Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on June 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee charged Sunday that President Obama is “trampling upon” the constitutional authority granted to Congress, as he defended Speaker John Boehner’s decision to file a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his authority…

“We … have the power to bring causes of action when we believe that the president of the United States is exceeding his authority and is trampling upon Article 1 of the Constitution,” [Bob] Goodlatte said. “To me, it makes a whole lot of sense to do this.”

***

After a stinging defeat for the Obama administration in the Supreme Court last week, a top House Democrat on Sunday blamed Republicans for forcing the president to go around Congress over the last few years.

“These are all things that the American public wants to see, and the president’s saying to Congress, ‘If you’re not going to do your job of actually passing laws that make those things happen…I’m going to do what I can within the confines of the law to make this work,’” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said in a heated interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

***

A former White House lawyer said Sunday that a proposed lawsuit against President Obama is nothing more than a political stunt in an election year.

“To say its frivolous is an understatement,” Kathy Ruemmler said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”…

She also said the fact that Mr. Boehner has yet to designate a specific action over which to sue demonstrates that the lawsuit is just for show.

“To come out guns blazing, but then say, ‘Well I haven’t really figured out why yet’ is a little odd,” she said. “And pretty suggestive this is just for show and opportunistic in an election year.”

***

First, we need to discuss the erosion of legislative authority within the evolving model of the federal government. There has been a dramatic shift of authority toward presidential powers and the emergence of what is essentially a fourth branch of government — a vast network of federal agencies with expanded legislative and judicial power. While the federal bureaucracy is a hallmark of the modern administrative state, it presents a fundamental change to a system of three coequal branches designed to check and balance each other. The growing authority invested in federal agencies comes from a diminished Congress, which seems to have a dramatically reduced ability to actively monitor, let alone influence, agency actions.

Second, much of the tit-for-tat politics that has alienated so many Americans is due to the fact that courts routinely refuse to review constitutional disputes because of an overly constricted view of the standing of lawmakers to sue and other procedural barriers. While there can be legitimate disagreement over how and when legislative standing should apply, current legal barriers rob the system of a key avenue for resolution of such conflicts. A modest expansion of standing would provide greater clarity to the line of constitutional separation without causing a flood of cases…

The framers believed that members of each branch of government would transcend individual political ambitions to vigorously defend the power of their institutions. Presidents have persistently expanded their authority with considerable success. Congress has been largely passive or, worse, complicit in the draining of legislative authority. Judges have adopted doctrines of avoidance that have removed the courts from important conflicts between the branches. Now is the time for members of Congress and the judiciary to affirm their oaths to “support and defend the Constitution” and to work to re-establish our delicate constitutional balance.

***

The main culprits here are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Ms. Pelosi, who’ve put themselves and their caucuses at the disposal of the White House. Winning political battles—sticking it to the GOP—is their priority, not constitutional balance. Mr. Reid has made himself White House gatekeeper, sitting on thorny votes, earning Congress public scorn for dysfunction. His members are meanwhile happy for Mr. Obama to pervert the law, since it saves them taking tough votes…

Yet it is probably asking too much of Senate Democrats to protest the president’s diminution of their powers when they won’t protest Mr. Reid’s. Alaska’s Mark Begich has yet to have a vote on a single one of his amendments in six years. Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu now runs the “powerful” Senate Energy Committee, but as Mr. Reid has neutered committees, she has as much luck getting a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as she does if she were running the Senate cafeteria. The majority leader last year stripped the Senate of filibuster powers. The Obama senators cheered the dismantling of their institutional power.

Mr. Boehner’s lawsuit was put down by some as a cynical attempt to rally his midterm voters. What this misses is that the Boehner lawsuit, if successful, would reassert the rights of all members of Congress—regardless of party, position or president in power. Democrats might consider thanking him for doing their job.

