Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on July 11, 2014 by Allahpundit

‘Sit down,’ President Barack Obama begged – not ‘get out’ – after two Hispanic hecklers interrupted his economic speech on Thursday with shouts about illegal immigration…

The White House’s transcript of his remarks in the liberal enclave of Austin, Texas omits what the protesters said, but Obama replied, ‘I understand. See, everybody is going to start – I’m on your side, man. Sit down, guys, we’ll talk about it later, I promise.’

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Border Patrol agent Hector Garza stated in an interview on the Thursday broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” that the U.S. government is “completing the smuggling cycle” of unaccompanied minors into the United States, and asked “why would anyone want to hire a smuggler when the US government is actually doing it for free?” He stated that “we apprehend [unaccompanied minors] we process these illegals and then release them to their family members in the US we just completed that smuggling cycle.” He also stated the US is giving illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico a “free pass.”

Garza added that the surge of unaccompanied minors and the violence directed at Border Patrol agents by cartels has placed a strain on the Border Patrol, and as a result “resources are running dry and morale is at a very low level,” but that despite this “agents come to work every day with their head up high.”

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Some 3 million of these [unemployed] Americans have college degrees. Another 5.5 million have some college, while 6 million have only a high school diploma and more than 2 million don’t. In short, there are millions of Americans at every educational level who are looking for jobs at every skill level. And that doesn’t count the tens of millions of working-age Americans who aren’t in the labor market at all, having given up long ago.

Among the most neglected in this economy are young Hispanic-American citizens whose broad unemployment rate among those age 18-29 is around 18 percent for those with some college, 27 percent for those with only a high school diploma and 37 percent if they have less than a diploma.

Even more neglected are the young descendants of Americans who suffered in slavery, with the broad unemployment rate around 26 percent for black Americans with some college, 39 percent for those with only a high school diploma and 57 percent for those with less than a diploma…

Just imagine how this nation would change if employers needed labor urgently enough to send armies of recruiters into the inner cities, barrios and depressed rural economies of today. It is an option that now should be in the middle of all immigration debate in Congress.

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But it is a sad fact the U.S. government returns migrants to horrible situations every day. Just ask the 1,357 Cuban rafters the Coast Guard plucked from the Caribbean in fiscal 2013. The gang problem is a perennial one in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, not new. By the way, the United States is no perfect safe haven; Central American criminal organizations operate in several big cities.

Those who defend the status quo are defending a system that was well-intended but has proven to be riddled with loopholes that enrich criminal gangs, endanger children and, not incidentally, promote political backlash against immigration — which the United States needs — by associating it in the public mind with border chaos.

The rule of law is one of the benefits immigrants seek in the United States. Step one in dealing with the border crisis should be to reestablish it.

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Stopping this wave is not complicated. A serious president would go to Congress tomorrow proposing a change in the law, simply mandating that Central American kids get the same treatment as Mexican kids, i.e., be subject to immediate repatriation.

Then do so under the most humane conditions. Buses with every amenity. Kids accompanied by nurses and social workers and interpreters and everything they need on board. But going home…

It happens that I support immigration reform. I support amnesty. I have since 2006. But only after we secure the border.

Which begins with completing the fencing along the Mexican frontier. Using 2009 Government Accountability Office estimates, that would have cost up to $6.6 billion. Obama will now spend more than half that sum to accommodate a mass migration that would have been prevented by just such a barrier.

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The geographic spread of immigrants is particularly striking in the groups that tend to draw the most political opposition: Immigrants who are here illegally or who don’t speak English. States like California, Texas and New Mexico that have long had large Spanish-speaking populations have seen a flattening-out or even a decline in the share of residents who don’t speak English fluently. Meanwhile states farther from the border, such as Washington state, New Jersey and Maryland, have seen big increases in their limited-English-proficient populations.

