Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 23, 2014 by Allahpundit

This weekend, Sen. Rand Paul will headline a “conservatarian” conference in San Francisco. So, just what is a conservatarian? Hard to say…

[David] Boaz—the leader of the premiere libertarian think tank in the country—had never heard of the term “conservatarian,” and threw some cold water on the idea that this type of libertarianism is a novel idea for Californians.

Which brings us back to the original question—is “conservatarianism” a new, tech-minded branch of libertarianism, or is it the same old philosophy with a shiny new buzzword?

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Potential GOP presidential contender Rand Paul said Wednesday that no one should question Israel’s actions in a time of war.

“I wouldn’t question what they need to do to defend themselves,” the Kentucky Republican told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on “The Blaze.” “These are difficult decisions people make in war when someone attacks you. It’s not our job to second guess.”…

“The first thing I do is say absolutely no money goes to Hamas, no foreign aid gets in the hands of Hamas,” Paul responded. He added that he’d make sure Israel’s defense was well-supplied and funded — and even proposed an Iron Dome equivalent for the United States.

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Paul has donned a yarmulke and danced to Hebrew songs. He has prayed at the Western Wall and visited a prominent New Jersey yeshiva (a religious school where a major GOP contributor served as his tour guide). He’s dialed into one of the country’s most popular Jewish radio programs and held off-the-record conference calls with Jewish leaders across more than 30 states. He has introduced pro-Israel legislation (title: the “Stand With Israel Act”), speechified about it in the Senate, and, relentlessly, sought a private audience with the wealthiest and most influential Jewish Republicans in the nation…

The charm offensive has two goals at its core. The first is to try to establish Paul in the foreign policy mainstream of Republicanism, particularly on the signal issue of Israel, which is of key importance to both Jewish voters and evangelical Christians. The second is to win over, or at the least neutralize, the moneyed class of hawkish Israel defenders—free-spending billionaires Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer chief among them—who Paul’s advisers know represent among the most significant impediments to his becoming the party’s next standard-bearer…

“I’m not buying it,” said Elliott Abrams, who served as a top national security adviser to President George W. Bush and is now a senior fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations. Paul and Abrams had a private sit-down on Capitol Hill last fall. “You can’t be an isolationist and credibly pro-Israel. The idea that you’re isolationist for every other country and every other issue in the world except Israel just is not persuasive.” (Paul, for his part, vigorously rejects the “isolationist” label.)…

As former Sen. Norm Coleman, an RJC board member and influential Jewish political figure who has been courted by Paul, said, “He’s doing a very good job clearing up the perception that he’s not his dad.”

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Perhaps more interesting than this hawks-versus-libertarians dispute, which is an old argument, is who Paul’s antagonists have been. Both Perry and Cruz are politicians who’ve long been associated with the Tea Party, as Paul has. Perry, in his ill-fated 2012 campaign, warned of “military adventurism,” called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, and advocated cutting off aid to Pakistan. Cruz was lumped in with Paul in the category McCain derided as “wacko birds” after Paul’s 2013 drone filibuster. Yet both Perry and Cruz are anxious to differentiate themselves from Paul by turning him into a peacenik caricature. (As Dave Weigel points out, there is personal animosity behind the Perry-Paul spat.) Paul and his allies, for their part, tend to see a neoconservative conspiracy in the way he’s so often used as a punching bag. In an interview last year, Paul described his antagonists to me as “the perpetual war caucus,” and added, “I think much of their chagrin is they see that we’re winning. They’re on the losing side of history.”

Rand Paul is performing an admirable service for the Republican Party: forcing it to have an uncomfortable family conversation—airing an internal dispute that otherwise might get papered over. A confident and opportunistic politician, Paul is eager to take on his critics; by doing so, he believes he can rid the GOP of the stain of Bush’s policies and expand its appeal among voters alienated by Iraq.

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[I]t’s fallen to Rand Paul to revive his party’s standing with black Americans. After the splashy performances that sealed his reputation (a filibuster here, a standing ovation at Berkeley there), Paul has settled into something of a grind as the rest of the GOP’s presumptive presidential contenders take turns trying to cement themselves as the party’s antithesis to all things Paul…

Rand Paul seems to understand what all of America’s would-be Anti-Rands do not: The GOP cannot content itself with picking up “spare” minority votes here and there, mostly from Latinos, and celebrating the relative handful of black figures who stubbornly insist on being Republican.

