Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on July 15, 2014 by Allahpundit

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul might be onto something…

As troubles mount overseas, the Republicans’ once-steadfast support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has crumbled since President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term, according to the results of a June Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll and a related Journal/NBC/Annenberg Survey…

These deteriorating numbers for both wars coincide with a growing belief in the country as a whole that the U.S. should shrink from the world stage, as Iraq erupts in sectarian violence, tensions simmer in Ukraine and a civil war grinds on in Syria. For years, the wars were in Iraq and Afghanistan were a polarizing issue, “but now there’s a surprisingly level of agreement,” said Micah Roberts, a Republican who helps conduct the Journal poll.

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The preemptive strikes suggest that many in GOP fear Paul is winning the foreign policy argument with the American people — and that that could make him a formidable candidate in 2016. After all, second-tier presidential hopefuls don’t usually get shouted down this way.

“I think the general fear on the part of a lot of leaders in the Republican Party is that there’s an isolationist temptation after two big wars, an isolationist temptation in the American electorate,” said Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration. “And I think people are genuinely concerned about it and desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.”…

The hawks don’t doubt that there are some Republicans who share Paul’s views. But they’re concerned that, in the heat of a presidential campaign, the coverage will make the foreign policy debate within the GOP sound more evenly divided than it really is.

“I think there is a fear that you’re going to see a million stories saying the Republican Party is divided between two views — the Rand Paul view and the other view — as if it were a 50-50 thing, rather than Paul being isolated on the fringe,” Abrams said.

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Other foreign policy experts within the party seized the opportunity to suggest that the GOP needs, as a matter of both national security and electoral strategy, to move beyond the interventionism of the Iraq War era. Paul himself is fond of noting that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly told former Vice President Cheney, in an on-air interview last month, that that “history has proven that you got it wrong” on Iraq.

“He’s doing a lot to spark debate and to not just fall into step with the traditional military-industrial complex establishment,” said Elise Jordan, a former State Department speechwriter during the second Bush-Cheney term. “I don’t think that anything about Rand Paul is necessarily that different from the classical realist, which is how I would categorize Condoleezza Rice and a lot of the bright stars of Republican foreign policy over the years.”

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What Paul is proposing is that he is the Republican candidate willing (and able) to handle the party’s long-delayed reckoning with the war in Iraq. That conflict, premised on the false idea that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, has never been fully litigated within the GOP. President George W. Bush spent his time in office defending this rightness of the effort, and the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, was arguably even more hawkish than Bush on Iraq. In the aftermath of the 2008 loss, the voice that filled the leadership vacuum for Republicans was former Vice President Dick Cheney, who steadfastly defended the policies of the Bush Administration. Four years later, the struggles of the domestic economy pushed discussion of Iraq (or any other foreign policy issues) out of the public’s collective consciousness…

What Paul is arguing is that the war in Iraq was a mistake because his party (and many Democrats) didn’t take the time to think through all of the consequences of it beforehand. And that being the most powerful nation in the world doesn’t mean that always taking the most muscular option when it comes to dealing with other countries is the right thing to do.

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“This whole thing comes down to one Nevada billionaire,” said Rick Wilson, a GOP strategist who worked on Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign. “This is the Sheldon Adelson primary playing out. [Perry] is drawing a distinction between two very different visions of the party.”

Adelson, a casino magnate, helped bankroll Newt Gingrich’s and later Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential run, and is a fervent supporter of Israel. Hence the persistent line of attack on Paul that his lack of support for beefing up the American military would endanger the Jewish state…

“Ten years ago the right of the party was the hawkish part of the party. That has changed,” said Doug Stafford, a former Paul chief of staff who now runs a Paul super PAC. “The base, the Tea Party, conservatives see the overreach and costs, and they don’t want endless foreign interventions, and good luck running for president out of step with the right of the party.”…

“He is pulling away, so they have to start attacking him,” said Wead. “I think there is a little bit of panic setting in.”

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Perry’s attack on Paul is obviously tactical. He has noticed that a lot of hawkish Republicans are furious with Paul, so he has decided to leverage himself some media attention and political support by going on the offensive…

The debate between these two men is distracting because one senses that neither will be their party’s nominee in 2016. Perry because, whatever his accomplishments as a governor, he comes across on the national stage as shallow. Paul because he is too philosophical and can be too easily labeled a maverick libertarian…

All of which suggests that the Republicans are in danger of forgetting who their real enemy is: the Democratic Party. Fascinating though these intellectual back-and-forths are, they contribute to the impression that the Republicans are cracking up as they obsessively strive for an official conservative ideological purity that they will never actually discover — because it doesn’t exist.

Conservatism is traditionally about a spirit or an approach to governing, not a list of commandments that must be defined every four years in an internal party spat that has all the ferocity and counting of angels on a pinhead of a religious war.

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Perry is right that in other ways, Paul is hardly Reagan’s foreign-policy clone. Paul, for instance, zealously advocates congressional limitations on a president’s national-security powers. Reagan, by contrast, oversaw the Iran-Contra scheme, which subverted Congress’s efforts to bar aid to Nicaragua’s anti-communist rebels.

Paul likes to quote George Kennan on the importance of distinguishing between those parts of the world where America has vital interests and those where it does not. That wasn’t Reagan’s style. As Perry points out, Reagan “identified Soviet communism as an existential threat to our national security and Western values, and he confronted this threat in every theater” (my emphasis). For Reagan, confronting Soviet communism meant denouncing it rhetorically and arming anti-communist rebels and regimes, not sending U.S. troops into other countries. But he took this approach virtually everywhere. For a Kennanite like Rand Paul, it doesn’t much matter who controls Angola. For Reagan, it absolutely did. Unlike Paul, Reagan also wasn’t concerned about how much his foreign policy cost.

