Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on May 23, 2015 by Allahpundit

The Senate failed to advance even a one-day extension of the Patriot Act surveillance authorities early Saturday, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leading bipartisan objections to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an extraordinary sequence.

The end result is that the Senate will reconvene for legislative business at 4 p.m. on May 31, staring down a midnight deadline to reauthorize the programs in question, including some far less contentious than the bulk data collection that’s gotten most of the attention…

After midnight, the Senate first blocked the House-passed and Obama administration backed USA Freedom Act, an overhaul bill that received 338 affirmative votes in the House, in a 57-42, three votes shy of the 60 needed to bring it up for debate, with McConnell leading the effort to kill it.

The Senate then voted to block a straight two-month extension backed by McConnell by an even wider margin, 45-54.

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The majority leader prioritized a fast-track trade bill over renewing three key PATRIOT Act provisions that expire on May 31. McConnell got the trade bill through on Friday evening, but his attempts to exhaust his colleagues and jam through a clean extension of surveillance laws blew apart just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

A trio of libertarian-leaning senators objected to McConnell’s attempts to offer even a two-day extension of the programs, leaving the Republican leader little option but to send lawmakers home and regroup for a last-ditch attempt next week to salvage the PATRIOT Act…

McConnell now has to hope that the objectors won’t ultimately want to be associated with shuttering programs the government uses to combat terrorism — and that an immediate deadline, as opposed to one 10 days away after a recess, will be enough to convince Paul and Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico to relent…

When the Senate returns for an extremely rare Sunday session next week, everyone will be wondering what he’ll do next. Paul seems confident he can bend McConnell — and the entire Senate — to his will and secure votes on two privacy-related amendments. All 100 senators would have to agree to Paul’s unilateral demands of votes on his proposals, a near impossibility in a Senate where every lawmaker is scrapping to secure votes on their proposals week in and out.

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Leaving the Capitol, Republicans seemed confused on what their leader’s next steps would be.

“That’s a really good question,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said, when asked what would change between Saturday and when senators return to Washington for a rare Sunday session on May 31.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) seemed equally unsure if Paul would accept a deal before returning to Washington.

“I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. They march to a different drum,” the Armed Services Committee chairman said, adding that he was sure Paul’s tactics were “a great revenue raiser.”

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The White House on Friday pressed the Senate to pass National Security Agency (NSA) reforms, saying there is nothing the president can do on his own if Congress allows the Patriot Act provisions to lapse.

“There is no Plan B, these are authorities Congress must legislate,” press secretary Josh Earnest said…

“We’ve got people in the United States Senate playing chicken with this,” Earnest said, calling the delay “grossly irresponsible.”…

Earnest called on the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act Friday, and not let the debate drag on into the weekend.

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The administration, as suggested in a memo it sent Congress on Wednesday, declined to ask a secret surveillance court for another 90-day extension of the order necessary to collect US phone metadata in bulk. The filing deadline was Friday, hours before the Senate failed to come to terms on a bill that would have formally repealed the NSA domestic surveillance program.

“We did not file an application for reauthorization,” an administration official confirmed to the Guardian on Saturday.

The administration decision ensures that beginning at 5pm ET on 1 June, for the first time since October 2001 the NSA will no longer collect en masse Americans’ phone records.

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But even if the Senate reconvenes on Sunday and manages to pass legislation pushing back the expiration, members of the House have promised to not let anything through but the Freedom Act, a measure that passed the lower chamber overwhelmingly last week.

The House won’t reconvene from its current Memorial Day recess until the evening of June 1—after the provisions will expire. Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican and one of Congress’s most strident critics of the Patriot Act, vowed late Friday to block any unanimous-consent deal that would allow the House to agree to any clean short-term extension that the Senate might pass.

Amash was sitting on the side of the Senate chamber Friday evening along with Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican. During the Patriot Act votes, Paul could be seen chatting and laughing with the pair of civil libertarians.

