Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 22, 2014 by Allahpundit

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the Halbig v. Burwell decision:

“The D.C. Circuit’s decision today in Halbig v. Burwell is a repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that has come with it,” said Sen. Cruz. “The Obama Administration, through the Internal Revenue Service, has attempted to dispense revenues to the states without proper congressional authorization, robbing Congress of its constitutionally-provided power of the purse. This decision restores power to Congress and to the people and if properly enforced, should shield citizens from Obamacare’s insidious penalties, mandates, and subsidies. This is a significant victory for the American people and the rule of law, but we must not rest. Americans will continue to lose jobs, pay higher premiums, and receive fewer healthcare choices because of this disastrous law. Every last word of Obamacare must be repealed to restore jobs, growth, and opportunity in our country.”

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3. Another court has ruled that the president is breaking the law. The Supreme Court repeatedly ruled against the administration in a variety of cases this year, including the Hobby Lobby decision regarding Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, the administration’s interpretation of chemical weapons law, and the president’s recess appointment powers. The theme of these cases is clear: that the Obama administration had overstepped the bounds of its authority. The same goes for the D.C. Circuit’s ruling in Halbig. One of the messages of the decision is that the Obama administration had no authority to offer subsidies through the federally run exchanges, that the IRS was not within its legal rights to authorize those credits, and that the executive branch has broken the law in making those subsidies available.

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While the dissent was political, focusing on the plaintiff’s motives, the opinion of the court was authored by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, whom the Washington Post has described as “widely respected by people in both parties, and those who have worked with him elsewhere regard him as a sober lawyer with an open mind. There is considerable reason to think he would make a fine judge.” His nomination to the D.C. Circuit drew praise from prominent Democrats including Seth Waxman and David Kendall. Indeed, then-senator Barack Obama himself supported Griffith’s nomination. Griffith noted that while the court’s ruling could have a significant impact on the PPACA, “high as those stakes are, the principle of legislative supremacy that guides us is higher still.”

The D.C. Circuit applied the law that Congress enacted. Any downstream effects of Halbig are the result of the PPACA itself, not today’s ruling. If those effects are intolerable, then it is up to Congress to change the law, not the IRS. If Halbig results in people losing health-insurance subsidies, the blame lies with a president who recklessly offered millions of Americans tens of billions of dollars in subsidies he had no authority to offer, that could vanish with a single court ruling.

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Cannon’s goal, stated bluntly and frequently, was that Obamacare had to be brought down by any means necessary. States that did not set up exchanges were in a better position to sue the government. Fewer people in the exchanges meant higher overall costs. To insurers, the “death spiral” was an apocalypse scenario; to Cannon, it meant freedom…

This is the Leninism I’m referring to in my headline. Cannon’s no socialist—quite the opposite!—but he saw a solution to the Republican crisis of watching people grow used to new entitlements. Rip the entitlement away, weaken the system, and a painful short term would give Congress no choice but to undo the law. Take away some of the beams, and what do you know? The roof collapses.

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[T]his was not a drafting error at all. The point was to coerce the states into setting up exchanges, and the Left’s premise in structuring Obamacare as it did was its assessment that Obamacare, and especially its subsidies, would be popular. Obamacare turned out to be unpopular, however, and state governors and legislators did not suffer any political blow-back for refusing to help implement it. There was no ministerial drafting mistake; there was a mistaken assumption that the public would rally behind the policy, creating political pressure on state governments. Because statists think Obamacare is a good idea, they figured everyone would be brought around to that conclusion…

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if progressives would come clean about the drastic changes they’d make in the Constitution’s procedure for enacting law? Statutes would be sweeping, open-ended licenses to achieve one or more of the Left’s agenda items—e.g., everyone must have health care coverage—and it would then be left to the selfless, professional bureaucratic experts to work out the details. There would be no court review and no need to seek legislative modifications from Congress; everything would be done by administrative regulation and executive discretion … as long as the executive was a bien-pensant lefty like Obama.

