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

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

I am the one who snores—loudly I am told…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM

(they don’t make cartoons like they used to that’s for sure).

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

No, they don’t.

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM

<a href="URL of link“>These Arms Of Mine…….Otis Redding Live…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Schade, you FOOLED me! I was expecting this version

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Little in the news about this. Only 6 official clinics left in all of Texas.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM

You KNOW it’s bad when you wake up and that noise is coming from YOU!! I did that once when I took a nap in the recliner when I was pregnant…shocked the pooh out of me, it did, yep yep yep!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

KyivPost ‏@KyivPost 5h

Crowded presidential field already shaping up for May 25 election http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/crowded-presidential-field-already-shaping-up-for-may-25-election-341159.html … @KyivPost #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/oN0XUcrT1m

https://twitter.com/KyivPost/status/449323540479614977/photo/1/large

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

I mean:……

These Arms Of Mine…….Otis Redding Live…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Schade, you FOOLED me! I was expecting this version…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Hi NatB – not meant to fool you. Both fit the theme. Good pick.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Little in the news about this. Only 6 official clinics left in all of Texas.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Such great news. Let’s keep up the momentum…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Hopefully Sophie is doing ok.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Indeed. I understood these practices are rife there and in other parts of the world long before I saw these images. It’s why I’ve never once defended Obama or chastised anyone who called him ‘dog eater’. The practice is barbarous and an indication of just how far from ‘cosmopolitan, refined, urbane, and civilized’ he is.

I agree with you about the nature of so many on the planet. As usual, my friend, you are a keen observer of the human condition and an astute judge of human nature.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Now, Schade, you know the LSM won’t tout a loss where their agenda’s concerned!

Wait until Planned Parenthood takes it to SCOTUS–unless they try an en banc hearing at the 5th Circuit first…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

(waving) LOL, I favor the Paw Patrol…I am an obvious dog fan huh.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Thank you!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Hi OC – this is cool too.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Nice… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Hi OC – this is cool too.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Yep. Made my day…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

(waving) LOL, I favor the Paw Patrol…I am an obvious dog fan huh.

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

CoffeeLover: Tru dats,..we have a Lab and three cats, (2 males..1 female):)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

burrata on March 27, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Yup

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Little in the news about this. Only 6 official clinics left in all of Texas.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

God Bless Texas.

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Solid Simple Things – Benoit

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Little in the news about this. Only 6 official clinics left in all of Texas.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

God Bless Texas.

predator on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

I guess wendy davis strategy didn’t pay off eh?

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hi OC – this is cool too.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Schadenfreude: HaHa,..looking for a “New Leader”!:)

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

they don’t make cartoons like they used to that’s for sure).

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

They sure don’t..:(

PS..Remember?..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Awww, poor babies!

Michelle Malkin made an interesting observation earlier today on Twitter…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Lab is a great dog. My aunt had a black lab and one of my friends a chocolate lab.

I’ve only had 2 cats. Loved the cats but favor the dogs.

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

CoffeeLover: Tru dats,..we have a Lab and three cats, (2 males..1 female):)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Bet the Lab is the biggest scaredy-cat of all…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Good evening, Dire. :) I didn’t mean to ignore your kind greeting. I’m multitasking, trying to tie up some loose ends. :)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I guess wendy davis strategy didn’t pay off eh?

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Wendy needs to carpet bag her fanny to the Northeast if she wants to hold office. New York would be right up her alley.

predator on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Two male dogs, three female cats.

KCB on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Why NO leftist should Ever be called liberal, progressive or erudite.

They’re all hypocritical thugs. I typed something else, but I deleted it. Had to do with muzzies.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

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

….Understand……just don’t hate me because I love German Shepherds more than cats…..well, okay – understatement

williamg on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

they don’t make cartoons like they used to that’s for sure).

CoffeeLover on March 27, 2014 at 11:46 PM

CoffeeLover: Thank-you again,..saved it:)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=paw+patrol+episodes+in+english&sm=1

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

WILCO & ROGER MCGUINN – MR.SPACEMAN

kcewa on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Michelle Malkin made an interesting observation earlier today on Twitter…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

As usual, the Boss Emeritus is spot on. I’ll add that someone at the NSA is watching Michelle too…hello to everyone at the NSA.

Doc Holliday on March 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Two male dogs

obama and Reggie Love

three female cats.

KCB on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Jarret, Michelette and Hillary

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

that music is awesome. I loved The Jetsons, Bullwinkle, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, et al.