***

Having been supine for years in the face of these encroachments, Congress is stirring. The Republican House is preparing a novel approach to acquiring legal standing before the courts to challenge these gross executive usurpations. Nancy Pelosi, reflecting the narrowness of both her partisanship and her vision, dismisses this as a “subterfuge.”

She won’t be saying that on the day Democrats lose the White House. Then, cheered on by a suddenly inflamed media, the Democrats will no doubt express horror at such constitutional overreach.

At which point, the temptation to stick it to the Democrats will be overwhelming.

At which point, Lord give us strength.

***

More important, as a response to executive lawlessness, a lawsuit is a non sequitur. When a president is running roughshod over the law, it is not the law itself that needs vindication — it is the faithful execution of the law. What makes the law the law is its legislative enactment; it needs no judicial imprimatur to command our compliance. As Jefferson and Lincoln understood, the judicial branch is mainly there for the resolution of private disputes, not political controversies. Congress does not need a court ruling to conclude that its clear statutes have been violated. It did not, in 1974, require an advisory judicial opinion that Richard Nixon had attempted to obstruct justice and abuse the IRS in order to establish that these derelictions had occurred.

The problem we have at the moment is not a lack of certainty about what the law is; the problem is the executive’s refusal to execute the law faithfully. The federal courts are impotent to address that — as several judges who have ruled against the Obama administration over the last six years have learned. Courts have no capacity to enforce their judgments. Law enforcement is a plenary executive power, and thus any court judgment against Obama would have to be enforced by . . . Obama. That is not going to happen.

A judge’s ruling that the president is violating the law would have exactly the same practical effect as Speaker Boehner’s whining that the president is violating the law: none.

***

The actions by the court and Boehner have the potential to ­remind Obama of the duties of his office, and its limits. Both moves are predicated on the shared belief that America is a nation of laws, not of men.

My fear is that Obama is not reconciled to that tradition. When he reacts to congressional rejection of his proposals by warning that “I will not take no for an answer,” he suggests his power is unlimited. When his press secretary says that, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, Obama will not be “scaling back” his ­appointments, the stage is set for more polarizing conflict.

How does this end? Not soon, and not well.

***

This obstruction keeps the system rigged for those at the top, and rigged against the middle class. And as long as they insist on doing it, I’ll keep taking actions on my own – like the actions I’ve taken already to attract new jobs, lift workers’ wages, and help students pay off their loans. I’ll do my job. And if it makes Republicans in Congress mad that I’m trying to help people out, they can join me, and we’ll do it together.

The point is, we could do so much more as a country – as a strong, tight-knit family – if Republicans in Congress were less interested in stacking the deck for those at the top, and more interested in growing the economy for everybody.

***

Via Newsbusters.

***

“The Constitution does not say ‘Hey if its popular, you can exceed your authority.’ It’s kind of irrelevant,” Wallace said over a razzled Beccera.

***

Via Mediaite.


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Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Bmore

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Heh. Dire’s here. Time to hit the sack…hello Dire…goodnight all.

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 1:23 AM

when I was a kid we used to race cars in Huntsville…
after I got older I went to the Rocket Museum there ..
your right nice country nice ppl…
humid..very humid..

I lived in the cold my whole life…
we do the same thing here that I did when I was in Arizona..
for 6 months of the year you huddle next to the fireplace
in zona its the air conditioner,,,

cali worked/lived there more than 20 years..
has perfect weather,… beautiful land… but..loons loons loons…
so that’s out…

Montana has about the same population that long beach/san pedro area has..

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:33 AM

ISIS newest member is 10 years old

coolrepublica on June 30, 2014 at 1:33 AM

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Yep, Montana is tempting…
I can take the humidity. I am from Dothan. All the heat and humidity of the beach, with none of the Breeze…:)

That house in Montana would be nice in the summer….we can dream…good night again everyone.

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 1:35 AM

To our gulches, taking care of us, bartering.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 1:26 AM

I haven’t a clue where you live?..
are you off the grid?..
away from large cities??..
own a bunker and are laughing at the rest of us??

