Caturday Open Thread


I am thoroughly disgusted with everything political right now.

"Draw me like one of your French girls"

“Draw me like one of your French girls”


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  1. Myiq2xu says:

    That second pic is One-Eyed Jackie, my son’s rescue kitteh. He got Jackie the same day I got Molly.

  2. Dora says:

    And who gave Mrs. Obama the authority to do this? She should concentrate on her own fat a** and leave these kids alone!!

    Feds To Weigh Kids In Daycares As Part Of Michelle Obama’s Healthy Kids Initiative

    • Lulu says:

      Twenty one more months and this kind of crap will be dropped like a hot rock. Fire all the bureaucrats that enabled her insanity. Or transfer them to Hazard, Ky to be shot at until they quit. .

      • swanspirit says:

        I like counting the months, seems shorter than counting the days > I am going to celebrate like it was 1999 LOL. I had a thought the other day, Obama is also mad about Bibi, because when Obama is out of office, Bibi wil still be in power. I bet that bothers him. I bet it does. What we have in office is an Obieber. I am so looking forward to the day he is gone . I don’t care where he goes to make speeches, and i am certain he will still try and stir up sh*t, but he won’t be in office !! YAAAYY

        • Myiq2xu says:

          I think Obama thought he was gonna bring peace to Israel and Palestine and Bibi ain’t buying his bullshit.

          • swanspirit says:

            That too, I am sure Obama thought he could wave his magic Unicorn Horn, and leave little piles of glittery Unicorn poop everywhere he went in his magical path.

          • lyn says:

            ^This^ Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing. He has to do something. Otherwise, the prize was as empty as his suit.

        • Lulu says:

          Bronco was threatening Bibi with the UN. France (permanent UN security council member and pissed off Charlie Hebdo massacre crazy Islam victim that Bronco dissed) said they aren’t going along with his threats. Does this stooge ever think things through. Bit in the ass again. So now he will trash talk France like they give a shit. Bronco’s Iran stuff is dead. More failure that is their own stupid fault.

          • 49erDweet says:

            They remind me of bored teenagers in the summertime suddenly deciding to “put on a play”. Except they are shallower. And meaner. And stupider.

        • piper says:

          Not sure about the speeches – he’ll try to give a few but only the morons will continue to sit and listen to his idiocy. The rest of the dems will have moved on to Indian Chief Elizabeth Warren for another dose of fantasy basketball.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Imagine a FLOTUS who wanted nothing to do with politics or causes and just stayed in the White House when she wasn’t travelling with her hubby. No staff, no agenda, no private vacations.

        • Lulu says:

          Mamie Eisenhower was the last one like that.

          • lildoggy4u says:

            I actually enjoyed Laura Bush. I thought she was a great role model.

          • Propertius says:

            Laura Bush was quite the activist, in her own quiet way: advocating for HIV/AIDS programs, Headstart, higher pay for teachers (she testified before the Senate on that one), and more extensive literacy programs. She was not a “stay-at-home” FLOTUS.

            As for Mamie, one of the major reasons why she avoided public appearances was that she had an inner ear disorder which led to balance and coordination problems (and had, at various times, sparked unfounded rumors that she had a drinking problem).

        • swanspirit says:

          Imagine a FLOTUS, who, if she wanted , took up a real cause that was worthy, and followed through on it , instead of using it for photo ops and bullsh*t.

          • piper says:

            According to magazine drivel, she is a fashion maven like Jackie and smart as a whip – although they never point out that she gave up her law license for some unknown reason.

          • Dora says:

            Michelle is as close to Jackie as I am to Marylin Monroe. And that’s pretty far.

          • leslie says:

            Dora, Don’t sell yourself short. You and I and the rest of us are all closer to Marilyn Monroe than Michelle is to Jackie. We’re probably all closer to Jackie than Michelle is.

        • Constance says:

          But then us women folk wouldn’t have a fashion representative to government! Both parties act like the first lady is some sort of concession to women citizens and we are supposed to rejoice and treat her with awe. F that! At best the First Lady is mildly interesting.

