Aug 222014

I’m writing for tomorrow, day 123.  My COPD is still severe.  Tomorrow I have to be up early for my quarterly visit to my Podiatrist for minor surgery to cut the recurring growth from my foot.  I will be gone the entire time I normally do research and writing, so I’ll be surprised if I have more than a Personal Update for Saturday, which is also a Holy Day in Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos’ Meditation with the Oilers will not be televised here. Crying face

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:13 (average 6:24).  To do it, l click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: t seems that some citizens of Ferguson want to increase the extremely low voter participation rate in Ferguson, and the Missouri GOP (or, at least the leadership) is not happy about that effort at all.

From The New Civil Rights Movement:

In an interview with Breitbart News, Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressed outrage about the reports of voter registration booths popping up in Ferguson, Breitbart reports.

“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”

Wills explained that the shooting death of Michael Brown was a tragedy for everyone.

“This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America,” he said. “Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn’t help a continued conversation of justice and peace.”

RepubliSpeak Dictionary
Justice: Just us!
Peace: Dominion!

From YouTube: Unbelievably Ignorant & Flat-Out Stupid Moron in DC Rant About "Obamahitler" and Media
Uploaded on Sep 16, 2009

(By David Neiwert, ) A camera crew from Free Speech Radio showed up in D.C. on Saturday for the big GlennBeckFest. It was frightening and disturbing and even got ugly

Bagger Barf Bag Alert!!

Five years later, Republican hate marches on.

From Right Wing Watch: In response to a video released yesterday showing Islamist extremists killing and beheading American journalist James Foley, Bryan Fischer used his radio program today to renew his call to ban all Muslim immigration to America by likening the faith to the Ebola virus.

Pseudo-Christian Barf Bag Alert!!

If his rationale is correct, then no nation on earth should allow American Christians to visit to allay the possibility of admitting a Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian Ammosexual terrorists. Neither is in any way related to authentic Islam or Christianity.  They are, however, closely related to each other.




  14 Responses to “Open Thread–8/22/2014”

  1. I happened across this video of Robin Williams at the Actors' Studio and got hooked watching it.  It is long at 1 hour 34 minutes but as usual, he is very funny.  He is being interviewed . . . but how do you catch a cloud?!  Enjoy if you choose to watch it, or even part of it.

  2. 4:33 I got lost walking through the woods to Grandmother's house.

  3. I hope your paw doesn't hurt too badly after the Podiatrist finishes digging.

    Daily Kos ~ The African-American community has a very poor voter turnout for elections so some action committees set up voter registration booths in somepublic area like church halls. The TeapublicanTs didn't take kindly to that. Maybe some of those old white men will be voted out of office come November. I hope so for their sake in Ferguson. Change comes slowly but it's better if it comes peacefully.

    YouTube ~ Methinks they don't understand what Fascism really is and who is promoting it very slyly. Where were the 2 million people that woman was referencing as being there?  I didn't need a barf bag for this video. I needed someone to pick me up off the floor after I finished laughing at these lunatics.

    Right-Wing Watch ~ I suggest we quarantine all the Ammosexual terrorists in maybe somewhere like Texas and Rick Perry can have his own crazycounDid you know he is not allowed to carry a gun anymore because he is under indictment? Fed and Texas law.

    Cartoon ~ We can't flush often enough to suit me.




  4. 5:51  Glad I didn't have to climb them.

    Daily Kos – Somewhere in the reams of inforation I'vs been reading about Ferguson was that elections for local and civic offices are held in the Spring.  That's bad because it's harder for minorities to vote.  But it's also good because there will be time before the next one to put up real candidates.  I hope the people helping will be able to commit, some of them, to that length of time.

    YouTube – If Obama were really Hitler, Glenn Beck would by now have been dead at least four years and eleven months (or within four months after this).

    Right Wing Watch – Really I just can't this morning.  I need to drive. 

    Cartoon – Like the US, Australia was settled largely by misfits.  Also like the US, Australia is having Republican problems.  They are not flushing enough of them.  God help the Great Barrier Reef because Australia's politicians won't.

  5. Discussion last night with rep. Barbara Lee. To handle the utter chaos in the mid east. Congress must debate all possible solutions!!!.

    Which Congress Ms. Lee?. the currrent one could not debate and agree to what to have on the menu for supper!.and you really think that you could possibly get a consensus? Surely you jest!

    Re Officer Wilson,s fractured orbit.(as discussed by FAUX News.I have had a similar injury. (accidentally hit in the face by a horse) and The Bruising is VERY extensive and takes weeks to go. Also the White of the eye becomes a purple red and looks awful.I took to wearing dark glasses to spare people/and my patients(,I am an health care professional )the shock!when confronted by my appearance(really).

    Officer Wilson must have had a remarkable recovery. (Just a thought ! not a condemnation!)

    • I assume by now you have heard even Fox News (specifically Don Lemon) has admitted there was no fractured orbit.

  6. Re the first video – what an indictment on the mental health system and the education system – and the media she watches – that sad woman was.  Whoever told the daft bat that fascism was left wing!  Did she just shout rubbish till she got some attention from someone, then stuck with it like a scratched record?  Poor soul.

    I completely agree with your RepubliSpeak Dictionary – brilliant!

    I hope your paw surgery goes well and provides some relief – to have a sore paw and bad COPD in the heat must be awful – poor kitty!



  7. Puzzle — 3:49  I was on the correct path but pooped out before getting to grandma's house.

    What the hell is going on today . . . what should have been three, 3, trois, tres, drei,  три . . . count them . . . barf bag alerts in today's post?  Are you trying to "kill" us?

    Daily Kos — So little Matty has his knickers in a twist because people, specifically African American people who make up 57% of the Ferguson population, want to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

    “If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”

    It is only inappropriate if you're a Republicanus/Teabagger racist that has had it easy in the past because of low voter turnout in a traditionally Democratic area.  Matty, tell someone who cares about your opinion!

    YouTube — I hope these 2 women were able to go back on their meds!  Apparently education was not their forté because they surely did not understand their "isms".

    Right Wing Watch — Like usual, Fischer is wrong.  Fischer is like the ebola virus.

    Speaking of Muslims, here is a very short post from The Canadian Press ;  'They are terrorists and must be punished:' Calgary imam speaks out against ISIS

    Fools like Fischer cannot conceive of good, law abiding Muslims.  Too bad because he is missing some really nice people.  As you say TC, Fischer and the terrorists have more in common with each other than either has with authentic Christianity or Islam.

    Cartoon — Yeah, the Republicanus/Teabagger pseudo scientists also hold that Australians stand on their heads all day.  Originally settled by the English in 1788 as a penal colony, but aboriginal peoples have been there for over 40,000 years.

  8. Curious – are there any live streaming online sites that carry NFL games … FOR FREE?

  9. Good luck with the surgery, hope that mean COPD clears up soon.

    Daily Kos:  That almost sounds like an Andy Borowitz article, too bad it was real.

    Crooks and Liars:  Are we really surprised that someone who would go to a Glenn Beck Fest is an idiot?  Just sayin'

    Right Wing Watch:  I didnt watch the video.  These people are so out of touch with reality there is hardly any hope for them.

    We are experiencing severe flooding in our area tonight, over four inches of rain fell in an hour.  I am nearly on top of a mountain and in no danger, but many of my friends are.  Makes me sad.


  10. Thanks all.  I'm shot.  Just here to post and run.

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