LOLWUT Open Thread

I miss those olden day of blissful ignorance when we didn’t know how messed up the world is.

Oh, wait . . . some of us DID know!

This is for Obama:


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  1. The Klown says:

    Here is a longer version of what Obama said:

    “Second reason people are feeling anxious is that if you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart. (Laughter.) Now, let me say this: We are living through some extraordinarily challenging times. A lot of it has to do with changes that are taking place in the Middle East in which an old order that had been in place for 50 years, 60 years, 100 years was unsustainable, and was going to break up at some point. And now, what we are seeing is the old order not working, but the new order not being born yet — and it is a rocky road through that process, and a dangerous time through that process.

    “So we’ve seen the barbarity of an organization like ISIL that is building off what happened with al Qaeda and 9/11 — an extension of that same mentality that doesn’t reflect Islam, but rather just reflects savagery, and extremism, and intolerance. We’ve seen divisions within the Muslim community between the Shia and Sunni. We continue to see an unwillingness to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist and its ability to defend itself. And we have seen, frankly, in this region, economies that don’t work. So you’ve got tons of young people who see no prospect and no hope for the future and are attracted to some of these ideologies.

    “All of that makes things pretty frightening. And then, you turn your eyes to Europe and you see the President of Russia making a decision to look backwards instead of forward, and encroaching on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their neighbors, and reasserting the notion that might means right. And I can see why a lot of folks are troubled.

    “But — and here’s the main message I have for you — the truth of the matter is, is that American military superiority has never been greater compared to other countries. Our men and women in uniform are more effective, better trained, better equipped than they have ever been. We have, since 9/11, built up the capacity to defend ourselves from terrorist attacks. It doesn’t mean the threat isn’t there and we can’t be — we don’t have to be vigilant, but it means that we are much less vulnerable than we were 10 or 12 or 15 years ago.

    “And the truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through. The good news is that American leadership has never been more necessary, and there’s really no competition out there for the ideas and the values that can create the sort of order that we need in this world.”

    The Obotian Progs probably think this was inspiring and visionary. It’s a load of crap.

  2. The Klown says:

    “A lot of it has to do with changes that are taking place in the Middle East in which an old order that had been in place for 50 years, 60 years, 100 years was unsustainable, and was going to break up at some point. And now, what we are seeing is the old order not working”

    I wonder what the Saudis think of that statement?

    • 1539days says:

      Is he talking about oil or their archaic monarchies? Personally, I think he’s talking about the fact that Muslims stopped getting their asses kicked by Europe over the last century and think they can get away with shit.

    • threewickets says:

      He’s prolly trying to talk about petro monarchies and dictators. The world is becoming less dependent on Middle East energy. Which means global wars will no longer need to be fueled by ME oil. Makes the whole region poorer and more volatile. They need to find other ways of becoming productive economies. But for now it’s like a heroin addict going through withdrawal.

      • threewickets says:

        The super wealthy nobility in SA and the Emirates are trying to do everything possible to deflect away their peoples’ economic frustrations and political anger to the outside world. They’ve got some of the best funded political propaganda machines in the world today. Political propaganda marketing and lying in the global media has never been so sophisticated. This massive ISIS global brand launch puts Hollywood summer blockbuster releases to shame. 😛

  3. elliesmom says:

    I only got as far as the headline on this one – I’m going to take a guess the author is black. As an older white woman, I’d just to say I’m not angry about the progress the black community has made. I’m angry about the progress they haven’t made.

    • leslie says:

      So there is a comment following this op-ed that refers to the community of Ferguson, MO as 21,000 citizens with approx.. 70% “Black/New Afrikan”. Then states that

      ” . . . ANY AND ALL encounters are about race.”

      Seriously??? We now have a new label? African American wasn’t meaningful enough, now it’s the “Black/New Afrikan” demographic? When did I miss this? I have approximately 70% clients who refer to themselves as “African-American” or “Black” about 25% of the remainder are Hispanic. Not White-Hispanic or Black-Hispanic. Simply Hispanic. What are we in the Chicago area missing? I guess we need “Remedial Labeling” classes.

      • 1539days says:

        We should all just wear a little pie chart with our racial mix on it. Does Sicily makes me Mediterranean or European?

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Given Sicily’s location and history, you could say your ancestry is Indo-European and Tunisian and that your oral family history says your mother’s line descended from the Trojans. Perhaps an ancient world map rather than a standard pie chart.

          I am thinking of going with Proto-Celtic-American, Gaelic and Hun. Still debating on how to handle the rest without making my pie chart too hard to read.

          • swanspirit says:

            I just read The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes . He traces our ancestry back forty or fifty thousand years , by means of using mitochondrial DNA , to seven women who are progenitors of all surviving homo sapiens . So for the sake of accuracy ,using DNA , we can all just divide ourselves into seven major groups , since we must have some kind of designation with which to label ourselves . 🙂

          • The Klown says:

            The entire Mediterranean region is a Heinz 57 of human genes.

