Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Paul was one of three potential 2016 presidential aspirants who addressed the “Freedom Summit.” But while Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee mainly dished out partisan red meat barbs and one-liners that easily catered to the audience, Paul challenged the party’s image at the same time he pledged not to dilute its core principles

“If you want to be consistent, if you want to grow the movement, we cannot be the party of fat cats, rich people and Wall Street,” he said. “There’s always a bigger working class than an owner’s class. I’m not against the owner’s class but I want to tell the workers on America that we’re on their side.”…

“Cruz is making an introduction to New Hampshire voters, Huck a reintroduction. Rand’s relationship goes deeper, he is at a different stage in the process,” said the strategist.

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It is through this message, Paul says, that Republicans can find an opening with a constituency that has largely voted as a bloc for Democrats since the civil rights era. Some of this push is also reactive: Paul has previously come under fire for making controversial comments about the Civil Rights Act, and Democrats think he is extremely vulnerable on racial issues. But that doesn’t mean Paul’s views are insincere or will have no impact on GOP thinking longer-term.

“I truly do care about the injustice and what it’s done to voting,” Paul told me when we met Friday at a pizza place in downtown Manchester. “Everyone’s talking about voter ID. Voter ID is one-one thousandths of the problem compared to felony disenfranchisement. I think there’s 150,000 people in Kentucky who can’t vote because of a felony conviction. Probably half or more are black.”…

I asked Paul about the time Christie called his foreign policy “dangerous” and when former U.S. ambassador to the U.N John Bolton described Republicans like Paul as “unfit to serve.” (Both men, particularly Christie, harbor presidential ambitions of their own.)

“The people who are saying that are the dangerous people,” Paul said. “The people who wake up at night thinking of which new country they want to bomb, which new country they want to be involved in, they don’t like restraint. They don’t like reluctance to go to war. They really wouldn’t like Ronald Reagan if they read anything he wrote or were introduced to it.”

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“I’ve repeatedly voted for sanctions against Iran. And I think all options should be on the table to prevent them from having nuclear weapons,” Paul said on “This Week” Sunday. But he said those who oppose the idea of containment — or living with an Iran with nuclear weapons — ignore that such an outcome has been necessary in the past.

“They said containment will never ever, ever be our policy,” Paul said of those who oppose Iran getting nuclear weapons at any cost. “We woke up one day and Pakistan had nuclear weapons. If that would have been our policy toward Pakistan, we would be at war with Pakistan. We woke up one day and China had nuclear weapons. We woke up one day and Russia had them.”

“The people who say ‘by golly, we will never stand for that,’ they are voting for war,” he added.

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Former Rep. Ron Paul said Friday he was happy that his son, Sen. Rand Paul, opposed recent legislation that would send financial assistance to Ukraine.

“Congress just last week, they rushed to pass this guaranteed loan of a billion dollars, which is really just opening up the door for endless loans,” the Texas Republican said. “There were two senators who voted against it, and I’m very pleased my son voted against it–not that I had any doubts, I tell ya.”…

Rand Paul hasn’t been quite as strident about staying out of the Ukraine situation as his father. In fact, he argued last month that President Obama was failing to project Ronald Reagan’s “peace through strength” policy, and he called for the United States to be even more aggressive on its diplomatic efforts relating to Russia.

“It is our role as a global leader to be the strongest nation in opposing Russia’s latest aggression,” he wrote in an opinion piece.

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If I were Adelson, and I considered it desperately important to keep one of America’s major parties closer to my hawkishly pro-Israel views, I would simply give a Ted Cruz-aligned super PAC $200 million at the start of the next election and pledge to give it $200 million more should that money be needed. Let Cruz’s money advantage make him the more attractive “populist Tea Party alternative” to the GOP’s establishment candidates. Save a few hundred million more and dangle it in front of every other GOP aspirant but Paul and watch the field unify in their opposition to the Kentucky senator and his libertarian policies. Just make it rain and watch GOP polls contort themselves…

Money can make an unflattering campaign story: “Paul lagging in funds.” And money can amplify that story: Conservatives doubting Paul can overcome money hurdles.

Perhaps the Paul camp would welcome such a unified opposition. After all, it would grant his us-vs-them fundraising campaigns quite a bit of legitimacy. Surely, his grassroots-savvy team could light a few money-bomb campaigns with that. But does even Paul believe that a presidential campaign can run on $100 checks sent in by hepped-up liberty advocates?

