Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on January 7, 2016 by Allahpundit

Ted Cruz responded to John McCain questioning his eligibility for the presidency, saying the Arizona senator is secretly trying to boost Marco Rubio’s chances at the Republican nomination.

“I think it is no surprise to anybody that John McCain is going to be supporting Marco Rubio in this election,” Cruz told Mark Halperin of Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect.” “It’s no surprise at all that he’s trying to do what he can to help the candidate that he’s favoring who he thinks shares policy positions with him.”…

“The legal question is straightforward and clear,” Cruz said.

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz dismissed Donald Trump’s latest salvo concerning his citizenship status on Thursday.

“No, it’s not anything that’s going to happen, and I’m not going to be taking legal advice anytime soon from Donald Trump,” Cruz said…

“My response when Donald tossed this attack out was simply to tweet out a video of Fonzie from Happy Days jumping a shark and to move on,” Cruz said, calling the current moment the “silly season” of politics.

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“I noticed something in the reading that you had mentioned something about Cruz’s birth…that he was born in Canada,” “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson noted during an interview with Trump last month in North Carolina. “Are you saying something there?”

“Well, I’ll only bring it up if he’s a final two,” Trump replied.

And while the GOP primary is far from being whittled down to only two candidates, Cruz has arguably emerged as Trump’s strongest rival.

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“I was stunned when I heard what John McCain said,” Kelli Ward, McCain’s tea party-backed challenger, told BuzzFeed News in a statement. “I couldn’t believe my ears – he was questioning Ted Cruz’s citizenship when he was in a similar situation himself!”…

Ward continued, “This is just one more reason that our next conservative president needs strong reinforcements in Congress. Can you imagine what a President Ted Cruz would have to deal with if we still have a Senator John McCain in the Senate?”…

McCain has been more critical of Cruz than he has been of Obama. Mr. McCain’s disdain for conservatives has gone too far – his desire to cling to the empire he has created for himself inside the Beltway has clouded his vision. The people of Arizona and the US are looking to change DC and the status quo. Questions like this, by a senior senator regarding a top contender for the presidency from the same party, are divisive and unnecessary.”

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Trump is actually doing Cruz a huge favor. In Trump’s defense, he was asked about the Cruz issue, which doesn’t mean his intentions are not mercenary, but it also means that the net-benefit has been to prematurely explode the DC Media’s planned October Surprise…

How different would the 2000 election outcome have looked had a Donald Trump brought up George W. Bush’s drunk driving incident during the primary?…

The national debate over Cruz’s eligibility *is* going to happen, and it must happen.

The only question, then, is *when* will this be litigated once and for all in front of the American people.

Who doesn’t think now is better than October?

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First, it is a settled constitutional and statutory matter. It was settled when Trump said it was settled in September and it was settled when Trump flip-flopped and said it was an issue a few days ago. Cruz’s mother is an American citizen, was an American citizen when she gave birth to Cruz, and is, in fact, Cruz’s mother. Seems fairly simple. Not only that, American citizens give birth to American citizens, whether here or abroad. That’s not only common sense, it is the law. And think about it for a moment — if you follow their stupid argument, babies born of American citizens serving abroad in our military would be non-naturalized citizens ineligible to run for president. That’s stupid.

Moreover, we don’t need federal judges to tell us what we can discern on our own. We can read the constitution, statutes, history, etc. Just because the Supreme Court has not ruled does not mean the issue isn’t settled. And it is highly doubtful the court would involve itself anyway under the political question doctrine. However, Trump is free to bring a lawsuit and “settle” the issue. Crazy lib Alan Grayson has already declared he will do so, even though he has no standing.

Second, the idea that debating a stupid issue like this, where now Trump is joined by Obama and McCain, who are seeking to settle scores, among others, will somehow discourage Democrats from raising it in the general election should Cruz be the nominees is also stupid – or at least naive. Why would it stop them? Nothing is settled when it comes to the Left’s tactics. This argument is, well, stupid.

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Trump reemerged as a political force on the basis of his own championing of birtherism in 2011; he allegedly bankrolled investigators who he sent to Hawaii to look into Obama’s origins, though he never released the results. Even since Obama released his long-form birth certificate, as Trump demanded, Trump has quietly continued to espouse birtherism. Given all that, it would be hard for him to not at least go through some motions on questioning Cruz’s eligibility—even if Obama had been born abroad, his mother was an American citizen, which would give him the same claim to citizenship that Cruz does. (Not that Trump has allowed a foolish consistency to be the hobgoblin of his “really smart” mind.)

