Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on July 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Something very strange is happening on Capitol Hill. Democrats can’t talk enough about impeaching a president of their own party. And Republicans keep saying that there isn’t a chance they’ll give it a try…

There is some concern within GOP leadership that the movement could swell if Obama soon takes unilateral action to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants. Congress will be out of session for all of August, and many lawmakers will be spending time with their constituents back home in their solidly conservative districts, with the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border simmering. These are not prime conditions for moderation…

“I don’t think it would be a problem getting a majority of votes out of the House” to impeach Obama, said a conservative House Republican. “But once it got to the Senate, it’s not going to go anywhere. … Not everybody is going to agree with this, but we got a lot on our plate right now of things we’ve got to fix immediately rather than doing some type of symbolic action.”

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Chris Wallace of Fox News: Will you consider impeaching the president?

Scalise: This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the president follow the laws…

Wallace: If he overreaches again on executive action to defer more deportations, what will the House do?

Scalise: We made it clear we’re going to put options on the table to allow the House take legal action against the president when he overreaches his authority… We’re going to continue to be a check and a balance against this administration.

Wallace: But impeachment is off the table?

Scalise: The White House wants to talk about impeachment and ironically they’re going out and trying to fundraise off that, too.

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Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said Scalise was “refusing to rule out” impeachment.

“The fact that the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House is refusing to rule out impeachment offers a stunning view of the extreme measures this Republican Congress will take to push their reckless partisan agenda,” Israel said. “Republicans will spend the final week before their summer vacation plotting their lawsuit against the president, and now Scalise just made it clear that impeachment is absolutely on the table for House Republicans.”…

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) told WND.com that Obama wants House Republicans to impeach him.

In an interview with the conservative news site, he said Obama wants House Republicans to impeach him before the midterm election “because his senior advisers believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat.”

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Back in 1998, there was an intense internal debate among Republicans over how much to make the midterms about President Bill Clinton. The strategists who favored attacking the president won the day, but in the end their strategy didn’t work out. Now, there is an intense internal debate among Republicans over how much to make the 2014 midterms about President Barack Obama…

Democrats had successfully argued that Republicans were so obsessed with getting Clinton that they weren’t paying enough attention to the concerns of the American people…

Still, the GOP base is infuriated with Obama, particularly his abuse of executive power. And although Speaker Boehner has shown zero interest in the topic, a few Republican lawmakers are mentioning impeachment. Some party veterans worry that an Obama-focused midterm campaign will yield the same lackluster results as 1998.

Of course, Democrats would love to see Republicans blow their own chances. From the White House down to the party fundraising machine, Democrats have been trolling 24-7 in a transparent effort to goad Republicans into a self-destructive impeachment attempt. “They are desperate to reprise ’98,” says the GOP veteran of his Democratic adversaries. “Not just impeachment, but this whole idea that we’re going to make it all about the president again.”

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“There is a rumor that the president, around Labor Day, may use executive action to legalize five million people who are here outside the law,” Gingrich said during a speech Tuesday, sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation. “And I think if they do it, it will be trying to provoke the Republicans to institute impeachment.”

Asked if Republicans should impeach Obama, Gingrich replied: “No.”

“It won’t succeed in impeaching Obama,” Gingrich said. “It’s the Democrats who want to talk about it because they raise money off of it.”…

“These people are pretty desperate,” Gingrich said. “Nothing is working. And so they are looking for some fight that allows them to re-polarize the country in terms that help them in the election.

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After Pfeiffer made his comment about impeachment at a breakfast with reporters on Thursday, the Democrats’ congressional campaign arm sent out a series of e-mail pitches that cited impeachment — and pulled in $2.1 million in online donations, the best four-day haul of the current election cycle.

The average donation was under $19, a sign that the appeal was reaching deeply into the Democrats’ grassroots, and 75,000 of the contributions came from donors who had never given to the DCCC before, officials said…

Democratic strategists also believe that a perceived threat to impeach the first African-American president will also give that crucial segment of the Democratic base an incentive to vote.

