Saturday Open Thread

It’s been a hot, busy week and I’m pretty much blogged out.

What do you want to talk about?


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113 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. votermom says:

    Be strong like rock!
    Not weak like Barack.

  2. DeniseVB says:


  3. The Klown says:

    When will Obama invite Bergdahl to the Rose Garden for a welcome home ceremony?

  4. The Klown says:
    • DeniseVB says:

      Catching excerpts from Hillary’s book so I won’t have to buy it πŸ˜‰

      Admits the Obama campaign wanted her to attack Palin and she wouldn’t do it. And waited this long to apologize for the Iraq vote ?

      • Lulu says:

        But she didn’t say a thing in public did she? She disagreed. She disapproved. In private. How very noble of her. Six years later. “Hard Choices” my ass.

        • swanspirit says:

          From what I have read in excerpts so far , the book , along with the title, is just well, pedestrian . Nothing compelling , outstanding , or exciting in there .

      • The Klown says:

        I have learned over the years not to waste time reading these kinds of books. It’s just self-serving crap.

        Clinton also says she declined a request by the Obama campaign to attack Sarah Palin during the heat of the 2008 presidential contest, an anecdote that could resonate with women beyond Clinton’s Democratic base.

        β€œAfter Palin was selected to be John McCain’s running mate in 2008, Clinton wrote, “[The Obama camp] immediately issued a dismissive statement and reached out to me in hopes I would follow suit. But I wouldn’t. I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. I didn’t think it made political sense, and it didn’t feel right. So I said no…”

        • DeniseVB says:

          Her 2 million Ready For Hillary supporters will buy the book or six to make it a best seller, like Obama’s community organizer/union/ pals did for his books. Or every other politician’s book for that matter. Ben Carson’s draft supporters are giving his away for a small donation now. I got Scott Brown’s and John Edward’s free for a donation, but I did like them at the time πŸ˜‰

        • 1539days says:

          In other words, “I watched them stomp on her and I refused to join in. I looked the other way and let them keep stomping because I care.”

        • Constance says:

          Well good for Hillary. At least she has some lower boundary to campaign behavior that she isn’t willing to cross. That makes her different from most Progressive politicians.

          I’m not the Hillary fan I used to be but I think either Hillary or Jeb Bush would be better Presidents than we have had in a while. I don’t think McCain would have been very good and I think Romney would have done a good job as President.

    • 49erDweet says:

      In fairness, though, they are talking about a professional sport where rude adults run around for excessively long periods of time doing nothing but looking (and smelling) a bit too European.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Oh I understand that. I just hate the negativity. My backup team is Honduras because in-laws. πŸ˜‰

        • 49erDweet says:

          I’m saying all that with a grin. My SIL coaches a championship semi-pro team in the Coachella Valley, and my grandson drools over everything Real Madrid, so I’m trapped. Besides, I coached a youth soccer team that aced a year-end tournament in Clovis one year, so am just being mean. πŸ™‚

  5. votermom says:

    OMG. I ran into the grocery to get a loaf of bread and saw that they were having a sale – buy 3 packs of Chips Ahoy and get 2 half-gallons of ice cream free.
    You can guess how that turned out!

    • Lulu says:

      That is why I try to stay away from the cookies aisle. And the chips aisle. And the frozen “treat” aisle. My husband tries to hide the ice cream under peas and packages of meat in the big deep freeze but I always find it. Sometimes he puts it in a brown paper sack with frozen squash on top but I am on to this dirty trick.

    • lildoggy4u says:

      Hope Michelle doesn’t hear about that. You’ll be in big trouble.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Michelle always says you can reward yourself sometimes and 3 bags of cookies and 2 gallons of ice cream sound like a MO-sized reward to me…. I mean, who has 7 pies at Thanksgiving, huh? huh? πŸ˜‰

      • mothy67 says:

        This made my day. Icecream in a paper sack hidden under squash is brilliant. I am addicted to baking. Make cookies everyday. Not my fault vanilla extract was 13 dollars so I have to use it. It is so bad my neighbor offered me money to give her husband some because he smelled them. Butter cookies with almonds are my new favorite. Spinach cookies are vile. Taste like rotten quiche. FYI you can teach a kid a years worth of chemistry by cooking with them and spending 10 minutres online figuring out what baking soda does . It is fun too.

    • Lulu says:

      Why not both? I am starting to think of him as Sideshow Bob.

      • leslie says:

        Sideshow Bob is very generous of you Lulu. How about Sideshow Boob?
        Thanks for Afterburner.
        Have a good Saturday everyone. Anyone watching the Belmont Stakes race?

        • DeniseVB says:

          My husband bet a Trifecta and a Four Box ? Includes Cal Chrome or something, but could win a boatload of money if this works. I’m clueless, but will watch and wonder if the race isn’t rigged. The Racing Industry is in desperate need of a hero horse.

