Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

Can you hear the piteous weeping? The wronged tears? Those poor bigots are under attack. Those who are prejudiced against gay people are having their constitutional right to say so trampled. It’s a terrible injustice: you can’t believe that gay people are lesser without some pesky homosexual objecting and “bullying” you into believing that equality under the law is a venerable aim…

While there is nothing to celebrate in somebody losing their job, we should be celebrating that we have reached a time where homophobia is being questioned and challenged. Instead—please laugh or cry at this point—people bitch about their right to be homophobic being constrained

This conflation of the bully-turned-to-victim neatly clouds the admirable baseline mainstream America is edging towards: the “shame” axis around homosexuality has positively shifted from those who are gay to those who are anti-gay.

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App developers Hampton and Michael Catlin, a gay couple, distanced themselves from Mozilla after Eich’s hiring, a move that helped bring Eich’s support of Prop. 8 to light.

“This really was a personal statement of boycott, and it seems to be getting carried as if we are organizing a boycott or that we think Mozilla is evil or that we think Brendan Eich is the devil. None of those things are true,” Hampton Catlin tells Beta News, which broke the story. “We just were hurt as developers who were committing our time and energy to their platform, that they would go pick someone with an unresolved anti-same-sex-marriage controversy. If he had apologized years ago, this would be a non-issue.”

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The view that Eich was just expressing his opposition to marriage equality, a common stance at the time, strikes me as naive. Because Prop 8 is now dead, and because its passage was largely overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s election victory, it’s easy to forget the vicious tactics of the pro-Prop 8 campaign. Or, I should say, it’s easy to forget them if you’re not gay—because almost every gay person I know remembers the passage of Prop 8 as the most traumatic and degrading anti-gay event in recent American history…

This message of belittlement cut across pretty much every pro-Prop 8 ad—ads that ran incessantly in the state for months. The campaign’s strategy was to debase gay families as deviant and unhealthy while insinuating that gay people are engaged in a full-scale campaign to convert children to their cause. This strategy worked. And it worked because wealthy donors like Brendan Eich flooded the campaign with the money it needed to run ads like the ones above. Eich wasn’t just a casual opponent of marriage equality. He was a major contributor to the most vitriolic anti-gay campaign in American history, one that set the standard of homophobic propaganda that continues to this day. When we talk about Eich’s anti-gay stance, we aren’t just talking about abstract beliefs. We’re talking about concrete actions that harmed thousands of gay families and informed innumerable gay Americans that they were sinful, corrupted predators.

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Oddly, however, I don’t see defenders of Eich also criticizing the Boy Scouts for excluding gay men because the organization disagrees with their conduct and beliefs. Nor do I even see conservatives taking Mozilla’s rights as a private corporation seriously—a predictable hypocrisy made especially obnoxious in light of last week’s widespread right-wing praise of the corporate plaintiff’s claim in Hobby Lobby. This is the conservative double standard in the realm of corporate rights: When the corporation supports a right-wing pet project—say, denying women reproductive care—conservatives pen encomia to the First Amendment’s corporate protections. But when a corporation dares to support a progressive cause like gay rights, conservatives cry foul at its alleged censorship of individual views.

It’s really no surprise, of course, that the right wing views Mozilla’s objections to Eich’s anti-gay activities as censorship and Hobby Lobby’s objection to birth control as religious liberty. We’ve known all along that conservatives’ quiver of defenses for corporate rights have only been employed to further its own agenda. The right wing’s backlash over Mozilla’s move only further proves that opportunism, rather than principled dissent, drives its frantic charge for full corporate personhood. Keep that in mind as the conservative outrage machine takes aim at Mozilla for daring to exclude a man whose values and conduct it finds unacceptable.

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I get it. Brendan Eich is a bad man. So, don’t play golf with him, and don’t have a beer with him. You can even leave him off the invitation list for your birthday party. But, don’t hold all of Mozilla, and all of its employees, and the entire ecosystem of third-party developers who rely on the Firefox Web browser accountable just because you disagree with the views of one person who works at the company—even if he is the CEO.

Better yet—do invite Brendan Eich for a round of golf and a beer. Sit down and get to know the man and try to understand his position and why he holds the beliefs he does.

