Tuesday Open Thread


Still Trayvon-free.

I promise to write a real post later.

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88 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread

  1. driguana says:

    Takeovers….not really trayvonic.
    These kind of things are really annoying. Someone should have made a sign that read: “No we’re not. You are!” with an arrow pointing to her. I’ve now seen this posted on a number of prog sites as if it were a conservative person. Time to fight fire with fire.

  2. Lulu says:

    “The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy. Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth, even as the new poll found that just 37 percent of the respondents approved of his handling of the economy, while 56 percent disapproved.”

    “Overall, the poll found Obama’s job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April’s 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April’s 46 percent.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/22/197361/poll-obamas-job-approval-plunges.html#.Ue3Q0D7DVoY#storylink=cpy

    I think he will be in the thirties by September. I don’t think the media can pull him out of the hole any longer. Hell, after the last couple of weeks shenanigans I don’t think the media can pull the media out of a hole either.

    • elliesmom says:

      We don’t need a “national conversation” on jobs. We need a work party. I think we’ve talked about it enough.

      • Lulu says:

        Every time he has “conversation” he nosedives in the polls. He had a “conversation” with himself, about himself, about race and clunked in the polls. He is already at 37 approval on the economy (which is about jobs) and if he just does more “I was unemployed once” nonsense he becomes even more ridiculous. I noticed he has changed over the last week from his planned jawboning on selling Obamacare (“I had no health insurance once” says the President) with employers telling people their hours are being cut and they should tell it to the Obamacare insurance exchange. There will be no work party unless we start one. At this point all we can hope for is a Republican congress in 2015 that starts disassembling what I now think of as Obamacrap.

        • Mary says:

          Honk honk on the Republican Congress.

          41%? Dayum

          Can you believe he’s going to do another jobs pivot (deja vu) in the form of a series of campaign-like speeches? You know damm well they’ll all be blaming the Republicans, in preparation for the midterms, and won’t be about actually fixing, anything.


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    • DandyTiger says:

      why won’t the even Repubs let him create millions of jobs? /snark

    • yttik says:

      I never, ever thought I’d say this, but we need less conversation, less talking, and more leadership.

      Being a lefty for so long, and a girl, it’s always been about the national conversation, raising awareness, talking, talking, talking. LOL, I’ve come full circle because I’m now like, STFU already! Who “talks” about the economy, “talks” about jobs, as if that will solve anything?

    • lyn says:

      Doesn’t Obama realize that his supporters do NOT want to work?

  3. elliesmom says:

    In Boston today the state trooper who released the arrest photos of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber is facing a hearing to decide if he gets to keep his job or not. The article in Rolling Stone was a nothing-burger. If the guy’s face hadn’t been on the cover, there wouldn’t have been anything for anyone to get their panties twisted over. (I wasn’t upset over the cover. None of the groupies who think he’s a rock star are going to make it to the jury. I’ve been voir dired several times.) I want there to be a fair trial, and I want the world to accept the verdict. I suspect the trooper does, too. Why did he have to be such an idiot?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think the objection was a once “cool” rag about the music industry turned a terrorist into a rock star. There’s already a cult of fans built into that coveted 18-34 demo that advertisers are so willing to pay for.

      Yep, that’s the crap driving our media 😦 I subscribed to RS for years until the rappers and obots took over to tell me what was “cool”. Meh.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Speaking of rock stars, these twitter paper.li MT’s make me feel like one 🙂 I keep showing up on them and don’t understand why? I’m just a one person news aggregator 😉 Scroll down to Politics, I feel like a Politico contributor…..Heh.

  5. catarina says:

    Haven’t been around much-did I miss the tampon earrings post??

    Also, just wondering if the *Vote for Women* people who trashed Scott Brown for Lie-a-watha Warren have their checkbooks ready to donate to Liz Cheney’s senate campaign?

    Good morning!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Michelle Malkin pushed back “tampon woman” with “bullet stud” earrings 🙂 AND, I still have no clue what “personal feminine hygiene” products have to do with abortion?

      • That’s what I thought, too. If you’re pregnant you don’t need FH products. If you’ve just had an abortion, you can’t use tampons. But you know, these progressive types just like to be grody and in your face about everything all the time. That’s their whole rhyme and reason.

  6. votermom says:

    Amnesty for scum like these?

    On Wednesday, police in Austin arrested two Mexican nationals who reportedly participated in the gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl on June 29.
    The girl, a runaway, who lives at the Settlement Home for Children, was picked up by three Latino men and driven to the Avalon Arms apartments, where she was raped by a large group of men for several hours, according to police.

    As many as 13 men took turns sexually assaulting the girl. Many cheered and filmed the sickening crime on their cell phones, according to court documents.

    Juan Lozano Ortega, 25, and Edgar Gerardo Guzman Perez, 26, have been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Both are currently being held in the Travis County Jail on immigration detainers.
    KTBC reported:

    “The affidavit states the assault lasted until early into the morning of June 30, then the victim was driven to a nearby neighborhood and told to “find somewhere to go.”

    Police say they were able to track Ortega and Perez from the phone call the girl made to her foster brother with their cell phone. She was able to make it back on her own to the settlement home.

    The girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined her injuries were consistent with her allegations.

    Austin police are currently searching for the other assailants.

    Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Austin Police Department at (512) 974-5750.