We don’t have that system—not yet, anyway. So we’re told Halbig is about a “drafting error” and subjected to similar blather about “ambiguity” (where there is none), “plausible constructions” (that are implausible), etc. Obama partisans will continue trying to snow courts into ruling that the PPACA says something it clearly does not say—blather that may well work in the end since the judiciary, too, has become very politicized and party loyalty often counts for more than what Congress has written.

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This has substantially changed the political dynamic. If Halbig were upheld and the law effectively gutted, the Right’s instinct would be to push for substantial reform — or, preferably, for full repeal. But there would be little incentive for the Democratic party to play along. In a world without federal subsidies, the many red states that have refused to set up exchanges would likely be stuck in an unappealing no man’s land — their voters unable to access the federal dollars that would continue to flow into the blue states that had established exchanges, but bound nonetheless by the still-in-tact federal regulations that were making insurance more expensive.

Would the philosophically opposed crack under the pressure? Possibly, yes. As Halbig neatly demonstrates, the administration has routinely failed to grasp the depth and scale of the opposition to its signature law. But Republicans, too, have exhibited a tendency to overestimate just how much conservatives dislike the reforms — and how vehemently they will fight them. It is eminently feasible that a mortally wounded Obamacare would provoke enough Republican voters into demanding a fix that the law would end up being strengthened, and not further gutted.

In other words: It could pan out that Halbig is reversed not by the courts, but by Congress. If the GOP takes back the Senate — and if the next president is more amenable to altering the system — a flailing Obamacare could provide the impetus needed for Americans to finally put the experiment out of its misery and usher in a new scheme. If not, the plaintiffs could find themselves back at square one. Today was a victory for principle, for common sense, and for the rule of law — for all those virtuous attributes that the republic is intended to exhibit in abundance. But before long politics will intrude. And that’s a different matter altogether.

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Because of the nuclear option — when Reid broke the Senate rules to change the Senate rules pertaining to the filibuster of judicial nominees — Senate Republicans were unable to block three of Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result, Democrats have a 7–4 majority on the court.

The Justice Department is going to ask the full court to overturn the 2–1 ruling, issued Tuesday morning, which held that people who enrolled in Obamacare through the federal exchange are not eligible for the federal subsidies designed to make Obamacare cost less for individuals.

“If needed further proof that that’s an outlier, all you needed was to wait a couple of hours for the Fourth Circuit — which they decided the exact opposite,” Reid said. “Two activist Republican judges sought to undermine a law that was passed by Congress, upheld by the Supreme Court, and is now benefiting millions of Americans. It seems clear to me that that decision is going to be overturned.”

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The argument against the administration’s rule is straightforward: if a state refuses to set up an exchange, forcing the federal government to operate it instead, then the subsidies aren’t available. That legal reading of the statute makes some sense, because Congress may have wanted to encourage states to create exchanges with the carrot of promising subsidies for the states’ residents.

But the courts are required to uphold the rule if the law is ambiguous and the administration’s position is reasonable. The Supreme Court will probably uphold the rule under that lax standard

The issue is so close and contentious that it is basically inevitable that the Supreme Court will have to resolve it. If case goes straight to the Supreme Court, we will get a final decision within a year; otherwise, it will probably be two. My best guess is that a majority of the Justices will cite the limited role of the courts and rule for the administration and uphold the rule by the same 5-to-4 majority that rejected the major constitutional challenge to the law two years ago.

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6. Life gets harder for Republican governors

When it comes to Obamacare’s exchanges, Republican governors have been able to have it both ways. By refusing to set up state-based exchanges, they’ve been able to boast to conservatives that they rejected Obamacare. But because the Obama administration has been giving out subsidies in their states anyway, benefits are flowing to their residents. If Halbig were ultimately upheld, however, governors would be in a tight spot. Conservative activists would be pressuring them to hold the line and refuse to set up their own exchanges. But there would be an uproar from liberal groups, newspaper editorial boards, hospitals and insurance lobbyists, and protests from individuals who had been receiving subsidies and would be facing the loss of their insurance.

