Quotes of the day

posted at 7:41 pm on May 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Friday at Hollywood’s “Creativity Conference” in Washington that there is a “grand bargain” in the works on amnesty.

ABC News’s Rick Klein Tweeted that Goodlatte told ABC reporter Jon Karl at the event that he is “still searching for ‘grand bargain’ on status of undocumented immigrants,” and that Goodlatte does “believe it will happen.”…

Goodlatte, however, would not predict during the interview when such amnesty legislation would pass. “My job isn’t to predict when it’s going to happen. My job is to build the consensus that we need to have immigration reform,” Goodlatte said.

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The signs of life for a revitalized push for an immigration overhaul are suddenly popping up everywhere:

Sen. Mike Lee, telling Fox News on Monday that “most members” of the Republican Conference in the House are actually “eager to pass some sort of immigration reform.” The Utah Republican, one of the most visible spokesmen of the tea-party-wing of the party, cautioned that immigration legislation “needs to be broken up. It needs to be taken step by step. One step at a time.”…

California Democrat Xavier Becerra, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, jumped on McMorris Rodgers’ comments. “It’s important to recognize the statement of House GOP Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers joining those in support of a vote in the House to fix our broken immigration system,” he said Monday in a statement. “The more time Members of Congress spend with their constituents, the more they come to realize how truly important immigration reform is. … The time to vote is now.”…

Galen Carey, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals, told the Christian Post last week that members of the speaker’s staff have assured him there would be an opportunity to take up immigration in June and July. Carey is part of a collection of more than 200 evangelicals from 25 states who plan a pro-immigration reform meeting in Washington on Tuesday.

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“We have to man the watchtowers 24/7,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), referring to a feeling among hard-liners that House leaders will try to sneak through immigration measures…

“It is difficult to plan a specific course of action when the leadership keeps tossing out vague ways to give amnesty to illegal aliens,” Brooks said. The sophomore lawmaker added: “When we see a specific plan from the House leadership, then those of us who favor American citizens first will have a better idea of where the leadership is specifically going and how we will specifically respond.”…

These anti-immigration reform conservatives are now scouring House bills with renewed vigor, looking for provisions in legislative language that could potentially lead to a House-Senate immigration conference, King said. They’re doing so despite repeated assurances from Boehner that House Republicans will not negotiate on the comprehensive Senate bill…

Asked about recent developments on immigration, Diaz-Balart said he now pegs the chances of immigration reform at about 45 percent, adding: “I think 15 [percent] is the highest I ever went before.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections…

[Rep. Mo Brooks] said immigration — and new proposals being floated after Boehner mocked some of his members over the issue — was a major topic. Brooks said Boehner’s comments were “astonishing” and that the Cruz group “naturally” discussed them.

Brooks said his view is that Republicans needed “more diversity” in leadership.

“Right now, we have the top four leaders in the House, none of them are from a Mitt Romney state; all of them are from an Obama state. That’s not diversity. None of the four are from the conservative half of the GOP conference,” he said.

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A memo outlining the legislative agenda for Republicans in the House of Representatives lists replacement of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law as a priority for the coming weeks but does not mention plans to tackle immigration reform.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent the memo to fellow Republicans as they returned from a two-week recess, employing a regular tool to help keep the party unified on its political message in the run-up to congressional elections in November…

Some immigration reform advocates say there is a very short window for passing any bills this year. If Congress doesn’t vote on anything before the traditional August recess, the issue will become too politically charged ahead of the November 4 elections.

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Over the past two decades, the United States has run an immigration policy that has substantially increased poverty in this country. Two-thirds of immigrant households—that is counting both immigrants and their U.S.-born children—from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala live in poverty or near-poverty. Other Latin-American immigrant groups fare only a little less badly: more than 50 percent among Salvadorans; just less than 50 percent among Cubans.