So what would a Reaganite strategy against “radical Islam” look like? Based on Reagan’s record, particularly in his first term, it would be expensive, indiscriminate, rhetorically aggressive, hostile to congressional oversight, and cautious about deploying U.S. troops. It would, in other words, be a mess. Reagan was lucky enough to take office after Richard Nixon had exploited the Sino-Soviet rift and stopped treating communism as a unified menace. Even so, Reagan turned nearly every third-world civil war into a showdown between East and West, dramatically escalating the brutality of these conflicts even though struggles in places like Angola and Nicaragua were ultimately irrelevant to the course of the Cold War.

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Unlike Perry, I oppose sending American troops back into Iraq. After a decade of the United States training the Iraq’s military, when confronted by the enemy, the Iraqis dropped their weapons, shed their uniforms and hid. Our soldiers’ hard work and sacrifice should be worth more than that. Our military is too good for that.

I ask Governor Perry: How many Americans should send their sons or daughters to die for a foreign country—a nation the Iraqis won’t defend for themselves? How many Texan mothers and fathers will Governor Perry ask to send their children to fight in Iraq?

I will not hold my breath for an answer. If refusing to send Americans to die for a country that refuses to defend itself makes one an “isolationist,” then perhaps it’s time we finally retire that pejorative.

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What was considered a reasonable “right of return” at Israel’s founding? Wasn’t it 2000 years?

libfreeordie on July 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM

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If you’re asking what I think you’re asking, “reasonable right of return” is irrelevant to those of us who recognize God, and what He promised Abraham.

But you don’t recognize God, so there’s no possible way for us to come to an ‘accord’ on this.

But if I altogether misunderstood your question, then correct me.

listens2glenn on July 16, 2014 at 12:49 AM

And there you have it. This is all about religious war. You’re just winning. That’s all it is. You accuse the Muslims of blindly following their faith to violence. And here you are, saying that the violent act that was the creation of Israel. And no matter how you slice it, it was an extremely violent act, is just justified because of what your God promise Abraham. Your particular religious belief. And that’s really why American social conservatives support Israel. Not because they actually look at what the Israeli state does and says “that seems OK ot me.” It’s because Isreal has to be right, because their God says that it must be so. We don’t Sharia law to sneak in, it’s already here.

libfreeordie on July 16, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Breathe. The difficult part is over. :)

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 12:50 AM

I just invented a whole new genre of porn. :) Sitting here, thinking, looking over this and this, thinking of what Wilde said about “creepy,” and remembering something particularly disturbing that Lovecraft wrote.

. . . I’m just going to say this. Imagining the . . . no, nevermind, I’m not writing the instructions down. :) Anyway, it would be easy — I just happen to know what it’s like to love an evil witchy woman to begin with.

Hey! Jackie, it doesn’t have to be porn.

. . . it can just be a kind of love story.

A sick, weird kind of love story . . .

omg

i’m rich anyway

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Looks like Holder and Co. are ignoring the Governors and just shipping the ILLEGALS to their states without any notice.

wren on July 16, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Well duh… If you walked into your local 7/11 and ask permission to rob them, do you think they would say ok?

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Like so much else that this administration does, it may be ILLEGAL, but who is going to stop them?

It’s not illegal. The SC told the feds they are in charge of immigration, over the states.

However, the congress is derelict in funding obama’s child and slave-labor trafficking. The congress is derelict, entirely.

American Voters need to make their voices heard loud and clear NOW!

wren on July 16, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Cantorize all who are for amnesty or who fund the 3.7 billion.

Nov. or never. If the people keep their usurpers in charge they deserve full destruction.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Couldn’t happen soon enough.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:00 AM

You are extremely unhappy with the state of things. Sheesh. Is it really that bad? Do you have food on your plate, and a home to live in? Do your children?

libfreeordie on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I understand. Standing in the light, assessing what you find there, and being completely honest. But I’d disagree on one minor point. I think it does take courage, especially when we’re very young. Knowing ourselves can be particularly difficult when we’re young, lacking judgement and the experience of the world by which to compare ourselves and our behavior.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

One more thing, the feds are not compensating the states for all the expenses from obama’s slave labor and child trafficking.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Has Axe been about?
PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 12:12 AM

That poor b@stard.

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 12:14 AM

. . . I knew him, you know. He was kind of a big deal, really. But then he just . . .

It’s hard to talk about.

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 12:16 AM

……..sometimes….the greatest Healing occurs when we reflect on these things in silent meditation…..

……..as the fire crackles, and the shadows dance off of the trees……and the brightly points of ash fly up into the sky…….

williamg on July 16, 2014 at 1:04 AM

You are extremely unhappy with the state of things. Sheesh. Is it really that bad? Do you have food on your plate, and a home to live in? Do your children?

libfreeordie on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

I will never starve and I’ve never eaten off the dole of others. I live well and free.

You are the slave, in your head.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:05 AM

IMPORTANT: THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE PROTEST LOCATIONS ARE ADDED TO THE LIST.
(last updated 7/15/14 12:15pm ET)

Latest count: 267 protests!

