Yeah, cuz why the hell not?
One of the biggest problems this country has is the American Taliban, and Kirk Cameron aka bad actor turned the only thing anyone would buy, is one of their most stupid leaders. This is the guy who thinks the banana — one of the most tampered with, most engineered fruits on the friggin’ planet — is proof that “god” exists.
I hope Randy and Kirk will be very happy together. We all know Randy’s mother approves, and frankly, who cares what Kirk’s mom thinks? She raised a hateful assholierthanthou bigot.
This is our daily open thread — Wut up?
Why do actors, even the lousy ones (Ronald Reagan) think that an acting career qualifies them for a political career and the destruction of a nation?
A banana is an herb.
Bananas in the wild are virtually inedible.
They have seeds which are prolific, the size of large birdshot and will break your teeth they are so hard.
Bananas do not ripen on the stalk, they must be harvested and stored in a cool dark place before they ripen.
Bananas are… scratch that. The corporations that farm bananas are responsible for wiping out entire indigenous villages, the overthrow of governments, forrest destruction and pollution.
You go Kirk Cameron!
I”m glad you’re so well informed.
August 5th is International Beer Day. What will you be drinking?
Thanks bmm, that’s as good a reason as any to start the day off with a cold brew… pop, fssst, gulp, gulp, ahhh.
If you’re going to be drunk all day you have to start drinking early.
I think I’ll be having a Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA
The Czech Republic, followed by Germany, leads the world in beer consumption.
Maybe a Plsner Urquell instead of a Dogfish Head.
Excellent choice, my favorite beer when I can afford it!
Thanks for the alert.
I might try something from the local brewery.
I don’t know.
Back in beer heaven for the weekend, the Oregon coast.
I’m still working on breakfast, and a photo post down below of yesterday’s delicacies.
A mad dash up from the mad rivers of California coincided with sunny weather and a chance to revisit old haunts. The day is young, pulling tansy ragwort with the IPR (Invasive Plant Removal) gang, then perhaps 90 minutes or so to sample an IPA.
I’ll be drinking whatever is served at a 3 year old’s birthday party. I hope it’s not sweet tea.
For occasions like that one needs a flask.
Well that’s just pukka that is! Beer Day! I thought every day was Beer Day 🙂
Well let’s see – I too have a Dogfish 90 minute IPA which has zero chance of lasting the day, Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA *and* an as yet untapped homebrewed keg of German Weizbier…..
…. I need to attack ‘blackberry corner’ in the back garden first though.
Are Wayne and I the only ones who are going to stay sober today? Damn!
Pachy, are you planning to drink, or indulge in your other favorite pastime? 😉
In 1988 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany, my companion ordered “ein grosses bier” and upon seeing a fine schooner of beer I told the Bardame, “me too”… she brought me two schooners!
Then I guess it is a double for me. 🙂
This morning, I was sitting on my porch watching this dragon fly. It was so beautiful. It sat on the dead flower heads and every once in a while it would leave to catch and eat a tiny insect that rose from the flower bed. Lovely.
Cough, hack cough, hold… hold… hold…. ahaaaaaaa, damn that’s good shit and ain’t the beer cold!
Pachy, although I swore that I would never set foot in Florida, a visit with you would be well worth it!
50 years ago today was the day before my 10th birthday. My family was vacationing at a beach cottage on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. My parents surprised me with my first transistor pocket-size radio which I turned on immediately and listened to all day.
I remember thinking it was pretty neat that only I was the one to hear the news of the day, and I excitedly ran from the lake shore up to the cottage to tell everyone that Marilyn Monroe was dead.
I remember the transistor radio. It was the thing to have in those days. Marilyn had a tough life. She was beautiful and the greedy took advantage of her.
Have a happy birthday.
Happy Birthday, a day early. 🙂
Thanks for the early birthday wish!
I wanna hang on to 59 as long as possible.
I know my hearing’s not great, but didn’t John Mellancamp sing, “Hang on to sixty, as long as you can. Change’ll come around soon, make us women and men.”?
I’m only 52. I know I can’t wait. 🙂
Speaking of actors and not knowing what they are talking about – Clint Eastwood piles on the stupid in his deeply considered and substantive endorsement of Rmoney:
Eastwood hits the irony ball out of the park on that one.
And yet, he endorses Romney. Clint is not firing on all cylinders, or he’s buying into the rich guy theme. Or both.
Clint supports Mitt because he says, “the country needs a boost.” Nailed it, Clint. Sheesh.