Moreover, the birther attack gives Trump a good method to attack Cruz, who has recently emerged as his major rival in polling both nationally and in Iowa. But what kind of weapon is birtherism? It is, at its root, an effective way of telling voters that Cruz isn’t like them. That he’s not one of us. That he’s different. In other words, it capitalizes on all of the anti-immigrant, anti-foreigner sentiments that have driven his campaign all along…

Cruz positioned himself for months as someone similar to Trump, in the hopes that when Trump imploded (as was widely expected), he could take over Trump’s voters. Instead, Cruz has risen while Trump stays high, which means they’re still fighting for those voters. The very particular subset of voters who were susceptible to birtherism are likely also sympathetic to Trump. Emphasizing Cruz’s otherness is a good way to keep them in his camp.

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Cruz has been laughing this all off in public. It wouldn’t be surprising, however, if the Cruz campaign is thinking through this more seriously in private. Trump hasn’t put Cruz in a corner just yet but has put him in, shall we say, a spot.

Many Republican primary voters, in large part because of Cruz and Trump’s rhetoric this campaign, are inclined to pick up on and feel unnerved by even the smallest whiffs of foreignness. Recall that Cruz, after news of his dual citizenship came out, renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014. Why did he do that? I, for one, would love to have the option of a second citizenship in Canada, especially depending on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. But Cruz perceived his Canadian citizenship as a political liability, and now Trump is reinserting the words Cruz and Canada into the news cycle…

It’s also worth considering how the rest of the political world has met Trump’s hypothesizing. Cruz has a lot of enemies: his rivals for the nomination, Republicans in Congress, Democrats in Congress … pretty much everyone. All of this is well deserved, because Cruz uses every person and institution around him as a prop for his own personal advancement. When Trump started talking about Cruz’s birth this week, he was not universally condemned, as he usually is when he says something strange. There’s been a surprisingly broad range of actors fanning Trump’s statement…

Cruz will treat the questions of eligibility as laughable until he can’t, and that point may be coming. Maybe he will end up seeking the declaratory judgment that Trump, ever the pal, has counseled him to seek for his own good. But it would be humiliating, and Trump knows that.

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What’s remarkable is how much Cruz has tolerated over the last six months when the two were de facto allies, revealing how cynical and self-interested Cruz is capable of being. And their break-up, in turn, reveals the extent of Cruz’s isolation in the Republican Party…

Cruz was willing to tolerate Trump’s insults to Mexicans and Muslims as well as stalwart Republicans like John McCain. It was only when Cruz himself became the subject of Trumpian fire that he decided enough was enough. Cruz’s position is cowardly and self-centered: he refused to have stronger words for Trump’s outrages because he didn’t want to offend Trump’s supporters, and that pusillanimity was in the service of an extremely selfish worldview…

Having broken with Trump, Cruz finds himself almost friendless in the Republican Party. And now that Trump has made Cruz birtherism an issue, many others are eager to join in the pile-on…

Trump questioned McCain’s heroic war record, but McCain still hates Cruz much more (even if this is because of Cruz’s right-wing grandstanding in the Senate rather than Cruz’s alliance with Trump). Whatever the cause, Cruz has many enemies in the Republican Party who are more than willing to help Trump demolish the Texas senator.

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Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:17 AM

The Establishmentarians, both sides of the aisle, may call me what they choose. It’s not going to stop this enlightenment or the voter revolution that’s coming their way.

The days when name calling and attempted bullying and dehumanization tactics worked in this nation are over.

There’s a reckoning coming, a balancing of the scales, and those who’ve flagrantly abused the constitution and American citizens are going to be called to answer.

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:26 AM

Lol. The hail was yuge today in the Valley of the Sun. Well, not that huge, but fast and plentiful, and plenty cold. Interrupted my hot tub time, dammit!

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 12:53 AM

Small point of order. Everyone calls it a valley, but it is a basin.

Will be at Cantino Laredo in San Tan Village 11 am MST Sunday. Will be with girlfriends and their boyfriends; but tons of fun if have cajones to partake! :)

As the only single girl, can get interesting. But all are always welcome. The more the merrier! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:00 AM

Hmmmm.

So close I could literally walk there. Hmmmm.

smokey
Ooooh—that sounds fun. Careful, you’ll have all of HA meeting you for a drink! Lol.

