Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on July 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

1) What can stop a company from arguing that it is against the owner’s sincere religious beliefs to pay workers a minimum wage?

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not a blank check to religious groups to do what they want. The law says that the religious belief must be sincerely held, and also that the government can burden the exercise of that belief if it has a compelling state interest that cannot easily be achieved in any other way. That’s why no one has successfully started the Church of Not Paying Any Taxes, though people have been trying that dodge for years…

6) Can the Catholic Church now hire undocumented immigrants because it believes in amnesty?

No, because see above: Religious freedom gets balanced against the government’s interest in secure borders. The church is very likely to lose if it tries this, which it won’t…

10) What if your employer decided it didn’t want you spending your salary on IUDs because they’re paying for it?

Why does so much of this argument end up in ludicrous hypotheticals? First, no employer that we know of does this; second, they couldn’t do this, because of health-care privacy laws; and third, if they tried to argue from RFRA, the Supreme Court would not side with them, because again, the liberty promised under RFRA is balanced against other interests, not absolutes. RFRA has been around for 20 years, and we haven’t legalized, say, pedophilia.

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This gets us to why I think the ruling’s majority essentially agreed with the protesters. If I like to dress up as a character from Game of Thrones on weekends, pretending to fight snow zombies and treating my mutt like she’s a mystical direwolf, that’s none of my employer’s business. But if I ask my employer to pay for my trip to a Game of Thrones fan convention, I am asking him to make it his business. If my employer refuses, that may or may not be unfair, but it’s his right. If, in response, I go to the convention and have the government force my employer to pay for my travel, that only makes things worse. It not only makes my private pursuits my boss’s business, it makes them the business of taxpayers and a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington.

At the heart of this, and so many other recent controversies, is an honest disagreement about how society should be organized. For liberals (and far too many Republicans), businesses should be de facto, if not de jure, extensions of government. If something is desirable, businesses should be forced to impose it.

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Conceptually, they have two choices. They can limit themselves to fixing the specific inequities the ruling created (for female employees of Hobby Lobby and similar companies). Or they can move more aggressively, to make sure the ruling isn’t used as pretext to weaken other benefit guarantees or to discriminate against sexual minorities and so on. To flatten the slippery slope.

The Center for American Progress, an influential liberal organization, is pushing for the latter approach. In a strategy memo sent my way, CAP experts argue that the proper course of action would be to amend the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and comparable state-level laws to explicitly prohibit business owners from using them “as a tool to discriminate or deny needed medical care.”…

That would be a better outcome than a narrow fix for burdened Hobby Lobby employees and others. It would create clarity where the Court created confusion. And though the politics aren’t as straightforward as a narrowly-tailored fix for female employees of religious business owners, it would force Republicans in Washington and in states across the country to take a position on the question of whether they think “religious liberty” entails the right to discriminate against and impose on others broadly, not just with respect to their legal guarantee of cost-free contraception.

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This week, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court ruled that a religious employer could not be required to provide employees with certain types of contraception. That decision is beginning to reverberate: A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action

“It would be nice if we had just a little bit more leverage,” said Schneck, a onetime cochair of Catholics for Obama. “I am a very strong supporter of LGBT rights, and I am really excited about the prospect of extending provisions against discrimination in federal contracts. But I am also aware that this is an issue that provokes real differences among some of the most important religious organization on the front lines of providing care for the poorest and most vulnerable.” Those groups, he said, need to be allowed to work with the government while following the dictates of their faith.

To these religious leaders, Hobby Lobby ought to prompt the White House to reexamine the way it weights religious rights against other priorities. Liberals opposed to the decision, on the other hand, argue it creates a slippery slope to more and more carve-outs from important legislation for claims based on faith. This executive order could be the next battleground for those competing points of view.