Undocumented immigration is spreading too. When Pete Wilson was running for re-election in the mid-1990s, California was the epicenter of illegal immigration, accounting for more than 35 percent of all unauthorized migration. Today, the state accounts for just over 20 percent of the national total, and its absolute number of undocumented immigrants has been trending down for several years. Other traditional immigration hubs such as Texas, Florida and New York have also seen the growth in their undocumented populations slow in recent years, and in some cases decline outright. Meanwhile, the number of undocumented immigrants in states outside those traditional hubs has increased nearly seven-fold since 1990, to 4.7 million people. As a result, people in many parts of the country are encountering immigration, including illegal immigration, for the first time.

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Instead, America is arguably experiencing its worst spasm of nativism since the early 20th Century. Then, magazines such as Judge ran cartoons depicting a Statue of Liberty with a Chinese face welcoming crime-prone and diseased immigrants. Now, protesters in towns like Murrieta, Calif., are turning away buses carrying these kids to shelters, accusing them of being scabies-infected lawbreakers.

But such nativism will ultimately run into what University of California’s John S.W. Park calls America’s “Huckleberry Finn Problem.” Slavery unraveled when, like Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, Americans couldn’t bear to enforce anti-fugitive laws preventing blacks from fleeing to freedom. “Inflicting the law became hard,” notes Park, “when there was so much evidence of common humanity.”

The same is happening now. There is no movement of private citizens turning in illegals, but sanctuary cities are cropping up offering safe haven, also what happened during slavery. Such responses reflect this core intuition: Laws requiring the government to do what private citizens won’t are wrong, especially in a country founded on the notion that a government’s powers can’t exceed those of its people.

Nativism ignores both America’s humanity and commitment to limited government — which is why it’ll lose.

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America is the house that is both falling apart and under new stress. Those living within it, those most upset by what they’re seeing, know America has big problems—unemployment, low workforce participation, a rickety physical infrastructure, an unsound culture, poor public education. And of course discord of all sorts—a lot of mad squirrels running around the attic. They know America can’t pay its bills. They fear we’re living on the fumes of greatness. They want us to be strong again. Watching our border collapse doesn’t look like a harbinger of progress.

Here it must be said that those who live comfortable lives can afford to roll with the historical punches. But people who are not affluent live closer to the ground, and closer to the country’s deterioration. The rougher America becomes, the more they feel the abrasion. They’re not protected…

There is every sign he let the crisis on the border build to put heat on Republicans and make them pass his idea of good immigration reform. It would be “comprehensive,” meaning huge, impenetrable and probably full of mischief. His base wants it. It would no doubt benefit the Democratic Party in the long term.

The little children in great danger, holding hands, staring blankly ahead, are pawns in a larger game. That game is run by adults. How cold do you have to be to use children in this way?

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Like old Europe, we are aging, our birthrates are falling, our economy is sclerotic, our church attendance is declining, our discourse is undermined by sectarian and ethnic and racial and sexual and environmental censors. A foreign policy negotiated in Geneva, a domestic policy from the LSE, a social philosophy more Davos than Branson—we have been living with all of these since January 2009. But the crisis on the southern border, the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America and elsewhere illegally migrating to the United States, has brought into focus another parallel with Europe. Not a good one…

With the arrival of the Dreamers the issues of migration, border security, amnesty, and incompetence are refashioning American politics, fracturing allegiances and commitments and social bonds, exposing the contradiction between liberal humanitarianism and national identity, and forging new coalitions, with the elites of both parties on the one hand, and the fading American middle on the other…

The questions of sovereignty, compassion, and relocation, of the economic and social costs of mass immigration of displaced peoples, of the most basic understanding of what a nation is, what borders are for, what distinguishes a citizen from an alien: Such questions have dominated European politics, and are coming to dominate American politics as well. They have also coarsened European politics, made it more antagonistic. They have set the advocates of the European Union, and of the immigrants, against nationalist publics. Elite condescension is met with public antipathy, even extremism. The casualties? No biggies: just trust, cohesion, and fellow feeling—the very ingredients for a healthy, successful country.

