Thirstday Open Thread

Boycott Sam Adams, okay, whatever….. I’m not a beer drinker, but will load a case on my next grocery run, just because 😉

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  1. Dora says:

    Stupid and childish. That’s what I call that mayor. My governor is not far behind.

    He will still get reelected, but this should destroy his plans for the WH. At least I hope so. The voters are getting dumber too, unfortunately.


    Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America ‘was never that great’

  2. Dora says:

    It sounds to me like he’s jealous!


    Kellyanne Conway says husband’s anti-Trump tweets disrespect her, marital vows

    • DeniseVB says:

      “Reportedly”. From the Blaze via WaPo? I’ve never heard of her husband tweeting negatively about PDJT, You’d think those things would be headline news. 🙂 Just like when Melania and Ivanka “disagree” with him on policy, it’s never ending pablum at CNN. Mostly because it’s taking out of context. Hope this is the case.

      • Somebody says:

        I’ve seen several of his tweets. He mouths off about court cases like travel ban and muh Russia.

  3. Dora says:

    I was shocked the day I heard the news. I’m still getting over it.

    • elliesmom says:

      My neighbor’s husband did crop dusting from a helicopter. He had a couple of close calls, including a crash landing he had walked away from. She came running into my house sobbing, “He’s dead! He’s dead! I can’t believe he’s dead!” My first thought was her husband had been killed in a crash. When she told me it was Elvis she was crying over, all I could feel was relief. She said that made me a bad person. (We were good friends.)

    • blowme0bama says:

      I was on the phone with a bud whose sister was standing in the room telling him about it. I popped off some smartass, dark humor comment and he burst out laughing. He said his sister was standing there with her jaw dropped, stunned, that he was laughing about Elvis dying or there could be any humorous response to “Elvis just died”.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Didn’t Elvis die sitting on the toilet ? Okay, I laughed at that, but he was only 42, overweight and bloated. Where were his people? That was truly the sad part.

    • Constance says:

      Wow didn’t realize he was only 42, he looked like hell by the time he died. He was sure a fun entertainer to watch. Also loved Aretha Franklin. Two one of a kind singers.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Kamala is such a “leader”. A female version of Barack, maybe even worse.

  5. Dora says:

    The President heard the Governor and he didn’t like it.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    I wish they’d put Gutfeld on at 11 every night and go up against the network “comedy” dudes. He could certainly take a chunk out of their first half hour. I like his Saturday night format and he has a live audience too.

    • Ann says:

      What in the world? Almost 3M people watch Rachel Maddow!? Hannity is bad enough, but Rachel Maddow!? I’d rather watch paint dry.

      • DeniseVB says:

        While waiting for the train home after the Inauguration, the gate was full of Women’s Marchers leaving too. The lady (about my age) I chatted with was a rabid Maddow fan. Not sure how the topic came up (nothing on my body indicated I was a Trumpie, so it wasn’t a debate, lol). I just remember that everything in the world happening was filtered according to what Maddow says. I told her I only watched Fox news and she blew a cork telling me they’re liars, because that’s what Rachel says. It was a talking-to-a-zombie experience. 😀

        • elliesmom says:

          Women believe the Democrats supported a woman’s right to vote, but it was the Republicans who got the 19th Amendment passed. Women believe the Democrats pushed for the ERA, but after running on it as an issue, JFK assembled a blue ribbon commission to report back to him that the status of women was fine the way it was. Nixon pushed for the ERA, and unions were in the forefront of scuttling it. Women believe Republican men want to take away their right to abortion, but the Supreme Court that found the right to abortion hidden deeply in the Constitution were all men, and the majority who supported it were justices appointed by Republicans. Two justices dissented, and one of the was appointed by a Democrat.
          Present company excluded, of course, the majority of women are clueless and stupid. It’s no surprise they trust Maddow. She tells them what they already want to believe. There are a couple of commenters at Althouse who think things would be better if we stripped women of the right to vote, and somedays I agree with them.