        • swanspirit says:

          Absolutely!!! There is nothing so beautiful as a horse !! ❀ Horses , and racing keeps thoroughbred breeding alive !

  6. votermom says:

  7. elliesmom says:

    It’s college reunion time. The women in my class were 1% of the entire student body so we’ve remained close for the most part. Last night’s conversation -where would you or did you send your daughter to college? Only one of us sent our daughter to our alma mater. Which was an interesting discussion. But more interesting was how worried the other women were about sending a daughter to college at all given the “high level of sexual assault” today. I thought that was pretty funny coming from a group of women who had endured what we went through. But most of us have sons, too, and I was the only one who expressed concern about the lack of due process for young men accused of sexual assault on college campuses today. My son is well past college age, but if I was sending him off to school in the fall, I’d tell him to avoid the women on his own campus like the plague. At least if a girl from another college accuses you of assaulting her, her only recourse is to go to the police where you’d have the full protection of the law.

    • votermom says:

      I’d tell him to avoid the women on his own campus like the plague.

      Good advice.
      I’ve been talking to my older kid about how I worry that whatever college she picks will brainwash her into being a commie idiot. “Don’t fall for the emotional manipulation!”

  8. The Klown says:
    • Lulu says:

      The Progs were so shocked that a bunch of serfs (who speak much more fluently and eloquently that the Ivy educated doofs in the WH) who had served with Bobo Bergdahl (the platoon wanderer and nap taker) would dare rat him out, and the hits kept rolling out so fast that they couldn’t come up with talking points fast enough to keep up before they were knocked down as blatant lies. It took until Thursday for them to get their shit together with a coordinated attempt to smear the troops as “psycho’s” via the media. That went over like a lead balloon. Part of the reason it has been so amateurish is Fearless Leader is on the Euro-trash dinner party circuit in Europe boring all the parvenus. The political genius prodigies left home alone in the WH are probably hung over or on sick leave. Even Crazy Uncle Joe has enough sense left to stay the hell out this one. If it all wasn’t so dangerous it would be a Monty Python twit contest.

      • swanspirit says:

        Those young men were ridiculously articulate , weren’t they ? They didn’t exactly sit around saying ” well Duh maa’m ” . I loved it .

        • lyn says:

          They also didn’t look and sound like “psychopaths.” This has to bring Obama and his henchmen down.

  9. votermom says:

    • DeniseVB says:

    • Constance says:

      This is a major problem. Seriously our great Progressive leaders had never seen this or thought it didn’t matter?! If they care about our country and citizens they are fools. But who could be that stupid? They must have some motive for releasing these guys and I don’t think taking them out with a drone strike is it.

  10. The Klown says:


    I make no apologies for it. It was a unanimous decision among my principals in my government, and a view that was shared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This is something I would do again and will continue to do whenever I have an opportunity.

    • lyn says:

      Time to kick Supreme Ruler’s ass outta there.

      • Lulu says:

        I’m grateful he gave a list for who to call as witnesses to the House for the upcoming hearings. The Congress-critters have been on break in their districts getting their ears bent by constituents. Start with the Joint Chiefs on the hot seat.

    • votermom says:

      Srsly, it was shared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff? I smell a big fat lie.

      • Lulu says:

        He went around EVERYONE to make the decision alone. He ignored protocol, LAW, advise, everything to make a very bad decision. He had been told no before so he didn’t consult this time. He does not want to be told anything.

      • DeniseVB says:

        The JCS can’t criticize or deny him. Unless they go rogue. All were picked because of their rabid career goals and Baracky ass-kissery skills. Obama is destroying our military. Recent retireds, especially at the higher ranks, are mourning the loss of a once great military …. that Obama desecrated in his D-Day speech.

  11. leslie says:

    And the obots, they’d all vote for him again… It’s beyond sad. It’s tragic.

    • leslie says:

      Meant to nest ‘neath Lulu’s comment @ 9:13. But I guess it could stand all by itself and still make sense.

  12. leslie says:

    Just back from having my painful back molar extracted at the dentist. I’m in tons of discomfort. If I drank, I’d be slurping Glenlivet right now. 😦

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh, I know how that feels. Hope they sent you home with some percoset. Warning though, I can see why people get addicted to those painkillers, fun stuff πŸ˜‰

    • swanspirit says:

      I know how that feels ! So sorry and sending healing and freedom from discomfort .

    • lyn says:

      Hope you feel better fast and take the day off.

    • mothy67 says:

      SCOTCH is over rated and over priced. Bourbon is the way to go. And it is made by barefoot rednecks from the teabagging racist southerners.