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Same old stuff.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:02 PM

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Oh, don’t be cranky. Its another week and we’re still verticle.

Its Friday.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Even more neglected are the young descendants of Americans who suffered in slavery

Americans who suffered in slavery…is that the new term for blacks Allah?

nonpartisan on July 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Oh, don’t be cranky. Its another week and we’re still verticle.

Its Friday.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I am anyway. Waiting for Newtie.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Bla bla bla! It’s Ratso of the day argle-bargle!

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Waiting for Newtie.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Date night?

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Any room for a third wheel?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Bla bla bla! It’s Ratso of the day argle-bargle!

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Balderdash. My history teacher used to say fiddle faddle.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Any room for a third wheel?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:11 PM

more like spare tire… :P

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

My ancestors were brought to ‘America’ as slaves. They were called ‘Covenentars’. I’m white. Do I get reparations? I’m sure they suffered.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Can’t do anything about being vertical until the bar opens.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Americans who suffered in slavery…is that the new term for blacks Allah?

nonpartisan on July 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

You should ask Roy Beck who wrote it. Dimwit.

CW on July 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hasn’t anybody told you that peeping is not okay?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Battle of the history teachers: Argle-bargle or fooferah.

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

No, you’re white.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

From the Palin thread:

An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the “preacher of the revolution” during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting “anal jihad” for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.

In televised remarks on Egypt’s Al-Tahrir TV on June 26 and translated into English by the Middle East Media Research Institute, cleric Mazhar Shahin told his viewers that members of the Muslim Brotherhood were engaging in homosexual anal sex acts as a way to “wage jihad in the name of Allah.” It was a “new kind of jihad,” he explained, where “they practice homosexuality with one another, thinking, wrongly, that this constitutes jihad for the sake of Allah.” The acts are sanctioned if the jihadists are far from their wives. He does not explain how engaging in homosexual sex in private furthers the cause of establishing an Islamic caliphate – the goal of most mujahidin – but compares it with “sexual jihad,” an act he describes as when “somebody takes a woman and has sex with her because he is waging jihad.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/11/Egyptian-Cleric-Muslim-Brotherhood-Sheiks-Issued-Fatwa-Permitting-Anal-Jihad

davidk on July 11, 2014 at 7:53 PM

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Sophie — it’s Friday.

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves

The Slaves That Time Forgot

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-irish-slave-trade-the-forgotten-white-slaves/31076

CW on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Didn’t everyone have ancestors that were slaves at some point?

faraway on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

it’s Friday.

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

You got proof?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Thanks, Coz. Wonder how that works?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I’m sure they suffered.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Everybody suffered. I’m tired of hearing about it. My ancestors left a civilized country at middle age and lived in swampy woods with mosquitoes and wolves and malaria so their children could work hard and have something they couldn’t have back in Germany. They didn’t complain.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

You got proof?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM

link it or it didn’t happen!?

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:18 PM

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM

You’re on of those smart alecks that wonders about everything.

It is what it is, deal with it.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:18 PM

The affirmative action president is outta his league. Always was, always will be. He should be put in a zoo.

With other liberals . . . lol

abobo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Something like that.

Geesh, what is this, pick on cozmo night?

Where is lourdes?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Again, thanks Coz. Bye.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Take a tip take a lesson
You’ll never win by messin’
With the fellas at the freakin’ FCC

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Americans who suffered in slavery…is that the new term for blacks Allah?

nonpartisan on July 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

You do realize that there were white slaves as well, don’t you, Rubbernuts??

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Wouldn’t you rather have bluegill?

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Where is lourdes?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

If she was up your a$$ you’d know where she was!

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

You do realize that there were white slaves as well, don’t you, Rubbernuts??

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

The Romans enslaved people from most of the “barbarian” tribes.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:22 PM

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Mine walked the Trail of Tears.

