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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would you want to go anywhere Mooch has been?

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Not sure what you are getting at… Not sure Mooch has ever been there, if you get my drift… (but no, I wouldn’t get anywhere near him anyway)

Ferret Legging…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:22 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

Same here, but ankle !!
Eww .. Even took pix, it was so bad. 0_o
Glad for you, too.

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Ratso & I saw cottontails hopping across the street when we went out for a smoke, he was jonesing for me to let him go…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:23 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I’m a bit taller than you AND I weigh a wee bit more than you.

Translation: I could turn sideways, stick out my tongue and pass for a zipper…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:23 PM

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

(waving) As long as you don’t start quoting them to me!!!

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:23 PM

And how is The Fragrant One doing today? Still consigned to the basement?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 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

Badgers? We ain’t got no badgers. We don’t need no badgers. I don’t have to show you any stinking badgers!

malclave on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 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 was bit by a stray cat when I was a teen and my hand swelled up. My mother had me soak it in epsom salts.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:21 PM

No, Omaha.

And I wish I never had, either. Once seen, you cant’ unsee… or unknow.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I had a roommate in college that had two litterbox trained ferrets. Chunk and Flash. They had free roam of our house. All is fun and games till they decide your toes are lil’ smokies.

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I like babes of all sizes, shapes and colors, as long as ya’ll are conservative…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

*sniff* Some of my best lines are from the movies and cartoons… :-(

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 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

Hi Jackie!

Cats…….Badger…….what’s the diff?………Bad animals all around…….

……German Shepherds would never do that!

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

And how is The Fragrant One doing today? Still consigned to the basement?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

The smell is fading, and I am the one in the basement, not him. Self-exiled. He has been sleeping in my bed…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Hiya Dire (waving)

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hi Dire.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I see this thread went to “chill and chat” quickly..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Once seen, you cant’ unsee… or unknow.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Yup, one must be careful on the intertubes, there are many a dreadful and ghastly thing, that once you have accidentally seen, you can never unsee again.

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

[grabs Dire and Hoveround keys...reminds me--adds Hoveround insurance payment to AP's tab under "Live Entertainment"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Definitely not looking…
Hey Dire…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I’m an animal lover. I’ve been a veterinary hospital manager and surgical assistant. I’ve grown up on a ranch and a thoroughbred breeding farm.

There is a great deal of difference…between an ill badger who is spreading a deadly disease in the wild… and someone’s pet… to me.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

MeanWhile,…….You-Tube Turkey Declaration Of War:

Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube, March 2014
10h
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says posting on YouTube of a recording of top officials discussing possible military operations in Syria constituted a declaration of war against Turkey – @Reuters
end of alert
=============

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/turkey-elections-march-2014/

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I see this thread went to “chill and chat” quickly..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Yup, we jumped straight from Plaid to Ludicrous speed…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Thanks, Ken AKA : Noooorm !!!!!
:-)

Kinda in an Eva Cassidy mode, tonight.

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I knew you were *ahem!* self-exiled to the basement, but now Ratso’s movin’ in on Your Woman.

And YOU were the one who bought the stinkum…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

No music tonight huh? In that case I’m going to bed.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

lolz..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Dire Straits: Evening Dire:)

Dire Straits “Brothers In Arms”
*******************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu4oy1IRTh8

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Good evening OC..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Ratso & I saw cottontails hopping across the street when we went out for a smoke, he was jonesing for me to let him go…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I hate rabbits. They have been eating all my plants this winter. I have chicken wire surrounding everything rabbit-edible in my yard.

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

The reason why Obama doesn’t care about Ukraine is because there isn’t any way for him and his peeps to dip their fingers into the stream of federal dollars that would flow if the US were to resist Putin’s advances.

If there was any money in it for him, Obama would be right there scooping up his fair share.

The federal money that would flow to any military efforts anywhere is money taken away from Obama and his cronies.

