Thursday Open Thread

Two more pictures that tell the story for the future of the Democratic Party.

David Hogg/Emma Gonzalez 2036 ! They grow up so fast 😉

Why, it was just yesterday……

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228 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Apologies to the American Pickers, I do like them. I was watching a couple of their shows yesterday and they did remind me of a similar photo comparison to David and Emma, so I had to dig it up to laugh at again 😀

    • Lulu says:

      LOL. Thanks. I needed that this morning. The A/C has a short in it and making whining/groaning noises and won’t cycle on. I see hundred dollar bills flying out the window.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Yup, AC repair is expen$ive.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Oh noes! Here’s hoping she decides to kick in before you have to make The Call ❤

        • Lulu says:

          They were here yesterday and put in a new thermostat and did the “fall servicing” since it was near enough and so only one service call. Hubby says it is an “intermittent electrical short”. And it did click in but they have to come anyway since it wouldn’t run overnight!

          • DeniseVB says:

            I hate the “new” thermostats, we had more problems with the digitals than the old move the freaking bar higher or lower. I remember getting up one night to punch the digital thingy to fan because upstairs seemed stuffy to me. I hit heat instead. Good times 😛

          • 49erDweet says:

            They created digitals because the old style thermostats weren’t generating enough service calls. I think.

          • Lulu says:

            Welp. I had techs at the house almost all day yesterday. The system is circa 1989! I did not know it was this old. We may be a feature in Carrier company magazine of the oldest operating system (in Texas anyway) until it DIED! All to be replaced (the ductwork is fine) but the rest is due to be put in the Smithsonion as a relic or something. Everything goes. Now I have two rooms with portables taped into the windows. One is sitting on a patio table dragged in because the only usuable window is four feet up (bedroom has French doors that are not usuable) and a dining room window to squirt a little cool air towards the great room (more unusable French doors).

            My poor house looks like a bomb went off in it. The window treatments are all yanked and tied up to accomodate the portable a/c’s. It is hideous. Everything was on end of summer sale (plus my demanded cash discount which I now have to find at the pawn shop-just kidding sort of) it only costs an arm and a leg and has to be shipped from Florida or something. One of our friends drove up yesterday, looked at all the trucks, then made a U-turn and left! We’re persona non grata. I’m quarantined in one room so I don’t get sick. What fun! I think I’ll watch movies. For a week!

          • lateblum says:

            I am so sorry! I know how important good air is in the summer heat. I hope it isn’t a difficult week for you. Get some ice and a fan and don’t move any more than completely necessary. Sending cool hugs. 💕

    • foxyladi14 says:

      LOL

  2. DeniseVB says:

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  4. Dora says:

    Somebody Arrest James Woods, This Beatdown of Chuck Schumer Is Going to Leave a Mark

    https://thepoliticalinsider.com/james-woods-chuck-schumer-beatdown/

    • DeniseVB says:

      BOOM ! Oh those sly Dems know exactly what they’re saying because they have a friendly media that ignores people like the very wise James Woods. Ignoring facts is media malpractice too. Don’t they get that?

      • lateblum says:

        They don’t care. Unless someone goes looking for alternative sources of information, their audience is a captive one. Most people are lazy and won’t go outside their comfortable info source.

  5. votermom says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Nicely put. Very similar to the english common law concept of “outlaw”. You’re outside the law. That used to mean you’re not obliged to follow the law, but then again, no one is held to the law if they do something to an outlaw either. Two way thing.

      • DeniseVB says:

        So then, not only do the Dems want to make our inner cities third world countries, but they want to drag us back to pre-Civil War AND the wild, wild west? Got it. 😉

      • Lulu says:

        They were declared wolf’s head and coud be killed at any time. They were regarded as lower than wolves. It took Henry II to give them any rights (to trial or a regulated hanging death) at all.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Tell me about it. I worked in an all women veterinary hospital for several years, the one male doctor the lady boss hired lasted a month. Meeee-ow wasn’t just for the kitties. I still get PTSD moments from that job. Otherwise, I loved it 😀

  6. Dora says:

    Is that all? It feels like it has been here forever. 🙂

    • DandyTIger says:

      Well, there were similar concepts via the internet for two decades before that. But the official web as we call it, was then.

