Show Me The Booty Open Thread


(This post has been retitled in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day)

This has gotta be Sir Mix-A-Lot’s new favorite video.

In other news, I am adjusting to having the little ones underfoot. It’s been years since I had to deal with kittens. It’s been four days of eat, poop, play, sleep.

Tigger (Tig) is the affectionate one. He also talks the most. Taggart (Tag) is the timid one. Tucker (Tuck) is the explorer. They make me tired just watching them.

Molly (aka Catness) is slowly adjusting. She no longer hisses at them but she still won’t go near them. She mostly sits in my bedroom doorway to protect her turf.

It’s almost 2 a.m. so I’m going to be now.


Big glutes


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116 Responses to Show Me The Booty Open Thread

  1. Lulu says:

    Taking care of babies, cat, dog, human, is exhausting. The last time, and I mean that in both senses because it will be the last time for me, I house sat for a friend who had to leave town and there were SEVEN!!!! Scotty puppies to be watched. My daughter was in high school and was there after school to assist. OMG. My husband came over and made a U turn in the back door and left. They were loud little escape artists. Their favorite thing was practicing barking nonstop and running in seven directions. The entire gang were on a jail break from my daughter, their mommy and me. It was hell.

  2. Lulu says:

    “What could be wrong with that? Well, here’s the thing about environmentalists: They have a long history of screwing the poor.”
    “The religion of environmentalism, you see, does everything it can to stop economic growth from happening. Preferring things to be more “natural” typically means restricting energy use, technological advancement and the progress of civilization itself.”
    “Environmentalism has always been an enthusiasm of the upper classes,” notes Steve Hayward, a professor of public policy at Pepperdine University. Indeed, the organizers of Sunday’s march have been advertising nonstop on public radio.”
    “Hayward says this is because “lower-income people have other things to worry about first.” Green issues rank low among poor folks’ concerns even in America.”
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/17/greens-v-the-poor-its-a-movement-of-the-haves/
    More and more people are catching on. There is conservation and commonsense and then there is eco-scamming and “I’ve got mine” and everyone else needs to learn to do with less self interest.

    • leslie says:

      In the same vein, we have the people who fight against Wal-Mart because it created an atmosphere in which the mom and pop stores were at risk of closing. It does contribute to a hostile climate to those stores. Yet it’s difficult to justify the presence of higher priced smaller stores in the poorer neighborhoods when a Wal-Mart, only a CTA bus ride away, is a better deal for those with less $$ to spend. It’s easy to war against corporations like Wal-Mart, when you can shop at Macy’s or the Gap. You think you’re doing good, when, in reality, you’re fighting against making the world a little easier for the poor.
      (I do not say this with the intention of making myself sound elitist. But at that time I wasn’t looking at the issue with an unbiased mind-set. Okay, well maybe in my own mind I thought I was smarter. But I wasn’t – – – )

    • Somebody says:

      It’s true, environmentalism is an upper class or at least an upper middle class and above movement for the most part. By the way notice mental is part of environmentalism, as in mental case, LOL! Two of the biggest greenies I know are trust fund babies. I know another one that I’d consider upper middle class. None of them truly worry about the price of gas or electricity though. The whole war on coal is actually a war on the poor from several angles; there are the coal miners and associated towns, plus higher electric bills across most of the country. People in the upper income brackets can absorb higher electric bills, but people living paycheck to paycheck not so much.

      The trust fund babies and my other friend all believe that there should be no fossil fuels, no oil, no coal, nothing. I don’t even bother to argue with them anymore; well technically I haven’t really talked to them since 2008 except once or twice. IMO they’re nuts and they’re stupid too…..Ivy league education or not. They’ve never come out and said it, but I’ve always kind of figured they presume they’ll remain some of the privileged so they’ll still have fossil fuels, just none for the peasants. After all it’s the over population of peasants that’s fucking things up….their carbon footprints are fine. The real problem is there are too many peasants burning too much fossil fuel.

      A lot of lower and middle income people I know are very concerned about the environment, but in a different way. Many of them spend a lot of time camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. They probably spend much more time communing with nature than the actual environmentalist do. They don’t want massive pollution anymore than anyone else, but they also want common sense and most of them are very skeptical of AGW/CC.

  3. HELENK3 says:

    MYIQ
    you might a well give up with the kittens. there is no weapon more powerful then cuteness. they win

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Found another one ….

    • cynic says:

      When Obama was a member of the Choom Gang in school, having a school called Obama High is indeed funny! I laughed as well. I’m sure he spent many a days high.

