Senator Mitch McConnell on the Growing Threat to Our First Amendment Rights

Drew posted about Senator Mitch McConnell's speech on the First Amendment at the American Enterprise Institute here.

I know lots of people think McConnell is among the Rinoeist of the RINOs but no one can deny he's outstanding on freedom of speech (remember McConnell was the lead plaintiff in the case that sought to overturn McCain-Feingold).

If you missed the speech, it was fantastic, and now the AEI has made video of it available online. (Embedded below the fold.) If you want a clear, succinct explanation of all the ways speech is under attack these days, I recommend it. It's somewhat alarming.

I would imagine the thought has crossed a lot of liberal minds, "Hold on there. I was never against freedom of speech. Being a Democrat was never about curtailing basic freedoms." Well, if you're a liberal, watch it. Mitch McConnell is neither a conservative firebrand nor a bitter partisan. This is not a polemic; it's more of a simple recitation of fact.

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Comments

1 Obama did not deign to meet McConnell until 18 months into his presidency. When he did, Barry called him "Mike". Can't believe my wrinkled ass is fundraising for this guttersnipe!

Posted by: Anna Wintour ( 1917 - ) at June 16, 2012 11:11 AM (c3mby)

2 I know lots of people think McConnell is among the Rinoeist of the RINOs
but no one can deny he's outstanding when mouthing platitudes about
on freedom of speech

Fixed it for the writer....

Mitch McConnell needs to be thrown out of office. He's a worthless hack who, like all the worthless hacks in Congress, is all talk and no action.

His saying something almost semi-intelligible about free speech does not excuse him for his role in the passage of ObamaScare, or make up for any of his many "reaches across the aisle."

What a waste of skin.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 16, 2012 11:13 AM (MQc8e)

3

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 16, 2012 11:14 AM (MQc8e)

4 Seconds into the 0gabe admin some lib 'friend' vowed to never speak to me again after I made a derogatory comment about their godling. These same libs openly wished for Bush's death.

These people are not at all interested in free speech.

Posted by: DeepBeam at June 16, 2012 11:14 AM (19uT8)

5 Who needs free speech when you can't get health care anyway?

75% of docs surveyed say they'll drop Mediscare.

http://bit.ly/MS9oMB

Posted by: RushBabe at June 16, 2012 11:19 AM (tQHzJ)

6 Of course no liberal is against free speech. They are for fairness, and against hate. And wrong thinking of course.

Posted by: blaster at June 16, 2012 11:20 AM (jutAK)

7 WHERE has this Mitch McConnell been the past 3 1/2 years?

"Reaching across the aisle" doesn't work when you are dealing with the scum in this administration - they are not honorable people.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 16, 2012 11:20 AM (0xqzf)

8 You may not like him, Mr. Scribbler. I don't like him. But, he's what we currently have and his seat's not up until 2014. He's also right about this issue.

Posted by: huerfano at June 16, 2012 11:22 AM (bAGA/)

9 I trust Mitch McConnell about as far as I can throw a Buick.

The Country is in deep shit and the GOP fatcats had a hand in it, too.

Posted by: eman at June 16, 2012 11:23 AM (ejmiE)

10 I thought it was reaching around the aisle.

Posted by: blaster at June 16, 2012 11:23 AM (jutAK)

11
"It's the same approach that millions of other citizens have taken in battling this administration's attempts to assume powers it simply does not have under the Constitution."
Can't put it much better than that. The arrogance and overreach of this Administration never ceases to amaze. Butoverconfidence and condescension can bebig mistakes, especially inpolitics.Ah, when the lessons from Zira, Cornelius and Taylor go unheeded … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

Posted by: ombdz at June 16, 2012 11:25 AM (2DpoY)

12 "I would imagine the thought has crossed a lot of liberal minds, "Hold on there. I was never against freedom of speech. Being a Democrat was never about curtailing basic freedoms."
Total bullshit. Being a liberal and Democrat is only about acquiring and using power, and curtailing basic freedoms.
You can count decent the decent liberals on one hand-Pat Caddell and KC Johnson come to mind.

Posted by: boniface ballers at June 16, 2012 11:26 AM (l3RZ9)

13 I'm one of the rare morons that thinks McConnell has done a decent job in a position of weakness; certainly a lot better than that pile of shit Boehner who has done the absolute minimum with a majority.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 11:26 AM (bDMB8)

14 But, he's what we currently have and his seat's not up until 2014. He's also right about this issue.


Posted by: huerfano at June 16, 2012 11:22 AM


Agreed that he's what we have, but this is an example of the "broken clock" syndrome, and I dislike paying any attention to pitiful, semi-principled weasels. I hope his constituents bounce him out of the Senate on his well padded ass in '14, and I certainly hope the Repubs move him to the back benches after the election this year.

Yeah, I know, I'd like to believe in Santy Claus, too....

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 16, 2012 11:29 AM (MQc8e)

15
wow McConnell did the right thing

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 11:31 AM (jUytm)

16 Contrast McConnell and Boehner with Reid and Pelosi. Inherent evil must provide loads more motivation.

Posted by: RushBabe at June 16, 2012 11:31 AM (tQHzJ)

17 They're hearing footsteps.....

In 2010, House Republicans fell just short of winning a combined two-thirds of the vote from working-class whites and college-educated white men. Polls this year show Obama attracting only about one-third of noncollege whites, as few as Mondale. Obama’s support among college-educated white men rarely pokes much above 40 percent. And even these numbers could erode further if the economic stall persists.

“In terms of the white vote, those numbers have been in dangerous territory for over a year,” says veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who advised Mondale. “You can’t read the numbers I read and be optimistic.”


http://is.gd/TCqs1M

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 16, 2012 11:32 AM (0xqzf)

18 Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 11:26 AM

Dude. I'm sure you, I, or Dagny could give a perfectly wonderful speech extolling the virtues of Bark Obama and the liberal agenda. Would we believe it? Or, and this is far more important, would we act on it?

There is damn little in the way of concrete, viable results (like actual, you know, legislation) by which to evaluate Mitch the Bitch.

I grant you: it's a nice speech. That's so far from sufficient to be worthless.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 16, 2012 11:34 AM (MQc8e)

19 16
Contrast McConnell and Boehner with Reid and Pelosi. Inherent evil must provide loads more motivation.

Posted by: RushBabe at June 16, 2012 11:31 AM (tQHzJ)


The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

~ The Second Coming
W.B. Yeats

Posted by: real joe at June 16, 2012 11:36 AM (nfPQG)

20 There is damn little in the way of concrete, viable
results (like actual, you know, legislation) by which to evaluate Mitch
the Bitch.

I grant you: it's a nice speech. That's so far from sufficient to be worthless. Posted by: MrScribbler


As long as you're happy, that's all that matters.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 11:36 AM (famk3)

21 I think you all are seeing this the wrong way.

Mitch McConnell is all about political bravery.

Check out his series:

"Great Men and Their Greatest Moment in History:

Part One - Winston Churchill, June 4, 1940"

http://tinyurl.com/6furz63


Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2012 11:38 AM (G9qZk)

22 YouTube words are worth the paper they're written on!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 16, 2012 11:38 AM (i3+c5)

23
hey, Mitch, what's next, Super Committee II?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 11:44 AM (jUytm)

24 There is damn little in the way of concrete, viable
results (like actual, you know, legislation) by which to evaluate Mitch
the Bitch.

I grant you: it's a nice speech. That's so far from sufficient to be worthless.


Posted by: MrScribbler at June 16, 2012 11:34 AM (MQc8e)


Jesus fucking Christ; it's not like he's commanding a majority in a Senate where a ambulatory dowager hump smelling of cat piss and mildew gets to set the agenda. Plus he has to ride herd over McRINO, Miss Lindsay, the Maine gruesome twosome, Scotty Centerfold and fucking Lugar among other squishes. That isn't exactly being dealt a good hand.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 11:45 AM (bDMB8)

25 Praise them when they do good. Swat them sharply on the backside when they do bad. Rule of thumb for Republican politicians and other children.

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 11:47 AM (P6QsQ)

26 Some people are impressed by words, I view actions as what counts. And Bitch McConnell is a not just a worthless aisle crossing RINO.

He is also a worthless appeasing surrender monkey. Piss on him.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 11:48 AM (YdQQY)

27 1st Amendment? Never heard of it....

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at June 16, 2012 11:52 AM (LRFds)

28 “You can’t read the numbers I read and be optimistic.”

I beg to differ.

Posted by: t-bird at June 16, 2012 11:55 AM (FcR7P)

29 In other news, Chairman Zero's EO for illegal "children" bound to get him a big bounce in the polls for approval, job approval, and likeability.

It's the right thing to do.

Remember, those dopey assholes who make up the UNDECIDEDS loves them some action, some evidence that someone actually did something. And anything "for the children" plays well on the dumb parts of Main Street.

