Morning Meh Monday Open Thread


What do you do on the morning after the end?

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106 Responses to Morning Meh Monday Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    I might have to double up on the Prozac.

    • lyn says:

      What do you think Lydia and Todd were planning?

      • elliesmom says:

        While the neo-nazis were set for life with Walt’s money, Uncle Jack controlled the purse strings. I think Todd wanted to set himself up with Lydia as a partner so he could have his own money and Lydia. With Jessie cooking for Todd, Lydia had access to the best meth on the planet. It didn’t appear she had any romantic interest in Todd, but pleasing her European connections seemed to be very important to her.

  2. The Klown says:

    FYI: I am not going to try to keep up with the budget battle. Que sera, sera. They will either make a deal or they won’t.

    The media is gonna cover it like the death of Princess Di, with breathless updates and ‘breaking news”.

    • Constance says:

      I don’t care if Congress reaches a deal. What does the government do for me but get in my way. As far as threats that it costs more money to shut the government down for a few days than run it as usual, that disgusts me but it doesn’t surprise me.

    • driguana says:

      And ins the 11th hour and all will be well again unitl the next budget “crisis”…’s ridiculous….don’t even care this morning.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I don’t care either. Horrible, horrible leadership in this country even the lo-info voters have to notice by now 😦

        • I would not take that bet. And I care, but don’t really expect anything to change. Our nation may have already overstayed its “best by” date and like ancient Rome is technically dead but doesn’t quite know it yet.

      • Anthony says:

        Thought I might be the only one who didn’t give a damn….

        What a sham – for what? A “signature” piece of crap legislation that is the “legacy” of an ill-tempered, petulant dunce? Please…….

    • Falstaff says:

      I think the death of Princess Di was completely inconsequential, but this might actually be important. There’s no discernible downside to dead royals, but a government shutdown does have the chance to do some damage.

      • Only if someone wants bad results. Shutdowns can do ‘damage’ or not do ‘damage’, whichever way they are administered. I’ve been there when CA gov’t shut down for budgetary reasons. Lot’s of intermediate decisions to be made.
        The ptb have the ability to determine either way, even if they deny it. That’s why they are the ptb.

      • Constance says:

        A government that isn’t shut down can do damage also.

      • angienc says:

        Yeah remember all the dire damage done by sequester? Oh that’s right — that was a bunch of bullshit scare tactics to get the sheep bleating. Same thing with a “shutdown” — essential services (which is actually the only shit the Federal government *should* be doing, but if it did there wouldn’t be all those tax dollars to give the pols’ extended family jobs) will still be in place. The Republic will survive a few days without transportation statistics etc

      • wmcb says:

        We’ve had 17 govt shutdowns in the past 40 years. Inconvenient for some? Sure. But hardly the nationwide apocalyptic doom being screeched about.

        • angienc says:

          Yep — 17 “shutdowns” over 40 years — and the resulting “damage” was so catastrophic nobody can even remember them. LOL

      • The Klown says:

        I think the death of Princess Di was completely inconsequential


        You’re joking, right?

        • Falstaff says:

          No, dead serious, so to speak. She was just another traffic fatality in Paris. I didn’t give a shit about her 20 years ago, and I still don’t.

        • angienc says:

          Ah yes — you see, Falstaff didn’t “give a shit” about Di so therefore, her death was *inconsequential.*
          His special-little-snowflake *feelings* determine consequences of events, not, you know, actual facts about the event’s impact.

  3. The Klown says:
    • votermom says:

      If these ppl really wanted to save the world, they’d look at the data, say, oops, we were wrong, and switch to calling for a planetary defense system against meteors.
      It’s only a matter of time until another big one hits. Just ask the dinosaurs.

      • elliesmom says:

        While a planetary defense system would give the government another opportunity to take our money, it might provide some good jobs, and it wouldn’t give them control over our lives. When population control was all the rage, it provided governments opportunities to dictate how many children people had, whether by force or social ostracism. Climate control is so much better than that. They get to pick our pockets, provide money for their cronies, and it has the potential for take over of every inch of our lives from the bedroom to the bathroom and beyond. They can dictate where we live, when we can leave our homes, how far we can travel from them, what we eat, when we should sleep, how warm or cool we have to be, what clothes can be produced. The list is endless. It really is no wonder that climate change has been embraced by those who would like to rule the world.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Since Obama pretty much gutted NASA’s programs, planetary defense is probably weak right now. How are we going to get Bruce Willis up there? πŸ˜‰

  4. elliesmom says:

    You used to be able to leave and return to this country from any North American country and close-by islands with proof of citizenship. Our town issues voter registration cards free. Today it costs close to $200. Birth Certificate $25, two photos $26, $110 passport, $25 processing fee, extra mailing fee if you want your passport tracked. It’s racist!

