Open Thread, Monday 9 June 2014

Soooooo, how, exactly, do freshwater snails kill 10,000 people a year???


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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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48 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 9 June 2014

  1. Pistol Pete says:

    Soooooo, how, exactly, do freshwater snails kill 10,000 people a year???
    Easy:people see how much it costs for an order of escargot and have heart attacks.

    • I used to harvest a lot of escargot snails out of my garden (to make fertilizer out of them, and keep them off the tomatoes, not to eat) when we were living in northrun California. Just catching them having, uh, “intimate relations” was enough to give anybody a heart attack. Talk about disgusting.

  2. Pistol Pete says:

    How about starting your Monday with news of a new projectile.You probably already know of this new bullet and the website.It has a number of firearms-related articles.

    This is the last bullet you’ll ever need — watch and see the technology for yourself
    Meet the RIP round from G2 Research. Not only does this bullet look scary, it does scary things. It was intended to be used for gun-toting women against would-be attackers, and it’s guaranteed to kill anyone dumb enough to assault anyone who has this in the chamber.

    Just thought you might enjoy it.

  3. Knight4GFC says:

    Judicial Watch alleges that in 2009 then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and then-deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, on behalf of the Obama administration, both used their position and influence as highly placed federal employees to affect the outcome of federal elections – in direct violation of the Hatch Act, which states that an employee may not “use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.” Emanuel is now mayor of Chicago and Messina now runs the Obama White House-allied Organizing for America (OFA) and is a political consultant…

    Read more here: Judicial Watch Files Suit against Office of Special Counsel over White House Scandal Stonewall

  4. Knight4GFC says:

    Lone Survivor Navy SEAL Has a Response If He’d Want US to Trade His Freedom for 5 Vicious Terrorists

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    As if it weren’t bad enough that even convicts qualify for Obama amnesty, check out what’s going on in Arizona; the federal government is dumping an unknown number of illegal immigrants caught in Texas at bus stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

    The feds didn’t even have the courtesy to give state officials a heads up that hundreds, possibly thousands, of illegal aliens would be dropped off for processing by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and subsequently released into the general population. A chunk of the migrants got apprehended in Texas over Memorial Day weekend after crossing into the state through the Rio Grande Valley, according to news reports.

    Evidently Border Patrol agents in Texas are overwhelmed because there’s been a huge surge in illegal crossers in one concentrated area and the Obama administration hasn’t provided an increase in manpower. So someone at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came up with the brilliant idea of simply shuffling the weekend influx of illegal aliens to another state. In all, more than 400 families were relocated to the Tucson area as part of the operation…

    Read more here: Feds Dump Illegal Aliens Caught in Texas at Ariz. Bus Stations

  6. Knight4GFC says:

    Hillary “What Difference Does It Make?” Clinton made a remarkable statement this week that fell by the wayside of the Bergdahl and VA scandals engulfing her former boss’s presidency.

    The one-time Secretary of State, pimping her new book “Hard Choices,” declared in her chapter on the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks in Benghazi that “There will never be perfect clarity on everything that happened…”

    Read more here: Clinton Shocker: ‘Will Never Be Perfect Clarity’ on Benghazi

    • Hillary: “There will never be perfect clarity on everything that happened…”
      Yeah, not until your criminal trial, lady. Then, maybe.

      • Pistol Pete says:

        not gonna happen.She states she MAY talk to a commission as long as she approves of their manners.The media are already laying the foundation for her defense.

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    Dr. LOUDON: You know, I will say to you, Lou, I am very, very concerned about the mental stability of this President at this point. Some of his behavior seems irrational to me. It seems beyond that of just a typical narcissistic, arrogant, sort of, ‘I’m a leader of a big country and I feel tyrannical at the moment’ kind of attitude. It really seems to me like this President is demonstrating behavior that is not only anti-American, but irrational and erratic and perhaps not exactly what we might want to deem sane…

    Read more here: Psychology Expert Worries ‘Erratic’ Obama May Not Be ‘Sane’

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    Oklahoma became the third state to officially dump the Obama administration-pushed national education standards known as Common Core, handing a major victory to opponents of the deeply controversial scheme following another success in South Carolina last week. On June 5, under major pressure from across the state, Republican Governor Mary Fallin (shown) signed legislation passed recently by the legislature in a landslide, officially repealing the national standards that have sparked a nationwide uprising among parents and teachers…

    Read more here: Oklahoma Dumps Common Core as Dominoes Fall

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    Talk about discrimination. Infuriating.

    A Colorado baker found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple must go through sensitivity training as part of his penance and rehabilitation. In December of last year, Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer found Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, guilty of discriminating against same-sex couple Dave Mullin and Charlie Craig when he told them in July 2012 that he couldn’t bake them a wedding cake because homosexual behavior conflicted with his Christian beliefs…

    Read more here:Baker Who Refused Same-sex Couple Must Take Sensitivity Training

    • Pistol Pete says:

      The gay mafia do this on purpose.They could get any bakery to do a cake for them.They pick the one with Christian principles to isolate and set up for humiliation by the progressive media hordes.They get some kind of perverse sense of retribution causing straight people pain.