I saw a Taranto tweet in which he says the JEF will next do an EO to deport all Rethuglicans and One Percenters. Shit, it's the right thing to do.

The q I got today is just how much EO-ing the press will tolerate from Preezie Meety?

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at June 16, 2012 11:56 AM (PH+2B)

30 I agree with MrScribbler in the sense that McConnell isn't exactly a guy on "our team" who inspires great confidence, he is inclined to play parliamentary games and tricks, I get the sense that he would bend over backwards to respect the "traditions of the Senate" even when those traditions help the left, much like some conservative judges feel hamstrung by the principle of stare decisis. I hope he is replaced in 2014 by someone more conservative, but I also think that it is a bit too harsh to judge him based on a lack of accomplishment when he has been in the minority for 5+ years now.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 11:56 AM (LK3ef)

31 How you react when you are in minority is a good guage of how you will act if you ever are in the majority.

By all appearance Mitch McConnell is afraid of his own shadow.

Posted by: GMB the chancellor of the univerisity of useless information. at June 16, 2012 11:59 AM (kPe9l)

32 Blah, blah, blah, Bitch. Stop talking and start doing. Bitch.

Posted by: Truman North at June 16, 2012 11:59 AM (I2LwF)

33 When MM fights to eliminate the Federal Income Tax, I'll rethink my opinion of him.

Posted by: eman at June 16, 2012 12:00 PM (ejmiE)

34 How is it that the commies always manage to do so well when they are in a minority?


How is it that when we owned all three branches of government all we could get is a temporary tax break, no child, and another socialist drug benefit?

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:01 PM (YdQQY)

35 Hell, we could not even get agreement to drill in AK.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:02 PM (YdQQY)

36 A MM nightmare is the Federal Government fitting into a small office building in Wyoming.

Posted by: eman at June 16, 2012 12:03 PM (ejmiE)

37 How is it that when we owned all three branches of
government all we could get is a temporary tax break, no child, and
another socialist drug benefit?


Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:01 PM (YdQQY)


Compassionate conservatism where a bunch of squishy cocksuckers bought votes just like their donk counterparts only to a different set of leeches. Thank Rove and his "permanent Repuke majority" for that.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 12:05 PM (bDMB8)

38 You can defend McConnell on the grounds that he's in the minority and can't affect any change, but how can his defenders square the fact that he, as Senate Minority Leader, refused to call for Holder's resignation. Wall. of. Jello.

Posted by: RushBabe at June 16, 2012 12:05 PM (tQHzJ)

39 I tried to watch it. I did. It's just a bit heavy for a sunny Saturday morning.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 12:07 PM (piMMO)

40 Was it Bill Frist or Bitch who decided it was a good idea to have a co-majority with Harry Reid?

Posted by: Truman North at June 16, 2012 12:07 PM (I2LwF)

41 Posted by: RushBabe at June 16, 2012 12:05 PM (tQHzJ)



I'm not really his "defender", but given how he likes to play parliamentary and political games, I'm willing to bet that he doesn't see any tactical advantage for him to do so.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 12:10 PM (LK3ef)

42
Gov Union Slayer gave the GOP address today. Pretty good.

Obama's address was the same old informercial.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:11 PM (jUytm)

43 cj -- you don't think there's an advantage in letting "your side" know that you believe we're in a crisis with Steadman Holder running the show? Is he that afraid of offending his "friends" across the aisle?

Posted by: RushBabe at June 16, 2012 12:15 PM (tQHzJ)

44 By all appearance Mitch McConnell is afraid of his own shadow.



That means six more months of Democrat government.

Or something like that. McConnell does look a bit like a groundhog.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes... at June 16, 2012 12:16 PM (sJTmU)

45 test

Posted by: baldilocks at June 16, 2012 12:17 PM (6kWFm)

46 Was banned all yesterday and couldn't comment on all the "fun." Thanks to Pixy, Maet and Tami for fixing stuff.

Posted by: baldilocks at June 16, 2012 12:18 PM (6kWFm)

47 All of the gutless RINO bastards need to be retired.

Posted by: SurferDoc at June 16, 2012 12:18 PM (6H6FZ)

48
McConnell went on to highlight the current looming threats to the fundamental First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

He cited examples related to alleged corporate contributions in politics, the Disclose Act and instances in which government regulation of speech has moved beyond the Founders' original intent.




Mitch McConnell, fierce defender of political contributions -- er -- free speech!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 16, 2012 12:19 PM (kdS6q)

49 The 2005 energy bill was a prime example of surrender monkey Republicanism. I followed that bill from its inception by President Bush. Remarkably it started out as a good bill (Rove must not have had any input).


By the time it made if to Bush's desk drilling in ANWR was gone (thank you McCain) and added was eco-shit car requirements and corn gas subsidies and requirement. Yes, Republicans started the damned gasahol bullshit.

It was a total POS and I would have vetoed it. Unfortunately Bush lost his veto pen while the RINOs were in charge,

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:20 PM (YdQQY)

50
Mitch McConnell, fierce defender of political contributions -- er -- free speech!

Pretty much sums it all up. McConnell's interests are not in conservatism.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:21 PM (jUytm)

51 RushBabe, well, one hypothesis might be that since he knows Holder isn't going to resign, and that the Senate can't force him to resign, that there is no point in demanding something that won't possibly occur.

It could be that he doesn't really think it's a "crisis" that Holder is running the show. Or that he actually thinks Holder is doing a great job, I don't know. But since we know he tends to think tactically anyway, I think the former hypothesis is more likely.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 12:22 PM (LK3ef)

52 We do NOT need the Senate to get Holder out of office. That contempt charge would be enough in the House alone if the Repukers would grow some balls.


They could actually vote to send the SOB to jail without the Senate.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:24 PM (YdQQY)

53 Don't like Jennifer Rubin, but, she's on with Kudlow now and making a lot of sense.

Posted by: pooh at June 16, 2012 12:25 PM (oZfic)

54
btw, how many Americans were injured or killed by Obama's "dreamers" last night?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:25 PM (jUytm)

55 > They could actually vote to send the SOB to jail without the Senate.


I suppose they could vote that, but who is going to arrest him? FBI?

Posted by: Wilkins at June 16, 2012 12:26 PM (fVgpT)

56
The man who was killed by the Texan when he was caught molesting the 4 yr old was a "dreamer," was he not?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:26 PM (jUytm)

57 I suppose they could vote that, but who is going to arrest him? FBI?


Posted by: Wilkins at June 16, 2012 12:26 PM (fVgpT)

Federal Marshalls

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:27 PM (YdQQY)

58
they're discussing burgers in the thread below

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:27 PM (jUytm)

59 Come on folks. You all are being way to hard on Mitch. Just how many country club invites do you want him to lose? Just think of the cocktails he won't be able drink.
He would be sorely missed on the D.C. party circuit.

All those uneaten hors'dourves, canapes going to waste, and champagne corks that will never leave the bottle.

Tis a shame there, yes it is.

Posted by: GMB the chancellor of the univerisity of useless information. at June 16, 2012 12:28 PM (kPe9l)

60 Actually, Vic, the federal oxygenated fuels mandate started in 1990, so you can thank Bush 1 for that

States had already begun switching from MTBE to ethanol before 2005.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 12:28 PM (LK3ef)

61
I suppose they could vote that, but who is going to arrest him?
Posted by: Wilkins




Batman?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 16, 2012 12:29 PM (kdS6q)

62 Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:01 PM (YdQQY)
***
Denny Hastert was pretty meek.

Posted by: kallisto at June 16, 2012 12:30 PM (jm/9g)

63 Don't like Jennifer Rubin, but, she's on with Kudlow now and making a lot of sense.Posted by: pooh

Kudlow? The Kudlow that was telling Sean Hannity and everyone that housing was a great investment in 2008? That Kudlow?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 12:33 PM (famk3)

64 Ah fuck, THAR' SHE BLOWS!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 12:34 PM (famk3)

65 Ol' Mitch is pretty brave when his party looks like it might take the Executive and give his fat, lazy ass some political cover to actually perform his basic job description, and the promises under which he originally ran for his office to his constituents.

I also hope he has the balls to help us right the wrong and descriminatory treatment of the innocent children of immigrants. I wish TEA Partiers would concede to give ground to people not legally citizens and unselfishly grant them rights and privileges bigoted US naturalization laws have thus far cheated them of (despite taxpayers paying their medical/educational/legal benifits out of their own pockets for their entire lives).

Posted by: Marco R at June 16, 2012 12:35 PM (a1oOO)

66 Always thought the chap looked like a muppet.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 16, 2012 12:36 PM (JvGyN)

67 "If you missed the speech, it was fantastic,..."

That's about all that's fantastic. When it comes to actual effort, instead of opposing such threats to the very end, Republicans like McConnell are likely to compromise.

