Saturday Evening Open Thread

It was bound to happen, but one day? Dang, Team Axelrod must be asleep at the wheel.

Click it quick, before it goes away! H/T to catarina. If you wanna put your money where your mouth is, click here.

Here’s today’s awwwww moment:

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30 Responses to Saturday Evening Open Thread

  1. Lola-at-Large says:

    The Romney’s sure do make pretty babies. I’ve been meaning to ask for a while, what’s up with that lone tow-headed one, though?

  2. Lola-at-Large says:

    Conservatives wanted the White House to stop spending on the health care law until the Supreme Court rules on whether it’s constitutional.

    But the administration has forged ahead, spending at least $2.7 billion since oral arguments in the case ended on March 28. That’s more than double the amount that was handed out in the three-month period leading up to the arguments, according to a POLITICO review of funding announcements from the Department of Health and Human Services.

    • angienc says:

      I’m not giving politico any hits (hits are *way* down from 2010, hee hee!) Does the article mention that most of that money has been spent on PR ads to try to influence the public to *like* the law? Oh, and the firm running the PR is David Axlerod’s old firm, which still owes him on the $2 million structured “buy out” he arranged when he joined the WH staff *and* his son works there.
      Nothing to see here.

    • yttik says:

      “He’s currently taking bids on the painting, and expects to get between $50,000 and $100,000 for the original canvas…”

      Good for him! I love American ingenuity! Only in the US could somebody figure out how to make a few hundred grand off the bad economy and depressing politics.

  3. foxyladi14 says:

    Love the Romney,s what a beautiful family. 🙂

  4. HELENK says:

    not sure if this is the wedding picture you would want in your album

  5. Lulu says:

    In the baby picture Mittens has on his jammies. Awww. And the Romney Victory Party is still there on Obama’s gift registry. I don’t think any of the Obama-progs read anything but their own stuff online so they are unaware of Romney campaign tricks. And yes they really are that insulated.

  6. Pips says:

    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa chimes in on the Assange case:

    “He says his life is in danger if he is extradited to the United States where they have the death penalty for political crimes,” Correa said. “He says this is political persecution and that the charges against him are a hoax.”
    Correa, who has often been at odds with Washington, appeared to agree with Assange that the charges of rape and sexual assault he faces in Sweden had little substance.

    “They are pretty dubious, to say the least,” he said, arguing that “no-one was violated, assaulted against their will, or abused.”

    Makes me wonder – and worry about – how claims of sexual abuse, assault and rape is handled in Ecuador.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    I clicked on the Romney Victory Party for a larger view and there was my email address and zip code !

    • catarina says:

      that’s freaking maddening!

      can’t believe the idiots haven’t yanked this down.
      maybe there’s a beer pong game going on.

    • Uppity Woman says:

      Cookies. They must be controlled or every site you visit will collect your data and keep it via your IP address. Some follow you all around the net.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, I think MOTUS registered the event ….. she likes to push OFA’s buttons…..

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, Mitt’s got my vote :::swoooon:::

  10. Lola-at-Large says:

    ALERT! We ALL need to be very carefully watching this one:

    It involves the State Department’s involvement in the Gunwalker program development. However, it does NOT involve Hillary Clinton so far. It involves an Obama loyalist named James Steinberg, who was basically an Obama plant to make sure Hillary was fully onboard. He was the number 2 at State until his resignation once it became clear Hillary was going to finish her term as SoS.

    But already the sloppy right-wing press is conflating it enough in reporting (which the original report has been careful not to do as far as I’ve read it, which is about halfway) to suggest some dirt may land on Hillary. We can’t allow that to happen. I won’t be part of dragging her down and ruining any future chance she has unless someone can demonstrably prove pernicious, intentional guilt.

    But this was always the danger of her accepting a role. She ran the risk of getting smeared incidentally in one of his stupid decisions. Keep your eyes on this one very, very closely.

