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 Every last word of Obamacare must be repealed to restore jobs, growth, and opportunity in our country.”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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thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:51 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

All I asked was what killed him…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:51 PM

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

Gherkin goulash is made from bandwidth friendly re-purposed cucumbers.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:51 PM

OC, Hi – didn’t refer to you.

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 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


Self inflicted GSW …

… just to make a point.

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

All right. This officially qualifies as one of the weirdest QoTD threads ever.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

All I asked was what killed him…

OmahaConservative on July 22, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I’m hoping it wasn’t Obama’s VA…

viking01 on July 22, 2014 at 11:54 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

God, that entire trailer park is in here now :)

p.s. nothing wrong whatsoever with TPs.

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:54 PM

coolr, why are you such an anti-Semite?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 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

I’m sorry for your loss.

Though you posting a memorial here makes me wonder if this might be the most ghoulish trolling I’ve ever seen.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM

All right. This officially qualifies as one of the weirdest QoTD threads ever.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Jeez, does this mean that I should go back and read it now?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Gherkin goulash is made from bandwidth friendly re-purposed cucumbers.

SpongePuppy on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM


I KNEW we would come back around to what the hooker was shopping for!

PolAgnostic on July 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Just another ole Texas boy, aiming high to get low. With a tilted smile all the while. ;-)

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

I’m sorry for your loss.

Though you posting a memorial here makes me wonder if this might be the most ghoulish trolling I’ve ever seen.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Well said, Axefellow. It makes me wonder, too.

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere

Classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism: any parent who discovered these hidden lessons will be glad the show’s star just quit

For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke — and they are all pumping out smoke — it’s not hard to make the leap into the race territory.

J_Crater on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

chancey williams and the younger brothers band
Fred
jrsrigmvr on July 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Welcome back, Fred!

*smooooch!*

Great tuneage ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

All right. This officially qualifies as one of the weirdest QoTD threads ever.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Yep, have to agree with that.
And that after having to listen to nonpartisan talk about how the dad who beat the crap out of his son’s molester demonstrated latent racism by calling the guy “boy”.
Oh, man.
I could think up a wide variety of ugly epithets to call somebody, and I probably would if I was as mad as that guy must have been. And I still would not be a racist. I would just be really pissed.

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

I’m sorry for your loss.

Though you posting a memorial here makes me wonder if this might be the most ghoulish trolling I’ve ever seen.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Facegook booted him. We got stuck.

katy the mean old lady on July 22, 2014 at 11:58 PM

[sends out another round of Whatchudrinkin's...usual caveats apply...enters under "Tuesday Night Sparring"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:58 PM

All right. This officially qualifies as one of the weirdest QoTD threads ever.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Shit, we scared off the aliens years ago.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 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

coolrepublica:!!??

Who invented the Caesar Salad?

There are many claims as to who invented Caesar salad.

Caesar (Cesare) Cardini Caesar was born near Lago Maggiore, Italy, in 1896; he and his brother Alex emigrated to the U.S. after World War I. The Cardini’s lived in San Diego but operated a restaurant in Tijuana to circumvent Prohibition.

http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/CaesarSalad/

canopfor on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

coolr, why are you such an anti-Semite?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM

What? I want to be a self-hating Jew. I am not Jewish but if I am going to be called names I want to be called self-hating Jew. Or JINO Thank You.

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

TXUS on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Have I mentioned that I’m skilled at the two step… and weaponry? *sly grin here*

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Jeez, does this mean that I should go back and read it now?

Schadenfreude on July 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM


No
… let it age a bit … then you should probably decant it to let it breathe a little.

Evening, Schad.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Though you posting a memorial here makes me wonder if this might be the most ghoulish trolling I’ve ever seen.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Nailed it, Axe! Your observation, that is.

TXUS on July 23, 2014 at 12:01 AM

And that after having to listen to nonpartisan talk about how the dad who beat the crap out of his son’s molester demonstrated latent racism by calling the guy “boy”.

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Never mind that “boy” is also used when referring to a younger man, such as the perp was…like half the father’s age, as I recall…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

libfreeordie on July 22, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I’m sorry for your loss.

Though you posting a memorial here makes me wonder if this might be the most ghoulish trolling I’ve ever seen.

Axe on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Axe: Hmmmmm,…partner sumpins!

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Only you – GIOVANNI MARRADI

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I would just be really pissed.

Doc Holliday on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

.
That gentleman deserves a medal for self restraint.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

*cough*… but you’ve only been here about six months.. *cough*

How do you know… we’re not the ET’s?

