Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

“We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar,” Sudani said in a telephone interview, in his first remarks to the media on the issue…

Some of the victims, including women and children were buried alive in scattered mass graves in and around Sinjar,” Sudani said…

“The terrorist Islamic State has also taken at least 300 Yazidi women as slaves and locked some of them inside a police station in Sinjar and transferred others to the town of Tal Afar. We are afraid they will take them outside the country.”

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U.S military forces continued to attack Islamic terrorists in northern Iraq on Sunday, successfully conducting several airstrikes from a mix of manned fighter jets and drones to defend Kurdish forces near Irbil, according to the United States Central Command, or CentCom.

A CentCom release said that at approximately 2:15 a.m. ET, “U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed an (Islamic State of al-Sham and Iraq, or ISIS) armed truck that was firing on Kurdish forces located in the approaches to Irbil.”

Several more armed trucks and mortar positions were destroyed in the subsequent five hours, military officials said.

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President Barack Obama’s war in Iraq just got more ambitious.

Speaking to reporters before departing for a two week vacation with his family on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama said the U.S. had to make sure the Islamic State “is not engaging in actions that could cripple a country.”…

No wonder the president said the new military campaign would last months and not weeks.

All of these goals are fine as they are, but they go way beyond the mission Obama spelled out on Friday in a formal notification to Congress that he was launching air strikes inside of Iraq.

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Buoyed by U.S. airstrikes the previous day, Kurdish pesh merga fighters said they pushed back an attempt by the extremists to overrun one of their artillery positions on the northern edge of the dust-blown town of Makhmour, south of Irbil. Makhmour was seized by Islamic State fighters Thursday.

At the same time, however, commanders said Islamic State fighters had begun to return to positions that U.S. airstrikes had forced them to flee — a reminder that the so-far limited intervention may represent only the beginning of what President Obama warned Saturday could be a long campaign. Hours later, the U.S. military announced it had carried out four more airstrikes, in the Sinjar area farther west…

[T]here was little indication the airstrikes had done much more than slow the militant blitz through Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State forces now govern a vast swath of territory in the name of their self-proclaimed caliphate…

Unless the pesh merga are able to make advances, “it would seem likely that further [Islamic State] progress or escalated U.S. airstrikes are the only eventualities,” said Charles Lister of the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar. “Airstrikes by themselves can only ever represent a potential temporary fix against a force like the Islamic State.”

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U.S. spy agencies have begun to see groups of fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Africa to join the rival Islamist organization that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria and been targeted in American airstrikes, U.S. officials said…

Counterterrorism analysts at the CIA and other agencies have so far seen no indication that an entire al-Qaeda node or any of its senior leaders are prepared to switch sides. But officials said they have begun watching for signs of such a development.

The launching of U.S. airstrikes has raised new questions, including whether the bombings will hurt the Islamic State’s ability to draw recruits or elevate its status among jihadists. “Does that increase the spigot or close it?” said a senior U.S. counterterrorism official, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity and noted that U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere have crippled al-Qaeda but also served as rallying cries against the United States…

“It’s not to the point where it’s causing splintering within the affiliates,” said the senior U.S. counterterrorism official. But the defections have accelerated in recent months, officials said, and also involve fighters from groups in Libya and elsewhere that are not formally part of al-Qaeda.

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The likely increased terrorist threat in the West that will arise in the coming weeks and months from U.S. air strikes in Iraq should be weighed against the risks of letting ISIS grow unchecked.

If ISIS is able to consolidate its territorial gains, it could set up training camps to rival any run by al Qaeda in Afghanistan before 9/11. Though its focus may be in Iraq and Syria for now, its viscerally anti-Western ideology means it would be foolish to discount it as a major potential future threat.

Though the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Iraq may have left the Obama administration little choice but to act, the concern is the limited US aerial campaign has now stirred the hornet’s nest without doing anything to decisively degrade ISIS.

And there could be one other unintended consequence. A rally-round-the-flag effect may now strengthen the ISIS position in the global jihadist movement, leading to even higher levels of fundraising and recruitment.

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Analysts and U.S. officials estimate ISIS has as many as 10,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, including those who were freed from prisons by ISIS and Sunni loyalists who have joined the fight as the group advanced.

