Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 26, 2015 by Allahpundit

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday elaborated on his comment that American workers need protection from legal as well as illegal immigration, saying that he wants to ensure that rules for legal immigration make sense for the economy.

“I’m just suggesting that the pattern set for the future be based on the economic impact, and that our number one priority be the impact on American workers,” Mr. Walker said Friday night in an address at a dinner held by six county Republican parties.

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Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday took a shot at rival presidential contender Scott Walker for comments the Wisconsin governor has made regarding immigration policy…

“There is considerable bipartisan agreement outside of Washington that we need to improve and streamline legal immigration so that we can remain a nation that welcomes and celebrates legal immigrants,” Cruz said in an interview with the Washington Examiner during a brief campaign swing through Las Vegas.

“I think it is a mistake for any politician to on the one hand embrace amnesty, embrace a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally, and on the other hand seek to restrict or punish legal immigrants,” Cruz continued. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba. [President Ronald] Reagan referred to legal immigrants as Americans by choice and there is no stronger advocate of legal immigration in the U.S. Senate than I am.”

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He repeated that view Friday after a speech in Cedar Rapids, when Eddie Failor, 24, expressed concern “as a young Republican” that the party must make inroads to new voter blocs, including by supporting a comprehensive overhaul of immigration.

Mr. Walker told Mr. Failor that his top priority would be securing the border. He also said he favored “making sure the legal immigration system is based on making our No. 1 priority to protect American workers and their wages.’’

Alexander Staudt, the treasurer of the University of Iowa College Republicans, also told Mr. Walker in the meet-and-greet line that he was concerned that by talking tough on immigration, Republican candidates would turn off Hispanics.

“In terms of how wide or how narrow the door’s open, our No. 1 priority is American workers and American wages,’’ Mr. Walker told him. “I don’t know how anyone can argue against that.’’

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“YES! Fantastic, amazing, just what I’ve been waiting for! Romney, of course, said exactly this and also endorsed E-Verify and a fence on the border,” Coulter said when asked to react to Walker’s statements—and all the political establishment from both sides of the aisle and the media attacking him—on Tuesday…

“Glad to hear Walker is smoking out the cheap labor hacks,” she said. “What on Earth are they saying? He gave them no opening! Walker said, quite properly, that we can’t keep doing this to our poor and working class. Are they saying we shouldn’t care about our poor and working class?”

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Economists Gianmarco Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri take up Borjas’ challenge and assume that capital adjusts in response to immigrant inflows. They find that immigrants have a very small effect on the wages of native-born Americans without a high school degree (-0.1 percent to +0.6 percent) and an average positive effect on all native workers of about +0.6 percent…

How can it be that an increase in the supply of workers also increases wages? Research by Giovanni Peri and Chad Sparber sheds light on that. They find that increases in lower-skilled immigration induce lower-skilled natives to specialize in jobs that require communication in English, a skill they have, while the immigrants specialize in jobs that are more manual-labor intensive.

Communication jobs are more highly compensated than manual-labor jobs. This more efficient division of labor by skill, called complementary task specialization by economists, reduces the downward wage pressure because natives react by adapting and specializing in more highly paid occupations, not by dropping out of the job market. This effect decreases wage competition between lower-skilled natives and immigrants by around 75 percent. Related to those findings, Peter Henry found that low-skilled immigrants to an area induced natives to improve their school performance so that they wouldn’t have to compete with lower skilled immigrants. Instead of forcing Americans out of the labor market, immigrants push Americans up the skills ladder.

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If more people, even people with skills such as those on H-1B visas, are bad for an economy, why is the high-growth state of Texas working overtime to get people from other parts of the country to move there? Under the Walker-Sessions model, shouldn’t that depress wages and take jobs from those already there?

Economists call this the lump of labor fallacy, which holds that the amount of available work is fixed. If one person gets a job, another loses it. But the addition of new workers into a market, especially skilled workers, can increase the productivity of companies in a way that expands the supply of work for everybody.

Republicans used to understand this basic economic principle, but the politics of immigration is turning some of them into economists for the AFL-CIO. The irony is that Mr. Sessions’s view of labor economics requires believing that the most innovative U.S. companies aren’t built on smarts or innovation but on the exploitation of cheap foreign labor.

