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Saturday Open Thread || February 7, 2015

I’m not able to post today, like I usually do on Saturdays, so you guys are running things. Please do not trash the place – I think you’ve noticed there’s kinds of nice new stuff I’ve brought in. At least wait a couple of weeks, okay?

The key to the minibar is behind the sofa. There’s no charge except for the premium stuff.

Also wanted to let you know that Friday’s satire piece about Brian Williams being a little-known Revolutionary War her was picked up by The Daily Caller.

Have a nice weekend,

Keith

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83 Responses to Saturday Open Thread || February 7, 2015

  1. While the world is falling apart, let’s open Saturday with a little lighter topic, Bruce Jenner. Okay, so he’s decided to become a woman. Just do it and be over with it, get on with your new life as Jennifer Jenner. Please, we don’t need a reality show for heavens sake.

    • Disclaimer; I’m too old to be P.C.
      What, he married three different women and all along he wished they were guys?

      A sixty-something guy who wants to chop off the twigs and berries so he can live as an old woman needs a therapist, not a surgeon.

      • The PC crap, is getting old and dangerous for all of us. Why the hell is our Free Press afraid to state something, when o is telling Christians about their high horse.

      • Chopping off the ‘twigs and berries’ – ROTFLMAO!

        Living with those Kardashian women is enough to drive anyone to drink…but he is carrying things to an extreme.

        • Biden not going to Bibi’s speech — he should be ashamed of himself. As if Netanyahu doesn’t have enough without these moron politicians disrespecting him and trying to unseat him for no reason. He is braver than Obama and Biden will ever be and smarter 100 times over! Obama and now Biden should be impeached for treason, treating our only ally in the Middle East like that. I can understand and know that Obama is evil in that he wants to get rid of most leaders because of his sick mind, because he’s mentally ill, but Biden not going? because Obama told him not to, I’m sure. We won’t forget this — Obama thinks he can treat the Jews like this? I hope he drops dead tonight and goes to hell for his disrespect. He should be impeached immediately. Cowards in Washington will live to regret not impeaching him. F you Biden, you have no right to disrespect Israel and Netanyahu because they are Jews. Freaking idiots the Democrats, I mean communists.

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  3. I mentioned on the last Thread. Please excuse the repeat. Susan Rice said not existential threat. The dangers we face may be more & numerous & varied, but not existential nature we confronted during WWII & Cold War. “We reduced Gitmo by 1/2, and we mean to keep going.”
    When time permits I would appreciate a couple of thoughts from any one here.
    As far as I am concerned I have a growing list of things I am deeply concerned, no matter what she rambled.

  4. I saw Sgt. Lumford on Fox early this morning. He was shot 7 times at Fort Hood. He was grateful he going to recieve the purple heart, but spent most of the conversation speaking of the people who loss thier life. He also spoke of helping Vets in need. I apologize I did not get the website he mentioned.

      • You have to tell us what operating system you are using.

        You have to tell us what browser you are using.

        You have to tell us what internet connection you are using.

        You said that your computer is slow, the info requested above may help us determine the problem.

        • I appreciate the concern. This would be to difficult to show me how to fix on line. My husband does this. However he has been working night and day. :)

      • I went to the site that you posted.
        What she is talking about is ‘housekeeping’, deleting the files that you no longer need or want and freeing up space on the hard drive.

      • Lee, do you have an anti-virus program installed? And, is all of your software up to date?

        If you’re really having problems that you can’t figure out, you might want to check with Geek Squad at Best Buy if you have one near you. They can diagnose the problem(s) and give you an estimate to repair them for you. We’ve used them before with very good results.

        • I will call them if my husband cannot fix it. We had gone to another computer place years ago when my son’s computer was jammed. They wanted to charge quite a bit.

      • The article has the essentials but also seems to have lazy link loop where they just send you to another page of links without much narrative. Have not used the pc decrapifier or the Revo program.

        As for basic disk clean up, right click on the C drive, select Properties, in the General tab, select and Disk Clean Up. You can check the files you want to clean/ delete and see how much space is being freed up. I usually select to “Clean up system files” when prompted. Unless you are going to a live help desk, these files are taking up space.