          • 1539days says:

            I was looking at human population figures. 40,000 years ago, there were only a couple of million people on earth, less than 1/1000th what it is today. That’s literally 20 generations removed from a handful of progenitors.

            I know I would get a lot of push back for this on the internet, but I do wonder about how amazing DNA is to allow for the level of genetic diversity in a group that started off with so few ancestors and I think about how DNA came to be.

        • John Denney says:

          I’m half German, a quarter Irish, and one third Pollack. 😉

          • The Klown says:

            Judging by my eye, hair and skin color, and that of my family, most of my ancestors come from the northern half of Europe.

            The only real difference between us and the rest of the world is we burn and freckle in the sun.

          • votermom says:

            My kids have the major enemies of WW II mixed up in their DNA.

      • 49erDweet says:

        ” . . . ANY AND ALL encounters are about race.”

        Only to the “permanent victim” class, ie: dhimocrat voters.
        It’s a choice. Always a choice. Play the race card and remain a fool, or ignore rudeness and get on with life. Choices are hard, that’s why they are “choices”.

    • HELENK3 says:

      so true

  4. Lulu says:

    Bronco is referring to non-elite controlled media. The internet is a curse to the elites in many ways. I think when it was a new, shiny, hot thing they would control it forever. It must suck not to 100% control the flow of information in a single country. I wonder how many people read UK, Canadian, Australian, and English language versions of international news sites instead of the US knob polishers pathetic little agitprop. Falling revenue too must suck after all that time and money expended on this big dud. And picking the wrong side politically always has consequences such as killing off your business because you were wrong or looking like a tool. Yeah Bronco is commiserating with them. More WATB excuses from prezzy MGI (might get impeached).

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yes ! I read a lot of subliminal messages in his speechifying. Also, heard the dog whistle for his lapdog media to stop reporting on the world burning and golfing. Today, he’ll schmooze with most of the MSNBC bigwigs while attending his BFF Sam Kass’ wedding to one of their mouthpieces.

    • leslie says:

      “More WATB excuses from prezzy MGI (might get impeached).” Can you imagine the field day Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Hairy Reid, Biden, lo-fos the black community, MSNBC, etc would have if he were impeached???? ISIS/ISIL/IS threats would be nothing compared to the uprisings.

      • Lulu says:

        There is growing evidence that the black community has had it with him. Economics and the terrible jobs climate for middle and lower income blacks is the core of it but his idiocy is embarrassing also to them. I’m not sure it would be what is imagined. The Ferguson stuff was supposed to drum up popular support and turnout like worked in 2012. That seems to be fizzling even though the media is still half heartedly beating the drum. Add in the immigration catastrophe which blacks find appalling and he is no where as popular as he was with blacks and for very good reasons.

      • piper says:

        As a former dem turned Independent, I don’t want him impeached because it lets him off the hook from his incompetency and bad policies.

        • Lulu says:

          Me either. He should have to serve his entire “sentence” since he asked for it. He is however welcome to quit. If he has a majority Republican House and Senate, well, he asked for that too.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Most of us are Dem turned Indie because of Obama 😉 Impeachment would only help him in the midterms so he can say “See, I told you the GOP are just mean ole’ poopy headed racists”. Nah, let him wallow in his job misery, eventually he’ll run out of people to blame.

          • leslie says:

            I am another Dem turned Indie because of bronco. I doubt that history will let him off the hook for his idiocy, sloth and incompetence. I simply want to be rid of him. Well, I suppose we really are rid of him as he rarely sees this side of parties and golf courses. But sometimes that just isn’t enough for me. This is one of those times.

        • Propertius says:

          I want him impeached because he’s a war criminal.

          • 49erDweet says:

            I’d have no problem with him spending the bulk of his retirement years about 25 miles NW of Kansas City, but moving against him now – as we saw with Bubba – sucks up too much attention from the issues of governance. Internationally, not sure we enough time to afford that luxury.

          • Lulu says:

            I think he would like being impeached because he could act like an asshole. Cocky, condescending, hectoring so NOT giving him the podium, media coverage, ATTENTION would be more painful. A Republican Congress steamrolling him while he whines would be just dandy to me.

          • Lulu says:

            The message from Congress LOUDLY proclaimed that he isn’t worth impeaching because they are too BUSY fixing his mess would be highly insulting. And cut his budget so he is grounded like a teenager.

    • HELENK3 says:

      I do. I go to a place called newsalert. it has newspapers from all over the world, blogs magazines. I find out a lot of stuff there that before the internet I would have never known

    • threewickets says:


  5. piper says:

    Interesting article – wondering how much is truth and how much conjecture – of course we were behind Arab Spring and ousting Mubarak. CIA involvement in current crises and ISIS?

