Dog Selfies Open Thread

Dog selfies

It’s too damn cold. I’m going back to bed!

I’ll see you when the sun thaws out.

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68 Responses to Dog Selfies Open Thread

  1. Jadzia says:

    I feel your pain. My damn house is almost as cold INSIDE as it is OUTSIDE, where fortunately it is finally beginning to thaw.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Thanks Obama.

    I blame the school for saying yes at the last minute, these little kids and their productions are a BFD to them and their families. I have a feeling Obama didn’t know this happened because he’s so freaking clueless about everything outside his bubble.

    Like today’s National Christmas tree lighting and Prezzy Blah-Blah’s remarks is scheduled at 5pm, shutting down streets all around the White House during RUSH HOUR. I believe this is required 2-4 hours before the Pres steps outside the WH.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    hee, hee … for Star Wars fans …..

  4. helenk3 says:

    with all the posturing by the unions and the politicians for higher wages for fast food workers, I wonder how many remember these? think they will make a comeback

  5. foxyladi14 says:

    What goes up must come down. 🙂

  6. trixta says:

    Wow! Two pipes froze in my backyard — and they were already protected with pipe-insulating foam wrap!!!

  7. helenk3 says:

    backtrack going on a road trip to south Africa for Mandela’s funeral.
    could not make England for Thatcher’s

    guess getting out of town while the getting is good to avoid questions about his character and unfamiliarity with the truth sounds good to him

  8. helenk3 says:

    I think backtrack screwed up when talking about his political protest.
    you know that guy in his neighborhood bomber billy ayers, well he was part of the sponsors of the protest

  9. kanaughty says:

    was watching the small business hearing today on cspan. did you know that they are counting a small business of 50 by only having to have one person even only investing in each company (not running them day to day at all)?

    so if they invest in a retail store, a restaurant, and maybe a cpa service, they have to count all those people they employ together as their 50, they can’t be separated into separate businesses to count toward the 50 separately….

    that is making it really confusing for people who only own multiple separate businesses in knowing how they are supposed to cover their employees in health care.

    the witnesses on the panel were saying this aggrigation rule is hurting their ability to hire in the separate businesses and that each separate entity should be counted as separate businesses.

    they think each businesses should be said to be different depending on who actually operates the business day to day.

    there is also this problem of multiple owners owning multiple businesses, then that 50 number doesn’t make any sense. because for example they could own 25 separate businesses with only 2 people working at each and still have to buy all of them health insurance since they are 50 employees, eventhough they are separate businesses and each employee may never even meet each other ever.

    anyway, all of this is so confusing to small businesses and it isn’t helping them in expanding or buying into new franchises or investments because it is just all too risky. basically the law for small business and the 50 full time employees thing is really really unclear.

    one witness on the panel said that it could cost him over 10000 dollars just to get legal council on how to proceed in staying legal in this law, which in his business their is tons of turnover. so the return on investment for that 10000 dollars doesn’t make any sense in his businesses.

    • elliesmom says:

      It’s Ok. I’m in internet hot water because I didn’t work for a school that “nannied”. We had a child enter the school, which served grades 4-8, with a severe peanut allergy. His parents wanted peanuts and all peanut products banned from the school. The school agreed to send a letter home to parents telling them about the child and asking them for their consideration and to inform his classmates that giving him peanuts could kill him. But that was the extent the school was willing to go because more would open them up to legal responsibility. His parents didn’t want the kid named because it “singled him out”. The school superintendent’s response was “Tough noogies”. The allergy had already singled him out. He offered a tutor to help with home schooling. I was apparently supposed to quit because the school wasn’t “a loving and caring place”. Hell, no, it was a middle school.

      • votermom says:

        I was apparently supposed to quit because the school wasn’t “a loving and caring place”. Hell, no, it was a middle school.

        MS & HS – scary scary places

        The parents not wanting their kid id’d is kinda stupid & futile, imo. It’s sort of a disability – if he/she hides it, how can it be acommodated?

        The school where my kids go to – the teachers tell the parents if the class needs to be peanut-free (meaning they have aa ki/s with allergy)
        The cafeteria has a table that is for allergic kids – no nuts/milk etc can be consumed there.

