Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on July 19, 2014 by Allahpundit

One of the corpses fell through the rickety roof of Irina Tipunova’s house in this sleepy village, just after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 exploded high over eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government forces.

“There was a howling noise and everything started to rattle. Then objects started falling out of the sky,” the 65-year-old pensioner said in front of her grey-brick home.

“And then I heard a roar and she landed in the kitchen, the roof was broken,” she said, showing the gaping hole made by the body when it came through the ceiling of the kitchen in an extension to the house.

The dead woman’s naked body was still lying inside the house, next to a bed.

***

Recent history offers two examples in which inadvertent attacks on civilian airliners demonstrated the risks of military confrontation but also led, over time, to a process of sober reflection and eventual de-escalation.

The first such incident was the Sept. 1, 1983 attack that downed Korean Air Lines Flight 007 near Sakahlin Island, a missile testing zone on the far eastern coast of what was then the Soviet Union. The plane was brought down by a Soviet fighter jets, but Moscow initially denied responsibility and then claimed the passenger jet had been on a spy mission. In truth, it was a hideous accident in the fog of the Cold War that illustrated how Moscow and Washington were operating on a hair trigger. The vituperative reaction in Washington led some Soviets to fear that all-out war might be ahead — and this, in turn, contributed to a period of reflection that eventually led both sides to consider new arms control agreements and other measures of détente. Indeed, viewed through history’s lens, you can discern a connection between the KAL shootdown and the eventual end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union…

Nobody knows if the tragic events over eastern Ukraine will lead to wise reflection in Moscow and a move toward de-escalation, or whether tensions will exacerbate even further. Sometimes, disaster makes people stop and think; other times, it just leads to worse disaster. But certainly the loss of the Malaysia Airlines jet should encourage European nations, such as Germany, that sanctions against Russia that push it toward peace are preferable to letting the haphazard process of tit-for-tat continue.

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America’s Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, could not have been clearer in apportioning blame in her speech at the Security Council Friday: “Russian can end this war. Russia must end this war.” The result is likely to be a Western ultimatum to Russia to comply with its previous commitments to rein in the separatists and deliver them to the negotiating table. If Putin refuses, the consequences could be twofold.
Why did MH17 fly over a war zone?

The first is that the Ukrainian government would be given a much freer hand to continue and complete its “anti-terror” operations against pro-Russian forces. The second would be a further tightening of Western sanctions. If these included a shift to the long threatened “sector sanctions” covering whole industries, the impact could be severe at a time when the Russian economy is already looking extremely vulnerable.

Having maintained the tactical initiative for most of the last four months, Putin suddenly faces an uncomfortable dilemma. Failure to co-operate in de-escalating the crisis invites the risk of deeper international isolation and real economic pain.

But abandoning the separatists mean a loss of political leverage over Ukraine and an even bigger loss of face at home.

***

If it has done nothing else, the crash of Flight MH17 has just put an end to the “it’s not a real war” fairy tale, both for the Russians and for the West. Tragically, this unconventional nonwar war has just killed 298 people, mostly Europeans. We can’t pretend it isn’t happening any longer, or that it doesn’t affect anyone outside of Donetsk. The Russians can’t pretend either.

Without the fairy-tale pretense, some things are about to become clear. For one, we are about to learn whether the West in 2014 is as united, and as determined to stop terrorism as it was 26 years ago. When the Libyan government brought down Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, the West closed ranks and isolated the Libyan regime. Can we do the same now—or will too many be tempted to describe this as a “tragic accident,” and to dismiss what will inevitably be a controversial investigation as “inconclusive?” It is insufficient to state, as President Obama has now done, that there must be a “cease-fire” in Ukraine. What is needed is a withdrawal of Russian mercenaries, weapons, and support. The West—and the world—must push for Ukrainian state sovereignty to be reestablished in eastern Ukraine, not for the perpetuation of another frozen conflict.

We will also learn something interesting about the Russian president. So far there is no sign of shock or shame in Russia. But in truth, this tragedy offers Vladimir Putin an opportunity to get out of the messy disaster he has created in eastern Ukraine. He now has the perfect excuse to denounce the separatist movement and to cut its supplies. If he refuses, then we know that he remains profoundly dedicated to the chaos and nihilism he created in Donetsk. We can assume he intends to perpetuate it elsewhere. And if we are not prepared to fight it, we should be braced for it to spread.

