Open Thread, Friday 15 November 2013

Another fine Terry Roberts photo of the autumn English countryside courtesy of Shalini.


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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50 Responses to Open Thread, Friday 15 November 2013

  1. texan59 says:

    Sorry to brag, but grandson got his first deer last night. Nice 9-point for 9-year old. Gonna eato at Rancho el Gordito! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

    Today’s random image, courtesy of iotw:

    And of course…

    From blogger “thirdtwin.”

  3. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

    Michelle Malkin on Terry Richardson: “Hollywoodโ€™s elite sisterhood is a sexual predator sanctuary.”

  4. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

  5. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

    Extreme cuteness warning: Hat tip, BigFurHat at iotw.

  6. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

    From Ramirez:

  7. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

    Christian Speaker angers students and parents. (parody of this story at The Blaze)
    RICHARDSON, Texas (WNB) – Some parents and students are angry at gender-based comments made by Christian motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo at Richardson High School Wednesday.

    “This guy (Lookadoo) is telling my daughter to be feminine and let guys be masculine, of course I’m mad,” said one student’s mother. “She doesn’t need to be objectified like that.

  8. GruntOfMonteCristo says:

    Obama Building ‘Compliant Officer Class.’
    WASHINGTON (WNB) – A veteran Army intelligence official has disclosed the obvious – that President Obama is purging the military of any dissonant voices in order to safeguard his regime from the only force on earth that can threaten him.

    • What A Hoot says:

      They will go after everybody but the deemed One, the Untouchable One. Not impressed. House Republicans doing something with balls? There is always a woosy reason behind any show or their testosterone.

      • I’m not impressed, either, because I don’t trust them to go through with this one or any other impeachment. However, there’s nothing wrong with going for the henchmen first, in general. If you knock down his minions first, then the big guy falls all the harder. Big IF, though.

        • I would have to agree with Hoot hear. Not only that but I personally believe it is not going to come the way you think it is. People are not sick enough of it. It has to get a lot worse before it is going to get better. When leaders come forth to round up the true Americans and decide to retake back our country and destroy the empire that is in place now…No that definitely is not coming from our present Repubs and the likes like them. Hell, they got us here on their watch anyway. It takes extreme measures for people to decide, and I mean the basic GOOD American, they have to do something about it. And there’s where good leaders are going to come out of preparing, hiding and waiting for their time to move: Yeah unfortunely it is going to get much worse. I believe if you don’t prepare yourself for things to get much worse you are the one whose’s missing the sign of the time!!! We don’t have time to be in serious sin (you loose Grace and Light from above) anymore, you don’t have the pleasure of sucking your thumbs, you don’t have time to be a one man person, you need to prepare your souls, bodies and families for very bad times ahead. Don’t think it could happen? Neither did a lot of Jews? While thousands heeded the signs and evacuated others did not. Strong communities, strong multi families and Faith is what you need to survive the times coming. Protection, food, alcohol, clothing, medical, and other ways of trade is good. Back up plans out of the cities. Out of the suburbs where a lot of the looting gets done from the Have’s by those who don’t have and are GOING to take. Gangs will be a biggie and ideal for young ones who don’t have strong family, religious or communal ties. It can and most likely will happen almost overnight. Disasters always happen that way. One day you are fine and the next day the towers are coming down and people are in shock. It’s not a joke that they are already preparing for mass rioting in every major city. They know it’s coming. It is in their plans! Never ever let your guard down and be prepared spiritually also. If you keep yourself clean and free from that which offends God, Trust, Trust and Trust in Him then whatever the outcome you will endure it. Remember the footprints in the sand? Yeah those are His carrying you when times are at their hardest. Not just a saying for nothing. SPIRITUALITY MUST Govern your lives. It will always provide the ground for which all in your community can abide by. If there is a very bad egg, you may have to let them go and leave them in God’s hand. That can be the hardest part of all. Most of the time that will be family, but, you cannot let one bad apple destroy the whole barrel. Trust is a very big issue. If you break it that may be something you never ever get back from the ones you care for so dont break it no matter what. Even criminals have that “trust” thing and just try and break theirs and see where it leaves you. Love, true love should be the bonding unity that keeps all together. Don’t take anyone for granted ever. It is so surprising how many quiet simple grouded ones become the pillars for so many others through hard times.
          I don’t really know what got me going on this but there it is.
          Republicans doing something about Democrats? Never gonna happen, let alone doing something about their own demons. Can’t throw stones when you live in a glass house built on sand at a beach with the big waves coming!

          • solaratov says:

            via WRSA…..

            “…this excerpt from the Everlasting Phelps:

            I am almost physically ill with the dread I am feeling right now. Iโ€™ve said before that I have thought about armed revolution before. It is something that I think everyone who considers himself a patriot has to think about ahead of time. You might think about it and say โ€œneverโ€, but you need to think about it.

            I am reminded of the cannibal paradox. The paradox is that there are a lot of people in starvation scenarios who turn to cannibalism and starve anyways. They starve because the cannibalism taboo is so strong that they wait too long and are past the point of no return before they do what they need to survive. There is a point of no return when it comes to revolution.

            Make of it what you will. –S


            • I understand the “physically I’ll” part. Been there for quite awhile with my eyes wide open. I was fortunate enough to have great leaders who started me off (even though I strayed for a few years) with opening my eyes to what is going on. We are stupid (blind) if we can’t see can’t see it now. Now that I am surrounded by at least 30 “like minded” members we are not going to be caught unaware! Or unprepared as far as we can anyway. I only bid to others to try and do the same!

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  10. Knight4GFC says:

    This Could Be One of the Best Cases Ever Made Against Common Core โ€“ No One Expected It to Come From a High School Student

  11. tessa50 says:

    I am sure you guys and gals have seen this by now but I was stunned by this one so wanted to share in case you haven’t. He was tied somehow by his ankles, but still, they pulled it off without the safety measures being used. My hub, who is a driver, when I showed it to him he says, so that’s why they been calling me, in other words wanting him to be one of the drivers. lol, I thought we had switched subjects and was trying to keep up, oh my, all these years married and still get caught by him on the humor.

    • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

      Your hub has a good sense of humor! I think this was an amazing stunt. However they glued his boots to those trucks, the level of steering control that was required – going backwards – was just staggering.

      • solaratov says:

        fron HotAir:
        ” Part of Volvo Trucksโ€™ โ€œCrazy Stunts With Our Trucksโ€ promotional campaign, this effort was apparently the first time JCVD had attempted his trademark stretch between two semis moving in reverse โ€” and for those who doubt, Volvo maintains thereโ€™s no computer-generated trickery or reverse filming underway. (That it demonstrates โ€œVolvo Dynamic Steeringโ€ more than the awesomeness of the muscles from Brussels can and will be argued by future generations, but do note that the trailer on the semis stay straight while backing up.)

        To pull it off, Volvo commandeered a closed airport in Spain and waited for sunrise. Van Damme, being Van Damme, needed only one take to make it work.”

        Volvo’s “Dynamic Steering” uses computers; and they say that they can back up – at speed – over 100 meters with no deviation from a straight line. The driver can turn the wheel as usual, but when the wheel is released, the truck returns to a straight line.
        What’s interesting is the degree of skill necessary to spread the trucks just far enough – and no more.
        (And, of course, that they had to airbrush JCVD’s humongous pair of brass balls out.) ๐Ÿ˜†

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