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:38 AM

He’s not legally allowed to run as a write in. He either finds legal grounds for challenging the election results or he’s out.

oscarwilde on June 30, 2014 at 1:25 AM

…..well, the State Atty General said that he could…..he can’t run as an “Independent” – but there are apparently no “Sore Loser” Laws in MS that prevent him from running as a “Write-In”……..

williamg on June 30, 2014 at 1:39 AM

evening DS..

how’s your world tonight?

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:39 AM

That house in Montana would be nice in the summer….we can dream…good night again everyone.

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 1:35 AM

yeahh the government cant tax and control your dreams….yet…
sleep well…cheers

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:41 AM

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Rosie and the Originals – Angel Baby

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 1:46 AM

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Good evening..All is well..:)

PS..I see we have an auto play video..:(

Dire Straits on June 30, 2014 at 1:47 AM

PS..I see we have an auto play video..:(

Dire Straits on June 30, 2014 at 1:47 AM

I hate that too… glad your well..
did you see the 6 hour race from the glen today??

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:50 AM

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 1:50 AM

No sir..I’m sorry to say I did not..:(

Dire Straits on June 30, 2014 at 2:01 AM

The Capris – Morse Code of Love

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:03 AM

At Obamacare’s second round before the Supreme Court, the odds are growing the HHS abortion pill mandate will be struck down 5-to-4 for violating the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and that Chief Justice John Roberts will again write the opinion—only this time against the Obama administration.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/29/Obamacare-Round-2-at-SCOTUS-Will-Roberts-Write-Opinion-Striking-Mandate-for-Christian-Owned-Companies

cat_owner on June 30, 2014 at 2:04 AM

The Eternals – Babalu’s Wedding Day

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Dire Straits on June 30, 2014 at 2:01 AM

55 cars on the grid.. here’s the finishing order..

http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/race_result_files/TUDOR%20Championshp%20Watkins%20Glen%20Race%20Unofficial.pdf

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 2:21 AM

Dee Dee Sharp – Mashed Potato Time

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:21 AM

The Toys – Lovers Concerto on Hullaballo

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:30 AM

The Exciters – Tell Him

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:38 AM

The photo of Obama on the front page aptly captures the vacuousness of the man. Clint Eastwood was right, Obama is a no where man.

celtic warrior on June 30, 2014 at 2:39 AM

The Essex – Easier Said Than Done

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 2:56 AM

Is it just me or has there been an overall dropoff in comments recently?
Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

HotAir readers are probably turned off by the small handful of rude regulars who gossip about other commenters and chat endlessly on here about off-topic music. I wouldn’t be surprised if HotAir eventually puts a stop to the inappropriate use of this space by people who think it’s a chat room.

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

The photo of Obama on the front page aptly captures the vacuousness of the man. Clint Eastwood was right, Obama is a no where man.

celtic warrior on June 30, 2014 at 2:39 AM

The Beatles – Nowhere Man

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:02 AM

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

You couldn’t be a bigger joke and less irrelevant here if you tried, idiot.

I don’t agree with libfree on most things, but at least he/she appears to be a sincere commenter who is part of the discussions.

bluegill on June 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I have said many times that I post here for gags, stunts and shows.

libfreeordie on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:04 AM

The Orlons – Wah Watusi

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Leroy Van Dyke – The Auctioneer live 1962

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Libfree is smarter than you and leaves more worthwhile comments than you ever do. I don’t agree with him/her on most things, but he/she obviously has a brain and can contribute to discussions. What do you do? Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comment of yours that was worth remembering. Actually, I don’t think I ever even noticed you until a month or so ago when you started making idiotic claims about me. Are you a relatively new commenter? Do you ever post in other threads much, or do you prefer to spam the QOTD threads with your “trolls are everywhere!” hysteria and links to YouTube videos that would be better posted on a personal Facebook page and not on a news and commentary site.

