Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on April 26, 2014 by Allahpundit

Bundy is just the lightning rod of the moment, just as Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was before him, and Paula Deen before that.

Meanwhile Racism 2.0 is busily working in the shadows, gerrymandering away voting rights and creating legislation that makes pre-emptively shooting dead a young black man who makes you nervous synonymous with standing one’s ground. The longer the media allow ignorant relics like Bundy to continue to hog the spotlight — and the public points at him as the face of conservative racism — the longer the current incarnation can go unchecked…

During the height of the recession, according to an analysis in The American Prospect, 33 states increased spending on prisons while decreasing spending on education, and we’re to believe the disproportionate number of minorities in jail is a coincidence?

So, yeah, yuk it up at Bundy’s expense, but don’t make him out to be anything more than what he is — one of the few remaining voices of oppression from years past. Today racism has a different look. A different sound. A softer, more subtle voice… although the song is still the same.

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That’s what’s so interesting, not about this racist moron but about the Republicans who supported him until he revealed his views on slavery…

What if, instead of being a right-wing rancher who flouted the law, Bundy was the leader of a left-wing group of college radicals who occupied a government building? Ronald Reagan notoriously said of Berkeley protestors, “If there is to be a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement!”

Or what if Bundy had been the leader of the New Black Panther Party? What if he and his followers had, for 20 years, brazenly stolen from the federal government, refused to obey court orders and threatened police with guns? Would Hannity have been duped into defending him? Fat chance.

Or, umm, what if Bundy had been a Muslim, declaring a tiny caliphate on that dusty piece of Nevada? Does anyone really think Fox News would have made a hero of him then?

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The other delusion in Bundy’s comments is that Africans who became slaves were lucky to be brought into the shelter of this country’s wealth, as if they had arrived in a mansion already built. They made the South rich. Lincoln, in his Second Inaugural, rightly argued that what the Confederates lost on the battlefield was “all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil.” They weren’t here to play music on porches until someone was kind enough to show them “how to pick cotton.” The astounding conflation that Bundy makes is black people working with black people enslaved. Does no other alternative, such as a decently paid job, occur to him? Could someone who claims that the federal government can’t constrain his unbridled spirit have so limited an imagination?

This is where Bundy exposes more broadly held, and corrosive, assumptions: that poverty is a matter of laziness, or, as it is put in polite society, “a certain culture.” This, again, is where one cannot reassure oneself that Bundy is simply on the fringe. Just get off that porch, stretch out your arms and legs, inquire politely about cotton, and all will be well. It doesn’t work that way. In America, it never has.

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Casual, careless and incorrect references to slavery, much like blithe references to Nazi Germany, do violence to the memory of those who endured it, or were lost to it, and to their descendants.

There is no modern-day comparison in this country to the horrors of slavery. None! Leave it alone. Remember, honor and respect. That’s all

Romantic revisionism of this most ghastly enterprise cannot stand. It must be met, vigilantly and unequivocally, with the strongest rebuttal. Slaves dishonored in life must not have their memories disfigured by revisionist history.

America committed this great sin, its original sin, and there will be no absolution by alteration. America must live with the memory of what its forefathers — even its founding fathers — did. It must sit with this history, the unvarnished truth of it, until it has reconciled with it.

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Conservatives largely see racism as racial hatred, treating people as groups rather than individuals and then displaying animus toward members of those groups. Discrimination is deliberately treating individuals differently on the basis of race.

Liberals tend to see racism as a desire to preserve a socioeconomic structure that grew out of slavery and segregation, maintaining a privileged status for some and a disadvantaged status for others. Discrimination is anything that has a negative disparate impact on protected minorities.

There is an element of truth to the liberal view. Obviously, the effects of slavery and an impoverishing racial caste system are going to linger for generations. The descendants of those victimized by human bondage or Jim Crow are going to inherit less social and economic capital than those who were not victimized.

And while a plausible case can be made be made that more recent phenomena—like the decline of marriage and the nuclear family in large parts of the black community or the disappearance of work in many communities—do more than racism to perpetuate this inequality today, these things cannot be hermetically sealed off from the injustices of the past.

The problem is that separating individuals into victim and oppressor groups has the potential to create fresh new injustices. It also obscures other facts, such as the high number of affluent minorities and poor whites living in a country where Barack Obama is president and David Duke is a pathetic joke. “White privilege” is too often used merely as a synonym for “shut up.”

