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 Every last word of Obamacare must be repealed to restore jobs, growth, and opportunity in our country.”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.

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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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PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’ll put you down as a “No”… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I am boycotting anything associated with Mexico!

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Even Takillya.

RickB on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

. . . I think Bishop means to kill me.

Maybe he meant Doc & Katy.

~crosses fingers~

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Oscar Jr. is curled up at my feet. I think he makes Bishop nervous.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

My kind? WTF are you talking about?

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Do you offer any true conservative answers???

Blah blah blah

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Everybody Knows – Cohen

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Never heard of Cohen. (:

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

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

Thank you thank you.

The approaching storm front is making itself known inside my skull as they often do. I’m hoping it passed through fast enough to make my brain go *pop*, like cracking your knuckles.

And of course, I’ll appreciate some lowered humidity and temps. It got to 90d here today and 64% humidity.

Unbearable.

Diluculo on July 22, 2014 at 11:13 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

Some, by outright stealing. E.g.: Jon Corzine.
Some, by knob-jobbing the government for access. E.g.: Sergei Brin.
Some, by benefiting off rigged legal system. E.g.: Bill Gates.
Some, by being a part of a crime syndicate. E.g.: Lloyd Blankfein.
Some, by having performance ability without the benefit of a brain. E.g.: Scarlett Johansson.

Need more examples?

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 11:13 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

.
This has to be the most obtuse AND self contradictory post EVER made on QOTD.

You could use this to humanely stun steer in a slaughterhouse.

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:14 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

[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

[another satisfied customer... ;-) ]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:15 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

No problem to boycott everything on your list.

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:15 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

You are dumb….

Blah blah blah

Electrongod on July 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

lol! Are you sure? He’s been around a long time. :)

Good evening, SpongePuppy. :)Very nice to make your acquaintance.

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Even Takillya.

RickB on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Yup!

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:16 PM

And of course, I’ll appreciate some lowered humidity and temps. It got to 90d here today and 64% humidity.
Unbearable.
Diluculo on July 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

[wonders if'n Sparkie's One-Size-Fits-No-One All Purpose Self-Contained Human Climate Controlled Space Suit with Optional Tutu will fit Dili...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Say your prayers now.

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

I’ve been praying all day!

Let me snort some Resist We Much, calm back down, get my head back in the game, feel normal, focus, get my act together, get a clue, level out, find my center, gather my strength, take a deep breath, chop out to the gnarly half-pipe, find myself . . .

I forgot what I was saying.

O, yeah, sucking up some RWM. Anyway, let me suck up some RWM, and after that, I’ll worry about staving off death.

PRIORITIES, Rhonda!

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Waiting For The Miracle – Cohen

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:17 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

Begone, foo’

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:18 PM

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

Rix on July 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Ard.

Bishop on July 22, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I’ll put you down as a “No”… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM


The wimmins in this establishment NEVER let me have ANY fun!

A “roofie” get a No?

It’s not like I was going to draw and quarter him?!?

Like our dearly departed colleague who CLEARLY deserved it!

But Sophie, MG et al were like “No, the punishment doesn’t fit the crime.”

And HE got away with arson!

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:18 PM

No Caesar salad.coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Cardini was an Italian American.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

This has to be the most obtuse AND self contradictory post EVER made on QOTD.

You could use this to humanely stun steer in a slaughterhouse.

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The rich people in this country run in packs. They are like wolves. They live in California, and along the west coast. They live NY, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and south florida. That is where the money is. There are rich people in many other places too. But the bulk of the wealth are in these areas and they like to give Obama money.

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Ho,y crap. I was so busy shitting on Guys twitter lez-fest with Sally page 2 happened.

Oh, well,, priorities….

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Brat on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I don’t know enough about Perdue to say if I think this is good news or not.

cat_owner on July 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

[wonders if'n Sparkie's One-Size-Fits-No-One All Purpose Self-Contained Human Climate Controlled Space Suit with Optional Tutu will fit Dili...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM

That’s funny Newtie.