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Becker mentioned what she called a rebranding of the [gay-marriage] movement over the last five years, with two important components. First, gay marriage was framed in terms of family values. Second, advocates didn’t shame opponents and instead made sympathetic public acknowledgment of the journey that many Americans needed to complete in order to be comfortable with marriage equality.

There was no such acknowledgment from Mozilla employees and others who took to Twitter to condemn Eich and call for his head. Writing about that wrath in his blog, The Dish, Andrew Sullivan said that it disgusted him, “as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.” A leading supporter of gay marriage, Sullivan warned other supporters not to practice “a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else.”

I can’t get quite as worked up as he did. For one thing, prominent gay rights groups weren’t part of the Mozilla fray. For another, Mozilla isn’t the first company to make leadership decisions (or reconsiderations) with an eye toward the boss’s cultural mind-meld with the people below him or her. And if you believe that to deny a class of people the right to marry is to deem them less worthy, it’s indeed difficult to chalk up opposition to marriage equality as just another difference of opinion.

But it’s vital to remember how very recently so many of equality’s promoters, like Obama and Clinton, have come around and how relatively new this conversation remains. It’s crucial not to lose sight of how well the movement has been served by the less judgmental posture that Becker pointed out.

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Some of the very same people who have jumped up and down with delight as Brandon Eich lost his job will doubtless be backing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 if she runs. The “Ready for Hillary” ranks are crowded with gay men – and good for them. But it’s worth considering some consistency here. If it is unconscionable to support a company whose CEO once donated to the cause against marriage equality, why is it not unconscionable to support a candidate who opposed marriage equality as recently as 2008, and who was an integral part of an administration that embraced the Defense Of Marriage Act, signed into law by Bill Clinton? How do you weigh the relative impact of a president strongly backing DOMA – even running ads touting his support for it in the South – and an executive who spent $1000 for an anti-marriage equality Proposition?

Hillary Clinton only declared her support for marriage equality in 2013. Before that, she opposed it. In 2000, she said that marriage “has a historic, religious and moral context that goes back to the beginning of time. And I think a marriage has always been between a man and a woman.” Was she then a bigot? On what conceivable grounds can the Democratic party support a candidate who until only a year ago was, according to the latest orthodoxy, the equivalent of a segregationist, and whose administration enacted more anti-gay laws and measures than any in American history?

There is a difference, of course, between Brendan Eich and Hillary Clinton. Eich has truly spoken of the pain he once caused and owned up to it[.]

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Yes, the culture war has been raging for a long time, except people didn’t notice it because it seemed to take place on the edges or in fringe settings. All the Eich affair did was make it obvious.

Ironically many people, even in the homosexual community, don’t want this culture war and are dismayed by the Eich witchunt. They don’t want it not only because … but I’ll get to that in a moment … especially since the Eich affair is not about gay marriage, except incidentally, any more than the Summers affair was about racism or feminism; or that Steyn’s suit has anything to do with warmism or denialism or the gunowners map was about school safety; or still less that the 2013 IRS persecution of Tea Party groups was to do with Citizen’s United.

The removal of Eich is about fascism. It’s about one group of people forcing everyone else to bow to their hat on a pole; it s about book burning, compelling obeisance to, as Jame Surowiecki put it, “a universal ideology” in a manner so bald that even those who might gain politically in the short term from it are horrified by its crudity.

Perceptive gays understand now, if they hadn’t noticed before, that a whole mechanism now exists for persecuting people whose views are deemed unacceptable. Today it is directed against Eich; once it was directed against Summers; on other occasions it was employed against Clarence Thomas. But sooner or later, probably sooner, they understand it will be directed against them — or us — or someone. And if it can get a corporate CEO who is widely regarded as the father of Javascript it can get pretty darned anyone.

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Welcome to the Liberal Gulag.