Even long-established immigrants are disproportionately likely to stay poor. Among immigrants (of all origins) who have resided in the United States for longer than 20 years, the poverty rate is 30 percent higher than among the native born (of all races).

As the United States debates an immigration reform that will substantially increase the flow of unskilled immigrants, Americans need to keep in mind that the debate over how much immigration to welcome is also a debate about how much more poverty to accept.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has made a calculated and coherent decision to leave the right wing of the GOP behind, and move his party closer to the center, isolating radical and discredited Republican rightists such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). There will be major consequences for Boehner’s move, including the likely passage of a strong immigration reform bill — which will include some credible path to citizenship — before Election Day.

I never agreed with those Republicans and commentators who claimed that immigration reform was dead. That was never true. It is not true today. Boehner’s recent public tongue-lashing, in surprisingly derisive tones, of anti-immigration conservatives in the House Republican Conference was striking and revealing.

Boehner understands that it would be politically poisonous for Republicans to kill immigration reform before the election and to be accused of a war against Hispanics as they are accused of a war against women. President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are stepping into the breach and moving aggressively to seize the moment. Boehner wants an immigration reform bill. With Boeher’s change of heart, most likely a strong immigration bill will pass before Election Day or Republicans will be blamed by Hispanics, accused of a war against them, and pay a heavy price in November.

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“I’m in the camp that would much prefer that Congress move to pass something,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-reform advocacy organization. “I think if they don’t, the president will be forced to act and I hope he acts boldly and I hope he protects a lot of people.”…

“I haven’t given up hope completely, but my goodness, [House Republicans] issue principles one week and seven days later they have to slam the brakes on,” Sharry said. “They have such an easy time getting to ‘no’ and such a hard time getting to ‘yes’ that it’s hard to be optimistic.”

A senior Democratic aide with direct knowledge of House negotiations said expectations are similarly low inside the Capitol. Despite positive comments from Reps. Joe Barton and Cathy McMorris Rogers on the prospects for reform late last week, the aide said that Republicans have not finished drafting legislative language for their primary reform bill, a difficult and time-consuming job. As GOP progress slowly grinds on, the aide said Democratic lawmakers are increasingly acting under the assumption that it will be Obama, not Boehner, who makes the first substantive move on immigration reform.

“I think for once the president might show some leadership,” the aide said. “We’ll see.”

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Immigrants (legal and illegal) prefer Democrats 2:1.

Valiant on May 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I wouldn’t count on Boehner too much as he has much to hide and has been blocking this all along, so unless he’s, one way or another, being dragged kicking ans screaming.

VorDaj on May 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Bish!

KCB on May 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

tenth..

going2mars on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Danceman!

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Past Allah’s cats’ bedtimes already?

steebo77 on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Crying boner

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I’m done withe the GOP.

Cicero43 on May 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Was he crying when he announced it?

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I’m done withe the GOP.

Cicero43 on May 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

It’s difficult to watch an entity commit slow suicide …

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

It’s difficult to watch an entity commit slow suicide …

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

… especially if, like the United States of America, you love it.

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Boner is to alcoholic what Reid is to senile.

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Probably the reason the Republican establishment wants to get this done before the election is they think there will be too many more conservatives in the house to get it done after the election.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Can you imagine Piglosi mocking her caucus? That beeyatch cracks a tight whip.

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Past Allah’s cats’ bedtimes already?

steebo77 on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

http://cdn.themetapicture.com/media/funny-gif-crazy-cat-lady-feeding.gif

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

With Boeher’s change of heart, most likely a strong immigration bill will pass before Election Day o

“Immigration bill” my arse. Let’s stop already with acting like Orwell’s “1984″ was an instruction manual. It’s Big Amnesty/Big Rewards/Sell Out The American Working Class so that the Chamber of Commerce can have more serf labor and the establishment republicans can get their payoff and the democrats can turn America into a third world country with them, and a few republican establishment hangerons, ruling even more like a royalist oligarchy.

