Hump Day Open Thread



The past few days have been a stupid overload. I can’t satirize Wendy Davis or Ezra Klein. I can’t even work up any outrage for bipartisan idiocy.

I think my muse is on a bender or something. She hasn’t been around for days now. Maybe she’s a Niner fan.

You’ll have to settle for an open thread until she shows up.


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83 Responses to Hump Day Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    We hot house flowers are now special snowflakes in coastal Virginia, not used to a REAL winter. 2 inches of snow and a 4 degree windchill, just thankful for little things now, electricity and unfrozen pipes, oh, and the magical internet πŸ˜€

  2. DeniseVB says:

    I think Greta needs to release the name of her “friend” …. and why she sat on this info before the 2012 election ?

    • DandyTIger says:

      She used to be close to the Clinton’s, I wonder if it’s someone from their camp. And if so, because the scandal involves Hillary, that might be the reason that person also has to stay anonymous.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Even in my hardcore liberal days, I always liked and trusted Greta’s style of reporting from the “other side”, while the liberal boys always made fun of her looks and not the content. Early clues on the real war on women, huh? πŸ™‚

  3. mothy67 says:

    Threw An old vinyl Sinatra on the pre-historic turn table and will spend the day singing and cleaning

  4. The Klown says:

    News you can’t use:

    Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its global temperature figures for 2013. The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees (14.52 Celsius) tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880.

    NASA, which calculates records in a different manner, said Tuesday that 2013 was the seventh warmest on record, with an average temperature of 58.3 degrees (14.6 Celsius).

    Both agencies said nine of the 10th warmest years on record have happened in the 21st century. The hottest year was 2010.

    A global insurance firm says there were 41 billion-dollar weather disasters last year. Unlike 2012, most of the heat and disasters were outside the United States.

    They give you a few data points with nothing to compare it to. This is similar to saying “Tide cleans better!”

    Better than what?

    • DandyTIger says:

      By all counts, we have a warming trend over the last few decades. The world is definitely getting warmer. For now. Just before that we had a cooling trend.There is new data from a few areas, including new sun activity trending lately that we might go into a cooling trend again. It’s complicated. One thing we know, the models developed by climate researchers are kind of a joke. They just don’t know enough yet. Sadly politics and the very clever way groups are getting funding (the sky is falling method), is clouding how they work. Clouding, get it.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        As he World turns!!!! πŸ™‚

      • r u reddy says:

        I have read recently that the sun is remaining sunspot low-inactive longer than the normal 11 year cycle. Low sunspots correlate with less light production from the sun. Whoever wrote that wonders if we are approaching another Maunder Minimum type event which would lead to cooling ( if there is no MMGW) or to less warming than predicted (If there is some MMGW). It would be an interesting experiment if the sun decides to stay somewhat dimmed for years or decades.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Yep, we could indeed be entering a Maunder event. Which would likely mean cooling. The problem with climate prediction and analysis is the vast amounts of areas where we are only now scratching the surface. For example it’s pretty recent that we even started figure out the roll the ocean plays, and it plays the biggest roll as it turns out. And there is still a long way to go there.

          That doesn’t mean we should try to not spew crap in the air, stop poisoning our water, etc. But the political and religious fervor can be harmful.

        • elliesmom says:

          It isn’t really an “experiment”. A real scientific experiment has a variable and controls and can be replicated. This is a collection of data scientists will try to use to extrapolate cause and effect from. The first most often leads to definitive conclusions and the latter to interpretations that can be correct, but will just as often lead to controversy. As long as money and power are in the mix, it will never be “pure science”.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Maybe the sun is auto-correcting to ward off the warmists theories? πŸ˜€

          Seriously, I think all of this is out of man’s control anyhow. As a medical researcher friend of mine once mused, another Big Bang isn’t going to wipe man out, humans are doing a pretty good job of that already….wars, super-bugs, more aids-like viruses, more wars, bombs that will microwave us, bombs that will fry us, etc…so he feels that humans will be long extinct by the time our earth meets her maker. Then he told me to blink. Compared to the current age of Mother Earth, that’s how long humans have occupied her. A billionth of that blink is how long I’ve been here. So enjoy and be kind to each other!