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Why NO leftist should Ever be called liberal, progressive or erudite.

They’re all hypocritical thugs. I typed something else, but I deleted it. Had to do with muzzies.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

……..Totally!….”progressive” is an obvious wordsmything job of the left – like “neocon” is….

williamg on March 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Doc Holliday on March 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM

MM’s observations can be downright scary-accurate, that’s for sure.

I guess if’n you can’t win on the issues, try the FBI…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM

These arms of mine

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Be careful, my friend. :) I’m still exhausted from the last rescue mission. lol!;)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

No problem..I admire someone who can multi-task..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

KCB on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Hi Ken (waving)

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

williamg on March 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Funny you should mention that…I was watching Jonah Goldberg’s talk about his book, “http://www.c-span.org/video/?203535-1/book-discussion-liberal-fascism” earlier tonight from the C-Span archives…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

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

Dire Straits: Yups,..whatever holds there attention:)

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

The Byrds- I Wasn’t Born To Follow

kcewa on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

williamg on March 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Funny you should mention that…I was watching Jonah Goldberg’s talk about his book, “Liberal Fascism” earlier tonight from the C-Span archives…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Silly me…forgot the proper format…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

williamg on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

My family raised German Shepherds. I’ve had them all my life until the last few years. My last Shepherd was such a great dog, I was so attached, that when cancer claimed her, I couldn’t get another Shepherd right away. Frankly, it hurt too much.

I rescued a Chow Chow from the pound and then got him a companion Chow Chow. They’re good dogs, too. Just different. I’ll get another Shepherd someday.

So I understand your love of them completely, williamg. :)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Lab is a great dog. My aunt had a black lab and one of my friends a chocolate lab.

I’ve only had 2 cats. Loved the cats but favor the dogs.

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

CoffeeLover: Agreed:)

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

What about the line..”And I would have got away with it if it wasn’t for you blasted kids”..:)

PS..While not a cartoon..My neighborhood was huge into Dark Shadows after school..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

They’re all hypocritical thugs. I typed something else, but I deleted it. Had to do with muzzies.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I bought “Not Cool” by Gutfeld today. Gonna start it as soon as I finish the Brad Thor I’m reading now. Gutfeld cracks me up. Can’t wait to start reading it.

predator on March 28, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Thank you, Dire. That’s very gracious of you. I appreciate it. :)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

KCB on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Nooorrrrmmm!!..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

The German Shep’s & Lab’s I have owned were great, just a lot of work…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Bet the Lab is the biggest scaredy-cat of all…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM

OC:

The lab is male,..and like the two male cats ,they would rather laze about,
the female cat, is always full of energy,….she’s my freaggin shadow:)

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:11 AM

.My neighborhood was huge into Dark Shadows after school..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

We all watched Dark Shadows After school, many years ago…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Dire Straits: Yups,..whatever holds there attention:)

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Bingo..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Which version? Jonathan Frid as Barnabas?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Flirt

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Which version? Jonathan Frid as Barnabas?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM

What else? 1966-1971…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Um, I really stink at remembering lines and/or episodes (that really is Newtie’s forte)….but I remember Dark Shadows. I was a big fan of Ann Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, Lestat…

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

We all watched Dark Shadows After school, many years ago…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:11 AM

It was awesome..No kids would be playing outside..We were “glued” to the TV when it was on..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Christians Must Bear Arms And Become Militant, Or Else They Will Be Eradicated by Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat”>

These Christians are preaching a militant form of Christianity, which is what Christendom needs. Christendom has been poisoned and tainted, not with true and zealous faith, but with the heresy of indifferentism. Where the sword of St. Peter needs to be unsheathed, it has been thrown away; where the sword of justice needs to be executed, it is held in vain, and “where the revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil” is to be present, he is absent. The time will come when militant Christianity will be obligatory, a necessity.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Amazing America – theme song for the upcoming original series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

Flora Duh on March 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Speaking of cats,..Mark Knoller always posts a few:

https://twitter.com/markknoller
Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 15h

A kitty sentinel. From @EmrgencyKittens pic.twitter.com/1C5B4gYX3F

https://twitter.com/EmrgencyKittens
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https://twitter.com/EmrgencyKittens/status/449163954200526848/photo/1/large

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Be careful, my friend. :) I’m still exhausted from the last rescue mission. lol!;)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:05 AM

