Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

Jose Antonio Vargas trumpeted that he was an undocumented immigrant for years. But authorities never apprehended him.

Until now.

On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents detained the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-turned-activist in McAllen, Texas, after he told them he was in the country illegally, officials said.

He was released on his own recognizance with a notice to appear before an immigration judge, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement…

“I want to thank everyone who stands by me and the undocumented immigrants of south Texas and across the country,” he said. “Our daily lives are filled with fear in simple acts such as getting on an airplane to go home to our family.”

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“What do you want to do with me?”

What do you want to do with us?

How do you define American?”

On behalf of 11 million undocumented immigrants like me — many of us Americans in all but papers — I asked those questions to the Senate Judiciary Committee in February 2013, nearly two years after I publicly outed myself as an undocumented immigrant in The New York Times Magazine.

Against the advice of lawyers, I wrote, in detail, what I had to do to live and survive in America: hide in plain sight as I worked as a journalist for more than a decade; lie on government forms to get jobs while paying taxes and contributing to Social Security (undocumented workers provide billions in both); grow estranged from my mother in the Philippines who put me on a plane to the United States in 1993. In outing myself, I risked everything and prepared myself for anything.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called for Vargas’ immediate release after his detention, saying he stood “in solidarity” with the writer and that his detention “shows how our immigrant enforcement agencies are failing to use their discretion and detaining longtime immigrants who do not pose a threat to our security.”

Supporters who carried signs demanding Vargas’ release said his detention felt symbolic for many of them.

“Jose Antonio Vargas has lived the struggle so many of us here have lived. At the end of the day, we’re all connected. We’re all dreamers,” said Roxana Menchaca, 21, a senior at a nearby university and a U.S. citizen, born to undocumented parents, who grew up on both sides of the border…

[T]hanks to loopholes in immigration security, he has been able to travel the country, using his passport from the Philippines. Last week, he headed to the heart of the border crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, ostensibly to highlight the plight of unaccompanied immigrant children.

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I do not have a single U.S. government-issued ID. Like most of our country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, I do not have a driver’s license—not yet, at least. (Recently, California and Washington, D.C., passed laws granting licenses to their undocumented residents. Though New York City will start issuing municipal IDs to its undocumented population, the state of New York, where I currently live, does not issue driver’s licenses.) Identification aside, since outing myself in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011, and writing a cover story for TIME a year later, I’ve been the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country. The visibility, frankly, has protected me. While hundreds of thousands of immigrants have been detained and deported in the past three years, I produced and directed a documentary film, “Documented,” which was shown in theaters and aired on CNN less than two weeks ago. I founded a media and culture campaign, Define American, to elevate how we talk about immigration and citizenship in a changing America. And I’ve been traveling non-stop for three years, visiting more than 40 states.

Of course, I can only travel within the United States and, for identification, when I fly I use a valid passport that was issued by my native country, the Philippines. But each flight is a gamble. My passport lacks a visa. If TSA agents discover this, they can contact CBP, which, in turn, can detain me. But so far, I haven’t had any problems, either because I look the way I do (“You’re not brown and you don’t look like a Jose Antonio Vargas,” an immigration advocate once told me), or talk the way I do—or because, as a security agent at John F. Kennedy International Airport who recognized me said without a hint of irony, “You seem so American.”

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The lesson Vargas feels Americans should take away from his situation is that the border is secure, despite the crisis caused by tens of thousands of Central Americans now entering the United States. “#BORDERISSECURE — Wish I could scream that out loud,” Vargas wrote Saturday night as he linked to a Huffington Post report on his predicament.

There have been at least 57,000 illegal immigrants who have crossed the border since October of last year, and another 150,000 are estimated to do so next year. The number of illegal immigrant children flooding across the border spiked just after President Barack Obama enacted his temporary amnesty program for certain DREAMers in 2012, and many migrants interviewed said they made the journey to America believing they would be able to indefinitely remain in the United States – like Vargas has been able to – if they made it across the border.