      • foxyladi14 says:


    • cynic says:

      From your link:
      Bureaucrats from the USDA will weigh and measure children who are in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

      Silly me, when I read it thru the first time, I’m like, huh? You want healthy hunger? Then my mind registered the hyphen. Being a fan of commas, and more than often, using them probably when it isn’t necessary, I’m thinking that you need a couple there.

      I’m reminded of, “Let’s eat grandma!”
      and “Let’s eat, grandma.”

      • Lulu says:

        “Healthy hunger” is a good way to explain this evil. Teach to Kulaks how to work while they are hungry when they are young. And of course the German work camps did this too. Evil. Inhuman. Freak.

      • cynic says:

        I’m with you Klown, disgusted with politics.

        Perhaps that’s why I made a silly comment about punctuation. I can’t seem to muster up any energy for all the crap going on. I’m thinking of shutting off the tv, and concentrating on all my hobbies.

        • Lulu says:

          I’ve stopped watching any news. So I’m currently making some ugly curtains.

          • piper says:

            Same here but I’m knitting comfort shawls for hospice and squares for a sampler afghan. And doing lots of biking now that Spring has arrived here.
            News comes from the internet.

    • leslie says:

      March Madness came at exactly the right time for me. I am a college basketball tournament nut. Before cable made it impossible, or close to it, I used to line up my tvs side-by-side so I could switch back and forth between stations and hardly miss a beat. For a minute there, I almost let Obieber (love the name, swannie) turn me away from my favorite reason to have cable tv. then I figured *eff* it. He doesn’t let what I think impact him. Why should I let him do it to me?

  3. Lulu says:

    A growing number of states want to get rid of Daylight Savings Time which is a pain in the butt.
    “Proponents of scrapping daylight saving time say it’s generally unnecessary, disturbs sleep patterns and has recently become even more complicated. In 1986, Congress extended daylight saving from a six- to seven-month period and extended it again in 2005 to eight months — mid-March to mid-November.”
    The kids here who ride the bus stand out in the dark half asleep in the morning. No one is playing sports or needs daylight for activities in March or November when it is still cold or chilly. Enough already. Get rid of it and let our natural body clocks work.

    • 49erDweet says:

      When DST went off after the end of WWII everyone I knew breathed a sigh of relief. Then groaned when it came back on a dozen or so years later. Not a big helpl on the west coast, but we were told it was for “the good of the farm belt and east coast”, so suck it up. I’m sure “they” lied.

    • 1539days says:

      The extension of DST is the last straw in my opinion. Now that it runs from March through November, “real” time is only about 5 months. In spring, I have to leave for work in the dark. If it started in April like it used to, it would be light enough to not matter. In the winter, it goes back and throws me in to darkness if I leave later from work.

    • foxyladi14 says:


    • Propertius says:

      Personally, I’d rather get rid of standard time.

      • leslie says:

        I’d just rather pick one and stay with it. This changing time twice a year is silly and wasteful. imo

  4. votermom says:

    Ted Cruz to deliver “important speech” at Liberty U

    • Lulu says:

      Ugh. Jerry Falwell Nutcase U. I wish Ted would stay away from the uber religious. I guess that is the only university he gets invited so there is that.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I remember the drama of a John Edwards “important” speech scheduled for the quiet media week after Christmas, he thought he’d dominate a few news cycles that way. (I think it was Dec 2006, almost 2 years before the 2008 election?)

      Unfortunately, Gerald Ford died that day and the media went full 24/7 “remembering” him until after his funeral. Poor JRE, couldn’t catch a break. LOL.

  5. HELENK3 says:

    Out of the 11.57 million NCAA basketball tournament brackets submitted for ESPN’s Bracket Challenge, only 1 remains perfect – @SportsCenter

    • leslie says:

      OMG that is so cool. It isn’t mine, though. 😦

    • 1539days says:

      Every year, I think about the idea of writing a bracket randomizing program. Considering how many people fail early, I bet I’d do okay.