    • leslie says:

      What I thought of as I read this article is that putting that selective high school in a moneyed neighborhood makes sense to me. It was those “elite” people who contributed more money and time to bronco’s campaigns than any of the minorities in Chicago. It was also those elites who were bamboozled by TehWon – more than the minorities who are complaining. The AA community voted based on skin color. The “elites” voted based on hopenchange – and to assuage their “white guilt”.

  5. The Klown says:

    OMG

    How ironic is it that I posted about booty on International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

    Arr!

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Girl Power? 😀

  7. HELENK3 says:

    wonder how the American media would have reported this????

    • 49erDweet says:

      It’s very simple. If it’s “impermissible for an Islamic woman to reveal her face to a policeman when requested to do so”, then the burqa-clad woman is living in the wrong society and should move, or should restrict her activities to those where she would never be required to reveal her face. Period.

  8. HELENK3 says:

    HAPPY 67th BIRTHDAY US AIRFORCE

    • The Klown says:

      My father joined the Army and they put him in the Army Air Corps. Then suddenly one day he woke up and he was in the Air Force.

      • HELENK3 says:

        my dad was in the army too and yes he woke up to be in the army air force. He was in the CBI theater and did fly over “the hump”

      • 49erDweet says:

        When I enlisted in 1950 the Air Force was still issuing “Army” uniforms. My underwear, socks, shoes, field jacket and fatigues were all Olive Drab or Brown, and they held off issuing “Class A” uniforms for two weeks. Then they called us back in and issued the new blue Class A uniforms. Our squadron at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls was the first to wear blues in a big parade. We made the newsreels at the time.

  9. votermom says:

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  11. fif says:

    Let’s see…who do you trust to make combat decisions – Obama or seasoned military leaders? The Ditherer in Chief continues to chart strategy based on his own political priorities.

    Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/rift-widens-between-obama-us-military-over-strategy-to-fight-islamic-state/2014/09/18/ebdb422e-3f5c-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

  12. Pictures of the kitties please, Klown…

  13. votermom says:

    The worst story I’ve read today
    http://madworldnews.com/school-girl-rape-bait/

    “Middle School Girl Used As Rape Bait By Teacher Suffered Horrific Attack”

  14. insanelysane says:

    Yesterday I was wishing for rain and guess what… It rained. It is the first precipitation we’ve seen in 6 months!
    Do I have powers?

  15. DandyTIger says:

    The Scottish independence vote was very interesting. First an amazing 85%+ turnout. The result was around 55% No and 45% Yes. So Scotland stays in the UK. But the interesting thing is that nearly half voted Yes. That is, knowing their economy would likely collapse, that they’d have no monetary unit, and they’d have to start from scratch with relations with other and may even have trouble getting in the EU, they still voted for that over staying in the UK. Says a lot. Also a large percentage of the No vote only voted that way because there were very big promises of massive changes on the order of federalizing the UK. So the next couple of years will be very interesting to watch. Northern Ireland, Wales, and England (outside of London) want many of the same things as Scotland.

    • DandyTIger says:

      There were a number of layers to the independence movement. Some of it purely about being an independent country. But a lot of the new movement was party politics. The far left were pushing for independence because they want to drastically increase social services. They’d do that by of course screwing over their economy first and magically pulling money out of their asses to pay more to everyone, increasing dependence. IOW, the usual. So it was the more conservative elements that pushed for the Yes vote to stay with the UK. The wild card in the middle was the Labor party that though left leaning also did the math, so Labor leaders said vote No, and the big open question was how the Labor members would vote. Fascinating.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Also Scots talk like pirates.

  16. The Klown says:

    We are governed by junior high kids:

    White House Press Sec Josh Earnest joined the hosts of Morning Joe on Friday where he was asked to respond to this criticism. The White House’s point man for dealing with the media countered these thoughtful critiques by summoning of the demon spirit Bush under the apparent assumption that it would suffice as an argument.

    “All they do is they misinterpret Chairman Dempsey’s testimony, and the rest of the time they essentially quote – they quote people how are either frequent critics of the president or people who supported the previous Iraq War,” Earnest said of The Post’s story. “So, the more accurate headline would be ‘Supporters of the Bush war in Iraq criticize Obama’s strategy.’”

    It is perfectly enraging that this man would suggest that the fact that these military leaders who served their country for decades are disqualified from offering their expertise on matters martial because of that fact. It is unconvincing and juvenile for Earnest to presume that merely invoking the name Bush will serve to shut his critics up, though this threadbare trick still works on the hosts of MSNBC’s morning show. It is more than a little disturbing that this White House continues to treat this threat to national security as a political problem to be managed rather than addressed comprehensively.

