Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Obama acknowledged that he is “never surprised” by controversies whipped up in Washington…

“I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get back a young man to his parents,” he told a press conference. “This is somebody’s child.”

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The White House has been caught off guard by the negative reaction to the deal that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

It has been particularly surprised by criticism of Bergdahl, who is accused of walking away from his unit shortly before being abducted by the Taliban…

“They put too positive a spin on what is a very ambiguous set of circumstances,” Southern Methodist University professor Cal Jillson said.

“A big part of the WH stew on this is typical photo op hubris,” said Boston University political strategist Tobe Berkovitz. “Instead of just bringing Bergdahl back, they had to do the full kissy-huggy announcement with mom and dad figuring this good news would push the VA mess off the front page.”

***

Obama had a perfectly legitimate story to tell: The American POW in Afghanistan had to be returned, irrespective of his character, and even at the cost of negotiating with terrorists or violating the law governing notification of Congress…

So why bring Robert and Jani Bergdahl in for a photo-op that at best would look a bit strange, given Robert’s grooming and his public attempts to find common ground with his son’s captors?…

How were they vetted before their appearance with the president — both for security and for political sensitivities — and how long did the process take? Did anybody at the White House know Robert Bergdahl was going to say “bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim,” along with the “Pashto phrase” that has been getting so much attention?

I am not damning Robert Bergdahl here; I hope never to find out how I would behave if my child were at the mercy of Muslim psychotics. But I am saying it was bafflingly stupid to have him buddy up with the president for international television coverage.

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Behind the “the arm-waving and typical Capitol Hill vs. White House gamesmanship,” there are pertinent questions about why the administration didn’t tell Congress about the prisoner swap plan, if such a trade was a good one and whether the White House should have struck a more solemn tone about Bergdahl’s release when there were questions about desertion, Rothkopf said…

“Emotions are running very high on this case,” said CNN senior political analyst David Gergen. “Among the military personnel and veterans, my sense is it has less to do with the trade for the five militants than the celebratory qualities that the administration initially displayed toward Bergdahl. The message they got was this was a hero coming home. And that totally misreads the military mentality on this issue.”

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[N]ow, with even more investigations ahead, the circumstances of Bergdahl’s reappearance have made the soldiers’ promises of silence impossible to keep. After first hearing that Bergdahl was back, Cornelison then saw President Obama at the White House with Bergdahl’s parents. Cornelison and several of his former colleagues sensed that some sort of heroic narrative might be forming — and they knew it wasn’t true.

“When the president was there with Bergdahl’s parents, we got this feeling that the American people needed to be told the truth,” Cornelison, who believes Bergdahl deserted his post, explained. “We were there, this is not hearsay, we were on the ground, the first ones to go looking for him. The American public needs to know the truth about Bergdahl before treating him like any kind of war hero, because that is completely false.”

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[I]t’s unwise to focus, as many critics of the Bergdahl deal do, on the circumstances of his capture. They say he left his post without authorization, provoking search and rescue operations that endangered other troops and led to several deaths. None of these claims has been adjudicated, and some of them are already unraveling. But the larger principle is that our allegiance to our soldiers has to be as solid as their allegiance to us. We don’t have to love their character, any more than they have to love the character of their commanders. In the military, loyalty transcends personality. And loyalty goes both ways…

Yes, there are limits to what we should trade for a POW. But “negotiating with terrorists” isn’t one of them. Nor is the alleged carelessness of our captured soldier. From the comfort of a congressional office or a TV studio, it’s easy to talk tough about the messages we send to our enemies. But for the people who put their lives on the line, the crucial messages are the ones we send to our friends: I’ll cover you. You cover me. We’re here for each other. We’ll get you out.

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Nobody is asking Obama to “apologize” for having got a young man back to his parents. Bathetic as the reminder might be, it remains the case that every single person in the world is “somebody’s child” — whether they are good or evil, honorable or dishonorable, and enlisted or not. And few voices in the chorus are agitating against seizing opportunities should they arrive. Instead, the questions at hand are whether the president got a good deal and whether he acted within his constitutional and legal authority in making one. They are not whether America should seek to emancipate its prisoners of war. Saccharine appeals to apple pie and motherhood just won’t cut it

It may well be that the administration has got the details right — that the trade itself was a fair one, that Article II of the Constitution confers upon the executive branch the authorities that this president claims, and that treating troubled American warriors as being less deserving of rescue is a dangerous and ignominious game. Its reaction to scrutiny, however, has been little short of disastrous, not least because it has revealed once again that a man who was sold to us as the “no drama” option is disquietingly hostile toward transparency and that his enthusiasts will tolerate neither animadversion nor inquiry. Well before Barack Obama took his first steps into the U.S. Senate, another president gave a bewildering hostage to fortune, boldly declaring “Mission Accomplished” before the facts had had time to jostle into place. He learned, as his successor is learning, that there is a place for triumphalism and a place for modesty, and that facile exultance is no match for the complexities of guerilla war.

