Open Thread: Absolutely A’Maze’ing

While myiq’s tending to family matters today, and he’s in our thoughts, just gonna put this here, this is an Open Thread and it’s pretty 😉

Stealth Magnolia

How beautiful is flyover country ? This …..


More information at the Exeter, Missoui Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Here’s a little story on how it’s done, high tech GPS is part of the secret:

Getting “lost” is part of the fun ? This family called 911 when they got “lost” …. and a happy, but maybe a little embarrassing, ending 🙂

Blog idea and a h/t to Keith Koffler’s White House Dossier

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48 Responses to Open Thread: Absolutely A’Maze’ing

  1. DeniseVB says:

    WP used to be so much reblog friendlier, the little pic was my main pic, oh well….. Thanks for letting me play, the last thread was well over a hundred comments, so here we go ! Whatsa’s got? Bring it.

  2. The Klown says:

    Where I come from the first step to making a corn maze is “Get drunk”.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Good grief….after the Shellie Hoax (link downstairs), I’m grabbing me some top shelf scotch tonight

    • 1539days says:

      I think the movie narratives about Shepard are definitely full of crap. He was most certainly a meth user and possibly and occasional dealer. As for the rest, the men in prison for his murder have changed their stories multiple times. This could be the real story, but it’s not possible to tell anymore.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Whew. My son just moved to Colorado for his new job, FLOODS and DOOM, but he survived, with 2 year old twins the 2005 Florida Katrina/Rita/Wilma hurricanes that passed over his house, I told him he can surivive this too 🙂 So far, so good.

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  7. elliesmom says:

    If your kids get lost in the maze, do you have to go looking for them?

  8. wmcb says:

    File under: You learn something new every day.

    Today I found out something I hadn’t known. I can blame my ignorance on a lot of things. I was a lefty. I was, at that time, in the midst of raising two children who were 15 months apart, so a bit distracted from world affairs other than MSM spin. But here’s what I didn’t know:

    When the USSR fell, they pretty much gave up the Eastern bloc countries without much of a fight. The main reason they did that was because they had cut a deal with the USA via Reagan. The deal was that none of those countries would ever be allowed to join NATO. Russia was promised that there would remain a permanent neutral buffer between them and NATO. That NATO would not be on their doorstep, so to speak. That’s why they didn’t fight.

    Bill Clinton reneged on that deal. He is the one who pushed and got many of the former Soviet satellites into NATO. Now, one can say that was a good move or a bad move, justified or unjustified. Or that the USSR wouldn’t have been able to fight even had they been so inclined. But one has to say, if one is honest, that it was a serious betrayal of the word of the United States. And yes, from Russia’s POV, that looks like aggression. Again, not saying right move or wrong, just noting the facts and how they would inevitably appear to Russia today. That the USA lied through its teeth, and cannot be trusted.

    I did not know this until today. Now I do. Makes a few things re: Georgia, etc a bit clearer.

    • The Klown says:

      Russia has been invaded from the west on many occasions, most recently in 1941. The USSR suffered huge numbers of casualties in both world wars, a fact that is never mentioned in most U.s. history classes.

      I’m not not trying to paint a picture of poor misunderstood Russia, because they have been incredibly brutal to their neighbors and their own citizens. But there is a reason that they mistrust America and western Europe. They have been invaded from the south and east as well.

      • wmcb says:

        You mean the world is not simple and binary? Whuuuh???

        • The Klown says:

          Here is another little know fact:

          After Doolittle’s Raid on Tokyo in 1942 most of the 16 bomber crews flew to mainland China where they were helped by the Chinese and eventually returned to the U.S. An estimated 250,000 Chinese civilians were killed by the Japanese in the search for Doolittle’s men.

        • wmcb says:

          The Japanese were brutal, sadistic, warlike people for so many centuries. Not a peep out of them since WWII.

        • The Klown says:

          There are three basic versions of US history. There is the officially approved version that most of us learned in K-12 classes where America can do no wrong. Then there is the Howard Zinn/leftwing version where Amerikkka has done nothing right. For the most part both versions are factually correct, but both versions are also incomplete.

