Open Thread – Saturday Morning Funny Clip

From our friends at I Own The World. From 2009 and still charmingly topical !

How many of you remember this movie in it’s original Laurel and Hardy version, before Annette and Tommy Sands ruined it in the remake? 😉

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62 Responses to Open Thread – Saturday Morning Funny Clip

  1. tommy says:

    The prog wingnuts are going nuts bout Michigans Right to work moves. It’ll take till Tuesday to get it through. In the meantime, we’re gonna have a Wisconsin style circus.

  2. driguana says:

    Hair….I’m not one to really say a whole lot as I am slowly myself disappearing into thin hair…..but after watching something about Donald Trump the other day I realized that some people in the public light have some serious hair issues…..Donald being one, Todd Blagojevich would be another and I would add Anna Wintour and Elizabeth Warren to my list…..any others?

  3. driguana says:

    My other contribution for this morning…..after our lively blogation the other day on horror ans sci fi flicks, I went back and watched the 1951 classic The Day The Earth Stood Still with Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal…one of my personal favorites…and watched Hunger Games last night and started to think….which is a very dangerous thing….it seems like everyone on the planet theses days wants to be be somehow uplifted…spiritually, ethically, morally whatever…but everyone has also become very skeptical and concerned about our future…so, if a “miracle” could occur right now that would move people to say…wow, there is a higher power and we really all should start working together! We’ve got the Mayan calendar ending and there is always the second coming of something but I’m talkin’ about an earth-changing event like in The Day the Earth Stood Still…..what would that be?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Speaking of movies, The Devil Wears Prada just came on FX. The Meryl Streep character was based on Anna Wintour. Didn’t Jake Tapper suggest Obama watch it before he appointed Wintour to the UK Embassy ? Heh.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Hey, the second coronation may be fun to watch afterall :

    I highly doubt massive can be pulled off when DC goes into lockdown on inauguration day, roads will be closed and city transit will be minimal.

    Remember the year protesters egged GWB’s car during the parade ? That would NEVER happen to Obama. Checkpoints !

  5. Rangoon78 says:

    Wait, the horse is not dead after all: thus I continue beating. From RTW discussion:

    Why it mattered that LBJ tried to ban RTW laws nationally:

    “Right to Work Laws Do Matter;” Southern Economic Journal

    “free-riding” reduces union bargaining power, it is also likely that people are less likely to join weak unions, so causality probably goes in both directions.

    RTW reflects the prevailing anti-union opinion climate of a particular state. RTW legislation is passed in states in which public opinion is anti-union and the labor movement is politically weak. In these states, workers are less attracted to unions…

    • myiq2xu says:

      RTW reflects the prevailing anti-union opinion climate of a particular state.

      IOW – democracy in action. Is it government’s job to encourage unions or to just provide the freedom for them to exist?

      • Rangoon78 says:

        Government’s job in my (liberal) view IS to encourage unions as a counterbalance to unfettered capitalism. We disagree philosophically. Is that OK. Or do you need to ‘show me up?” -I’m OK With that. Chew on this whil you ponder my obliteration:

        Is it possible that the failure to ban right to work laws nationally has contributed to today’s gap between toe rich and poor?

        Of the nine states that saw the greatest population growth in that decade, six have a right-to-work law and a seventh — Colorado — enjoyed a quasi-RTW status thanks to its “labor peace act,” which makes it difficult for unions to extract fee payments from non-members in a workplace. (Right-to-work laws do not affect collective bargaining, other than to prohibit labor contracts that make union dues or fees a condition of employment.)

        Dale Belman, a professor at Michigan State University’s School of economics
        “There is a lot of evidence that wages and benefits are lower in right-to-work states,” Belman said. “There’s a redistribution of wages and benefits toward owners’ capital.”

        • Seriously?
          Why should the govt encourage unions? So politicians can have an unfettered source of campaign contributions?
          Get a grip. Anything not specifically enumerated in the Constitution to the three branches of the Fed govt is reserved to the states. I don’t see anything in the Constitution about supporting or encouraging unions.
          FCS- one of the reasons people I know hate their unions is the fact that their dues are going to support politicians with whom they totally disagree.
          Union bosses and PACS are just as damn bad as any other super rich or super pac. Buying influence- and not always to the benefit of the membership.

        • myiq2xu says:

          So where there are RTW laws there are lower wages but more growth?

        • Mary says:

          Talk to me about the difference between the wages/perks of the union officers/uppy-ups and the wages/perks of the union members.

          Redistribution, indeed.

    • angienc says:

      Aw, still cutting & pasting the words of others to give the sheen of intelligence to itself.


      • Rangoon78 says:

        Now you’ve shown me up:
        Cut and paste from my reply above:

        “Government’s job in my (liberal) view IS to encourage unions as a counterbalance to unfettered capitalism*. We disagree philosophically. Is that OK. Or do you need to ‘show me up?’ -I’m OK With that.”

