Saturday Morning Open Thread


Because I didn’t feel like writing anything last night.


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77 Responses to Saturday Morning Open Thread

  1. Heads will explode that this is the cover of The New Yorker. And they said Clint Eastwood was senile. He knew exactly what he was doing.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Clint Eastwood and John Wayne are two actors who never got much respect from their peers until the end of their careers. If you were to make a list of Hollywood stars that had the biggest impact on American culture, Clint and The Duke would be at or near the top of the list.

      • Mary says:

        And yet, every one of those way-left-wing Hollywood Obama supporters would give their eye teeth to be in a Clint Eastwood movie. Pick me, pick me!

        • Amen, Mary. He is worshipped by my fellow actors. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to work with him!? His reputation on the set is sterling, his unpretentious behavior is legend — as is his rep with the studios for bringing his films in ahead of schedule and under-budget.

    • DM says:

      Oh my Gawd! And from the New Yorker.

    • DM says:

      From an article at The New Yorker:

      He did his best, but a number of times when Romney was asked, Barack kept his head down too long and it made it look as if he didn’t want to deal with what Romney was saying, as if he was reading something.

      http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/10/obamas-old-friends-react-to-the-debate.html#ixzz28VMaAomP

      That’s what I saw in Obama when he looked down and grimaced. For the first time, someone was telling him to his face the crappy job his done and Obama hid by looking down with that stupid grimace. He didn’t want to deal with it. That’s why he wanted to change the subject.

    • Exactly. How many years has he been in the meme-creation business?

      Go ahead make my day.
      Do you feel lucky?

    • DeniseVB says:

      That cover just vindicated Clint Eastwood, who is now getting the last laugh 😀

    • angienc says:

      I don’t know how much of an uproar there will be Anita — Obama exposed himself for the fraud we always knew he was– yes, I know the corrupt sociopaths who work for him are in it for the money, so they are trying to blame everything but my dead cat & that is working on the truly, truly moronic in the Obama cult — but I think we’ll be surprised at how “not mentioned by the Left” this cover is.
      The New Yorker doing this, IMO, shows that the honest people on the left (which *is* the majority) can’t deny that the emperor has no clothes.

      • Constance says:

        The thing is at some point the media loses what little remaining credibility it has by propping Obama up. Are they willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for Obama. If they are they are pretty stupid.

      • I agree. Right you are, angienc.

        The Prez’s debate performance notwithstanding, the other problem I have always had with him is that his speech is so halting. If you know the truth, it just pours out of you. You do not need to parse words and navigate your words selection and stop and start as if you are afraid to get caught in a lie or use word salad so that nothing can ever get pinned to you. You just spit it out. And quickly. People searching for the answer are typically either insincere or unprepared.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    AofS:

    BREAKING: Before/After Debate Poll Release

    So, here we go. The first polling taken the day before and the day after Wednesday’s debate, appearing in National Journal.

    Tuesday October 2: Obama 49 Romney 45 O+4

    Thursday, October 4: Obama 46 Romney 47 R+1

    Both polls conducted by Clarus Research amongst 590 Likely Voters with a 4% MOE.

  3. myiq2xu says:

    NRO:

    Fact Check: Multiple Romney Falsehoods During Debate

    A fact check of claims made by Mitt Romney during Wednesday’s domestic-policy debate shows numerous falsehoods, the magnitude of which could damage the electoral prospects of the Republican challenger. The three most egregious misrepresentations are as follows:

    “23 million Americans are out of work.” False. Barrett Blankenship of the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Romney’s claim is unequivocally false. “The September jobs data show that because of the upward revisions to the July and August numbers, only 22.97 million are out of work,” Blankenship said. “Romney’s failure to acknowledge that is, frankly, disturbing.”

    “I have five boys.” False. A detailed analysis by forensics expert Richard Englehardt of a video clip from a hidden camera at the Republican National Convention reveals to a high degree of certitude that at least some of Romney’s sons appear to be at least 18 years of age and thus, in most states, of the age of majority.

