Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on January 22, 2015 by Allahpundit

House Republican leaders abruptly dropped plans late Wednesday to vote on an anti-abortion bill amid a revolt by female GOP lawmakers concerned that the legislation’s restrictive language would once again spoil the party’s chances of broadening its appeal to women and younger voters

Republican leaders dropped those plans after failing to win over a bloc of lawmakers, led by Reps. Rene Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), who had raised concerns…

[Ellmers] had recently asked leaders to reconsider holding the vote, noting that Republicans had faced harsh criticism from Democrats in recent years for mounting a “war on women” by passing restrictive abortion legislation and other similar bills.

“The first vote we take, or the second vote, or the fifth vote, shouldn’t be on an issue where we know that millennials—social issues just aren’t as important [to them],” she said in an interview with National Journal.

***

A week prior, a diverse group of Republican women, including Ellmers, Kristi Noem and Cynthia Lummis, had brought their concerns to Majority Whip Steve Scalise. They said, according to people who were in the room, that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was turning into a bill that defined rape and distracted from the bill’s intent of stopping late-term abortions. They were livid about a clause in the bill that required a woman to have reported sexual assault to police in order to be eligible for the procedure.

After the meeting, the women walked away confident that Scalise had understood their concerns and that once he relayed them to leadership, they would change the language in the bill. But the leaders didn’t — either because they underestimated the depth of the complaints, or overestimated their own ability to smooth over rough feelings before the bill hit the floor…

Why leadership did not initially listen to the women still baffles members of the conference, many of whom spoke privately to reconstruct a timeline of events leading up to the ultimate decision to pull the bill…

“I think the leadership genuinely feels bad about this. Genuinely,” one woman said. “I hope that that will translate into listening to people who have voting cards instead of listening to people who don’t have voting cards.”

***

“It’s unfortunate the way it played out,” Ellmers, a Republican from North Carolina, told reporters Thursday morning. “I think we’re all just going through some growing pains.”

Ellmers supports banning abortion past the midway point of pregnancy — which is what the bill the House originally planned to pass Thursday would have done. But she wants it tweaked so that women who have been raped don’t have to report it to law enforcement before they can obtain an abortion

Ellmers said she’s pushing for removing the reporting requirement because it’s hard on women who may not want to notify law enforcement. A majority of rapes in the country go unreported, she noted. And now that Republicans have majority in both the House and Senate, any legislation they pass must be carefully vetted to make sure it’s not viewed as harsh by women or young people, she said.

“When we come off as harsh and judgmental, we stop that conversation and we’ve got to learn to be doing a better job,” she said.

***

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he was looking forward to a debate on abortion policy once the issues with the bill are resolved.

“This is going to be about wholesale abortions on demand in 20 weeks, five months into pregnancy, and it won’t be about rape,” Graham said. “Nobody’s for rape.”

The House moved forward and passed a bill Thursday against federal funding for abortion services, after pulling back from the floor a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks. House Republican leaders have said the original bill is not dead, and Graham intends to bring it to the Senate floor once modifications are made.

“Somebody in the House put a provision in there, if you didn’t report the rape to law enforcement, then it’s not going to be considered a legitimate rape. Well, that’s ridiculous,” Graham told reporters. “I’ve been, you know, in criminal law all my life, and the vast majority of women who are raped don’t report it, so we’re not going to go down that road.”

***

Some pro-life groups were surprised by Ellmers’ objections to the bill, but Ellmers insisted on Wednesday that she changed her position because the bill has changed since she last voted on it. “It really isn’t the same as it was last year,” Ellmers told me. “It is the most confusing thing I’ve ever seen.”

Ellmers is incorrect. The text of the bill that she voted for on June 18, 2013 (you can read it here) included the reporting requirement that she now opposes. Democrats did not make an issue of the reporting requirement in 2013 or during the 2014 elections. In 2014, the issue of late-term abortion actually hurt Democratic Senate candidates.

By creating controversy where none previously existed, Ellmers and other dissenters have ensured that Democrats will attack the reporting requirement. The reporting requirement does not seem, however, to be a significant political vulnerability. A Quinnipiac poll that explicitly mentioned the requirement found that American voters still support the legislation by a 2-1 margin.