VorDaj on May 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on May 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on May 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I saw him on the porch smokin a cig.

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Lions and Tiger’s and Benghazi, Oh My.

oscarwilde on May 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Yup, Zero’s bony arse is in a vise over benghazi, along with Killery’s, so it’s about time for our crybaby speaker to throw him a lifeline by changing the narrative to amnesty. Sounds about right. Par for the course, as they say.

Rational Thought on May 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Boner is to alcoholic what Reid is to senile.

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

And what McCain is to insane, Hillary is to depraved and Obama is to liar.

VorDaj on May 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

A.W.O.L. from their duty to serve and protect.

There would be no “undocumented” except for their failure to serve and protect. Long term A.W.O.L..

6 to 8 times a day long freight trains leave far south Mexico trains with 300 to 500 illegals from far south america.

some 700,000 to 900,000 per year just from the trains.

another 800,000 to 1,400,000 in foot traffic via the Zeta/Drug cartel controled coyotes

another 300,000 to 500,000 over stayed visas

All due to the crimes of the A.W.O.L. U.S. Goverment enabled by the D and R leadership.

Generals of the Army, Marines, what about your duty to defend the U.S.A.,,, your sworn oath?

These msm thugs who lie the deal closed and say it is all ok.
Who will be judged. Guilty all.

Any amnesty for the poorly educated American children left behind while this evil greed grows and ruins the schools.

Any amnesty for the 33% of Americans who have no jobs due to the slave wage illegals enabled into the U.S.A. by evil greeds arvice.

Any amnesty for the Constitution and Rule of Law now enslaved to the $17 Trillion in debt run up while this crime took place?

Any amnesty for U.S. Citizens from the lies and fraud?

Evil beget evil. It comes the judgement for the mortal sins by these who lust for this great evil upon the U.S.A..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 2, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Boner is to alcoholic what Reid is to senile.

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

And what McCain is to insane, Hillary is to depraved and Obama is to liar.

VorDaj on May 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Yup, each is a tee-totaler in their respective field.

msupertas on May 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM

They’re old – do they really want to go to battle in the final stages of life, just to win a job that will age you quicker than any other? I just can’t see them going to battle.

If Bush is in, Hillary would be out. If Hillary is in, Bush would be out.

raycm98 on May 2, 2014 at 6:37 PM

This hasn’t been a good day. I tried to download photos (or is it upload?) onto the computer and I saw them briefly and they disappeared. Fortunately they were still on the camera so after spending hours looking for them I managed to do it again. Someone down the road has a windstar 2002 for sale cheap but it has 179,000 miles on it. Is that better than a 1998 Ranger with 115,000 that barely runs?

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Brick in the wall:

Roger Waters’ stance against the state of Israel is no secret. He’s a proud member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Now, the Pink Floyd co-founder and fellow member Nick Mason want other rock acts to join their Israel boycott. And Waters is enlisting arguably the biggest rock band around to do so.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/05/02/pink-floyd-tells-stones-boycott-israel

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM

When they say ” bargain ” , does it mean that Hussein and mexicans will give up something to get something in return from the Republicans ?

burrata on May 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I see Reid is back with Koch derangement syndrome…..

sorrowen on May 2, 2014 at 8:05 PM

When they say ” bargain ” , does it mean that Hussein and mexicans will give up something to get something in return from the Republicans ?

burrata on May 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM

10,000 comedians out of work

RickB on May 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Pitchfork control, it’s coming!

Man Robbed Georgia Waffle House With Pitchfork

slickwillie2001 on May 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Over the past two decades, the United States has run an immigration policy that has substantially increased poverty in this country. Two-thirds of immigrant households—that is counting both immigrants and their U.S.-born children—from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala live in poverty or near-poverty.