Remember, Clint originally endorsed Herman Cain.
Clint Eastwood is a Libertarian. That should explain it.
In that case, Clint should have been a Paulestinian.
A libertarian: a name given to oneself as an self-patronising excuse for one’s own sociopathic self-regard
Ah, I didn’t know that. It explains a lot.
Hey Clint! Dismissed.
Gotta love it. Harry Reid put the Republicans on defensive. It is unbecoming of an RNC chair to call a Senator unsavory names.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Reid doesn’t need to say another thing. He has managed to get the GOPr’s knickers in a knot.
I love this total wreck of a non-sequitor from Rince:
“I think this president has a problem with the American dream,” Priebus said. “That he would trot out Harry Reid and try to divide this country and spread this division and hatred, it’s ridiculous, it’s wrong, it’s untrue.”
Huh? WTF? Is he taking speaking lessons from Palin?
The GOP has tossed out the dog whistle, and replaced it with a bugle.
I’m beginning to think that Rince is worst than Michael Steele.
Oh geez. And the hits just keep on coming.. Sometimes I just want to weep for my Wisconsin.
Another great victory for the NRA, and their ugly stupid racist/bigot tools.
The NRA must support shooting police officers.
Here’s an MIT prototype of a 3D printer that fits in a suitcase. To say that it’s crude is an understatement — so was the Wright Bros. airplane — but it’s an impressive technical achievement:
As a fish for Pisces.
Several people have been shot after a gunman opened fire on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Patch reported.
The incident occurred on Sunday morning in Oak Creek.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, witnesses say that as many as 30 people may have been shot.
The AP confirms the incident.
Witnesses told WTMJ that the suspect oped fire inside the temple. Police have not released any information about the suspected shooter and no deaths or injuries have been confirmed by authorities.
on an update:
So the perp was Larry The Cable Guy.
That’s who I kinda had in mind.
Hmmmm, I think I could make a “wild guess” right about now, but I shouldn’t rush to judgment.
*cough* racist teabagger *cough*
“The suspect has been described as a large, white male wearing a sleeveless shirt.”
Thank heavens he wasn’t wearing a costume. That’d get him in real trouble.
Larry “Thank You For Coming Out Today” Craig is trying to get his bathroom bust trip re-classified as an official Senate trip, to get him out of trouble with the FEC.
Well yeah, it was a business trip: Sex in a bathroom stall ain’t free, ya know!
Polling constituents gets tougher all the time. Gots to hustle those votes wherever you find them, doncha know.
*tap tap tap tap*
After all, it is called a blow job/
Larry Craig creates jobs in bathrooms across the country. 😉
I don’t think per deim is meant for criminal fines.
Top CEOs will decide the future of this country, thankyouverymuch.
“When fascism comes to Amurka it will be wrapped in excess body-fat and carrying a mispelled sign”
The Mars Rover is coming in ‘right down the pipe’…
Dedicated to the men and women of the Mars Rover team:
I’ve got my geek on in anticipation of the “Curiosity” touch down!
Too bad it doesn’t have oxygen.
Axelrod calls out Wallace over false claim about blocking military voters
I’m glad he did this on Fux. It might not make a difference to true believers, but it might get through to those with a few remaining brain cells.
Chris Wallace is a tool in more ways than one.
With the dullest edge, that’s for sure.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife says he was ‘debilitated by depression’
His wife and the people around him did him no favors by being so secretive.
Depression is debilitating. I remember working at a Psychiatric hospital and having a patient diagnosed with depression tell me, “I wish people would understand that depression is just as deadly as cancer.” I will always remember her remark.
It really is, and unfortunately, many people and their loved ones never see it coming.
I’ve been dealing with depression, it does suck. Decided to see a therapist and make changes in my life, including cutting alcoholic friends and crazy women out of my life. Of course none of the women at the Zoo are crazy… 😉
We are wonderful 🙂 I’ve had serious bouts with depression, too. After spending some time with a wonderful psychologist and a caring psychiatrist, I learned things about myself and as a result, I have learned how to deal with depression. I’ve decided that it won’t rule my life.
BTW, I added one more link to Wayne’s “7 Minutes of Terror” thread from yesterday.
The sun is over the yardarm somewhere in the Empire ….. Alaskan Kolsch Summer Ale 🙂
That’s what my Gran would say just before “taking her medicine”!
