Thursday Open Thread – Bad Lip Reading is Back ! Edition

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93 Responses to Thursday Open Thread – Bad Lip Reading is Back ! Edition

  1. DeniseVB says:

    More cray-cray :facepalm:

    • Lulu says:

      The Republican pundit and donor class has been on television a lot in the past couple of days. And my only observation is that they have completely lost their shit. I think the Democrats are coming to terms with the threat of Trump better than the Roves, Wills, and that fat, creepy guy Pod- something or other. The Dems are understanding that the illegal hordes that Obama invited last summer and his hearty welcome was a bridge too far and is probably going to bite them in the ass. The Republicans are loosing control of their party and its’ financial rewards. Trump is not going to pay them and they see their Bush money slipping away. The cause and effect of the summer of illegal aliens of 2014 is that Obama fucked the Republicans especially Senor Bush of amnesty promised on Telemudo and the “we can’t do nuffin’s” in Congress. Bronco screwed the Dems too but the elite and wannabe elite Repubs are going down first. What a strange ride 2015 is.

      • DeniseVB says:

        So much for the integrity of PPP polling, I wonder who would get Deez Nuts’ 9% ?

        Gah, it’s still only Aug 2015 🙂

        • Lulu says:

          Just taking a wild assed guess, I would say the Deez Nuts vote would go to Trump. It could also be called the GFY vote. The Republican elites are having difficulty understanding this concept. It isn’t discussed much at the “mutual ass kissing” cocktail parties at their think tanks and fundraisers in NY and DC. It is all starting to look like the Five Stages of Grief. I’d say the establishment GOP are at the tail end of anger right now and willing to throw out a lot of ad money anti-Trump to shore up their position. Next up is bargaining which is where Trump is going to have them over a barrel pretty fast.

          • lizzy says:

            Astute observations Lulu.

          • AFVet says:

            If they attack Trump, he will attack them back.
            I think that Boehner and McConnell are afraid of him, and they should be.
            It’s about damn time somebody stood up and said enough already.

      • driguana says:

        You nailed it Lulu. And it has, indeed, been a strange ride but I suspect it is going to get even stranger. Here’s what’s running through my addled mind….practically everyone said Trump had absolutely no chance…well, trump that. Practically everyone is saying there is no chance for a third party….well, when both parties have descended to their penultimate low, wouldn’t it make sense that it is exactly the right time for third party???
        Nah, not possible….fuget it…..even though old white guy Bernie may be threatening the same course…hmmmmm….the ride gets stranger…

        • DeniseVB says:

          I’ve been hoping for a viable third party since 2000, and in my subconscious it looks like Trump 😉 Nothing’s going to change if we let the duoply of the R and D’s continue their stupid policies of War and Free Sh*t.

          • Lulu says:

            It looks like a third party bid to me now. Only instead of starting from scratch Trump is going “hostile takeover” of an existing party. It seems to be working too. And the employees (GOP establishment and office holders) and stockholders (donors) were not aware of what he was doing until it is too late. Leverage. Trump knows how to use it. GOP politics (and Dem) is big business so why not leverage and take it over and save time and money instead of starting from scratch. Obama and the Vile Progs did this too in 2008 with the Dems. There is no Dem party anymore so now there won’t be a Repub one either. Mergers, hostile takeovers, etc.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            Except that Trump doesn’t need a puppet, he’ll take the stage himself.

          • driguana says:

            You’re right, Denise. Nothing is going to change for the two major political parties and a large number of Americans really do want change. The big problem is that it is historically difficult to create a new party. This is an interesting read on the subject: http://www.lpky.org/node/192

      • 49erDweet says:

        Three of my proggy relatives have recently been posting support for new 12 year congressional term limits as a way to clean out the GOP in both houses. They are now wondering what they missed because I agreed. 😂

        • lyn says:

          Do they realize the Dems would be cleaned out too? LOL.

        • AFVet says:

          12 years is a good limit.
          Why not apply it to the Supreme Court also ?

          • 49erDweet says:

            While that idea is appealing, I’m a firm believer in the KISS system, and anything that could tend to disrupt the second idea could also disrupt the first. Like backlash to giving one president too much “stacking” power. For the court it might need a phase-in process.

    • leslie says:

      All I can say right now, is that my across the hall neighbor – the one who has been critical of any and everything NOT Democrat, Is talking about Trump (as were those 2 older women at the nail salon on Monday). She reluctantly shared that she *likes* Trump and would probably vote for him (that would be her first non-Dem vote ever and she’s 68). She is one of those teevee viewers who watched “The Apprentice” out of curiosity and boredom, and grew to like and respect The Donald over time. It is stunning.
      I am stunned.

