preach what it will ultimately practice. Otherwise Washington’s credibility will erode further as it walks back its words.

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Listening to the conversation among Americans and Europeans at a recent conference here, I came away with a sense that Putin’s gambit will fail over time, if Europe and America remain resolute and patient. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia told me his country is determined now to join the European Union – remaining at peace with its neighbor to the east, if possible, but “absolutely” prepared to fight Russian troops if they invade eastern Ukraine…

Obama gets pounded daily by conservatives, who imply that he invited Putin’s attack on Crimea. But since the crisis began, Obama has actually been quite firm. The U.S. pushed Europe to adopt sanctions by announcing its own first, and NATO made some prompt military moves to reassure Poland and the Baltic states. The U.S. has also moved quietly to help Ukraine cut nearly a third of its Russian gas imports by yearend, and dispense with them entirely by 2020.

The key for Obama is to stay the course he has begun, and to work closely with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Hopefully she will be an “iron lady” in this crisis, as she was in dealing with Europe’s economic meltdown. Putin has seemed contemptuous of Obama, but he may be less so if the president is acting in concert with Merkel.

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Via Gallup.

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Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…
Time to play

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hey, COL…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Evening All

Hi OC (waving)

Last I heard, Putin has 100K troops on the border of the Ukraine….wake up O.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hey CL…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Not Bishop… (but I know where he is hiding) <—- Insert maniacal laughter here…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

“The only thing Putin respects is strength … At this point the Russians are openly laughing at the president,” Cruz, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner.

To tell the truth, the Russians aren’t the only ones laughing at Obama.

RickB on March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Hi COL (waving)

Hope all went well at the drs. today!

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Obama is a flucking dic wad

Electrongod on March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I don’t know what we can do about Putin now. We should have been paying attention all along.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Evenin’

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Pretty much all the Dems are too

Electrongod on March 27, 2014 at 10:46 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Hey EG, ALT & KA2…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Hey EG, ALT & KA2…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Waving…:)

Electrongod on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Look who got caught on video…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Hey ow…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:48 PM

LOL .. Just checking in to see who managed to Bish, tonight !!
Cool, OC !!
I guess I’m a rude, loony ,wench !!
Wear da badge with pride, I tell ya !!

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 10:48 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Good evening, col. :) Thank you for that delightfully civilized greeting. Very kind and thoughtful of you, indeed.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Obama and his never ending word salad.Totally useless.

docflash on March 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Hey pam & Jackie…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Translation: Mr. Putin can keep Crimea as long as he stops there.

I’m sure President Obama’s smart diplomacy will ensure that Germany Russia stops with the Sudetenland Crimea.

malclave on March 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Hey df…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Good evening, Omaha. :) Good to see you.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Hey malc…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Hi COL (waving)

Hope all went well at the drs. today!

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Dr. went fine except I have to take more pills. My friend spent some time at the pain clinic so I sat and read magazines and wandered around. I noticed a lot of doors with signs on them. I guess there were people inside getting paid to do things like, “clinical abstraction” and “documentation improvement specialist”. I always find something interesting wherever I go.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM

At this point the Russians are openly laughing at the president,” Cruz, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner.

Whaddaya know, I’ve got something in common with the Ruskies after all!

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Hiya!

I’ve decided to pay for a basic range safety course for Al’s birthday.
He turns 20 on Tuesday-and for next year he isn’t interested in drinking…but he is interested in buying his first handgun/getting his CHL.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Hey climb…

That is cool, ALT…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Electrongod on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Don’t tell cozmo-but on Sunday I’ll be donning my bunny ears for the first time this Lenten season.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Good grief, somebody text Bablefish quick, you all need to quit all this off topic blathering and stick to the topic… where is hall monitor Bablefish when she should be tending to her sworn duties???

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I’ve decided to pay for a basic range safety course for Al’s birthday.
He turns 20 on Tuesday-and for next year he isn’t interested in drinking…but he is interested in buying his first handgun/getting his CHL.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

That’s great ALT. He can protect you assuming you needed it which you don’t.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

“Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States’ position in the world”

Condi Rice: A female Doug Feith which would make her the dumbest f-ing woman on the planet.

VorDaj on March 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Hearty waves to all who enter tonight’s QOTD, tho I might not be able to stick around very long.

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

His 21st birthday present will be something w/ a bit of firepower.
He’s got a year to decide what that something’s gonna be.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Jackie….good to see you.