          • DeniseVB says:

            One of the key themes in the WalkAway testimonials is doing their own research and being gobsmacked by the truth they weren’t getting from the news, especially unreported news. Peak hate for Trump came when he “insulted” a disabled man. Funny how a lot of them found that compilation tape of Trump doing that to everybody he caught in a lie, including that reporter with the disability.

          • Constance says:

            I also am so disappointed with how women act politically I can see why men were reluctant to include women in politics. In Washington state we now have a woman dominant supreme court, women representatives to the Federal government and a woman mayor who is also gay because those are somehow important governing qualifications. Our mayor has homeless sleeping and crapping and dumping garbage in all of the parks because we need drug treatment for all and free community college. The cops have been pussyfied and are quitting in droves but even if they show up they can’t enforce laws. It’s just stunning how horrible these women are at governing. I am truly embarrassed. And of course they are all Democrats so they run on the Resist Trump, Republicans are bad and will take away your birth control and abortion platform.

      • lateblum says:

        True story: A few weeks ago, a friend and I were sitting in the outside dining area of a neighborhood cafe’. An acquaintance of mine, whom I hadn’t seen in a while, was walking by and stopped to chat. Suddenly she said, “OMG, it’s almost 8! I need to run so I can watch Rachel Maddow and find out what’s important today.” At first I thought she was kidding. She wasn’t. I saw her again just last Saturday and she waxed effusive about Maddow. She’s an award winning writer who most recently reported for the Boston Globe.

      • mothy2017 says:

        A woman I knew in college went on to become a leading scholar in child psychology. She loves madcow. Makes sense as she’s a loon.

    • mothy2017 says:

      I can see them staying more newsy at 11. I think killmeade did a great job subbing for Tucker. I think it would be nice if they sandwhiched the commentators with Baier and Killmeade. Nothing against Breem. She’s just bland to me.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m usually “newsed out” by 11pm, could use some mental pablum by then. Of course it’s how I discovered TCM, I don’t think I’ve changed the channel since. 😀 I remember at 11pm, Fox just repeated O’Reilly’s show, and beat the socks off the competition. Breem’s okay, I just think that little snarkilicious Gutfeld doing news at 11 would be more fun. 😉

        • John Denney says:

          “snarkilicious ”

          I like it. 🙂

        • Somebody says:

          I think letting Gutfeld do a Daily Show kind of snarky show the way Stewart did but more factual and lots of snark would be a YUGE hit.

          • Somebody says:

            BTW, I like Shannon, but I’m never up that late anyway. I think they are doing her show to try and pull in West Coast viewers. I’ve heard she’s rather squish, quite moderate, etc. Definitely would appeal more to left coasters.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Just Gutfeld being Gutfeld, and he has no problems poking either side. Yes, it would be a smash. 🙂

  7. helenk3 says:

    remember when journalists would check before publishing. Has anyone verified the snake’s recordings for editing?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I read where audio technology has come so far that they could even make tapes to sound like Trump’s voice saying anything they want him too. Obamarosa needs to go away, not even the lefty news is defending her 😉

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  9. helenk3 says:

    nothing like being banned from a master card account, when you do not have a mastercard with that account

  10. helenk3 says:

    another reason to dislike the IRS. nothing like insider trading for friends and family and members of congress

  11. helenk3 says:

    I have a real problem with this. It is hard enough for battered women to find safety without this

  12. helenk3 says:

    wow a school where kids learn useful things and make a difference in their lives.
    what a concept

    • elliesmom says:

      There’s a middle road. It’s important for kids to learn to think, and to do that they need to have things to think about. So we need to teach kids some facts. But with so much information available at our finger tips today, it’s just as important to teach kids how to find the facts as it is to memorize some of them. It’s also more important to teach them how to learn on their own than it is for them to know how to learn when they’re in a classroom with a teacher. We spend a lot more of our lives outside of a classroom than we do inside one. For too many people education ends the day they get a diploma. With the value of college degrees going down quickly, people will be looking for other ways to expand their knowledge. Education is on the verge of a major revolution.