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:22 PM

My ancestors were brought to ‘America’ as slaves. They were called ‘Covenentars’. I’m white. Do I get reparations? I’m sure they suffered.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

“Meh…so sue me…”

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

You should ask Roy Beck who wrote it. Dimwit.

CW on July 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Hard to believe this still happens.

KCB on July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Wouldn’t you rather have bluegill?

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Bluegills is just an idiot.

lourdes is a committed idiot.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Geesh, what is this, pick on cozmo night?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

.
Isn’t that SOP for Friday nights.

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

KCB on July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hey, Ken! How was the vacation?

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

<—–AFK and BBL

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

‘Sit down,’ President Barack Obama begged – not ‘get out’ – after two Hispanic hecklers interrupted his economic speech on Thursday with shouts about illegal immigration…
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Hopey gets Heckled at Immigration:

The Associated Press @AP · 18h

VIDEO: Obama’s response to heckler who interrupted his speech on the economy to ask about immigration: http://apne.ws/1mkyLwx
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Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwx-HwUCeKw&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on July 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

canopfor on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Oh, my bad.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Geesh, what is this, pick on cozmo night?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Put some pants on.

KCB on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

lourdes is a committed idiot.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Looking for a challenge or just a glutton for punishment?

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

KCB on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Make me

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Border Patrol agent Hector Garza stated in an interview on the Thursday broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” that the U.S. government is “completing the smuggling cycle” of unaccompanied minors into the United States

That will be an agent suspended without pay, unlike those employed by the IRS.

RickB on July 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Yes

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Great! Now back to the real world.

KCB on July 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Wouldn’t you rather have bluegill?

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

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Bluegills is just an idiot.

lourdes is a committed idiot.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

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I might rather have bluegill, but I won’t know for sure till I see a picture.
(and she might not rather have me, either)

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

*cough*

Sophie — It’s Friday.

http://time.is/

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Make me

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

LOL! Somehow it just wouldn’t be the weekend if you did.

KCB on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

OMG! My clock is 1.5 seconds slow!

Whatever will I do!

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM

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Oh, my bad.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

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If you started drinking early, then we probably can’t hold it against you.

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Heh. Somethin’ somethin’ going on there that you want to tell us about, cozmo?

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I’m not sure you could handle it.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

You still worried about that men over 39 thing? ;-)

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

OMG! My clock is 1.5 seconds slow!

Whatever will I do!

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Axe can back it up, brother. Don’t be all demanding linkage and then crying about it.

*heterosexual-white-man-gay-white-man-black-woman-snap*

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I might rather have bluegill, but I won’t know for sure till I see a picture.
(and she might not rather have me, either)

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Figures because you have a thing for DWS.

RickB on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I don’t know about slaves, but the ancestor whose last name I bear today was a fairly successful professional.

Unfortunately, his profession was “horse thief”.

cheers

eon

eon on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Got an inquiring mind, eh? ;-)

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

There’s a headline thread saying you probably have herpes.

All I know is that ALT definitely does.

wolly4321 on July 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Oh how compassionate!

This Catholic Church is giving the young ILLEGAL Invaders travel money so they can invade somebody else’s neighborhood and force somebody else to pay to educate them.

FONTANA — 46 illegal aliens were temporarily sheltered at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Thursday, where they waited to be driven to bus stations after being released at around 6:45 p.m.

Although the immigrants’ final travel destinations could not be confirmed, San Bernardino Diocese spokesman John Andrews told Breitbart News that the church provided “travel cash” to those headed on long journeys east toward New York or New Jersey.

Andrews also said the church was helping the illegal immigrants–32 children and 14 women–buy bus tickets, and helping them navigate the complex bus transportation system.

“The Catholic Church welcomed us,” an immigrant named Bianca told CBS Los Angeles. “We are here, we are okay.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/10/Church-Gives-Travel-Money-To-Illegal-Aliens

In this case the video says 16 year old Bianca is headed for San Francisco.