    “You don’t pick winners and losers. You pick losers.” False. A review of a 2009 Sportscenter broadcast on ESPN, shows President Obama correctly selecting the winner of the Georgetown–Maryland match-up in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

  4. SYD says:

    We warned their fool asses:

    http://www.syd4.blogspot.com/2012/10/that-of-which-pumas-warned-in-2008-has.html

    I hope Hillary is laughing as loud as I am.

  5. Lulu says:

    Romney is a liar, fake Labor Dept statistics, and today it is war on Social Security.

    “Cutter’s declaration of war is backed up by statements on the campaign’s website.

    “The choice is clear: President Obama will never privatize Social Security or undermine retirement security for middle-class Americans. The same cannot be said for Romney,” claims the ‘Truth Team” website.” http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/06/team-obama-declares-war-on-social-security/#ixzz28Vzn87Is

    They are rolling out the baloney so fast that none of it has time to sink in with the public. They are hysterically appealing to their base. The quick polling must be devastating and showing a collapse within the base. I have thought for a long time that a large number of Obama supporters were people who went along with the hype because he was perceived as a winner, a bully on top at a specific time. He isn’t any longer. These FauxBots see a guy getting his ass kicked and they start walking away from him. And the money is drying up because who wants to give to a slacker/loser? The magnitude of Obama’s humiliation by Romney will continue for several more days.

  6. elliesmom says:

    That cover made my day.

  7. cj says:

    “The Obama of the imagination is the media’s Obama. Out of their fascination with the color of his skin and their mindless awe at his windy teleprompted rhetoric, they constructed a man of stature and accomplishment. Now, with the White House on the line, they’re waging an ongoing battle against the undeniable evidence that he has never been, in fact, that man. The result in these quadrennial autumn days has been media coverage of a fantasy election, an election in the news that may bear no relation whatsoever to the election as it is.

    … “Obama’s hapless fumbling, bad temper, and inarticulate inability to defend his record were actually thoroughly predictable. They were simply facets of the man as he truly is, unfiltered by the imagination of his media supporters: a man who has succeeded, really, at almost nothing but the winning of elections; a man who cannot distinguish between his ideology and life; a man who does not seem to know how the machinery of the world actually works.”

    http://www.city-journal.org/2012/eon1005ak.html

    • Lulu says:

      The media false narratives of Obama as a big brained, Ivy League genius wunderkind, constitutional law professor, oratorical superstar, international wise man, cultural icon, coolest of the cool cats, spiritual leader of the downtrodden, swaggering macho man were blown to hell. It couldn’t have been much worse if the curtains were jerked back and he was sitting on the toilet reading Sports Illustrated smoking a doobie.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Team WTF still doesn’t get it. Setting up a debate camp in Williamsburg, Va next week to teach Obama to be more agressive. New “strategery” !

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/10/obama_retooling_for_next_debat.html

    Shouldn’t he be practicing on Long Island to get used to the altitude? /s Hofstra’s about 45 minutes east of Manhattan.

    • cj says:

      “…. the Obama team for starters is studying the debate tape for its performance aspects. They know Obama has to be the guy you want to have a beer with.”

      That’s exactly what I’d expect out of them.

      • elliesmom says:

        The picture that has been painted of Romney by the media and the Obama campaign, oops, I repeat myself, is that Romney is stiff and unable to interact with people. They are counting on the townhall format to favor Obama. But in person, Romney is very approachable. He is the consummate listener. One of the things that might jump out in a townhall format is that when the “debate” is over, people will see that Romney will actually answer the questions he’s asked, while Obama tends to answer the question he wanted you to ask.

      • swanspirit says:

        What? he is not going to ask them ” Whah iz you dollah?
        Any different character for the next performance will meet the same Romney

    • Lulu says:

      Can you imagine how peevish and pissy he will be? Obama is mandated to go to remedial presidenting school. Principal Romney sent him there.

