Thursday Open Thread – Putin and Palin Edition

Jimmy Fallon can write himself a Thank You Note for this 🙂

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78 Responses to Thursday Open Thread – Putin and Palin Edition

  1. DandyTIger says:

    Great job by both. Nice promo for her show too. Thought I heard a mixed audience reaction at the beginning. Poor little children.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Saw this video at the end of the last thread (thank you Dandy!) and thought it deserved it’s own thread.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    There’s a media frenzy ensuing, lol ……

    The headline is wrong, it’s corrected in the context, Putin CALLED Palin ….but it does sound more sinister to have her call him, wtg media!

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Even E! gets the headline wrong, but this one has the transcript for those who can’t watch the video now…….yes, “Obama” makes an brief appearance in the sketch too 🙂

  5. jeffhas says:

    This really works well… Yeah, she’s so dumb she can’t even pull off a simple skit with timing and everything… Oh wait – It’s a pretty complicated skit when you tear it apart.

    If she gets more of these opportunities, she just might be able to change the media meme…. Maybe…. Someday…

    Kudos to her for having the smarts to do it… And kudos to Jimmy for realizing the slice of audience he has alienated in the past that he should reach out and repair (although you’re not fooling me – I’m still not tunin’ in).

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Yes, there’s other news. Seems that Ortiz-Obama “selfie” that went viral was a Samsung endorsement, or something ….

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Transcript of Obama’s statement on the Ft. Hood shooting, which seemed to rudely interupt him during a fundraiser….

  8. DeniseVB says:

    • 49erDweet says:

      At least a year ago it reached the point where anything said by the Commission of Arabic Islamist Reeducators was an automatic lie. Kudos for Kelly taking on the cowards.

      • DeniseVB says:

        CAIR’s only goal is to bring Sharia Law here. Pam Gellar’s another brave lady who has been blogging (Atlas Shrugs) about it for years. I don’t think she’s ever been wrong, but the left scoffs her off as a wing-nut. It’s where I learned why the “Good” Muslims don’t denounce the radical wing…..they’d be killed. You know, that Honor Killing thing, it’s okay, nothing to see here, move along……

  9. DeniseVB says:

    That didn’t take long … Twitchy has the PDS roundup of the vilest of the vile progs….betcha’ they’re all from the OFA office 😉

  10. helenk3 says:

    Sarah gets them every time. She makes both sides crazy. I want her to keep on doing so. She wakes up the public and that scares the hell out of politicians, and she does it with a smile and grace.

  11. 49erDweet says:

    It’s reached the point where PDS has achieved social value. It saves so much time identifying the cray-crays, it’d be a shame to ever lose it.

  12. helenk3 says:

    remember when there was free speech in colleges and real debates. guess that is so yesterday

    • 49erDweet says:

      In fairness, though, this is Connecticut. Anybody in CT actually able to think for themselves always poses a threat to the wellbeing of the herd, and must be silenced. Very politely, of course.

      • helenk3 says:

        I started really wondering what was being taught in colleges during the viet nam war. my neighbor’s kid went to Temple. he had a scholarship to the college of his choice and Temple was close to home. one professor there told his classes that if they went to the march in DC against the war, he would give them an A for the class. I thought what contempt he had for his students thinking how cheap they could be bought. If you believe in something go lead the parade, but never sell yourself so cheaply. My neighbor’s kid left the college and joined the service and went to viet nam.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Teachers are interesting. Some are great. Some are weird. Some are evil. The trick is figuring out which is which. My favorite gave up teaching after dealing with me for two years.

        • driguana says:

          And savvy, too…..she said some pretty clever things…

        • driguana says:

          I went to college at Ohio University, a sister school to Kent State, from 1964-68….right in the heat of things. Worked hard for Bobbie Kennedy and participated in many of the protests rallies and marches against the Viet Nam War. A professor that I had for an English Literature class left in the middle of a semester in my junior year to join one of those ships taking medical supplies into Viet Nam. It was a very anti-war sentiment at the time. However, in retrospect I also vividly remember most of my fellow students having no idea what the war was about and looking forward to rallies and riots so they could tear up the brick streets of Athens, OH and hurl them thru local shop windows. It was an odd time. I joined the Peace Corps in 1968 ( I had a very high draft number and would not have been drafted…there was a draft lottery in those days) and went to Liberia, West Africa (and lived in the heart of the area where the Ebola virus has now broken out).

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        My first thought was the People’s Republic of Maryland where faithful progs freak out at the mere thought that anyone would disagree. Afterall, we arrest people for having a not so great opinion of common core.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Reminds me that I read Hate Chicken (Chik-Fil-A) just surpassed KFC in sales with about half the stores nationwide. With hopes Hobby Lobby (which I never heard of before because it’s not in our region) suffers the same “punishment” 😀

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  14. votermom says:

    This is crazy – old man gets outpatient dialysis every 3 days – gets too sick to make his appointment – winds up in the ER the next day.
    Obamacare rules say the hospital can’t give him dialysis until after he’s been in the hospital for 2 nights.

