Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on May 11, 2014 by Allahpundit

Hillary Clinton isn’t a candidate for president, at least not yet. But this week felt like she was very much in the 2016 grind.

One day, she was weighing in on gun control, Obamacare and social inequality. The next she was taking heat over Benghazi and facing questions about whether as Secretary of State she went too easy on the group behind the kidnap of Nigerian girls.

Then there was Monica Lewinsky, reviving the scandals of 1998.

It was arguably the roughest week Clinton has had since she left the State Department early last year, highlighting the tensions between the past and the future that will inevitably come to a head if she runs.

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Sneed hears rumbles former President Bill Clinton, who lied about his affair with White House intern Monica “That Woman” Lewinsky, may opt to publicly apologize for the abuse Lewinsky claims she’s endured since the sex scandal broke more than 15 years ago.

The rationale? To fend off critics of his wife Hillary who blame her for protecting a powerful husband who is a sexual predator. Hillary Clinton is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid.

The big question: Will Bill “I love an audience” Clinton choose to apologize to Lewinsky and his wife for the mess he placed in their lives — and appeal for forgiveness — in order to put the past behind him before his first grandchild is born . . . and reap a lotta love for being a penitent?

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Another Democrat in the room said the vice president “talked about how the system was rigged against the middle class. He said the economic realities of the middle class are diminishing, and that the average middle-class family is finding it hard to make it economically.”

Biden did not mention his own White House ambitions. But several Democrats at the event were struck by one remark he made about Bill Clinton’s presidency: Three sources there told CNN that Biden said the fraying of middle-class economic security did not begin during President George W. Bush’s terms, but earlier, in the “later years of the Clinton administration.” Biden, of course, could face off against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016 if they both decide to run.

Biden’s speech was described, to a person, as “populist.”

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Now the Boko Haram decision raises a whole new set of questions.

How could the Clinton State Department reject naming Boko Haram as a terrorist group?

Who was involved in blocking Boko Haram’s terrorist designation?

Are any of the so-called experts who were totally wrong still at the State Department?

Did Clinton have anything to do with refusing to designate Boko Haram?

If not, was she even aware of the controversy? Shouldn’t she certainly have been aware, considering the number of federal agencies and members of Congress that were asking her to designate the organization?

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A far more significant threat to her potential candidacy is Americans’ desire for new leadership after eight years of the Obama administration. A Pew Research Center/USA Today poll found this week that 65 percent of Americans would “like to see a president who offers different policies and programs.” Only 30 percent said they wanted ones “similar to those of the Obama administration.”…

As Abramowitz has shown, the incumbent party has typically fared worse in “time for change” elections like 2016 during the post-World War II era. When the incumbent party has held the White House for two or more terms, it has won only two of nine elections since 1948. When the incumbent party has held the presidency for only one term, it has won seven of eight.

Moreover, historical data suggests that the public’s attitude today is similar to the run-up to a previous “time for change” election that didn’t go well for the incumbent party. As the chart indicates, the percentage of Americans who currently favor “different policies and programs” is closer to levels from the 2005-2006 period under George W. Bush, another relatively unpopular second-term president presiding over a weak economic recovery, than from 1999-2000, when Bill Clinton was president and the economy was much stronger.

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Although Biden, like Clinton, supported the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, those calamitous wars have instilled in him a new devotion to the cautious realism that men like Scowcroft and Baker exemplify. In 2009, according to Bob Woodward, the then-secretary of state argued passionately for sending 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, at one point pounding her fist on the table and declaring, “We must act like we’re going to win.” Biden, by contrast, didn’t think defeating the Taliban was either possible nor necessary, and argued for a narrower mission focused on al-Qaeda alone. What she feared most in Afghanistan was chaos and barbarism. What he feared most was quagmire.

