Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on July 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

The decline of marriage over the last generation has helped create an emerging voting bloc of unmarried women that is profoundly reshaping the American electorate to the advantage, recent elections suggest, of the Democratic Party. What is far from clear is whether Democrats will benefit in the midterm contests this fall.

With their Senate majority at stake in November, Democrats and allied groups are now stepping up an aggressive push to woo single women — young and old, highly educated and working class, never married, and divorced or widowed. This week they seized on the ruling by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, five men, that family-owned corporations do not have to provide birth control in their insurance coverage, to buttress their arguments that Democrats better represent women’s interests…

Personal economics help explain the difference in voting patterns between unmarried and married women, analysts say. Unmarried women, especially single mothers, have greater “economic vulnerability,” said Ruy Teixeira, a political demographer at the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “Married people are typically a bit more secure and have more buffers, so that tends to make them a bit more conservative.”

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, conservatives couldn’t resist making a ruling officially about religious liberty into how women will no longer be able to freely have sex on the government’s dime.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh held nothing back on Wednesday when criticizing liberals for considering birth control to be part of preventative care for women.

“Pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause. … Yet we treat it as a great imposition that women need to be protected from. It’s a sickness, it’s a disease, it’s whatever, and there’s gotta be a pill for it,” he said on his show. “Yet they wouldn’t have the problem if they didn’t do a certain thing. It’s that simple.”

Red State’s Erick Erickson boiled the Hobby Lobby case down to religion versus “consequence free sex.”

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[S]ome Democrats have to be more constrained than others in their objection to the decision, namely those running for the Senate in more conservative-oriented states…

While the decision inflamed the Democratic base in general — and Democratic women in particular — Democratic political consultant Neil Oxman says the red state Democrats are in “a bit of a conundrum.”

“If you’re any of those [Senate candidate] women and you disagree with the decision, you’re not going to do it on radio, you’re not going to do it on TV,” Oxman told It’s All Politics. “You’re going to do it through a lot of direct mail. You’re going to do it in ways where you’re going to target households.”

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The Federalist’s David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times’s clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper “rejected an ad aimed at one religion” in 2012, but printed a full-page ad in Thursday’s edition from the far-left Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), which blasted the “all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority” on the Supreme Court for its decision in the Hobby Lobby case…

The 2012 ad from FFRF was more explicitly anti-Catholic than their more recent one… The atheist group called on “liberal” and “nominal” Catholics to “quit the Catholic Church” over its supposed “declaration war against women’s right to contraception” and its “pernicious doctrine that birth control is a sin.” The ad later asserted that “U.S. health care reform is being held hostage to…[the] church’s irrational opposition to medically prescribed contraception” and that parochial schools “indoctrinated….[children] into the next generation of obedient donors and voters.” It ended by calling on Catholics to “free yourself from incense-fogged ritual, from ideas uttered long ago by ignorant men, from blind obedience to an illusory religious authority.”

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If the Pakistani Taliban, aided by clever lawyers, organized a closely held American corporation, and professed to run it on religious principles, might its employees be deprived of insurance coverage to inoculate their children against polio? And would the Supreme Court, by the five-to-four decision issued on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and in Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell, endorse such a move?…

Because campaigners against reproductive rights have successfully mainstreamed their views within institutions like the Supreme Court, those views no longer seem radical even to many of their opponents. The Taliban have not similarly legitimized their philosophy because they are so indiscriminately violent and repressive, among other reasons. (Some religiously motivated radicals have assassinated abortion providers in the United States, but the gunmen are not commonly referred to here as terrorists.)

And yet, the impact on children, living and unborn, of the Taliban public policy on vaccines is not, arguably, different in category from the impact that the Hobby Lobby decision will likely have on the families of those who work at companies whose owners claim to run them on Christian principles, in one respect: the extrapolation of religious beliefs into public policy will damage the over-all health of affected families. The health consequences of failing to vaccinate children may be more predictable than the health consequences of blocking access to effective contraception. But, in both cases, there is no doubt that the consequences will be harmful. The difference lies partly in our cultural setting—and, in the case of the ongoing campaign to restrict the reproductive rights of American women, in our capacity for outrage.

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One of the common chants at the Supreme Court was “Birth Control is not my boss’s business.” The people chanting this were, amazingly, the people trying to force bosses to cover their birth control.

A couple of signs implausibly accused Hobby Lobby’s side of pushing a “theocracy.” One protester dressed up as a Bible and waved a sign reading “Use me not for your bigotry.” Other signs read, “Bigotry disguised as ‘religious liberty’ is still BIGOTRY.”