After the sequence of votes, Amash celebrated on Twitter with an #ExpireThePatriotAct hashtag.

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Christie drew on his experience as a U.S. attorney to emphasize his credentials for discussing the issue. “This debate that we’re having right now about the PATRIOT Act and whether we should have strong intelligence around the world is a very dangerous debate, because it’s being done by people who have no experience dealing with what I’ve dealt with,” said Christie. “I’m only person in this national conversation at the moment who has used the PATRIOT Act, signed off on it, and convicted terrorists because of it.”

The New Jersey Republican spoke in favor of “aggressive law enforcement and strong intelligence laws” for combatting terrorism threats to the homeland. “I’m telling you there are responsible ways for us to oversee this and make sure civil liberties aren’t violated, but I’ll tell you something else. These same folks who are criticizing us now will be the same people who will stand on Capitol Hill if there’s another attack on America and interrogate the CIA director and FBI director and ask them why they didn’t connect the dots, and not realize the hypocrisy of their actions,” Christie said.

“The first job of the president of the United States is to protect the homeland, and that’s what we need to do,” Christie said, to applause in the audience. Matt Vermillion, a local blogger and Republican activist, responded with a loud shout from the back of the ballroom near the rows of reporters: “Protect the Constitution!” 

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Speaking to talk radio host Michael Medved, Walker said it was “incredibly important” for national security that the government retain the legal authority to collect Americans’ metadata en masse.

Walker said that he understands Paul’s concerns, but thinks that the problems with the surveillance programs are “specific to this president and this administration,” rather than issues with the law itself.

“We need to have the capacity to collect information that can be used to identify individuals who are linked to enemy combatants who are gonna do us harm,”
Walker said, adding that recent events at home and abroad — including the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo earlier this year — “further reinforce” the importance of such programs…

Calling such a move an “overreaction,” Walker said that America must “balance the ability to protect ourselves from those sorts of terrorists and attacks” with the need to “hold the government accountable, to make sure that they do so in a way that protects our civil liberties.”

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“It’s a shame to see that the Washington machine has co-opted Gov. Walker on this crucial issue,” a Paul campaign spokesman said.

“We can protect Americans WITHOUT violating our freedoms and privacy. Clearly Gov. Walker is wiling to trample the Constitution and American’s right to privacy in support of a program that law enforcement says has not resulted in a single terrorist arrest or thwarted terror plot and our courts have ruled to be illegal.”

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Earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled that while the surveillance agency has long claimed to be acting in accordance with Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the text of that law in fact authorizes no such program. The Obama Administration has been executing a policy that the legislature never passed into being.

But the law that doesn’t even authorize the program is set to expire at the end of the month. And so the court reasoned that Congress could let it expire or vote to change it. For this reason, the court declined to issue an order shutting the program down…

So an illegal program will continue, despite majorities in both houses of Congress casting votes to end what they never began. And the only reason their failure doesn’t matter is that legal provisions that don’t in fact authorize the program will soon expire. And then it will end. What a strange democracy we’ve got.

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The “domestic spying” fears have a resonance they would not otherwise have because the Obama administration abuses its powers. It has an undeniable track record of using the IRS, the Justice Department, and other federal agencies to persecute political opponents. While serving as Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ likely presidential nominee by acclamation, even threatened to use “old fashioned techniques of peer-pressure and shaming” in order to suppress constitutionally protected speech disfavored by the administration.

The public does not trust this government to refrain from abusing its powers. If you tell people there are no known cases of the NSA using the metadata program to spy on Americans, they understandably assume that such cases simply haven’t come to light yet, not that they haven’t happened…

Advocates have also been counterproductively guarded in explaining why they need a full dataset: namely (we can infer), so they can run algorithms against it, based on known terrorist communication patterns, and thus discover latent terrorist communications. If this were better understood, most Americans would no more object to the anonymous storage of their phone number’s records (which cannot be further accessed without judicial supervision) than they do to the government’s possession of phone books that list their names and addresses (which are regularly accessed with no judicial supervision). Almost all of us would like to help the government identify and stop terrorists, especially if there is no risk to ourselves in doing so…

The depiction of national-security agents who are trying to protect American lives as seventies-style rogues tearing the Constitution to bits is a smear. But a smear is something, and something always beats nothing. The metadata debate is not over, but this battle is. It’s time to accept defeat gracefully, get as much as we still can for national defense, and resolve to do better in the next round.

