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Friday Open Thread || April 25, 2014

What’s on your mind today?

Please mind the store for me. Thanks.

112 Responses to Friday Open Thread || April 25, 2014

  1. Keith is absent. Obama and Biden are on tour. Lurch? Shrills? Anybody?

    Oh well, not to worry we are in the good hands of Jen Psaki who is taking on the Russians with this strongly worded tweet —


    Jen Psaki ✔ @statedeptspox

    The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag
    7:11 PM – 24 Apr 2014

    Have a great weekend Keith.

  2. Still waiting for any Hillary Clinton supporters to note any of her accomplishments as US Senator and as Secretary of State.

    When I ask on other web sites all I get is name calling and that as a conservative “you hate women”.

  3. I know Keith wants us to find nicer (heh) things to say about MO, but whenever I try, I run into stuff like this….I’ve heard this speech before:

    “I first was exposed to the military community on the campaign trail. I remember that we would do these gatherings with moms, women — mostly working women — because I wanted to hear through — for my husband what were some of the challenges of working women out there. And everywhere we went, I heard the voice of a woman that I hadn’t heard before, and it was your voice. And I was just awed and blown away by what I heard through those voices, the challenges you all face,” she said.

    But, she added, life on the campaign trail felt like military life. “Dealing with everything that I was dealing with — a spouse traveling, a job, kids — we didn’t deal with multiple moves, but I learned about the challenges that happen when you move from base to base to base; the way your kids have to adjust on a dime. And doing it knowing that the person you love is in harm’s way. And those stories moved me in a way that I didn’t expect.”

    I’m surprised she repeated this comparison to Barry being out on the campaign trail to what military life must be like. Nope Michelle, not even close.

    • Everything she says and does has a theme in the background: I’m a victim of ______, my life has been difficult, and you should feel sorry for me. It’s the same refrain no matter what she’s addressing; her background, the background of others, schools, the workplace, and now the military.
      She reveals her resentment that our military personnel is respected and honored for their sacrifice for the country, and feels she should get the same treatment and kudos.

      Of course, campaigning for your husband across the country isn’t anything even faintly close to what our men and women, their families and friends endure for us.
      Her comments towards the military have always been tinged with a wonder, an awe because she never gave them a single thought before she moved into the WhiteHouse. How shocked she must have been when she learned that men and women of all races, all ethnic groups are an equal and valued part of our fighting forces.

      • Yeah, kind of hard to line up lobster scarfing and fantabulous travel and tourism on someone else’s dime with those Wounded Warrior wives trying to help their husbands walk.

        • Especially in Phoenix…where 40 vets reportedly have died due to a ‘secret wait list’ of up to one year! Just the tip of the iceberg as the collateral damage of Obamacare begins to rear its ugly head.
          Treatment delayed is treatment denied.

          • OR … nothing is believable under the Obama Administration. :)

            BTW, I read somewhere yesterday that in a speech or a press conference Holder actually referred to t he past Regime. Yeppers, regimes that’s what we got!

    • It’s nice that she continually reminds us of how ignorant she is.
      OMG !
      WordPress Error !
      I am again posting comments too quickly and I must slow down !
      !@#$%^&*(( !

  4. Really, really Off Topic:
    Last night, while watching Megyn Kelly doing a split-screen interview, I noted that both Megyn and the gentleman on the split screen appeared to be reading from a teleprompter, As Megyn was speaking, the gentleman’s eye movements appeared to be following her words on his prompter. When he spoke, he appeared to be reading from a prompter,

    Is this unusual, or is every word scripted on these interviews? Just curious. Have noticed it many times before and It’s a bit disillusioning if this is now SOP on the cable shows. Could also be that I am way behind the times, lol.

    • It’s sad that the media will use his comment to bolster Harry Reid and family as well as the BLM. They can have their Al Sharptons, but everyone on the other end of the spectrum has to be oh just so perfect.

      • Elsewhere I read the entire transcript of what he said. Plain speaking, not politically correct, but not racist and not evil. I stand with Bundy against the overwhelming inappropriate Federal response, and against the media and the pundits and all of the internet community (myself included) who jump on the bandwagon of the edited words and slogans.

        I know many people who if you heard them speak you might think one thing and that one thing about them could not be further from the truth.

        This is a man who took a stand and it should be about that.

        Not everyt

        • Not everything is racist. In truth, perhaps very little is. Except those extreme elements. We know racism and evil when we see it. There is no need to assign it where it does not belong.

        • Agree, Grace, but the media and the Democrats will not let it go, will use it to target all conservatives as well as to say, well, look at Bundy, Harry Reid and the BLM must be in the right.

          • Then we should continue to point the hypocrisy of that. The Left will never stop their tactics. We need to be more effective.

