It’s Caturday Open Thread

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Tiger finds out the hard way what a “swirly” is.


The original working title for this post was “Hollywood, Race, Sexism, Homophobia and the Rulz” but after staring at a blank screen while stuck on stupid for about an hour I realized how late it was and put this thread up instead. I am filing the original title away in my “some day” basket.

We are celebrating my grandson Thomas’ birthday today. His actual birthday is in a few days but today is the party. He will be seven. His brother Ben is nine but Thomas is already taller than Ben.

About three months from now Thomas will no longer be the baby of the family. That is when his yet-unnamed baby sister arrives. (She will NOT be named Khaleesi.)

My son and grandsons have no idea how much their lives are about to change. The females in my family tend to be very assertive, starting at a very young age. It’s generally better to just give them whatever they want right away, because they will get their way eventually anyway and it saves a lot of stress on everyone.

What are you doing today?


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77 Responses to It’s Caturday Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    That’s gotta be way better than band camp.

  2. Somebody says:

    Enjoy the party! Enjoy it even more if you’re not hosting and planning it, take it from a grandparent that knows.

    Today I’m going to clean house and hopefully nothing else, definitely nothing in my damn garage. We’ve been working for over a month on our garage. It started out as just a basic clean and organize chore and turned into so much more. My garage is now a man cave, well it’s not a complete man cave because it lacks a beer fridge and a “good” sound system although it has a stereo. It does have steel cabinets, peg boards, an A/C, barstools, game table, dart board, 42 inch flat screen, etc.

    I wanted to take a nice little trip somewhere instead I got a man cave and promises of all the wonderful projects my husband can do with his new shop/garage/man cave. I’ve mentioned for several days now that the garage is fait accompli, perhaps he should start one of those said projects, oh my how the excuses fly. He needs a break after all the work getting the garage fixed up, he doesn’t want to start something he can’t finish right away, he doesn’t want to mess up his beautiful garage, blah, blah. Hanging out drinking beer with the neighbors however doesn’t seem to be a problem……….oh the places we could have gone instead of building a man cave.

    • The Klown says:

      Telly hubby I’m coming over to watch the game with him. I’ll bring beer and an ice chest.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      We do live and learn 😆

    • DeniseVB says:

      Must be a guy thing. Most important part of any house we’ve bought has been a garage with an attached home. 😉

      • Somebody says:

        Be still my heart, hubby is detailing the inside of my van. Now if only he’d start on my hondey-do list I’d feel better about the man cave! The neighborhood men insist that a better sound system and a beer fridge are necessary for him to contemplate my honey-do list. He needs good music to motivate him and beer, whatever is all I have to say.

        I’ll tell hubby you’re coming for the game Klown, he can’t wait for football season to start. Although I figured you’d rather sample some of his 15-20 year old liquor while you’re here instead of beer. He and the neighbors were discussing it last night and the vote was he has to have a beer fridge by the start of football season so I don’t think the ice chest will be necessary, should you opt for beer. I told him he can buy a mini fridge today, something bigger will have to wait. They have a mini fridge at Home Depot for $68 that should suffice as far as I’m concerned.

  3. mothy67 says:

    If you are in need of a little crazy to start your day, look no further Cher has tweeted.

    http://twitchy.com/2014/07/25/cher-says-minorities-beware-of-rand-no-blacks-at-the-lunch-counters-paul/

    A breathalyzer app for social networking sites could make billions.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Wow, Cher is even crazier than usual. But many progs do have a special problem with libertarians. Even more than extreme conservatives. Their fears put a smile on my face. Of course the funniest part is the fear that a libertarian will be a fascist, big government, totalitarian dictator, that will start eliminating civil liberties. Apparently some progs are very, very confused. Cults are like that.

  4. fernschild says:

    Today I’m finding out just how long it takes to grate a bar of Fels Naptha soap by hand. I made my own washing-up powder with Zote soap, borax and baking soda. Now I’m trying heavier duty soap with washing soda and borax. I remember why I used to get all thrifty and junk when my minions still lived at home.Shared suffering in the tedious chores department.

    • Constance says:

      A lot of those “homemade” projects are much easier when you have access to child labor. I’m trying to decide if it is worth it to make some marion berry jam without my hyperactive jam stirrer. I’m at that awkward stage where my children are adults and I don’t have any grandchildren to draft for jam stirrers.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Fels Naptha soap bar. They even HAVE them around today? They are so 1930ish, I thought we gave up Fels Naptha when we climbed up that tree and hung our first TV bowtie antenna.

    • Constance says:

      I am concerned about the Afghan girls and women. If anyone deserves refugee status in the USA it is them.

  5. 49erDweet says:

    Sounds like Thomas is a Tank. Hmmmm.
    Not-Khaleesi will probably be the Boss of the World. Mine is somewhere between 4.5 and 32 yrs, right now, and specilizes in 4 costume changes per hour, each with a distinct change of personna. Theatrical to the max! First she rehearses essential dialog with each supporting character/grandparent, and then dramatically plays out various scenes. Little girls! Dangerous!