Um… they were that way when they got here. That’s why they come here. How is that the fault of the United States or its immigration policy?

de rigueur on May 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I’ve noticed Ed hasn’t been posting so much the last few days. Has anyone seen an explanation?

non-nonpartisan on May 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

The hatin’ on Boehner, Gowdy, and the committee is starting already.

oldennis on May 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Range war:

The parcels appear to be in the path of future development, which may even involve a freeway interchange and loop, all west of Bunkerville in the same general area as those “trespass cattle.”

http://gopthedailydose.com/2014/05/01/smoking-blm-gun-public-records-harry-reid-owns-93-acres-next-to-bundy-ranch/

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:12 PM

When they say ” bargain ” , does it mean that Hussein and mexicans will give up something to get something in return from the Republicans ?

burrata on May 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM

They’ll (temporarily) give up what the R leadership most craves: their withheld approval.

[They probably prefer another word to "bargain", given that the evil, exploitative concept "gain" confusingly makes up a part of it ...]

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Um… they were that way when they got here. That’s why they come here. How is that the fault of the United States or its immigration policy?

de rigueur on May 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM

It isn’t about making them poor silly. It’s about dragging down the general prosperity of the country.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:13 PM

It’s part of a grand deal. The Republicans will call the Democrats liars, and give them amnesty in return.

oldennis on May 2, 2014 at 8:15 PM

ShainS

Saw your comment from last night…I am so glad you enjoyed the film!

Brat on May 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Someone down the road has a windstar 2002 for sale cheap but it has 179,000 miles on it. Is that better than a 1998 Ranger with 115,000 that barely runs?

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:01 PM

If you can fix the rabger for what it would cost to buy the Windstar, go withe Ranger.

Personlly, pickup or minivan?

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The hatin’ on Boehner, Gowdy, and the committee is starting already.

oldennis on May 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

They are all Olympic spinners. They all got the memo a long time ago with talking points.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM

…Let Lanceman LIVE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM

If you can fix the rabger for what it would cost to buy the Windstar, go withe Ranger.

Personlly, pickup or minivan?

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The Windstar is a minivan. There’s an awful lot wrong with the Ranger.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

The actions of a weak coward of a man.

Know him well as his actions are a grave danger to U.S. all.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 2, 2014 at 8:20 PM

The hatin’ on Boehner, Gowdy, and the committee is starting already.

oldennis on May 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

It’s best to start early and beat the rush – after a few weeks of going nowhere with all the “I recognize the great and honorable Me. Potatohead from the great and honorable state of” and all the “my dear friend from across the aisle”, the rush will start in earnest.

whatcat on May 2, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Personlly, pickup or minivan?

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The Windstar is a minivan. There’s an awful lot wrong with the Ranger.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

What I meant, I’d rather be seen in a raggedy ol’ pickup than a shiny minivan. YMMV

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Immigration reform isn’t in the cards for this year. So why do they keep bringing it up? Is it a smokescreen for something else? If so what? Space aliens?

kcewa on May 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

What I meant, I’d rather be seen in a raggedy ol’ pickup than a shiny minivan. YMMV

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I just want something that runs and will get me places without breaking down. I can’t afford to be picky. I can take the thing up to the gas station and get it checked out but that would cost me.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Dear Brent Budowsky,(D):

The only immigration reform I want is a closed, secure border. His article made me want to cuss a blue streak.

jazzuscounty on May 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Over the past two decades, the United States has run an immigration policy that has substantially increased poverty in this country. Two-thirds of immigrant households—that is counting both immigrants and their U.S.-born children—from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala live in poverty or near-poverty. Other Latin-American immigrant groups fare only a little less badly: more than 50 percent among Salvadorans; just less than 50 percent among Cubans.

Even long-established immigrants are disproportionately likely to stay poor. Among immigrants (of all origins) who have resided in the United States for longer than 20 years, the poverty rate is 30 percent higher than among the native born (of all races).

And yet some people wonder why the Rats love immigration.

Steve Eggleston on May 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I trust Trey Gowdy.