Schadenfreude on July 15, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Holy crap, we have a “Mexican Consulate” in Portland, Oregon???? WTF?

lovingmyUSA on July 16, 2014 at 1:05 AM

libfreeordie on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Maybe you will be the first to become infected with scabies or TB from these ‘children’ who are breaking in to our country…

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

I’m on board, as long as you don’t cross certain lines and wind up… on the bad side of town. lol!

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Also, slave, my home is very nice and I ain’t taking illegal kids in, not alive anyway.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:06 AM

* ……..as the fire crackles, and the shadows dance off of the trees……and the brightly lit points of ash fly up into the sky…….

williamg on July 16, 2014 at 1:04 AM

williamg on July 16, 2014 at 1:07 AM

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 1:06 AM

He won’t be close to any. Not many libs will be.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

don’t forget about the zombie necromancers.

What will they do next? any hints?

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM

You are the slave, in your head.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:05 AM

….and he’s not Living “Rent Free” in there, either…..

williamg on July 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM

……..as the fire crackles, and the shadows dance off of the trees……and the brightly [lit] points of ash fly up into the sky…….

williamg on July 16, 2014 at 1:04 AM

:)

no furher comment

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:10 AM

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I understand. Standing in the light, assessing what you find there, and being completely honest. But I’d disagree on one minor point. I think it does take courage, especially when we’re very young. Knowing ourselves can be particularly difficult when we’re young, lacking judgement and the experience of the world by which to compare ourselves and our behavior.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Self reflection is perhaps part of my nature. Being I was born with clubbed feet and spent a considerable amount of time by myself as a child. Unable to keep up with others and knowing that I was different, less physically, shall we say. It is no doubt the impetus of my love of reading. My mom was a philosophy major in college, so I was pretty young when I read the great Greek philosophers. In fact, I am sure that I spend way to much time in self reflection and not enough time in blind action.

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Why is that?

bluegill on July 16, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Because many who call themselves conservative love to tell you all the crap they know about Iran and what they think and what they will do and then type things that are so untrue it boggles the mind.

A book in Arabic would not sell in iran and Afghanistan because they are not arabs. They are persians. They speak farsi but they call it Dari in Afghanistan.

Netanyahu made a similar mistake. He went on TV to make a case as to why iran can’t be trusted. He was telling them how they are 6 months away form the bomb (FYI he has been saying that for over 10 freaking years mind you). Then he said that iranians can’t wear jeans and can’t have iPads. Anyone who know anything about iran will tell you that jeans are everywhere and iPads are too. Iran has the youngest population in the world.

If you are going to talk about a country in any shape, at least have their language down.

coolrepublica on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Still Got the Blues – Moore

I bid you, my friends, a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

libfreeordie on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Maybe you will be the first to become infected with scabies or TB from these ‘children’ who are breaking in to our country…

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 1:06 AM

ROTFLMAO… Libie aint takin in no illegal immigrant children… Unless they are good looking little boys…

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Nite J – sleep well.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:14 AM

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Thank you for discussing this with me, Mr. Wilde. I feel as if I understand you better for it. It’s kind of you to share this with me. I wouldn’t worry too much about spending too much time on self reflection. It’s so much more preferable than not spending enough time on it and living one’s life unaware and disconnected as a result. Those are the people I feel most sorry for in the final analysis. You do very well, my friend. :)

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Goodnight, Paladin. :) You fought an especially good fight today, on all accounts. :)

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:19 AM

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 1:19 AM

Because I’m satiated, not hungry :)

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:21 AM

What will they do next? any hints?

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM

2. I gotta go again, here in a little while.

1. If RWM’s dumped me, you have to try to win her back to me as you are trying to make out with her. Tell her she’s my everything, and that I’m a great guy who is much better looking than those pictures I sent. Don’t assume she’s not shallow. –Miscalculation on my part. I went with “real, honest”; I should have went with “best foot forward.”

7. I don’t think I’m showing Jackie any of this new stuff. Even though it’s not porn, she’s still going to stare at me and nod slowly.

4. I’m going to need a pen name.

b. “Yay,” not “Yeah”

9. I going to need my flashlight back.

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:22 AM

coolrepublica on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

They also speak Persian in Tajikistan. Does this make us smart?

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:26 AM

It’s not illegal. The SC told the feds they are in charge of immigration, over the states.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

I’m not a lawyer, but this seems different to me.

The Supreme Court may have told the Feds they are in charge of the ILLEGALS who are found/detained in the states.

But what we are seeing now is the Feds sending ILLEGALS to the states. Have the Supremes opined on that?

That just seems completely “un-American” to me.

Others have pointed to Article 4 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution that says:

“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a Republican Form of government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion…”

Do you think the states could use this part of the Constitution to argue that the Feds should not be able to send the ILLEGAL INVADERS to their states?

wren on July 16, 2014 at 1:26 AM

Years ago, I downloaded the PDF that allowed you to translate Axe posts to the Common Tongue, but I lost it in a hard drive crash and the link is now broken…

Jeezuz, this is hard…

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Just a Song of Gomorrah

I heard a voice telling me to flee
The very same voice I always believe
Said: a lot of trouble coming
but it don’t have to come to you
I’m sparing you so you can tell
the rest what you been through

But don’t you turn around, no
Don’t look after you
It’s not your business how it’s done
You’re lucky to get through

You’re a good upstanding man
A credit to the flock
But if you don’t face straight ahead
You could not stand the shock

Blew the city off the map
Left nothing there but fire
The wife of Lot got turned to salt
because she looked behind her

kcewa on July 16, 2014 at 1:28 AM

If Rand Paul opposed illegal immigration for the right reasons, like Jeff Sessions does, I’d be a huge supporter. It’s too bad he doesn’t.