  6. elliesmom says:

    I’m having fun explaining to my FB friends forgiving Keith Olbermann for his past misogyny because he says he’ll do better is like having battered wife syndrome. The guy is still a misogynist. He just wants back into the mainstream political media. If Hillary runs, he’ll be back at it again. This time he’ll just be more careful not to leave bruises where the public can see them.

    • Constance says:

      Another raving misogynist is Neil Cavuto on FOX news. I like most of their commentators but I can’t figure out why they tolerate him.

  7. The Klown says:
    • lyn says:

      The bastard should not have sought re-election. Obama is a big baby when he doesn’t get his way.

      • Lulu says:

        The ass should have never got the nomination. The degree of lawlessness they engaged in in the first frigging term is being clawed out into the sunlight and it is ugly. The mess around Obamacare, IRS Obamacare rules, court cases, lying political appointees, fraud, the media, and general dumbness gets worse daily. Then he pivoted to the border and “refugee” illegals to appeal to emotion and that blew up in his face too. Cascading failure is Bronco. So you get “the bear is loose” insouciance.

  8. The Klown says:
  9. Somebody says:

    We have a tea party challenger to our entrenched R congressman, should be interesting.

    The challenger’s name is Ryman Shoaf, he’s a retired Naval officer, 27 years in the military. The only other challengers Ander Crenshaw has faced have been fringe lefties in the general election. I thought it was odd that Crenshaw was having meet and greets and sending all sorts of opinion poll emails out, now I know why. Prior to a real challenger you couldn’t hunt the man down with a search warrant.

    • Kathy says:

      I live in jacksonville–just noticed your Ander Crenshaw comment.

      • Somebody says:

        Do you live in district 4 Kathy or are you in district 5 with Corrine?

        I didn’t know there was another N. Floridian on TCH!

        • Kathy says:

          District 4. I read here daily but don’t comment a lot — I love TCH. I migrated here from TC. I have retired from teaching so have more time to follow. was also glad to know another NE. Floridian was here.

  10. Kathy says:

    Haven’t paid much attention to either of them–sanity at stake.

  11. votermom says:

    If you get another cat will you call her Catleesi? 🙂

    Congrats on the new grandbaby a-comin!
    You are a regular ole patriarch now!

    • Somebody says:

      How many does it take to become a patriarch or matriarch?

      • WMCB says:

        I count myself Matriarch, even with only one grandchild, because I claim all the grand-nieces and grand-nephews as my lineage. 🙂

      • elliesmom says:

        The patriarch or the matriarch is the oldest living person in your lineage. My mom had a fit when I pointed out she had become the matriarch of our family.

  12. WMCB says:

    This is good. When was Palestine a country?

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Oh Goody just what every Pal kid wants. 🙄

    • 1539days says:

      I annoy people when I tell them “there is no Palestine.”

    • Somebody says:

      There was a Palestine created by the British after the fall of the Ottoman empire and they did indeed have currency first issued in 1927. I have some old Palestinian money my FIL got when he was in the military.

      I get the point of the post, but technically it’s not completely accurate. The Palestinian money was tied directly to the British pound. Palestine did have borders created by the British, major cities, etc. The arabs living in that area did not like the name Palestine because that is a Hebrew reference. I have no idea back then what the major language or the major religion was, but I’m sure with a little googling I could find out.

      Again I get the point, historically speaking the British created Palestine was a blip on the radar screen but it did indeed exist.

    • DandyTIger says:

      That’s Not Funny(TM) /s

    • WMCB says:

      BAHAHAHAHA! And feminists? THIS is why your movement is flailing and getting pushback. Not because people don’t believe in equality (we do.) But because you’ve become neurotic caricatures of fainting prudish Victorians. Lord, the suffragettes would be all like: “WTF is this disturbed, whiny, weak-assed shit?”

  13. mothy67 says:

    I was pondering the ethical behavior of the dims who are staying silent during the border crisis and those that facillitated and it reminded me of a discussion I had in a psych class.
    I forget the specifics but the question went along the lines of making a choice to save 20 people or diverting(I think it was a bus) and killing one person who was not in harms way. I don’t know the right answer. I think I was the only who perceived the taking of one life as murder.
    Do those who enabled and promoted the border crisis think they are gods. Sacrificing the lives and limbs of children to further the cause of progressivism? How do they sleep at night with the knowledge that a child was raped or a teen lost his legs. Okay by them because it is for the common good.
    The whole bunch makes me want to puke or cry.

    • 1539days says:

      In high school we had a list of people and had to choose whom to save. I Kobyashi Maru’d (Star Trek reference) it and picked the first names on the list. There are varying levels of culpability in all these situations. We could end border crossings if sharp shooters killed all the people who crossed into the US. It might even save lives in the long run, but it would involve a conscious act of murder.

      One of the things liberals have a hard time understanding is the animal spirit in human nature. When Obama says the INS will no longer deport kids under 18 who have been in the US for years, South Americans see it as a chance to get kids to the US and in hiding long enough to stay. In the minds of the White House, caring = amnesty and to hell with the consequences.

  14. WMCB says:

    I keep seeing this over and over and over. The Gaza supporters just flat out lie.

  15. WMCB says:

    And here’s another

  16. WMCB says:

    And yet another. Lying sacks of shit. And the western progs are SUCH useful idiots for them.

  17. WMCB says:

    Oops, one more:

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