Wednesday Wake Up Open Thread

The good news is I’m sleeping better. The bad news is I’m producing fewer insomniac posts. Shakespeare wasn’t brilliant every day either.

BTW – My oldest completed all the work for his bachelor’s degree last night. I am extra proud of him today.

(My retirement plan is for at least one of my kids to be able to afford to support me in my dotage. Preferably all three. I’ll let them work out the billing details.)

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112 Responses to Wednesday Wake Up Open Thread

  1. I have that same retirement plan! It’s the old fashioned one- but it worked for thousands of years!

  2. tommy says:

    So it shall be written, so it shall be done.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    I just saw this, in case anyone else missed it. I think Crowder’s been all over Fox with this, but since I’ve given up on watching news…..

  4. leslie says:

    I promised the union rep where I work that if they ever came to my office again, I’d get security and have them arrested. They do not understand anything else.

  5. DandyTiger says:

    Congrats on the oldest! And good retirement plan. Hopefully you have plenty of blackmail material from their youth for extra motivation. πŸ™‚

    • DeniseVB says:

      There are more photos at WZ’s Daily Mail link. Is she going bald ? Could be lighting, but the same hairless patch shows up in all the photos.

      • Somebody says:

        She wears wigs mostly so maybe her wig wasn’t on just right Denise.

        I don’t know why she decided to wear Halloween colors to a Christmas event. Probably the same reason she wore a toga to that concert the other night. Meh, at least the pumpkin shirt has sleeves.

      • catarina says:

        The DM article says she suggested people donate clothing bc older kids like to have ‘something cute to wear.’
        Hey, Mooch-it’s *toys* for tots, not a clothing drive, asshole.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Every kid loves getting clothes for Christmas.

          Look Jimmy, Santa brought you some new socks!

        • DeniseVB says:

          MO brings up the older kids every year, and she’s been made aware of the programs for older poor children EVERY YEAR.

          I volunteered for Toys for Tots in the days of used toys being donated and the local Marine Reserve building was used as a Santa’s Workshop (cleaning and repairing the toys). Always a great excuse to clean out your kids toy boxes every year πŸ™‚

    • catarina says:

      Jeez. Cue up the “Mr. Grinch” music.

  6. tommy says:

    Hollywoods foot-in-mouth disease continues. Sean Penn joins a candle light vigil for Hugo Chavez, who he says is an “inspiration”. They sure do love all who hate America. In other news, Jenna Bush Hager is preggers. When the Brit royals announce their news, our royals follow. Lol

  7. votermom says:

    cutest mall santa pic ever

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Just the other day I was wondering about the Pakastani doctor who helped the Seals nab OBL ….. update

    We should have given him asylum after the take down.

    • Somebody says:

      Yes we should have allowed him to come here with his family. That was the least that we could do. I wonder how his family is supporting itself now?

      Maybe we Americans should start an indigogo account for his family and his defense. I mean honestly if we can raise $600,000 for that bus monitor imagine how much our grateful nation could raise for this man. The only issue I see is how to keep the Pakistan government from confiscating the funds……..but definitely something to think about. That’s the only way I know to show this man we the people are grateful, because our administration certainly isn’t projecting our feelings.

  9. votermom says:

    I don’t know what’s up with edge of forever but apparently I am now “the enemy”. Jayzuz.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Doesn’t she live in Manhattan ? I don’t know any poor people who live in NYC πŸ˜‰

    • Karma says:

      How dare you not drink the OWS kool-aid.

      Haven’t they realized yet that OWS only purpose was to occupy their thoughts, time, and money vs supporting candidates to run against Obama? Even worse, Edge knows about primary games with Obama and still hasn’t put it together.

      • myiq2xu (D) says:

        I have come to the conclusion that quite a few of our old PUMA friends don’t have all their oars in the water. That’s really not surprising considering that neither do the rest of us. But it does create a lot of WTF? moments and conversations.

        So there is no point in trying to figure them out.

        We’re not really here in the blogosphere. We are all just inmates shuffling around inside an asylum, loaded up on thorazine and enjoying a particularly vivid group hallucination. Just go with it.

