Friday Open Thread – January 11th

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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221 Responses to Friday Open Thread – January 11th

  1. 22tula says:

    Good Morning – Rise and Shine
    Puppy Cam – Future service dogs for our nation’s wounded veterans.
    Misty’s Litter – Born December 28, 2012!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam

    Service Dog Project – Great Danes!/live-cams/player/great-dane-service-puppies-indoor-puppy-room

  2. rumpole2 says:

    Sundance I have sent a few emails and no reply.
    Are emails getting through?
    They are. Sorry for the delay in response. –Admin

  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids and TGIF! Look – Ramirez shows us what the new coin will look like….


  4. WeeWeed says:

    For those of you who missed it yesterday, here’s the clip of the SEAL that called in to Rush’s show yesterday.

  5. stellap says:

    The Irony of it all!

    And do you think those Secret Service agents will be carrying guns? Of course not, stupid. They’ll fend off attackers with disapproving glances and subtle putdowns about their footwear.

    • Browsing the Interwebs yesterday and saw a picture of Holder and Biden taken during the “gun talks”. Made my blood boil. I asked an office mate if she was familiar with Fast and Furious, she was not. I gave her a summary and finished with “So these same people who lost those guns, now want to tell us what to do with ours.” One of the office libs was chiming in the whole time agreeing with me…I felt like smacking him. he voted for these fools.

      Shaking my head.

  6. WeeWeed says:

    Y’all remember that magnificent 912 TEA party march/protest on D.C.? The one that the media and schmucks-in-charge pooh-poohed, insulted, and declared a big fail??
    I think THAT’S part of the hurry on disarming us. They know (really) how many of us there are, and that we’re serious enough to spend OUR OWN money to get to them, and it scared the shite out of them.

  7. texan59 says:

    Tricky Dick at 100. I still contend that libs should be building a statue of the man. :evil:

    • griz1234 says:

      For all of Nixon’s failings and errors, he at least recognized that communists were attempting to infiltrate our society and fought against it.

  8. thefirstab says:

    I know that post went thru, is it in spam?

  9. Bijou says:

    Happy Friday, everybody!
    This is a very important video, from Australia.
    They have already been disarmed by their government, and this is a stark warning to America.


  10. stellap says:

    Clarice Feldman posted this article to Facebook earlier today. Very interesting article about a Progressive cabal – hasn’t gotten much press to date.

    A Conspiracy So Immense
    Column: What will it take for the mainstream media to cover the progressive movement?

    • texan59 says:

      My only comment would be that it’s not really a conspiracy, but a well laid-out plan to hasten the push off the cliff. :evil:

  11. It’s been a while…

    • texan59 says:

      “It is the third South Carolina Army National Guard group to spend a year working with Afghan farmers to improve farming practices. It is formally known as the 3-49th Agribusiness Development Team”

      Is it just me, or shouldn’t we be sending some bubble-headed Peace Corpse (hehe) types over to teach these inbreds how to farm their rocks instead of military men and women.

  12. ctdar says:

    Nice, expensive children’s orthodontic braces now taxable under obamacare as medical device. Anybody happene to see the increase of medical deduction writeoff on income tax? Threshold used to be 7.5% of AGI(which was hard enough already to meet) , now jumped to 10%!!

    • texan59 says:

      Along with the reduction in the FSA amount. They’re gettin’ us right where they want us, to get ready for the slaughter.

  13. WeeWeed says:

    Can I have ONE lunch break. One. Without hiz yammerin’ ass on my t.v.??? Why, no. No, I apparently can NOT….. >:-(

  14. texan59 says:

    10 Pro-Gun Graphics. Prolly seen a few of these. :D

  15. 22tula says:

    “The Ten Most Wanted Test Cheaters”
    By John Fremer, Ph.D. and Jamie Mulkey, Ed.D
    No. 1 “The Impersonator”

    “Cheating scandal: Feds say teachers hired stand-in to take their certification tests”
    By Adrian Sainz – November 25, 2012

    • Sharon says:

      So you’re saying you don’t want them to be gainfully employed? How do you expect them to get a passing grade to be a teacher if they can’t hire someone to take the test? And you want to put the Alternate Taste Taker Persons out of work as well? Hard-hearted conservative. That’s what you are.

      • 22tula says:

        It would be easier to study for the test and just take the test. What would be the worst thing that could happen? You fail the test? No. You can take the test again. What is worst is cheating. Cheating is lying to yourself and thinking that you are not good enough or smart enough etc.. You lose apart of yourself every time you walk away from Self.