      • Lulu says:

        I know two blacks that like him a lot. Big Bronco-bots too. But Bronco is soon to be bye-bye and their allegiance to the Dems seems to be not so much. And the Repub establishment hating Trump seems to play into both of them liking Trump. I don’t fully understand the psychology of this at this point.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          Trump is gangsta.

          • Lulu says:

            Yes. And very blingy. Is that a word? Their kids can’t get jobs at Mickey D’s because it is Hispanic adults working there, etc. One didn’t like money being taken from the high school football program for soccer. Her sons played football in high school. Stuff like that. So they don’t like the culture being changed from their culture. These are not poor blacks. And far from stupid.

        • 49erDweet says:

          The #blackisbeautiful crowd (not the same as #blacklivesmatter) that Obama’d themselves twice have been quietly embarrassed for several years, many even holding their noses to vote for him in ’12. They so much want him gone. Just gone. In ’16 most will vote for someone who looks like they can actually DO things and seems neutral on race. And who promises to stop flooding the country with job stealing illegal immigr……..oops, almost said a bad word.

        • votermom says:

          I’ve read comments that explain it by saying “Trump is an alpha.”

        • AFVet says:

          Trump is playing his hand well.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I listen to the local radio talk jock on my morning walkies. He’s evolved from a libertarian Rand Paul type to WTF, I like Trump. He reads emails complaining to stop talking so much about Trump. Then gives a lesson on how the ratings spike when he does, people want to hear about him ! I have a feeling it’s the very reason the cables and nets go wall-to-wall on Trump too. His name recognition’s very high from Apprentice too!

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Our tax dollars at work !

    • blowme0bama says:

      Like these Forest Service billboards along the highway in my area: “[d]on’t move firewood”. Whaaaaa? Prolly spent a half million on some O-donor ad agency for that.

      • DeniseVB says:

        You made me look that up 🙂 Guess they’re trying to stop evil tree damaging insects from spreading? We switched to gas years ago, but I remember all our cords of wood came from NC tree farms (they claimed, probably deforestation for shopping centers and parking lots, ugh). If you cut your own wood, how far does one travel to do that? But yeah, looks like a Bam friendly .org earning their tax funded grant money.

        • blowme0bama says:

          Oh, I read the small text on the billboard that explained what the purpose of it was, but I’m like, “okay, do we burn it in place?”. Just stupid. People are going to use firewood.

          • DeniseVB says:

            If you image search the phrase ‘don’t move firewood” there’s lots of signs with only those words. But it does beg to ask for a better explanation. Fresh Christmas Trees are shipped from all over the country, goodness knows what critters are hitching rides on them 🙂

      • 1539days says:

        The ash bore beetle is no joke. I think do a horrible job explaining that the little beasties they can’t see can contaminate the woods if you move firewood that didn’t come from there. Your Christmas tree isn’t as much of an issue unless you spend Christmas outside.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Clash of the Titans’ daughters 🙂

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  5. DeniseVB says:

    Probably for NOT reporting on the videos ? Did the taxpayers pay for these shiny awards ?

  6. Lulu says:

    Oh noes! Rich elites playing hippie at Burning Man may be bitten by bugs out in the middle of the desert! No bug spray for you because …..environment!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3204358/They-New-Mexico-site-year-s-Burning-Man-INUNDATED-biting-bugs.html “The blog post offered several potential explanations for the bugs.

    It said: ‘We don’t know where they came from, but there are two main theories: One is that all the spring and summer rain has hatched critters that lie dormant, or usually come to life at a different time of year.”

    Ugh. That fucking nature! And at a let’s do nature and drugs and go nekkid festival too!

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Warning, this article may trigger claustrophobia. What $1100/mo gets you in a fabulous NYC location, but it lost me at “no window”. DiBlasio’s slumlord nation …..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3204245/Central-Park-living-room-Optimistic-young-chef-moves-ridiculed-100-square-foot-Manhattan-apartment-says-suits-just-fine-without-kitchen.html?ito=social-facebook

  8. DeniseVB says:

    I’m glad Rosie’s daughter was found safe, but what a bizzaro story it’s turning out to be …… in other reports, mom said the kid was off her meds yet the police found her to be in sound mind.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/social-media-helped-find-rosie-o-donnell-daughter-cops-article-1.2330869

    • Lulu says:

      Yeah. Why was she medicated to begin with? And she is still under 18 but the cops didn’t intervene. And she was already gone a week. What gives?