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:08 AM

Indeed.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 8, 2016 at 1:27 AM

smokey
There are some commenters who are just consistently ugly in pointed personal attacks. I really try (try being the operative word) to stay away from that. I’m keenly aware that (most?) of my positions here aren’t popular (understatement), but I don’t see the point of treating the opposition as if they were the devil himself. I had somebody tell me the other day that since I’m more left-leaning, I clearly would love to see him taken by brown shirts to be set on fire or shot and left bleeding on the street for dead. And I’m like… o_0

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:16 AM

LOL! Been on the wrong side of that PC fence myself!

(just wait for the fall-out from this chat! :) )

And I know you’re left leaning, but you are one of the few rationale, and, more important, fun ones!

Most libs are Monks in denial so a “normal” lib is refreshing.

But that said, f’ eveyone else and have a little chat (albeit with a few million watching).

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:27 AM

A Canop News Intell Strike:
From Tonights TownHall Gun-Grabby:
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Chris Kyle’s Widow Asks Obama Why More Gun Control is Answer When Violent Crime is at Decade Lows
Washington Free Beacon
Washington Free Beacon

Published on Jan 7, 2016
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiRMyru7yv8
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Taya Kyle Verified account [email protected]
Watch: Taya’s address to President Barack Obama #GunsInAmerica,

https://twitter.com/TayaKyle/status/685273925882871808
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Obama Guns in America Town Hall Part 1 CNN Barack Obama Town hall Guns in America 1 0f 4
News Receiver
News Receiver

Published on Jan 7, 2016
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Obama on Gun Control. President Obama speaks at a town hall meeting with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on reducing gun violence at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. on Thursday. Barack Obama takes shot at NRA for skipping CNN town hall meeting
A tough-talking President Obama — in the thick of a raging national fight over firearms — took aim at the National Rifle Association Thursday night, calling out the group for not having the guts to show up to a prime-time town hall meeting on gun control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lin4AAhl7Q

canopfor on January 8, 2016 at 1:29 AM

The Establishmentarians, both sides of the aisle, may call me what they choose. It’s not going to stop this enlightenment or the voter revolution that’s coming their way.

The days when name calling and attempted bullying and dehumanization tactics worked in this nation are over.

There’s a reckoning coming, a balancing of the scales, and those who’ve flagrantly abused the constitution and American citizens are going to be called to answer.

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:26 AM

I call it “The Realignment”… I hope that sticks.

PointnClick on January 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM

Yes! And it’s amazing. I’ve been devouring a [email protected] jazz history book I received for Christmas that’s complete with theory and music samples, too. A truly all-American art form!

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:06 AM

………Book Recommendation – that you may internalize or discard as you see fit:

…….Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings Paperback – September 1, 2002
by Mr. Peter Pettinger (Author)………

williamg on January 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM

PointnClick
Uh-oh, I just made Trump sound *good* to you? Clearly, I’m not doing it right. Lol.

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:26 AM

^This
From your keyboard to God’s ears.

nuclearoptional on January 8, 2016 at 1:31 AM

Hmmmm.

So close I could literally walk there. Hmmmm.

smokey
Ooooh—that sounds fun. Careful, you’ll have all of HA meeting you for a drink! Lol.

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:08 AM

Indeed.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 8, 2016 at 1:27 AM

Everyone is welcome! :)

I’ll be in the Packer shirt in the middle of Cardinal Country.

Pull up a chair. Have a cocktail or 3!

The Girlfriends are nothing if not kind; but that does not mean you won’t get shit! Just in fun instead of mean. :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:31 AM

PointnClick on January 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM

It’s a good term for it. I’ve been considering the similarities with the American Enlightenment.

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:32 AM

Hi A-C
Thank God for thee.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:32 AM

Lol. The hail was yuge today in the Valley of the Sun. Well, not that huge, but fast and plentiful, and plenty cold. Interrupted my hot tub time, dammit!

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 12:53 AM

Small point of order. Everyone calls it a valley, but it is a basin.

Will be at Cantino Laredo in San Tan Village 11 am MST Sunday. Will be with girlfriends and their boyfriends; but tons of fun if have cajones to partake! :)

As the only single girl, can get interesting. But all are always welcome. The more the merrier! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:00 AM

Hmmmm.

So close I could literally walk there. Hmmmm.

smokey
Ooooh—that sounds fun. Careful, you’ll have all of HA meeting you for a drink! Lol.