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

It’s part of a grand deal. The Republicans will call the Democrats liars, and give them amnesty in return.

oldennis on May 2, 2014 at 8:15 PM

or
The Republicans will withdraw all Border Patrol from the borders with mehico and Canada, and give amnesty in return , if Piglosi grants Repub’s request to become the speaker with immediate effect .

burrata on May 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Immigration reform isn’t in the cards for this year. So why do they keep bringing it up? Is it a smokescreen for something else? If so what? Space aliens?

kcewa on May 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I agree with you that they aren’t going to act on it before Nov. I often think it’s only a silly GOP ploy to try to make certain voters believe their concerns are being heard.

non-nonpartisan on May 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM

It is like a night attack, first comes the probes to seek out weak points in the defense.

Boehner is not a point man, he is the type to fly a white flag and ask to sit and talk, then his waggons will throw back the tarp and a thousand armmed hessians will fire on the women and children gathered near.

We are walking with back shooters who claim to be family members.

The seek weakness in U.S. they probe at night, they crawl on their belly to peek under our tents to see if we are still armmed, they smile at U.S. as they slip their hands in the secret pockets to fondel the knifes there at the ready. Lying eyes, lying hearts, lying souls, lie based lives.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM

So basically, “our” representatives want no input from the people on issues that will spell the end of the Republic, but slam their shoes on the podium over issues like “hate speech”..or “Americas racism”, or pot laws, or “gay discrimination” and needing a “nicer” military.

In a more sane time, these people would be dragged out of their offices of power and imprisoned for “traitorous acts by an organized and coordinated force”.

Mimzey on May 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

What I meant, I’d rather be seen in a raggedy ol’ pickup than a shiny minivan. YMMV

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I just want something that runs and will get me places without breaking down. I can’t afford to be picky. I can take the thing up to the gas station and get it checked out but that would cost me.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hard to figure these things. Might check this out: http://www.bing.com/search?q=windstar+reliability&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSBR

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Brent budowsky is indeed a piece of work.

I used to eff up his crap write-ups over on The Hill wll the time.

He would respond.
He’s a hitlery worshipper.

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Hard to figure these things. Might check this out: http://www.bing.com/search?q=windstar+reliability&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSBR

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Thanks I’ll check it out. It’s really the mileage that is the sticking point.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Saw your comment from last night…I am so glad you enjoyed the film!

Brat on May 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Hi Brat. I was hoping you’d see it … thanks again!

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

We are walking with back shooters who claim to be family members.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM

In a nutshell. ^

Mimzey on May 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Danceman!

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I know Lanceman is histwah, but why?

Oh. And, these “SOON” QOTDs are worse than waterboarding.

bettycooper on May 2, 2014 at 8:32 PM

In a more sane time, these people would be dragged out of their offices of power and imprisoned for “traitorous acts by an organized and coordinated force”.

Mimzey on May 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Phase 2 – One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office.
Consistent with the US Constitution, as required, the U.S. Congress will take appropriate action, execute appropriate legislation, deal with vacancies, or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.

http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topics/operation-american-spring-washington-d-c-in-the-cross-hairs-the

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:32 PM

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Friday at Hollywood’s “Creativity Conference” in Washington that there is a “grand bargain” in the works on amnesty.

Just think on that for a while.

Cleombrotus on May 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Fear of them is a true feeling of natures way.
The little funny feeling up your spine is 100% correct.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 2, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I’m a landscaper in Tucson. They pull this “legal status” crap my market will be flooded.

I thought about starting my own company.

American Landscaping.

First in the phone book, appeals to those that want english speakers, and the retired Vets out here.

And no,, I won’t hire anyone with “legal status”.

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hard to figure these things. Might check this out: http://www.bing.com/search?q=windstar+reliability&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSBR

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Thanks I’ll check it out. It’s really the mileage that is the sticking point.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I’m 63 and remember that a car that had 50-60,000 miles on it was “getting up there.” Nowadays not so much.