  10. yttik says:

    Congratulations on the kid! I have two who should be getting bachelor’s this year. It’s kind of funny because they’re five years apart, but they’re now both at the same place in school at the same time.

  11. I am ROFLMAO! University of California changes its logo and a brouhaha ensues. But here is the description of the OLD logo

    Here’s the background: for 144 years, the 10 campuses have been collectively represented by a traditional-looking, round logo with a β€œLet There Be Light” motto, a drawing of an open book and a radiating star.

    Uhm. I haven’t seen it- but let’s see, “Let there be light”- Christian Bible quote. Radiating Star. Christian symbol. Open Book. Could be Christian- and with the other two- definitely.
    All three of those symbols together SCREAM Christian. (Wonder how many famous Masters paintings I could find with those three symbols?) I guess the libs out there didn’t think of that before they started protesting the “new” logo.

  12. driguana says:

    Happy 12/12/12
    12+12+12=36=9 (numerological speaking)
    12x12x12=1728=18=9 (neurologically speaking)
    In the ancient art of numerology a 9 signifies “universality and love of humankind”
    so here you go…

    • votermom says:

      off to play those numbers now – 12, 9, 20 (for 2012), 21 (reverse 12), and 11 (my kid sez)
      I need one more – either 36 (12+12+12) or 16 (for Pope Benedict XVI)
      (or maybe 13 for the Pope since he is the 265th Pope. Hm

      • HELENK says:

        the numbers i usually play are

        4 – 6 – 9 – 11 – 12 —-13

        combinations of kids and grandkids and my birthdays. it is six birthdays


        I have won money on these numbers at the keno machine in casinos.
        feel free to try them and good luck

    • myiq2xu says:

      12+12+12 = 6+6+6 x 2

      • elliesmom says:

        Actually, not. The left side of your equation equals 36 and the right side of the equation equals 24. “Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally”. You can kick the math/science teacher off your blog now. 8-p

    • angienc says:

      Nice. I’m stealing your numerology stuff & adding my own video for FB:

      • driguana says:

        awesome…Lovelight is a great song, too….9fully appropriate! Even Mickey Hart is pointing at the big 9!

        • angienc says:

          Glad you approve — I made sure to find one with Pigpen singing lead.

        • angienc says:

          BTW — that’s Phil pointing, not Mickey — I’m on a first name basis with the Dead πŸ˜‰

          • myiq2xu says:

            I can’t really picture you in beads and tie-dye, traveling the country with a bunch of Deadheads in a psychedelic VW van.

          • angienc says:

            That’s because I never was –well, I did follow the Dead one summer (1991) but it was in a Honda Accord (the hatch back style they no longer make — it was pre-Civic days & looked more like the Civic does now). But beads & tie-dye isn’t required to be a Deadhead. I was mainly in jeans, tanks & tennis shoes (I often put roses in my long, brown hair, though– all the other Deadheads in the parking lot pre-show LOVED that ). πŸ™‚

        • angienc says:

          Just in case you don’t get the roses reference:

  13. votermom says:

  14. catarina says:

    The crazed mall shooter still not named.
    Wonder why?

  15. HELENK says:

    only in California would they make laws that give homeless cell phones and now grant the right to urinate on sidewalks

  16. HELENK says:

    first a fish, now a really big lizard named obama

  17. votermom says:

    We were talking about that burglar who called 911

  18. HELENK says:

    all this guy was doing was trying to make a living. you go where the crowd is to sell hotdogs. he was not taking either side.
    there has to be some good union people who feel nothing but shame for actions like this

  19. HELENK says:

    this made me laugh

    Iowa Hawk

    David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

    Can’t wait for the Pope to totally pwn a troll with some Latin snark. #LOL #SPQR #INRI

  20. gxm17 says:

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, myiq!