And that's how we lose our liberties. Bit by bit.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 16, 2012 12:37 PM (4s7w4)

68
For what it's worth, here'smy (mostly lurking) 2 cents, CAD.

Dude may not be the second coming of Reagan, Churchill, or Cicero -and I'll certainly leave it to more knowledgable American (voting) conservativesto decide if he's worth keeping (or if heaccomplishes much of consequence in the Senate...I don't follow enough to know)-but I'm generally inclined to take allies where I can find them, especially when it comes to free speech.

Living as aconservative in Soviet Canuckistan,one takes victories where you canfind them. Ten years ago, Inever could have imagined having a majority Conservative government with Harper as PM thatjust recentlyrepealed some dumbass left-wing speech code stupidity. He's doesn't fulfull my right-wing whackjob wish list, but things generally improve with him, as opposed to how things go for you guyswith Captain FuckstickMcMulligan at the helm.

Obviously elections matter (and as Vic said, actions certainly matter more than words).But for me pushing the culture rightward, especially when it comes to free speech issues, matters more than any individual politician or election(ie. Friedman's idea of creating an environment where bad politicians are forced to do the right thing). So even if he's just 'saying the right things', but doesn't accomplish much withthe suited connector hand he's been dealt in the Senate,just saying the right thing on something as fundamental as free speech (thefoundationof all other freedoms)actually does help push the culturetowards liberty.

Anyway, take that for what it's worth (and I hope the formatting doesn't totally suck)

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 16, 2012 12:37 PM (V4JUZ)

69
Posted by: Marco R

Do you know how I know you're gay?

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:39 PM (jUytm)

70 Mitch knows his way around a five-course power dinner, that's for sure.

Posted by: Sally Quim at June 16, 2012 12:39 PM (IoNBC)

71 Hmmm...formatting didn't totally suck, but still sucked.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 16, 2012 12:39 PM (V4JUZ)

72 I have NO DOUBT, however, that Romney will grant Amnesty, and a broad scale, as his political career has shown a surprising level of open-minded generosity to those not from his party, and because his own family comes from Mexico. Unlike many in his party, Romney is NOT a racist.

Posted by: Marco R at June 16, 2012 12:39 PM (a1oOO)

73 The 2005 energy policy act was the first federal requirement that all
auto fuels have ethanol in it. Before that individual States and cities
had laws and some fleet vehicles were required to use it.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 12:40 PM (YdQQY)

74 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 12:40 PM (Xb3hu)

75
Posted by: Marco R

Get back under the stairs, now.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:40 PM (jUytm)

76 63
Don't like Jennifer Rubin, but, she's on with Kudlow now and making a lot of sense.Posted by: pooh

Kudlow? The Kudlow that was telling Sean Hannity and everyone that housing was a great investment in 2008? That Kudlow?


Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 12:33 PM (famk3)
Suddenly he's gotten "religion" he was the first person out there to start saying the president was not understanding the financial world.

Posted by: pooh at June 16, 2012 12:41 PM (oZfic)

77
One good thing Mcconnell did this week:

Senate Republicans are shutting off the bipartisan spigot when it comes to confirming President Barack Obama’s nominees to the nation’s top courts and will present a unified front against his circuit court picks through November.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) made the decision to blockade nominations official Wednesday when he informed his colleagues that he would invoke the “Thurmond Rule” from now until after the elections.

Named after the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) — and alternately called the “Leahy Rule” by some Republicans after Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) — the doctrine holds that within six months of a presidential election, the opposition party can, and typically does, refuse to allow votes on circuit court judges.



Waited until 4 and a half months out, but he finally did the deed.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 16, 2012 12:41 PM (kdS6q)

78 Take allies where you can? Yes I agree with that. Sooner or later though your allies have to show up for the battle.

Mitch has shown an unwillingness to do that.

Posted by: GMB the chancellor of the univerisity of useless information. at June 16, 2012 12:41 PM (kPe9l)

79 Posted by: Marco R at June 16, 2012 12:35 PM (a1oOO)

You're hilarious, dood.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 12:42 PM (IoNBC)

80 Kudlow? The Kudlow that was telling Sean Hannity and everyone that housing was a great investment in 2008? That Kudlow?


Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 12:33 PM (famk3)


I liked Kudlow a lot better when he was still on the sauce and had a mad-on for everything.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 12:42 PM (bDMB8)

81 Thank you, Marco! You provide an excellent description of the RINO Party and it schizo adherents.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:45 PM (a1oOO)

82 Posted by: Marco R at June 16, 2012 12:39 PM (a1oOO)

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:45 PM (a1oOO)

Rank amateur.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 12:46 PM (IoNBC)

83 72
I have NO DOUBT, however, that Romney will grant Amnesty, and a broad
scale, as his political career has shown a surprising level of
open-minded generosity to those not from his party, and because his own
family comes from Mexico. Unlike many in his party, Romney is NOT a
racist.

Posted by: Marco R at June 16, 2012 12:39 PM (a1oOO)
Everyone likes to think the only illegal aliens entering the country are Mexicans. Truth is, it's apparently well known that you should go to Mexico, even if you are from europe or south america, if you want to enter illegally. The people most against amnesty are those who came here legally after waiting ten years in their home country. Talk to them about illegals and immigration and you get an earful. And, do you blame them. They followed the rules and if amnesty is granted, they lose. Last bbq I introduced a person complaining about doing everything right all his life to a guy complaining about doing everything right to come to this country and become a citizen, it was truly a match made in heaven. They talked all afternoon, they totally understood one another and the hostess was so happy cause they didn't try to convince everyone there but, if you were interested, they invited you into their conversation. I'll tell you, a lot of libs/dems got a new appreciation for the problem, that it wasn't easy or cut and dry and I think a lot of people aren't going to use the "but how can you separate a kid from their family, they're a US citizen" argument again.

Posted by: pooh at June 16, 2012 12:46 PM (oZfic)

84
The most unconstitutional president ever.

Posted by: Cluebat from Exodar at June 16, 2012 12:46 PM (lOjiT)

85 a1oOO hasn't noticed the hashtags yet.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 12:47 PM (Iyg03)

86 U.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan for Syria is disintegrating.


The only thing UN observers are good for is to rape and steal. But then I may be to kind to them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 12:47 PM (05RcU)

87 Yeah, I don't spend enough time in mommy's basement practicing...

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:47 PM (a1oOO)

88 I lived in KY from April 1, 1988 till Oct.31,2010 and I met "no lips" McConnell once, when he ran for reelection in 2007. He was just going through the motions to retain his seat, no passion just "just get me back there, cause I have to stay there to have the appearance of a job" and his "wife" the former Labor Secretary is the same. And the stupid people of Ky think he is the second coming, because his only accomplishment was keeping Ft. Knox from getting chopped by "BRAC" (sp)

Posted by: Ma Bell at June 16, 2012 12:47 PM (uVuwp)

89 Marco R, go get your shine box!

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 12:48 PM (YiODH)

90 Pooh:

The people most against amnesty are those who came here legally after waiting ten years in their home country. Talk to them about illegals and immigration and you get an earful. And, do you blame them. They followed the rules and if amnesty is granted, they lose.

Exactly.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 12:48 PM (Iyg03)

91 And the stupid people of Ky think he is the second coming, because his only accomplishment was keeping Ft. Knox from getting chopped by "BRAC" (sp)
Posted by: Ma Bell at June 16, 2012 12:47 PM (uVuwp)

Ya think the people in KY are stupid. Sen Lieberman almost single handedly kept the Sub Base in New London and therefore also Electric Boat in CT, and the Dems in CT tried to throw him out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 12:50 PM (05RcU)

92
>>>Sooner or later though your allies have to show up for the battle.

Agreed. Which is why I prefaced my statement by saying get rid of the dude if he's useless. I don't know enough American legislative minutae to know one way or the other.

My overall point - which was probably poorly expressed - was that someone saying the right thing on free speech doeshelp the cause. First time I read Mark Steyn I felt like it was political pornography.

Felt a bit naughty, but I knew that I liked it.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at June 16, 2012 12:50 PM (V4JUZ)

93 polemic? raaacist!11!

Posted by: Marco R at June 16, 2012 12:50 PM (kM6dX)

94 I know about the hashtags and don't care. I'm making a point.

Romney is NOT the answer, the RINOs doing their jobs would have IMPEACHED the ass-in-chief two years ago. Romney is a liberal.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:50 PM (a1oOO)

95 Yeah, I don't spend enough time in mommy's basement practicing...

Well, eat Cheetos too, and you'll have it.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 12:50 PM (Iyg03)

96 Hey, what the hell happened to my hash?

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (YiODH)

97 87 Yeah, I don't spend enough time in mommy's basement practicing...

And Shinebox comes back like Andrew Dice Rickles! OWWWWWWW!!!!

