As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

164 Responses to Sunday Open Thread || December 21, 2014

  1. Many prayers to the families who lost their loved ones in the horrid shooting. I cannot imagine the suffering they must be feeling. Their lives are changed forever.

    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sunshine warm upon your face.
    May the rains fall upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  2. To my fellow brothers and sisters of the NYPD.
    On this saddest of day’s I can only offer the word’s of Psalm 23.
    I won’t print it here, take a moment with your family, and maybe your partner, read it, remember it.
    May God watch over and protect you.
    Ret’d CPD

  3. Is it just me, or is Mayor Guiliani lowering the temp on DeBlasio’s participation in all of the race stuff. He only blames him for not controlling the protesters. Hmmm.

    • The first conversation he seemed a little more upset, than the 2nd one on Fox this morning. Did he get a phone call. I hope not. I hope he just wanted to speak calmer words for everyone’s benefit. ?

      • Maybe there is a code of honor between ex-mayors and current mayors. Most of the commenters have said DeBlasio should resign. And I agree. His stance on illegals, closing the carriage rides, and a myriad of other reasons.

    • Guiliani would have never let those protestors block roads and bridges, DeBlasio told the cops to let them do whatever they wanted.

      DeB’s created an anti-cop environment by siding and agreeing with the professional agitators, totally not what a Mayor should do. Did he pull the trigger, no. But I agree he’s as much too blame as Obama, Holder and Sharpton for throwing gas on the fire of hate. Not what good leaders should do.

  4. I believe when our lives end here on earth, we are welcomed into Heaven with great joy and rejoicing to celebrate our eternal beginning:
    Hebrews 12:22 (KJV):
    “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,”
    May God comfort and protect the families of these policemen.

  5. We woke up today to an unpleasant surprise. We live in a rural area and rely on satellite television….we have always had Dish….today Fox has been removed. People we know say Direct TV is awful.
    What to do? I don’t think there is another one.
    Our only complaint ever with Dish has been that we are from South Arkansas and retired in the Ozarks. All of our news networks and sports come from Springfield, MO and we can’t get Little Rock Stations with Arkansas news. Springfield does give our weather.
    I feel lost….will eat worms for breakfast.

  6. Recently I saw a true crime analyis type show on TV. Chris Wallace was the “interviewer” — He has worn out his welcome on Fox — he should go back to low level crime shows. Not that he was particularly good at that either. He’s leans left and I am tired to his sneaking in the snark.

  7. Some of you were having a discussion on the Mall of America protests, but I can’t find it now. Anyway, Drudge has decided to come to life today and has lots of photos. The story claims that there were thousands involved.

  8. Mandy Manners December 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Once cleared of jihadis and turned over to Castro, maybe the prison will be used to house opponents of the regime.
    **********
    Unlikely — too nice after the Muzzie renovations for the likes of opponents. More likely some Dickensian prison fortress in the middle of friggin’ Ohio not far from Chicago. And I’ll bet the prison guards will be quite something!

  9. O/T even for an open thread..its a beautiful day here in Hawaii, lucky Obama’s. In response to Girly1 on a prior thread while searching for local headlines on where the o’s are staying (Kailua) I see we had a historic 1st same sex marriage at the women’s correctional facility right there in Kailua on Friday, one 40 something halfway through her 20 year manslaughter charge and the 20 something drugs and theft, etc.
    I wonder if they will be congratulated for their bravery by BO and MO?
    Also I had mentioned I read they requested no one greet them when landing so maybe they are starting to wake up, although I also read Michelle just wanted to sleep in…so there’s that.
    RIP NYPD heroes!

    • Well thank you for the update Island Girl.
      Personally, I speculated that they didn’t want a riot at the airport given the fact that there is turmoil back in the lower 48.
      I would also assume that there was limited press coverage of the debarking of the POTUS and the MOTUS and their precious daughters and the entourage that they take wherever they go.

      Now we must wait for the photo ops, breathlessly.

      • You are welcome! His little buddy 80 something year old governor got kicked to the curb in the primaries this year (Neil Abercrombie) so that mostly leaves his high school choom gang pals to slobber over him.
        Happy Winter everyone.

  10. I checked out how “isolated” Cuba has been from world trading partners. There seems to be a lot of trading going on. Don’t believe the ‘Bama when he claims Cuba has been isolated for foreign markets.

    COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
    Russia 374 77 297
    Netherlands 230 47 183
    Canada 227 263 -36
    Spain 122 603 -481
    China 93 156 -63
    France 55 285 -230
    Germany 26 83 -57
    United Kingdom 24 61 -37
    Italy 12 213 -201
    Venezuela 6 144 -138

    http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Cuba-FOREIGN-TRADE.html

  11. I will talk about death panels:I have cared for woman 20 years.she is 89 now.She recently fell broke pelvis Thanksgiving.Hospital xrays and within 9 hrs.sends her to “rehab” facility.She develops bleeding inside, extreme pain.send her back and forth btwn rehab and hosp 4x.blood work/then transfusion.still no hospital stay for 89 yr old.Rehab leaves lady in wheelchair for 2-3 hours waiting to be put to bed.Won’t take her to toilet.She finally tries on own.Falls.Breaks Back.Rehab tries to hide it by saying she had a “spill”.Next day…won’t come take her to bathroom.She wets bed.She tries to go to bathroom.Falls again.no one notified.she calls me screaming crying.I call threaten to call 911 and send paramedics to nursing home to help her…nursing home blames patient and tries to hide fact she fell again.She has NEVER seen a doctor from this facility though I am sure one is billing medicare.(on Medicare website this place is rated 5star) OBAMACARE does not allow doctors to admit anyone with broken pelvis or hip for any amount of time to hosp. and if patient isnt well enough for rehab but too well for hospital they are then forced into adult group home.