Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

Liberal Democrats feel the wind is at their backs, making it all the more irksome for them that Hillary Clinton could be their presidential nominee in 2016.

For many on the left, Clinton is the woman who supported the Iraq War, ran to the right of President Obama and is associated with the Wall Street-friendly centrism espoused by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Progressives feel they are in a political golden age in which questions about income inequality are growing louder, anti-gay marriage laws are falling and the growing Hispanic electorate regards the GOP with skepticism. Given all that, they don’t want to be stuck with a standard-bearer they see as too centrist…

“Every candidate who thinks about running will be faced with a whole set of questions, on holding Wall Street accountable, on combatting student debt, on expanding social security,” said Ilya Sheyman, the executive director of MoveOn.Org Political Action. “Whether it’s Secretary Clinton or Sen. Warren or others, all of them are going to have to address the issues that progressives really care about.”

***

In recent weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun a calculated transition from respected diplomat to fierce advocate for the 99 percent, using a “haves versus have-nots” message to build support among progressives who are desperate for a strong voice to battle Wall Street, protect entitlement programs such as Social Security and promote income equality.

But for Mrs. Clinton, a rich, successful woman and part of one of America’s most powerful political families, there are questions about how effectively she can carry that banner if she runs for president in 2016…

“If Hillary Clinton campaigns on reforming Wall Street, jailing Wall Street bankers who broke the law, expanding Social Security benefits and investing in government jobs — and fights those fights in a way that shows her heart is in it — voters will reward her,” [Adam Green, co-founder of the increasingly powerful Progressive Change Campaign Committee] said. “If it sounds like lip service, a more genuine-sounding populist, Democrat or Republican, may capture the imagination of voters.”

***

Hillary Clinton is by her own admission months away from deciding on whether or not she will run for president. But even before any other would-be candidate can do so much as set up an exploratory committee or cook up an excuse to visit to Dubuque County Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, Democratic officials are stumbling over themselves to announce that they support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

And it just so happens that many of those Democrats were the very same ones who in 2007 were among the first to breach conventional wisdom and line up behind up the little-known Illinois senator…

Political observers have various theories about what is at play here. Although no one contacted for this article would admit to being pressured to get on board early after last cycle’s betrayal, in HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, the authors, Washington-based correspondents Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, revealed that the Clintons kept an “enemies list” of who had not been loyal during the campaign. Clinton loyalists downplayed the significance of the document, but it has been hard to not notice that over the last six years Bill Clinton especially has vigorously campaigned on behalf of those who supported Hillary.

“They certainly know that the Clintons take note and keep score,” said Larry Sabato, a political historian at the University of Virginia. “This is not a couple that easily forgives and forgets. So this is kiss-and-make-up time for most of these people.”

***

Everyone knows about the “Ready for Hillary” Democrats — the rapidly proliferating parade of elected officials and activists getting behind Hillary Clinton’s increasingly likely 2016 presidential campaign.

But there’s also a smaller but increasingly vocal group making its presence felt lately — call it the “Wary of Hillary” Democrats. They’re not outwardly opposing a Clinton candidacy. But they are anxious about the spectacle of a Clinton juggernaut, after seeing what happened when she ran a campaign of inevitability last time…

“She is an enormously capable candidate and leader, but I do worry about the inevitability, because I think it’s off-putting to the average voter,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a longtime Obama ally, told CNN earlier this month. “And I think that was an element of her campaign the last time. As an enthusiastic Democrat, I just hope that the people around her pay attention to that this time around.”

***

Burned by disappointment, many liberals want to vote with their heads, not their hearts, this time around.