To win, Paul and his anti-interventionist cadres must develop a fundraising apparatus as well-organized, as active, and as deep-pocketed as the one he faces. Until the media is buzzing about “Paul bundlers,” “Paul angels,” and “Paul-billionaires,” I wouldn’t bet on him winning the GOP nomination.

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That is just one example of the balancing act Mr. Paul is attempting as he prepares for a likely White House bid in 2016. Trying to leap from tea-party firebrand to GOP standard-bearer, the freshman senator is courting the party leaders and fundraisers crucial to a national campaign, while mostly keeping faith with the libertarian base that made him a Republican Party phenom.

A test comes on April 25, when Spencer Zwick, the national finance chairman for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns, is slated to introduce top donors in Boston to Mr. Paul. While some fundraisers say Mr. Paul’s resistance to the use of military force abroad disqualifies him from leading the GOP, others are intrigued by his efforts to grow the party by reaching out to young and minority audiences…

“We’re building a winning coalition, and we want the Republican Party to see that,” said Doug Stafford, one of Mr. Paul’s top political advisers…

His noninterventionist posture makes Mr. Paul too extreme for many GOP rainmakers. “His name doesn’t even come up in my circles,” said Florida real-estate developer Mel Sembler, a veteran fundraiser trying to draft former Gov. Jeb Bush for 2016. “Sen. Paul is pretty isolationist. We’re a leader in the world, and we shouldn’t abandon that philosophy.”

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Cruz, who came to the Senate two years after Paul, appears to be muscling him out of first place in Tea Partiers’ hearts. Where Paul calls himself a “libertarian Republican,” Cruz touts his full-spectrum conservatism on fiscal, social, and foreign policy. Cruz aggressively championed the push to defund Obamacare that helped lead to last fall’s government shutdown (Paul also backed it, but tepidly), an act that made him a pariah in Washington but a hero to the grassroots. Paul got lots of attention for staging a 13-hour filibuster on the Obama Administration’s use of drones last March; Cruz transparently copied the tactic with an even longer speech on Obamacare in September…

Cruz, on the other hand, told the crowd only what he knew it wanted to hear. His speech, unlike Paul’s, was infused with personality, beginning with cute stories about his young daughters. Of his defiant five-year-old, Caroline, who likes to play a game she calls “attack the Daddy,” he mused that she must be taking her cues from Senate Republican leadership.

Cruz, like Paul, made a populist appeal: “The rich and powerful, those who walk the corridors of power, are getting fat and happy” under the current administration, he said. At one point, someone in the crowd yelled, “Thank you!” And when he finished with a defiant promise to “repeal every single word of Obamacare,” the crowd was on its feet.

In interviews with a dozen audience members, I could find only one who preferred Paul to Cruz.

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Citing the work of Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Balz wrote: “The most conservative wing generally gets the most attention, but the voters who count most in the GOP nomination process are those who say they are ‘somewhat conservative.’ This is the largest group nationally and is consistently a big presence in all the states, unlike some of the other factions. ‘They are not very vocal but they form the bedrock base of the Republican Party,’ Olsen writes. ‘They also have a significant distinction: they always back the winner.’”

These “bedrock” voters don’t show up at straw polls. They don’t wave signs or show up at rallies. They do, however, vote. And, while much has been made of the Tea Party overpowering the establishment in congressional primaries, it’s important to remember that presidential primaries bring out a much bigger and more diverse electorate. Paul’s association with his father and the libertarian movement are a likely red flag to these more traditional voters.

I get why the media loves covering Rand Paul. He’s actively challenging GOP orthodoxy. He likes talking to reporters. He’s multi-dimensional. But, that doesn’t automatically translate into “frontrunner” status. He has some significant hurdles he’ll need to climb before then. He’s like a house with instant curb appeal, but we don’t know if the house is sturdy until we start poking around at the infrastructure. At the end of the day, Rand Paul’s biggest challenge won’t be convincing people he can expand the base of the party. It will be in convincing the traditional and establishment Republican base of the party that he is truly presidential material.

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Putin Huylo. Lalalalalalalalalaaaa

Gingotts on April 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Awww … let someone else have it.

listens2glenn on April 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso!

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Rand Paul – Ted Cruz = Titans of Talk

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Is someone trying to pick our candidates?

Electrongod on April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

GAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

….Rand Paul…..Why Not? ANYTHING is an IMPROVEMENT…..will he put Sarah in his Cabinet?

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

….Rand Paul…..Why Not? ANYTHING is an IMPROVEMENT…..

