Friday Afternoon Open Thread


I love finding classic movies on YouTube. The Giants play at 5:00 but Twilight New Moon premieres on FX at 4:00.

What are you up to this evening?


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45 Responses to Friday Afternoon Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I can’t believe that Toxic Avenger didn’t get any Oscar nominations. That whole thing is rigged.

  2. votermom says:

    I’m cooking & tomorrow I’m being the parent who videos the kid’s karate tournament.

    • angienc says:

      Really good ad — especially with that smirk on Obama’s face because you know for a fact that as much as Obama complains that those mean Republicans “block” him & that’s why he’s such SCoaMF that the *truth* is he is completely inflexible & his idea of “coming together” is giving him what he wants (ironically, he’s ready to be more flexible with Putin).
      Romney needs to run the hell out of this ad between now until election day.

      • myiq2xu says:

        During the debates whenever either one talked about bipartisanship or working together the focus group approval ratings when up.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          This is where the ideologues on both sides reveal their short-sightedness. Their kind of intransigence is why nothing gets done. BC was successful because he didn’t put team colour above a good idea. MR’s record indicates he’s the same kind of thinker. It’s big picture thinking — it’s not the credit that counts, it’s the outcome. And choosing the best idea means everyone wins. The current Ds are so blinded by tribalism they’d rather watch the house burn down with everyone in it than accept an idea and/or help from someone wearing the wrong kind of fireman’s helmet. And tragically, there are conservative purists cursed with the same arrogant ignorance. Which is why the political independents are the ones who must be encouraged and supported. And why unspeakable partisan hack artists like Eva Longoria must be exposed for what they are, and marginalised.

        • angienc says:

          Underwhelmed — 100% spot on.

        • myiq2xu says:

          The Big Dawg also understood how to negotiate. When they were done everyone felt like they got something out of the deal.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Exactly, M, re your everyone wins comment. That would be whole point. Nobody feels dissed, everybody feels heard, and you get the best result possible given the givens. But people like O, be he textbook NPD or whatever the hell sickness is eating his brain and soul, he only wants to rule. He is utter poison to the body politic.

  3. mcnorman says:

    It’s weekend dog grooming and laundry for me. Woot!

  4. elliesmom says:

    I’m sharing Cheez-Its with Ellie.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    I’m going to the Clash of the Titans debate next week at and the topic’s “A Conflict of Visions”. Interesting panel, Dee Dee Myers and Ed Rendell on the left, Haley Barbour and Rick Santorum on the right, Steve Kroft moderator. I can submit a question to any one of them during the Q&A segment.

    Any suggestions? And to whom? Other than I’d love for Dee Dee and Dana Perino to co-host a polictical news show, I got nothing 😉

    • DandyTiger says:

      Ask the ones on the left, now that Obama is pretty much done, tell us what you really think of his sorry ass? And is the Dem party dead because of it?

    • DandyTiger says:

      The current president is not optimal.

    • angienc says:

      As bad as what Obama said is, the focus on the word “optimal” is a mistake. As McCain said, his using that word was regrettable, but it gives the Obama supporters an out because it takes away from the *real* issue, which is Obama saying that there was conflicting intel & the American people were given all the info as it became clearer.

      First, of course Obama used John’s word “optimal” back at him — that is what he does, he mirrors people, their words, their body language, so that he can fool them into thinking that he relates to them & that they can trust him. It’s con-man 101.

      But more importantly, focusing on the word misleads from the *real* problem here: that Obama lied (again!) about being transparent to the American people about this. Documents released today show that not only were there months of communications to DC warning of the unsafe conditions by organized radical Islamists but also that on the night of the attack the CIA director in Libya — right there in the country where the attack was happening — gave an accurate report that it was a coordinated, planned terrorist attack. What “conflicting information” did they have that led them to the “spontaneous protest over video that turned violent” story that trumped what the CIA director in Libya reported? NOTHING. It was a 100% cover up cooked up by the White House with the help of the compliant MSM and focusing on the word “optimal” instead of the rest of what Obama said allows him to get away with his continued “fog of war” lies.

      Because lets not forget here — there is an LA filmmaker sitting in jail right now for making that crappy video that had nothing to do with the attack in Benghazi. Obama went to the UN & said “the future cannot belong to those who slander the ‘prophet’ of Islam” based on that crappy video that had nothing to do with the attack in Benghazi.

      Yes, criticize Obama for his insensitive use of “optimal” with his cheap mirroring technique. But don’t let that take the focus off of the lies and revisionist history going on here.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Yes. It’s the revisionist history that scares the crap out of me. Because these people, they just don’t care about the truth. They care about nothing but winning, and damn the consequences. Ands the fact that many of them are smart people, that somehow makes it worse. Because they know better. Somewhere in a corner of their twisted little minds, they know. And shame on them.

  6. cj says:

    I have a question about absentee ballots. Erin Burnett was downright giggly over the fact that about 20% more Dems are requesting early ballots than Repubs.

    How do they know? Does it make a difference whether you’re a registered D or R, because I’m registered as unaffiliated and didn’t have to do anything except ask for an early ballot.

  7. wmcb says:

  8. gxm17 says:

    Fun spoof for any Battlestar Galactica fans. Hopefully, I won’t screw up embedding it. (NSFW)

  9. carol haka says:

    10 eastern bret bier updates on what really went down in libya. I hope romney is watching to get the story straight. Bret said requests went all the way to hillary for for protection. He even wrote the day he was murdered security was not sufficient. Looks like charges should be filed against state dept for allowing them to die. What could the charges be? Willful disregard ……. 👿 I wonder if issa will be attorney general? I vote for gowdy for ag or aag. Let’s have everyone in washington under indictment minus a couple of them.

  10. SimoFish says:

    GO GIANTS !!!

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