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Could one not make a case here that, were Vargas to enjoy the American protections he claims as his right, he has little choice but to do what he has done with his employment forms, his driving license, and so forth, and just flagrantly break the law? Maybe he could buy a gun in a state without background checks on private sales (this would be spectacularly illegal). Maybe he could pick one up on a street corner. And then he could carry it without permission. Not because he’s a lawbreaker, you understand, but because he has no choice. Because the original offense cancels out the others. Because he’s an “undocumented American,” and his rights are at stake. Sure, progressives have spent the last two decades attempting to increase the bureaucracy around the Second Amendment, not diminishing it. Sure, the Left devoutly hopes to force all 50 states to apply the federal background check system to all private transfers, too. Sure, it lauds those states in which this rule already obtains. Sure, it argues routinely that America is in desperate need of a system that makes sure that only those who are eligible are buying guns. But this is different — a loophole, if you will. We should just let it go.

Let’s go one stage further. What if our newly heat-packing Jose Antonio Vargas were stopped by police for driving with headphones on, but this time had a gun on his hip? What should we expect from this situation? Would the officer be required just to let him go? And if not, why not? We hear incessantly that any gun-control law passed in order to ensure public safety has to be applied to everyone or it is next to useless. Is that true or is it not? After all, the Left is so upset that America’s “gun safety” rules are a patchwork quilt precisely because it believes that any holes in the system render that system useless. Does this ideal not apply because we know that Jose Antonio Vargas doesn’t mean any harm? Indeed, should we expect the Left to rally around defending Jose’s gun from the rules? Or we would hope that the laws on the books would be enforced lest the very principle of them be turned into a joke?

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The most recent scofflaw to rise to national prominence was not a progressive hero such as Vargas, but a rancher named Cliven Bundy, whose fight against the Bureau of Land Management became a brief cause célèbre on the Right. Bundy’s story was sympathetic and his philosophical case was strong, but I pushed back against him nevertheless. Why? Well, because legally he didn’t have a leg to stand on, and because there is nothing in the social compact that permits individuals to secede from the established order if it is not to their liking…

Watching the reactions to Vargas’s arrest, however, I am beginning to wonder if the progressive support for the rule of law was purely expedient. Alarmingly, many of those who endorsed my approach to the Bundy case seem to have rushed to Vargas’s side. Are we to take from this that America’s laws should be applied only to those we dislike? And if we are not, what precisely is the operating standard? Everyone, after all, can find a reason why their case is different. That’s why we write down the rules.

Once again, let us remember what happened here: This was not a matter of “priorities” or of “discretion.” ICE did not perform a midnight no-knock raid on Vargas’s apartment and actively remove him from America. Instead, a famous man elected to put himself in a position in which he was asked for papers that he does not possess. At one level, I really do feel sorry for him. But I do not feel sorry enough that I am willing to bless the wanton disregard of the rules. Celebrity or no celebrity, sympathy or no sympathy, this is a nation of laws and not of men. That goes for people the cool kids cherish, too.

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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I miss Michelle Malkin.

RickB on July 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Not another nickel. Disband the VA and give the veterans the same health care plan that congress gets. Pretty simple, really.

bimmcorp on July 16, 2014 at 10:08 PM


Best quote I’ve seen today.

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM

FYI: Fox is buying CNN

faraway on July 16, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Lawlessness starts at the top…..it will get worse.

d1carter on July 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I miss Michelle Malkin.

RickB on July 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM


She called, said she missed you too.

But she’s confident once Dana Loesch helps her get her new rifle sighted in … she won’t miss again.

;->

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Howdy.
I do solemnly swear that I am up to no good…

Doc Holliday on July 16, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Past .. God is good … ALL of the time. :-)

FYI: Fox is buying CNN

faraway on July 16, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Srsly ????? Whoa !!!!

pambi on July 16, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Rat. So.

Judge_Dredd on July 16, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I heard Sean say on his show just over 200,000 illegals flooded across the border between Oct 2013 and June 2014.

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I might not stay long since it’s so late.

G2M, Lineholder and I had a nice conversation awhile ago on last night’s QOTD. Nobody calling names, no insults. It was nice.