Axe admits it, has a whole site dedicated to the exploration of this world… has had for years…

What makes you think some of us aren’t just more… discreet?

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I want to be called self-hating Jew. Or JINO Thank You.

coolrepublica on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Ok, like Albright.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:03 AM

That gentleman deserves a medal for self restraint.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Indeed.

But the other guys deserves some metal in a different sense. Served at high velocity, in your caliber of choice….

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Shit, we scared off the aliens years ago.
Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Well, all but one Alien… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:04 AM

guy, not guys

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Evening PA. You’re in top form :)

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

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

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

*cough*… but you’ve only been here about six months.. *cough*

How do you know… we’re not the ET’s?

Axe admits it, has a whole site dedicated to the exploration of this world… has had for years…

What makes you think some of us aren’t just more… discreet?

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I’ve been here more than 3 years. :-)

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Shit, we scared off the aliens years ago.

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

It’s like being invisible. I’ve put on and taken off wizard-wear, I’ve linked . . . horrible music :) –A few days ago I was devising experiments to perform on you involving radioactive mud and gravity boots; I’ve dragged 400 pound transvestite hookers out of my house only to run from pimps demanding $60 for lap dances I never received –

But all the real weird just sort of . . . “drops in” –lol :)

. . . just walking along, minding your own business . . . bam! QoTD just suddenly makes for Pluto.

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

thatsafactjack on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Yeah, I heard all that, and also that you’re pretty good on a horse, too. But, when you whisper to them, do they whisper back?

TXUS on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Sorry, a while longer… but still, Axe is a sort of a fossil around here. And you never can tell about the rest of us. :)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

I’ve been here more than 3 years. :-)

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Wow, has it really been that long?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 12:07 AM

TXUS on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

lol! Only when I bet on them. :)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Farewell, Monty Python.

Del Dolemonte on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

I’ve been here more than 3 years. :-)

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

RWM may be an alien, but she’s a LEGAL alien…Sting said so

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Shit, we scared off the aliens years ago.
Resist We Much on July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

A good chunk of Americans believe they’re among us.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

What were 400 pound transvestite hookers doing in your house?

Mebbe, they got lost on the way to liveenslavedthendie’s house.

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Axe admits it, has a whole site dedicated to the exploration of this world… has had for years…

What makes you think some of us aren’t just more… discreet?

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

“Alien” made off with my whole premise!!!

http://sketchbook.ercles.com/stuff/2012/08/01-0159-hello-world.html

Freakin’ Alien.

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Jon Stewart challenges McCain to a wrong-off.

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Wow, has it really been that long?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Time flies…when the country is stuck in the back of the bus with a dead driver careening past the sign that says: ‘Danger! Cliff Ahead!’

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Evening J., and likewise.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

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

My point gets across. My platform is a droid phone with a big button app,

I spell well enough, but this keyboard it hard.

Large appendages,, tiny keys. It’s like texting.

We do hire crap like that. Last one called himself Natas..

Satan spelled backwwrds.

wolly4321 on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

TXUS on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

lol! Only when I bet on them. :)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:07 AM

When I taught riding, I was the PonyScreamer. As in ” if you pull that on the kid again, Ill take you back to the barn and pull your teeth with pliers”

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

I know… I noticed right away.

I thought it might be some sort of inter-galactic incursion… a rift war … or a cosmic hostile takeover.

I didn’t want to get vaporized in the crossfire. :)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM

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

Time for my socially inappropriate comment (my apologies to libfree in advance): I was expecting a Freddy Mercury video.

jim56 on July 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM

What were 400 pound transvestite hookers doing in your house?

Mebbe, they got lost on the way to liveenslavedthendie’s house.

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

I’m just going to sit here and smile at you for a minute. :)

*shakes head*

[ . . . ] <–

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:14 AM

We do hire crap like that. Last one called himself Natas..

Satan spelled backwwrds.

wolly4321 on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

BAWAHAHAHA. How creative. Sheez.
But the open borders crown will tell you he just needs a helping hand…

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

*smooooch*

Fred

jrsrigmvr on July 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Hey! I think someone just called me a fossil!

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM

See? Now it’s infecting me….crowd, not crown.

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM

But the other guys deserves some metal in a different sense. Served at high velocity, in your caliber of choice….

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:03 AM

.
I have MANY choices. In fact, you could say …

… I’m Pro-Choice.

o_O

(Would the gentleman like something in a .22 LR, 38 gr subsonic hollow point? Or perhaps the more robust .45 ACP FMJ?)