    • yttik says:

      From day one Obama fans have been wanting Obama to be more aggressive. The problem is, the truth is never aggressive, it’s just gentle and persistent. The more aggressive Obama tries to get, the more he’ll look like a bully who is lying.

    • bluestate says:

      it will not get easier for obama unless they stack the deck for him. people are saying that the town hall format will play more to obama’s strengths. to some degree, maybe, but only in the sense that he has a certain celebrity appeal. obama is not that good connecting with people on a one to one level, and romney is not that bad at it. neither one is the caricature the media has made of them. but if they pack the place with obamabots, well, that could be a problem. in any case, it should be interesting.

    • angienc says:

      First of all, as I’ve been saying since the debate, there is a huge difference between aggressive & assertive — Romney was assertive not aggressive. — and being assertive but not aggressive is a mark of a good leader. I was shocked at first that people who are supposed to be well educated (in the MSM for example) don’t realize the difference between aggressive & assertive, but now that I see people are *still* supporting Obama after he showed he doesn’t have a clue about how the economy works (and I’m talking basic fundamentals, not stuff he didn’t know from “lack of prep” or “altitude change”) well, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that they themselves are morons too.

      Second of all, TeamObama aren’t accounting for the fact that Romney is showing up at the next debate — that wasn’t a fluke — that was the real Mitt Romney — and no amount of practicing by Obama is going to change that fact.

  9. Glennmcgahee says:

    If you’ve got the time, you need to watch this video before it is disappeared. The rebel lefties gone wild! Seems things are not always what they appear.

    • Glennmcgahee says:

      The relevant part begins about the 30 minute mark

    • angienc says:

      That was very good — thanks for linking.

      I really like that Ted Hayes — I feel a lot like he does, especially his line about not believing in equality, believing in equity — you get out of life what you put into it.

      And Brandon Darby — wow! — scary stuff there.

  10. Pips says:

    Even as I’d promised myself not to go there, I couldn’t help myself and clicked on one of the links to ‘handkerchiefgate’. Won’t link but the blogger in question calls herself ‘litbrit’. Wow, talk about doing thorough, time consuming research, lol. And btw, in the comments ‘Joseph’ (C.) chimes in, no surprise, hehe.

    So, Romney walks to the podium, takes what’s obviously a handkerchief from his trouserpocket and throws it on the podium, and ‘hocus pocus’ it turns into – Gasp! Horror! – a … cheat sheet! No doubt about it. And not only that, but when afterwards Romney can’t make it fit into his suitpocket(!), his son has to come to his rescue and ‘hide the evidence’.

    Then lipreading reveals Ann Romney saying “We have to get off the stage” – which of course isn’t because the Obamas have long since left and it’s about time, oh no it has to be to leave the scene of the crime and run for cover, lol.

    Do any of these dimwits wonder about what was later, when everyone had left the stage, removed from Obama’s podium? The guy doing it even bent down and looked beneath the surface of the podium, lol. What could he possibly have been looking for?

    Hmm, maybe for entertainment reasons only I should check in with Cannonball too? 😆

    • cj says:

      The Pod People have arrived, and they’ve taken over the liberal wing of the Democrat Party. There’s no other explanation.

    • Lulu says:

      I think some of this is cultural illiteracy. My husband who is Romney’s age carries a cotton handkerchief when he is out of the house. He is a gentleman. He does not wipe his nose, mouth, or sweating face on his sleeve. When he is out in his agricultural pursuits he carries a bandana which is a colored handkerchief that is basically a sweat rag. Kleenex are for blowing your nose and ball up into a mess when used to mop sweat. I think that many of the ninnies going after this have never broken a sweat.