  16. 22tula says:

    February 2013 exam

    “10 Years as Practitioner, None as Lawyer”
    By William E. Schmidt – May 13, 1988

    “Both Obama Surrendered law licenses in ’93 & ’08”
    American Patriot – May 9, 2012


    • 22tula says:

      Michelle Obama on ‘Court Order Inactive Status'”
      Atlas Shrugs – December 25, 2008

      “Michelle Obama ‘disciplined – or Not: Attorney Michelle Obama, New Information”
      Maggie’s Notebook – August 9, 2009

      Proxy Test Taker

      • howie says:

        It’s the college records stupid.

        • 22tula says:

          When I was in grammar school, I had this Nun, who was a new US Citizen.
          Class started with the “Pledged of Allegiance to the Flag,” than we sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” over and over and over again. Sister Pius did not like the way we sang “banner.” We sang “ban Ner er,” over and over and over again. She rammed it in our heads until we got it right. Every day:-o I still remember, so ramming works!

          My turn to ram. It’s not the college records!
          It’s Article. II. Section. 1. of the U.S. Constitution

          No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

          Natural Born Citizen!
          I listened to Mark Levin last night. At the end of his show Mr. Levin was making fun of “The Birthers,” again. As you know, the “Birthers,” is a phrase started by the left, to take the focus away from the “Natural Born Citizen,” requirement for the President of the United States and Commander and Chief of Our Armed Forces, and place it on the birth certificate. It’s a red herring. Speaking of Red Herring. These 3 quotes sums it up for me.
          “The lie is stuck like a fishbone in the throat of the microphone of the media.” – Malcolm Muggeridge

          “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

          “Your silence gives consent” – Plato

          I’m Fed up with all this “Constitution Talk,” and omitting the “Natural Born Citizen,” clause. What are these radio jockeys afraid of?
          And dying in your beds many years from now..

  17. 22tula says:

    Harvard Law Review

    Rev. Manning – January 10, 2013

    Is it Character or the use of Proxies?
    Rev. Manning – April 21, 2011

  18. chevymisty says:

    FML! My friend is all over the news as a supporter of the Century 16 theatre shooter…she says she loves him. People think I am her cause we have the same first name went to the same middle school and High school and live blocks away from each other…FML. I think I need to find me a good handgun and a keep a safe distance from her from now on.

    • WeeWeed says:

      Good gawd. Here – let’s open the bar early and youse can hide in here…….


      Pretend to be the bartender – they’ll never find ya’s.

  19. WeeWeed says:

    OMG…..OMG, OMG….. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    And Piers wonders why we start laughing everytime we see a Brit….

    • texan59 says:

      This bill was done by Trey Gowdy, (r) SC. I think the main intent was to get Dubya lifetime protection, cuz his was only gonna last 10 years.

      • ctdar says:

        So Obama is entitled to his constitutional right of armed protection for life where we are slowly being deprived of it?
        How bout the NRA use that endorsement as argument to any possible new laws banning firearms.

        • texan59 says:

          Techincally, it isn’t a right. Just a law for he and not for thee. Don’t you realize these people know that we are expendable and so, tough schlitz. When are people gonna realize they do not care if we live or die.

  20. ctdar says:

    Boehner better nix this fckn “trial balloon” ASAP:

    • Sharon says:

      I can’t imagine that he would oppose them or succeed if he did. There’s no reason to believe the he will even try. We are no longer a Republic functioning under rule of law and have not been for some time.

  21. texan59 says:

    How they’re gonna cram this gun control down our throat. “Creative Consensus”. :evil:

    • WeeWeed says:

      Shorter version: gas will go up some more. That’s all. :roll: But WAY more than 13 cents.


      • My dear stepdad owned a service station for years. He once told me that gas station owners make pennies per gallon sold…I was really shocked.

        • texan59 says:

          Tex Sr. told me the same thing. He worked for a distributor. Most of the money’s already made by the time it gets to the pump. Except for the ice cream sammiches.

      • texan59 says:

        Don’t forget, we already pay ‘em about $.20 for every gallon as it is.

        • ctdar says:

          In my area of CT we already have a .50 tax for roads!!
          Gal of reg ul gas today $4.05

          • Sharon says:

            I heard on regional news yesterday the Washington state money-grubbers are upset because the folks with the “economic cars” that have been around for several just aren’t burning enough fuel the last several years to keep the revenue flowing in at the desired rate. So they are now considered what everybody has known they would get to: forget the tax on fuel. Start taxing for every mile that is driven on a state road.

            Back to driving through the trees, I guess, on trails.

    • texan59 says:

      I only drive about 40k miles each year. This won’t make it much better. They should charge every treehugger with a prius or volt an extra $500 each year since they are the one’s really screwin’ this thing up. :evil:

  22. texan59 says:

    Oh goody. Christie Kreme will be ready to run in ’16. Spare me, el Gordo.