  21. votermom says:

    ICYMI gawker wins the “fascist propaganda machine award”

    Do We Really Have to Condemn the Union Protestor Who Punched Fox News Comedian Steven Crowder?
    Good, serious progressives are supposed to condemn violence as a political tactic, because it’s wrong and in many cases counterproductive. But do we really need to condemn the union protestor who socked Fox News comedian Steven Crowder in the jaw?

    Steven Crowder, the frequent Fox News contributor and YouTube comedia behind videos like “MARIJUANA!! The Truth!” and “HOLLYWOOD BIGOTRY! (Jon Stewart Busted),” was in Michigan yesterday, to visit in the pro-union protests over the governor’s shady signing of a union-busting “right to work” law.

    He wanted to “provoke” people into “rational thought and civil debate,” he told Fox & Friends this morning. Instead he ended up inserting himself in the middle of a tense argument between protestors and staffers of Americans for Prosperity, the anti-union group funded by libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch. And then he got punched in the face, for reasons that have been edited out of the video. Below, two photos of his injuries, which he tweeted immediately:

    “I literally believe, Sean, that if I had defended myself at all, even flicked a small little jab, that they would have killed me where I stood,” he told Sean Hannity later that night. This morning, understanding in some lizard-brain capacity that elaborate performances of masculinity are as important to Team Conservative as stereotypes of violent union “thugs,” Crowder literally challenged his puncher to “a legal, sanctioned mixed martial arts bout” on Fox & Friends:

    Tony, we know who you are, come forward. I am offering you an ultimatum right now. You come forward, I press charges, you will go to jail. Or β€” since you like to sucker punch people β€” I will allow you to face me in the people’s octagon, in a legal, sanctioned mixed martial arts bout, where we can settle it man-to-man, one-on-one. And all of the money that’s been raised to find you, I will match it if you beat me and give it to a union of your choice. It’s your choice: jail or face me like a man. Send your answer on Twitter.

    I have a third solution: Steven, stop whining, take your licks, and accept that getting hit in the face is a hazard of inserting yourself in the middle of an argument between billionaire-funded know-nothing ideologues and people whose livelihoods and stability are being threatened by the insatiable greed of the super-rich and the blind extremism of their wooden-headed political allies. In exchange, liberals will buy you a band-aid for the cut on your forehead and re-iterate that Punching Is Bad. Sound good? Send your answer on Twitter.

    • angienc says:

      So the argument seems to be some words *do* warrant a sucker punch. Yep, that seems to be the vile prog view of the world — people who disagree with them *deserve* to be beat down. It isn’t like we haven’t seen that (figuratively) in action the last 2 elections (i.e., they made a family man happily married for 40 years to the same women, successful & generous with his time & money without a hint of scandal & turned him into a murderer, felon & tax cheat — and it’s amazing that I’m not being hyperbolic when I write that). So what’s the big deal seeing it literally?

      The vile progs also have an issue with the “obviously edited” video showing Crowder getting punched. Funny how they didn’t have a problem with the “obviously edited” (and illegally recorded) Romney 47% video — in fact, when they were forced to admit the tape was edited they claimed the camera was “accidentally turned off” *right in the middle* of Romney’s 47% remarks but that was OK because it was only for “about 2 minutes.” Not like there could have been clarifying/mitigating remarks in those “about 2 minutes” from Romney. Nope, in fact, the MSM flooded the zone with that “obviously edited” video, never mentioning the missing minutes or the fact that because of the tape would be deemed “not credible” in a court of law, etc.

      Fuckety fuck fuck fuck!

  22. votermom says:

    wife-beating scum

    • yttik says:

      Arrrgg, she has a broken nose and skull fracture and he gets to plea down to probation!

      And this is the same moron that got caught on video tape discussing how to commit voter fraud.

      Maybe his tallywager will accidentally fall in a food processor.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      A chip off the old block.

  23. HELENK says:

    delphia tweeted:
    #BREAKING: 37 Philadelphia schools may be closed or consolidated due to budget cuts, according to an NBC10 source

  24. foxyladi14 says:

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, myiq! and
    Congratulations on the kid! You are blessed. πŸ™‚

  25. HELENK says:

    BREAKING: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify on #Benghazi attack on December 20th

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