      • DandyTIger says:

        For example, you could do email, texting, sharing documents, “surfing” via other types of protocols to archives on connected servers from the early 70s at least.

        • elliesmom says:

          The web opened the internet to non-geeks. Before that, there was no concept of “user-friendly” anywhere but Apple. I remember working on a project that would connect Apple products to the Unix workstations and PCs in our facility. I was the only engineer doing networking in the company who saw any value in having Macs able to communicate with the big kids’ toys. Then communication between the VP and his secretary got a lot easier, and I got a bonus. I shared a lot of info about to how to connect a local talk network to ethernet with the head of the primate part of the zoo in Brussels, and he’s still an online friend. We’ve come along way in making the internet more inclusive. I think some geeks wish we hadn’t. 🙂

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          My first “email” account was through the CDC wonder system. It linked the federal/state/regional/locals together and you could send messages and upload/download files and access the public health and population data on the servers. There were large binder type manuals with all the codes and procedures. It was not used by many smaller jurisdictions as they did not have the computer hardware in place. A lot of the data was in Navy dif format. I can still see those fun little machines with green or amber text on CRTs and hear the distinct click of an IBM keyboard.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Windows changed the internet for me, not quite sure for the better or worse. I signed on when AOL ruled the www. It was still dial-up, but did manage to get housework done while waiting for 45 minute downloads. Had to finally add a second phone line dedicated the beast that took over our dining room table with overhead wires to the kitchen phone. It was 1996.

      Do you remember that scene in Sleepless in Seattle (1993) when reporter, Meg Ryan’s character, sent out a request to a friend to look up the Tom Hanks character personal info so she could go meet him? Her screen was just black and white, I forget what format that was called.

  7. Dora says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      So funny. Wonder if they’ve realized that if they want to keep pushing the DNC email “hacking” issue, and this newer voter database hacking issue, that they’d actually have to allow discovery and allow outside experts access to their servers.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Apparently Brazil is having a lot of trouble with it. Even to the point of chasing them out with machetes, saying you voted for socialism, now live with it. 🙂

      • DeniseVB says:

        So true ! Media doesn’t report this either, thank goodness for Aftermath.

        • swanspirit says:

          “The media” doesn’t report shit; literally in the cases of feces infested cities, that doesn’t fit their agenda. They have crossed so far over the line to propaganda, they can’t see the truth in their rear view mirrors. They are so far gone, that anyone who disagrees with them, or anyone reporting the truth, is now their enemy.

  8. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/22/donald-trump-tackles-murder-expropriation-of-white-farmers-in-south-africa/

    someone is paying attention.
    last night on tucker a gentleman was talking about this and said there is some trade agreement we could use to fight this. I try and find the video

  9. Cisco says:

    A career criminal, of the felony class, whose white privileg card had expired.
    Gee, ya’ think he would have toned it down a bit.
    Well besides getting caught driving his girlfriends BMW which he stole and hiding a shotgun under the back seat.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Well, Malcolm has earned himself the undying hatred of many many people. His ego has been severely dented. So there’s that. A truly despicable man.

  10. helenk3 says:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-22/san-francisco-poop-patrollers-make-185000

    for that amount of money buy a gas mask and rubber gloves

    • DandyTIger says:

      And that’s still not enough to live there.

      • mothy2017 says:

        Is it really that bad. I know a kid who was offered 200 after graduating from CMU. He turned it down because he said its not nearly enough. Boggles the mind. Is there any middle class. I just can’t picture it. When I hear tales of SF it strikes me as fiction. Kafka. People actually shit on the streets?

        • CalSteno says:

          Yes it’s true but it’s a very old story. Don’t know if there’s still video from KRON TV story from several years ago; they actually had video taken a few blocks from city hall that showed people urinating, defecating, openly using drugs. One woman dropped her pants while they were filming — it was unbelievable to see this happening while normal people were walking on the sidewalks.