This line levels two charges against the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby and the millions who support them: (1) Religious liberty is a “disguise,” a farce, a lie; (2) refusing to pay to cover an employees’ prescription for abortifacient drugs like “ella” counts as “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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Could America break apart along religious lines, with devout Christians going one way and the rest of us going another? Think of the old “Jesusland” meme—the map of a North America divided between “Jesusland,” the states that backed George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, and “the United States of Canada,” consisting of the states that backed John Kerry and Canada that delighted liberals enraged by Bush’s re-election. At least some devout religious believers fear that as the ranks of the religiously unaffiliated grow, and as secular Americans insist on imposing their values on others, the faithful might face persecution…

My admittedly unscientific sense is that we are living through a period in which Americans’ sense of solidarity or group cohesiveness is declining. Liberals tend to see this decline in solidarity as a symptom of income and wealth inequality. Conservatives blame it on a rising emphasis on ethnic identity over national identity, or the turn to moral relativism. I see it as a product of the economic and social isolation of huge chunks of our population…

While 14.9 percent of the U.S. population was below the poverty line in 2010, a quarter of all poor Americans lived in neighborhoods with poverty rates above 20 percent. These “poverty areas” are, as a general rule, disconnected from employment opportunities and high-quality educational options, and their inhabitants suffer from disproportionately high rates of violent crime and incarceration. The result is that the legitimacy of American institutions—the criminal justice system in particular, but other institutions as well—is on shaky ground in these parts of the country, as they seem to be rigged against those who live in them. There is no danger that America’s poor neighborhoods will secede from the United States. The real problem is that the rest of us have, in a cultural and spiritual sense, seceded from these neighborhoods.

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Culturally conservative Christians are taking a pronounced turn toward social secession: asserting both the right and the intent to sequester themselves from secular culture and norms, including the norm of nondiscrimination. This is not a good idea. When religion isolates itself from secular society, both sides lose, but religion loses more…

There is, of course, a very different Christian tradition: a missionary tradition of engagement and education, of resolutely and even cheerfully going out into an often uncomprehending world, rather than staying home with the shutters closed. In this alternative tradition, a Christian photographer might see a same-sex wedding as an opportunity to engage and interact: a chance, perhaps, to explain why the service will be provided, but with a moral caveat or a prayer. Not every gay customer would welcome such a conversation, but it sure beats having the door slammed in your face.

This much I can guarantee: the First Church of Discrimination will find few adherents in 21st-century America. Polls find that, year by year, Americans are growing more secular. The trend is particularly pronounced among the young, many of whom have come to equate religion with intolerance. Social secession will only exacerbate that trend. It is a step toward precisely the future that brought such fear to the eyes of that woman in Philadelphia. For religious traditionalists, it is a step toward isolation and opprobrium—a step bad for society, but even worse for religion.

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If your liberal friends are enraged about the Hobby Lobby decision, ask them: Don’t we want to be the sort of society that respects personal integrity? I find that some people are more sympathetic to this point when I draw an analogy to close personal relationships (which might include same-sex relationships). In a million other contexts, liberals are fine with curtailing personal choice, but when it comes to romantic relationships, they view personal commitments as sacrosanct. Why? Presumably they think (and as far as it goes, I would agree) that a commitment to share a life with another person is defining in a way that most other decisions wouldn’t be. When a commitment of that seriousness is threatened, it represents more than just an attack on our lifestyle preferences. Personal integrity is at stake…

So, let’s suppose that the majority of Americans hypothetically get something wrong. When the consequences of that error become evident, it will probably be better if we haven’t already obliterated the opposition by the time we realize the problem. Think of moral minorities as a kind of “error insurance”; they preserve, mostly at their own expense, the cultural and philosophical resources for getting society back on course when errors are exposed.

Aren’t liberals the ones who are always lecturing us on the value of a “diverse” society? Whatever arguments you might make for the benefits of having, say, an ethnically diverse workplace, can surely be cross applied to an argument for the benefit of a culturally and philosophically diverse society. If relatively minor accommodations (like slight modifications in employer insurance requirements) can help us to preserve that diversity, that’s a small price to pay.

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Wow, calling it a night early.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Early!

Doc Holliday on July 3, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hi guys!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Early??

can_con on July 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Kevin Kostner, Silverado

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM

FRESH INGREDIENTS AND PASSION

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I don’t know which America that I will be in but it won’t include Cali or NY.

RickB on July 3, 2014 at 8:06 PM

The guy in the video is a real moron.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I choose CHOICE for Hobby Lobby’s owners.

