Tinfoil Tuesday Open Thread

Shep Smith via The New Yorker, so it must be true !  Head’s up North Westies.

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    …..and continuing Lola’s fine investigative reporting from:

    Which is more than even Breitbart is doing with a PP Hack story by referencing Politico who uses The Daily Dot for their information.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    It’s almost 8am ET, since I have no life, thought I’d throw up a fresh thread 😉

    • dm says:

      Well, you may be of the opinion you have no life, but your life comments and contributions to this site certainly add to my “non-life”…keep doing what you’re doing!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Thanks Denise. 🙂

    • 49erDweet says:

      ET isn’t real time, you know. It’s an artificial construct designed to keep the chattering class occupied whilst the actual people who matter grab a few last z’s. But thanks. We appreciate your efforts. You vill be rewarded.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Wrapping the tinfoil tighter, oh you know he wants to, Constitution be damned……

    • driguana says:

      Read this on BBC Africa this morning and absolutely had to cringe at the arrogance of this man. But I think you’re right, he’s planting a seed. Cringe inducing! And the Africans applaud and think that’s just great!

    • Jadzia says:

      Gah, that crap has been all over my FB feed today. Along with the “Occupy Democrats” nonsense about how disagreeing with Obama is “TREASON.” Apparently I have exactly 2 Obama-voting friends left who have any damn sense in their heads and said, “Uh, guys? Do you really think we’re going to win every election between now and the end of time? Was this also your opinion during the Bush administration?”

      I want to take every one of these stupid memes, photoshop Dubya’s face into them, and stick them on my FB feed in TimeHop so that it looks like it was posted in 2007. And then sit back, munch some popcorn, and watch the heads explode.

      But I am a fucking lady.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Democrats and Republicans have conspired to make the presidency into a virtual dictatorship. Now they are afraid Donald Trump will win it.

        • Jadzia says:

          And that’s the problem with forgetting that one of the valuable features of the Constitution is that its rules constrain your favorite leaders so that the power you are so willing to give away NOW doesn’t fall into the hands of a future not-so-great leader.

  4. DeniseVB says:

  5. Dora says:

    He may be smiling, but I believe Obama was planting a seed when he spoke about running again. That shows that it’s on his mind.

    Maybe he realized that – try as he might – he will never become a dancer. 🙂

    Cringe-Inducing: Obama Attempts To Dance In Kenya, World Recoils In Horror…

  6. Dora says:

    Hillary gave her speech about global warming in a room that was flanked by bicycles for effect. And then she got on her private plane. What a phoney!

    EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push – and she’s using a FRENCH aircraft that burns 347 gallons of fuel every hour!

    • DeniseVB says:

      I don’t know which hypocrisy I enjoy more ….. rich people flying on their private jets after giving global warming lectures, GW research ships stuck in ice or the more common GW conventions cancelled due to blizzards. I don’t need no lecturing …. unless you’re living off the grid😀

    • Jadzia says:

      I’m not sure what the French thing has to do with this. You don’t see nearly as many private jets here as, say, during an average day at the Santa Monica Airport. Although we did have a big ESCANDALO recently with the new-ish prime minister (brought on to be the designated grownup in the room, although that part hasn’t really worked out) who used the gov’t plane to take his kids to a soccer game in Germany. OOPS.

      (I don’t even get why you would do this. The train is just a couple of hours!)

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Dammit Donald, stop giving me reasons to vote for you😉

    • Lulu says:

      One of my neighbors in trying to explain The Donald’s appeal is that he is the “goddamn it!” candidate.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Much like Newt in 2011. Come to think of it, he would have put Obama away in the debates (Romney was just too darn nice) and could have beat that snotty smile off his podium and out of office. Perhaps the electorate IS ready for that now, someone who can beat the Dems at their own game.