Jeff Sessions ’16!

FloatingRock on July 16, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Jeezuz, this is hard…

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 1:27 AM

You have to like/love him unconditionally :)

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:29 AM

For Ratso

DarkCurrent on July 16, 2014 at 1:29 AM

wren, my peeve is not with you. Maybe this will be sorted out.

The land is run by Men now, not by Laws. This will not end well.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:30 AM

Self reflection is perhaps part of my nature. Being I was born with clubbed feet and spent a considerable amount of time by myself as a child. Unable to keep up with others and knowing that I was different, less physically, shall we say. It is no doubt the impetus of my love of reading. My mom was a philosophy major in college, so I was pretty young when I read the great Greek philosophers. In fact, I am sure that I spend way to much time in self reflection and not enough time in blind action.

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Please reconsider that idea-you should be glad you didn’t end up like this. =)

Miley Cyrus Reveals Her Deepest Thoughts

NBC aired a two-hour special “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” Sunday night and provided behind-the-scenes moments with Cyrus in her private hotel room.

In between her performances from the Bangerz tour, the singer shared profound thoughts on life including what she thinks about kiss cams, closets, brushes, being an artist and more.

Warning: Miley expresses herself in run-on sentences.

Deep Thought #1: Miley explains kiss cams:

“I think the kiss cam has been really important. I’ve seen so many people. At first they start and they try to hide, but it usually takes one couple to kiss and then I see them look at the guy or girl they were here with and are like, ‘Okay, this is okay. We’re not gonna be judged. Everyone is cool in here.’ They feel safe in there. It’s hard being… me, but it’s hard being them, too. You know?”

“It’s hard just being a normal person living and being different. I think the universe puts this responsibility to certain people that they know can handle it and I think I’m strong enough. Some people maybe aren’t. That’s why I’m the leader in giving them that little push.”

Deep Thought #2: Miley Cyrus on brushes:

“This brush was sitting beside one of the, like, bath tubs at this random hotel, so I think it might — so it was sitting by the bath so I think it’s a scrubber meets loofah, but I forgot a brush on this trip so I’m using it as my brush.”

Deep Thought #3: Miley on being an artist:

I don’t ever think about anything of what I’m doing except the way I feel about it. People are like, ‘was that a conscious decision to do that?’ I don’t even know what you’re talking about. I was just doing what I was doing on the stage, that’s what being ‘an artist’ is. Then I think, if I wasn’t who I was before, if I was just like coming out as a new artist, I would be able to do what I want because that’s you as the artist. So then I feel like I’m a new artist, because obviously I’m not. I’ve got all my fans that have been following me forever, but I don’t feel like I have to represent the same thing that I represented. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like weird.”

Deep Thought #4: Miley explains how to organize closets:

“Now my closet is just alphabetized but when I was in sixth grade, I was in this little group. It was like a real-life ‘Mean Girls’ and you would get kicked out if you wore the same thing twice and if you weren’t a brunette. If you didn’t wear pink when you had to the yearbook picture, I only had one pink shirt and I accidentally wore it the day before thinking it was picture day. Then I had to wear it again and I got bumped because like I had to choose. Either I wouldn’t wear pink for the picture or I had to wear the same thing twice. I had to go with twice, hoping they’d understand and they kicked me out. But I used to write down, like I had a number on all the tags and hangers of my clothes so they would stay organized. I would put on my calendar like the number of the clothes that I would wear each day so I would make sure I could like go back and see if I’d ever worn that number before. (yawns)”

Deep Thoughts #5: Miley reacts to compliments by fake snoring and humping a wall upside down:

Miley’s younger sister Noah reads from a piece of paper: “If you still believe Miley Cyrus is just a rebel without a cause, then you’re not paying enough attention.”

Miley fake snores. Both Noah and Miley laugh.

Noah: “If anything, Miley Cyrus is liberating… she’s a young woman encouraging girls to own their sexuality, as opposed to the traditional role of being reactive to male sexual development.”

Miley begins humping the hotel room wall upside down.

Noah: “Are you okay?”

Deep Thoughts #6: Miley’s new motto:

“My new motto that my dad told me that Kris Kristofferson told him is ‘the turkey with the longest neck is the one everybody’s shooting at’ or something like that.”

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Is it really that bad? Do you have food on your plate, and a home to live in? Do your children?
libfreeordie on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Yeah, the black slaves had all that…what is your point? And once again, you prove the maxium, of opening your mouth and proving we are right…FOOL…

lovingmyUSA on July 16, 2014 at 1:33 AM

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Twenty bucks says she will be a Senator in my lifetime…

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:22 AM

Ok I will win her back for you. I mean I will win her back to you not me, for you as a favor.

But like Amerigo Bonasera I will call upon you for a small service so you may pay back your debt to me.

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM

QOTD, all reflecting a long, loving gaze into the mirror.

I’m a long way from Rands policy of isolationism, but that doesn’t mean that throwing our troops back into Iraq for a repeat performance after Lightbringer threw away the success they achieved last time suits me either.

I guess that once again, I’m a little unclear who Rand’s arguing with, because I don’t know of anyone, including Perry, that’s interested in sending a substantial force back into Iraq in order to return it to Iran, do you?

Perry’s article was about clarifying Rand’s characterization of the Reagan doctrine and pointing out the consequences of disengagement being a range of options between “really bad” and “absolute crap”, which *will mount in the years leading to 2016.

