Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on July 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as “UACs” (unaccompanied alien children).

Instead these individuals are to be referred to as “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.

“This was briefed earlier today during he (sic) command and staff meeting,” an email sent to ICE personnel reads. “It has been requested that in correspondence regarding unaccompanied children, They (sic) not be referred to as UACs. The term UAC should not be used in official correspondence.”

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President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony for service members who signed up to defend the U.S. even though they weren’t American citizens.

A total of 25 members of the Armed Forces will spend the Fourth of July as American citizens after the deputy secretary for homeland security delivers the oath of allegiance at a White House ceremony on Friday…

“They signed up to serve, to sacrifice, potentially to give their lives for the security of this country even though they weren’t yet Americans. That’s how much they love this country,” Obama said in announcing the ceremony earlier this week. “They were prepared to fight and die for an America they did not yet fully belong to. I think they’ve earned their stripes in more ways than one.”

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President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the “humanitarian crisis” of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America.

“If he doesn’t come to the border, I think it’s a real reflection of his lack of concern of what’s really going on there,” declared Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016.

The White House said Thursday that Obama currently has no plans to visit the border when he travels to Texas next week, primarily to fundraise for Democratic congressional candidates. A trip to the border could result in awkward optics for the president, who would be unlikely to meet with youngsters he’s seeking to deport and would risk upsetting immigration advocates who oppose the deportations if he were to meet with border patrol agents or other law enforcement.

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Texas officials appealed to the Obama administration on Thursday to secure the U.S.-Mexico border once and for all as waves of illegal immigrant children overwhelm the system, with one lawmaker saying U.S. military bases effectively have been transformed into camps to handle the influx.

“Our military bases are turning into refugee camps. I never thought I’d see this in the United States of America,” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said…

Both McCaul and Perry said the solution is to send a tough message by deporting those caught crossing the border. They argued that allowing the migrants to stay is not the humanitarian response, despite what some advocacy groups say.

“These children are often subjected to beatings, starvation, sexual assault and are at risk of being trafficked,” McCaul said, describing the conditions of those who make the journey.

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Opposition and criticism are building against Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins’ plan to bring to Dallas 2,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the Texas border

Judge Jenkins said today that officials have consulted with neighbors around the three selected sites where the children will stay. He says no county tax dollars will be used to house the children here, because the federal government will pick up the tab.

Republicans like Cathie Adams of the social conservative group Texas Eagle Forum don’t believe it.

“We’re talking about housing, we’re talking about food, we’re talking about educating, we’re talking about medicating. This is a huge expense.”

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) believes the border crisis is not a national security threat, despite gangsters having already been apprehended along the United States-Mexico border.

In fact, Jackson Lee waved a bag of lollipops during a Thursday House Homeland Security Field Hearing in McAllen, Texas, and said she took bags of such lollipops to the illegal immigrant children in detention centers during recent visits.

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Protesters who successfully blocked immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility in Murrieta earlier this week say they’re ready to do it again should federal immigration officials attempt a similar drop-off

“We’re going to be there,” [Carol Schlaepfer] vowed. “We’re going to do the same thing, and hopefully with greater numbers of people.”…

However, the buses that arrived at Murrieta on Tuesday weren’t the first and likely won’t be the last, Amaya said. Immigration officials said before Tuesday’s protests that buses were expected to arrive every 72 hours, but have since declined to elaborate…

“This was not victory. It was a loss for the city of Murrieta, for the community that we live in and love,” Dudley said. “It made this extremely compassionate community look heartless and uncaring.”

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Ranchers along the Rio Grande say immigrant smugglers threaten them constantly.

One Cameron County rancher said smugglers ordered him to look the other way or face the consequences.

The landowner said smugglers are using trails on his property to bring illegal immigrants into the country.

The rancher said he fears for his safety.

“You don’t see anything; you don’t talk to anybody,” he said.

He said smugglers stop at nothing to get the immigrants across.