      • DeniseVB says:

        On the 18th TCHer NewOrleans wrote this:

        So while Rosie was off doing radio interviews about wanting to smear her period blood all over the faces of her critics, her daughter was already missing.

        Chelsea had been missing since the 11th while Rosie was making those “blood” comments on the 14th. I think it’s Rosie off her meds, imho.

      • leslie says:

        I thought I read that Rosie was in contact with Chelsea for several days through a third party. I never had a child run away – although I’m certain each had fantasized doing that at some point or points in their adolescence. But If I were in contact with my kid – even via a 3rd party, I’d be less inclined to send out the cops until I became worried they weren’t planning on coming home.

        • DeniseVB says:

          We didn’t let our dd spend Christmas with a friend in upstate NY when she was 15. She said she was going anyway ::stomping foot for dramatic effect:: We said fine. You’re a minor, we have to call the police to report you as a runaway and they will find you. Then we’ll probaby have to meet with CPS or social services to work out what’s best for you since we’re such horrible parents. She never threatened again, or tried.

          Yep, there’s more to the rosie story.

  9. Dora says:

    2009 State Dept. Document: Hillary Clinton Trained in ‘Safe Handling’ of Classified Information

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/08/hillary-clinton-trained-in-safe-handling-of-classified-information-2009-state-dept-document/

  10. Ferguson finally went too far. A 9 year old girl was killed in her bed by gunfire. Police saying the gunshots came from outside the home. Not police bullets. Gangs and Anon have been running wild for weeks, and this is the natural consequence of their choices. It’s sad.

    http://www.kmov.com/story/29834250/girl-9-killed-mother-injured-in-ferguson-shooting

  11. elliesmom says:

    I’m starting to get first day of school photos on my FB wall. School doesn’t start here until the Wednesday before Labor Day. It used to be the Wednesday after, but someone decided it was worth cutting everyone’s summer vacation by a week to get out two days earlier in June. Everyone in the US public school system goes to school for 180 days except for the teachers who go 185 so if you start earlier, you get out earlier. I can count so I get that. But since I’ve retired, I’ve had a lot of time to think about school.

    The kids I taught, whether they were 12 or 18, learned the most and retained the most when they were learning things they wanted to learn. Wouldn’t it be great if we could shorten the formal school year and give kids options to learn what they’d like to learn for a few months every year? Maybe we’d have kids studying calculus, and maybe we’d have kids learning civil engineering by blocking up puddles. Maybe kids would choose an immersion in a different language or write their own book. Some kids could apprentice themselves. Make school voluntary and still free. The things that are truly essential for everyone to know can be taught in less than 180 days. If we started thinking about education as a stripped down car with “available options” instead of a car on the lot that’s “fully loaded”, then kids could find the fun in learning. Some kids would walk away with just the stripped down car, but you know what? They already are. And some kids would surprise us with how intent they can be about learning something they want to know. Fortunately, loving to learn turns out to be contagious. When someone discovers they love to learn one thing, it usually leads to being open to learning something else.

    I’m off to admire all of the First Day of School new clothes and gush over how much taller everyone is.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I always get goosebumps when I hear the first day school buses roll through the neighborhood. Reminds of what a bittersweet day it used to be. YAY, kids back to school ! GROAN, homework wars begin. 😉

      • elliesmom says:

        When I taught middle school, I got cited every year for not giving enough homework. So I started giving “homework” like “Sit down with your family and talk about. . .”, or “Go to bed a half hour earlier tonight and be prepared to talk about how you felt after getting some extra sleep.” Some parents loved it, but I got real complaints about not giving enough homework from parents, too. I understand the value of learning how to budget time and not to procrastinate, but only students who learn by rote repetition get much out of sheets and sheets of math problems to do. Homework should be “read a book” or “do some research” even for the little ones. It should be about how to learn when you don’t have a teacher. It should be OK to be the kid who can’t put a book down until she finishes it or to be the kid who likes to read a chapter every night before bed. Homework should be about establishing learning habits that work for you for the rest of your life. I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long time since I’ve learned anything by doing a worksheet, and I haven’t been asked to take a multiple guess test since I left school except to find out what kind of witch I am on FB.

    • Constance says:

      My friend who home schooled her girls said it never took more than 90 minutes a day. The rest of the time that they weren’t spending commuting or spaced out sitting in a class room she helped them get involved in serious hobbies and volunteer work. Both kids are successful college educated adults now.
      Of course my kids would have been dead and I would be in prison if I had tried to home school but if you have the temperament for it a lot can be accomplished in not much time.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Ben and Tom are home schooled. They don’t “go to school” for a set number of hours each day, they just have to complete their assigned lessons. The sooner they finish their work, the sooner they can do other stuff like watch tv and play video games.