  10. Knight4GFC says:

    UN Taps Israel Critic for Top Human Rights Post
    Experts concerned about continued anti-Israel bias

  11. Knight4GFC says:

    Jeff Miller: Eric Holder Has Not Responded to Questions on VA Scandal
    Miller: Holder’s Lack of Response ‘Is Typical’

    • I say fair is fair. The Left got their Watergate, resulting in prison terms for almost an entire administration. I think we should not be satisfied until 10-15 top members of this admin are in jail.

      And the first one to do the perp walk should be Eric Holder.

      • Pistol Pete says:

        Never gonna happen.Woodward and Bernstein staunchly defended Slick Willie because they got a presidential scalp to hang on their belts,but won’t let republicans get one of theirs.I can promise you no democrat will ever see the inside of a cell for any of this.The press won’t allow it.

    • Pistol Pete says:

      He’s not going to answer any questions.Never has,never will.Barry has his back and he has nothing to fear.

  12. Pistol Pete says:

    I normally do an all-good news post on Friday.Maybe a little on Monday wouldn’t hurt:
    Teen Finishes 40-Mile Walk While Carrying Brother
    A Michigan teenager carrying his 7-year-old brother on his back has battled heat, rain, fatigue and more to finish a 40-mile walk to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.

    Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee walked from his junior high school not far from the Ohio boundary to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He carried his brother, Braden, throughout the two-day journey.

    There is a very famous Norman Rockwell painting of a young boy riding on his older brothers’ back.The caption was:he ain’t heavy,mister…he’s m’brother.
    The Hollies did a song in the late 60’s with that title.I found this as a soundtrack to a tribute to fighting men.
    Hope you like it.

  13. Pistol Pete says:

    Glastonbury: Animal rights activists launch petition to ban Metallica

    Festival goers attempt to stop Metallica headlining Glastonbury due to frontman’s association with bear-hunting
    Guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield is an avid hunter who is also a member of America’s National Rifle Association, will narrate an eight-part History Channel TV series called The Hunt, which documents the killing of Kodiak brown bears in Alaska.
    Let the animal rights wackos live on nuts and berries.As Sarah Palin famously said:there’s a place for all wild animals….right next to the mashed potatoes.

  14. Pistol Pete says:

    Man in gorilla suit shot with tranquilliser dart at Tenerife zoo

    A man is recovering in hospital after being shot with a tranquilliser dart when he was dressed as a gorilla at a zoo

    Police on the Spanish island received a call from a panicked member of the public, who said that a gorilla had escaped from its pen in Loro Park zoo, and was seen running around the theme park.

    A vet was called, and on spotting the creature fired a tranquilliser dart at its leg with enough sedative to fell a 200kg beast.

    Ours is not the only country with its quota of idiots.

  15. Pistol Pete says:

    KISS MY BASEBALL BAT: Father Tunes Up Teacher For Texting His 15yr. Old Daughter

    Police said the incident happened after the teacher showed up at the girl’s family’s home. Authorities did not identify the 42-year-old male teacher or the father. Neither has been charged with a crime.

    The 15-year-old girl’s family called police after finding the messages, which police said “described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student.”
    If the pedophile creep is still walking,dad needs to spend more time in the batting cage.

  16. Just stole this Putincize video from Bob, who stole it from somebody else who stole it from the Kimmel Show. Whew! All that stealing makes me tired!

    • Pistol Pete says:

      I had this cached,but after a weekend of research I had way too much stuff to fit into one post.
      Don’t think of it as stealing,Grunt.Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    • zmalfoy says:

      OMG! I think I just snorted a salt & vinegar chip! *dying!* LMAO!

      I shouldn’t laugh, maybe, because I’m sure if someone made a vid of my tubby self at the gym, it’s be pretty amusing too.

      That said. . . I’m pretty sure I press more than he does. (looks like gorram Erkel tryin’a fly. . .)

  17. texan59 says:

    For those of you who do not consider yourself a true oenophile, this might help a bit. 😉

    That’s inspired! -Grunt

  18. zmalfoy says:

    Amid all the “ick”, “Ugh” and “blech” in the news, here’s something sweet (and you don’t need to know Japanese to enjoy):

  19. Knight4GFC says:

    There is now an unprecedented crisis unfolding at the border. The flow of illegal immigrant youth across the southern border is on track to reach 130,000 next year—a projected increase of more than 2,000% from 2011. The White House estimates the cost of “resettling” these illegal immigrants in the United States will reach $2.3 billion in a single year…

    Read more here: Exclusive–Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama ‘Committed to Escalating’ Lawlessness at Border

    • Solaratov says:

      Why are we resettling” them? I thought the idea was to catch the little urchins and ship them back where they came from.
      Did congress change the law while I was unconcious?

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