Paul’s solution seems to be hanging around and waiting for the next OBL to make his move, since we failed to contain him too. History is precedent, whether you like it or not.

Recon5 on July 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:22 AM

You need a pen name?

How about BIC?

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

Mont Blanc sounds more distinguished.

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:37 AM

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:32 AM

heh

kcewa on July 16, 2014 at 1:38 AM

coolrepublica on July 16, 2014 at 1:11 AM

They also speak Persian in Tajikistan. Does this make us smart?

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:26 AM

ROTFLMAO… 2 percent of the populations in both Afghanistan and Iran speak Arabic, Arabic is also the most common language spoken by Militant Jihadies.

oscarwilde on July 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Twenty bucks says she will be a Senator in my lifetime…

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 1:34 AM

lol =)

I’ll take that bet, probably only because I believe the US as we’ve known it will not be in existence much longer.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

You need a pen name?

How about BIC?

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

I’m going with Ronaldus Maximus Montblanc…

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

But like Amerigo Bonasera I will call upon you for a small service so you may pay back your debt to me.

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM

. . . . . . . deal.

*shudders violently*

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 1:44 AM

wren, my peeve is not with you. Maybe this will be sorted out.

The land is run by Men now, not by Laws. This will not end well.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:30 AM

Schadenfreude,

Not to worry. I don’t take comments/responses personally.

I share your concern about the U.S. being run by men rather than by laws under this administration.

And I agree the potential for a bad ending is very high.

I am just trying to find ways for the States and American People to protect themselves from this Invasion.

Awareness, protests, and voting traitors out of office, are a good and necessary start. But this is going to be a long term problem that may require several different levels of strategy.

I appreciate your insight on this issue!

wren on July 16, 2014 at 1:47 AM

survey for thought.

coolrepublica on July 16, 2014 at 1:49 AM

QOTD, all reflecting a long, loving gaze into the mirror.

I’m a long way from Rands policy of isolationism, but that doesn’t mean that throwing our troops back into Iraq for a repeat performance after Lightbringer threw away the success they achieved last time suits me either.

I guess that once again, I’m a little unclear who Rand’s arguing with, because I don’t know of anyone, including Perry, that’s interested in sending a substantial force back into Iraq in order to return it to Iran, do you?

Perry’s article was about clarifying Rand’s characterization of the Reagan doctrine and pointing out the consequences of disengagement being a range of options between “really bad” and “absolute crap”, which *will mount in the years leading to 2016.

Paul’s solution seems to be hanging around and waiting for the next OBL to make his move, since we failed to contain him too. History is precedent, whether you like it or not.

Recon5 on July 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Rand doesn’t know which way is up. The GOP is effectively dead in my opinion-look at that idjit in MT talking coming out against SS privitization for proof.

Tea partiers are the only ones whose heads aren’t buried, and Rand isn’t really one of us.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM
I’m going with Ronaldus Maximus Montblanc…

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

lolz. But were it Ronaldus Waximus Montblanc then it would be RWM hehe.

I proclaimith Ronaldus Waximus Montblanc

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Going to bed. G’night all…

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Citizens in Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York, and many other places have blocked the importation of illegal aliens into their communities through public protests, letters and official resolutions from elected leaders.

See full list below.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

I appreciate your insight on this issue!

wren on July 16, 2014 at 1:47 AM

yep Schad has a big brain. You seem very nice. Someday I will let you tie half of Schads brain behind your back. It has helped me on many occasions.

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Nite wren.

Nite OC

Nite HA

Nite America

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

survey for thought.

coolrepublica on July 16, 2014 at 1:49 AM

The moronic Germans would speak Russian were it not for the USA. They can all go to Hell.

On a more serious note, how come the whole world doesn’t love obama’s USA?

Oceans…healing…Greek columns…how long ago.

Are you not ashamed of him, you morons who brung such crap, twice?

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 2:04 AM

My heart is breaking about the Palestinian’s sad predicament over here, too, Jon. What a compassionate intellectual he is!

Jon Stewart Knocks Israel For Palestinian Civilian Warnings: ‘Evacuate To Where?’

Jon Stewart doesn’t seem overly sympathetic for Israel’s plight against its terrorist foe Hamas or impressed with its efforts to protect Palestinian civilians.

“The Daily Show” host may be mostly concerned about getting laughs, but he often accompanies his jokes with a political point. Returning from vacation Monday, Stewart took on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict by seeming to knock Israel as morally suspect for not having as many casualties as the Palestinians.

Stewart also needled Israel for warning its own citizens of Hamas bombings with “a high-tech smart phone alert system,” while warning Palestinians in Gaza with “a smaller warning bombing — an amuse-boom if you will.”

The comedian then lamented that the warnings were meaningless because Palestinians in Gaza have nowhere to evacuate to.

“Evacuate to where?” he asked incredulously. “Have you f*cking seen Gaza? Israel blocked this border, Egypt blocked this border. What, are you supposed to swim for it?”

Swim for it is one ridiculous option. A less ridiculous option would be to move away from the specific building in question. Unfortunately, Hamas is telling its civilians to do just the opposite.

The Fools – Life Sucks, Then You Die

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 2:20 AM

Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 2:34 AM

I’ll take that bet, probably only because I believe the US as we’ve known it will not be in existence much longer.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

I think you are quite right sir.I don’t know what direction we will take after the collapse,but it’s going to be ugly for a few years.
It is amazing how people vote for their own demise.In the future someone will do their doctorate on the collective psychology that produced our suicide.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 2:34 AM

I think you are quite right sir.I don’t know what direction we will take after the collapse,but it’s going to be ugly for a few years.

