Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Democrats in tough reelection races have a blunt message for President Obama: Keep away…

“It’s a no-brainer,” said one operative who works for a senator up for reelection in 2014. “The second term has been a bit of a disaster, his approval ratings are the lowest of his presidency and Washington is in disarray.”…

Many Democrats in Congress complain that Obama is indifferent to their concerns. There is also a broader sense on Capitol Hill that Obama just isn’t the guy they thought he was, who would deliver on his vaunted promises of hope and change.

“He’s not the most popular man these days,” one senior Senate Democratic aide said. “A lot of people think it’s been one disappointment after the next and he can’t really get his bearings.”

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The president arrived in Colorado this week. Udall did not appear with him. “It bothers me a lot,” one liberal Coloradan told a reporter, as she took her place at an Obama rally. Maybe Udall couldn’t believe that he was in a close race with Republican Cory Gardner, a cherub-faced congressman whose brightest moment in the spotlight came when he asked Kathleen Sebelius to defend the “brosurance” health care ad campaign. But Udall’s fear and trembling gave Gardner a week of easy attack lines. In campaigning, as in facing down a bear in the wilderness, it has never been a good idea to broadcast weakness…

Please remember that Mark Udall’s tap dance happened in a state that Barack Obama actually won. Twice! The 2014 election is likely to give us many more moments of gut-wrenching agony and Democrats going all Apostle Peter on the president they universally supported when elected in 2008. Members of the White House political team will grit their teeth and ask low-level campaign staffers if, you know, it would be OK for the commander-in-chief to show up. They will be told to call back in a few days. Often, they will be told, “No thanks, but send money.”

***

A convergence of security crises is playing out around the globe, from the Palestinian territories and Iraq to Ukraine and the South China Sea, posing a serious challenge to President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and reflecting a world in which U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous.

The breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s, U.S. security strategists say, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, revolutionary Islamists took power in Iran, and Southeast Asia was reeling in the wake of the U.S. exit from Vietnam…

The chaos has meant that the Obama administration finds itself in the middle of a second term reacting to rather than directing world events. Dangers for the president and for the U.S. are growing as militant groups gain greater control. The organization known as the Islamic State, which now holds parts of Iraq and Syria, poses a particular danger…

“Our allies are looking for a quarterback to call some plays here, and our body language sometimes doesn’t show that we’re doing that,” said Brian Katulis of the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “Obama’s always been a look-before-you-leap guy. And I think that leads to some of the confusion here at home, but also abroad.”

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Overseas and at home, the administration seems besieged and befuddled. Obama is in danger of cementing an image of haplessness that would be hard to undo…

Increasingly friends and foes around the world seem comfortable disrespecting the United States . In Egypt, a court sentenced journalists to prison hours after Secretary of State John F. Kerry left Cairo expressing confidence in the government’s commitment to democracy. U.S. ally Bahrain, home to the Navy’s 5th Fleet, expelled an assistant secretary of state. Days after Obama visited the Philippines to support rule of law in the South China Sea, China towed a massive oil rig into waters claimed by Vietnam and, Vietnamese officials said, intentionally rammed two of their ships…

At home, the administration seems equally taken aback by the thousands of Central American children flooding across the Southwest border. It sends mixed signals on whether it wants to change the asylum law in response. In the most elementary sort of staffing snafu, the president found himself needlessly on the defensive during a trip to Texas because he refused to visit the border.

Meanwhile the White House message varies by the day. Growing economic inequality, which last December Obama said “challenges the very essence of who we are as a people,” now is rarely mentioned. There seems to be no strategy to propel objectives the White House had set forth as fundamental: immigration reform, trade deals with Asia and Europe, investment in education and infrastructure.

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Their report concludes that in the last year as the United States and other Western countries have begun to ease some of the sanctions on Iran as an inducement to negotiate an end to the country’s nuclear weapons program, the Iranian economy has begun to recover.