        • Lulu says:

          The Repubs did not like Newt either. They want someone in the club. Someone controllable. Rubio and Jeb! are first choice of course and why they so desperately want The Donald out of debates (and Cruz but they can’t do chew gum and walk at the same time). The club is afraid of payback from Hill and Bill irregardless of how proggy they sound now. Trump’s trash talking is driving them up the wall. Obama trash talks constantly (always has) and now The Donald is throwing it back at them and after years of humiliating bad mouthing directed at the public to shut them up people like the The Donald’s verbal hand grenades. It is like the bullied beating the bullies. It is visceral.

          • leslie says:

            I agree. Everyone who opposes The Donald (and Cruz) are unable to see or refuse to see the trash talking bronco’s been doing ever since 2001. And the people who are supporting The Donald’s explosiveness, are sick and tired of bronco and his thugs who have been bullying and browbeating ever since the 2008 elections were history. I can’t watch – or listen to – bronco. I’m not inclined to watch or listen to Donald full time. But hearing the truth is definitely an improvement from the lectures and hectoring and lying that has been spouted from the WH, et al non-stop since 1/20/2009.

          • leslie says:

            I shouldn’t have used the word “everyone” unless I followed it up with “I know”.
            So my comment would look like this: “Everyone I know who opposes The Donald (and Cruz) are unable to see or refuse to see the trash talking bronco’s been doing ever since 2001.”
            There. I feel better now.

    • leslie says:

      From Weaselzippers – – – Plain Speaking Women Stumping for Trump:


  8. DeniseVB says:

    Uhm, shouldn’t the freedom of peaceful assembly be free ? Good catch sooper…….

  9. leslie says:

    Denise~ your posts have been awesome. Please don’t “get a life”. just keep doing what you’re doing. ❤ 🙂

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Darn, this sounds really bad, but the film critic didn’t like the original “Vacation” series much either.


  11. Dora says:

    Third Planned Parenthood Video Released: “Huge Trafficking Of Fetal Tissues” From Aborted Babies…


    • votermom says:

      God bless that whistleblower phlebotomist.
      The horror is too much for me.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yes, now INVESTIGATE and BLAME another videomaker !! (sound familiar?).

        I had a thought. PP gets federal funding AND they also have a PAC, which I assume they donate to politicians to keep the funding rolling in. If they were called Planned Tea Party, do you think they’d be able to rig the system like that ?

        The Tea peeps were shut down so they couldn’t even raise money to pay their rally fees, which OWS never had to because feelings and twinkles.

    • leslie says:

      won’t watch it. Twitter has been filled with references to this video and after reading there, I can’t even…

    • DeniseVB says:

      When I worked for a vet we spayed a lot of pregnant animals (this was the 90’s so no abortions were available to cats and dogs). There was no market for this kind of fetal tissue then either. If the doc I worked for could make an extra buck, she would have.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        And if someone had a beloved sick pet??? 🙂

        • DeniseVB says:

          She was the only vet I would trust my sick pets with. Though sick pets aren’t as profitable as vaccines and other preventatives that are grossly marked up.

          • foxyladi14 says:

            What I meant was,
            If someone had a very sick beloved pet.
            And a transplant would save it. 😀

          • sleepyhead says:

            Actually, vaccines aren’t all that profitable. The markup isn’t very much, and also we are trying to extend vaccine intervals, as the immunity they give lasts longer than initially thought. After the initial booster series, the core vaccines are given on a 3-year schedule (with the exception of a couple, such as lepto and bordetella, that have shorter duration). We also try to minimize the absolute number of vaccines that we give, and tailor vaccine protocols to the lifestyle of the pet – e.g. a fluffy little Maltese that never leaves the owner’s arms, let alone the house, doesn’t necessarily need to be vaccinated against leptospirosis or Lyme disease. As for preventatives, the markup is constrained by the fact that so many of them are available online. The large online dealers have the advantage of buying in huge quantities and get a better wholesale price than we do in private practice, and so we generally match their prices as a courtesy to our clients. So no one is getting rich off of vaccines or preventatives.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Do they have organ doner banks for pets, Like humans? 🙂

        • DeniseVB says:

          I wasn’t aware of a demand for donor organs for pets. While some owners would second mortgage their home or sell their firstborn to save a beloved pet, it’s often humane euthanasia that’s the best option when something major goes wrong with an animal.

