Open Thread: Friday’s Squirrel !!

A little respite from the corporate media “squirrels” distracting us from Obamacare glitches, the National Parks Service’s War on World War Two veterans and the Obama’s sacrificing their Anniversary Dinner in solidarity. It’s Tiger Woods!


Yes, really, even PGA Golf news get’s distracted, but it’s Tiger and his cutie-pie Olympic Champ girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn.

This Video is from Huffpo w/annoying ad, in case you want to see how it all played out.

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41 Responses to Open Thread: Friday’s Squirrel !!

  1. Constance says:

    OK, I’ll go first. I can’t stand either Tiger or Vonn and when I found out they were together I thought “they so belong together”.

    • mcnorman says:

      Just like Boo and Moo.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yep, it’s the Golf Channel’s “squirrel”, though my video link is to an AOL video which includes an ad, worth it for those who want to see it played out. They deserve each other 😀

      It’s been 24 hours and still no confirmation on what went down in DC yesterday and that poor unarmed mother shot to death. I kid. So many squirrels, from poor thing had post-partum psychosis to she just took a wrong turn and the PO-lice scared her. Of course, I’ve had the news off all day.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Gonna put this here: The Crawdad Hole’s FB page, or as I like to think of it, Keeping Up with the Crawdashians. Enjoy….

    • DeniseVB says:

      In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.

      I have no words…. 😦

      • Erica says:

        I have words. That totally pisses me off. Why is it that he always seems to move positively toward people of Muslim faith and negatively toward Christians? I just don’t get him. I really do think at times that his purpose is to undermine America and elevate Muslims/Sharia. It’s weird, but it’s hard not to go there based on his actions. I mean really, locking people out of the war memorial and threatening priests with arrest. It plays so badly yet still he does it and that makes me question where his deep underlying motives.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Is it just the Christians being shut out of services on Federal land ? While Daily Caller is one of my favorite drive-bys, I still try and find other stories.

      • wmcb says:

        I’m waiting on this one. Yes, it’s true chaplains furloughed, but I don’t see in there that the “threat of arrest” if they go do Mass voluntarily is documented at all, other than the archdiocese dude interpreted it that way.

        Could be totally true, but I’ll wait for more info before I crank up the outrage.

        • swanspirit says:

          Perhaps this will move Obama from “his Holiness” to ” his Assholiness” in some peoples minds 🙂 He has been living there for years in my mind 🙂

        • Erica says:

          I should do the same–wait and see that is. It just struck a nerve, he seems predictable in that way.

        • wmcb says:

          I retweeted the story too, Erica. I wouldn’t put it past him, at all. Just not freaking (yet).

        • Erica says:

          I’ve done more freaking out since O than with Bush, go figure. Thanks for talking me down you two.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    You’ve been warned 😉

    • Lulu says:

      A couple of years ago we noticed some of our landscape shrubs were full of squirrels. We have a lot of squirrels because we have a bunch of big trees but they never bothered with shrubs before. They eat hickory nuts, native pecans. acorns as well as pine cones. But shrubs?
      Sneaking around to get close to them, we saw to our horror that the were eating yaupon berries (L.Ilex vomitoria) which we thought were poisonous but were planted because they are native and have pretty red berries. My husband tried to run them out of the bushes. They became very agitated and lunged at him so he said “fuck’em”. I thought my yard was going to be littered with dead squirrels. Well it turns out yaupon is toxic. It is full of caffeine. The squirrels were hopped up on caffeine. They were fighting, chasing each other. running into windows and bouncing off, leaping around from tree to tree, running out into the street. Everything they did was at super top speed and they looked like blurs as they raced around. After shredding the shrubs and eating all of the berries, the squirrels just sat in the yard on the ground. Staring like they were very hung over. They are in yaupon insanity at present.

      • insanelysane says:

        This is a neighborhood breaking bad. This forebodes disaster. Soon mafia/gang squirrels will claim turf and all he!! will break bad.
        Get out now.

    • In Idyllwild, CA, environmental wackos worshiped the rodents. Chief worshiper was editor and publisher of the weekly village rag. Particularly touching to him was when buddies of a roadkill victim would gather around their late pal afterward for a type of service. Until he discovered the “service” consisted of eating dear buddy’s remains. Then the light went on.

