Not Another Open Thread

Plan B


I spent the whole day yesterday watching movies. A couple of them weren’t bad.

From what I gather the biggest news yesterday was a dead B-movie actor and a couple wild college football games. I guess a comet flew too close to the sun the other day and a million year trip ended badly. Oh yeah, surprise, surprise, surprise, the Obamacare website still doesn’t work properly.

I think I’ll hang my Christmas lights today. What are your plans?


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80 Responses to Not Another Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Looks like this guy took down his tweet….

    If Alabama loses I will pay everyone who retweets this $20—
    Tj Boyd (@tjboyd15) November 30, 2013

    He was up to 27,000 retweets when I put it up last night 😀

  2. driguana says:

    Trying to figure out what to give who for Christmas…and why!?

    • Lulu says:

      My husband gave out Starbucks cards last year. He doesn’t shop. The recipients seemed to like them. I send fruit boxes to family out of town and they say they like them. My father in law who is 91 (and lives 800 miles away) likes the cookie of the month club that he is not supposed to eat but he made it to 90 so who cares and it is what he likes. I find that people like thoughtfulness, convenince and food. Unless they ask for a specific item like my kids seem to do.

    • elliesmom says:

      My family asked me what I would like for Christmas. I said a new chair for when I sew. The hydraulics are shot in the one I have now, and in the middle of a seam I drop 6 inches closer to the floor. Their response was it was “too boring”, So the next time they asked, I told them I wanted a stripper pole.

    • fif says:

      Me too: I have some fresh seafood prepped to ship to my brother on Christmas Eve from Legal Seafoods. Such a strange ritual every year, coming up with something authentic and relevant.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Fruit of the Month Club ? 😉

    • Constance says:

      I try to go to small businesses and buy things for gifts. I hit the tea store and got infuser cups or daily intention books and some tea for a few women friends. The yarn store for some place markers and cable needles and other way cool knitting stuff. Also a still independent hardware store for craft kit toys and Lego kits and candles. Shopping is fun when you stay out of the mall. Today I wrap and mail!

  3. DeniseVB says:

    O.M.G. It’s just stuff people. I wonder how this is playing overseas?

    • Lulu says:

      The local paper had photos and quotes of idiots lined up to buy shit yesterday on the front page. I opened it and took it straight to recycling. Last night there were at least four cop cars with lights flashing in front of KMart. I find the Dollar Store clientele where I shop much classier.

  4. fif says:

    It’s Deadline Day for the Train Wreck of a Web Site, and Obama’s carefully groomed shills are put lipstick on a pig:

    Deadline Day: Obama administration ‘on track’ for website goal, agency says

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/30/politics/obamacare-website/

    & of course the Ultimate Obot Ezra:

    Wonkbook: Is Obamacare turning the corner?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/26/wonkbook-is-obamacare-turning-the-corner/

    & The Times:

    Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama

    In recent days, Mr. Zients has sought to lower expectations, telling reporters that repairs will continue — it is an “iterative process,” he likes to say — and that there will be “no magic moment when our work is complete.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/us/politics/inside-the-race-to-rescue-a-health-site-and-obama.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp

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  7. Hahaha!

  8. NewOrleans says:

    Paul Walker was a ‘B-Movie actor’ like Taylor Swift is a D-List singer.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    As a long time subscriber to Entertainment Weekly and People, I have never heard of the actor who was killed yesterday. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

  10. helenk3 says:

    for those looking for a car that follows the green energy doctrine

  11. Lulu says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/us/politics/inside-the-race-to-rescue-a-health-site-and-obama.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
    “The story of how the administration confronted one of the most perilous moments in Mr. Obama’s presidency — drawn from documents and from interviews with dozens of administration officials, lawmakers, insurance executives and tech experts working inside the HealthCare.gov “war room” — reveals an insular White House that did not initially appreciate the magnitude of its self-inflicted wounds, and sought help from trusted insiders as it scrambled to protect Mr. Obama’s image.”