          As for animal fetal cell demands, I think they make their own in the animal research labs. Kinda treading on PETA territory here, but they have some good points on the mistreatment of animals in some of the more freakish labs …. if their horror “investigations” can be believed, though animal testing has made great strides in helping humans in some areas.

          I don’t know why PP’s so secretive about their baby chop shop. If I had a critically ill baby who needed a new liver and PP could grow a healthy new one for him to save his life, wouldn’t that be wonderful ? But, is that what they’re doing ?

  12. swanspirit says:


    Contact(s): Tom Oswald , Richard Lunt


    A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

    It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface.

    And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

    Research in the production of energy from solar cells placed around luminescent plastic-like materials is not new. These past efforts, however, have yielded poor results – the energy production was inefficient and the materials were highly colored.

    “No one wants to sit behind colored glass,” said Lunt, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science. “It makes for a very colorful environment, like working in a disco. We take an approach where we actually make the luminescent active layer itself transparent.”

    The solar harvesting system uses small organic molecules developed by Lunt and his team to absorb specific nonvisible wavelengths of sunlight.

  13. As for the tinfoil….the page that is up CONSTANTLY on my computer is that of the USGS Earthquakes page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ . If you click on the map you can make your own settings as as to what you want to see. Magnitude, location (world, U.S. Only, etc.) I check it constantly and sort-of grew up with EQ study in my household via my dad. It’s really interesting, and despite Shep’s typical “Sheppiness” what the New Yorker article states is correct. And as recently as last week the USGS folks were saying Northern Cali is in for a large quake on the Hayward fault “within days”. Now…are those calendar days or geological days…who knows…but there WILL be a large quake in our lifetimes. Also, if you are so inclined, zoom in on the USA map to north of Nevada and see all these “Study Zones.” They are watching for seismic activity too. Especially around Yellowstone.

    If I lived there, I would make sure my tinfoil hat was of the heavy-duty variety!

    • piper says:

      Thanks – no earthquakes in Downtown Wisconsin unless you consider the activists roaming the streets of Milwaukee.

      • leslie says:

        What… did they (the activists) move from Chicago? or are they just offshoots of one another?
        There is so much dissension. I used to love taking public transportation, but now any time I board the CTA, I look to see where I can sit/stand without being accosted by #BLM or other factions that roam the trains and cause discomfort – or fear… Thank goodness I’ve retired from daily commute. It was becoming so stressful. Well, the ride home was. (I used to leave after rush hour). Now, though, I tend to drive, as stress inducing as it is, rather than feel vulnerable on the CTA.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yeah, that Yellowstone thing is worrisome too. The movie “2012” pretty much had everything shake, rattle, roll and blow to end the worrrrrrrld. The trailer really does have some of the best parts………….

    • leslie says:

      for years now, every time I hear about earthquakes I think of you ff01.

    • lyn says:

      We lived through a 6.0 one in 1993 in southern Oregon. The aftershock a few hours later was worse than the quake. I remember the pissed-off look our cat had when the house was shaking.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Second the….well “motion” seems a bit ironic, but living in CA one quickly gets used to periodic skakings….you pause for a moment to make sure it isn’t “the big one” then go back to – whatever. What the frequent shakes mean is the earth is working normally….the plates are moving and not hanging up on anything. When there are no shakes in an area of adjoining plates then something is wrong. Ergo the story. The longer the quiet period, the more force builds up and the worse an eventual quake. But you know this stuff, don’t you?