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:21 AM

Libfree is smarter than you and leaves more worthwhile comments than you ever do.

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I have an idea. Let’s put it up to a vote of the posters here-you and libfree against me for whom should get voted off of Hot Air Island. You up for it? If not, why not, you mental case? lmao

You need therapy really bad. Go get it instead of disruptively trolling and making a fool of yourself, ok?

I don’t agree with libfree on most things, but at least he/she appears to be a sincere commenter who is part of the discussions.

bluegill on June 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I have said many times that I post here for gags, stunts and shows.

libfreeordie on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

The Kinks – A Well Respected Man

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM

You know that bluegill sounds like Beaker when “she” speaks.

bluegill and her sock friends.

Muppet Show – Muppet Labs – Beaker Gets Multiplied

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:32 AM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Put it up for a vote? To see who gets voted off HotAir island? Have you lost your marbles?

Look, you agitate to get people who don’t agree with you banned. We’ve all seen it. You have a problem with anyone who has a different opinion. You even tried to start something with Cindy Mumford (!) the other day. If anyone here deserves to get called out, it’s YOU for your buffoonery and obsession with trying to silence and badmouth anyone who disagrees with you. You want me to start quoting all the times you’ve called for the “mods” to ban people? Or maybe the time when you started your little hissy fit with Cindy? I could easily do it, just as you endlessly quote other people, and it would be obvious to all what a joke you are, but I don’t feel like wasting any more time on a pointless spammer like you.

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Get lost, Frank.

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200.

Just get lost.

novaculus on June 30, 2014 at 4:01 AM

“rubbish…you have no power here…
be gone..before someone drops a house on you too..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Leb83bRkXDg

“Oh what a smell of sulfur!”

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 4:12 AM

“Why Eat Flies When You Can Have nice fat spiders…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9b76RWM7qE

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 4:30 AM

rats rats rats..!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eqkWRWZ7c

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 4:34 AM

they’re all crazy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665wQwXkq6M

going2mars on June 30, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Maybe it’s the 23,000 appointed staff of the Congress, go ahead and google the number of staff for the Congress. Notice I posted appointed staff. The call them different names but they are appointed. Kinda makes the water muddy huh?

mixplix on June 30, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Put it up for a vote? To see who gets voted off HotAir island? Have you lost your marbles?

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

I am sane enough to know that you are too cowardly to take me up on my offer, lying troll. =)

You, your hypocrisy, your siding with other trolls, and your anti-free speech bent have made very unpopular here at HA-does it make cry that people despise you so? lmao

Here is a reminder of your “excellent” discernment, little “girl.” From the same thread, by the way, you moron.

I don’t agree with libfree on most things, but at least he/she appears to be a sincere commenter who is part of the discussions.

bluegill on June 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I have said many times that I post here for gags, stunts and shows.

libfreeordie on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Face it, you are a total idiot and loser, bg.

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Get lost, Frank.

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200.

Just get lost.

novaculus on June 30, 2014 at 4:01 AM

“She” won’t leave-she needs to the attention.

She’s a very delusional, emotionally disturbed person. How else could you explain why she’d think massively unpopular posters like herself, uncoolrepublica, and an admitted troll like libfree are some kind of good commenters here? lmao

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Mmmmmm…. note to self, when reading a Krauthammer column..

do NOT read the WaPo comments.. the sheer weight of all those fumbling obama worshipping brain cell killing halfwits make you ill… don’t think I have ever seen “rethugs” used as many times in such a short span anywhere else..

was not my intention to stay away for so long, was dealing with personal issues, medical mostly… and transitioning from using a laptop to a tablet… liked the laptop better.. but committed now.. at least till the new year.