      • leslie says:

        That would be so neat. Last year Warren Buffett offered $1B to anyone who had a perfect bracket. The odds are so astronomical that you have a greater chance of being killed by a water spout (so the report said on the news a minute ago) than selecting a perfect bracket. He isn’t doing it this year.
        The person who had the perfect bracket as of the report Helen mentioned, is a 17 year old autistic kid. I didn’t hear where he was from.

        • 1539days says:

          Brackets are kind of like common-core math. It’s set up so anyone can complete it, but so complicated no one can master it. The one and only time I entered a pool, I picked all the highest rankers to beat the lower ones and picked the #1 team based on someone else’s suggestion. I won the pool. That’s how random this stuff is.

    • driguana says:

      I’m holding steady at 72% but I tend to always throw in a few upsets that I know won’t really win. There have been some great games already and it really is a great sporting event as it pits teams of a variety of skill levels from all parts of the country against each other…and it’s fast paced…and the good games, like any other sport, always come down to the last minute. I watch the beginning , the middle and the end…

  6. DeniseVB says:

    This should end the stupid Starbucks campaign once and for all ….

    • piper says:

      I don’t believe ValJar is running the show, she is just the conduit between Bambi and the powers behind the curtains.

      • elliesmom says:

        The way things have been playing out with Israel I’m convinced Obama’s handlers have strong ties to the MIddle East. I wasn’t into that theory before, but it’s becoming rather obvious.

        • cynic says:

          I was leaning that way starting in June, ’09.

          This is taken from an article June 23, 2009:
          Obama has lost some mojo in recent days on this month’s pressing issues, especially Iran’s ongoing protests and healthcare reform. Obama’s printed Saturday statement about Iran on his way out the White House door for ice cream with his daughters was insufficient media competition for the appallingly graphic video of the young woman Neda dying on a Tehran street. Some called the presidential statement ineffective and “mealy-mouthed.”
          On Father’s Day, while the president played golf out of camera-sight, others were on TV declaring the U.S. must say more to support the unarmed protesters in Iran.

          • leslie says:

            I remember that, cynic. I just figured it was his usual apathy toward anything of real meaning. But it is more meaningful since his actions and comments and unending speeches seem to reflect less apathy and more intent.

            *I know I already mentioned it in an earlier thread this week. But when I heard him (on news radio) speaking to the Iranian people as if they were together as a leader and his people, I nearly “lost it” as a human being. He referred to them as “WE” as in “We need to work together to get this thing done.” (I am paraphrasing) I am also very fortunate I teach mindfulness and deep breathing. (So is my radio.)

          • Lulu says:

            They don’t do anything without payment. They expect to be paid somehow for this. It will go through several layers of laundering but it is about money.

        • votermom says:

          Worst thing about the past 6 years is how all the formerly ridiculous conspiracy theories have become perfectly plausible.

      • leslie says:

        That doesn’t make me dislike her any less.

      • Constance says:

        I second that opinion!

    • 1539days says:

      You know why gun rights survive? They have good lobbyists. That’s about the only defense one can have in this country.

      • John Denney says:

        We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness . . .
        We unite to defend each person’s life, liberty, and property. Delegating a part of that defense to police and military is not a surrender of our individual defense capabilities.
        Will you defend your family and property? A neighbor? A stranger?
        Recall the Rodney King riots when “the authorities” let the mobs loot and burn stores?
        Remember the Koreans on their rooftops with assault rifles defending their shops?
        Same thing happened in Ferguson; “the authorities” let the mobs loot and burn, but some business owners defended with assault rifles.
        They shot no one; the very sight of them made looters go elsewhere for easy pickings.
        You want to be easy pickings when it happens in your area? Will you beg some thug, “Please don’t shoot me!”, like the murdered James Stuhlman did?

  7. HELENK3 says:

    363 congressmen finally get a little bit of backbone

    • DandyTIger says:

      Not that they weren’t for decades, but colleges have become such complete BS.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        If you were designing a system of higher education for the best and brightest completely from scratch with no existing models to use as a reference, would you create our current system?

        The basic paradigm of college hasn’t changed in 300 years.