And the Hillary-Industrial Complex is ready to exploit that sentiment. The HIC is the vast network of loyalists, retreads, activists, pols, hacks, fans (in and out of the press), Friends of Bill, and, of course, Friends of Hillary who want to see a Clinton restoration. They are waiting for her to run like 19th-century land speculators anticipating news that the railroad will go past their lots…

In her first campaign-style speech on the economy last week at the New America Foundation, Clinton mentioned Obama exactly once. (He’s worked hard, she said.) She referenced her husband a half-dozen times and talked at great length about how we need to return to the policies of the 1990s. (The Clintons remain convinced that the 1990s boom was a function of Bill’s expert tweaking of the dials and knobs on the master control board of the economy.) It wasn’t even subtle. No mention of the stimulus, cash-for-clunkers, Obamacare, or Dodd-Frank. As economics writer James Pethokoukis noted, “It was like Hillary was placed in suspended animation in 2008 and just recently revived to give a stump speech about the evils of the Bush tax cuts.”

Not only was there precious little talk of Obama, there was precious little talk of her four years on Obama’s once-vaunted “team of rivals.” She listed none of her major accomplishments as secretary of state, probably because she had none. (She did open with a reference to some bureaucratic reshuffling on her watch.) No serious student of foreign policy thinks our strategic standing in the world improved on Clinton’s watch as America’s chief diplomat. That alone doesn’t mean she was a terrible secretary of state — lots of people in that job tread water. But it doesn’t inspire either. Meanwhile, the most famous thing she did in that job was nothing — on the night of the Benghazi attack. She also traveled a lot, which is nice.

***

A broad array of Democrats — including Hillary Clinton’s allies — are meeting this week to hammer out a united front on national security issues, including a clear response to Republicans over the Benghazi controversy.

They see an opportunity to wrest control of a narrative that some allies fear could be damaging to Clinton if she moves ahead with a 2016 presidential campaign…

Some of the expected attendees of the briefing have been communicating over the past few weeks in calls and through an email listserv, with the goal of keeping the broad-based group informed about the news accounts of the committee’s anticipated activities.

A wide range of people are on the listserv, including people who work for groups like Media Matters, former Hillary Clinton foreign policy adviser Andrew Shapiro, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor and several current and former Hillary Clinton aides.

***

Republican praise of the Clinton era over the last several years could reverberate in the 2016 presidential race, giving the Democratic front-runner a core talking point…

On many occasions, Republicans have touted Bill Clinton’s administration as a way to bash Obama. They maintain the 42nd president negotiated in good faith, and Obama doesn’t…

“If Hillary Clinton does indeed run in 2016, one of the most powerful weapons she will have in her campaign arsenal is ‘Republicans, in their own words.’ It’s a treasure trove of sound-bites and footage that could leave Republicans kicking themselves when it is all said and done.”…

O’Connell said, “Need to distance yourself from the albatross known as Obama? Roll the tape. Want to tout your bipartisan credentials to woo independents? Roll the tape. Have to show that you’re a pragmatic problem solver? Roll the tape.”

***

Rove, however, was on to something. He exposed a Clinton weakness that has nothing to do with her brain and everything to do with her skin. It is too thin. She despises the media and trusts us not at all. This is a theme of the Auletta piece and a similar one by Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman of Politico. One veteran of Clinton’s campaigns put it this way to them: “Look, she hates you. Period. That’s never going to change.”

I suppose she’s entitled. The press has investigated her, pummeled her, poked into her personal life, questioned her sexual orientation, accused her of adultery, said she had thrown a White House lamp at her husband (I wonder why?) and is responsible in some fuzzy way for the four deaths at Benghazi. Presumably, her link to the VA scandal has yet to be uncovered…

What gave Rove’s speculation legs was Clinton’s penchant to roll into a defensive ball and act as if she’s hiding something. Had she a reputation for openness and candor, no one could possibly think she has suffered a grievous head injury. It was this allergic reaction to the press that hurt her so much when she lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. If she runs in 2016, it will hurt her if she does not get over it.

***

Put it all together, and you start to get a picture of what a Clinton challenger might look like: probably male, moderate and anti-establishment.

Who matches that profile?

