Friday Morning Open Thread


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65 Responses to Friday Morning Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:

    JT Hatter:

    We live in a nation whose Supreme Court ruled that abortion is Constitutionally protected because women have a right to privacy. If privacy is so important that children can be legally killed to protect it, then how in the world can the Obama administration deprive us of all that we have?

  2. votermom says:

    Asia news has the clearest account of the 14 yo being killed in Syria

    • myiq2xu says:

      Those are the same people Obama wants to help.

      • votermom says:

        Consider also the irony that the start of the Arab Spring is frequently credited to a street vendor in Tunisia setting himself on fire in protest of govt harassment.
        Circle of effing Islamic public life.

      • votermom says:

    • votermom says:

      Giuliani said as a result of the United States not intervening earlier in the conflict, there is a “vacuum” in Syria that has been filled by the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra and Russia.

      “If you arm them, they have, their leader has announced, their next target after Syria is the United States of America,” he said.

      “(Obama’s) got himself into a real pickle,” Giuliani continued. “This is what happens when you leave a vacuum and you have an America that doesn’t want to be aggressive, that doesn’t want to act.”

      Giuliani said he was in favor of intervention a year and a half go.

      “It seemed to me then we had a chance — the rebel groups that were more legitimate rebel groups groups that were really just reacting to the oppression and corruption of the Assad regime, we had a good chance of forming them, we had a good chance of controlling them,” Giuliani said. “I don’t know where the notion of leading from behind came from. Leading from behind is called following.

  3. yttik says:

    An open thread, huh? Oh man, we have got to do something about stupid people! Seriously, it’s an epidemic. And mean people, too! The pointlessly rude and willfully stupid have got to go! I can’t ever run for public office, because if I won there would be fines and jail time and repeat offenders would be sent to Cuba.

    • elliesmom says:

      If I won political office, I’d bring back the stocks in the town square.

    • myiq2xu says:

      God loves stupid people. That’s why He made so many of them.

    • leslie says:

      yttik ~ The willfully stupid, rude, toxic person in my life announced yesterday that she is retiring. It was the highlight of this year. She then went on to say that it had been a hard year for her after losing her father “and all”. (Yes, I know how hard that is. My mother died 2 years ago this week while I stood by her bedside. And when I returned from my time off, this soulless person asked if I’d had a “good time on my vacation”.When reminded of the reason for my absence she said, “Well after that did you have fun?”) I’m hoping I live long enough to actually see her last day with us. Because if this is just a cruel joke, I’ll send her to Cuba with your repeat offenders.

      • Jadzia says:

        I used to work with somebody like that. By the time I finally got up the gumption to quit, I truly believed that she was not, in fact, a widow, but rather that her husband was simply hiding.

        • myiq2xu says:

          During my second marriage I really did consider faking my death.

          They say married men live longer, but they don’t want to.

        • Jadzia says:

          well, if we’re going to be honest, i seriously considered disappearing during my first marriage. turns out that it would have been the right decision.

  4. lildoggy4u says:

    I don’t want anyone to click the link so I’m not putting it in. But I goggled (sorry) Bill Maher joking about Trig just to see if that was only being reported by so-called conservative blogs or if any MSM had covered it and 1st link that pops up is Taylor Marsh defending Maher’s comment with “he’s a comedian”. How far she has fallen when her blog’s headline reads that she is an advocate for women, etc. Some people make me want to puke and she is one of them.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Sarah Palin is an unperson, which means she is also unwoman. Such creatures have no souls and they can be attacked, insulted, mistreated and/or abused with impunity.

    • leslie says:

      TM is a non-entity. She only takes up room in my head when mentioned in comments. I’m not surprised by anything she says any more. TM is a “she” right?

    • yttik says:

      Unpersons unite!

      As to Bill Maher, I’m praying he gets his tallywager slammed in a revolving door.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Political correctness kills comedy and Bill Maher referring to Trig as “retarded,” in what is being described as “mocking,” without hearing the whole context, is worthless. Some people may think even talking about Trig should be off limits, but this is comedy, not a political debate.

      I can’t imagine a context in which calling a 5 year old with Downs Syndrome “retarded” would be funny.

    • driguana says:

      What makes it even worse, of course, is as a comedian Maher is not funny. I find him repulsive. And as the father of a remarkable Down Syndrome son, I can guarantee you that my son’s sense of humor far surpasses Maher’s. I remember Obama’s “Special Olympics” remark, too, about his bowling prowess and and can also guarantee you that my son would kick Obama’s ass on the bowling alley and probably on the golf course as well.

      Vile progs are just that….vile.

