Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on June 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin says it’s time for the Washington Redskins professional football team to drop its name, which is considered racist by many tribal organizations.

“It has become clear to me over time that the name of the “Washington Redskins” is an affront to Native Americans and it is time to change it,” Harkin said Thursday in his weekly conference call with Iowa reporters. “This football team enjoys a lot of public support here around the seat of government, and it is just an affront to Native Americans. “

He added that he had heard the comparison made, “What if the New England Patriots were called the New England Whiteskins?”

***

If Arizona Sen. John McCain owned the Washington Redskins, he would consider changing the name of the organization…

“I don’t think it’s a role for the patent office, honest to god,” he said. “I kind of thought the patent office was supposed to be involved in patents. But I do believe if the Native American community views this as offensive, then it’s offensive.”…

“We have many local tribes in my state of Arizona, and they come to me and tell me its offensive, ok? So if its offensive, then why don’t we take that into consideration?” McCain said. “One of the most darkest chapters in American history is our relations with the Native Americans. When an advanced civilization collides with a less advanced one, really terrible things happen. And it’s probably the worst chapter in American history, as we went west and became the nation that we are, we really did some terrible things. And many of our Native Americans are very sensitive because of our history.

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We have U.S. Senators attacking a private Virginia business because of its name. And let’s get one thing clear: this isn’t an organic movement. This is a made movement. This is a movement created by a rich member of the Oneida Tribe up in Connecticut [sic], who’s funding it, who’s promoting it…

“And the last thing I’ll say about this movement for the Redskins to change their name: it truly is political correctness on steroids in overdrive. That’s exactly what it is. So ladies and gentlemen, we’re here to protect the integrity of a Virginia business that thousands, tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of Virginians love to support and love to cheer for. And they’re proud of the Redskins name, and they do not think that there’s ANY racism in that name. They see it as a point of pride, as do I.”

***

[N]ow Snyder is fighting back by trying to create some positive media of his own. Which, we suppose, is the reason he, as reported by NBC 12, has hired liberal political blogger Ben Tribbett.

“I have been a Redskins fan my entire life,” Tribbett said, via the website. “It is an honor to help the team promote a tradition that means so much to so many people.”

It’s an interesting hire for the team, because so much of the pressure to change the name has emanated from those who would consider themselves left-leaning in the political world. Considering that’s where Tribbett’s political loyalties also seem to lie, perhaps Snyder believes he can win this fight by convincing a liberal that he can convince other liberals to temper down the pressure…

Writes NBC 12: “Tribbett is a known progressive figure in Virginia who is in passionate support of defending the nickname. He brings deep political ties to the conversation and has a unique knack for understanding the changing political winds in the State Capitol. It shows that Snyder is continuing to bare down in a fight that doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.”

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[W]e are just getting started. We will not give up, no matter what future rulings say. We intend to change not only the Washington team’s name, but the names of other sports franchises that treat us as mascots or relics —as if we had died out as a people long ago. If Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington football team, finally sees the light and agrees to drop his franchise’s despicable name, it will prove to be an important precedent in professional sports. We have already had tremendous success at the local and college level, where governing bodies are less concerned about dollars and more sensitive to their communities. Since 1970, when the University of Oklahoma retired its mascot “Little Red,” colleges and elementary, middle and high schools nationwide have dropped more than 2,000 such “Indian” stereotypes from their athletic programs. By our count that’s more than two-thirds of all such names, meaning we have a little more than 900 to go…

By trumping up these phony histories and pretending that its use of the R-word is far less offensive than it really is, the Washington franchise has managed to keep public outrage to a minimum—until recently. But judging from the growing outcry against the R-word—even from well-known sports pundits like Bob Costas – the team can’t hold back the tide of opposition much longer. It has declared that it will appeal the TTAB’s decision. It might produce actual Native supporters in this round, but no show of support will equal the widespread Native opposition to the team’s name, nor eventually that of the American public as a whole.

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But even if the NFL and Redskins brass come to their senses and rename the team, a greater symbolic injustice would continue to afflict Indians — an injustice perpetuated not by a football club but by our federal government.