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Among sailors, a crew member who brings bad luck is known as a Jonah. It’s a long-held superstition, deriving from the Book of Jonah. Then the sailors said to each other, ‘Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.’ They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. And like the hapless crew that sailed Jonah to Tarshish, we found ourselves in a storm fighting in Afghanistan. With Bergdahl’s disappearance always in the background, imaginations ran wild. Why did the Taliban in Paktika execute attacks with such unusual precision and lethality? Some hypothesized that Bergdahl had informed them of our tactics. Why did Afghan civilians refuse civil aid that they so obviously needed? Others believed rumors that Bergdahl had participated in a propaganda campaign against us. None of this could be substantiated, but over there Bergdahl became the idol of discontent for so many. He was the Jonah.

And this wasn’t only among the rank and file. One of my colleagues, a CIA case officer, was charged with collecting information on Bergdahl’s whereabouts. For months after his disappearance, his location was known with a high degree of precision. At various levels of government, certain options had been floated as to what a recovery mission might look like. After flying in and out of Kabul for endless rounds of inter-agency meetings, my colleague grew frustrated by the Army’s inaction. He questioned the efficacy of these deliberations. A senior officer pulled him aside. “No one’s serious about a rescue mission,” he said. “It’d be too risky. Maybe if Bergdahl had actually been captured they’d do something, but he deserted.”…

The only thing that seems clear in any of this is the suffering. For five years, Bergdahl suffered in captivity as an idol held by the Taliban. The soldiers sent to recover that idol suffered, too. Each will decide whether they wish to forgive him—or whether he will continue to be their Jonah.

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“Had the choice been mine I would have made the same choice.”


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I happen to like the name Susan. I happen to like black labs. I like bay retrievers more though.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I do too. That’s why I married her. And her rack. She had a nice rack. :)

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I am. Cruz and Abbott speak tomm. So does Rand. The Ronulans are going to be…orgasmic.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The paulbots don’t like Rand

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

But for the people who put their lives on the line, the crucial messages are the ones we send to our friends: I’ll cover you. You cover me. We’re here for each other. We’ll get you out.

Except:

Bergdahl chose not to cover them.

Bergdahl chose not to be there for them.

So, why should they be asked to look for him when he betrayed them?

Loyalty is not – and should not be – a one-way street.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

And I keep trying to give her the benefit of doubt.

No more.

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

…I quit when she blatantly rolled someone here under the bus when in one of her pouty rants…and received a warning because others here complained I was a little tough on her……………I don’t know another word…for bey-otch!

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

My wife’s name is Susan, but we have 2 beagle mixes and a vizsla

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Does were vizsla like goulash.

RickB on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

This is why.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hagfish is such a hag. It doesn’t get much more idiotic than that.

NotCoach on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Sorry Diluculo, I linked it wrong. These two. I am taking a break. I am so pissed off over the traitor Bergdahl I could scream. Fourteen of our finest gone for that puke.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Your first link captured the two anyway, got the point, and I join you in your complete disgust at the traitor bergdahl. Sans capitalization purposely.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Did O.J. kill Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman?

NotCoach on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I got a page 2 Ratso! :P

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

wren on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

That was what we sang-including the claps.

Rick Perry spoke for maybe 15 minutes.
Just. Wow.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I am. Cruz and Abbott speak tomm. So does Rand. The Ronulans are going to be…orgasmic.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I hope I can catch Cruz’s speech somewhere.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Does were vizsla like goulash.

RickB on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Haven’t made goulash since we got her, but she loves her some humans food so I’m sure the answer would be a tail wagging yes.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

You too?? o_O

:-D

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

You mean, you use Fold3 also? (my specialty: World War Two, Missing Air Crew Reports)

http://www.fold3.com

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yeah, we heard. :)

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Results for #Bergdahl

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bergdahl?src=hash

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 PM

He’ll be stopping by the exhibit hall after his speech. Maybe I’ll go say hi.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 PM

“A big part of the WH stew on this is typical photo op hubris,” said Boston University political strategist Tobe Berkovitz. “Instead of just bringing Bergdahl back, they had to do the full kissy-huggy announcement with mom and dad figuring this good news would push the VA mess off the front page.”