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I think it was Eugene Volokh who once wrote that sometimes societies panic over the things they have the fewest reasons to worry about. In Victorian England, there was widespread concern about the loosening of sexual mores at a time of widespread chastity. I’ve long believed that America is suffering from a similar panic about bigotry and racism. Yes, yes, bigotry and racism still exist (See, Bundy, Cliven). But they are arguably at the lowest ebb in American history.

And yet, there’s a sense of almost witch-hunty panic over “white supremacy” in our culture. I think there are lots of reasons for this. One explanation: When you have a black president and then discover that the presidency isn’t nearly as powerful as you thought or hoped it would be (or that the specific black president isn’t that great at the job) the cognitive dissonance pushes you to develop conspiratorial theories about the “real” reason for his failures.

Another reason is that liberalism hasn’t figured out a moral vocabulary that doesn’t depend on the fight against slavery and Jim Crow. I am amazed how, on every campus I go to, no matter what the subject, liberal kids — not to mention their professors and my debate partners — can only internalize and conceptualize arguments about political morality and action in relation to the black civil-rights narrative. That’s a hugely important narrative. But it is not a tesseract providing an infinite and invincible moral power to every claim under the sun.

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As we’ve learned once again, there are, quite frequently, people who believe and say reprehensible things — or even take foolish actions — who nevertheless find themselves facing an unjust or excessive government response. Often we find out about the person’s challenges with the government well before we find out anything about that person’s beliefs or character, and in the resulting rush to stand on principle we can inadvertently, prematurely, and often wrongly elevate the person…

Let’s be clear, one is not giving aid and comfort to the Left when one condemns foolish and reprehensible behavior by those whose cause-of-the-moment you might sympathize with or support. Nor does such criticism render a person a “RINO.” But one does give aid and comfort to the Left when one embraces not just the principle but the deeply-flawed person — especially when that person has revealed themselves to not just suffer from the normal flaws that afflict all of us but from deep character defects that bring shame to their allies.

And, yes, I know there is a double standard. After all, a man like Al Sharpton has not only made racially reprehensible statements, he has incited deadly violence. Yet he has an MSNBC show and is a friend of the president. A man like Bill Ayers is an admitted domestic terrorist. Yet he is now a respected member of the Left establishment, he helped our president get his political start, and even now he is the toast of Leftists on college campuses around the country.

But this is the Left’s profound moral failure, not ours.

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[I]f what the Bureau of Land Management is doing is wrong, the fact that Cliven Bundy is a racist sexist homophobe whateverphobe doesn’t make it right – any more than at Ruby Ridge FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shooting Vicki Weaver in the back of the head as she was cradling her ten-month-old baby and running away from him is made right by the fact that she allegedly had “white supremacist” sympathies. As I wrote last week, I’ve little doubt that, in the era before cellphone video, the bureaucratic enforcers would have been happy to off Bundy and then come up with a reason why it doesn’t matter. At Waco, there were supposedly children being abused. So Generalissimo Janet Reno killed them all, and now they’re not being abused. In that sense, Mr Bundy is a lucky man: He got to live, and to trash his own reputation rather than having the feds do it for him…

I’m not sure terms like “left” or “right” are very useful here: Communism is assumed to be “left-wing” and Nazism “right-wing”, and my former colleague Jonah Goldberg has written an entire book on that, named for a coinage of H G Wells’: “liberal fascism”. But on the matter of “tolerant” “centrist” fascism: In the Twentieth Century, a nation of great beauty and culture embraced Fascism, and a backward peasant society embraced Communism, and the most evolved civilization in Europe embraced Nazism. And observers still wonder why the great anglophone democracies were almost alone in not going down this path. I think the reason’s simpler than it seems: No one – Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Franco – had devised a form of totalitarianism appealing enough to seduce them. Now they have. As the Bundy example illustrates, a free people will cheerfully abandon bedrock principles like equality before the law if state power is being used to torment a racist or a homophobe or someone whose very presence offends against the citizenry’s sense of its own virtue. Whether or not this is a middle-of-the-road fascism, it’s certainly a very flattering strain: what, after all, is wrong with benign despotism in the cause of preventing “climate change” or transphobia – or ensuring that Nevada’s desert tortoise has an area the size of the United Kingdom to gambol and frolic in?

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Via RCP.

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Via Mediaite.


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Seems a little early for this.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Not for a Saturday.