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The firing of GRAD rockets and the shooting down of a civilian airplane are part of a pattern, a last-ditch desperate attempt to salvage a win in eastern Ukraine at any cost. In the last several weeks, Russia has pumped dozens of tanks, self-powered howitzers, armored vehicles and militants across the border to the Russian-backed insurgents…

But in recent weeks Moscow’s thinkers and pundits have written that they believe Putin’s support could collapse. A failure to achieve further victory in Ukraine has led analysts to predict that Putin’s support could drop significantly, and Russia’s leading pollsters already see evidence that these predictions could be right…

The Russian media landscape is now a nearly unified voice of disinformation and hate, spreading the narrative that the world is locked in a great battle between East and West, a battle which will be lost unless Putin is allowed to win it. With every passing week Putin becomes more like the totalitarian dictators who helped divide the world along these lines just a few generations ago, and he is now a victim of his own mechanisms…

The cycle will continue. Putin’s recklessness in eastern Ukraine will only grow. Many more lives, often of civilians stuck in the crossfire, will be lost. In the warped cycle of disinformation and power that Putin has created, this senseless violence makes perfect sense, and hundreds or even thousands of civilian casualties are just collateral damage.

***

Once upon a time, there was the Brezhnev Doctrine, which justified as “fraternal help” such actions as the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Mikhail S. Gorbachev replaced it with the Sinatra Doctrine —You do it your way, as Gennadi I. Gerasimov, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, put it — toward Eastern Europe. Now we have the Putin Doctrine.

It is impossible to overstate the degree to which this is a threat not just to Russia’s Eastern European and Eurasian neighbors but to the whole post-1945 international order. Across the world, countries see men and women living in other countries whom they regard as in some sense “their people.” What if, as has happened in the past, Chinese minorities in Southeast Asian countries were to be the targets of discrimination and popular anger, and China (where, on a visit this spring, I heard admiration expressed for Mr. Putin’s actions) decided to take up the mother country’s burden, exercising its völkisch responsibility to protect?…

It seems plausible already to suggest that a regular army (whether Ukrainian or Russian) would usually have identified the radar image of a civilian airliner flying at 33,000 feet, while a group made up solely of local militants (even ones with military experience) would not ordinarily have had the technology and skill to launch such an attack without outside help. It is precisely the ambiguous mixtures created by Mr. Putin’s völkisch version of the “responsibility to protect” that produce such disastrous possibilities. He subverts and calls into question the authority of the government of a sovereign territory, and then blames it for the result.

***

Western leaders need to adopt a different attitude toward the Russian leader. Putin runs an enormously corrupt, authoritarian regime that has as its main goal staying in power at any cost. He has caused the deaths of thousands of people, destabilized his neighbors, supported murderous like-minded tyrants elsewhere around the globe, and repeatedly violated the human rights of his own people. He may be popular among Russians these days, but that should not deter the West from pursuing a principled policy.

Placing Putin himself on the visa ban and asset freeze list would be a huge step, equivalent to a declaration of political war. But if the downing of MH17 doesn’t get people to start thinking along such lines, how many more innocent victims will it take?

Those of us who have been calling for tough sanctions for months have been warning that things could spin out of control and that, undeterred, Putin might threaten other countries in the region and beyond. The tragedy of MH17 should be a wake-up call to Western leaders to stop dragging their feet and to take decisive action now. They should stop treating Putin as a normal leader and instead treat him as the international pariah that he is.

***

In fact, it’s quite possible the incident won’t change the underlying dynamics in Ukraine that much at all.

As Mark Leon Goldberg smartly points out, “One of the key distinguishing features of the conflict in Ukraine is that the USA and Russia have not been able to agree to a simple set of facts about the crisis.”…

Any smoking-gun evidence tying separatist rebels to the crash or the separatists to Russia will be spun and denied. The rebels will deny they shot down the planem and the Russian government—as it has continually—will deny that it is supporting the rebels…

The incident may result in a temporary lull in violence—separatists are apparently open to a three-day cease-fire—but my guess is that before long the Ukrainian military will restart its offensive against the rebels and, once Ukraine dips out of the headlines a bit, separatist activity including the supplying of fighters with arms from Russia will continue.

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RAtso!

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I’ve done absolutely nothing today.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Hello?

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I’ve done absolutely nothing today.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Well, I told you you could see my patients….

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Ratso huh?

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Well, I told you you could see my patients….

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Not even with a telescope.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Can I just say it’s all about the pentiums, baby?

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Not even with a telescope.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Heh. A Stethescope works better, and is easier to carry around. Don’t worry, I saw them. And I’ll go back in a little while and see a few more, then I’m done.

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Heh. A Stethescope works better, and is easier to carry around. Don’t worry, I saw them. And I’ll go back in a little while and see a few more, then I’m done.

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Keep it in the freezer for the problem patients.