2017 cannot come fast enough… can’t wait to be rid of the nasty petty venial little weasel in the WH… we’ll be decades cleaning up his messes..

mark81150 on June 30, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Makes my blood boil reading these quotes…..no regard of the laws and double standard by this media….the outrage if this was done by the right

Good morning y’all

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Welcome back mark :)

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Good morning. Hot today. Hot tomorrow. Nothing new.

crankyoldlady on June 30, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Too funny the mj panel lauding the va pick by obama due to his years of experience in the private sector and his Mr fix it attitude ……these same folks ridiculed mitt with his years in the private sector and ability to fix things

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Ditto Col….morning

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 6:20 AM

so americans don’t really care about this irs scandal but they should be outraged….the media has been doing their job…they just don’t care about this…the WH is not a part of this at all….
-mj panel

delusional….

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 6:53 AM

how does matt lewis get away with calling hiimself a “conservative”.

the word has been polluted by the rinos.

renalin on June 30, 2014 at 7:08 AM

What would you name a black cat with white paws.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Tux!

herm2416 on June 30, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

- Rev. Billy Graham

My take: The Obama Administration Vs. Hobby Lobby…Waiting on a Decision

kingsjester on June 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Too funny the mj panel lauding the va pick by obama due to his years of experience in the private sector and his Mr fix it attitude ……these same folks ridiculed mitt with his years in the private sector and ability to fix things

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Shinseki was lauded for his years of commanding troops and what that could do for the ailing VA system. Now McDonald is being lauded for his experience having to work toward the “bottom line.” Neither really is what is called for in this situation.

The VA needs a no-kidding executive with experience running a healthcare system. That individual needs to be given complete power to fire personnel on the spot (even the unionized critters). And the head of the VA needs to be given the mandate to clean house and take no prisoners.

Happy Nomad on June 30, 2014 at 7:27 AM

What would you name a black cat with white paws.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Spatz!

Happy Nomad on June 30, 2014 at 7:28 AM

What would you name a black cat with white paws.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

BTW- with a cat, you can name him whatever you want. It’s not like the cat is going to acknowledge his name anyway.

Happy Nomad on June 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM

My take: The Obama Administration Vs. Hobby Lobby…Waiting on a Decision

kingsjester on June 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM

I would like to have the SCOTUS affirm the right of religious liberty today but, sadly, I think they will ultimately rule in favor of the pro-death crowd.

Happy Nomad on June 30, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Hear hear HN

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Great take KJ

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 7:41 AM

KJ, I especially agree with your last paragraph!

herm2416 on June 30, 2014 at 7:46 AM

cmsinaz on June 30, 2014 at 7:41 AM
herm2416 on June 30, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Thanks, y’all!

kingsjester on June 30, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Looks like the cards are stacked against us and we’ll just have to tough it out for the next 2 years. We can sue the different depts of the govt but the pressy is above the law.

Kissmygrits on June 30, 2014 at 8:40 AM

What would you name a black cat with white paws.

crankyoldlady on June 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM

I like Spats (I’d call it Spaz), Bootsy, Mittens, Oreo, Cookie, Maestro, James Bond (tux), Penguin, Orca, Domino, Stewart or Beck.

Fallon on June 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM

My take: The Obama Administration Vs. Hobby Lobby…Waiting on a Decision

kingsjester on June 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Great take. Holding my breath… but, I’ve lost all confidence in the Supremes.

Fallon on June 30, 2014 at 9:28 AM

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

All this time – and endless explanations – and you’re still incapable of understanding what goes on in the QOTD.

I really expected you to show more intelligence than that. I am truly disappointed in you, bg.

Solaratov on June 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

All this time – and endless explanations – and you’re still incapable of understanding what goes on in the QOTD.

Oh, I think it is very possible probable “she” is “misunderstanding” that this is an open thread on purpose. She is a lying troll, afterall.

It doesn’t much matter in the end, because whether trolling or just being hopelessly dense, either interpretation is unflattering to her-she’s a stupid loser no matter what the truth is.

I really expected you to show more intelligence than that. I am truly disappointed in you, bg.