  11. Myiq2xu™ says:

  12. helenk3 says:

    ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1032620472352030720&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnalert.blogspot.com%2F

    oh yeah Chicago really needs this

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    TY

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I was totally unaware that white supremacists had secretly taken over the country.

  15. Dora says:

    This is Minnesota! In the good old USA! Yikes!

    ======

    “ALLAHU AKBAR” RULES AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS STADIUM
    Super Eid “rally” features roster of scary speakers with Jihadist ties.
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271112/allahu-akbar-rules-minnesota-vikings-stadium-matthew-vadum

  16. Cisco says:

    President Trump creates jobs and business opportunities.
    Cook County tax-alcoholics destroy both.
    Michigan and Indiana get my 2nd Amendment purchases.
    😂😆😂😆
    https://www.guns.com/2018/08/23/court-upholds-county-tax-on-guns-ammo/

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Ed already announced he was voting against Kavanaugh anyway.

  18. lyn says:

  19. mothy2017 says:

    So yesterday I had one of those mornings that makes you feel good to be alive. I was walking to my therapist because I have first world problems. I am 51and don’t know what I want to be if I grow up. The kid is fiercely independent. Its time for me to rejoin the world. I am mostly debt free. I get a chance to actually do something I want to do. Paid a ton of money to take a battery of tests. Still have no clue. Anywho I am walking through Pittsburgh’s South Side and I meet two young Australian men. I love Ozzies. They are raised to travel and experience. Its a right of passage for them to backpack for a few years. So its 10 am I take them to a dive bar that opens at 6. When I did the Europe thing I spent all my time with ozzies and kiwis. I had so much fun. I did go to my shrink and try to find the meaning to life. Then I went back to the bar and had fun. I have had myself so knotted up in trying to achieve something. I forgot who I is.
    Realise day drinking is not a career path but it is laughable to think I was considering going to a community college and becoming a paralegal just because I am old. I have no idea what I am going to do, but I gave 12 years to a little girl. That in and of itself is not normal. I am her great gay uncle. I have never craved stuff. My goals have never involved things. I have enough. I loved doing shots with construction workers and ozzies before lunch. I was so close to to taking paralegal classes. I would hate it. I am not normal so why pretend.

  20. taw46 says:

    💋💋 💕💕 My dear friend Hillary… 💕💋💋
    – Replies are good –

  21. lyn says:

    Yay! The bitch gets prison time.

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  25. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/future_congresswoman_chelseas_scottish_book_festival.html

    another dem trashing the president overseas and making a total ass of herself. BTW that is not that hard to do

  26. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The Deep State doesn’t like uppity conservatives.

  27. helenk3 says:

    mueller gave the national enquirer editor immunity in the cohan case!!!!
    WTH is going on with this guy. you can commit any crime and as long as you give me dirt on trump I will give you immunity

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  29. DeniseVB says:

    I can’t even….NYS, if this link pings back to your blog, please, PLEASE #WalkAway. I remember when you were smart once, thought “Wait for it” as you so dearly advised me during the OWS kerfluffle, I’m still waiting for it. Nothing on your blog these past couple of years changes my mind, other than missing old friends.

    https://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/in-deep-nazis-and-poor-whites-in-south-africa/

  30. lyn says:

  31. DeniseVB says:

    Funny story. This post originated on my blogho blog last night….https://bloghopenchangery.com/2018/08/22/future-of-the-democratic-party/

    I noticed the last TCH thread was getting full, so decided to reblog it as an overnight open thingie. What to my surprise, I reblogged it …. back to Stealth Magnolia. Oy, vey. Note to self: stop blogging with a Black Box. LOL.

  32. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Does the winner get buttseks?

    Oral? PIV? A handy?

  33. Dora says:

    I’m old enough to remember when Time was a pretty good magazine.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      This reminds me. I need to go “recycle” the reading material in the reception area.

