Open Thread, Friday 29 August 2014

20 Oct 2007 Pic of the Day from

20 Oct 2007 Pic of the Day from


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Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.
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24 Responses to Open Thread, Friday 29 August 2014

  1. zmalfoy says:

    This whole Rotherham thing had me screaming at my computer yesterday:

    “I’d like to see more detail about this “fear of being thought as racist.” It sounds like a confession of deliberate law enforcement paralysis, a choice to permit thousands of children to be raped for decades on end, because of befuddlement about how on earth to begin to do anything without looking bad or because of a sense that your community is already hopelessly overwhelmed by evil forces that will only become more aggressive and violent if opposed.”

    . . .


  2. Wow, Zoph. That is one of the most amazing APODs I’ve seen. Very nice. (Astronomy Photo Of the Day)

    • zmalfoy says:

      I have a, er, *thing* for stars that has recently morphed into a *thing* for shots of the Milky Way. . . So, any upcoming OTs I do will likely be similar pics, lol.

      Glad you liked htis one. If you go to the source, they note that it’s a composite pic (Ie, a bit photoshopped), but even so, it’s a lovely, well composed picture. .

      • I used to hate it when they would photoshop in a crescent moon with the lit limb aimed away from the sunset, but these new Milky Way composites are actually done pretty well. Can’t get enough of them.

  3. Pistol Pete says:

    Obama: ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ on Islamic State
    The ‘no strategy’ gaffe would really hurt him…if he ever ran for office again.

    They must have taken the Century 21 patch off that jacket before he put it on.

  4. Pistol Pete says:

    Fundraiser-in-chief taking time out from his fundraising duties this weekend to attend the wedding of his chef/golf buddy Sam Kass to MSLSD hack Alex Wagner

    I keep hoping I’ll wake up in the morning and this all will be nothing but a bad dream.

    Obama Schedule || Friday, August 29, 2014

    by Keith Koffler on August 28, 2014, 10:05 pm

    10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
    12:30 pm || Departs the White House
    1:55 pm || Arrives Westchester County, New York
    2:40 pm || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, New Rochelle, New York
    4:35 pm || Attneds a DNC fundraiser; private residence, Purchase, New York
    5:20 pm || Departs Westchester
    6:10 pm || Arrives Warwick, Rhode Island
    7:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser for House Democrats; private residence, Newport, Rhode Island
    8:50 pm || Departs Rhode Island
    9:45 pm || Arrives Westchester

  5. Pistol Pete says:

    Today Malik Shabazz, a noted racist and Jew-hater, along with four associates from Black Lawyers for Justice, filed a $40 million lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County. They believe their rights were violated during the Ferguson protests and riots.
    KSDK reported:

  6. Pistol Pete says:

    Chelsea Clinton Leaving Her Unbelievably Cushy Fake Job at NBC
    For the occasional feel-good segment or interview with the CGI Geico gecko, Clinton earned a reported annual salary of $600,000, or approximately $26,724 for every minute she was on-air.

    She gave up her fake job in anticipation of the birth of her first child,a priceless campaign prop for the beast that spawned her.

    OK,I’m leaving now.

  7. barnslayer says:

    Newest member of the family. Remington 03 A3. Barrel date 3-43.

    Me and Mrs. Barnslayer spent the morning at the county pistol range.
    I shot this. (CZ97 .45)
    It was very comfortable and grouped way better than my Glock 9mm

    • Great rifle! Do you own the CZ? Or did you rent it? I love those things.

      • barnslayer says:

        I got the CZ earlier this year. Finally got over to the range this morning. I shot that and the G19 (9mm). Despite it’s size and weight the CZ97B felt pretty comfortable. I was half expecting a bad outing followed by me placing an ad to sell it on Gunbroker. But to my surprise I shot tighter groups with this .45 than with the G19 ( which I’ve used for over a dozen years). The trigger is better and the weight made it easier to keep on target. Plus the added heft negated much of the recoil. Only thing I would have done differently was the finish. After the fact I saw the shiny blued version and it’s just plain beautiful!
        Regarding renting pistols in NYS…… Not allowed. Thanks to our gov. we can’t even co-register the same pistol on my and my wife’s permit.

    • Hey Freedom! I was out on the Chesapeake today! Kinda rough, but real purty out there. Got to get pretty close to an aircraft carrier. One of the gals out on the boat writes for the Newport News Daily Press. I asked if she’d heard of you, but no luck.

      • freedom1781 says:

        Nah, they don’t know me in the editorial department, only the special pubs department, a few in the advertising department.A lot of the people I’ve “met” over the phone or via email.

        It was a gorgeous day today! I hating being indoors. I’m glad that you got to enjoy the weather.

  8. freedom1781 says:

    U.K. Prime Minister Warns of ‘Greatest Terrorist Threat’ in History. Hours Later, Obama Made This Comment at Fundraiser.

    “President Barack Obama said at a Democratic National Committee event Friday night that things are safer today than they were in the previous three decades.” :

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