Friday Open Thread

moms day


Wow, I just woke up. I watched the 1st round of the NFL Draft (the Raiders took OLB Khalil Mack) and then I watched the #SFGiants #BeatLA in extra innings. I was in bed by midnight. I got up twice to pee.

I just woke up.

That’s over six hours of almost-continuous sleep!

Ima gonna lay back down and see if I can get some more.

This is an open thread.


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113 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    If I start sleeping thru the night that’s gonna play hell with my usual routine.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Keith Koffler writes about a little history lesson on how to deal with scandal and how Reagan handled it. Boom !

    One of the great ironies of the Obama White House is that it’s filled with the very type of zealots Obama and his aides think inhabit the Tea Party.

    The viciousness with which they attack Republicans – attacks laced with suggestions of racism, misogyny, and so forth – as well as the lies and the dedication to ruling by fiat all suggest an administration populated by true believers willing to sacrifice any principle to the cause.

    This was, for me, the most startling aspect of the Benghazi email written by national Ben Rhodes. In the aftermath of the killing of four American officials – a most dreadfully serious matter – the urgency in the White House was to protect the president’s image, not to find and present accurate facts to the American public.

    Writing today in the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan contrasts Obama’s handling of Benghazi with the Reagan administration’s approach to its own scandal, the Iran-Contra affair. Noonan, who worked for Reagan, demonstrates that the Reaganites, though committed conservatives, were not zealots, and were willing to take responsibility for their conduct…..more

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/05/09/reagan-handled-scandal/

    • 49erDweet says:

      We are reaping the rewards of voters substituting “cool factor” for “character”.

      • DeniseVB says:

        It certainly cheapened the Nobel Peace Prize didn’t it ? The press gives Obama a pass because they want their invites to his “cool” parties and vacations in Hawaii every Christmas. Heck, I’d write nice things about him too. The press pool was cranky with Bush because Crawford 😉

    • 49erDweet says:

      It’s sorta like when the spring thaw arrives. It may only be a drip or dribble of (what used to be called) journalism, for a few days, but then it becomes a trickle, and then a flow, and then a FLOOD! Can’t wait.

  3. helenk3 says:

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/05/09/factor-investigation-convicted-domestic-terrorist-teaching-univ-illinois

    this is the story I was talking about yesterday. Illinois and their domestic terrorist teachers

    • leslie says:

      Maybe that’s why my pension fund is being raided… I just heard, though that there is emergency legislation to correct a new law affecting (forcing) public IL university faculty to retire by June 29.

    • DeniseVB says:

      What is this “academic freedom” they speak off ? How about a secure and safe campus for the kids? Geeesh, we expel 3rd graders for pointing a finger gun at other students, this guy actually murdered someone (and only served 6 years?).

  4. helenk3 says:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/08/why-democrats-are-so-scared-of-benghazi.html

    why dems are so scared of Benghazi.
    they really are in a panic, getting more and more hysterical the closer it gets to the committee and the investigation

    • 49erDweet says:

      They have every right to be afraid. Their idolized leader appears to have been inexplicably AWOL without fulfilling his legal duty of ringing in the VP or otherwise providing responsible authority at a critical time in US history, and they don’t want that historic breech of constitutional responsibility hung around their necks.
      What happened might be comparable to when Reagan was shot by Hinkley. R was temporarily incapacitated and though Al Haig went off the rail, the rest of his staff promptly notified VP Bush, who returned to DC. In Obama’s temporary unavailability case, his staff either froze or deliberately kept Biden or #3 out of the loop. Possibly for a good reason. But they are stonewalling it; arguably on orders from Teh Won, and the Dem’s only defense is denying it ever happened.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Looked again at the header for White House Dossier, quoted up above by DeniseVB at 6:59 am. Lo and behold! Koffler quotes those famous words of Al Haig. spoken by Al Haig immediately after the R assignation attempt, “As of now, I am in control here, in the White House”. LOL.

        • The Klown says:

          I watched that press conference live when it happened and there was never any doubt in my mind that Haig was merely saying that he was the senior administration person physically at the White House and was in charge “here”.