Whom is that [what a time to get writers block]….you speak of?

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

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

This I want to see.I’ll wait,patiently.

docflash on July 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

OC…Incoming!!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Never heard of Cohen. (:

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Everytime I click your nick, it takes me to a different place.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

They were a good pairing in “Big Jake”

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

.
They were ALWAYS a good pairing but I put “Big Jake” below “McClintock” if only for the Great Mud Brawl.

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

crankyoldlady on July 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Hice and Loudermilk are solid conservatives.

In fact, the GOPe was sending mailers to Ds encouraging them to vote for Hice’s opponent. Guess they thought Hice was too far right or something.

I’m very glad Hice won, and that the GOPe lost.

cat_owner on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM

You needn’t wait for miracles to happen. I know an MG who can conjure them up like little miscreants scrambling for skittles on a sheet of ice that just got Zamboni’ed.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Cardini was an Italian American. katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

No Chavez salad.

Happy now?

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

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

RWM: Excellent–:)

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Nope. Newtie has a death grip on them.
katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

My Humblest Apologies, Katy! Here ya go!

[tosses Katy bar keys...y'all know what to do...if in doubt, ask Axe, COL, OC, Parm, G2M or anyone you deem trustworthy... ;-) ]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:24 PM

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

lol! :)

Some miracles take longer than others… but I do my best for my friends:)

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:24 PM

And HE got away with arson!

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I don’t know if he got away with it. How would you like to be reincarnated and have to come back as the love child of Clifford and SpongeBob?

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Cardini was an Italian American.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

He said nothing associated with Mexico. Ceasar Salad is Mexican origin.

The people who built the rockets and help create NASA were Germans. Does Germany get credit for our space successes?

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Everytime I click your nick, it takes me to a different place.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Space teleportation is mere child’s play for my ilk.

More research is needed on the genealogy of your ilk to see if it can pass mustard with my ilk (OK Lanceman I know its muster).

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

If they are going to Bogart Townhall. Writers, pick Katie P.

I’d drink a tub of her bathwater.

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Whom is that [what a time to get writers block]….you speak of?
SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

One of our Dearly Beloved, Dearly Departed posters, SP–Sparkplug, aka Spark, Sparky and Sparkie…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I am boycotting anything associated with Mexico!

wren on July 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Nah, bro, somebody’s gotta cut the grass…

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

AXE –

Let me snort some Resist We Much, calm back down, get my head back in the game, feel normal, focus, get my act together, get a clue, level out, find my center, gather my strength, take a deep breath, chop out to the gnarly half-pipe, find myself . . .

Nonononononono…no… you are not allowed to be normal. This place will go down the tubes if you become normal.

I forgot what I was saying.

Welcome to my world. ; )

31giddyup on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

I’ll be over here———————————–> dancing.:)

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:27 PM

He said nothing associated with Mexico. Ceasar Salad is Mexican origin.
The people who built the rockets and help create NASA were Germans. Does Germany get credit for our space successes?
coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Once again, you’re pipe dreaming.

Post a recipe for “Ceasar Salad” or step away from the hookah.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

My Humblest Apologies, Katy! Here ya go!

[tosses Katy bar keys...y'all know what to do...if in doubt, ask Axe, COL, OC, Parm, G2M or anyone you deem trustworthy... ;-) ]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:24

Tosses to UC. Oh no ya don’t. Have to be up early.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Some dingbat, some. And whose work did they build on?

Maybe we should go all the way back to the Chinese…

non-sequitur much? Yes, yes you do.

cozmo on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I don’t know enough about Perdue to say if I think this is good news or not.

cat_owner on July 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Got endorsed by both the GA estab AND the tea parties, strong conservative, he seems.

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

[another satisfied customer... ;-) ]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Whew! For a minute there I thought you might be ignoring me. But now I’m behind a round. Nevermind, I’ll make up for it in real life.

