Photos by Zooey
I definitely waved back, just in case. ;)
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First up: Joe Scarborough!!
“I’ve already said at some point, I want to get back into service, public service, and hopefully I can do it while a Republican’s at the White House,” Scarborough told rightwing talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.
*cough* dead intern *cough* Please proceed, Joe.
In the photo, the woman can be seen using a red marker to list ““reasons why USC WiFi blows.”
Topping her list was the offensive racist slur [n*ggers], followed by “incompetent professors,” “ratchets,” “overpopulated campus,” and “parking.”
I hope Mummy & Daddy haven’t wasted too much money on little precious’s party weekends.
According to the Kansas “Successful Families Program“, an eligible family of four in a “high cost/high population” area would be eligible for $497 in cash assistance per month in addition to receiving food stamps.
With that windfall, future recipients would be banned from using those funds to go on cruises, use them to pay for tattooing or body piercing, pay for psychics, or go to spas to get massages or manicures.
Additionally, funds may not be used in casinos, jewelry stores, video arcades, lingerie shops or any sexually oriented retail business, or to pay bail-bondsmen.
Because it’s not enough to treat families on TANF like they’re moronic children; the state has to grind the humiliation into their bones with the heel of its boot.
You know, I was going to call this post “This Week in Fuckery,” but I didn’t want it to be fifteen pages long — so I only chose three items. You can thank me for my thoughtiness by liking the post, and leaving an insightful comment. Or snark…rudeness — okay rudeness is acceptable too, but it has to be witty. ;)
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This is some cool footage — literally — of the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse, taken from the Polish Polar Station in Norway.
Apparently, this guy wasn’t attacked by a polar bear.
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The current Bob Jones, who, unfortunately for the rest of us, seem to run in perpetuity, has regrets. He now allows that gay people should not be stoned, although they are still sinners.
“I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric. This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago,” Jones said in a statement. “Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger—were my name not attached.”
“I cannot erase them, but wish I could, because they do not represent the belief of my heart or the content of my preaching. Neither before, nor since, that event in 1980 have I ever advocated the stoning of sinners,” he added.
In other words, “I can’t believe I said that out loud.”
But, looking on the bright side, since it seems that we’re ALL sinners in the eyes of the mythical sky fairy, then that puts homosekshuls on equal footing with the rest of us — hence equal rights for everyone!! Yay, Bob Jones III!
I’m sure he’s right onboard with the idea…right?
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It’s been a while since we’ve had a Music Sunday, so here ya go. No, I’m not being lazy — don’t be silly! Heh, you guys need to dance off all that Pi you ate yesterday. ;)
I’ve been hearing Uptown Funk on the radio, and it just friggin’ gets me going like no pop princess or brooding guy with a guitar ever could — or will. They nailed it IMHO.
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Photos by Zooey
So it was a good trip, with beautiful sunny days and cold nights, visits with friends and family, and lower gas prices than Oregon. It’s the little things that count. :)
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I’ve been feeling antsy lately, and winter isn’t making an appearance in the northwest this year, so I decided yesterday that I’m taking a road trip. I’d love to finally take that trip to the Grand Canyon, but the time of year is still too iffy, so it’s a trip to Idaho to see my baby boy and friends — the few people who aren’t…um, odd…well…kinda sorta…er, nevermind.
All y’all try not to miss me too much, and I’ll see you next weekend — possibly in time to post my next Sunday Roast. Maybe. ;)
This is our daily open thread — I’m off to the Gem State (it’s not all potatoes, ya know).