Friday Open Thread


Let’s talk about some other stuff. My boy Scooter is 34 years old today! It’s fucking hot as hell here in Big Smoggy. Like desert hot.

Last night a raccoon knocked on my patio door begging for food.

My zukes are gone. My tomatoes are turning red.

My SF Giants hit FOUR triples yesterday.

What’s happening with you?

Welcome to California!

Welcome to California!


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I lost everything in a Fonzie scheme.
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74 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    Yes, I am drinking beer.

  2. votermom says:

    Crock pot ribs for dinner!

  3. elliesmom says:

    Maxine brought Ellie a furry toy this morning around 5 am. I haven’t had a direct sighting yet. It’s currently inside the heating vent in our front entrance way. Ellie has been keeping guard for hours. The cat is napping. There will probably be a changing of the guard soon. From the speed it can move, I’m guessing it’s a chipmunk. Not a bird. Definitely a mammal.

  4. Myiq2xu says:

  5. votermom says:

    On the bright side

  6. votermom says:


    • votermom says:

      A comment on ace earlier:

      ” Marriage has always been a sacred institution between two people destined to disappoint each other.”

  7. swanspirit says:

    My current Airbnb guest is a kitesurfer from Germany. The weather isn’t in his favor but he tried today anyway. Pretty exciting stuff, those guys are totally focused on the wind. Very congenial and amiable fellow, who just happens to look like Daniel Crag. 😉

  8. Myiq2xu says:
  9. lyn says:

    WMCB posted this:

  10. Myiq2xu says:

  11. leslie says:

    I’m sitting on Metra listening to 2 attys talk about the “by!! sh!t decision” by SCOTUS yesterday. They are really miffed. One just said that since it is “woven into the fabric of the land” and that’s what makes it law, then the next time I’m stopped for speeding, I’ll just say, “it’s my constitutional right ” to speed because “everybody does and it is now woven into the fabric of the land”. I said bravo. And he got all defensive saying, “I and my friends are pretty cynical right about now.” I said, “Join the crowd.”

  12. helenk3 says:

    this song always makes me laugh. My husband was bartending and I was 7 months pregnant with my 4 child. I stood at the bar and sang ” will you marry me Joe” he was so embarrassed, I thought he would choke me. Yes all the customers knew I was his wife

  13. Myiq2xu says:

    I would have been proud if all 50 states voted overwhelmingly to legalize gay marriage.

  14. votermom says:

    Holy moly there’s a series adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel!

  15. 49erDweet says:

    Filed under: “There’s Hope For Us Yet”
    Made an In’N’Out run today during rush hour and had forgotten how heavy traffic can be at certain times. BUT was encouraged because out of all the pickups flying colors saw four still flying the rebel battle Flag, including one driven by a black dude. :-). We still might make it.

  16. I don’t know the details of the case that went before the SCOTUS on gay marriage, but I do know that a real disparity arose when states began to legislate against recognizing gay marriages from other states, but not straight marriages. I don’t know the legal term for the recognizing marriages across states lines, but there was a separation in treatment once gay marriage began to be legal in some states. Maybe the Klown Lawyer can shed some light on this issue for us.

    I personally support gay marriage and always have. I have never had a problem with gayness conceptually or spiritually. I’ve known a lot of gay people since I was really young, and it always seemed unjust that I could marry my partner but they couldn’t. So I’m glad for the ruling, even if Roberts was right and it was not based on any constitutional consideration. He’s one to talk after those two Obamacare rulings. It looks like more “For me, not for thee” bullshit from the elites when you compare his statements on this ruling to his comments on those two rulings.

    I sometimes feel like we Obama dissenters who came from the left get a little knee-jerk in our criticism of some changes. I think it’s a reaction to how much our opponents act like assholes. I don’t support Obama and I cannot stand Vile Progs. I think half the crap flying around on FB today is a little in your face from the point of view of those who’ve supported the left on this issue, and it does bother me.

    I know full well there are people who have legitimate issues with legal gay marriage, predominately based on the arguments that the institution of marriage is very old and has remained structurally unchanged in definition from the beginning, and / or because it is at odds with their spiritual beliefs. I don’t feel the need to get in their faces because I’m happy today, and I don’t think it’s fair to try to shout them into silence. I think they are entitled to their views and I respect them for adhering to whatever it is they believe. But I am really happy today because I think, however it came to be and whomever may benefit politically from it, it is a just result and many others, some of who I am very close with, will benefit from it personally. I’m excited for them.

    My 2 cents.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      You basically just wrote what I had planned for the morning.

    • 1539days says:

      I think it’s called reciprocity, or maybe something more lawyerly.

      My thing with gay marriage is that there is no compelling interest of the state in making it sanctioned. Gays could get married, but they wouldn’t have a license from the state. Marriage was around before the US and before every other organized government. It was also frequently an arrangement for economic or political purposes. The United State recognized marriage because it was such a universal institution and then used marriage to bestow certain rights and privileges.

      The best thing Republicans can do is stop fighting gay marriage. It would make it difficult for Democrats to use the “victory.” At the same time, this kind of government overreach could lead to a new moral majority. That worked really well for Republicans through the 1980’s.

    • elliesmom says:

      Lola, I support the rights of same-sex couples to marry, too. I was very happy when my lesbian friends were allowed to marry. I helped one of them with her dress, and I joyfully celebrated with them. I just don’t agree with making anyone other than government institutions support it against their will. When the gay and lesbian social justice warriors show me this really is all about love and not about revenge, I’ll be even happier still. But so far, it isn’t going that way. 😦

  17. Myiq2xu says:

    Here is a list of all the things that Barack Obama did to make gay marriage legal in all 50 states:

  18. DandyTIger says:

    In local news, UVA played some good baseball and won the NCAA tourney.

  19. DandyTIger says:

    Some weird shit

  20. DandyTIger says:

    Also, happy birthday to scooter.

  21. Dora says:

    I didn’t know he was born in Brooklyn. 🙂

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