    • leslie says:

      Thank you Everyone… I’m sad and sitting with a bag of frozen peas on my jaw right now. Typing w/one hand……maybe I’ll make fewer mistakes! πŸ˜‰
      I still need to go to the pharmacy to pick up drugs. But no percoset. Only big doses of Ibuprofen. If that doesn’t work, I’ll call the DDS and get something else.

      At least I’ll be able to watch the race!

  13. mothy67 says:

    I am quite often intellectually challenged. I love Jeopardy and for some reason felt compelled to write to them grieving about Matt Lauer taking over for Alex. I chimed in that the woman whobwon twenty games in a row would be a better choice. They actually wrote back to me.

    • leslie says:

      nice… she’s from my current neck of the woods.
      What did the Jeopardy people say?

      • mothy67 says:

        Thank you no decision has been made. Appreciate my concern blah blah blah. I love the show but I would rather spoon Bsrbara Walters than endure Matt Lauer. No thank you. I watch everyday and my crud sits with me. She says correct a lot. More than needed but she says it just like Trebek. Pronounces every letter. CORRECT. I find it highly amusing but I am simple.

    • The Klown says:

      Jeopardy has always been more of a brainiac show. They need a wonky nerd type to host, not a comic. But the host doesn’t really have to be that smart cuz they give him the answers.

  14. mothy67 says:

    I cannot find the link but in 2008 Bill Clinton defended Palin. He called her smart. Said she was a force to be reckoned with. I remember it because he said reckoned and I thought it was a funny word. Reckon. IT even looks funny.

  15. The Klown says:

    Via AofSHQ:

    Bernard Jordan, 89, sneaked out of the home on England’s south coast on Thursday after being told by staff he could not make the trip to Normandy. Donning his war medals, the Royal Navy veteran joined his former comrades on a coach and then a ferry to travel to France.


    The plucky veteran even took time to get his picture taken with the crew of the ferry and the “Candy Girls,” performers who were on board this week to entertain veterans with music of the 1940’s.

    Quibble: The past tense of “sneak” is “snuck”.

    • mothy67 says:

      I get a kick out of the sneaked snuck thing.Where I live people say drugged insread of dragged. They say yinz in place of you. My mother butchers the English language daily. She says come to my country learn the language. I say well ehen you can spesk it you will have room to talk. She then calls me a son of a bitch. She always calls me a son of a bitch. Wonder if she knows what it meanz.

      • leslie says:

        Where I work they say, ” I’m going to get my hair did.” and I “stay at” instead of “live”, because no matter how long they live there, they know that if they don’t own it, they could be gone in a heartbeat if the CHA has a change of heart. They also say “I came up” instead of “I grew up” or “I was raised in.” In Chicago, we say, “I can’t find where it’s at” and “I’m going to the store. Want to go with?” No matter how smaart we are.

        • mothy67 says:

          Yep I have friends with doctorate degrees who redd up their home. Redd up is Pttsburgh for clean. People here do not use infinitives either. This needs washed. Drives me insane want to scream to be washed. End sentences with at. Where at. UGH.

    • angienc says:

      The Nazis couldn’t stop him; the nursing home didn’t stand a chance.

      • lyn says:


      • mothy67 says:

        Heard they tried to pay him to stay silent. He said kiss my johnson and went with English press. Bless him and those soldiers risking their lives and futures not letting the Bowe story be manipulated by a pathetic press.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Love that story, and the 90 something guy who parachuted …. great stories, oh look, Obama’s chewing gum and crapping on the rest of the world. Ugh.

  16. Monster from the Id says:

    Many of humanity’s domestic animals are bigger and stronger than humans.

    Sometimes they remember that. πŸ˜†

  17. Monster from the Id says:

    And the little ones sometimes compete with us for food. :mrgreen:

  18. mothy67 says:

    I am so sickbof whiners. They make want to puke. SAndra Fluke psycho boy boy on a muderous rampage. Shut up. Coddling these deseased freaks only gives others licence to act like juveniles. I was born to teenagers dirt poor had two open Heart surgeries before I could walk. Learned to talk from a hole in my throat. My ticker is teflon and pig. I hsd the luxury of being gay on top of all that. I want to punch Bowe in the head. GET over your fucking self. I look at him and I see a spoiled little brat. I also ache to kick his father in the balls.

  19. votermom says:

    • lyn says:

      Never take freedom for granted.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I have to stop reading internet newsfeeds. Scary one today was a Holocaust survivor having flashbacks that Obama’s like Hitler…smooth talker. Ok, it’s getting harder to keep an open mind !

  20. 49erDweet says:

    (Sigh!) I’ve told you before, Klown. That green gingham shirt doesn’t go with that navy and white polka dot thong. Don’t wear those two together in public again! Ever! {{eyesburn}}

  21. mothy67 says:

    Where is WMCB? I saw A Million Ways to Die in the West. Some of it was really funny but overall I thought it was a PC version of Mel Brooks. She aarticulated thtat she wanted to see it. Curious to find out how a strong willed Texas nurse gone toting granmother thought of it.