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There’s no use sugarcoating it: An adverse Supreme Court ruling would throw the ACA into chaos in three dozen states, including huge states like Florida and Texas. The vast majority of beneficiaries in those states would be suddenly unable to afford their premiums (and might even be required to reimburse the government for unlawful subsidies they’ve already spent). Millions of people would drop out of the insurance marketplaces. Premiums would skyrocket for the very sick people who need coverage the most.

But that’s where the conservatives’ “victory” would turn into a big political liability for red- and purple-state Republicans. An adverse ruling would create a problem that could be fixed in two ways: With an astonishingly trivial technical corrections bill in Congress, or with Healthcare.gov states setting up their own exchanges. If you’re a Republican senator from a purple Healthcare.gov state—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and others—you’ll be under tremendous pressure to pass the legislative fix. If you’re a Republican governor in any Healthcare.gov state, many thousands of your constituents will expect you to both pressure Congress to fix the problem, and prepare to launch your own exchange…

If Congress didn’t act, and red-state governors threw their middle- and low-income constituents under the bus, they’d saddle the country with a two-tiered health care system, in which residents of blue states have functioning insurance markets and near-universal coverage, and residents of red states are consigned to dysfunction and high rates of uninsurance.

***

While these decisions could have major policy implications for President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, there is virtually no chance that either one will have any near or even medium term impact on the politics surrounding Obamacare.

Why? Because minds are entirely made up about the law…

Obamacare has been, almost since its introduction into the political debate, a stand-in for feelings about President Obama. Like him, you like the law. Don’t like him, you don’t. And, like with Obama’s approval numbers — which are also in the low 40s at the moment — Republicans are more united in their dislike of Obamacare than Democrats are united in support of it. That was true before today and it will be true after today.

The political debate over Obamacare is over.

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“Just last week I told Congress that Halbig was a live torpedo in the water for Obamacare. And that torpedo just hit.”


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Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

No drinks for AXE.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

RWM

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

May I be frank?

Judge_Dredd on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

ObamaCare is dead….

Provide for yourself..

Deal with it….

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

For you John Wayne fans, TCM has “McLintock” scheduled for 11:30 eastern.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

The pantless freak is ready to bash Axe.

And where’s my daiquiri?

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Hey, Doc!

massrighty on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

O f me you people are using the devil’s Internet or something

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

ObamaCare is dead….

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

You might have missed Walking Dead show in its entirety. Something being dead doesn’t stop being a major pain in the butt.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

May I be frank?

Judge_Dredd on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM


Yes … but only if Axe gets to be Shirley.

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

And your problem with that is?

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Calm down now trolls.

Republicans aren’t denying access to birth control.

Republicans are denying access to Health insurance.

You just gotta pay for it!

can_con on July 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Pic of the Day: Wal*Mart Hookers?

AXIE, BABY!

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Always low prices!

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Republicans are denying access to Health insurance.

You just gotta pay for it!

can_con on July 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Blah! Blah! Blah!

Judge_Dredd on July 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

are

aren’t.

D’oh!

can_con on July 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Because of this you die, the girl dies, everyone dies.

Bishop on July 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

You might have missed Walking Dead show in its entirety. Something being dead doesn’t stop being a major pain in the butt.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

But in squeal #2…..

We have a solution…..

Change the channel….

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

This decision restores power to Congress and to the people and if properly enforced

Well, Sen. Cruz (and I love you), there’s the rub …

What can we expect from you and the other R’s when Emperor I Won continues to ignore the laws of the land?

/Rhetorical — I know that answer: more of the same. Your actions speak so loudly that I can’t hear what you say …

ShainS on July 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Republicans aren’t denying access to birth control.

Republicans are denying access to Health insurance.

You just gotta pay for it!

can_con on July 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

You can as well hang a “No Free Sex” slogan outside every Republican office. It used to be a winning one in the days of yore, but not in our enlightened time of Obamaphones and EBT cards.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Pic of the Day: Wal*Mart Hookers?

AXIE, BABY!

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Talking to you as little as we’re talking lately is driving me crazy, Sophie Ro. An Axe has needs. Needs that aren’t satisfied by hungry hookers too tired to go home and change, no matter how awesome their boots are. :)

You’re my drug. I’m starting to shake a little.

