Open Thread

2009 June 12
by JustMary

Open thread with one exception: no Letterman/Palin talk (that other thread was exausting to read).

Other than that….post away!


Czar titles Obama has not yet thought of.

Iran….who won the election?

Gitmo detainees- I say we send them to high security day spas. If water in the face is torture….imagine being clean all over! The horror!

CA is still broke

North Korea’s nukes….


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  1. 2009 June 12 6:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Did you hear about the four CXhinese Jahadis that our government is relocating to the Bahamas. How can I sign up for that program?

  2. 2009 June 12 6:32 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    JustMary, did you see the photo early this morning of Ahmedinjad on Drudge? Did you see the kid with him? I didn’t read the story, but was that his kid? If so, and if he’s being taught to hate by his father, we could be looking at the future face of terror.

    Horrible that I would even think of that of any child.

    Anyway, I’m wondering if he will be taught diversity.

  3. 2009 June 12 6:40 pm
    bc3b permalink

    We had a thread earlier this week (in fact I think you were on it tony) talking about how young U.S. consider themselves Muslim first much more than their parents. It’s going to be a growing problem here.

  4. 2009 June 12 6:41 pm
    bc3b permalink

    How can we get FNC to switch Beck and Hannity time slots?

  5. 2009 June 12 6:42 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    CA is going to be a federal protectorate. Martial law.

  6. 2009 June 12 6:50 pm
    Brandon permalink

    Apparently Imadinnerjacket wins with 61%.,2933,525927,00.html

  7. 2009 June 12 6:51 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    anti-muslim slur alert!

  8. 2009 June 12 6:58 pm
    justrand permalink

    the “it’s gonna be close” nonsense was just that. AhmaNutJob was ALWAYS going to win!

    Israel’s gotta whack Iran hard…and soon. Otherwise the test-site for the Iranian nuclear missile is gonna be Tel Aviv.

    I honestly believe that two speeches have either already been written…are are still being worked on:
    Speech 1 – Leg-tingling heart-wrenching speech lamenting the death of 5 million+ Jews…while reminding the world they kinda had it coming.

    Speech 2 – Declaring Israel a rogue State for daring to attack the peace-loving Iranians…and vowing to side with the Arabs to see “Justice” is done

    Obama prefers Speech #1…but Speech #2 gives him some good camera time too!

  9. 2009 June 12 7:00 pm
    chekote permalink

    Apparently Imadinnerjacket wins with 61%.

    For years I have been hearing reports about the Iranian people being at oddd with their government. Being pro-America. After this result, I just don’t buy it. More bad intelligence.

  10. 2009 June 12 7:02 pm
    chekote permalink

    How can we get FNC to switch Beck and Hannity time slots?

    Lately Beck is creeping me out. Too apocalyptic. I didn’t care for his statement that the Holocaust attack is a sign of things to come. Extremely irresponsible thing to say.

  11. 2009 June 12 7:04 pm
    chekote permalink

    I’m still a fan, but there’s a fine line between being transparent and being overexposed. Every time you turn on the TV, there’s Obama. He’s getting a puppy! He’s eating a cheeseburger with Joe Biden! He’s taking the wife to Broadway and Paris — this is the best season of “The Bachelor” yet!

    Who wrote this? Bill Maher,0,7966784.story

    H/T: Hot Air

  12. 2009 June 12 7:48 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    For the world is f***ed up, and we are the f***ee’s

  13. 2009 June 12 7:49 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Is bc3b still alive? Is he on suicide watch?

  14. 2009 June 12 7:58 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    I’m the one who should be on suicide watch. A layup in game 2 and a free throw in game 4 and the Magic would be up 3-1 on the Lakers. Fundamentals, Magic, hello?

    Oh well, better luck next year. They’ve played like this all year, and it finally caught up with them.

  15. 2009 June 12 8:03 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Suicide watch. Interesting.

    Sometimes I think that we are too obsessed with politics and culture. I’ve never made a survey, but I would bet that not 10% of the people I come into contact with daily are as knowledgeable politically as the commenters here. They go about their lives with little thought on what is going on in DC. They are not on suicide watch, and will in the end suffer the same outcome as us if Obama destroys the country.

    Maybe they just don’t want to see it coming.

  16. 2009 June 12 8:04 pm
    janzam permalink

    Lakers fumbled it in the 3rd game, second half. You never know when your luck will turn and you just can’t make a basket, if your life depended on it.

    Of course being from Los Angeles, we are for the Lakers over here. Not much else going good for us in California, these days.

  17. 2009 June 12 8:07 pm
    janzam permalink


    Interesting and philosophical thoughts about who is and who isn’t engaged in politics.

    I think you are right about a great majority of people just opting out in following what is going on. It’s probably less intense that way!