COL….doesn’t sound bad to me at all. I’m not a good pill taker so I hear you but you gotta do what you gotta do.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Heh. i tried putting out the clarion call, but so far no trolls/loons have showed thus far…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

He’s around 6’0 and 130. I’m guessing that my little 380 ain’t gonna be what he needs.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

It could be that Obama is playing mind games with Putin,

Yeah right, after conveying to Pooty that he will be “flexible ” at a later date, Hussein is now playing a mind game with the communist strong man .
Hussein only does 2 types of things :
1. Things that profit/ benefit him
2. Things that harm/destroy Americans

burrata on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Alt..:) kewl beans

Hi Pambi (waving)

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Heh. i tried putting out the clarion call, but so far no trolls/loons have showed thus far…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Well, if this place dissolves into a trillion little disorganized pieces, I’m blaming Bablefish for not preventing it. <—- Insert maniacal laughter here…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Taking Ratso out for his first smoke since the stinkum incident. He finally won’t pollute my suede jacket…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I’ll be around for a little longer-but then bed time.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

So, your looking to torture Lanceman?

Barred on March 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM

COL….doesn’t sound bad to me at all. I’m not a good pill taker so I hear you but you gotta do what you gotta do.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I’m going to take them and see if they work. I don’t want to turn into my mother who was taking 9 different things at one time. When I start going on shared doctor trips with friends it’s a bad sign.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

You go, mama !

The only thing we own is a 380 … Shhhhh. Don’t tell.
:-).

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 10:57 PM

It could be that Obama is playing mind games with Putin,

Yeah right, after conveying to Pooty that he will be “flexible ” at a later date, Hussein is now playing a mind game with the communist strong man .
Hussein only does 2 types of things :
1. Things that profit/ benefit him
2. Things that harm/destroy Americans

burrata on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Obama eats dogs, Putin eats nations…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:58 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

So, your looking to torture Lanceman?

Barred on March 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Hey, I have nothing against freebee’s or bonuses… <— Insert evil laughter here…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:59 PM

We have had showers all day and thunder tonight.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:59 PM

He’s around 6’0 and 130. I’m guessing that my little 380 ain’t gonna be what he needs.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Good heavens, it’s time for meat and potatoes for that boy!

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We have had showers all day and thunder tonight.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Please send some of them here.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:57 PM

9 isn’t so bad. My gf who is younger than I takes 13 already while her 80 yr old Mom takes 21 prescription meds….let’s not even get into the over the counter stuff.

But yes, lol, I am like you, I’ll try ‘em to see if they work, if they don’t they get chucked.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

My late dad was built the same way.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

We have had showers all day and thunder tonight.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 10:59 PM

someone at another blog.. From Texas was just saying the exact same thing… well sort of, he said it a bit more, artistically…

big light show for free
big wind big rain, big hail
right over the house just now part of it

another part worse will go past us to the south on and south of the river

need the rain do not need the hail..

wow, big snake lighting, and the thunder god got a mad on tonight
better go check on the old horse and milk cow….

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Alt….what do they call that? he’s a tall drink of water? :)

Does he take after you?

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

My feline yenta is on my lap-purring-as I write this.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

We have had gentle rain all day. We really need a good soaking…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I’m around 5’2 and 115

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I Knew I Never Liked Cats……I Just Didn’t Realize I Had Such A Good Reason To Dislike Them…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Be careful Billy-Boy… Not likin cats could get a feller in a whole passel o trouble round bout these parts…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I Knew I Never Liked Cats……I Just Didn’t Realize I Had Such A Good Reason To Dislike Them…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

People lose hands from cat bites. I got to keep mine (hand, not cat) because I got to the ER in time.

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I Knew I Never Liked Cats……I Just Didn’t Realize I Had Such A Good Reason To Dislike Them…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I don’t think Omaha will let you stay if you don’t like cats.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Obama eats dogs, Putin eats nations…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Obama : Leading from Pooty’s behind

burrata on March 27, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I’m around 5’2 and 115

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Oh my… 5’2 and 115 you are rather of a rounded nature… <—-runs like he11 before twerp can get her shooter out of her bra…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Good evening, CoffeeLover. :) Sorry for the delayed response. I was AFK. I’m still working. :)

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I don’t think Omaha will let you stay if you don’t like cats.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:05 PM

williamg & I go way back. It’s cool…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM

y’all seen this?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Well you certainly are thin….just not tall :)

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Hey, y,all .. I know UTube links are the way to go, but could someone tell me how this works out ??