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So…a pot-smoking constitutional lawyer, a dog-eating communist and an unemployed community organizer walks into a bar.

The bartender looks up and mutters, “I can’t believe this s–t” and yells, “HEY, I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO STAY THE HELL OUTTA HERE! GET LOST!”

Not wanting any trouble and feeling dejected, the guy turns around and leaves.

;-(

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 24, 2015 at 12:13 AM

They put animals decals on the schools buses because they think the kids are too stupid know the bus numbers.

I drive the “Bunny Bus.” Not the rabbit bus, the bunny bus.

I told the kids it is the Killer Rabbit Bus.

davidk on May 24, 2015 at 12:13 AM

Thunderstruck

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:14 AM

whatcat on May 24, 2015 at 12:06 AM

I do, too, and I hope so, too.

You’re very kind, whatcat.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:14 AM

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:09 AM

You did a wonderful job. I like it very much.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:16 AM

Strauss lends himself well to caricature.

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 12:16 AM

They put animals decals on the schools buses because they think the kids are too stupid know the bus numbers.

What is this nonsense I’ve read? O_O

DevilishSoda on May 24, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2015 at 11:47 PM

That’s lovely. :)

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Strauss lends himself well to caricature.

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 12:16 AM

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM

You did a wonderful job. I like it very much.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:16 AM

As always, you are too kind. I am very happy with it, and thrilled that it is done.

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Straüßchen

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 12:23 AM

Strauss lends himself well to caricature.

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 12:16 AM

Slow(er) in catching up (I yam) :)

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:23 AM

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM

It looks like a professional design. I like the shapes and the way it draws your eye from one element to the next, and compliments the architecture and colors of your home. It all works together. Very nice, indeed.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:24 AM

It looks like a professional design. I like the shapes and the way it draws your eye from one element to the next, and compliments the architecture and colors of your home. It all works together. Very nice, indeed.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:24 AM

I ripped off a guy I used to watch on HGTV. He liked curves vs. straight lines.

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:27 AM

OMG! 0_0

Adult dating site hack exposes sexual secrets of millions

More than 3.5 million people’s sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets have been exposed after dating site Adult FriendFinder was hacked.

Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult FriendFinder customers, including a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who supposedly tried to cheat on his wife.

Source: Communist News Network

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:27 AM

It’s great. I like curving lines in a garden juxtaposed with the more formal elements. It softens it enough to make it much more natural and pleasing than rigid formality.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Im Sturmschritt!

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM

New definition of “Migrant”: Millions of Invaders Granted Rights Above Native Taxpayers.

VorDaj on May 24, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Thunderstruck

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:14 AM

Nice.

Kinda, sorta in the same vein, these talented sisters from Austria do some amazing covers (and original music), e.g.
This Boy – MonaLisa Twins (The Beatles Cover)

Check out their channel for other great covers:
MonaLisa Twins

whatcat on May 24, 2015 at 12:34 AM

Is honestlib really a lib? Or is he/she joking?

terryannonline on May 23, 2015 at 11:42 PM

…Marco Rubio wants to know…why you always seem to be confused?

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 12:34 AM

Im Sturmschritt!

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Gesundheit.

VorDaj on May 24, 2015 at 12:35 AM

Éljen a Magyar

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:35 AM

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Thanks. Before there was only grass.

