Wednesday WTF Open Thread


My project for today is to finish mowing before it starts raining. I’ll get to that right after my nap.


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91 Responses to Wednesday WTF Open Thread

  1. mothy67 says:

    Isn’t pic of Teddy?

  2. Dora says:

    That’s the wrong Roosevelt!

  3. Dora says:

    The poor Carsons. I’m claustrophobic and that would have brought on some panic attack! I’m not sure if I would have survived.

    ==

    Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator in Miami

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator Wednesday during a visit to a public housing complex in Miami.

    Reporters at the scene tweeted video showing firefighters trying to free Carson and his wife from the elevator at Courtside Family Apartments.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ben-carson-gets-stuck-in-elevator-in-miami/article/2620064#.WO4jzw9KNdg.twitter

  4. CiscoKid says:

    I listened to the briefing, there was no denial. He just made a mistake.

    Anne Frank Center, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Pelosi demand Sean Spicer be fired for Holocaust denial.
    🖕Fuck them, each and every one.🖕

    • Anthony says:

      But when its a tingly progressive slave, its another story… What did you hear then? Crickets…

      • CiscoKid says:

        I believe this is a matter of semantics.
        The poison Zyklon-b was used in Hitlers gas chambers, not deployed as a weapon.
        All the various gasses used in WW I were still probably available but not used.
        Make sense?

        • Anthony says:

          It made sense to me the minute I heard him say it. But the Morning Joes and Hoes of the world are calling for Spicer’s head. Why are they not talking about the latest in the Trump surveillance fiasco? The FBI has been outed surveilling his team before he won. And Susan Rice’s misleading lie that ALL chemical weapons were removed from Syria? Not a peep. Seems all they want is to go after Trump, and I’m goddam sick of it.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Whoa, if that Tingles quote is real, a whole new ball game 🙂

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Yeah, that’s definitely Teddy. There is a parody account taking aim at all those serious “history” twitters. I thought that was from here, where he intentionally mislabels people and places…..

    • kanaughty says:

      Wait is this the same twitter handle that had hall and oates but the caption was woodward and bernstein? That had the best tweet reactions all year so far. It was hilarious! If so this is a hilarious handle i need to follow.

      • kanaughty says:

        Omg! The biline even says, “some words with pictures underneath”!!! Hilarious! It’s like an ode to fake news twitter handle. Or like the onion but only in 140 characters.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think so ! The fun is the reactions, kinda like “Spicier’s” tomfoolery 🙂

  6. CiscoKid says:

    http://www.guns.com/2017/04/12/texas-closer-to-designating-cannon-as-state-gun-1847-colt-walker-as-official-handgun/
    Ya’ gotta love Texas.
    And Tennessee. Their state gun is the Barrett M8-2.
    The Barrett is used as a designated marksman rifle.
    Reach out and touch ISIS

    • kanaughty says:

      The cannon! Nice! Everything in texas is bigger. They may have to steal gettysburg’s cannons though 🙂

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    Does anyone watch Prison Break? I love this show!!! 😀

  8. Dora says:

    It’s going to be a beautiful April. Just keep looking up at the sky.

    Full Pink Moon, Lyrids Meteors, Jupiter, Saturn Shine In April

    Will the moon be pink? What does the April full moon have to do with Easter? Plus, questions about Jupiter, Saturn and Lyrids meteor shower.

    https://patch.com/new-york/massapequa/s/g36bu/full-pink-moon-lyrids-meteors-jupiter-saturn-shine-in-april

    • DeniseVB says:

      I was up a dawn with coffee on the balcony, the sky was pink but the moon pretty much still moon colored. The lake was like a mirror, so it was especially gorgeous to get a double dose of early morning gorgeous with the reflection 🙂

      • blowme0bama says:

        The predawn night is my favorite part of the day. You get the sense of being the only person in the world awake and a nice quiet period of solitude to ease into waking up.

  9. Dora says:

    • kanaughty says:

      Good! Should teach legit news from doing hit pieces with no evidence. Although they won’t learn their lesson.

    • jenlyntx says:

      She won and they have to pay $2.9 MILLION. Class over trash. Go TRUMP!

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    Yippee!!