***

Obama had a perfectly legitimate story to tell: The American POW in Afghanistan had to be returned, irrespective of his character, and even at the cost of negotiating with terrorists or violating the law governing notification of Congress…

So why bring Robert and Jani Bergdahl in for a photo-op that at best would look a bit strange, given Robert’s grooming and his public attempts to find common ground with his son’s captors?…

First of all, you can’t expect The One to pass up a chance to hog the limelight. After all, in his world, everything is always all about him.

Secondly, by the standards of The One, his minions, the faculty lounge, and the newsroom, the elder Bergdahl’s views are practically mainstream. Exactly none of them foresaw the backlash because to them, he sounds just like everybody else they know.

So, for that matter, does Junior.

And that’s the problem. One they are literally incapable of even perceiving, much less comprehending.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 5, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I don’t know anyone named Susan.

I do have a dog named Dave.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

or five years, Bergdahl suffered in captivity as an idol held by the Taliban. The soldiers sent to recover that idol suffered, too.

Suffered? No, ahole, they DIED. Your boy Bergdahl lives. Jonah, my ass…

Blake on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Did O.J. kill Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman?

NotCoach on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Well, hello to you too. Lol

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Ah.
We’ve made friends with one. She’s nice enough-except for the whole Ronulan thing.
The Birchers have a booth,
They’re ‘out there’.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

CoffeLover-

I forgot!

Did you watch Meagan?

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

So the attempt to distract from all previous scandals with the Gitmo 5 has been a success. ‘Be excellent with each other and party on DUDE!!!!’

DemetriusPhalerum on June 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

This is why.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

You are right Bmore, you are right!!

Fear not, the hagfish is nothing, and does not deserve anyone commenting to her. She brings it all upon herself…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Good evening Peeps :)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I do too. That’s why I married her. And her rack. She had a nice rack. :)

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

You married a Bay Retriever? Or an oven? Which is it?

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Yeah, we heard. :)

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 PM

A 93 year old vet from here parachuted on Omaha. I think it was Omaha to commemorate having landed there 70 years ago.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Did O.J. kill Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman?

NotCoach on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Never waste time on something that ends their sentences with “lol”.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I got a page 2 Ratso! :P

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Congrats!! :)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Evening, Scrumpy.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:19 PM

What a stupid way to empty Gitmo….

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

d1carter: From Todays Briefing:)
================================

78????

MS. HARF: Well, on the 78 that have already been a decision made, that is – the challenge there is finding countries,

either their home countries – some cases they don’t want to go back or the home country doesn’t want them,

so we look for third countries.

We’ve talked about that a lot in here. For the prosecution side, that’s obviously a prosecution process which is a little difficult but we’ll move forward with as we can. And then there are still decisions to be made about that bucket in the middle, which is not – which is a smaller number.

QUESTION: How is that decision being made?

MS. HARF: Well, it’s –

QUESTION: I mean, what’s the process?

MS. HARF: It’s an interagency process that takes into account a variety of factors. If we have enough evidence to charge people, you’ve seen we will do so. If we don’t and we believe people can be slated for transfer, then there’s a whole process in terms of threat mitigation that we go through through the periodic review board, interagency process, and we’ll go through that with all of them.

QUESTION: And how were you able to determine that these five Taliban leaders do not pose any threat, but you’re still going through the cases of the rest of those people?

MS. HARF: Yeah. Well, it takes a while to go through these. Obviously, we have a commitment to close Guantanamo Bay, and so obviously that’s a process we’re going through right now.

So the entire interagency national security team – including of course the Secretary of Defense, because Guantanamo Bay falls under the Defense Department – undertook the threat assessment, did a risk assessment of how we could best mitigate it, what assurances we could get from the Government of Qatar; that while these are not good guys and are, in many cases, pretty bad guys, they could not – we’ve sufficiently – substantially, I think, is the word I’m supposed to use – mitigated the risk that they will return to the fight against American national security interests.