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:36 AM

I’m movin’, I’m gonna see the world while I can
I’m movin’, I’m gonna be a well-rounded man
And there ain’t no room for no one else, I’ve got to learn it all for myself

No Excess Baggage
(There to worry me)
No excess baggage
(There to hurry me)
No excess baggage, girl
I must roam, all alone, on my own

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Is honestlib really a lib? Or is he/she joking?

terryannonline on May 23, 2015 at 11:42 PM

…how come you don’t know if HonestLib is a ‘he’ or a she?…………..oh wait!…you are a Rubio supporter………………never mind!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Yoko Kanno & Origa – Inner Universe

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

Otto, do your stuff!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM

whatcat they sure try a lot

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:41 AM

This Boy – MonaLisa Twins (The Beatles Cover)

Check out their channel for other great covers:
MonaLisa Twins

whatcat on May 24, 2015 at 12:34 AM

…..WoW!……Straight to my FB Page…….THAT is pretty amazing – and some pretty beautiful guitars, too!

williamg on May 24, 2015 at 12:44 AM

Gesundheit.

VorDaj on May 24, 2015 at 12:35 AM

God bless you too.

Night NatB

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:45 AM

whatcat they sure try a lot

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:41 AM

Cool, hadn’t checked that one out before. They were a bit younger then, that’s their folks playing with them. If you listen to some of their vocals, you’ll sometimes catch a bit of the Austrian accent. It kind of adds something to some tunes.

whatcat on May 24, 2015 at 12:47 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Good night Beauty!

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:47 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Goodnight, Newtie. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:49 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

Goodnight, my friends. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Goodnight, ma’ams.

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 12:54 AM

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Good Night Jackie. Good night Hot air!

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:54 AM

I wake up every day and look at my country, this is what the ‘blind’ man sees
Does it look like Justice to you?
It doesn’t look like justice to me

Who guards the guards?
Who polices the police?
Who?

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 12:54 AM

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Sleep well.

whatcat on May 24, 2015 at 12:55 AM

KCB on May 24, 2015 at 12:54 AM

Goodnight, sir.

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 12:57 AM

Night J – stay safe.

Writing background noise

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:58 AM

Government collection of meta-data is only necessary because telecom companies won’t agree to hold onto the records themselves.

It is of course ignorant to claim, as Paul does, that collecting such records “violate your privacy.” As has been repeatedly confirmed by the courts including SCOTUS, you have no expectation of privacy of records owned and held by a third party like the telecoms. It’s like saying your speech on the street corner can’t be recorded because of “privacy.”

Adjoran on May 24, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Adjoran on May 24, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Okay, but why do we need so much information collected to begin with?

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 1:04 AM

Writing background noise

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 12:58 AM

Lovely. Best thing about waltzes – you get to hold your gal close as you twirl around. Bookmarking that to listen/download on the morrow.

One more lovely note tonite, from the same MonaLisa Twins.

whatcat on May 24, 2015 at 1:06 AM

Well, me and Mark Twain were having us a ball
Tellin’ each other lies, floatin’ down from Hannibal
With a bottle and a worm and a cane pole
We were fishin’ for secrets where the catfish crawl

The Mississippi River flowin’ Downstream
Meet the Gulf of Mexico somewhere downstream
Meet the Atlantic Ocean somewhere downstream
Gonna meet you in the water somewhere downstream

Well, we picked up Harry Truman floatin’ down from Independence
We said, “What about the war?”, he said, “Good riddance”
We said, “What about the Bomb, are you sorry that you did it?”
He said, “Pass me that bottle, and mind your own bidness”

We were roundin’ St. Louie and headin’ for the coast
When we picked up Chuck Berry in a little rowboat
With one oar in the water and one in the air
A lightning rod for a white guitar
And lightnin’ struck once, and lightnin’ struck twice
And I said, “If there’s a God, He sure ain’t nice”
And Chuck said, “God is an Indian giver
I don’t trust nothin’ but the Mississippi River

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Yuma X-Swimming Pool

Great tune. Very soulful.