    • CiscoKid says:

      Damn. I can’t remember where, but it was a breakdown of the cost to each country.
      As usual the US was the biggest contributor.
      Definitely a win for America.

  11. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      I wonder what’s cheaper to fly per hour AF1 or the T-Bird? I know he doesn’t have that choice now. He’s also not a “vacationer”, work is his first love. (Just ask Ivana and Marla)

      • Somebody says:

        Technically the rule is if you use AF1 for personal reasons like a vacation then you reimburse the government the cost of a first class ticket. So in that scenario, I’m going to bet 3 first class tickets is much cheaper than flying Trump Force 1.

        It doesn’t matter what they do the media will bitch and moan about the cost. They could take a vacation in a pup tent on the south lawn and the media would insist the cost of 24/7 secret service around that tent exceeded any trip Obama ever took. I saw an article on my news feed the other day that claimed Trump had already spent more going to Mara Lago than the Obama family spent in 8 years…….total bullshit, but people believe that crap. I got into an argument years ago with a former prog friend that insisted it cost 30 million dollars every time G.W. Bush went to his ranch. No matter what facts I presented I couldn’t change her mind…..haters gonna hate, hate, hate……and the media gonna lie, lie, lie.

        • lyn says:

          MSNBC had a headline that Trump’s lifestyle is costing taxpayers $1billion. I didn’t read the expose to see if that is for a month or a year or four years. LOL.

          • DeniseVB says:

            I think The Hill and NYT are keeping score of golf games too. Good grief, apples and oranges. Trump works 6 days a week, and he continues to work on the golf course. 🙂

        • blowme0bama says:

          Yes, I saw that, and it was comparing Obama’s *expenses* to Trump’s travel costs. Obama’s *expenses* are just things like meals, souveniers and clothes.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Oh sad news, Dave Letterman’s mom died, at 95. I always enjoyed her appearances on his show, well, back when he was funny 😀

    http://abc7ny.com/entertainment/david-lettermans-mom-who-became-unlikely-star-dies-at-95/1864600/

  13. DeniseVB says:

    I play those silly hashtag games all the time, sometimes I get a like or two, most times nothing. Ya just never know…….this is a fun game, where I got the Rosie pix……

  14. foxyladi14 says:

  15. Somebody says:

    I have a couple of newspapers from the day FDR died. It’s in with my MIL’s stuff, not sure why they saved them.

    Boy I want this week to be over with already……I’m just not feeling the grandma spirit this week. On top of that I have to do the damn egg hunt at library story time tomorrow. I HATE doing events because people come out of the woodwork to show up for the free food and other freebies. On top of that there will be at least a couple of moms that will bitch about stuff not being organic or will come unglued if they don’t like some of the hiding spots or what have you. Like the mom that FREAKED over a painting activity, apparently her kids aren’t allowed to paint. Boy did it show, those kids smeared paint everywhere they were fascinated with it…..making their mom all the more pissed, LOL! I really don’t like a lot of the young parents these days, talk about snowflakes. We have 2 stay at home dads in our group, they’re great more like moms of yesteryear.

    Well I’m off to make cheesy centerpieces out of cups, Easter grass, lollipops and miniature eggs. I know you’re all totally jealous…..NOT!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      My mother used to do this for our school and then for the church and it was a lot of work. I There have always a couple moms that were annoying but now the annoying ones seem to be much more common.

      Whenever we are asked to have our rescue group participate in community events – you even get pet parents with an attitude.

      • If you try to organize a car wash to raise money there will be people who complain, argue and insist that you use recycled water and biodegradable soap. Finally, after arguing over ever minor detail, on the day of the car wash they will be too busy to show up and help.

        Then, to add insult to injury, they will want a say in how the money you raised gets spent.

        I just described my college political science club. I was club president because nobody else would take the job.

      • mcnorman says:

        Yes, the special parental units are joy, aren’t they? They have absolutely no perspective but their own perverted view of the world.

  16. Constance says:

    Speaking of mowing the lawn, I’ve mowed the lawn 3 times already this year! I don’t really mind but that sure seems like a lot. I was thinking I might fertilize it to green it up but that is seeming like a bad idea as I might have to mow twice a week then. No matter what, I am not getting married AGAIN to deal with my lawn chores. I think it would be cheaper to hire a guy.