***

Ellmers, according to multiple sources, persuaded a number of women in the House Republican Conference to walk away from the bill to ensure it could not pass. Then she declared she’d vote for it once she was sure it could not pass.

It was a two-faced ploy that worked…

The legislation, which even Renee Ellmers voted for in 2013, did not subject the GOP to attacks in 2014. In fact, it put several Democrats on defense.

Hopefully, between this and her immigration betrayal, someone in Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) district will begin a campaign to unseat her. In fact, last night Planned Parenthood was praising Ellmers.

***

“I want to tell you…we are very upset with Renee,” Tami Fitzgerald, the executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, told the staffer. “We are going to make sure someone else takes her seat in 2016. We are not going to put up with these shenanigans. She cratered a big pro-life victory today.”

Fitzgerald told BuzzFeed News that Ellmers was their focus because she had voted for similar legislation last congress and that Ellmers “had been on record as a no-exception pro-lifer.”

“She started this folly. Instead of getting behind a pro-life bill that will save 18,000 unborn children per year…she has fought behind the scenes to get the bill pulled off the calendar today and change it,” Fitzgerald said. “I do not believe the controversy over this rape exception is big enough to torpedo a major pro-life bill like this.”

***

The latest Marist/Knights of Columbus poll shows that 60 percent of Americans believe that abortion is morally wrong…

When asked by pollsters when a woman should be legally allowed an abortion, only nine percent said any time during her entire pregnancy. Eight percent said only during the first six months of her pregnancy.

Even 69 percent of respondents who described themselves as pro-choice believed that abortion should be allowed only in the first trimester or in cases of rape and incest or to save the life of the mother.

***

As regular readers know, I am constantly preaching prudence and the importance of strategy. And sometimes, principled fights are stupid and actually counterproductive to the cause. That’s not what this is. The notion that abandoning the Life issue is politically sagacious ignores the fact that this bill enjoys broad popularity, and that Republicans voted on an identical bill in 2013, without incident…

But what they have now done is incredibly stupid. First, they betray loyal supporters — many of whom fall outside the Tea Party rubric. (And to do so on the day of the Right to Life March is especially stupid and symbolic.) Second, they embolden their enemies, who now smell blood. And lastly, they muddied the brand.

As I joked on Twitter, what’s the bumper sticker version of today’s GOP platform?: We hate immigrants, shut down the government, AND won’t defend the lives of the unborn.

***

[T]he American public seems to have bought into the false notion that pro-lifers are on society’s fringe, and that the legislation that those pro-lifers are proposing is at odds with mainstream sentiment. This, evidently, is not the case. Consider the bill that the House jettisoned yesterday, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. That bill not only enjoyed 60 percent support from the public in general, but it had secured the endorsement of women and millennials — two groups that we are told will be put off from voting Republican by the party’s stance toward life. Indeed, as Katrina Trinko has noted over at the Daily Signal, the measure’s provisions were endorsed both by a solid majority of young people — “57 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds backed the 20-week ban on abortion,” Quinnipiac records — and by a majority of women. Even when female respondents knew “exactly what the exceptions were,” 59 percent gave it the thumbs up. Who exactly, one has to ask, are the “extremists” here?

With this level of support, it should have been reasonably easy for the GOP to plan its attack. Indeed, had they played their cards right, they could have secured a solid political win. Instead, by bringing up the idea and then so publicly punting on it, they have played right into their opponents’ hands. Across the media today we are seeing headlines reporting that “women revolted” against Republican men; that the GOP is scared of a “backlash” from the young and the trendy; and that the collapse of their motion has given Democrats “hope” that they can win back a millennial generation that is supposed to be pro-choice. None of this is accurate, of course. But who cares? Politics is often perception, and, that being so, this is a public-relations disaster. More than on any other issue, it is imperative that the Republican party deal carefully with pro-life legislation and that its leading lights ensure that potentially explosive disagreements occur behind closed doors and not on cable television. Yesterday, they failed…

[T]he way the House has gone about this attempt suggests both extraordinary incompetence and an alarming lack of mettle. It is one thing for Republicans to wait to pass genuinely controversial legislation until they enjoy unified government, but it is quite another for the party to pass on a popular, moderate, and straightforward bill that has both bipartisan and transgenerational appeal — especially when one considers that the “blowback” that the deserters supposedly fear is coming anyway.

