Open Thread, Tuesday 4 February 2014

A look back: Chicago in winter, 1967, in the days when it used to snow in Chicago, before global warming.

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65 Responses to Open Thread, Tuesday 4 February 2014

  1. solaratov says:

    “Life isn’t about trying to survive the storm; but about learning to dance in the rain.” 😉



  2. Here’s another peek into the past. People Magazine, 1976. Nauseating article about child-rapist Woody Allen where he predicts that no one will be surprised when he’s caught in a love-nest with 15 12-year-olds. Because: art makes it all ok. Don’t read the whole thing unless you’re a masochist. Skip to the last paragraph. Hat tip: Corky at iOTW.,,20066950,00.html

    Radio Silence.

    Liberals are evil. What other explanation is there? What if James Woods or any other Hollywood conservative got accused of something like this by a young woman? And yet they praise each other for their “bravery.”

  3. What A Hoot says:

    This article is sending conservatives Patriots in social media into action bombarding the principle of this school because they are hearing the title only so when they read they do not see “Merica Monday”, that was rejected as anything but “American Day”.

    Now, please read this, and wonder how the story got titled and why? We must keep guard or we will be fighting for what we are against, thinking it is what it is not.

    • My 16yo likes to joke about the Murica meme, taking it as a matter of red-neck pride, since he’s a big patriot, but I hate the meme. Or, at least, I hate the lefty use of the meme to mock patriotism. They do it so well.

      • What A Hoot says:

        Well, sounds like you all got caught off guard. Let’s just join with the Regime in making fun of (rules for radicals) of the enemy. Lauging at ourselves is one thing but giving up our name is another. AMERICA. Now that we have joined in being cool, our name is MERICA and who will care, with a bit more time, when it really gets changed? Afterall, it has’s been America for years. Gosh, for years it has been Merica. And Merica becomes the name of the new country; maybe inclusive of all North America. We need to start claiming rednecks, our national treasure (and allies in constitution preservation), as AMERICA — not no MERICA. How easy that hiphop/hollywood/celebrity branch that the Left uses to programme minds, makes it way into our forest.

    • What A Hoot says:

      UPDATE: We apologize for our recent decision regarding My Country Monday and that it was seen as not patriotic. This could not be further from the truth. The original intent of Spread the Love week at Fort Collins High School was to unify the student body.

      When students first proposed Merica Monday, we felt that it was against this unifying theme and disrespectful to our country. Merica is a slang term that is often used in a negative stereotypical way to describe life in the United States. This is what led us to discuss alternatives with students.

      We were surprised that our community interpreted our actions as anti-American. We are a proud public school in America and support many activities to celebrate our great nation. Due to this outpouring of sentiment and misinterpretation of our intentions, we have decided to rename the first day of Spread the Love week to America Day as opposed to Merica Day.

      We look forward to enjoying the creativity and energy of our students as they celebrate their patriotism next week.


      Mark Eversole

  4. Why is the media holding a state funeral with full-monty worship services for this PSH junkie who overdosed on heroin? His face is EVERYWHERE. They’re blabbering about him like he was Mother Teresa. Addict? Check. Terrible father? Check. Acted in a movie once? That’s all it takes for liberals to burst into tears these days. WTF am I missing?

    • barnslayer says:

      Just another Godless self-absorbed liberal. A weak character, too selfish to marry the mother of his children. Too tortured by success to deal with life. Boo f*cking hoo. I saw one of his films. I had to check IMDB or I wouldn’t have known it.
      It was Moneyball…… yawn.

    • texan59 says:

      Ahhh yes. The tortured artist meme. That story is about as worn out as the bath towels I make the grandkids use. 🙄

      Gotta save the good ones for company, ya know. 😉

    • Knight4GFC says:

      What’s the gubmint trying to do? Cool down the earth? Reverse gorebull warming? Isn’t that working against themselves? What’s their motto… “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before…”. This “gorebull whining” gives them the opportunity to control the masses through their “green agenda”. Why would they be ranting and raving madly right now, screaming theories as facts that this “polar vortex” is a result of this gorebull crud! This does not make sense. Why would big bully do this? What would be their agenda for dumping fake snow in the south? Wow. Nutsy article.