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At a raucous town hall meeting in Murrieta Wednesday night, city officials had a message for residents who a day earlier successfully blocked immigrant detainees from entering a local Border Patrol processing facility: Blame the federal government.

At the meeting, during which roughly 750 area residents peppered local representatives and law enforcement personnel with their concerns over plans to move detained immigrants through the facility, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long reiterated the need for the federal government to do more to address the influx of undocumented immigrants…

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone hit the national government harder, saying that there was a “lack of political will to protect our borders,” adding that the issue was a federal responsibility. He publicly demanded that Congress take action to secure the border.

Stone’s remarks were met by applause and cheers of “USA! USA!” from the crowd.

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Nobody is doing any of these children the slightest favor by delaying a rapid return to their countries of origin, which in many cases is not Mexico.

Allowing them to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake the same life-threatening journey.

Those who have come must be sent back to demonstrate, in no uncertain terms, that risking their lives to cross Mexico and enter our country simply isn’t worth it.


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Bishop.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Finally. I was beginning to think everyone went home at 3.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Happy Fourth!

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULZ!

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time MFs!!

Happy 4th.

America **** Yeah!!!!

coolrepublica on July 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Happy 4th July.

Twerp: don’t forget to adjust your clocks by one hour.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM

America **** Yeah!!!!

coolrepublica on July 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

**** YEAH!!!

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Please tell me how to block that video. The last time they did this I just stopped bothering to read or post and went and did something else.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

He wrote a poem. It’s on his sketchbook. It’s not a sketch. He is Axe.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Happy 4th my southern fried friends!

can_con on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

If cozmo had pants on they would be US flag pants today.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:12 PM

The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. It has declined there by 41% since 1971 and this Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least-appreciated people in all the earth.

As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did.

They have helped control floods on the Nile, the Amazon, the Ganges and the Niger. Today, the rich bottom land of the Mississippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of those countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.

When distant cities are hit by earthquakes, it is the United States that hurries into help…Managua Nicaragua is one of the most recent examples. So far this spring, 59 American communities have been flattened by tornadoes. Nobody has helped.

The Marshall Plan…the Truman Policy…all pumped billions upon billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now, newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent war-mongering Americans.

I’d like to see one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplanes.

Come on…let’s hear it! Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tristar or the Douglas 10? If so, why don’t they fly them? Why do all international lines except Russia fly American planes? Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or women on the moon?

You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times…and safely home again. You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everyone to look at. Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them…unless they are breaking Canadian laws…are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here.

When the Americans get out of this bind…as they will…who could blame them if they said “the hell with the rest of the world.” Let someone else buy the Israel bonds. Let someone else build or repair foreign dams or design foreign buildings that won’t shake apart in earthquakes.

When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke. I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble.

Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don’t think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.

Our neighbors have faced it alone and I am one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles.

I hope Canada is not one of these. But there are many smug, self-righteous Canadians. And finally, the American Red Cross was told at its 48th Annual meeting in New Orleans this morning that it was broke.

This year’s disasters…with the year less than half-over…has taken it all and nobody…but nobody…has helped.

Ht newsbusters

can_con on July 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Instead these individuals are to be referred to as “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence …

Just drop the charade already and call them (and their chain of relatives to follow) what they really are: “unaccompanied Democrats” …

ShainS on July 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

**** YEAH!!!

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM

lolz YEAH!

I have been singing that song all day.

coolrepublica on July 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Seeing Vaporloc get beaten like a rented mule on the Supreme Court Fireworks thread reminded me of Yorktown.

viking01 on July 4, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Ht newsbusters

can_con on July 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Thank you but maybe it isn’t us they hate but our criminal government.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:17 PM

My dad sent me this ad from Food City in the SE, with headquarters in Bristol, TN, I’m told. I dare you to try to not get verklempt.

http://stg.do/OdQg

Happy Fourth of July.

BuckeyeSam on July 4, 2014 at 8:18 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time MFs!!

Happy 4th.