No worries. It wasn’t a bannable statement (nor was the actual one – you’d laugh if you knew, and you’d agree). This one had to do with what will happen to the leftists, soon enough, if they don’t wake up.

predator, enjoy the book.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Amazing America – theme song for the upcoming original series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

Flora Duh on March 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Flora Duh: Very nice::)

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Jonathan Frid as Barnabas?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Yes..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

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

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

.
I am the one who snores—loudly I am told…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM

.
Me too . . . . . . . and just every so often, her too … but mostly me.

listens2glenn on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Don’t go to see Noah. It’s about the big sin of ‘pollution’ and lots of propaganda. No, I didn’t see, just heard the review.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

TPTB have tried to resurrect it a couple of times on TV…had to ask, my friend.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

The time will come when militant Christianity will be obligatory, a necessity.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Makes you wonder if the Pope told this to the Oaf.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

canopfor on March 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Mark Knoller’s good for passing on those. Love his tweets!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Understood, Paladin. :) Management wasn’t volunteering information, and I’m not inclined to pry. I’m content with the resolution. :)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

predator on March 28, 2014 at 12:09 AM

I’ve read most of Brad Thor’s books. Loved Vince Flynn and will miss his books.

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Little in the news about this. Only 6 official clinics left in all of Texas.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Such great news. Let’s keep up the momentum…

OmahaConservative on March 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Yes, but then there’s this:

Art exhibit at University of Michigan honors abortion as awesome ‘life-sustaining’ act.

Pretty amazing this:

“Anything 46 million women do every year can’t be immoral,”

climbnjump on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 AM

I was a big fan of Ann Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, Lestat…

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

My Sister-in-Law was\is a huge Ann Rice fan..:)

PS..Interview with a Vampire was pretty good movie..imho..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Hate it when they do that to movies, especially religious ones!

I understand Pixar is planning “Incredibles 2” and I certainly hope they don’t mess THAT one up!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM

I’ve read most of Brad Thor’s books. Loved Vince Flynn and will miss his books.

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Yep. I read all of Flynn’s books. What a loss.

predator on March 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Had to do with muzzies.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Behold! On the one side will be the completely destroyed Mohammedans and their allies and servants, on the other the fierce and righteous protectors of humanity. On the one side will be the destroyed enemies of the Lord, on the other, his friends who will shout at the Mohammedans and their Christian hating misanthrope allies Obama and McCain as they destroy them all, “Deus vult! Deus vult! Deus vult!”

RasThavas on March 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Black labs and German shepards are the perfect companions. That’s what we owned.

The labs keep the sheps in shape running and swimming, the sheps keep the labs smart.

It was symbiosis.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 12:21 AM

predator on March 28, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Good evening sir..Great to see you..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 AM

She got a little too far out there for me but I did enjoy that movie :)

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM

TPTB have tried to resurrect it a couple of times on TV…had to ask, my friend.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I always rooted for Angelique over Josette/Maggie Evans…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM

I Want You To Stay – Sons of the Delta

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Like I could live in a house with them!

KCB on March 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Hi CL! Dire….

KCB on March 28, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Good evening sir..Great to see you..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Evenin’ Dire. Good to see ya, my friend.

predator on March 28, 2014 at 12:23 AM

I rescued a Chow Chow from the pound and then got him a companion Chow Chow. They’re good dogs, too. Just different. I’ll get another Shepherd someday.

So I understand your love of them completely, williamg. :)

thatsafactjack on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 AM

….Love Chows!…… There was one that would come to our back yard and stand up on a hill overlooking out yard like Rin-Tin-Tin when our Shepherd, Mingus was out in the yard……he was almost as big as Mingus – who was 150 lbs…..he wanted to play….

Mingus would lose his little German Shepherd mind – so I would let Mingus out to play with him (I think it was a “him”)…..much to the shock and chagrin of my wife…..they’d run off and come back by dark. She was always surprised when they came back…..I wasn’t — he knew where he could always get fed…..

williamg on March 28, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Um, I really stink at remembering lines and/or episodes (that really is Newtie’s forte)….but I remember Dark Shadows. I was a big fan of Ann Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, Lestat…

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

I hear you..That was the “money” line from Scooby Doo cartoon..:)

Dire Straits on March 28, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Makes you wonder if the Pope told this to the Oaf.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

The Pope told Obama that the two of them must work tirelessly together to dialog with muslims and to destroy free enterprise.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 12:24 AM

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