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (IoNBC)

98 > The people most against amnesty are those who came here legally after waiting ten years in their home country.

I thought the people most against amnesty were right here on aos.

Posted by: Wilkins at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (fVgpT)

99 Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 12:47 PM (05RcU)

Or turn their backs to arms smuggling.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (nEUpB)

100 Link to Walker's address: http://t.co/5nY6i3Ie

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 12:52 PM (piMMO)

101 Or turn their backs to arms smuggling.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (nEUpB)


Turn their backs, hell they probably are in it up to their necks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 12:52 PM (05RcU)

102 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (nEUpB)

Weren't they pretty good at skimming oil revenues as well?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 16, 2012 12:53 PM (i3+c5)

103 Wilkins at June 16, 2012 12:51

Geez, there goes another one. Finally got done with work and wanted to check in. Lots of idiots out today.

And pixie fucked with my hash tag.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 12:54 PM (YiODH)

104
Needlemeyer, I recommend the Opera browser for your iphone.

I use it for my android and it's the best mobile browser I found.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:54 PM (jUytm)

105 I don't particularly care for McConnell either, but consider these facts: Lugar and Hatch (huge pieces of RINO shit) both have seniority over McConnell. (I know, seniority rules suck ass, but those are the rules at the moment.)

McCain was the party head recently and only lacks 2 years of seniority on McConnell. Another set of stupid Senate "decorum" rules, but they are real.

And then there's the shit squad:

Hutchison
Snowe
Collins
Graham
Alexander
Murkowski


McConnell already has his hands tied being in the minority. Take the above mentioned aisle-crossers out of his team and he's left with 38 fairly reliable players. Now consider he has to spend most of his time keep the 9 a-hole camera-whores above happy enough to play ball on his team instead of defecting.

As I said. I don't particularly care for ole Mitch, because he's been there way too damn long. But considering his situation, it's a no-win proposal for him to move the needle at all. We'll see if he can get more right-leaners in his conference in November and take control of the show. If that happens, I intend to watch what he does very carefully. Until then, he gets a pass from me because I don't think anyone could do any better under those circumstances.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 16, 2012 12:55 PM (a4CUi)

106 Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:50 PM (a1oOO)

So why did you change your name? What exactly was the plan? That you'd fool us somehow?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 12:56 PM (famk3)

107 How much money have we spent while Boehner and MCConnel have been at the top of the RINO herd?
How many blatant breaches of the Constitution taken place without consequence? Romney is going to be more o' the same ol' thing.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:56 PM (a1oOO)

108 105 Yet the Dems manage to get everyone marching in lockstep.Are they idiologically purer or do a better job whipping votes into line?I think both.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 12:57 PM (Xb3hu)

109 Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:56 PM (a1oOO)

Well, OK. Now you're starting to make sense.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 12:57 PM (IoNBC)

110 107
How much money have we spent while Boehner and MCConnel have been at the top of the RINO herd?

How many blatant breaches of the Constitution taken place without
consequence? Romney is going to be more o' the same ol' thing.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:56 PM (a1oOO)

So what's your plan?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 12:58 PM (LK3ef)

111 @94 Romney is NOT the answer

Of course he's the answer. He's better than Obama.

I think Romney needs to be under much more pressure to align with conservative policies right now. If he isn't pushed right now, when will we have the ability to move him right?

That said, in November there's will only be two choices on the ballot: Romney or Obama. I can't see how anyone who is concerned about where this country is - and where it's heading - could vote for Obama.

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 12:58 PM (5H6zj)

112
Romney is going to be more o' the same ol' thing.

You mean President Romney.

Tell me more scary stories about President Romney.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 16, 2012 12:58 PM (jUytm)

113 107 That's why we need to keep Mittens feet to the fire and elect more conservatives. We haven't been babysitting this asshats like we should. Time to get off the couch and keep these guys on the straight and narrow.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 12:59 PM (YiODH)

114 I met with McConnell once when I was a quasi big shot with UJA. He was OK.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 12:59 PM (05RcU)

115 Sarcasm @106...Rubio, who is among the top contenders for Veep, is an Amnesy monkey. Remember how that worked the last several times it was tried?

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 12:59 PM (a1oOO)

116 President Elect Romney is OK in my book

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 12:59 PM (05RcU)

117 That Rubio, being who he is, is a top pick for Romney, being who is, is a bad thing. Even some of the people we are touting as being on the side of "conservatism" are decidedly NOT conservative.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:01 PM (a1oOO)

118 Posted by: Hrothgar at June 16, 2012 12:53 PM (i3+c5)

I'd forgotten about that!

It was the son of the Secretary General I think.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 01:01 PM (nEUpB)

119 Allen West would be a much better VP. He's has military experience, is a great attack dog, and doesn't take any crap from anybody. Rubio is a Rino squish.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:02 PM (YiODH)

120 @113 107 That's why we need to keep Mittens feet to the fire and elect more conservatives. We haven't been babysitting this asshats like we should.
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Yep.

That's the really discouraging thing.

In a presidential primary, the chance of getting the guy (or gal) you want is slim. So as much as I dislike Mitt, and I really do, I accept that he's what we got.

But I've been told Congress is going to keep him honest, yet I watch pundits back turds like Hatch when a perfectly acceptable conservative is available to replace him.

And when Mitt chooses guys like Sununu and Leavitt, and takes his cues from Rubio on immigration instead of from a Perry or Brewer, that's when I worry.

I've basically resigned myself to being extremely irritated for the next four to eight years.

Still, we have to get rid of Obama. He's dangerous.

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:02 PM (5H6zj)

121
I smell someguy.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 16, 2012 01:03 PM (SAMxH)

122 That Rubio, being who he is, is a top pick for
Romney, being who is, is a bad thing.Posted by: Your Inner Voice


Yes, English is a difficult language.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 01:04 PM (famk3)

123 +1000 Y-not. It's going to take a long time to get back on the right track. No pun intended.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:05 PM (YiODH)

124 Exactly who is it that is going to be holding squish Romney's "feet to the fire"? How are those mythical people defending our Constitution at this moment? How is squish Romney's election election going to put starch in the spine of big spending RINOs?

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:05 PM (a1oOO)

125 I think Romney needs to be under much more pressure
to align with conservative policies right now. If he isn't pushed right
now, when will we have the ability to move him right?






Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 12:58 PM (5H6zj)


That's why the donks and MFM shit their diapers with the Wisconsin and, to a lesser but still significant extent, California results. Because they know the Tea Party is far from a one midterm vote phenomenon and the chances of having a bunch of squishy Repuke cocksuckers who would be willing to compromise every fucking thing for camera and cuddle time is like nil. And they'll be driving Romney to reverse course from the entitlement mentality.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 01:05 PM (bDMB8)

126 ^This

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:06 PM (YiODH)

127 Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:02 PM (YiODH)


No way you could stop me from crawling to the polls (broken glass with salt, minefields, live fire, etc.) to vote for Romney/West!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 16, 2012 01:07 PM (i3+c5)

128 I smell someguy.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 16, 2012 01:03 PM (SAMxH)


Yep.

Posted by: ErikW at June 16, 2012 01:07 PM (2EIUT)

129 Speaking of Dangy solidarity, I haven't seen Jane D'oh lately. Is she ok?

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:08 PM (YiODH)

130 Guys,was Dagny banned?If so why?I missed the blowup as usual.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:08 PM (Xb3hu)

131
Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:05 PM (a1oOO)

So what's your plan?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:09 PM (LK3ef)

132 I don't think she was banned. Just repremanded from the head Ewok. Said she was going to take a break.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:09 PM (YiODH)

133 steevy check the Kardashian thread from yesterday

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 01:10 PM (bDMB8)

134 So what's your plan?Posted by: chemjeff

To lecture us rubes until we're good and learn't.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 01:10 PM (famk3)

135 Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:09 PM (LK3ef)

Hee. I was just about to copy and paste that.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 01:10 PM (IoNBC)

136 I sent Mitt some cash and received a signed 8x10 in exchange. Plus, a Lot more pleas for more money. I wrote back that I would not be sends any more cash until he dumped his transition team leader, the guy who is promoting OCare. Told Mitt that my money would be going to the Republican wing of the Republican Party instead.
We will have to have strong conservative voices in both Houses if America is to stand a chance. All these political types understand is money. Money is all that talks to them.

Posted by: Pecos, at June 16, 2012 01:11 PM (2Gb0y)

137 Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:08 PM (Xb3hu)

No. She was given a warning by Ace for posting something that was not appropriate. She said she would be taking some time off.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 01:11 PM (nEUpB)

138 Hutchinson, Lugar and Snowe are gone. Hatch is not gone, but will be old and frail over the next six years; so while he's going to vote like a Dem, at least he won't be taking to the airwaves and enthusiastically screwing us up the ass like Graham does.

