Gen-X ROCKS Open Thread

Don’t miss this tumblr gem by I forget who.

And oh yeah:


Rock it OUT, Crawdads.

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54 Responses to Gen-X ROCKS Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I saw Joan in concert with Robert Plant in Oakland in 1988

    • DandyTiger says:

      Damn, what a combination.

    • gxm17 says:

      I saw the Runaways open for the Ramones at Warner Theater. (And, gawd, they were awful.) I saw Joan Jett open for XTC somewhere in Maryland. Unfortunately, I was never a Joan Jett fan, I always thought she was a poor rip-off of Suzi Quatro. But, my 4-year old grandson is a huge fan. You should hear him belting out “I love Rock-n-Roll” on his toy microphone. It’s adorable.

    • gram cracker says:

      I saw Robert Plant in concert with Alison Krauss in DC in 2008.

  2. LOL!

  3. Ezra Klein still not getting it…well, anything but Axelrod’s talking points, anyway.

  4. PiperMN says:

    Last comment before having to return to fav. activity of the year – house cleaning.
    Many people are stating that they wanted Rubio but here are some reasons why he wouldn’t have been a good choice.
    1. He is a new senator and is needed to retake the Senate from hairy reeds.
    2. Although he was born in the US, his parents weren’t citizens at the time which might be a disqualifier – I’ll let the lawyers here discuss that issue.
    3. There is that small issue of using the state senate credit card even though he personally repaid the money.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I would have been happy with any Romney pick, but his choice of Ryan tells me he’s not afraid of Obama. 😀

      • foxyladi14 says:

        This is not a time for gnashing of teeth or wailing in despair. It is a time to fight for what we all know is right. 🙂

    • angienc says:

      Did you reminder her of all the shit Obama pulled on Hillary and Sarah, or how about the shit Biden pulled on Anita Hill? Obama & Biden are those same fucking guys.

      I don’t give a shit that Ryan is Catholic and pro-life. If the economy stays on the path it is “reproductive choice” is going to be the least of our problems.

      It’s the economy, stupid.

      • angienc says:

        Dammit — that comment ^ was supposed to go under Denise’s one below re: Amy Siskind.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Ok, got ya 😉 Re: AmyS, what caught me by surprise as I had not seen her advocate for any of the Lady R’s and I’ve been a pretty close follower of The New Agenda.

        To go full Obama-Biden now as a strategy to guarantee a Clinton/Hillebrand ticket in 2016 was another headscratcher because we all know another Obama term will end the Dem Party as we know it. Or knew it ?

        • angienc says:

          Yep, best bet for Hillary 2016 is a Romney presidency, not another four years of Obama in which he will finish destroying the Dem party (granted, he is more than 1/2 way there already).

  5. DeniseVB says:

    “2 racist white guys who want you dead, take away womens’ rights and are mean and dumb” is the buzz on the lefty streets this morning.

    Happily, the RR supporters are ready for them. Might be a fun couple of months afterall 😀

    I saw that Amy Siskind is supporting OB now that Romney didn’t pick Condi Rice. (on a discussion in a recent FB post)

  6. Via Ulsterman.

    I always take this stuff with a grain of salt, but even if the guy is making stuff, it’s pretty smart stuff, outside the global conspiratorial angle.

    • catarina says:

      Ok, I admit.
      I was over there too.

      Did you see the Youtube clip of Obama whining to a group of women about poor Michelle not being paid to be first lady?

  7. WMCB says:

    Ryan regularly wins the D vote and Indy vote in his district. He has a HUGE favoribility rating among seniors. I think the O team is scared shitlelss. They can put out the “scare granny” ads, but now that Ryan is VP pick, he gets to go campaign, get press coverage, and explain his ideas. They don’t get to slime him with no real means for him to answer back. Oh, and the Ds tried running against the Ryan budget in 2010. How’d that work out?