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Seems a little early for this.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Nah, it comes even earlier sometimes on the weekend…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I was beginning to think they weren’t going to have one.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:34 PM

How-DEEEEEEEE!! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Wow, most important item, two days in a row, eh?

Anyone actually interested in what’s going on of import in the country might want to head over to Drudge.

Midas on April 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

The longer the media allow ignorant relics like Bundy to continue to hog the spotlight — and the public points at him as the face of conservative racism — the longer the current incarnation can go unchecked…

During the height of the recession, according to an analysis in The American Prospect, 33 states increased spending on prisons while decreasing spending on education, and we’re to believe the disproportionate number of minorities in jail is a coincidence?

With all due respect, seriously, AP??

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Nah, it comes even earlier sometimes on the weekend…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

It has been a long time for me. I am just enjoying a day I am complain about politics and not have to worry about anything.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Good evening everybody. The WC is expecting tornadoes but nothing is going on on the radar. Miscalculation?

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Cars – Let the Good Times Roll

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Newtie and the Beauty:

One of my favourite bands, …AwesomLicious!!

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Okay everybody who thinks this is too early, go for a walk and when you get back we will be done making fun of you.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Anyone actually interested in what’s going on of import in the country might want to head over to Drudge.

Midas on April 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Awesome, my worst nightmare. The here to stay BS is going to make election time easier./

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

It has been a long time for me. I am just enjoying a day I am complain about politics and not have to worry about anything.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

It is so good to have you back in the family darlin’

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Racism as a theory that Black people are inferior to White people is immoral, despicable, and most importantly, factually incorrect. Racism as a theory that skin color correlates with various physiological and intellectual qualities has an enormous amount of anecdotal data in support of it. While correlation does not obligatorily imply causation, it may well indicate one.

Rix on April 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

It seemed apropos, Canopfor! Welcome back! You’ve been missed… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Okay everybody who thinks this is too early, go for a walk and when you get back we will be done making fun of you.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Why, it is better to bug the crap out of you my dear!

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Congress comes back on Monday.

wolly4321 on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Ah, but it seems everyone is still blathering on even though it’s been shown that NYT took his comments far out of context. It’s always the way – the lie gets the coverage, the truth, later revealed, gets a page 22 blurb, never to affect the wrong impression that’s already been ingrained in everyone’s mind.

Midas on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

With all due respect, seriously, AP??

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Beauty, Allah just puts articles, headlines out for digestion, disgustion. It is not his opinion.

arnold ziffel on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Good evening everybody. The WC is expecting tornadoes but nothing is going on on the radar. Miscalculation?

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

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canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

The Left defends all manner of racism. They defend Sharia law. They defends all sorts of atrocities. And then yell racism whenever someone disagrees with them. Sorry, but in the history of the US, there has been no organization that has caused more harm than the Democrat Party.

MrX on April 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Rix on April 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Pointing out the iniquities and failures of Big Gubmint is not racist.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Its Saturday, I’m relaxed.

The only thing that can bug me is if lourdes shows up and starts her idiot lying crap again. And that won’t even bug me too much.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Congress comes back on Monday.

wolly4321 on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Were they away?

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Nah, it comes even earlier sometimes on the weekend…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I am the original minute man. Early and often, and sometimes a misfire. Wife calls it a bad hair day.

HonestLib on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

hilary is smart women cann figure out bundy cow problem

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Totally on topic

Dolce Far Niente on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Someone said nobody’s life liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Racism 2.0?

kcewa on April 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I saw her pontificating in the Peter Yarrow thread earlier…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

MeanWhile,………………………………………………..:

Clippers owner Donald Sterling alleged racist remarks
Adam Silver

1h
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will reportedly hold a news conference at 8:30 pm ET on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s offensive comments – @11AliveNews
end of alert
==============

basketball
2h
Los Angeles council members condemn Clippers owner Donald Sterling for alleged racist remarks, call for official action against him – @latimes
read more on latimes.com
========================

basketball
2h
More from Clippers president: ‘ We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even.”
end of alert
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basketball
2h
Statement from Clippers president on reported remarks by owner Donald Sterling: ‘We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered …. Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings’ – via @NBCNews
end of alert
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California, US
3h
NAACP California conference issues statement condemning reported comments from Clippers owner Donald Sterling: ‘Recent remarks like these, and those of Cliven Bundy, remind us that racism is not a footnote of our past, but a reality of our present that we must confront head on’ – via @NBCNews
end of alert
=============

basketball
5h
Rev. Jesse Jackson on alleged racist remarks from Clippers owner: ‘Donald Sterling should be banned immediately. The question is for how long’ – via @espn
read more on espn.go.com
=========================

basketball
6h
Magic Johnson on Clippers owner remarks reported by TMZ: ‘Donald Sterling’s comments about African-Americans are a black eye for the NBA’ – @MagicJohnson
see original on twitter.com
===========================

basketball
7h
NBA investigating recording by TMZ purportedly of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks – @SportsCenter