Our present fiscal and social directions are not sustainable. “ugly” is a perfect word to use when looking to where we are headed.

It is amazing how people vote for their own demise.In the future someone will do their doctorate on the collective psychology that produced our suicide.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 2:34 AM

They vote for “immediate gratification”/”I want mine!” They cannot think ahead, or about how their decisions may negatively impact others.

Stupid people like uncoolrepublica operate like Miley Cyrus: “I don’t ever think about anything of what I’m doing except the way I feel about it. People are like, ‘was that a conscious decision to do that?’ I don’t even know what you’re talking about.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 2:42 AM

I’ll take that bet, probably only because I believe the US as we’ve known it will not be in existence much longer.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Serious question: How long?

I am of the opinion that the badness should have already started… I am stunned that the IRS and NSA scandals didn’t spark The Realignment. What will it take?

1 year? 3 years? Five? Ten?

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 2:43 AM

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 2:20 AM

Stewart’s a JINO-Jew In Name Only. He worships the G-d of leftism-not the G-d of Abraham.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 16, 2014 at 2:44 AM

The Chords – Maybe Tomorrow

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 2:46 AM

yep Schad has a big brain. You seem very nice. Someday I will let you tie half of Schads brain behind your back. It has helped me on many occasions.

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Thank you, Parmenides. A turbo brain boost is always helpful!

I have laughed out loud at several of your comments over the past several days. Your humor is much appreciated during these difficult times for our country!

wren on July 16, 2014 at 2:49 AM

Serious question: How long?

I am of the opinion that the badness should have already started… I am stunned that the IRS and NSA scandals didn’t spark The Realignment. What will it take?

1 year? 3 years? Five? Ten?

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 2:43 AM

This is just my opinion of course, but in 3-5 years is my guess. It won’t be a political trigger, but when hyperinflation kicks in, pretty much an inevitability.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 2:54 AM

We have lounge boy in the White House,a feckless vacuous head of the Federal Reserve and a senate dominated by people who would struggle to reach a hundred on an I.Q. test. We are in the best of hands.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 3:00 AM

They released the piece of trash illegal alien lawyer:
http://twitchy.com/2014/07/15/despite-law-of-the-land-jose-antonio-vargas-released-by-border-patrol/

I bet this illegal alien had been white and from a European country that he would have been shipped back long ago.

bluegill on July 16, 2014 at 3:01 AM

Ever seen this?

When The Music Stops

PointnClick on July 16, 2014 at 3:01 AM

I think you are quite right sir.I don’t know what direction we will take after the collapse,but it’s going to be ugly for a few years.

It is amazing how people vote for their own demise.In the future someone will do their doctorate on the collective psychology that produced our suicide.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 2:34 AM

I used to wonder how the German people could have ever given Hilter the power to be as dangerous and destructive as he turned out to be.

After watching so many gullible, apathetic, ignorant and/or selfish American Voters make really stupid decisions during the past few years, I now have a much better understanding of how Hitler was able to win the elections and accumulate the power that he did.

wren on July 16, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Stewart’s a JINO-Jew In Name Only. He worships the G-d of leftism-not the G-d of Abraham.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 16, 2014 at 2:44 AM

I know he’s a socialist. And he sure is smug behind his “clown nose” routine.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Chicago – Beginnings

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Why in the world do you waste the quotes of the day on MSNBC? Seriously? All they are is liberal tripe.

Theophile on July 16, 2014 at 3:18 AM

WAR – Slippin’ Into Darkness

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Breitbart is doing awesome on the illegal alien amnesty issue. Check this out:
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/14/Breitbart-Texas-Announces-Hire-of-Ildefonso-Ortiz-Aggressive-Expansion-of-Border-Coverage

Meanwhile HotAir hires bloggers who spit in the faces of conservatives. Doesn’t surprise me that Breitbart zoomed passed HotAir and continues to go strong. Salem’s Twitchy is still doing great and represents conservative views on the amnesty issue, but I fear what will happen if Salem ever has to hire new writers there.

Breitbart is looking to expand its influence and relevance and make an impact. It feels like HotAir is going backwards in this regard.

Breitbart deserves to succeed, and I applaud them for their boldness and ambition.

bluegill on July 16, 2014 at 3:34 AM

Why in the world do you waste the quotes of the day on MSNBC? Seriously? All they are is liberal tripe.
Theophile on July 16, 2014 at 3:18 AM

It seems he likes to get a wide spectrum, moving from one end to the other as he lists the quotes.

bluegill on July 16, 2014 at 3:35 AM

VIDEO: Sudden Hail Storm Batters Beachgoers in Siberia

Several days of temperatures in the 90s F (32-37 C) brought people from Novosibirsk and nearby areas to waterways, such as the Ob River.

The normal high in the middle of the July is around 78 F (26 C) in Novosibirsk.

People enjoying a day along the Ob River were sent running for cover on Saturday as a cold front sparked severe thunderstorms near the city of Novosibirsk.

Warning: The video below has explicit language in Russian.

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

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace?

Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, and with a coda in Project Syndicate, all summarized at Forbes.com. Ferguson, on Krugman:

Where I come from … we do not fear bullies. We despise them. And we do so because we understand that what motivates their bullying is a deep sense of insecurity. Unfortunately for Krugtron the Invincible, his ultimate nightmare has just become a reality. By applying the methods of the historian – by quoting and contextualizing his own published words – I believe I have now made him what he richly deserves to be: a figure of fun, whose predictions (and proscriptions) no one should ever again take seriously.