That term may be perverse, but it is not an exaggeration. Mr. Weinstein specifically called for political activists, ranging from commentators to think-tank researchers, to be locked in cages as punishment for their political beliefs. “Those denialists should face jail,” he wrote. “You still can’t” — banality alert! — “yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. You shouldn’t be able to yell ‘balderdash’ at 10,883 scientific journal articles a year.” “Balderdash” — a felony. At the risk of being repetitious, let’s dwell on that for a minute: The Left is calling on people to be prosecuted for speaking their minds regarding their beliefs on an important public-policy question that is, as a political matter, the subject of hot dispute. That is the stuff of Soviet repression…

“They think that to be a Fascist you must have some sort of shirt uniform, must drill and goose-step, must have a demonstrative salute, must hate the Jews, and believe in dictatorship,” John T. Flynn wrote many years ago. Mr. Flynn was an America First founder who had a high-profile falling out with the editors of this magazine back in 1955, but he offered some fruitful insights: “Fascism is not the result of dictatorship. . . . Dictatorship is the product of Fascism.” Mr. Flynn probably would not be surprised to see the Left coming around — again — on hating Jews, even if Occupy rituals have replaced the traditional pseudo-Roman salute. Their shirts come in many colors, but their true colors never change: an ugly, ignorant, power-hungry mob utterly committed to crushing dissent by any means it can. Mr. Weinstein and his ilk want to put us in camps, and crass totalitarians of similar stripe may be found everywhere from the executive suites at Mozilla to the halls of power at the IRS. It’s a shameful spectacle, and an unworthy one.

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I hadn’t watched it till right now, but this is pathetic.

Asked by a friendly questioner (Tom Friedman) to identify her greatest accomplishments as Secretary, Hillary Clinton gave a two-minute answer that has a sort of “Where’s Waldo?” quality to it (video below). It might be passable for low-information voters, but she should probably sharpen that answer up a bit as she prepares to seek higher office.

There is an unintentionally satirical component to her brief answer as well. She claims as part of the legacy of her accomplishments our ability “to deal with problems like Ukraine because we’re not so worried about a massive collapse in Europe and China…” Somebody cue the laugh track!

*SMH*

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:11 AM

I hate the Rs more than the Ds, lately. It took some doing, but they achieved the status.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Deal..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:11 AM

k, back to my Japanese Science Fiction movies…

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 12:10 AM

I got your Japanese right here!

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Asian Con, one way

1. load the link, highlight it, hit the right mouse button to Copy

2. Open a comment box.

3. Type any word, ex “Here’s the link”.

4. Drag cursor over the words to highlight, then click on the blue ling box, on top of the comment box.

5. Delete anything you might find in there.

6. Hit the right mouse button, then Paste (to pasted the copied link)

7. Close, hit OK, to get out of the blue link box.

8. Type some more in your comment, if you want, or not.

9. Submit comment.

It’ll be way easier once you get the hang of it.

Plus, there are other ways…but this will work.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Whoops. How do you post a link again?

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Was about to ask. :) –Lance answered already. Appreciate the info.

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 12:13 AM

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:10 AM

+1000 eleventy!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:14 AM

4. Drag cursor over the words to highlight, then click on the blue ling link box, on top of the comment box.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Without much comment, I offer this:

http://byemozilla.com/

unclesmrgol on April 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Doc Holliday on April 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM

I keep thinking of the falling incident, when she injured her elbow, not long after taking up her Secretary of State duties in earnest. You may recall that Obama intentionally sidelined her and had been sending underlings, males, to take care of meetings and negotiations she should have been handling personally as Secretary of State. These were the big deals, things she’d need on her resume if she ever hoped to run for president.

Some attributed it to Obama’s dislike of her and Bill and distrust of them both… but looking at her now I wonder if she was ill, even then.

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:12 AM

i thought it was here..:):)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I wasn’t in California, so I didn’t see all the pro-Prop 8 commercials, ads, and brochures. Were there any, in fact, portraying gays as deviant child predators? Or is the Slate column by Mark Joseph Stern, linked above (“Prop 8 was worse than you remember”), just a pack of lies?

It just seems like that would have been considered out of bounds for proponents. And leftists lie whenever it suits them, so . . . was anyone in CA for the campaign? Was there, or was there not, such a campaign?

ͼͽ

Also, the Andrew Sullivan statement that the radical gays who did this are “acting like the religious right” is a lie. I’m Catholic, but I have lots of friends and acquaintances in “religious right” Protestant churches and movements and have never seen anything remotely like this by any of them, even in private conversations. Westboro Baptist is NOT “the religious right,” and anyone who claims otherwise is being dishonest. The radical gays are acting like fascists, and Sullivan should state it flatly.