Webb, for one. He has been both a Democrat and Republican. Maybe Brian Schweitzer, the former Montana governor who mixes liberal and conservative positions and is not a fan of the Washington, D.C., establishment. A candidate like Joe Biden, who has been in Washington for over 40 years – probably not…

What should be noted is that early major Clinton endorsements also seem to be coming from the left, according to University of Stanford professor Simon Jackman‘s ideal point estimates. Of the 21 senators who have endorsed Clinton, 13 are to the left of the median Democratic senator, and only eight are to the right. The book “The Party Decides” tells us that this group holds a large sway over who gets the nomination, because they tend to represent the various interest groups within the party. Therefore, this hints at a potential challenger having more room for support on the right than the left.

***

In the 2008 battle with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton won Latinos and the white working class overwhelmingly. She lost black voters overwhelmingly and liberal whites by a good margin. She split the unions and the Robert Rubin Democrats. Importantly, her coalition was probably large enough to win, had she run a better campaign. Obama’s victory among pledged delegates was a scant 127 out of a total of 3,424. His entire margin of victory rested upon his superior organization of low-turnout caucus states like Idaho and Maine, where Clinton’s potential coalition was probably stronger. So, assuming that Team Clinton learns the rules of its own party this time around, a would-be challenger will actually have to build a bigger coalition than Obama’s…

In the end, Clinton’s greatest advantage might be the continued political weakness of Obama. History is not on the side of the Democrats as they try to win the White House for a third consecutive term. A party has only done so once in the postwar era—in 1988, when Ronald Reagan’s job approval was in the mid-50s by Election Day. Currently, Obama’s is mired in the mid-40s. Yet Clinton has a personal reputation that might transcend Obama’s unpopularity, and she polls extremely well at the moment. So long as that continues, risk-averse Democrats of all demographic stripes might be inclined to put aside their internecine battle to prevent a Republican victory, something they all equally oppose.

***

There is tremendous momentum swirling around Mrs. Clinton that will begin to gather steam as soon as she announces her candidacy. A Hillary win would seem like a glorious victory for feminism, one of the 20th century’s greatest social movements. Remember how much difficulty 2008 GOP nominee John McCain had running against a freshman senator with a thin résumé who managed to position himself as the triumphant final act of the Civil Rights movement…

Furthermore, do not underestimate how many millions of Independent and even Republican baby-boomer women who helped sow the seeds of the feminist movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s will be cheering her on.

How does the male Republican presidential candidate maneuver around this movement? By persuading voters that an issue or personality flaw in the movement’s leader is more important than the triumph of the movement.

In the case of Hillary Clinton, that issue and personality flaw is “trust.”

This is where the gloves come off and all the past Clinton scandals of both Bill and Hillary come back to life. The campaign must come down to a simple question: “Can we trust the Clintons in the White House again?”


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How about one for the DJ.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM

[sends DJ and COL double Whatchudrinkin's...enters on AP's tab under "Music Appreciation"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Dr. Sun Drop and Chee

non-nonpartisan on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

So I’m guessing Quotes of the Day are now open threads?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

You’re just discovering that now?

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Curious .. is/are Sundrop anything close to Squirt ??
Squirt is sorta rare in the south, is all, but a big fav up north.

pambi on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

So I’m guessing Quotes of the Day are now open threads?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Pretty girls are always welcome. :)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Evening everyone, especially Steve E. Are you still an editor?

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Never was on the payroll here; I’m just a sometime-fill-in.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

How long have you been here?
Not very observant are you?

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Tracy Byrd ~ Watermelon crawl

RickB on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

The lab is part of the UMC. I doubt it.
I’m a woman of a certain age. Women of certain ages tend to regularly come down with issues that require lab work to figure them out and treat them.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Another thought — last year the co-pilot’s doctor sent her blood work out for lab tests, and we received a bill for $450. The lab also was not participating in my employer-provided plan. Co-pilot asked the doctor about the big bill — turns out they have a contract with that lab, and we were actually charged the agreed price that the doctor’s office had arranged for their patients — $36.

Hope it helps …

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

So I’m guessing Quotes of the Day are now open threads?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Huh? You ain’t from around here, are ya?

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Were they ever not open threads?