America **** Yeah!!!!

coolrepublica on July 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

So you come on here, call everybody a mother f@*ker, and then you whine because no one wants to have anything to do with you?

Stick your filthy head back into the toilet and give it a few flushes. And then just go away…

bimmcorp on July 4, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) believes the border crisis is not a national security threat, despite gangsters having already been apprehended along the United States-Mexico border.

This women is dumber than a sack of sh#t.

BallisticBob on July 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

The Pied Piper of O’Barkylin….

viking01 on July 4, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Unaccompanied minors at US southern border
Murrieta, CA, US

58m
Scuffles break out amid protests in Murrieta, Calif., where buses carrying undocumented immigrants expected to arrive; severe people seen being handcuffed – @NBCLA
Read more on nbclosangeles.com
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Murrieta, CA, US
2h
Photo: Demonstrators gather on 2 sides, divided by police officers, as more buses of undocumented immigrants are expected to arrive in Murrieta, Calif. – @lolitanbcla

canopfor on July 4, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Barack Obama is a Human Trafficker and Predatory Political Child Exploiter. He is clearly a man without a conscience.

VorDaj on July 4, 2014 at 8:27 PM

The rancher said he fears for his safety.

We have to return to the way we handled things 130 years ago. Or 240.

GWB on July 4, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Happy (smidgeon of) Independence Day!

Saw Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “America” today in a packed theater (first time I’ve gone to a movie theater in five years).

It was well done, and I learned a few new things. Sadly, he’s mostly preaching to the choir — but he’s one of the few in the political/media/pundit/academic class who’s speaking up for and defending the USA against the omnipresent slander and propaganda of the Left …

ShainS on July 4, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Looks like Obama has a plan.

butch on July 4, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Happy Independence Day, Airians!

Please be careful with your fireworks, and don’t let your beer get them wet… :o)

BlaxPac on July 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Who are the people who are supposedly supporting the feds in Murietta? Are they actually residents or were they bused in? If they don’t belong there the residents should drive them out. It looks like the local police are supporting the feds instead of the townspeople they are supposed to protect.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM

************** HAPPY 4TH My American Friends ***************************

Off to watch, Sault Ste. Marie Michigans FireWorks!!

I Thank my Maple Leaf, for your Stars and Stripes:0

canopfor on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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Otays, I’m off,…………………..H/T CAN_CON:)

The Americans: A Canadian’s Opinion By Gordon Sinclair
******************************************************

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

canopfor on July 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Slow night?

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Please be careful with your fireworks, and don’t let your beer get them wet… :o)

BlaxPac on July 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Don’t waste good beer that way.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

He wrote a poem. It’s on his sketchbook. It’s not a sketch. He is Axe.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

This is what it feels like to go home without her. And this is what it feels like to surrender yourself to her. And this is what it feels like to be damned and consigned to oblivion on judgment day (hopefully unrelated).

Haven’t even finished this:

Who’s she?

Whose steps, so still and separate
From busy, populous night, desperate
For any sound within the din to mark,
Stepped on my door step, and blessed in the dark
All I ever was? How can I hear her?
How can I know her?

But I do. That’s her, she’s near, that’s her sound,
And fear has fled, and dread, and now around
The whip-men, answeréd, all undone things
Like dreams from waking lost, confusion springs.
What now is undone, but to be with her?
What freedom is this?

BLAH BLAH BLAH

Know what you get when you cross a vampire with Sir Lancelot? . . . A bite in shining armor.

. . . Even made a video about how it feels to be called “pookie.”

“Mr., if I had a rubber hose, I’d beat you — ”

This. This gets it right. Also includes hot, sexually suggestive spanking:

Rammstein – Sonne

I was a man once. –Hey, let’s run around setting things on fire and blame fireworks. Grab Dave, and I’ll get some diesel and some beer.

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time MFs!!

Happy 4th.

America **** Yeah!!!!

coolrepublica on July 4, 2014 at 8:07 PM

CR:
=====

THATS F**K YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

America f*ck yeah-team America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M

canopfor on July 4, 2014 at 8:33 PM

This women is dumber than a sack of sh#t.