The recovery of Iran’s economy is a good thing for the Iranian people, who suffered a currency in free-fall, staggering inflation and a contraction of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. But at the same time, the economic sanctions that President Obama has credited with forcing Iran to begin these negotiations have appeared to lose their bite, according to the study that is scheduled to be released Monday…

The loosening pressure on Iran’s economy may help explain why most observers do not expect any breakthrough in talks this week in Vienna.

***

President Obama had just disembarked from Air Force One and was still on the tarmac in Rome when he turned to his host, John R. Phillips, the American ambassador to Italy, with an unexpected request: How about a dinner party tomorrow night?

Sometimes stretching into the small hours of the morning, the dinners reflect a restless president weary of the obligations of the White House and less concerned about the appearance of partying with the rich and celebrated. Freewheeling, with conversation touching on art, architecture and literature, the gatherings are a world away from the stilted meals Mr. Obama had last year with Senate Republican leaders at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington…

In Rome in March, Mr. Piano said, the president seemed happy to talk about something other than politics and current events. “I think he was refreshed to sit down in a beautiful place, with good food, and talking with serenity about important things,” Mr. Piano said.

***

The president’s trips outside of Washington — or even just stops outside the White House — have become something of a coping mechanism. He’s taken to walking to and from events close to the White House, albeit with Secret Service agents and journalists trailing him closely. In between fundraisers and speeches in Colorado and Texas this week, Obama made time to drop by local restaurants for pizza and barbeque, as well as play a game of pool and have a beer with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Almost all of these types of events are planned by the White House, though not publicly announced before the president’s arrival. And the White House’s increasing reliance on such events as a way to garner attention opened the president up to ridicule from Republicans when after he declared in Texas that he wasn’t going to take a first-hand look at the humanitarian crisis at the Texas border because he was “not interested in photo ops.”

“Obama’s presidency has been defined by photo-ops and political theater,” said Kevin Madden, a Republican strategist who advised Obama’s 2012 presidential rival, Mitt Romney. “Every time he’s gotten in trouble, he’s sought to seize the airwaves or the podium to try to frame his crisis negatively.”

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In one key respect, each president’s tenure has followed a similar arc. Each initially sought the White House promising to bridge the nation’s widening partisan divide. Clinton pledged to transcend “brain-dead policies in both parties” with his “New Democrat” agenda. Bush declared himself a “compassionate conservative” who would govern as “a uniter, not a divider.” Obama emerged with his stirring 2004 Democratic convention speech, evoking the shared aspirations of red and blue America, and took office embodying convergence and reconciliation…

Clinton pursued agreements across party lines more consistently than either Bush or Obama. But this persistent polarization likely owes less to the three men’s specific choices than to structural forces that are increasingly preventing any leader, no matter how well-intentioned, from functioning as more than “the president of half of America.”

That phrase, coined by Will Marshall, president of the centrist Progressive Policy Institute, aptly describes an environment in which presidents now find it almost impossible to sustain public or legislative support beyond their core coalition.

***

All presidents find that events at home and abroad don’t always unfold as they had imagined or hoped. They find that they’re often unable to get things to turn out as they’d like.

This realization seems to have come as something of a surprise to a man who, while campaigning for the office, proclaimed that he was a better speechwriter than his speechwriters and a better political director than his political director…

Skittering and scampering doesn’t seem to be making things better. Blasting House Republicans for blocking legislation when they have passed more bipartisan bills than the Democratic Senate doesn’t pack much wallop.

Scuttle policies that aren’t working. The alternative is something Obama does not seem to have considered: Back up American promises and pledges abroad. Govern within the Constitution.

Any chance he will?

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bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

You are high. Do a quick search, if you know how, and find out how long before you had Kool banned JugEarsButtHurt was here.