      Have you seen the zombie Time that has been brought back from the dead? It is thinner than those magazines they have on airplanes but not nearly as honest and informative with a lot more ads and really bad artwork.

  34. Dora says:

    During the campaign, I couldn’t stand hearing the name Mark Penn, but he’s turning out to be a pretty reasonable guy.

  35. Cisco says:

    This probably been posted somewhere here, but just in case it was missed.
    Have something nearby to vomit in.
    https://www.weaselzippers.us/394909-attorney-for-mollie-tibbetts-murder-suspect-hes-an-all-american-boy-with-no-past-record/

  36. Venus E. Lee says:

  37. helenk3 says:

    https://www.redstate.com/diary/ElizabethVaughn/2018/08/23/new-york-sun-no-manafort-cohen-crime-foul-campaign-underway-foil

    this headline is the truest statement I have heard in a long time.

    the campaign to undermine the voters in the last election is just plain wrong in my opinion

  38. lyn says:

    https://spectator.us/2018/08/the-teflon-don-why-trump-survives/

    The Cohen ‘hush money’ is simply the latest cudgel with which Trump’s enemies hope to batter his presidency. But while that braying mob obsesses over obscure campaign finance regulations in the desperate hunt for something — anything — to ruin Trump, regular Americans don’t much care. The 63 million Americans who voted for him — and the 65 million who did not — are enjoying the benefits of a booming economy, thanks in large part to Trump’s tax cuts, deregulation, the unleashing of the energy sector and the withdrawal from or renegotiation of bad trade and other multilateral deals. Job creation, wage growth, historically low unemployment among blacks, Hispanics and young people, surging consumer confidence and 4 per cent plus GDP growth are the things voters truly care about — and vote upon. Trump’s payoff to Stormy Daniels earns a collective shrug — and not just because of vastly improved economic conditions.

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  42. helenk3 says:

    just wondering
    you know how when you have to get something done, you get the kids out of the way so you can work without the nattering. Well how about if the congressional dems go on vacation and let the republicans other than the rinos get things done. I never wanted a one party system, but I would like a two party system that works FOR me rather than AGAINST me. This nonsense over Kavanaugh is just not needed. In the last 10 years just what have the dems done for the people?

  43. Myiq2xu™ says:

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  47. helenk3 says:

    this has to be fake, it can not be real I hope

  48. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Cisco says:

      Illinois is just soooo proud of Dick “The Turban” Durban😡, supporter of killing the unborn.
      Dick. Yep he certainly is.

  49. driguana says:

    Connecting the dots…a great read.

  50. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • helenk3 says:

      I would have been in jail. my youngest daughter was the happy wanderer and my kids played outside until dinner then out again until the street lights came on then homework and bed.

    • lateblum says:

      This took place in Wilmette, IL. It is just across the street from the town where I live. It is a very safe little suburb and in many neighborhoods it is quite tony. Honestly, I think it was an angry and/or jealous neighbor or someone who harbored a grudge of some sort – not unlike my own across-the-hall neighbor. Someone who says she’s only looking out for the child but really wants someone to pay for her own unhappiness. But I digress.
      I also believe it took 2 weeks to clear the case because it was an upper class area and DCFS has a tawdry reputation for good follow up.

  51. helenk3 says:

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  52. John Denney says:

    Danes are the happiest people, I think I heard. Maybe that’s because over 95% of the population consumes alcohol.

    Conversely, people in Muslim countries drink the least.

    https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/zero-tolerance-no-safe-level-alcohol-study-says-doc-18j2nt1

    If I understand the article correctly, it says you increase your risk of dying from tuberculosis if you drink. Maybe because it makes you more, um, gregarious?

  53. SHV says:

    ” pushed in Lancet ”
    ******
    The Lancet published the fraudulent vaccine study that was bought and paid for by trial lawyers who were hoping to cash in on a class action lawsuit. Being conservative, >80% of stuff published in medical journals varies from fraudulent to just worthless.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      LOL
      I think I was too kind. But is has gotten so much much harder to find three reasonably decent sources – the old common rule for whether something was semi legit. But as with everything else, it helps to follow the money.