(on that note – Jane and Wayne I, too, will be joining the ‘non-alcoholic drinkers’)
[Mind you, I’m not implying those who imbibe are alcoholics]
Nor are you implying we’re not? 😉
Read into it what you will… 😉
I’m drinking plain old iced tea, and enjoying the cool, gusty breeze that’s escorting the small thunderstorm hitting us. After yesterday and this morning, it FEELS SO GOOD!
Ice water for me throughout the day, and ice tea later on. Dinner, however, will be moistened a bit with a French white wine.
Sounds like a good plan.
Since I’ve started drinking wine I’ve never contacted malaria, had dysentery, gout, TB, or any colonic maladies, ect. 🙂
6 dead at WI Sikh Temple.
Shooter dead as well, but I have not included him in the above count. He’s not a victim, he’s a murderous terrorist.
Gov. Scott Walker: “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.”
We have to struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence. Srsly? Either Scotty has a learning disability or he lives in a bubble impervious to outside influences and different opinions.
I’m sure prayers are coming soon. “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families… ” isn’t going to stop the next terrorist attack.
The religious right will supply the answer to that “struggle to comprehend the evil…”, and their answer will be that America has abandoned God, and that gun-control advocates are really imps of Satan, and of course President Obama is the anti-Christ and the LIBRULS are his minions, or some such twaddle.
It’s not safe to go to church or movies or shopping malls. And the terrorists are not from outside our nation. These are home grown terrorists threatening and killing Americans. What are the Republicans going to do to stop these terrorists? Aren’t the Republicans big on fighting the war on terror? They are doing a terrible job at keeping Americans safe at home.
What are the GOoPers going to do? Blame President Obama. Because they all know that there was no terrorism before he bowed to a Muslim.
No doubt another plot by that socialist, Marxist, commie, Islamist Obama and the UN to take away all of our guns…. 😉
Oak Creek Temple Shooting reporting Live
Update briefing from officials – scheduled for 3.30p (CDT)
Now scheduled for 4p (CDT)
Why does NBCs Olympic coverage suck? I have not seen a single event in the track and field shown on any of the 3 channels. Water Polo – check, volleyball – check, boxing – check ….
I’m relying on Youtiube to catch up on some events.
Field events haven’t begun. I’ve seen a lot of track events though including the women’s marathon this morning and the emotional 1500 meter final event in the women’s heptathalon, won by a Brit.
Btw, you do know that coverage of all the events is on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSHD or BRAVO, right?
Men’s shot-put has also finished.
The weather map indicates that there will be severe thunderstorms in my neighborhood in about 2 hours. I hope there is no hail.
We had a brief, not-quite-drenching thunderstorm a short while ago, the air feels cooler now. Hope you don’t get hit hard, cats.
For some good reason, the severe weather goes around where I live. We had strong winds and it is still raining but no hail at my place. The air is feeling cooler 😉
That’s the storm that ended the Pocono Nascar race early. That front extends all the way from here in Alabama, to Montreal. It almost got me a brief shower, but it missed. Yesterday the rain missed here, and drenched all around me.
I’m thinking the recent comments by Harry Reid on Rmoney possibly not paying taxes for 10 years is just cannon fodder to inflame the right. While I don’t care for baseless accusations by politicians it is nice to see a democrat do it once in awhile, just to see right wing heads explode. I’m betting Rmoney won’t release anymore tax information because it will truly expose what a rigged game the tax laws are for the very wealthy in this country.
Okay forgive me, my keyboard won’* *ype *he le**er *, so bear wi*h me…
Here’s *he commen* I pos*ed a* *he *hinkProgress *hread (*he key didn’* crap ou* un*il *he very end):
I guess copying and pasting a t where you need one is sillier than using an asterisk! 😀
My fingers make me need a keys*roke – should I use a + sign ins+ead?
I guess I should ask if your keyboard is separate or on a laptop.
I don’t type fast enough to understand your problem, except that by watching Wheel of Fortune, I am aware that the t is one of the most frequently used letters, which increases the task needed to implement my suggestion. It’s also the reason the keyboard died there first.
I just replaced my infrared cordless keyboard with an RF model. Sometimes the pillow I set it on in my lap would block the sensor from seeing the signal. Now the pillow doesn’t affect the RF signal, and that helps me get the keyboard in the most comfortable position. It also came with an RF mouse, but I already had one, which I bought because the old one was double-clicking on single clicks. I was about to throw it against the wall if I hadn’t got another one.