I'm interested in this Maine race. Apparently there's an independent, Angus King, playing coy about what side he'll take in the Senate: http://tinyurl.com/7meomc9. The good news here is that King was a 2008 Obama voter and has the Democrats unsure of whether to endorse or not. The Republicans have united around their guy, Charlie Summers.

Maine might not be the flip people were saying it is.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 16, 2012 01:11 PM (QTHTd)

139 Romney may lean to the left, but he's not a communist. I'd have voted for any of the (R) candidates before zero.

Posted by: Herpglerble at June 16, 2012 01:12 PM (QGwv0)

140 That's why we need to keep Mittens feet to the fire and elect more conservatives.

------

Senator Ron Johnson said yesterday that the election in Wisconsin has emboldened the conservative movement and has stiffened the spines of some of the Republicans in Washington. We are making headway. Don't get discouraged, don't get distracted. Let's keep our focus and keep putting one foot in front of the other. This is going to be a long-term process with lots of bumps in the road. The objective is to :

1) fire Obama
2) advance conservative principles


Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:13 PM (P6QsQ)

141 Money is power, spending accrues power to the spenders, the spenders do not necessarily care about ethics, they care about getting the power and keeping it, no matter who they are or what promises they made to get their position in the first place. The career politicians are THE ENEMY, they are not, unless brutally forced, on the side of the people over whom they want ever more power, and they count on the laziness of their subjects to be partisan enough against the other guys to ignore what they are doing(or not doing) and keep them entrenched in their growing power positions.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:13 PM (a1oOO)

142 Problem is that the TEA party is, and hopefully will continue as, a agent for incremental change. My concern is that with progs, RINOs, socialists, and other anti-Constitution types already in high office, and the judiciary salted with virtual communists; we may not have time to salvage the country.

Y-not is correct that it will take years, and multiple election cycles to recover even a fraction of our rights and to be governed as citizens of a Constitutional republic..

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 16, 2012 01:13 PM (i3+c5)

143 someguy posts as "someguy", and has been punching his punchy punches with more discretion these days. I think "inner voice" is different.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 16, 2012 01:13 PM (QTHTd)

144 Ok, I missed something here. Why does dagny require solidarity?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 16, 2012 01:14 PM (v/hzf)

145
Allen West would be a much better VP. He's has military experience, is a
great attack dog, and doesn't take any crap from anybody. Rubio is a
Rino squish.


I want Allen West as VP and Newt Gingrich as Chief of Staff.

Posted by: Alex at June 16, 2012 01:14 PM (sy0Uv)

146 I haven't seen Jane D'oh lately. Is she ok?

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I was wondering that myself. I asked about her a few days ago because I had not seen her here. I worry.

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:14 PM (P6QsQ)

147 Got it. Thanks CBD

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (v/hzf)

148 We have not arrived at the convention yet... there are many things that could happen that cannot be humanly anticipate...

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (a1oOO)

149 Ok, I missed something here. Why does dagny require solidarity?

She made a comment in the immigration thread yesterday that was the final straw that got it locked. I'm pretty sure she was banned as a result.

Posted by: Alex at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (sy0Uv)

150 Glad she isn't banned and hope her break is a short one.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (Xb3hu)

151 I agree mama winger. This is just the beginning of a long fight. We've been led down the so called primrose path since the early 1900's. It's going to take a long time to reverse the trend. I know I don't want my grandson growing up in SCoaMF's world.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (YiODH)

152 We have not arrived at the convention yet... there are many things that could happen that cannot be humanly anticipate...

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Are you suggesting that Romney will not be the nominee?

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:16 PM (P6QsQ)

153 We have not arrived at the convention yet... there are many things that could happen that cannot be humanly anticipate...Posted by: Your Inner Voice

I think Ron Paul is dreamy too

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 01:17 PM (famk3)

154 Alex: dagny was given a yellow card. ZombieShane was the one given the red one. dagny is taking time off to, I dunno, attend diversity training or something.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 16, 2012 01:17 PM (QTHTd)

155 152 We have not arrived at the convention yet... there are many things that could happen that cannot be humanly anticipate...

RON PAUL!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 01:17 PM (IoNBC)

156 Why does dagny require solidarity?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 16, 2012 01:14 PM (v/hzf)


Because I thought she was treated like garbage yesterday for somebody who's a good 'ette.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 01:18 PM (bDMB8)

157 I'm pretty sure she was banned as a result.


Posted by: Alex at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (sy0Uv)

No she was not banned, only warned. Zombie Shane was banned.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 01:18 PM (YdQQY)

158 Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 16, 2012 01:11 PM (QTHTd)


Bingo on all counts.

The Lugar switch probably pushing the conference right. Same for Hutchison. Hatch is hanging on by the skin of his teeth at the TP onslaught he's getting, so I'm hoping he'll skew right for at least a while.

And I totally agree the Maine issue will be interesting to watch unfold. Not so sure that's an automatic conference loss either.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 16, 2012 01:18 PM (a4CUi)

159 As for Jane, I hope she's okay, and wish she'd warned us that she was taking time off. Viewing her posts it's clear that she has not been happy lately.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 16, 2012 01:19 PM (QTHTd)

160 Alright, thanks for the clarification.

Posted by: Alex at June 16, 2012 01:19 PM (sy0Uv)

161 136 I sent Mitt some cash and received a signed 8x10 in exchange. Plus, a Lot more pleas for more money.
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When I get a Mitt mailer (pretty frequently here in Utah) I write a check for someone like Mia Love or Dan Liljenquist.

I am actually thinking of contributing to FreedomWorks. They've been pretty stalwart for Dan L vs Hatch.

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:19 PM (5H6zj)

162 I want Allen West as VP and Newt Gingrich as Chief of Staff.
Ahhh. Ann Coulter taking Jay Carnival's place. Ted Nugent Dept of Defense. Palin as Sec of Energy. Bolton Sec of State. I may have to go to my bunk.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:20 PM (YiODH)

163 Jane and Dagny are sorely missed...

Posted by: Herpglerble at June 16, 2012 01:20 PM (QGwv0)

164 Yeah,looks like Dagny just caught the ewok at a bad time.She'll be back soon,I think.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:21 PM (Xb3hu)

165 One thing we have going for us is that the chairman of the RNC is very Tea-Party friendly.

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:21 PM (P6QsQ)

166 Yep! They are.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:21 PM (YiODH)

167 Want to make liberals heads explode?

Perry for Dept of Education.


And I actually think he'd do a good job. What he's doing with Texas higher ed is impressive.

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:22 PM (5H6zj)

168 148
We have not arrived at the convention yet... there are many things that could happen that cannot be humanly anticipate...

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:15 PM (a1oOO)

oh good, a Ron Paul fan
care to discuss those racist newsletters of his?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:22 PM (LK3ef)

169 I want Graham as VP. He can do no harm there and it frees up a slot for a real conservative.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 01:22 PM (YdQQY)

170 It is the natural inclination to look to some political savior that Romney and his erstwhile promoters in the RINO power structure most definitely are not.

"He's not Obama" is going to be an insufficient argument once Romney starts doing nation-wide what he did in Taxachussetts, and if he is inaugurated and everyone just gives a happy sigh and goes back to blissful ignorance, and does not consider him the enemy, we are just postponing Greek status in the US. Romney is a bailout monkey.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:23 PM (a1oOO)

171 Needlemeyer, I recommend the Opera browser for your iphone.



I use it for my android and it's the best mobile browser I found.


****

thanks for the recommendation. I'll give it a shot.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:23 PM (piMMO)

172 We have not arrived at the convention yet...

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

Posted by: Wilkins at June 16, 2012 01:23 PM (fVgpT)

173 I want Allen West as VP and Newt Gingrich as Chief of Staff. Ahhh. Ann Coulter taking Jay Carnival's place. Ted Nugent Dept of Defense. Palin as Sec of Energy. Bolton Sec of State. I may have to go to my bunk.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:20 PM (YiODH)

Not bad at all. I would add Dennis Miller as WH spokesman so he could ridicule the press corps when they ask stupid questions.

I would actually look forward to pressers for once.

Posted by: ErikW at June 16, 2012 01:23 PM (2EIUT)

174 >>169 I want Graham as VP.

Ewww. Bite your tongue. Don't inflict that guy (?) on us.

How about Ambassador to Iceland?

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (5H6zj)

175 I want Graham as VP. He can do no harm there and it frees up a slot for a real conservative.


****

I know you're only partly serious here, but he would help fill out the foreign policy piece for Romney.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (piMMO)

176 It is the natural inclination to look to some political savior that
Romney and his erstwhile promoters in the RINO power structure most
definitely are not.


like Ron Paul?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (LK3ef)

177 Speaking of Paulians,they are more delusional than left wingers.To read their Tweets you'd think Paul won every primary but was robbed.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (Xb3hu)

178 Reince Priebus has done an immaculate job at RNC. That guy is my current favorite rock star.

(Although Scott Walker and Paul Ryan are in the rotation as well.)