      • helenk3 says:

        I went to 13 different schools in 12 years. I only have a high school education and what I was taught back in the 50s was a love of learning. I still learn something everyday. I was taught the fact,was it true or not, not how I feel about the fact. I get so angry when I see how today’s education system has cheated our kids. We should be encouraging curiosity and point them to places to learn.

        • lyn says:

          Sing it, sister!

        • DeniseVB says:

          Back in the day, we only had Britannica and The World Books encyclopedias. Kids today have Wiki and Google Search. I remember “the hunt” being the fun part. Especially that Current Events notebook we had to keep. Each day we had to clip an article, paste it in the book with the 5 Ws…..Who, What, Why, Where and When key words. It made me love reading newspapers cover to cover. Had to be the Washington Post back then. Now our news is nothing but Google-Wiki too.

      • Constance says:

        I hope education will have a major revolution. I don’t see kids coming out of Seattle Public Schools ready to be effective adults. They should be helped to lean basics including money management and banking. They should be encouraged and prepared to find a trade or prepare for self financed higher education. I also think exposure to healthful food and exercise and hobbies like art and wood shop are important and worth the expense.

    • John Denney says:

      Education used to be founded in the trivium.

      Grades 1-4 – Grammar. Memorizing facts and techniques; alphabet, vocabulary, spelling, numbers, add, subtract, multiply, divide, States, Capitals, countries.

      Grades 5-8 – Logic.Learning how all these facts fit together.

      Grades 9-12 (High School) – Rhetoric. Learning how to synthesize new information and convey it.

  13. Lulu says:

    Brennan’s security clearance was yanked by order signed the end of July. It gets made public and Omnarosacea goes bye-bye as does her “buy my book please, sob, I’m broke!!!” tour.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    This is true of all Blue States it seems.

  15. Dora says:

    Take a break from it all and have a little fun with Lucy and Desi. 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s always a treat to catch Lucy in one of those Hollywood musicals on TCM. She was quite talented ! Lucy and Desi met on the set of Too Many Girls (1940).

  16. helenk3 says:

    Aretha Franklin has died. Very sad news. This lady brought some really beautiful music to many people. May she RIP and prayers for her family

      • lyn says:

        Dan McLaughlin Verified account @baseballcrank

        RIP Aretha Franklin, who did so many things we now take for granted in music. Before 1967, there were nearly no solo female rock stars, black women sang in girl groups, and gospel and popular music were totally separate. Aretha busted barriers all at once.
        7:15 AM – 16 Aug 2018

    • foxyladi14 says:

      RIP Aretha Franklin. A new Singer in the Heavenly Choir. 💓

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Many of the never Trump crowd in DC are basically pretend conservatives so organizations and new outlets could claim to be unbiased and say they are able to show both sides when really they are only showing different shades of the same old stuff. Let into the swamp dealings with a wink form their co-conspirators, the conservative pundits and their ilk do not want to lose their access to the cool kids on the block and their money.

  17. lateblum says:

    OT ~ I’m on my iPad right now and notice a grey bar at th bottom of my page with the tiniest smiley face peering at me. It’s so small, it looked like a bit of dust when I first noticed it. Does anyone know what that is about?

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  19. Anthony says:

    She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was the Queen of EVERYTHING. RIP, Aretha. Best soul singer ever, and one of her best songs. See you on the other side…

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Candace is so darn cute and smart as a whip.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Yeah, she’s deadly.

    • mothy2017 says:

      Her wiki has her all over the place. So far I like her. Hope she bas walked away. Don’t care if it’s a career move. She is an effective voice. Many people here were not always pro Trump and I adore you guys so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.
      As I know MY approval is of the utmost importance.

  21. elliesmom says:

    My nomination for this year’s Darwin Award- a young couple on a world bicycle tour to show the world people are kind and evil is a made up concept. Killed by Isis in Tajikistan.

    • blowme0bama says:

      These are like the people who try to pet lions, or feed grizzly bears for that matter.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Sad, but true. ISIS are not kind animals.

      Runner-up should be that guy who breached a Hippo exhibit to spank a Hippo on the butt. All caught on video, that zoo is looking for him. Had he been even more stupid, lost his balance and fallen over the second wall, he could have been crushed to death by the startled Hippos, and his family would have sued the zoo.