But that number likely doesn’t include these latest recruits, mostly young men between the ages of 16 and 25 who are primarily poor, unemployed and lack an education, the two Iraqi senior defense officials told CNN…

“Once they are in, (ISIS) gives them cars to drive, guns, cell phones and cash money,” said one man, who lives in Mosul and has direct knowledge of ISIS recruit efforts.

In Mosul, for example, ISIS recruiting efforts appear to begin at information centers that have been set up around the city.

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Chris Turpen of Chandler, Arizona, a 45-year-old architectural project manager, also sees a U.S. responsibility to Iraq. That troubles him.

“Once you break it, you own it. But it’s a war that will never be won,” Turpen said.

The Islamic State fighters are fanatics who “will never go away,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, we should kill every one of them, but we’ll never get there. These are people that just hate America.”

He thinks that Obama “had to go back in.” The president has promised not to send ground troops, but Turpen would not mind if that happened.

“It’s a classic example of choosing the wrong that’s more right,” he said.

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“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad—there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle—the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” [Hillary] Clinton said…

“You know, when you’re down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you’re not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward,” she said. “One issue is that we don’t even tell our own story very well these days.”

I responded by saying that I thought that “defeating fascism and communism is a pretty big deal.” In other words, that the U.S., on balance, has done a good job of advancing the cause of freedom.

Clinton responded to this idea with great enthusiasm: “That’s how I feel! Maybe this is old-fashioned.” And then she seemed to signal that, yes, indeed, she’s planning to run for president. “Okay, I feel that this might be an old-fashioned idea, but I’m about to find out, in more ways than one.”

***

Lindsey Graham on Sunday said that President Obama ordered airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq in order to “avoid a bad news story.” The strikes, he argued, will not prevent the jihadist group from tightening its grip over the country or from plotting attacks on the U.S.

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Via the Corner.


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Blax; Dar-al-Harb? ‘Convert or die’ has little to do with it.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Darwin FTW.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Dood made a mistake. We all make ‘em. He paid the price while many folks like me have done dumber things and lived. Luck and Darwin are not always friends.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Well that makes sense. We used a combine. I ain’t that old.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Hard to tell with Stewart because they are driving so fast.

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

And from what I understand, they still go 50+ mph under the caution. Think about someone walking towards your car on the freeway. Now think of a dimly lit freeway. Now think of the freeway being dirt. And then remind yourself that people are not supposed to be walking on the freeway. And remember on the freeway in question, tailgating is legal.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Tex Williams “Smoke Smoke (that cigarette)” #1 hit from 1947

Probably the first #1 country crossover of all time.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

watched the video. Hard to tell with Stewart because they are driving so fast. Ward made a terrible mistake though walking on that track. He let his emotions get the best of him damn. It’s just a race. gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

You don’t get out of the car. Unless it’s on fire.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Exactly.

Nothing deadly going on in Martha’s Vineyard except maybe a Skakel and a few Kennedys on the loose.

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

They mean grain cradle. Its a hand-held wooden implement that kinda looks like a scythe, but with long fingers or forks. You can google images

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Oh, I remember. The tines are kind of curved. We don’t have one.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Depends how big they are and in what locations. “Precision” strikes will prove to be totally ineffective.

forest on August 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I’m about ready for the b-52s,3′s and 4′s. We been too nice, for too long.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

I collect vintage sport watches and when I see you nic it always makes me thing of my fav…..50 Fathoms.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Dood made a mistake. We all make ‘em. He paid the price while many folks like me have done dumber things and lived. Luck and Darwin are not always friends.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Did you see him step back from the one car and then continue towards Stewart’s lane of travel? For so many to blame Stewart based on that video is just silly. He pushed his luck for sure..and lost. Very sad.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 9:09 PM

I am soooooo glad that I don’t live in Dearborn anymore.

307wolverine on August 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Could you clarify what you intended here?

hawkdriver on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Ugh..Believe me, I have NO idea where the “Turning” came from…especially with my typing speed…which is laughable.

Fixed so I don’t look like a complete smeghead:

Again, I got NO Problem…Zero, Zip NADA with KILLING ANYONE that goes after and kill Americans regardless of their faith.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Well that makes sense. We used a combine. I ain’t that old.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Yeah, well, neither am I.

Besides dairy farming for ages we were also antique dealers for a long time. You’ll still see these at estate farm auctions in the Midwest.