CW on July 3, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Freedom for Americans to decide what they will buy for the employees

…so radical./

CW on July 3, 2014 at 8:06 PM

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM

It’s a long weekend. Pants free yet?

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Windy and chilly. Neighbors are having a get-together in their backyard shooting firecrackers. Maybe it will get too cold for them.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Liberals are about force….fact.

CW on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Pants free yet?

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Silly question.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Liberals are too stupid to realize nobody forces people to work at HL.

CW on July 3, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Silly question.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Yeah, I thought so.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Liberals love the power of the Federal Gubenmint to force their views on others. So much for choice.

CW on July 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I still can’t believe we gave women the vote.

John the Libertarian on July 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

If anyone is interested in an early 4th…

boston pops

We are celebrating early due to expected T-storms and later Arthur impact. Unfortunately there is still a chance of storms during the performance.

unaffiliated on July 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I still can’t believe we gave women the vote.

John the Libertarian on July 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

When women got the vote the county to the north turned from Democrat to Republican.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:13 PM

If annoyinglittletwerp swings by, make sure she sees this:
http://www.empty-cradles.org/wp/lubbocks-generation-healthcare-beware-the-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing/

Didn’t know if she had heard about it.

cptacek on July 3, 2014 at 8:13 PM

John the Libertarian on July 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

That’s all right, John. I can’t believe we allow the mentally deficient to vote.

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM

For the east coasters.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Liberals are about force….fact.

CW on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

There are only two ways to govern: via persuasion and via coercion.

The Left’s bankrupt ideals and historical destruction leaves them only the second option — always dependent of course on the requisite willful useful idiots providing cover via mind-numbing evasion and propaganda.

ShainS on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM

That’s all right, John. I can’t believe we allow the mentally deficient to vote.

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Otherwise known as Democrats.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Jackie! You are stunning!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:16 PM

unaffiliated on July 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM

We decided to skip Kaboomtown this year.

It’s always on the third.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Hello COL!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Evenin’.
I’m pretty much ignoring tomorrow-other than working ‘course-because we’re no longer a free nation.
We’re serf at the mercy of a malevolent dictator.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Jackie! You are stunning!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:16 PM

If you’d quit with the butt slapping, she’d quit with the upside-yer-head.

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Speak for yourself slave.

That’s the kind of talk the nutballs use.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Hello COL!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Hi Ken.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

That went over my head.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Oh, and KCB said this was just for you.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

The decline of marriage over the last generation has helped create an emerging voting bloc of unmarried women that is profoundly reshaping the American electorate to the advantage, recent elections suggest, of the Democratic Party.

Growing voting bloc: women clutching cats, grievances, and employer-provided contraceptives. And with the advent of cellphones, they have a 24-hour-a-day reminder that he won’t call after all.

BuckeyeSam on July 3, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Oh, and KCB said this was just for you.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

It is her favorite band!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Would guess our fireworks really pale compared to that… but my favorite part of the Pops is the 1812 with the Army providing the ‘cannon’ fire…

unaffiliated on July 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

That went over my head.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

“stunning.” :)

As in stunned.

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:22 PM

unaffiliated on July 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I like the planes.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Good evening, y’all!! Hope everyone is safe and sound on the east coast…

bimmcorp on July 3, 2014 at 8:23 PM

cptacek on July 3, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I hadn’t-though I know where the ‘old’ Murder Inc. killer center ‘was’.
Grrrrr.
will share with those who might have some power.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:23 PM

“stunning.” :)

As in stunned.

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Oh. ok. She is still beautiful, right?

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:16 PM

lol! Good one.

Good evening, COL. :)

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM

When religion isolates itself from secular society, both sides lose, but religion loses more…

Where in this earth, but not of it?

BuckeyeSam on July 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Good evening, Handsome. :) You’re too kind, as always. :)

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Good Chicago band-and point taken.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Oh. ok. She is still beautiful, right?

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Yes.

Speaking of which . . .

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:26 PM

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM

*SMOOCH!*

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 PM

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 PM

You heartbreaker. Such a flirt! :)

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Winston was sitting here and suddenly he heard something and he ran into the spare room. I ran after him and I listened and I heard a rustling. I opened a drawer and there was a mouse. Unfortunately it got away and Winston lost interest. I set a trap in the drawer

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Good, now snap out of it before I have to do it for you.

I always thought they were from Wisconsin.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM

HI folks

Looks like Allah is starting the holiday a little early.

Nothing on the meltdown in Mississippi yet?