***

I don’t care if the folks who fought the bill at the last minute were inventing excuses, had completely legitimate grievances, or were just bored. At some point, it’s the job of leadership to not have hugely embarrassing debacles that destroy goodwill between key constituents and lawmakers. At some point leadership shouldn’t reveal to the world that it couldn’t organize a shoe closet.

The job of leadership is to make sure disasters like this don’t happen. If they let it happen on easy legislation that is broadly popular (outside of American newsrooms, at least), what are they going to do when they need to really whip a vote on something unpopular in member districts?

If leadership isn’t giving female legislators the authority and influence they seek on this issue, rectify that. But everyone needs to get their act together and to get it together quickly. If this really was just a completely botched power play at the expense of unborn children and their supporters, the people responsible should pay consequences. Names should top a short list of incompetent politicians who should be kindly asked not to run for any office ever again. Those on the short list should be given the full understanding that failure to heed this warning will result in a vigorous primary fight…

As my colleague David Harsanyi has noted, we have a Republican Congress that doesn’t believe it’s competent enough to make a case against infanticide.

***

People like me — we “unplanned,” the millions of us — now live the first part of our lives outside the protection of the laws of these United States. Our lives, and very often our deaths, are instruments of the convenience of others. That was different, in my case, by a matter of a few months. It is impossible for me to know whether the woman who gave birth to me would have chosen abortion if that had been a more readily available alternative in 1972. I would not bet my life, neither the good nor the bad parts of it, on her not choosing it.

I write a great deal about taxes, budgets, fiscal issues, and regulation. But whether the top marginal federal income-tax rate is 39.5 percent or 34 percent, life will go on. Life goes on, except when it doesn’t. I never went through any naturalization ceremony — if I wasn’t an American the minute before I was born, I don’t see how I became one the minute after. If I’m to live under a government that considers my life nothing more than an accounting entry, then there are any number of states that might claim my allegiance. The Swiss at least know how to keep a proper ledger.

The House of Representatives and its Republican leadership had a chance to take a vote on the question of extending the protection of our nation’s laws to people like me, at least to some of us. The bill was, strangely enough, essentially identical to one the House had already passed. I do not expect that, even had it passed, the bill would have become law. Senate Democrats would have filibustered it, and though that filibuster might have been overcome, President Obama, who should know better, would have vetoed the bill. But it would have been something to have the House of Representatives at least take the vote on the question. I could respect the “No” voters, in a way. At least they’re willing to say what they think. But pulling the bill because Renee Ellmers and Jackie Walorski don’t have the guts or the principle to vote one way or the other? That is — let us all acknowledge the plain fact — cowardice.

***

This is about politics. Tragically incompetent politics. Even though a veto was imminent, you have to wonder: If the party representing the pro-life position, a party with a sizable historic majority, can’t pull together a vote on an issue as unambiguous and risk-free as this one, what are the chances if it coming to a consensus and offering compelling arguments on issues like health care or tax reform? Very little, I imagine.

***

“Here’s Renee Ellmers in 2013 speaking in support of bill identical to one she just helped scuttle


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G’night and, you know, it’s always good to be up by the crack of noon or, really, anything.

TXUS on January 23, 2015 at 12:54 AM

Some days, just waking up on This Side of the Dirt is a major accomplishment… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 12:55 AM

He’s just a nice guy:

The short version is that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department warned NBC News that it could not possess an actual high-capacity magazine, but NBC News went ahead and did it anyway. The MPD recommended a warrant for Gregory’s arrest, but that request was nixed by the D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan because — my paraphrase — Gregory was just too nice a guy and had no other criminal intent.

Jefferson Starship-Find Your Way Back

WestVirginiaRebel on January 23, 2015 at 12:55 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 12:49 AM

Sorry, Ma’am. I toasted my HP about 2 months ago. Blue screen of death, couldn’t boot off the CD, nothing. Even the Geek Squad gave up on it. I gave it a burial at sea (well, not really) and bought a new ASUS.

I love it. I was having major problems (freezing, crashing) loading Hot Air and the new machine and OS (8.whatever) hasn’t upchucked once. I got the touch screen, but I still haven’t gotten used to the idea that it’s there!

