One may smile and smile and be a villain....

Beautifully done, Gerard. Sweet and sharp and just.

Posted by Ralph Kinney Bennett at November 20, 2014 8:06 PM

When the Secret Service comes to interview you, just tell them you were quoting history and wanted to enlighten people so they don't get all crazy and repeat it because civil unrest tore Rome up after that.

Posted by Big Mo at November 20, 2014 8:25 PM

Casca! Cinna! Cassius! Brute! Where for art thou? Knives? Slings? Arrows? Please!

Posted by Puck at November 20, 2014 8:52 PM

"The average Roman only cares about the pebble in his shoe." - Cato the Elder

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at November 20, 2014 11:56 PM

If Federal agents come to interview you tell them you won't speak to them and they can fornicate themselves. You have no obligation to even open the door. Speak through the door. If you want to escalate tell them you are Muslim and they are committing a hate crime, dirty kaffirs.

If they had anything on you you would get a SWAT visit, not two dweebs in suits, one of which is the secretary/liar of record.

Posted by Scott M at November 21, 2014 12:28 AM

The average Roman’s influence on the Republic was less than the pain caused by the stone in Cato’s shoe.

Posted by ErisGuy at November 21, 2014 2:55 AM

Let me know when we're gonn'a do something about it. 'Cause I'm all done bitchin' and moanin'.

...or whatever some Roman said more eloquently.

Posted by tim at November 21, 2014 7:52 AM

tim: "Bitchin' and moanin' " in Latin:

canis latratus et humiliatam

Or et lingua et humiliatam

Posted by Don Rodrigo at November 21, 2014 8:01 AM

The great kenyan general Africanus Bastardus.

Posted by Jack at November 21, 2014 8:05 AM

Get a grip. This battle is over. Republicans are boxed in and they know it. All the proposed alternatives are non starters. There will be no impeachment, and any attempts to repeal or legislate away the action will be painted as cruel and heartless by the media.

I like what Glen Reynolds proposed, and that was telling Sheldon Adelson, and any other conservative money men to set up welcome wagons, job fairs and civics classes for what everyone seems to think is a naturally conservative constituency.

ALL of the Central Americans I know (living in West Marin County you meet a lot of them if you need some work done on your property) are hard working, usually Christian family men.

Time to elbow Acorn and La Raza out of the way and show them what real freedom is about.

Posted by El Polacko at November 21, 2014 10:26 AM

My local rag actually ran an AP story this morning that pointed out all the lies and exaggerations in the speech. Could not believe my eyes. Well, it's a start.

Posted by Jimmy J. at November 21, 2014 11:06 AM

How to stop Obama

The GOP is about to fund the govt EARLY so there is no budget battle. They can stop this Obama BS, but they CHOOSE to talk. Boehner hasn't even filed the lawsuit he threatened against Obama for the last outrageous flouting of the black letter law.

The GOP wants to be like the lazy friend that shows up late when you are moving and wishes he could have done more. The GOP got what they wanted and they didn't get their fingerprints on it. Mission Accomplished.

Posted by Scott M at November 21, 2014 1:34 PM

Actually, the Bastard in Chief has boxed himself in. Nothing more will be done to further his cause legislatively, since he has acted imperiously, and he has earned the everlasting enmity of all who at least passingly care for the Republic. His end will not be easy.

Posted by Casca at November 21, 2014 2:04 PM

It's cold outside, I don't wanna go out there and get my hands all sticky and bloody, maybe someone else will do it for me, or not. What time does Blacklist come on?

Posted by ghostsniper at November 21, 2014 2:09 PM

The Repubs are making a fatal mistake in not challenging him. Now that he's been able to get away with this, he'll be able to get away with anything else he wants to do, including martial law, not leaving the Whitehouse in 2016, etc. Why do they think he'll stop here? Plus, there's the moral hazard of no one wanting to obey the law anymore. It's human nature to even the playing field. Why should the average Joe obey the law when the President himself doesn't? This is the express train to hell for us. We're rapidly losing our civilization.

Posted by ahem at November 21, 2014 4:24 PM

Oh no, not the "won't leave the wh" deal again. I think this was invented during the jethro klintin reign of terror.

"The law! Ha! The law! What law? WHERE'S THE LAW, DREW? HUH?"
--Lewis Medlock, 1972

Posted by ghostsniper at November 21, 2014 7:56 PM

All the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, the wailing and indignation will not affect change.
I try not to get caught up in the dog & pony show every two years; elections are like Barbie and Ken shows with Fisher-Price props.
No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in and the people in power will not disappear voluntarily.

This is how patriots and genuine citizens will win back our country:

4GW: Fourth-generation Warfare
Fourth-generation warfare is characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians.
The term was first used in 1989 by a team of United States analysts to describe warfare's return to a decentralized form.
In terms of generational modern warfare, the fourth generation signifies the nation states' loss of their near-monopoly on combat forces, returning to modes of conflict common in pre-modern times.
The simplest definition includes any war in which one of the major participants is not a state but rather a violent non-state actor.
Classical examples such as the slave uprising under Spartacus or the assassination of Julius Caesar by members of the Roman Senate predate the modern concept of warfare and are examples of this type of conflict.

Fourth generation warfare is defined as conflicts which involve the following elements:
• Are complex and long term;
• Terrorism (tactic);
• A non-national or transnational base –highly decentralized;
• A direct attack on the enemy's culture;
• Highly sophisticated psychological warfare, especially through media manipulation and lawfare;
• All available pressures are used – political, economic, social and military;
• Occurs in low intensity conflict, involving actors from all networks;
• Non-combatants are tactical dilemmas;
• Lack of hierarchy;
• Small in size, spread out network of communication and financial support;
• Use of insurgency and guerrilla tactics;

Posted by chasmatic at November 22, 2014 5:22 AM