Biden, according to Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s book, HRC, was also skeptical of a Western air campaign in Libya. Clinton supported it. Biden considered the raid on Osama bin Laden too risky. Clinton pushed Obama to go for it. Clinton, perhaps remembering the way her husband’s decision to arm Croat forces helped enable a peace deal in the former Yugoslavia, urged Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. Biden expressed caution once again. “Over the last few years, and especially amid the Arab Spring, events have forced the Obama White House to choose between its prudential instincts and its great ambitions,” Traub writes. “In almost every case Biden has sided with the skeptics.”

It would be a good thing for Democrats, and the country, if the private debate between Biden and Clinton went public. Otherwise, it’s likely that during the campaign Clinton will take stances more hawkish than Obama’s—partly because Ukraine has made hawkishness fashionable again and partly because that’s where her own instincts lie—but barely anyone will notice.

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It is not a tone that works well on the stump, and, as she demonstrated when flying off the handle during earlier Benghazi hearings, and in her nasty primary fight with Mr Obama in 2008, Mrs Clinton’s record in televised debates is shaky…

If Republicans can find a fresh, plausible candidate ruthlessly focused on improving middle class lives rather than the Culture Wars, then Mrs Clinton will have to struggle to explain to voters why they should embrace what Republicans will tout as “four more years” (of failure).

Perhaps the twin novelties of being a “first woman president” and a “first First Lady to be president” will be sufficient to get her over the line, but she shouldn’t bet on that…

The smart money says Mrs Clinton will run but, for all her current pre-eminence, she should prepare for a dogfight, not a coronation tour.

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It’s not just that her position is now so formidable; the prospect or call for an ideologically pure challenger is based on a flawed premise. Hillary won’t be a purist, but she will run as a progressive.

First, she actually is—with her politics sensibly tempered by pragmatism—but so were FDR and JFK’s. Second, she’s smart—and she knows that it would be a mistake to create an opening for a potential primary opponent. She did that in 2008 by campaigning initially as a candidate of restoration, not change—and by neglecting to organize in caucus states. She won’t misread the Democratic landscape again…

Biden would be the clear favorite if Hillary didn’t run. But Barack Obama is just recognizing the realities. This Clinton won’t be denied by her own party on the basis of a purist, parsed out, and phony test of her progressive credentials. Hillary won’t walk away from history; she will run to make history. She’s not retiring to be an ersatz ex-president before she becomes the next president of the United States.

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Via the Daily Caller.


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“WHAT Difference, at this point – DOES IT MAKE?!!!!!!!!!!”

williamg on May 11, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:03 PM

BISHOP!

williamg on May 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Tornado sirens are going off…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Tornado warning now for Omaha NB.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

8:19 for Omaha. There’s a damn video on here that won’t go away.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Something to make our friend Schadenfreude laugh his arse off

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I am eating dinner, damnit. A tornado would be really inconvenieny right now. Ratso & Kitten are locked in basement…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I am eating dinner, damnit. A tornado would be really inconvenieny right now. Ratso & Kitten are locked in basement…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Have a picnic in the basement?

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Hi. Hillary won’t get away either. She has blood on her hands and still won’t go away. She should be doing the perp walk in an orange jumpsuit.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Omg. There could be slaw everywhere. I hope the tornado goes to the next town over. Opps. I hope it goes away entirely and takes Hillary.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I am eating dinner, damnit. A tornado would be really inconvenient right now.

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Dude.

That is like totally, awesomely masculine right there.

Dolce Far Niente on May 11, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Have a picnic in the basement?

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Then KITTEN & Ratso would want me to share. If I disappear, it will be because I LOST power, damn caps lock…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:12 PM

God, that is one ugly dude …

/lostmutherf*cker

ShainS on May 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

If I disappear, it will be because I LOST power,

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Sure it won’t have been because Kitten and Ratso ganged up on you to get your supper???

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Sure it won’t have been because Kitten and Ratso ganged up on you to get your supper???

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Nope. I am eating in the living room…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

If you think that’s funny check out my blog

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Dolce Far Niente on May 11, 2014 at 8:11

Yeah, it is. Just totally alpha male.

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Is that last night’s Eurovision winner?

msupertas on May 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Cats can be excellent barometers. If they’re going berserk more berserk than usual it’s likely a storm is headed your way.