    • My lawn is on its third mow of the year too. I have not watered or fertilized.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’d rather mow, which I hate mid-summer, than vaccum. I’d like to hire The Guy and The Girl. Now that’s a business idea….. a business that not only mows your lawn, but cleans your house too! All in one afternoon!! I smell a franchise…… 😀

      • Constance says:

        I bought myself a new battery powered mower and it is exactly like vacuuming. I still have the gas mower but until it warms up I can’t pull the cord fast enough to make it start.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Mowed my first time at the country house last weekend. It was in rough shape. Actually, not much grass growth, but the weeds were tall. It gets mowed once every two weeks. I can probably go three weeks this time, but after that it will be on the regular schedule. No, hell no, I ain’t going to fertilize or seed it.

      The lawn here down at my residence has been mowed 2x already. It gets watering and fertilizer. It could tolerate a cutting every week, but its too expensive and really doesn’t need it.

  17. John Denney says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

    https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-04-06-Letter-to-the-President-re-Koskinen.pdf

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
    and 37 House members sent a letter to President Trump demanding the removal of the
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner, John Koskinen.

    • taw46 says:

      Aww, so sweet.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Only thing better than chocolate is bacon.
      Hmmmm? I wonder if…
      Chocolate Covered Bacon
      (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau
      25 mins
      BY ELIZABETH LABAU
      Updated 04/04/17
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      Sweet meets salty in this recipe for Chocolate-Covered Bacon. If you’ve never tried bacon and chocolate together, you might be surprised at how well rich, semi-sweet chocolate complements the smoky flavor of crispy bacon. I like to top mine with a few sprinkles of flaked sea salt, but you can use toasted nuts or any other toppings of your choice.

      What You’ll Need
      12 strips good-quality bacon
      1 lb chocolate or chocolate candy coating
      Flaked sea salt, chopped nuts, or other toppings of your choice
      How to Make It
      1. Prepare the bacon according to the package directions, either on the stovetop or in the oven. Make sure you cook the bacon until it is crispy.

      2. Once the bacon is cooked, drain the fat and let it cool, then pat both sides with a paper towel of the bacon to remove any lingering fat on the surface.

      3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. If you are using chocolate candy coating, simply melting it is fine.

      If you are using real chocolate, I recommend tempering it by following these directions, so that it remains shiny and hard at room temperature.

      4. Holding a strip of bacon at the top, carefully dip most of it into the melted chocolate. I prefer to keep about an inch of bacon uncovered, so that is easier to eat (and easier for other people to identify what they are eating!) but you can always use a fork to dip the bacon completely in the chocolate if you want it entirely covered up. If you have trouble dipping the bacon, use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the bacon until both sides are covered to your liking.

      5. Lay the chocolate-dipped bacon on a tray or plate covered with waxed paper. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with flaked sea salt, chopped toasted nuts, or any other toppings you’d like. Repeat until all of the bacon is covered with chocolate.

      6. Refrigerate the tray to set the chocolate, for about 15 minutes. Once set, let the bacon come to room temperature, and it’s ready to eat! Store Chocolate-Dipped Bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

      Variation: To add an extra flavor boost, candy your bacon first using these instructions for Candied Bacon, and then proceed to dip them in chocolate!
      🚬 Ahhhh.

    • swanspirit says:

      Oh Goddess that is just wonderfulness.

  18. The following is an excerpt adapted from “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” which will be released on April 18. Copyright © 2017 by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Published by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

    ‘We Got An Ass-Chewing’

    Hillary was so mad she couldn’t think straight. She was supposed to be focused on the prep session for that night’s Univision debate in Miami, but a potent mix of exhaustion and exasperation bubbled up inside.

    She’d been humiliated in the Michigan primary the night before, a loss that not only robbed her of a prime opportunity to put Bernie Sanders down for good but also exposed several of her weaknesses. How could she have been left so vulnerable? She knew — or at least she thought she did. The blame belonged to her campaign team, she believed, for failing to hone her message, energize important constituencies and take care of business in getting voters to the polls. And now, Jake Sullivan, her de facto chief strategist, was giving her lip about the last answer she’d delivered in the prep session.

    “That’s not very good,” Sullivan corrected.

