Caturday morning open thread

F@#&*%G Packers!

They are voting in South Carolina today. NFL Conference championships are tomorrow.

I’ll post more later.

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115 Responses to Caturday morning open thread

    • votermom says:

      Pppppalin Power!
      as Scrappy Doo would say.

    • 1539days says:

      The Romney campaign had a bunch of people vote absentee, presumably so they wouldn’t be able to change their minds.Perry being out means that voters can focus on Newt and Santorum will likely be out.

    • OldCoastie says:

      much as I hate Gringrich, I would like to believe Palin is exercising some muscle…

      kinda makes me smile.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        I’m no fan of Gingrich, either, but he may be the choice of the GOP, and if so, it may be a shrewd one. Here’s why: Both Obama and Romney are part of the 1%, but Romney much more so (and now you begin to see how OWS is an astroturf-started opp against, specifically, Romney). Gingrich and Obama are probably about even in terms of wealth. They also made their money the same way: politics. 99% vs 1% doesn’t have the same effect in a Ginrich-Obama race as it does in a Romney-Obama race.

        The draw back is that with Romney and Gingrich both, you have built in campaign themes. With Romney it’s the 1%; with Gingrich it’s what an ass he was in the 1990s. This last plays particularly well if a Clinton is on the ticket.

        • teresainpa says:

          Lola, there is zero percent evidence that OWS is astro-turf for Obama. When some one gets evidence I would like to see it.

        • Three Wickets says:

          It’s an anti-establishment movement that is never anti-Obama. When and if Romney clinches the nomination, OWS will become anti-Romney fulltime for the general. Romney is like a walking target for the one percent. Mother Jones is a good bellweather. They organize for OWS, they have always campaigned for Obama, bashing the right (especially Palin) is how they make a living.

  1. DeniseVB says:

    SC polls are reporting HUGE turnouts. Wonder who that will benefit most?

    Go Giants ! Go Pats!

  2. votermom says:

    That looks just like my backyard, minus the kitten.

    Snow! Snow at last! Now go away. πŸ˜€

  3. elliesmom says:

    My cat, Maxine, is on my fecal roster today. Very early this morning she slipped in through her kitty door with a live bird in her mouth. She released it and curled up on the rug to watch Ellie, the dog, play with her new toy. I jumped from bed, opened a window, and while I was struggling to remove the screen, the bird landed on the windowsill. I was literally a second away from freeing the bird when Ellie swooped it up in her mouth and ran off with it. Now I have a wet carpet from all of the snow that got in while I was futzing with the screen, and a dead bird “buried” somewhere in the house. And a very self-satisfied cat.

  4. Three Wickets says:

    @ByronYork: WaPo ombud looks at paper’s coverage of Obama from ’06 through ’08 election, finds ‘way too little coverage’ of his record.

    Lol, guess that must be the ombud’s job. Reflect on things 5 years after the fact.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Now that’s funny. Um, Duh. Everyone knows that. It’s been an issue at least since ’06 with everyone screaming about it. Only in the far away ivory towers did people not pick up on it. It’s hard to hear when you have your head stuck up your ass. Apparently.

  5. DandyTiger says:

    Fucking Packers. Sigh.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Whoa, this has got to be the Palin “GOP will not pick our candidates” Power !

    Or We the People just want to see Newt debate the sh*t out of Obama πŸ˜€

    • yttik says:

      Well, like him or hate him, it’s still fun to watch him fight : )

    • Lulu says:

      As much as I loathe Newt I have to admit I would watch that. Which one would be the nastiest, most condescending, or hectoring? I may have to vote in the Republican primary if the courts ever let us have one in Texas. I wonder if Newt could make Obama blow his top? Could be fun.

    • yttik says:

      There are many policies that Dems tend to support, but don’t seem to understand the unintended consequences. In my state we’ve just passed one of highest minimum wages in the country. The thing is, employment is now way down and minimum wage is quickly becoming maximum wage. It’s as if employers think, “this is what the Gov says is fair to pay people, so this is ALL I’m ever going to pay.”

      Server’s have really gotten soaked. Yes it sucks to get paid 3 bucks and hour plus tips in a right to work state, but up here we make you pay both shares of your own payroll taxes, so a good server can wind up actually owing an employer on payday. Yay, we make 9.04 an hour. Boo, I’ll never see it.

  7. HELENK says:

    something has to be done and soon. Maybe when we get a president that likes the USA, we will have a more protected border and can work with Mexico to make both sides safer

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    a president that likes the USA, different then we have now…..:)

  9. HELENK says:

    undecided voters

  10. HELENK says:

    bummer lobbiest did not make money last year!!!!!!!!!!
    join the club people, many Americans did not either

  11. mothy67 says:

    A Lot can be said for small towns i stopped in the bar beneath my apartment last night and only took enough for two drinks and a hefty tip
    found myself at 5 am cooking eggs.
    there was a very attractive woman in the bar who was blatently crazy. I thought I was protecting her. I am so full of me. the guys that were being nice to her I thought were after something.
    small town. Where everybody knows everyone else. Guys were taking watching out for her. I thought they were going to take advantage. Not the case at all.
    she lives next door to me and I only met her last night but after a bacchanalian breakfest one of the guysas were we leaving asked me to keep my out for her and said if you think there is even a hint of a problem call me and he had me put his number in my phone.
    I grew up that way. if somebody died in the hood no body worried about food for at least a wek. took care of our own. I thought that was dead but watching to very good looking men treating a smoking hot crazy woman with kid gloves gives me hope

  12. HELENK says:

    telll me again how backtrack is for the people and against the rich

  13. mothy67 says:

    I completely surrender to middle age.
    lost my mind looking for my glasses to read the newspaper and guess where they were. On top of my head. I only need then to read and didn’t realize I had taken to the habit of pushing them up into my hair. Went bat shit crazy looking for them.