Fenris on July 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Nonononononono…no… you are not allowed to be normal. This place will go down the tubes if you become normal.
31giddyup on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Don’t worry. His normal won’t approach “normal” normal.

KCB on July 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Space teleportation is mere child’s play for my ilk.

More research is needed on the genealogy of your ilk to see if it can pass mustard with my ilk (OK Lanceman I know its muster).

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

BWAHAHAHAHA

Your parents were interspecies & gay-sexed underwater.

I was just squeezed into a mold and sharpened.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM

This girl is killing it over at Daily Caller. You might want to give her a read…

Jaibones on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Smooch. Permit me to introduce my personhood to you

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Shall we? I’ll bring the rose, you bring the fire.

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I don’t know if he got away with it. How would you like to be reincarnated and have to come back as the love child of Clifford and SpongeBob?

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM


Clifford and SpongeBob?

{tugs Sophie aside for a quiet word}

[ixnay on the aygay arentspay making a idkay …k? Or we’ll be verunnay with rolltays!]

Good point!

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 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

Which ones are “Sam’s Choice” & “Great Value” “Mainstays” and “Everyday Essentials”?

viking01 on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Tango Flamenco – Armik

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Well, Sarah Palin was cited for Speeding in Alaska…..

that’s it!, she’s of my list, I can no longer support her.

Geez, and here I thought this woman was Driven around in
Limos like other female politicians….
She’s got a hell of a lot of Nerve being Self reliant!!

In a PICK UP TRUCK no less!!

ToddPA on July 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

OC…Incoming!!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Acknowledged…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Katy, those keys allow you into the Bar any time, any day, for whatever reason, libation of your choice(s), generous employee priviledges without the mandatory union participation and so much more…always check your right pocket ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:33 PM

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Good to hear. Thanks!

cat_owner on July 22, 2014 at 11:33 PM

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I usually reserve the first dance for Paladin, but I don’t think he’ll mind.

It would be my pleasure, TXUS. Thank you. :)

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Pickle soup…

oscarwilde on July 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

the people who built the rockets and help create NASA were Germans. Does Germany get credit for our space successes? coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

To some degree, yes. War aspirations of world dominance are a great driver of.
technology.

I wish we would build the death star.

Before someone else does.

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Post a recipe for “Ceasar Salad” or step away from the hookah.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Are we actually debating if caesar salad is from Mexico? an established fact. lol

Ok by your logic White Christmas and God Bless America are Russian songs.

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Acknowledged…
OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Responded…

*smooooch!*

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

[ixnay on the aygay arentspay making a idkay ...k? Or we'll be verunnay with rolltays!]

Good point!

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Newtie, I think he’s had enough.

lolz

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Evening HA

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Likely U.S. Voters say America is a more divided nation than it was four years ago.

The Rs are more “enthusiastic”.

Who won in GA tonight? Lugar is supporting the Nunn D, the swine.

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

The salad’s creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States.[1] Cardini was living in San Diego but also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition.[2] His daughter Rosa (1928–2003) recounted that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen’s supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing “by the chef.”[3] A number of Cardini’s staff have said that they invented the dish.[4][5]

Julia Child said that she had eaten a Caesar salad at Cardini’s restaurant when she was a child in the 1920s.[6] The earliest contemporary documentation of Caesar Salad is from a 1946 Los Angeles restaurant menu, twenty-two years after the 1924 origin stated by the Cardinis.[7]

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Are Spark’s cousins now posting on HA?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

You surprised me, SP…I was expecting this… ;-)

That’ll do

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

, bro, somebody’s gotta cut the grass… Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

That would be me at $60/ hr.

I don’t need competution.

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Synthetic chiefs with frozen smiles holding unsteady courses.
Grip the reins of history, high on their battle horses.
And meeting as good statesmen do before the T.V.
eyes of millions, hand to hand exchange the lie —
pretend to make … the clasp.