  23. texan59 says:

    The jukebox is now in working condition. Based on the events of the last few days, this just kinda summarizes how I feel. ;)

  24. texan59 says:

    With a cherry on top of the sundae.

    • WeeWeed says:

      I’m gettin’ real good at the chorus – been practicin’ at work!

      • texan59 says:

        Kind of a nice litlle toe-tapper, ain’t it? :evil:

      • Sharon says:

        Oh, dear. 8O

        Now that I like. That I understand perfectly. Wouldn’t be caught dead playing it if anybody else was home, and I’ll have to call you a liar if you tell anybody I said I liked it.

        I end up all conflicted. The attitude is perfect. And I do believe the dude is right–won’t be working any gigs in Delaware.

        Oh, dear.

        (I feel exactly the way Miss Mamie and her sister on the Waltons’ did–with the recipe and all–in church every Sunday morning–checking on the recipe at night) All conflicted. I’ll get over it. :)

  25. rumpole2 says:

    I don’t follow all of the US political news post… sorry if this is a repeat of something you all discussed days ago.

    Retired Admiral Makes Stunning Accusation. Benghazi-Gate Is The Treasonous & Impeachable Criminal Enterprise That Can Bring Barack Obama Down.
    January 11, 2013 By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

    t’s even worse than we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America’s enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could “negotiate” the release of a “hostage” and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election!
    The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: “the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi… was the result of a bungled abduction attempt…. the first stage of an international prisoner exchange… that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik’…”

    But something went horribly wrong with Obama’s “October Surprise.” Although the Obama Administration intentionally gutted security at the consulate prior to the staged kidnapping, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed direct orders to stand down, saved American lives, single-handedly killed scores of attackers…and the attackers, believing that Obama had betrayed them, tortured Ambassador Chris Stevens and dragged his body through the streets.

    ….more at link

    • howie says:

      If there was an opposition yes. But there is not. The Gop leadership is now in retreat figuring out how to find their way to Appomattox Courthouse.

    • Sharon says:

      Yeah, isn’t that something? It would be nice if there was a crowbar with guts who was willing to pry the top off this box. We’ve generally be aware of all of that…but no one who is in a position to make it go anywhere has been able to make it happen.

      We are so co-opted from top to bottom, it’s way, way past being funny. That’s why you may see comments about comparing our situation to 1933 Germany. Folks who are making those comments are not weird. They are not manic-depressives. They’re not Chicken Littles who wanted Ron Paul for POTUS. They are well informed realistis who know history and recognize the dynamics.

      It’s not good.

    • WeeWeed says:

      Pretty well solidifies what we’ve been screaming about, huh? I appreciate your posting it, Rumpole!! Watch this poor guy (James Lyons) wake up dead….. kinda like SEAL team VI and a few others we could mention…..

      • texan59 says:

        I read a post over at weternshooters awhile back, that of course I can’t find, but the gist of it was how the gubmint would go about doing small little things like this and then periodically a “name” for the cause might suddenly take ill, go on vacation and not come back, etc., etc., so that nobody really put the pieces together until a whole buncha shite had already been done. Nothin’ surprises me anymore.

      • rumpole2 says:

        I am left wondering who is in charge of the game over there.
        Everything used to sort of work out…. with the three branches of Government, checks and balances and all……. and an independent and ferocious press.
        Something stinks with Benghazi but nothing gets any traction… like the system has its wheels in the mud now… we can spin our wheels all we want but Obama wins the election, and the Administration just keeps right on doing what it’s doing.

        • WeeWeed says:

          Well, the pussy press is ferociously progressive/liberal/democrat and will not report any national/Real American successes of any sort (ala Walter Cronkite, especially if it puts El Bastardo in a bad light. The Supremes have been infiltrated, obviously, and Congress is a bad joke, with both sides apparently working toward a socialist/facist/communist outcome. We The People are all that’s left of a once great nation. Depressing, it is, and I’ve got family clear back to the Revolutionary “tea incident” rolling in their respective graves.

        • Sharon says:

          Even the immediate mess doesn’t “just have to do with Benghazi” …. and with “the three branches of Government, checks and balances and all”….Ah! Therein lies the problem! We no longer have a functioning government using the checks and balances. The skeleton is laying there in the dirt, but the patient is dead.