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Yes. I remember people used to stay on topic.

You’re just discovering that now?

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Yes.

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Good evening everybody.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Steve Eggleston: Good evening Steve,…..from earlier this morning,
in light of the new revelations,..I’m off the fence
on Snowden,…………hes a traitor:)

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

And the Bar is Open!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Evening all!

Newtie would like pass a BIG, and I do mean Big, Whachamcallit down my way? So BIG that you can put a beach umbrella in it, not one of those tiny paper ones.

Also,cuz I’m not a big deal like Axe (but want to pretend anyway), could you also put a parrot on it? A real one. Make sure to have it’s tail hanging outside the rim of the glass.

I’ll share.

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Not very observant are you?

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I guess not.

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

As for the claim that the “praise” for Bill Clinton’s “honest” negotiations will help Hillary in 2016, it was only after Hillary was neutered that “honest” negotiations with Bill became possible.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

[sends DJ and COL double Whatchudrinkin's...enters on AP's tab under "Music Appreciation"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I was talking about Rick, you know.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Ugh! Shrillary….

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Almost makes ya wish Allah would get his hardon for Christie back…

Almost…

PointnClick on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Curious .. is/are Sundrop anything close to Squirt ??
Squirt is sorta rare in the south, is all, but a big fav up north.

pambi on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Dunno, I’ve never had either. Bigbullets says Sundrop is awesome.

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Yes. I remember people used to stay on topic.

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

You’re free to stay on topic.

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Never was on the payroll here; I’m just a sometime-fill-in.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Sorry to hear that. You’re a great numbers guy.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

University Medical Center(Though Unruly Male Cats are a lot more fun).
Our PC is through one provider, scrips are through another etc.
It’s not simple anymore.
Thanks Obama!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Stressful day? LOL

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Well since it is an open thread….can I just say how cool is Denzel Washington?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Curious .. is/are Sundrop anything close to Squirt ??
Squirt is sorta rare in the south, is all, but a big fav up north.

pambi on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Emphatically, no.

Sundrop is like a Mountain Dew with fiz. In a word, awesome.

Squirt is non-descript.

Bigbullets on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

It was 105°f today,,

wolly4321 on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

So I’m guessing Quotes of the Day are now open threads?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

You’re just discovering that now?

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I made the same error when I first joined. Sometimes the QOTD stays sort-of, kind-of “on-topic” — some posters bck then were yelling at others to stop the off-topic chatter. The off-topic group always won out, though.

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Newtie would like pass a BIG, and I do mean Big, Whachamcallit down my way? So BIG that you can put a beach umbrella in it, not one of those tiny paper ones.

Also,cuz I’m not a big deal like Axe (but want to pretend anyway), could you also put a parrot on it? A real one. Make sure to have it’s tail hanging outside the rim of the glass.

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Consider it done, Giddyup!

[enter's under "Nature Hike"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Ah, that explains it. I wasn’t here most of the day so I didn’t experience any of that…

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

So I’m guessing Quotes of the Day are now open threads?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

terryannonline:

Technically, one must post on topic,..then can commence on
Chitty-Chatty!!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I’m just a sometime-fill-in.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Means you still mingle with us :)

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Well since it is an open thread….can I just say how cool is Denzel Washington?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

There are limits, even on open threads.

Bigbullets on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

The first page or two of the QOTD used to be more-or-less on topic. After that, it went off the rails.

Now, especially with a Hiliary-centered QOTD, it’s Open Thread all the time ;-)

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Yes. I remember people used to stay on topic.

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

It’s true. I apologize. It just got boring at 3:00 AM and then . . . it just spread.

Axe on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Means you still mingle with us :)

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Commenter first, pundit second, I always say.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

What do they call that governing system where the power tends to stay with a small group ofm families. And I don’t mean monarchy.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Doesn’t Mountain Dew have fizz? I never had it. it looks too much like something I wouldn’t want to drink.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

There are limits, even on open threads.