Scotty J on May 24, 2015 at 1:14 AM

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Dangit, I forgot I have to draw Twain at some point…

Well, that’s all right. Face with white hair and three moustaches.
-Wait, those are eyebrows you say? Oops.

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 1:15 AM

We found what we’re looking for

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:23 AM

Scotty J on May 24, 2015

…just wondering…since I’m on here sporadically and not on every thread like I used to be.
Have you and my California Oscar ever discussed playing together?…I would like to see that!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 1:34 AM

Somewhere out on that horizon, out beyond the neon lights
I know there must be somethin’ better, but there’s nowhere else in sight
It’s survival in the city when you live from day to day
City streets don’t have much pity, when you’re down that’s where you’ll stay

In the City

I was born here in the city, with my back against the wall
Nothing grows and life ain’t very pretty, no one’s there to catch you when you fall
But somewhere out on that horizon, far away from the neon sky
I know there must be somethin’ better, and I can’t stay another night

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:36 AM

We found what we’re looking for

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:23 AM

?

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 1:40 AM

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:23 AM

Apparently Peter Jackson redid “Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit” so as to cut out the like “We have not found what we sought. But what have we found?” /slight paraphrase

DAMN YOU HOLLYWOOD
IT WAS A PERFECTLY GOOD SCENE THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 1:42 AM

*line

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 1:42 AM

?

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 1:40 AM

Whiners do not get into Heaven. Nor do the arrogant, who refuse to accept their proper positions in life…think anyone would try arguing with me about this? lol :D

You close your eyes and pick a target for the night
Just to still your hunger before daylight
You take a bite, you spit it out and walk away
Do you ever wonder why it always taste the same?
You’re already dead

I am The Crucifier
You made me what I am, the moment you stabbed me in the back
Sweet revenge will come

There was a time when I was innocent and pure
Now I’m in front of you, blinded by madness
I’m breaking bad, yeah I am nothing like before
You’ve done me wrong, and I won’t take it anymore
You’re already dead

There was a time when I was innocent, there was a time when I was pure
Too far away from trouble, too far away from you
There was a time when I was innocent, there was a time when I was pure
I learned my lesson, I’m no longer insecure
You’ve done me wrong, and I won’t take it anymore
You’re already dead

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:51 AM

Drudge is right, but all of them that voted for it are by definition traitors, not just Boehner.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/23/matt-drudge-slams-boehner-for-promising-to-pass-obamatrade-clearly-treason/#comment-2042378924

FloatingRock on May 24, 2015 at 1:51 AM

Try , Steve’ntheseagulls” Thunder Struck .

Finnish Blue Grass band.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM

Just checking the filings of new Corporation’s just set up in the District Of Columbia,,,

Odd one,

Pres. of the Company a guy named Stepacopulos, he is the head of a company named, “Clinton Foundation Sewer Clean Out Services Inc..”..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 24, 2015 at 1:59 AM

…just wondering…since I’m on here sporadically and not on every thread like I used to be.
Have you and my California Oscar ever discussed playing together?…I would like to see that!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 1:34 AM

Yeah, I don’t know. Playing styles, influences, geographical location. These are all need to be considered.

I’m not really a musician, I’m more of an enthusiast. Well I have a decent amount of original material, it’s mostly for the love of the guitar. It would be fun to play with others, but I’m kind of an introvert in that respect.

Scotty J on May 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Some people aren’t people, ’cause some people are Rats
Rats are ugly things that live in the city, some people are rats

And the dogs, they chase the cats
And the cats, they they chase the rats
And the world, it keeps on turnin’, because the Sun, it keeps on burnin’
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Some people aren’t people, some people are dogs
Dogs are hungry things that follow their masters, some people are dogs

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

We found what we’re looking for

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:23 AM

?

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 1:40 AM

…still trying to figure out the purpose message on that clip though…..might be the dark spice rum and cherry cokes though.