Chuck Johnson, the blogger who is getting under the the bad guys’ skins down there and in DC, will be on the Steve Deace Show sometime between 8-11 CST.

In today’s action, Johnson apparently nailed Brad Dayspring, professional NRSC troll and a real favorite around here. Rumor has it he’s been suspended by the NRSC from using Twitter after an embarrassing running battle which ended when Johnson posted a grab of a truly vulgar porn tweet that Dayspring had favorited. (Content warning on that last link.)

Boom!

novaculus on July 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Despicable. But what do we expect? They kill babies for a living. Why not lie as well?

Hope you can have some influence.

cptacek on July 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM

If your liberal friends are enraged about the Hobby Lobby decision, ask them: Don’t we want to be the sort of society that respects personal integrity? I find that some people are more sympathetic to this point when I draw an analogy to close personal relationships (which might include same-sex relationships). In a million other contexts, liberals are fine with curtailing personal choice, but when it comes to romantic relationships, they view personal commitments as sacrosanct. Why? Presumably they think (and as far as it goes, I would agree) that a commitment to share a life with another person is defining in a way that most other decisions wouldn’t be. When a commitment of that seriousness is threatened, it represents more than just an attack on our lifestyle preferences.

So, Liberals, affirming that major life choice, must be against divorce, then. I mean, really, if it is all about integrity and commitment to relationships and all that stuffage, then that sacrosanct choice must be one that is held to firmly by those making it and no easy outs given.

Oh, wait, its just the opposite.

So that massive, sacrosanct, life altering decision can be undone in a few days with a lawyer through no-fault divorces.

So much for sacrosanct decisions with COMMITMENT TO THEM, huh?

Sounds like a great method for destroying families and the morals and ethics to stick to relationships by calling any commitment marriage and then letting them be broken up on a whim. Great going!

ajacksonian on July 3, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I should never have read the QOTD blurbs. Now I am just totally passed off. Fluking progressives can go to he’ll.

Oh, hi everyone!

captnjoe on July 3, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Oh, hi everyone!

captnjoe on July 3, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Hi Captain. Glad you’re on shore.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I refuse to be depressed. I had a small plumbing sucess today. I put a valve on a pipe and so far it isn’t …

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM
Nope-that’s these guys.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Hey ya color :)

I’m too smart to be out in that weather.

captnjoe on July 3, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I refuse to be depressed.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Good for you. I will join you.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Silly question.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Yeah, I thought so.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:08 PM

…why not?…looks like AP started the weekend early!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

This week they seized on the ruling by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, five men, that family-owned corporations do not have to provide birth control in their insurance coverage

Just another f*cking lie…

If their points were valid, progressives wouldn’t have to LIE.

Midas on July 3, 2014 at 8:38 PM

COL , not color! Stupid auto correct… Aaaahhhhhh

captnjoe on July 3, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Pants free yet?

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Silly question.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

NO MAS PANTALOONS!!!

ProudinNC on July 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

FRESH INGREDIENTS

PASSION

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Many employers have insurers with formularies that include some medication and exclude others. To me this is the same thing and not a big deal. A phony outrage.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!!

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Good evening, Axefellow. :)

I like them both, particularly the passion.

Are you cooking up something special for the 4th of July weekend?

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Glad you showed up. Somebody was looking for a fluffer.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:43 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!!

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Say it like you mean it!

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Wow, so good to see you again. Been quite busy myself, but lately had either missed you or just didn’t lurk at the right time. Just happened to drive by tonight and was glad to know that you’re still alive and kickin’. Missed me some Jackie, must say. Hope all is well and good.

TXUS on July 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I should message my son and inquire as to ‘What are you Limeys doing for the 4th?’
Yeah-I’m mean.LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on July 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Catnipjoe!

Judge_Dredd on July 3, 2014 at 8:48 PM

TXUS on July 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Good evening, TXUS. :) I missed you, too. It’s very good, indeed, to see you and I hope you’re well, too. :)

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:48 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!!

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Hey, your idiot is almost simultaneously promising to give the Syrian rebels 500 million more in aid and weapons while mulling over supporting the Assad Regime in fighting ISIS and ISIL.

How much more incoherent do you think his foreign policy needs to get before even you say, “Yep, he’s an idiot!”

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Red State’s Erick Erickson boiled the Hobby Lobby case down to religion versus “consequence free sex.”

He is wrong and is being a “useful idiot” for the dems. It’s not about that. It’s about forcing, or not, one to pay for it for someone else.

VorDaj on July 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!!

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Shut up and eat your chicken.