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

There is that..

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Blood moon…

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Is someone trying to pick our candidates?

Electrongod on April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

….every SECOND of The Day…..and MOST of The People Trying To Do “The Picking”:

….ARE LIBERALS and DEMOCRATS!!!!

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

GAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

….Rand Paul…..Why Not? ANYTHING is an IMPROVEMENT…..will he put Sarah in his Cabinet?

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Nah, She’ll just go into his BINDERS OF WOMENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Evening All

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I think there’s 150,000 people in Kentucky who can’t vote because of a felony conviction. Probably half or more are black.”…

and the problem is what exactly ?

burrata on April 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

sometime between 2am-3am

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Missouri will fire deafening ‘sound cannons’ at drivers to deter work zone speeding

h/t ace

Apparently the threat of a costly ticket isn’t enough to slow down drivers passing through work zones on Missouri’s highways, so the state is taking extreme measures to solve the dilemma. Missouri’s Department of Transportation is preparing to deploy the LRAD sound cannon — a tool (some might say “weapon”) that’s been used to break up mass gatherings like Occupy Wall Street — to warn motorists that they’re going too fast. The device emits a targeted, deafening siren that “easily penetrates the windshield and well-insulated cab of a car, even overriding the vehicle’s engine sounds and a radio turned up loud enough to jam to tunes at highway speeds.”

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Hi!

I’ve been draggin’ my patoot all DAY! And tomorrow looks like more of the same from the shell dirt/gravel pounders… :(

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

It’s raining and turning to snow. I won’t get to see the moon. I never do. It always seems to be cloudy when anything happens.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I’ve got a 6.5, 20×50 scope on the .270 win I set to infinity for checkung out the moon. It works great.

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I suppose you could argue this either way.

It might be effective – and it might cause accidents.

With wireless now in cars – how long before police just shut down your car?

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Before, when Obama was bombing Libya and all, and also with neocon Rumsfield trying to wage wars “on the cheap,” there was reason to chastise the neocons, and there still is. But Cruz has a valid point that we shouldn’t abandon that leg of conservatism: national defense. Especially now with Russia about to invade rescue Ukraine we see that this remains a very dangerous, precarious world.

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Heck, why don’t they angle mirrors to shine sunlight into cars also? Sheesh!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Bushes and Pauls are not presidential material.

non-nonpartisan on April 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fiqXwYPgBw#t=34

Reports of a firefight outside Sloviansk/Slavyansk, Ukraine.

sharrukin on April 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Missouri will fire deafening ‘sound cannons’ at drivers to deter work zone speeding

h/t ace

Apparently the threat of a costly ticket isn’t enough to slow down drivers passing through work zones on Missouri’s highways, so the state is taking extreme measures to solve the dilemma. Missouri’s Department of Transportation is preparing to deploy the LRAD sound cannon — a tool (some might say “weapon”) that’s been used to break up mass gatherings like Occupy Wall Street — to warn motorists that they’re going too fast. The device emits a targeted, deafening siren that “easily penetrates the windshield and well-insulated cab of a car, even overriding the vehicle’s engine sounds and a radio turned up loud enough to jam to tunes at highway speeds.”

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Yeah cause causing panic and mayhem inside the car is a recipe for highway safety…

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

how long before police just shut down your car?

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM

As if that is more safe than deafening you.

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

You’re supposed to be able to watch it on NASA but I won’t be up at 2 am anyway.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I’ve got a 6.5, 20×50 scope on the .270 win I set to infinity for checkung out the moon. It works great.

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

It is still out of range no matter your windage and MOA adjustments. :(

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:54 PM

As if that is more safe than deafening you.

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I was not proposing – just exploring a natural progression.

Answer – drive classic cars with no software/CPU internals.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:54 PM

time between 2am-3am CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

News gal said peak around 12:45am.

Wish it was a weekend. I’d park my butt on the porch for the whole thing.

The best views you can get of the moon involve shadows.

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Question: Can a sound detector/emitter be developed that issues the negative sound waves to police sound waves?

Thus – cancelling them out?

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

So anyone from the GOP go to say hello to Cliven Bundy ?

burrata on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

for Newtie and the great state of Missouri

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I know it’s not the same as standing outside and checking it out for yourself, COL, but here’s a substitute/alternative site to watch it from.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Answer – drive classic cars with no software/CPU internals.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Screw that.