    • DeniseVB says:

      That IS racist ! And what about the poor people ? I just read something about the DOJ suing NC over their required Voter ID law. I gues Holder and Obama don’t like the voter fraud prevention πŸ˜‰

      • elliesmom says:

        My husband and I want to attend a family event in Nova Scotia. We’ve applied for the passports, but it has added $400 to the cost of the trip. And a lot of running around getting the photos taken and getting the birth certificates. I only had a “short form” BC from MA, and the US government requires the “long form”. The only additional information on it is where my parents were born, but since I was born here, the information is irrelevant, and my husband’s “long form” from PA doesn’t have that info on it. The application says I can’t have a passport if I owe any money to the IRS. How do Timothy Geithner and Charlie Rangel leave the country?

        • DeniseVB says:

          Amazing how they force citizens through flaming hoops while maintaining a revolving door on the Mexican border. Hey, and the 9-11 terrorists had passports too.

          I remember a road trip to Quebec and Montreal when only a driver’s license was required at the border. It was harder to get into California at the time, that is, a thorough pat down and checking of all our stuff looking for those East Coast cooties (and illegal pets) when we moved out there.

        • elliesmom says:

          I took a whole troop of teen-aged Girl Scouts to the Caribbean with their birth certificates and student ids. I had to ask the customs guys to check their bags because I wanted it to be part of the learning experience.

        • DeniseVB says:

          What lucky Scouts ! I just needed the BC and photo i.d. for my cruise, once they gave me my badge, I was as free to roam as I liked off the ship.

          Do you know that some airlines are now offering frequent flyers a pass to avoid TSA altogether ? Oh, for a $$FEE$$ of course. Now how easy would that be for the Death to America Club to get ahold of?

        • We’ve just booked two weeks in London over Christmas relying on passports that expire next July. Interesting to see if our own gov’t will still honor them. I’m sure the Brits will, but AIRC it’s more difficult returning than going.

    • t says:

      We are fortunate that in Washington State, we can apply for Enhanced Driver’s Licenses for Canada/Mexico transport. Cost is $15 per 5 years. I know they track us with the radio chip, but they track us anyway.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    I don’t watch the kabuki Sunday morning news shows, but I like reading about them. KK gives an excellent shout out to the Cruz-Gregory showdown. Highlights noted, video at link if you want to watch the whole thing.

    As Keith notes, not one “uhhhh” from Ted. πŸ™‚

    • Lulu says:

      That has got to piss off the thralls of the greatest speaker in the history of the world Broncobama. Not only can he stand up 21 hours and speak in complete paragraphs, no uh, duh, um’s. He also didn’t say “just let me eat my waffle”, or me or I two hundred thousand times in 21 hours. And he didn’t need a smoke break!

  6. DeniseVB says:

    From a local NYC newsie ….

    Gotta raise a million dollars first. Did they ever reveal how they spent the last round of occupy our wallets money ?

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Greg Gutfeld explains why moving from left to right is the real rebellion today. Sounds like what we’ve all experienced these past few years πŸ˜€

    • wmcb says:

      I keep telling people that the Big Crony Govt establishment (in both partties) is The Man and The Power, and those fighting that status quo are the real counterculture.

    • Sandress says:

      Not everyone moved to the right. Some of us just backed the fuck away. I’m still a giant flaming socialist liberal. I just don’t support corporate welfare, which means I don’t support either major party.

  8. The Klown says:
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    • Blessyourheart says:

      So hard for the “adults” in the Republican Party to pin the blame for a shutdown on the Dems when you treasonous, anarchist tea bagging thugs are just so giddy about overthrowing the government and shutting it down. Watching you idiots is like watching the coyote try to get the roadrunner. Every time you think you’ve got that pesky Obama he turns around and outwits you. Every. Single. Time. but you never give up. You people are pathetic.

      • The Klown says:

        Oh, wait . . . wrong clip:

      • wmcb says:

        Oooo, look the little collectivist troll shilling for The Man is here to call the exciting new counterculture bad names. How boring.

        Wait, you forgot racist. Yelling racist is step one in the “We Love a Monolithic Mindless State” handbook! Step it up, cupcake, you’re off your propaganda game. Careful, you might need re-educating via a self-criticism session.