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 2:03 AM

Thunderstruck via APACHEWHOKNOWS

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 2:03 AM

Good Evening all…:o)

Just up for a bit, mining the Interwebs.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend…and please, if you’re capable, thank a Veteran, especially our older servicemen & women…

BlaxPac on May 24, 2015 at 2:04 AM

and please, if you’re capable, thank a Veteran, especially our older servicemen & women…

BlaxPac on May 24, 2015 at 2:04 AM

And don’t forget to give them your regrets “for their CiC”.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 2:07 AM

…and when I say capable, I meant “if you happen to meet during your travels this weekend”.

Forgive please: Been up fixing car all day…Thanks Ford for making brake repair SO much fun…and expensive too!

:o(

BlaxPac on May 24, 2015 at 2:09 AM

Scotty J on May 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

I’m not really a musician, I’m more of an enthusiast.

…listened to a clip the other day…you are one enthusiastic introvert!…time to come out of your shell…I liked it!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 2:10 AM

The real deal.

Sgt. Major William “Billy” Waugh.

San Marcos Texas.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 24, 2015 at 2:11 AM

And don’t forget to give them your regrets “for their CiC”.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 2:07 AM

Schad, all of us SANE people regret this CinC…I know I sure as hell do.

BlaxPac on May 24, 2015 at 2:12 AM

In off moments with to much to drink, you might just call Stepacouplus a shit eater….or to be nice,,Sewer Clean Out person.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 24, 2015 at 2:13 AM

…listened to a clip the other day…you are one enthusiastic introvert!…time to come out of your shell…I liked it!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 2:10 AM

Thanks! …glad you liked it. I try to draw from all my favorites. Ed Van Halen, Page, Harrison, and John Mayer are probably my main influences. But I I’ll pretty much listen to any genre, so you never know what will find its way in there.

Scotty J on May 24, 2015 at 2:21 AM

Thanks! …glad you liked it. I try to draw from all my favorites. Ed Van Halen, Page, Harrison Gilmour, and John Mayer are probably my main influences. But I I’ll pretty much listen to any genre, so you never know what will find its way in there.

Scotty J on May 24, 2015 at 2:21 AM

But it all started with Harrison.

Scotty J on May 24, 2015 at 2:24 AM

still trying to figure out the purpose message on that clip though…..might be the dark spice rum and cherry cokes though.

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 2:03 AM

Novice game-players shouldn’t try punching so far above their skill levels? It might get painful for them when they do! lol :D

Apollo wasn’t just called Apollo he was also Apollon.

He was the god of music, (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery, poetry, dance, intellectual inquiry, and the carer of herds and flocks.

Apollo was a sensitive god. He loved animals, music, and poetry. Apollo would write poetry and it become song.

Apollo was kind of thought as a hero because he was known as the destroyer of rats and locusts.

The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The Sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. -Revelation 9:1-4

They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). -Revelation 9:11

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 2:33 AM

My stairs have more than 6 steps…hmm.

There is a place somewhere, sometimes you’ll find me there
And if I am alone, I will be sitting on the stairs
I’ll be as good as new, one of the lonely few who’s laughing at the joke
And as I’ll leave, I’ll laugh for you

And I‘ll Say Nothing, I’ll talk to no one
I know what I believe, don’t need to wear it on my sleeve
I’ll talk to no one, I will say nothing

=P

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 2:47 AM

A Portrait of Jennie
More precious to me than a masterpiece, how ever famous it be

The portrait of Jennie is etched on my heart
Where her features have been sketched from the start

Ah, the color and beauty of life, and the glow of her spirit divine
All cast in Heaven’s own design

With a portrait of Jennie I never will part
For there isn’t any portrait of Jennie, except in my heart

:)

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 2:59 AM

Before I toddle off to the land of Nod, a so-so story that sadly shouldn’t be considered “unique”.

IMHE, i find it more common than not, and I don’t automatically see LEO’s as “Sturmtruppen of the Oppressed”, a sentiment that is expressed by both the Moonbat Left & the Alex Jones/Ron Paul-nuts on the Right.