Bigbullets on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Glad someone said it. ;)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

So I’m guessing Quotes of the Day are now open threads?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Always have been…

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Well since it is an open thread….can I just say how cool is Denzel Washington?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Mom loves him in “The Bone Collector“… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

“…Whachamcallit…”

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

No need to be vague, we’re all friends here.

Bigbullets on May 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Heads Up: The Tally 17 DemTards:
=================================

Eric Shinseki
3m
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, calls for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign; says he ‘has been unable to solve other fundamental problems that plague the agency’ – statement via @NBCNews
===================================================================

Leo Shane IIIVerified account ‏@LeoShane

With @RepTimWalz on the list, I’m now counting 17 Dems calling for Shinseki to step down, 36 GOPers. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dqnJ4WIj1XtaqxFYgjAaOK6km4WiMogzMQ1WJMScAmY/edit#gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dqnJ4WIj1XtaqxFYgjAaOK6km4WiMogzMQ1WJMScAmY/edit?pli=1#gid=0

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Well since it is an open thread….can I just say how cool is Denzel Washington?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I have to agree.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I’m a woman of a certain age. Women of certain ages tend to regularly come down with issues that require lab work to figure them out and treat them.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM

women Ages 0-140.

:)

*Runs*

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Doesn’t Mountain Dew have fizz? I never had it. it looks too much like something I wouldn’t want to drink.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

It does.

It’s like Pepsi and Coke. Coke has more fiz.

Sundrop has more fiz than Mountain Dew.

Bigbullets on May 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I really hope we won’t have wall to wall coverage of Maya Angelou’s funeral. I have no desire to see any of it. At. All.

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I used to stay on topic long, long ago then I realized what I was missing.

Ratso !

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Doesn’t Mountain Dew have fizz? I never had it. it looks too much like something I wouldn’t want to drink.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Mountain Dew is glittering yellow liquid Caffeine….

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

women Ages 0-140.

:)

*Runs*

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

LOL

PointnClick on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

could you also put a parrot on it? A real one. Make sure to have it’s tail hanging outside the rim of the glass.

I’ll share.

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Would you like an eyepatch too?

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

(But I’m not missing what Ratso is missing. Thankfully.)

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Doesn’t Mountain Dew have fizz? I never had it. it looks too much like something I wouldn’t want to drink.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

It does.

It’s like Pepsi and Coke. Coke has more fiz.

Sundrop has more fiz than Mountain Dew.

Bigbullets on May 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

What Dew has is caffeine. Lots of caffeine.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

We had rain today. Cooled it off a lot. It was hot this morning.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Mom loves him in “The Bone Collector“… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Good movie.

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

What do they call that governing system where the power tends to stay with a small group ofm families. And I don’t mean monarchy.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The Democrat Party

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Playin’ kissy face cause he wants to come home and not get whacked….

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Doc Holliday: Not much room, when he stated about being a Spy!!:)

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Would you like an eyepatch too?

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

lol- aye

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I used to stay on topic long, long ago then I realized what I was missing.

Ratso !

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Lolz!

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Consider it done, Giddyup!

[enter's under "Nature Hike"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

You nailed it Newtie. Dropped hubs off at San Fran airport. Saw lots of critters there.

B9 – hehehehehe

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

What do they call that governing system where the power tends to stay with a small group ofm families. And I don’t mean monarchy.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Oligarchy.

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Consider it done, Canopfor!

[enters on AP's tab under "Special Delivery"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM

NATB: Boinking “A”,..thanks:)

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Did Alien leave?

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Watch your back sir! *evil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

What Dew has is caffeine. Lots of caffeine.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

And it is tasty cold or at room temperature… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

What do they call that governing system where the power tends to stay with a small group ofm families. And I don’t mean monarchy.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The Democrat Party

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

North Korean Communism?

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

That’s it Doc. Check it out my friends. It will look real familiar. Too familiar.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Well since it is an open thread….can I just say how cool is Denzel Washington?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

You’re just figuring that out

RickB on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

The Democrat Party

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

He left that one open for you.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Complete with the Dancing Hare Krishnas?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Would you like an eyepatch too?