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  15. Constance says:

    Well Haha! I live one mile east of interstate 5 so I guess I’m safe. East coasters are so provincial. Of course we have earthquakes all the time in the Pacific northwest, and we have heard all about “the big one” we should expect. Seattle is a city of steep hills like San Francisco and Seattle is on Puget Sound not the open Pacific ocean which is about 100 miles away. Few people live on the open Pacific ocean in the north part of Washington because the Olympic mountain range is there and people don’t usually build cities on craggy mountain ranges.
    Portland/Vancouver is inland 100 or so miles on the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Of course there is going to be damage from an earthquake like they are predicting but I don’t see a tsunami wave coming inland 100 miles. We do have earthquake building codes which seem to work pretty well in some rather large quakes.

  16. abc says:

    That’s okay. I’m planning on getting “did in” by a massive lahar from Rainier. I hope “‘teh’ big one” doesn’t spoil my fun.

  17. leslie says:

    Here’s hoping . . .

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  19. Dora says:

    Don’t buy food from Mexico! UGH!

    FDA: Mexicans Defecating in Farm Fields Getting Americans Sick

    The FDA issued a warning on Monday that cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico has caused outbreaks of intestinal disease in Texas and Wisconsin.


    • Somebody says:

      Oh Dora, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
      I will go and check my cilantro, if it is from Mexico it’s getting tossed!! I had planned to make grilled swordfish marinated in orange juice and cilantro, with a pineapple/mango salsa for dinner…….but maybe not.

      • Dora says:

        I love all kinds of fish and that sounds absolutely delicious. You are obviously a good cook. I’m afraid I don’t have the patience for it. I’m one of those people who gets bored waiting for water to boil. 🙂 I hope you didn’t have to throw away any of the ingredients. Enjoy.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I would risk eColi to eat Somebody’s dinner, I take the same risk everytime I COOK😉

          • Somebody says:

            Y’all are too kind. Honestly it’s a simple dish, anybody can marinate some fish fillets and grill them. I also sautéed some sliced yellow squash with onions, garlic and a touch of cajun seasoning and another side of rice pilaf. Easy peasy dinner, relatively light for a hot Florida summer day.

            I really enjoy cooking……I’d like to play with some of 49ers ollalberries. I’ve never had any of those. Lately I don’t enjoy cooking as much as I used to, what with screaming babies, OY!

            I get most of the day off tomorrow!!!! Middle child (the preeemie one), has a doctor appointment with a specialist at 9am. I’ll watch the other two while my son takes her to the doctor……..but they won’t arrive until about 7:30, instead of the usual 5-5:15am AND he should be back by lunch time!!!! So that means a really short day!!! I think I’ll go get a pedicure and manicure! Maybe I’ll take a nap or surf the net or maybe do ALL of that!

        • Somebody says:

          BTW Dora my cilantro was from Miami so it was safe.

  20. Dora says:

    Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’


  21. votermom says:

    • votermom says:

      • Gram Krakka says:

        $10/hr!? Now that this outrage has been brought to their attention, Hillary, Obama, Nancy & Debbie should insist that fetal body parts Procurement Technicians be paid a “living wage” for disjointing fetuses. Why should fast food chicken parts workers be paid at least $15/hr & “blob” parts workers only $10/hr? (s)

        How do the BLM folks feel about the sale of black body parts? Typically blacks have been reluctant to sign up to be organ donors because of distrust of the gubmint and doctors based on past medical experiments like the awful Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.

        Consent forms should be modified so that the tissue donor has to check a box “yes” or “no” for EACH body part to be donated i.e., heart, lung, liver, kidney, leg, foot, arm, etc. Also the donor should be required to check a box for how they want any remaining tissue to be disposed of such as incinerator used to produce energy, general landfill trash, etc.

  22. Dora says:

    Take a look at his face. This is what a GHOUL looks like!