Adjoran on April 7, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Wood eevening…

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:17 AM

She’s also suffering from edema. You can see the swelling even under the legs of the pantsuits. Her hands are even puffy…and those dark circles under her eyes… and the greenish tinge under the jaw line.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Maybe she is on high dose prednisone.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Thread winner!!..Excellent post!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 AM

OK, here goes again.

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 AM

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Yep, and there have been several other times when she has “disappeared”–never really noted in the press, I just remember not hearing about her for extended periods. Very strange. You always heard about Colin Powell, Madeline Albright, James Baker, just to name a few…

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:20 AM

OK, here goes again.

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 AM

I like to delete that ‘http://‘ that’s already in the link box first.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Dammit!

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Good evening, VorDaj. :)

That would do it. It would also account for some bone loss if she’s been on it for some time, and the obvious weight gain.

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Maybe she is on high dose prednisone.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Yep, and that could be due to renal or autoimmune issues, and that would also explain the pale, anemic look.

Dang, we’re good.

It’s CSI Hot Air!

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Thread winner!!..Excellent post!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 AM

LOL!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Finally!!!

It Worked, yay!!!

Thanks, Lance, Schad and others.

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Dammit!

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Worked that time.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Maybe you need Theme music..:):)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

YOU DID IT!

*Slides Asian Con a drink…*

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Golf Clap!!!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Dammit!

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

It takes what it takes. :) And it’s yours now.

That wasn’t bad, anyway.

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 12:23 AM

I know this was addressed.

But we are so screwed as a country.

REPUBLICANS EXPAND OBAMACARE?

Drudge

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:11 AM

“That’s so unequal and discriminatory” — leftist minds

Your rant made me laugh, Doc.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Congrats!!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Dammit!

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Congratulations. Thanks for the link.

Do comment more often, AC.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

“That’s so unequal and discriminatory” — leftist minds

Your rant made me laugh, Doc.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:25 AM

May you never be the interesting patient…

–ancient med school blessing

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Maybe you need Theme music..:):)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

This is better.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Maybe you need Theme music..:):)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:22 AM

lol. :)

No. Better theme music.

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Hey! I’m not a newbie to this new-fangled interweb thingie. I just never have to post links. :)

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Anyhoo, I’ve spent most of the day reading. Disinformation by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa (MUST READ) and Our Mutual Friend, which is weird because I don’t read a lot of fiction nor can I remember the last time that I picked up a Dickens book.

Resist We Much on April 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I read “Disinformation” by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa a couple of weeks ago and completely agree with you that it is a MUST READ for EVERY AMERICAN!!!

If your eyes were opened by “Disinformation”, be sure to read Red Horizons also by Lt. Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa.

I just finished reading Red Horizons this morning and my head is still spinning.

If Americans don’t wake up soon and understand how deeply Communist governments have infiltrated the United States, then we are doomed to lose our freedom.

Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption

by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa

A former chief of Romania’s foreign intelligence service reveals the extraordinary corruption of the Nicolae Ceausescu government of Romania, its brutal machinery of oppression, and its Machiavellian relationship with the West. An in side story of how Communist Party leaders really live.

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Horizons-Ceausescus-Lifestyle-Corruption/dp/0895267462

wren on April 7, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:27 AM

:-)

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:28 AM

I was born in Mt. View, CA, the same city where Mozilla’s HQ apparently is located. I spent the first 30 years of my life living in Sunnyvale next door.

You will not find more intolerant people in the USA than in Silicon Valley and the SF Bay Area.

It is this intolerance that eventually led to me looking for work in other states once my work experience enabled me.

Fascist is just the word for the vast majority of those that have any leadership/management/dept. head position in private and public organizations there.

KirknBurker on April 7, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Hey! I’m not a newbie to this new-fangled interweb thingie. I just never have to post links. :)

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:27 AM

We were just picking with you..:):)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Excellent point. The press was on those people continually when they were in office, whether they were at home or abroad.

She’s certainly declined over the last six years. I looked at some campaign shots of her, circa 2008, and she looks like a different woman. 2008201420082014

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Well. All this OT chit chat is offensive. People don’t come here to read through personal musings and love prate.

*sip*

I’m going in the other room awhile so I can concentrate on reading with Sophie.