For our cats and hurricanes of years ago they knew it well before the weather “experts.”

viking01 on May 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

lostmutherf*cker

Did he meet the hammer?

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

If you think that’s funny check out my blog

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Dude… Where can I get one of those cool tin-foil hat?

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

So then, George Will is supporting Hillary for POTUS….?

d1carter on May 11, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Strike-out button bug strikes again.

(Occasionally it will put the off tag first and then the on tag.)

viking01 on May 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Something to make our friend Schadenfreude laugh his arse off…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

…..WHAT a Jerk-Azzz!

williamg on May 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I still don’t get the fascination with Hilary Clinton.

All I see when I look at her is a post-menopausal female with a medical history indicative of high stroke risk, who has been nothing but a political opportunist from her days back in Arkansas.

She’s no more interested in the welfare of this nation that Obama has been.

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM

viking01 on May 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Yup. That is why they are in the basement, they were driving me nuts…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I am eating dinner, damnit. A tornado would be really inconvenieny right now. Ratso & Kitten are locked in basement…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Well, then, you better bring extra, OC.

Be careful there Big Guy.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Still the greatest hit ever-

How do you think Ted Cruz became a Senator?

Gerrymandering.

lostmotherland on October 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:22 PM

So then, George Will is supporting Hillary for POTUS….?

d1carter on May 11, 2014 at 8:18 PM

That’s EXACTLY Right!…….And Krauthammer is going to CONTINUE to Write Speeches for MONDALE!!!

They’re Nothing But Different Varieties of LIBERAL DEMOCRATS – the whole LOT Of Them!

williamg on May 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Sure it won’t have been because Kitten and Ratso ganged up on you to get your supper???

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Only if’n OC doesn’t bring extra with him if he has to take shelter…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I still don’t get the fascination with Hilary Clinton.

Liberals are incapable of experiencing reality.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Is there any way to turn autoplay off for that video?

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I still don’t get the fascination with Hilary Clinton.

Liberals are incapable of experiencing reality.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Oh, they are capable of experiencing it, just not of comprehending it.

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I am done eating and leaving cats in basement for good measure. I think worst of storm will be north of us…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

They can’t tell if there is a tornado because it’s too close to the radar. Where in Omaha are you Omaha?

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Is there any way to turn autoplay off for that video?

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Psss… AdBlock/AdBlock Plus…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Until it’s too late to escape the steamroller they loosed…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I live in east central omaha, two miles from the MO river/IA border…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

They can’t tell if there is a tornado because it’s too close to the radar. Where in Omaha are you Omaha?

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Without knowing for certain, I suspect he’s somewhere in Nebraska… <— Insert very snarky laughter here…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

going out for a smoke, ratso is on his own…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

She is going to have more cover fire from the media at anyone down range than even Obama had.The republicans better lock and load and send back heavy,heavy fire.Starting today.

docflash on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I got it…and it ain’t stoppin’ it…

Nuthin’ like George Will v Iron Maiden… >:-(

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I’m supposed to already have it…unless MS kicked out again on updates. Let me check.

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

In the headlines..

There are 3 science terms for the races. One of them is verboten.

Guess which one?

It ain’t mongoloid.
It ain’t caucasiod.

You can frigging wiki the term.

PC bullshite.

wolly4321 on May 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

docflash on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Unless the Dems quit pushin’ Hillary and tell her to go take a hike…make way for someone fresher, without Hillary’s history–like Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Still the greatest hit ever-

How do you think Ted Cruz became a Senator?

Gerrymandering.

lostmotherland on October 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Agreed. Classic …

Don’t know if they got banned — haven’t seen ‘em around in awhile.

ShainS on May 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

ShainS on May 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I haven’t seen it either…not complaining.

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Brushingmyhair and pickle are also MIA- Lance weeps.