        You might wish to check out http://securitytango.com. This is all freeware and comes with step by step instructions for cleaning the bad things and where all the “temp” files hide. This application set will not only provide a general clean, but also a sweep for virus, bots, and ugly stuff. This is a very thorough process and will take more than one cup of coffee.

        As for efficient, agree with and recommend you check ccleaner from piriform which has a freeware version. This is a general cleaner and will also clean up the registry. The registry is important. If you opt to clean the registry, back up everything first.

        Ccleaner app also has a handy startup tool so you can easily see which apps windows wants to load at startup. Windows does this to provide an instant on look to launching apps. Basically it grabs a bunch or pc resources and saves you a second or two when you launch Word or Adobe etc. I usually go in and turn off all the unnecessary things. Things to keep on the start up file are any apps from your pc mfg and your virus program. If you don’t know, leave the app on or Google the program name to find out what it is and if you need it on start up.

        I use these on all our pcs periodically. Keep in mind everyone’s pic is different and you could have something else going on but these are FREE! Rule of thumb, if you don’t know what the app or program is, Google it. And, I assume you have a new-ish PC and are not running win xp or something like that.. ;o)

        • Served under Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter (hold my nose, try not to puke) and Reagan. t 18 when I enlisted I wasn’t aware enough to HAVE an opinion of Johnson, Nixon actually did a lot of good stuff, except for the being insane part. Ford, nice man, more competent than some other President I can think of. Carter? What can be said about the 2nd worst president in the history of this formerly great country. Reagan! Salvation! I could stand up straight again!!!

  5. Keith, congrats on the Daily Caller picking up your Brian Williams satire post! I just went to their front page and I see your article there under Opinion pieces, but it’s also linked in the right margin under “Popular Articles”. Great! I’d love to see your articles there more often.

  6. The young woman supposedly killed by a Jordanian airstrike is a Arizona resident.
    She and her family live in Prescott, AZ – about 75 miles north of Phoenix.
    The AZ paper reveals that the State Dept asked the family not to reveal that she was their daughter, and they complied.
    No reason was given for this secrecy, and now that ISIS claims she’s dead/killed, we all know about her.

    IMO- any non-Islamic, non-Arab citizen who visits, travels to, or tries to enter any of those M.E. countries during this time of war should be told that they are ‘on their own’.
    We, the US, should not be held responsible for paying ransom, making deals or any negiotiation to save them from the perils they have to know they will face.

      • There have been many men and woman in Mash units for example who have helped Vets, plus other people. However with a Mash unit there are U.S. military near by. My prayers to her and her family. By the way the King of Jordan met with the family of the Pilot. Where is o this weekend. Did he even bother to pick up the phone. Dought it.
        By the way, I saw Mr. & Mrs. Tice yesterday on Fox. They are the parents of a Vet, who was doing journalism. He was taken hostage.

    • SrDem, I always look to your wisdom and appreciate your thoughts. I couldn’t hit “LIKE” so I just wanted to say “you are great and logical, wish there were people in our government who thought like you”!!!!

  7. Here we go again: The one step behind crew. Biden stated, Russia cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe. Now did I hear him state that months ago? No!

  8. The new Security Stategy Energy Security, Climate Change, Poverty, ISIS, and Russia. ISIS and Russia does not include much military.
    Everyone feel better now? sarc.
    Here is what Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said: “Is the terrorism of Radical Islam, the assassination of journalists, the beheading & burning alive of captives.” Jindal said as well: “We will be happy to keep an eye out for runaway Christians, but it would be nice if He would face the reality of the situation today. The Medieval Christian threat is under control Mr. P. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.

    • Since Williams is the managing editor of the news I think he and his cohorts at NBC who helped falsify the reports should all be fired. Of course, it’s NBC and they will probably promote Williams instead.

    • Since Williams is the managing editor of the news I think he and his cohorts who helped falsify the reports should all be fired. Of course, it’s NBC and they will probably promote Williams instead.