BallisticBob on July 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

On behalf of the Sack of Sh!t community — *middle finger*

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:35 PM

One of those patriotic groups should spend some money and take out ads in foreign newspapers apologizing for our government on behalf of the American people.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Don’t waste good beer that way.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Perish the thought, COL! lol

Which reminds me, I need a nice chaser with mine before I go light off a few hundred roman candles and other nasty devices with friends over the lake…

God Bless The Republic…

BlaxPac on July 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I was a man once. –Hey, let’s run around setting things on fire and blame fireworks. Grab Dave, and I’ll get some diesel and some beer.

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Hold my beer and watch this.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:39 PM

United States of America

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM

HAPPY 4th OF JULY, AMERICANS!!!!…..

williamg on July 4, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Hold my beer and watch this.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:39 PM

:) –There’s another one. Not as ubiquitous, but more noble:

“Somebody has to do it.”

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I was a man once. –Hey, let’s run around setting things on fire and blame fireworks. Grab Dave, and I’ll get some diesel and some beer.

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Hold my beer and watch this.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:39 PM

….you MIGHT be a Redneck, IF – the Last Words of One of your Relatives were:

“Hold my beer, and Watch This!”

williamg on July 4, 2014 at 8:48 PM

http://www.tipsnext.com/browser/disable-autoplay-media-in-browsers-like-chrome-firefox-safari-ie/

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Thanks, David but I can’t get it to work. I have adblock or whatever it’s called. I guess this isn’t an ad.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Anyone catch the Google animation earlier? You thought it was gonna be a nice big YAY AMERICA thing with a marching band playing Sousa, and it turned out to be a whole Feel sorry for the poor little piccolo player that nobody appreciates and let him play a lot of special notes thing. Because affirmative action, people! America’s a great place, woo yeah.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

What the heck is a Parmenide? That like cyanide?

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

He is writing more poems about her. Her is RWM.

I don’t know how the write poems. When I find a hottie I show her my truck, power tools and bacon maker.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M

canopfor on July 4, 2014 at 8:33 PM

LMAO…I wasn’t a big a fan of the movie, but the tune is catchy…and the Comment Slap Fights listed below are just frickkin HILARIOUS.

BlaxPac on July 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Thanks, David but I can’t get it to work. I have adblock or whatever it’s called. I guess this isn’t an ad.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Hmmm. I have Palemoon with AdBlock and no autoplay.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM

What the heck is a Parmenide? That like cyanide?

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Better but plural.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Please tell me how to block that video. The last time they did this I just stopped bothering to read or post and went and did something else.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

if the people pasting the code would change widgetId=1 to widgetId=2 in the code it would not do that, but no I guess thats too much to ask.
pisses me off too

dmacleo on July 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM

flashblock not stopping that one either so every refresh to read comments gives a blaring video.
screw that.

dmacleo on July 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM

if the people pasting the code would change widgetId=1 to widgetId=2 in the code it would not do that, but no I guess thats too much to ask.
pisses me off too

dmacleo on July 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I think they want it to do that.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Better but plural.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I don’t know cranky. That guy scares me. Scares me good!

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM

When I find a hottie I show her my truck, power tools and bacon maker.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM

^ That strategy works more often than anything else, you know.

Anyone catch the Google animation earlier? You thought it was gonna be a nice big YAY AMERICA thing with a marching band playing Sousa, and it turned out to be a whole Feel sorry for the poor little piccolo player that nobody appreciates and let him play a lot of special notes thing. Because affirmative action, people! America’s a great place, woo yeah.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Ew. :(

Glad I missed it.

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Too bad QOTD #1776 didn’t fall on the Fourth. Or even the Second.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Not Twerp.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

….you MIGHT be a Redneck, IF – the Last Words of One of your Relatives were:

“Hold my beer, and Watch This!”

williamg on July 4, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I got your joke. Totally. I held Kens beer while he slid down the banister. The friction from his clenched glutes was not enough to save him.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Happy Independence Day!!!