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/clippers-owner-donald-sterling-racist-remarks-allegations/

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Totally on topic

Dolce Far Niente on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Bad link…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Pointing out the iniquities and failures of Big Gubmint is not racist.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Big Gubmint doesn’t fail. It achieves exactly what it wants to achieve. Unfortunately, its goals and those of its subje… eh, citizens are worlds apart.

Rix on April 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

We are expecting hellacious storms tonight, COL…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

A bundy thread. Oh time for me to make popcorn.

coolrepublica on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

arnold ziffel on April 26, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I can appreciate that, Dear Arnold, and I do, but the ‘splainin’ sometimes leaves a wee bit to be desired.

Than again, every person is entitled to his/her own opinion, and AP is certainly entitled to his–doesn’t mean that I have to agree with it. Then again, like with Mr Bundy’s inartfully yet accurate statements, some views are sometimes not articulated in a manner suitable for *ahem!* more refined sensibilities.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Evening everyone :)

Well we know what the dems mantra will be

cmsinaz on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Evening, folks….

I the Beginning—Lovely to See You….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AukFsBv2oDY

bimmcorp on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

cann we discus bundy cow problem insted

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

It has been a long time for me. I am just enjoying a day I am complain about politics and not have to worry about anything.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I see you and me in a drum circle in the near future. Well, maybe not cause I don’t drool when the stage ain’t level!

HonestLib on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Oh darn. Was she as full of crap as usual?

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Totally on topic

Dolce Far Niente on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Did you mean this

colon’s are important. as are s’s

kcewa on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

hilary is smart women cann figure out bundy cow problem

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

dalel: Could be!
===============

Hillary Rodham cattle futures controversy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Rodham_cattle_futures_controversy

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

There’s a lot of stuff over in CO. Where is Omaha in the state?

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Hi upinak! It’s been awhile.

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Spot on mrx

cmsinaz on April 26, 2014 at 8:51 PM

The race hustlers must feel their card is past limit because they sure are maxing it out this week.

viking01 on April 26, 2014 at 8:51 PM

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

She had like five posts in a row, but don’t think she was quoting herself…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:51 PM

We are expecting hellacious storms tonight, COL…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

And “we” are on the south end of that.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:51 PM

cann we discus bundy cow problem insted

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

still not funny jerk

kcewa on April 26, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Hi upinak! It’s been awhile.

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Howdy, and yes it has.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

cann we discus bundy cow problem insted

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

How about you just go shimmy up a cactus and let literate people use the thread?

bimmcorp on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

There’s a lot of stuff over in CO. Where is Omaha in the state?

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Extreme east, on the Missouri River. Ours is probably coming from CO…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Hi upinak! It’s been awhile.

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

What do you mean?

I coulda’ sworn I saw her just yesterday.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

hilary is smart women cann figure out bundy cow problem

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

You talk like doing a bundy to a cow is a problem. Me, I like ‘em rare.

HonestLib on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM


Ooooh dis is pick’n up steam,….the Witchy Hunt is on da Prowl:

Clippers owner Donald Sterling alleged racist remarks
1m
LeBron James after alleged racist comments by Clippers owner: ‘There’s no room for Donald Sterling in our league’ – @nytimes
read more on nytimes.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM

What do you mean?

I coulda’ sworn I saw her just yesterday.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I didn’t.

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Rix on April 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

And Big Gubmint fails when it’s goal is to gain new voters to a party or enacts things “for the common good of the people” instead of “in the country’s best interests.”

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Newtie @8:51 that was my first 45
:)

cmsinaz on April 26, 2014 at 8:54 PM

hilary is smart women cann figure out bundy cow problem

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Hillary is an evil power hungry socialist piece of shit who should be indicted for treason…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

What do you mean?

I coulda’ sworn I saw her just yesterday.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

liberty?