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Not even with a telescope.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Hehehe

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Huh?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Calling all Rude Buffoons, Wenches, Trolls, and Swiveled Eyed Loons,,,,

(Just filling in for OC)

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Ha!

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Huh?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

SHHHHH! Twerp is here….

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I hope this works because it’s pretty funny. Sad but funny.

Cindy Munford on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Huh?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

You sir are annoying.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

*holds up thermometer in one hand, speculum in the other*

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Cheers!
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…the Bronx kind.

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

*holds up thermometer in one hand, speculum in the other*

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

So that’s where they went!

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I read the Fred Barnes article yesterday on Perry.

What is the consensus on Perry here from all the Texans? I have heard he is a crony capitalist…..true or false?

8 weight on July 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Cindy Munford on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

It worked, dang.

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I hope you brought a change of clothing and a toothbrush.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Where?
*Looks around. terrified.*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

true or false?

8 weight on July 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Yes, and no.

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I go to the Bronx from time to time (Hunts Point), and I never hear anyone cheering. By the by, ALT and I have something in common. We both like sharks.
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I just like mine with lemon dill sauce.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Ummmmmm, forgot to say please.

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I’ve done absolutely nothing today.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

That’s more than I managed, and I was trying. People always say I’m very trying.

Fenris on July 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

CR, please wipe the poo off your face. You smell bad from being up “0′s” rectum.

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

You sir are annoying.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I prefer Czarina Twerpinka-Empress Supreme of the Hot Air-iverse.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:43 PM

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

And you eat them while wrapped up in your baby seal throw.
Amiright?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM

*holds up thermometer in one hand, speculum in the other*

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Women are not to be understood; women are to be enjoyed. And I don’t think the speculum is going to get you anywhere.

Fenris on July 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

CR, please wipe the poo off your face. You smell bad from being up “0′s” rectum.

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

You’re a very mean man for picking on such an intelligent person as coolrethuglica.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I’m off to hijack a Snickers convoy to keep you fed, because you’re going to be here a while a very long time.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Where?
*Looks around. terrified.*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

*whispers*
Over there——>*looks vaguely towards Lubbock from Alabama*

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I go to the Bronx from time to time (Hunts Point), and I never hear anyone cheering.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

The gunfire tends to discourage it…

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 8:46 PM

CR, please wipe the poo off your face. You smell bad from being up “0′s” rectum.

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Are you jealous?

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Well she’d better stay the hell away from me.
She’s creepy and not all there.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

See what I mean cozmo? Nothing but net on the intelligence.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Well she’d better stay the hell away from me.
She’s creepy and not all there.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Just stay out of the way of her bicycle, you’ll be fine….

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

ALT, I don’t have any baby seal throws. Too rubbery. I prefer Bengal Tiger snuggies. The fur is so soft and luxurious.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Are you jealous?

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM

A witty comeback is supposed to make you look good, not confirm the original insult, no matter how tasteless it may be.

Fenris on July 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Schad……missed our talks and am back home. Hope all is well with you and the stories I could tell.

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Just stay out of the way of her bicycle, you’ll be fine….

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Must be the Oz model.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

HONESTLIB!

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

* cranks up x-ray: 9, 10, 11, “quick exposure only,” “glow in the dark” *

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

From last nights QOTD, last page:

I am home safe from todays protest in the capital…Lansing
and in need of some quiet nappy time…
the RATSO sign was a huge hit..!!!
(yes I included @HOTAIR.com on the bottom)
the paid BAMN screaming loons…not so much…
(totally an open border bring any and all here bunch, screaming loons)
the “we welcome LEGAL immigrants ONLY” side of the sign…mild..
120-150 of us….20-30 paid shills ($35/day I heard and free signs)..
(Michigan is an open carry state…so
a half dozen ar-15′s and 50-60 side arms)
BAMN shills had a megaphone…
20-30 cops…no arrests today.. (I heard 1 BAMN goon yesterday)
going to nap for a bit…rest my ears..
cheers HA..

going2mars on July 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Schad……missed our talks and am back home. Hope all is well with you and the stories I could tell.

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Where the heII have you been? You disappeared and we thought something happened to you.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Welcome back.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I go to the Bronx from time to time (Hunts Point), and I never hear anyone cheering.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

A buddy of mine used to drive truck on the East Coast, and went to Hunt’s Point often. He told me, “If God wanted to give the world an enema he would insert the tube in Hunt’s Point.”

Accurate?

predator on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Welcome back HONESTLIB!!!
So good to see you!

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Must be the Oz model.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

It’s the one with the cards in the spokes, the frilly things on the handle bars, and the sign that says “Wal-Mart or Bust!”