    This desperation on the part of the administration would be comical if it were not so dangerous.

  17. DandyTIger says:

    NY judge says it’s OK to serve legal papers via Facebook.

  18. The Klown says:

    Friday Facepalm:

  19. HELENK3 says:

    OH YEAH I WANT ONE

  20. swanspirit says:

    Just FYI and OT , sending lots of appreciation for TCH and every one who posts here . I don’t always post , but I always read , and some days I think if it weren’t for TCH and company , I might lose my mind .
    HUGS
    and love to the kittehs ❤ they are really too cute

  21. driguana says:

    Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!!! This is all you’ll ever need to know!

  22. votermom says:

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  24. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/09/19/obamas-difficult-life/

    I did not think that mooch could be this stupid. every day she gets worse.
    she is talking to sick kids at St Jude’s Hospital about HER hard life in the white house

      • HELENK3 says:

        neither mooch or backtrack have any redeeming value.

      • Somebody says:

        Now that really, really pisses me off. You don’t delay blood transfusions, what the heck?

        I haven’t been over on the LLS boards in years, but maybe I’ll pop over there and see if anyone else is complaining.

        It seems so odd that Mooch’s visit would cause such a disruption. She’s not the first, first lady to visit St. Jude. Did she or her security team make extra demands? Why would St. Jude agree? It’s a children’s cancer hospital…..emergencies happen all the time, life and death decisions need to be made. You can’t put things on hold because of a VIP visit.

        • Somebody says:

          I went to the lls discussion boards and didn’t find anything about the St. Jude visit. I haven’t been on there in a long time, but they’ve had quite a few St. Jude parents on there over the years. I know St. Jude has their own online support community too. There are also a specific online childhood leukemia sites as well as facebook groups for childhood cancer or specific childhood cancers; none of which I’ve ever joined as those came along after my daughter’s battle was finished. I’m wondering if the posts you found were from some of those facebook groups? Some of those groups are open and some are locked down for privacy.

          Anyway aside from what you linked to I haven’t found any other mention of such things with Mooch’s visit to St. Jude. I don’t care for MO, but I just find the stories really hard to believe……not from MO’s point of view I know she prefers to be the queen. What I find hard to believe is that St. Jude would allow such things.

          I also had another thought. In one post the woman said her daughter was scheduled for a transfusion, those typically aren’t scheduled you get blood or platelets when you need them. You do however schedule IVIG if your child needs it and that is technically a blood product. So I wonder if her child’s IVIG was delayed? If it was a transfusion then it was probably something they arranged late the day before thinking the child’s numbers would continue to drop. If that was the case then I can’t imagine that St. Jude wouldn’t have made other arrangements for the child at another facility somewhere in the Memphis area.

  25. The Klown says:

    “I know it was you, Debbie! You broke my heart!”

    • DeniseVB says:

      Sarah was right about those death panels 😦

    • 49erDweet says:

      I really have no objections to anyone deciding THEY, personally, are too old and need to make end-of-life plans for themselves. Just remember to leave me out of it, unless they want a quicker, more violent exit. As for me, I’m having too much fun to stop, now.

    • Somebody says:

      That is some sick stuff and yep Sarah Palin was and is correct. Emmanuel is in a position of influence where his ideas may well be put into policy. We could end up where once someone reaches 75 they get no medical care.

      What’s even more twisted is that both his parents are still alive and over 75. I guess he thinks his parents need to go……..he’s like a Menendez without the balls. I sure hope he’s not either of his parent’s health care guardian. I tell you if he was my son his name wouldn’t be on anything.

      I wonder what all the people over 75 that voted for obamacare think about Emmanuel’s ideas? I think it’s only fair that they get offed first since it was their votes that forced that POS law on us. We should start with Harry Reid.

  26. leslie says:

    This was the topic of discussion between me and a friend last evening. (She of the Obot persuasion.) She said, “He’s only 58. Let’s see what he thinks when he’s 75.” I said I didn’t trust any person who is a “bottom line sort of guy” who would throw his own mother under the Obamacare bus because she’s old. I then mentioned that he was an architect of the ACA and that I thought it was a payoff to the insurance lobby. We were still friends and still speaking at the end of the evening.
    🙂

  27. DeniseVB says:

    Another fence jumper at the White House tonight, you can follow the story here:

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/19/report-white-house-evacuated-thanks-to-another-fence-jumper/

    Why would they evacuate the WH? Wonder if that guy was armed, you’d think people would be safer inside?

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