Princeton, according to Bloomberg News, acknowledged Krugman’s departure with an extraordinarily tepid comment by a spokesperson. “He’s been a valued member of our faculty and we appreciate his 14 years at Princeton.”

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Several days of temperatures in the 90s F (32-37 C) brought people from Novosibirsk and nearby areas to waterways, such as the Ob River.

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Flew down the Kamchatka Peninsula a few hours ago. Unfortunately there was only mild turbulence so I didn’t sleep well

DarkCurrent on July 16, 2014 at 3:46 AM

The Babysitters – Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 3:49 AM

That illegal alien celebrity activist Vargas is the Left’s new Mumia Abu Jamal.

Liberals sure love anti-American criminals who lecture about what a terrible, racist place America supposedly is for non-whites.

bluegill on July 16, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I can’t believe it wasn’t that long ago where he was my choice for 2016. LOLOLOL, WTF was I thinking?

The Notorious G.O.P on July 16, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Misperceptions about US immigration policy behind the surge of illegal children according to report

The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), which according to the Justice Department website is led by the DEA and incorporates Homeland Security. Its focus is on the collection and distribution of tactical intelligence, information which can immediately be acted on by law enforcement.

“Of the 230 migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC (unaccompanied children) and adult females OTMs (other than Mexicans) traveling with minors,” the report said.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., told reporters Tuesday, “It’s a critical situation and if we don’t deal with it urgently but well- done right- then we’re facing a crisis of just huge proportions.”

These people must be returned to their nations of origin as swiftly as possible. Only deterrence will end this tide of illegal aliens surging across our southern border.

Secure the border, increase interior enforcement, and take Obama’s pen and phone away from him until he learns to use them responsibly.

It was Obama’s signing two executive orders regarding the temporary amnesty for the DREAMERS and ordering federal agencies to use ‘discretion’ which amounted to looking the other way when women or children were concerned in illegal immigration that gave these people in Central America the idea that they could not only ignore US immigration law, but that they’d be issued a ‘permisos’ and be provided for when they got here and be able to remain in this nation at tax payer expense.

Obama and his administration are directly responsible for this ‘humanitarian crisis’ on the US/Mexico border.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I can’t believe it wasn’t that long ago where he was my choice for 2016. LOLOLOL, WTF was I thinking?

The Notorious G.O.P on July 16, 2014 at 3:59 AM

At least you figured it out before it was too late. =)

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Neil Young – Journey Through The Past live 1971

non-nonpartisan on July 16, 2014 at 4:16 AM

A wonderful dream! Barack gets out of prison in 2020 after serving only four years of his twenty year sentence.He tries to resume his original career as a community organizer only to meet a mob outside his studio apartment yelling, ” What did you do with the stash”? He tries to run to the house of the late Bill Ayers but Bernedette Ayers the widow has become a born again Christian and will not let Obama in her house. Unfortunately I woke up.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Good morning. Cold here. I’m getting your emails G2.

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 4:44 AM

I’m a long way from Rands policy of isolationism, but that doesn’t mean that throwing our troops back into Iraq for a repeat performance after Lightbringer threw away the success they achieved last time suits me either.

I guess that once again, I’m a little unclear who Rand’s arguing with, because I don’t know of anyone, including Perry, that’s interested in sending a substantial force back into Iraq in order to return it to Iran, do you?

Perry’s article was about clarifying Rand’s characterization of the Reagan doctrine and pointing out the consequences of disengagement being a range of options between “really bad” and “absolute crap”, which *will mount in the years leading to 2016.

Paul’s solution seems to be hanging around and waiting for the next OBL to make his move, since we failed to contain him too. History is precedent, whether you like it or not.

Recon5 on July 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM

There is a big difference between advocating a full-scale return to Iraq, which would be next to impossible at this point and likely futile, and Paul’s position of “hands off” everything everywhere.

~

Reagan was the absolute antithesis of Paul on approach. He was no “warmonger,” that was all leftist garbage from the start. But he understood that “peace through strength” is the only lasting peace and that power is useless if the enemy is sure you won’t project it.

~

Reagan kept the peace because the bad guys were unsure – and terrified – of what he might do. With Paul, they won’t have to wonder. Obama is more unpredictable than Paul. Rand has his “principles” and the fact they are entirely composed of fantasy and doomed to fail won’t deter him one bit.

Adjoran on July 16, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Why the public blames Obama and the GOP for mushrooming border crisis ~ Howard Kurtz

At Hot Air, Noah Rothman notes that support for Obama’s handling of the border mess “across racial demographics is shockingly weak. Only 27 percent of whites support his approach compared to 66 percent who oppose it. Just 55 percent of African-Americans back the president’s approach to this crisis – an unusually low finding for a demographic whose approval of the president Gallup currently pegs at 84 percent. Finally, a majority of Latinos – 54 percent – disapprove of Obama’s handling of the border crisis. Only 40 percent support his approach.”

He adds: “Why this pollster decided to gauge the nation’s opinion of how congressional Republicans have handled this situation, I have no idea. Beyond the fact that it serves to conveniently remind the public that the GOP is, as ever, more unpopular than Obama – a refrain you will hear for the rest of the day.”

HA makes The Big Time.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM

All is quiet on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 5:42 AM

In 1968 this was the most popular tune in Nam.
http://youtu.be/VR90gQ-SIaY

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Good morning, everyone! I’m going to leave this here and ask that someone pass it on to oscarwilde if they get the chance, please. Thanks.