      Found the video…..

  22. mothy2017 says:

    I posted the other a day a tweet from someone who said if Trump had used the N word once he would have used it 1,000 times. Kind of a cut down, but also true. He repeats himself. It is effective as he WON.

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  24. Jadzia says:

    My Internet is still not working, so I am working in an empty conference room in the four-star hotel where my husband works. The bartender just materialized out of nowhere to deliver me a surprise and most excellent ice-cold champagne spritzer. They are treating me like a queen.

    Maybe it’s not so bad not having the Internet at home. : )

  25. Jadzia says:

    Funny, bad-ass Maxwell Street Aretha was my favorite Aretha. Rest in peace, l’eternelle Reine de la Soul.

    • lateblum says:

      She was absolutely the BEST in Blues Brothers! Think I’ll watch it tonight. Right now I’m listening to my Aretha cd and loving it. She brought so much life to the world. Didn’t she?

      • Jadzia says:

        My kids’ Chicago education consisted of a double feature: The Blues Brothers and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Two snapshots of a city that changed a lot in the ten years that separated the two movies. Two love letters. I’m still pissed about Maxwell Street. Sadly, Matt Guitar Murphy passed away recently, too.

        • lateblum says:

          Two great movies about the Windy City that everyone should see. Both my parents – they’d be 105 if they were still alive today – loved those movie. That’s big since they weren’t big movie fans. I’m still hoping for some kind of true denouement in Chicago.

          • Jadzia says:

            This is a generational thing, but you have NO IDEA what a bad influence Ferris was on me–and all my friends. I was a sophomore in high school when that wonderful movie came out. Alan Ruck was the unsung hero of the cast. I didn’t realize what a powerful performance he gave until rewatching as an adult. The less said about creepy Jeffrey Jones the better. And Charlie Sheen! Talk about a creepy preview. “Drugs.”

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            The move did not hit until I was finishing my graduate thesis but it was a lot of fun and a great showcase for Chicago. Alan is the one I found myself focusing on in that movie and I have always stopped to watch anything if I see him pop up on the screen or in the credits.

      • Jadzia says:

        She really was amazing. A true queen. I’ve pretty much worn out her CDs. Where is the next generation of amazing female vocalists who learned to sing in church?

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  27. Dora says:

    I used to like Bill Kristol. It makes me wonder if I have been too trusting in people or just too dumb!


    Report: Weekly Standard Founder Bill Kristol Caught Up in Spygate Scandal and Linked to Peter Strzok

    • blowme0bama says:

      Well, we knew he had SOME involvement in it because the dossier was supposedly the thing he kept hinting was going to leak and finish Drumpf.

      • Dora says:

        I’m talking about years ago when GWB was president. Kristol often appeared on Fox as part of the panel and he sounded so conservative.

        I would never have guessed, back then, that he could be so treacherous!

        I was fooled. My face is red. 🙂

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  32. DeniseVB says:

    One my favorite Aretha songs (1970).

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  34. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s how the locals mourn a legend’s death, they shoot. Interesting tidbit about Franklin’s upcoming biopic, Aretha wanted Halle Berry to play her, Halle turned it down out of respect that she can’t sing. Jennifer Hudson will play the part, which makes more sense, that girl’s got the pipes 🙂

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  38. Dora says:

    I’m sorry I ever heard this woman’s name!



    Offers Hush Money After Firing

    • Cisco says:

      Personally, I don’t give a shit.
      Here’s what concerns me the most.
      Dem’s being a-holes that they are.
      Liberal Democrats may have just discovered a way to derail President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination!

      From the desk of Herman Cain

      The liberals, led by Senator Chuck Schumer, are DEMANDING that the National Archives produce every single document that Judge Kavanaugh wrote, edited, or signed while he worked in the Bush White House over a decade ago.

      No Supreme Court nominee has ever had to go through this kind of nonsense. Ever.

      According to the National Archives, it will take them until next October to fulfill this outrageous request.