My ’91 F250 has over 200,000 miles on it and runs great. I wouldn’t be afraid to head out on the highway with it. My wife’s ’05 Sebring ragtop has around 140,000, still puttin’ along. And the Sebring was considered a “throw away” car just a couple steps up from a Pinto or Vega.

The metals they have now and the tolerances they engineer into the engines are something not even thought possible back in the day.

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I know Lanceman is histwah, but why?

bettycooper on May 2, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I think OC knows what happened; I missed it, but apparently he was trolling liblikeaslave and AllahPundit “quietly” banned him by deleting his comment and account.

He was then, according to ALT — hilariously and obviously — using a the new nom Applehead (ripping on the recently banned Lanceman), and that was discovered and also banned …

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The metals they have now and the tolerances they engineer into the engines are something not even thought possible back in the day.

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

It looks like it’s pretty reliable. Is anyone else having trouble getting on Bing? Very slow the last two days.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

What really irritates me the most is that in a few months, conservatives will have a larger majority in the House, and will most likely control the Senate. Why? Because “voters” don’t like whats happening in the country.

So what is the GOP plan? Lets add millions of new voters to the liberal side of the tote board just in time for the election.

F**king brilliant move, Boneheader.

BobMbx on May 2, 2014 at 8:43 PM

fear of them is a true feeling of natures way. The little funny feeling up your spine is 100% correct. APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 2, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Good to see you posting more often.

By the way,, earlier today you suggested you don’t communicate well, to COL.

Respectfully, I disagree.

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I think OC knows what happened; I missed it, but apparently he was trolling liblikeaslave and AllahPundit “quietly” banned him by deleting his comment and account.

He was then, according to ALT — hilariously and obviously — using a the new nom Applehead (ripping on the recently banned Lanceman), and that was discovered and also banned …

ShainS on May 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

That pretty much sums it up except it was Ed who dropped the hammer…

OmahaConservative on May 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’ll support giving every single illegal alien a legal status.

As long as its “Future Deportee”.

BobMbx on May 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

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davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Friday at Hollywood’s “Creativity Conference” in Washington that there is a “grand bargain” in the works on amnesty.

Grand Bargain means they’re going hard on your rear end.

TinFin on May 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I thought about starting my own company.

American Landscaping.

First in the phone book
wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I think most folks use the internet to look for services. I can’t remember the last time I picked up the Yellow Pages. (and I’m one who used to be excited when the new phone books would come out!)

But anyhoo, you might want to try “A” or “AA” American Landscaping to be at the top of the the phone book listings. Or “1 American Landscaping”, maybe.

whatcat on May 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

But but but… It’s for the Children….

oscarwilde on May 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

t pretty much sums it up except it was Ed who dropped the hammer… OmahaConservative on May 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Dude is pretty smart. He’ll be back next open reg.

He’ll just need to be more subtle.

I didn’t understand what he did wrong in the first place.

I read whatslushfunds rant today, yet he didn’t get banned?

If I was AP, I would have.

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Two more items you should have highlighted…

2008
Government Grants

Steve Eggleston on May 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Why does Obama want to keep immigrants from being able to their homeland?

faraway on May 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Good to see you posting more often.

By the way,, earlier today you suggested you don’t communicate well, to COL.

Respectfully, I disagree.

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I thought he might know something about Apache artifacts but one doesn’t necessarily have to just because one is Apache. Just thought I’d ask. We have some things in the museum that are supposed to have belonged to Geronimo. The photos check out. I’m just having trouble finding out about the other stuff.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

First we had the war on women. Now it’s the war on Hispanics. What’s next?

cat_owner on May 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

You should have any used vehicle inspected by a competent mechanic. Not spending that money is a false economy.

Do you know a good mechanic? You need to find a local mechanic who will inspect the Ranger for you. Arrange a fixed price in advance. Don’t buy the thing unless you know what it will cost to make it reliable. It may not be worth it. A good man can give it a quick check in 15-20 minutes, so it shouldn’t cost that much.