Joseph OHenry on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

And YOU were the one who bought the stinkum…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Makes mental note… don’t buy women stinkum… <—- Insert quizzical look here…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I’m sleeping down there again tonight. We will have fresh bedding tomorrow…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I wish you wouldn’t leave so soon, COL, but if you must… :-(

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:32 PM

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I hate rabbits too…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Yup, we jumped straight from Plaid to Ludicrous speed…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

lolz..Where are the hall monitors??..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

No music tonight huh? In that case I’m going to bed.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Here… A little something to chill and chat to…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Complete with Febreeze?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I wish you wouldn’t leave so soon, COL, but if you must… :-(

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Aww. I must. But I’ll miss you.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I hate rabbits too…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Elmer? Is that you?

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Somebody play COL a tune

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I bribed them…getting them to accept the brownies and milk was tricky…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

lolz..Where are the hall monitors??..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Don’t know… apparently her Anti-Frog glasses are all Frogged up…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Indeed. I find some of what I’ve seen so disturbing, and it haunts me. The images so powerful that if they can be used to inform and motivate people to change they serve a better purpose… but if I could… I’d never see them… and I don’t wish them on others without due warning, either.

These images I literally stumbled upon, seen before I understood what they were, before I’d even read the headline attached to the article. If I’d known they were there, I’d never have scrolled down the page.

I read many newspapers online every day, looking for information about politics, mostly. Fortunately, graphic images like these wedged between those articles, without warning, are rare.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Ferret Legging…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Yeah, that is ridiculous…

I did have a squirrel run up my pant leg once, but I didn’t consider it a sport. I just calmly unbuckled my belt and let my pants drop – problem solved.

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Excellent tune friend..Good evening to you..:)

PS..How are the Grandsons doing??..I hope well..:):)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Complete with Febreeze?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Man, I sure hope not. Don’t need more stinkin’ scents…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

….me, too…….I love animals…..just not crazy about cats…..or TB…….

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

OK, COL…niters and sleep well, Dear!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Going out for a smoke…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:36 PM

I hate rabbits too…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Elmer? Is that you?

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

No… It’s OzzyFudd…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Yulia is running:

Ukraine
15h
Photo: Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during her announcement that she will run for president – @MaximEristavi
see original on twitter.com

https://twitter.com/MaximEristavi/status/449159109150248960/photo/1/large
=========================================================================

Ukraine
15h
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says she plans to run for president – @Reuters, @kgorchinskaya
end of alert

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I was thinking of the mattress–you know how THOSE can be, but maybe the fabric softener smell will do just fine.

Will Ratso be quarantined in the meantime? I mean, insofar as he (it?) coming into your room while you sleep, that is…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Lolz..Let’s hope they stay fogged up..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Here… A little something to chill and chat to…

oscarwilde on March 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Gotta be top 10 of all time :)

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

This is good news..I think..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Voter ID

mickytx on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

CNN, FOX AND MSNBC all are airing a press conference on the missing MH 370 plane.

All it’s said is that they’ve moved the search area based on the new images….Our media is really ridiculous now IMO.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

http://www.carnegiehall.org/BlogPost.aspx?id=4295004324

After 4 beers, and 2 bottles of water, I must return to the smooth, cool waters beyond.
Love y’all.

pambi on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Gotta be top 10 of all time :)

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

It is very close for sure..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

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

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

…our whole day was rain drizzle and snow…we had single digit nights a day or two ago…but opening day for the Tigers on Monday …may be 60!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

These Arms Of Mine – Tab Benoit/Jimmy Thackery

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Chill music..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

thanks

mickytx on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Greetings QOTD!

Just got in from one of the kids baseball games..they rallied from down 8-1 to win 14-13 on a bloop single with bases loaded in the bottom of the final inning as the bad weather was rolling in and the wind was literally howling. It was Major Leagues meets Sharknado, minus the sharks, of course.

