Friday Open Thread – February 8th

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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140 Responses to Friday Open Thread – February 8th

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Y’all up thayuh in the nawth n-joy that hew-midity we sendin’ ya up thayuh, you don’ be awastin’ it none, ya heuh? Nite ‘all, tough day replacing hydraulics onthe tractor, interspersed with coming in for cofee and rantin’ on the blog.

  2. Ad rem says:

    I’m swiping this from Red Eye….’cause it proves just how magnificently patient and loving teh felines can be. And puppies think we taste good too! LOL!

  3. WeeWeed says:

    TGIF sportsfans!!! Have a swig of O’Skeetcare wit’ teh coffee this mornin’….

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  4. stellap says:

    Good interview with Ann McElhinney – co-producer of the movie Frack Nation. She’s a delight to listen to (my opinion), and one of the only voices speaking out for those who wish to make this country independent of foreign oil by using the resources right here in the United States.

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/20/leaders-with-ginni-thomas-fracknation-director-ann-mcelhinney/

    • texan59 says:

      Well, that was quite disheartening. I’m sure that Jawbone’s peeps are eagerly awaiting all that science money so they can have some more free sh*t! I’m getting this kind of feeling from more and more folks I know too. And these aren’t your normal, everyday layabouts. :evil: :evil:

    • stellap says:

      I like the last line – “Mohammed stinks”.

  5. texan59 says:

    Coming attraction – woman killed when her clown, er, Smart car hits a motorcycle. :evil:

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/02/smart-car-driver-killed-after-her-micro.html

  6. texan59 says:

    Great news all!!! Cap’n Stubby ain’t done with the republican party after all. We’re saved. Hallelujiah. :evil:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340160/i-ll-be-back-jillian-kay-melchior

    • ctdar says:

      Good luck on any admission to college!

    • czarowniczy says:

      Sure this ain’t part of California’s plan to solve their budget crisis? If no one can do the math…no problem.

      • aliashubbatch says:

        Ha! :lol:

        • czarowniczy says:

          Note they worked this ‘no math’ plan out AFTER Forbe’s reported the state spends some $10-Bilolion yearly on care and feeding illegals

          Back in ’92 I went to a LEA conference in San Diego and an Immigration agent took me to a hospital that specialized in birthing the illegals who’d come here to have anchor babies and then to a private post-box service that gave illegals with children a US address to send the checks to. At post-box service illegal got an address like ‘123 Main St, Cash Cow, Ca’ and the box store would forward the checks, if the owner wished.

  7. 22tula says:

    Cliff Kincaid Al Gore’s deal in selling Current TV to Al Jazeera
    http://www.usasurvival.org/ck01.30.13.html#axzz2JyELqy9T

    Press Conference – February 5, 2013 – 4 Videos
    http://www.youtube.com/user/pakayhall?feature=watch

    USA TV – Click section to view video
    http://www.usasurvival.org/usa-tv.html

    America Survival’s Channel
    Missing Q & A Video
    http://www.youtube.com/user/americassurvival/videos?view=0

  8. stellap says:

    Mayor Bloomberg’s British Empire. After screwing up New York, this is where the mayor will retire.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/nyregion/bloomberg-builds-an-empire-in-london.html?hp&_r=2&

  9. Josh says:

    Funny (with a sad undertone but I’m probably the only one that would feel that way)
    Mrs Brown’s Misunderstanding – Mrs Brown’s Boys – Series 2 Episode 5 – BBC

  10. ctdar says:

    Chris Kyle’s killer was released from psych hospital 2 days prior to shooting over objection of family ? who were his visitors during his hospitalization, what meds was he own & who authorized release?
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/08/chris-kyles-killer-was-released-from-hospital-two-days-before-shooting-despite-family-opposition/

    • cajunkelly says:

      yeah, I read that. Reportedly he had threatened to kill his family.

    • yankeeintx says:

      I read that he was at Green Oaks. I visited a friend there, and that place is a joke. Horrible conditions, and they keep the patients overmedicated. I think the place is just one huge insurance scam and was surprised to hear it was still open.