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:08 AM

Indeed.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 8, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Hi A-C
Thank God for thee.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:32 AM

Hey Schad. How are things with you?

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Everyone is welcome! :)

I’ll be in the Packer shirt in the middle of Cardinal Country.

Pull up a chair. Have a cocktail or 3!

The Girlfriends are nothing if not kind; but that does not mean you won’t get shit! Just in fun instead of mean. :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:31 AM

Excellent. Will check schedule for Sunday, see if we can make it.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Winning

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

14th April 2014

Maybe I’m crazy… maybe I’m paranoid… what the fukc do I know? Maybe I’m just a dumbass taxi driver that spends way too much time reading crazy websites on the Internet. My intellectual betters are already telling me that everything is fine, these problems will work themselves out after another election or two, and that a Clinton or a Bush are inevitable again, and these people know what they are doing.

Sorry… I just don’t buy it. What can not go on, will not go on. A realignment is coming to America, maybe in a year, maybe in ten years, but it is coming. And when it does come, it is going to be loud, and it is going to be bloody. Someone is going to die… it might be a cop or a government official, but I think it is going to be some average Joe, some nobody… some grocery clerk, some bricklayer, some bartender, some taxi driver, some waitress, some truck driver, some rancher in Nevada, some nobody dockworker like Crispus Attucks.

Or maybe it will be a child, shot in a gun raid or denied medical treatment by ObamaCare. Someone is going to die, and it will be the spark that brings about The Realignment Of America.

I abhor violence. I don’t want any of this, but it is inevitable, at this point. Our government is utterly lawless. Our representative republic is gone. These people no longer serve the interests of the American people, they serve their own elite interests, and the citizens of the United States have become tax cattle to be managed, milked, and controlled. And the security state they have erected is not designed to protect US, it is designed to protect THEM.

Sharpen your tusks. I simply don’t believe we are going to be able to vote our way out of the pig trap.

PointnClick on January 8, 2016 at 1:36 AM

Smokey
Try being a Pats fan—*nobody* likes you outside of New England!

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:36 AM

Buckcherry – “Too Drunk”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 1:36 AM

Winning

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

:)

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 1:37 AM

Night J.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:37 AM

Indeed.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 8, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Bring it, my friend! :) The more, the merrier! :)

I have found out during this election cycle that some dear friend are absolutely f’n crazy, but that doesn’t necessarily negate anothers company. It’s all fun and games until someone detonates an H bomb :) .

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:38 AM

nuclearoptional on January 8, 2016 at 1:31 AM

Good evening, nuclearoptional.

I believe that people, like water, seek their own level.

The Establishmentarians have established their level.

We know them.

They’ve given us ample and frequent lessons in their willingness to connive, chisel, cheat, steal, and practice the worst brand of calculated manipulation and deceit in order to curry favor and service their own ambitions.

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:39 AM

williamg: Blue in Green

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:39 AM

Good Night and Happy Trails to all. Best wishes for a great weekend. SB wish I could join you but I had to leave the Phoenix heat… 3 miles from the Sun.

Top Ten Reasons to vote for Donald Trump

10. He will renovate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave…. as “ The Trump Cottage”
9 Ted Cruz can position himself for 2024 as the apprentice.
8. His golf handicap will be choosing which of his world class courses to play.
7. Bibi can come and go through the front door.
6, He can afford to lobby K Street to back his policies instead of the other way around
5. He’s planning to build a great wall… without the bracero program
4. As a second amendment supporter he will put the CCW in “cash and carry.”
3. Unlike the GOPe he will not make America grate again.
2. He will save taxpayers money…he already has his own jet.
1. So he can say to Hillary, “You’re fired!”

nuclearoptional on January 8, 2016 at 1:40 AM

And i did a mani-pedi tonight! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:40 AM

Thanks for the canopfor news Intel blitzkrieg info blurb.

SpongePuppy on January 8, 2016 at 1:40 AM

Impartial – Clockwork Dolls

Goodnight, my friends.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:41 AM

williamg: Blue in Green

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:39 AM

…..yep – that’s one of the ones that Bill supposedly wrote……and Miles put his name on…..

williamg on January 8, 2016 at 1:42 AM

nuclearoptional on January 8, 2016 at 1:40 AM

Awesome list!

I can just see the chain of “Trump BATF” Convenience stores!

