Open Thread, Tuesday 1 July 2014

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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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52 Responses to Open Thread, Tuesday 1 July 2014

  1. Pistol Pete says:

    A Disregarded Request From a Beloved Senator Shakes Up Hawaii’s Primary
    WAIANAE, Hawaii — For over 50 years, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Democrat, was the closest thing modern-day Hawaii had to political royalty: He began representing the state in Washington two years before its most famous citizen was even born. As he lay dying in 2012, Mr. Inouye asked the governor, Neil Abercrombie, to appoint Representative Colleen Hanabusa, a protégée and the daughter of a gas station owner here, to fill his seat.

    But Mr. Abercrombie, a fellow Democrat, disregarded that deathbed request, choosing his lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz, as the interim senator instead.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/us/a-disregarded-request-from-a-beloved-senator-shakes-up-hawaiis-primary.html?ref=politics&_r=0

  2. freedom1781 says:

    Virginia Democrat indicted on sex charges over alleged relationship with minor
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/30/virginia-democrat-indicted-on-sex-charges-over-alleged-relationship-with-minor/

    I’ve never heard of Del. Morrissey. Last night I watched the 11 o’clock news on a Richmond channel and not once did they mention he’s a Democrat, so because of their omission, I knew after their segment ended that he is a Dem.

  3. freedom1781 says:

    I’m so tired of hearing liberals screaming that “Hobby Lobby denies women basic healthcare, blah, blah, blah.” Hey, you ignorant libs, inform yourself!!:

    Hobby Lobby Actually Lavishes Contraception Coverage on Its Employees
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381637/hobby-lobby-actually-lavishes-contraception-coverage-its-employees-deroy-murdock#!

    Imagine that a woman starts work at Hobby Lobby tomorrow morning — July 1. She joins Hobby Lobby’s health care plan. It includes access, copay-free, to the following categories of FDA-approved birth-control:

    1. Male condoms
    2. Female condoms
    3. Diaphragms with spermicide
    4. Sponges with spermicide
    5. Cervical caps with spermicide
    6. Spermicide alone
    7. Birth-control pills with estrogen and progestin (“Combined Pill)
    8. Birth-control pills with progestin alone (“The Mini Pill)
    9. Birth control pills (extended/continuous use)
    10. Contraceptive patches
    11. Contraceptive rings
    12. Progestin injections
    13. Implantable rods
    14. Vasectomies
    15. Female sterilization surgeries
    16. Female sterilization implants

    • So many pants on fire. Makes you wonder how bad the lie could be before they’d have second thoughts about smearing folks. I really think there’s no limit. Sooner or later we’ll have democrats going around shouting: “The sky isn’t blue! Ban water! Cows are reptiles!”

  4. freedom1781 says:

    Hackers Have Quietly Penetrated Over One Thousand Power Plants In The U.S. And Europe
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/widespread-cyberattack-compromises-over-one-thousand-power-plants/

    Rut-roh.

  5. Oh, and in the interest of fairness, here’s one for the girls. From the Lonely Libertarian.

  6. So, now there are 750 US troops in Iraq? What happened to “300 advisors?”
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/01/so-now-there-are-750-american-troops-in-iraq/

    • I don’t buy the no-helmet connection at all. My bet is that the towns that are so libtarded to waste good money on these theft-bonanza programs are also populated with people so stupid that they tend to fall down sidewalk stairwells while texting on their iPhones.

      • texan59 says:

        I know the whole correlation isn’t causation thing, but I just find it funny. Your thesis is probably much more correct.

  7. zmalfoy says:

    Okay, so I only watch the world cup to see other countries loose (cuz I’m a jerk like that), but I’m really impressed with Tim Howard. But where is our Defense?! Oh, dangit, Belgium just scored again!

  8. Grunt, I was speaking to a customer of mine who flies 777’s for Fed Ex and F-15’s and F-16`s (his personal favorite) for our military (rough life huh?) and he was telling me that Boeing has an integrated ping signal built into each of the 777’s like the Malaysian flight that disappeared and that only boeing has access to that unstoppable ping through their own sattelight. IS that correct? He also Said that whoever disengaged that must have been either a genius or had extensive knowledge of that semi classified (need to know) information. Of course when I asked him what happened he said “I believe it was controlled” but would not elaborate any further on the subject.