Look, the future of Afghanistan is up to the Afghan people and the next Afghan Government to decide. What – we’ve said that eventually there needs to be a political settlement there, a solution that involves Afghans talking to Afghans, reconciliation, what they will do with the Taliban going forward. That needs to be decided between them.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/06/227174.htm

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Scrumps :)

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Never waste time on something that ends their sentences with “lol”.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I got nothing better to do right now. :P

NotCoach on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Careful, that’s how they get ya

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I bet you have moobs.

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

(:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hi guys! Susan around?

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hi scrumpy!

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

You married a Bay Retriever? Or an oven? Which is it?

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I will thank you to keep your republican prejudices to yourself hater! If I want to marry my bay retriever who are you to tell me I can’t? It’s about love! Better get used to it. It’s not hurting you norms anyway! Get back to me when your divorce rate is below ours!

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 PM

A 93 year old vet from here parachuted on Omaha. I think it was Omaha to commemorate having landed there 70 years ago.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

crankyoldlady:—:0
=======================

The Associated Press @AP · 5h

PHOTO: 93-year-old veteran makes tandem parachute jump onto Utah Beach in France to mark D-Day anniversary: http://apne.ws/1un3XwQ

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/photos/4/42f63953-91a4-4780-9416-216fca06a02a.html?SITE=AP

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Hi ken!

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

You’ll be the next one reported…..

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

*blows Ken a Kiss*

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Hello!

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Scrumps :)

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Hi ladies :)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Utah, ok. I thought I was wrong.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I will thank you to keep your republican prejudices to yourself hater! If I want to marry my bay retriever who are you to tell me I can’t? It’s about love! Better get used to it. It’s not hurting you norms anyway! Get back to me when your divorce rate is below ours!

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I shuddered when the term ‘pre-marital sex’ popped into my sick mind.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hiya neighbor

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Pic of the Day: ‘Will Trade Obama To Mexico For Sgt Tahmooressi. God Help Us All’

Resist We Much on June 5, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Just sent you two pics. One of the way-awesome big truck that was working on the power — OMG — and one of the Aloe plant I rescued. It was being illuminated by the flashing yellow light. :)

The one that’s almost completely black is the Aloe, ’cause, timing.

. . . K, now catching up.

Axe on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Hi guys! Susan around?

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hehehe! Is that what everybody’s going to call her now? :-D

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hi!!

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

*blows Ken a Kiss*

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

XXXOOO! Sorry I’m late!

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Hiya neighbor

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Good to see you posting!

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I see the troll is sucking up.

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I did. All 6 of those guys were credible. She’s got one more segment being held over for tomorrow.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

“I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get back a young man to his parents,” he told a press conference. “This is somebody’s child.”

So are the 5 terrorists.

So are the Soldiers who died because of the traitor.

I don’t care that he converted.
I care that he deserted/defected.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Good to see you posting!

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:24 PM

For a bit. I gotta get some sleep tonight.

NativeTexan on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Well Oblahblah sure “whupped” himself up a real ‘nice’ controversy now didn’t he.

I so hate when he tries to pass the buck, like he has not a damn thing to do with anything!! POS needs to **********************

He is a weffing idiot :)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

A 93 year old vet from here parachuted on Omaha. I think it was Omaha to commemorate having landed there 70 years ago.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Would that be 93-yr-old Jim Martin, who is planning to tandem-jump at Normandy tomorrow?

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I see the troll is sucking up.

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Just looking for a unsuspecting target to snipe.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

You’ll be the next one reported…..

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

She sent us there. I honestly didn’t think anything of it. Kinda dumb for her to get panty-wadded over it.

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Hey guys! Susan around? KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

No,, she took her dog for a walk , Ken.

Bill/Wolly

wolly4321 on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I see the troll is sucking up.

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

And too many responding to it.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Remove the troll’s feeding tube.

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Hi guys! Susan around?

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hehehe! Is that what everybody’s going to call her now? :-D

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Wake up, hagfish susie…

OmahaConservative on June 5, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Hi guys! Susan around?

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh that’s nice!! Lol…

( yeah I say lol ) //

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:27 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Troll?

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Would that be 93-yr-old Jim Martin, who is planning to tandem-jump at Normandy tomorrow?

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Maybe there is more than one. I have a tendency to miss certain details like who, what, when, where, and why.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I did. All 6 of those guys were credible. She’s got one more segment being held over for tomorrow.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Good.

I saw you and was like- damn, I missed it!

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

And too many responding to it.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I don’t mean it (:

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Sitting on the TV watching the Couch tonight, huh?

ToddPA on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I see the troll is sucking up.

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Who?