        • DandyTIger says:

          I don’t think you’d end up with what we have. There are a number of competing and not compatible elements in current higher education institutions. One is sports. Another is research. Another is empire building bureaucracies. Another is teaching towards practical careers. Another is teaching towards research. And yet another is a more general, liberal education with less of a practical career in mind. Except for sports and the empire building part, they all have value for education. Sorry sports and crazy bureaucratic leaches. So the main issue with what’s remaining, is would you house those functions in the same institution?

  8. Dora says:

    While Obama sends greetings to Iran, Iran’s leaders have a message for him.

    Iran Supreme Leader’s Rep: “We Will Not Rest Until We Have Raised the Banner of Islam over the White House”

  9. leslie says:

    Thought I’d add this before I start baking for my son’s in-law’s family birthday party tomorrow. Starbuck’s new logo.

  10. leslie says:

    great…I’m locked up in the lovely and well stoked dungeon. But I haven’t made the carrot cake and soda bread yet. I’ll just practice some radical acceptance and mindfulness until I get out….. 😉

  11. foxyladi14 says:


  12. Dora says:

    Beautiful photos. Wow!

    Tibet from Space

    Unhindered by the clutter of man-made boundaries drawn on a map, photographs taken by astronauts in space enable one to define the land by watersheds, mountain ranges and lakes; the natural demarcations of a landscape.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Taking a break from First Lady Memoir books and dove right into GWB’s “41”. What a fun ride. I had no idea his Dad was the RNC chair during Nixon and Watergate. It was the Republicans who took Nixon down. Flash forward a few decades, where are the Dems?

    I started Nancy Reagan’s book and put it down, wasn’t in the mood for her preface whining about blaming TEH MEDIA ! FAULT! Ok, Nance, going to go eat BBQ with the Bush men now and I’ll get back to you 😉

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  15. Myiq2xu says:

    Self-mutilation is the kind of thing that is done by religious fanatics and the mentally ill.

  16. piper says:

    In his weekly column, Charles Krauthammer reminds us that Netanyahu isn’t the problem:

    No Peace Any Time Soon, but Not Because of Bibi

    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel’s prime minister.

    I have news for the lowing herds: There would be no peace and no Palestinian state if Isaac Herzog were prime minister either. Or Ehud Barak or Ehud Olmert for that matter. The latter two were (non-Likud) prime ministers who offered the Palestinians their own state — with its capital in Jerusalem and every Israeli settlement in the new Palestine uprooted — only to be rudely rejected.

    This is not ancient history. This is 2000, 2001, and 2008 — three astonishingly concessionary peace offers within the last 15 years. Every one rejected.

    The fundamental reality remains: This generation of Palestinian leadership — from Yasser Arafat to Mahmoud Abbas — has never and will never sign its name to a final peace settlement dividing the land with a Jewish state. And without that, no Israeli government of any kind will agree to a Palestinian state.

    • piper says:

      All obibier wants is his legacy, doesn’t matter how he achieves it as long as he’s famous and remembered for something. The constant blame game and shifting of responsibility is extremely grating even some of my liberal friends now refuse to talk about OBieber and his disastrous domestic and foreign policies as reality hit home.

      We need to be careful of improving the dungeon too much as the Klown might start charging us rent like JoeJoe Biden does with the Secret Service who stay in his cottage protecting his ass.

  17. TheRealKim says:

    Political schmalitical ready to flee and become an expat.

  18. HELENK3 says:

    backtrack can only focus on one thing at a time, and this week it is climate change not foreign policy

  19. Jadzia says:

    Socialists going down in flames in elections here. I’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the PS decided to dump two experienced and competent women in favor of a party apparatchik who barely waited for the polls to close to start appointing corrupt cronies and thinking with his “little Francois.”

    That said, I’m not sure they actually wanted to win this election. How the hell else could you look at a national situation with 10%+ unemployment, illegal immigration out of control, home-grown terrorists chopping off people’s heads in the Middle East, a currency that is crashing and burning against the dollar (admittedly, this is more of a Brussels issue) and say… Hey! I know what we’ll do! Let’s make a school-busing program our top priority! Because that worked really well in the United States and was totally politically popular. I mean, nobody could actually be that dumb, right? I think the PS is just trolling the whole country at this point.

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