  22. mothy67 says:

    Egads fucking auto correct A Gun toting Texas nurse grandmother.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Chrome lost the Triple Crown 😦 My husband came nowhere close to that F**kfecta he was playing, he lost $20.

    Up next, the Tonys tomorrow night ! A sneak peek at the ladies…..

      • mothy67 says:

        Did you know you can show up day of at any of the Roundabout productions and volunteer to be an usher. They are nonprofit and do not use union. I saw Caberet at Studio 54 like 20 times. All you do is look at a ticket and point. You get great seats. I got to hang out backstage with Stockard Channig when she was in A Lion in Winter. Before the show go to Rudy’s on Ninth and 44th. Free hot dogs a kick ass jazz jukebox. Reeks. Teeth are optional. The kind of place a poet drops by before commiting suicide. Love it. HAS a six foot ceramic pig outside on the sidewalk and two dollar pints.

        • mothy67 says:

          Known those guys for years somehow they got a website

        • DeniseVB says:

          TKS in Times Square πŸ™‚

          • mothy67 says:

            That is fine if you can wait in line. Can be hours and then stuff is sold out. I worked in the community so I got free tickets all the time. Always two tickets so when people would visit I needed more. Good seats at a show are like a hundred dollars. I worked at Joe Allen and took a bottle of champagne to every opening night so I was always comped. Sardis always gave me a pass as well. MY brother his wife and their son visited me. We saw the Lion King and ate at Sardi’s A plain hamburger is 20. We got everything for free. I did the math. ONE evening for four prople would have cost at least a thousand. Even if you make serious bank how do you rationalize that kind of expenditure. Seems crazy to me.

      • mothy67 says:

        Also check out the tasting menus in Tribeca. When I worked at Bouley it was 34 dollars fo a six course meal 10 more for a wine pairing. I was the bartender everyone left drunk. Place had four stars when I worked there. I was such an asshole no money went over the bar I had to put it on their dinner check. Had bottles of wine that cost 20 thoussnd dollars. I made Robert DeNiro spell his name everytime he came in. Pretended I had no idea who he was. Little things make me happy. After the 6th or 7th time I made Christy Turlington spell her name she went to the owner and complained I was a rude failed model. Bar had no seats it was not that kind of place. I sometimes made a grand a day just popping champagne. Amazing food and the foyer bar area was filled with apples. Smelled incredible but it took no skill to work there. A decent face and an expensive suit was all it took. When I started there I bought a suit from Salvation Army. I could not afford a belt so I used shoe laces. I was never a model. Never wanted to be one. Did some off broadway acting and was told many times I was too pretty. Guess it was the baby blues. How gross is it though for a super model to call me a failure. I got a healthy bonus in my paycheck with one word idiot.

    • leslie says:

      I can’t wait!

  24. Monster from the Id says:

    Scientists have invented a small-scale tractor beam. 8)

    As Dave Barry would say, I Am Not Making This Up.!V2dMw

    • 1539days says:

      It uses sound waves as matter waves. It’s not like the Star Trek kind. It reminds me more of the sonic weapons in an episode of Wonder Woman.

      • mothy67 says:

        Yuck. SUPER GROSS. My mother was a dead ringer for Lynda Carter. Dad had that James Dean brooding machismo. Good looking people. Had to grow up with everyone having a crush on them.

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Kind of Broadway I like, dangerous πŸ™‚ From the news, it was destined to fail, but I had a blast πŸ™‚

  26. leslie says:

    I just saw that “Major Crimes” w/Mary McDonnell starts its new season Monday night. Yay!
    I watch very little tv. But I like her and like the show.

    • lyn says:

      I’m on episode 8 of the second season of “Orange is the New Black.” Netflix streaming released the 13 episodes yesterday. πŸ™‚

    • 1539days says:

      The death of Obama’s cool will be what neuter’s him once and for all. The most troll comments I get on my blog are from the time I referred to Obama’s “loser stink” during the 2012 campaign. Unfortunately, Democrats were still able to use bullying tactics to bring up turnout.

      The White House now has a permanent funk of incompetence. Democrats who continue to defend Obama (and even some who belatedly stopped doing so) are going to have big problems in 2014. Obama isn’t cool anymore.

      • leslie says:

        From your lips to the goddess’ ears.

      • mothy67 says:

        You are so right. He has become a punchline. No one wants to associate with a joke. The coverage of his workout is comical. SNL does not need to touch it. Sells itself. Embarassing. Whole word is laughing. Narcissistic do not handle humor. ACHILLES tendon no defense for the indefensible. Shit out of luck is what he is with the Bowe story.


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