On Monday night, members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent an hour on the House floor railing against what they declared the “GOP march toward impeachment,” arguing that the pursuit of a lawsuit over Obama’s use of executive actions is just the first step toward an attempt at his removal.

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Boehner and other Republican leaders are now trying to walk an impossible tightrope. On one hand, they’re arguing that they have no interest in impeaching the president — they know that it would be a political catastrophe if they did — and any suggestion to the contrary is nothing but Democratic calumny. On the other hand, they’re arguing that Obama is a lawless tyrant who is trampling on the Constitution. If that contradiction has put them in a difficult situation, they have no one to blame but themselves…

According to a YouGov poll taken earlier this month, 89 percent of Republicans think “Barack Obama has exceeded the limits of authority granted a President by the US Constitution,” and 68 percent think there is “justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama at this time.” Even when given a number of options including “President Obama has abused his powers as president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution, but he should not be impeached,” 63 percent still said he ought to be impeached. A CNN poll found a smaller number of Republicans saying Obama should be impeached, but still a majority of 57 percent.

So the idea that Boehner characterizes as a crazy Democratic slander is the majority position among Republican voters. And they didn’t get the idea from nowhere. They got it because the people they trust — Republican politicians and conservative media figures — have been telling them for years, but with particularly ferocity in the last few months, that Barack Obama is a lawless tyrant who is trampling on the Constitution. They’ve been hearing this not just from the Sean Hannitys and Steve Kings of the world, but from every Republican, up to and including the GOP congressional leadership, on a daily basis. Of course those Republican voters think he should be impeached. It’s absurd for people like Boehner to turn around and say, “Whoa now, who’s thinking of impeachment? That’s just Democrats saying that.”

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We slipped off of the foundations of the Constitution a long time ago. The fact is, nearly half of the country still supports Obama and his policies including his lawlessness (to the extent that they even know about any of that), and the fact is, the politics of impeaching the nation’s first black president are so dire that they ought to force even Obama’s most ardent critics to think long and hard about the full implications of taking that step.

Nevertheless, the threat of impeachment ought to hang over the head of every president as a powerful disincentive to act outside his powers. Presidents are not kings; Congress should be able to remove them for lawbreaking. President Obama’s recent talk of impeachment, his party fundraising off of the made-up threat, his communications advisers playing that made-up threat for all it’s worth, have cornered Boehner. Impeachment no longer hangs over Obama’s head. He has taken that piece off the board

Barack Obama has set up his final two years in the presidency to be a continuing series of constitutional wars and crises, in which he will never face the most potent constitutional weapon that could be used against him. A national leader who cares about the nation’s well-being would recoil from even the possibility of instigated such conflict for the country. But Barack Obama is not and has never intended to be a national leader. He leads his party and those who support him, and the rest of us are mere enemies to be punished.

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I think we’re at the point where Obama is actively doing things he knows he has no power to do — because he wants Republicans to mount an effort to impeach him. That would be a political winner, since Americans are generally rationally ignorant of constitutional processes, and impeachment polls badly as a result. They don’t really care whether Obama exceeds his lawful authority if they like what he’s doing, and they see impeachment, not as a necessary Constitutional corrective, but as an irritation brought about by those stupid politicians who can’t get along. And Big Media tells us that when the two sides don’t get along, it’s usually the Republicans’ fault, and who are we to argue?

We get the government we deserve. The idea that the Constitution restrains the branches is pretty much dead; its provisions don’t matter when the public is unwilling to back the side whose territory is being infringed.

Andrew Jackson is famous for saying: “John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it.” Well, Barack Obama is saying: “Congress may have the ability to rein me in. Let’s see them do it.”

They won’t. And there goes the system of checks and balances. And what will the public do about it?

Nothing.

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Via the Washington Free Beacon.

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The problem is there would never be a single dim who would vote to impeach. It won’t happen.

