Happy Halloween Eve and Open Thread Friday

It’s going to be a loooong weekend …

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  1. Dora says:

    Is that supposed to be Hillary? No way! That pumpkin head is much too pretty.

    Speaking of pretty – this is what beautiful looks like:

    EXCLUSIVE: Is this the next First Lady? As Donald tops the polls, Melania Trump’s journey from a Communist’s daughter and teenage model to White House favorite’s wife is revealed


  2. elliesmom says:

    We’re off to RI today to close on the new house. I have the teapot packed and ready to move in.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    So much for Jeb! having a bad night, but this was taken before the debate …. so I guess this doesn’t mean anything. I hate polls …..

  4. Dora says:

    Guess where I’ll be going on Tuesday? 🙂 Well, at least I’m going to go to the building and try to get in. Who knows what kind of crowds will be there?

    • DeniseVB says:

      If I were in town, I’d go too ! If he draws Sarah sized crowds they’re going to have to shut down 5th Ave 🙂

      • Dora says:

        Thanks. It looks like I’m going to have to leave earlier than I thought.

        No pictures? That’s no fun!

        • NewOrleans says:

          You can probably take pictures, Dora. The rules DVB posted say no “posed photography or selfies.” Just no photography that will hold up the line.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Those are your basic rules I think all publishers put out, but I think the Presidential candidates break them.

            I went to a signing for Sally Ride’s book on space aimed at middle school girls. I bought a book for each grandtwin and hoped Sally would personalize it to each girl with “reach for the stars”. There was no line ! And she would only sign her name. I was so disappointed.

            In contrast, Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson had a book signing at Redstate with a line wrapped around the venue. They wrote down everything I dictated to them for my husband. What great sports!

          • elliesmom says:

            The most fun I ever had at a “signing” was Pat Paulsen autographing bottles of his wine.

    • leslie says:

      Oh, Dora. . . I so hope you get to see/meet/speak with him. If only he knew just what a big supporter you are!.
      Can’t wait to hear about it.

      • Dora says:

        Thank you Leslie. I hope I get to meet him too. Trump has many supporters, which can be a problem when it comes to a book signing. 🙂

  5. Myiq2xu says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Great response! You just know she’s pandering to BLM, which is a shame since they’re behind the anti-cop movement.

      On a related note, Quentin Tarantino’s in trouble with the major city police departments with his hatey-hate anti-cop spew. Seems that permits for shooting films on location require approval by local police departments. Guess what, they ain’t gonna be approvin’ them now. Maybe he has time now to hit the campaign trail with Hills ?

      • leslie says:

        Just saw DiBlasio on Morning Joe. What a tool. And he said how he supports the “cops”.
        Y’know, if he did support them, he’d call them “police” or “law enforcement”. So not only is he a tool, but also a liar. The only police he supports are those who protect him and his family. I don’t know why he doesn’t just eliminate his protection and see how far away from Gracie Mansion he’d get.
        He endorsed HRC despite Sanders’ representing the philosophy that most resembles positions taken by the mayor of NYC. Joe S even asked how that could be… My guess is that the DNC and HRC have offered him a reason to NOT support Sanders. I hope it bites him in his big a$$.
        I’ve been thinking that I’ll most likely vote D in the 2016 primary (if I agree with the R nominee) just so I can vote for Sanders.

    • leslie says:

      Overnight in Chicago, 14 shot. No reports of deaths. No reports of arrests.

  6. Dora says:

    We can’t possibly have a fair election. 😦

    Television News Network Lobbyists Are Fundraising for Hillary Clinton

    Fundraising disclosures released this month and in July reveal that lobbyists for media companies are raising big money for establishment presidential candidates, particularly Hillary Clinton.

    The giant media companies that shape much of the coverage of the presidential campaign have a vested stake in the outcome. From campaign finance laws that govern how money is spent on advertising to the regulators who oversee consolidation rules, the media industry has a distinct policy agenda, and with it, a political team to influence the result.