    All the bastards care about is Obama’s image. They do not give a single shit to what it does to the country or its people. I hope they understand the feeling is mutual. And Obama’s current image as a lying conman is correct.

    • DeniseVB says:

      The Barbara Walters interview was creepy too. In that the Q&A’s were planned, rehearsed and edited sort of way. The Obamas are not that quick on their feet. And racist since it was broadcast on Black Friday 😉

    • lyn says:

      Obama’s media clap dogs never fail to amuse me!

      • Lulu says:

        One of the things the NYT article does is say the Medicare agency didn’t appoint a big boss of the whole mess but “kept it for themselves” or some such claptrap so they could be important and shit. That is a lie. The WH made them do it plus their own daily work to keep Medicare and Medicaid functioning. Why did the WH do that but hire a bunch of crony contractors. To save money to pay out as kickbacks to their buds. This article by a senior software type http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/30/1-Dec-13-World-View-Separate-Obamacare-500M-lines-of-code-500M-only-60-completed suggests the cronies over-billed the heck for everything and screwed it up to boot. It is a scam from stem to stern.

        • votermom says:

          That’s what I’ve been saying since that incredible $6Billion number first came out. NO WAY was that spent on actually building the website.
          If anyone ever got to audit it I bet it all went into various pockets.

        • Mary says:

          Not only that, but those contractors TOLD the WH the site wasn’t going to be ready, hadn’t done end-to-end testing, but the POLITICAL team in the WH insisted they couldn’t change the “go” date.

          God forbid that they might seem to agree with Ted Cruz and the Republicans who wanted a one year delay.

          It’s always about the politics of protecting Obama’s backside, with these people.

          Couldn’t care less how that affects the American people.

  12. votermom says:

    Straight out of a dystopia novel

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10486452/Child-taken-from-womb-by-social-services.html?
    Child taken from womb by social services
    Exclusive: Essex social services have obtained a court order against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section

    • DandyTIger says:

      Real dilemma for libs here. On the one hand there is the all powerful totalitarian state that completely controls the lives of the peasants, a good thing. But then that control might also control women, a bad thing. But controlling a bad peasant women who might be against a potential lib (the baby) is good. But if that women wants to kill that baby, then we don’t want to save it, that’s bad. But here they want to save that baby (which could turn out to be conservative), not good. Must be very confusing for them. What to do, what to do.

  13. helenk3 says:

    will the msm ever stop placing blame on the engineer when a derailment happens? all the facts have not come out yet on the metro north derailment. people are claiming speed but the black box has not yet been examined. IF it is the engineer’s fault due to negligence he could face jail time for homicide.
    Why I am saying this is you just had very bad weather in the area. did it affect the track? Was there an equipment malfunction? Nobody knows yet.
    Please stop assigning blame until the facts are in

  14. The Klown says:

    ZOMG!!!!! I WON THE LOTTERY!!!!

    I matched THREE numbers!!!

    I won $8!!

    Wheeeee!

        • helenk3 says:

          from Ace’s place

          Beer — the new construction material
          —Purp

          Actually, the grain waste from making beer

          …A by-product of the process could be about to give an upgrade to a workhorse building material – red clay bricks. By blending in the grains left over from making beer, the bricks can be more environmentally friendly and better insulators…

          …With a clay paste containing 5 per cent spent grains, the team was able to create bricks just as strong as the conventional type, while reducing the amount of heat they lost by 28 per cent…

          Magical powers
          Open bar

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  18. helenk3 says:

    MYIQ

    do not think this would be a good idea to try with her catness. from what you have said, I think you would pay dearly

  19. helenk3 says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/business/economy/wage-strikes-planned-at-fast-food-outlets-in-100-cities.html?_r=0

    well if fast food workers keep this up, many younger people will have to learn how to cook and eat at home

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