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

You got me..Very good theme music..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:31 AM

It’s kind of like me and fax machines. The tech has been out there for decades but, I rarely have cause to use it. Do I have to dial 1 and the area code for faxes? Even if it’s local? :)

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I’m so irritated. Apparently the moderator doesn’t like comparison photos of H.R. Clinton 2008 and H.R. Clinton 2014…. not that I blame it’s little robot heart.

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I have driven through Mexico about 7 years ago, from north to South. It is predominately a third world police state where the cops of all levels all try and extract bribes from you for imaginary “paperwork problems”. There are pockets of prosperity, but there is enormous corruption. The question is can the prosperity outrun the corruption, or will it be consumed and destroyed by it? People everywhere want to prosper, but it is hard when the local powers that be view you as an easy mark for extortion when you begin to show some signs of success….

Doc Holliday on April 6, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Sad to say, if you take off the first couple of sentences, it sounds a lot like America today.

AesopFan on April 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM

If we ditch California, we could last another 30-40 years. Just sayin’….

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Even better version–U2, Mission Impossible

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM

No you don’t! You’re way too young!

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

unclesmrgol on April 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Excellent. Thank you.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:36 AM

The light is with you MG. Good night.

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Sad to say, if you take off the first couple of sentences, it sounds a lot like America today.

AesopFan on April 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Nah, man, it’s much worse there–much more personal and in your face. We could get there, but I hope not. We’re also better armed. :)

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:36 AM

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

You have obviously not been to a tea party rally.

Last year I was at a fundraising event for congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska. Colonel Alan West gave a speech there. My God the old white ladies were all gushing over the black colonel asking him to run for President.

You libs need to get out and see the REAL world for once in your echo chambered lives.

The ignorance of the Left is staggering.

KirknBurker on April 7, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Anyways, thanks for the help and the ribbing!!! I’m off, C-Ya.:)

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Night jackie!

The clock it tickin’ on the amb1en I took…pull the plug if I’m still rambling in 30 mins.

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:39 AM

thatsafactjack on April 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Nice that you surfaced, J. :)

Write well but rest too. Kill the bad ones, slowly.

Good night

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:40 AM

I have brakes and lights left and she rolls to the Grand Canyon.

34 years old.

I hate working on brakes.. frigging desert heat turns brake fluid into superglue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChDLBS3V3S0&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

It’s a beast. A tank on two wheels.
Been restoring it now forever.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Goodnight, Jackie!

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Asian Con on April 7, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Good Night!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Nite AC

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:43 AM

No you don’t! You’re way too young!

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 12:43 AM

“Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love,” Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at a town hall-style event at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.

kcewa on April 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Hey Jebbie, you need to ask Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) about a real felony!! Seems like there is fake maple syrup going around!!

So serious, that he has introduced The Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement (MAPLE) Act

You can’t make this sh** up. Oh, the Hill has listed the bill as S.1742, but that’s not correct.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/189087-senate-bill-would-make-syrup-fraud-a-felony

And with that, I’m retiring for the night:-)

bluefox on April 7, 2014 at 12:45 AM

1m ago
National Weather Service issues tornado warning for Copiah and Simpson counties in Mississippi – @spann
see original on twitter.com

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I can go forward really effing fast. I just can’t stop.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 12:48 AM

1m ago
National Weather Service issues tornado warning for Copiah and Simpson counties in Mississippi – @spann
see original on twitter.com

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Great, all the red warning zones on the map are just a touch south and west of here…

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Guess I’m gonna punch out. Good night HotAir!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:52 AM

National Weather Service issues tornado warning for Copiah and Simpson counties in Mississippi

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Simpson, eh?

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Be safe Doc!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Brakes are important.

Becomes apparent when you don’t have any.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM

G’night Ken. Thanks–one of the joys of living in Alabama–Spring weather is nuts.

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Brakes are important.

Becomes apparent when you don’t have any.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Put some brakes on your bike wolly, or get some really thick soled boots.

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Brakes are important.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM

^ Wimp

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Nite Ken/grandpa

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:56 AM

:-)

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Nite bluefox – crooks all, but that one is a special crook.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Great, all the red warning zones on the map are just a touch south and west of here…

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 12:51 AM

A couple of days ago we got socked with high winds and a pretty good amount of hail. dime sied and about 2″ deep whet it was finished.