The Catholic Church needs to hear loud and clear that hard working Americans do not appreciate it when the Church helps to force the rest of us to pay for shelter, food, medical and education for people who have demonstrated their complete contempt for our laws against ILLEGAL immigration.

wren on July 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM

NeverEndus, er, NeverEnding:

Seems Epidempic on Hopey’sa Watch,..ugh BB:)

Delaware, US
3m
Officials: Delaware’s chief medical examiner fired for misconduct, is subject of criminal probe for misusing state resources – @NBCPhiladelphia
Read more on nbcphiladelphia.com
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http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Del-Medical-Examiner–266804651.html

canopfor on July 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Unfortunately, his profession was “horse thief”.

cheers

eon

eon on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Everybody has to be good at something.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Not the words I would use, but okay.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Obama’s plans on schedule and maybe a little ahead of schedule.

VorDaj on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

You still worried about that men over 39 thing? ;-)

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Nah. ;) I never really was. I look young anyway, and I’ve got these Thor boobs and everything.

Much more worried about being over 39, unemployed, and living with my mother.

. . . dang it. brb — I forgot the trash, and she’s not going to stop howling about it. OMG

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

http://time.is/

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

.
OMG! My clock is 1.5 seconds slow!

Whatever will I do!

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

.
Listen to Chicago.

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Obama is not Interested in #PhotoOps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4hIbojAnYE&feature=youtu.be

TheBigOldDog on July 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Hey, I’ve been tied at the hip with databases all week and haven’t had an opportunity to enjoy QOTD. So I’m in a mood tonight. Sue me.

Wish some folks would stop lurking and come on out here. Times a wastin (in more ways than one). Meant to share with friends, and well worth what it takes.

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

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Figures because you have a thing for DWS.

RickB on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . . . she probably has spies monitoring our politically conservative blogs.

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Much more worried about being over 39, unemployed, and living with my mother.

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Given his destruction of the economy, I expect President Pen & Phone to wave his Executive Wand any day now and increase the age that children are covered under their parents’ healthcare from 26 to 64 … so, you probably have that going for you.

ShainS on July 11, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 PM

ROFL. How could Sophie resist all that? ;-)

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

The Catholic Church needs to hear loud and clear that hard working Americans do not appreciate it when the Church helps to force the rest of us to pay for shelter, food, medical and education for people who have demonstrated their complete contempt for our laws against ILLEGAL immigration.

wren on July 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM

What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy. (James Madison)

VorDaj on July 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Wish some folks would stop lurking and come on out here. Times a wastin (in more ways than one). Meant to share with friends, and well worth what it takes.

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I’m glad you have time to relax.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

What is it with everybody being sue happy these days?

Does anybody really know?

Does anybody care?

Those guys, and the U-505, are the only redeeming qualities for Chicago.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

first indentured servant that got turned into a slave was a white person owned by a black person.
black people started slavery here.

dmacleo on July 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

This is not going to go well for the church. They are going to get push back and it will hurt their revenue.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Dang you axe!

That link has me mesmerized.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

canopfor on July 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

canopfor on July 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

My God he makes me ill. Does anybody buy his act anymore? I know people still support him for one reason or another but do they think he has a sincere bone in his body anymore I wonder?

TheBigOldDog on July 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Everybody has to be good at something.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Obama is very good at what he does.

The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn’t leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell whether — Well, you’d think it was something valuable, and Barack Obama had been there.

VorDaj on July 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I certainly hope so.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Black leaders stab blacks in the back daily. Why would they support illegal immigration? You have to be an idiot not to know that illegals take the jobs that the blacks can’t have. Blacks are now slaves of the Democratic Party.

alanstern on July 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Obama is not Interested in #PhotoOps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4hIbojAnYE&feature=youtu.be

TheBigOldDog on July 11, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Heh.

