Friday Open Thread

Too early for a F.O.O.T, but never too late to keep the party going….

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    I just don’t worry about news, social media and other blogs right now. While they’re still fun to follow, aren’t we the best? Gird your loins, Omarosa has a book coming out soon, won’t post linky, but she’s sure PDJT is in mental decline or something. Yay ?

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  3. DeniseVB says:

    Love stalking these guys, I’m a dirty old lady, so what?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Just noticed the Capitol Bldg in the background, From that angle I think they’re standing on the Newseum’s roof 🙂 Union Station is usually the backdrop when live broadcasts are done from there. DC is so awesome and beautiful.

    • SHV says:

      To celebrate National Shooting Sports month, I just ordered an AR-15 80% lower. It looks as if the build process has been refined enough so that, with some attention to detail, a good outcome is likely. As “they” say, every ‘Merican needs a least on un-serialized firearm.

      • Cisco says:

        Plenty of how-to vid’s on line.
        Patience and attention to detail are the key’s to a successful build.
        👍Good luck.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m surprised the Biathlon hasn’t been banned from the Olympics, d’oh, shooting as a fun and competitive sport ? My neighbor is an NRA safety instructor and teaches kids and adults all over the country. So far, not one have become mass murderers or school shooters and he’s taught thousands. He does an annual Ladies Only beginner camp in Wakefield (Va.). It’s becoming so popular he’s thinking of making it biannual 🙂

    • John Denney says:

      You’d think Kim Rhode would make the front of a box of Wheaties. Only woman ever to have medaled in six consecutive Olympic games, and she expects to extend that to nine.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Link to Omarosa’s book, it’s been out a week? Um kay….

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    • 49erDweet says:

      Biggest problem with fed programs is winding them down near the bitter end. Their money – munching hearts beat long long after their body has rotted away.

      • Lulu says:

        The Supremes said they were going to have to get involved if rogue district judges didn’t stop issuing NATIONAL orders. Now is the time.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Yeah, DOJ should have no problem with this one but some judges have an overblown sense of the size of their majestic jurisdictional dynasty.

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    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Donald Trump doesn’t have the authority to end a program that Barack Obama didn’t have the authority to start? The only colorable claim I can think of is some kind of breach of implied contract

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  9. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Well damn, your tweet’s no longer 😦 You must have run into a nest of SJW’s who have a problem with “chinks” or something. 😉

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      You do know (which I didn’t, looked Italian to me) Acosta is of Cuban descent? So people who say mean things about him are bigot racist Nazis now. Not only is MLK rolling over in his grave, but laughing his ass off 😀

  11. Cisco says:

    I was getting ready to watch the Yankee vs. Boston game with a big bowl of buttered popcorn an a frosty.
    Then I remembered this.

    • SHV says:

      That could prove to be an iffy situation. If sample sent to brewery is primarily Lactobacillus sp., then the beer will have a sour taste, however, if the sample contains significant population of Gardnerella bacteria….well I hope you don’t mind your brew having a piscine after taste. If unsure, do an amine whiff test.

      • Cisco says:

        I think I’ll stick with $2 drafts at the local pub tomorrow night.
        I mean really, who in the hell thought/thinks is a good idea in spite of the very reasons you noted.🙄

    • DeniseVB says:

      Just ewww. Will you be able to do a DNA to proved that special ingredient is indeed from that super hot model ? 😉

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  13. lyn says:

    In honor of Niles …

    • DeniseVB says:

      I had a “real life” and long time friend post on FB warning us that Trump is so much worse than Watergate, and at least didn’t have to put up with Nixon tweets. Wut? Wut? I couldn’t respond to that so I just replied #WalkAway. Must of worked, there was no comeback (and haven’t checked if he just “unfriended” me :D)

  14. blowme0bama says:

    And, as expected, the Q devotees are claiming it’s evidence of Q.

    • NewOrleans says:

      My God! If that isn’t definitive proof for validating your opinion then I don’t know what is.

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

    We have freedom of the press in the 1st Amendment because our Founding Fathers were enamored over the latest cutting-edge technology available in 1781. Journalism evolved in ways they never foresaw. Most newspapers in American history supported the local establishment because that’s where the money was.

    • SHV says:

      Hacks, posing as journalists, have created a lot of dead Americans. A small sample would include Spanish American War, WWI, +- Vietnam, and probably the worst, Bush II Afghan/Iraq War. PDJT, “Worst mistake in American History”.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        Professions have education requirements, licensing, a code of ethics, and some kind of disciplinary body. Professions: Doctor of medicine, lawyer, accountant.

        You don’t need any training to be a journalist. There is no licensing. If they have a code of ethics they don’t mention it and there are no penalties for violations (unless your boss fires you – but you can get a new job.)

        Basically, you just need to be able to communicate orally, with pictures, or in writing. ANYONE can call himself a journalist. I am not up to date on the latest decisions but I know that as long as you publish stories in some format (including social media) you meet the general definition.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Newseum also has about a $30 admission fee and I’ve never had enough time to justify spending that much, especially all the free museums in DC. So much for FREE press, lol.