In the United States today, the names Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa apply not only to Indian tribes but also to military helicopters. Add in the Black Hawk, named for a leader of the Sauk tribe. Then there is the Tomahawk, a low-altitude missile, and a drone named for an Indian chief, Gray Eagle. Operation Geronimo was the end of Osama bin Laden…

If the native tribes did not stand a chance, this does not imply lack of resistance or of courage; regardless, it doesn’t much matter in this context. Whatever courage they had, the U.S. military is not heir to it. If honor matters to the members of our armed forces, they will agree.

***

Few people would have expected the future of the Redskins to be determined by an obscure panel in a relatively small government agency. Yet the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board showed little restraint in launching itself into this heated argument — issuing an opinion that supports calls for change from powerful politicians, including President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The board had at its disposal a ridiculously ambiguous standard that allows the denial of a trademark if it “may disparage” a “substantial composite” of a group at the time the trademark is registered.

This standard isn’t concerned with how widely offensive a trademark may be now, or with how the general population or even a majority of the group in question views it. It didn’t matter to the patent office that polls show substantial majorities of the public and the Native American community do not find the name offensive…

When agencies engage in content-based speech regulation, it’s more than the usual issue of “mission creep.” As I’ve written before in these pages, agencies now represent something like a fourth branch in our government — an array of departments and offices that exercise responsibilities once dedicated exclusively to the judicial and legislative branches. Insulated from participatory politics and accountability, these agencies can shape political and social decision-making. To paraphrase Clausewitz, water, taxes and even trademarks appear to have become the continuation of politics by other means.

What is needed is a new law returning these agencies to their core regulatory responsibilities and requiring speech neutrality in enforcement. We do not need faceless federal officials to become arbiters of our social controversies. There are valid objections to the Redskins name, but it is a public controversy that demands a public resolution, not a bureaucratic one.

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Trademarks propose a commercial transaction. When you see or hear a trademark, you immediately receive information in a short-hand way that communicates where the products come from, or what level of service you can expect. Trademarks are First Amendment protected expression. There should be no issue with limiting their use to mislead the public. After all, what point do they serve if they do not propose a truthful association with their owner? And what rational governmental purpose does it serve to deny a benefit to a business because it might be deemed “immoral” by someone?

And why are we even arguing the point? The government should not be in the business of deciding what is moral, immoral, or offensive. This section of the trademark act is a leftover from Victorian times, and is used now primarily to promote social agendas with coercive censorship…

In this case, what is the governmental purpose in depriving the Redskins of their trademark registration? Is it that the government is serving as a morality teacher? Is it choosing a favored position, and then enforcing it by only giving government benefits to companies that agree with that orthodoxy?

Do you trust any government to tell you what your morality should be?

***

Debate has been simmering for a while now on whether the Washington Redskins football team should change its name. Some people consider it offensive. There’s a reasonable debate to be had on that question. But the federal government has now taken sides in this cultural controversy: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team’s trademark registrations on the grounds that they disparage Native Americans.

The most troubling of these stories is the last one, because the government is getting involved — and because there are calls for it to get more involved. The Washington Post editorialized that the trademark decision was a blow for tolerance, which seems close to the opposite of the truth, and noted approvingly that senators with a say in the team’s tax status had urged a name change. But using the power of government to settle these disputes can’t set a good precedent…

If we want to avoid becoming a culture of endless grievance-taking and witch-hunting, we must also show some judgment about which provocations are necessary ones.

***

Americans would enhance domestic tranquility by giving offense—but also by taking it—less readily. Those having, or claiming to have, porcelain egos may secure political victories by wielding the power to shame and silence, but do not deserve respect. As the whole world becomes a china shop, the only way to avoid being a bull, or a bully, is to stand perfectly still, endlessly.

Demanding that people never say anything that might be taken as an affront creates perverse incentives, however. As it becomes clear that efforts not to offend are futile, being a bull becomes a way to rebuke the china shop’s proliferating, arbitrary, asymmetrical rules. For his own safety and Holland’s concord, it would have been better if Theo van Gogh had not routinely referred to that country’s Muslim population as “goat f**kers.” When, however, the governing pieties become utterly suffocating, being as offensive as possible comes to seem like the only way to raise questions ruled unfit for polite society—like the status, rights, and duties of Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands—as well as to protest the whole regime of discourse propriety. Twenty-first-century American conservatives may be tempted to emulate van Gogh by, for example, defending “Washington Redskins” unreservedly and campaigning to bring back Chief Noc-a-Homa in the bargain. If you’re going to be denounced for insensitivity no matter how hard you try to play nice, in other words, you may as well go out of your way to play rough.