    President Obama Thanks Planned Parenthood After It Sells Aborted Baby Body Parts


  23. leslie says:

    I was just leaving when I heard there is a demonstration in front of the Loop offices of Planned Parenthood as I write this. Almost half of the demonstrators are young – “under 20 giving it a youthful energy”… said the reporter.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Indeed. Have a feeling something’s up between him and Trump. Since their little “meeting” Cruz has gone balls to the Senate walls.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        I love it. 🙂

        • Dora says:

          Well, I don’t know now, but rumor has it that President Trump will appoint Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court at the first opportunity. Just a rumor, but it makes good sense to me. 🙂

    • dm says:

      One of the biggest reasons I like Cruz…apparently, no one else does! Like it says, sounds like an endorsement to me.

  24. DeniseVB says:

    Hillary is just phoning it in now, why is she even campaigning at this point, her numbers stay higher when she stays home.

  25. foxyladi14 says:

    Maybe she thinks Bronko is running again. 🙂

  26. helenk3 says:

    I am in the house. still unpacking. did not have tv or computer for almost a week. did a lot of reading. still catching up on what is happening in the world. glad I missed a lot of it

  27. DeniseVB says:

    Carly’s speech on Foreign Policy at the Reagan Ctr ……

    • AFVet says:

      Thanks Denise.
      I listened to that earlier.
      I like her a lot.
      I hope she makes it to the debates.
      Last I saw she was in the top ten but who knows the behind the scenes manipulations that could go on.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I wish conservatives would get outraged over that stupid poll requirement. If MSNBC and CNN were doing this they would be. Too early to trust polls (if ever) at this time anyhow.

  28. Myiq2xu says:
    • DeniseVB says:

      Wasn’t Amy Siskind a HUGE Gillibrand for President cheerleader? I fell out of grace with her (Amy) when she wouldn’t promote Nancy Mace in the SC primary against Lindsey Graham.

  29. mothy67 says:

    I posted I think it was DandyTiger’s bacon seeds piglet photo and was met with how sick and twisted it was from people defending PP’s baby chop shop. Go figure.

    • DeniseVB says:

      That trophy hunter’s lion kill is upsetting a lot of snowflakes too. Sad as it was, I hate trophy hunting.

      • mothy67 says:

        DeniseVB I did it with intent to solicit the responses I got. Piglets looked at as food upsets the progs but a baby in a dish being sold off as parts has zero effect. Same people championing animal rights are defending a person with tweezers identifying a childs limb for sale.
        I wonder how much more there is to the story. Hearing a liver can go for 24k I go tin foil. The liver is a tremendous organ. Living donors are the best way to go. All you need is a small part that matches and it will grow. I know I sound horror story science fiction but a matching liver from a late term abortion I think could be grafted on to an adult. Will now cover all my windows with aluminum foil.

        • DeniseVB says:

          As a former Dem/liberal/snowflake/ARA/ALF/ELF, I speak the language. Outrage is used for fundraising….on tinfoil. It’s a cottage industry. Wish I was that smart😉

      • leslie says:

        I’ve been in an icky dialog with a self-reported “porn star in training” who is A-OK with the slicing and dicing of PP but grieves for mistreated animals because they can’t speak for themselves. SMH

  30. Dora says:

    Sarah in his cabinet Trey as AG. This is starting to be fun. 🙂

    Trump: I Would LOVE Sarah Palin in My Cabinet, “She’s a Special Person” (AUDIO) …Update: Trey Gowdy as Attorney General


    • DeniseVB says:

      I don’t think Trump made his billions putting stupid people in important positions in his Empire. I think he holds them accountable too. What a concept huh ? How refreshing from the politics as usual building an administration.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Well since Sarah can see Russia from her front porch what better place than United Nations Ambassador?

        • lizzy says:

          I would be a big fan of towing the U. N. into the middle of the Atlantic to suck its own juices dry. I don’t like affiliation with third world creeps and I would not authorize any monetary support for it.