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Good evening, ktmol. :) Good to see you.

lol! Did it work?

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM

. . . just walking along, minding your own business . . . bam! QoTD just suddenly makes for Pluto.
Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Pluto’s nice this time of year…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Hey! I think someone just called me a fossil!

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Hey! How do you think I feel?

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Only in the HA seniority sense. Day one, wasn’t it? ;)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Hey! I think someone just called me a fossil!

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM


It’s a common mistake.

People often think fossil = bone

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Goodnjght, my typing thumb isn’t working.

See you fine folks tomorrow.

Bill

wolly4321 on July 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I spell well enough, but this keyboard it hard.

wolly4321 on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

PHENOMENAL SPELLING POWER…itty bitty keyboard…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Nite Bill

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Goodnjght, my typing thumb isn’t working.

See you fine folks tomorrow.

Bill

wolly4321 on July 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Goodnight…let us know if we need to extract you from those parts due to your position being overrun by aliens…

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

wolly4321 on July 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Niters and sleep well, Wolly!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Hey! How do you think I feel?

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

rotf :)

karma’s a b!tch

Only in the HA seniority sense. Day one, wasn’t it? ;)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I will revisit this bidness in a minute. I’m basking for a little while. I’m so relaxed I could fall asleep. :)

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

To keep Bmore’s memory alive.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

lol! Did it work?

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Hell no. I ended up hiring apprentice jockeys to school their spiteful little azzes. Of course I had to pinky swear to not tell on them. Worked great!

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM

… just walking along, minding your own business . . . bam! QoTD just suddenly makes for Pluto.

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM


Well, we’re never going to get there by waiting around.

Did ALT leave for Israel?

Just noticed it’s the second night in a row she’s not on QOTD.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM

For all the all the HA ladies:
I Hope YOU Dance.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on July 23, 2014 at 12:22 AM

jrsrigmvr on July 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Good evening, Cowboy. :) Very nice to see you. I hope you’re getting enough rest. I heard about those 16 hour shifts.

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:22 AM

See? Now it’s infecting me….crowd, not crown.
Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM

It was happening to me last night *aCHOO!* but I was able to contain most of the contamination…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:23 AM

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Ponies can be troublesome creatures. I don’t know what parents are thinking putting their kids on them… unless they’re mad at their kids. :)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Axe on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 AM

What were 400 pound transvestite hookers doing in your house?

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Cuz if ya can’t be with the one you love, gotta love the one your with.

31giddyup on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

To keep Bmore’s memory alive.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

What happened to Bmore?

He wasn’t liveenslavedthendie’s partner’s brother, was he?

:-)

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Got any interesting stores about wood?

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Morphine – At Your Service

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

stories

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

He’s on a two-weeks trip, away from the net, mostly.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:25 AM

To keep Bmore’s memory alive.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Did Bmore die?

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 12:26 AM

To keep Bmore’s memory alive.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

.
OH MY GOD! THEY KILLED KENNY BMORE!

Those basterds!

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Cuz if ya can’t be with the one you love, gotta love the one your with.

31giddyup on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

BWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:26 AM

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Hi MG. enough ’bout me. how are you?

Fred

jrsrigmvr on July 23, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Cuz if ya can’t be with the one you love, gotta love the one your with.

31giddyup on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

……I met Stephen Stills – my Guitar Teacher travelled with him and played in his band……

……he was even More of a Jackass than I expected him to be…..

williamg on July 23, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Got any interesting stores about wood?

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Yeah. If you rub two sticks together, you might create a fire…which burns down the ship…which is storing the rum!

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Some of you are ghouls :)

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Ponies can be troublesome creatures. I don’t know what parents are thinking putting their kids on them… unless they’re mad at their kids. :)

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Never met one I didn’t hate. The jockey thing was great. Small enough, but strong enough to teach some manners. The looks on the little bastards faces was priceless!

katy the mean old lady on July 23, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Cuz if ya can’t be with the one you love, gotta love the one you’re with.

31giddyup on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Axe might not always have love, but he sure has friends.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Did Bmore die?

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 12:26 AM

…it’s time for you…to take a two week trip!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Israel uses weapons to protect its citizens; Hamas uses citizens to protect its weapons…

Why do you post crap like that?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

How many would you like? Milled … or turned?

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Time for my socially inappropriate comment (my apologies to libfree in advance): I was expecting a Freddy Mercury video.

jim56 on July 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM

There aren’t any socially inappropriate comments on QOTD.

Resist We Much on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

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