Mr. Walker is right that the GOP needs to focus on raising the incomes of average Americans, but the way to do that is with policies that increase growth and improve upward mobility. Zero-sum labor economics will do neither.

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The Koch Brothers, who are big fans of Walker, don’t want decreases in legal immigration. The Chamber of Commerce — also a fan of Walker — is with the Koch Brothers.

Alienating elected officials and donors is an enormous no-no in a presidential primary, especially at this stage. The party actors help guide voters in primaries, where ideological differences are less pronounced than in general elections. In the era of the super PAC, you don’t want to upset people who can spend you into the ground

A Pew Research Center survey from May 2013 found 53 percent of self-identified Republicans wanted legal immigration levels either increased (20 percent) or kept constant (33 percent). A CBS News poll from April 2013 found that 60 percent of Republicans wanted legal immigration levels either increased (22 percent) or kept constant (38 percent). And conservative Republicans were about as likely as liberal and moderate Republicans to favor maintaining or increasing legal immigration levels, according to the Pew survey.

If Walker could make legal immigration a binary question (increase or decrease) or tie it to illegal immigration, he might be able to sell a “lower legal immigration” position in a Republican primary. The problem: Party actors, as discussed above, are unlikely to let this happen.

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Walker and his 2016 fellow GOP contenders have now discovered that the middle class is under pressure. But instead of proposing transformative policies — like greater access to education, including adult education, cheap loans for small business start-ups and a fair tax code that rewards work at least as much as it applauds passive investments — GOP candidates have vilified immigrants…

But what is Walker (or Sens. Ted Cruz [R-Texas], Marco Rubio [R-Fla.] et al.) going to do in the general election if he wins the nomination? Faced with a primary process during which Republicans will try to outdo each other in their anti-immigration rhetoric (self-deportation with leeches?), whoever emerges the winner will face repudiation not just from Latino- and Asian-Americans, as Romney did in 2012, but from Americans of all walks of life who remember that this country is a nation of immigrants, made up of people who value fairness and reject prejudice.

An electoral strategy of division and fear, like the one now adopted by Scott Walker, cuts both ways. As Mitt Romney proved, anti-immigrant zealotry is a great get-out-the-vote strategy — for Democrats.

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Bush might be flabby from a long break from politics and Rubio might be a little too young and a little too eager, but both are shrewd men of good political judgment. They’ve distanced themselves from comprehensive immigration reform, even going as far—in Rubio’s case—to disavow their own proposals. But broadly, they’re still interested in trying to integrate unauthorized immigrants into American society, and using that as the basis for shared appeal to Latinos, Asians, and other groups with strong ties to immigrant communities.

Those are strong positions in the Republican primary; restrictionist enough for conservative voters but not too draconian for a general election. That is, if the base doesn’t follow Walker on legal immigration. If it does, then he may raise the cost of that “moderate” position, forcing them to switch gears and move toward him. Not only could Walker win votes, it would fit with his persona as the Republican who doesn’t have to compromise, the candidate who can win without ever budging from conservative principles…

How will nonwhite voters respond to a candidate who doesn’t want any immigration? By voting against him, in droves. Then again, if the economy falters between now and next November, and if Walker is the nominee, then it might not matter. Walker could take this hyper-restrictionist stance on immigration and prevail in a presidential election, vindicating his extremism.

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This comes after Walker backed away from previous support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants — what some members of his party like to call “amnesty.” In early March, Walker told Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, that “my view has changed.” Now, he said, a pathway to citizenship shouldn’t be considered until the U.S. secures its borders and toughens enforcement.

Adding to the confusion: A closed-door dinner in New Hampshire, where The Wall Street Journal, citing three sources, said the governor had backed a path to citizenship. Walker’s aides quickly replied that the governor “does not support citizenship for illegal immigrants.” But he has said he doesn’t want to deport those undocumented workers who are already here, which he knows is impossible.

So what about a pathway to legal residency for those already here illegally? On this, the governor is about as clear as an April sky in Milwaukee. Which is to say — not very.