  11. WeeWeed says:

    “Is Your Town On The FAA’s New Drone List?”

    http://gizmodo.com/5982735/is-your-town-on-the-faas-new-drone-list

  12. aliashubbatch says:

    I know its already noon, but does anyone have coffee? I’m…fadi-…fading awa-…away…

    -_- … z z z z z z z

    • howie says:

      Watch out. Snowstorm Nemo may get you. Now they have names for a snowstorm. What next naming thunderstoms in Florida every afternoon in the Summertime? Look out it is rain squall Lorenzo bearing down!!!! Tomorrow it might happen again. Call FEMA and your local gocernment emergency center! It may even get dark tonite. Good grief.

      • aliashubbatch says:

        Nah man, I’m in the Great State of Texas (and damn proud of it!); I’m just tired because I didn’t get much sleep last night and woke up way earlier than usual. Maintaining an okay composure at work, but after awhile…I get… so… tired…

        … *snore* /nosebubble

      • WeeWeed says:

        Nemo??? Seriously???

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        • Patriot Dreamer says:

          I heart Grumpy Cat! :D

        • howie says:

          Too much. The people that live in the NE must have become totally dependent on the pocketitions to save them from the panic of a snowstorm. It to me is pitiful. They are huddled around the TV awaiting doomsday instructions. Beyond pathetic.

  13. waltherppk says:

    To the banker NOT in all of us

    And on the eighth day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, I need someone that can flip this for a fast buck.

    So God made a banker.

    God said, I need someone who does not grow anything or make anything who will borrow money from the public at 0% interest and then lend it back to them at 2% or 5% or 10% and pay himself a bonus for doing so.

    So God Made a banker

    God said, I will need someone who will take the money from people who work and save, and use that money to create a dotcom bubble, a housing bubble. an oil bubble, and a debt bubble, a stock bubble, and another stock bubble and then sell it to people all over America and pay himself another bonus

    So God made a banker

    God said, I need someone to lend money to people with bad credit at 30% interest in order to get their stock price up, then just before the loans turn bad cash out their stock and walk away. And who when asked later will, with a tearful eye ,say the government made him do it

    So God made a banker

    God said I need someone to build homes in the swamps and deserts using shoddy materials with other peoples money and then use these homes as collateral for a Ponzi scheme he can sell to pensioners in California and Michigan and Sweden. I need some one who will foreclose on these homes kick out the occupants and switch off the air conditioning and plumbing and watch the house turn back into dirt and then pay himself another bonus

    So God made a banker

    God said, I need somebody who will tell everyone else to stand on their own two feet but who will then run to the government for a bailout as soon as he gets in trouble and who will then use bailout money to help elect a congress that will look the other way and then pay themselves another bonus

    So God made a banker

    God said, I need someone to pay fixed income retirement old people nothing for their bank interest and when they complain offer risky investments to make up the difference so they will lose their principle and then pay themselves a commission

    So God made a banker

    To test our faith in him.

    • howie says:

      And on the next day God said. You are not worth your salt. So go to the banker and the TV to save you. Don’t call me, and I won’t call you.

    • WeeWeed says:

      Smart ass! :D

      • cajunkelly says:

        who me? (innocent eyelash flutter look)

        Not me! That prisoner had a “smart phone ass”! :lol:

        Some of the comments under that story were extreme wet monitor provokin though!

        I swear I’m gonna invent a “monitor wiper” . envision a windshield wiper that runs on a wire connected to your usb port. It’ll have a chip bag type clamp.

        Just clamp it on the top edge of your monitor, plug it in and voila!

      • cajunkelly says:

        I love the commenter who said he shoulda made his ring tone a fart sound. /snark

    • ctdar says:

      Ok don’t think I’m gonna read that story, sounds like has definite yech factor.

  14. WeeWeed says:

    So God Made A Liberal :lol: :lol: :lol:

  15. Patriot Dreamer says:

    New HHS “family penalty” rule leaves spouses, children unprotected

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/08/new-hhs-family-penalty-rule-leaves-spouses-children-unprotected/

    • cajunkelly says:

      I’m scared scatless my Federal employment insurance is gonna go obamacare. :evil:

      I moved DH over to my policy when he lost his job back last July. Thankfully, as I reported in the prayer thread, God heard our prayers and he got, inside a month, in *this* economy, mind you, Better Job, Better Money, Better Benefits in a Better Work Environment.

      We’ve not yet moved him off my policy to his own employer’s coverage, but you can BET if mine goes obamacare we’re BOTH moving to his. That we have a fallback option is allowing me to sleep at night.