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Maybe you should hang out at higher quality places.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

hilary is smart women cann figure out bundy cow problem

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

She can’t figure out the Peg Bundy problem.

RickB on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

hilary is smart women cann figure out bundy cow problem

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I got dis-a one

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Hush now, we don’t want to be swamped with the riff-raff.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Extreme east, on the Missouri River. Ours is probably coming from CO…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Ever hear of Gothenberg? I know somebody who used to live there. I went through there. Neat town. They had a buffalo made of barbed wire.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

She can’t figure out the Peg Bundy problem.

RickB on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

LOLZ! I see what you did…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

were they away? crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Yes,, they were. And we are going to wish they were again.

There is an epic gop trainwreck coming.

They are going to push amnesty.

wolly4321 on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Good to see the spelling has improved.

viking01 on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Jr Walker & The Allstars – Shotgun

kcewa on April 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Ever hear of Gothenberg? I know somebody who used to live there. I went through there. Neat town. They had a buffalo made of barbed wire.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Yep, cool place…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:55 PM

It’s a pleasure to meet you socially, Up!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Hush now, we don’t want to be swamped with the riff-raff.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I have no clue of what you speak of.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Ed Morrissey = Bill Maher. Ready to apologize yet Ed? Or is your pride in the way?

Pathetic.

WhatSlushfund on April 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:39 PM

It seemed apropos, Canopfor! Welcome back! You’ve been missed… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Newtie and the Beauty: I have been watching my grandsons, (daycare,..Lol)
for the last few weeks,….throwing my bloggy time
in Kaos——:0

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Yes,, they were. And we are going to wish they were again.

There is an epic gop trainwreck coming.

They are going to push amnesty.

wolly4321 on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Bet Boehner didn’t mention that in his campaign speeches back home.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Maybe you should hang out at higher quality places.

cozmo on April 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I like hanging out with you, and most of the nice places require pants.

KCB on April 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

kcewa on April 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Excellent jukebox selection!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/clippers-owner-donald-sterling-racist-remarks-allegations/

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

You forgot to mention that he is a DEMOCRAT, old friend…

… Oh, wait!

*Clinky!*

;)

Seven Percent Solution on April 26, 2014 at 9:01 PM

cmsinaz on April 26, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I’m glad you liked it!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 9:01 PM

We are expecting hellacious storms tonight, COL…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:48 PM

That is not good and we get ‘em all the time also. Clear tonight here and hope all stays dry for you and the rat!

HonestLib on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

bundy cows ate ilegal grass only smart women hilary can fix proble

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Ever hear of Gothenberg? I know somebody who used to live there. I went through there. Neat town. They had a buffalo made of barbed wire.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Just for you.

Roger Miller You Can T Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd

RickB on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Cue Coolrepublica to come in and tell us all how if we don’t like the overreach of the BLM or the harassment of the federal government that we all must be racists defending Bundy the racist…

melle1228 on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

A bundy thread. Oh time for me to make popcorn.

coolrepublica on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Don’t forget to invite some of your “dirty black” friends over to share it.

Bishop on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

That is not good and we get ‘em all the time also. Clear tonight here and hope all stays dry for you and the rat!

HonestLib on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Actuall, pray for rain for us. We really need it. Where are you again?

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Bishop on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Hi, Bishop!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Ever hear of Gothenberg? I know somebody who used to live there. I went through there. Neat town. They had a buffalo made of barbed wire.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Yep, cool place…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Chuckle….that was my third wife.

HonestLib on April 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Howdy, and yes it has.

upinak on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

upinak: Yes, good to see you, my Really UpNorth friend:0

canopfor on April 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Just for you.

Roger Miller You Can T Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd

RickB on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I remember that one.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

bimmcorp on April 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I don’t think my cure for prickly heat will work…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

bundy cows ate ilegal grass only smart women hilary can fix proble

dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

How can Killary fix things? Commiserate with her fellow heifers?

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

et Boehner didn’t mention that in his campaign speeches back home. crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Niether did jeff flake, here.

The CoC has these guys bought off writ large.

wolly4321 on April 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

How can Killary fix things? Commiserate with her fellow heifers?

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Very good.

crankyoldlady on April 26, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I can’t take it anymore. Someone has to tell me the lowdown on what got Lanceman banned without reproducing the ban-worthy offense. Please?

libfreeordie on April 26, 2014 at 9:07 PM

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