***

We, the American people, must cease being distracted by peripheral issues and demand that our government officials focus their attention on the myriad problems that threaten to destroy our way of life. Like the ancient Romans, we are in danger of being distracted by relatively unimportant issues while our society crumbles beneath us. I challenge those who say I am exaggerating to a debate on this issue.

Many people equate political correctness with kind and compassionate speech. The two things are vastly different and have very different purposes. Political correctness is meant to control thought patterns and speech content, creating unanimity and societal conformity, while kind and compassionate speech is meant to take into consideration the feelings and circumstances of others without compromising the truth. It is a much better alternative.

We need to be wary of those who attempt to convince groups of people that they should be offended by a word, phrase, or symbol instead of concentrating on the real message being conveyed. These people remind me of the troublemakers in grade school who enjoyed watching the fallout from their devious ploys.

In today’s politically correct society, we are in danger of extinguishing interpersonal communications altogether for fear of offending someone. All of this would be comically absurd if it were not so tragic and such an immense departure from the ideal of a free and prosperous society that was envisioned by our Founders.


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Pelosi crying about the poor children crossing our borders yet she votes to allow millions of children to be aborted. Selective killing. Don’t tell me someone doesn’t die in an abortion.

Herb on June 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

raining again, all morning…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 12:06 PM

and I promised myself I wasn’t going to say it…
today we are getting the rains you sent us yesterday …thanks

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Nancy Pelosi stood on the Texas border to say ‘We are all Americans’, which I think would also be offensive to indigenous Indians. After all, ‘American’ is an ‘European’ concept.

We should ban the use of American as a description of anything that might remotely include a western Indian, or their ancestors.

Willys on June 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM

For Newtie and the Beauty, cuz you “luv” my song so much ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

Hope you don’t get stuck in traffic and this plays…

What’s wrong with being Happy!!

Scrumpy on June 29, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Test…

Scrumpy on June 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

No society can exist when every time someone feels hurt others have to make accommodations. I’m sure some Southerners are not enamored with the NY Yankees’ name. Do they have to change their names now?

Mr. Curly on June 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM

coolrepublica on June 29, 2014 at 11:47 AM

That’s just linguistic quibbling for the sake of PC and you know it.

Citizens are referenced according to their nationality, not their continental status.

lineholder on June 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM

You are right people are citizens of countries not continents

But citizens of countries on the European continent are called Europeans

Citizens of countries on the Asian continent are called Asians

Citizens of countries on the African continent are called Africans

Australia being a country and a continent doesn’t that’ve to worry about labels. They are Australians no matter what.

So what do we call citizens of countries born in the Americas? We have to have a name for them too? They are of course Americans.

It doesn’t make you and me less American from the United States of America. But it is not incorrect to call people living in the Americas the continent, Americans. That is all I was saying .

coolrepublica on June 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

You want me to believe you’re serious about renaming the Redskins on racial sensitivity grounds?

Ok… I’ve got 2 other racist-themed groups who need a name change:
United Negro College Fund.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

You fight just as hard to force a name change there at the same time, and I’ll agree you’re at least honest in your beliefs.

Or you can try the liberal hypocrisy of “But it’s OK WHEN WE DO IT” and clarify everyone is correct in ignoring you and dismissing you as useless partisan hacks.

I wonder which will happen… about as much as I wonder which direction will see a sunrise tomorrow.

gekkobear on June 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM

and I promised myself I wasn’t going to say it…
today we are getting the rains you sent us yesterday …thanks

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Haven’t y’all had more than your share of rain already, like us?

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM

coolrepublica on June 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Oh, bull. Americans are Americans. Canadians are Canadians. Chileans are Chileans. Hondurans are Hondurans.

You’re full of it.

kingsjester on June 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM

I was at the museum. It was almost 4 oclock and we were turning off the lights when the electricity went off all over the village. We had to guess which lights were off and which were on.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Oh, bull. Americans are Americans. Canadians are Canadians. Chileans are Chileans. Hondurans are Hondurans.