Newt Gingrich said if Barry gives amnesty for 5 million (or whatever the number ends up being) illegals, the House should immediately pass a motion saying the move is unconstitutional. The idea would be to force it into the Senate’s hands and make dims take a stand one way or the other.

Dims still won’t agree, but let them be forced on to the record, particularly before the mid terms.

speculation is that Barry will do this very soon, in order to dare Rs to impeach.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 2:57 AM

Of course there’s no way we’d win in the senate on impeachment. But it’s only to be considered if the trial somehow put the spotlight on Obama’s horrendousness and would lead to a GOP electoral boost. Unlikely though.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:08 AM

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:06 AM

Have another 9/11 in some socialist backwater, like SF or LA, and see how fast it can be tied to zero and how quickly he gets impeached on violating immigrations laws with policies that are traced DIRECTLY back to his words and deeds…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:09 AM

Grateful Dead – Morning Dew – Europe ’72

After the Ebola escape…

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:09 AM

It was about Clinton’s perjury, but the MSM helpfully at the time made it sound like a witch hunt against his adultery.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 2:59 AM

The frustrating part about the Clinton impeachment attempt was that there were so many other things that deserved impeachment beyond anything to do with Lewinsky and Clinton’s lies about their relationship. Truly a rotten administration.

DisneyFan on July 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Further updates on the saga to primary and toss out the climate change pushing amnesty shill Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
==== ========== ============== ============== =============
An earlier thread covered the senate Dems plan to link Rubio / Schumer’s Gang of 8 senate amnesty bill to the House GOP’s border crisis bill. My comment:

It’s time we did everything we can to purge out of the party those Republicans that voted for the Gang of 8 amnesty bill.

The biggest offender is Lamar Alexander.

Or I should say he is the only offender that has a primary. Alexander voted for the Rubio bill. And now Alexander takes a cue from the leftists by getting Orwellian and saying he “voted against amnesty” by voting for amnesty. No. Making an example now out of the betraying Alexander (who said he wouldn’t vote for amnesty) will hopefully to a large degree silence the Chamber of Commerce shills that keep calling for amnesty even in the face of this unprecedented border invasion.

Vote Alexander OUT of office on August 7th, and donate or blog or do whatever you can do in the last 9 days to help Joe Carr win. Here are couple of developments:

** Laura Ingraham records a great robocall for Carr. Listen to the call at the link.

** Join the National Movement To Throw Amnesty Alexander Out of Office in 9 Days! (With on the ground immigration protests against Alexander & Obama in Tennessee on Saturday!)

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM

It’s a disgrace that most of the “news” media not only is in the tank for the dims, but that they actively ignore a lot of stories, or intentionally mislead.

I bet a large percentage of the population don’t even know about the scandals in this administration, or only know the liberal version of events.

It’s pathetic.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:02 AM

thus making the Press….Criminally Liable…
they know crimes are being done..
and refuse to report on it…

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Whatcha been up to?

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Nothing as energetic as aqua therapy or horseback riding! Does watching baseball count as therapy?

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I think it would backfire. Remember a lot of Americans still get their ‘news” from NBC, ABC, etc. Either that or they listen to what their friends tell them.

There is no way this would get any fair media coverage at all. Rs would be painted as racists.

Plus, it would take the focus entirely off the many “phony scandals” going on.

I totally understand why people think he should be impeached. But for many reasons, it would have the opposite effect. He would be made into a martyr. There is a reason why Barry and dims want him to be impeached. It would help them.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Hi G2M. I thought impeachment required a super majority in both the House and Senate?
cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Simple majority to pass the Articles in the House, Cat; 2/3 of the Senate (67 votes) is required to convict.

And then there’s this li’l Added Bonus:

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

Article 1, Section 3

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:14 AM

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Yes, they are his accomplices, and are complicit in being his enablers. They know very well what is going on, but refuse to report it.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:14 AM

but impeachment thresholds are determined by the Constitution ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:07 AM

after the last 6 years I have to ask..
do we still have a Constitution??…

how many votes did ACA get?…low 50 something ??