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I got it…and it ain’t stoppin’ it…

Nuthin’ like George Will v Iron Maiden… >:-(

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Try this then…

Disabling Video Auto-Play (A How-To)

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

This is a very slow moving storm, but it is here in town…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:35 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

*smooooooch!*

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:35 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

{{{B9}}}

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

evenin’ again, Hot Airians! Be safe out there, OC.

Is there any way to turn autoplay off for that video?

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Desktop Opera seems to stop the autoplay without me doing anything. Mobile Opera, not so much….

ProudinNC on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

You can say Congoid, though. Same thing.

wolly4321 on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Hi B9. I’m glad you are here with us. Somehow we gotta lobby to get Lanceman back without him or Twerp knowing about it. Maybe o_Oscar can figure sumpin out.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

They don’t think there’s a tornado but strong winds. Another storm behind it.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

As I suspected, I will miss the worst of it. Keep huskerdiva, butch, GothGuy, LukeinNe and others in your prayers…
Now we are getting flashflood alerts until 10:30

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

In the headlines..

There are 3 science terms for the races. One of them is verboten.

Guess which one?

It ain’t mongoloid.
It ain’t caucasiod.

You can frigging wiki the term.

PC bullshite.

wolly4321 on May 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Is it W-o-o-k-i-e or C-h-e-w-b-a-c-c-a?

IIRC, one of those will put your comment in moderation ..

ShainS on May 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

docflash on May 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Unless the Dems quit pushin’ Hillary and tell her to go take a hike…make way for someone fresher, without Hillary’s history–like Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Granny has 2 major problems-

1. She plays well in MA, but that is about all.

2. She’s only a year younger than Ready for Hillary! is.

Speaking of Rodhams, Clinton Kneepad Eleanor Rodham Clift was on teevee this morning on the Mahavishnu Orchestra Show, and said Ambassador Stevens was not murdered in Ben Ghazi.

“He died of smoke inhalation.”

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

{{{B9}}}

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Love hugs! TY =)

{{{Oscar}}}}

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Tornadoes are caused by global warming… and Tea Party racism.

faraway on May 11, 2014 at 8:38 PM

wolly4321 on May 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Negro modelo is a beer.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Maybe o_Oscar can figure sumpin out.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

You trying to get the entire QoTD crew banned?

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Tornado sirens are going off…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

The only time I’ve been in that situation was in Montgomery, AL. The sky was green and the air was still. And I had no basement.

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2014 at 8:39 PM

faraway on May 11, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I wonder what causes a sharknado.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Love hugs! TY =)

{{{Oscar}}}}

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Opps… sorry, I keep forgetting I’m not a Rock Star anymore, hands aren’t suppose to be on women’s butt’s when regular folks hug… <— Insert embarrassed grin here…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Two “quotes” you missed”

1. Tina Brown (in the Daily Beast) had a venom-filled article declaring that Matt Drudge destroyed journalism by dating to report the Clinton-Lewinsky story that the MSM had “embargoed.”

2. Eleanor Clift on Crossfire, claimed that Ambassador Stevens died of smoke inhalation and that Benghazi was caused by the Internet video. As Clift demonstrated in the mid-1990s, she will use any lie to protect Hillary Clinton.

bw222 on May 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Hello my sweetness.

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I am eating dinner, damnit. A tornado would be really inconvenient right now.

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

We ate dinner while watching the blackest clouds we’d ever known outside our DR window .. While sirens blared, and we followed radar.
Dang thang tore up a neighborhood 4 blocks from us, tho the skies over us were clear !
Tornadoes are WEIRD !!
Be safe, OC !!

pambi on May 11, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Is there any way to turn autoplay off for that video?

lineholder on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I made it go away but I can’t tell you how. I was in a hurry. I clicked on something and a box came up with a bunch of things in it. I made a wild guess which one to click on and it went away.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:41 PM

The only time I’ve been in that situation was in Montgomery, AL. The sky was green and the air was still. And I had no basement.

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Man, is that green sky creepy or what? we get that here with thunderstorms sometimes, I always expect the worst with it. No tornado sirens here either, so we have to depend on NOAA radio and local weather, which sometimes isn’t so great. Had a macroburst here a few years ago just missed us, can’t imagine what OC and those folks are sweating out now.