Bye-bye Loves … Hello Trumps BATF! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:45 AM

williamg: Blue in Green

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:39 AM

…..yep – that’s one of the ones that Bill supposedly wrote……and Miles put his name on…..

williamg on January 8, 2016 at 1:42 AM

…….and I totally forgot about That Album till your post!……It’s such a CLASSIC!

williamg on January 8, 2016 at 1:45 AM

For Parmenides:

Trans-X – “Living on Video”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 1:46 AM

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:41 AM

Good night, Jack!

(Even with all my babbling, hoping still polite!)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:46 AM

Jeet Heer – The New Republic:

Cruz was willing to tolerate Trump’s insults to Mexicans and Muslims as well as stalwart Republicans like John McCain. It was only when Cruz himself became the subject of Trumpian fire that he decided enough was enough. Cruz’s position is cowardly and self-centered: he refused to have stronger words for Trump’s outrages because he didn’t want to offend Trump’s supporters, and that pusillanimity was in the service of an extremely selfish worldview…

Says the leftist foreign national writing for the leftist New Republic.

jaime on January 8, 2016 at 1:47 AM

williamg on January 8, 2016 at 1:45 AM
+111

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 1:47 AM

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:46 AM

When you decide to be yourself we’ll talk. Just choose one.

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Life is good! Youngest turned 22 today and is formally inducted into the Navy on Tuesday!

A little weirded out, but she is excited so I am too!

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 12:42 AM

Hey, smokey! My daughter will commission with the Navy just before her 22nd birthday next year. Of course she had to go crazy on me and decide to get married first! It’s all good though. Life, that is:)

texasmagnolia on January 8, 2016 at 1:48 AM

canopfor is either single handily saving Canada or placing himself in a bulleye.

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:51 AM

Night, again, J.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2016 at 1:51 AM

Hey, smokey! My daughter will commission with the Navy just before her 22nd birthday next year. Of course she had to go crazy on me and decide to get married first! It’s all good though. Life, that is:)

texasmagnolia on January 8, 2016 at 1:48 AM

Oh my thank God the Little One didn’t do that!!!!! :)

It is scary nowadays. I’m nearly ready to call in all the markers I’ve accumulated. But have friends who are Master Sergeants amonng other ranks. Told them I would kill them if anything happened to youngest, so there we are.

Me or Navy command or Iran. As a mom, would put money on me …

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:57 AM

Jimi Hendrix — Voodoo Child, Live ’69

williamg on January 8, 2016 at 2:17 AM

Nighty-nite, all! :)

Hopefully see you all on the flip-side!

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:17 AM

Oh my thank God the Little One didn’t do that!!!!! :)

It is scary nowadays. I’m nearly ready to call in all the markers I’ve accumulated. But have friends who are Master Sergeants amonng other ranks. Told them I would kill them if anything happened to youngest, so there we are.

Me or Navy command or Iran. As a mom, would put money on me …

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:57 AM

It’s okay. My oldest son is in the Marines and my youngest son will commission with them in a few years. I think I’ve done my part staffing the military!! The oldest did a stint in Afghanistan and came back just fine. I guess I’m used to it. Father, brothers, cousins in the military. Husband, cousins, son-in-law law enforcement. I guess it goes without saying I’m a tad conservative!!! Don’t worry. Your youngest will be okay.

texasmagnolia on January 8, 2016 at 2:24 AM

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 1:46 AM

When you decide to be yourself we’ll talk. Just choose one.

thatsafactjack on January 8, 2016 at 1:47 AM

OK – very confused. Very confident in what I believe. But also don’t see any need in being mean or nasty; been there done that for too long and will not be that person again.

I’m so confident in what I believe that I am inviting those who disagree to have a cocktail.

Quoting Popeye: I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:25 AM

Lemmy with Dave Lombardo – “Stand By Me”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 2:26 AM

texasmagnolia on January 8, 2016 at 2:24 AM

Many thanks, texasmagnolia!

I’m honestly very freaked out though trying to be strong for Little One.

God help our military and those who love them!

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:29 AM

Night, smokey!

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 2:30 AM

Lemmy with Dave Lombardo – “Stand By Me”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 2:26 AM

Damn good song, A-C!