Also jumping at noises.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2014/07/pic-of-day-walmart-hookers.html

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home. I started to cry when I thought of you. Then it dawned on me … I’ll see you on the bus

Someone sent me this.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Let me be clear. Uh. I won. Aaaaaaannnnnnnd

Judge_Dredd on July 22, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Ace of Spades decision desk has projected Purdue wins the run off.

Barry Loudermilk easily defeated Barr. Loudermilk was endorsed by club for Growth.

And the best news is Jody Hice won. The establishment was sending out mailers to Ds, encouraging them to vote for Hice’s opponent. Glad it backfired this time.

Hice was endorsed by Erick Erickson and seems like a very solid conservative.

cat_owner on July 22, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Because of this you die, the girl dies, everyone dies.

Bishop on July 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Valar Morghulis, man. All men must diie. Get on with the program.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

He says funny things because bucket.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

For you John Wayne fans, TCM has “McLintock” scheduled for 11:30 eastern.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

.
Better yet for those of us who are John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara fans.

But their best work together was “The Quiet Man”

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Pic of the Day: Wal*Mart Hookers?

AXIE, BABY!

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Well used before purchase…

And guaranteed for a refund….

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Dedicated to ED:
================

Simon and Garfunkel- The Sounds of Silence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPo6v0KhBdw

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

“If needed further proof that that’s an outlier, all you needed was to wait a couple of hours for the Fourth Circuit — which they decided the exact opposite,” Reid said. “Two activist Republican judges sought to undermine a law that was passed by Congress, upheld by the Supreme Court, and is now benefiting millions of Americans. It seems clear to me that that decision is going to be overturned.”

Of course, the 3 Democrat judges, who held that the word ‘states’ means whatever we want it to mean in some cases, weren’t being activists. /

Now, riddle me this, Dingy: If the administration argues that US Territories aren’t ‘states’ because, well, states are only ‘states’, then why should the Federal government be considered a ‘state’?

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Sex is never ‘free’, Rix. ‘The price is too high, the position ridiculous, and the pleasure transitory’. If you find a prosty who takes EBT, lemme know.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 22, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Someone sent me this.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Where’s my persimmon daiquiri? Remember, substitute whiskey for rum, no lime, no persimmon. Just whiskey.

Fenris on July 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

May I be frank?

Judge_Dredd on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

…no!…Hagfish hasn’t been around for a couple of days!…one frank is enough.

JugEarsButtHurt on July 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Blah blah blah…..

You and you kind want to survive off of others..

Blah blah blah

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

FYI – Jose Antonio Vargas is back on the speaking circuit after being briefly detained by the Border Patrol in Texas.

Vargas will be in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco on August 11 at an event sponsored by the Commonwealth Club.

Just Announced – Jose Antonio Vargas to interview Jason Collins on August 11th at the Castro Theatre.

Last year, after 14 years in the NBA, Jason Collins came out to his team and to the public as a gay man, making him the first out man in major American professional sports leagues. As the first gay NBA player, Collins has made a public stand for change and has helped to make it okay to be gay in sports.

In 2011, after 7 years as a journalist, Nobel Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas came out to his employers and to the public as an undocumented worker. Vargas refers to it as his second time coming out, after coming out as gay in 1999. Since 2011, Vargas has been campaigning to shift the conversation around immigration, identity and citizenship in American.

Join us at the Castro Theatre to hear Jason Collins’ unique and courageous story of coming out in the NBA.

wren on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

But their best work together was “The Quiet Man”

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yes it was.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Pic of the Day: Wal*Mart Hookers?

AXIE, BABY!

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

RWM: Veddy nice,…..and thats how we roll…..lol:)

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

…no!…Hagfish hasn’t been around for a couple of days!…one frank is enough.

JugEarsButtHurt on July 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Hopefully no pikers show up.

Judge_Dredd on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

IDF (@IDFSpokesman)

The Golani Brigade commander was wounded in Gaza. Now he’s back with his troops. Our commanders lead from the front.