    People in WI are tweeting that die-hard Dems go to his townhalls, and come away wanting to vote for him. Because he is veeeery VERY good at explaining what he wants to do in simple language, and making the hair-on-fire extreme criticisms look silly. They paint him as the devil, and he turns out to be such a gosh-darned nice sensible young man, trying to be responsible and stuff. Grannies love him.

  8. Paul Ryan has a new VP Facebook page. Via Denise:

  9. tommy says:

    All quiet on the western front? This thread seems safe enough. Its interesting…..Geraldine Ferraro was the last member of the House to be tapped for the VP ticket.

  10. lyn5 says:

    Although I would love to see Hillary run in 2016, I do not trust the Democrats. They screwed her and us once, and I expect the same thing again. I have watched the two videos of Ryan, and he makes sense to me. Ryan is a policy wonk, but he talks to the average American. I like that. Tough times are with us. The Democrats have done nothing but support a failure for president. It’s time for change. R² rocks!

    • leslie says:

      As much as I’d have loved a President Hillary Rodham Clinton, I don’t want to put her through that misogynistic grinder again. She’s given more than anyone in the Dem party. Besides, the D’s aren’t gonna go down that road again. It doesn’t matter that we “bitter clingers” are still here and in big numbers. We’d have to hire Romney’s friends to murder the prime Obots to clear the way for Hillary.

  11. myiq2xu says:

  12. WMCB says:

    Lovely. Obama staffer telling gay conservatives to kill themselves.

  13. I still would have loved to have seen a woman VP pick, but in the end it’s all good:

    • gxm17 says:

      I would have loved it too. But we won’t see a woman VP candidate for a long time. Misogyny is the one hate that people still feel no shame mongering, especially the sanctimonious, race-baiting progressives. The choice of Ryan tells America that Romney is serious, and he’s in it to win it.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      So would I but we found out what happens to them. 👿

  14. cj says:

    Andrea Mitchell loses her voice while reacting to the Paul Ryan speech:

    “This is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms, this is not a pick for women.”

    1061 commenters tell her what she can do with her opinion.

  15. angienc says:

    AoS has a link to The New Yorker complaining about Ryan’s lack of
    private-sector experience. Yes, you read that correctly — after bashing Romney all this time about his vast experience in the private sector, the Obamacons turn right around, with a straight face & in all seriousness, bash Ryan for not having enough of the same.

    For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience. Besides summer jobs working at McDonald’s or at his family’s construction company, or waiting tables as a young Washington staffer, Ryan has none of the business-world experience Romney frequently touts as essential for governing. In the run-up to his first campaign for Congress, in 1998, that gap was enough of a concern for Ryan that he briefly became a “marketing consultant” at the family business, an obvious bit of résumé puffing.

    Yes, no experience except summer jobs at McDonalds, in the family construction company, waiting tables — you know, WORKING.

    And, as myiq likes to say: But wait! There’s more! Ryan’s 14 years in Congress & as head of the House Budget Committee isn’t even experience in the public sector either!

    But Ryan’s Washington experience is also light, at least for a potential President—which, after all, is the main job description of a Vice-President. Ryan has worked as a think-tank staffer and Congressman, but he’s never been in charge of a large organization, and he has little experience with foreign policy. Given how Sarah Palin was criticized for her lack of such experience, I’m surprised that Romney would pick someone whose ability to immediately step into the top job is open to question.

    Remember, this is all in the name of supporting Obama — with all that experience in the private and public sector on his resume before being thrust into the highest office in the land. Or, as the AoS poster Walrus Rex puts it:

    Romney: Too experienced in capitalism.

    Ryan: Not enough experience in capitalism.

    Obama: The sweet spot. — Walrus Rex

    Link to New Yorker:

    Link to AoS (comments, as always, worth the read):

    • Obama has never had any real job that we know of- certainly he never waited tables or worked construction. Which point we all tried to make back in 07-08. So Obama had less real world experience- and less experience in the government as well. Seems to me Ryan has actually held committee meetings as opposed to a certain then junior senator from Illinois?
      How do these people keep getting away with this shit?

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