  7. driguana says:

    Everyone is probably tired of hearing about the non-debate but this is a really good rundown of most of the idiocy that transpired.

  8. driguana says:

    One of my really favorite monster movies of all times was Creature From the Black Lagoon (3 of them actually) from the 50s, an era of superb sci fi and monster movies. The ‘creature” became one of our favorite characters as kids but it wasn’t until much later that I learned about Ricou Browning, the guy who played the creature, and the incredible story behind it all. He’s the feature at a big Halloween party this week-end in South Florida. Interesting interview with him.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      My fave was Teenagers From Outer Space.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        A lot of those old horror movies take place in the desert because they were filmed just east of LA where the land was mostly empty (back then) and the sunlight was plentiful.

    • NewOrleans says:

      I JUST re-watched ‘Revenge Of The Creature’ & ‘The Creature Walks Among Us’ two hours ago! Classics!

      Ricou Browning – the last surviving of the original Universal Studio Monsters – is in his mid-80s, so what a spectacular treat for those who still have the chance to meet him in person. (Ben Chapman – the ‘land’ Gill-man – died in 2008.)

    • DeniseVB says:

      We recently watched The Fog (1980), that was campy good fun too. With a teenaged Jamie Lee Curtis and Adrian Barbeau’s boobies 😀

    • leslie says:

      My fave of that genre was also Invasion of the Boday Snatchers. but the movie that scared me nearly to death was (the original) “Psycho”. I still can’t watch it without rumblings in the pit of my stomach.

      • leslie says:

        Damn I hate trying to answer the phone and type!!!
        Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

        • Somebody says:

          It would have been a better typo if it had been bootay snatchers, LOL!

          The movie that scared me half to death was “When a Stranger Calls”. I wasn’t allowed to watch horror movies, but I went with some friends and lied to my parents about what movie I went to. That evening was my very first babysitting job. Several of the friends I went to the movie with decided to call and ask me if I’d checked the children yet.

          What they had no way of knowing is that I was babysitting for an electrical engineer who had his house rigged to appear that he was home when he wasn’t. He forgot to override the system when he left. So there I sat getting creepy phone calls while the stereo came on quietly in the living room, lights turned on and off by themselves in different parts of the house, suddenly I had no control of the TV it changed channels on its own.

          I ended up calling my parents in tears. My father came over and sat with me, gun in hand. He was about as freaked out as I was. Luckily the man I was babysitting for was one of my father’s employees so the whole thing was sort of laughed off and I continued to babysit for them for a couple of years, sans the creepy electronics. I did end up confessing to having gone to the movie so I ended up on restriction, but I survived.

          The exorcist was another one I’ll never forget, oh and to this day I’m a little afraid of birds thanks to Alfred Hitchcock.

  9. Myiq2xu says:

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    I would call Matty stupid but he blocked me.

  11. Myiq2xu says:

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Looks like “The View” has blown up twitter again. They just aren’t funny, just catty, mean girl attention ho’s.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Having never heard of Joy Behar before catching a glimpse of the Spew, I thought the hag was Bette Middler.

    • leslie says:

      They must apply makeup on one another and never look in the mirror.
      At least that’s what I thought when I read the “demented Fiorina” comment from the View women. they are such accepting liberals and non-judgmental feminists.
      (sarcasm intended)

  13. DeniseVB says:

  14. Dora says:

    How dare he ask Hillary about those things. What nerve!

    Hillary Clinton Irritated When Challenged by NH Voter on Whitewater, Benghazi, Emails (VIDEO)

  15. Myiq2xu says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Obama got a pass on this sh*t didn’t he? The kid still made it to the White House after being slathered with gifts from Microsoft. Prezzy got punked and media covered his butt.

  16. Dora says:

    This is going to hurt.

    Ben Carson had extensive relationship to dietary supplement company despite denial

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    Good for them. 😀

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think all debates should be on Cspan and run by the League of Women Voters like they used to do. Will the Dems debate on Fox ? Also, new conservative news channels like OANN and Newsmax may be good venues.