A Windstar with that many miles is a breakdown looking for a place to happen. Again, it would need an inspection, and you need maintenance and repar record if they’re available. For example, with that many miles, if it hasn’t had the water pump and timing belt (or chain) replaced, it will need those.

I know some Windstars had transmission issues. Rangers have had the bugs worked our for a long time, and any particular maintenance issues are well understood. You can do some on line research to see reviews on the reliability of different models by year. You will need to know what engine it has.

Don’t just by something because it is nearby and it is cheap. You have to know what you’re getting into. If you think about it, the less money you can afford to spend on it, the more important it is to know what you’re getting.

novaculus on May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I have an opinion about all this-…but I rather not get banned…again.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Grand Bargain? Obama knows how to eff those up. Here’s hoping he puts the Obama magic touch on it.

El_Terrible on May 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I have an opinion about all this-…but I rather not get banned…again.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

You have to know how to be subtle ;-)

Steve Eggleston on May 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

First we had the war on women. Now it’s the war on Hispanics. What’s next?

cat_owner on May 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

All the republicans want to do is talk about this guy Ben. Ben Ben Ben, it’s always Ben. It’s a War on Ben.
Get some, Gowdy!

TinFin on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Smart Lady…

KCB on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Friday at Hollywood’s “Creativity Conference” in Washington that there is a “grand bargain” in the works on amnesty.

Hollywood’s Creativity Conference? What the heck?

Ok here’s more…

Klein noted the comments came at the second annual “Creativity Conference,” an event hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA, which is run by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), is hosting the event alongside Microsoft at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

*heavy suspiration*

Brat on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Don’t just by something because it is nearby and it is cheap. You have to know what you’re getting into. If you think about it, the less money you can afford to spend on it, the more important it is to know what you’re getting.

novaculus on May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I would get it looked at and I do have someplace to take it. It looks like the Windstar is fairly reliable. My Ranger has rusted through in the rear. But the transmission is failing. I can tell.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Catholic church racist:

While some ignorant people today made much ado about the nothing engendered in the Vatican’s redundant elevation of two dead old white males into so-called “sainthood,” reasonable people are asking a more important question: “Why was Barack Obama ignored?”

“It is obviously blatant racism,” said a non-white hispanic writer for the intellectually impressive New York Times. “After all,” he added with less outrage than we had expected, “Obama won a NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHRISSAKES! If THAT doesn’t qualify him for sainthood, what the hell does?”

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/racism-vatican-canonizes-two-dead-white-males-ignores-obama-t13892.html

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Steve Eggleston on May 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

My grandfather was a legal immigrant-as were his parents/sister-and my blog-dad was born in Brasil and came to the US at age 6. His parents filed the paperwork to come here before he as born.
I loathe illegals.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

You run a museum, COL?

whatcat on May 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

You have to know how to be subtle ;-)

Steve Eggleston on May 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

ALT? Subtle? She drives tacks with a sledgehammer.

(ducks)

novaculus on May 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I wondered where Dodd scurried off to.

crankyoldlady on May 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

’I’ll tell you what you lowlife traitor. Why don’t you, Ed and Allah have a big buttf*ck orgy and then move to Saudi Arabia and show them your cute videos. You lowlife piece of garbage. Go hang out at a Hillary fan site. WhatSlushfund on May 2, 2014 at 3:32 PM

That didn’t get the banhammer?

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

davidk on May 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Getting ready to cross 40K on my first 150. I love that truck. I never thought I’d be a person who says they love their ride, but I love that truck.

hawkdriver on May 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

wolly4321 on May 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Some animals are more equal than others.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2014 at 9:04 PM

…Bmore!

KOOLAID2 on May 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

I have an opinion about all this-…but I rather not get banned…again.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Just post videos instead, ALT. Such as this one.

:D

whatcat on May 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

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