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Oh thanks, that is where the 2/3 comes in. Well that will never happen. I still believe there isn’t a single dim that will vote yes.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I think it would backfire.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Yeah, you and everybody else (as Fox and Boehner) are probably right on that count.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Plus, it would take the focus entirely off the many “phony scandals” going on.
I totally understand why people think he should be impeached. But for many reasons, it would have the opposite effect. He would be made into a martyr. There is a reason why Barry and dims want him to be impeached. It would help them.
cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:12 AM

It sure would be nice to see his “Let ‘em impeach me!” blow up in his face, Cat…I’d definitely break out that bottle of Andre Champagne I purchased on 31 Dec 2008 but never cracked open… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

how many votes did ACA get?…low 50 something ??
going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:15 AM

All Senate Dems and all House Dems (and one sadly confused *ahem!* R who resigned after a picture of him wearing a Tigger costume came to light…and then there were the mental issues…) voted for 404care, G2M.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Go Joe Carr!! I see Mark Levin came out strongly in favor of him. Sure hope he wins.

He’s about our last hope, since I don’t think Milton Wolf is going to do it.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Yeah, I’d love to see it blow up in his face. Imagine a President almost daring the other party to impeach him.

He has no shame. And the dim party is just as bad.

On a fun note though, I thought it was hilarious that dims were fundraising off the looney base, raising millions of dollars off the gullible morons. It does show that they know their base. :)

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Yeah, you and everybody else (as Fox and Boehner) are probably right on that count.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

which is why I think the lawsuit..
be interesting to see how it plays out..
not sure I fully understand it yet..
but if successful, couldn’t you take apart
each over reach of executive powers one by one using the courts??

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Nothing as energetic as aqua therapy or horseback riding! Does watching baseball count as therapy?

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Only if you really are awake watching it. Hehe. I enjoy the highlights. What team do you root for?

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

I don’t understand the lawsuit either, but it sounds like a political stunt.

It’s also another excuse for Barry to whine and say he’s a victim.

Poor boy.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Yeah, I’d love to see it blow up in his face. Imagine a President almost daring the other party to impeach him.

He has no shame. And the dim party is just as bad.

On a fun note though, I thought it was hilarious that dims were fundraising off the looney base, raising millions of dollars off the gullible morons. It does show that they know their base. :)

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Hey Owner,
It seems like there are more of them dim ones than us smart ones though.

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:27 AM

but if successful, couldn’t you take apart
each over reach of executive powers one by one using the courts??

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

I think these are already heading for the Supreme Court. They already reversed his illegal appointments to the NLRB.

I don’t know if the illegal board’s decisions are invalid or not. I think that’s still being worked out?

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Mariners.

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:29 AM

maybe this could help keep the space junk in space a little longer..

NASA Eyes Robotic Space Gas Stations for Satellites

http://www.space.com/26675-nasa-robot-satellite-gas-station.html

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:29 AM

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:27 AM

Yes, unfortunately I think there are more radical leftists than conservatives. Which is why we are in such serious trouble.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:31 AM

On a fun note though, I thought it was hilarious that dims were fundraising off the looney base, raising millions of dollars off the gullible morons. It does show that they know their base. :)
cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Was that before or after the Triple Matching Donations went into effect? If AFTER, then the DNC/DNCC is in very serious trouble o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:33 AM

They already reversed his illegal appointments to the NLRB.
I don’t know if the illegal board’s decisions are invalid or not. I think that’s still being worked out?
kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM

I think they’re invalid…until they get re-voted upon, anyway…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Billy Joel – A Matter of Trust

And on that note, I bid Friends and Lurkers niters and sleep well!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Oh, almost forgot…those of you with bar keys, y’all know what to do… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:37 AM

It’s also another excuse for Barry to whine and say he’s a victim.

Poor boy.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:26 AM

so standard operating procedure for Barry…

and the Orange Speaker has done a poor job (as usual)
explaining the who what when where and whys of it,, imo..
which is SOP for the GOP… poor presentation…

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Mariners.