        *The NAM has fought against organized labor for more than a century through obliquely named affiliated organizations.[8] However, the organization once sought to moderate its image. After the 1937 La Follette Committee investigated employers and their anti-union allies, uncovering widespread abuses, the NAM denounced “the use of espionage, strikebreaking agencies, professional strikebreakers, armed guards, or munitions for the purpose of interfering with or destroying the legitimate rights of labor to self organization and collective bargaining.”[16] The brief nod to union rights didn’t last. In the late 1970s the NAM “was so confident in the appeal of its anti-union position that it no longer bothered to hide behind the euphemisms.”

    • DandyTiger says:

      It’s called democracy.

    • 49erDweet says:

      @Rangoon78 has a quaint, idealistic POV of unions. Too bad most aren’t very similar to his daydreams. Eric Hoffer, OTOH, whilst a member of one of the most powerful (worst?) unions of his times held a much more realistic view. If they didn’t work for the ultimate betterment of their members, they were trash. I give you the example of the UAW vis-a-vis Detroit. Trash. Ergo RTW has become one of the solutions on which citizens are able to rely for trash removal.
      Prediction: We will see more, not less, RTW.

    • myiq2xu says:

      The flaw in your argument is that you are assuming that everyone agrees that unions are invariably a good thing. Unions can be good or bad. They can also start out good and then go bad.

      Government should provide the freedom for unions to exist and yet allow individuals the choice as to joining or not joining.

      IOW – the law should be neutral.

  6. angienc says:

    Our best hope is that the Mayans are right (for the children).

    Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.

    The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm.

    In America Ron Hubbard, a manufacturer of hi-tech underground survival shelters, has seen his business explode.

    I believe the collision with a comet is what is referred to at AoSHQ as the Sweet Meteor of Death (SMOD).

    • DeniseVB says:

      You’d think if we were on a collision course our scientists would have seen it coming by now ?

      I think it was in the movie “2012” that the earth’s core overheated which created some pretty awesome special effects. California falling off into the sea was a big audience pleaser 😉

  7. HELENK says:

    you remember all those times your mom yelled at “were you born in a zoo”? well this baby can say “yes”

    • 49erDweet says:

      Is anyone else a tiny bit concerned over this formerly expectant mother’s judgement? Or was it merely bad timing?

      • HELENK says:

        depends on how the labor starts. when I had my second daughter, I went to the clinic on a bus. NO pain. waited to see doctor NO pain, asked are you still going to induce tomorrow, He answer , yah we will induce now. I am telling him all the reasons I just can not stay I have things to do , he answer you will never make it home. still NO pain. she was born 2 hours later. never did have a pain.
        sometimes you just can not tell when the kid will decide to arrive

      • There’s not enough info in the article to tell. We don’t know how far along she was or how long her labor lasted. While we mostly hear about labor that takes hours, for some women it’s over in 15 minutes.

        And even if she were full term or past due, she may have received advice from other women in her life to walk in order to prompt labor. Pregnant women are told this all the time, and a trip to the zoo may have been just thing to accomplish this. The woman may have expected a 14 hour labor and gotten one of those 15 minute ones. It happens. I’d reserve judgment on this one.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Hospital wouldn’t say how baby and mom are doing (usually “fine” suffices). Wonder if all hospital switchboards are on lockdown now since the Royal Prank ?

    • elliesmom says:

      My mom used to ask us if we were born in a barn – until my brother told her that yes he was. In the manger next to his twin brother.

  8. myiq2xu says:

    Thank Koresh he only has one dog:

    How much does the dog cooker make?

  9. Rural America is no longer relevant. Oh good. I think the farmers and ranchers should take a year off and let the coastal libtards see how that works out for them.–finance.html

  10. driguana says:

    Happy Chanuka to all of those who celebrate the feast of dedication and light…have a wonderful evening….

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Another NFL tragedy 😦

    Can’t wait for Bob Costas to now harp on the evils of alcohol this weekend……sorry, too soon ? /s

  12. swanspirit says:

    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s finance team is offering corporations and other institutions that contribute $1 million exclusive access to an array of inaugural festivities, including tickets to a “benefactors reception,” a children’s concert, a candlelight celebration at the National Building Museum, two reserved parade bleacher seats and four tickets to the president’s official inaugural ball.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Let me get this straight, the 1% is going to finance the 99%’s leader’s cornonation ? Ohhhhh, I’m so looking forward to RD and NYS’s spin on this.

      Sidebar: I don’t think any second term President deserves a second inaugurationapalooza.

  13. HELENK says:

    difference in travel costs between Will and Kate, and the backtracks

    Will and Kate look a lot better too

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Had I known my open post would have stayed up this long, I would have worked harder on it. Thanks all for stopping by and keeping on the TcH family ❤

  15. catarina says:

    Thank you, Denise-really enjoy your posts and your Lucy avatar 🙂

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