The attack weasels are on the loose! Priebus calls Harry Reid “a dirty liar”. For all we know he might even be right but it’s a bit ironic that at virtually the same time Axelrod was, somewhat more politely, shooting down Mittens’ contention that Obama is suing Ohio to take away the voting rights of service members. Of course, in Mittens’ case we know that he’s a dirty liar and there are mounds of evidence to prove it. I still can’t, for the life of me, understand why Dems are so reluctant to use the “L” word. The Reichwhiners and “librul media” jump all over them no matter what they say so they might as well speak bluntly.
Wisconsin law enforcement is describing the Sikh temple shooting as domestic terrorism.
Oh boy, if they learn that the shooter was a right winger the right will go insane! Although I must say with some of the laws past under Bush and Obama, the ‘domestic terrorism’ label is a bit frightening. Like will they one day consider protestors like OWS as domestic terrorists? We can’t be having the
peasants, I mean domestic terrorists upsetting our overlords on Wall Street…
It’s about time.
It’s about time we had another gunapalooza.
Hell, the Aurora shooting faded from the national consciousness a week ago.
I mus* have missed *his one back in April. Maybe because, as Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan repored “…the victims hailed from Korea, Nigeria and the Philippines.”?
Y’all need to pop for a new keyboard. They don’t cost that much!!
BTW, I prefer the * to the +. It’s easier to read.
“BTW, I prefer the * to the +. It’s easier to read.”
wth? The ‘t’ worked in victims.
Those words may have been copied and pasted. Those functions still work.
copied and pas*ed, bmm. Like Wayne said.
Yep…kind of reminds me of an article I read recently on the five year anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, how this nation still has a seriously high number of bridges in poor shape and yet nothing is being done. Maybe after the next shooting tragedy or bridge collapse something will get done…..I wouldn’t hold my breath though.
The empire is in decline………
FBI leading investigation – treating it as Domestic Terrorism.
(wish this Police chief would stop referring to it as a “church”…it’s a Temple)
With my recent return to the hobby of flying model airplanes, and taking advantage of the low prices on Chinese products, I’ve been doing a lot of conversions between metric and American units. Length and mass are pretty straight forward but areas,volumes, and torque get a bit more involved. Anyway, I stumbled on this site and it’s proving invaluable. It also has currency conversions so I have a convenient source if I start buying more stuff from Europe.
That’s a handy site to bookmark – thanks for the link, petelngh!
(how are the fish doing?)
I lost my second oldest fish, a firefish, about a week ago but it was probably a relief because he was almost completely blind and having trouble finding food. The rest are doing great. They are all just about their maximum size and the damselfish have dug nests a couple times but I haven’t seen any eggs.
Speaking of fish:
The drought and heat are killing thousands, if not millions, of fish throughout the Midwest.
That’s bad news for trout and their relatives.
How long will it take for the Reichwhiners to claim that the latest mass shooting wouldn’t have been as bad if the victims had been packing heat? My guess is that someone has already made the claim but I just haven’t spotted it yet.
To which I will reply, “Why wouldn’t those people be safe in a House of Worship without a gun? Does God regularly let people shoot up his houses of worship? Is he unable to stop them?”
In guns we trust… 😉
No doubt supply side Jesus got out of many a jam because he was packing heat and of course if he had a conceal and carry license supply side Jesus would have never been crucified.
Yes, supply-side Jesus is the one C-Street worships.
(Yes, I’m copying and pasting now.)
C’mon, Wayne, these people weren’t praying to the Real God. Why should he protect a bunch of heathens?
Obama’s publicity team strikes out after releasing a photo of him holding a baseball bat during a friendship phone call:
Can already hear Faux and Rush blasting Obama for this. Gee, like nobody ever fidgets around with something while talking on the phone. In this case it happened to be a bat used in baseball, a sport that the President is a fan of.
Team Obama makes some bonehead unforced errors. “You didn’t build that” was an enormous verbal gaffe. Obama is smart enough to realize that the wingnuts can twist any phrase like that.
The baseball bat photo is beyond dumb. This wasn’t a live video feed fer crissakes. Someone thought that would be a good idea, showcasing…what? That Obama looks like the other famous Chicagoan who wielded a baseball bat while doing business — ya know, Al Capone.
I’m not sure what point they were trying to make with the photo.
Just finished two Halloween treat bags for Sandy’s grandkids. Totally cute!!
Now that I’ve got the kinks worked out on the first try, I can make some for the shop. 🙂
It’s nice to be sewing again!