BRB…

Oh yeah, some music…Fogerty, Put me in Coach…

Doc Holliday on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Excellent tune friend..Good evening to you..:)

PS..How are the Grandsons doing??..I hope well..:):)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Dire Straits: Excellent,….number 2 is sawing logs with the wife,
had him wednesday and thursday,….he go’s home at
2:00PM,..number 1,the oldest (4),..arrives at 3:00PM
Friday till sunday,

btw,..this is a great kids show,….environmental/
carbon emmissions free-zone,..haha:)

Tayo the little bus full episodes english

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tayo%20the%20little%20bus%20full%20episodes%20english&sm=1

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:43 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

If I were their judge, I’d have every one of them hanged by a rope, and burned alive, with masses to witness…and with the fire started before the noose was tightened.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:43 PM

BRB…

Oh yeah, some music…Fogerty, Put me in Coach…

Doc Holliday on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Doc Holiday:Evening Doc,..Lol,….SharkNado:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Will Ratso be quarantined in the meantime? I mean, insofar as he (it?) coming into your room while you sleep, that is…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

No. He has slept there (and been welcomed) the whole time I was absent…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Hey CL, I got a “new” to me method of making coffee. I picked up an Aeropress off of Amazon. It makes an incredible, clean tasting cup of coffee. Stir 10 seconds, brew 30s to 1min. It’s as good as a quality pour over IMO.

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Hey Doc & Schad…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Been raining here all day and into the night still.

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

*sniff* My HA cookie went bad…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Baseball??..I figured most of Michigan was hunting a “hoop” to shoot at with 2 teams in “sweet sixteen”..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Conflict resolution skills fail:

Newlywed gets 30 years in husband murder case

Prosecutors argued Graham was having second thoughts about her recent marriage to 25-year-old Cody Johnson when she lured him to a steep cliff in Glacier Park on July 7 and pushed him over.

I don’t know, but I think a divorce would have been easier than doing 30 years in the pen.

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

LIVE STREAMING NOW:

Malaysia Airlines flight missing, March 2014
2m
New analysis of radar data suggest plane was going at constant speed, faster than previously estimated, Australian authorities say – @Reuters live video
read more on livestation.com

http://www.livestation.com/reuters?source=redirect

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I had our 4 yr old today. I’m fully up on Paw Patrol and Willykazam (they don’t make cartoons like they used to that’s for sure).

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Been raining here all day and into the night still.

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

I sure wish we would get more…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Does he snore?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM

…..Did I cross a Line?…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Good evening, my friend. :)

I understand the feeling. I’d just like to put an end to it once and for all, too.

Hopefully, we can begin in this country and legislate, and enforce the laws we pass vigorously, to prevent this barbarism on our soil. Then maybe we can work on ending this barbarism in the rest of the world, too.

When people tell me how civilized those parts of the world are… I pray God to spare me that kind of ‘civilization’.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Does he snore?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

He sorta’ Urps, a cross between purring and snores…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

I’ll have to look that up :)

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Evil Ways

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

This is good news..I think..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Dire Straits:I think too,..she hates Rooskies guts:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:49 PM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

I so hear you on that!

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:49 PM

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

williamg, this is a very sensitive issue for me. I don’t mean to upset you, or make you feel bad in anyway. There are just some things I can’t discuss dispassionately. This is one of them.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:50 PM

When people tell me how civilized those parts of the world are… I pray God to spare me that kind of ‘civilization’.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Evening J.

People are neither human nor civilized, most of them. I conclude that it was an illusion to assume otherwise. Barbarism is just easier to access and display. Disgusting lot. That’s where the oaf, who’s chief, grew up. The world cheered his ‘eclectic’ background.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Well, I guess that’s better than a full-nose snore…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I had our 4 yr old today. I’m fully up on Paw Patrol and Willykazam (they don’t make cartoons like they used to that’s for sure).

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

CoffeeLover: Evening CL,..cool,..I’ll check those out, and thanks:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

That is great news about your grandsons..:)

PS..I know what you mean about the “tayo the bus” thing..For me it was Olsen twins movies, Lion King, Nsync, Back Street boys..ect..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

….Our media is really ridiculous now IMO.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

They have sooooo much to cover-up and NOT report—Leland Yee, Reid’s grand-daughter, ObamCAIR failure, knockout games, Kobe’s retraction…. the missing plane is the convenient thing to fill up time . Until it turns out that a muzie killed all those people, then it’ll be back to Bush, Cheney, Palin, Rush and Christie.

burrata on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

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