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM

One of my state’s songs…

Bill Monroe “Blue Moon of Kentucky”

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM

When your car goes wonky, you don’t get out of the car unless it is burning. Ward got out of the car and instead of clearing the area, became an obstruction on an active track.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM

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Dead-nuts right-on … UNLESS THE CAR IS BURNING, YOU STAY STRAPPED IN … period.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Did you get a look see at the Windstar?

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

The clouds are clearing up so I may get a look at the moon tonight…

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

By the way, the part of Chester Nimitz was played by one of my favorite actors of all time, Henry Fonda (sadly who had children) not once but TWICE in great World War II movies…

“In Harms Way” (starring John Wayne) and “Midway” (starring Charlton Heston)

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Fonda was a flaming liberal. Funny thing is he was best friends with Jimmy Stewart.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Henry Fonda may have been a lib but he was a patriot.

And no one can criticize Jimmy Stewart… A genuine HERO of the war. And a gentle, unassuming man. Ended as a GENERAL. Even flew a mission in Vietnam…

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Back in the day when rumor has it one could be a liberal without being a traitor.

Unlike Hanoi Jane.

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Pretty sure Hank Fonda’s liberalism came later in life, and was passed to him by his daughter (primarily). Back in the late 1940s he sent Jane to a religious summer camp here in New Hampshire, and came up to visit her on occasion. No doubt some of her looney leftism came as a result of that upbringing!

Actually got to witness some of the filming of “In Harm’s Way” back in the early 60s when we lived in Hawai’i. The beach landing scenes were done on Windward O’ahu in the same vicinty as the infamous beach scene in “From Here to Eternity”. Same stretch of sand also has the estate that was called “Robin’s Nest” in “Magnum P.I.”

Del Dolemonte on August 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Nothing deadly going on in Martha’s Vineyard except maybe a Skakel and a few Kennedys on the loose.

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Hide your women. It is so sad that a beautiful place like MA, who once had some fighting spirit is so full of . Just glad the south had a part in the founding of the nation as well.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Besides dairy farming for ages we were also antique dealers for a long time. You’ll still see these at estate farm auctions in the Midwest.

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Is it like a regular pitchfork or is it more long and curved. I have this picture in my head. For scooping up grain still on the straw.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Why was the kid walking on the track?

And then Stewart ran him over on purpose looks like.

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

I can make a better argument for women and gays in combat that allowing muslims to enlist.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Maybe you can, but you’re gonna be hard pressed to make a case to limit one’s belief in a deity of their choosing.

Especially in a country where “Freedom of Religion” is considered paramount…be it Christian, Judaism, or Islam.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:14 PM

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

True, but go to any short/dirt track race and getting out of the car is normal. Gots one of ‘em tracks down the road and it happens all the time. Maybe this will put an end to the practice of jawing after a wreck. Save it for the pits, well more like parking lot at rural tracks.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

October 10, 732: Battle of Tours: With perhaps 1,500 soldiers, Charles Martel halts a Muslim force of around 40,000 to 60,000 cavalry under Abd el-Rahman Al Ghafiqi from moving farther into Europe. Many regard this battle as being decisive in that it saved Europe from Muslim control.

http://humanevents.com/2013/10/14/western-civilization-saved-from-islam-at-battle-of-tours/

MichaelGabriel on August 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Why was the kid walking on the track?

And then Stewart ran him over on purpose looks like.

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Stewart caused him to wreck.

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Funny, Blax. Christian, Judaism and Islam all lay claim to the same ‘God’. ‘Lay claim’ sounds a bit heretical, neh?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Maybe you can, but you’re gonna be hard pressed to make a case to limit one’s belief in a deity of their choosing.

Especially in a country where “Freedom of Religion” is considered paramount…be it Christian, Judaism, or Islam.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:14 PM

muslims believe in DESTROYING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC and the Constitution as part of THEIR FUNDAMENTAL CREED.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Pretty sure Hank Fonda’s liberalism came later in life, and was passed to him by his daughter (primarily).

Del Dolemonte on August 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Pretty sure you’re wrong about that one.

Read up on how badly Fonda wanted to play the part of Tom Joad…

JohnGalt23 on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

CW on August 10, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Not blaming anybody…sometimes sheet happens when we do dumb stuff.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

http://youtu.be/Ly3if3rRWH0
Slo-mo video. You see the car lurch when the idiot runs into it. Even in broad daylight one doesn’t run towards a vehicle going 50 mph on asphalt and is just mere feet away. As for the earlier car missing him, more like the idiot jumping out of the way.