  4. Lulu says:

    Bronco is sinking like a rock in the Gallup. The PDF shows the three day rolling average which is very instructive. Click on the PDF button on the upper right “Download complete trend”. These numbers are terrible. He was at 44-45% percent approval with 48% disapproval for the rolling averages for 09/24-09/29. When the shutdown averages get added in starting 10/01 he starts going down in approval and disapproval goes up. The first full three day average with all shutdown polling for 10/01-10/03 is 41% approval and 52% disapproval. The majority of the public now disapproves of him- over 50%. The shutdown talk blaming everyone but Bronco is not working. I think this is why the Dems are becoming increasingly hysterical. They are bombing.

  5. wmcb says:

    HAHAHAHA! 90 years old, WWII pilot, is pissed OFF!

  6. westcoaster says:

    Hillary Clinton was talking with Charlie Rose and James Baker last year about how the US was the only country capable of dealing militarily with Iran. But this article (written yesterday) is confusing alot of people because it suggests that Hillary meant the US when she said “We’re going to provoke an attack because then we will be in power for as long as anyone can imagine” in the video. If you watch the video, it’s clear that she thought some hardliners in Iran were thinking that. I know she’s a bit of a hawk, but she does not call the US a “regime” and would not say “it would legitimize the regime” as some of the commentators seem to believe. I don’t like the general sloppiness of this article…I wouldn’t mention it except that people were quoting from it and misquoting the video in different locations.

  7. wmcb says:

    This guy echoes a lot of what I’ve felt about my country. Kind of sad, but a good read.

  8. wmcb says:

  9. westcoaster says:

    The Tea Party has a petition to defund Obamacare- 818,000 so far 🙂

  10. westcoaster says:

    The Onion:
    White House jester beheaded (for joking about the debt),17495/

    Remajestification of national parks (brook re-babbling,etc.),17484/

  11. driguana says:

    Has anyone else received a message from Adobe Systems Incorporated called Important Password Information??/ Real or a scam? Hate when I get these things.

    • Lulu says:

      Nope. Nothing from Adobe. But I am getting urgent messages from a bank that I do not have (nor have I ever had) any accounts with. I am afraid the fraudsters of the world think the US is full of morons.

      • driguana says:

        Usually you can tell these are scams because of bad grammar and punctuation errors (not that I don’t make them myself!!) but this appears to be the real deal and lots of us use Adobe products, especially Adober Reader.

        • The Klown says:

          It’s fake. The real Adobe website looks like this:

        • leslie says:

          driguana, I’m replying to this comment only because I don’t have another way to let you know that last night I watched Bill Moyer interview Wendell Berry on PBS. Amopng other things, he read his poem “The Peace of Wild Things” and they discussed that poem and others of his writings. It was a lovely program until the commentary at the end. So if you didn’t have a chance to see it and would like to stream it, have at it. Just turn it off before the commentary at the last 10 minutes or so of the program.
          Thanks again for introducing me to the poem and to someone I ought to have heard of long ago.

      • driguana says:

        No, it’s real….go to the site that Klown posted and then to Service and Support and you will see the same alert posted. I also contacted Customer Support and was told that this is a real alert especially if you use any Adobe products that require you to put in a password.
        If this is fake, it’s very, very sophisticated.

        • leslie says:

          I got that same email maybe yesterday or the day before and deleted it thinking it was a fake. I’ll have to pull it out of the trash and take a look….Thanks for checking it out.

    • driguana says:

      Thanks, Leslie, for the comments on Wendell Berry. I love his work and that particular poem just really struck me as so appropriate for the times. I did not see the interview but will watch it. I also happen to be a big fan of The Imagist poets like Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams….what they wrote about basically is that we all see things differently in life…..Amen! You might like them also.

      This is my favorite Williams poem….

      The Red Wheelbarrow
      William Carlos Williams

      so much depends

      a red wheel

      glazed with rain

      beside the white

      • leslie says:

        Oh, that’s wonderful. I’ll have to look for more of these writers today when I go to the library. I’ve only just begun to value poetry this late in life. But truly, it is so much better than never reading poetry at all. (I blame the nuns.) 😉

      • leslie says:

        BTW: I did forward the Berry poem to all the clinicians I could think of on Thursday. So many people took the time to thank me. I think in our department at work, we are so rushed putting out the ‘fires’ of our mentally ill patients, we hardly have time to stop and think. (I printed “The Peace of Wild Things” and posted it next to my calendar at my desk at work.) It has provided me with real comfort these past 2 days.

      • lyn says:

        Poetry brings us back to life’s simplicity, and that is cause to rejoice!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I got that one and at first just thought they were trying to sell me on their cloud crap again. I checked tech sites and the adobe forum and it seems they did indeed have a major breach in August (and were a bit slow to fess up).

      I have probably not signed on in over three years since my last product upgrade registration (I never buy from them directly – they want everyone on the cloud – I want a disk).

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