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

*holds up thermometer in one hand, speculum in the other*

Sophie Ro, come here. We’re not leaving this restaurant until I understand women in general, and you in particular.

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Dood!

Bishop looks scary and has a good looking wife, me….I look creepy, in a kind of serial killer way, and have had a lot of good looking wives. See Axe, you gots to use all the tools in the tool chest.

Lesson number one on RedNeck creepy marriage. First, find a perfect looking chick that is a single mother and a tad short of cash. Be nice, even though you are creepy, and hire her and be a good boss. Take her to lunch a few times and then ask for a dinner date. She accepts, ‘cause she needs the job, but also thinks she knows what is coming and is 100% ready to politely say no to any advance.

Here is when you win her heart. Show up in your pick-up truck; drinking Bloody Mays out of a gallon milk jug (with fresh horseradish…..it has to be fresh horseradish); and towing a wood chipper. When the “hopefully” bride to be comes out to go on the “dump the creep date, but keep my job”; smile….take a big swig of Bloody Mary from the milk jug…..slyly glance at the wood chipper…and pop the big question.

I gots a yes every time.

Just trying to help out. Work both the positive and the negative to find true love. Chuckle!
As an aside, make sure you have good tires on the wood chipper…..you might need to drag it around for a couple of years as a form of “RedNeck Foreplay” and as a polite reminder……if you get my meaning.

Let me know when you are ready for Lesson number two!

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM

A witty comeback is supposed to make you look good, not confirm the original insult, no matter how tasteless it may be.

Fenris on July 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

It’s my head I will stick it where I want to. You don’t here me telling him or her to wash their face when they come out of Netanyahu’s a$$. AT least my licking is patriotic.
his/her is just plain treasonous.

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It’s the one with the cards in the spokes, the frilly things on the handle bars, and the sign that says “Wal-Mart or Bust!”

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

You don’t remember “The Wizard of Oz”? THAT Oz model.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It’s the one with the cards in the spokes, the frilly things on the handle bars, and the sign that says “Wal-Mart or Bust!”

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

And a banana seat, since she works in produce.

predator on July 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM

predator on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Well, it does have a great view of Riker’s Island with an occasional jet blast from LaGuardia at no extra charge.

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Check that – thought you were talking about the resident troll that has but one word in her vocabulary – “Blah!”

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Let me know when you are ready for Lesson number two!

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yup, he’s back alright. The one and only.

Miss Newtie’s song dedications worked.

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I hope you remembered to offer her a pinch of Skoal long cut as she got in the truck…manners, man, where are your manners?

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Well, it does have a great view of Riker’s Island with an occasional jet blast from LaGuardia at no extra charge.

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Hell, he never told me that. I gotta make some reservations!

predator on July 19, 2014 at 9:01 PM

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Why? o__0

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

A buddy of mine used to drive truck on the East Coast, and went to Hunt’s Point often. He told me, “If God wanted to give the world an enema he would insert the tube in Hunt’s Point.”

Accurate?

predator on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

It’s definitely not a bucket list item for any sane people. But Hunt’s Point is not where the enema should be stuck, just like the left buttocks isn’t.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Next thing you know Bluegill will show up with youtube channels in her pocket…

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

It’s my head I will stick it where I want to. You don’t here me telling him or her to wash their face when they come out of Netanyahu’s a$$. AT least my licking is patriotic.
his/her is just plain treasonous.

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Saying “You don’t hear me saying X” is the same thing as saying X. So, criticizing the President, and agreeing with a foreign ally, is treasonous now? I suppose you agree with the Senate Democrats’ attempt to repeal the 1st Amendment.

Fenris on July 19, 2014 at 9:03 PM

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Oh go play with yourself.
I’ve been on the front lines against the left with Protest Warrior, the Tea Party(both in Chicago), I’ve had my own conservative blog…
You’re all hat and no cattle.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 9:05 PM

predator on July 19, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Stock up on Kevlar body armor and a helmet first….

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Jimi Hendrix – Once I Had A Woman

RickB on July 19, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

It’s the model T version that has about 5000 miles on it.
*Yep-that many.*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 9:06 PM

But Hunt’s Point is not where the enema should be stuck, just like the left buttocks isn’t.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Then why is it on “Flushing” Bay?

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 9:07 PM

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Well, Newtie will be happy tonight…..

Barred on July 19, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

It’s the model T version that has about 5000 miles on it.
*Yep-that many.*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 9:06 PM

No wonder you’re so fit!

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I hope this works because it’s pretty funny. Sad but funny.

Cindy Munford on July 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I’ll go with the top comment there. “wow”.