There will never be any hope of sanity for you, no matter how hard we try.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Also, blue, and your dumber sister terry, the HA system is not conducive for banning. That this doesn’t get into your obtuse heads is a big sign that you are truly not grown ups.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:14 AM

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Kiddo, how in the world can you appreciate comments that are totally void of substance and only criticize others? You’re better than that and at least you don’t bother to comment on things that don’t interest you instead of being annoyed at those who do. Geez, one thread out of a day that is free wheeling is hardly the end of the world.
Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

1) that is a misrepresentation of my comment history.

2) you lecture but fail to lecture the instigator(s). Very telling.

frank on March 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Do ya – KT Olsin

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Blind Melon – No Rain

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 12:28 AM

I LOVE IT!!……..

williamg on July 15, 2014 at 1:20 AM

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Classic..From a classic LP..Well played..:)

Dire Straits on July 15, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Targeted Immigration Seen By Some As Solution To North Dakota’s Worker Shortage

Yes… they want to institute a skilled workers visa program for doctors… and WELDERS AND TRUCK DRIVERS…

… because, apparently, Americans aren’t skilled enough to drive a truck or be a welder.

More “…jobs Americans won’t do…” and only CHEAP FOREIGN LABOR can fill these jobs.

Throw these bums who dance to the big business donors tune out of office… while we’re American citizens are still allowed to vote.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Throw these bums who dance to the big business donors tune out of office… while we’re American citizens are still allowed to vote.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Cantorize them all. Pls. help to make this term go viral by Nov.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:26 AM

“Money doesn’t vote but people do” — Dave Brat

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Journey – Troubled Child

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Big Business Interests Organize to Make Amnesty Push In States Amid Border Crisis

“Never let a crisis go to waste.” Big business… the donor class… making the push to ram AMNESTY and increased legal immigration and foreign worker visas through congress.

American citizens are obsolete to these people as long as they think they can get CHEAP FOREIGN LABOR, legal and illegal, to replace American workers.

First the ‘outsourced’ American manufacturing jobs for cheap foreign labor, often children 12-15 years old working double shifts for $0.25/hour in China and India’s factories, and now they want to bring that CHEAP FOREIGN LABOR here to the United States to do SKILLED jobs… like the tech industry, and now even truck drivers, equipment operators, and welders, replacing American workers in our own nation.

Vote the bums who will do anything for these donor dollars out of office… while we still can.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Ok. I can tan your hide so you won’t want to hide your tan. With a nice bum like that why would you want to hide your tan?

Oh I know why. Because Ken will want to show everyone his again.

Parmenides on July 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Answer: Cuz it has a big, real big, “A” on it. If it had a “P” on it, it’d be yurs.

Okay, I hid mine. When do I get to see Ken’s? Will he have his kilt on and if I play my bodhran drum, will he hop higher?

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 1:31 AM

The goons in DC, and all the billionaires fro amnesty, along with all the traitors in the same category, thank obama for frucking up your plans.

The border exposed obama’s plan and the other rats are scurrying now.

“We can’t trust obama on the border”. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch. I hope you all burn in Hell.

Well

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Nite HA

Nite America, the Land of Men

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:26 AM

I’ll do my best, Paladin, but sadly that term, Cantorize, will only resonate with those who even know who Cantor was and what befell his political aspirations because he was so very willing to sell his fellow Americans out to feed his own ravening ambition.

Eric Cantor is the poster boy of what should befall each and everyone of these careerist politicians who would sell their countrymen and heritage out for money and continuing membership in the political class.

We should have forced a constitutional convention long ago and forced them to institute term limits very similar to the term limit imposed on the presidency.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

frank!…where did you go?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Classic..From a classic LP..Well played..:)

Dire Straits on July 15, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Thank you Dire. Glad you like it. One of my favorites.

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Then you can explain who the traitor was. Recall, please, how often I typed “Cantor must go”. It’s all in this HA history.

They have still not recovered from the shock, but he’s just the start.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

I have only one and have always had only one screen name. Facts are on my side. Just as they were when you all claimed I was cdseven. And apparently Ed verified the IP addresses and confirmed we weren’t same person a few years ago, posting in the comment section himself.