Back to the topic at hand, I wonder what naplam smells like in the morning desert air. Heck in the heat of the day works for me as well. This is one battle where collateral casualities would be merciful compared to what these savages have planned for their victims.

AH_C on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Why was the kid walking on the track?

And then Stewart ran him over on purpose looks like.

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

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“The kid” was trying to be confrontational, in the emotionally-driven sense.

Check my previous comment.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Funny, Blax. Christian, Judaism and Islam all lay claim to the same ‘God’. ‘Lay claim’ sounds a bit heretical, neh?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

muslims do NOT worship the same God Jews and Christians do.

They worship satan.

islam is organized worship of the devil.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Evening All.

Judge Janine continues to be awesome.

CoffeeLover on August 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

dood made a mistake. We all make ‘em. He paid the price while many folks like me have done dumber things and lived. Luck and Darwin are not always friends. HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Only the grace of God has kept me alive, because I did stupid shit as a hobby way back when.

I mean really dumb stuff.

I look back in wonder ..

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

I collect vintage sport watches and when I see you nic it always makes me thing of my fav…..50 Fathoms.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:09 PM

LOL…I’ll be honest in disclosing my nic was picked from a friends comment that I should have my own Political Action Committee…couldn’t imagine it’s a watch or name of a similar timepiece….now I’ll have to look it up!

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Why was the kid walking on the track?

And then Stewart ran him over on purpose looks like.

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

get off the track. We be trying to have a race here.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

LOVE that song.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Stewart caused him to wreck.

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Its called racing.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

The clouds are clearing up so I may get a look at the moon tonight…

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

You can see cozmo from your front porch?

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Anyhow Cozmo and Twerp wraslin is more fun to watch than any car race.

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:22 PM

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Blancpain is the maker of the 50 Fathoms. Came out before the Rolex Submariner.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Its called racing.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Oh I know – just answering the question why Ward was mad

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Funny, Blax. Christian, Judaism and Islam all lay claim to the same ‘God’. ‘Lay claim’ sounds a bit heretical, neh?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

True. But that’s always been true of human nature since Time has been measured.

Don’t concern me a whit on how a man talks to God, or even IF he does…his choice. That’s why it’s Free Will.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Mud-wraslin?

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Mud-wraslin?

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Jello-shot

Pineapple with spiced rum.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I agree, constantine, but epistomologically, it’s supposed to be the same dude. Islam is ‘stolen’ from the Jewish and Christian written works. Delete from ‘The Koran’ passages directly stolen from the former and there is little left but pedophilia and caravan robbers.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 9:26 PM

rue, but go to any short/dirt track race and getting out of the car is normal. Gots one of ‘em tracks down the road and it happens all the time. Maybe this will put an end to the practice of jawing after a wreck. Save it for the pits, well more like parking lot at rural tracks. HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I raced flat track. 250 Bultaco Astro. Redline frame. I’ve had azzholes reach over and rip my throttle cable out at 100mph, in turn 3.

Adrenilin.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Pretty sure Hank Fonda’s liberalism came later in life, and was passed to him by his daughter (primarily).

Del Dolemonte on August 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

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Pretty sure you’re wrong about that one.

Read up on how badly Fonda wanted to play the part of Tom Joad…

JohnGalt23 on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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Henry Fonda was considered VERY “liberal” by the standards of the 1950s. B

But those standards moved so far left in the ’60s, that by the time I was old enough to understand politics, Henry wasn’t considered so liberal. I do remember that he was embarrassed and ashamed of what Jane did in Vietnam.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

True. But that’s always been true of human nature since Time has been measured.

Don’t concern me a whit on how a man talks to God, or even IF he does…his choice. That’s why it’s Free Will.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

How can the islamic god be the same god of Jews and Christians, when a mere 600 years after the Resurrection of Christ, “he” told mulsims to kill and subordinate Jews and Christians?

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Isn’t “Blancpain” Slow Joe Biden’s Secret Service codename?

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Anyhow Cozmo and Twerp wraslin is more fun to watch than any car race.

SpongePuppy on August 10, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Sparks will fly.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:28 PM

muslims do NOT worship the same God Jews and Christians do.

They worship satan.

islam is organized worship of the devil.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Gee, and here I thought Satanists worshiped Satan.

