Open Thread, Saturday 6 July 2013

Art from Assassin’s Creed III artists.


About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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48 Responses to Open Thread, Saturday 6 July 2013

  1. barnslayer says:

    Still in Independence Day mode here. Found this on youtube. It’s the entire film and, in my opinion, worth watching. God Bless America!

  2. Knight4GFC says:

    30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria

  3. Some great stuff on the Kerry lies from the State Dept over the last few days.

    Chrissy put together this graphic, and the point of her rant is that Obama tweeted this photo just to mock those who were upset about the State Dept lying about Kerry going kayaking during a state emergency. This is unreal. When was the last time we had a POTUS who went to this level of effort to rub it in our faces that his administration is MIA?

    • barnslayer says:

      What better, more thoughtful Independence Day gift from the leader of our nation than a contrived picture of him enjoying himself. How much of our tax dollars did that cost? No clouds so no lightning strike… too bad.

    • These filthy Islamic pigs (sorry pig population that provides us with bacon, no offense intended for them)!!!
      Your leader died at the hands of a JewishWOMAN, eating LAMB (significant to Christ BTW) that had to kill you because you could never digest CHRISTIANITY ANYWAY! You stinking scum MPBWY!!!

  4. solaratov says:

    What we have here is a failure to communicate……..


    • barnslayer says:

      Well after all… it was another woman.

      • zmalfoy says:

        “I call her Viera. She is my absolute favorite gun.” *snickers*

        • barnslayer says:

          Hey Z! I never thought about that. Guys who name their rifle/shotgun etc. use a girls name. (My shotgun is named Missy… hopefully that will change soon). Women use girls names too?

          • zmalfoy says:

            I only named my rifle so far– I got on St. Valentine’s weekend, so I named it Valentine (which is a dude’s name). Haven’t named the pistol yet.I’m not sure if there’s a traditional naming convention among girls, though giving male names would make a ton of sense . . . I mean, I get that modes of transportation are generally “feminine”, but weapons. . . I dunno. I’d feel a bit awkward shooting a “Big Girl” instead of a “Bog Boy”. . . but maybe that’s my inner sauciness objecting 😛

          • Coyote says:

            HAHAH! I named my Mossberg 500A “Mossy”.

            Damn…and to think I was feeling a little nuts for doing so…

    • barnslayer says:

      If they misbehave, arrest them. No exceptions. We can’t allow these commies to take over (anymore than they already have).

  5. oh darn it! We missed the party and celebration of the death of Halabi!! How could I forget to do that? Nothing like celebrating the death of one of the worlds most evil creatures on earth. BTW most say the date is June 8th 632 A.D.

  6. solaratov says:

    via Hot Air……….

    Got the following in an email. It’s in I guess the current issue of Newsweek. Hard to believe they would print this though.

    Better late than never

    Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by the liberal media.

    I Too Have Become Disillusioned.

    By Matt Patterson (columnist – opinion writer)

    Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?

    Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

    He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

    Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass . Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.

    Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

    Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

    Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell,and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.

    And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

    What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

    The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)

    And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track.) But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

    In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.


    • “When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense,” because it was YOUR FAULT for holding our Presidency in such low value that YOU voted for this insufferable fool which YOU need to take responsibility for and Stop blaming everybody else!! After all YOU did it TWICE in a row and will do exactly the same thing again if YOU can’t stand up on your feet like a man and admit YOU were wrong!!!!

      • zmalfoy says:

        A-frickin-men! As much as I savor the luke-warm schadenfreude of seeing some people come to their senses– until they also take responsibility, I’m not satisfied. Own your error, people, to ensure you never make it again. All this “Mistakes were made” BS isn’t good enough. I want old-school Catholic-style Mea-culpas and shows of repentance, otherwise, I don’t believe the lesson is learned.

        • Thanks for the comeback Z. I am just fed up with all the labeling and reasons yada yada yada……. Look in the mirror and hold everyone ACCOUTABLE. BTW I was working on a piece of property when this ole (ole’r n me 🙂 ) guy who dozing his property shows me his picture he taking to his stupid drinking buddies (as he put it). It was a pic do Joe B, Obummer, Peloski,,Hitlery, and several others of the same rank, all in line with Jailbird outfits on and handcuffed. He had downloaded it from his website and was funnier n heck. I want one of those pics.

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