      • angienc says:

        Yep that’s why Obama’s approval ratings are so high. Oh that’s right — they’re tanking. I keep forgetting that you little people with your little minds only know how to project so that you can sleep at night deluding yourself that you are “right” and “smart.” It’s always opposite day in Obamaworld!

      • The Klown says:

        Okay, here you are:

      • Constance says:

        Most of the commenters here are or were Democrats but have never been Republicans. Or maybe you think the word Republican means “person I disagree with and try to control by mockery”.

        • wmcb says:

          I’m not a Republican. And never will be. I’ll never be a Dem or an official Libertarian, either.

          I’m an individual, with my own principles, thanks. But collectivists of any stripe can’t comprehend that. Their entire focus is determining what tribe you belong to, so they can decide what you are supposed to believe, and attack that.

          Individuals? DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!!

        • DeniseVB says:

          Constance, did you read the Greg Gutfeld thingy I posted here, somewhere, he certainly understands why Dems are moving right. We’re the new cool kids πŸ˜€

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    • Constance says:

      But is the new season of “If the Government Shuts Down” a comedy or a drama. I do find it entertaining. I really enjoyed Ted Cruz’s speach the other day. I think it was pretty educational which of course is why the “news” channels have been ignoring it. I would seriously expect to have a “best of Ted Cruz 20 hour speech” clip playing over and over.

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  13. gxm17 says:

    Breaking Bad fans, Tee Fury has an awesome “The King is Dead” t-shirt today. Just ordered one for my husband.

    • I’m sorry, but in spite of her studied bookish appearance that lady at CNN is so lightweight if a ton of logic smacked her right dab in the face she still be all gacked up with whoop chicken.

  14. wmcb says:

    In response to a facebook friend, all gung ho about helping people and HOW could I not be in favor of that???????

    ” I’m all for helping people, even via dispersing govt funds when that’s the best way. But when they invariably link 50 cents worth of “help” to $100 worth of pages and pages of control, it is not unreasonable to assume that “help” was never their primary aim. I wasn’t born yesterday. If your primary goal is “help”, then prove it – give needy ppl the funds and let THEM decide how to spend them. I won’t hold my breath.”

    • wmcb says:

      The objection to ending/not starting govt “help” programs is always that then some will always be poor, fall thru the cracks. And? Can anyone show me that poverty rates have been significantly impacted by what we are doing now, at great expense? Do we have millions less poor now than we did when individual charity took care of things? No, we don’t. Why is it some kind of evil uncompassionate heresy to NOTICE that?

      Don’t get me wrong – I’m not ideologically opposed to using govt as a dispersing-of-communal-funds mechanism if and when it makes sense and WORKS. Not at all. But if people are unwilling to even look at the reality of what has and hasn’t made a lick of difference at all, then they are fairytale utopians, not serious thinkers.

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  18. Lulu says:

    Fox News is running a segment on Obama claiming to want no shutdown but never meeting with anyone. He only calls and says he won’t negotiate. No budget meetings even with Democrats since early summer. Then a highlight clip of all of the Dems saying Repubs want a shutdown but refusing to meet. Now a economist talking about “conflation language” by Dems to scare the simpletons on default and the shutdown.

    • wmcb says:

      Yeah, the conflation thing is a Dem strategy. They keep trying to attribute the potential results of no debt ceiling hike to a shutdown. Not the same thing. But they lie.

      • Lulu says:

        And they lie stupidly. The shutdown will not affect most people in any way. No law enforcement, no Amtrak, no Post Office, no SSA, no VA, no air control cutbacks. None. Only weird stuff that is not self funding and non essential is shutdown. I really think the Dems are afraid no one will notice or care. Life as most of us know it will go on without a hitch. Only federal employment hubs will be affected. The rest is essential stuff. The Repubs have already said a zillion times they will not allow a default but Obama may refuse to say yes since he won’t talk to anyone but the Iranians. I really do hope the House Repubs can wrangle a WH meeting and sneak Ted Cruz in to push O’s buttons. They can say he is their lawyer.

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    The Dog-Eater is reading a statement in few minutes.

  21. Does this mean Mooch has to stay home? Or is Air Farce Uno exempt?

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Rush is brilliant. Sorry, I’m not a dittohead, but I do catch some of his I ThOUGHT THE SAME THING moments. Found the transcript:

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    • elliesmom says:

      Being late is a sign of disrespect. Whether it’s a friend leaving you sitting in a restaurant waiting for her, or your doctor leaving you sitting in his waiting room a half hour beyond your appointment time, it’s a sign your time isn’t valuable to them.

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