Open Thread, Wednesday 22 May 2013



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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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41 Responses to Open Thread, Wednesday 22 May 2013

  1. Aussie says:

    First to make a comment but then again it is my bed time 🙂

  2. Knight4GFC says:

    Obama Administration Now Favors Muslim Clerics for Christian American Military Burial Services

  3. Coyote says:

    See? This is a dog-and-pony show. Nothing will become of it. The corrupt do not have to testify. The corrupt merely have to plead the 5th and nothing will happen. This show will end by the end of the week and we will suffer for it.

    • I’m still hoping for better, but I think you’re probably right. When people start going to jail – the right people – then we’ll know they’re serious. But I think they’ve figured out that Americans are not going to demonstrate in the streets if nobody goes to jail, so they just haul out the dog and pony and call it good. Bastards.

      • texan59 says:

        Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

        “When people start going to jail”

        Apparently, the way all this works now is that jail is only for us in flyover country. If you work for the gubmint you get promoted or retired with full benefits.

    • texan59 says:

      They aren’t done yet. We’re working on it.

      “despite media reports and legislators heralding the death of the divisive educational program, major elements remain in place”

      Those districts who are using this abomination are being told by those running the scam to download all lesson plans and save to their computers. While there would then be no program in view, the schools and teachers could still use the lesson plans until someone makes them stop.

      I was not aware until the other day that none of CSCOPE fell under the purview of our State Board of Ed. There is still no one laying claim to enabling this to go into place from the start. Rumor has it that one of our State Senators, Dan Patrick has something to do with it, but no smoking gun has been found yet. 👿

  4. Lois Lerner: Weasel. Via iotw.

  5. ZurichMike says:

    I am at a conference in Madrid, and took some free time to go to the Prado Musum, where some of the world’s most glorious masterpieces are housed. One in particular moved me to tears (and it’s not listed as one of the “must see” masterpieces). It is The Pieta by Daniele Crespi. The look on the Blessed Mother’s face — combining anguish, awe, acceptance, pleading — and the strength she shows supporting Christ — and the little angel in the background wiping away a tear — I am weeping just writing this. Here is a link to a print of the painting, which is about 6 x 4.5 feet.

    • That is very moving, ZMike. Thank you for finding that print. I will keep that for future blog use, and I’ll look for a larger image with better detail. The original must really be something to see.

      Please keep us informed while you’re in Madrid. We’ve been thinking a lot lately of traveling there. I read recently that things are getting bad economically, though. Word is that many apartment buildings (and other buildings) in Madrid are full of squatters due to the high unemployment. Have you seen any obvious signs of that?

      • ZurichMike says:

        I’ve only been in the area just north of the museums and town hall, which is very nice and does not seem worse for the wear nor any evidence of sqyuatters. I am generally not a a “big city”person so I am only here really for the conference. You would never know by the people you see in the restaurants that there is an economic crisis in Spain. However, I think even official estimates put unemployment around 20%. Yikes! I am assuming these live on the outskirts of the city.

  6. Marijuana not the only drug easily available at UC-Boulder, apparently.

    How many rescue personnel does it take to restrain one unruly naked 21-year-old college co-ed tripping on shrooms in the woods? Only 35. Her mother must be so proud.

    • barnslayer says:

      Cool to watch. Drastically limited range and payload if ever used this way. I’m sure air to air combat suffers as well. I’m also reading the climate will affect VTOL abilities. With the awesome helicopters available it seems a wasteful bit of overlap.

      • Right. Just like with the Harrier, it’s a neat trick, but it uses up most of its fuel if ever forced to do something like this. And like you say, the payload isn’t great. The pilot might have to limit the number of sticks of gum he brings on board.

    • texan59 says:

      It is apparently a crime in the eyes of the genius’s running the Country if you follow the tax laws that they put on the books. 👿

  7. texan59 says:


    BabaWawa’s baby girl might just have a drinkin’ problem. .218! 😯

  8. texan59 says:

    Our esteemed jr. Senator, the young Ted Cruz is a very wise man – I don’t trust my own party.

  9. Growing list of sheriffs, police chiefs and organizations saying ‘no’ to Obama gun control.

    • texan59 says:

      That was a splendid vivisection of the IRS turd.

      • I heard that Issa was hauling Lois back in and plans to treat her like this. Let’s hope so. But nobody kicks butt like Gowdy kicks butt.

        • texan59 says:

          Apparently there are a number of folks who didn’t know who he was. When will the knives of ValJarr come out with some BS about him.

        • Aussie says:

          I am now looking forward to Gowdy using his prosecutor skills on Lois Lerner as well as more questions for Miller.
          Also there are a few people in the White House who need to be questioned under oath.

  10. Moving pic of dog “standing guard” over dead body in aftermath of Moore, OK, tornado. Dog was later reunited with owner, who survived.

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