        • elliesmom says:

          And if one of the other kids sits at that table and opens up a Reeses the day after Halloween, the school is liable as are the teachers who are on cafeteria duty. The school system I worked for chose not to accept the liability or to expose their teachers to lawsuits. It didn’t mean we didn’t watch out for the kid who had known allergies. We just didn’t give parents a false sense that we could police the entire student population every day. Because it’s not just the “allergen free table” that needs supervision. I do sympathize with kids who have serious health issues. I had a kid going through chemo who still wanted to go to school every day he could. But we didn’t expect every other child to wear a face mask because he might get sneezed on. We had to assume the risk or make other arrangements for him.

          We can’t expect schools to be nannies for us when we personally want them to be, and not when we don’t. Because what ever the issue, there is some parent who wants “more rules”. The principal of the school in Helen’s post didn’t make those rules in a vacuum.

        • votermom says:

          I’m willing to bet that the parents wanting more rules will be eager to sue, as well. Its in the mindset.

          Never mind that it is other taxpayers who would be paying the settlement.

          I don’t know if our kids school accepts liability – they always make us sign quitclaims on field trips & stuff- I bet they probably made me sign one when the kids enrolled. Hm.

        • elliesmom says:

          To clarify, the school in the article in all likelihood instituted that policy, not because they are afraid a stranger is going to come along and steal one of the kids, but because a family (or families) is having custody issues. And because a few people can’t keep their personal business out of the school, all of the families (and the kids) have to live by some rules that really do nothing to protect their own kids and they have a right to be irritated.

  10. mothy67 says:

    Un came through in the ratings department

  11. swanspirit says:

    My daughters Chocolate Lab might have leukemia , please send lots of healing energy , he is only 3 years old 😦

  12. votermom says:

    OT My friends hubby (the cancer survivor) that needs a bypass is in limbo. Apparently bec of radiation therapy 20+ years ago the organs in his chest are really fragile, so the docs are afraid to operate (can;t decide how to approach the problem). So they’ve stuck him in ICU for monitoring in case he gets a heart attack while they dither for 3 days now while his wife is just a wreck from the uncertainty. I shudder to guess what the hospital bill.

  13. swanspirit says:

    Thank you all so much !

  14. The Klown says:

    Watching Chris Matthews interview Obama, I was struck by just how uninterested in policy questions Matthews (and his panel) were, and how almost every question seemed to be, at heart, about Obama’s emotional response to difficulties– not about policy itself, but about Obama’s Hero’s Journey in navigating the plot of President Barack Obama: The Movie.

    As with a MacGuffin in the movie, only the Hero’s emotional response to the MacGuffin matters.

    Again and again, Matthews and his panel focused not on weighty questions of state, but on what toll these important-sounding MacGuffins took upon the Star of the Picture, Barack Obama.

    Matthews was not terribly interested in hearing about the problems with Obamacare, or how Obama planned to address them.

    But he was very interested in learning how Obama was coping with the challenges.

    Matthews didn’t care all that much about disputes over the budget. But he was keenly interested in Obama’s thoughts on his opponents in such struggles.

    Chris Matthews’ called Obama’s last answer the most important in the interview, and his entire panel agreed it was simply amazing.

    That last question was about Obama’s — the Hero’s — travails.

  15. helenk3 says:

    this surprised me

    congress tells backtrack to cancel Iran deal

  16. helenk3 says:

    carney twisting and turning about how many time backtrack met sebelius
    GAO says they only met once during runup and onset to obamacare

  17. helenk3 says:

    per backtrack —-there was no IRS scandal

    I guess it was just the imagination of the targeted groups

  18. helenk3 says:

    WTH this bunch wants backtrack to sign executive order decreeing minimum wage increase.

    everyday I am a little more afraid for my country. so many are willing to give up rights for what?

  19. helenk3 says:

    Per FOX

    some states are refusing the applications for medicaid that were filed on the obamacare website due to lack of info. the website still is not processing info to the insurance companies and to the medicaid centers.

    On Jan 1, 2014 if backtrack has 1/2 a brain he will be traveling far away from this country. It is going to be ugly

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