- 1:34 PM – 22 Jul 2014

O-U-C-H!

O-U-C-H!

O-U-C-H!

O-U-C-H!

O-U-C-H!

O-U-C-H!

O-U-C-H!

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

And where’s my daiquiri?

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Here. You drink for free.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Talking to you as little as we’re talking lately is driving me crazy, Sophie Ro. An Axe has needs. Needs that aren’t satisfied by hungry hookers too tired to go home and change, no matter how awesome their boots are. :)

You’re my drug. I’m starting to shake a little.

Also jumping at noises.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2014/07/pic-of-day-walmart-hookers.html

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

LOlZ.

Eye wuvs yewts da bitcoins!

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Well used before purchase…

And guaranteed for a refund….

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

lol — “pre-owned?”

Eh, now I feel bad. I apologize to the hooker. I’m sure she’s a nice person.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM


Gary Cooper would’ve conveyed all that with an intense stare and slight twitch at the corner of his mouth.

But you metrosexual guys these days got to “verbally bleed out” all over the place.

Sheesh!

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Sex is never ‘free’, Rix. ‘The price is too high, the position ridiculous, and the pleasure transitory’. If you find a prosty who takes EBT, lemme know.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 22, 2014 at 10:52 PM

In my younger days, I could probably find a few who could take an EBT card. Both ways.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM

But their best work together was “The Quiet Man”

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yes it was.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

A St. Patrick’s Day must watch with us.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Thanks, can I give this sarsaparilla to the youngster over there making googly eyes at the limy chick?

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

One of the “rickety old people” wenches reporting. Do I get points for reporting before the call? ; )

31giddyup on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

WTH, I figured the quote below was QOTD

Australian MP: I want a “well-hung” man with “heaps of cash”

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

He says funny things because bucket.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Hello noOb.

Stay tight. This place is filthy with miscreants.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Here. You drink for free.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Hey! Do you have bar keys? Free drinks for everyone except cr…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Thanks, can I give this sarsaparilla to the youngster over there making googly eyes at the limy chick?

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Sure. You have the Visine, right?

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

IDF (@IDFSpokesman)

The Golani Brigade commander was wounded in Gaza. Now he’s back with his troops. Our commanders lead from the front.

- 1:34 PM – 22 Jul 2014

Please tell me that’s real!
Oh man what a spank!

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Okay, I’m docked brownie points. Sorry OC, I’m deaf. JK

31giddyup on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

And your problem with that is?

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I thought ‘Blue Light Specials’ were a K-Mart thang.

Shucks, I should have consulted an expert on Wal*Mart…like you.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Blah blah blah…..

You and you kind want to survive off of others..

Blah blah blah

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

My kind? WTF are you talking about?

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Australian MP: I want a “well-hung” man with “heaps of cash”

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Gee, I want one, too. Right there, in my mirror.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

It’s da weel deel.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

cat_owner on July 22, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Yeah Perdue!!!
Kingston conceded!!!

Yeah Hice!!

Go P.K. Martin!! (GA state senate)

Brat on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Yep, already taken care of.

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Hey! Do you have bar keys? Free drinks for everyone except cr…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Nope. Newtie has a death grip on them.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Well Hot D*mn, I missed this,…I’m, going to FLOGG myslf real done good
for OverLooking this:
=====================

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2014-us-elections/

2014 US elections
Georgia, US

5m
Former CEO David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston to win Georgia’s Republican US Senate nomination – @AP

Georgia, US
1h
State Sen. Buddy Carter wins GOP runoff in Georgia for District 1 seat – @AP

Georgia, US
1h
Jody Hice wins GOP nomination in runoff for Georgia’s 10th District – @AP

Georgia, US
1h
Former State Sen. Barry Loudermilk defeats former Rep. Bob Barr in GOP runoff for Georgia’s 11th District – @RollCall
Read more on rollcall.com

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

My kind? WTF are you talking about?

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

obamatw@ts

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Rix; ‘younger days’? Last year or so perhaps?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

…like you.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

More like an expert on sleazy chicks.