Just tryin’ … https://www.dropbox.com/s/yt7vnpu6bs7nd8j/07%20I%20Know%20You%20By%20Heart.mp3

Ya might have to click download to hear .. Just playing around .. Thnx.

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

My feline yenta is on my lap-purring-as I write this.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

…….don’t inhale deeply………..just sayin’……….

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

My late dad was built the same way.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

By any chance, is your son a rock climber? Long and light is a good combination for that sport.

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Size 6-8 petite. Been this size for 20 years. loL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I Knew I Never Liked Cats……I Just Didn’t Realize I Had Such A Good Reason To Dislike Them…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Good evening, williamg. :)

Read the article. Those cats are in Britain, and it’s believed they contracted tuberculosis from entering badger burrows. Britain has a problem with badgers carrying tuberculosis. It’s a primary reason for the regular badger culls.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM

The University of Dayton has won again. Pulling for them. They are a religious school which I didn’t know. I know the players look like nice kids not the gangster recruits you usually see.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Alt…..omg Newtie will love that.

Jackie….no problem! um, I guessed you to be a writer and the keyboard ALL the time :)

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM

*at the keyboard

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM

My cats never go outdoors unless they are in my arms or on a leash…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Read the article. Those cats are in Britain, and it’s believed they contracted tuberculosis from entering badger burrows. Britain has a problem with badgers carrying tuberculosis. It’s a primary reason for the regular badger culls.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM

They’ve been culling badgers and there is a controversy about it. Some don’t think they should.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:11 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Size 6-8 petite. Been this size for 20 years. loL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

wink wink…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I hate badgers and weasels…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:12 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I like badgers, and weasels…and stoats. Stoats are kewl!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I hate badgers and weasels…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Hmmm, would you hate ferrets, if their were three angry ferrets in Obama shorts?

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I hate badgers and weasels…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Especially the two-legged kind?

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Britain has a problem with badgers…

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Badgers are mean little suckers. Well, they aren’t that little, actually. Well, maybe they are smaller over there…

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Hey ALT,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xjr2hnOHiM&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

;)

wolly4321 on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

……”Ah Gots Ta Know!….:

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I like the Honey Badger….

Barred on March 27, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Hmmm, would you hate ferrets, if their were three angry ferrets in Obama shorts?

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I brought a ferret into San Diego in 1980, it was illegal to do so and he lived ten more years there…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Especially the two-legged kind?

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I esp. hate them…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I clicked download. It worked.

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Hmmm, would you hate ferrets, if their were three angry ferrets in Obama shorts?

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

No self respecting ferret would ever be found in his shorts. I mean, would you want to go anywhere Mooch has been?

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:18 PM

oops, forgot the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

Barred on March 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

This is unbearable. Viewer discretion recommended. This makes me ill.

As does this Held in tiny cages animals await their fate alongside remains of dogs, rats, and monkeys flame roasted WHOLE in Indonesian market VIEWER WARNING.GRAPHIC IMAGES. THIS, TOO, MAKES ME ILL.

Where is PETA? Much like the ‘feminists’ in this nation, it’s far easier to complain about abuse in this nation, rather than tackle widespread abuse in other nations.

Feminists turn a blind eye to the beating and mutilations and subjugation of women all over the world but complain about equal pay and breast feeding stations at businesses in the comfort and safety of the United States.

Likewise PETA complains about the plight of dolphins and killer whales at Seaworld in this nation, yet turns a blind eye to the horrendous abuse cats, dogs, and other animals suffer around the world.

Spare me the ‘they have a different culture’ spiel. This is barbaric and Hawaii is currently trying to pass a law to stop it there.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I hate badgers and weasels…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:12 PM

……there’s nothing more Disruptive than a MAD Badger…….or a RABID Weasel!

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM

You know me so well!!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I’m 5’8 and a half inches. I weigh 105 lbs. I’m the same height I was when I was measured for my graduation gown.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I bet I don’t want to see what lies beyond your links…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:21 PM

heavens to betsy, lourdy lord

An 8am (prominent)) upon a travel.
I’ll be there.
The time is most important is it not?
No.

It’s a short riot. skiddery…..
Nope. Manual transmissions.

It’s a joke says the speakah
AosHQ

mickytx on March 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Nothing conferring human rights to plants and animals can’t fix.

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

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