OW, have you checked out openlibrary.org? It might be an option for an electronic reading source.

Also if you have access to DAISY, that gives you a broader selection of books through openlibrary.org.

lineholder on July 16, 2014 at 6:25 AM

So what would a Reaganite strategy against “radical Islam” look like? Based on Reagan’s record, particularly in his first term, it would be expensive, indiscriminate, rhetorically aggressive, hostile to congressional oversight, and cautious about deploying U.S. troops.

Radical Islam is a different sort of threat than the USSR was.

The USSR had a Nation-State, an economic system, and a ruthless soul-crushing apparatus that impoverished the people so the State could produce arms and spread its ideology.

Radical Islam has none of those features, so trying to figure out what Reagan would do is difficult, as this is a different sort of threat environment not suited to Cold War proxy-wars.

What can be said is that the Western World was founded at Westphalia with the concept of religious tolerance and pluralism of religion, and that Nations that uphold that and the liberty to worship as one pleases and give the people a voice in their own government should be natural allies to the US. That does not mean sending lots of arms overseas, or military, but bolstering the conception that the realms of law are interrelated, Moral, Natural and Civil, but that the latter cannot dictate to the other two on how to run. Thus aid would flow to those Nations who represent those values and we would seek to befriend them and bolster them to defend themselves against a threat that is NOT that of a Nation State but of an ideology seeking to gain power wherever it can to begin building a global empire.

That would also place Marxist based States on the list of those Nations that we wouldn’t want to deal with or befriend, due to loss of religious and secular liberty to tyrannical government.

Touchstones of individual liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights could also be applied for how friendly we would wish to be with a Nation, so that those seeking to limit speech, religion, redress of government, individual freedom of person and papers, and the right to keep and bear arms would serve as a means to help allies and potential allies to learn about the evils of such restrictions no matter how they are sold: they are about concentrating temporal power in government and removing the individual’s Natural Rights by fiat of the State. The US falls short on this listing, too, but as one that is sane and easy to understand it would form an entire basis for foreign policy and let Nations know that how they will be treated will be based on how they treat their own people.

Radical thought, that.

Being a friend of liberty everywhere but only seeking to secure our own at home.

We might try it some day and chuck ‘realism’ into the circular file as it hasn’t work at establishing and securing the freedom of men, but has, instead, guaranteed a worse world where you broker with evil and sign away more and more to it until you become evil as well. I don’t much like that as ‘realism’ as you end up losing no matter what you do. So how about a different form of idealism that calls evil what it is and seeks to help others in confronting it with us? You don’t need a massive military for that, just commitment to securing our rights and liberty at home and welcoming our fellow Nations that seek to do that with their own people as well.

Pro-Westphalia. Pro-Individual Liberty and the Rights of Man as Individual. Helping those who share our values to build a safer society that will bolster these ideals. Preparing a strong defense at home so none dare think us weak and a Paper Tiger, but would prefer to deal with us diplomatically as a first course. Calling these modern-day Pirates as they are and seeking the help of fellow Nations to eliminate them wherever they roam on land and sea, which is more of a policy for at home but a working together abroad even with Nations we don’t like as these are a threat to all mankind, these Radical Islamists are.

Why that almost sounds Reaganesque!

We might try it some day.

Before the next Dark Age arrives with Iron Times as an added bonus feature.

ajacksonian on July 16, 2014 at 6:27 AM

The preemptive strikes suggest that many in GOP fear Paul is winning the foreign policy argument with the American people

That’s merely the dream of Noah Rothman and other spokescritters for the GOPe. They preach amnesty, gay marriage, and stupid foreign policy in the hope that they will lure stupid people to their cause. The irony is nobody is more stupid then they are.

Happy Nomad on July 16, 2014 at 6:51 AM

HA makes The Big Time.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Hooray! Not Ed or Allah’s comments that are thoughtful and analytical but HA’s own chowderhead for his muddled up views on amnesty and the invasion from the South.

Happy Nomad on July 16, 2014 at 6:53 AM

A wonderful dream! Barack gets out of prison in 2020 after serving only four years of his twenty year sentence.He tries to resume his original career as a community organizer only to meet a mob outside his studio apartment yelling, ” What did you do with the stash”? He tries to run to the house of the late Bill Ayers but Bernedette Ayers the widow has become a born again Christian and will not let Obama in her house. Unfortunately I woke up.

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Not so wonderful if Barak is still around in 2020. I don’t mean dead (not that there is anything wrong with that) but surely we can have changed immigration law enough that this filthy Kenyan gets deported.

Happy Nomad on July 16, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Happy Nomad on July 16, 2014 at 6:55 AM

It was a wonderful dream! Why do you want to destroy it?

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Foreign policy will not be a big deal in the 2016 primaries. The illegal alien amnesty issue WILL BE.

bluegill on July 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM

I will be if Iran has the bomb

KBird on July 16, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Good Morning, Patriots, Sockpuppets, and Trolls!

Liberal Bureaucrats, like Secretary of State John Kerry and his boss, are professional political prevaricators. Men and women, whose ethics and morality change with the direction of the wind, and whose egos override their judgement…every time.

My take: Sec. John Kerry Gets Uptight When He Hears of “American Exceptionalism”. My Reply.

kingsjester on July 16, 2014 at 7:08 AM

It was a wonderful dream! Why do you want to destroy it?

celtic warrior on July 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

The sky belongs to those who dare to dream of stars.

Axe on July 16, 2014 at 7:14 AM

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