And, Schad, do you think I’m stupid? When the JugEarsButtHurt name was created (whether before or after KoolAid2′s reported banning) makes little difference. It’s the same person.

But it’s nice to know that KoolAid2 (now commenting as JugEarsButtHurt) has to watch himself, lest he get banned AGAIN.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM

WaPo says:

At home, the administration seems equally taken aback by the thousands of Central American children flooding across the Southwest border.

I’m not buying it. They’ve known about this for months, and it’s an intentional strategy to try and pressure the GOP for immigration reform – and of course continue their plans to “import democrats.”

TarheelBen on July 15, 2014 at 1:37 AM

…frank!…where did you go?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

There

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:38 AM

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Kiddo, how in the world can you appreciate comments that are totally void of substance and only criticize others? You’re better than that and at least you don’t bother to comment on things that don’t interest you instead of being annoyed at those who do. Geez, one thread out of a day that is free wheeling is hardly the end of the world.
Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

1) that is a misrepresentation of my comment history.

2) you lecture but fail to lecture the instigator(s). Very telling.

frank on March 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

And, Schad, do you think I’m stupid?

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM

…proof it!…or are you just going to flap your scales as usual…and ignore what you want?…explain the post on the top of the page!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:44 AM

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:38 AM

….LOL!….hey!…ask her again …who’s intimidating her?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Only illiberal children want people banned.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:47 AM

* Thanks CoffeeLover

* Thanks Shane.

* I don’t know wolly.

* G — :)

– Sorry.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 1:47 AM

where did you go?
JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Hi, banned KoolAid2!

Funny how no one here ever says, “we miss KoolAid2!”

That’s because they all know that KoolAid2 = JugEarsButtHurt

…nope!…not again!
KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM

…contracts for connected friends…who will skim most of the money into their bank accounts…and deliver nothing!
JugEarsButtHurt on July 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Schad, you fell several notches in my book. You expected me to fall for the claim that they are two people? Totally dishonest, and not a convincing liar either. And I did stick up for you, too.

Even thatsafactjack pretended not to know that oscarwilde was the banned commenter SWalker.

How funny that you engage in such projection by accusing me of things I have never done, while you try to protect people who have been banned and have come back using other names.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

bluegill, you said that someone at HA “intimidated” you.

Who was it?

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

I am done here for the night.

Until next time!

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:49 AM

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

I have no clue who JugEarsButtHurt is, except that I laugh at the comments.

On amnesty you’re tops. On all else, you meddle too much, in illiberal fashion. It is known that I’m against all bannings.

p.s. you should know better than to think that I care at which notch I’m with you, or anyone.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:51 AM

bluegill, you said that someone at HA “intimidated” you.
Who was it?
Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

I don’t believe that was me. The obnoxious trolls here don’t intimidate me. They give me something to laugh at. It’s sort of like watching Jerry Springer show.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM

Nite bg – who intimidated you? I thought you were way stronger than to be intimidated by anyone.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM

That’s because they all know that KoolAid2 = JugEarsButtHurt

…nope!…not again!
KOOLAID2 on July 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM

…contracts for connected friends…who will skim most of the money into their bank accounts…and deliver nothing!
JugEarsButtHurt on July 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

…so frank!…what does that mean?
Did they sign…as frank or something?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM

I don’t believe that was me. The obnoxious trolls here don’t intimidate me. They give me something to laugh at. It’s sort of like watching Jerry Springer show.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM

I thought you were done here Hagfish. Don’t make threats you have no intention of keeping…

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:51 AM

That’s fine. Sometimes I assume that most of the regulars here know each other outside of the site, but maybe they don’t.

It’s no big deal, and I would prefer to not even discuss him. But when people prod at me and make insinuations, then I will be happy to point out the fact that they are a former banned commenter. Otherwise, I wouldn’t even bother.

Anyway, I’m off for the night.