    • I haven’t heard anything about that, GFC. I know the engine pings go to the high-altitude (geosynch) InMarSat satellites, and InMarSat recently confirmed a mysterious power gap during the flight, indicating someone was messing with the airplane power, possibly trying to disable the pings. I don’t know if Boeing has their own satellites, but I’m not aware of any. It’s possible they have a separate geolocation setup, maybe linked to the black boxes and routed through the Iridium network or something.

      You think he’s saying it was “remote controlled?” Or that the information was controlled? Meaning that Boeing knew where it was, but they weren’t allowed to say? Both could be right. Who knows?

      • I’m not sure! I think he was referring to the Flight was controlled by whoever (he did not want to use the “T” word) and that it was not shot out of the sky like maybe he thought originally. He didn’t want to talk about it anymore in public at least. I may try and ask him more later. He is a hard guy to “get time with” cause he’s always on the fly.

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    Do you want to know how life will be in the “Camps”? Just read this. We are under an invasion and we don’t even know it yet. Thank you Big Brother.

    “‘That’s what alerted me,’ she said. ‘Oh, my God. They’re flying these kids around. Nobody knows that these children have scabies and lice. To tell you the truth, there’s no way to control it.’ I don’t mean to upset anyone’s Independence Day vacation plans, but were these kids transported to the camps before or after they were deloused? Anyone who flies the friendly skies could be facing a public health concern. The counselor told me the refugee camp resembled a giant emergency room – off limits to the public…

    …My sources say Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government camps.”

    Medical Staff Warned: Keep Your Mouths Shut About Illegal Aliens or Face Arrest – See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/medical-staff-warned-keep-mouths-shut-illegal-aliens-face-arrest-46249/#sthash.bOru1YJm.dpuf

  10. grunt I know it’s probably the wives fault but at least it made the “top ten” list. Couldn’t possibly be any of us old guys!

    http://khon2.com/2014/07/01/big-island-restaurant-one-of-best-in-u-s-for-its-burgers/

    • That’s great! I loved their burgers! And it’s the only place on the list I’ve ever been. Two out of the top ten are in New Mexico? Weird, huh?

      The website’s complete list of best burger restaurants:

      Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., Custer, S.D.
      Nic’s Grill, Oklahoma City, Okla.
      Sparky’s, Hatch, N.M.
      Grill-A-Burger, Palm Desert, Calif.
      MEAT Eatery and Taproom, Islamorada, Fla.
      Brook’s Gourmet Burgers and Dogs, Naples, Fla.
      Mussel & Burger Bar, Louisville, Ky.
      Big D’s Downtown Dive, Roswell, N.M.
      Casper & Runyon’s Nook, Saint Paul, Minn.
      Village Burger, Waimea, Hawaii

      The list is based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travelers, taking into account the quality, quantity and ratio of reviews mentioning burgers, as well as overall reviews for the establishment.

  11. This is just ruining everything for me about LOTR. Stinking physics.

  12. Knight4GFC says:

    Critics call the measure the “guns everywhere” bill. They believe it disturbs places of worship, bars and schools, though Georgians may not bring their firearm into a bar or church if the property owner bans them. GeorgiaCarry lobbied for the bill, calling it ”meaningful pro-gun legislation.” – See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/georgia-guns-everywhere-law-effect-today-46288/#sthash.46q5SYwo.dpuf

    • Heh! “Breaking Thad.” Nice.

    • freedom1781 says:

      When I learned about this yesterday on The Blaze, I got really p*ssed off. I can’t even start this morning, because I’ll just rant like a crazy person! This news makes me angry and sad…

      “[Voters] were glad to get $15,” Fielder said, adding that he also mentioned McDaniel’s alleged racism to prospective recruits as an extra incentive.

      Fielder said he was promised $16,000 for his efforts, dependent on Cochran winning. He said he came forward to the press after the Cochran campaign reneged.

      “How did you feel about participating in a scheme to buy votes?” the interviewer asked.

      “Now look, what I did was, I did a job to keep a racist out of office,” Fielder responded. “[The Cochran campaign] sold me on the fact that [McDaniel] was a racist and the right thing to do was to keep him out of office.”

      Later in the interview, Fielder said he felt lied to and manipulated, and that when he started asking more about McDaniel — after beginning to recruit voters against him — he started to believe the charge of racism might have been baseless.

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/01/pastor-claims-republican-senator-was-buying-black-votes-to-beat-back-tea-party-challenge/

  13. HicksterA says:

    Those boys in the photo? I know their names. They are “Power”, “Love” and “Sound Mind” (from 2 Tim 1:7). The Viking girl is “Liberty”.

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