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I like Cruz. Cruz is going to satisfy the libertarians, but everyone else too. Paul won’t get the critical unity that we need to head off the “missing white vote” and win.

And any RINO will spell complete disaster for our party, so scratch the amnesty pushers like Walker, and other rinos. We won’t win by appealing to the leftist Dems. We win by getting unity and excitement, and then, like a juggernaut we will Cruz to victory!

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 10:54 PM

It will be amazing if I make it myself COL.

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM

So anyone from the GOP go to say hello to Cliven Bundy ?

burrata on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

That whole story confuses me. All I know is the Feds are lucky this incident did not take place in Texas

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Newtie…you need earplugs (cotton balls) and a clothespin for your nose

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I like Cruz. Cruz is going to satisfy the libertarians, but everyone else too.

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I don’t think Ted Cruz can raise the kind of money needed.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

You know me so well… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Beware of cupcake fascism

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Well, then I wonder why they said that on TV today.

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Weren’t we supposed to get another Reagan if we went through another Carter? Wasn’t that the meme here back in ’08?
Looking at these 2 I can’t help but think I’ve been cheated.

V7_Sport on April 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

so anyone from the GOP go to say hello to Cliven Bundy ? burrata on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Yes. State Congresswoman Kelly Townsend.(R-AZ)

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

My door is open to Rand. Because perfect is the enemy of good.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

rut roh wolly….coffee time for you!

NASA is live-streaming the eclipse, which will begin at approximately 2 a.m. EDT on April 15.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/televangelist-claims-blood-moons-sign-world-shaking-event-article-1.1754601#ixzz2yv7nSApa

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Anyone see this?

Mark Levin’s Book coming true!

SOMETHING HUGE JUST HAPPENED AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS IGNORING IT: http://t.co/N19tmUpegk

idesign on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I got off lucky today–no asphalt-laying today. Then again, tomorrow IS Monday, the Sequel…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:03 PM

It’s raining and turning to snow. I won’t get to see the moon. I never do. It always seems to be cloudy when anything happens.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

We’re supposed to get 3 inches of snow tonight in Michigan – not in the Upper Peninsula, but the Detroit suburbs.

bw222 on April 14, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Cruz for senate majority leader.
Perry or Pence or Palin or Jindal…and maybe Walker…for President.
…and Rand Paul continues on as senator from Kentucky.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I think there’s 150,000 people in Kentucky who can’t vote because of a felony conviction. Probably half or more are black.”…

Black or white, I don’t want these sonsofbitches to vote, period, like I don’t want any illegal aliens to vote either. Redemption is between them and God, which involves souls, not who will be representing me and the rest of us in the political process.

Not only that, does Paul actually think that felons (or illegals, for that matter) are ever going to vote R as a group? We’d be lucky to get 10% of their vote, even with this insane outreach.

TXUS on April 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I know it’s not the same as standing outside and checking it out for yourself, COL, but here’s a substitute/alternative site to watch it from.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Thanks I saw that site before but couldn’t find anything on it. Maybe it has something to do with my computer.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I think there’s 150,000 people in Kentucky who can’t vote because of a felony conviction. Probably half or more are black.”…

Black or white, I don’t want these SOBs to vote, period, like I don’t want any illegal aliens to vote either. Redemption is between them and God, which involves souls, not who will be representing me and the rest of us in the political process.

Not only that, does Paul actually think that felons (or illegals, for that matter) are ever going to vote R as a group? We’d be lucky to get 10% of their vote, even with this insane outreach.

TXUS on April 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I prefer Cruz. But he is polarizing. Dems hate him. Yes, that is a reason to love him, but we need to win and hold both the House and Senate.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

All I know is the Feds are lucky this incident did not take place in Texas

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I think the feds want to make an example of Bundy so that Reid , Hussein etc. can broker the sale of American land to the Chinese .
Ofcourse, there must be someone in TX who would be working for Hussein to sel off l TX land to the Chinese for a hefty commission too, in the name of saving some fish or bird or something. We just don’t know about it yet.

burrata on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Cruz for senate majority leader.
Perry or Pence or Palin or Jindal…and maybe Walker…for President.
…and Rand Paul continues on as senator from Kentucky.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Pretty close to my thinking

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I thought felons weren’t supposed to vote.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Question: Can a sound detector/emitter be developed that issues the negative sound waves to police sound waves?

Thus – cancelling them out?

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Yes. All that equipment ought to look great on the family truckster.

