It’s Wednesday!


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101 Responses to It’s Wednesday!

  1. votermom says:

    hijacking the #GOPFilms tag

  2. swanspirit says:

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  4. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Love this newfangled stuff. Just got off Skype with a friend who lives in Scotland. He said since late last night the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling. The temperature is dropping way below zero and the north wind is increasing to near gale force. His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and just stare. He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.

  5. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Downton Abbey season III finale spoiler alert: Chocolate @@ Brownie ### Fudgies !!@@##@@#!!. (pardon french, couldn’t watch till last night)

    • votermom says:

      I accidentally saw a spoiler and stopped watching halfway. Waiting to get my nerve back. *scared*

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        My beloved ranted and raged for a long time before stopping and laughing, saying “Wow!…….it’s only a story”.

        • elliesmom says:

          Sometimes a character outlives his usefulness. When you’ve saved the abbey from financial ruin, set it on a path to sustainability, and produced a male heir, what’s left for you to do? If they might want to bring the character back someday, he disappears, but if he has a contract to star in something else. then you might as well kill him off. I love Downton Abbey, but it’s a soap opera filled with lots of deus ex machina. Someone posted a cartoon on my FB page about a new PBS pledge drive – “Send us money or we’ll kill off another Downton Abbey character!”

        • votermom says:

          show her this

        • indigogrrl1 says:

          I maintain until there is a funeral scene there is hope.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          Thanks, VM. She’s ROFL! Sez she’s gonna send it out on her crafting sites.

  6. piper says:

    VM, thx for sharing the hilarious tweets.

    The prez genius trying to backtrack on something he wanted, got and now wants to blame others for his stupidity.

    • yttik says:

      That was kind of funny. Even liberals were like, oh hell no! Sheriffs were saying, I hope you have a lot of money to pay us with because half this state is armed! We’ll be doing nothing but home visits on weapons owners.

      It was just a ridiculous assault on people’s freedom and liberty but it was also such a logistical and bureaucratic nightmare, it had to go.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Oh, no! Whatever will the nation DO?

      • HELENK says:

        has anyone ever figured out how much a smaller all volunteer military and using civilian contractors has cost this country?

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          No, but would you really want to rely on warriors from the Occupy class? Contracting, if done properly, can save money Of course when done the way our current governing class operates it only becomes a slimy way to repay political debts

  7. HELENK says:

    backtrack’s cyber report a lot of hot air signifying nothing

  8. wmcb says:

    Long, but extremely good and very interesting piece about the rise of online education, and what it might mean both for education and for society.

    And as an aside, one of the things I look for in articles about policy issues and societal changes anymore is the sense to realize that just because someting is good, or something we likely ought to do, or something that is going to happen regardless, does not make it without consequence. Every major societal upheaval or governmental change has far-flung effects. Some of those effects are going to inevitably be bad – at least for some individuals. It doesn’t necessarily mean we ought to not do the thing in question, but have your eyes open.

    One of the maxims I live by is that everything in life is a trade-off of some kind. Everything. Whether getting married, or passing a piece of legislation, or deciding to move, or tearing down restrictive societal traditions. Everything is a trade-off. Always. Even when it’s worth it, the trade-off still exists.

    • HELENK says:

      I taught my kids that every choice has a consequence. If you pick a red M&M you do not get the green M&M. it is one of the most important lessons in life

      • wmcb says:

        Absolutely. This is one of the major reasons that I fell out with the progs. I don’t do utopian visions. I cannot believe in all benefit, no cost. Even GOOD things have a corresponding cost.

    • votermom says:

      That was interesting. Made me go and check out edX.

  9. HELENK says:

    now the female side of the happy wandering couple will be traveling the country costing us a bundle

  10. votermom says:

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Going out in a limb here but if Murkowski’s involved there’s more to it than “life-saving” involved. Somebody’s ox is being prepared to be gored and $$$ is involved.