As a Floridian Anti-Rand like Marco Rubio can attest, the Republican Party doesn’t really have a generic race problem. Lots of minority voters are simply for what the Democratic Party offers, not against the GOP because it strikes them as racist. Black Americans, however, have a different, distinct experience with the GOP. One minute, they were the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower. The next, they were the party opposed to the Civil Rights Act. No amount of theorizing or intellectualization can get around the impact of that change…

If the GOP’s contending candidates won’t at least accommodate his politics of race, the Anti-Rand who rises to the top faces the discouraging prospect of appearing to oppose them. In that case, defeating Paul will come at the cost of losing to the ghost of Goldwater.

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In a brief speech before a panel moderated by Nicole Austin-Hillery of the liberal Brennan Center for Justice, the Kentucky senator and libertarian icon called the criminal justice system the “largest impediment to voting and employment in this country.” The U.S legal system, he said, has trapped many nonviolent felons in a place where they “can’t vote and can’t work.”…

Traditionally, the politics of enfranchising felons has fallen along partisan lines. Democrats want to expand the electorate, and Republicans want to restrict it. But Paul’s advocacy for allowing felons to vote seems to be based mostly on conscience. After all, there can’t be much political gain in appealing to a class of citizens who aren’t yet able to vote…

Instead, the voting rights advocacy puts Paul in a unique position moving forward. Increasingly, the Kentucky Republican seems to be pushing a libertarian brand of compassionate conservatism—without the big-government trappings of the Bush era. His emphasis on issues such as felon voting and the plight of Christians in the Middle East is designed to resonate with evangelicals without alienating moderates. It’s not entirely clear what the ideology of a Rand Paul Republican would look like in 2016, but as Tuesday’s event shows, it certainly won’t look quite like the platform of any other politician.

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Early polls of the 2016 contest have shown Paul leading about half the time in New Hampshire and generally running toward the front of the pack in Iowa as well. Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) both led these two states early on but have since seen their support fall off (thanks toe Christie’s bridge scandal and Rubio’s dabbling with comprehensive immigration reform), and nobody else is as consistently toward the top in both states.

It’s very rare that a presidential candidate excels in both of the two early states, given Iowa is dominated by evangelical Christians and New Hampshire has a more moderate bent. And it’s generally assumed that any candidate who wins both of would likely end the race right then and there — as was (essentially) the case on the Democratic side in 2004 with John Kerry.

Paul’s unusual profile appears to have appeal to these disparate constituencies. He has spent considerable time appealing to the kind of Christians you’d see in Iowa, but his libertarian streak fits nicely with New Hampshire as well. He talks to both tea party crowds and to non-traditional Republican groups, including historically black colleges…

Paul isn’t the only one who could seems capable of pulling off an unprecedented two-state sweep, but for now, he seems to have the best chance.

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Via Reason TV.


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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Bmore LIVES!

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

B9 is da house.

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen!

Short timelapse: dawn from my kitchen window, Tuesday, July 22nd, Pudong District, Shanghai.

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM

.
Ratso’s owner is a tad bit of an over achiever sometimes.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

RATSO !! LOL

Been waiting SOO long for this to show up, so I can post this, and head to bed … LOL

Can’t stick around, but … This is just cuz this came up in my shuffle, today, PRECISELY when I needed sumpin’ to lift my spirit, and help me smile …. Enjoy !!
LUVS me some Jan. :-) sooo much good stuff out there, via Jan.
Jus sayin’. ;-)
(“Finding Neverland” OST)

May God bless all who dare to enter QOTD .. Yeah, even trolls, since they need it most. ;-).

NITERS !

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2f4fa1kg6dwdmqj/01%20Where%20Is%20Mr.%20Barrie.m

pambi on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

This weekend, Sen. Rand Paul will headline a “conservatarian” conference in San Francisco. So, just what is a conservatarian? Hard to say…

Why in San Fran of all places?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Shaddap you!

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

hawkdriver on July 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russia’s true military might are it’s nuclear weapons and it’s air force because they got really good planes, but everything else is pretty sh!tty. So don’t stay awake at night worrying about a Russian invasion of Alaska.