ProudinNC on May 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

lol – best HRC impression eva.

abobo on May 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Opps… sorry, I keep forgetting I’m not a Rock Star anymore, hands aren’t suppose to be on women’s butt’s when regular folks hug… <— Insert embarrassed grin here…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

*blush* Y’all do wonders for my ego. (;

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

pambi on May 11, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Stay safe Merm. Let’s us know if you need any Merm aid.

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

There are 3 science terms for the races. One of them is verboten.

Guess which one?

It ain’t mongoloid.
It ain’t caucasiod.

You can frigging wiki the term.

PC bullshite.

wolly4321 on May 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Er, Halfnhalfoid?

TXUS on May 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

*blush* Y’all do wonders for my ego. (;

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

You’re such a sweetie pie…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Y’all be safe out there!
My nerves would be racked if I lived in tornado country.
Went thru one once during hurricane Charlie..I about had a heart attack.

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Y’all be safe out there!
My nerves would be racked if I lived in tornado country.
Went thru one once during hurricane Charlie..I about had a heart attack.

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I never worried until I moved to a mobile home.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

You’re such a sweetie pie…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

You’re to sweet to me OW. TY.
Glad I’m on your good side! lol

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE RIGHT NOW.. Must be ninety mph of winds, like a monsoon/hurricane/typhoon. Power is flashing off and on…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I never worried until I moved to a mobile home.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I can understand why.

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Those of us in the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” have our work cut out for us in that the media are working overtime to promote a Hillary presidency.

onlineanalyst on May 11, 2014 at 8:49 PM

The only time I’ve been in that situation was in Montgomery, AL. The sky was green and the air was still. And I had no basement.

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Man, is that green sky creepy or what? we get that here with thunderstorms sometimes, I always expect the worst with it. No tornado sirens here either, so we have to depend on NOAA radio and local weather, which sometimes isn’t so great. Had a macroburst here a few years ago just missed us, can’t imagine what OC and those folks are sweating out now.

ProudinNC on May 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

If I ever see green skies, I’m gonna be thinking I’m having flashback to the third grade. (Some freaking hillpy’s fresh from Woodstock showed up at my third grade elementary school where we were having some kind of school carnival thing, and dosed the koolaid/fruit punch with LSD, what a wonderful thing to do to a bunch of 8 year olds)

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:49 PM

ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE RIGHT NOW.. Must be ninety mph of winds, like a monsoon/hurricane/typhoon. Power is flashing off and on…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

See you on the other side Omaha.

crankyoldlady on May 11, 2014 at 8:49 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:49 PM

OMG!

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I saw that on Twitchy.com earlier. Prophylactics must’ve been on sale today a the WH…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE RIGHT NOW.. Must be ninety mph of winds, like a monsoon/hurricane/typhoon. Power is flashing off and on…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Get your ass in the basement with Kitten and Ratso dude. Better to be safe, than Dorthy…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

SparkPlug on May 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Thanks, doll.
That experience was a few years ago, but obviously NEVER to be forgotten !
Thank God for accurate radar, nowadays !
Watcheth thou out for dem ‘hook echos’, y’hear ??

pambi on May 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

The extent of my tornado knowledge is that Helen Hunt looked hot in a wet teeshirt in Twister.

~~~~

I’m on an android platform, and these autoplays PIZZ ME OFF.

wolly4321 on May 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:49 PM

OMG!

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

1969 was such a wonderful year…

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Protect the puddy-tats!!

Translation: Get into the basement PRONTO!! And take a laptop!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:52 PM

OC- please be safe!

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:53 PM

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

DITTO !
The winds can do one helluva job !!
Lotsa EF-0s happening , and that’s NOTHING to sneeze at !!
Duck, OC !!

pambi on May 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM

bazil9 on May 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Mobile homes + 60+ mph winds = PLEASE come a-knockin’ if’n you saw the trailer rockin’!!

Been there, done that…became urine-deficient pronto…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM

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