Who knew about WI? They've got something in the water up there apparently.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (a4CUi)

179 One thing we have going for us is that the chairman of the RNC is very Tea-Party friendly.


Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:21 PM (P6QsQ)


Bingo. Believe it or not I think Steele was the same way but it was hard to tell amidst all the times he stepped on his johnson otherwise. At least he had the good sense to keep his fucking yap shut for the 2010 midterms, unlike Rove.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (bDMB8)

180 How about Ambassador to Iceland Antarctica?

FIFY

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (LK3ef)

181 VP? Hum, hey I'll take the job. Seems like an easy gig to me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 01:25 PM (05RcU)

182 on Graham: How about Ambassador to Iceland?

Something tells me he might like Greece better... NTTAWWT

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 16, 2012 01:25 PM (QTHTd)

183 Who knew about WI? They've got something in the water up there apparently.

I think it's called "beer".

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:25 PM (LK3ef)

184 Romney will be a breath of fresh air after Obama.An admin that actually has America's best interests in mind even if they are mistaken in their solutions.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:25 PM (Xb3hu)

185 I know you're only partly serious here, but he would help fill out the foreign policy piece for Romney.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (piMMO)

No I am serious. VP is a shit job unless the President dies in office which is not likely with Romney. And it will get Graham out of the Senate and into a worthless job where he can do no harm.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 01:26 PM (YdQQY)

186 ErikW. That would be wonderful comic/reality relief!

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:26 PM (YiODH)

187 On Twitter: #BetterLeaderThanObama

Posted by: Herpglerble at June 16, 2012 01:26 PM (QGwv0)

188 I am wondering how such as chemjeff get to Ron Paul so suddenly? How in the world does Non-Paul have ANYTHING to do with anything?! Shit! One track minds...

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:26 PM (a1oOO)

189 #144

Dagny quoted a tweet yesterday that was clearly racist...at the time, our Mr. Ace was stomping on a few people that went over the line with racist bs anyway....and I think Dagny got caught up in things, through no real fault of her own. This is Ace's backyard, he sets the rules, he's the one that has to scrub comments when they cross the line.

I understand both points of view, and I sympathize with both Ace, and Dagny. I really don't envy either of you.

I do hope Dagny's self imposed vacation is short though.

Posted by: King Putt at June 16, 2012 01:26 PM (L7hol)

190 178 Yeah,Reince has been great.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2012 01:27 PM (Xb3hu)

191 I am wondering how such as chemjeff get to Ron Paul so suddenly?

Because you seem to be suggesting that there is a chance that Mittens won't be the R nominee. The only ones that I'm aware of who still cling to that hope are Paulbots.

Fine, you don't support Ron Paul. So what is your plan then?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:27 PM (LK3ef)

192 Who knew about WI? They've got something in the water up there apparently.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 16, 2012 01:24 PM (a4CUi)
--------Reince Priebus was on local talk radio the other day here, and Mark Belling asked him what was up with that? Walker, Ryan and Priebus are all in the same age group and all withing about 40 miles of one another, in the middle of a smallish progressive state, and yet are at the center of the national conservative movement.
Reince got a little choked up - I could hear it in his voice - and he said he had thought about this and come to the realization that all three of them had come of age in the era of Reagan, and that the Gipper was their collective inspiration.

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:29 PM (P6QsQ)

193 I know you're only partly serious here, but he would help fill out the foreign policy piece for Romney.
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Still think the Jon Kyl suggestion is a good one.

I can't find the article published recently where Kyl was listed "1b" in a top 5/6 VP prospects at the moment, but here's the argument outlined in a blog post:

http://zbigniewmazurak.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/jon-kyl-for-vice-president/

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:29 PM (5H6zj)

194 I do hope Dagny's self imposed vacation is short though.
Posted by: King Putt at June 16, 2012 01:26 PM (L7hol)

I told my wife I was taking a self imposed vacation and she said fine, now take the garbage out and make an appointment to get her car fix and oh yeah she needed more money. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2012 01:29 PM (05RcU)

195 yeah I hope Dagny comes back too
Dagny if you're reading this - drop in and say hi!

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:29 PM (LK3ef)

196
I want Graham as VP. He can do no harm there and it frees up a slot for a real conservative.
Posted by: Vic





He'd have no date for state dinners. Awkward!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 16, 2012 01:30 PM (kdS6q)

197 My plan? I'm God?

Romney NEEDS the fear of God put into him, politically, at every opportunity, by everyone able to do, large or small. He needs to see he is hanging by a thread, and the rest of the RINO herd country-clubbers with him.

People need to stop seeing a lifetime liberal as the answer to all their problems, and look beyond November, and beyond squishes.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:31 PM (a1oOO)

198 Not bad at all. I would add Dennis Miller as WH spokesman so he could ridicule the press corps when they ask stupid questions.



I would actually look forward to pressers for once.


****

Norm MacDonald

He would ridicule them and they would walk away with this look on their faces: http://bit.ly/MfnrwJ

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:32 PM (piMMO)

199 mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:29 PM

I hadn't thought of that. Makes total sense. Almost brings a tear to my eye. Maybe there is hope! I know I plan on fighting like hell for my Country.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:32 PM (YiODH)

200 NDH, that freaking funny! Glad I didn't have anything to drink.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:34 PM (YiODH)

201
I think many democrats and all progressive socialist lefty democrats are against freedom of speech. Theyhate free speech for you. They only want it for themselves. They are Stalinists.

Posted by: Fresh at June 16, 2012 01:35 PM (O7ksG)

202
#194

I told my wife I was taking a self imposed vacation and she said fine,
now take the garbage out and make an appointment to get her car fix and
oh yeah she needed more money. Sigh


You must be a member of the same club I am.

Posted by: King Putt at June 16, 2012 01:35 PM (L7hol)

203 One track minds... Posted by: Your Inner Voice

Careful where you toss that stone, pardner.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 01:36 PM (famk3)

204 Damn sock....

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 16, 2012 01:36 PM (L7hol)

205 Maybe there is hope!

-------

There definitely is. I am convinced of it. I live where the progressive movement was founded and nurtured. Now we have Scott Walker as governor - with a clear mandate for a shift to conservatism. Who would have thought?

It takes leadership, vision, and a lot of hard work but if we could do it here, we can do it anywhere.

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:36 PM (P6QsQ)

206 Real conservatives need to stomp out the caricaturization and mocking around them of those conservatives who have been carrying the water for the cause, even in the face of mocking and persecution.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:36 PM (a1oOO)

207 Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:36 PM (a1oOO)

Wha?

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 01:37 PM (IoNBC)

208 Throw a stone into a pack of dogs, and the one that got hit is the one that yelps.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:38 PM (a1oOO)

209 Mama winger, partly because of you. Iknow how had you worked in the Walker recall. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:38 PM (YiODH)

210 Choose the Pinot or else! Frazier and Niles would be appalled.

http://t.co/qHz7uNeD

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:39 PM (piMMO)

211 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:32 PM (piMMO)

HA! It's funny because it's true!

Posted by: ErikW at June 16, 2012 01:41 PM (2EIUT)

212 Oh geez.

Has Happy become philosophical? Who is that?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:41 PM (piMMO)

213 208 Throw a stone into a pack of dogs, and the one that got hit is the one that yelps.
Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:38 PM (a1oOO)

Not necessarily. The one that yelps could be a particularly empathetic dog, yelping for his silently-suffering friend.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 01:41 PM (IoNBC)

214 Welp, I should start getting ready for my hot date with the husband -- a trip to the dump! ;-)

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:42 PM (5H6zj)

215 O/T: Oh cool: British soldier's remains found at Waterloo
http://tinyurl.com/7nhzchg

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:42 PM (LK3ef)

216 opps. had = hard

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:43 PM (YiODH)

217 "...(remember McConnell was the lead plaintiff in the case that sought to overturn McCain-Feingold)."

Being against limits on fundraising ≠ free speech, (although most schemes for limiting fundraising run up against free speech issues).

McConnell is an Establishment Republican who never saw a big business or big ag special interest he didn't like. He is a supporter of the Congressional client-patron system and he needs the boot.

Posted by: Arms Merchant at June 16, 2012 01:43 PM (+XVQe)

218
ErikW - genius!

Posted by: Herpglerble at June 16, 2012 01:43 PM (QGwv0)

219 One last thing via Twitter:

@Snarky_Basterd
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on the Obama Administration's Illegal Executive Order Implementing the DREAM Act http://t.co/woK2rHz5

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:43 PM (5H6zj)

220 Have fun Y-not. Stay away from the dead animals.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:44 PM (YiODH)

221 Inner Voice, I don't think anyone doubts the long-term strategy when it comes to advancing conservative principles and goals. But in the short term, that path lies with Romney.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 16, 2012 01:44 PM (LK3ef)

222 @217, RIGHT, as does Boehner.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:45 PM (a1oOO)

223 Welp, I should start getting ready for my hot date with the husband -- a trip to the dump! ;-)


****

Thanks for reminding me!