            All this tit for tat we have dissolved into is about as mature as Jen Psaki’s foreign policy by tweet.

    • It’s a media squirrel ! It’s a good chance to catch up on what’s really going on. Bundy’s just an old cranky rancher guy without the finesse and articulation of speaking to the media. There’s an uncut version of his “racist” comments which explains a lot about what he said. Nothing worse than Dems have said and are saying about conservatives …. especially one Dem Gov who’s comparing black republicans to jewish nazis. The hypocrisy is glaring!

        • I’m going with a man that has had enough.
          You have to have some intelligence to run that ranch and maintain the cattle for that many years.
          He may not be the most articulate individual, but he has the spine that it is going to take to change this government.

      • I get his point, but really he should have put a lid on it. You just don’t bring up slavery, period, and I hate the entitlement society as much as he does, but I never would have made a comparison between it and slavery let alone decide that blacks would be better off if we still had slavery.

        The Democrats and the media will go after ALL conservatives if just one makes a stupid remark. Look at 2012 and Mourdock/Aikin.

        • He is probably not around many African Americans–which makes it even worse. Complete mean ignorance. And people who jumped right in with his scofflaw anti-govt stuff now deserve to have stepped in it. In my opinion.

          • You can’t blame people for something they didn’t know would happen. Haven’t you ever supported someone and found out later he or she has feet of clay? There’s many a politician I feel that way about He’s still right on the main issue btw.

          • He is right to question why he has to pay them.
            The property belongs to the state, not the federal government.
            It is time that we started questioning the dictates that are handed down to us.

          • He paid his state and local taxes and he paid what he thought the Feds were entitled to. I forget where you’re from, AFVet, but out here in the West it’s time we reclaimed our land and assets from the federal government. How much “federal land” is in NY state or Illinois? Here in the West they take both our land and our taxes. 80% of Nevada is owned by the Feds.

          • He questioned it in court–and was shot down several times. The govt should put a lien on his property and quit giving him a forum for his wacky, uniformed views and disgracefully bad English. I see no diff in his “logic” and the guy who said put the women in front of the guns. And conservatives will get tagged with all of this–and I guess from these comments, that’s OK with some….not with me. Yes, he can be civilly disobedient if he’s willing to take the consequences–but many people are going down with him.

        • Why can’t we bring up slavery? It seems fair game for the “other side”. And reparations. And lynching and any manner of words and issues.

          Bundy used the word Negro — as in the United Negro Fund — as many people of a certain age and background do. He addressed the plight of black neighborhoods and life. Did he slander?

          I venture to say that the left has said many a more vile thing about conservative black Republicans.

          And Bundy also said this
          Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know I understand that they come over here against our constitution and cross our borders. But they’re here and they’re people – and I’ve worked side-by-side a lot of them.

          Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structure than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they’re together, they picnic together, they’re spending their time together, and I’ll tell you in my way of thinking they’re awful nice people.
          Yep, Whites, Mexicans, Negros. Racist indeed.

          At least he, unlike Jeb Bush and John Boehner and John McCain, recognize the constitution.

          • Once again, I agree with you. I just think I’m being realpolitik-y today and know in advance how the media and Democrats turn things on us, and I think we should always go on offense and not have to get bogged down defending what individuals say or do. I’m positive the media is not broadcasting a word Bundy said about the “Spanish”.

          • I know we agree. And people will always treat you the way you allow them to treat you. If we would only go all out “realpolitik-y” on our side …..

            If wishes were horses….We’ve got asses in our leadership.

          • : – D I’m just concerned about us getting bogged down in Bundy’s comments instead of attacking Obamacare, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, and, don’t forget, his non-existent foreign policy. That’s what our enemy would like us to do.

          • My concern as well.

            But we are also fighting on many flanks Boehner’s recent arrogant remarks on immigration and repealing Obamacare as well as Cantor, Jeb Bush etc.

            The Cruzs, Gowdys, Sessions of our world don’t get bogged down. They take their shot if they can and if they should but they seem to be focused on what’s important.

            What a mess. But I guess we can take heart in the pulling back of Holder and Mooch on their appearances. Then again Drudge has a headline about Holder saying He won’t quit. He shouldn’t have to quit. He’s already in contempt — he should be impeached.

      • Ten fold agree with you Denise.
        He is a rancher and is out of his league when dealing with the media.
        They will skewer him, and have.
        Look what they did to Sarah Palin and her family.
        Now Reid is out there stating that this is not over.
        I would agree with him that this is not over, it is just beginning.
        The American people that are paying attention have just about had enough of the government’s overrule.

  5. I’d like to throw this hook out there: has anyone noticed that we are not a wide-open free speech country anymore? Now there are “free speech zones”. The Constitution is being pulled out from under us in the most casual and informal manner with very few people noticing what is happening.

