Caturday Open Thread

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Now I remember why I quit drinking. Ever feel nauseous and you’re not sure if you should fight the urge or just puke and get it over with?

Feeling like this makes re-hydration problematic. Taking meds is iffy too.

The cat is totes unsympathetic.

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94 Responses to Caturday Open Thread

  1. Arrggghhh. STILL waking up at oh dark thirty. And in three weeks will be back on mountain time- where it will be oh damn f***ing dark thirty!
    On a lighter note- on of the first things i saw this morning on my FB feed was a friend who called teh once the
    “presidunce”! I LAUGHED so hard! Had not seen that one before, but I like it and will be using it henceforth.

  2. The Klown says:


    So there have been a lot of problems with the Obamacare rollout. I guess there’s no denying that. The website is not… what’s the word… functioning. At all. And some people who are losing their insurance felt a little misled when they misinterpreted Obama’s words, “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what,” as meaning… just what he said.

    And now people are all angry. They’re like, “You want to overhaul health care, and you can’t even get a simple website working. You’re grossly incompetent! And also a huge liar!” It’s a big mess, lots of people are unhappy, and everyone is losing faith in the government. Boy, have the Republicans and the Tea Party extremists really screwed things up this time.

    I mean, they’re obviously at fault here. On one side, we have President Obama and the Democrats — very smart, capable people who just want to get everyone health care, even if they have to do it with threats and fines — and on the other side are those thuggish Republicans and those nutso Tea Partiers who are, like, racist — especially against taxes. If you’re trying to figure out who the villain is here, it can’t be more obvious. Obama is intelligent and great, and the people who oppose him are awful. Those Tea Party people are almost like Nazis — but Nazis who are anti-government. So I guess they’re more like those horrendous people from history who didn’t like the government pushing them around. You know, the… hmm, I can’t remember the name, but I’m pretty sure it’s a thing.

    So there you have it. It’s time to tell those wretched Republican and right-wing crazies to stop messing things up so we can get our health care. They really made a big mess this time, and they’re going to pay for it.

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    • Lulu says:

      The insurers (and profiting offshoots) were promised a windfall and captive market. It is not working out. Not only are a disturbing number of the uninsured not interested in being insured, but people who have been responsible and paying fairly stiff rates are going to be price-gouged to cover things they don’t want to up the insurers profits. Insurers love to cover things for high prices that are seldom used. Obama (and Michelle who already had a history of rent seeking for profitable work she did dumping poor patients from a university research hospital who got their permit to open a hospital in the first place “to serve the poor” but then decided they had rather pocket the money for other “stuff”) is a paid flunky for these shills and extortionists. Notice now Broncobama’s admin is floating extending subsidies (to protect insurers and those who profit from them) to keep the wealth transfer scam going. No mention is made of allowing the market to tailor what people can afford nor the amount of risk they wish to assume because that cuts projected windfalls for which they think they have already paid for with Zero’s election. He is trying to stay bought or they will bring him down.

      • Mary says:

        They WANTED the individual market to collapse.

        They didn’t think they’d get caught.

        Just wait til the employer-provided accomodates those new HHS regulations (now including mental illness and rehab)—they’ll either double/triple in price, or the companies will dump them to move to the exchanges.

        THAT was part of the plan, too.

  5. The Klown says:

    Well my stomach finally settled down, so now I can concentrate on this throbbing headache.

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  8. wmcb says:

    I’ve always been in the “puke and get it over with” camp. I hate puking, but I hate feeling nauseous even more.

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  11. helenk3 says:

    random thought
    are we making kids weaker? seems like no rough and tumble allowed. they are not being given the chance see what is inside of them and to be able to stand up to adversity because do not allow them to face adversity.
    my kids grew up in a small area with a square in the middle where they could play. there were 125 kids in that area. All the parents looked out for the kids. but parents allowed kids to be kids. falls , fights, cuts and bruises and making lifelong friends. It was never allowed to really get out of hand
    now kids are not allowed to experience real life, where you fall down, pick your self up and make sure you do not trip over the same thing again.

  12. The Klown says:

    Saturday morning schadenfreude:

    “Thnx Mr. President.” That’s all former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan had to say to President Barack Obama on Thursday when he announced that the health insurance plan he purchased on the individual market after leaving the news network was being cancelled. The new plan he was eligible would cost him 3.5 times more than his previous plan.

    “I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC,” Ratigan confessed. “Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thnx Mr. President!”

    Math r hard

    • DandyTIger says:

      Yep, simple math. The only possible outcome. Too bad so many people blindly follow a political cult instead of think for themselves. That goes for both cults BTW.

    • 1539days says:

      I thought Ratigan had money. From each according to his abilities and all that. Chip in, you cheap bastard.

      • The Klown says:

        He may not be a 1%er but I’m guessing he’s in the top 2-3%.

      • elliesmom says:

        Why? Have we become a communist nation? Are we living by the Communist Manifesto now? “From each according to his abilities and to each according to his needs”. Why did we spend so much time combating communism if becoming communist was our own goal? I thought the “American Dream” was to work hard and prosper.

        • 1539days says:

          I don’t have any respect for the hard work of someone who spent his time on MSNBC trying to take away the fruits of other people’s hard work by advocating higher Obama taxes.

        • angienc says:

          Pelosi is the one who cited that exact quote when talking about Obamacare back in 2010 when they were trying to get the law passed.

  13. DandyTIger says:

    Even less transparent, if that’s possible, bitcoins may be used for political donations if federal proposal is accepted.