Now excuse me while shed a tear or hundred …

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:31 AM

Don’t let the passive aggression get you down. ;-)

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 2:32 AM

And on this beautiful note, bid you adieu …

Dock on the Bay

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:35 AM

Lemmy and Doro Pesch – “Love Me Forever” live 2003

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 2:38 AM

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:29 AM

Would be awesome if they both ended up stationed together…but we’d probably never know it! Will keep your daughter in my prayers along with mine. Stay strong:)

Good night to all!

texasmagnolia on January 8, 2016 at 2:38 AM

Last smoke and finishing water/beer (hydration is important!) … but love that Geico commercial about Moms who call at worst time possible! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:41 AM

texasmagnolia on January 8, 2016 at 2:38 AM

Will keep yours in prayers as well!

While unlikely the two shall meet, prayers for each and every one! :)

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:44 AM

And I’m out… way too late and alarm goes off way too early …

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:45 AM

Hell, we may as well just let anyone become president. The Constitution means only whatever lawyers, politicians and sycophants of certain political movements say it means.

It’s kind of like how the Bible was used to support slavery and abolition at the same time.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 8, 2016 at 2:48 AM

Last smoke and finishing water
smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 2:41 AM

So my song link on the first page of this thread does apply to you after all. Don’t smoke in bed! ;-)

CivilDiscourse on January 8, 2016 at 2:51 AM

UFO – “Only You Can Rock Me”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 2:52 AM

The Rolling Stones – “I’m Free”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 3:21 AM

Feed The Flame – Dan Penn

kcewa on January 8, 2016 at 3:21 AM

Life is good! Youngest turned 22 today and is formally inducted into the Navy on Tuesday!

A little weirded out, but she is excited so I am too!

smokeyblonde on January 8, 2016 at 12:42 AM

Congratulations to both of you! Join USAA if you’re not already.

Who is John Galt on January 8, 2016 at 3:36 AM

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OmahaConservative on January 8, 2016 at 4:09 AM

Eric Bibb – “I Heard the Angels Singing”

Anti-ControI on January 8, 2016 at 4:12 AM

Morning y’all
Kudos to little smokeyblonde :)

cmsinaz on January 8, 2016 at 4:48 AM

I’m sure there will be much fawning over dear leader town hall last night by mj and crew

cmsinaz on January 8, 2016 at 4:59 AM

Good morning everybody.

Racistanyway on January 8, 2016 at 5:59 AM

I filled up yesterday for $1.29 a gallon. Price was $1.79 minus the .50c a gallon Kroger rewards card discount. That felt really good.

I need to get a life.

Snowing right now, about two inches fell overnight. NWS says up to eight inches before it blow out. I work from home on Fridays, so no problem for me, other folk will have to slip and slide down the mountain to the Denver metro area.

I need to get a life.

A week from today, I’m headed back to Israel for a week. More research for my book “Vacation in a War Zone (and other fun places to visit).” I also have a meeting set up with the editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post. He wants to meet me, maybe something will come of that. Not really a job interview, more like getting to know each other.

Maybe I’ll get a life.

Morning all.

Walter L. Newton on January 8, 2016 at 6:17 AM

Cruz’s mother is an American citizen, was an American citizen when she gave birth to Cruz, and is, in fact, Cruz’s mother. Seems fairly simple. Not only that, American citizens give birth to American citizens, whether here or abroad. That’s not only common sense, it is the law. And think about it for a moment — if you follow their stupid argument, babies born of American citizens serving abroad in our military would be non-naturalized citizens ineligible to run for president. That’s stupid.

True. But it’s not like that will stop people like Trump, Obama and McCain.

talkingpoints on January 8, 2016 at 6:18 AM

morning RA

way to go Walter….nice price
safe travels

cmsinaz on January 8, 2016 at 6:22 AM

Good morning everyone.

like cms i was excepting the morning schmoe crew to be all over the town hall. so far its been all Trump.

renalin on January 8, 2016 at 6:29 AM

All the birther stuff backfired against Hillary when she tried to use it against Obama.

Racistanyway on January 8, 2016 at 6:31 AM

like cms i was excepting the morning schmoe crew to be all over the town hall. so far its been all Trump.

Trump is a lot more interesting. And more fun.

Racistanyway on January 8, 2016 at 6:34 AM

Did anyone watch the gun town hall? I am having a hard time finding any reviews.

esr1951 on January 8, 2016 at 6:46 AM

The fawning started….

cmsinaz on January 8, 2016 at 7:12 AM

EsR, prior to mj, they showed how dear leader took on the nra critics

SMH

cmsinaz on January 8, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Ms Kyle said to Obama

“Why not celebrate that 99.9 % of Americans are good people who will never shoot any one.”