    • threewickets says:

      CIA is practically designing a new Sunni State in the Northern Levant…..the landlocked gray blob in the middle of this map.

  6. mothy67 says:

    HAH HA hah
    I just got offered a .modeling contract on the street. I only took the weed whacker to mely eyebrow to not shame my lid.
    I love being non existent. I ache to disappear into a crowd. I thought New York would give me anonymiity. nOpe I stuck out there. Decades later when all I want to do is provide for a kid and I get hit shit about me.
    I go nuts because sometimes I get a glimpse of me and I me he is dead sexy. Then i felt BAD.

  7. piper says:

    So good to have you back posting here and on Noquarter. About the gecko – it wasn’t the cute little Geico Gecko in your house. How did you facilitate its removal?

    • HELENK3 says:

      used a broom and guided it toward the outside. I understand that they eat bugs. so I decided he could come for dinner but not stay

      • DeniseVB says:

        Ahhhhh, Florida living. But they are good lizards, glad you escorted him OUTSIDE. I think in some tropical cultures they make them live indoors to eat the bad bugs, like spiders that can kill you.

  8. piper says:

    If a man has a man kave what does a woman have? It took me 2 days to clean out my craft closet with realistic discussion about what I could finish in this lifetime. LOL

    • Lulu says:

      I have to do that to my “paint” box. Craft, acrylic art, various mediums to be mixed into paint, cheapo brushes mixed in with expensive old natural brushes, leafing junk, palette and exacto knives, dried out gesso, charcoal pencils from 1973, broken pastels, etc. It weighs so much I can’t pick it up. It is a bunch of old crap. My sewing stuff is in good shape but the art supplies are awful. I left it in the garage last year for ONE day and a bird started building a nest in it.

    • 1539days says:

      I believe it’s called the rest of the house.

      Actually, my mom had a craft room and my dad just worked 10 hours a day. When she went to work, it became a room for me and my sister to watch TV and stay out of the living room.

      • Constance says:

        Very true…You push the men into man caves so you can have the rest of the house be peaceful. Have you ever noticed how much noise the sound track of TV sports make? One guy yells two sentences in an artificially low voice then the next guy and the next. I hate it and I don’t like my whole house so hyped up. I don’t mind football with the sound off but seriously one game a month is enough. I did have my husband consult about the TV set up in my tea drinking, phone talking, knitting/craft room though. I thought I wanted a small TV but he bought a 60″ which is great for watching Doc Martin, Downton Abbey and Outlander and it turns out the recliner is heaven to sit in even though it looks hideous.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I have a Mom Cave. When my daughter moved out I just took over, it’s the dorm room I never had. 🙂

  9. 1539days says:

    Holy living crap! Our supposedly most hippest president since Kennedy (or maybe Carter if you like dope) is a freakin Luddite. He calls out ATM machines for taking away jobs from tellers. Now he castigates social media, probably because he can’t get it on his rapidly aging Blackberry. He should run for leader of North Korea. They don’t have any of those tools of the Devil.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Koffler has a post up now about Obama blaming social media on his woes. Here was my response to Obama blames Twitter:

      Sez the hypocritical Bumbler-in-Chief and his team of #hashtag activists and fake followers created to make it look like he has more followers than Jesus !

      The WH Administration all have their own accounts and get caught often on Twitchy for saying something stupid or wrong. Obama can’t control his propaganda machine if we keep calling them out on it. Including his slobbering media. It’s how he got elected, now that very technololgy is bringing him down, or at least keeping them honest.

      You don’t have to be on twitter to follow Team Obama’s blooper show, twitchy does a good job being the border collies who round up and corral his sheep 😀

  10. The Klown says:


  11. 1539days says:

    Another example of Romney being right. This time, it was when he suggested cutting funding to PBS.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I don’t mind funding Cspan, but PBS has long outlived it’s purpose in Cable World. The only time they run anything watchable is during their fundraising marathons where they chop up lovely theatrical and concert performances with bellyaching for dollars. Even if I lived in an Appalachian double wide with a coat hanger attenna attached to the teevee, I would not watch PBS for the “cultural” experience. I’d high tail up to the Kennedy Center and watch them in person!

  12. The Klown says:

    Advantages to bad neighborhoods: I got two nail holes in my mom’s tire fixed for $20 in 20 minutes at a place where nobody speaks English. No paperwork. While I was waiting I dined on tacos from the taco truck on the corner for $1 each.

  13. The Klown says:

    Awww, Michael Sam was cut by the Rams.