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The Hobby Lobby reaction is not an isolated example. In the case of Brendan Eich, social liberals were clamoring for a CEO to be fired from his job over a single donation in support of a cause—a successful California ballot initiative reaffirming marriage as the union of a man and woman—that few, if any, of his colleagues even knew he advocated. Despite an impressive history with his company and no record of mistreatment of any employee, Eich was effectively ousted…

[M]any social liberals behave as if error has no rights, treating disagreement as a denial of common humanity. That’s not to say that this tendency has been missing from social conservatism, either in the past or present. Nor should conservative Christians forget that the Bible foretold much worse mistreatment of believers than a few poorly reasoned tweets and angry Salon articles.

But when you have people wondering whether we should have six Catholics on the Supreme Court and musing about “concerns about the compatibility between being a Catholic and being a good citizen,” we have something closer to a Jack Chick tract than classical liberalism.

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Sometimes it seems that this is fine with the Left, because the Left is done arguing. They are ready to unleash the power of the federal government to stamp out viewpoints, including most conservative religious beliefs, that diverge from the moral standards defined by the chattering-class elite…

On the battle line of “religious liberty” versus “bigotry,” an arms race is underway. State governments levy fines on wedding photographers and prosecute florists for limiting their work to man-woman weddings.

This strikes the Right as an attack on freedom of conscience. For the Left, it’s government’s way to crush bigotry.

If this definition of bigotry is widespread on the Left — and if the Left is as willing as it appears to outlaw such “bigotry” — then expect a brutal offensive by liberals set on eradicating their opponents.

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The first source of controversy is the collapse of a national consensus on a key element of religious liberty: accommodation. Throughout American history, there has been widespread agreement that in our religiously diverse and widely devout country, it is good for the government to accommodate religious exercise. We have disagreed about particular accommodations (may a Muslim police officer wear a beard, despite police department policy?), and especially about whether religious accommodations should be ordered by judges or crafted by legislators. But we have generally agreed that our nation benefits when we help rather than burden those with religious obligations. That consensus seems, quite suddenly, to have evaporated…

The third source of controversy is a change in our views of the marketplace itself. The marketplace was once seen as place to put aside our culture wars and engage in the great American tradition of buying and selling. The shopping mall has even been called the “American agora.” But today the market itself has become a site of cultural conflict. Hobby Lobby is one of many companies that seek to express faith commitments at work as well as at home and that don’t see the workplace as a thing apart from religion. Many companies preach and practice values, religious and otherwise, that are unrelated to market considerations. CVS, for example, recently announced that it would stop selling tobacco products, regardless of how that decision might affect its bottom line.

A country that cannot even agree on the idea of religious accommodation, let alone on what terms, is unlikely to agree on what to do next. A country in which many states cannot manage to pass basic anti-discrimination laws covering sexual orientation is one whose culture wars may be beyond the point of compromise. And a nation whose marketplace itself is viewed, for better or worse, as a place to fight both those battles rather than to escape from them is still less likely to find surcease from struggle.

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But an interesting aspect of [Ginsburg's] opinion is her echoing of HHS’s, and Obama’s, view of for-profit entities. For-profits aren’t important and vital contributors to society that provide desired products while often adhering to certain religious or moral codes. Rather, the world is divided into those who do good (the government, the Court, nonprofits) and those who make money (and must be controlled by government). In a part of her opinion that was joined only by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an Obama appointee, Ginsburg writes (again, quoting from a prior opinion) that “‘for-profit corporations are different from religious non-profits in that they use labor to make a profit, rather than to perpetuate [the] religious value[s] [shared by a community of believers].’” In other words, for-profits are just that — for profits. They are only about making money.

This points to a wider victory in this case, a victory for the sorts of civil associations and for-profit businesses that are at the heart of American society. These are the very entities — ranging from small civic groups, to religious charities, to closely held businesses with moral compasses — that Obama and Obamacare are actively in the process of bulldozing. The Court’s opinion decimates the administration’s distinction between non-profits and closely held businesses while also highlighting the differences between such closely held businesses and the giant corporations that are more often the allies of big government. It’s telling that the largest company in America — Walmart — is an Obamacare supporter, while the companies that are always trying to fight off the relentless regulatory onslaught of this administration are, at least disproportionately, the little guys.