***

Walker’s remarks — which also name-checked GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions, an outspoken opponent of immigration reform — were a departure from many of his past comments on the issue. By raising questions about legal immigration levels, he appeared to espouse a protectionist approach that positions him to the right of much of the GOP primary field…

Every politician, like every constituent, has a right to change his or her mind. But a windblown approach to policy could shatter the steadfast image Walker earned in the Wisconsin union brawl, and which he hoped to leverage as a cornerstone of his all-but-certain presidential campaign. “It shreds your argument if you say you’re going to be the principled guy,” says the GOP strategist, “but here are all these examples of where he flipped.”

The examples are mounting. There was Walker’s reversal on ethanol subsides, another Iowa hot-button which he backed this spring after formerly opposing. There was his push to repeal Common Core when it became politically toxic in 2014, after previously supporting the standards. There was his decision to sign a right-to-work law after years of disavowing interest in pursuing such a policy…

“You do not want to be in a position where you build up a track record of moving around on issues,” says another veteran Republican consultant. “It’s absolutely fatal.”

***

In an interview with the Quad City Times in Iowa, Walker tripled down on the sentiment that American workers must come first when it comes to immigration levels—after doing so earlier this week in interviews with both Glenn Beck and Megyn Kelly.

“A couple years ago, when the unemployment rate was at incredibly high levels and labor participation was low, why would we want to flood the market with more workers? So that would be a time when you would have arguably less. As the unemployment rate goes down and labor participation rates go up, the two have to go hand in hand. Then it could be conceivably more than we have today. So it’s not a set number,” Walker said.

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First, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that current legal-immigration levels — approximately 1 million new immigrants a year — are not an automatic economic boon. Despite the much-touted link between current immigration levels and increases in income for native-born Americans, it is not at all obvious that those increases could not be achieved by other means, and those gains are partially offset by wage decreases among foreign-born workers, who, predictably, are forced to compete with new immigrants for scarce job opportunities…

Walker, more than any Republican candidate, is in step with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which in 2010 reported, “Illegal immigration to the United States in recent decades has tended to depress both wages and employment rates for low-skilled American citizens, a disproportionate number of whom are black men.” “Competition from immigration accounts for approximately 40 percent of the 18 percentage point decline in black employment in recent years,” commissioner Peter Kirsanow wrote at National Review last fall. “That’s nearly a million jobs lost by blacks to immigrants.” Republicans have long lamented their dismal electoral performance in minority communities. Walker’s position is far more likely to sway these voters — and, more important, help these communities — than the platitude-filled “minority outreach” of Republican campaigns past.

But there is, finally, a question of principle at stake. Is the Republican party a party of ideas, of free and open debate in which the best ideas can win the day? Or is it a party of censorship that requires toeing predetermined lines? Because it is the Left that is notorious for demanding ideological uniformity; it is the Left that ostracizes and excommunicates. Democrats’ marketplace of ideas has always been a command economy — which is why Hillary Clinton’s ideas are from the 1990s, and Barack Obama’s were from the 1930s. But the reaction to Walker’s call for an open debate on legal-immigration policy has been indistinguishable from what one sees on the left. A Republican party that shouts down anyone who calls for a closer examination of the evidence is thoroughly illiberal — or thoroughly liberal, as the case may be.

***

That doesn’t mean immigration it bad, it’s just a little like water. It’s a necessity a glass at a time, but when it comes at you in a tidal wave the size of the Empire State Building, it can do a lot of damage. What’s wrong with acknowledging that obvious fact?

Yes, immigration has helped America overall. Yes, we should continue to allow immigration. In fact, there might even be certain professions where we want to INCREASE legal immigration. For example, unless we get a Republican in the White House who agrees to repeal and replace Obamacare (Helpful hint: Don’t vote for a candidate who won’t pledge to do this), then we’re going to need a lot more foreign born doctors to replace all the American docs leaving the profession. Moreover, I’d like to see us make the process quicker, easier & cheaper for LEGAL immigrants who we allow into our country. They want to obey our laws and try to do the right thing, so why are we making it so hard on them when we’re bending over backwards to reward lawbreaking illegals? However, when so many Americans are out of work, what’s wrong with cutting back on legal immigration for a while to allow more of our current American citizens to get back in the work force? Just as it would make sense to INCREASE the number of legal immigrants coming into the country if we had a shortage of workers, it makes sense to DECREASE the number of legal immigrants coming into our country when almost 93 million Americans are out of the labor force. That’s not “anti-immigrant” in any way, shape or form, it’s putting Americans first; something that far too many politicians & plutocrats who’ve put greed above the good our country have ceased to do.