          This is the exact quote:

          Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order, and should the president decide he wants to transfer the helm to the vice president, he will do so. As for now, I’m in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice president and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course.

          He was wrong about the line of succession though, SofS is fifth, after VP, Speaker, and Majority Leader.

    • lyn says:

      Obama turned the Left into losers.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I know, the Dems I used to hang with wouldn’t put up with this. Wait, well here we all are, freshly independent, finding refuge in the swamp 😀 Those who support Obama and his policies now are almost cult-like, I don’t understand why anyone would unconditionally support a “leader” who could care less about them. Obama only inspires hate and division. I see nothing inspiring or hopeful about him.

    • DandyTIger says:

      They’re screaming about net neutrality, which they should be. But of course they’re blaming the appointee, not the boss who gave the orders. If you mention the buck stops here, you’re a … well, you know.

  5. elliesmom says:

    So my son and his wife are going to be out of town this weekend for another run. They took me and her mother out for Mother’s Day last weekend. My grandson has a soccer game in the middle of the day on Sunday so my daughter will be celebrating Mother’s Day with me tomorrow instead. For many years all I wanted for Mother’s Day was a day all to myself to do whatever I want. Now that I can have that almost any day I want, it’s what I get for Mother’s Day. lol I’m not complaining. My kids are doing a fine job honoring their mom. It’s just funny.

  6. votermom says:

    Anti-Semitic violence in the Ukraine

    Ukrainian Jews form defense force to combat anti-Semitic attacks
    http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Ukrainian-Jews-form-defense-force-to-combat-anti-Semitic-attacks-351701

  7. helenk3 says:

    axis sally pelosi on tv spewing her usual BS about republicans and Bengazi. running scared maybe

    she really makes me sick

  8. helenk3 says:

    MYIQ, Dandy, 49er
    I contacted time warner about my e-mail problem. they say there is an issue with my e-mall and it will take from 2 to 48 hours before it is fixed.
    thank you for your help on this problem

  9. helenk3 says:

    House Speaker Boehner names 7 Republican representatives to Benghazi select committee; Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina; Rep. Susan Brooks, Indiana; Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio; Rep. Mike Pompeo, Kansas; Rep. Martha Roby, Alabama; Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois; Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia – @lesleyclark

  10. The Klown says:

    Rep. Tom Cotton Slams Dems Over Phony Benghazi Fundraising Outrage:

  11. The Klown says:

    AofSHQ:

    The 2013 Duranty Awards For Mendacious Journalism Have Been Announced

    Based on the lies and dishonesty of Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow correspondent during the 1920s and 1930s who was a apologist for Soviet crimes and helped cover up the holodomor.

    The Duranty Prize for 2013:

    Second runner-up: John Judis for his absurdly biased and ignorant reporting on Israel and the Middle East in general in The New Republic. Presentation speech by Ron Radosh.

    First runner-up: Candy Crowley of CNN for her unprecedented personal intervention in a presidential debate she was moderating on the subject of Benghazi. The committee realized this intervention took place 2012, but the committee noted Crowley continued to justify this unconscionably biased intervention throughout 2013. Presentation speech by Claudia Rosett.

    THE DURANTY FOR 2013: David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times for his supposedly thorough unraveling of the Benghazi affair, “A Deadly Mix in Benghazi,” which was revealed almost instantly to be a meretricious piece of deception worthy of Walter Duranty himself. Presentation speech by Roger Kimball.

  12. helenk3 says:

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2014/05/09/barack-obama-declares-you-to-be-wrongheaded/

    WOW it makes me feels so good that the president of my country thinks I am wrongheaded

  13. mothy67 says:

    I love Twitchy. Nothing is more amusing than Cher with her panties in a bunch or Matt Damons condesension. Pat Sajak has been vocal about his politics for quite awhile and seems that his company is growing. Rob Lowe, Kevin Sorbo, Jay Leno, James Woods, Kelsey Grammer, Dean Cain all express themselves.

    • DandyTIger says:

      The pendulum is swinging, as it always does. The Dems are in a panic, others are starting to feel their oats. Get out the popcorn. Not having a party can be so totally fun.

