Open Thread, Monday 30 December 2013

Lady Liberty is a midget in comparison.  Tallest statue in the world: “The Motherland Calls,” in Volgograd, Russia. Yesterday, a suicide bomber killed at least 16 in an explosion in a Volgograd train station (Sunday) in one of the first of many terrorist attacks expected to plague preparations for the nearby Sochi Olympics.


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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16 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 30 December 2013

  1. solaratov says:

    America’s Internal Checkpoints…

    Papers, citizen!

    We have always been at war with Eastasia……………


    • texan59 says:

      I saw this earlier today on FB. Awhile back I saw some of the videos of “non-compliance”. So far, I haven’t run into any of these down this way. I don’t know if I could pull it off the way some of these guys have done. At my age, I’m not real enthused about getting tased, but I do know that I wouldn’t just roll over either. This is getting way out of hand, and I don’t doubt for a minute that checkpoints wouldn’t be put up within a few hours or days if barry so ordered. 👿

  2. solaratov says:

    Build a man a fire, and he will be warm that night. Set a man on fire, and he will be warm for the rest of his life. – WRSA Reader


    • Saw that once on Bob’s “Thought of the Day.” Twisted but funny. Makes you wonder about some more possibilities….

      Give your kid some meat and he will eat for a day. Teach your kid to hunt and you will never get a moment’s peace for the rest of your life.

      Do your husband’s laundry and he will be clothed for a day. Teach him to do it himself and you will be amazed at how fast he bleaches everything so that you never ask him to do the laundry again.

      Give a liberal a warm panini and they will be satisfied for a day. Teach them how to… Awww, who am I kidding? You can’t teach a liberal anything and they will certainly NEVER be satisfied.

    • texan59 says:

      If I ever have a day when I’m feelin’ grumpy, I always come over here knowing I can count on sol or Bob to make me feel like I’m havin’ a million-dollar day. 😉

  3. Good morning all. I just love this morning bible verse of the day. Helps keep things in perspective when dealing with all of the stuff we need to. We are in the midst of a thunder storm (for the last 24 hours) and has not let up yet. Snows on the mountain. Gotta love Hawaii!

    • How do you know there’s snow on the mountain if you’ve been in a thunderstorm for 24 hours? Maybe it all melted off while you were inside? I can see the snow on our mountains because it’s sunny here in Colorado. Ok, there’s also snow on the ground here, but at least it’s sunny! 🙂 Hey, have you had a chance to make the trip down to Kadota’s yet?


        Aloha Grunt, don’t think of me as an ungrateful wretch, but here at the GFC homestead webare in the middle of the plague. One thung about numbers is whaen the virus is going around it becomes pandemic! Not one of us has been spared. 100-103.8 fevers, brochitus, headaches and headcolds along with a mess of other stuff. This has been going on for the las5 5hree weeks and has wrecked havoc. At least alll of us have been off work for the last 5 days but I personally have been crazy trying to help keep the sicker ones going and the supply and demand for meds and attention. I am most grateful for you kindness and can’t wait for the moment to finally take a breather and have a couple of shots in honor of a good friend called GRUNT! Will write soon.

  4. texan59 says:

    One tweet says it all.

  5. texan59 says:

    Watch out when you try to trade in your electric clown car. 🙄

  6. You could work as a comedian if all you did was read iowahawk tweets. How does he do it?

    “Eliot Spitzer may have not invent strangling prostitutes while wearing black socks, but he elevated it to an art form.”

    “If there’s a war against women, Eliot Spitzer is its Curtis R. LeMay …”

    “@Lis_Smith oh hey look, your boyfriend made the paper this morning …”

    “There will never be a headline to top this one: “David Brooks to teach humility at Yale””

    “You know, the worst thing about teaching Humility at Yale is dealing with all those assholes whining about getting a B.”

    “”Look Professor, my parents paid $8000 tuition for this class, and a B is out of the question. I need a 3.9 to get to Humility grad school.””

    “If Yale wants to teach humility, they should put Auto Shop in the core curriculum.”

    “Awestruck by the cosmic irony of Melissa Harris Perry calling someone else a token.”

    “My white brother adopted a white kid. Phew! Now MSNBC can’t accuse him of racism.”

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