    • What A Hoot says:

      Even my Tinnie Collection doesn’t have one of these hats! hahahahahhaha

    • zmalfoy says:

      aw man– I’ve seen this all over my facebook, and it’s been driving me to conniptions. While active efforts at “geoengineering” have been admitted publically, and I have a beef with those efforts. . .this nonsense is straight up retarded. I honestly think it starts with plants working for the NWO, that con the stupid who prefer conspiracy to chemistry, and then we all look like f*cking morons. . .

      • I know! They’re making us respectable skeptics look like idiots, as usual. Meanwhile, the PhDs who sit around academic cocktail parties congratulating themselves about how the science is settled on everything while they get rich on fraudulently-justified grants while falsifying data and fire anyone who disagrees with them are still considered the “good” guys. 👿

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    “Why not do something about the weather?” – Sign in today’s OT Pic. 🙂

  6. texan59 says:

    I don’t know if any of you saw this little ditty from Salon on the misconceptions about communism. Be ready to vomit. 😯

  7. Hey another day goes by without a blink about Darion Marcus Aguilar??? Now that’s worth investigating more about just because it’a so quiet?

  8. More to come on this…..

  9. Sol has been talking about the need to be able to communicate independently. I agree. Some good stuff here:

    • Knight4GFC says:

      Even though the signal may not be anywhere even near as strong as a Ham radio, I still think that the easiest and quickest way to go is Citizen’s Band radio. Single Side Band CB Radio. Licensing not enforced, harder to track, and easiest to get your hands on.

  10. This guy is deadpan hilarious. British muslim tells Obama he doesn’t have a clue.

  11. solaratov says:

    No more effective than a 22LR…


  12. Knight4GFC says:


    “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One –

    “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ

    In the mad dash to vilify the Republicans and Conservatives today many have forgotten the fact that it was the Republican Party that was the champion of Civil Rights and freedom for African Americans

    Some Of The Lost History In The Civil Rights Movement

  13. Knight4GFC says:

    Exclusive–’Alone Yet Not Alone’ Singer Joni Eareckson Tada on Oscar Controversy: ‘Hollywood Is Shunning Christ’

  14. Knight4GFC says:

    “For now, the left is hell-bent on saving some shred of dignity by getting as many young people on board as possible. According to USA Today, the vast majority of Americans have no idea that ObamaCare’s March 31st deadline is looming, so it’s time to enter desperation mode. Today, Enroll America will launch a massive, nationwide, outreach program designed to attract young, female, enrollees.”

    As deadlines loom, desperation sets in

    Dems think women are infantile morons; launch ‘singing pet’ ads to get them to sign up for ObamaCare

  15. Knight4GFC says:

    The State Department is finding the Keystone pipeline as a favorable asset in its latest environmental impact statement, which should pave the way for the President to find Keystone in the national interest by this summer

    Keystone XL: State Department’s Latest Report Is Favorable

  16. Knight4GFC says:

    Thank you bHo.

    Iranian commander answers Obama’s outstretched hand with new hostile threats

  17. Knight4GFC says:

    He’s telling us that “big bully” has plans to do it again.

    Scalia: Internment ruling ‘could happen again’
    ‘In times of war, the laws fall silent’

  18. Knight4GFC says:

    Well, with her birth control pills provided by U.S. taxpayers, I suspect she will have enough money to run a winning campaign… for Cali anyways. 👿

    Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid

  19. Knight4GFC says:

    Hey Barn… GTH OUT OF NY! And tell the rest of your relatives as well. NY has gone to the dark side!

    Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City, Says Mayor de Blasio On The Brian Lehrer Show

  20. Knight4GFC says:

    ‘Gays’ choosing change get reprieve
    9th Circuit puts ruling on hold until Supremes weigh in

  21. Knight4GFC says:

    Obama: ‘Not a smidgen’ of IRS corruption
    President now claims tax agency not targeting conservatives

  22. Knight4GFC says:

    Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence
    Bachmann seeks answers from president, HHS on Obamacare security flaws

  23. Knight4GFC says:

    Obamacare to Cut Work Hours by Equivalent of Two Million Jobs
    CBO report shows that health law is a job killer

  24. Knight4GFC says:

    “The U.S.’s top nuclear negotiator admitted on Tuesday that Iran could continue developing ballistic missiles under the recently inked nuclear accord meant to scale back Tehran’s nuclear program.”

    Iranian Ballistic Missile Program Can Continue Under Deal
    U.S. Negotiator Wendy Sherman: ‘We’ve not shut down’ Iran’s nuke delivery program

  25. Knight4GFC says:

    “A new audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration warned that further changes to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act would create “challenges” for the IRS.”

    Treasury IG to Admin: Stop Changing Obamacare
    ‘Changes in ACA implementation will create challenges’

  26. Knight4GFC says:

    “Ehud Yaari, Arab Affairs correspondent for Israel’s Channel Two, noted last week that local militias in southern Syria have come to look upon Israel as “a temporary ally” as they fight government troops. Israel has not taken part in the fighting but in instances where stray government shells land on the Israeli side of the border Israel has on several occasions fired missiles at the artillery positions.”

    Israel, Jordan Consider Involvement in Syria to Stymie al Qaeda
    Local militias considered a barrier to prevent al Qaeda from establishing foothold in Syria

  27. Knight4GFC says:

    “…I wept as I heard their stories, and I wondered why Christians around the world weren’t incensed by it all.

    Ironically, that meeting in Jordan was not convened by Christians, but by Muslims who cared about the plight of their Christian neighbors.

    At one point, Jordan’s strong and kind king said that ‘it is a duty rather than a favor’ to protect the Christians in the region, and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, a senior adviser to the king, acknowledged that ‘Christians were in this region before Muslims.’ He said, ‘They are not strangers, nor colonialists, nor foreigners. They are natives of these lands and Arabs, just as Muslims are.’

    While I was deeply encouraged by the tone of these Islamic leaders, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “I wonder how many Christians in the West even care about those in the East?’
    We must stand up for Middle East’s persecuted Christians

    “…Weren’t incensed???!” I practically support the notion of another CRUSADE!!! Please forgive me for being suspicious but, these guys must be BAD Muslims. Unless they are just moved by some earthly treasure that they procure from the Christians living under them. I firmly believe that Islam is EVIL. Islam was the fruit of a womanizing, child-molesting, marauding rapist. A flesh-pot that gave in to ANYTHING that he lusted for. Oh, and did I forget to mention that he was visited, often violently, by entities not from Heaven, from which “Islam” came? You shall know a person by their fruits! His fruits were evil in nature, period. Evil cannot beget good and good cannot beget evil. Look at what “Islam” has dealt, as a whole, to this world… Christians and Jews, on the forefront, being the brunt of their “religion of peace”! Christians in today’s world suffer the most persecution because of their beliefs. And by who’s hands do they most suffer from? You guessed it, Muslims! And Jews? Well, let’s just say that Israel faces threats of being wiped off the face of the earth by, again! Muslims!

    I may fall under your term of “Christian (Catholic… OMG! GASP… HACK… COUGH!) Extremists”, but at least I won’t kill your children before your eyes, rape your wife, then saw off your head because you are an INFIDEL! NO! I would not do that. I would tolerate you as a Muslim, living in America, both you and I, abiding by the Constitutional Laws of our land. I may be suspicious but, please forgive me! I think that is understandable – not against the law! Just keep one thing in mind… remember that it was because of people like me that you get to live in the Land Of The Free! Our Country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

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