But, that quibble aside…again, I state that saying we should “wipe out” everyone that believes in Islam is a little…far-reaching, and frankly indiscriminate.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM

I still want an XR 750.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Constantine; Muhammed said He told them that. Of course, ‘Hammy was kinda illeterate and didn’t actually write much himself, but other people said he said that. So……

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Blancpain is the maker of the 50 Fathoms. Came out before the Rolex Submariner.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Hmm, thanks, I’ll do some research and Wiki looks!

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Oh I know – just answering the question why Ward was mad

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Tony Stewart was no where near him when he wrecked. The story going around is that they had had a fight before the race.

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:33 PM

I still want an XR 750.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM

King of the dirt track.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:33 PM

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Too many hard-tails tonight and not enough wimmen. Work your magic fancy fingers and I will fish from the back of the boat. Hope you are well.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:36 PM

JohnGalt23 on August 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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Henry Fonda was considered VERY “liberal” by the standards of the 1950s. B

But those standards moved so far left in the ’60s, that by the time I was old enough to understand politics, Henry wasn’t considered so liberal. I do remember that he was embarrassed and ashamed of what Jane did in Vietnam.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

By the 1970′s, liberalism had moved so far to the left that Henry Fonda’s beliefs made him a radical right wing extremist.

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Resist We Much on August 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM

That seems to be a few days old now. Davidk has been posting lots of links to beheadings. Someone posted a link to a catholic site with one picture of what they are doing to women. Believe me, if beheadings bother you then don’t look at the other pics.

I also watched the first two segments of vice.com’s 5-part story on IS. It was not too gory but these guys are serious. Much more so than dogeater.

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Isn’t “Blancpain” Slow Joe Biden’s Secret Service codename?

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Funny. It is Celtic.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Hope you are well.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Spent the day trying to replace a rear bearing in my BMW. It’s not cooperating, so looks like it’s going to be a couple more days. It was 95 degree’s most of the afternoon. Not a temperature that particularly bothers me, unless I am trying to do physical labor.

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

How can the islamic god be the same god of Jews and Christians, when a mere 600 years after the Resurrection of Christ, “he” told mulsims to kill and subordinate Jews and Christians?

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I don’t claim that ANY “Major” religions God is the same as the other…some of the prophets may share some commonality, yes…some of the basis of the teachings, including the defining of “Heaven” “Hell” and the Afterlife.

That being said, every sect of every religion is different…the Orthodox believers of any religion is going to be at odds with the “Mainstream” believers.

Aren’t Catholics, be they Roman, Born Again etc are going to be at odds with Protestants? How about Orthodox Judaism?

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Gee, and here I thought Satanists worshiped Satan.

But, that quibble aside…again, I state that saying we should “wipe out” everyone that believes in Islam is a little…far-reaching, and frankly indiscriminate.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM

The “god” of islam says the EXACT OPPOSITE of the God of the Old and New Testaments.

Which makes him satan…

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:42 PM

It was 95 degree’s most of the afternoon. Not a temperature that particularly bothers me, unless I am trying to do physical labor.

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Are you in East County?

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

king of the dirt track. HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I got drunk with Jay Springsteen after one of his wins at Yorktown. PA.

He let me do a lap on his.

Scary fast.

His pit stall was a stable. Horse shit and straw. Winners lane I was there.

He opened his first beer by busting the top off over the tailpipe.

Back in the day with my grand dad.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

They all believe in one god so it’s consistent. The problem seems to be interpretation of the message.

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Henry Fonda was considered VERY “liberal” by the standards of the 1950s. B

But those standards moved so far left in the ’60s, that by the time I was old enough to understand politics, Henry wasn’t considered so liberal. I do remember that he was embarrassed and ashamed of what Jane did in Vietnam.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Jane Fonda is a dirty whore.

slickwillie2001 on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Resist We Much on August 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM

That seems to be a few days old now. Davidk has been posting lots of links to beheadings. Someone posted a link to a catholic site with one picture of what they are doing to women. Believe me, if beheadings bother you then don’t look at the other pics.

I also watched the first two segments of vice.com’s 5-part story on IS. It was not too gory but these guys are serious. Much more so than dogeater.

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

I wrote about what ISIS is doing in Iraq back on July 31st. Hot Air got around to covering the same story on Aug 8th.

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Is it like a regular pitchfork or is it more long and curved. I have this picture in my head. For scooping up grain still on the straw.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

pictures here

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Aren’t Catholics, be they Roman, Born Again etc are going to be at odds with Protestants? How about Orthodox Judaism?