          My personal reading of history and such has kicked up recently. I’ve learned based on reading his speeches that Theodore Roosevelt, POTUS 1901-1909 wasn’t too excited about the checks and balances, enjoying doing foreign policy his own special way, in particular. And then we have the Wonder Himself, Woodrow Wilson, who specifically and articulately explained, repeatedly and publicly to anyone who would listen, exactly WHY he couldn’t STAND our Constitution. Had no use for the Declaration of Independence, and generally thought that the whole foundation laid by our founding fathers was something that needed to be deconstructed asap.

          The push to destroy the foundations of this nation have been around at least 125 years, according my reading of the last ten days. And I’m reading the original speeches, not “what someone said Woodrow Wilson said.” I specifically did NOT know that that was the case. And we have wasted YEARS (speaking for myself) because of our assumption that “all of this” garbage about centralization and the welfare mentality started with FDR. HA! FDR was a piker and failed in some very important points.

          What they are doing currently is simply a pressing on in the same direction–trying to get done what Woodrow Wilson wanted, and what unConstitutionalists before and after him wanted.

          The big picture is awful. We have to grasp and fight back against the small picture. But the small picture is a corner of the big picture–and if we don’t fight both of them, a so-called “victory” with either of them won’t matter. That’s why all the research that SD is doing is so significant.

          Including something he did about 6-8 weeks back on the roots of the educational venues and the “scholarly” connections of the some of the prime players in the twisting of the story lines during the open months of the Zimmerman debacle. The GZ aspect is SO the small picture there as well. (No disregard for GZ, only hugs for GZ). What’s happening to GZ is a RESULT of their success over the decades.

          Which is why sometimes a body needs a break. But it’s all good. They hate us. And we should know why by now: it’s because they fear us. And they fear us because we’re now reading the old speeches ourselves. We’re now doing the research ourselves. And none of us are “the only ones” doing it. Not by a long shot.

    • Sharon says:

      Rumpole, turn the volume up, listen, let it sink in your heart—and know that we used to scream and stomp whenever this song was done publiclly—now we have a hard time not weeping.

  26. texan59 says:

    A lament to all those lost loves. :lol:

  27. thefirstab says:

    OK, I tried to post this earlier today, very weird. Happened twice. WW confirmed that it never came through. Based on content, maybe somebody better check up on me in a little while :)
    Waltherppk posted something to this effect the other day, which I also happen to agree with –

  28. thefirstab says:

    OK, that does it. Admin, tried to post this link twice, even without http. It will not post, and I think I know what I’m doing, unlike a few on here (hi, Sha!! luv ya!)
    Anyway, felt it was important:
    This subject just fell off the plate, although waltherppk brought it up yesterday on another thread, and I agree it needs to have sunlight. Possibly dangerous, though.
    Since it will not post, the website is There is an article about the mysterious deadly car crash of rifle manufacturer John Noveske.
    barely a week before this incident, John Noveske posted a lengthy, detailed post on Facebook that listed all the school shootings tied to psychiatric drugs. At the end of the post, he asked, “What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on?”

    That was the last post he ever made.

    There is a lengthy list detailing children on these drugs who committed crimes or committed suicide, or both.

    • texan59 says:

      A word of advice – don’t get too snarky with the admins. You could end up not ever seeing anything you post. You don’t have a right to post here. Just like your drivers license, it’s a privilege, not a right. And no, I’m not an admin. Just one who learns from life’s experiences. Now apologize and play nice.

      • Sharon says:

        FWIW for firstab: I’m reading firstab’s post as frustration and not knowing why the problem keeps happening ….but your wisdom is appreciated, texan 59. ;)

        We’ve got weird stuff going on all over the place, and we keep up as well as we can. There’s not enough hours in any day, and we still have to throw a load of clothes in now and then. We are aware that sometimes there’s a wave of a certain kind of problem, and when it looks like we’re not paying attention, it’s usually, really, just because there’s not enough hours in the day, and we still have to throw a load of clothes in now and then.

        • WeeWeed says:

          True, AB – we’ve all been having hell today and we’re thousands of miles apart from each other. My case might be that black helicopter that I draw a bead on ever now ‘n then, jus’ fer practice……

        • thefirstab says:

          You are so gracious, Sharon. Thanks for CMA. I have never had any problem with posting anything here, and with the subject matter and people ending up dead…. too much for my brain right now. Been a long hard day. And Sha will know I. Am. Just teasin’ – with teens in both our houses we’re only half-crazy.
          Think I’ll revisit the bar…

      • thefirstab says:

        HEY there Texan – don-t bow up at me… that was definitely frustration at this info not going through, not at the Admins. I will apologize for, well, someone misreading what I wrote. I thought I punctuated it properly. Thanks Sharon, you are absolutely correct.
        Can I got you a drink at the bar, Tex?

  29. texan59 says:

    For all of our heroes stuck in the crapholes of the world.