As Mark Levin said, “We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of citizens.” It’s time that our immigration policy took that into account and put Americans first.

***

Walker said that we are a country of immigrants, but we are also a country of laws. He asserted that we should be looking out for the American worker in everything we do.

“From immigration to tax policy to welfare reform and everything, I’m going to stand with the American worker.”


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Looks as stupid as it sounds.

RickB on April 26, 2015 at 11:45 PM

Local Carpentry Union #123 reporting for duty!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2015 at 11:48 PM

cozmo, you will be made to care.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2015 at 11:49 PM

Can we trade people? For everyone immigrant allowed in we get to expel one hipster? Or one lobbyist?

Would that be so wrong?

kcewa on April 26, 2015 at 11:50 PM

……did you say MUSHROOMS?………..

williamg on April 26, 2015 at 11:47 PM

N-i-c-e… ;-)

[slides G a Whatchudrinkin’…enters under “Blues Rules”…]

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2015 at 11:50 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Can we trade people? For everyone immigrant allowed in we get to expel one hipster? Or one lobbyist?

Would that be so wrong?

kcewa on April 26, 2015 at 11:50 PM

And ten illegals…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM

*smoooooch!*

[slides OC a Whatchudrinkin’…enters under “Free Parking”…]

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2015 at 11:53 PM

The gop is the party of Chamber and Koch Brother whores that will sell this Country and it’s individual liberty for a few bucks in campaign cash…..

I loathe the party, but Democrat party bosses are even worse.

God help us survive the Traitors to the Constitution WE keep electing.

PappyD61 on April 26, 2015 at 11:54 PM

Just want to say, “Thank you, Jesus” for keeping my people safe during The Big One.

Christien on April 26, 2015 at 11:55 PM

…….which is WHY I say, like Richard: “You Can’t Win!”

williamg on April 26, 2015 at 11:55 PM

The action is a little too exciting, in the area of Rio Vista, TX, just now.

listens2glenn on April 26, 2015 at 11:57 PM

MESSAGE TO TALK RADIO…..STOP calling them “undocumented immigrants”….. they are ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!

Rush, Beck, Hannity, Levin, Ingraham, etc……

Don’t sell the DC spin on these intruders in our Country.

PappyD61 on April 26, 2015 at 11:58 PM

Howdy!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM

Just to set the record straight, all films are not a ‘reflection’ of the year they were made.

“Cleopatra”, “Ben Hur”, “The Ten Commandments”, “The Searchers”, “The Magnificent Seven”, “Madame Bovary”, “The Cotton Club”, etc, etc. And these are only a few American films.

Think of the great films that are set in the past or the future and have virtually nothing to do with the year they were made. These films are the culmination of the efforts of writers, directors, entire casts and crews, special effects artists, CGI experts, historians and technical experts across the spectrum.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Pappy, you’ll love this:

Improper entry by alien

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:02 AM

PappyD61 on April 26, 2015 at 11:58 PM

.
Totally with you, Pappy’ . . . . . seems like conservatives just won’t quit that erroneous term.

I expect it from progs, but there’s no excuse for anyone from our side using it.

listens2glenn on April 27, 2015 at 12:04 AM

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Thank you, Miss Jackie!

Allow me to clarify: Films are a reflection of the time they were made, reflecting the values and mores of the contemporary culture at a particular time and place. For example, the original version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was reflective of 1950s culture; the remake was reflective of 1980s culture.

“Ben Hur,” even though made (and remade) by the same director, to me, reflected the way religion was viewed c1926 and c1956. I appreciate both stories, but some things were done in the 1926 version that would not have been acceptable thirty years later.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM

There’s a great deal more to film and film history than is reflected in your experience, Newtie.

We could begin with a discussion of regulation of the industry by the federal government and how that impacts product. We could discuss pressure from cultural groups across the spectrum, both in this nation and abroad, and the pressure of foreign governments, and how that effects the final release of projects. What you perceive as simply the industry view of any given topic, or even the nation’s view at the time of filming, is only a tiny fraction of the drivers and considerations that determine the script of the final release of any project.