There was this one Friday night the soon to be mrs. cozmo and I, before going out for the evening, stopped by Home Depot…

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Shucks, I should have consulted an expert on Wal*Mart…like you.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

i dun think his expertise was walmart in this instance

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Anyone We Dang Well Please, DAMMIT!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery system...usual caveats apply...enters under "Primary Returns"...]
And the BAR is OPEN!!

[sends out first round, starting with Cozmo and his Most Bodacious Daquiri...taking a poll on whether or not Axe gets a Special Saltpeter Additive in his drinks, but his first one will be his usual sans additives...usual caveats apply...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

If this wasn’t QOTD I’d say the topic would pretty much make it a troll free thread.

Maybe we can make it so bad for liberal dooshbags in this country that they’ll pick up and emigrate to mexico, eh?

Diluculo on July 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Oh Boy:

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 5h

National Guard general says most of 1,000 troops headed to Texas-Mexico border will serve as observers: http://apne.ws/1nbY18H

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I’m a fledgling blogger. Here is my latest post.

I wrote using small words so that even you people would have a chance understanding its profoundly import.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Bartender, I’ll just have a seltzer and a fistful of asprin pleeeeease.

Diluculo on July 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

But their best work together was “The Quiet Man”

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yes it was.

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

A St. Patrick’s Day must watch with us.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

.
My wife has always objected to the line,

“Here’s a nice stick to beat the lovely lady with!”

No doubt you’ll be surprised to hear she’s a redhead … who had a redheaded daughter … who had a redheaded daughter.

The youngest is just over three months now … but has been showing her temper for the last two months.

:)

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 3m

More: Businessman Perdue defeated longtime Rep. Kingston in GOP runoff in Georgia’s Senate race for the nomination: http://apne.ws/1txOGsn

The Associated Press @AP · 9m

BREAKING: Former CEO David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston to win Georgia’s Republican US Senate nomination.

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Rix; ‘younger days’? Last year or so perhaps?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

While I wouldn’t bet a farm on being older than you, my daughter has graduated college a few years ago. So no, I’m not one of those wide-eyes libertarian anarchists posting crock on Republican forums and pleasing themselves to Ron Paul electoral picture.

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

BREAKING NEWS!!!! The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by investigators at a major U.S. research university. The new element has been named Hillarium. The chemical symbol of Hillarium is BS.

Hillarium has no protons or electrons and thus has an atomic number of 0. However, it does have one neutron, 125 assistant neutrons, 75 vice neutrons and 111 assistant vice neutrons, which gives it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force that involves the continuous exchange of meson-like particles called morons.

Hillarium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Hillarium molecule, leading to the formation of isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Hillarium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass. When catalyzed with money, Hillarium activates CNNadnausium and MSNBCobnoxium, elements that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since each has half as many peons but twice as many morons as Hillarium. Hillarium has also been reported in some war torn countries to inexplicably draw sniper fire out of thin air where no snipers are present, and to cause shoes to catapult across the room as a result of intense attraction to Hillarium.

Since it has no electrons, Hillarium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of Hillarium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally occurred in less than a second. Paradoxically, in the presence of anti-morons, Hillarium is highly corrosive. The presence of Hillarium is also easily detected using Gagger Counters.

Hillarium has a normal half-life of approximately four years, at which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a transmutation, appearing in a new location but displaying the same properties. In this process, assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons exchange places. Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually increases after each transmutation.

Research at other laboratories indicates that Hillarium occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at certain points such as government agencies, large corporations, and universities. It can usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained buildings.

Scientists point out that Hillarium is known to be toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is allowed to accumulate. Human moralities have resulted from exposure to Hillarium. Hillarium threatens to become a pandemic by 2016. Infection symptoms need to be more thoroughly researched, but appear to include a loss of all logical and critical thinking abilities, loss of all consideration for others, onset of paranoia and conspiracy theory predilections (commonly heard are protestations of a “vast right wing conspiracy” and a “War on Women” — in which ironically Kennedy has the first confirmed kill), and, of course, the already noted tendency towards fatalities.