Some illegal immigrants pro-amnesty supporters in Murrietta, CA, decided they would be just ever so smart today and counter-protest the anti-amnesty supporters by burning American flags. They have it posted over at Breitbart. Been over there arguing with LaRaza freaks for the last hour or two.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Are you on a laptop, COL? Last time they put up a video on autoplay, I just muted my speakers on my laptop.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Though in all fairness, the piccolo obbligato really makes the piece what it is.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Saudi Secret Uprising.

This is a big piece of a puzzle that could unfold in the next year with ISIS at the gate.

I like to be ahead of the news and I think this is big.

Saudi Arabia right now is surrounded by self made problems. ISIS to the North East, Yemen and Bahrain have potential to boil over and engulf Saudi Arabia.

There are talks of partitioning Iraq, but I would be very very shock to hear the house of Saud support partition of Iraq. If they support that partition and Saudi Arabia’s minority Shia want to go their own way on sectarian line they would effectively take Saudi Arabia’s wealth with them. The Shias are sitting on all the oil.

coolrepublica on July 4, 2014 at 8:58 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Not Thwack.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Anyone catch the Google animation earlier? You thought it was gonna be a nice big YAY AMERICA thing with a marching band playing Sousa, and it turned out to be a whole Feel sorry for the poor little piccolo player that nobody appreciates and let him play a lot of special notes thing. Because affirmative action, people! America’s a great place, woo yeah.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Aww, come on, lighten up. It’s cute.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Place is full of merming pikers…

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Some illegal immigrants pro-amnesty supporters in Murrietta, CA, decided they would be just ever so smart today and counter-protest the anti-amnesty supporters by burning American flags. They have it posted over at Breitbart. Been over there arguing with LaRaza freaks for the last hour or two.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

They want attention. The best way to get them to gnash their teeth is to ignore them. They wouldn’t be out there if the cameras weren’t there.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Are you on a laptop, COL? Last time they put up a video on autoplay, I just muted my speakers on my laptop.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Now why didn’t I think of that.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Place is full of merming pikers…

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM

lol

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 9:02 PM

In fact, Jackson Lee waved a bag of lollipops during a Thursday House Homeland Security Field Hearing in McAllen, Texas, and said she took bags of such lollipops to the illegal immigrant children in detention centers during recent visits.

I wonder why she was allowed access … and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla. Congressman)was denied … ???

majorzot on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Not Thwack.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Excellent.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Hi. JD. Cyanide will kill you. Parmenide will eviscerate you, disembowl you, put your guys back in, eviscerate you again, it’s easier the second time, and then kill you.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Not so sure about that. Based on some comments made today, seems they’re moving in the direction of wanting to incite a bit of violence. I’m guessing they think the US government will come down on the side of protecting illegals over legal citizens, especially if it means getting a chance to put 2A restrictions into place in the process. And under the Obama admin…they may very well be the case.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Hmmm. I have Palemoon with AdBlock and no autoplay.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM

using palemoon, adblock pluys with unintrusive tirned OFF, and flashblock and after about 5 seconds the next to last video starts to play.
could turn noscript on but that is sometimes a pita.

dmacleo on July 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I wonder why she was allowed access … and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla. Congressman)was denied … ???

majorzot on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Because shut up you racist!
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annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Too early for tunes?

Fourth of July, this past week, and the good old days of the Reagan years made me think of Tuff Enuff by The Fabulous Thunderbirds. A great, understated video, and a great tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXT1clXc04

Exit question: Would the women in the video be whining for the feds to pay for their contraception? And would anyone in that video stand for the southern border getting trampled?

Why are Americans giving away their country?

BuckeyeSam on July 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Aww, come on, lighten up. It’s cute.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Exactly. Double sugar on the cornflakes, anyone?