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Doggone auto-spell…. Meant PSSST (not PAST)
Sigh.

pambi on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Evenin’, all y’all!!!

ladyingray on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Howdy.
I do solemnly swear that I am up to no good…

Doc Holliday on July 16, 2014 at 10:46 PM


Good
… that’s good to know.

Axe always wanted someone to follow in his footsteps …

… now if he had just been smart enough NOT to tell Sophie to walk 5 paces behind him.

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

“Our daily lives are filled with fear in simple acts such as getting on an airplane to go home to our family.”

That fear should be immediately eliminated by dumping you over the border (any border will suffice – you can make your own way home) and never letting you back in, again, dirtbag invader.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

someone in an earlier thread posted this website

http://www.alipac.us/f8/protest-times-locations-july-18-19-national-protests-against-amnesty-307111/

where you can keep track of the various protests this weekend…by state

r keller on July 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM

FYI: Fox is buying CNN

faraway on July 16, 2014 at 10:44 PM

If this is true, I can’t see how this administration’s FCC would allow that to happen.

EA_MAN on July 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM

If this poll is accurate, Joe Carr just may have a shot next month in defeating Alexander.

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham endorsed Joe Carr, the Republican Senate challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), as a new poll shows that he is gaining significant support in his campaign.
A new poll conducted by Triton Polling, shows that Carr has jumped sixteen points in his race against Alexander in Tennessee since May. Alexander now leads Carr 43-36 percent.

The results show that 6.7 percent of voters chose long shot candidate George Flinn, four percent chose another candidate and 10.1 percent were not sure.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/14/Poll-Joe-Carr-Jumps-Sixteen-Points-In-Fight-Against-Lamar-Alexander

Haven’t been able to find any polls on the Roberts/Wolf race.

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Is there a point here? Why would this clown get any different treatment than Jugears’ drunk uncle or that hustler that lives in the White House after ripping off the Treasury for years and years.

I smell a false flag.

platypus on July 16, 2014 at 10:51 PM

FYI: Fox is buying CNN

faraway on July 16, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Murdoch WANTS to buy CNN.

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 10:53 PM

If Fox buys CNN, they should fire everybody, shut it down, and sell the building.

Doc Holliday on July 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Looks like the illegals aren’t getting the resort in Texas after all.

I read a good comment on it – someone says why don’t we put homeless veterans in a place like that. Excellent idea!

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

So. disgusted.
My apologies to my parents, their sibs, and friends who fought in WWII. We’ve failed you and all those whose blood was shed.
My apologies to my grandparents who risked all to come here the legal way.
My apologies to God… I don’t have to say why.
He knows what this nation/world has become.

31giddyup on July 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Is there a point here? Why would this clown get any different treatment than Jugears’ drunk uncle or that hustler that lives in the White House after ripping off the Treasury for years and years.

Don’t forget Aunt Zetuni – now dead, I think, but sucking up public dollars while she was alive and the proud holder of a deportation order.

I smell a false flag.

platypus on July 16, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Not sure about that. Just one guy in ICE who didn’t understand how things actually (don’t) work, I would guess. As you surmise, nothing is going to happen to this invader – though he ought to get the full Elian Gonzalez treatment.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Krauthammer predicted this.

Baghdad Bobby II will call it a “big success” tomorrow.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM

FYI: Fox is buying CNN

faraway on July 16, 2014 at 10:44 PM

No, Fox made an offer to buy Time Warner but subject to the auctioning off of CNN. They know that there’s no way that the FTC or FCC would allow for one company to acquire a competitor cable network for anti-trust reasons. Last I heard, Time Warner’s board rejected the offer.

But, never count Murdoch out and the real gem in this acquisition would be HBO anyway. This is going to get interesting.

TXUS on July 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM

That fear should be immediately eliminated by dumping you over the border (any border will suffice – you can make your own way home) and never letting you back in, again, dirtbag invader.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

That’s too good for him.