  18. votermom says:

    Talk about Halloween scares!
    Kid in college texted that she slipped down half a flight of marble steps.
    But she’s ok, just bruised along her leg.
    This is why kids should not be allowed to leave home. Ever.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh honey, you’ll never stop worrying about them. Be thankful you got texted and not a call from the ER. (Sidebar: I follow all the local NYC papers and when I see “subway jumper” in a headline my first thought is my dd having another bad day, I’m hopeless 😉 )

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    I love a good rant:

    I might be biased here myself, because this is what obsesses me, and this is what angers me. I could care less, to be honest, about the GOP or its programs.

    What keeps me interested in politics at all is my loathing for the self-appointed Preistly Class of the media.

    The media doesn’t just argue with conservatives, nor does it just demean them.

    Rather, the media serve as the shamans and witch-doctors of an enemy Tribe, and the purpose of those shamans is to relentlessly disgrace outsiders to the Tribe, which is pleasing to those within the Tribe, while also keeping the shamans in power (because they have no other skills which would earn them money or sex, except the denigration of those considered Unclean).

    Their mission is not mere delegitimization of those who do not worship their strange gods. Certainly they do that, endlessly. But it’s more than that — their mission is the full denigration, humiliation, and ultimately dehumanization of the outsiders to the Tribe.

    I’ll say this three times because it’s important:

    Cultural Power is Political Power.

    Cultural Power is Political Power.

    Cultural Power is Political Power.

    Having been promoted to a position from which they can exert their Cultural Power to thereby exert Political Power, they do so, and they are less and less concerned with pretending they don’t do so.

    The very rich have developed codes over the years to not be quite-so-obvious about the tremendous power they actually have, in order to keep the mobs from hanging them in the streets, and they get quite angry at those (such as Trump, actually) who do not abide by these codes, and who flaunt their wealth and power. Partly they get angry because they have internalized the code of not exhibiting their wealth (except among the other wealthy), and partly it’s because they realize Trump’s flamboyance is actually a threat to them — what if people start noticing how very rich they are?

    For a time, I think the media attempted to hide how much Unearned political power they had.

    I always think it’s absurd that the media has political power. Consider: Your doctor is one of the most important professionals you know. He is well-educated and knows, literally, the pathways of life and death.

    And yet does he use his position to propagandize politics to you when you go in for a check-up? Does he tell you that the Benghazi Committee was a partisan witch-hunt as he depresses your tongue with a strap of wood?

    Now, some doctors do get into the political game — scolding parents about this or that. Guns in the house, for example.

    And people quickly fire them.

    The media is a weird thing because the media is not made up of experts in politics. Your family doctor is an expert in health, and if he propagandizes you about health, well, at least that’s in his balliwick.

    The media are not historians nor political scientists. They are literally, and I say this with all intended denigration of myself, merely fucking people who write sentences, and, increasingly, who don’t even write sentences — they just talk words on the Television.

    How on earth did people whose skill-set used to consist chiefly of shorthand notation and fucking typing elevate themselves into “experts” on politics, history, economics, and foreign policy?

    They are fucking morons. They have no skills nor special knowledge.

    Most of them are among the dumbest “professionals” of any “professional” class, except for teachers.

    Lawyers are generally acknowledged as a smart class, as a profession. Not as smart as doctors, but smart.



    But Cultural Power is Political Power, and the fact that these imbeciles populate our Idiot Boxes and speak words to us at night puts them in a position where they can serve as the witch-doctors of a heathen, ugly, wicked tribe, if they choose to.

    Not that they’re qualified to do so — not that they’re entitled to do so — but that they can do so, simply because they’re on the Television, the Morality-Play Theater of the masses.

    Delegitimizing the media — questioning how, exactly, shorthand elevates your opinions any higher than the next asshole sitting on the next barstool — is absolutely critical.

    Cultural Power is Political Power, and to take away the latter, we need to strip the former from them.