Slam dunk!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Thanks, cms. Good for Ms Kyle, apache.

esr1951 on January 8, 2016 at 7:22 AM

Notwithstanding all, Obama is and will always be the number one gun salesperson in history.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 7:23 AM

Saw a post on another blog by a poster who said he had been on the phone with the vital statistics people in Delaware who told him they could not find any record of Cruz’s mothers birth.
He reported he had sent a registered letter to them with a return so they could put that in writing on official letter head.

Odd if correct?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Odd if correct?

Not if you consider the efficiency and professionalism of the average government employee in charge of maintaining official documents.

Racistanyway on January 8, 2016 at 7:41 AM

Saw a post on another blog by a poster who said he had been on the phone with the vital statistics people in Delaware who told him they could not find any record of Cruz’s mothers birth.
He reported he had sent a registered letter to them with a return so they could put that in writing on official letter head.

Odd if correct?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM

“On the phone?”

I would discount that comment, simply because you can’t just get on the phone and ask for that information (unless you have some inside source in that department).

Most state and local governments have billing costs for obtaining public records and either a form needs to be filled out or the request has to be made by email or in person.

I would suspect the “phone call” story.

Now, that’s not to say Cruz’s mother does or doesn’t have a birth certificate on file.

Walter L. Newton on January 8, 2016 at 7:53 AM

Did anyone watch the gun town hall? I am having a hard time finding any reviews.

esr1951 on January 8, 2016 at 6:46 AM

That’s because CNN didn’t actually stack the deck this time and let real people ask obama legitimate questions. He did not do well.

Yahoo news has a biased story on their page about it.

Johnnyreb on January 8, 2016 at 7:59 AM

The poster said once he gets the official document he would make it public.

Then she would likely have to produce her official document.

Thing is Cruz needs to put a stop to this problem asap.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 8:02 AM

The poster said once he gets the official document he would make it public.

Then she would likely have to produce her official document.

Thing is Cruz needs to put a stop to this problem asap.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 8:02 AM

You can’t do it over the phone.

http://archives.delaware.gov/collections/vital.shtml

Johnnyreb on January 8, 2016 at 8:10 AM

The poster said once he gets the official document he would make it public.

Then she would likely have to produce her official document.

Thing is Cruz needs to put a stop to this problem asap.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 8:02 AM

You can’t do it over the phone.

http://archives.delaware.gov/collections/vital.shtml

Johnnyreb on January 8, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Not only that but they won’t do any real research for you:

Researchers can obtain information by writing to the DPA with pertinent information about the individual they are seeking. Staff will do minimal searching of available checklists and indices. If references are found, staff will provide a price quote and reference. Most of our holdings, however, are not indexed and cannot be researched by staff but may be searched by on-site patrons.

I would have to toss the B$ flag on that poster.

Johnnyreb on January 8, 2016 at 8:14 AM

He says he sent a registered letter and a return also.

Not just a phone call.

Just a post so far , may be nothing but the blog is know for its research work.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 8:16 AM

He says he sent a registered letter and a return also.

Not just a phone call.

Just a post so far , may be nothing but the blog is know for its research work.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Perhaps you are going about this the wrong way. The issue isn’t about birth certificates. Cruz’s mother is recognized as an American citizen with driver’s license, etc, etc.

If you understand the Obama birth certificate debacle a bit more, you’d realize the whole issue was a bit of a red herring from day one. To emphasize, see below:

Certified birth certificates are a fairly recent invention, common only since the 1900s in the United States. Prior to that, births frequently went unrecorded or were written down by doctors, midwives, church officials, government bodies or family members. Historically speaking, the recording of the births of many prominent figures has taken many forms:

Abraham Lincoln: Since Lincoln was born in a log cabin before birth certificates were issued, the only existing record of his birth is an autobiographical sketch in which the 16th president of the United States lists February 12, 1809, as his birthday.

So Abe Lincoln isn’t eligible because he had no birth certificate? Nor did his parents? Yet they were all American citizens?

Birth certificates aren’t a requirement to be president, although there seems to be a general misunderstanding that it is. If you read the requirement of being a natural born citizen per the U.S. Constitution, you would realize Ted Cruz is eligible – a point that I and HotAirLib addressed yesterday.

Turtle317 on January 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Hello Bishop. Where have you been lately?

HonestLib on January 8, 2016 at 12:17 PM

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