If we didn’t have a state-run LSM, that kind of humiliating stuff would be played constantly and considered de rigueur …

ShainS on July 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I’m making time, COL. Y’all are a great bunch, so how could I resist?

Truthfully, I’m one of those morning people who is highly productive in the early morning hours, and staying up late for QOTD so many nights was wreaking havoc on some of the things I was trying accomplish. So I’ve had to bite the bullet a bit and shift my hours.

Plus, I’ve submitted my application to start volunteer time at the VA hospital not far away. It will be daytime hours, so I need to have my sleep patterns in halfway decent shape during the week.

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

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I certainly hope so.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

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INFIDEL !

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Perry sounds Presidential in that clip with Hannity. WAAAAY better than he sounded in 2012. He’s going to run, why else would he not run for re-election as Governor, and I’ll bet he gets the nom!

Who is John Galt on July 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

INFIDEL !

listens2glenn on July 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

You betcha’!

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

In this case the video says 16 year old Bianca is headed for San Francisco.

wren on July 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Pretty damned expensive place to live, I’d say. Unless, of course, you are a cute little 16 year old willing to cruise the Filmore District for some cash…

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Plus, I’ve submitted my application to start volunteer time at the VA hospital not far away. It will be daytime hours, so I need to have my sleep patterns in halfway decent shape during the week.

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

That’s wonderful. I often think I should do something like that. I volunteer at the museum but that’s not exactly helping people. The hospitals are away off but there are nursing homes.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Where is lourdes?

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM

If she was up your a$$ you’d know where she was!

Judge_Dredd on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Haven’t heard that one for a long time. Gave me a chuckle.

arnold ziffel on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

…why else would he not run for re-election as Governor…

Who is John Galt on July 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

It is time for new blood.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 PM

If you’ve of a mind to do it, go for it! Nursing homes can always use volunteers!

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

ROFL. How could Sophie resist all that? ;-)

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I know, right? :p But I’m her lil Stradivarius.

That link has me mesmerized.

cozmo on July 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

It’s quite the hypnotic and information-laden synchronization module.

I suspect witchcraft.

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

You have to be an idiot not to know that illegals take the jobs that the blacks can’t have don’t want.

alanstern on July 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

FIFY

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

This is not going to go well for the church. They are going to get push back and it will hurt their revenue. crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:42 PM

What do you think the 4.3 billion is for?

Besides,, there are a lot of pelosi Catholics. They are on board. They always have been. They have been sheltering illegals for decades.

wolly4321 on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Perry sounds Presidential in that clip with Hannity. WAAAAY better than he sounded in 2012. He’s going to run, why else would he not run for re-election as Governor, and I’ll bet he gets the nom!

Who is John Galt on July 11, 2014 at 8:46 PM

These events have helped him, no doubt.

Waiting for the kook Left fringe and LSM (but, I repeat myself) to start pushing the idea that Perry actually masterminded this whole disaster to upstage DogEater and make him look impotent by comparison …

ShainS on July 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

What do you do when you’ve been busting your hump all summer? You go to the Vineyard:

Obama books summer getaway on Martha’s Vineyard

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/25991596/obama-books-summer-getaway-on-marthas-vineyard

TheBigOldDog on July 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM

If you’ve of a mind to do it, go for it! Nursing homes can always use volunteers!

lineholder on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

The thing is I would just like to go in and read to someone or something like that. “Adopt” someone who has no family. The trouble is people here have family and they have a system that you have to join and they probably make you take classes. I’m more of a free form type.

crankyoldlady on July 11, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Barack made it to the border after all. The man can’t stand to miss a photo op…here he is with Hannity and Rick Perry…

https://twitter.com/SooperMexican/status/487650925637824512/photo/1

bimmcorp on July 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I know, right? :p But I’m her lil Stradivarius.

Axe on July 11, 2014 at 8:50 PM

She plucks the strings and you dance to the tune.

RickB on July 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM

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