  6. In regards to her comments about being on the campaign with Barry is like being a military wife, she reeks of, I’ll be kind, poo.
    A military wife’s husband could be ordered into combat on multiple tours. He or she may be KIA, be wounded, return home suffering PTSD, and sadly, suicidal.
    What could have happened to Barry? Late lunch, wrinkled suit?
    I only served 4 years as an enlisted man in the Army and knew many Army wives and IMO, they should get a service ribbon(s). The current and former military wives who read this blog don’t need me to list the sacrifice they make, so I leave it to them.

  7. Holder cancels appearance in OKC amid angry protests.

    Michelle Obama scraps graduation speech.

    Flyover country just told them to take a flying #%&k!

  8. OT HELP! I had to sign up for facebook. I need to access certain forums. My facebook account is in my name, but I want to be able to post like I do here with a screen name. How do I do this in FB?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot tell you how much I DO NOT WANT to be on FB.

    • I don’t do facebook or twitt or hash or any hard drugs so my advice is to be taken with that in mind.
      As I’m led to believe, one can sign up with these NSA fishing sites with any name at all since it’s racist to ask for ID.
      So, call yourself “Mergatroid Smith” if you choose with a new account.
      Personally, I’d advise you to turn your mouse upside down, close your laptop, and walk swiftly to the nearest tea trolley.
      All the answers are in the tea. I know.

      • I did not take your well reasoned counsel regarding names etc. But I trust you to be spot on on all things tea trolley. So, off I go because as we all know it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!

        Too funny. I take the big FB leap and I get dinged here for PTQ. And come to think of it here is where I most often end up in Moderation Jail — hmmm, Keith????

        • I don’t think that they have any connection grace.
          Moderation jail is random and is probably due to the traffic on this site.
          Same thing with the WordPress errors we see.
          I contribute to other wordpress sites and neither of the above ever come into play.
          This site is powered by WordPress, (look at the very bottom of this page and read the fine print.)
          When we get talking, it can’t handle the traffic IMO.

    • Create an account with a fake name. Use a fake birthday date and separate email account.

      I have an email account set for things such this where I don’t want people to have access to my regular account.

      • Thanks everybody. I just bit the bullet and went all in with name. Heck, I’m a chicken — FB says use your real name I did. Anyway I have the account set up to be as private as possible. What I wanted was a screen name type thing to use for these two groups — but in for a penny in for a pound. It will be limited to this venture.

        And let”s face it, my NSA Minder Shirley and all her tentacles, pretty much know exactly where I am and what I do at all times. I try to fly low.

        I might add that Shirley knows where you guys are too when I am here. :) :) :)


  9. Looks like I’m the last one here, everyone’s left the premises. I should have never taken that nap.
    No problemo, I’ll clean up and lock the door when I leave.

    Maybe tomorrow we can discuss that RINO SenMcCain who is hosting a todo of some kind in Sedona, AZ and will introduce his “friend” Mrs Clinton.
    Or, we can try to figure out why MrO thought giving the Koreans an American flag that flew over the WhiteHouse the day of the tragic incident that killed so many on the sunken ferry was a show of support or concern.

    • Have no idea why Obama does what he does.

      As for McCain — I heard this Sedona thing is some kind of “idea festival” — where he will be appearing with his “friend” Shrills. Of course, he also referred to Kerry as his “god friend” at his confirmation. It appears that McCain is more concerned with loyalty and support for his “good friends” aka privileged government flunkies collecting their salaries from the taxpayers than he is with the country or his constituents.

    • The only positive result of McCain’s swanky todo is his visitors will get to experience the gorgeous scenery at the Enchantment Resort and Sedona. Perhaps McCain will even treat them all to a trip to the vortex near the resort.

      As for Obama, I’m surprised his gift wasn’t a photo of himself, filled with emotion, observing the flag or a sinking boat or something.

      • He was a Navy pilot that was shot down and became a POW.
        He is a senator that has been re-elected for eons.
        He is a RINO.
        He is not a conservative.
        I have heard that he has no aversion to swearing at you if you confront him or his policies and his viscous attacks have been documented.
        He lost an election against a man that we knew nothing about, and his selected VP was destroyed by the media.

        Like him all you want, trust him, not so much.

        Sorry Star,….WordPress gremlins got me again.

      • IMO Star, the presenting of the Flag to the Koreans was either another slap in the face to the Americans, or another example of this man’s ignorance of what that represents.
        My Father was a veteran of the 2nd WW.
        He served this Country as a radio operator in the jungles of Burma.
        At his burial, my Mom did not have the emotional fortitude to accept the flag so I did.
        When I die, my wife if she survives me, will take the flag from a veteran that knows what it means to serve this Country.

        Obama has once again diluted our traditions.