      Under obamacare we’d be so screwed. We’re over 50, we both smoke, and while DH is so thin he has to run around in the shower to get wet and stand twice to make a shadow, I wouldn’t pass obama’s waist measurement edict. :(

      BTW, all of you who pitched in with prayers for us, I’m proudly and gratefully reporting that as of Monday morning, DH moves into his new office…yes….he just got a really really great promotion. :) In less than six months!

      Thanks to all of you who supported us with prayer and well wishes. And thank God for His grace and love.

      Yeah, I probably should have posted that last part over on the prayer thread, but more people will see it here. I want everyone to see how great our God is! :)

  16. ctdar says:

    I guess the other 553 Chicago murders didn’t matter to mooch; oh and double honor Jarrett is goin too!
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130208/chicago/joe-walsh-rips-michelle-obama-for-attending-hadiya-pendleton-funeral

  17. ctdar says:

    And we are supposed to believe Hillary had no idea….she flat out lied under oath to the Congress :evil:
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/07/Sen-Rand-Paul-Was-Obama-Admin-Running-Guns-From-Benghazi-Through-Turkey-To-Syria

  18. howie says:

    The progressive national anthem.

  19. WeeWeed says:

    So since we’re all freezin’ to death and gonna die any minute, we’ll open the ice bar early!! :D

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    And our bartender tonight is “Glynda!” Y’all be sure and tip like human beings, not pastors at teh Applebees.

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    • howie says:

      NEMO is coming. Everyone panic . Call FEMA and your local government official for instructions on the best way to die.

    • ctdar says:

      Oh I like, just finished shoveling the driveway, something on the warm side, please Glynda.
      Brandy?

      • howie says:

        Why do people live up Nawth?

        • ctdar says:

          I can’t speak for others but I enjoy having 4 seasons :)

          • cajunkelly says:

            Hey now, we get lots of seasons here in Cajun Country. We have

            Duck Season
            Squirrel Season
            Deer Season
            Dove Season….

            I could go on….. :)

            • cajunkelly says:

              Oh hell I forgot
              Nascar Season
              and
              Football Season!

              DH says we have 4 seasons between T’giving and Valentine’s day…

              Bow Season
              Primitive weapon Season
              Modern gun Season
              Dog Season

              In addtion to all those there is quail season.

              And Golf Season is year around!

            • auscitizenmom says:

              Well, here in Florida we have Summer, and uh, uhm,………..3 days of Fall, um, some days of Winter here and there (meaning it is under 65 degrees at night) and Spring, which lasts maybe a week, and then uh………………………………………..Summer again.!

              • cajunkelly says:

                That’s close to what it is here….except it’s in the high 30s right now.

                I’ve mentioned that I met and married DH while living in Tampa Bay. I could NOT get used to running around in shorts with the moon roof open on my 626 at Thanksgiving and Christmas though.
                And Christmas lights on palm trees just doesn’t do it for me. :(

                We lived right at the beach though, and the ocean breezes made the heat much more tolerable. Oh, and you always knew when it was 2:30 PM…it rained for about half an hour. :lol:

        • yankeeintx says:

          I’ve lived all over the country and each state had something I loved, but will always consider New England home. One of the things I loved most is summers at the beach and mountains close by for skiing in the winter.

          • ctdar says:

            & not too much humidity!!
            Tho we do have the deer tick :(

            • yankeeintx says:

              I’m in the Dallas area, so the humidity isn’t bad here. I’ll take a deer tick over all the critters down here anyday. Found out the hard way about chiggers and fire ants…ugh, ouch, and gross!!

              • ctdar says:

                :shock:
                yikes!

                • michellc says:

                  Chiggers just make you itch like crazy, fire ants hurt like the dickens.

                • yankeeintx says:

                  Mosquito’s big enough to carry off small children, scorpions,rattlesnakes, and water moccasins too!