However, this is a limited forum in terms of time and available space, and I have work before me.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:19 AM

My mistake–“Ben Hur” was made by different directors…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:21 AM

However, this is a limited forum in terms of time and available space, and I have work before me.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:19 AM

OK, Miss Jackie. One night, we’ll have a movie discussion–and I look forward to it! Love learning new things!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:22 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:22 AM

If I can ever find the time, I’d be delighted, Newtie.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:26 AM

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:26 AM

:-D

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:27 AM

Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall

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

[sets Bar to Otto Pilot…enters under “Night Owl Appreciation Night”…]

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:31 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:31 AM

nice tune
nite newt sleep tite don’t let the bed bugs bite.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 27, 2015 at 12:35 AM

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Dire!

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 27, 2015 at 12:36 AM

I like to dream, yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night, any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars, away from here

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me, little girl, on a Magic Carpet Ride
You don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me, fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes, girl, look inside, girl, let the sound take you away

Last night I hold Aladdin’s lamp, and so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me, well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle’s all I found

Anti-ControI on April 27, 2015 at 12:37 AM

jrsrigmvr on April 27, 2015 at 12:36 AM

Good evening..Are you numb??!!??..:):)

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:39 AM

Good evening..Are you numb??!!??..:):)

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:39 AM

quite

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 27, 2015 at 12:41 AM

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Betcha you were thinking about a buxom blonde on horseback. If you weren’t you are now.

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM

jrsrigmvr on April 27, 2015 at 12:41 AM

Good deal sir..:)

PS..I am going to watch The Wall a little later..:)

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:44 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM

I’ll baptize you. I use zima for all baptisms and wedding cakes.

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 12:45 AM

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM

You are good..:)

PS..Will you be my hero??!!??..

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:46 AM

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM

You are good..:)

PS..Will you be my hero??!!??..:):)

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:46 AM

Sorry..Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:47 AM

Personally I find this one amusing…

oscarwilde on April 26, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Okay, now that was cool.

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 12:48 AM

should I run for president

Dire Straits on April 27, 2015 at 12:39 AM

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 27, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Iron Maiden – “The Number of the Beast”

Anti-ControI on April 27, 2015 at 12:56 AM

I have HotGas guacamole?

PointnClick on April 26, 2015 at 10:17 PM

o_O

I found this recipe card, and, well, seeing as the Girded Loins Cafe is your domain…i thought it was one of yours…

Take a taste!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 26, 2015 at 10:21 PM

I’m not sure we should be eating things from PnC’s cab….

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 12:59 AM

I read a book one time that was set a little in the future and there was a passage about all the old movies, television shows and photos being edited to remove cigarettes. I don’t remember the book, but just the thought of that was scary enough to remember.

cozmo on April 26, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Sounds like Connie Willis’s “Remake”.
They took out the booze too.
Great book.
Check out her short story “Ado” to see what happens when PC is carried on to the limit.

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 1:02 AM

Wasn’t there a character in East of Eden who compulsively ate chalk? So sucking on graphite isn’t so far-fetched, riight?

… They would probably have censored most of that book, too.

Horatia on April 26, 2015 at 11:12 PM

There are actually sound physiological reasons for that, especially for pregnant women. Old wives’ tales sorta thing that works.
See the book “Honey, Mud and Maggots” — sounds gross, but is fascinating.

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 1:04 AM

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 12:19 AM

OK, Miss Jackie. One night, we’ll have a movie discussion–and I look forward to it! Love learning new things!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2015 at 12:22 AM

If you pop back in, Mark Steyn does great movie reviews (and anecdotes about American pop music from the good ol’ days).

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 1:14 AM

OK guys, I’ll lock up.