The crucial importance of the space between the isolated individual, on the one hand, and big government and its big-business allies, on the other, points to the fact that, while this particular case hinged on a law protecting religious liberty, the bigger issue at stake is liberty itself.

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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I’m here. For now.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

What, no soccer?

ShainS on July 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Fluck freeloaders!!!!

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 10:29 PM

These Six Court Cases Could Cripple Obamacare

Five cases which CAN KILL Obamacare deader than Hillary’s ability to connect to “the little people” (Shrillary: Why don’t people just go on the speaking circuit like I did if they need money?)

Just the topline headings

1. Legal Taking of Private Property
2. Origination Clause
3. Separation of Powers
4. Subsidies to Congressional Staff
5. The Subsidies on Federal Exchanges
6. The Contraception Mandate – Oh, yeah; this one was a WIN two days ago

PolAgnostic on July 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I like it when Newtie tells a troll to urine off.

Judge_Dredd on July 2, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I’m here. For now.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

What does for now mean…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I’m here. For now. crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Aren’t we all? ;)

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:32 PM

First because there is legal precedent for those. Second, is that all of Obama-Democrat Care is regulation an not legislation. as tye secretary may screw up…

jukin3 on July 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Still wearing my bomber jacket to go out for a smoke. Don’t ever remember a July this cool, not complaining, mind you…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Howdy. Can’t stay up too late. Tomorrow’s my Monday.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

It’s sultry and H-O-T in the Carolinas tonight

Sticky!!!

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Sorry to hear that…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

It is 64 on my front porch right now, don’t think it got above 70 today…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I’m here. For now.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

What does for now mean…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:32 PM

She means its late and if my favorite troll doesn’t show up soon I’m going to bed.

Or maybe that’s just me.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

The Hobby Lobby ruling proves that over half of the country can’t read or hear.

docflash on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

…Executive Orders will be the norm for the next two years.

JugEarsButtHurt on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Sorry to hear that…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Not nearly as bad as here as it is at my daughter’s in Columbia, SC. I called her earlier today, and she said it was about 100 degree but with humidity felt like 110 degrees.

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Great. My butt hurts again.

Judge_Dredd on July 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Having a small backyard cookout/swim get together tomorrow with some employees of mine and their families. All liberals. Can’t wait to catch up on politics (it will come up. They never learn…).

anuts on July 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

howdy. Can’t stay up too late. Tomorrow’s my Monday. annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Got the 4th off though, right?

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

She means its late and if my favorite troll doesn’t show up soon I’m going to bed.

Or maybe that’s just me.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Here. Perhaps I can conjure your buddy. BLUEEEGILLLL!!! Where’s that youtube channel you promised us?

Judge_Dredd on July 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Is everyone else as out of it this evening as I am?

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Where are all these illegal neighbors of mine getting all this money to blow on fireworks?

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

She means its late and if my favorite troll doesn’t show up soon I’m going to bed.

Or maybe that’s just me.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

.
Originally, she was your archnemesis troll …

… but then she got delusions of grandeur (for trolling, no less) and has spread herself thin.

I’m pretty sure if you select few just “cross the streams” she’ll get knocked back into the hell that spawned her.

PolAgnostic on July 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

The Hysterical Harridan’s Reaction To Hobby Lobby

Let the record reflect that the decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores changed absolutely none of the following:

* Griswold v Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965), which recognised the rights of married couples to use contraception and marital privacy, as well as the fundamental individual right to decide whether or not to beget or bear a child.

* Stanley v Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969), which recognised an implied right of privacy.

* Eisenstadt v Baird, 405 U.S. 438 (1972), which recognised the right of unmarried couples to use contraception and affirmed the fundamental individual right to decide whether or not to beget or bear a child.