The tornado siren was going off while I’m heading to work. I had the radio on and they had broken into the regular programme with a news bulletin. There was a tornado about 1.5 miles due north of me heading to the exact same location. I love spring!

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Brakes are important.

Becomes apparent when you don’t have any.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM

That’s why god gave you feet.

RickB on April 7, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I wasn’t in California, so I didn’t see all the pro-Prop 8 commercials, ads, and brochures. Were there any, in fact, portraying gays as deviant child predators? Or is the Slate column by Mark Joseph Stern, linked above (“Prop 8 was worse than you remember”), just a pack of lies?

It just seems like that would have been considered out of bounds for proponents. And leftists lie whenever it suits them, so . . . was anyone in CA for the campaign? Was there, or was there not, such a campaign?

Adjoran on April 7, 2014 at 12:16 AM

No there was not, there were very few commercials for Prop 8 and tons against it. Prop 8 was more of a grassroots campaign than anything else with an almost 100 percent attack by the media against it. that is one of the things that makes the media and the Homosexual Nazi community so violently angry about Prop 8. Despite their best efforts which included threats intimidation and outright lies, they failed massively. Prop 8 passed with something like 70 percent approval.

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 12:59 AM

That’s why god gave you feet.

RickB on April 7, 2014 at 12:58 AM

And stuff to hit.

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Heh. I know the feeling…Once drove home during storms using my phone weather map to dodge tornadoes–I drove past two areas where they had just crossed the road, leaving trees laying all over the road. Made it, but it was really spooky…

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Nice machine, wolly.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 1:04 AM

And stuff to hit.

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 1:00 AM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 1:04 AM

I just saw a Jeb Bush ad on Fox News with Jeb calling himself a “New Republican”! Wannabe King George Bush the 3rd seems like the same old Republican to me.

FloatingRock on April 7, 2014 at 1:14 AM

And then, there was this….Tuscaloosa tornado

One of the hospitals where I work is a block from the mall in the video. I live about 6 miles away. this thing shook my house.

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Everything I am, everything I will become, Sophie Ro. :) Sleep deep.

Sllleeeep.

Sllleeeep, angel. Sllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

*night guys. see you on the other side*

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Goodnight Axe!

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Night Axe!

And then, there was this….Tuscaloosa tornado

One of the hospitals where I work is a block from the mall in the video. I live about 6 miles away. this thing shook my house.

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:15 AM

That was pretty intense.

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Axe on April 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

This side??..:)

PS..Enjoyed it as always..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Ok, amb1en wins. nite!

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 1:24 AM

That was pretty intense.

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Yep, killed around 60 people here and nearby. Total casualties were 250+ in Alabama alone that day.

My house shook like a toy, and it was on the other side of the river from us.

The damage was total in the path–but just off to the sides, things were untouched. Like the first stripe of a lawnmower–bizarre.

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:15 AM

That video is mind blowing..:(

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 1:27 AM

G’night Murphy9!

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:28 AM

That video is mind blowing..:(

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 1:27 AM

The dude that made it either has balls of steel or is totally nuts. Did you see it crack his windshield?

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:29 AM

OK gang, Im starting to lose it. Day 5/5 is in the books. We’ll save any further rants for tomorrow’s QOTD. Enjoyed it!

Goodnight!

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Yes..On all accounts..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 1:37 AM

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Enjoyed it as always..:)

Dire Straits on April 7, 2014 at 1:37 AM

They’re going to be embedded on certain pages and won’t be removed with adblock, from what I understand.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Then I will dump FF. Thanks for the heads up, darlin’

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

FF plans to add ads to their new tab page. It’s annoying and a bad idea, but it’s very easy to work around, at least in its present form (FF’s pre-alpha version debuted it within the last few weeks.)

If you’re using Firefox and looking for a new browser, check out Pale Moon. It is based on Firefox and is compatible with its add-ons and themes. There’s also a migration tool for Firefox profiles.

http://www.palemoon.org/

Capp on April 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

I’d just as soon stick with Firefox. There are kooks and libs all over the internet spectrum…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

If FF itself ever goes too far over to the Dark side, the Pale Moon developer will still be on our side. He doesn’t like the direction FF has been taking over the last few years, and he puts out an excellent fork.

non-nonpartisan on April 7, 2014 at 1:41 AM

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