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Hubs was a fan of Mariners and Sea Hawks when we lived in WA. You just sparked my memory that you live in Washington but I forgot whereabouts. We lived in Keyport and Bremerton many moons ago. I’ve always been a Giants fan. Caught a Willie Mays ball when they played the Cubs. Mom told me to hand it over to my male cousin. Should have done a girlie hissyfit to keep it, but I handed it over.

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Go Joe Carr!! I see Mark Levin came out strongly in favor of him. Sure hope he wins.

He’s about our last hope, since I don’t think Milton Wolf is going to do it.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Yeah, that’s big that Levin came out for him. Add that to Palin and Ingraham. And make sure you listen to Laura Ingraham’s Robocall because it really is quality as far as persuasiveness, and whether you’re young or older it should convince people to vote for Carr, though of course that one robocall is not the only factor in the election, lol.

Plus another good article here: http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/will-gang-of-eight-amnesty-vote-come-back-to-haunt-rino-lamar-alexander-21240/

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

sleep well NatB… thanks for the thoughts,,, be safe..

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Nite and thank you Miss Newtie for just beint Miss Newtie. ; )

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 30, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Oh man….. some of those tweets are funny. What an absolute clown show.

And yet they claim to have raised millions. There are many lunatics who support the dims I guess.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Yep, either way it’s a bad situation. I’m not a Boehner fan, but will say it’s a no win situation the party is in.

But for any President to mock the opposition party and all but call for his impeachment is absolutely disgusting.

That’s why he’s going to go ahead with the mass amnesty soon. The dims have nothing to run on, so they have to dare the Rs to impeach him.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Hubs was a fan of Mariners and Sea Hawks when we lived in WA. You just sparked my memory that you live in Washington but I forgot whereabouts. We lived in Keyport and Bremerton many moons ago. I’ve always been a Giants fan. Caught a Willie Mays ball when they played the Cubs. Mom told me to hand it over to my male cousin. Should have done a girlie hissyfit to keep it, but I handed it over.

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

I live behind enemy lines in Seattle. Used to live in Kitsap. You should have kept the ball for sure.

Felix Rey

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:44 AM

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Thanks for that, it’s really encouraging. If Carr pulls this off, and I’m thinking there is a good chance for that to happen, many more conservatives will likely be chasing Laura for an endorsement!

Although in this cycle, most of the primaries will be over after TN.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Go Joe Carr!! I see Mark Levin came out strongly in favor of him. Sure hope he wins.

He’s about our last hope, since I don’t think Milton Wolf is going to do it.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 3:20 AM

And the smearing of Joe Carr begins…

I hate these people.

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I’ll keep praying for Carr.
KCEWA thanks for the chat and Rey pic. Nice.
Owner, AJ – nice posts, thanks for your thoughts
G2M, always good to chat with you and thanks for the links

G’nite and blessings to all ; )

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

sleep well 31..thank for your thoughts as well.. be safe..

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 3:53 AM

good night 31, dream well.

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:58 AM

31giddyup on July 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

Good night, always nice chatting with you.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 4:00 AM

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I’m no fan of the MSM, but read the article and don’t see where it was smearing?

They didn’t accuse him of doing anything unethical. He mentioned that when he first decided to run, he couldn’t get anyone on board, and that it was natural to have family members involved in a campaign because of trust issues.

I’ve read far worse articles than that.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I’m no fan of the MSM, but read the article and don’t see where it was smearing?

They didn’t accuse him of doing anything unethical. He mentioned that when he first decided to run, he couldn’t get anyone on board, and that it was natural to have family members involved in a campaign because of trust issues.

I’ve read far worse articles than that.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Yeah, but most people won’t read the article – they’ll just see the headline. And the newspaper knows that. That’s how they spread smears – the headline says “pays daughters campaign funds” then somewhere in the article they allow him to respond. No one sees that, though.

It’s not news and never should have been published. Just my opinion.

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

kcewa on July 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Well you have a point there. The article itself seems harmless enough, but most won’t bother to read through.