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

lol- aye

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM

You have to say R. Like this — “Arrrrrrrrrrr!”

I’m over here, OC.

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Any good podcast recommendations?

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

And it is tasty cold or at room temperature… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Especially Throwback. Nothing quite like soda from real cane sugar.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I really hope we won’t have wall to wall coverage of Maya Angelou’s funeral. I have no desire to see any of it. At. All.
OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Good to know.

coolrepublica on May 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

could you also put a parrot on it? A real one. Make sure to have it’s tail hanging outside the rim of the glass.

I’ll share.

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

You had better have an umbrella in your drink… just to be safe.

One nervous macaw could ruin your day.

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Watch your back sir! *evil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

*Looks behind cautiously…no movement, nothing. Retrieves Glock from bedroom, dims the lights, turns computer to keep eye on the door…*

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I’m off the rails. Join me?

KCB on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

What Dew has is caffeine. Lots of caffeine.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM
And it is tasty cold or at room temperature… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

You 2 probably enjoy drinking Jolt cola.

RickB on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

He left that one open for you.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

True, but Doc needs to decompress from his medical exam cramming sessions ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

31giddyup on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

You had better have an umbrella in your drink… just to be safe.

One nervous macaw could ruin your day.

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

ROTFL!

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Oh, ho! Who is THIS guy who just crashed the VA hearing??

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Wow! you look Marvelous!

KCB on May 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

If I remember correctly, it also tends to operate ‘submerged’ so to speak. Only comes to periscope depth to acquire targets.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

You 2 probably enjoy drinking Jolt cola.

RickB on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Can’t speak for Newtie, but Jolt is nasty.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

You 2 probably enjoy drinking Jolt cola.

RickB on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Sometimes I think I can do crystal math, but, then again, nah…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Oh, ho! Who is THIS guy who just crashed the VA hearing??

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I don’t have that channel. Wish I did.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hillary is not a forgone conclusion. Youth won the last two, why change the formula.

Mr. Pibb if you don’t like booger green soda.

Pickle on May 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Now I feel kind of guilty. One shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. I don’t know why.

crankyoldlady on May 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

They outnumber us.

kcewa on May 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I’m off the rails. Join me?

KCB on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

All ready there!
On the Crazy Train? Ay,Ay,Ay

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Did Alien leave?

OmahaConservative on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

See? I knew it! You all have a secret “Ignore” button, and you used it on me. OC doesn’t even know I’ve been over here in the corner, chattering away like a mad squirrel …

Alien on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Another calls for resignation:(GOP)

arren Armstrong ‏@warmstrongabc30 5m

NEW: MT @RepJeffDenham calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. http://1.usa.gov/1hfaojq #VAScandal @ABC30

https://twitter.com/RepJeffDenham

canopfor on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Conway Twitty – Thats My Job

RickB on May 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Especially Throwback. Nothing quite like soda from real cane sugar.

Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I’ll say! Tried it once…after I got used to the taste (again), and polished off the bottle, I went to the bathroom. Caught sight of my chompers in the mirror–that chit turned them light BLUE!! o_O

WTH?? Did they change the food colouring too??

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Come on, Blackhawks!

Jaibones on May 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Commenter first, pundit second, I always say. Steve Eggleston on May 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Cool thing is, you’ll answer questions. I appreciate that.

Ed should still shoot you a $50 Red Lobster gift card sometimes, though.

wolly4321 on May 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Interesting video

kcewa on May 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Watch your back sir! *evil laugh*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

If you do not return my evil laughter pronto, I shall be forced to glare at you…

oscarwilde on May 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Youth won the last two, why change the formula.

Mr. Pibb if you don’t like booger green soda.

Pickle on May 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Yep. After Reagan it has been mostly been the younger candidate winning, with the exception of Al Gore losing to GW. However, GW came off younger because he more energetic and so wooden.

terryannonline on May 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Wasn’t this Randy Rhoads?

KCB on May 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM

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