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I don’t mean it (:

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I know. You’re a nice lady! :)

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:29 PM

CR

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Who?

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Ask the Judge ;)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Barred on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I have no problem with CR. We disagree on a lot of stuff. No biggee.

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I know about Fold. I didn’t want to pay but I’ll bet I know someone who has it.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I’ll bet you know a couple — me, Beauty, NativeTexan …

Hey, watch me bring this seemingly-unrelated series of posts back to the topic at hand; don’t blink or you may miss it …
.
.
Say, I happened to find this interesting bit of information at the bottom of the Fold3 home page:

Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I don’t know anyone named Susan.

I do have a dog named Dave.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

theres a boy named ‘sue’.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

she’s on again in less than half hour if you are up to it.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

A couple-three days ago, SauerKraut537 asked me if I had ever pondered what life for me would have been like if I had not been deprived of oxygen at birth. He added another crude comment.

A couple people called him out on it. I appreciated that, but it doesn’t seem to have had an impact on him–not surprisingly–because he said the same thing to Augustinian earlier today.

I thought you all might like to read the response Augustinian gave:

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you’d received enough oxygen at birth Augustinian? All that you are you owe to your parents. Why don’t you send them a penny and square the account?

;-)

SauerKraut537 on June 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Until this very moment I would never have thought that sodomy could ever produce any offspring. And yet here you are SauerKraut.

The enema that should have been.

;-)

Augustinian on June 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/06/05/three-in-four-in-the-u-s-still-see-the-bible-as-the-word-of-god/comment-page-5/#comment-2767715

davidk on June 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

He is a weffing idiot :)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hey, quit making up your own new words!
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Actually, I’m just jealous — being called out by MKH and all.

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I don’t mean it (:

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I meant it when I said hi. If your friends are shaming me you for saying hi, it’s ok to ignore my hi. :-)

I left high school long ago and have no wish to go back. Lol

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

she’s on again in less than half hour if you are up to it.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Ty my friend.

bazil9 on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:32 PM

So that’s where they got the name. Didn’t that site used to have a different name? In fact I know it did. I just can’t remember that far back. Senilityi setting in.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

…Trollcot & (ht/Midas)…Sockcot!

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Never waste time on something that ends their sentences with “lol”.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

roflmmfao.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 11:35 PM

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Utah, ok. I thought I was wrong.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM

COL: Close enough, I just wanted to show you the picture:0

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM

way to troll.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM

I have no problem with CR. We disagree on a lot of stuff. No biggee.

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Might wanna go to page 1 and read what Bmore linked/posted and scroll down a tad and read a bit more Ken… :)

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Family Of Man (1975) – Three Dog Night

RickB on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Excellent tune! Paul Williams did a remake and he was actually a tad better. Which doen’t happen often.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Didn’t that site used to have a different name? In fact I know it did. I just can’t remember that far back. Senilityi setting in.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

You caught me — I’ve been a member for a few years, and yes, it was called something else. Is senility contagious? Because I can’t for the life of me …

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Nobody SHAMES Moi into anything…

Scrumpy on June 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM

I have no problem with CR. We disagree on a lot of stuff. No biggee.

KCB on June 5, 2014 at 11:31 PM

You are probably 1 of 2 adults in this whole joint. I mean that. You will go far i. Life young man. :-)

coolrepublica on June 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Wendy Davis addresses the Texas GOP Convention delegates

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Why the comments be disabled? I just wanted to tell her thx for all her hard work.

cabra viejo on June 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Al Jarreau – Susan’s Song

RickB on June 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Is senility contagious? Because I can’t for the life of me …

Alien on June 5, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Yes but we won’t remember who we caught it from anyway.

crankyoldlady on June 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM

My apologies to all for being in such a cranky mood. This has been a very difficult week in regard to our Great Nation. We are so surrounded by swine and leftist progressives. Some times I let them get to me. The Nation has no need to weep so. We are surrounded by the worst our society has the ability to produce. It is not only sad for us but sad for them. They will never understand their potential to lead full and productive lives. The Government has in large part become the enemy. The one at the top is a filthy racist and in my estimation a traitor. Yet people remain silent and asleep to it. The media once had the job to protect the interest of the people has gone to protecting the criminals. We will get by all of this. America must learn via the school of hard knocks for these lessons to stick. It makes me sick to watch such vile creatures control the reigns of power. I wish them gone. Alas wishes don’t account for much. My apologies.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM

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