    “Really?” Hillary snapped back.

    The room fell silent.

    “Why don’t you do it?”

    The comment was pointed and sarcastic, but she meant it. So for the next 30 minutes, there he was, pretending to be Hillary while she critiqued his performance.

    Every time the Yale lawyer and former high school debate champ opened his mouth, Hillary cut him off. “That isn’t very good,” she’d say. “You can do better.” Then she’d hammer him with a Bernie line.

    It wasn’t just Sullivan in her crosshairs. She let everyone on her team have it that day. “We haven’t made our case,” she fumed. “We haven’t framed the choice. We haven’t done the politics.”

    “She was visibly, unflinchingly pissed off at us as a group,” said one aide who was in the room for the humiliating scene. “And she let us know she felt that way.”

    Hillary had been up into the wee hours the night before, agitating over her loss. This is because we made poor choices about where we traveled, she thought. She emailed Robby Mook to tell him she believed she’d spent too much time in the cities of Detroit and Flint and not enough in the working-class white suburbs around them. Sensing just how angry she was, Mook responded by putting together a morning conference call so that Hillary could vent. But that didn’t settle her; if anything, it left her more perplexed and angry, as her debate-prep team witnessed firsthand.

    Her aides took the browbeating — one of several she delivered in person and on the phone that day — in silence. They had a lot of their own thoughts on what went wrong, some of which echoed Hillary’s assessment: her message was off for Michigan, and she had refused to go hard against trade; Mook had pinched pennies and failed to put organizers on the ground; the polling and analytics were a touch too rosy, meaning the campaign didn’t know Bernie was ahead; she had set up an ambiguous decisionmaking structure on the campaign; and she’d focused too heavily on black and brown voters at the expense of competing for the whites who had formed her base in 2008. The list went on and on.

    The underlying truth — the one that many didn’t want to admit to themselves — was the person ultimately responsible for these decisions, the one whose name was on the ticket, hadn’t corrected these problems, all of which had been brought to her attention before primary day. She’d stuck with the plan, and it had cost her.

    While the campaign projected a ­drama-free tenor, it was reminiscent of other moments of frustration.

    Months earlier, Hillary Clinton turned her fury on her consultants and campaign aides, blaming them for a failure to focus the media on her platform.

    In her ear the whole time, spurring her on to cast blame on others and never admit to anything, was her husband. Neither Clinton could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations.

    That state of denial would become more obvious than ever to her top aides and consultants during one conference call in the thick of the public discussion of her server. Joel Benenson, Mandy Grunwald, Jim Margolis, John Anzalone, John Podesta, Mook, Huma Abedin and Dan Schwerin were among the small coterie who huddled in Abedin’s mostly bare corner office overlooking the East River at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters. Hillary and Bill, who rarely visited, joined them by phone.

    Hillary’s severe, controlled voice crackled through the line first. It carried the sound of a disappointed teacher or mother delivering a lecture before a whipping. That back end was left to Bill, who lashed out with abandon. Eyes cast downward, stomachs turning — both from the scare tactics and from their own revulsion at being chastised for Hillary’s failures — Hillary’s talented and accomplished team of professionals and loyalists simply took it. There was no arguing with Bill Clinton.

    You haven’t buried this thing, the ruddy-cheeked former president rasped. You haven’t figured out how to get Hillary’s core message to the voters. This has been dragging on for months, he thundered, and nothing you’ve done has made a damn bit of difference. Voters want to hear about Hillary’s plans for the economy, and you’re not making that happen. Now, do your damn jobs.

    “We got an ass-chewing,” one of the participants recalled months later.

    Hillary came back on the line to close the lecture. It was hard to tell what was worse — getting hollered at by Bill or getting scolded by the stern and self-righteous Hillary. Neither was pleasant. You heard him, she admonished. “Get it straight.”

  19. CiscoKid says:

    Oh! Snap. Russian FM gives US journalist a lesson in manners.

  20. taw46 says:

  21. helenk3 says:

    for a short break

  22. Jadzia says:

    Don’t cry for me, crawdaddies: I am at what I hope is Biarritz’s worst hotel, where I just finished pumping out the extra 50 pages of my dissertation demanded as an awesome little surprise by the education bureaucracy. FREE AT LAST!

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