      I wish people would stop listening to Maher and giving him any ink as that’s what he seems to thrive on. Since he is not funny, he has to be insulting. That little red headed, female, comedian twit, who’s name I can’t recall as I don’t watch those things, also seems to be in the same league.

      From what I have seen of how the Palin family associates with Trig, I have nothing but great respect for all of them. Most people have no idea what it is like to travel in the world of the mentally or physically different…the stares, the ridicule, the attitude, it’s quite disgusting….and there is no question that our world is full of challenges that most people probably couldn’t even deal with.

      I made a comment here the other day about Maher being “rat butt ugly” and someone got on my case about picking on his physical appearance. I didn’t mean it in that regard. I meant that he is an “unattractive” person….that means on all levels!

  5. votermom says:

    My sick guessing game of the day:
    Guess what demographic before you click on the link
    A small business owner in St Louis pulled out a gun and shot dead all three of his employees after an argument and then killed himself, it was revealed Thursday.

  6. leslie says:

    I’m going to work now. Willfully stupid co-worker does not work on Fridays. TGIF.

  7. votermom says:

  8. wmcb says:

    From an Ace commenter. This pretty much echoes how I feel this morning:

    I think people had better wake the hell up and understand something. That we are not a constitutional republic anymore. I don’t know what we are. I’m not saying we’re the most oppressive regime on the face of the earth either, but we are not a constitutional republic anymore. When you look at the first amendment, the assault on free speech under these campaign laws, the assault on religious groups, under the first amendment. When you look at the effort to create a registry under the second amendment on guns. When you look at the fourth and fifth amendments turned on their heads, the ninth and tenth amendments, they pretend they don’t even exist. We have a chief justice of the Supreme Court who twists the words of the commerce clause and the meaning of tax in order to uphold Obamacare. This is lawlessness. And at some point we need to unravel this federal government, unravel the ruling class and push power back to the states, municipalities, and the people, or we’re going to get more of this.

    If we are talking Overton windows here, we may need to push for full-on libertarian and states rights, just to have a shot at rolling things back by even one fourth. It’s that bad, IMO.

    • votermom says:

      I think so – we need dedicated “tear it all down” libertarians / small govt people to even make the tiniest dent in massive bureacracy..

    • Underwhelmed says:

      The only time that scum-sucking bastard in the WH told you guys the truth was when he said he wanted to change the country. Or was that his dreadful wife?Either way … it’s about the only time you weren’t lied to.

  9. votermom says:

  10. votermom says:

    Saw this article in the dentist’s waiting room
    What is Causing Iran’s Spike in MS Cases?

    Vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunlight could be an unexpected long-term consequence of the Iranian revolution

    Multiple sclerosis has skyrocketed in Tehran, increasing almost sevenfold between 1989 and 2005. In Iran’s central province of Isfahan, the incidence nearly tripled from 2005 to 2009. Now Oxford University researchers suggest, for the first time, that the 1979 Iranian Revolution may deserve some of the blame for the extraordinary jump. They say the revolutionary mandate for modest dress and head coverings for women may have inadvertently fueled the increase by limiting their exposure to sunlight.

    • yttik says:

      I live in the MS capital of the world. No burkas, but it is dark and gloomy here much of the year. We’ve long suspected there may be a relationship between lack of sunlight and MS.

      A few years ago I had my vitamin D levels checked and I didn’t have any. It was amazing how much better I felt once I started taking D. Also really aggravating, doctors tend to assume all women are suffering from depression. Tired, achy, female? Must be depression!

      • votermom says:

        I wonder how much sunblock & skin cancer scares have contributed to bad health worldwide.
        (For the record, I’ve had skin cancer – and I’m a religious sunblovk wearer)


    Read the article. It boils down to: Snowden is lying, and besides, he’s a high school flunkie, thus you shouldn’t trust his info. It’s not as bad as he says. But, at the same time, he’s also a traitor, and we are all very, very fearful, and you should be too. Not that you can trust that lying flunkie, mind you.

    If nothing else, I love what Snowden haze done to the denizens of our power structure. It is Keystone Kops 101 in Washington right now.

  12. votermom says:

    In honor of Flag Day, the full version of the Star Spangled Banner

  13. 49erDweet says:

    OT. So THIS is what It feels like to be as old as Clint.
    Time for a nap…….

  14. HELENK says:

    in backtrack’s world you can no longer call them the “founding fathers”

  15. Internal Exile says:

    I don’t know why a citizen of Equestria would be saluting the US flag, but Happy Flag Day! :mrgreen:

  16. Underwhelmed says:

    A really special person I know died tonight in an accident. For various reasons I can’t be too specific, but for those of you so inclined if you could say a prayer for a dear soul who departed life too soon, it’d be appreciated.

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