Link Warning: this came from Yahoo! News (a oxymoron if there ever was one), and while the writing is what you expect from a Huffington Post acolyte, the overall story is pretty heartwarming.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone! Especially to my Dad, and my Mother & Father In-Law.

BlaxPac on May 24, 2015 at 3:05 AM

Kali Gandaki River blocked by landslides above Beni in the Annapurna region. Massive lake forming.

Christien on May 24, 2015 at 4:37 AM

In psychology, a projective test is a personality test designed to let a person respond to ambiguous stimuli, presumably revealing hidden emotions and internal conflicts projected by the person into the test.

Projective tests have their origins in psychoanalytic psychology, which argues that humans have conscious and unconscious attitudes and motivations that are beyond or hidden from conscious awareness.

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 6:11 AM

My stairs have more than 6 steps…hmm.

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 2:47 AM

Artistic license (also known as dramatic license, historical license, poetic license, narrative license, licentia poetica, or simply license) is a colloquial term, sometimes a euphemism, used to denote the distortion of fact, alteration of the conventions of grammar or language, or rewording of pre-existing text made by an artist in the name of art.

Anti-ControI on May 22, 2015 at 10:49 PM

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Blessed Sabbath, Americans!

Today marks my 1,900th Blog. For God and Country. To Him be the glory.

My take: Memorial Day Weekend: America’s Chaplain Corp…”Fighting the Good Fight”

kingsjester on May 24, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Horatia on May 24, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Will there come a day, you and I can say we can finally see each other?
Will there come a time, we can find the time to reach out for one another?
We’ve been travelin’ in circles such a long, long time
Tryin’ to say hello, ho!
And we can just let it ride, but you’re someone that I’d like to get to know

I’ll Meet You Halfway, that’s better than no way
There must be some way to get it together
And if there’s some way, I know that some day
We just might work it out forever

I’ll meet you halfway, that’s better than no way

The Mississippi River flowin’ downstream
Meet the Gulf of Mexico somewhere downstream
Meet the Atlantic Ocean somewhere downstream
Gonna meet you in the water somewhere Downstream

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 1:10 AM

=P

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 9:47 AM

“This film is dedicated to good taste.”

Here it comes, you’re never gonna top it
On a run, but no way you can stop it
Total style, perfection in decay
Running wild, flat-out all the way

Now, you can ride it high, and you can light the way
Lift up your hands in praise
You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll

Like a charging bull, it’s a juggernaut
With steam at full, never to be caught
Incarnate power, roaring from the sky
While others cower, rock ain’t gonna die

It’s an angry steed on a never-ending course
With grace and speed, it’s an unrelenting force
His head thrown back, and defiantly proud
Under constant attack, it’s blasting, fast and loud

You can’t stop rock ‘n’ roll

Anti-ControI on May 24, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Blessed Sabbath, Americans!

Today marks my 1,900th Blog. For God and Country. To Him be the glory.

My take: Memorial Day Weekend: America’s Chaplain Corp…”Fighting the Good Fight”

kingsjester on May 24, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Congratulations on your 1900th Blog, KJ! You too are ‘Fighting the Good Fight” and
I am thankful for your efforts. Blessings to you and yours always. ; )

31giddyup on May 24, 2015 at 11:08 AM

kingsjester on May 24, 2015 at 8:37 AM

…Thank You!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Let all the poison that lurks in the mud, hatch out. – Robert Graves, I, Claudius

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Humanity, science, art, mathematics and music lost a great one.

RIP, Mr. and Mrs. Nash.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 1:54 PM

J. thank you for checking in.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2015 at 2:32 PM

You’re welcome. I’m just a little concerned about our friends. On a bright note, I saw the rabbit this morning. He came out of his new place beneath the tree and was eating. He’s a little wet, but he’s fine.

Though it’s always a pleasure to see you posting, I was especially glad to see you post earlier.. despite having no idea where you live…just in case. ;)

thatsafactjack on May 24, 2015 at 3:05 PM

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