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:09 PM

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM

…you have some splaning to do!…don’t disappear like that again!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 19, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Then why is it on “Flushing” Bay?

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I don’t know how wide you are, but I’m narrow enough that both of my cheeks sit over the flushing part.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM

CR must be lonely again. Maybe hagfish will show up to keep her company.

Where has the hag been any way?

cozmo on July 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Given a choice between ‘dependent’ or ‘independent’-I choose the latter.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM

It’s my head I will stick it where I want to. You don’t here me telling him or her to wash their face when they come out of Netanyahu’s a$$. AT least my licking is patriotic.
his/her is just plain treasonous.

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Wow, and the other night you were calling we Christians rubes for supporting Jews. You’re a bit of an Anti-Semetic, no?

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:11 PM

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:11 PM

The comment was directed at me.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I’m off to hijack a Snickers convoy to keep you fed, because you’re going to be here a while a very long time.

Steve Eggleston on July 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Offered in the spirit of full disclosure. :)

Axe on July 19, 2014 at 9:12 PM

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I’m only talking about Hunt’s Point, Bronx.

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 9:13 PM

It’s my head I will stick it where I want to. You don’t here me telling him or her to wash their face when they come out of Netanyahu’s a$$. AT least my licking is patriotic.
his/her is just plain treasonous.

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

You’re a real POS. The only reason you loooove your boy king is because he’s black. Must burn your azz that an old white man like Reagan could keep the Russians in check while your little black mom jeans is a laughing stock.

BeachBum on July 19, 2014 at 9:14 PM

viking01 on July 19, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Ahh, but you were referring to my “left cheek” word-picture of Hunts Point when referring to Flushing Bay. I was explaining how it is still fitting (unless left cheeks don’t fit near the flushing part).

Just playing word games here. We’ve both been using “sarc-understood” tags.

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Oh sure! You frauds and imitators try and try. Keep varnishing that chicken. But just like the Scrumpy Poet wanna-be Pikers you will fail.

No one poets like Scrumpy. No one.

Parmenides on July 19, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Wow, and the other night you were calling we Christians rubes for supporting Jews. You’re a big t of an Anti-Semetic, no?

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:11 PM

…I had to fix that for you hawk!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 19, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Wow, and the other night you were calling we Christians rubes for supporting Jews. You’re a bit of an Anti-Semetic, no?

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:11 PM

As the survey says Evangelicals love Jewish people above all else. They see them as mythical beings giving to us to protect and love and never sculd. They are perfect in every way and shall be put on a pedestal so high, they will touch the heaven. Jewish people put them lower than Muslims. I find that fact super duper funny and sad. really, really sad. But most funny.

And no I am not an anti-semite any more I am anti american because I can see bad policies from our government and criticize them. If criticizing people in government that does stupid things makes you anti the people they govern, then Hot air is teaming with anti-Americans as we speak.

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Given a choice between ‘dependent’ or ‘independent’-I choose the latter.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I hear you!
Hey–maybe someday you could get a google self driving car–you could jump in and say”Take me to work!”
I just hope it doesn’t reply with,”No Habla Engles, Señora!”

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

RickB on July 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM

HonestLib on July 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM

You can’t just drop in, leave a story like that and then disappear…

Barred on July 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Great. First coolrethuglica. Now it’s the piker hour! What’s next? Cozmo’s buddy Lourdes?

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Hey, Putin gets a free pass for allowing Obama’s gay athlete delegation to parade in Sochi. So get off his case already, Hot Air!

kcewa on July 19, 2014 at 9:23 PM

So, OC, how was your day?

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hey, what’s that smell?

John Hitchcock on July 19, 2014 at 9:23 PM

So, OC, how was your day?

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 9:23 PM

We didn’t make our protest today, had plumbing emergency and other problems crop up…

OmahaConservative on July 19, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Here’s a little sumpin to make you blood boil….I suspected this…

Doc Holliday on July 19, 2014 at 9:27 PM

It’s my head I will stick it where I want to. You don’t here (sic) me telling him or her to wash their face when they come out of Netanyahu’s a$$. AT least my licking is patriotic.
his/her is just plain treasonous.

coolrepublica on July 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Patriotic? Are you f-word-ing kidding me you middles shill?

Let me say one thing you f@cking idiot. Where was the progressive patriotism when your military needed support with two theaters of war raging? All I remember from the nightly news for deployments tom OIF and OEF was you b@st@rds demonstrating agains what we were involved with. So ..

Screw you.

Screw your brand of “patriotism” as Americans are oppressed by this tyrant and his thug administration.

Patriotism my 4th point of contact. You don’t know what it means.

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:27 PM

middles = mindless

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 9:28 PM

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