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 5:56 PM

This earlier comment of coolrepublica giving a description of Russia’s air order of battle to a former military pilot is priceless.

corkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

B9 is da house.

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM


Well! Speak of the devil … and a duly deputized representative will appear!

Someone was lamenting your absence last night, m’am.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

“The first thing I do is say absolutely no money goes to Hamas, no foreign aid gets in the hands of Hamas,” Paul responded. He added that he’d make sure Israel’s defense was well-supplied and funded — and even proposed an Iron Dome equivalent for the United States.

Well, two out of three ain’t bad…

JohnGalt23 on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Bonk! Bonk! It’s QOTD time!

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

pambi on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hey darlin’

Great to see ya’
G’night…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Someone was lamenting your absence last night, m’am.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

So I heard.. ;-)

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Why in San Fran of all places?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Because it is the beating heart of the tech industry, filled with young free thinkers?

I mean, just a guess…

JohnGalt23 on July 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Ratso’s owner is a tad bit of an over achiever sometimes.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

I’m only Ratso’s owner when he is misbehaving, just ask the ol’ lady…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

B9 is da house.

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Is it a big house?

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

What floor?

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Greetings!

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Bonk! Bonk! It’s QOTD time!

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

blah, blah blah!

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Why in San Fran of all places?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Why did he go to Berkeley four months ago? Because that’s where he thinks this left-right merger of his can work.

thebrokenrattle on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Whats up Coz~~~~~

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

What floor?

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

25th

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Now Rand is doing it right. If he feels a pressing need to fellate someone, I’d rather that be the Californian tech giants that the GOP top brass.

Rix on July 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

hawkdriver on July 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russia’s true military might are it’s nuclear weapons and it’s air force because they got really good planes, but everything else is pretty sh!tty. So don’t stay awake at night worrying about a Russian invasion of Alaska.

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 5:56 PM

This earlier comment of coolrepublica giving a description of Russia’s air order of battle to a former military pilot is priceless.

corkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM


Hang on a second!

She’ll NEVER top this!

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

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Although, no doubt, she’ll keep on trying right up to the moment the Ban Hammer squashes her.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

It looks to me like Rand Paul is trying to set himself apart from everyone else.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Not on the water, but still pretty cool.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

B9 is da house.

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Yay!

HornetSting on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I’m only Ratso’s owner when he is misbehaving, just ask the ol’ lady…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM


Ah!
The same logic my wife applies to our kids.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

*Taps mic*
Is this on?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Yay!

HornetSting on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Hey girl!

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Hi ALT. Where have you been? You wereen’t here for 2 days.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

It looks to me like Rand Paul is trying to set himself apart from everyone else.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

.
Then he should honor Inuit tradition and make it an ice flow headed out into the Bering Sea.

;->

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

blah, blah blah!

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

No blah blah blah!

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I’m tired of the Jew-haters.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Yay!

HornetSting on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Hey girl!

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

It’s so good to see you back!

HornetSting on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I’m tired of the Jew-haters.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Yep.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Rand would have been a great candidate if not for his amnesty support. I won’t vote for him but I might consider voting for Sessions/Paul.

FloatingRock on July 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

It’s so good to see you back!

HornetSting on July 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

:-) Just a quick hello

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

My guess is that he Rand Paul is positioning himself as a universal VP candidate – not enough following of his own for the top position but enough cross-isle appeal to improve any ticket. I’d say good luck to him. As long as is kept away from the War Room, he’ll do fine in the White House and Senate.

Rix on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

:-) Just a quick hello

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Tease

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Thanks, dahlin’

Trust me. Me reads every word in the AM, so BEHAVE, y’all.
Fear not, and proceed !

Snort.

pambi on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Twerp calls Rand’s dad Herr Doktor.

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

*Taps mic*
Is this on?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM


NO
! SEE MY POST ABOUT CR ABOVE … YOU’LL HAVE TO TYPE LOUDER FOR ANY OF US WHO WERE SUBJECTED TO THAT MIND NUMBING DENSENESS.

I was beginning to think you had already scooted for Israel.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Don’t pick on her, she’s in Lubbock.

That is bad enough.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Don’t pick on her, she’s in Lubbock.

That is bad enough.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Sorry racefans!

