Another Lame Excuse For A Post


My nose got stuck in a book last night so all you get this morning is an open thread. I would like to discuss the Detroit Debacle later on today or tomorrow after I get a chance to get up to speed on it. I am also mulling over a post on what a “post-racial” society would look like.

The Zimmerman trial has been a huge squirrel the past few weeks. There than the stupid and asinine reactions to the verdict there really haven’t been any new developments since last weekend. While we (“I”) have been obsessing over the case there have been some more important topics that slid past us with little or no notice.

Other big stories we missed:

It appears that Kanye West went Trayvon on some pooperazzi yesterday. Obama nominated the guy who made racial profiling the official NYPD policy to be the new head of Big Sister. Satanists desecrated the grave of Fred Phelps’ mother. Apparently you can get excommunicated from Scientology for bad-mouthing Tom Cruise. The mayor of San Diego is a real Weiner.

This is an open thread. As if we ever stay on topic around here anyway.


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89 Responses to Another Lame Excuse For A Post

  1. elliesmom says:

    It’s supposed to rain here today. The weather channel says 1:00 PM. I don’t know if I can wait that long.

    • Jadzia says:

      It’s like that here too. So horrifically hot and humid, unfortunately we have no rain in sight. I tore my meniscus last year, have not gotten around to having it fixed, and can barely walk today it hurts so much and husband is being a jerk about me taking a tylenol. : (

  2. yttik says:

    Your posts are never lame. Our weather has been gorgeous, nearly 80 and a cool breeze all day.

    • elliesmom says:

      It’s been in the high nineties here for well over a week with brutal humidity. It feels more like Savannah than Boston. We have air conditioning, but I feel like I’ve been trapped in my house. We went to the movies yesterday just to not be home. After the rain today we’re supposed to return to the high 70’s, low eighties, When it happens, we’ll turn the air conditioning off and move back outside to the deck.And Ellie will get her long walks again.

      • Somebody says:

        I guess everything is relative Elliesmom. Your weather sounds like a typical summer in Florida, LOL!

        We’ve had the same weather and we’ve been out gardening, pressure washing the house, cleaning out the garage, living life.

        Now if by chance any of that white stuff came down during the winter. Well then we’d be house bound, even if it was only an inch or two. It would be the apocalypse! (To be fair partly because there is absolutely no equipment here to clear the roads)

        • elliesmom says:

          My husband has been trying to talk me into retiring to the Savannah area. It’s a city I love – in October, January, even May, but I’m not in love with hot and humid summers, and I have no interest in leaving the family and friends behind. One of my high school friends let her husband talk her into a SC retirement, and then died and left her all alone there. I threatened to die first and leave my husband in the same place, but he didn’t bat an eyelash. The one upside to this heat wave happening in the first summer of his retirement, though, is I haven’t heard anything about Savannah all week.

    • Anthony says:

      Even hell is cooler than NYC…

      It’s brutal, and people are getting a little crazy….

      • leslie says:

        It’s been like hell in chicago the past week – temps in the 90’s humidity in the high range. Finally, there was a huge thunderstorm last night. This morning the heat and humidity still cloaked the neighborhood. I don’t have air conditioning and with the construction in my kitchen, there is nothing but heat and dirt everywhere. Breathing has become exhausting and my coughing is unbearably tiring. I can’t wait for fall.

  3. yttik says:

    Something that strikes me as kind of funny, there are blogs that want sources, links, proof of everything you post. I can do that, I love posting links. (Of course,many fauxgressive blogs just want your links so they can spend all their time discrediting your sources to avoid addressing the subject matter.)

    What makes me laugh is when somebody posts a personal opinion and people start demanding links. Any post that begins with “I believe, I think, I feel, or IMO,” can not be backed up with links and verified. But oh no, this logic doesn’t stop some people, they will link to their own blog where their own opinions have already been posted, as if, there it is, there’s the verification for my own opinion!

    • Lulu says:

      It is the absence of critical thinking skills. You have to wonder how they have managed not to be run over or fell out of a window. I always wonder if they get hurt a lot, step on rakes, stick their fingers in light sockets, stuff like that.

    • elliesmom says:

      What strikes me as kind of funny are the people who are blog guests and demand the blog host chase off all of the people who have differing opinions. “This is a liberal blog. Too many conservatives have infiltrated. You need to make them leave.” Like who wants to read an echo chamber every day? And then there are the guests who complain their host is consistent with her positions. And who wants to read Althouse now she’s closed her blog to comments? It was her comments that made it a rich blog. On the other hand, a blog host who doesn’t get out the troll spray every now and then can’t complain when the non-trolls decide they have better places to be. Hosting a blog is hard work. Makes you wonder why anyone does it. 😉

  4. votermom says:

    hash tag game

  5. votermom says:

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    • gram cracka says:

      Obama’s grandmother was the inspiration for my blog moniker “typical gram cracker”, shortened to “gram cracker” and now revised to “gram cracka.”

      The 1880 census reports that my greatgrandfather was white, but his wife looked like a mulatto. Since I may have some African or Native American ancestors I’m more of a graham cracker than a typical white cracker.

  6. yttik says:

    A city council not far from me is having an interesting debate about cyberbullying and civility. By “interesting,” I mean entertaining for it’s stupidity and immaturity. It’s dominated by three women, one who sent an email quipping about having picked up a member of her support staff in a “dive bar” to help her fight the “evil cafeteria lady.” Much of the council is horrified by the “obscenity and bullying” shown and is working to draft regulations against it.

    I really want to give them all a time out or a juice box and a nap.

    I’m starting to believe that people need to be assaulted more often, so they understand what a real attack actually is 🙂 I kid you not, I came very close to smacking one of my FB friends upside the head when she repeatedly complained about being “threatened and assaulted.” Uh,… somebody posted that they “hope you get struck by a meteor.” People really need to learn the difference between “unfriendly” and “assault.”