        They are both ahead of grade level.

        • elliesmom says:

          I’m trying to talk my daughter into pulling my grandson out of school. He’s bored to tears, literally, and hates every minute of it. He’s 9, and he read 5 of the Harry Potter books over the summer and can balance his mom’s checkbook for her. He loves Cub Scouts, and he’s the goalie on the town’s traveling soccer team so it’s not that he’s not sociable. But he hates school and lives for 3pm everyday. He’s begging me to convince her. I offered to complete all of the necessary lesson plans to submit to the school for her, but she’s convinced they’d end up killing each other because of their nightly homework battles. I wish they lived just a little closer ’cause I’d do it for him if I could. If he’s as miserable this year as he was last, I might ask her about his coming to stay with us 3 days a week.

          • cynic says:

            My cousins are home schooling their daughter, and the flexibility is just incredible. Her music lesson consists of taking guitar lessons. PE is the Martial Arts, and they leave home for weeks or months (living in Italy part-time).

            I use to follow a blogger that home schooled her kids, and envied them. Science class was on a blanket, in the woods, studying plants, trees, insects, etc. Art class entailed botanical drawings that particular day.

          • leslie says:

            Gosh, cynic. That sounds magical.

        • blowme0bama says:

          A bud of mine in law school had immigrated to the US from Cuba in the early 70s. He said when he was in the 3rd grade, he was given some sort of standardized test and the teacher told the class that when they finished they could go home. He thought, “hey! pretty cool!”, so he penciled in the lines on the response sheet as quickly as he could. Said he was through in under two hours. When the results came in, he was transferred to special education. 😀

  12. CNN has picked up #ShaunKingIsWhite story. Don Lemon leading the charge… This story officially has legs.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/20/us/shaun-king-controversy/

  13. Myiq2xu says:

    Sigh.

    • lyn says:

      The Republican aka. wingnut hate is great in that one.

    • votermom says:

      Reality happened.

      • leslie says:

        Good reply, vm. I can’t help but wonder how “folks” like edge, and RD, and others could have seen any part of the PP videos and think that it is wingnuts who are opposed to those atrocities.
        If they can look at what is on the videos, and remain people in blind support of PP, it says more of their values than their IQs.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Edge asked me the same thing on twitter recently. The same Edge that told me to “wait for it” when I asked her what up with her OWS peeps. I’m still waiting for it, and I’M THE WINGNUT ? LoL !

      Why do our old leftie friends have to label us with some whack words (in their heads anyhow) instead of discussing chopped up babies, yes BABIES. Oh, it’s fine when they splash barbaric animal lab photos at us. And yes, shock, shock, a lot of those frankenstein animal labs were shut down and those that remain have more humane laws in place. Bans on animal testing for cosmetics is one of them. Same for more humane animal factory farming. Turns out, being more humane to our dinner plates is actually healthier for us 🙂

      • leslie says:

        It seems, DVB, that our dinner plates have greater value to our former leftie friends. than actual human beings and when they talk about cruelty to animals, I’d like to know why those animals’ lives have greater value than the lives of human babies.
        (rhetorical ??s of course)

        • cynic says:

          I was rug hooking with a few friends several years ago, and the discussion turned to the movie Food, Inc. and the treatment of chickens. One woman, who is very progressive and very Pro Choice voiced her outrage. I asked where her outrage was for the treatment of the unborn, and let’s just say, I’m not hooking anymore. Things can get ugly, quickly.

      • angienc says:

        She blocked me on twitter ages ago. 🙂

  14. Myiq2xu says:
  15. votermom says:

    Ha! I just watched the bad lip reading vid Denise posted.
    😀

  16. lyn says:

    The Greek prime minister is resigning.

  17. Dora says:

    Awesome: Trump Shuts Down Reporter Who Complains His Use Of Term “Anchor Baby” Is Offensive…

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/232102-trump-shuts-down-reporter-who-complains-his-use-of-term-anchor-baby-is-offensive/

    • lizzy says:

      Perhaps we should be responding that people here illegally having babies to game the system is offensive. Would your rather be offended by the word or the act?

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  19. Dora says:

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ How Hillary’s ‘arrogant’ aide Huma Abedin – now in the crosshairs of Servergate – tried to force her way past Secret Service agents without ID and expected them to carry her luggage

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3204827/Don-t-know-Hillary-s-arrogant-aide-Huma-Abedin-crosshairs-Servergate-tried-force-way-past-Secret-Service-agents-without-ID-expected-carry-luggage.html

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