I don’t want to write a post open thread

I can’t remember being less interested in a Super Bowl.

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97 Responses to I don’t want to write a post open thread

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    Rewatching The Blind Side:

    The Blind Side has been criticized as presenting a white savior narrative in which Oher, an African-American male, is unable to overcome poverty and personal failure without the guidance of adoptive, white mother Touhy. For example, Jeffrey Montez de Oca of the University of Colorado writes that in The Blind Side’s portrayal of adoption, “charity operates as a signifying act of whiteness that obscures the social relations of domination that not only make charity possible but also creates an urban underclass in need of charity.”[27] Melissa Anderson of the Dallas Observer argues that the “mute, docile” portrayal of Oher effectively endorses the Uncle Tom stereotype of African-American submission to white authority.

    Because white people can only help black people when they do it thru government.

  2. threewickets says:

    Without wage strength and jobs growth, median American standards of living will continue to drop. If Washington and Wall Street want to care more about the Chinese working/middle class than the American one because it helps them make more money, then I guess we can’t stop them. But at some point, American working families will wise up. In the meantime the trend is going to get worse because global deflation and stronger than ever dollar. Wall Street cleans up, American working people struggle even more for jobs. GObama is turning out to be every bit the Wall Street puppet he was meant to be.

    • threewickets says:

      Treasury yields (US government borrowing rates) have never been lower in the nation’s history. The broad economy is deflating into a pancake while Wall Street capital markets are putting 19th century robber barons to shame.🙂 It’s a spectacular time to be asset rich in Ameria. Working people, not so much.

      • 1539days says:

        Inflation is good for the future (interest on savings) and deflation is good for the present (cheap gas and other imports). The only way to avoid economic fluctuations is to live off the grid and grow your own food.

        • threewickets says:

          We have inflation today, but only for capital assets…Wall Street and some realestate. As for “interest on savings” you can forget about that for a very long time with Treasury yields where they are. Deflation is bad for the broad economy because there is weak aggregate demand for business, so it’s bad for jobs and wages. And too much deflation can spiral into a hole like Japan’s lost decades (now in their third decade). Basically if you own big assets, you’re doing well. If you work for a living, you’re being screwed. Washington and its lobbyists (both parties) work for Wall Street.

    • Somebody says:

      Have you all heard about the massive lay offs at IBM? Supposedly somewhere around a quarter of their employees are going to get laid off. Yet in the Senate there is a bill sponsored by one Marco Rubio, R-FL to increase the number of H-1-B visas, because we need tech workers.

      Yep both parties are beholden to Wall Street, The Chamber of Commerce and anybody with tons of money to throw at them. Meanwhile, we the people, our children, grandchildren and generations yet unborn are being screwed.

      BTW there is serious talk about Rubio running for POTUS. Why not, another historic first so the masses can feel good again…….barf! Electing a first term senator worked out so well for us these past 8 years, let’s do that again!!! To be fair to Rubio he’s been in the senate longer than Obama was and he actually has a record here in Florida, he was speaker of the house here…..he wasn’t a vote present kind of guy. He also doesn’t have any executive experience and he’s been nothing but a politician, joy! I think the most interesting thing will be how things play out between Jeb and Marco, since Marco was Jeb’s boy, Jeb helped make Marco. There has been a little turf war between those two going on ever since Rubio went to the Senate. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be thick as thieves with the Bush’s and the GOPE crowd should he get the nod.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Rubio is waaaay down the list right now, with little likelihood of improving. The media, however, has no clue and are pushing him because he’s more palatable to them than actual conservatives.

      • Propertius says:

        Have you all heard about the massive lay offs at IBM? Supposedly somewhere around a quarter of their employees are going to get laid off.

        It’s not surprising, now that they’ve sold off their server division to Lenovo (a Chinese company, to whom they sold off their PC division years ago). IBM pretty much doesn’t make anything anymore.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m surprised the Occupy folks didn’t connect the dots to Obama. Twinkles down.

      • threewickets says:

        Occupy was mainly used by OFA in 2012 to reelect Obama against 1% Romney. Twinkle pawned in what they were. After Obama is elected, Occupy disappears and Wall Street returns to collecting and counting their $trillions in free money from the Fed. Some trickle down, not enough. Mostly hoarding and casino gambling in the capital markets. It is an amazing time to be rich in America. Money is literally being shoved in their faces. Meanwhile austerity for everyone else because OMG…phantom inflation. The oil collapse helps, but there will be economic and geopolitical repercussions for sure.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I’m voting for the anti wall street party. Wait, there isn’t one. Never mind.

  3. driguana says:

    Don’t forget that Tarzan was an expatriate! So said Paul Theroux…
    I often wonder what our world would be like today if there had not been a “colonial” period with Europeans running around “discovering” everything that had already been there for thousands of years!!!!

  4. 1539days says:

    My favorite football movie

    • Somebody says:

      That is a cute movie and the real replacements during the real strike were so much fun to watch too!! Talk about grid iron!