Take care, all!

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:54 AM

I don’t believe that was me.

I’ll find it, but not now.

The obnoxious trolls here don’t intimidate me. They give me something to laugh at. It’s sort of like watching Jerry Springer show.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM

This is more like you, why your claim was so weird.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:54 AM

bluegill, you said that someone at HA “intimidated” you.
Who was it?
Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

I don’t believe that was me. The obnoxious trolls here don’t intimidate me. They give me something to laugh at. It’s sort of like watching Jerry Springer show.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM

LOL!…of course you have to run again!…you have a very short memory span…should we look it up for you?…you just never answered the question for a month!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Attempts to intimidate me will only have the opposite effect. You aren’t dealing with petunia here.

bluegill on June 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:57 AM

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

Fight your own battles without dragging me into it.

Don’t presume to say what I know or don’t know, its beyond your reach.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Attempts to intimidate me will only have the opposite effect. You aren’t dealing with petunia here.

bluegill on June 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Here’s the working link.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Fight your own battles without dragging me into it.

Don’t presume to say what I know or don’t know, its beyond your reach.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Hagfish is just exuding her own particular kind of slime…

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Nite, for sure

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 2:03 AM

Anyway, I’m off for the night.

Take care, all!

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:54 AM

…I know you’re lurking frank !…why did you answer Cindy… on March 3????????????????

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 2:08 AM

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Good evening OC..:)

Dire Straits on July 15, 2014 at 2:09 AM

.NORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 2:10 AM

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Good evening, Omaha. :)

I just noticed the remark when I stopped back in to post another illegal immigration link and comment, however, when I saw the personal and accusatory comment I decided that it was pointless.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 2:11 AM

Goodnight, you guys. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 2:12 AM

thatsafactjack on July 15, 2014 at 2:11 AM

Hey darlin’
Answering that lyin’ POS is pointless, we all know that…

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 2:16 AM

I have only one and have always had only one screen name. Facts are on my side. Just as they were when you all claimed I was cdseven. And apparently Ed verified the IP addresses and confirmed we weren’t same person a few years ago, posting in the comment section himself

…so you went to the library and other places for all your other socks…and Ed stated years ago that cdseven had a different IP address…what has that got to do with the price of tea in China…frank?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 2:19 AM

Schad, you fell several notches in my book. You expected me to fall for the claim that they are two people? Totally dishonest, and not a convincing liar either.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM

. . .

No, I don’t know what to say. You have/had exactly two people on all of Hot Air who would throw an elbow to make room for you, and Schad’s one of them.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Sorry, I have one and only one account.

But enough of that silliness. Back to Rubio…

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

…btw…here is your explanation for answering as frank.

JugEarsButtHurt on July 15, 2014 at 2:25 AM

Hey Dire…

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 2:25 AM

I try to like Bluegill, but the endless drama just grates on me… never liked high-maintenance girls…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Jeez, girls. No wonder there’s no point in coming here.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 15, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Yesterday was Bastille Day,even the French greet it with a yawn.Pre-Revolutionary France produced some remarkable men,one of which was Rene Descartes. He not only developed the Cartesian co-ordinate system but he also gave algebraic expression to analytical geometry.

So in the spirit of detente, “cogito ergo sum”.Thank you Monsieur Descartes.

celtic warrior on July 15, 2014 at 2:35 AM

I try to like Bluegill, but the endless drama just grates on me… never liked high-maintenance girls…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Hagfish takes it to a whole ‘nother level…

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 2:42 AM

G’night all, I am going to bed. Taking Ratso with me…

OmahaConservative on July 15, 2014 at 3:00 AM

‘Nite OC. Pleasant dreams.

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 3:04 AM

*shoves everything into the center of the table*

. . . Call.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Do two duces and a couple peanut shells beat anything?

