Mar 142013

Yesterday I celebrated with a nice long nap and a lazy day.  As dull as that may sound, I’m not al all disappointed and the hundreds of greetings I received really made my day.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:30 (average 5:24).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From NPR: Lawyers for former Sen. Larry Craig argued today that using campaign money for a legal defense over his 2007 arrest was proper because he was arrested while on official business.

If you recall, Craig, a Republican from Idaho, was arrested during a sting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Craig used a bathroom there during a layover, when an undercover officer said Craig sexually solicited him by tapping his foot.

Craig pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor but after his case became public he tried to renege.

The Federal Elections Commission sued him for using more than $216,000 in campaign money for that legal fight.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure relieved to hear that this family values Republican trolling airport bathrooms with his wide stance was official business.


From The New Yorker: A puff of white smoke over Vatican City today raised hopes among the faithful who jammed St. Peter’s Square until an official spokesman explained that the Vatican was “just burning some documents.”

“Wednesday is the day we traditionally burn documents and other legal evidence, and we totally forgot about the white smoke thing,” the Vatican spokesman said. “We apologize for any misunderstanding this might have caused.”

Actually that is a deception. What really happened was that the Cardinals were relaxing in a circle, when some of what they were smoking went up the chimney by mistake. Once they realized that the white smoke had been seen, they elected the guy that brought the stash of Argentinian Ass Kicker, because he had the best stuff.

From Blog for Arizona: The dimmest bulbs in the political marquee, state of Maricopa Tea Party teabaggers, are upset that the recall effort against their beloved Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio is going so well. So they are throwing a bit of a temper tantrum by retaliating for the recall by filing a recall of their own against House Minority Leader (and exploring for a gubernatorial bid) Chad Campbell.

Don’t try to make sense of it, there isn’t any. They are just cherry-picking a high profile Democrat whom they dislike. These are people who have not advanced beyond the emotional development of a three year old with the "terrible threes."

All I can say is this author has done three year olds a grave injustice by comparing even their worst tantrums to this vile TEAbuggery!  Crazy Joe must go!



In that, he truly represents the Republican Party.


  18 Responses to “Open Thread–3/14/2013”

  1. 3:16  I flit, I float!

  2. NPR ~ And they have the nerve to frown on gay marriage as being immoral. Family values, my eye!

    The New Yorker ~ I liked your take better, Great slogan- "Crazy Joe Must Go!"

    Cartoon ~ Kudos to Scott Prouty!



  3. Part of my comment disappeared.

    Crazy Joe belongs to Arizona blog.

  4. Thanks TC – glad you had such a good day!

  5. Before I forget …

    Since Today is 3-14, I Want to Wish Everyone a Happy "Pi" Day

    • If I did a log roll on the floor, would I make Pi, or would I just flatten out the pastry?  LOL!!!


      Yes, I do understand Pi from my trig and geometry classes— Pi = 3.14159265359 and is the  mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14159

    • My problem with that is that apple πR round.  Cherry πR round.  πRnot square!

  6. Let's all raise our glasses in a hearty toast to those staunch defenders of family values, the GOP's Larry Craigs of this world.  They too offended to want women to have any reproductive rights, they are afraid of equal rights for gays,  they hate kids who go to public school, they want to starve the elderly and deny them medical care in the name of Jesus; but hey – strangers you step all over and intimidate to have sex with you in an airport men's room – that's a lilttle thing. 

    And if Fox News plays it that way to all the loyal viewers, that's the meme they'll all be whining to the rest of us.

  7. Puzzle — 3:16 I flit, I float!

    NPR — Well it appears that the careers of the Republican/Teabaggers are in the toilet! . . . well at least one of them.  How many more to go?  They probably number more than the fleas on a dog's back!

    The New Yorker — You mean it was all reefer madness?!  And I thought they were supposed to be holy men!

    Arizona Blog — What can anyone say?  Arpaio is a bigoted piece of pond scum that slipped out of the primordial ooze.  Hopefully, the DOJ will be successful in showing him the way home.

    Cartoon — He's right you know — his job is not to worry about the 47%.  That's the responsibility of the POTUS which he will never be!  I guess his white horse got out of the barn before he could ride it!

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