37 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: December 23, Palouse skies

  1. Oh and Cats, I meant to comment yesterday on Wendell Potter speaking in Pa. A very nice and courageous man, lots of intelligence but just about the most boring public speaker in the world. Very much worth going to hear but not what one calls inspirational.

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  3. House, that just pisses me off.

    If they had offered me a trip to Mexico with the honey of my choice, I might have (sheepishly) agreed.

  4. Zooey, it makes sense. This is a free site but it costs WP something to operate it. An occasional random ad is slightly irritating but better than having to pay for use.

    • Thank you, Med.

      Just because I help run a blog, doesn’t mean I know what the hell I’m doing. 😯

      I guess I can deal with this minor annoyance. But if they put up an option not to have them show up, I’m taking it.

  5. hood – Wendell Potter may be boring but I’m still going to see him. The Kutztown Democratic Club arranged his appearance and as a member of this club, I need to show my support. We will not let the Republicans gain more seats in Pennsylvania in 2010.

  6. Cats, please don’t think I meant he isn’t worth listening to. He is. He is just a plain vanilla, basic person with a great message. Go listen.

  7. From Zooey’s link:

    The ad code tries hard not to intrude or show ads to regular readers, which means a small percentage of page views. Apparently it works, since we haven’t gotten many feedbacks on them. Perhaps a better favorite would be “really, really unobtrusive ads.”

    It sounds like completely random chance and MAYBE the ads don’t show up for Critters. I’ve never seen one.

  8. Thanks for the link Cats.

    Did you see the David Swanson rebuttal?

    The last procedural vote is done. They only need 51 votes in the morning now. I wonder how many of the Republicans will even bother to show up.

  9. There’s a good piece over at Washington Monthly on the subject of Palin and how she’s easily avoiding real press scrutiny through the use of Facebook and Twitter — and their willingness to play along. It reminded me strongly of Mark Hertsgaard’s excellent book, “On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency.” Which, unfortunately, seems to be out of print.

  10. Ha! They can’t make money off the stunt for four years. By then nobody will care. At least both parents won’t be in jail at the same time. I think they will be living a very low-profile life from now on.

    Who has time for Facebook or Twitter? I got a kick out of Bill Press this morning. Seems celebrities are getting paid to endorse products on Twitter by casually mentioning the use of specific products, and expressing a level of satisfaction with them. He wanted to start getting paid to mention the hamburger joint he likes.

  11. Just finished reading David Swanson’s rebuttal. Not sure that Swanson realizes that he has added to Schaeffer’s list of the room full of poopies that George W Bush and Dick Cheney left behind for the “next President” to fix. It’s amazing that Obama has been able to even get partially into that room. If Obama was truly god and savior, that room would be clean by now and there would be peace on earth. Since he isn’t god or the savior, we should be patient and let him do his job.

  12. And, speaking of Facebook, a co-worker of mine just posted this as her status:

    Unfortunately, 97% of Facebook users won’t repost this. When Jesus died on the cross He was thinking of you. If you are one of the 3% who will stand up for Him, just repost this I’m one of the 3%…btw..He IS the Reason for this SEASON…

    • Actually, I would bet Jesus was consumed with the fact that he’d been tortured almost to death, and was asphyxiating slowly in his own blood.

      But that’s just me.

    • I think she’s saying that she’s part of the 3% true believers who would dare to post such a status message.

      My sister has a thing on her facebook profile that declares she’s not afraid to admit she’s a christian. Wow!! Heady stuff there, right?

  13. Remember color organs? Somebody turned their house into one for Christmas!

    Just a little bobsled, we call it ol’ Saint Nick
    But she’ll walk a tobogan with a four speed stick
    She’s candy apple red with a ski for a wheel
    And when Santa hits the gas, man, just watch her peel.

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