  5. driguana says:

    TV announcer yesterday…”What would the Super Bowl be without commercials?”
    Well…..it would be a football game…hopefully a good one.

    • fernschild says:

      I kinda vote for the commercials. I still think of football the way my oldest daughter described it at the age of 2 – “the run fall down game”.

      • swanspirit says:

        When I was very little, I was watching one of my first ever football games, and I said “Hey ! Someone dropped their handkerchief!!. After he stopped laughing ; Dad called it “the game where they drop their handkerchiefs”. ( He was never without his own clean white one ) He never let me forget it.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Congrats on over 2.9 million hits !

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Yes!!! What Denise said.
      And the nice thing Klown, is if you do not feel like writing a post it is OK.
      Just open the door we will do the rest. ❤

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    Good Sunday morning dear friends,
    And Happy February!!! May it be a glorious and blessed month.
    And not so cold and Snowy.
    Well one can dream, right? 😆

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    from a commenter at Amy’s place 😀

  9. leslie says:

    I drove home last night during the earlier part of this snow storm. It was scary going for a while. I got off the expressway early on because some people still think that if they drive fast, so should everyone else — to heck with the condition of the streets. So it took me a looong time to get home. I left before the show ended, and I made it in just after 1:00 am. Good thing because today, it is much, much worse. They predict a blizzard this afternoon. We’ll see.

    Happy February!!! 😉

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    I’m surprised she didn’t work stay-at-home moms, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Duggars into this stream-of-semi-consciousness rant: https://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/why-are-there-more-anti-vaxxers-on-the-left/

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve apparently been blocked at her house. lol

    • 1539days says:

      Remember when she criticized the left without apologizing for it or justifying herself?

    • DeniseVB says:

      All I remember about Big Pharma from my days on the left was that they were behind the smoking and marijuana bans so they could control our addicitions with their “goodies”. They had a very strong lobby and bought many politicians’ votes for their causes.

      Not sure why parents were taking medical advice from a D-List celebrity anyhow. (I mean Jenny McCarthy, not RD, heh).

      • lizzy says:

        Well, something has to cause autism; it might as well be vaccines./s As for me I’m a measles survivor (officially over the hill); it seemed that everyone got measles without permanent effects. However one of my many college roommates was hard of hearing because of her bout with measles.

        • elliesmom says:

          I was very sick with measles in 1956. Hospitalized. No after affects, but not something I’d wish on a child.

        • swanspirit says:

          When I was a brand new Nurse, an LPN, before I went back for my RN, I worked at a hospital in Baltimore . Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. It is still there but different than when I was there. At the time I was there, we had pediatric patients who were terminally ill. Some of them were terminally ill from complications of measles. They had encephalitis . Other complications of measles are serious, and life altering. Someone should give these anti-vaxx idiots a tour of Mt. Washington.

          • 1539days says:

            I hate the fact that people can’t tell the difference between the proper role of government (you must vaccinate by law) and the improper role of government (you can’t build on a worm habitat. Your toilet is 2″ too low, etc.)

  11. alice says:

    I don’t know anything about football, but I liked that video about the Middle Ages. Big narratives about history really take root (e.g., the lights went out in the fifth century and zingo, got turned on by the scientific secular humanists in the fifteenth), and nothing is that simple.

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    Except Stieg is dead:

    • SHV says:

      That’s interesting. The last that I read was Larson’s immediate family had claimed all of his assets and left Larson’s common law wife with nothing. She, however, had the disk drive with the almost completed fourth book.

      • piper says:

        In Sweden you need to register your residence to the government which Larson wanted to avoid. The didn’t marry as Steig was concerned that he would be located and killed because of his crime reporting.

    • Constance says:

      So what happened to the last two books in this Dragon tattoo series being made into Hollywood movies? Guess the “feminist” movie written, screen written, cast, directed and edited by men didn’t sell to modern women audiences.

  13. SHV says:

    “Have you all heard about the massive lay offs at IBM? Supposedly somewhere around a quarter of their employees are going to get laid off. Yet in the Senate there is a bill sponsored by one Marco Rubio, R-FL to increase the number of H-1-B visas, because we need tech workers. ”
    An IBM lobbyist organized and funded “The Gang of Eight” and IBM and another tech company will basically take over supplying Indian tech workers. The proposed increase in H1-B visas to 165,000 also included fine print that excludes Indian temporary worker companies and allows IBM and a few other companies to take over the business. The whole deal is worth billions.

  14. leslie says:

    Oh, wow. I just checked… the “Pre-Game Super Bowl Show” starts in 10 minutes and lasts 6 hours ! I’m going out to clean off the car and sidewalk… I’ll be done long before that show is ended. And the snow is so bad that my darling little grand daughter won’t be coming over today…
    I’m watching Downton Abbey and Grantchester tonight.

    • lyn says:

      I’ll be watching Downton Abbey too!

      • cynic says:

        Likewise, and right now, I’m watching Anne of Green Gables. Hubby started snowblowing (so far, we’ve got about 8″), and then the blower went kaput. The handy
        guy that he is, luckily, he was able to repair it.