          • 49erDweet says:

            And who better to put it out of it’s misery than Sarah? I don’t mind talking to third world creeps. Pretending their votes are really honest votes is another matter. Work from within, like Trey is doing, and make the whole thing implode on itself! Then I’d be happy.

      • Lulu says:

        Where else did “You’re fired” come from?

  31. Myiq2xu says:

    Wait . . . what?

    Ezra Klein
    You said being a democratic socialist means a more international view. I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered out of political bounds. Things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders. About sharply increasing …

    Bernie Sanders
    Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal.

    Ezra Klein

    Bernie Sanders
    Of course. That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States. …

    Ezra Klein
    But it would make …

    Bernie Sanders
    Excuse me …

    Ezra Klein
    It would make a lot of global poor richer, wouldn’t it?

    Bernie Sanders
    It would make everybody in America poorer —you’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that. If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people. What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don’t believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs.

    You know what youth unemployment is in the United States of America today? If you’re a white high school graduate, it’s 33 percent, Hispanic 36 percent, African American 51 percent. You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those kids?

    I think from a moral responsibility we’ve got to work with the rest of the industrialized world to address the problems of international poverty, but you don’t do that by making people in this country even poorer.

    • mothy67 says:

      That’s gonna leave a mark(Hillary).

    • DandyTIger says:

      Must have been very confusing for Ezra. Clearly Colonel Sanders is always confused. The Koch brothers may indeed lean towards open boarders because they’re libertarians. The sort of pure libertarian view is a very weak state, which can mean open boarders. But conservatives, or “right-wing” as these guys like to call it is for strong borders. Both parties want cheap labor of course, or effectively a slave class, but paradoxically both want a strong state with boarders.

      • Jadzia says:

        I would just like to not have a slave class. And it seems as though THAT position is what is putting me so far out of the political mainstream. : )

    • Lulu says:

      Yes!!!! Why is this so hard for the current crop to understand. Nation states, borders, invaders, fallen governments, chaos. You can’t help anyone else if you yourself are piss pot poor. That is both individuals and nations. Old liberals know this before the progs brainwashed the simple.

    • votermom says:

      HAH! Bernie runs to the right of JEB!
      I’m gonna bust a gut laughing.
      The Chamber of Commerce does indeed want endless ultra cheap labor and unfettered access to foreign markets. So Commie Sanders has a point.

      • Lulu says:

        It is actually LEFT. Very left. The open border cheap slave labor is right. Democrats until the last few decades were always for the US citizen public coming first in all policy because that was their base. Trump, Cruz, et al are the NEW left who are really old populist left with a few kinks. Bronco is an old authoritarian oligarch rightist.

        • Jadzia says:

          Yup. Sanders was against NAFTA, which is when I think the Dems really started to get on board with the “let’s pull wages down by flooding the labor market” program. I respect him for that stand.

    • 49erDweet says:

      That’s a couple of cray-cray’s having a pretend conversation during recess at the funny farm.

  32. Dora says:

    MUST SEE=> Two Black Women Stump for Trump – Hilarious! (VIDEO)

    We just knew this was going to happen…

    Donald Trump is a threat to the Democratic Party and they KNOW IT!


  33. piper says:

    OT – back to stealing again from K. Marge

  34. DeniseVB says:

    Damn, I am a blogho. What a fun thread today kids. I did mow the lawn, but rather be in the a/c, I’m a bigger slug in the summer than winter. I hate HOT. Plus, problems with basal cell skin outbreaks, I hate the summer sun too. (punishment from being an iodine/baby oil fanatic in my teens before skin cancer was feared. Therefore, my excuse to slug until long t-shirt weather is back😛

    Also, forgot to thank all my fashion advisors, I’m all set for ConservaCon (or as Erick Erickson wants it to be known as Redstate something) in Hotlanta next week. Sorry, my sluttiest shoes are black Sketcher slides. I’m now good to go with my standard NYC Broadway attire. Black jeans, white tee, black blazer, just change the colorful scarves between shows. I’m taking a beige jacket too, the slobber drip watching the candidates speak may blend better. Chris Christie has just been confirmed !