  14. WMCB says:

    Well, well, well. Y’all remember how DIRTY Iowa was in 2008?

    Seems the Obama staffer who organized Iowa for him just got arrested for identity theft. Seems that some “progressive” blogs were dropping hints that they had email documents given them by a “tipster” that “proved” that the R Secretary of State was misusing funds.

    It turns out that, coincidentally at the very same time, this Zach Edwards of Linked In Strategies, had stolen the SOS’s identity, and was doing unsavory stuff in his name. I’d bet my bottom dollar that it’s not just a prank by this Zach guy. It was an orchestrated move to take down a sitting SOS with fake scandal.

    And correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to recall hearing the name of that tech and media company, Linked In Strategies, in connection with OFA before…….

    • HELENK says:

      could always pull out the board games

    • myiq2xu says:

      I’m making cream of chicken verde soup using some leftover baked chicken

      1 can cream of chicken soup w/milk
      diced cooked chicken
      1/2 can of diced ortega chiles

      Heat and simmer, top with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

      Serve with cold beer.

      • Jadzia says:

        smoked chicken breast and coconut flavored yogurt. Same as pretty much every day for the last 4 weeks. I have a love-hate relationship with Dr. Dukan at this point. But have so far lost all the pregnancy weight. sleep deprivation is not helping though.

        oh, and it’s cold and rainy and WINDY here — classic comfort food weather! blech. I miss wine. And beer.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I spent 2 years in Germany, right next door to France.

          Cold, rainy and windy is normal all year round. You can only tell the seasons by looking at the trees.

        • Jadzia says:

          Well that sucks. I was hoping to visit Germany soon to find some snow. Maybe head further north?

        • DandyTiger says:

          Mostly you want to go up in altitude. So even in southern Germany you can find nice snow, just up in the mountains. North is less mountains, so you have to go further north. Austria has great snow. Just crappy politics.

      • HELENK says:

        sounds good

      • DandyTiger says:

        I’m making chicken verdigris soup. Had some leftover copper that had turned green. Mmm.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Threw some ground round burgers in a frying pay, now simmerin’ in Campbell’s French Onion soup for awhile. Buns and baby swiss on standby. Inhale πŸ˜€

      • WMCB says:

        We just put a small prime rib roast on the Big Green Egg. We love love love our BGE. Even frozen pizza tastes great baked in that thing.

        • WMCB says:

          It’s a big egg-shaped glazed ceramic (THICK ceramic) natural charcoal grill/smoker/oven. It’s based on the historic Japanese Kamado ovens and the clay Indian tandoori cookers.

          It makes fucking amazing food. You can put a pork butt or brisket on and close the lid, and hold a 225 degree temp perfectly for 18 hours on one load of natural lump charcoal. You can fire it up to 800 degrees and sear a steak, or use it like a wood-fired oven and bake a perfect pizza or bread on a stone. We have had umpteen million grills and smokers, both gas and charcoal, and will NEVER cook on any of them again.

          We really really love our egg. πŸ˜€

        • votermom says:

          I googled it. Looks like an alien spaceship. πŸ˜€

          But if it uses charcoal instead of propane I want it.

        • Three Wickets says:

          Was gonna say it sounded like a tandoori oven. We had some tandoori chicken last night. Yum.

        • WMCB says:

          Yeah, it’s a lot like a tandoori. We do very succulent spatchcocked chicken in it. Which is basically butterflied, but I just like saying “spatchcock” because it’s a cool word, and it gives my inner smirking 12-year-old boy a giggle..

        • DandyTiger says:

          Damn, I’m getting one of those right away. That’s enough for me.

        • DandyTiger says:

          I’ll have some relatives through next month and that might be just the thing for our little bbq competition. πŸ™‚

        • myiq2xu says:

          I’m not into cannibalism

        • DandyTiger says:

          Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Besides, you haven’t met my relatives. πŸ™‚

  15. HELENK says:

    great thing about the internet, you can go back and real old stories about who say what then.
    when backtrack was running for state office

    • Jadzia says:

      What a steaming pile of crapola THAT article was. I don’t even know where to begin.

      First of all, that is the first positive article about a politician I have EVER seen in the Reader. Did Bill Ayers write it?

      Second, at the time that Obama made his grand return in 1991 as some kind of Messiah who was going to unite the community (because according to him, apparently the African-American churches had been doing it wrong all along), the parts of the South Side that he is talking about had plenty going on in the community, particularly in the areas of community investment and the arts. At least that is my recollection from living on the South Side at the time.

      Third, the reporter apparently didn’t have the inside track on whatever was going on with Alice Palmer at the time, as she submitted petitions to run against Obama (the ones that he had knocked out) something like two weeks later.

      OK, baby screaming. Still.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    I think we need an evening SC Primary Open Thread ? I really, really don’t care who wins, but I love most of us are on the same page with this SARAHpalooza πŸ˜‰ Right?

    It’s not about Newt, it’s about TPTB. GO SC !

  17. HELENK says:

    I just read this quote by Ben Franklin.


    2 wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner


    having a well armed lamb contesting the vote

    I will have to remember that quote

    • DandyTiger says:

      Santorum is a dead man walking. The only reason to stay is to help Mitt. Don’t know if that’s his intent, but that would be the effect.

      • teresainpa says:

        Santorum can’t stand Newt, made it plain during the last debate and said why. I would not be the least bit surprised if he did try to help Romney.

        • DandyTiger says:

          ayup, that sounds about right. From what I hear from DC insider friends, that would be right up that ball busters ally. Oops, did I say too much.

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