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 3:35 AM

I try to like Bluegill, but the endless drama just grates on me… never liked high-maintenance girls…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 2:29 AM

“She” lies about others, and trolls. She is not a good nor likable person.

non-nonpartisan on July 15, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Only illiberal children want people banned.

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Do you think wanting to ban trolls who work to get others banned is a childish desire? Do you believe Ed was being childish when he banned Panther for that very reason?

non-nonpartisan on July 15, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Do two duces and a couple peanut shells beat anything?

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Yours do. :)

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Three things I know for sure at the end of the day: God is great, beer is good, people are crazy.

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 3:24 AM

*tip fedora*..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on July 15, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Jeez, girls. No wonder there’s no point in coming here.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 15, 2014 at 2:34 AM

no point”? If you really believe that, why are you still here? And if you don’t really believe that, why choose to express your feelings so negatively? Trust me, it’s not going to make you happier doing it. =)

non-nonpartisan on July 15, 2014 at 3:50 AM

*tip fedora*..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on July 15, 2014 at 3:47 AM

:)

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 3:52 AM

Really slow nite… I’m always working when this place is rocking on a 9 page Palin thread…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Three things I know for sure at the end of the day: God is great, beer is good, people are crazy.

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 3:46 AM

The Doors – People Are Strange

non-nonpartisan on July 15, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Yours do. :)

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 3:44 AM

You’re a good man Axe. Just wanted you to know that before I turned in…into what…who knows? As long as it’s not a piece of wood, I’ll be safe from Parm’s clutches.

‘nite to the man who is Axe…and a big deal

*tips over*
G’nite Dire

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Spooky Tooth – Sunshine Help Me

non-nonpartisan on July 15, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Really slow nite… I’m always working when this place is rocking on a 9 page Palin thread…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I’ve been busy harrowing my soul.

I’m done now, though. I think probably forever. Axe is dead. Long live Axe.

And I think I’m quieter now. So that’s something to look forward to.

The Offspring – Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell

Content warning.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:08 AM

. . . just wanted you to know that before I turned in…into what…who knows? As long as it’s not a piece of wood, I’ll be safe from Parm’s clutches.

. . . yeah well good luck with that. :)

‘nite . . .

31giddyup on July 15, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Sleep well, Rhonda.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:10 AM

The Offspring – Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell

Content warning.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Much to my surprise, I liked that… seems apropros for the times…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Much to my surprise, I liked that… seems apropros for the times…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I know, right? That was my reaction.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:19 AM

I’d like Madison Rising to re-do this song… it could be the theme music for The Realignment…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_HH_jher3c

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 4:26 AM

lol — Devo.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:34 AM

<–AFK. Time to go run three miles. Yeah — I know that's weird. But still.

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:35 AM

I don’t think it’s funny at all… I know I’m through being cool…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 4:36 AM

Wll, this is embarassing. I got rained out.

I don’t think it’s funny at all… I know I’m through being cool…

PointnClick on July 15, 2014 at 4:36 AM

I’m always going to laugh at flowerpot headwear. :)

Axe on July 15, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Yeah, I guess many voters are too dumb to realize that their Democrat candidate and Obama are in the same party.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 15, 2014 at 5:03 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. We’ll be lucky if it gets to 70 today.

crankyoldlady on July 15, 2014 at 5:05 AM

There is a huge opening for Republicans to pull the country together by focusing on the working middle class.

Nexialist on July 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM

There is a huge opening for Republicans to pull the country together by focusing on the working middle class.