    • votermom says:

      Simply put: Frank Alfisi could not be admitted to the hospital because he needed dialysis. Dialysis does not require a “two midnight” stay in the hospital. So, therefore, Frank would not be admitted as an in-patient and given dialysis. And since the lack of dialysis — which was deliberate per the Obamacare directive to the CMS — had now made Frank so sick that it resulted in two seizures and unconsciousness, a need for oxygen and a wheelchair, Frank certainly was no longer qualified to be an outpatient at DaVita.

      For Frank the centuries old idea of medicine — that a patient’s treatment is a decision between the patient and his or her doctor and that the first responsibility of a doctor is the famous dictum “First, do no harm” — was overridden. Overridden by the demands of Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. The demands not of medicine but of politics. Bureaucracy.

      • WMCB says:

        No patient is admitted to the hospital anymore as an inpatient. Period. EVERYONE, doesn’t matter if you are literally dying, is admitted as an “observation”, which is technically an outpatient.

        The govt did this because the rate for an observation stay is cheaper than the rate for an inpatient admission. So Medicare pays out less. You are not an inpatient until your stay passes two midnights, and you meet various qualifications. Problem is, that prior to those 2 midnights passing, you may need certain tests or, oh I dunno, dialysis. Ah, but here’s the Catch-22: some things are not qualified as an outpatient procedure. They are only paid if done on an inpatient. And since NO ONE is an inpatient until they pass 2 midnights, then the docs and hospital have to make the choice to either provide care that they know damn well they won’t get paid for, or try to wait until the 2 midnights pass.

        It looks like in this case, they were trying to wait. And it bit them (and the patient) in the ass. The entire Medicare system has changed over the past 6 years. It is a DELIBERATE attempt to avoid treatment /avoid payment, and force doctors to choose between actually getting paid and taking good care of their patients. Most docs (because they are human, and frustrated) are going to try to meet the govt requirements. And yes, patients will die, or suffer.

        • votermom says:

          So basically government rules are forcing doctors to commit negligence and/or malpractice.

          • WMCB says:

            Basically, but the thing is that when patients get hurt, that’s “no excuse.” IOW, the doc is still legally and medically responsible for his or her actions, regardless of what the govt guideline is. CMS is not going to back up the doc if he gets sued. They want the doc to take on all the liability for THEIR decisions. They want to kill people with clean hands. After the fact, it’s always “well, whether or not we pay has nothing to do with medical decisions. That’s all on the doc.”

            They leverage and coerce their preferred medical decisions, but deny all the while that THEY are making any medical decisions whatsoever.

          • votermom says:

            Evil. Evil. Evil.

      • WMCB says:

        Oh, and the govt scams you in the reverse situation, too. They will not pay for something that is considered an “outpatient procedure” while you are an inpatient. So lets say that you are a dialysis patient admitted to the hospital for a heart attack. While you are there, your AV graft (the special vein they make for dialysis) fails, and you need a new one. Well, you can’t have one. Because an AV graft is classified as an outpatient procedure, and you can’t have an outpatient procedure once you’re an inpatient. You have to get discharged, and go to an outpatient facility to have it done. Then get re-admitted. Of course, that may take weeks. And your doc knows damn well that you might die if you have to wait that long.

        So your doc has a choice: throw a fit and get you the AV graft anyway, in which case he gets in trouble, the hospital gives him grief, and no one involved, from him to the hospital to the OR gets paid for doing it. Or he can follow the Medicare regs and watch his patient get sicker.

        Oh, and to top it all off? He can still get sued for NOT doing the damn graft in a timely manner, whether he was going to get paid or not. And saying “but the govt told me I couldn’t, and refused to pay, and would ding me and reduce my future payments on every damn Medicare patient I treat, because I failed to meet their standards” is NOT a defense in a lawsuit. The doc has to take the hit either way, which ever decision he makes. If he does what’s best for his patient regardless of the Medicare rules, he gets called on the carpet and loses future income for being “noncompliant”.

        And people wonder why good docs are quitting in droves? This is why.

        • DeniseVB says:

          When my husband had his rotator cuff repaired, it was considered an outpatient procedure by Tricare For Life (a retired military form of medicare, right?). My husband is a big baby and no way I wanted to take him home the same day, the surgeon agreed he was a whiny ass, so he jotted down “running a fever at discharge hour, keep overnight for observation and monitoring”. Yay !

  15. helenk3 says:

    for those of you that do the twitter thing
    guess you should be careful what you tweet

  16. The Klown says:

    Explosive revelations re: Benghazi

    • 49erDweet says:

      Apparently all the “communications consultants” in the world are too stupid to realize attempts to “shape” a message result in mass assumptions reality is much, much worse. They’d be better served saying “it is what it is”.

    • votermom says:

      The location of the missing airplane could have been revealed during the Benghazi hearing and the public would never know because the media is determined to ignore it.

  17. helenk3 says:

    6 years after backtrack was installed , American middle class crumbling into oblivion

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  19. votermom says:

    Committee will vote next Thursday

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  22. DeniseVB says:

    The video is currently at 477k + views. It was at 80k + this morning. You go Sarah ! Next up, the vile progs will take on her new show. Here, you can read about it on a site called AmmoLand 😀

    I have a feeling this show isn’t about Pajama Boys, lol.

  23. The Klown says:

    New post up on Firefox/Mozilla.

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