          The last version is the truth. More precisely, it’s the whole truth.

        • wmcb says:

          Amen, Klown. Of course, if you are under 40, the “evil white people oppressive raping colonialist” Zinn version is all you ever learned. A correction from the sanitized version WAS needed. The problem is, we just got the flip side of a lie. The truth is more complicated.

        • wmcb says:

          If by exceptionalism you mean “USA is always the good guy”, then no. I always took it to mean the exceptional ideals we were founded upon, which we used to at least *try* to live up to most of the time.

        • 49erDweet says:

          The government has denied many things they say never happened. Case in point is the “Battle of Los Angeles” in February, 1942.

          This was a “false alarm”. And yet at the time one of my classmates living on the far southern outskirts of LA missed school the next day because the Army had quarantined them that morning after his dad reported that overnight part of the wooden tail section of a plane had fallen into their back yard.
          This had occurred at about the same time my dad, an air raid warden, saw something high in the sky get illuminated in the searchlights and then seem to catch fire and explode, with fiery pieces pinwheeling to earth. But it was probably just hysteria.

  9. helenk3 says:

    securing Syria’s weapons may require US troops on the ground.

    my question will they be allowed to carry weapons or will it be open season on them from the al qaeda groups backtrack just gave arms?

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  11. wmcb says:

    Posted on facebook:

    To those who keep trying to crow that the Syrian deal is a great triumph for Obama, and that he’s the one in charge and driving this thing: you are woefully ill-informed. Educate yourself. Putin made the President of the United States look like a feckless rank amateur on the world stage. He played Obama like a fiddle.

  12. helenk3 says:

    Ace has the coolest picture. I do not know how to bring it over

    al catpone

  13. 1539days says:

    Has anyone read about this blog post yet? A mother is being pilloried for telling teenage girls they shouldn’t post sexy pictures of themselves on social media.

    • mothy67 says:

      I was stuck watching The View on Friday(doctor’s office) an actor by the name of Isaiah Washington was on to promote a film about the DC sniper and walters asked him about his absence from the spotlight and the fallout from a homophobic slur he had uttered while a regular on Grey’s Anatomy. No tough questions. No apology. wah wah said its over with and has been resolved. Wonder if that coven would offer Dean the same latitude.

  14. wmcb says:

    I have no words. Obama is trying to ruin this country. THIS is who is going to be the new Undersecretary of the United States Navy. Please read her stellar qualifications. **headdesk**

    He’s just fucking handing out jobs to cronies like plums, with no regard for the work that needs to be done. Okay, he’s done that from the start. But I thought even he might draw the line at our military. Evidently not. Have I mentioned how much I loathe this man?

    • helenk3 says:

      I want women in a higher management positions, but I expect that woman to be able to do the job.and do it damn well. Have the qualifications and not be a place holder.
      Backtrack seems to pick the worse people to fill needed jobs

  15. wmcb says:

    In which Mark Steyn eviscerates Obama:

    Charles Crawford, Britain’s former ambassador in Serbia and Poland, called last Monday “the worst day for U.S. and wider Western diplomacy since records began.” Obama set it in motion at a press conference last year by drawing his famous “red line.” Unlike, say, the undignified scrums around the Canadian and Australian prime ministers, Obama doesn’t interact enough with the press for it to become normal or real. So at this rare press conference he was, as usual, playing a leader who’s giving a press conference. The “red line” line sounds like the sort of thing a guy playing a president in a movie would say — maybe Harrison Ford in Air Force One or Michael Douglas in The American President. It never occurred to him that out there in the world beyond the Republic of Cool he’d set an actual red line and some dime-store dictator would cross it with impunity.

    • The Klown says:

      I woulda, but I used to be a pest control tech. Tom Delay owned a pest control company and when he first came to Congress he discovered that the Capitol was infested with roaches too.

      They’re old buildings that can never be shut down long enough to properly treat them. Think of the logistics and security nightmares of trying to perform pest control at the White House.

  16. foxyladi14 says:

    And getting bigger by the day. shock:

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