  7. Once again the klown, IMO, has shown ‘perfect pitch’ choosing graphics. The whole Obummer administration became one gigantic combover. It’s the perfect symbol for the self-deception running rampant through his entire body of experience (one coukd hardly call it “work”)

  8. Mary says:

    Laugh of the day: Cornell West calling MSNBC the “rent a Negro” network. LOL

  9. elliesmom says:

    There are a lot people writing about the Detroit “situation”. Most of the writing is geared toward what to do about pension and health care obligations to current and future retirees. While I think those discussions are necessary, the outcome isn’t going to be pretty no matter which way the wind blows. Everyone one of us is relying on some financial assistance in retirement based on where we worked, how long we worked, and how much we got paid. If we “bailout” municipalities, do we also bail out states? How about private sector workers whose former companies go bankrupt? What about social security and medicare? This should be the start of a “conversation” we need to have.

    But I’m more interested in talking about what could be done to revive the city itself. Property has become “reasonably priced”. There are mulitple transportation routes into and out of the city. Are there still skilled workers there, or would an industry have to bring workers in from other parts of the country? What kind of tax incentives could be offered to get a few major employers to move in? What could be done to improve the schools so a continuing source of educated workers would be available? Grosse Pointe is still Grosse Pointe. The decay seems to be self-contained in the city. Would the surrounding suburbs each be willing to “annex” part of the city if they were given tax incentives to do it? I think there are some real opportunities for someone to make a lot of money here, and at the same time help the people caught in the trap. But I don’t think the creativity is there in the current leadership.

    • helenk3 says:

      years ago the city of Baltimore sold some homes for a $1. you had to fix them up and live in them for at least 5 years before you could sell them. It gave some who needed a home a chance to have one. it restored a neighborhood. Detroit might want to look into that and maybe it would bring some small businesses back for a tax base and jobs. It did work in Baltimore

    • myiq2xu says:

      A coucilman from Hamtramk or whatever wants to put up a wall to keep Detroiters out of their fair city.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Still like the dig-a-canal-around-it-and-deed-it-back-to-Canada, henceforth to be known as the “North Windsor” solution. Would also save Hamtramck the trouble.

    • 49erDweet says:

      They want to focus only on pensions for two reason.
      1. The visuals are there. Real people who may, at one time, have worked hard.
      2. All other subjects lead even more directly to the elephant-in-the-room, total. abject and probably criminal failure of Democratic leadership, and who in their right mind wants to admit that might have occurred?

      • Somebody says:

        I agree there are deeper issues as to the management or lack thereof regarding the pensions. I could be wrong, but somehow I have a feeling if you start peeling back the layers you will find some kick backs.

        I don’t know my husband’s source, but he was talking about Detroit and he said the average pension is $1,900 per month. He said those getting a public pension in Detroit are not eligible for social security just like federal workers under old defined benefit CSRS. The FERS system put in place for federal workers starting in 1984 forward is a social security/thrift savings based plan. However, those under the defined benefit are not eligible for social security unless they have 30 years of work outside of their public employee career.

        If it is true that those retirees are not eligible for social security then I feel very, very sorry for them because they have nothing. I have no idea through the years what percentage of their income they paid into their retirement plan. I fear that may be part of the problem, politicians basically buying votes by telling people they don’t have to pay anything in or very little. I’ve been shocked by how little some of these states and local governments require employees to pay into their systems. Then they act surprised when the benefits can’t keep up…….really? I bet Detroit is the perfect storm combination of both employees paying too little in (expecting something for nothing) AND corruption in the management of the pension fund.

        As for private pensions of companies that go bankrupt the federal government already absorbs those obligations. It’s called the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. When large companies go bankrupt the PBGC manages the employees pensions. I don’t know exactly how it works, but I do know in the case of Eastern Airlines the retirees get a fraction of what their pensions were supposed to be. What percentage the retirees get may depend on company assets??? It may vary??? I honestly don’t know, except I do know a retired Eastern Airline pilot that ended up going back to work as a pilot and working until he could no longer be a pilot by federal law.

  10. helenk3 says:


    this is a good example of what is called journalism today. only one side reported and the other side ignored for a feel good story

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    once again backtrack ignores laws and gives senate only one day to vet nominees for NLRB.
    I know this is a silly question, but don’t the democrats in congress feel like hey wait a minute we are a separate but equal branch of government? does he have pictures and negatives to hold over their heads to make them kneel down and say “yes master”

    • 49erDweet says:

      That’s actually pretty easy to do. Vetting means “clearing”. If you only have one day, you probably can’t “clear” the person. Vote “Nay”. Case closed.

      Or else obey your master.

  14. helenk3 says:


    today on the capitol steps the names of 1000 signers of a petition to investigate Benghazi will be read out loud. Allen West will speak.

    wonder if the msm will cover it

  15. 49erDweet says:

    Only if a prog infiltrates and disrupts the event, then you can guran-dam-tee it.

  16. helenk3 says:

    Report: President Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive – @AP

    wonder why I do NOT feel too secure with this pick

  17. helenk3 says:


    this happens every day in msm.
    the print media is not even good enough to line birdcages anymore
    the tv msm is just noise and mostly annoying noise

  18. votermom says:


  19. helenk3 says:

    anthony weiner says yeah I did it

  20. helenk3 says:


    WTH is she moving?? I could be a real cat and say even she is not that big

  21. helenk3 says:


    I am not sure what to read into this. demographics or more english speaking not watching tv

    • mothy67 says:

      Shite like that is already being done. Has been for awhile. Small business loans available for new immigrants in areas lacking diversity. Problem is that if there were a need for what is being offered it would be filled. Instead the same type of business as what has just closed comes in lasts a few months and then shuts down. Last ice cream shop didn’t work so lets try it again. Then ya hear how the raycist neighborhood refused to patronize never mind that an almost identical business owned by a cracker went under two years ago.

  22. Anthony says:

    in moderation for guessing what the POTUS sent Baby Windsor?????

  23. trixtat says:

    “Why is Prince Charles so attracted to Islam?”


    “Prince Charles – Follow Islam to save the World – Thank You”

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