  16. Dora says:

    L.A. Production of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Replaces Nazis with ICE Agents Hunting for ‘LatinX’ Illegals

    A modernized theatrical production of The Diary of Anne Frank in Los Angeles will re-imagine the Jewish Frank family hiding from Nazis with Latino immigrants hiding from Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE) officials, its directors have revealed.

    • mothy2017 says:

      Yawn. Loathesome cretins. Remember when they destroyed Meg Whitman for having hired an illegal? As if a billionaire took care of the paperwork for her domestic help.

    • Anthony says:

      The Jews didn’t enter Germany illegally. They were citizens. This revisionism is getting on my last gay nerve.

      Also, Carousel has been revived on Broadway and is now about interracial dating, which hasn’t been a problem since 1960. Wtf is going on around here anyway?

      • DandyTIger says:

        Their delusion has taken them back to the 50s. They think we’re all in the fucking 50s. Seriously, they’re insane.

        • Anthony says:

          Yep. Right down to the Russia scare. We were taught to “duck and cover” in second grade, as if our school desk would somehow miraculously save us from being killed by a bomb…

          • DeniseVB says:

            Growing up in the DC area, it was that instant vaporization we were afraid of, wood desks wouldn’t have survived either. Or the brick school building. We didn’t have to worry about school shooters back then, we had Rifle Clubs 😀

      • DeniseVB says:

        Wut? Billy Bigelow was a white trash carnie with a heart ? How is BLM going to handle Billy’s death after a robbery? 😉 The music is amazing, it could work I think it did for black Phantom and black Javert in Les Miz. Oh well, Joshua Henry did play Aaron Burr in Hamilton (was he the one who dressed down VP-elect Pence?)

        • Anthony says:

          Bet they’ll write a BLM protest into the script. Carousel was about unplanned pregnancy, and a whoremaster cad who accepted the responsibility of fatherhood once Julie Jordan got knocked up. I suspect this production will rush Julie Jordan to Planned Parenthood for an abortion while Antifa destroys the town because #woke lol

          • Lulu says:

            I want a white, blond, German production of Porgy and Bess. Wagnerian opera singers, huge orchestra, etc.

          • Anthony says:

            I’d pay current B’way rates to see that. Maybe even audition lmao

          • DeniseVB says:

            Time to update West Side Story with the Crips and Bloods, a black Maria and a Latino Tony. Of course, Officer Krupke will still be white and even meaner and actually be the one to kill Tony when Chino misses 😀

          • Lulu says:

            Matthias Goerne belting out “Beeeessssss you is my woman now! You is, you is!”

      • Somebody says:

        The Jews were citizens, plus deportation isn’t exactly the gas chamber 🙄

        • DeniseVB says:

          Yep, the media never points that out or family separations were higher under Obama. Fake news is also what’s NOT being covered. Also, Ivanka Trump’s headlines are reading “Ivanka disagrees with her father, media is not the enemy of the people!”. Totally out of context since her full quote ended “…..fake news is”.

          • John Denney says:

            Todd Beamer’s last words as heard by his wife on the phone weren’t just, “Let’s roll!”

            They were, “Jesus help me. Let’s roll!”

  17. taw46 says:

    Jeong’s tweets, so many more than we thought. This thread….

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I have never dated a librarian. I heard too many scary stories.

      • blowme0bama says:

        My absolutely HOT Wife was one years back before I knew her. She’s obsessively organized and tidy, bordering on autistic.

        • Somebody says:

          Yep, my daughter is one. Spread sheets and flow charts for everything 🙄 I l9ve her, but damn. When she comes home to visit she organizes me. Some of which I don’t mind……sure clean out my inbox, stop the spam, organize the books and DVDs. The schedule for optimal food prep and cooking, not a big fan of 😛

          She’s moving at the end of August, she’s been prepping and packing since Memorial Day. The level of detail you’d think she was moving the 101st airborne. 😀

          Although, she will move knowing where everything is going to be. Unpacking will be a neat and orderly breeze. She will be settled in immediately. I’d still be rifling through boxes 🤣

          • Anthony says:

            I’ve gotta find me a librarian side piece or something… my apartment is getting out of hand.

          • Somebody says:

            Haha, just play along until everything is organized.😉

          • Lulu says:

            My daughter does this (as did my mom) too. I’m pretty organized but it seems to skip generations as grandmother and I are/were just bossy.

  18. DandyTIger says:

    We have MQ-25s. Be very afraid

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  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I just spotted a fly or bug on the wall, grabbed my swatter and smacked that fucker into goo. Then I realized it was just a nail hole.

    I gotta get my eyes checked again.

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s like when I thought I saw a giant lizard in my backyard……turned out to be a tree branch.

      • Anthony says:

        Black plastic bag blowing around in the curb last night? Swore it was a giant rat and I screamed like a little bitch. Rat in Central Park on Christmas Eve? I swore it was a magical woodland creature and fed it someone’s discarded French fries, then took its picture. We all have those days…

        • DeniseVB says:

          Anything that moves after dark in NYC spooks me and they usually are rats. 😉 Oh, I remember that little critter, it did have a cute face, heh.