You’re full of it.

kingsjester on June 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Exactly. USA is the only country to use America in our name…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Stay safe, col…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 4:31 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Wait. How are you posting w/o power?

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 4:33 PM

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM

we are used to lots of rain/snow/crapweather…
we live in peninsula that is a forest with 60,000 some lakes..
so we are surrounded by water…

The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”.

Ojibwa, also known as Chippewa, is a North American indigenous language…

imagine being named by red-men… dude that is so last week..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

imagine being named by red-men… dude that is so last week..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Redskins FTW…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 5:38 PM

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 5:38 PM

laffs… I think you all do this to me on purpose..
knowing I have to look up each acronym…
FTW has 20 meanings..

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/FTW

care to narrow my choices some??

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM

For The Win…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

thank you..
I don’t tweet or facebook or cell ..
so the acronyms always have me running for
the Dictionary/thesaurus..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 5:57 PM

The territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha.

In the 1860s, after the US government forced many of the Native American tribes to cede their lands and settle on reservations…

during the great renaming act of 2014 I am sure you all will be
picking something different than Omaha..
any favorites?..
Corn Town ??..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

I don’t tweet or facebook or cell ..
so the acronyms always have me running for
the Dictionary/thesaurus..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I don’t do any of that either…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

during the great renaming act of 2014 I am sure you all will be
picking something different than Omaha..
any favorites?..
Corn Town ??..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Since Nebraska and Omaha are both derived from Indian words we will need to rename both.
For Omaha I would call it Foul Weather, and NE could be Great Plains…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

There were those 2 Ratso kittens at Petsmart yesterday.

Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Wait. How are you posting w/o power?

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 4:33 PM

There wasn’t a storm. The lights just went out. I’m home now. We don’t have the same electric company.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM

since Detroit is French (le détroit du lac Érié, meaning the strait of Lake Erie) or toilet… er something like that..
so they will have to keep it …

and I guess if your state is called Great Plains
we would be Great Lakes..

unless or until there are anti water people..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

glad your safe COL…cheers :)

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM

glad your safe COL…cheers :)

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM

We haven’t even had any rain today.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

after the entire dictionary has been banned as a naming devise
I am sure the Progs will or are looking at numbers…

the good book warns against accepting the number forced on you from the beast (government)

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM

We haven’t even had any rain today.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

we got some rain today…not much..
how was the museum today?? anything fun happen?

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Very boring day at the museum. But we sold 2 books.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM

unless or until there are anti water people..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

California could be called Anti Water since they value some stupid fish over good, edible crops…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 6:52 PM

California could be called Anti Water since they value some stupid fish over good, edible crops…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Anti-food.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Anti-food.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Heh. Good ‘un…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM

you sell things there??..
not like museum pieces .. right??.

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:03 PM

California is….anti-people…
everything and anything but humans..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM

We sell books, wooden cutouts of town buildings, Xmas decorations, post cards, etc.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Since you are still here I have a puzzle fr you. The village was named for a French Canadian trader named Pierre Louis Lorimier. He was chummy with the Shawnee and conducted raids against the Americans. In 1782 Mad Anthony Wayne had his store burned down and he fled West with the Shawnee eventually ending up in Cape Girardeau MO where the Spanish made him the commander. He got very rich and very important there. Another more recent celebrity came from Cape Girardeau. Who?

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Xmas decorations,

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I have made two nutcrackers…
a Prince for my cousin
and a Angel for my mother..
I had to hand sew the dress for the Angel..
hand painted… lath turned hardwoods..
they take a long time to make..
so many ppl just buy the Chinese knock-offs..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

California is….anti-people…
everything and anything but humans..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM

They are also anti-business…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Another more recent celebrity came from Cape Girardeau. Who?

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Rush…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

without looking it up… I have no idea..
can I cheat and look it up?

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I bet your right.. didn’t think of him..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

so many ppl just buy the Chinese knock-offs..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

There are people with money. Mostly socialists in DC. When we wrote our last history book we didn’t order enough because we didn’t think anybody would pay $35 for one. We were wrong. I think we sold 500 and had to get them reprinted. I sold 2 today.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Rush…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

You win.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Marie Elizabeth Oliver designed the state flag…
she’s from there…

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Marie Elizabeth Oliver designed the state flag…
she’s from there…

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I’ll write that down for future reference.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I’m watching Finding Bigfoot. How is it that of all the hundreds of photos taken of supposed Bigfoots none of them are close enough or clear enough to tell identify?