                  • michellc says:

                    Don’t have nothing for the mosquitoes other than off unless you got some bats around they like to eat mosquitoes, but I’d rather have mosquitoes myself, bats are creepy little creatures.
                    Scorpions, I hate those things too. We have more timbler rattlers around here than diamond backs, and water moccasins and copperheads. I hate all snakes myself. More power to the folks who like them and more power to those who want to live with them, but I prefer to not share my space or my yard with snakes. Stay away and they can live a long life, come into my yard and they’re not living very long.
                    We had way too many snakes and scorpions for my level of comfort last year and someone told me guineas would eat the scorpions and kill the snakes, so I got me some guineas to see if that is true. Talk about some annoying animals, guineas are that. Those things make racket constantly. They call them guard dogs of the bird world, I don’t know how they warn you of anything because they never shut up. It’s all I can do to not find out what guineas taste like. lol
                    They better kill lots of snakes this summer or I might be finding out if they taste like chicken.lol

              • michellc says:

                A little tip for you on chiggers after being out where you might have gotten into chiggers, come home and immediately take a hot bath and add a cap of bleach. You’ll never suffer even one itch.

                • yankeeintx says:

                  Thank you for that. I wish I knew that before I tried everything else (vasoline, fingernail polish, bengay etc…) Everyone was quick with advice and none of it worked!

                  • michellc says:

                    Yeah, those don’t work, but people always claim it does. I wish my mother had known about it when I was growing up. I learned it from my sister who learned it from her mother-in-law when she got married. It’s been a life saver for me for years or at least an itch saver. lol
                    It’s been a long time since I had to suffer through chigger bites.

                • yankeeintx says:

                  Your guinea story reminds me of my teenage son who promised to be up early to trim hedges and mow the lawn. When he wasn’t up by 9, I put a pile of bird seed under his bedroom window and let the guineas wake him up!
                  We went out to the creek and while we were fishing I was playing fetch with the dog. When I reached down to grab his stick, it was limp and wet. He had brought back a copperhead for me! I found out that I, too can indeed walk on water!

        • cajunkelly says:

          Cuz “God Blessed Texas”! /snork

          American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God don’t ya know?

          DH is one of those “damn yankees”. That’s a yankee that came South and stayed!
          Thank God he did, too. <3

  20. WeeWeed says:

    Veteran must prove his citizenship – but not illegals, ohhhhh noooo, and I have seen it. :evil:

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/08/disabled-veteran-denied-license-renewal-asked-to-prove-citizenship/?test=latestnews

  21. WeeWeed says:

    And in other news, France is teaching wolves not to eat sheep. Yes.

    http://phys.org/news/2013-02-france-reshuffles-wolf-wrangle.html

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Wow. If they are successful maybe they could come to Chicago and teach the young black men not to kill each other.

    • michellc says:

      So capturing and marking them will so traumatize them that they’ll think deer taste better than sheep? Honestly where do these people come up with this crap?

  22. ctdar says:

    Hope victims of brutal attacks or home invasions that survived because they had a gun show up as well to the state of the union. Or how about someone steps up and outs every congressman that has a firearm or security team that is pro gun control.
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/08/more-than-20-house-dems-led-by-pelosi-to-bring-victims-of-gun-violence-to-state-of-the-union-address/

  23. ctdar says:

    Hey! Just saw on the tube a commercial by http://www.values.com
    a site that has inspirational stories & quotes, back to basics & good old American values.
    My favorite quote so far:
    “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.“
    James Neil Hollingworth (1933-1996)

  24. ctdar says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    Oidiot is now 4 for 4 with his nominees!!! The pathetic thing these picks are who he trusted in his cabinet and now with the light shining on them just shows how truly inept he is as President….but we are stuck with him running the country.
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/lews-cayman-islands-fund-a-likely-issue-at-confirmation-hearings/ :lol:

  25. LittleLaughter says:

    I was not sure of where to post this, so I chose open thread. Hope it is OK.
    Picture this: It is early morning, before the sun comes up. My husband choses this time to pray every day. He was kneeling in the kitchen, with his hand on the bar above him. As he is in deep prayer, he feels a tap-tap-tap on his shoulder. He slowly lifts his head and looks to his right just above him. Not sure Who exactly he expected to be there (!), but it was our kitty, Hubert! Perhaps the Lord used Hubert to get hubby’s attention! He does work in mystyerious ways!! :-D

  26. cajunkelly says:

    Bastard. :evil:
    Murder One!
    http://www.sba-list.org/suzy-b-blog/woman-dies-following-late-term-abortion-carhart-clinic

    Note that pro life activists tried to help her *after* she’d killed her baby.

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