        • r u reddy says:

          Well . . . a “natural” experiment. The Mount Pinatubo eruption was considered a “natural” experiment. The Arctic region had been warming and ice-sheet shrinking during summer for 2 or so decades prior to Pinatubo. The warmists said that meltback was from manmade warming. Canadian wildlife officials noted that sea ice forming later and farther from shore than before was making polar bears swim longer and later from land to sea ice to hunt seals. They were coming back weighing less than heretofore. But with all the SO2 which Pinatubo put into the atmosphere, enough high altitude sulfuric acidified water droplets formed to exclude sunlight from getting past and causing a few years of Arctic recooling leading to wider-longer persistence of the ice sheet leading to better fed bears. These few years worth of better-fed bears were called the “Pinatubo bears”. When the sulfur droplets cleared away, the arctic warming resumed.


        • elliesmom says:

          But there’s no “scientific proof”. Only correlation that might be causation. It might be the most likely explanation and currently accepted as the most plausible. Lots of things that are “plausible” later turn out to have different explanations. Which is why science is an ongoing search for the truth. Good scientists never consider anything “settled”. While we may agree that anything dropped will fall toward the center of the earth, and we call that “gravity”, ideas about what causes “gravity” are far from “settled”.

      • The Klown says:

        I really wish my muse was here cuz there are so many things wrong with the original article.

        • swanspirit says:

          I wish I weren’t so lacking in motivation , overwhelmed at home with a few things ; and just burnt crispy on some subjects . I have missed participating in some interesting posts . Today a really tall tree came partway down over the new gravel driveway . Luckily it wedged in another tree , ad we moved the cars and my son threw a rope over it and brought it down the rest of the way without harming anything . YAY for near misses!

  5. Somebody says:

    Our graceful first lady!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh my, they do make her look like a petite young thang πŸ™‚

    • leslie says:

      Our other FLOTUS(es) have worked toward honoring the earth, increasing equality for women, restoring the People’s House and making it available to all. This FLOTUS wants to be remembered for shooting hoops with the “Boyz” and finally feeling proud of her country.
      I need to go throw up now.

      • DeniseVB says:

        MO needs to fire her PR people. I gasp every time a ball is thrown and kicked or sack races are run in the White House. She’s got to stop saying Welcome to MY house too. It’s the People’s house dammit ! πŸ˜‰

        • Somebody says:

          I agree 100% Denise, the MY house thing is so tone deaf and like you I am always appalled when I see those stunts at the WH. Beyond that who came up with the idea of her promoting healthy eating? She has an unfortunate figure and it just opens her up to ridicule to have such a campaign. I don’t know what the PR people were thinking???? I’ve always wondered if they secretly despise her? I agree though they should be fired.
          There are so many things she could have championed and been a welcome advocate for.

          I don’t think all the stunts in the WH play well. I would feel the same way if Laura Bush had run around advocating physical fitness. Laura Bush has a very nice figure, but I still wouldn’t want to see her sweating or having sack races, tug of war, etc., in the East room of the WH or anywhere else for that matter.

    • swanspirit says:

      She scares me . My gut reaction to her is fear . And they taught us in psyche nursing that there was a good reason for an instinctive or visceral reaction , and to trust it regarding individuals .

  6. Somebody says:

    I posted this at the end of last night’s thread it’s called bammy ball

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    Thanks Somebody I am reposting!!! πŸ˜€

  8. insanelysane says:

    I am sick of the sunshine. All we see is blue skies and bright sunshine.
    The ground is dry, the trees are beginning to suffer from lack of rain. The forecast is for sunny days and unseasonably warm temps for as far as can be seen.
    All this sunshine is depressing.

    • elliesmom says:

      The sun is shining here, too. It’s 16 degrees outside.

      • insanelysane says:

        We are in need of at least 25 inches of rain and we need to get it in the next 3 months. If we don’t, then watch for water wars. It is already beginning with Gov. Brown announcing a drought emergency.
        Folks , here, are getting nervous.

        • Somebody says:

          I’ve always been curious why California has never considered desalinization. There have been many recent advances in the process that have reduced the cost. It just seems like a logical thing to consider.

        • trixta says:

          Mike Snyder has a good article on the CA drought (@ inforwars website). The situation is bad. In the article, there are other related links concerning aging dams and Gov Brown’s delta tunnel project.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I do follow and support endangered species news. Never could understand why a little fishy in Cali would shutdown water supply when they could just “relocate” those little dickens to a friendlier enviornment. What’s up with that?