May be time to move on up to the east side…

Kraken on January 23, 2015 at 12:57 AM

Quirks are everything, TXUS.

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 12:40 AM

And why beauty, in art or music or people, is always found in their imperfections.

TXUS on January 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Dire Straits was here..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM

May be time to move on up to the east side…

Kraken on January 23, 2015 at 12:57 AM

I’m on my third motherboard–the second one only lasted about a week–and I run my laptop 24/7/365.

Heck, I fall asleep listening to C-Span, Rush or Mark Levin most nights… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Dire Straits was here..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM

*smoooooch!*

[Drone Delivery Service delivers…enjoy your drink, Dire! I set the Wireless Drink System on “Otto Pilot”…]

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:02 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 12:54 AM

Well he still typed alright.
I have to say, even late at night for those on the East side of the US, I’m often impressed that everyone seems to be still functioning properly. Maybe it is just a part of being conservative. My wife has complimented me on how I can cook, drink, talk w/her, check HA and do acrobatics. I told her “honey, it’s just how I roll.”

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:02 AM

And why beauty, in art or music or people, is always found in their imperfections.

TXUS on January 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM

And “imperfections” are what make people so darn interesting! Of course, some imperfections are easier to live with than others… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:03 AM

My wife has complimented me on how I can cook, drink, talk w/her, check HA and do acrobatics. I told her “honey, it’s just how I roll.”

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:02 AM

Dear Mrs Arnold sounds like a very special lady, Arnold. Ya did good!

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:05 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:02 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2015 at 1:06 AM

…I run my laptop 24/7/365.

Heck, I fall asleep listening to C-Span, Rush or Mark Levin most nights… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Same here. In fact, I’m off to bed so feel free to keep talking to my computer. It will be up all night. It’s not nearly as quirky as me, but it is sort of persnickety about talking to anyone…

Niters…

Kraken on January 23, 2015 at 1:06 AM

Sorry OC and Ken, went to read other threads.

Glad you’re home, OC.

Always the same to you, Ken.

I love it when you find a story that really fits your nom.

AesopFan on January 23, 2015 at 12:46 AM

Living up, or down :)

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2015 at 1:06 AM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:02 AM

rofl..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2015 at 1:06 AM

Niters…

Kraken on January 23, 2015 at 1:06 AM

Niters and sleep well, Kraken!

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:09 AM

Nite all who went to sleep.

Hi and nite Roni and NatB.

Be well all you good missing ‘departed’. Enjoy our strike.

Nite HA

Nite America (it was really nice to know thee in your glory).

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Mannfred Mann – Blinded by the Light

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

Those with bar keys, y’all know what to do… ;-)

OC, I hope you had an easier time getting around yesterday and you have an easier time getting around today!

Prayers ascending for all who need God’s Guidance, Support or general assistance…

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:14 AM

Nite HA

Nite America (it was really nice to know thee in your glory).

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Niters and sleep well, Schade!

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:14 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on January 23, 2015 at 1:05 AM

We live in Cold war/ MAD. Plus she has become very fond of my cooking. My nonsense, she just fakes it. I’m waiting until the SCOTUS rules that you can marry anyone or combinations you choose. See just how open minded she might be.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:20 AM

A week prior, a diverse group of Republican women, including Ellmers, Kristi Noem and Cynthia Lummis, had brought their concerns to Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

A reason to argue that Scalise is in over his head?

“I think the leadership genuinely feels bad about this. Genuinely,” one woman said. “I hope that that will translate into listening to people who have voting cards instead of listening to people who don’t have voting cards.”

What the hell is that supposed to me? Constituents have no votes?

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2015 at 1:27 AM

We live in Cold war/ MAD. Plus she has become very fond of my cooking. My nonsense, she just fakes it. I’m waiting until the SCOTUS rules that you can marry anyone or combinations you choose. See just how open minded she might be.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:20 AM

Marriage, as a rule, is mutually assured destruction by definition, but thank God there are a few exceptions. Now, I got this mare on the ranch, a beautiful fine mare, but she just doesn’t take to the studs, no matter what we do. So, if SCOTUS rules like you said, you might want to take a shot at her.