* Roe v Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), or Doe v Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 (1973), which recognised the right to abortion and affirmed the fundamental individual right to decide whether or not to beget or bear a child.

* Carey v Population Services International, 431 U.S. 678 (1977), which held that states cannot limit the dissemination of contraceptives to licenced pharmacists or prohibit advertisements of contraceptives, and the right of an individual, married or single, to be free of unwarranted governmental intrusion in the area of personal decisions regarding intimate relations.

* Planned Parenthood v Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992), which reaffirmed the right to terminate a pregnancy and held that a woman does not need consent to have an abortion – even from her husband – while upholding parental consent for minors, informed consent, and a 24-hour waiting period.

* Lawrence v Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), which reaffirmed the fundamental right of consenting adults to engage in private sexual activity even if they are of the same sex.

Contrary to that being claimed by the idiots, the Court in Hobby Lobby did not – I repeat, DID NOT – hold in any way, shape, or form that an employer could dictate to its employees whether and/or which type of contraception they could use. Let me be clear:

ABSOLUTELY. NOTHING. IN. BURWELL. VERSUS. HOBBY. LOBBY. STORES. GIVES. AN. EMPLOYER. THE. RIGHT. TO. INTERFERE. IN. THEIR. EMPLOYEES’. DECISIONS. TO. ENGAGE. IN. CONSENTING. SEXUAL. ACTIVITY. USE. CONTRACEPTION. GET. AN. ABORTION. OR. UNDERGO. STERILISATION.

And, I defy anyone to prove otherwise.

Hobby Lobby merely allows a company not to have to pay for the contraception of its employees. It certainly doesn’t prevent employees from acquiring free contraception from, say, Planned Parenthood or purchasing whatever they want with their own funds. Arguing otherwise is just beyond stupid. It is akin to claiming that a company, which has divested from the fossil fuel industry, can order their employees not to use any fossil fuels outside of the place of employment. I will note, however, that many of those screaming about fabled desires to create a theocracy or for-profit corporations dictating to their employees are the same people that have absolutely no problem whatsoever with employers making the use of tobacco anywhere a terminable offence.

This case has absolutely nothing to do with ‘Get your Boardroom out of my bedroom!’ Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Instead, how about you…

‘GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

it’s 64 on my front porch right now, don’t think it got above 70 today… OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

105 here today. It’s ugly.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Is everyone else as out of it this evening as I am?

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM

It’s bcs of Arthur. I’m out of it as well.

Judge_Dredd on July 2, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Got the 4th off though, right?

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Nope. Working 9 hours.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Having a small backyard cookout/swim get together tomorrow with some employees of mine and their families. All liberals. Can’t wait to catch up on politics (it will come up. They never learn…).

anuts on July 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

As part of your party prep, you may want to call your state’s Office of Refugee Resettlement to find out if any of the young ILLEGAL Invaders are being sent to your area.

Here is a link to the list of contacts for each state:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/orr-funded-programs-key-contacts

Liberals tend to pay closer attention when these issues impact them directly.

wren on July 2, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

It turns me on when you do that.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

This case has absolutely nothing to do with ‘Get your Boardroom out of my bedroom!’ Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Instead, how about you…

‘GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Girl, you’re a National treasure.

ToddPA on July 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Is everyone else as out of it this evening as I am?

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM

…no!…just…the same one!

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on July 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM

It was a correct decision by the SCOTUS. Period.

tommy71 on July 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Heh. Do it again, RWM, and you might actually get them fired up enough that we can get a conversation going. ;-)

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Girl, you’re a National treasure.

ToddPA on July 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

She certainly is.

31giddyup on July 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Aren’t we all? ;)

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Right, Bill. I’m tired and bit up by mosquitoes. They are bad here. But it is cooler.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Shut up and eat your chicken.

slickwillie2001 on July 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

This case has absolutely nothing to do with ‘Get your Boardroom out of my bedroom!’ Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Instead, how about you…

‘GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Tell us how you really feel, RWM….