V7_Sport on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Or you were early ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Bushes and Pauls are not presidential material.

non-nonpartisan on April 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

non-nonpartisan: Aqua-Velvet might enhance the appeal tho!!!!

canopfor on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Good evening,

Anyone remember Dick Clark? Anyone remember the Doors?

Check this out. The interview portion is “interesting”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTkPOt2L7sI

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: Total Lunar Eclipse & Mars Close Approach Webcasts Begin @ 10 pm ET

http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

currently.. its snowing hard here. :o(

going2mars on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Black or white, I don’t want these SOBs to vote, period, like I don’t want any illegal aliens to vote either. Redemption is between them and God, which involves souls, not who will be representing me and the rest of us in the political process.

Not only that, does Paul actually think that felons (or illegals, for that matter) are ever going to vote R as a group? We’d be lucky to get 10% of their vote, even with this insane outreach.

TXUS on April 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Rand, like his father, is a demagogue and fool.

non-nonpartisan on April 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM

V7_Sport on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

says… Clark Griswold

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I prefer Cruz. But he is polarizing. Dems hate him. Yes, that is a reason to love him, but we need to win and hold both the House and Senate.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Cruz is only “polarizing” because he points out where socialist ideology is at odds with our Constitution.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Apparently the threat of a costly ticket isn’t enough to slow down drivers passing through work zones on Missouri’s highways, so the state is taking extreme measures to solve the dilemma. Missouri’s Department of Transportation is preparing to deploy the LRAD sound cannon — a tool (some might say “weapon”) that’s been used to break up mass gatherings like Occupy Wall Street — to warn motorists that they’re going too fast. The device emits a targeted, deafening siren that “easily penetrates the windshield and well-insulated cab of a car, even overriding the vehicle’s engine sounds and a radio turned up loud enough to jam to tunes at highway speeds.”
Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Because nothing makes a ‘speeding driver in a work zone’ scenario safter than than scaring the f*ck out of them while they’re driving thru.

Midas on April 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

idesign on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I like this very much. But just how many states have rescinded? What happens next?

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I don’t think Ted Cruz can raise the kind of money needed.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Conservative individuals would give en masse (which they wouldn’t do for amnesty pushers like Walker or Pence). Conservatives would be thrilled, and that would include big donors. Cruz would raise a fortune!

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 11:10 PM

NASA is live-streaming the eclipse, which will begin at approximately 2 a.m. EDT on April 15.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/televangelist-claims-blood-moons-sign-world-shaking-event-article-1.1754601#ixzz2yv7nSApa

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

CoffeeLover:Evening CL,..interesting it is!:)
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LUNAR ECLIPSE, TUESDAY MORNING: The mainstream media is abuzz with reports of a “blood moon” on Tuesday morning. The scientific term is “lunar eclipse.” On April 15th at 6 minutes past midnight Pacific Time (3:06 a.m Eastern Time), the Moon will enter the sunset-colored colored shadow of Earth, producing a total eclipse of the Moon:

http://spaceweather.com/images2014/13apr14/eclipse.jpg?PHPSESSID=9cq6dhooqpbs64jtvq6mrod4j5

The color of Earth’s shadow, and thus the color of the eclipsed Moon, depends substantially on the amount of volcanic ash and other aerosols floating in the stratosphere. According to atmospheric sciences professor Richard Keen of the University of Colorado, the stratosphere is clear. This means the eclipse will be not “blood red,” but rather bright orange.

See for yourself. The event will be visible from Australia, New Zealand, and all of the Americas: visibility map. It’s so bright, even observers in light-polluted cities will have no trouble enjoying the show. Got clouds? No problem. The event will be broadcast live on the web by the Coca-Cola Science Center at Columbus State University in Georgia.

For more information about the eclipse, get the full story and a video from Science@NASA.

http://spaceweather.com/

canopfor on April 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Cruz is only “polarizing” because he points out where socialist ideology is at odds with our Constitution.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

You misspelled “reality”.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

pretty good post on why docs have had enough

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Cruz would raise a fortune!

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Then why hasn’t he?

Where are the Ted Cruz PACs?

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Pick Up Man By Joe Diffie

RickB on April 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Then why hasn’t he?

Where are the Ted Cruz PACs?

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:13 PM

For one thing he isn’t officially running and it’s very early and for another how do you know he isn’t getting money?

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Nice find, Todd!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I prefer Cruz. But he is polarizing. Dems hate him. Yes, that is a reason to love him, but we need to win and hold both the House and Senate.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I sound like a broken record – I know that – but IMO we need a man/woman with a record of real achievement – not simply rhetoric.