Prudent use of prophylactic doses of intense reality after possible exposure to Hilarium is a wise precaution. Fiscal and Constitutional Conservatism may be particularly useful. Encourage all your friends and family to take similar precautions, and vote for candidates in 2014 and 2016 who will work to protect us from the possible scourge of a Hillarium pandemic. Attempts are being made to determine how Hillarium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not promising.

Sorry for the length. Copied…but laughed my ass off. Had to share.

msupertas on July 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

So are the GA winners conservatives?

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

obamatw@ts

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Most of wealthiest people in the US are Obama supporters. How are these people surviving off others?

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

. . . I think Bishop means to kill me.

Maybe he meant Doc & Katy.

~crosses fingers~

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Thanks NatB. Champagne please, for everyone, to celebrate victories here in Georgia!

Brat on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Does everybody feel better now that Mexico’s Foreign Minister has told us the young ILLEGAL invaders are not a security threat?

Mexico Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña on Tuesday challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s characterization of the flow of Central American children into the U.S. as an “assault” on Americans and their security.

“There’s a need to respond to the upsurge in minors, but I don’t see how the upsurge of minors threatens the security of the U.S. – and I certainly don’t see how it threatens the security of Texas,” Meade said in an appearance at The Chronicle’s editorial board. “There’s a need for a response. … That response should have a high level of humanitarian concerns within it.

http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Mexican-official-Central-American-children-no-5639767.php

Why didn’t Mexico have a response that included a “high level of humanitarian concerns” when Mexico sent the young invaders to the U.S. border on top of that dangerous Beast of a train?

I am boycotting anything associated with Mexico!

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Bartender, I’ll just have a seltzer and a fistful of asprin pleeeeease.
Diluculo on July 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Here you go, Dili!

[sends Dili a seltzer and a handful + of Bayer Aspirin...Get Well Soon card to follow, after all the other patrons sign it...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM


Snort.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

https://twitter.com/politics1com

Politics1.com @Politics1com · 21h

GEORGIA: Tuesday is primary runoff day. Races to watch are GOP contests for US Senate and congressional districts 1, 10 & 11.

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Because of this you die, the girl dies, everyone dies.

Bishop on July 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

The Court ruling today was in regards to Chicago??

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Thanks NatB. Champagne please, for everyone, to celebrate victories here in Georgia!
Brat on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Consider it done, Brat–and congratulations!

[sends out champagne to (almost) all and sundry...usual caveats apply...enters under "Primary Results"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Nope. Newtie has a death grip on them.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Nahh, she has tossed me several sets and I have kept them…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:09 PM

The Very Best of the Doors

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

The Door’s success hinged on their lead singer. Its an open and shut case, not much of a debate.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

. . . I think Bishop means to kill me.

Maybe he meant Doc & Katy.

~crosses fingers~

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Say your prayers now.

31giddyup on July 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

taking a poll on whether or not Axe gets a Special Saltpeter Additive in his drinks, but his first one will be his usual sans additives…usual caveats apply…]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

.
I vote, based on extenuating circumstances, you just slip him a “roofie” …

… and let the light of day and his memories (such as they may be) settle his Public Pining problem.

(Sophie, once he’s under …we will manhandle him out the door and deliver him wherever you may direct, no questions asked)

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Most of wealthiest people in the US are Obama supporters. How are these people surviving off others?
coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Source citation needed…legitimate news sources only…no blogs…no leftist/socialist sites…LEGITIMATE news sources only…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Australian MP: I want a “well-hung” man with “heaps of cash”

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

To repeat:

I’m taken.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

You missed the point altogether, Rix. ‘Night.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Better yet for those of us who are John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara fans.

But their best work together was “The Quiet Man”

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM

They were a good pairing in “Big Jake”

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I am boycotting anything associated with Mexico!

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Good luck with that! that means no salsa. No Caesar salad. No taco. A lot of American are made in Mexico. You might have to stop driving your car. lol

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Everybody Knows – Cohen

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I am boycotting anything associated with Mexico!

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

#MexiCott

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

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