You want to stop illegals from coming here? Make foreign invasion a capital offense (or if unpalatable, I’d settle for serious prison/hard-labor time) …

ShainS on July 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

“I want to thank everyone who stands by me and the undocumented immigrants of south Texas and across the country,”

Fluke off. You’re not “immigrants”. That denotes legality.

You’re illegal usurpers and your masters need to have their heads cut off by ISIS, which slip through the open border.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

If Fox buys CNN, they should fire everybody, shut it down, and sell the building.

Doc Holliday on July 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

In a separate statement, Fox confirmed it made a formal proposal and said it’s not in current talks with Time Warner.

To appease antitrust regulators, the companies would sell CNN, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, since Fox already has Fox News. CNN could fetch about $6 billion in a sale, the person said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-16/fox-said-willing-to-pay-more-than-85-a-share-for-time-warner.html

can_con on July 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Led Zeppelin — Immigrant song

RickB on July 16, 2014 at 10:59 PM

CNN could fetch about $6 billion in a sale, the person said.

Seriously?

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Save this, refresh often, as it changes a lot, and spread it around to myriad of people who still believe in the Land of Laws.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

CNN could fetch about $6 billion in a sale, the person said.

Proving that there are so many of these.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

someone says why don’t we put homeless veterans in a place like that. Excellent idea! gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Absolutely. Cut foreign aid to mexico to pay for it.

wolly4321 on July 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I don’t know why these illegals think (1) they have a right to be here and (2) that we should feel sorry for them.

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Meant PSSST

pambi on July 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Did someone pssst their pants?

John the Libertarian on July 16, 2014 at 11:02 PM

So if Ogabe grants illegals the ‘legality’ to stay here, technically they are not eligible to vote since they are not citizens, right?

And theoretically his EO could be undone by President Cruz/Jindal/Palin/Whomever and ship the illegals + the long-time illegals back as well,also?

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Many people, due to my incredible ability to brain, have asked me whom my favorite arthur is.

Ronaldus Waximus Montblanc

h/T Axe’s pen name

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 11:03 PM

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

(1) Because liberals pander to them.

(2) See # 1

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Out you go, maggot … through the door or through the window.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Online pickup line of the night…..

“Why aren’t you in jail – it’s illegal to look that good”

*facepalm*

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Erin Burnett is a big fat LIAR!!!! Obama HAS NOT deported more people than everybody else AND Obama DOES NOT WANT TO SEND THEM BACK!!!!!

Realdemocrat1 on July 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Online pickup line of the night…..

“Why aren’t you in jail – it’s illegal to look that good”

*facepalm*

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I hope you are keeping a list. Do they learn this from each other or is there a book?

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM

So if Ogabe grants illegals the ‘legality’ to stay here, technically they are not eligible to vote since they are not citizens, right?

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Not if dims can help it.

New York state Sen. Guestavo Rivera wants to pass legislation to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in local and state elections, Reuters reports.

In terms of the broad benefits available to non-citizens, this bill is the first of its kind in America.

The main objective of the New York Is Home Act, according to Rivera, is to integrate illegal immigrants, who are estranged from participation in civic, economic and political life.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/16/new-york-dem-illegals-should-have-the-right-to-vote/#ixzz37gvm0F6c

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

“What do you want to do with me ?

What do you want to do with us ?

How do you define American ? ”

Jose Antonio Vargas @cnn.com on Mon June 30, 2014 12:11 AM EDT

.
First, you have to define an individual country, Jose.
.
We in the United States believe we have already done that, satisfactorily.

Our borders are not ambiguous, or “ill defined.”

Our immigration law is not ambiguous, or “ill defined.”
Ill enforced ? … Hang yeah ! … But, so what ?
.
Just because we loosely throw the term “American” around, the way we do, doesn’t open the door for you to redefine “U.S. (NOT “American”) citizenship.”

listens2glenn on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

WOW! the rumored sale of CNN is the only thing drawing interest?

Ok, it WAS a crappy day for posts on HA but y’all are jest DEAD tonight.