    • angienc says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it is TeamObama’s plan to make Hillary the fall guy if they possibly can. The MSM will be happy to help, as will the sexist pigs at DailyKooks. Seriously, if Hillary can be implicated at all in F&F it will be “Hillary behind F&F!” 24/7 in the MSM. They’ll kill 2 birds with one stone — save their precious & take down that b!tch who wouldn’t just quit.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Exactly. That’s why we need to start tracking this story and pushing back.

        • WMCB says:

          Yes, we do. Though I’d bet my ass that Hillary insulated herself. I think she went into the SOS job knowing to watch her back.

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          Oh, let’s hope she has the goods to sink his ass if he goes gunning for her. Fucker.

      • lyn5 says:

        I commented on a story about F&F, because a commenter blamed Hillary for it because she supported gun control. The Obots are out in full force to protect Teh Once. I agree that Hillary is smart enough to distance herself from the mess.

  11. WMCB says:

    Just as an FYI, HotAir did their VP poll of posters, and the top 5 are: Jindal, Rubio, West, Ryan, and Rice.

    Let’s see, only one of those is a white male. Regardless of what you think of those choices, it is obvious that the vast majority of rank-and-file conservatives have zero issue with race.

    And the more and longer the Dems insist on the fiction that GOP voters are a bunch of racists, the more ridiculous they make themselves in the eyes of the public. It’s just such an obvious flat out LIE.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Yea, but let’s look at reality. It could be Jindal, but the payoff is what? The .03 Sikh community? Hispanics and blacks may be interchangeable in terms of garnering some of the POC vote, but Jindal won’t help with that.

      Rubio could help with that, but there’s a hazard with him being just 2 years into his first term. The comparison with Palin would be immediate and the press would exploit it. And the double standard involving Palin would be glaring.

      West has the same problem with being a newbie, and he’s much more of a loose cannon than Rubio in terms of his mouth. I would bet $100 right now it will not be him.

      Rice could also help with the race problem, except she’s one of the more vilified members of the Bush admin. Any Bush admin official will be poison, and her especially. Yes it’s sexist and racist, but it is what it is. I’d also lay down $100 on it not being her or anyone else closely associated with the Bush admin.

      That leaves the white guy. Not exactly an inspiring choice, but you know, playing it safe could easily be part of the selling point on this. People want security and some semblance of sanity restored, and going back to an old way that worked, while tweaking it could be a powerful selling point. Ryan is the master tweaker and he would shore up the TP vote. He’s also ruthless enough to come up with a plan to shortchange the Paulites, which will very definitely be necessary. That’s the one point we haven’t analyzed yet.

      • WMCB says:

        Oh, I don’t think all those choices are necessarily good or effective ones for the R’s, for much the same reasons you stated. I was just pointing out that if you look at many of the R pols that cons and tea partiers are most enthused about, the whole “they are racist sexist neanderthals who hates teh brown people and wimminz” doesn’t hold water. Laughably so.

        Rubio has other advantages besides the Hispanic thing. Namely, he has boatloads of that rare sort of sheer political charisma. The kind that easily sells his ideas to Joe Average. The kind that both Bill Clinton and Reagan had.

        The advantage of Ryan is that if Romney has embraced entitlement reform, no one does a better job of advocating sensibly for that than Ryan- without coming across like a mean old nasty. He hasn’t Rubio’s charisma, but has the “such a nice, earnest young man” thing going on.

        I agree on West- Love his courage, but too loose cannon for a general election. I actually like Condi too, and would be thrilled at the idea of a woman, and a woman of color to boot, on the R ticket. But connections to Bush are poison, whether she personally would have made those same choices or not. Same problem Hillary would face in 2016, BTW.

  12. myiq2xu says:

    SF Giants start bottom of the 9th up by 5 runs over A’s, 4 pitchers later they win 9-8 with bases loaded.

    The A’s were down to their final strike 5 times.

  13. Lola-at-Large says:

    Does it get any better than this?

  14. Lola-at-Large says:

    #2 on the US trend list right now:

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