Open Thread, Saturday 9 August 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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31 Responses to Open Thread, Saturday 9 August 2014

  1. Pistol Pete says:

    Angry Republican leaders ready to shut door on open primaries
    Any party that allows its opponents to help pick its candidates in “open” primaries is a PPINO — a “political party in name only” — say many Republican officials at their annual summer meeting.

    Republican National Committee members and activists are still seething about reports that longtime Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, enlisted Democrats to help him win his tough primary contest this summer against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who was backed by the tea party.
    I call shenanigans on this.Democrats have been helping to choose their opponents for decades.The grass roots have been screaming just as long for closed primaries so their votes mean something.Thats how we ended up with Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle among others.IMO,this is a PR stunt since the theft of the primary in Mississippi was so blatant they have to appear to do something to try to placate the base who are seething at their mistreatment by the party elders.

    • barnslayer says:

      I agree that party primaries should be open only to those registered in that party. Why allow registered democrats(or those unaffiliated) to vote for the republican of their choice? If enough of us TEA Party patriots do what needs to be done we will win.

      • texan59 says:

        Just remember that Rush kinda started this on one level back in ’08 with his Operation Chaos. I do agree with y’all however.

    • “Democrats have been helping to choose their opponents for decades.” True, and they’ve developed it into a sophisticated art form. It’s the one thing Democrats do really well. Unless you count their academy-award-level performances when caught lying. Those are pretty well-rehearsed, too. Democrats would rather game the system than actually serve the people and be elected for doing a good job. That’s the one thing they don’t know how to do at all.

  2. Pistol Pete says:

    Violent Gang Member Harassed And Shot Florida Man Who Was Also Carrying A Gun
    Virgis Canteen, 43, and Davion Smith, 14, had encountered each other before
    Canteen shot back, hitting Smith “numerous times.” He was transported to a Lakeland hospital and pronounced dead about half-an-hour later, at 8:25 p.m.

    Despite his age, Smith had amassed an extensive police record. According to the Sentinel, court records showed that Smith had been convicted of felony armed robbery with a gun twice since the age of 12. He also had convictions for burglary of a habitat and for battery on a public or school official.
    While I in no way would diminish the life of a 14 year old,where are his parents?this story is repeated with alarming frequency in some cultures as the social decay accelerates.Kids like that have virtually no chance of a long,productive life.

    • barnslayer says:

      Forget about his parents. This scum was convicted twice in two years but was allowed to walk? A woman in NJ is facing 3.5 yrs for mistakenly bringing her PA legal pistol into the Christie Kreme state. More American “just-us”.

      • Excellent question, Barn. There really seems to be a revolving door for outrageously violent, repeat offenders with gang affiliations. Why are they all out on the street while aunt May is doing hard time for not filing her tax paperwork on time? That’s Amerika.

        • frenchreader says:

          Not only America. The same happens in France. Thugs are let free to roam the streets after several offenses while a shopkeeper defending himself in a robbery is put in jail.

          • Why do you think it’s allowed, FR? We know it happens. I have a cousin in Indianapolis who recently spent some time in jail over a minor domestic dispute, and he claimed that the judges and LEOs openly joked with gang members being charged with violent crimes and set them free repeatedly with minor consequences.

            Do you think it’s fatigue? Are they tired of dealing with them? Are the jails full? In that case, why to they incarcerate people for minor offenses?

            • barnslayer says:

              If it was about crowded jails they’d turn everyone loose. It’s obviously part of an ethnically driven form of affirmative action/getting things even mindset. Time to punish white privilege. But let one of those yutes kill a LEO and they suddenly change their tune.

  3. Pistol Pete says:

    Bam refuses to take any responsibility for turning tail and running from Iraq.Blames Bush(what else is new?) and the Iraqui people.We still have more than two years to put up with this:

    • From Burge:
      “What I find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps coming up, as if it was my decision” – me, after crashing into liquor store

      LOL! Every time Barry drives his car through the front window of a “liquor store,” he always manages to get away with blaming the owner of the liquor store for putting it in his way.

      You know what Barry forgot to mention in this interview? That he spent 2 years poo-pooing concerns about extremists in Iraq and likening them, essentially, to the threat from a JV basketball team.

  4. Pat Condell lays it out for the progtards who still buy the “palestinian” sham.

  5. Stole this from Chrissy. Funny dog/cat Subaru ad.

  6. texan59 says:

    Pics from the end of the “cowboy era”. There are a bunch and I’ve only looked at about 50 of them.

    • texan59 says:

      Yes sir!

    • What A Hoot says:

      No offense, Mr. Washington, but “Christian” in your quote is rather divisive. It reads more powerful, is not divisive, and is all inclusive to drop “Christian” and let “American” stand on its own. I am a Christian and the American in me is offended, George. And……a Christian, American or any other flavor, lives on their knees. It is called prayer. (I find this quote so bizarre, historically. Guess we learn something new every day.)

      • barnslayer says:

        Keep in mind the Founding Fathers were Christian. Christianity was considered a given in their minds and represented the vast majority of the colonists. Nothing divisive there.
        In addition, as a Christian George Washington would have been no stranger to prayer.

        Side note: In all my years as a Baptist and as a Jew before that, I never knelt in prayer.
        Regardless, the kneeling referenced is of subservience to tyranny… not obedience and humility before God.

        Another side note: It wasn’t until after the War between the States that Catholicism was looked upon as mainstream in the American military.

  7. This has been making the rounds. And why not? These psycho Finnish bluegrass boys know what they’re doing. I like the fact that they used an open-end wrench on a huge anvil instead of cowbell. Awesome.

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