Doc Holliday on July 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Heh. Do it again…
lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Hmmm…

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 10:54 PM

‘GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Exactly! THANK YOU!

rottenrobbie on July 2, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Watching segment on the Honor Flight. Veteran’s trip to war monuments in D.C..
Tugs my heart. Love our vets.

31giddyup on July 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

e 4th off though, right? wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM Nope. Working 9 hours. annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Sorry. I used to hate that.

Where’s Spawn?

I ask because a lot of Countries over there celebrate the 4th as well. As an love Americans day.

WWII liberation.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Brilliant…

Nobel Prize soon to be yours….

We know……

You have deserved it….

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Thanks, guys.

Heh. Do it again, RWM, and you might actually get them fired up enough that we can get a conversation going. ;-)

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

From earlier today:

LibLogic: Corporations Aren’t People, But Trees Are!!!

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

wren on July 2, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Bookmarked!

anuts on July 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

He’s in northern England-not too far from the England/Scots border.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I’m seeing red because on a thread for one of our local tv stations-a woman bragged about how she was brought her illegally, and how illegal immigration isn’t bad because people are just looking for a better life-and how she’s now teaching local kids.
DAMN did I rip the beetch a new one!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Right, Bill. I’m tired and bit up by mosquitoes. They are bad here. But it is cooler. crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM

OMG!! you outed my first name!

Ain’t no skeeters out here. Just reptiles. Nothing else can survive.

Take care of yourself. Get some rest.

I’m out early, too.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Rush – The Trees

There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples
(And they’re quite convinced they’re right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade

There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream ‘Oppression!’
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
‘The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light’
Now there’s no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe and saw

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

On the other hand on Brett Hume after seeing it live and reading others take on it here on hothead. ,,, looks to me like Brett no longer needs the service of the Obama shill Juan Williams!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

DAMN did I rip the beetch a new one!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:03 PM

The ladies are feeling fiesty tonight….

Doc Holliday on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Hope our next Preezy is a pub. Can’t afford for the Dems to take an overwhelming advantage at SCOTUS.

tommy71 on July 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

’He’s in northern England-not too far from the England/Scots border. annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Those are amongst the appreciative sort. I believe.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Instead, how about you…

‘GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Or for the ladies, “Keep your p@ssy out of my pocketbook!”

PointnClick on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Doc Holliday on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Not this one. Someone’s thrown me a challenge and I’ve been distracted by it most of the evening.

If we get a good conversation going, I’d be joining in. But I just can’t seem to get one going myself this evenin’

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Blind Melon – No Rain

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Dude! Good to see ya’, Axe!

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Those are amongst the appreciative sort. I believe.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

He’s both English and Scots on both sides-so that should help grease the skids . LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Instead, how about you…

‘GET YOUR F*CKING WOMB OUT OF MY WALLET!’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

And then mind your kids, dummies.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Hi Axe

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Blind Melon – No Rain

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Nice …

Who knew bluegill could dance?

Oh, crap — you’ve revealed what she looks like! Say goodbye to Axe everyone …

ShainS on July 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Haven’t seen Axe for awhile.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Channel-side? Up new Newcastle, maybe? Awesome bridge up that way!

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

1) What can stop a company from arguing that it is against the owner’s sincere religious beliefs to pay workers a minimum wage?

You can pay more, morons.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not a blank check to religious groups to do what they want.

Funny, for the first time this dumb blonde on CNN “what about if a Muslim in the US who owns a bus. wants to impose Sharia?”

The ruling is very limited and doesn’t relate to Sharia but it’s funny how for the first time the leftist crud worry about Sharia. Maybe something good came out of the HL decision, from the left. Hope is eternal.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Channel-side? Up new Newcastle, maybe? Awesome bridge up that way!

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

She said Durham once didn’t she?

