Open Thread, Wednesday 30 July 2014



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23 Responses to Open Thread, Wednesday 30 July 2014

  1. Pistol Pete says:

    PENTAGON OFFICIAL: America’s Failure Is Hillary Inc’s 2016 Politics
    On Saturday, an embarrassed United States witnessed the full realization of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failure in Libya. Remembering her husband’s failure to halt a 1990s Rwandan genocide — and informed by her coming presidential aspirations — Clinton advised President Barack Obama to enter the United States into an untenable situation. He listened; she left; and he failed.
    That’ll teach him to take away the presidency that was rightfully hers.

  2. freedom1781 says:

    Southern Accent Reduction’ Class Cancelled At Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Unbelievable! A class on reducing a Southern accent? Well, bless their little pea-pickin’ hearts! I love my Southern accent, there’s no way that it needs “reduction.” Over the years it has been toned down slightly with a more “genteel Vahginean” accent, but it’s still Southern. However, when I go back home to NC, it gets slower and much “more Southern” the longer I visit. Oh, by the way, us Southerners can tell which part of the South a person hails from when he or she starts talking.

    • Pistol Pete says:

      Take a Southerner and move him north.Fifty years later he still has a drawl.
      Take a northerner and send him south,especially deep south, and a week later he’s saying ‘y’all’,hatin’ on yankee NASCAR drivers, and every sentence ends up sounding like a question.

      • zmalfoy says:

        This Marylander lived in New Orleans for 4.5 years–> I still use “y’all” in the singular . . .

        • freedom1781 says:

          Same here with the y’all. In the 757, we say “all y’all” when speaking to more than one person. (We refer to our area code sometimes when we talk about our neck o’ the woods.)

          • zmalfoy says:

            Yes! “All Y’all” is the proper plural for “Y’all”! I don’t think we ever used area-codes in New Orleans, but often we did refer to street-car stops. . . ^_^

      • freedom1781 says:

        My mom, her twin sister and her younger brother were born in Elmira, NY. The family moved down to Georgia in the mid 50s. My mother kept her accent, but her twin sister and brother did not. My aunt has such a strong deep-Southern accent that when she talks it’s hard to believe that she’s my mom’s twin.

    • Coyote says:

      Just because I talk slow doesn’t mean I’m stupid.

      I’ve lived in the southern half of the U.S. the majority of my life.

  3. Pistol Pete says:

    Hillary Claims Hamas Fires Rockets From Schools Because “Gaza Is Small”
    The only thing more bizarre than that statement is the poop-throwers that believe every word of it.
    “I think Hamas intended to provoke Israel, because that is why they started the rocket fire again. As I said when I negotiated a ceasefire it held until just this month. And, then Hamas which has its back against the wall decided to once again fire rockets into Israel. Israel made it clear that wasn’t acceptable… The problem is, and I’m not a military planner, Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets into civilian areas. Part of it is because Gaza is pretty small and it’s densely populated

    • She’s not that stupid, but her lies are really getting that annoying.

      Burge just had a good quote yesterday:
      “Hillary Clinton has experience with foreign policy the same way that Typhoid Mary had experience with cooking.”

  4. Pistol Pete says:

    Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to probe how many illegal aliens versus legal immigrants send money home to their foreign countries, and how much.
    This is a no brainer.Go to any predominately Hispanic neighborhood or barrio .Every storefront has a sign in the window to send money to Mexico by western Union for $5.
    These people could care less about citizenship.They want the jobs,the free stuff and send most of their money home to support their families.

  5. Pistol Pete says:

    Anybody still want to argue he’s a Christian???
    Office of Press Secretary- (statement)

    “As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

    In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

    On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration”

    Eid Mubarak.

    Muslim Americans ‘build very fabric of our nation’ (huh?)
    Still looking for the book:’Great Muslims in American History.’

  6. Pistol Pete says:

    “Shocked” White House Slams “Fabrication” After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call
    Israel’s Channel 1 decided to publish a Hebrew transcript of a portion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama’s telephone conversation which took place on Sunday, in which Obama was insistent that Israel unilaterally halt all military activities in the Gaza Strip. As is quite clear by now, Israel rejected, and the bloodshed continued.
    The following is an English translation of the Hebrew account of the talk given in the report:

    Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.

    Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?

    BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.

    BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

    BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.

    BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.

    BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.

    BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

    BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.

    BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –

    BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.

    One can quickly see why the US would quickly disavow any credibility of this report: after all it wouldn’t look very good for the leader of the free world if the leader of another state, one which on top of it all is reliant on the former for continued military and economic support, flat out rejected what amounted to a demand from the US. As expected the denial was prompt with the US administration calling the quotations “fabrications”, “shocking”, and “disappointing”

    It took mere minutes for the National Security Council to deny the transcript was even remotely accurate

  7. Pistol Pete says:

    Danny Danon, member of Knesset in Israel, told Newsmax today that when Obama called Netanyahu, he yelled at him, telling him what to do and what not to do.

    Danon said that Obama wasn’t speaking to the leader of the Taliban, that he was speaking to the leader of the state of Israel and this is no way to treat the leader of an ally.


  8. What does a 1200hp Bugatti Veyron sound like in Idaho going 250 mph? Hat tip: The Feral Irishman.

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