On to a more serious topic, I was wondering if anyone of the feminine persuasion has ever heard of this sort of thing …

Vibrating Makeup Applicator

Vibrating applicator helps to blend makeup evenly
Can be used to apply any type of makeup including liquid, powder, or mousse
9,000 vibration actions per minute
Ideal for covering lines, acne, sun spots, and blemishes
Ergonomic design helps to contour to faces
Sponges don’t rub off or smudge foundation
Requires 1 CR2032 watch battery (included)


.
Groupon pushes the weirdest stuff – it not like it’s the “Tammy Faye Baker Collectible Memorial” Edition.

;->

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

‘LIving in fear.’ Hmmmmmm. How to fix that? Hmmmmmm.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Jose Antonio Vargas trumpeted that he was an undocumented immigrant for years. But authorities never apprehended him.

This jackass is using his illegal alien status as a badge to promote himself as some kind of hero. Any of the networks or newspapers would get him a working visa in a heartbeat for the status it would give them, but then Vargas would become just an ordinary immigrant and not newsworthy.

slickwillie2001 on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

ShainS on July 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Shain, I responded to you but, evidently, wrote a naughty word somewhere. I don’t have the energy to type it all over again with the appropriate dots, dashes and symbols near the linguistically offensive territory :)

In sum, I’d be happy to give them the hard labor their fans all claim they love to do but I would much prefer to just be totally rid of them. Dump them in Mexico, fly them to Africa … whatever. I want to just dump them whereever WE decide is convenient for us and make sure they never, ever, ever come back in, again, for any reason.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Where is the Border Wall????

Realdemocrat1 on July 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I hope you are keeping a list. Do they learn this from each other or is there a book?

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Apparently cheesy pickup lines are the new rage.

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

A bill from some useless state Senator is going nowhere.

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Is Vargas a phag??

Realdemocrat1 on July 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Realdemocrat1 on July 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM

She’s an idiot. However, she’s not the only idiot who repeats that ridiculous talking point.

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Whatever slimy entity that owns HotAir continues to slide toward the inevitable full porn sidebar ads, with the latest batch of “RevContent” ads. Six windows … four about Kate Upton’s boobs and one photo of two women in bikinis supposedly simulating sex.

Ad revenue is obviously important. Be who you want to be, guys – just link directly to porn sites.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Not seeing the need for that myself. It looks like it would be a bit messy.

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Whatever slimy entity that owns HotAir continues to slide toward the inevitable full porn sidebar ads, with the latest batch of “RevContent” ads. Six windows … four about Kate Upton’s boobs and one photo of two women in bikinis supposedly simulating sex.

Ad revenue is obviously important. Be who you want to be, guys – just link directly to porn sites.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM

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You ARE aware there are a number of products that can block those ads, right?

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:11 PM

CNN could fetch about $6 billion in a sale, the person said.

Seriously?

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Do they mean +$6 billion or -$6 billion?

slickwillie2001 on July 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM

‘The book’ has been written many times, COL. But ‘His’tory is like, sexist and stuff, doncha know?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM

That’s not the point. At least one dim was willing to go on record and support a bill that would grant them voting rights.

Dims are getting more radical by the day. One dim rep from Georgia tweeted the border should be open.

I won’t be surprised if other dims follow suit and demand voting rights for illegals.

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM

“What do you want to do with me ?

What do you want to do with us ?

How do you define American ? ”

Jose Antonio Vargas @cnn.com on Mon June 30, 2014 12:11 AM EDT

Send you to the Vatican – the Pope loves you

Send you to the Vatican – the Pope loves you

You eligible for a U.S. passport and voting in National elections.

RickB on July 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Do they mean +$6 billion or -$6 billion?

slickwillie2001 on July 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM

LOL.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yeah, after I hit “submit” it occurred to me that we’re so broke we really can’t afford to imprison them.

It might be a great deterrent, but — of course — I’m dreamin’ …

ShainS on July 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Fat, bald slob Karl Rove on O’Reilly tonight, attempting to sound like he’s somehow not an open borders RINO jackass. It didn’t work.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

PolAg, not to mention the little swirly button on yer mousy thing.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Not seeing the need for that myself. It looks like it would be a bit messy.

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:11 PM

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I have no reference points.