      And, I’m afraid, Republican Senators who don’t particularly like Donald Trump may go along with this insanity.

      It’s no secret that the Democrats’ goal is to bottle up this Supreme Court nomination until at least after the November election. And they may have just found a way to do it.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Scuttlebutt is they are trying to stall until as they think they have bomb to drop late in the game and a chance they can regain the house and senate and they can block any and all appointments. They are telling Ds in tight races to pretend to be moderates and people will think – well we should give them a chance. have a former boyfriend’s brother who is trying to move from state to US and I have an ex sister-in-law running for a US congressional seat (big time DDDDDD and first time political run at anything) . Both got MBAs when those were the big thing and have had very high corporate posts and nice parachutes when job hoping. Neither appear to have a clue I am not on the One World Order Dirigible although I have never been shy in my opinions. For some reason they have both taken to calling me to vent about frustrations in running their campaigns. perhaps because I am not living in either state in which they are running and they feel I will keep things to myself – or at least anonymous and well outside their circles. I have been very wary of people asking me if I would vote for them (well no – but I have always kept my voting patterns to myself – and it is times like this that comes in handy). They really do not see any problem with the USA being “guided and directed” by the UN or EU or whatever is cooked up by the progs. Think the Papal Pretender is the bees knees and that we should work to include Sharia as part and parcel of our judicial system. Both have down very well via capitalism. Funny how the works. Capitalism enabled them to retire early (50s) and now run for office (60s) with no worries about having funds but are really enamored with socialism.

        So yes, to them, trying to find notes Kavanaugh may have passed to the Little Red Headed Girl in the seat next to him in sixth grade makes perfect sense.

  39. foxyladi14 says:


    • Ann says:

      You have to read the TOS. For instance, with blogger (google), Google actually owns the content…. so people are advised to get off fast and move to self=hosted WordPress. I doubt WP TOS is much different – .com, not .org… the .com (like this site) is WordPress hosted, the .org is just the WordPress platform using your own host. IOW, they can pretty much do with a site and its content what they please. And why people decide to self-host.

  40. Dora says:

    I can’t wait to find out what he is going to do. 🙂

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  42. lateblum says:

    The classical music station that I listen to nearly all day long, is playing Aretha Franklin this afternoon. Wonderful.

  43. elliesmom says:

    I just got back from what we who are from Massachusetts call a “packie run”. I picked up a couple of boxes of “summer wine” and a case of beer. I don’t drink beer, but I think the explosion in smaller breweries is fun. Elliesdad’s favorite at the moment is Heavy Seas, a Baltimore brewery. I’m short, and I had to ask the store owner to get a case down for me. There was a case of Sam Adam’s Summer on top of the case of Loose Cannon, which started a conversation about the Mayor of Somerville. Sam Adams is brewed in Boston. Somerville is a Boston burb. It used to be a working class neighborhood, but it’s being slowly gentrified. Kevin, the owner of the liquor store, was speculating about how his constituents, would feel if the Mayor kicked off a full-out boycott of Sam Adams and put the company out of business. It’s one of the more popular beers in the Boston area. I told Kevin boycotts from the left seldom had much effect. Can any of you think of a successful boycott? Even the bakeries, pizza shops, etc. they go after through the courts seem to survive.

  44. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:!GafiJwJExROfrywIQOLlQ/

      The media misdirect attention to the First Amendment rather than hold themselves accountable for reporting often wrong, misleading, or incomplete. They choose loaded words, add phrases, insert catty remarks, and bury ledes.

      We know. We edit such copy every day. The president doesn’t “slap” on tariffs; he imposes them. He doesn’t “slash” budgets; he reduces them. We edit out Improvised Editorial Devices (IEDs) that have no place in journalism, like the clause “Ever the showman” designed to shape the mental battlefield. We rearrange copy to focus on what is significant, not salacious. We ignore petty subjects they favor and request coverage of significant ones they overlook.

  45. lyn says:

    An idiot at Fox News posted a photo of Patti LaBelle instead of Aretha Franklin.

  46. lateblum says:

    BBL. Neither my iPad nor my pc can open this thread any longer… 😦

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