    • It’s a toss-up as to whose ego is bigger – Williams or Obama. NBC execs say he has been inflating his bio for years, and Obama has been inflating his legacy for years.
      Yes…they should both go!! Williams lies when he reports the news…and Obama lies when he creates the news.

      • Obama lies when his lips move. And existentially, he lies when his brain moves!! (I don’t think existentialism has anything to do with it. I just wanted to see if I could spell it)!!

  9. Well, looky here. I had posted in the Friday’s schedule post that Moochelle was in NYC on Thursday doing one of her dumb Let’s Move events at a high school. BUT now we learn that the little Let’s Move stop at a school was just a BS excuse to bill a trip to the taxpayers. The REAL reason for her trip to NYC was to go college touring with Malia:

    http://news.yahoo.com/malia-obama-goes-college-hunting-following-her-father-212405029.html

    Malia Obama goes college hunting: Following in her father’s footsteps?

    On Friday, the Michelle and Malia Obama were spotted touring universities in New York. Will Malia go to Columbia University, like her dad?
    ==

    Last summer, news outlets took notice when Malia Obama toured Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley. Now, heads are turning once again after Malia and her mom, Michelle Obama, were spotted on private tours with multiple universities in New York City on Friday.

    With such well-known people touring campus, it was no surprise that many students shared their excitement on social media. From tweets to blog posts, many shared their enthusiasm with the prospect of having Malia as a classmate.

    (snip)

    Courtney Craig, a 21-year-old music and anthropology major at Barnard College, said that the First Lady “dined with other adults I did not recognize, and her daughter, Malia, sat at a separate table nearby with a group of her friends. There were about 10 Secret Service agents sitting inside the restaurant, and about seven big black SUVs outside.” She also said that when the first lady stood up to leave, “everyone stood up and clapped for her,” reported The Grio.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the president has said that Malia wants to be a filmmaker. Last summer, she toured two northern California rivals with film programs, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

    But now they have taken their college hunt to the Big Apple. Malia and Michelle toured New York University, Barnard College, and Columbia University, her father’s alma mater.

    (snip)

    Malia will graduate from the elite Sidwell Friends School in Washington in 2016, putting her in college right around the end of her father’s presidential term.

    • But, Pray tell me why we, as taxpayers, are paying for Mooch’s Let’s Move program? We didn’t elect her or her program so why should we pay for her trip to NYC for her daughter’s college visit? NO ONE paid for us to take our kids all over the country to see colleges!

      • I’ve been predicting this for a while. I figured Mooch and Malia, and their entourage of friends, would spend most of 2015 traveling around the country taking long weekend trips under the guise of doing college tours. And, as usual, Mooch will throw in a quickie “Let’s Move” or “Joining Forces” event each time so the trip can be called an official trip.

    • Thanks for the info, but what a load of BS. This family lives above their means and the only way they can travel like this and do other things is on our dime.

  10. Hmm, checking out colleges in NY fits right in with what I read about the other day – that despite Chicago pushing hard for his library, Moochelle wants Obummer’s library to be in NYC:

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/345285/sneed-michelle-obama-gets-pick-library-spot

    Sneed hears rumbles that the ad nauseam rhetoric about the proposed Chicago sites for the Barack Obama presidential library may be just a smokescreen.

    Sneed is told by several top sources that first lady Michelle Obama got the green light from her husband to pick the spot.

    And, at this juncture, she wants it in New York!

    “It’s Michelle’s choice where the library and museum will ultimately be located, and she has let her close friends know she wants it to be located in New York,” a top Sneed source said.

    “Chicago got him [Obama] elected and the choice of Chicago as the site should not even be questioned,” said a second source familiar with the library location brouhaha.

    “My sense is they [the Obamas] are still doing their due diligence, but that the presumption is still for Chicago,” said a third source, who’s familiar with the pitch by the University of Chicago, which hopes to land the Obama library.

    Word is the first lady’s favored site may be Columbia University’s new campus in the African-American community of Harlem.