      • mothy67 says:

        Thing is the cultural elites are so dismissive . Playing a doctor or a soldier makes you neither.A lot of what they are selling people just are not buying.Mark Wahlburg is another one speaking up. Guy talks about religion al.most every time he can. Since 2002 they have been trying to sell a Gulf war story. None made money. Marrky Mark did it. Not Gulf War but Ia film that showed respect to those who risk their lives for us. He is also a testament to the power of redemption. When he was young in Boston he took out a Korean deli owners eye in a botched robbery. When I was young and stupid I thought heroin was romantic. I only snorted and I loved the thrill of buying it more than doing it. I was able to stop after a few days. Went every night to the Midnight Madness AA meetings on Houston. Lots of people grasping to life were there. Lou Reed, and the others are still kicking so not right for me to name them. Mr. W A L B U R G is a hero in my book.

  14. The Klown says:

    Trey Gowdy Demands Answers On Benghazi:

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  16. helenk3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/185377-google-cracks-down-on-wz/

    google attacks weaslezipper.

    I go to this site several times a day as it is always up to date on what is happening

  17. helenk3 says:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/05/dhs-emails-reveal-u-s-may-terrorist-hands-list/

    somebody want to tell me why I am taking off my shoes to get on a plane and terrorists are hands off?

  18. mothy67 says:

    Trey Gowdy has to be the worst nightmare possible for the spin doctors. He is smart and he can write. He is also polite. He knows how to deliver an argument. I esteem Palin but She came up short when finesse ing her positions. Wrong that she is ravaged and because Trey uses words like please, thank you Ma’am. Vilifying him on tv will be difficult.

  19. helenk3 says:

    “Obama called again to blame me for the crappy economy, and I said, Dude, that was like five years ago.”

    – George W. Bush

    A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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    • DeniseVB says:

      Dan Snyder, the Redskins owner, donated 25k to Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, wink, wink, nod, nod, who is now NOT INVOLVED with changing the team’s name. Not sure why that reminded me of that …..

  23. foxyladi14 says:

    Now if they will call it what is was (Terrorism). 😉

  24. mothy67 says:

    Wondering what I should do there is a woman in my neighborhood that is telling everyone I have AIDS. I do not and if I did I would not be ashamed it is a virus. I am a mad freak about playing poker. I know how to play the game. Think she is angry because her sperm donor lost a lot of money to me. I would give the money back. It is not worth it to be angry. Why would someone elect to hurt another person like that.

    • The Klown says:

      Fuck her. Win some more from him.

      • mothy67 says:

        UGH I am going to talk with her. She hates me but I am brother. Four of us in one room. I worship my brothers because I am gay does not change that. I am in cable of not talking. I can go on about anything. My siblings hardly talk ever. They are hard working blue collar ilk. We are close. Think maybe the woman disparaging me is envious because I speak with her husband. I am able to be a friend with a straight man. I always want to fix things. I view a ma. Imperiled by his own outlook and I just want to say listen to yourself.

  25. The Klown says:

    Trigger Warnings, Campus Speech, and the Right to Not Be Offended:

    • helenk3 says:

      how are these students going to cope when they get in the real world, and find out that the world really does not give a damn on what upsets them.
      waking up is really hard to do

  26. The Klown says:
  27. mothy67 says:

    Brothers are funny. My younger one Steve who was a quarterback and now is a bookmaker is upset that his daughters boyfriend seems to have a crush on me. Does not irk him that his daughters boyfriend has a man crush. He is disturbed that she is okay with it. I said be real Steve he has never met anyone like me. He said thank god– Not so sure I care for his personality anymore.

  28. The Klown says:

    Who is Really Politicizing #Benghazi?:

  29. The Klown says:

    Tengo noticias muy excelente:

    The Oakland Raiders just drafted Fresno State QB Derek Carr. with the 36th pick in the draft.

  30. DeniseVB says:

    When Democrats reaaaaaallllllly piss me off, it’s usually about their billionaires.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/05/136264-dirty-little-secret-democrats-piggy-bank-doesnt-want-know/

    Hey, OWSers, still “waiting for it” 😉

  31. Steve says:

    Glad I found your blog! Interested in a link exchange w/ CC????

    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

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