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Catholics might regard protestants as Heretics (which they are), but this isn’t 1600 anymore. No Christian ALIVE would say to kill them for Heresy.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:44 PM

But I am assuming you are just being a wee bit over the top with the prior posts.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Why didn’t you just say “Wow..just wow…”, like you did to me, eh?

Not everyone is as much a naive wimp as you when it comes to dealiong with Islam.

bimmcorp on August 10, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Obama: Extremist Ideology That’s Taken Over The GOP And Balkanization Of The Media Has Blocked My Agenda

Read the whole thing. Either he’s delusional, a flat our liar, incredibly misled by his own inner circle, or all of the above.

This is the ultimate coming from the most partisan President this nation has seen in at least the last 100 years.

thatsafactjack on August 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Isn’t “Blancpain” Slow Joe Biden’s Secret Service codename?

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM

More like “PITA”.

I swear, some days I think the guy is using Lead-based tanning cream…

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Obama: Extremist Ideology That’s Taken Over The GOP And Balkanization Of The Media Has Blocked My Agenda

Read the whole thing. Either he’s delusional, a flat our liar, incredibly misled by his own inner circle, or all of the above.

This is the ultimate coming from the most partisan President this nation has seen in at least the last 100 years.

thatsafactjack on August 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Obama should live out the rest of his life in prison.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Are you in East County?

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

More or less…

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

What the heck is a rear bearing? Wheel/pinion/rod bearing?

Hey, I know you like to make fun of me guitar playing, but have worked out a good version of Coney Island Cakewalk for nylon. Nice chromatic run that I really like.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

pictures here

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Yes I saw those. I’m going to print out a picture for my friend since she doesn’t have email. It’s a pain communicating with her.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:47 PM

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Sorry, I’m not sure what your point is.

Are you the re-incarnation of the person who was banned for discussion of lamp-posts? (i.e. is that your blog — i’m bad with names).

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

at seems to be a few days old now. Davidk has been posting lots of links to beheadings. Someone posted a link to a catholic site with one picture of what they are doing to women. Believe me, if beheadings bother you then don’t look at the other pics. I also watched the first two segments of vice.com’s 5-part story on IS. It was not too gory but these guys are serious. Much more so than dogeater. gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

I posted it.

The little girl without a head.

Brb,, I’ll post it again…

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

More or less…

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Ramona. Uggghh. (sorry, I hate your weather)

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Blah, blah, blah….

America is prepped for another attack on her soil…

Blah….blah….blah…

Electrongod on August 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

thatsafactjack on August 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

I read it earlier today. I didn’t think I could get more disgusted by this administration.

How are you tonight? I checked out the moon. What a beautiful thing.

CoffeeLover on August 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I posted it.

The little girl without a head.

Brb,, I’ll post it again…

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Nope. Worse than that. Much worse. Think snuff film.

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Moon just now becoming visible through the trees.

Yellow orange and big. Pretty impressive.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Electrongod on August 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

That dude was legend. Watched him on the tube back in the day. Cool story.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Electrongod on August 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

EG!!!

(waving) How good to see you. How are you and your daughter?

CoffeeLover on August 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

What the heck is a rear bearing? Wheel/pinion/rod bearing?

Hey, I know you like to make fun of me guitar playing, but have worked out a good version of Coney Island Cakewalk for nylon. Nice chromatic run that I really like.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

ROTFLMAO… Sorry… Rear Wheel Bearing… I never make fun of anyones guitar playing, though I have on occasion been known to make fun of whether or not an individual CAN play guitar. <— Insert evil laughter here…

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Your observations about destroying ISIS and admiration of the Kurds are spot on.

onlineanalyst on August 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Kill the cancer that is ISIS with extreme prejudice.

onlineanalyst on August 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Is True Confession with Carole Lombard and Fred McMurray worth watching?

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Blah, blah, blah….

America is prepped for another attack on her soil…

Blah….blah….blah…

Electrongod on August 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

The US can absorb another attack so sayeth the Jugeared Jackass.

RickB on August 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Are you the re-incarnation of the person who was banned for discussion of lamp-posts? (i.e. is that your blog — i’m bad with names).

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Whistles innocently… I have no idea who you might be referring to…

oscarwilde on August 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Wait for Newtie to come back. She’ll know. LOL

CoffeeLover on August 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

The US can absorb another attack so sayeth the Jugeared Jackass.

RickB on August 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Well, if he’s volunteering to be at ground zero …

gh on August 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

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