  30. We’re partying with Toby tonight…

  31. howie says:

    Rush is trying his best to send a message.

    • Sharon says:

      I don’t listen to him any more. What’s the message? I’ll go check out his transcripts and see if I can figger it out, too.. ;)

  32. By special request! Good call WW…I listened to the whole thing befoe posting…goosebumples!

    • As a matter of fact, I feel honor bound to share it teh FB. That should piss off the hippies!

      • WeeWeed says:

        I’m there, GF!! :lol:

      • Sharon says:

        I like the word picture of the Statue of Liberty starting to shake her fist….

        now we just have to figure how to turn her on the base so that instead of facing out toward the Atlantic, she can be facing Washington, DC and shaking her first toward them.

        They need a boot…. …

    • stellap says:

      Brings happy tears of pride in our country, and the soldiers/sailors/marines who defend it. It’s the kind of pride we should all feel – hearts just about bursting out of our chests.

  33. texan59 says:

    Ohhhhh, back in the day! :lol:

  34. WeeWeed says:

    LOLOL!!!!! I’m watchin’ American Pickers and they’re riding horses – with safety helmets!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: I’ma email ‘em them fashions we looked at earlier to go with.

    • texan59 says:

      Boy oh boy. Some sharky lawyer will get ahold of this one and a whole bunch of folks are gonna get their knickers in a twist.

      • WeeWeed says:

        Hey. Back in the day, if I’da thought of it, we’da done it. Sounds kinda like Teach intercepting a note to your BFF, huh??

    • Sharon says:

      I’m not going to be so instinctively pro-LEO going forward. It would appear that the police deliberately deceived the entire student body in order to step up the process of screening for potential subjects. Fine. So the next time a similar abuse happens, the kids can say to one another, “Hey, you guys. Come on–it’s no different than what they did in high school when they needed our handwriting samples??….cool it already…”

      I’m not concerned with the details of “the law” or “the poor chirren” here. I’m concerned about the presumptions and assumptions of the police, and the silent cooperation of the school administrators. That’s a problem as far as I’m concerned.

      We used to have to be concerned about individually corrupt LEOs. Now we have to be aware of entire LEO systems/regional/state/city/county whatever–being co-opted.

  35. ctdar says:

    Sean Hannity show- gun owners that had their names & addressess outed by newa journal speak

  36. texan59 says:

    A Houston boy.

  37. texan59 says:

    Here is the original version by the fella who wrote it.

  38. texan59 says:

    But this is the version that made him rich!

  39. Hold me back, y’all, I’m about to get in a fight on the Twitchy…

  40. howie says:

    Google is screwing up mu email with some kin gun are bad scam. WTF.

  41. ctdar says:

    Remember this exchange? Typical ignorance of Rosie trying the typical liberal sandbag tactic…

  42. texan59 says:

    I brought some chocolate covered bacon to the big birfday party yesterday. I found a new variety whilst out and about today.

  43. Sharon says:

    Cold is a relative thing ya know….

    At 65 degrees, Arizonans turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens.

    At 60, Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe.

    At 50, Italian & English cars won’t start. People in Minnesota drive with the windows down..

    At 40, Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.

    At 35, New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    At 20, People in Miami all die. Minnesotans close their windows.

    At 0, Californians fly away to Mexico . People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.

    At 10 below zero, Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.

    At 20 below, Washington DC runs out of hot air. (Ya think? Nah.). People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.

    At 30 below, Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Minnesotans get upset because they can’t start the snowmobile.

    At 40 below, ALL atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota start saying…”Cold enough for ya, eh?”

    At 50 below, heck freezes over. Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.


    During the 18 years we recently spent in MN, we saw temps down to 40 below, and I can vouch for the accuracy of most of the statements down to the point. Now the schools opening two hours late at 50 below, I’m not sure of–for two reasons: never saw it 50 below; and the fact is, we did see schools closed (all day even) for blizzard conditions at 10 below, but that wasn’t because it was cold: it was because the gravel roads were iced over so thick there was no traction even on the gravel for the school buses, and they didn’t want the students to die. So it wasn’t because of the cold.

    The rest of it is pretty accurate. T-shirts in the parking lot at the mall at 10 above or 10 below was not unusual. Of course the kids had coats in their cars: they’re not stupid, and they didn’t want to die, in case they ended up off the road somewhere. But there’s no need to wear that heavy thing into the store, where the heat is probably on.

  44. texan59 says:

    Been watching John Lee Hooker on the Documentary channel. Neat stuff.

  45. lovemygirl says:

    Obama and Crew’s disguise is almost as good as Mr. Hilter’s.

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