Nexialist on July 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM

That would require people who care and who have the brains to do the smart thing and the right thing. I don’t see much of that. But some who are waiting and hoping things will work out without them will soon have to step up and get involved.

crankyoldlady on July 15, 2014 at 5:25 AM

Israel/IslamicGazaGoons Cease-Fire Runneth Amucks:
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/gaza-ps/

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Rocket sirens sound in Israel’s far northern port city of Haifa – @DannyNis

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Israel will intensify the Gaza campaign if Hamas rejects cease-fire – @AP

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Israeli military: 3 rockets fired from Gaza Strip land in southern Israel; no casualties – @AP

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Israeli military arrests 9 Palestinians in overnight raids in the West Bank – @haaretzcom

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Hamas rejects Egypt proposal for cease-fire with Israel, senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri says ‘this proposal is not acceptable’ – @AP

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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More: Hamas has not agreed to current cease-fire agreement floated by Egypt, approved by Israel – @CamJourno, @IsraelBreaking

https://twitter.com/IsraelBreaking
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Israeli Cabinet accepts Egypt’s proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas – @haaretzcom, @AP
Read more on haaretz.com
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Israeli official: Israeli security cabinet to meet Tuesday to discuss Egypt’s ceasefire proposal – @Reuters
Read more on yahoo.com

canopfor on July 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

There is a huge opening for Republicans to pull the country together by focusing on the working middle class.

Nexialist on July 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM

on morning joe the crew ecstatic about squaw warren campaigning in WV.
She has a “populist message that will resonate”

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

on morning joe the crew ecstatic about squaw warren campaigning in WV.
She has a “populist message that will resonate”

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Not if she’s anti-coal.

crankyoldlady on July 15, 2014 at 6:28 AM

on morning joe the crew ecstatic about squaw warren campaigning in WV.
She has a “populist message that will resonate”

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Who exactly is she campaigning for? Because I have to believe that a Northeastern lying liberal doesn’t have a whole lot of common with a pro-gun, pro-God, pro-energy WV Democrat.

Happy Nomad on July 15, 2014 at 7:01 AM

There is a huge opening for Republicans to pull the country together by focusing on the working middle class.

Nexialist on July 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM

That would take the Democrats wanting to find common ground and they’ve done pretty well with divisive identity politics. Gays, illegals, extremely stupid women all are loyal to the Democrat party.

So…… the only way your comment would work is if the GOP completely caved and just went along with what the Democrats are demanding. The legitimization of sodomy as normal, repeal of the Second Amendment, a society run for the benefit of female genitalia, no borders, etc.

Happy Nomad on July 15, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Happy Nomad on July 15, 2014 at 7:01 AM

campaigning for “centrist” democrat tennant. in a voice filled with tears fauxchontas clutches her fist to her chest and implores voters to vote for someone “who will work for the families of WV”

(i guess she saves her hatred for coal another state)

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 7:16 AM

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Not if she’s anti-coal.

crankyoldlady on July 15, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Really doesn’t matter anymore. WV has nearly as many on entitlements as are associated with the coal industry.

hawkdriver on July 15, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Morning y’all

Yeah mika loves Warren

cmsinaz on July 15, 2014 at 7:22 AM

hawkdriver on July 15, 2014 at 7:20 AM

families to democrats. its their dog whistle for food stamps and obamaphones.

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 7:29 AM

cmsinaz on July 15, 2014 at 7:22 AM

morning!

yeah, i’m waiting for mika to put on her Warren 2016 tee shirt any day now.

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 7:29 AM

yeah, i’m waiting for mika to put on her Warren 2016 tee shirt any day now.

renalin on July 15, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Oh! That isn’t going to happen until Killary is officially not running.

Happy Nomad on July 15, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Renalin :)

cmsinaz on July 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Good Morning, Patriots, Sockpuppets, and Trolls!

Do you want to have access to the blessings of American Citizenship, such as the right to attend our schools? Fine. Become an AMERICAN CITIZEN.

My take: The Illegal Alien Invasion: School Days, School Days, Dear Old “Break the Rules” Days…

kingsjester on July 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM

BTW-

Warren is just a year younger than Killary and age is one of the big question marks about her. Warren will be 67 in January 2017. She’s had no national leadership experience beyond being a radical sock puppet in the US Senate- hardly the breeding ground of great American Presidents. Look at how lousy JFK and Obama were with their thin resumes.

Happy Nomad on July 15, 2014 at 7:49 AM

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