TXUS on January 23, 2015 at 1:31 AM

Marriage, as a rule, is mutually assured destruction by definition, but thank God there are a few exceptions. Now, I got this mare on the ranch, a beautiful fine mare, but she just doesn’t take to the studs, no matter what we do. So, if SCOTUS rules like you said, you might want to take a shot at her.

TXUS on January 23, 2015 at 1:31 AM

Would she let me ride her around as long as I fed her and didn’t put her up wet?

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:57 AM

Would she let me ride her around as long as I fed her and didn’t put her up wet?

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2015 at 1:57 AM

Sure and always remember, if you ever think about having sex with an animal, choose a horse. That way, you always got a ride home.

TXUS on January 23, 2015 at 2:04 AM

Michelle Wright – Take it Like a Man

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:05 AM

OMG!!!!

williamg on January 23, 2015 at 2:23 AM

You + Me – You and Me

H/T Miss Kitty

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 AM

Bonnie Raitt – Angel from Montgomery

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:32 AM

Saw Paddington and American Sniper today.

Paddington was better than I expected. The sets were quite nice and the writing was above average for a family film. I even chuckled a few times. Some typical liberal BS found its way in, but overall, not bad.

American Sniper was great. Theater was about half full and this was around 4:30 in the afternoon. It’s the only film I can EVER recall going to where not only did everyone stay through the main part of the credits but also left the theater without saying a single word. Total silence from seat to parking lot. What an experience.

DisneyFan on January 23, 2015 at 2:34 AM

Bonnie Raitt – Something to Talk About

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:37 AM

Newtie – you prolly won’t see this til tomorrow/today but try one of these ‘free’ fixes

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kennedyk49 on January 23, 2015 at 2:42 AM

American Sniper was great. Theater was about half full and this was around 4:30 in the afternoon. It’s the only film I can EVER recall going to where not only did everyone stay through the main part of the credits but also left the theater without saying a single word. Total silence from seat to parking lot. What an experience.

DisneyFan on January 23, 2015 at 2:34 AM

Greetings DisneyFan,
I haven’t seen American Sniper yet. I’ve been reading positive posts about it
and happy yours is another thumbs up.
I usually wait for films to come out one net form or another.
This one I’ll gladly support Kyle’s wife and Eastwood.

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:43 AM

Hey Miss Kathy,
Hope you’re doing okay this evening/morning.

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:45 AM

Alannah Myles – Black Velvet

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 2:52 AM

Brooks and Dunn – Play Something Country

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 3:05 AM

Pep talk:

John Wayne

We’re not dead beaver hats yet peeps.

Buck up, get that fire in yur belly, and stay focused.

Blessings to all.

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 3:27 AM

31giddyup

hi

SpongePuppy on January 23, 2015 at 3:41 AM

Note to G2M,

Dovetails are the wave of the future.

In the future everyone will do dovetails for 15 minutes.

/spongey wharhol

SpongePuppy on January 23, 2015 at 3:49 AM

pit stop

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2015 at 3:57 AM

SpongePuppy on January 23, 2015 at 3:49 AM

feast your peepers on these new toys
I picked up for the shop…
and a few other bits.. :)

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going2mars on January 23, 2015 at 4:14 AM

seems like I’m a tad late again tonight..
off to the millwrights in the AM…
well be safe and stay warm all of HA… caio..

going2mars on January 23, 2015 at 4:30 AM

Jeff Sessions Named Chairman Of Senate Immigration Panel, Renames Panel

Good news for a change!

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, his office announced in a Thursday release. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)—another immigration hardliner who’s stood with Sessions every step of the way over the past several years—will serve as that subcommittee’s deputy chairman….

As chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee, Sessions said his focus “will be to advance the core interests of the nation and its people” over the interests of lobbyists, special interests and illegal aliens.

“On no issue have special interests had a tighter grip than on the issue of immigration,” Sessions said, noting his first action as chairman will be renaming the subcommittee to a much more fitting name.