      • bluestate says:

        i think romney wanted to make sure that even if he started sweating under the lights, he wouldn’t have a nixon moment

    • yttik says:

      I really think maybe we should provide Obama with a cheat sheet. I want him to lose and lose badly, but I don’t want to be completely humiliated as an American.

      Seriously, in the name of nat’l security, somebody should make sure he’s wearing a pair of depends. We don’t need the whole world to watch him wet himself.

    • angienc says:

      Morons & sociopaths — the real Obama “base” reveals itself.

      Seriously, they are too pathetic & dangerous to even argue with — any person with half a brain & an ounce of decency would be rushing to vote for & elect Romney right now, not trying to excuse the pathetic performance and complete ignorance of the man who right now has access to the red phone. If Wednesday night didn’t wake them up, they’re a lost cause.

      Even The New Yorker gets it, for the love of God!

  11. driguana says:

    So our local paper, the Santa Fe New Mexican, this morning calls disagreeing with or challenging the Bureau of Labor Statistics (all technically employees of Obama) unemployment numbers that came out yesterday a “conspiracy theory”!!!! Wow…..It gets worse day by day…now you can’t challenge a federal government position because it is not only racist but conspirational as well……pravda, pravda, pravda…are we awake yet????

  12. bluestate says:

    it’s pretty awesome, but that chin! they drew jay leno instead.

    • yttik says:

      LOL, I thought that chin was odd, too.

      • Lulu says:

        It is a caricature of the masculine, aggressive jaw. It is part of the joke I think with Obama symbolized as a inanimate empty chair. I am sure Eastwood is pleased. It has now progressed into the wider culture.

  13. yttik says:

    Something that reminds me a little of the attitudes about President Obama, locally we’ve just arrested a teacher and the media is interviewing students about how wonderful this guy is, how he deserves to get teacher of the year, about how he’s innocent of the charges, about how much his neighbors think he’s a swell guy.

    It’s always like this. The police will be digging bodies up in somebody’s backyard and the media will be interviewing a neighbor who’s saying, “I don’t believe it, he’s just the nicest guy!”

    America needs to understand that they’re always nice guys. Nobody ever gets conned by a slobbering stranger in the bushes.

    • Erica says:

      I’d like to suggest you someday condense your thoughts into a little book called the wisdom of yttik. You could start with all the comments in this post. Just something for your consideration…

  14. gumsnapper says:

    Mitt has a magic handkerchief that causes Obama to bumble and look down all the time at his lectern and avoid eye contact. A magic hanky that causes O to lose his mojo.

  15. tommy says:

    ‘Atheists pay for mocking Prophet – A group of atheist students were thrown out of their fresher’s fair in London because they displayed a pineapple labelled ‘Muhammad’ on their stall. The Reading University’s Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Society (RAHS) said that they wanted to celebrate free speech and promote their upcoming debate ‘Should we respect religion?’ RAHS refused to remove the fruit, citing they had labelled the pineapple after the prophet to encourage discussion about blasphemy, religion and liberty’. Lol, a fruit got them thrown out. How ridiculous can this get.

  16. yttik says:

    Polls won’t really reflect the debate until tomorrow, but already Reuters shows Romney has gained four points since Weds, and Rasmussen has Romney up four points, now leading Obama.

    • bluestate says:

      rasmussen says today, “Among those not affiliated with either major party, Romney leads by 16.” that’s a lot, man!

  17. DeniseVB says:

    This is a fascinating read, some may think it’s tinfoily, but loved how the author started out with “coincidences” in the Scott Peterson murder trial. One piece of evidence may seem benign on it’s own, but put them all together = guilty. Then puts Obama’s timeline to the test, and it’s chilling.

    http://www.colony14.net/id668.html

    I’m going to go check Obama’s factchecker sites now 😉

  18. DandyTiger says:

    Obama did better debating Clint. Love the cover.

  19. bluestate says:

    this cartoon is another instance of these lefties complaining that obama didn’t “show up” to the debate. it’s because the obama they think they know doesn’t exist.

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