  35. helenk3 says:


    if this kind of nonsense is being taught a colleges maybe all public funding should end. if they close so what , they are not educating now they are indoctrinating

    • mothy67 says:

      Kind of funny. Most people are very tolerant, but the far left got an inch and they assumed it meant they were now dictators of socital norms. They have pushed too far. Planned Parenthood, gay cakes, transgender, marajuana legalization, cisgender, illegal aliens, baseless race riots, cop bashing, TAYLOR SWIFT bashing, rewriting history, common corre, Iran, ISIS on and on.
      The pendulem is bound to swing back. I’ve read stories were they are teaching middle school kids about dildos and anal sex. WTF? How is that appropriate?
      Along comes Donald and actually says something. Even if you disagree with what he is saying he at least says something. Every article I read on him disparages him in some way. Bombastic. Claims he is worth 10 billion but most likely only 7.
      Some argue that politics has no place for his crude manner. Really but them fucking us over is fitting.

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  41. mothy67 says:

    Echoing back to the diner story I find it disturbing that my affluent friends waited til their 40’s to have kids and then suddenly think their kid is everyone else’s responsibility. I waited tables in Manhattan for many years and I lost income because people would not control their children. Some how it was my fault. If your child is by nature or nurture not able to sit through a meal in a restaurant why take him/her there. I understand some kids have different ways of dealing with the world but should a person getting off work have to be a part of what should be family drama when they just wanted to grab a bite to eat.
    My best friend has a kid, 8 years old, and he can be fine then out of nowhere he freaks out. Diagnosis is ADHD or some type of high functioning autism. I feel for the kid but I will not go out with them if they have the kid. He explodes every time and they seem to think its acceptable. Rugrat doesn’t look at the dollar store clerk when she says thank you and I have a it down on the nearest curb and address it. My friends send their kid to a 15k a year elementary school, Sent him as a bed wetter to sleep away camp. That did not work out, yet they treat wait staff like their kid is part of their job. I know some kids have genuine impulse issues and I can understand the need for help but how do you belittle a waitress because you have a child you cannot deal with. Sorry the au pair has him all day and when you come home he is maybe wanting a tincture of attention and you are to blind to see obvious acting out. Seriously who sends a bed wetter to sleep over camp??????

  42. Jadzia says:

    I love open threads, they allow me to do some whining, since there’s nobody here who GAF. I am teaching EIGHT freaking classes next semester, 3 of them new. : ( Two are old and really need an overhaul, but clearly that’s not gonna happen this summer. And unfortunately, even I am bored by contract law. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………

    Fun stuff is that I took my middle son to a theme park called Futuroscope last weekend. Although it is a place that I would classify as “something French people like,” the food at the molecular-cuisine restaurant (which is why we went) turned out to be awesome. He, uh, liked the water best(*), so I guess I can save a lot of money the next time we go. : )

    (*)Nearly-boiling water poured over 85-degrees-below-zero ice cubes, so the flask of water was all steamy, there’s a picture of one like it on this website: http://themeparkuniversity.com/theme-parks-101/futuroscope-may-be-the-most-unique-theme-park-in-the-world/

    • votermom says:

      I’ve been fascinated by the concept of molecular cuisine ever since we watched that French movie on netflix (Le Chef, I think?).

      er, congrats on having so many classes to teach next sem? Good luck, anyway. May you have lots of cute, attentive, well behaved students.

      • Jadzia says:

        He LOVED it. I love having a little foodie in the family. It’s a great excuse to go to restaurants without taking the whole crowd.

  43. Dora says:

    I haven’t been there in over 20 years and with all the changes that have taken place, I can’t imagine what California is like now. What was once such a beautiful state seems to have gone to the dogs.

    Los Angeles gangs ‘in sick CONTEST to kill 100 people in 100 days’

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