    • Constance says:

      My husband informed me if the game goes into overtime we will NOT be switching to Downton Abbey. Fortunately we have several TV’s so I can watch on the old one.

  15. Myiq2xu says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I run into that mentality a lot in the online sewing world. If you can’t make it better than WalMart does, go buy it at WalMart because you’ll never to do it for the same amount of money and certainly never for less.

      • cynic says:

        and I’m currently knitting a pair of socks, where the skein of sock yarn costs about $20.
        A lot of people ‘just don’t get it’.

        • elliesmom says:

          But your socks will be much better than what you can buy for $20 unless you suck at knitting. lol I’m talking about people who buy junk fabric and don’t sew better than the lowest common denominator in the RTW business. The ladies who think matching a plaid or finishing a seam is too much work,

    • foxyladi14 says:


  16. trixta says:

    Agreed. I’m already bored with this Super Bowl. I might go to the mall, but if I don’t, I’ll bake a batch of brownies and oatmeal cookies, and go to my sis’ party in time for the half time show. I wonder if Katy Perry will have John Mayer join her as a surprise. If so, that might be the rumored diss against Taylor Swift. (I like both Perry and Swift…Mayer is a sleaze.) Okay, I’m still bored with it all. Nevertheless, given deflatagate, I hope the Seahawks win.

    • Constance says:

      Remember the first time the Seahawks played in the super bowl in 2006 the “powers that be” in the tax exempt NFL used the refs and a series of horrible calls to make the Seahawks lose because they like east coast or anyone but the Seahawks to win as it draws more viewers and makes more money. They will likely do that again. Clearly the Patriots aren’t opposed to cheating and I hear that several of the refs from the 2006 super bowl are working the game today. Even if the football is boring the discussion of bad unfair calls and outright cheating will likely live on for years.

  17. DeniseVB says:

    I’m going to have to get one of these waffle irons …

    • elliesmom says:

      I was shopping for a wedding present, and the bride and groom had registered for a waffle iron from Waring. Waring had a deal where if you bought the more expensive model of the waffle irons, you could get a mid-range blender free. I was in a small store, and the owner asked me if I was having a problem deciding. I explained to her the bride had selected a lower end model waffle iron, but I was willing to buy her the nicer one to get the free blender, but I already had a nicer blender than the one that was being offered. Her suggestion? I should buy myself the super-duper waffle iron, and she would substitute the waffle iron the bride actually wanted for the blender. While it felt a bit cheesy at the time, I love the waffle iron, and we use it a lot. It was really nice to have while we were remodeling the kitchen. A lot of things can get “waffled”.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Who did it better SNL or Key and Peele ? (two videos) I liked them both🙂


  19. SHV says:

    “Oh, wow. I just checked… the “Pre-Game Super Bowl Show” starts in 10 minutes and lasts 6 hours ! ”
    Recently read that for an NFL game that lasts for several hours on TV, the ball is “in play” for about 11 minutes, total time, for the whole game.

    • Constance says:

      I am so sick of slutty women singers at halftime. Why don’t they restrict the show to male performers. I will NOT be watching halftime, if she does a good job of it I’m sure it will be online.

  20. trixta says:

    Both funny! But my vote goes to SNL.

    • leslie says:

      My fave has been #2 – all these years…
      (I never saw the Clydesdale one until today. It’s really terrific.)

  21. piper says:

  22. piper says:

    • piper says:

      Having a ball making drinks in the dungeon and watching Netlix.

      • leslie says:

        What’s on Netflix in the dungeon? Anything good?

        • piper says:

          Crossing Lines is about a fictional unit called the International Criminal Court’s special crime unit. Based in The Hague, it investigates a variety of crimes that cross international boundaries. First season – 10 episodes, second season – 12 episodes.
          Excellent series – hopefully there’ll another season.

      • Somebody says:

        Klown really likes to keep you around in his dungeon Piper……perhaps he likes your cooking or drink mixing???

  23. 1539days says:

    If you think you’re not watching the Superbowl, I don’t even know what channel it’s on.

  24. angienc says:

    I’m glad the Pats won — I usually don’t care for them but (1) I *really* can’t stand the Seahawks and (2) that whole deflate-gate was so incredibly stupid and reeked of some kind of smear job to me, rather than an actual “thing.”

    • 49erDweet says:

      it’s a “thing”, all right, but doesn’t mean the Pats aren’t a great team. In fact, that’s sort of the irony. They didn’t really need to do it.

  25. Somebody says:

    The Patriots win.
    Wow what a game, especially what a 4th quarter! The bobbled, but not dropped ball the caught by the Seahawks player on his back, leading to them almost winning but that call by the Seahawks with 20 seconds left on the foot and a half line……why??? They should have run the ball. Then the whole offside with the ensuing fight, OMG!

    It was cool that the rookie Patriot player made such a big play……but his interview after the game about having a vision, hmmm.

    Another super bowl in the history books. Sorry for all the Seahawks fans, I know it hurts, but most likely you’ll be in the hunt again next year!

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