I’m going to have a special request soon 🙂 It is just a little addition to something that you are already making.
Awesome! Just let me know. I’ll be house-sitting for my dad until the 18th, at least, so I’m going to try to get as much done as possible. 🙂
Halloween….!?!?!?! My God, it seems like it was just the Fourth of July…Halloween!?!?!? 🙂
Heh, I have to make things early for the online shop! 🙂
I’ll have to check out the Halloween bags. As I stated before, my daughters are loving the lunch bags.
I’ll take some pics tomorrow morning! I’m glad your daughters are so happy with the sandwich bags. 🙂
I need to make more for back to school!
HERE WE GO…
#RWNJ = Right Wing Nutjob. A friend just saw this on Twitter. This is where they’re going with this. The Obama people are inciting people to commit mass murder in order to spark discussion on gun laws and thereby repeal the Second Amendment.
Sample #RWNJ comment, 1 hour old: another gunman somehow put up to mass murder, sacrificing lives, in an effort to have private ownership of firearms banned in the USA.
Only RWNJs come up with this shit, because they are the only ones sick enough to think this way.
Life is cheap to them — unless you’re a fetus.
badmoodman’s got us going all BOLD. 😉
Don’t know how. Shrug.
Thanks, I don’t wanna be accused of “pulling a Shayne.”
You had the / on the wrong side of your closing b.
How very weird.
The sick fuck Phelps Gang was celebrating the Sikh shooting within minutes of it being reported.
Some people have no soul. They have nothing good about themselves.
Coach Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles, son was found dead this morning in a Lehigh University dorm. The Eagles were in Bethlehem, PA preparing for a preseason game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. My condolences to Andy Reid.
That’s too bad. 😦 It looks like his life caught up with him.
What are those abnormal looking things planted on the chest of Romney’s latest fan? http://crooksandliars.com/nicole-belle/porn-star-jenna-jameson-lusts-after-r
Oh lordy, that looks terrible. 😯
Ooh, something really does not look right there…
I’m calling it a night. Laters. Stay healthy, my friends.
Have a great evening!
G’night Cats. I just got in myself. My son sure has a pile of children.
I don’t know if any of you have followed this child custody case, but perhaps some of those that encouraged this woman to defy a Vermont court order and kidnap this child will actually be brought to justice. I wish Liberty U and Thomas Road Baptist were also on trial.
Whatever happened to minding your own damn business? There was no abuse going on in this situation — at least there doesn’t seem to be any abuse alleged — it’s just your standard custody dispute with a twist. Just because one parent decides she’s going to change her life and leave her relationship, it doesn’t matter if she’s a certain religion or not, the child is not a part of any adult decision. She is not a god-damned pawn. At least she’s not supposed to be!
The parent who ran off with this child should lose custody, and anyone involved in encouraging her or helping her leave the country with the child should be charged and tried. Religious conviction does not put one above the law.
I want this shit to stop!
The situation was made worse by the Virginia courts refusing to recognize the civil union before finally admitting that Vermont had the jurisdiction to determine the custody of the child.
To a sociopath people and relationships are fungible, the loving relationships the child has formed are irrelevant. Ms. Millers advisers might be the true sociopaths here, they’ve used both these people to advance their own agenda.
The whole situation disgusts me, and really pisses me off!
It’s that ‘old time religion/fundamentalist’ crap:
The exceedingly sad part – how are they poisoning the daughter’s mind about her other Mother.
Srsly, all those adults can take a long walk off a short pier, for all I care.
That poor child will pay the highest price for all of this.
“Heart beat tones.
Things are looking good at this time.”
Cruise stage separation…
Final prep for entry.
Heart beat tones
– Seven min. to entry.
“Vehicle doing it’s entry job very well.”
“May get pics just a few minutes after landing.”
– Six minutes. Everything ok at this time.
– Five minutes to entry. Everything is good.
– Three minutes to entry. Still seeing heart beat tones. Still looking good.
– Two minutes entry
– one minute to entry
– 30 seconds
-signals dropped = indicating antennae change
Starting guided entry
Vehicle steering its way to the target
Signal from Odyssey
– Parachute deployed!!!!!
In power flight…
TOUCH DOWN CONFIRMED!!!!!!!
Science porn images are coming down…
(photo) “it’s the wheel down on Mars”
The jubilation, joy and relief in the room are so exciting to watch.
Amazing – the photos showing Curiosity’s shadow on Mars!
I put up a thread w/ link to the live coverage.