    • Constance says:

      And the cure is continuing to work. But many people who are just starting dementia may retire early because they keep making mistakes and just can’t do the job anymore. So more likely people who are able to continue working their job don’t have dementia and many who retire early do so because due to early dementia they just can’t work.

      • Jadzia says:

        The other sort of unintended(?) consequence of encouraging people to stay in the job market forever is that the younger folks can’t ever move up, and the folks who are younger still aren’t able to get that first job, because people in, say, their 30s are still stuck at entry level or just above. So there are more policy issues to consider than just those that directly affect the elderly.

  7. DandyTiger says:

    On MSNBC with that crazy MHP host, some guy ranted about how being color blind is evil and the worst thing that could happen. That black people don’t want to be treated like white people. They want to be treated specially. Oops, let the cat out of the bag there.

    It seems the new fear coming to light, because there is a lot less anger and interest over the Zimmerman verdict in the US and in the black community than they would like, is that the next generation is more color blind and have moved on from these old issues. That seems to scare the shit out of some people.

  8. votermom says:

    Mark Steyn puts Detroit in perspective

    …To achieve this level of devastation, you usually have to be invaded by a foreign power.
    …The tunnel from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan, is now a border between the First World and the Third World — or, if you prefer, the developed world and the post-developed world. To any American time-transported from the mid 20th century, the city’s implosion would be literally incredible: Were he to compare photographs of today’s Hiroshima with today’s Detroit, he would assume Japan won the Second World War after nuking Michigan. Detroit was the industrial powerhouse of America, the “arsenal of democracy,” and in 1960 the city with the highest per capita income in the land. Half a century on, Detroit’s population has fallen by two-thirds, and in terms of “per capita income,” many of the shrunken pool of capita have no income at all beyond EBT cards.

  9. 49erDweet says:

    Unless it’s too late, has anyone compared Windsor, Ontario’s crime, economic and ethnicity stats to Detroit, MI’s? I realize they are waaaaay too far apart physically, because they are in two different countries, but they do sort of share that auto industry connection and there might be a teensy bit of value in doing a few comps.

  10. votermom says:

  11. 49erDweet says:

    OK, just a teensy bit of sarc, too. Sorry.

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    They do look like him. :lol

  13. SHV says:

    “Unless it’s too late, has anyone compared Windsor, Ontario’s crime, economic and ethnicity stats to Detroit, MI’s?”
    Just looked up Detroit demographics….2010…10.6% of the population is “White” (7% non-Hispanic white), I suspect that in 2013, that % is less than 10%/5%. That is hard to believe.

  14. helenk3 says:

    this video is graphic

    • 49erDweet says:

      Thanks, Helen. They’re on their way up to Bass Lake for an annual reunion and then on over to the coast to drop ;by here for a brief visit. Thanks, though. I’ve been keeping up on the coverage up there, too. Still have friends up there. The fire itself has confined itself to mostly unpopulated wildland where bobcats and mountain lions rule the roost.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    From The TCH Classical Cultural (cough) Corner …. O Fortuna with lyrics translated ….. You’re welcome 😉

  16. DandyTiger says:

    So what happened to all the massive, society changing, rallies today?

  17. swanspirit says:

  18. swanspirit says:

    Teens with Free Zimmerman bumper sticker slaughtered in Jacksonville

    Update: Police just made an arrest and say more arrests should come shortly. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is calling it an armed robbery and not a hate crime, even though it appears nothing was stolen.

    Two white teenagers were murdered in the parking lot of a Golden Corral in Jacksonville, FL. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office says they were killed by multiple perpetrators, and that they have a photo of the suspect’s car. There were also multiple witnesses. However, they have not released any information or description of the suspects or the suspect’s car.

    Family and friends took to social media to report that the brothers had a “Free Zimmerman” bumper sticker on their truck. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issued a statement denying that the killings were related to the Zimmerman trial.

  19. driguana says:

    Interesting…we were discussing the issue of assimilation yesterday…especially in Europe and France…well, here you go…

    • Jadzia says:

      Ridiculous. I realized how f*cked France is in terms of dealing with its radicalized Muslim population the first time I tried to take a visiting Jewish relative to Friday night services at what I believe is the only synagogue in Bordeaux. They won’t even let you in the door unless you make an appointment with the secretary earlier in the week, to which you are required to bring I.D. (passport if you’re not French) and attestation from a rabbi at your “home” synagogue to prove that you are actually Jewish. And the synagogue has bouncers who look like Secret Service agents (complete with the earpieces) to enforce that policy. It was really shocking.

      I am not sure whether the Jewish community had to put these drastic measures (this was at a truly historic, beautiful synagogue that was, at least at one time, a major tourist attraction) into place after the rabbi and children were murdered in Toulouse, or whether it’s always been this way.

      That said, I can’t see the government backing down on this, if only as a matter of self-preservation at a time when Hollande’s government has disappointed pretty much everybody who voted for him. If that law gets changed, either Sarkozy makes a comeback or Marine LePen’s National Front instantly becomes a contender to seize some real power, and then the fanatics will be in a real world of hurt. Unfortunately, so will the vast majority of peaceful and law-abiding immigrants.

      • DandyTiger says:

        That completely sucks. Seems like a few other EU countries are having the same dilemmas. They tend to be liberal, letting any crazies in and giving them status. And even though they want to self hate and want the new immigrants to be worshiped as better, getting slaughter by them makes that difficult. What’s a self hating liberal to do? OK, I might be going to hell for that. 🙂

  20. swanspirit says:

  21. DandyTiger says:

    Too hot even for the ice cream truck:

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