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

if socialists in DC were buying my book..
I would wonder what they are plotting against me..
IRS visit or EPA .. NEA…. FBI… BLM….

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

tell

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

tell

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:23 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

she doesn’t have a wiki page yet..
but the flag does..

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

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

if socialists in DC were buying my book..
I would wonder what they are plotting against me..
IRS visit or EPA .. NEA…. FBI… BLM….

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

They aren’t buying our book. It’s about history. They don’t know anything about that. They’d probably think it was some kind of code.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

bigfoot pics..
Michigan has over a million deer harvested yearly..
many hunters have trail cams…
so maybe 100,000 cams… 1 cam for every ten hunters.. its a guess.
100,000 cameras in the bush year after year
should have produced a better picture by now..
you would think..
there must be a million trail cams in the country..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

you would think..
there must be a million trail cams in the country..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Exactly. If anyone actually found one it would ruin a lot of lives. Hundreds of people spend a lot of time on this. Kind of like global warming.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

maybe its part of re-writing history…
first you got to know what needs editing..
like
maybe your town was founded by a nice family of white cow milkers..
quickly we would want to get rid of the white man part..
then … why oppress the cow… set him free..
you used to see herds of wild cows everywhere before the white man came..
and lastly… whole milk…are you kidding???..
will soon be some milk substitute in a box..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

after the last winter we had up here…
I am giving better odds on bigfoot than global warming..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

fox news just and a poll up about the IRS..
74% want more investigation
21% think we know enough

schoouch…1 in 5…
those must be Nixon numbers there..
one person believes the lie
and 4 think Barrys lying…

those are tough numbers..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:48 PM

The humidity is just oppressive tonight. Hard to go out for a smoke…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

You don’t know what humidity is.

Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Yep, I am watching. Did you hear Harris F earlier ask if Lois Lerner should be given immunity so we could get to the bottom of this?

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

The humidity is just oppressive tonight. Hard to go out for a smoke…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

You’ve had more rain so you probably have more humidity. We’ve had a couple of rain-free days.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM

You don’t know what humidity is.

Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Oh yes I do. Omaha is like a swamp in the summer…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM

You’ve had more rain so you probably have more humidity. We’ve had a couple of rain-free days.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM

And the growing corn puts out humidity as well…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I just tunned in…
so I missed that…

I say no to LL immunity..
that woman belongs in prison for a long time…
and a complete withdraw of her position and pension from the feds..
find a smaller fish that will go john dean on her..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM

It will be time for the next QOTD soon. I like it when they go on all day. I get to converse with guys like you.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Where does the judge live, Louisiana?

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:57 PM

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Yep. ICAM. She needs to be in prison for life…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

And the growing corn puts out humidity as well…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

The corn is growing like crazy. I don’t think we’ll have to worry about drought this year.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

awww…your non-cranky slip is showing… :)

agreed..its nice to not have the yelling..
and also we get to converse with you…!!

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Judge lives in FL…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

ICAM… laffs…. its just cruel..

International Confederation of Architectural Museums??

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Judge lives in FL…

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Another humid place. My uncle lived in Santa Barbara and his second wife made him go live in FL. He had to go back to CA. He couldn’t breathe.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

ICAM I Couldn’t Agree More … got it..

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/ICAM

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Don’t feel bad G2. I’m not good at acronyms either.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

OmahaConservative on June 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

having spent time in both places…many visits…
florida is a swamp…

if you are not inside next to the AC you have gills…

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I don’t know how people used to live in places like FL without AC.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:09 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

we used to be hip… what happened COL..??
these kooky kids with their fancy phones and fragmented speaking..
restricting thought to 140 some characters at a time..

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I’ve got ants.

Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Today’s QOTD is up. Omaha won. Maybe you used to be hip. I never was.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I’ve got ants.

Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

And cockroaches I hear.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:14 PM

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:12 PM

thanks…
im going to find a bite to eat..
see you later at QotD..

yes you were hip at one time…everyone was… once.. :)

going2mars on June 29, 2014 at 8:16 PM

And cockroaches I hear.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Giant ones.

Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

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