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 1:14 AM

When I wake up in the morning from this dream I’m having
Gonna give everybody the warning, I can feel it, I can taste it
Yeah, the end is near
I watch as cities will tumble, I smell your rivers burn
Old men, kneeling and humble, nothing left for you to learn
Yeah, the end is here

And you all hold your breath, as you watch the last sunset
And your dreams will finally come
At The End of the World

Look down, your shadow’s on fire, this day will blot out your past
No man can hold himself higher with bones of dust to dust
Yeah, the end is here

And we all hold our breath, as we’re standing at the edge
And our dreams will finally come
At the end, the end of the world

Anti-ControI on April 27, 2015 at 1:15 AM

PappyD61 on April 26, 2015 at 11:58 PM

…where have you been?…did we say you could take a vacation from HA?
(:-<)

JugEarsButtHurt on April 27, 2015 at 1:17 AM

When gravitation pulls you down, to the bottom of the sea
The Sea of Tranquility is a nice place to be
And when the planets shift with the force of lunar gravity
It tilts you way over, until you float on by
You go drifting into space, ’til you land in Tranquility, down on Tranquility Base
When you meet up with someone, who extends his hand
I said, “Peace, brother!” as I was about to land

Though sometimes it takes me Outside of Time
I said sometimes it takes me inside your mind
Outside of time
Inside my mind, all I can see, I can see the ultrasonic hallucinations
Outside science

Anti-ControI on April 27, 2015 at 1:37 AM

Has anyone asked Walker about the “John Doe” breakins in Milwaukee by the district Atty??

Isn’t WI his stomping ground?? Who is in charge in WI??

KenInIL on April 27, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Good morning y’all

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Lsm not happy that W is critizing obama (about dang time)

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 5:50 AM

Hey, cmsinaz! Good morning!

A big week coming up. In Marriage Talk At The Water Cooler I’ve listed a couple of brief things to read on common Qs & As on marriage.

Remember to pray for the attorneys defending marriage and pray for the justices, and remember “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Proverbs 21:1.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 5:51 AM

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 5:50 AM

I didn’t know that he had. It is about time!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 5:52 AM

Hey INC

Thanks!

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Morning. Welcome back cmsinaz. Hi INC.

esr1951 on April 27, 2015 at 6:08 AM

You’re very welcome!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:08 AM

Hey, esr1951!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Thanks esr :)

Missed you all

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:12 AM

Thanks esr :)

Missed you all

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:12 AM

I like the morning crew!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:16 AM

Ditto INC

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:19 AM

Did my ears deceive me or is some liberal hack implying that it’s the congress’ fault of lack of oversight for the drone program….when we have a president who doesn’t even talk with the congress and goes around them on every issue

Puhleeze

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:22 AM

My super brain told me to come over here and see if there are any trouble makers making trouble.

I see two,INC and cmsinaz.

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 6:23 AM

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 6:23 AM

:) Who us?

Good morning, SP!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

Good Morning, y’all!

The Tyranny of the Minority.

My take: http://wp.me/pSio7-3lW America Vs. the Far Left: A War Against Fascism

kingsjester on April 27, 2015 at 6:34 AM

SP, at HA in the morning cmsinaz tells us what Morning Joe & Mika are up to so the rest of us don’t have to watch.

KJ chimes in with what he’s been writing.

The only trouble around here is when HL shows up and tells us what he’s been up to with his latest adventures with family, gardening, and Home Depot.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:37 AM

G’mornin all…

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:39 AM

KJ, you won’t get any accusations of overreacting around here!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Hey, OC! I missed you the other night. How are you doing?

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Hey, OC! I missed you the other night. How are you doing?

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Hey darlin’
Not as well as I’d like to be,sloooow recovery…

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:44 AM

Ryan Anderson keeps on keeping on, despite having the nastiest invectives thrown at him.

https://twitter.com/RyanT_Anderson

Two TV interviews this AM: I’ll be on @CNN @NewDay with @ChrisCuomo, @AlisynCamerota & @MichaelaCNN this morning at 8:40 AM to discuss marriage and Court. @Heritage

I’ll be going on @MSNBC The Rundown @JDBmsnbc at 10:30 AM with @jdbalart to discuss marriage and Supreme Court.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:46 AM

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:44 AM

I’m sorry it’s so slow for you. I think major surgery like you’ve had feels like being hit by a truck.

I hope the weather there is getting better so you can sit in the breeze and relax.

It’s been raining like mad overnight here. It’s rained so much I think the algae is going to take us over.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:49 AM

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:49 AM

We had a great thunderstorm all night Friday,I loved it. We now have Iris blooming,my sainted mom’s favorite flower…

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:52 AM

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM

OK.. I have put you on the wrongly accused innocent watch list. but one wrong move and you will be back on the super duper suspicious list again.