    As they say, “Ignorance is bliss!”

  18. 2009 June 12 8:11 pm
    Brandon permalink

    Suicide watch should be out for Luis Castillo now…

  19. 2009 June 12 8:22 pm
    mulletover permalink


    As I was writing, I was thinking about a race car driver I once knew. One Saturday night, he was in a horrendous accident, hit the outside wall hard, and flipped several times landing on his roof, and hanging upside down in his belts. A “barney fife” rescue worker reached him first, unbuckled him dropping him on his head. Barney then strapped him to a gurney, shoved him into the ambulance that was parked up the incline of the track, and failed to lock down the wheels of the gurney. When the ambulance took off, the gurney came out the back of the ambulance, and rolled across the track to crash into the inside retaining wall of the racetrack. The victim was unconscious when reloaded into the ambulance, and Barney took off to the hospital at breakneck speed. My friend came to with G-forces swinging him back and forth across the ambulance as Barney swerved through traffic to get him to the emergency room.

    Like a BJG commenter, my friend busted out of the gurney, climbed into the passenger seat of the ambulance beside the surprised Barney. Asked why he wasn’t on the gurney, he replied, “If you are going to kill me, you SOB, I want to see it coming.”

    True story.

  20. 2009 June 12 8:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Just to make you feel better. If you are ever medivaced out by ‘CareFlite’ consider that you have a higher % of dying while on the chopper than in the hospital they are taking you to.

  21. 2009 June 12 8:36 pm
    janzam permalink


    OMG what a story! I laughed until my sides hurt. Almost impossible to think all that could happen to one person and be true!

  22. 2009 June 12 8:36 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Lately Beck is creeping me out. Too apocalyptic. I didn’t care for his statement that the Holocaust attack is a sign of things to come. Extremely irresponsible thing to say. — Chek

    It probably is. There is no barrier or social stigma to being a whack job anymore. Its the fastest way to get your 15min of fame. So what that being so has a 50/50 chance of having a 5.56 round put through their heads.

  23. 2009 June 12 8:43 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    “Apparently Imadinnerjacket wins with 61%”–Brandon.

    Which part of that is because of Obama? Which side won, Hope or Change?

  24. 2009 June 12 8:44 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Even the Stanley Cup doesn’t want to come3 to Detroit.

    Tigers are in first place in one of the worst divisions in baseball: Twins, Royals, Indians and White Sux. My plan to move the Lions to LA (so we could get an expansion team) didn’t work. No one in Detroit gets excited about the NBA until the finals. Besides the NBA is more crooked than the WWE.

  25. 2009 June 12 8:49 pm
    theghostofreason permalink

    PENGUINS 2 – DETROIT 1 ……. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Just got back from the sports pub. Fleury with a GREAT pair of saves in the last 5 seconds. Unbelievable.

  26. 2009 June 12 8:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    There is no way the NBA will let Orlando beat the Lakers. Ever notice how with 5 minutes to go the team that was getting blown out is suddenly back in the game? It doesn’t happen in baseball, football, hockey or college basketball.

    Soccer games are close, but the average professional soccer team only scores one goal in every six games.

  27. 2009 June 12 8:54 pm
    bc3b permalink

    he guy who screwed up was Hossa. He was a Penguin last year, when they lost the cup to the Wings. He leaves the Penguins to join Detroit and loses in the Stanley Cup finals for the second year in a row.

  28. 2009 June 12 9:00 pm
    theghostofreason permalink

    bc – not only that, he turned down a BOATLOAD of cash offered by the Penguins in the off-season to go to Detroit “to win a Cup.” I am very old-school and have a hard time with free-agency as it makes it hard to be a fan of a single player anymore. In Hossa’s case my response is, “couldn’t happen to a nicer turncoat.”

  29. 2009 June 12 9:08 pm
    bc3b permalink

    One thing about hockey is that after the strike they instituted a salary cap, so everyone except Phoenix and Toronto have a chance to win. Phoenix because they still can’t afford players and Toronto because the management is so screwed up.

    The Pens deserved to win. They wanted it more.

    The thing I hate about free agency is when a player goes to a team’s #1 rival for the money (Johnny Damen going from the Red Sox to the Yankees, Lee Smith (long ago) going from the Cubs to the Cards, etc.

  30. 2009 June 12 9:09 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    bc3b – glad to see your still alive. The sun will come up in the morning. You should be able to see it come up in the east as the fires die down.

    You know how Detroit is – Detroit wins, the city burns, Detroit loses, the city burns. Regardless, Detroit burns. Might actually help in the beautification of the city.

    bc3b, maybe you can help me. Is the aurora borealis out tonight or is that the fires from Detroit. From where I am, I can not tell.