        • 49erDweet says:

          Somebody, the former Ft. Ord near Monterey Bay has/had something going on with desalination. I’ll try to dig into it and repost back here tomorrow. Too busy obeying the Boss of the World right now. Granddaughters!!!!

        • insanelysane says:

          Water is way more precious than gold.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        WE were 3 below earlier. πŸ™„

    • DandyTIger says:

      And fire season isn’t even officially hear yet. Could be a bad one.

  9. Jadzia says:

    I am COUNTING THE WEDNESDAYS until next September. The only helpful policy that the Hollande administration has passed has been to get rid of our ridiculous four-day school week. But until then, Wednesday just gives me two Mondays a week. : (

  10. The Klown says:

    The Hot Air crowd ain’t buying it:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Glenn is ever the creepy showman.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I became a Beckhead early in my conversion from Olbermann, but Beck kept changing the rules. Attended his DC Rally, then his NOKIA Theater event in NYC, had to go through TSA-like security for that one. He was re-inventing himself at that time (circa 2009-10?) then I just lost interest. He then became richer than Oprah having more paying subscribers to his internet show than she had viewers. The Hot Air commenters seem to think he’s selling out now …going more left?…to help his cable channel get on more cable access? Only if he does the Dougie with Michelle πŸ˜‰

  11. The Klown says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      When someone has to point out something is “science” it isn’t, when they have to point out something is “settled” it isn’t. When they use both together, it’s religion.

  12. helenk3 says:

    8 more day until the bomber billy ayres vs dinesh d’souza debate.

    jan 30th 7:30pm

    live feed at

  13. mothy67 says:

    happy happy day day
    Kid went to the gym last night with her great grandfather other kids told her she was weird.
    Cried big sad tears. So I got up early and used thousands of paper towels writing from floor to ceiling why and how she annoys me.
    Smile couldn’t have been bigger on her face. So I asked her is this weird? She said oh yeah. I said take it for what it is. You don’t have mommy and daddy but ya got what ya got and lets look at the good. your choice,

  14. mothy67 says:

    Better one for some reason she when she was tiny I started calling her everything but her name. She always responded without a blink. E
    N d or a, crab apple. Today I yelled blue eyes. Hers are brown. She came a skipping and told her little friend that I was vain. Agree looks are stupid but my baby blues paid for her IPad. How do I teach her to value when because of genes I made more in an hour than some people in .a month.

  15. The Klown says:

    I heard from wmcb:

    Apparently the place she is visiting won’t allow her the use of a phone or computer so she has to bribe an orderly to smuggle out notes hand-written in crayon. She says she is okay, just thoroughly disgusted with humanity and politics. These days she mostly just fingerpaints.

    There haven’t been any violent episodes lately and she’s hoping after her next review that they’ll let her start having visitors.

    I’ll keep you posted if I hear more.

  16. The Klown says:

    Here is what Dandy Tiger should try:

    How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

    Computer dating even found Sheldon Cooper a mate.

  17. The Klown says:


    GOP Rep.: Wife Should ‘Voluntarily Submit’ To Her Husband

    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) believes that although a wife is supposed to “voluntarily submit” to her husband, she is not inferior to him, according to the Washington Post.

    “The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice,” Pearce wrote in a December memoir “Just Fly The Plane, Stupid!” that discusses the Bible. “The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else.”

    Pearce also writes that while the wife is not inferior, she must nevertheless be obedient to her husband.

    “The wife’s submission is not a matter of superior versus inferior; rather, it is self-imposed as a matter of obedience to the Lord and of love for her husband,” he said in the book.

    In the book, Pearce criticizes men who “bully their wives and families” based on the Bible passage that says wives should submit to their husbands.

    “Authoritarian control is not given to the husband,” he wrote.

    I really wish Progs would not try to write about religion and concepts they don’t understand. Sarah Palin agrees with the doctrine of submission, but she is hardly submissive.

  18. I β™₯ that shirt. Have been on iron pills for going on six months. I would totally wear it…about 3 days a week. Wah wah wah.

    • Constance says:

      God I hat those iron pills! They are just miserable and I can’t believe they are good for people regardless of what the Drs say.

  19. The Klown says:

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