My wife and daughter wear very little make-up.

I never dated what I used to refer to as a “Plastic Polly” back when some women wore a LOT.

Is there a High Gloss Foundation that needs to buffed down really well …. maybe? ;)

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I say we throw him in a rent-a-car with an AR in the trunk, and make him drive south.

wolly4321 on July 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Fat, bald slob Karl Rove on O’Reilly tonight, attempting to sound like he’s somehow not an open borders RINO jackass. It didn’t work.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Just cannot stand him…

OmahaConservative on July 16, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Whatever slimy entity that owns HotAir continues to slide toward the inevitable full porn sidebar ads, with the latest batch of “RevContent” ads. Six windows … four about Kate Upton’s boobs and one photo of two women in bikinis supposedly simulating sex.

Ad revenue is obviously important. Be who you want to be, guys – just link directly to porn sites.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Hot Air was acquired by Salem Communications:

Salem Web Network owns over 13 national sites and 100 local websites for Salem radio stations featuring Bible study tools, devotionals, music and ministry streaming, conservative news and commentary, Christian e-cards, video and social networking and other material. wiki

can_con on July 16, 2014 at 11:16 PM

You ARE aware there are a number of products that can block those ads, right?

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Maybe.

Jaibones on July 16, 2014 at 11:16 PM

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM

cat, that’s not gonna happen. It’d be as popular as a fart in church. This is gonna backfire big-time and we will have a big huge mess to clean up. Those (actual) children are pawns.

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:16 PM

CNN could fetch about $6 billion in a sale, the person said.

Proving that there are so many of these.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Schadenfreude: Caught that a day ago:)

mergers & acquisitions

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/mergers-acquisitions/

Time Warner
14h

Update: 21st Century Fox confirms that offer to acquire Time Warner was declined in June; says not currently in discussions – @CNBC
Read more on cnbc.com
=====================

markets
15h
Time Warner shares spike 14% in pre-market trading after report of rejected Fox buyout offer – @businessinsider
Read more on businessinsider.com

21st Century Fox
16h
More: In rebuffed Time Warner offer, Fox indicated it would sell CNN to head off potential antitrust concerns – @dealbook
Read more on nytimes.com

21st Century Fox
16h
Sources: Time Warner rejected formal $80 billion offer from 21st Century Fox – @CNBC
Read more on cnbc.com

canopfor on July 16, 2014 at 11:17 PM

It might be a great deterrent, but — of course — I’m dreamin’ …

ShainS on July 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I am more of a mind to seriously militarize – and I mean seriously – our national border and let NO ONE cross no man’s land. A national border should be a very serious and very dangerous place, from the outside, and those who try to breach it should be dropped on the spot.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Is there a High Gloss Foundation that needs to buffed down really well …. maybe? ;)

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I am a light makeup wearer as well.

I used to work with this girl who wore so much foundation that it would crack when she smiled. This is probably their target consumer.

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Online pickup line of the night…..

“Why aren’t you in jail – it’s illegal to look that good”

*facepalm*

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Gawd, how lame. SNL “Wild and Crazy Guys” skit stuff, at best.

Maybe better: “Damn, I had a peaceful, easy feelin’ until you and those eyes showed up.”

TXUS on July 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

If Fox buys CNN, they should fire everybody, shut it down, and sell the building.

Doc Holliday on July 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

So long as they first burn the chair Wolf Blitzer excitedly, er, sits in whilst pandering to Slick, Killary and Ogabe.

viking01 on July 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I agree it’s going to backfire. We are already seeing a backlash. Hundreds of protests will be taking place across the country on Friday and Saturday.

The plan to spend millions on a resort for illegals was quickly scrapped due to the immediate backlash.

Dims are getting even more brazen and radical. People are getting very fed up.

I agree with you also that the children are pawns. The actual kids, that is. Some of the “children” are teenagers with criminal records.

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Yeah, after I hit “submit” it occurred to me that we’re so broke we really can’t afford to imprison them.