  14. The Klown says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      Shocked. Shocked I tell you.

    • angienc says:

      I’m with Nolte here.

      This whole Tom Cruise controversy seems to be something the MSM is using as a squirrel to distract from Obamacare (much like that football player’s fake girlfriend was used during the election to distract from Benghazi). Seriously — who gives a flying fig if Tom Cruise used an inappropriate analogy to express his pain in being separated from his daughter while shooting a film? Is this news?!!?!?! Please, someone tell me how what Tom Cruise said in a deposition concerning child custody has to do with the price of eggs.

      Yet, here we have “journalist” Jake Tapper (who, while he may not cover for Obama as much as other, still covers for Obama plenty) ranting on Twitter about it trying to make it a huge “thing”? Put 2 & 2 together: people are being played by the MSM.

  15. foxyladi14 says:

    Helen asked are we making kids weaker?

    Yes we are. 😦

  16. The Klown says:

    Wanna see the national debt EXPLODE?

    The Obama administration is considering a fix to the president’s health care law that would expand the universe of individuals who receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, an administration source told The Huffington Post.


    According to the administration source, the White House is “looking at an administrative fix for the population of people in the individual market who may have an increase in premiums, but don’t get subsidies.”


    • underwhelmed says:

      So they swap out a shovel for an excavator and they keep on digging that hole.

    • angienc says:

      And now, folks, it’s time for “Who do you trust!” Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I’m giving away free money.

      With the $600+ million (and if you count money that went to state “exchanges” that’s $1+ billion) we could have just bought the 30 million uninsured policies.

    • Constance says:

      Oh yeah! let’s screw the taxpayer some more. Of course how many of us will be left to pay tax when they open the borders and 30 million more workers rush in to depress wages even more. And of course still the idiot Progs will not have bailed out the citizens who can’t see their own Doctors under Obamacare but they will make sure the multinational corporations who write insurance policies won’t suffer.

    • 1539days says:

      We knew this was going to happen. The only question is how fast the GOP caves in to give it to him.

      • Constance says:

        Of course the GOP will immediately cave they take care of the folks they represent which is multinational corporations.

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    Via Hot Air:

    The Russian foreign and defence ministers will travel to Egypt next week on a visit seen as signalling a growing rapprochement between the two countries as the military-backed authorities in Cairo reach out for new allies and seek to lessen dependence on Washington.

    A Russian official spokesman said that Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister, and Sergei Shoigu, the defence minister, would discuss issues touching on “military and technical co-operation” – seen as a Russian euphemism for arms sales.

    Cairo’s relations with Washington, its primary aid donor and military supplier for four decades, have frayed since the coup in July that ousted the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first elected president.

    As tensions with Washington increased over the summer, culminating in a US decision to withhold part of its annual $1.3bn in military aid, Egyptian officials started to hint that their country would seek a realignment in foreign relations.

    Arab Spring?

  19. underwhelmed says:

    President Obama said Friday that he was so frustrated by the problems with that he would have tried to fix it himself — if he could. “I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code,” Obama said during a speech in New Orleans.

    Imagine if Bush had said that …

  20. votermom says:

    freudian slip – I meant golf but typed gold

  21. votermom says:

    We watched Thor. It was fun & funny.
    There are 2 extra scenes at the end – one in between end credits and one after all the credits.

    • underwhelmed says:

      Actually, technically, 3. One after the cast credit sequence, then 2 back to back at the very very very end of the film, after the 50,000 names have stopped scrolling. Well worth the wait, I think!

  22. votermom says:

    • 1539days says:

      Canada: Is every politician on crack?

    • 1539days says:

      After reading the original story, it appears that the China lover is from the Liberal Party and the Sarah Palin remark was from the NDP party trying to insult Trudeau.

    • The Klown says:

      The NDP equated the off-the-cuff remarks to gaffes made by one-time U.S. vice-presidential candidate and hockey mom Sarah Palin.

      “While Justin Trudeau does his best to let out his inner Sarah Palin, and shows Canadians not to trust his instincts, Canadians know they can trust Tom Mulcair to hold Conservatives to account for their scandals and mismanagement,” says a news release on the party’s website.

      What “gaffes” by Sarah Palin were they referring to? I don’t recall her ever expressing admiration for a dictatorship.

      • 1539days says:

        Palin’s gaffes were worse because she revealed what would really happen under Obama and almost won the election John McCain was trying to lose.

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    • This cartoon should be showing two racers arguing about driving the GOP car, and about 3000 pushers lined up behind the Edsel. A bunch of the pushers, of course, would already be dead, but that’s not important.

  25. helenk3 says:

    OH Lord won’t you send me a mercedes benz

    In my mail today. I go the ID number for a mercedez benz. All I have to do is send a check for $20. I got some other things too with this ID #. 46 inch TV —laptop computer —home maid service–gold and diamond jewel collection —camera.
    they will use the number on my check that I send to the Netherlands to pay for these things. If they can get enough money to pay for these things out of my checking account, it must be a miracle

  26. helenk3 says:

    NYT endorsed a secretive trade agreement that the public can’t read.

    one little tidbit in it. make the copyright longer on drugs. thus making the availability of generic drugs less available

    If backtrack doesn’t kill you by making healthcare insurance too expensive, , he will kill you by making the medicine too expensive to afford

  27. The Klown says:
  28. I think this is a hoot. White guy elected in LIV black district.
    Some are calling it fraud. Puh-leese! I’m ROFL. And I would do so if the parties had been reversed. Anytime you’re stupid enough to vote for a candidate you haven’t vetted just a teensy-weensy bit, you really deserve what you get.

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