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Doc Holliday on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I informed her that since she knew that she had come here illegally-she had a responsibility to leave the country, go back to her country of origin, go to the BACK of the line, and come in here legally. I also pointed out that my immigrant grandfather DID come here legally. I ended it with that famous line from Animal Farm: ‘Some animals are more equal than others’.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Hey Sophie.

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

By hatchet, axe and saw

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

You conjured “Axie” :)

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Resist We Much on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Maybe it’s an attribute of weakness that it attempts to gain strength through weakening. And have you noticed that stupid people believe that because they failed to understand something, the thing they failed to understand made no sense? Maybe it’s the same thing.

Maybe from strength comes strength, and from weakness comes weakness, and thereby hangs a tale.

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Just had to have Obama, eh America? Just had to elect a black man. Consequences be damned. Right? As long as he was black. And besides. TV said he was smart. TV wouldn’t lie.

Judge_Dredd on July 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Durham. He’s having a ball-and is refusing to buy me any shortbread when he visits Edinburgh this weekend.
Rotten little b$stard. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Did she? I must have missed it. Thanks, COL

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Hi Schad, lineholder, everyone. :)

I hope you’re well.

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Maybe it’s an attribute of weakness that it attempts to gain strength through weakening. And have you noticed that stupid people believe that because they failed to understand something, the thing they failed to understand made no sense? Maybe it’s the same thing.

Maybe from strength comes strength, and from weakness comes weakness, and thereby hangs a tale.

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Sounds logical to me.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:20 PM

He is here. I see him.

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

DAMN did I rip the beetch a new one!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2014 at 11:03 PM

.
“Glared over glasses”, huh?

listens2glenn on July 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

ALT–I’m sure she hopped right back on the bus and left. Heh. Does do her some good to hear the truth. You’re either legal, or you’re not. Your intentions don’t really matter.

Doc Holliday on July 2, 2014 at 11:23 PM

He is here. I see him.

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I conjured you with my thoughts, I really did…as soon as I said “Hi” to Axe.

Evening everyone.

Greek one, do some more conjuring of your own.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Did she? I must have missed it. Thanks, COL

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

The only reason I remember that is I have ancestors from there.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Hey, Greek man -smooches- Good to see you, too.

Which “he” and “him” are you talking about?

lineholder on July 2, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Where are all these illegal neighbors of mine getting all this money to blow on fireworks?

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

No one is illegal.

Bigbullets on July 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I want to change my name to

ParmTheFriendlyMiscreant. Can someone show me how in the dashboard?

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

What does one do with dill? I bought a plant and now it’s 5 ft. tall. Do you dry the leaves? I know you save the seeds.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I look forward to the pubs retaking the Senate. That should be fun.

tommy71 on July 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

He is here. I see him.

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

You! — I’ve wanted to show you that for a solid week. :)

rotf

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I want to change my name to

ParmTheFriendlyMiscreant. Can someone show me how in the dashboard?

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I don’t think you can.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I guess HA is laying off the sh*tstorm that is going on in the Cochran election…?

d1carter on July 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Schadenfreude, pure, but I’d have shot him down.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Sorry, here’s the link.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Blind Melon –No Rain Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Didn’t he kill himself??

wolly4321 on July 2, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Burger King is now officially the home of the Pickle Puffer, the King has been deposed…

oscarwilde on July 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

hahahaha. OMG. I just wet my pants. Bwaaaahh.

Hey RWM, you should give him [him is Axe] a smooch just for that. hahahah.

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I want to change my name to

ParmTheFriendlyMiscreant. Can someone show me how in the dashboard?

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I don’t think you can.

crankyoldlady on July 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

You can’t change the name. You already know that. If you could, one could unban themself by just changing the name.

Judge_Dredd on July 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Doc, what would you do?

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Parmenides on July 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM

:) –I knew you’d see it my way. :)

Axe on July 2, 2014 at 11:30 PM

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