  31. 2009 June 12 9:13 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The people that burn the city down don’t follow hockey (if you get my drift).

    If they only had sports that Detroiters are good at – stealing cars, mugging senior citizens, robbing convenience stores, etc. we could be the city of champions.

  32. 2009 June 12 9:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The bad thing that was sad last year was the Lions went 0-16 (something that no NFL team ever had done). There was nothing to commemorate it: no parade, no championship T-shirts on sweat shirts, no monuments. No pride.

    It’s sad when a team breaks records and there’s so much apathy. Sad.

  33. 2009 June 12 9:34 pm
    BCL permalink

    Detroit burns. Might actually help in the beautification of the city.

    US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

  34. 2009 June 12 9:44 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    BCL – saw the article and it makes some sense. Never understood Urban Redevelopment, it always seemed to be a band aid approach to leprosy. Why fix up a few places in the middle of urban decay. Made more sense to level a 5 or 10 square block area and build from the ground up.

  35. 2009 June 12 9:47 pm
    janzam permalink

    The town highlighted was Flint, Michigan. That’s where my dad was from. Somehow, it was weird to read about it being bulldozed — felt like the country was dying.

  36. 2009 June 12 10:09 pm
    reggie1971 permalink

    Well hell. I got out. Had a few beers (it would have been more than a few if the fair city of Dallas allowed people to smoke in bars), and the board about a certain comedian making a joke about a certain politician’s daughter has gone cold. What can I comment about:

    Do you guys think Led Zeppelin will do another reunion concert?

  37. 2009 June 12 10:26 pm
    BCL permalink

    I was just going through my iPhone pics and saw one I took at the NRA Convention Exhibit Hall. It is a picture of a display which had guns and weapons used in TV and movies. It was so damn cool.

    It had dirty Harry’s pistol, John Wayne’s guns and holsters, lots of different movies and shows represented and it explained how they were modified or converted from one gun to look like something else.

    I took a picture of The Rifleman’s rifle which had that big lever. I always loved that show and that gun. The display had a drawing of the manner the gun was made to shoot when the lever was worked. It had a set screw in the lever that tripped the trigger. Pretty simple.

    They said Chuck Connors got so good he could shoot rounds off really fast. Of course he always shot blanks. Don’t know how to post a picture here unless I emailed it to JustRand or JustMary.

  38. 2009 June 12 11:21 pm
    booshkindoggin permalink

    Great theme song to The Rifleman, all instrumental: dum duuum, dum-de-dum, dum… I often think that many of us are too obsessed with politics. But when the oppo is in charge and trying to destroy the greatest human experiment in democracy and freedom, drastic steps are probably warranted. My back up plan really ought to be my primary strategy: pray harder.

  39. 2009 June 13 2:17 am

    “How can we get FNC to switch Beck and Hannity time slots?”

    How exactly would that work since he’s on the radio during becks timeslot?
    Better to swap Fox Report to 5pm and Beck to 7pm.

    “Even the Stanley Cup doesn’t want to come3 to Detroit.”

    haha thank god.

    “Apparently Imadinnerjacket wins with 61%.”

    Imadinnerjacket – Dam I like that, plus it’s easier to spell. 🙂
    The way to read that is more than 35% actually voted against him, reminds me of a California senate race, you know the outcome before hand, the only question is the margin.

  40. 2009 June 13 6:51 am
    brucefdb permalink

    Frankly I dont care for Glenn Beck, and when I see him and BORe at the same time it is almost too much to take.

    Too bad our best people either arent available to do those kinds of shows or Fox doesnt want them.

  41. 2009 June 13 6:52 am
    brucefdb permalink

    Good morning Chekote, do you ever sleep or are you two people?

  42. 2009 June 13 7:19 am
    chekote permalink


    What breed is your cat?

  43. 2009 June 13 9:49 am
    mulletover permalink

    That’s the worst golf swing ever. Makes Charles Barkley look like Jack Nicklaus.

    Well, not exactly like Jack Nicklaus.

  44. 2009 June 13 9:58 am
    chekote permalink

    I think him losing the cell phone if pretty funny.

  45. 2009 June 13 9:58 am
    chekote permalink

    Obama is not that “cool” after all.

  46. 2009 June 13 10:35 am
    drdog09 permalink

    If that is ‘O’ swing — He chops it. He shifts his weight late. I would even hazard that the club might be a little short. But what the hell, he’s got SS guys down fairway that can advance the Titelist as he needs it.

  47. 2009 June 13 10:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Oh and I think ‘O’ could solve that swing problem. All he has to do is go out and play a round with Dick Cheney. Dick’s favorite club for the short game is a Beretta Over Under Model 687EL.

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