Sep 162013
 

I’m writing for tomorrow, day 94.  Yesterday I got a treat in the mail from the UK.  American back scratchers are not sufficiently vicious to meet my needs, so I imported one.  I considered importing Pat instead, but she’d be expensive to feed, and I bet she isn’t mean enough to inflict the necessary level of pain.  So I got this one instead.  Purrr!!!  Today is a Holy Day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos are meditating with the Giants, so I shall be too.  Tomorrow I have a medical appointment.  It’s time to cut the growth from my foot again.  Therefore it’s likely that I will have only an Open Thread on Tuesday, if that.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:48 average 6:26).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Ecstasy:

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Short Takes:

From National Memo (Hat-Tip to Carrie at Care2): “Who doesn’t have voter ID?” is a popular question asked by Republicans who argue that the ID requirement for voting is just a simple way to ensure the “integrity” of our elections.

There are many problems with that assertion — foremost: the integrity of our elections isn’t in doubt. The George W. Bush administration investigated the issue for years and found no evidence that voter fraud was being used to swing elections.

So why is the party that hates regulations in favor of a new, necessary government regulation on voting? Because of the answer to the question, “Who doesn’t have voter ID?”

 

These Republican Voter ID scams are nothing more than an attempt to deprive people who are more likely to vote Democratic of their right to vote, because Republicans cannot win honestly.

From Crooks and Liars: This would be funnier if it weren’t so much truth to it. On Real Time this Friday, Bill Maher coined a new term for those Republicans who were in support of attacking Syria, but have flip-flopped on the issue due to their hatred of President Obama — blacktracking.

 

What can I say? LMAO!!

From Alternet: …Stuart Varney and Monica Crowley: EPA is trying to suffocate children.

Fox News’ Monica Crowley and Stuart Varney were appalled, appalled I tell you, when they revealed the shocking news this week that the EPA, the evil government’s evil Environmental Protection Agency, is providing free lesson plans for “teachers looking to educate their students on climate change.”

“The EPA — the EPA,” said Varney. And they’re aiming this “propaganda” directly at innocent middle-school children. Of course, these plans have been openly available online for months, but Crowley suspects there is a hidden agenda to this oh-so-sneaky plan. “Are they going to tell these kids to not exhale? Because every time you exhale, that’s carbon dioxide.”

And, carbon dioxide causes global warming, right? So learn to hold your breath, kids.

Well, no, not exactly. The good news is that very soon, kids will know a good deal more than Fox News does about climate change, although that is not saying much. The EPA materials do explain what carbon is and how it plays an important role in sustaining life on the planet. And how the burning of fossil fuels has led to a surplus of life-supporting gases like carbon dioxide, which has made the planet hotter. And other science-type things that no one at Fox News will ever be caught dead, reading or learning, in their indefatigable drive toward making America, hands-down, the dumbest hot country on the planet…

This statement by propagandists for the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, is just one ov seven crazy Republican statements in just the last week. Click through for the other six.

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  16 Responses to “Open Thread–9/16/2013”

  1. 4:39 Tangled up in vines!

    • 5:12  The average is now showing at 8:36 so either a lot of people are having trouble or it is wrong.  My mother's house was overgrown with ivy and the strong little bugger had burrowed through the stucco and into the basement.  They had a barn too that was covered in ivy.  When the new owners took down the ivy, the old barn collapsed.  Seems the ivy was keeping it together!

  2. National Memo ~ Good job Carrie!  The only good regulation is one which benefits "The Party". That almost sounds like the Russian (Red) doctrine of the 1950's and 60's.

     Crooks and Liars ~ I love it!   "Black-tracking, pulling a one-hatey, and a Kenyan boomerang all describe the RepubliCants actions perfectly.

    Alternet ~ I just had my stomach turned by these no-mind Republi-Tards. good-bye breakfast.

    Cartoon ~ We missed the deadline because according to RepubliCons there is no ozone crisis or global warming. We can just sit back and ignore the signs.

     

     

     

     

  3. Very good video on people who are currently registered to vote yet who will be disqualified – 280,000 of them – at the next Pennsylvania election.  That should be enough to swing it to Red, wouldn't you say?!  The only voter fraud taking place is that committed by the adherents of the GOP and the TP by all accounts.  They really disgust me.

  4. How did you do? 6:28

    Republicans who argue that the ID requirement for voting is just a simple way to ensure the “Theft” of our elections…. /s

    black-tract - Love it…. :smile:

    Bill Maher coined a new term for those Republicans

  5. Puzzle — 5:12  The average is now showing at 8:36 so either a lot of people are having trouble or it is wrong.  My mother's house was overgrown with ivy and the strong little bugger had burrowed through the stucco and into the basement.  They had a barn too that was covered in ivy.  When the new owners took down the ivy, the old barn collapsed.  Seems the ivy was keeping it together!

    National Memo — There is negliible voter fraud as shown by the Baby Bush administration.  From what I have heard, the few cases of voter fraud that I have heard of have been perpetrated by the likes of Ann Coulter and some other known Republicanus/Teabaggers.  What there IS, is election fraud perpetrated by the Republicanus/Teabaggers.  Clearly, the Republicanus/Teabagger election fraud and faux voter fraud, is nothing more than an attempt to win elections any way they can, by hook or by crook!  Heavy on the crooks!

    Crooks and Liars — LMAO!  Blacktracking, a one-hatey, Kenyan boomerang!  Bill Maher has such a way with words!

    Alternet — Oh my!    Fuddle duddle!  Conservatives are a bunch of dumbass idiots, based on this.  Truly amazing that there are  people that believe this crap!

    Cartoon — From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Protocol

    "Unfortunately, the hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs, and hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, are now thought to contribute to anthropogenic global warming. On a molecule-for-molecule basis, these compounds are up to 10,000 times more potent greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide. The Montreal Protocol currently calls for a complete phase-out of HCFCs by 2030, but does not place any restriction on HFCs. Since the CFCs themselves are equally powerful greenhouse gases, the mere substitution of HFCs for CFCs does not significantly increase the rate of anthropogenic global warming, but over time a steady increase in their use could increase the danger that human activity will change the climate."

    Short version — we're screwed by our own hand!

  6. We all know that the current vote ID mess is simply a way of keeping "those people" from the polls. 

    Like Bill's new word.

     

    I clicked through the seven dumb remarks, they were all ridiculous, but the seventh made me ill.

  7. I probably won't be here tomorrow as I am going to Victoria to see my 90 year old aunt and pick up my brother and SIL.  I'll be leaving the house about 7 am and not back until around 10 pm.  See you on the 18th  BTW, I did rest and felt reasonably decent this morning, and even better now.  I think it was the mental stress and fatigue of last week.