That is why I am renaming the subcommittee “Immigration and the National Interest,” as a declaration to the American people that this subcommittee belongs to them. Senator Vitter, a strong voice for the national interest, will be serving as Republican Deputy Chairman. The financial and political elite have been controlling this debate for years; this subcommittee will give voice to those whose voice has been shut out: the voice of the dedicated immigration officers who have been blocked from doing their jobs; the voice of the working families whose wages have been reduced by years of record immigration; the voice of the American IT workers who are being replaced with guest workers; the voice of the parents who are worried about their schools and hospitals; and the voice of all Americans who believe we must have a lawful system of immigration they can be proud of and that puts their interests first.

Other R’s on the subcommittee:

Sens. David Perdue (R-GA)—who signed the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) pledge against amnesty on the campaign trail—full Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn.

INC on January 23, 2015 at 4:49 AM

Good morning all
Mr cmsinaz took me to see American sniper yesterday…..it was a definitely worth the price of a matinee ticket….please go see it if you haven’t yet….we rarely go to the theater but it was worth it…..the theater was crowded at the afternoon show, never seen that before….

cmsinaz on January 23, 2015 at 4:56 AM

Great news INC. I was reading about that awhile ago.
Wish Sessions was running for Prez.

G2M, like your new toys. ; )
Sorry I missed you and Puppy tonight.
Gotta go snooze.

{{{hugs to all}}}

31giddyup on January 23, 2015 at 5:01 AM

C ya giddyup

cmsinaz on January 23, 2015 at 5:18 AM

Can I just say that I really enjoy this site, but I beginning to reach the point where I can’t come here any more.

My browser freezes up for almost a minute every time I visit the front page.

You are making 214 requests for newsinc.com per a page.

It’s not that I don’t like the content or the community. But that level of request spam is just beyond what my hardware can take.

Sackett on January 23, 2015 at 12:24 AM

Get an ad-blocker.

Ghostery blocks that newsinc crap. For Adblock Plus, I believe you must make a custom filter; the address to add is http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js

Anti-ControI on January 23, 2015 at 5:27 AM

going2mars on January 23, 2015 at 4:14 AM

Hope you have fun with your new shop toys. Good choice Jessem is rock solid.

SpongePuppy on January 23, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Concur with AC

We also use avast

cmsinaz on January 23, 2015 at 6:07 AM

build up infrastructure is the chant on morning joe.

remember when obama said you would look outside your window and see a truck bearing an OFA logo working on an infrastructure project.

good times.

renalin on January 23, 2015 at 6:40 AM

Good times indeed renalin

cmsinaz on January 23, 2015 at 6:47 AM

Good Morning, y’all!

The intolerant nature of “tolerance”.

My take: The Incendiary Nature of Liberal “Compromise” and Conservative Truth

kingsjester on January 23, 2015 at 6:55 AM

Amen brother kj

Excellent take

cmsinaz on January 23, 2015 at 7:10 AM

INC on January 23, 2015 at 4:49 AM

I saw that headline on Sessions elsewhere, and I thought I was getting punked.

I hope this isn’t too good to be true.

Shifting gears, WSJ has a short piece in Review & Outlook titled “The First Family’s 529 Windfall.” For years, the tax code has allowed taxpayers to “front-load” contributions to 529 plans if they had the dough to do so. In short, a taxpayer in Year 1 could contribute as much as 5 times the then federal gift-tax annual exclusion amount to a 529 plan for a donee. The “price” the taxpayer would pay is that he or she couldn’t make anymore contributions to the 529 plan for four years.

Back in 2007, Obama put $60K (5 x $12K) to a 529 plan for each daughter, and Michelle did the same thing. Thus, together they socked away $120K in a 529 plan for each daughter, and those amounts have been growing tax-free for more than seven years.

In the end, Obama and his family got theirs, and anyone contributing to a 529 plan after any enactment of Obama’s proposal–unlikely as that is–won’t get the benefit of their deal.

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2015 at 7:14 AM

You will learn to love the rule by lies.

You Tube too will know just like Mitt that you had to give up you cars, your freeways, your freedom, and live by lies.

Truth is so old fashioned.

……………………………………

Yet there in the old ones eyes the memory of truth, freedom, and things real.

Lies kill
Truth is life

Seek truth.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 23, 2015 at 7:40 AM

The fawning over john lewis by the mj crew is nauseating….. Had to switch channels

cmsinaz on January 23, 2015 at 7:44 AM

Correction

Be well all you good missing ‘departed’. Enjoy our your strike.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM

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