Solaratov on June 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

lol =)

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 1:43 PM

HotAir readers are probably turned off by the small handful of rude regulars who gossip about other commenters and chat endlessly on here about off-topic music. I wouldn’t be surprised if HotAir eventually puts a stop to the inappropriate use of this space by people who think it’s a chat room.

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

How obtuse are you, really?

Who intimidated you on HA?

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

BG playing DUMB again:

Is it just me or has there been an overall dropoff in comments recently?
Judge_Dredd on June 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

HotAir readers are probably turned off by the small handful of rude regulars who gossip about other commenters and chat endlessly on here about off-topic music. I wouldn’t be surprised if HotAir eventually puts a stop to the inappropriate use of this space by people who think it’s a chat room.
bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Libfree is smarter than you and leaves more worthwhile comments than you ever do. I don’t agree with him/her on most things, but he/she obviously has a brain and can contribute to discussions. What do you do? Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comment of yours that was worth remembering. Actually, I don’t think I ever even noticed you until a month or so ago when you started making idiotic claims about me. Are you a relatively new commenter? Do you ever post in other threads much, or do you prefer to spam the QOTD threads with your “trolls are everywhere!” hysteria and links to YouTube videos that would be better posted on a personal Facebook page and not on a news and commentary site.
bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I have an idea. Let’s put it up to a vote of the posters here-you and libfree against me for whom should get voted off of Hot Air Island. You up for it? If not, why not, you mental case? lmao
You need therapy really bad. Go get it instead of disruptively trolling and making a fool of yourself, ok?
non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Put it up for a vote? To see who gets voted off HotAir island? Have you lost your marbles?
Look, you agitate to get people who don’t agree with you banned. We’ve all seen it. You have a problem with anyone who has a different opinion. You even tried to start something with Cindy Mumford (!) the other day. If anyone here deserves to get called out, it’s YOU for your buffoonery and obsession with trying to silence and badmouth anyone who disagrees with you. You want me to start quoting all the times you’ve called for the “mods” to ban people? Or maybe the time when you started your little hissy fit with Cindy? I could easily do it, just as you endlessly quote other people, and it would be obvious to all what a joke you are, but I don’t feel like wasting any more time on a pointless spammer like you.
bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

I am sane enough to know that you are too cowardly to take me up on my offer, lying troll. =)
You, your hypocrisy, your siding with other trolls, and your anti-free speech bent have made very unpopular here at HA-does it make cry that people despise you so? lmao
Here is a reminder of your “excellent” discernment, little “girl.” From the same thread, by the way, you moron.

I don’t agree with libfree on most things, but at least he/she appears to be a sincere commenter who is part of the discussions.
bluegill on June 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I have said many times that I post here for gags, stunts and shows.
libfreeordie on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Face it, you are a total idiot and loser, bg.
non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Get lost, Frank.
Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200.
Just get lost.
novaculus on June 30, 2014 at 4:01 AM

“She” won’t leave-she needs to the attention.
She’s a very delusional, emotionally disturbed person. How else could you explain why she’d think massively unpopular posters like herself, uncoolrepublica, and an admitted troll like libfree are some kind of good commenters here? lmao
non-nonpartisan on June 30, 2014 at 4:45 AM

bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

All this time – and endless explanations – and you’re still incapable of understanding what goes on in the QOTD.
I really expected you to show more intelligence than that. I am truly disappointed in you, bg.
Solaratov on June 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

HotAir readers are probably turned off by the small handful of rude regulars who gossip about other commenters and chat endlessly on here about off-topic music. I wouldn’t be surprised if HotAir eventually puts a stop to the inappropriate use of this space by people who think it’s a chat room.
bluegill on June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

How obtuse are you, really?
Who intimidated you on HA?
Schadenfreude on June 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

She never quits, loves being the centre of attention, even loves all the negative attention, she is just too sick to know it.

Scrumpy on June 30, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Scrumpy on June 30, 2014 at 10:11 PM

…nice job Scrumps!…………….on frank!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 1, 2014 at 12:55 AM

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