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

CR is rambling again.

She can’t help herself.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Ears burning?

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

In San Fransicko a conservatarian is a music student who only eats vegetables.

viking01 on July 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Jon Lilley ‏@PastorJonLilley 58m

You contribute nothing to your #salvation except the sin that made it necessary – Jonathan Edwards

davidk on July 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Ears burning?

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

.
Can’t she go to the clinic to have then check that out too?

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

News Update: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!

Galtian on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

My bike died-so I had to go pick out a new one and leave it to get the tires fixed.
VERY long walk in the heat. Both ways.
Spawn will be home a week from tomm.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Hi b9. You are one of my favorites and I’m not even wild about Belinda Carlisle. You are cuter.

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Can’t she go to the clinic to have then check that out too?

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Some problems are beyond help…

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I might be up your way this weekend.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

ChristianityUK ‏@UK_Christianity 9m

Canadian ‘Transgender’ Boy Receives New Birth Certificate Declaring Him a Girl #Christianity http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/news/christianity/canadian-transgender-boy-receives-new-birth-certificate-declaring-him-a-girl/

davidk on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Great. Pikers.

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

My bike died-so I had to go pick out a new one and leave it to get the tires fixed.
VERY long walk in the heat. Both ways.
Spawn will be home a week from tomm.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Do you get a discount? And do you ride a mountain bike or a road bike?

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Saw a ‘Bama plate today and thought of you.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Spawn will be home a week from tomm.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Bet you’ll be glad to see him.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Ratso was out smoking with me but the damned coon showed up with her four cubs and I had to snatch him and toss him inside. I think he wanted to play…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Freak

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I might be up your way this weekend.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Dang. I’d like to live where I’d have to go up to visit twerp.

davidk on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Get one of those pee wee Herman bikes. Remember his big adventure. One like that.

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

OT

This may all be nothing, but there are rumors of Russian movements.

RUSSIA ALLEGEDLY PREPARES TO EVACUATE PEOPLE LIVING NEAR UKRAINE BORDER http://bit.ly/1rpIROd pic.twitter.com/LPWKzWFLbX h/t @mrkovalenko

Gregor Peter ‏@L0gg0l 44s

PUTIN TO ISSUE KIEV AN ULTIMATIUM AS EARLY AS TODAY TO RECOGNIZE SEPARATISTS OR FACE MILITARY INTERVENTION, LB.UA SAYS

@MiddleEast_BRK BREAKING NEWS: Russian troops have now moved closer to Ukraine border, just 5 miles out. CNN

ConflictReporter @MiddleEast_BRK · 9h

Russian troops post farewell pictures on their VK pages, saying, they are going to Ukraine soon… #blindworld

Federal media quote the press service of the Central Military District: “Su-24M and MiG-31B fighter-interceptors will be moved from Kansk and Shagol airbase located in the Urals. Operational-tactical aviation will practise bombing and striking attack and air-to-air missile launching over the Black Sea and Ashaluk training range in the Astrakhan region.

Putin Recalls State Duma From Vacation, “Planning Something” On Ukraine Situation

sharrukin on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Yes.
mountain.
It’s the 24 inch women’s version of what I’ve been riding.
I’m getting puncture proof-tubes in the wheels.
Lots of nasty little thorns here.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

My sympathies. It’s supposed to hit around 105 on Saturday.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I got a bike at the garage sale yesterday for $15. It just seems to need some adjusting.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Yep.
The Beeb and a few other outlets did stories about the dig.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Hmmmmmmmm……
I love SP’s….

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Mine was almost 100-but it’ll handle a lot of miles.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I got a bike at the garage sale yesterday for $15. It just seems to need some adjusting.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

What are you gonna’ do with a bike?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

“We are going to behead Catholics,” and even the “Armenians,” so says Bidayyat asking in a way “whats next after the Shiites”.

The song with different variations is sung in regular day-to-day private and public gatherings, weddings and on the streets, balconies and homes. It is sang by old men doing the Muslim rosary, teenagers and even by little children. In Syria, the song is directed on Shia and the U.S.

http://shoebat.com/2014/07/22/muslim-doctor-takes-knife-now-wants-kill-christians/

davidk on July 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

B9 is cuter than Belinda Carlisle and doesn’t dance the same way to every song. B9 can dance many different ways depending any number of flan recipes in her cook book.