J_Crater on July 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

I really do feel better.

I swear, Sophie — you just don’t understand. :p

*deep sigh*

All right. I might be able to go . . . function.

~dusts work~

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

~ Gothic Piano Music ~

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Well, as has been said:

Rose, perfect love
Fire, perfect knowledge
Tonight the fire and the rose are one.

;-)

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Are we actually debating if caesar salad is from Mexico? an established fact. lol

Ok by your logic White Christmas and God Bless America are Russian songs.

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Cardini, an Ametrican, owned restaurants in Mexico and the U.S.
I owned racehorses in Sweden and Canada. McDonald’s owns places all over the world. Go get a GED.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Are Spark’s cousins now posting on HA?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Nymphs aren’t into birth control.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

My kind? WTF are you talking about?

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Idiots are people too.

libfreesMom on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Today is the anniversary of the death of my partner’s older brother. We miss you Brad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFXJfHrIhw

libfreeordie on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

*competition*

Big uhumbs,, small keyboard.

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Newtie, I think he’s had enough.

lolz

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

.
Och! You’re are hard, cruel woman to deny a man a wee draught of stout.

;->

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

That was beautifully expressed, TXUS. Very kind of you, my friend. Thank you. :)

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Cardini, an Ametrican, owned restaurants in Mexico and the U.S.
I owned racehorses in Sweden and Canada. McDonald’s owns places all over the world. Go get a GED.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

I have read funny things on HA, but this debate to deny Mexico the Caesar salad is by far the funniest sh!t yet. lol

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

That would be me at $60/ hr.

I don’t need competution.

wolly4321 on July 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Nope, but you do need a spell checker. :)

Say, surely some of those nice MS13 boys with all the pretty tattoos could use a job, right?

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Nymphs aren’t into birth control.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

They need to talk to Fluke she can get it for them free of charge.

RickB on July 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Nymphs aren’t into birth control.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I wish I had used Birth Control.

libfreesMom on July 22, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Idiots are people too.

libfreesMom on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

You poor lady.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:46 PM

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

We find you quite amusing too.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Today is the anniversary of the death of my partner’s older brother. We miss you Brad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFXJfHrIhw

libfreeordie on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

What did he die from?

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Nocturne C sharp Minor – Chopin (Ashkenazy)

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Pickle soup…
oscarwilde on July 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

What up, Shawshank?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Today is the anniversary of the death of my partner’s older brother. We miss you Brad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFXJfHrIhw

libfreeordie on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

My condolences, but…

Really?

Really?

REALLY?

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Are Spark’s cousins now posting on HA?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Sponge creatures just want to be loved. So they flocculate because they can’t flagellate.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:48 PM

libfreeordie on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Sorry about your loss, lfod.

We disagree a lot but losing a sibling must be very difficult.

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

What did he die from?

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

If you had to spend any time in person listening to liveenslavedthendie, from what do you think you’d die?

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

VDH hits the limousine liberals hypocrisy hard…

But the paradox finally has reached its logically absurd end. In medieval times, rich sinners sought to save their souls by buying indulgences to wash away their sins. In the updated version, Silicon Valley crony capitalists and wheeler-dealers buy exemption for their conspicuous consumption with loud manifestations of cool left-wing politics.

And of course, they don’t mean a word of it…but they’ll keep spouting it so long as it doesn’t actually effect them…

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

chancey williams and the younger brothers band

Fred

jrsrigmvr on July 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

For got the link…VDH on National Review

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:50 PM

What did he die from?

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

libby’s cooking.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Today is the anniversary of the death of my partner’s older brother. We miss you Brad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFXJfHrIhw

libfreeordie on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

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PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM


It’s started.

I told you this would happen … but NOOOoooooooooooo

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:50 PM

You guys, the brother of his partner died, not his partner. The brother might never have listened to the marxist lectures.

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:50 PM

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