    How do we let these dumb-bunnies and prom-queens and Law School Legacy Admittances (like Chris Cuomo) pontificate to us without objecting:


    the Fuck

    do you imagine

    yourselves to be?

    Where are your credentials, you stupid nothings?

    And if we’re talking about credentials, should I not seek out someone with more relevant credentials — historians and political scientists (though, come on, that last one’s a joke), or at least more rigorous credentials (doctor, lawyer, scientist, engineer, author of things that are more than 700 word recaps of what someone else said)?

    These charlatans, these Priests with no Religion save the dumb vanilla religion of corporate-friendly socialism, deign to tell the world what is Sacred and what is Profane, and I say to them: I don’t listen to Priests, and I especially don’t listen to idiot Priests whose fucking gods are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Sandra Fluke.

    They have been delegitimizing us and dehumanizing us for as long as I remember, and we’ve said fucking boo about it.

    It’s about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.

    They are Enemy, they are the weird priests of strange gods, and they’re not even American — they define themselves as transnational cosmopolitan progressives who are too swank for any nationality.

    They should be treated as such, and rather than play into their fantasies of being the Moral Conscience of a Nation, they should be jeered at every opportunity for the shabby, grasping failed nothings they are, and invited to go preach at different churches, to different people.

    Who the fuck are these people, and what qualifies them to tell anyone anything apart from the fact that television make-up successfully sticks to their not-attractive-enough-for-Hollywod faces?

    Posts like that are why I have a total man-crush on Ace.


    • 49erDweet says:

      I used to call them “talking heads”, but that implies a minimalist cranium cavity. Today they’re just “faces”. Bc that’s all they are.
      Years ago edited a weekly paper. Within days of being hired was asked to be guest speaker at the monthly CoC mtg and placed on their board. In same community where I’d just been driving a tow truck. SMH.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Ace got a shout out from Greg Gutfeld the other day. Sorry, not sure what the context was, but thought that was super cool a guy like Gutfeld (former raging bleeding heart lib from Berkeley and gateway drug from lib to conservatism) reads ACE !

      • Somebody says:

        I’ve heard him mention Ace a couple of times before on the 5. He apparently reads the comments there too, because I’ve heard him mention something someone said in the comments over there. In fact one time when he mentioned Ace, Eric and Dana talked like they sometimes read Ace of Spades too.

    • 1539days says:

      Andrew Breitbart used to say politics is downstream from culture. At some point in the past, actors were brainwashed into being liberals. Now they reap the rewards.

      Hell, Ronald Reagan used to be one.

  20. DeniseVB says:

  21. Dora says:

    Donald Trump, Ben Carson Back RNC’s Move To Suspend Debate Partnership With NBC


  22. Dora says:

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Another young man falsely accused of rape and his accuser gets a slap on the wrist. Enough!!


  24. John Denney says:

    Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo quits Republican party and is now working to elect Cruz.


  25. 1539days says:

    Woo-hoo. Got my Gravatar back!

    • cynic says:

      That was great!

      • Somebody says:

        There were some really good ones in there. My personal favorite was asking the candidates how they would select a youtube video to blame should there be a foreign policy disaster…….or something to that effect. That one made me LOL!

  26. Somebody says:

    Check out the “white supremacist” that was trying to burn down black churches.

  27. Somebody says:

    Denise you should pop over to MOTUS and steal the jib jab video she posted. It would be perfect for your Halloween thread.

  28. mothy67 says:

    I think your daughter should join me on A GoFundMe account to assuage the pain of The Walking Dead. I need a month to convalesce.

  29. leslie says:

    Today is #1 g-baby’s birthday party. She turned 5 yesterday. I’ll be busy with the party much of the day. So I just wanted to say: Happy Halloween Everyone!
    Safe travels. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour tonight……………

  30. Dora says:

    Who Had the Best Donald Trump Halloween Costume­Kelly Ripa, Lara Spencer or Mario Batali?

    Somebody’s proving to be very popular indeed…as a Halloween costume.


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