  14. votermom says:

    I’ve been having so much “fun” running net price calculators on various college websites.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ve survived the process with two without scholarship or financial aid. If you own your home and have equity, 2nd Mortage (aka Credit Line) helped and it’s the last of the tax deductions we peons can take, think of it as paying yourself back. Covered tuition and books, kids had to find jobs to support the partying though. Son parlayed his criminal justice degree into a very successful (for gov work) career. Daughter found out she only needed 2 years and started her own business anyhow 🙂 But, that was the 90’s/00’s. It wasn’t ObamaWorld then. I’m already worried for my grandgirls who just entered middle school. Thoughts are with you VM ❤

      • votermom says:

        Thanks Denise!
        We are lucky that my older daughter qualifies for some merit scholarships, even if they are not at schools that are her first choice.

  15. HELENK3 says:

    so which is it, money for nothing, or the Peter Principle on steriods?

  16. mothy67 says:

    The perfect hangover empty mind candy tv show is Revenge. It is a soap opera in the tradition of Dynasty/Dallas. Premise is this rich hottie wants to get even at all cost. Madeline Stowe plays the matriarch SHe is a worthy heir to Joan Collins. The clothes are not as over the top as what Esther Shapiro did on Dynasty but Ms Stowe can rock a dress. Really hot older woman just got thrown off her penthouse balcony lands on a cab. Somehow still looks hot and survives with hottiness still intact. It is awfully delicious. Kind of show you make a huge bowel of popcorn for and melt a whole stick of butter.

    Somebody. A gyro pizza is just what it sounds like. Instead of red sauce it is tatziki(or however you spell that Greek yogurt). I love it but you have to get the lettuce, tomato and onions on the side. Add what you like but cooked lettuce in my book is gross. A gyro pizza is like a really big open faced gyro but instead of pita it is a pizza shell.

    • 1539days says:

      We have a Revenge re-watch on Monday afternoon. The food of choice is a pizza, usually from the place with the best gyros. I don’t think they have a gyro pizza, though.

      • mothy67 says:

        I just found the show but it is so bad. I cannot stop watching it. I DO believe in girls or if the pc people get on their crazy I will say women and not girls

        To be honest I think I would rather kick most feminists in the teeth before I let some garbage piece of trash like that girls star ever tell my baby how she is to think

  17. mothy67 says:

    How funny is this– I smoke only outside and I am always by myself. I see my neighbors wall all the time. I noticed the bricks still looked wet days after a rain storm.. I tried to speak one time to the owner’s mother. Lady told me not to be staring at her daughter’s bathroom window. I just wanted to say you are going to have to deal with major rot if water is damaging the side of your house.
    We never speak SHe lives directly across the street. I was drunk and I pulled over the mother and said look. I gain nothing by saying the side of your home is rotting.
    I told her I told her mother in law a year ago it was a problem. She told me her mother in law fancied Mr

    Fuck off . I would hope and pray that Shayla would turn to a neighbor. If ever a need arouse.

  18. mothy67 says:

    I am now on episode 34′ It is so tacky. I would never admit to watching. But fuck Madeline Stowe wears a dress so well. I went to imdb about her. She grew up po.

  19. mothy67 says:

    Revenge is now streaming on netflix .
    Beg you it is tacky but it becomes fun

  20. threewickets says:

    Wonder what social media would have been like in New York City through the 1980s when we were averaging 10 murders a day.

    • threewickets says:

      We still average 40 murders a day in the nation. Curious how CNN and the mainstream media decide which ones to relentlessly focus on that day, week, and month. Do they have an “American Murder” cherry-picking contest internally….for maximum ratings, politics, payoff, etc?

      • 49erDweet says:

        Shirley, you JEST!

      • mothy67 says:

        How about who is mayor? Giuliani and Rendall played hardball. Ithink it was Wednesdays but Rendell made the trains free to come into the city have dinner see a show. Police were every where. Before he started you did not walk down Walnut or Chestnut after dark. I lived on Spruce two avenues away and I knew never to walk up there when the sun was down. Entire city was held hostage by a few wolf pack kid’s Rendall opened a big can of whoop ass. He got loads of flack. Somehow it is racist to say do not beat people up when they are shopping. There was, time Philly was so bad. Gangs just proved the streets. When it got shut down it was not just the crackers. Many black owned places screamed enough. I am talking mid eighties Rittenhouse Square was scary when the sun set. I had the most amazing apartment ever. 1426 SPruce St. 300 hundred per month two bedrooms twenty foot ceilings. Three fireplaces. Place is gone now the city put up some art center there. Major US city and in 1984 I could not walk three blocks north after dark. Must add three blocks north would have put me in City Hall . Do I have that right? I lived on the 1400 block which is Broad Street. I lived almost dead center Philly five years after MOVE. Place was crazy. I later lived in The Lowe East Side, Harlem, and other rough neighborhoods. When I lived in Philly it was always a nice place by day but at night it went hardcore. If I walked to the end of my block CIty Hall was right there three/four blocks away.

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