Open Thread, Monday 21 July 2014


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40 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 21 July 2014

  1. Pistol Pete says:

    How about starting Monday off with some good news?

    Texas abortion clinics have dropped from 41 to 20 to what may be as low as SIX in September following a law passed last year requiring clinics to be ‘mini-hospitals’
    A law passed a year ago states that by September 1, all abortion clinics must have turned their clinics into ambulatory surgery centers
    Clinics haven’t been able to afford the upgrades and many have been forced to shut down

    Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis is now running for governor and last year held an 11 hour filibuster protesting the law

  2. Pistol Pete says:

    You’ve no doubt heard about this.I found out water and swere are the only utilities in Detroilet that are not subsidized.translation:they have to PAY FOR IT THEMSELVES!!! Thats why half the city is in arrears.Why don’t Bam help out ‘his people’?

  3. Pistol Pete says:

    Boehner: I Have No ‘Appetite’ To Defund Unconstitutional Acts By Obama

    this is why I didn’t get too worked up when the House Oversight Committee issued an arrest warrant for Lois Lerner.’Orange Slush’ would have to sign it.I cleaned his like from the floor of our henhouse for many years.
    Video at link

    • “floor of our henhouse.” That’s exactly right! That quivering blob of Jello is more responsible than any other Republican, just due to inaction, for the tyranny we’re seeing now.

      • Pistol Pete says:

        My granny had a knack for getting her point across without actually using profanity.I guess i got my descriptive bent from her.

  4. Pistol Pete says:

    Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?

    Ordering a cheeseburger with fries while a downed airline smolders may not have been a great decision

    President Obama’s decision to stick with his schedule of fundraisers and photo opportunities amid twin foreign policy crises elicited one of the strangest statements you’ll ever see from a White House.

    “It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road,” said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director. “Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis.”

    Didn’t Bush get raked over the coals for not running out of that grade school screaming when he was first told about the 9/11 attack?

  5. From Ricochet: The left has to have focus groups to find out why progressive comedy blows.

    • zmalfoy says:

      I’ll make this easy on them:

      1) Because progressives have no sense of humor (see #3-5 for why)

      2) Because progressives, lacking true humor, often mistake other things for humor, among these things being: Bitterness, anger, rage, and bile

      3) Because progressives lack the intelligence and wit needed for for humor– the best they can do is mimic the memes of others, or point and call names. The only people who can reliably make me laugh without a script are libertarians and conservatives. The others have to write their lines down in advance, memorize them, and then fake everything.

      4) Because much or progressive humor, like most of progressive commentary of any sort, is built of strawmen, forced offensiveness, and the aforementioned namecalling and, as such, soon looses any connection with reality. And as we all know, the funniest things are funny because they’re true. Which brings us to the final reason:

      5) Because Humor is commentary upon the Strageness and Oddness (the “funnyness”) of Truth. As such, one must have a connection and basic understanding of Truth in order to have humor. Progressives, lacking the former (indeed, often denying that such a thing even exists), thereby lack the latter.

      • Pistol Pete says:

        All real humor must have some truth to it,as you say.Progressives live in a world where truth is an anathema to them.Liberal talk radio never went anywhere because,as you pointed out,the hosts were all bitter,mean and profane.They never understood that Rush realized that besides stating a political opinion you have to be entertaining to keep people tuning in.Without the mockery and anger.

    • zmalfoy says:

      Having now read the article, let me also add that by their standards, Dave Chapelle would be considered “not funny”– not only were the sketches in his show full on race-jokes–> the punch lines weren’t always at the expense of the white folk. Sometimes they were, sometimes they weren’t. Sometimes it was men, sometimes women.

      Likewise South Park, the equal-opportunity offender, would be considered not-funny. And yes, the humor is crude and more often than not in very poor taste but! But again, the funniest bits are made from observation of true things, such as their parady of Al Gore’s Global Warming Hysteria, with SP Al Gore raving about some creature called “ManBearPig” “He’s half man, half Bear, and half pig! And he will Get You!”

      Chapelle and SP are funny because they don’t give a crap about anything those people in the article were concerned about. Comedy is comedy– if you start turning it into some hectoring lecture, it’s not funny anymore. You’ve ruined your art for the sake of pride and self-righteousness.

      • Pistol Pete says:

        I never watched SP too much,but I remember Mr. Hanky the Christmas poo and the chef’s(voice of Isaac Hayes) singing about his sweet,salty chocolate balls.the late Don Wade from WLS radio used to play cuts from the show on his program.He loved it.

    • barnslayer says:

      I named this one Sandra too…

  6. Pistol Pete says:

    Black Conservatives Met With Hostility, Harassed at Annual NAACP Convention
    The NAACP is holding their 105th annual gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.” And what better venue could there be for fighting against injustice and inequality then a multimillion dollar Las Vegas resort, the lavish Mandalay Bay.

    After years of rejection, black conservatives were allowed a single booth at the convention this year, but they’re still locked out of speaking at the convention.

    They have traded their self-respect and dignity willingly for a life of governmental dependence and will not tolerate anyone of their own race who is not a political idolator,pledging loyalty to the democrat party and not having a logical reason to, aside the lies they’ve been fed from birth.

    This is beyond sick:

  7. Pistol Pete says:

    Our semi-retired leader interrupts his endless summer to warn Putin he may have to send a strongly-worded tweet about his part in murdering nearly 300 innocent people:
    Barack Obama gave a short speech today on the attack on Malaysia Air Flight 17, in which he warned Russia to start using its influence with separatists more positively. His statement, delivered 25 minutes late, included plenty of warnings about isolation for Vladimir Putin, but zero mention of any specific consequences for the shootdown and for the obstruction of the investigation into the explosion that killed 295 people:

    How can you sound resolute when the whole world is laughing at you?

  8. I think we may have posted this before, but it’s so good, I have to post it again. Wild Bill rocks.

  9. New book details Bill Clinton’s mistress arrangements with Secret Service and the reasons why they hate being assigned to Hillary’s detail. You’ll never guess.

  10. Knight4GFC says:

    Thousands pay their respects at funeral of lone soldier

    Golani fighter Sean Carmeli, who split his time between Ra’anana and Texas, is laid to rest amid huge crowds in Haifa

    Read more: Thousands pay their respects at funeral of lone soldier | The Times of Israel
    Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook

  11. Knight4GFC says:

    Hatred of Jews is not political, but purely religious, as demonstrated by the Muslim genocide of Christians in Africa and around the Muslim world.

  12. Knight4GFC says:

    “WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order mandating that all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment to the politically-charged categories of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the workplace…”

    ENDA Executive Order Burdens Employers, Imposes on Free Speech, Constitutional Liberties

  13. Knight4GFC says:

    “Call it the war on women, homosexuals, disenfranchised, poor and blacks, criminals who seem overburdened with harsh sentences or the armies of children, gang members and drug cartel that just can’t handle life in a Central American country any longer and we are off to Obama’s declared war for 2014 – it could be called the ‘Great Borders War of 2014.”

    It is a war of both our moral borders and our southern border and it will determine the very future of our nation.

    Should we mention the Muslim terrorists who are like the neighbors kids in a sleep-over who have joined the tantrum and also have gained the full attention of mother Obama as he quells their rage by telling them he will deny them nothing?”

    Obama and Dems Calling America to the Wrong War


    This is not recommended for anyone who may be bothered by graphic horrors!!! I am only posting this link to show where we are headed in the big picture of things and why we simply cannot “co-exist” (what a bunch bull snerguly that is) with that which is evil! Wake up and take a realistic look around you and come to an opimion/side which you will live your life by and stick to it! Hope you’re a good gambler!

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