I carelessly threw my Amex in the trash last week and forgot to call for a replacement.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 01:46 PM (piMMO)

224 Remember when I was ragging yesterday on Yoda and his BS wisdom? Guess I shoulda waited.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 16, 2012 01:46 PM (JvGyN)

225 Career squishes need to be taken out, as a lesson both to the new guys and to the old squishes still clinging to power.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:47 PM (a1oOO)

226 Here is the question. If the Romney administration fails in advancing "any" long term conservative goals, am I obligated to vote for him when the next "most important election in our life time" rolls around?

Posted by: GMB the chancellor of the univerisity of useless information. at June 16, 2012 01:48 PM (kPe9l)

227 219 Gawd, that man makes me hot.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:48 PM (YiODH)

228 You forgot "bitterly".

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 16, 2012 01:48 PM (JvGyN)

229 Welp, I should start getting ready for my hot date with the husband -- a trip to the dump! ;-)

Posted by: Y-not at June 16, 2012 01:42 PM (5H6zj)


Nice! Soooo, I'm guessing a 30 of PBR and a couple .22 rifles are involved, amirite?

Nothing says romance like a saturday at the dump shooting rats while piss drunk!

Posted by: ErikW at June 16, 2012 01:49 PM (2EIUT)

230 GMB - no.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:49 PM (YiODH)

231 Thanks Infidel.

On a personal level, one of the things I am most proud of is that some of my bumper stickers and other Scott Walker election campaign stuff is being displayed as part of a collection in an exhibit centered on the recall, at the Wisconsin State Historical Society. I'm real tickled about that.

Posted by: mama winger at June 16, 2012 01:50 PM (P6QsQ)

232 Posted by: Herpglerble at June 16, 2012 01:43 PM (QGwv0)

Heh, not me but DM is. He'd handle the malcontents perfectly.

Posted by: ErikW at June 16, 2012 01:50 PM (2EIUT)

233 229 okay, you owe me a new key board. Beer all over it. Been there done that.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:51 PM (YiODH)

234 You have that right @221. Whatever primaries are left, those voters should be voting for anyone else. When the convention rolls around the Dead Elephants, or the TEA Partiers kicking them need to pit up a REAL FIGHT and make The Bishop promise his very political soul to conservatism.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:51 PM (a1oOO)

235 231 Mama Winger, what an honor! Congrats.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 01:52 PM (YiODH)

236 And, by vote for the other guys, I mean the other Republicans not longer in the race (not Paul).

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:52 PM (a1oOO)

237 When others tell you that your Asperger's is a stumbling stone I say pick it up and chuck at them!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 01:54 PM (famk3)

238 Just auto-voting for the stooge-squish the RINO machine puts up every time is how we got where we are.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:54 PM (a1oOO)

239
I remember you from long ago, Mama Winger. Thought you were a good person then and think even more of you now.

Aha, the gang is here, so we get to go annoy some bass.

Have the best Father's Day possible, good people.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 16, 2012 01:56 PM (SAMxH)

240 Wow! weft-cut knows a word, now he just needs to learn the definition and use it in a sentence in proper context and I'll be duly impressed.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 01:57 PM (a1oOO)

241 234 We should have protested Bush more than the Soros funded (now invisible) anti war crowd. We did slam the phones and mail box but signs and bodies by the millions....These guys have forgotten how we have shown our displeasure in increasing numbers at the ballot box.

Posted by: Beto at June 16, 2012 01:59 PM (BAnPT)

242 Tell us more about conservatism, Unc'l Voice!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2012 02:00 PM (famk3)

243 In January 2013 the first thing on the mind of the GOP leadership will be the 2014 elections.



Posted by: eman at June 16, 2012 02:00 PM (ejmiE)

244 Oh, you are a resident at AoSHQ, so you already know everything, like what an excellent POTUS contender Perry is.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:02 PM (a1oOO)

245 HA! It's funny because it's true!


****

Heh!

I still get the giggles just thinking about his roast of Bob Saget

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 02:02 PM (piMMO)

246 GOOD NEWS!

Per Weasel Zippers,

Obama’s Top “Climate Change” Diplomat Tells UN Summit White House Has Made Combating Global Warming “One of The Three Pillars of Our Foreign Policy And National Security”

The other two pillars are Anti-Semitism and Appeasement.
But shouldn’t a President named Hussein have FIVE pillars? How about these three more:
1. Destroy our allies, one by one.
2. Bow to all foreign potentates.
3. Insult and betray the British at every turn.

Ah, the Five Pillars of Islamic Foreign Policy!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:03 PM (niZvt)

247 I'm seeing a swelling of the "anti-Romney" Republicans on the net. Must be a new Axelturf tactic. 'Cause nothin' gets the TruCons rockin' like bitching about inadequate Republicans.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:05 PM (J5tI6)

248 Obama’s Top “Climate Change” Diplomat Tells UN Summit White House Has Made Combating Global Warming “One of The Three Pillars of Our Foreign Policy And National Security”

Obama was recently quoted in the New Yorker as saying climate change was the one policy area where he could make "the greatest difference" in his second term.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:05 PM (IoNBC)

249 Obama’s Top “Climate Change” Diplomat Tells UN Summit White House Has
Made Combating Global Warming “One of The Three Pillars of Our Foreign
Policy And National Security”


****

I've been saving this for an emergency, but I think the time has come. There IS a way to get them to shut up about AGW.

Start agreeing with them and claiming that it is the fulfillment of divine prophecy. Every time they bring up AGW, slap them over the head with Revelations.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 02:07 PM (piMMO)

250 Mitt's job is to replace Obama and maybe, just maybe, start to slow down our race towards the Abyss.

He can not and will not try to reverse 100 years of creeping Socialism.

Posted by: eman at June 16, 2012 02:08 PM (ejmiE)

251 You see anti-Romney Republicans, Amishdude, because HE IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE, other than that, if you are for killing babies, funding homo mariage, bailouts, anti-gun legislation, and etc, he's an excellent RINO!

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:08 PM (a1oOO)

252 Well, to Barky's credit, Detroit is going green.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:09 PM (IoNBC)

253 a1oOO is the best Moby evah!

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:10 PM (Iyg03)

254 The original author of Obamacare is NOT a conservative.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:10 PM (a1oOO)

255 Listen, guys. a1oOO has me convinced. All we have to do is not vote for Romney. Then we'll get everything we want!

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:11 PM (Iyg03)

256 Then, in 2016, we'll get a REAL conservative in there.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:12 PM (Iyg03)

257 Let he who labeleth take care lest he himself get labelled...

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:12 PM (a1oOO)

258 Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:08 PM (a1oOO)


That inner voice you hearing is not what you think it is. They have medication for that

Posted by: Ma Bell at June 16, 2012 02:12 PM (uVuwp)

259 Obama was recently quoted in the New Yorker as saying climate change was the one policy area where he could make "the greatest difference" in his second term.

Yeah, there's gonna be a lot of those. He'll probably lower the oceans in his second term too.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:12 PM (J5tI6)

260 We gotta give Obama more time to screw everything up for the statist crowd. After he destroys them, then we'll have a real conservative in the White House.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:13 PM (Iyg03)

261 Don't labeleth me, bro!

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:13 PM (IoNBC)

262 a1oOO, don't you ever stop being precious, yo.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:14 PM (Iyg03)

263 Yeah, I am not a AoSHQ resident, so I am retarded and everyone here is not, Ma.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:14 PM (a1oOO)

264

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:08 PM (a1oOO)
Yeah, sure. I recognize the pattern of your posts.
You're one of our rapid-response Mobys who posts mostly on the weekends.
How many windows do you have open to post that fast?

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:15 PM (J5tI6)

265 You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has blog comments. And those comments have to be guarded by True Conservatives. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Amish? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Romney and you curse the RuPaulians. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that my trolling, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that thread. You need me on that thread!

Posted by: Col. Inner Voissup at June 16, 2012 02:15 PM (famk3)

266 I was listening to FNC a few days ago and there was a story about how California is now going to mandate that all new homes be built with green technology, i.e., hookups for solar panels, light-sensing windows, etc... They went on and on about how it will add to thousands to construction costs but proponents say it will save homeowners money in the long run.

I turned to my daughter and asked whether she thought they would tell the REAL reason for the mandate.

After they droned on for a few more minutes, the very last sentence finally got to the root of it all: paraphrasing here The new mandates will help give a lift to the growing solar industry.