Half joking. It’s just that Google’s using this gratuitous feel-good scene to justify a patriotic celebration. Their effort is rather spoiled.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Some illegal immigrants pro-amnesty supporters in Murrietta, CA, decided they would be just ever so smart today and counter-protest the anti-amnesty supporters by burning American flags. They have it posted over at Breitbart. Been over there arguing with LaRaza freaks for the last hour or two.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

At some point, you would think SOME semi-intelligent member of the MSM (Yeah right) would ask these people if the country is so damn bad, why aren’t THEY on the first rickshaw out of the misogynistic USA and going to…well, ANYWHERE?

And in that same vein, if the US is so damn terrible, why are these people willing to risk death and/or deportation (again, yeah right) to come here?

BTW, don’t be around me burning a American Flag…just saying as fair warning.

BlaxPac on July 4, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Anybody going to see fireworks tonight?

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Please tell me how to block that video. The last time they did this I just stopped bothering to read or post and went and did something else.
crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

For Waterfox/Firefox users:

1.) Click on the name thingy (Firefox or Waterfox) in the upper left corner
2.) Click on “Add-Ons”
3.) Click on “Plug-ins”
4.) Locate “Shockwave Flash”
5.) On the drop-down menue, click on “Ask to Activate”

Easy peasy ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Parmenide will eviscerate you, disembowl you, put your guys back in, eviscerate you again, it’s easier the second time, and then kill you.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

But no 1 litre eurovacs will be harmed. Yes?

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 9:10 PM

BlaxPac on July 4, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Because what they’ve been taught, told, and led to believe is that America stole Mexican land and….Reconquista, baby!!

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Are you on a laptop, COL? Last time they put up a video on autoplay, I just muted my speakers on my laptop.

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Now why didn’t I think of that.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:02 PM

That’s why he gets the big bucks.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 9:10 PM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To Anyone We Dang Well Please, DAMMIT!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service...tosses bar keys to COL, Shain, OC, Judge, Parm and ALT...sends out first round of Double Whatchudrinkin's...usual caveats apply...enters under "Happy Birfday, America!"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:12 PM

4th Of July, Asbury Park……….

williamg on July 4, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Anybody going to see fireworks tonight?

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I have to work tomorrow. So I will see some tomorrow night.

Judge_Dredd on July 4, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Now why didn’t I think of that.
crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Because you like listening to our Most Bodacious Tuneage, COL ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Celebrate Dior! A Look At The Iconic New Look (Photo Essay)

Resist We Much on July 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

So awesome.

*headdesk*

Why do I like that so much, Soph? I’m not gay. I’m so not gay. And yet . . . I see that, and . . . the guys beat me up.

I do not understand.

. . . that last one . . . makes me feel funny.

Axe on July 4, 2014 at 9:13 PM

David Burge @iowahawkblog · 6h

Before you hang out that American flag, remember it can be a symbol of cruelty, violence and disenfranchisement. To Nazis, anyway.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Whoop…AFK…got some texting to do…BBL

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 9:14 PM

4th Of July, Asbury Park……….
williamg on July 4, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I TOTALLY know where that is…and remember the riots on Springwood Ave back in the 1960s, too…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:15 PM

lineholder on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

They think all this turmoil will make people push for amnesty. It will have the opposite effect.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Resist We Much on July 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Gorgeous, thanks.

Horatia on July 4, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Because you like listening to our Most Bodacious Tuneage, COL ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Well I can just turn it back up.

crankyoldlady on July 4, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Sophie, I have a technical question for you…are you up to it? It pertains to Wickard v Filburn

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Hi Newtie. How did you get to be such a Brainiac? I had to tie half of Schads brain behind my back to follow your commands.

Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 9:17 PM

David Burge @iowahawkblog · 9h

The United States of America – where our harshest critics refuse to leave.

davidk on July 4, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Hi Newtie. How did you get to be such a Brainiac? I had to tie half of Schads brain behind my back to follow your commands.
Parmenides on July 4, 2014 at 9:17 PM

You learn a lot when you have kids ranging from toddler to teenager mucking around on the one PC, Parm… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 4, 2014 at 9:19 PM

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