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 6:52 AM

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 6:23 AM

yes indeedy :)
*clink*

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:54 AM

Did my ears deceive me or is some liberal hack implying that it’s the congress’ fault of lack of oversight for the drone program….when we have a president who doesn’t even talk with the congress and goes around them on every issue

Puhleeze

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:22 AM

I seem to recall when Rand Paul was pilloried for demanding to know if the White House would use drones to spy on Americans. That sure sounded a whole lot like oversight to me- even if Paul wasn’t backed up by his fellow Congresscritters.

And keep in mind, there is no way in hell I would ever vote for Paul but he was right on this issue.

Happy Nomad on April 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:44 AM

sorry to hear that OC….hang in there my friend

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:46 AM

good to know…thanks!

Happy Nomad on April 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

ditto

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:56 AM

Great take KJ

Bloody spot on!

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:59 AM

Thanks, csm…

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:59 AM

Thanks, csm… cms…

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:59 AM

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM

OmahaConservative on April 27, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Our irises have almost finished blooming. They’ve been gorgeous this year.

SpongePuppy on April 27, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Towing the line!

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:56 AM

He’s a good man, and an Energizer Bunny who never quits.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 7:02 AM

Have to go. Catch y’all later!

INC on April 27, 2015 at 7:03 AM

C ya INC

cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 7:04 AM

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:41 AM
cmsinaz on April 27, 2015 at 6:59 AM

Thank you both!

kingsjester on April 27, 2015 at 7:08 AM

Has anyone asked Walker about the “John Doe” breakins in Milwaukee by the district Atty??

Isn’t WI his stomping ground?? Who is in charge in WI??

KenInIL on April 27, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Ive wondered the same thing.

stenwin77 on April 27, 2015 at 7:43 AM

Hey KJ. I see that your father was on the beaches of Normandy, June 6 1944. My father in law was also one of those young men. He landed on the beach later on that day in the afternoon. It is incredible what those young men accomplished.

esr1951 on April 27, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Great post, KJ.

esr1951 on April 27, 2015 at 7:48 AM

why is my name red? i see oc is too

MrMoe on April 27, 2015 at 9:11 AM

i guess its just in the login sorry

MrMoe on April 27, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Over 75? Sign here if you’re ready for death: GPs to ask ALL older patients if they’ll agree to a ‘do not resuscitate’ order

New NHS guidelines urge GPs to draw up end-of-life plans for over 75s

Also applies to younger patients with serious conditions, such as cancer

Told to ask if patients wants doctors to resuscitate them if health worsens

Medical professionals say it is ‘blatantly wrong’ and will frighten elderly

The extraordinary new guidance has been brought in despite the outcry over the use of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders under the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).

The discredited pathway was scrapped last year after the Mail revealed that doctors were placing ‘DNR’ notices on patients without their knowledge and depriving them of food and fluids.

The guidelines – which also recommend patients should be asked if they want to die at home – have been drawn up by experts advising NHS England, the organisation which runs the health service.

The controversial Liverpool Care Pathway was phased out last year following harrowing reports that patients were being left so dehydrated they were left to suck on wet sponges given by relatives because nurses had banned water.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM

SP, at HA in the morning cmsinaz tells us what Morning Joe & Mika are up to so the rest of us don’t have to watch.

KJ chimes in with what he’s been writing.

The only trouble around here is when HL shows up and tells us what he’s been up to with his latest adventures with family, gardening, and Home Depot.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 6:37 AM

Good morning!

HA (staff and comment-crew) saves me from an awful lot of web-surfing; thanks, everyone.
And don’t be so hard on HL — I enjoy his stories.
Maybe he and PnC can write a book together.
Make it into a musical, courtesy OW and Axe.
We could crowd-source it, but not on KickStarter or GoFundMe.
Someone should start a new org that actually is “neutral” instead of just pretending to be.
If the internet charity racket does get divided into rabid-left vs conservatives-neutrals, it would be interesting to see just how the money talks.

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 10:57 AM

AesopFan on April 27, 2015 at 10:57 AM

I’m just busting his chops. I enjoy his stories as well.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM

The Liverpool Care Pathway under another guise. This is thinly disguised euthanasia.

INC on April 27, 2015 at 3:33 PM

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