Yep. Knew it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 02:16 PM (piMMO)

267 Well, to Barky's credit, Detroit is going green.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:09 PM (IoNBC)

Just on the sides that face North

Posted by: Beto at June 16, 2012 02:16 PM (BAnPT)

268 Mitch McConnell, one of the biggest RINOs in Congress, has temporarily found his testicles.

Posted by: SFC MAC at June 16, 2012 02:17 PM (QF/D6)

269 Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:05

Cap and Trade anyone?

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 02:17 PM (YiODH)

270 "He'll probably lower the oceans in his second term too."

When you think of the shit he's pulled in his first term, while he's still trying to get re-elected, the thought of what the little dictator might try in a second term is truly frightening.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:17 PM (IoNBC)

271 Two words and I'm done...Rick Perry.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at June 16, 2012 02:18 PM (a1oOO)

272 Aha! Found the video: http://bit.ly/MFYAAK

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 02:18 PM (piMMO)

273 266 Empty houses use less energy. Scientific fact.

Posted by: Beto at June 16, 2012 02:18 PM (BAnPT)

274 You many not be retarded, a1oOO, but you do have a hell of a lot of self-regard. One might even say a narcissistic level. Because what do you have to be telling yourself to think you could wade into a den of your intellectual betters and cleverly persuade them to avoid voting for Romney?

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:18 PM (Iyg03)

275 CA is doing everything it can possibly do to run real people out of the State. If homeowners were no severely underwater there they would already be gone.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 02:18 PM (YdQQY)

276 Posted by: Col. Inner Voissup at June 16, 2012 02:15 PM (famk3)

Brilliant.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:19 PM (J5tI6)

277 Did we ever in our lifetime expect the Democrats to seriously call for a partial repeal of the Bill of Rights? Of the Freaking First Amendment?

Well, to borrow a brain fart from Joe "Plugs" Biden: This is a Big Effing Deal!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:19 PM (niZvt)

278 "I am so much smarter than these people. Lemme go work my magic!" --a1oOO

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:20 PM (Iyg03)

279 Two words and I'm done...

Oh, sure, now that you've been confronted, suddenly you're too busy to post every 15 seconds.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:20 PM (J5tI6)

280 Anyone think a1oOO needs to read-up on the Dunning-Kruger effect?

http://tinyurl.com/lf8nuk

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:21 PM (Iyg03)

281 279 Two words and I'm done...

Katy Perry.

Posted by: Scobface at June 16, 2012 02:23 PM (IoNBC)

282 214
Welp, I should start getting ready for my hot date with the husband -- a trip to the dump!

---------

Good luck with that. My grampa used to run the dump. He would bring things home. You couldn't throw anything away 'cause he'd bring it right back saying "can you *believe* someone would throw away this perfectly good [whatever]?"

Posted by: Anachronda at June 16, 2012 02:23 PM (1c58W)

283 1 Obama did not deign to meet McConnell until 18 months into his presidency. When he did, Barry called him "Mike". Can't believe my wrinkled ass is fundraising for this guttersnipe!
Posted by: Anna Wintour ( 1917 - ) at June 16, 2012 11:11

AM (c3mby)


Is Anna Wintour's ass wrinkled? I prefer to think of it as varicose-veined, attached to a grizzled old cooch, and farting out out "God Bless the Queen" as she walks to her next fantastic dinner arranged by her friend, Sarah Warhorse Parker.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:25 PM (niZvt)

284 Hey, what the hell happened to my hash?
Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 12:51 PM (YiODH)


You're yodeling from the top router now.

Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2012 02:26 PM (NqmTy)

285 Hey charlie brown... Saw ya enter the chat and leave....

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:27 PM (niZvt)

286 Aww, don't take off, a1oOO. You're fun!

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 16, 2012 02:28 PM (Iyg03)

287
one wordand I'm done

Labia

Posted by: garrett at June 16, 2012 02:29 PM (nfjVs)

288 287
one wordand I'm done

Labia
Posted by: garrett at June 16, 2012 02:29 PM (nfjVs)


We Labya Too!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:30 PM (niZvt)

289 Start calling Libs, Labias

Posted by: Beto at June 16, 2012 02:30 PM (BAnPT)

290 Aww, don't take off, a1oOO. You're fun!

Sorry. I think trolls are afraid of me.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:31 PM (J5tI6)

291 282-Good luck with that. My grampa used to run the dump. He would bring
things home. You couldn't throw anything away 'cause he'd bring it right
back saying "can you *believe* someone would throw away this perfectly
good [whatever]?"


You can take Grampa out of the dump, but you can't take the dump out of Grampa. Never mind that's stupid.

Posted by: Alaskan Warthog at June 16, 2012 02:31 PM (4pBLc)

292 one wordand I'm done
Labia Posted by: garrett at June 16, 2012 02:29 PM (nfjVs)
We Labya Too!

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:30 PM (niZvt)

What does a north African country have to do with this post?

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2012 02:32 PM (4q5tP)

293 You know those clean black guys that sing "Wut Wut in the Butt?"

Yeah. What the hell is a wut wut?

Posted by: Joe Biden, Class Clown (Retired) at June 16, 2012 02:32 PM (IoNBC)

294 Posted by: Beto at June 16, 2012 02:30 PM (BAnPT)

Don't give 'em any lip...it just emboldens them!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 02:33 PM (nEUpB)

295 290 The Amish strike fear wherever they go.
"The wicked flee where none pursue."

Posted by: Beto at June 16, 2012 02:33 PM (BAnPT)

296 Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:27 PM (niZvt)

I was curious how many people are chatting.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 02:34 PM (nEUpB)

297
--Don't give 'em any lip...--


ok. Now, I'm laughing.

Posted by: garrett at June 16, 2012 02:35 PM (nfjVs)

298 Posted by: garrett at June 16, 2012 02:35 PM (nfjVs)

I'm here 'til Thursday...try the veal!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at June 16, 2012 02:36 PM (nEUpB)

299 290 The Amish strike fear wherever they go.
"The wicked flee where none pursue."


Don't forget, I follow on foot.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 16, 2012 02:37 PM (J5tI6)

300 I see you're in chat, CB

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:37 PM (niZvt)

301 Last night something like 5 or 6 of us kept chatting into the wee hours, including dagny.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 16, 2012 02:38 PM (niZvt)

302 Let he who is without dick cast the first Moby.

Posted by: Whore Inner Vice at June 16, 2012 02:41 PM (nrW1y)

303
266.....After they droned on for a few more minutes, the very last sentence finally got to the root of it all: paraphrasing here The new mandates will help give a lift to the growing solar industry.


Yep. Knew it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 16, 2012 02:16 PM (piMMO)

-------------

Ah yes. ....Ain't socialistic domination grand?
Forcing people to buy products that they're forced to subsidize with their taxes, that they're forced to pay.
That's certainly not capitalism.
And it's not Freedom, either.

Posted by: wheatie at June 16, 2012 02:42 PM (M2JTb)

304 Okay, one 3 letter word and I'm out. J-O-B-S.

Posted by: Professor Joseph Biden at June 16, 2012 02:43 PM (jucos)

305
O?T Been watching Fox News this morning.... NO mention of Obamas undconstitutional 'Dream Act' Executive order....except one commentator who said it was a 'good cause'....


Fox, in the tank?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2012 02:44 PM (RMCS5)

306 Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Posted by: YiODH at June 16, 2012 02:45 PM (nrW1y)

307
Haven't watched the above video....could only get about 10 minutes into it.
.....I'll come back to it...when I need help going to sleep.

Has Dagny come back?
Been gone today...haven't read everything.

Posted by: wheatie at June 16, 2012 02:45 PM (M2JTb)

308 Fox, in the tank?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2012 02:44 PM (RMCS5)

Fox supported the last amnesty grab.

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 02:47 PM (YdQQY)

309
305...Fox, in the tank?

They've got a Fox network....en espano....so, yeah, on this subject they are.

Posted by: wheatie at June 16, 2012 02:49 PM (M2JTb)

310 New post up from DiT

Posted by: Vic at June 16, 2012 02:54 PM (YdQQY)

311 Glad to here Dagny was in the house.

Posted by: Infidel at June 16, 2012 02:54 PM (YiODH)

312 Democrats are all about stifling free speech if its not approved free speech.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 16, 2012 03:52 PM (eiPut)

313 Senate Republicans are shutting off the bipartisan spigot when it comes
to confirming President Barack Obama’s nominees to the nation’s top
courts and will present a unified front against his circuit court picks
through November.

The presence of a McCain doesn't leave me with a warm feeling that this will actually hold up.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 16, 2012 03:59 PM (4s7w4)

314 +10 to momma winger

Getting in the arena instead of just watching the game!

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 16, 2012 04:35 PM (a4CUi)

315 (a1oOO) OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: flea covered stinkin wet dog hit by a rock at June 16, 2012 06:22 PM (zsgo8)






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Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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