Sure hoping Carr retires Alexander.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 4:24 AM

How many more votes in the Senate would be needed to get rid of Obama?

bluegill on July 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Oops, meant to post that in the other thread.

bluegill on July 30, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Good morning ladies and gents. Still cold here.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Good morning ladies and gents. Still cold here.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

COL: Good Morning, I hope your feeling better:)

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 5:12 AM

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Islamists take main military base in Benghazi ►► http://i24ne.ws/zJouE

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#BREAKING: Islamists take main military base in Benghazi

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Pinned Tweet
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Gaza terrorists could have used this tunnel to abduct or murder Israelis. We found & detonated it before they could. http://youtu.be/Wovvt8yBfGU

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Well,……it would be easier to come up through
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and, once again Obama Administration Aniti-Israel Bias,
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#Breaking #Peru, #Chile recall #Israel envoys in protest of #Gaza op ►► http://i24ne.ws/zIDbB

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 5:38 AM

https://twitter.com/ABC

ABC News @ABC · 6h

Hamas releases video it claims shows fighters emerging from tunnel, killing 5 IDF soldiers: http://abcn.ws/1rND9ra

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/israel-unleashes-biggest-assault-gaza-24765446

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 5:56 AM

https://twitter.com/Israellycool

Aussie Dave @Israellycool · 15h

Jon Voight: Still A Mensch http://goo.gl/fb/invbpR

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:04 AM

https://twitter.com/AnshelPfeffer

Retweeted by Anshel Pfeffer
Jason Corcoran @jason_corcoran · 4h

Putin Sets $110,000 Bounty for Cracking Tor as Anonymous Internet Usage in Russia Surges

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-29/putin-sets-110-000-bounty-for-cracking-tor-as-anonymous-internet-usage-in-russia-surges.html

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Morning

Canopfor is on a roll this morning :)

Rock on buddy

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 6:08 AM

https://twitter.com/SherineT

Gaza, PS
4m
Photo: Smoke rises from location of an afternoon strike in Gaza City – @SherineT
see original on twitter.com

https://twitter.com/SherineT/status/494423679225589760/photo/1

https://twitter.com/AnshelPfeffer

Anshel Pfeffer @AnshelPfeffer · 6m

First rocket launches today from #Gaza to mid-range targets – Ofakim and Beer Sheva area

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Morning

Canopfor is on a roll this morning :)

Rock on buddy

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 6:08 AM

cmsinaz: Good Morning ,…some many linkys, so little
time—————-:0

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Indeed :)

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 6:24 AM

https://twitter.com/mlongari

https://twitter.com/sbeaugeAFP

Gaza, PS
8m
Photo: Damage to a UN school in Gaza that was hit with a deadly shelling, killing at least 16 – @mlongari

https://twitter.com/sbeaugeAFP/status/494424341430681601/photo/1

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

https://twitter.com/WilliamsJon

Jon Williams @WilliamsJon · 3m

Shaimaa gave a face to tragedy in #Gaza. She was born prematurely when mother killed. Died this morning. http://abcnews.go.com/International/video/palestinian-baby-saved-pregnant-mother-killed-gaza-24719815

i24news_EN @i24news_EN · Jul 29

#Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother’s womb ►►http://i24ne.ws/zH6Ia

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:31 AM

https://twitter.com/Reuters

Ukraine, Russia political crisis
5m
Dutch official says experts again unable to reach MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine due to fighting in the area – @Reuters
End of alert

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Smoke ring,…or Gods Halo,…for Israel Protection ?:

https://twitter.com/nickschifrin

Nick Schifrin @nickschifrin · 23h

And the strange, giant smoke ring sent into the air by the strike. #gaza

https://twitter.com/nickschifrin/status/494083885534572545/photo/1

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:40 AM

There is a great new Malkin column up from about midnight.