A Governor

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

The parts about paperwork and the bullsh!t of testing are particularly poignant.

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 11:16 PM

http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

currently.. its snowing hard here. :o(

going2mars on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

going2mars: Evening,..what State are you in, )Cloud Coverage) and
thanks for da Linky:)
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GOES SAT.

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

canopfor on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

rut roh wolly….coffee time for you! NASA is live-streaming the eclipse, which will begin at approximately 2 a.m. EDT on April 15. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ national/televangelist-claims-blood-moons-sign-world-shaking-event-article-1.1754601#ixzz2yv7nSApa CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I get to see it two hours earlier, my moon is in a different time zone. ;)

I won’t spoil it for you by telling you how it went.

wolly4321 on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I prefer Cruz. But…Dems hate him.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I’m not sure what you are saying, is this good or bad?

We are not going to win by appealing to the left. And Dems hate nearly all repubs. They say we’re most of us are racist. We need the best antidote to Barack Hussein Obama, and that’s probably Cruz. A unified party with a minimal “missing vote” will raise all congressional ships as well.

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Disclosure – quarterly filings.

I never see any PAC development or fund raising – outside his Senate office.

I still think 2016 is not going to be the year for Ted Cruz.

He is doing better in the last 60 days – the Iranian VISA initiative was very well handled.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM

canopfor on April 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

it is my Great Northern friend. I just know I’ll be asleep way before it starts LOL

The Nasa site has a live chatboard but a lot of Brazil and Mexico ppl speaking Spanish on that. It’s going so fast when you do see English it races to fast to read it LOL

CoffeeLover on April 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM

A unified party with a minimal “missing vote” will raise all congressional ships as well.

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

That is true

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:13 PM

What will happen to all of the money raised by the Hillary PACs when Hillary doesn’t run? Will it be returned to the donors?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

anotherJoe on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Don’t get me wrong. We never win by going squish. But Rand’s war against the NSA and big government intrusion is playing well with big numbers of younger lefties, and it may just be enough to put him over the top.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

and when former U.S. ambassador to the U.N John Bolton described Republicans like Paul as “unfit to serve.”

Exceedingly pathetic statement coming from a man who, even though he said he supported the Vietnam war, went into the ridiculous at the time Maryland National Guard to avoid going into the regular Army and serving in Vietnam. Patton would have slapped him back then and now would slap him again.

BTW, Bolton also has been a support of “gay marriage” and who knows what other “liberal” causes.

VorDaj on April 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

What will happen to all of the money raised by the Hillary PACs when Hillary doesn’t run? Will it be returned to the donors?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Not a chance – she and Bill will pocket it and pass some down to Chelsea for her NY Senate run in 2018.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

“Everyone’s talking about voter ID. Voter ID is one-one thousandths of the problem compared to felony disenfranchisement. I think there’s 150,000 people in Kentucky who can’t vote because of a felony conviction. Probably half or more are black.”…

This is about a dumb a statement as being an illegal alien is an “act of love.” So Rand Paul believes voter fraud that elects Democrats (e.g. Al Franken) is not important, but enfranchising 150,000 former felons who will vote 95%+ Democratic is. If those 150,000 former felons would have voted in 2010, Rand would likely still be an eye doctor.

Rand is a loose cannon, just like his father, and has no business being President.

bw222 on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

canopfor on April 14

arnt I south of you ?..don’t I remember your in the soo area?
im 40some miles north of Detroit.

the space dot com guys have a nice post there..
keep scrolling for the Slooh bits… they are top notch

going2mars on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Snow tonight here and only high 30′s tomorrow. Oh, goody.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Karl – ABC: “What has your party been done wrong to alienate so many young voters and minorities?”

And Rand actually answered the question without pushback or qualification.

I’m not impressed.

faraway on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

faraway on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Well said – always question the premise of the question

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

A Governor

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Agreed. And in a perfect world, Walker would be a front-runner. But Obama has proved that charisma alone rules the world of the low-info retard.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

You missed the Mutley laugh… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

pretty good post on why docs have had enough

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

The Hippocratic Oath

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

But Obama has proved that charisma alone rules the world of the low-info retard.

John the Libertarian on April 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Agreed – so who in the GOP has “charisma” ?

or

Will there be a massive event – or a Rick Santelli like moment that turns 2016 on it’s head?

An event driven election – one not driven by candidates.

jake-the-goose on April 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

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