  11. HELENK says:

    this is the second part of a post on bomber billy ayers and the weatherman underground

  12. HELENK says:

    Is there a pattern here??
    no guns for women’s self defense

    start them young to learn to be disarmed

  13. HELENK says:

    new advice to schools confront shooter

    but the government want gun free zones so what do you confront them with?

  14. foxyladi14 says:

    From the comments.

    You should only be able to vote, using a pyxis-like machine that reads your thumbprint, and if you try to vote more than once, it won’t register, and you are arrested on the spot for voter fraud.

    We’d never have a democrat President in office again. 😆

    • DandyTiger says:

      Nah, we’d still have the parties go back and forth. It doesn’t take long for everyone to get sick of a party when they’re in power.

    • HELENK says:

      never want a one party system in this country.
      would like two good strong parties that have ideas and views that help this country and make and keep it strong.
      we do not have that now.

    • votermom says:

      I think voter fraud falls under attempting to overthrow the govt & should be classed as treason.
      Off with their heads.

  15. HELENK says:

    didn’t they just announce that Head Start did not work? so why this?

    • elliesmom says:

      Because it’s a way of providing “free” daycare. It will start out 1/2 day, but then when it makes no difference long term, it will be because the kids weren’t there for enough hours, and it will go to full day. Kindergarten went to full day, not because it was better educationally. It was just a logistics nightmare for working parents to have to arrange for their kids to be moved from school to daycare. Back in the “olden days” when I went to school, only kids whose moms had paying jobs went to kindergarten in my town. The rest of us were given a lunch and sent out to play. Yet somehow we did just as well in first grade, and graduated and went off to college.

      • votermom says:

        PreK correlates to better grades in school right now because kids who go to preK now tend to have parents who a) can afford to spend money on their kids and b) care about their kids schooling. In other words it’s a self-selected sample of kids with academically involved parents.
        Parents who don’t care about how their kids do in school are not going to start caring just because the govt puts said kids in preK.
        They’ll just have more free time to self-indulge.

        • wmcb says:

          It’s why HeadStart made no appreciable difference after the first year or so. Studies showed that by 3rd grade, any benefit was gone. Because it’s the environment at home, that either values learning or not, that has a slow inexorable effect, not what program the child is in at what early age.

        • elliesmom says:

          My mom and dad didn’t go to college. Mom graduated from high school, and my dad got his GED in the army. But I learned to read so young I don’t remember ever not being able to read. Because they cared about education, and you can’t pass a law that makes that happen.

        • votermom says:

          My oldest sister taught me to read. It was a point of family pride to her that we should all know how to read before starting kinder. I remember her little chalkboard that she used for my lessons. She must have been 12 or 13. LOL.

  16. SHV says:

    “WASHINGTON — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s advice for self-defense: Buy a shotgun, not an assault rifle.

    Biden, who is spearheading a push for President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals, dispensed this off-the-cuff tip for protecting life and property during an online question-and-answer session on Facebook on Tuesday.

    The vice president has not one but two shotguns that he says he keeps in a locked cabinet at his house in his home state of Delaware, and he has given his wife, Jill, explicit instructions on how to deal with any would-be intruder.”
    If Jill Biden has a shotgun for self defense than must be what the Obama admin. recommends for us folks. I guess Al will be getting one of these in her Easter basket this year.

  17. myiq2xu says:

    If you were wondering where I am, the guy from Comcast just left.

    I got a combo upgrade. Internet – phone – cable.

    Apparently I now rule the world with one little remote.

  18. votermom says:

    he he he he

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  20. HELENK says:

    Both Mitt and Sarah will be there. I hope there will be video or it will be on C_SPAN

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  24. angienc (D) says:

    Anyone seen this bullshit from fake-feminist/real misogynist Amanda Marcotte today?


    Reality if you pull a gun on a rapist: You freak out, correctly afraid of going to jail if you shoot, he takes it from you, completes rape.

    You can read the rest on Twitcy or go to her twitter time line if you feel the need to loose brain cells:

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