talkingpoints on July 30, 2014 at 6:47 AM

https://twitter.com/IsraelMFA

Israel Foreign Min. @IsraelMFA · 15m

#IsraelUnderFire – Map visualization of the rockets fired from #Gaza at Israel http://redalert.co.il #ProtectiveEdge

http://redalert.co.il/
======================

Israel Foreign Min. @IsraelMFA · 1h

Hamas has no problem with hiding rockets in #UN schools in #Gaza. it got caught doing so 3 times this month alone! pic.twitter.com/6UgRsto9qa

Israel Foreign Min. @IsraelMFA · 4h

Hamas caught AGAIN using schools to store weapons | For the 3rd time, #UN finds rockets at one of its #Gaza schools. http://af.reuters.com/article/egyptN

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:49 AM

https://twitter.com/WilliamsJon

Jon Williams @WilliamsJon · 59s

Map published by @UNOCHA shows 3m exclusion zone & why >120,000 now packed in @UNRWA schools. 44% of #Gaza no-go area

https://twitter.com/WilliamsJon/status/494433685874032640/photo/1

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:54 AM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:40 AM

cool

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 6:58 AM

All GazaGoon Rockets, since it began:

https://twitter.com/IsraelMFA

Israel Foreign Min. @IsraelMFA · 15m

#IsraelUnderFire – Map visualization of the rockets fired from #Gaza at Israel http://redalert.co.il #ProtectiveEdge

http://redalert.co.il/

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:58 AM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:40 AM

cool

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 6:58 AM

cmsinaz: Ya,..that makes me wonder/ponder:0

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:59 AM

talkingpoints on July 30, 2014 at 6:47 AM

agree

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Good morning ladies and gents. Still cold here.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

It’s almost August. Embrace the cold! It is a gift.

Seriously, DC is far from its usual mid-Summer humid mess. 61 degrees and low humidity when I was walking the dog this morning.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 6:59 AM

yep

cmsinaz on July 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Good Morning, Patriots, Sockpuppets, and Trolls!

Senator Sessions is a breath of fresh air, standing strong for Conservative principles, which Moderates like Speaker of the House “Cryin’ John” Boehner give lip service to, before they stab their Conservative base in the back.

My take: The Illegal Alien Invasion: Boehner Talks Tough. Sessions Talks Tougher.

kingsjester on July 30, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Mark RegevVerified account
@MarkRegevPMO

The official account of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Spokesperson.
Jerusalem, Israel

https://twitter.com/MarkRegevPMO

Mark Regev @MarkRegevPMO · 2h

On CNN: “10% of all Hamas rockets fired out of the Gaza strip malfunction and fall in the Gaza strip.” http://youtu.be/baFCKvEytzI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFCKvEytzI&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Congreess go’s on there break,…..is imminent,…tick tock, ticky tocky……

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Pinned Tweet
Peter Lerner @LTCPeterLerner · Jul 27

How much does #Hamas pay to build a tunnel? check it out.

https://twitter.com/LTCPeterLerner/status/493427286796812288/photo/1

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:11 AM

https://twitter.com/Reuters

Reuters Top News @Reuters · 25s

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg in apparent retaliation for sanctions http://reut.rs/1nTdITo

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:12 AM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:11 AM

I gotta say. The IDF is using social media well.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Its 3:00AM,…and IslamicGoons are calling JiHadyGoons:

https://twitter.com/TimesofIsrael

The Times of Israel @TimesofIsrael · 32m

Live blog latest: #Hamas calls for help from #Hezbollah http://toi.sr/1rZAYPO#livebl

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:16 AM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:11 AM

I gotta say. The IDF is using social media well.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Happy Nomad:Yup,….War on the Net:)

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:17 AM

BB,….have to wake Grandson:)

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Some Yankee working at a gubmint lab in Tennessee requested this…

“Southern Accent Reduction’ Class Cancelled At Oak Ridge National Laboratory

It’s OK to talk Southern and work at a national lab — after all.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has cancelled plans for a “Southern Accent Reduction” class because of objections from lab staff members, some of whom said they were offended by the training opportunity.