  54. Dora says:

    I can’t believe what’s going on lately. I feel as if I fell into a well and everything is upside down.

    =====

    Hillary-Cohen Lawyer Lanny Davis Is Handsomely Paid by Putin’s Friend

    Clinton mob lawyer and spin doctor Lanny Davis was hired to represent Michael Cohen who once served as Trump’s personal attorney. Cohen recently accepted a deal of up to five years in prison on an eight-count indictment out of the Southern District of New York. Davis has a vested interest in destroying the Trump presidency as Clinton’s good friend and advisor.

    His new client Michael Cohen agreed to turn on Donald Trump and implicate him in a campaign finance beef. This is probably going to tie into Mueller’s so-called Russia probe.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/hillary-cohen-lawyer-lanny-davis-is-handsomely-paid-by-putins-friend/

  55. Dora says:

    I have no doubts that President Trump will win re-election. I’m much more concerned about the mid term elections coming up and the knuckleheads who will be voting for the free stuff they think they are going to get.

    • Constance says:

      I think it is important to keep saying that most of the refugees, migrants, illegals trying to sneak in our country at the southern border are running from socialism and the resulting poverty in their home countries.

  56. Dora says:

    I don’t like the way it sounds.

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    Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy

    Reps from up to a dozen of the US’s biggest tech companies plan to meet in San Francisco to discuss efforts to counter manipulation of their platforms.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/tech-companies-are-gathering-for-a-secret-meeting-to

  57. Dora says:

    DEMOCRATS GO FOR KILL SHOT=> MANHATTAN DA THUGS Eye Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization

    The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is eyeing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials.

    The left is going to crush this president, his family and his company.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/democrats-go-for-kill-shot-manhattan-da-thugs-eye-criminal-charges-against-trump-organization/

  58. lateblum says:

    This mornin* on CBS newsradio the began soft pedaling regardingthe killer of Mollie Tibbetts. Yesterday and Wednesday they stated “the alleged killer of Mollie Tibbetts is an Illegal Alien from Mexico”. Today they said he is “suspected of being in this country illegally”. Pretty soon they will say Mollie attacked him and he was just defending his honor.
    I hate the media.

    • lateblum says:

      This is the same radio station that reported the owner of the pig farm had not used e-verify to check Rivera’s status before hiring him. He reportedly used a different verification method that stated Rivera’s FAKE identifications were valid.

    • Lulu says:

      His POS lawyer said he should NOT be called an illegal alien. That he was legal apparently because he had bought some “REAL” stolen Identy. That is the statutory legal language for what the SOB is! The employer verified nothing. They said they verified with Social Security Adm because they didn’t know the difference with that and Homeland Security E-Verify. Cretins. Liars. The media is trying to portray him as a normal guy. That needs TWO translaters in court? That stabs girls? That has a “temper problem”? What. Ever.

    • driguana says:

      Exactly the way they roll. I just can’t watch the lamestream anymore…it infuriates me.

      • Constance says:

        I would like to see Trump take out the media cartel by mandating the cable companies offer the choice of cable TV a la carte. Right now all of us pay an extorted fee that supports every channel in our package, if we could all cancel MSNBC and CNN and every other BS channel they would soon dry up and blow away.

  59. helenk3 says:

    https://www.therebel.media/breaking_tommy_robinson_s_appeal_delayed_again

    this is just plain wrong. The battle of Britain is lost

  60. Dora says:

    Bombshell Discovery: Stephen Paddocks ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the FBI

    Alleged 1 October gunman Stephen Paddock’s ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, records show.

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/08/24/bombshell-discovery-stephen-paddocks-girlfriend-marilou-danley-worked-for-the-fbi/

  61. helenk3 says:

    for some reason my last two posts will not show. one is an aftermath picture and the other is a bad lip reading you tube

  62. votermom says:

    This thread is getting full.
    New open thread to chat in.

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