    Lynn Sweet, the Sun-Times’ Washington bureau chief, has reported that Columbia, a notable Ivy League school, is in the midst of a long-term expansion, and the Obama center could be located on the university’s 17-acre Manhattanville neighborhood site.

    Columbia, the U. of C. and the University of Illinois at Chicago are all pitching sites in largely African-American neighborhoods to house the center for the nation’s first black president. And the University of Hawaii, in Obama’s home state, is still somewhere in the mix.

    The U. of C., where both Obamas and a batch of their close friends once worked, has been regarded as Columbia’s chief competitor. But the flap it caused after it submitted plans for the Obama site — using South Side parkland it doesn’t own or control — created a community problem with park preservationists.

    It may be true that Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, is expected to steer the project through the City Council and the Chicago Park District — but it’s a good bet it won’t happen before his mayoral election battle on Feb. 24.

    Stay tuned.

  11. Here we go again. Just the other day I was wondering where Obummer will be playing golf with the Choom Gang next weekend when he takes a four day weekend for Presidents Day. Remember Mooch and the girls go skiing every year, (Aspen for the last few years), but February of 2013 was the first time Obummer also went away for that weekend, (after being re-elected). That year, he and his pals went down to Florida. But last year he went all the way out to CA to make some BS remarks about the drought, which was just an excuse to fly out there and then golf all weekend:

    http://time.com/7853/obama-golfs-water-guzzling-desert-courses-amid-the-drought/

    So,this year he’s back out to CA yet again. Of course it’s after doing some BS “Cyber Security Summit”, followed by a DNC event so we pay for the trip. Then he flies down to Palm Springs to meet the Choom Gang for a long weekend of golf.

    From the weekly schedule:

    On Thursday, the President will travel to San Francisco, CA where the he will remain overnight.

    On Friday, while in California, the President will travel to Palo Alto to deliver remarks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University, to help shape public and private sector efforts to protect American consumers and companies from growing threats to consumers and commercial networks. The Summit will bring together major stakeholders on cybersecurity and consumer financial protection issues – including senior leaders from the White House and across the federal government; CEOs from a wide range of industries including the financial services industry, technology and communications companies; computer security companies and the retail industry; as well as law enforcement officials, consumer advocates, technical experts, and students.

    Following the President’s remarks, the President will host a roundtable discussion with business leaders. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at a DNC event.

    On Saturday, the President will depart San Francisco and travel to Palm Springs, California where he will remain overnight. Further details about the President’s travel to California will be made available in the coming days.

  12. Biden not going to Bibi’s speech — he should be ashamed of himself. As if Netanyahu doesn’t have enough without these moron politicians disrespecting him and trying to unseat him for no reason. He is braver than Obama and Biden will ever be and smarter 100 times over! Obama and now Biden should be impeached for treason, treating our only ally in the Middle East like that. I can understand and know that Obama is evil in that he wants to get rid of most leaders because of his sick mind, because he’s mentally ill, but Biden not going? because Obama told him not to, I’m sure. We won’t forget this — Obama thinks he can treat the Jews like this? I hope he drops dead tonight and goes to hell for his disrespect. He should be impeached immediately. Cowards in Washington will live to regret not impeaching him. F you Biden, you have no right to disrespect Israel and Netanyahu because they are Jews. Freaking idiots the Democrats, I mean communists.

  13. Did you know that Brian Williams is such a nice man that he saved puppies from a fire? Yes,it happened when he was a teenaged volunteer firefighter and accompanied his father to fires. He crawled through the burning home and found a puppy hiding in the closet. The problem is he doesn’t remember how many puppies he rescued. In one report he said he saved one puppy. Another report he said he saved two.

    That’s the problem with telling lies. The “fog of memory” makes it difficult to report the lie accurately each and every time.

    http://pagesix.com/2015/02/06/brian-williams-also-told-iffy-tales-of-rescuing-puppies-from-fires/

  14. Shadow immigration. 5.5 million permits have been given to illegal immigrants. That is not what Congress approved.
    Jeff Sessions calling for an investigations. I think everyone in office should be calling for an investigation.