ORNL’s human resources department early last week distributed a registration notice for the six-week course to be taught by Lisa Scott, “a nationally certified speech pathologist and accent reduction trainer.”

Here was the pitch to get employees to sign up for the speech rehab program: “Feel confident in a meeting when you need to speak with a more neutral American accent, and be remembered for what you say and not how you say it.”

The notice said the class would cover “some of the most common pronunciation and grammatical differences between Southern dialects and standard American English.”

It added: “In this course you will learn to recognize the pronunciation and grammar differences that make your speech sound Southern, and learn what to do so you can neutralize it through a technique called code-switching.”

Carolyn Ward of ORNL’s Learning and Development Services said the lab simply offered the class in response to an employee request. “We try to provide whatever requests we have,” she said.

ORNL spokesman David Keim said managers quickly cancelled the class after staff members complained.

“Given the way that it came across, they decided to cancel it,” Keim said. “It probably wasn’t presented in the right way and made it look like ORNL had some problem with having a Southern accent, which of course we don’t. That was not the intent at all.”

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has one of the region’s most diverse work populations, with employees from all parts of the United States and many different countries of origin, as well as visiting scientists from around the globe.

“We’ve offered accent reduction training to foreign nationals for years,” Keim said. “But this one obviously surprised some folks….”

http://weaselzippers.us

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Good morning ladies and gents. Still cold here.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Good morning COL and day crew. Low this morning waws 57F….a new record low for this time of year. Been ignoring the fact that we have another teen driver this year and she is driving me nuts to buy her a Jeep of some kind. No, she will drive my tank of a truck and enjoy it! Three teens in one household all driving at the same time. What was I thinking! Eight cars on our car insurance policy? What was I thinking!

Geez, I am going back to bed and hide from fright as we gots a whole gaggle right behind the ones driving. What was I thinking. Four in college at the same time very soon? What was I thinking! Maybe I need to go to church or drink more beer. Beer, now that is a happy thought and good thinking on my part.

Off to read yesterday’s comments on QOTD.

Hope you are getting better COL.

HonestLib on July 30, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Idiots. If you are from a foreign country and want to sound more American that’s one thing but telling people there’s something wrong with having an American accent is another thing and an insult.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Here was the pitch to get employees to sign up for the speech rehab program: “Feel confident in a meeting when you need to speak with a more neutral American accent, and be remembered for what you say and not how you say it.”

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Well bless their hearts!

I will say that I know somebody who ditched his Mississippi accent when he figured out that people automatically deducted 50 IQ points. That being said, I don’t know how in the hell they thought that this was a good idea.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2014 at 8:03 AM

I will say that I know somebody who ditched his Mississippi accent when he figured out that people automatically deducted 50 IQ points. That being said, I don’t know how in the hell they thought that this was a good idea.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2014 at 8:03 AM

It’s all the fault of the Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction type programs and Ma and Pa Kettle before them. It gave people an impression that wasn’t true.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 8:12 AM

All this talk of impeachment coming from … the White House.

Why would Republicans want to impeach this POTUS ?
Is the White House saying that the POTUS is engaged in some “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” ?

If so, how can they work there ?
Why no resignations ?

J_Crater on July 30, 2014 at 8:36 AM

It’s all the fault of the Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction type programs and Ma and Pa Kettle before them. It gave people an impression that wasn’t true.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Ah shucks hun, y’all ain’t heard nutten et till I get fixin’ to open me fly-trap.

HonestLib on July 30, 2014 at 10:53 AM

How many more votes in the Senate would be needed to get rid of Obama?

bluegill on July 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Oops, meant to post that in the other thread.

bluegill on July 30, 2014 at 4:43 AM

…the air never stops leaking!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 30, 2014 at 5:01 PM

SpongePuppy on July 29, 2014

quick send your resume..!!!

Kate Upton Beg Her Boyfriend for a Puppy

https://gma.yahoo.com/see-kate-upton-beg-her-boyfriend-puppy-152146775–abc-news-celebrities.html

going2mars on July 30, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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