        • Lulu says:

          This is why I wear very, very expensive glasses (and sunglasses! which are progressives and special lens that don’t look like Coke bottles). I kept seeing birds and wildlife in our woods which were not there. And of course the walking into walls (nearsighted I am) and getting knots on my head.

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  22. NewOrleans says:

    LOL. He’s a madman!

  23. Island Girl says:

    I actually had an intelligent conversation at work today with an Obama hater, it was incredible. As a category 3 hurricane is brewing out there..I consider this a great work week. Happy Aloha Friday.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I believe the California west coasties hope you turn that hurricane towards them, need rain, Hawaii is tropically beautiful enough 😀

      • Island Girl says:

        This is more of a wind event, actually just upgraded to Cat 4 but if it generates some rain I will send some to my beloved California!

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    This is almost funny!

  27. Dora says:

    Bravo Salvini!

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  30. DeniseVB says:

    Oh my, now I know why the NYPD union is pissed at DeBlasio. Seems he left some unfinished contract work behind while he parties in NOLA with the other commies at #NN18. Later today, he’ll be speaking to them…..

    Closing keynote with Julián Castro, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Tim Ryan, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Bill de Blasio, Kevin de León and Helen Gym

    I seem to be missing Obama, Hillary and David Hogg at this thing. Surely they have something to say to this group? Not even MichelleO? Maybe their speaking fees were too damn high 😉

  31. mothy2017 says:

    Funny thing about the War on straws is that due to health department regs almost every chain fast food restaurant uses way more plastic handling and storing food. All of those items are way to light to go through sorters. I understand cleanliness but somehow we all survived lunch ladies not dressed in hazmet suits. You would not believe the amount of plastic I see discarded. Straws are mostly unnecessary. Some have medical needs. Will CA require straw permits? I think as a society we produce way too much non degradable waste, but all the articles I read on straw laws seem to ignore real impact and are just virtue signaling. If Americans completely gave up straws the global impact would be negligible. None of the articles I read contemplated what a straw ban means. Forcing companies to adapt will cost the companies. How many people in Santa Barbara rely on employment at fast food? Higher costs are passed on to consumers and limit wage increases. Are they inderectly hurting the poorest of the working poor? I think there could be a great story for a serious investigative . Lets take a sober look at the whole process. What effect do coffee beans from Indonesia have on environment. Shipping uses biofuel. So much less environmental impact to limit transport. New Yorkers should have to settle for Columbian coffee. High on allergy meds and babbling.

    • elliesmom says:

      Someone has already made straws that are completely biodegradable. They cost 10 times as much as a plastic straw and take plant products out of the food chain. Someone has also designed a disposable plate made out of wheat bran. It has the advantage of being edible. I’m not sure I’d want to eat something that sat directly on the counter in the average restaurant that serves food on disposable dinnerware, but if it gets thrown away, it will compost. For those to do eat it, they can skip their daily glass of Metamucil. The stuff not made of plastic is out there. It’s just more expensive and uses different resources.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I would love to see The Graduate Part 2 when Benjamin does indeed take the advice from the late 60’s and go into Plastics. 😉

  32. DeniseVB says:

    Now here’s a protest I can get behind ….

    • lateblum says:

      Sadly, a replacement for Rahm won’t be much better. This city is a sad mix of dysfunction, hate and criminal behavior. It was before Rahm and will be afterward. They are all looking for their free lunch.

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    • lyn says:

      These idiots cannot divorce themselves from their fake identity and their fake product.

      • Lulu says:

        It is a fantasy rooted in adolescence that they never outgrew. Like being a fireman (when you’re a tiny shrimp person) or a Seal Team Six member (when you startle and scream at truck backfires) or a ER physican who saves people (when you failed the third grade-TWICE!). Journalism is a kind of dumpy, flunky job for most people who slob through it at teeny newspapers or goober local tv stations until they give up and start selling insurance or real estate. It isn’t a bad job and itsn’t a good job either. They are so poorly educated now that they think the First Amendment only applies to them when it applies to all of us too in freedom of speech and freedom to assemble which they absolutely hate!

    • DandyTIger says:

      And yet most liberals and most liberal “journalists” had fun for years saying “faux news” about conservative press. Apparently it’s different when we do it.

  35. Jadzia says:

    I am fucking miserable here in Amsterdam, a city I chose for our vacation SPECIFICALLY because it is up north and not hot during the summer. What did i end up with? An unprecedented double heat wave and 500,000 extra people in an already-busy European capital because I didn’t know that this weekend was Gay Pride, which is a major major deal in Amsterdam. So now I know why the crowds have been so much bigger than I possibly could have imagined. In the heat wave. Next year I’m going to Denmark!!!!!

  36. Dora says:

    She’s proud. Isn’t that nice?

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  38. DeniseVB says:

    New thread up 😀

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