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I woulda’ thought she was tossing salad.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

It is unbelievable…Morons.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

It appears that your boy Bluegill never showed up last night. You run her off or something? Or is she busy with the fine folks at youtube?

Judge_Dredd on July 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

May I take an informal polling of the good people here?

Which statement most fairly represents your opinion on the obama foreign policy missteps?

1. Yep, he’s an idiot.
2. I feel sorry for him because he’s an idiot.
3. Well, it’s understandable from the folks that brought you no winner Pee Wee Baseball to expect, no-winner wars.
4. BOOOOOSH.

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Did someone just fart in here? Oh…hi, coolrepubica….

bimmcorp on July 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

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

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

rottenrobbie on July 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!!

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Say it like you mean it!

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

BLAH BLAH BLAH! It’s QOTD time MFs!!!!

Is that better? XD

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

This Hobby Lobby hyperventilating by the LEFT and some on the RIGHT is ridiculous.

There are four abortifacient drugs that Hobby Lobby didn’t wish to pay for on behalf of their employees and some 19 contraceptives that they are willing to pay for on their health care plan for their employees.

No one is denying anyone contraceptives. As a matter of fact, the ruling will likely encourage more responsible use of regular contraceptives and cut down the the use of abortifacients and cause men and women alike to be more cognizant of, and responsible for, their own reproductive related activities.

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Erick Erickson is a fool. If it is a matter of religion versus sex, as he says it is, most people will choose sex over religion.

VorDaj on July 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Judge_Dredd on July 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Um, I know nothing about which you speak.

That’s my story and I’m Stickin’ to it.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

As a matter of fact, the ruling will likely encourage more responsible use of regular contraceptives and cut down the the use of abortifacients and cause men and women alike to be more cognizant of, and responsible for, their own reproductive related activities.

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Good Thing!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Good evening, Axefellow. :)

I like them both, particularly the passion.

Are you cooking up something special for the 4th of July weekend?

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

:) I dunno. I dunno wtheck’s going on. It’s my natural state, so I feel pretty good about it.

You know, bo backie, I’ve been in love exactly three times. The first one, after she dumped me, came back later and said she missed the passion. The second said I smelled better than any man she’d ever met, and after she dumped me, she came back and said some stuff I can’t repeat here. In the interim, I’ve learned all these things were very high praise.

The third doesn’t answer her email.

But like I was trying to explain to INC last night when my short vacation began — the poor woman — the difference between charcoal and gas is night and day, and hamburger wants to be cooked in the fire of burning wood or a derivative high-carbon fuels. It’s a small thing that makes all the difference. And what makes a person go through the trouble?

PASSION.

*sip*

This train of thought may have something to do with my current Kitchen Nightmares jag.

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:58 PM

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What, no all of the above?

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Have Some Fun With Progressives This Independence Day!

http://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2014/07/03/have-some-fun-with-progressives-this-independence-day-n1858173/page/2

This was such a fun read. The Hobby Lobby tip alone is worth it, and I just happen to have a giant HL bag :)

WhirledPeas on July 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Doing well, Darling, better than I deserve. ;-) Thanks to God and family and a few good friends, nothing’s happened so far that would make me want to come back as anyone but me when I die. If I ever stop believing that, I just hope they’ll take me out and shoot me. ;-)

TXUS on July 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Thank you, Handsome. :)

Besides… one enjoys that which one considers before hand so much more. ;)

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

BLAH BLAH BLAH! It’s QOTD time MFs!!!!

Is that better? XD

coolrepublica on July 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Yeah. That’s more like it. :)

. . . could have thrown a snap on there. I’ll do it.

*snap*

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What, no all of the above?

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Oh, for God’s sake and Cozmo.

May I take an informal polling of the good people here?

Which statement most fairly represents your opinion on the obama foreign policy missteps?

1. Yep, he’s an idiot.
2. I feel sorry for him because he’s an idiot.
3. Well, it’s understandable from the folks that brought you no winner Pee Wee Baseball to expect, no-winner wars.
4. BOOOOOSH.
5. All of the above.

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Greets everyone!

In answer to Hawk’s choices:
1 thru 4 (Couldn’t pick just one.)

Was hoping this would shine a light on things today but noooooooo…they’ll make us wait past the weekend or longer.

31giddyup on July 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Passion is the driving force behind genius. :)

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM

You sure know how to make it dance. Make it do something else.

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

hawkdriver on July 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

n\None of the above. This is by design.

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

31giddyup on July 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Hey you!

KCB on July 3, 2014 at 9:04 PM

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