It might be a great deterrent, but — of course — I’m dreamin’ …

ShainS on July 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I am half serious with this next proposal:

Ship then ALL to Detroit. Have THEM build a wall to contain themselves – in return for a land grant of one quarter of an acre of land within the city limits when the wall is completed. Sit back, see what happens.

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Sing along kids!
Frito Bandito

Hi all. Couldn’t get away with that ad these days!

Brat on July 16, 2014 at 11:22 PM

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

This could also be a big opportunity to get rid of some big pro-amnesty RINOs as well. I’m a glass half-full guy. This doesn’t have to be the end of the Republic. And you remember where political power comes from as Mao once said? This is the hill to die on…

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Is there a High Gloss Foundation that needs to buffed down really well …. maybe? ;)

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I don’t know about a foundation, but my face could use a good buff down.;)

Barred on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Good evening, Paladin. :) Wonderful to see you, as always.

I’ve already made arrangements with friends to care for my animals and post my bail should the need arise.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Did you deliver the teddy bears yet, daddy?

Galtian on July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I used to work with this girl who wore so much foundation that it would crack when she smiled. This is probably their target consumer.

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:18 PM

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Thanks, gg – that makes sense.

It’s motorized for those quick touch ups without hand cramps!

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Gawd, how lame. SNL “Wild and Crazy Guys” skit stuff, at best.

Maybe better: “Damn, I had a peaceful, easy feelin’ until you and those eyes showed up.”

TXUS on July 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM

You missed the ones I posted the other night. Let’s see “If I could rearrange the alphabet I would put U and I together” and “How was Heaven when you left it”.

Yours is much better – delivered with a nice southern accent I assume :)

gophergirl on July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I don’t know why these illegals think (1) they have a right to be here and (2) that we should feel sorry for them.

crankyoldlady on July 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

“Because in this global world we’re all Americans now” — obama/Pelosi/Reid/Boehner/Rubio/Ryan and assorted traitors of the Land of Laws

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

This is the hill to die on…

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

The GOP wants to take the valleys.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 16, 2014 at 11:18 PM

It’s stunning that that is not already the case.

Dozens of other countries’ borders defended by hundreds of thousands of our troops … insanity!

ShainS on July 16, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I’ve already made arrangements with friends to care for my animals and post my bail should the need arise.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Evening J. and HA.

Unfortunately we can’t take this as humorous any more.

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

My wife and daughter wear very little make-up. I never dated what I used to refer to as a “Plastic Polly” back when some women wore a LOT. Is there a High Gloss Foundation that needs to buffed down really well …. maybe? ;) PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

For some reason I keep picturing a gas powered cement vibrator for make-up.

I never liked chicks that layer it on.

I know a lady that is stunning, until she trys to look pretty. Total turn off.

A little is ok,, but paint brush trowel it on?

Nah..

wolly4321 on July 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

#sendbacktheirkids

Galtian on July 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

8 weight on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I hope you are right. There are two primaries coming up yet for conservatives. Joe Carr in TN and Milton Wolf in Kansas. I posted a poll showing Carr gaining ground.

If conservatives win those two seats, it will be a big help. Roberts and Alexander have to go.

We desperately need a lot more conservatives in DC.

cat_owner on July 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I don’t know about a foundation, but my face could use a good buff down.;)

Barred on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM


LOL!
I MUST slow down my quick scanning of posts because I can’t share what I FIRST thought you had said.

PolAgnostic on July 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM

#sendbacktheirkids

Galtian on July 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Excellent

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM

‘The border is secure. Oh, and bye the bye, I need about 4 billion bucks to take care of the ‘children’ who didn’t make it across that secure border. So, uhm, how ’bouts it?

Hairy Reed, Villiage (Senate) idiot.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Schadenfreude on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Good evening, Paladin. :) Wonderful to see you, as always.

I’ve already made arrangements with friends to care for my animals and post my bail should the need arise.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Don’t worry MG. I will feed your pets their special blend of gluten free treats and get you out of the slammer by tunneling like an ant eater digging through a termite mound. Then we will make our escape under the cover of the great shadow cast by Glade Airship Kerfuffle.

Parmenides on July 16, 2014 at 11:28 PM

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