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Mine was almost 100-but it’ll handle a lot of miles.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I won’t be using it to commute or anything. I just want it for some exercize. I’d like to have good one but I can’t afford it.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Way to go, COL !!

pambi on July 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Palo-Duro Canyon on Saturday. Back through Lubbock on Sunday to swing by the air museum.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:09 PM

All my life I wanted to pike. Now I can’t even be frank without drawing the ire of the regulars.

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Rand is one up on my prez list from Rubio. That’s not saying much because at the moment of those who are probably going to run, Rubio is at the bottom.

INC on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Saif Al-Adlubi told the story when the Egyptian butcher would examine the row of people who were waiting their execution. Al-Adlubi witnessed at least two Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered since no one paid their ransom, the sum of $100,000 each.

“He grabbed the neck of one elderly Armenian Christian”, says Al-Adlubi, which the Egyptian butcher was about to slaughter. The Egyptian butcher felt the neck of the Christian Armenian saying “you’re an aged man and your neck is soft and I don’t have to sharpen my knife for you”. Others might be more difficult depending on their physique.

Saif Al-Adlubi tells of his miraculous escape to the Turkish village of Rehaniyeh from Syria. He was probably one of the few survivors who sounded the alarm on one of the gruesome systematic human extermination centers carried out by the Takfiri Jihadist group ISIS.

http://shoebat.com/2014/03/17/actual-literal-islamic-human-slaughterhouses-christians-discovered/

The prison centers where the ISIS (Da’ish) controls have become miniatures of what was during the Nazi SS extermination camps, except the ISIS carries out the extermination in a much more horrific way. Da’ish transforms the prisons into kangaroo courts with systematic slaughterhouses and killing centers to exterminate Christians and Muslims who disagree with the Takfiri ideology. Once they are found guilty, the way they deal with the victims was as if they were cattle.

davidk on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I won’t be using it to commute or anything. I just want it for some exercize. I’d like to have good one but I can’t afford it.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Should someone your age and in your condition be risking bike riding for exercise?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Fun.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Saw a ‘Bama plate today and thought of you.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I’m honored. :)

Wondered if the road bikes would be tough enough for your environs. I can’t ride mountain bikes for long– my hands go to sleep on the straight handlebars.

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Not on the water, but still pretty cool.

cozmo on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I lived on a low floor right on the river until April when I moved into my current place about a km further east. From here I have views to the east, northeast and southwest. The river would be visible from the northwest facing side except that many of the tallest buildings in Pudong, including the 3rd and soon-to-be 2nd tallest in the world, are in that direction, obscuring the view.

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

All my life I wanted to pike. Now I can’t even be frank without drawing the ire of the regulars.

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Whose ire are you drawing?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I’m really good at the flan trot ;)

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

bazil9 on July 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Ok BTW, you eloped with my identical twin once (not ken) but Sparky.

And sometimes we dated and you thought it was him but it was really me.

He is the one that bit the ears off your chocolate eastern bunny.

SpongePuppy on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Whose ire are you drawing?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

So you’re saying I can be frank?

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Should someone your age and in your condition be risking bike riding for exercise?

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’m not that old and decrepit. Jeez.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Really don’t trust libertarians. However, I would vote for Rand over Hillary in a minute. But Rubio is on top my list.

terryannonline on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I’m not that old and decrepit. Jeez.

crankyoldlady on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I am 59 and I wouldn’t dream of biking for exercise…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

And what’s all this rot about the Belinda Carlyle Group?

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Did you catch the people who shot down the airplane yet, daddy?

Galtian on July 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Really don’t trust libertarians. However, I would vote for Rand over Hillary in a minute. But Rubio is on top my list.

terryannonline on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Oh, look. A loon/troll…

OmahaConservative on July 23, 2014 at 11:14 PM

All my life I wanted to pike. Now I can’t even be frank without drawing the ire of the regulars.

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

.
You were Frank last night.

If Axe doesn’t show up, you can be Frank again tonight. After the pining he’s done on here, maybe he should be Shirley every night.

PolAgnostic on July 23, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Rubio is on top my list.

terryannonline on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

You don’t say…

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 11:14 PM

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