Monday Open Forum – January 3, 2011

You Had Me At “Hello”
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88 Responses to Monday Open Forum – January 3, 2011

  1. Happy 2011 n’at fellow honies!!!

    Obviously…from the photo montage…Hill thinks Hugo is not only ‘dreamy’ but really, really likes her in shades of turquoise. Is it more than a coinky-dink that they share the same initials???

    Surprised ‘Patches’ (or is it one of his cousins?) who does the ‘I<3CITGO’ commercials, didn’t tag along. Anything to fawn at socialism.

  2. WeeWeed says:

    Good Mornin’, Honeys! I found us a small funny to sweeten the coffee this a.m.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/DougGiles/2011/01/01/2011_resolution_annoy_the_left_365/page/full/

  3. GracieD says:

    I wonder if Hill is thinking of turning the tables on Bill?

  4. yomotley says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. Have a great Monday and a Wonderful week!
    Our day has already started with blessings. Three of the kiddos and I drove DH to work (Up at five) in the “city”, which is about fifty minutes away. We thought we would spend the day looking for ways to spend the kiidos’ money they had saved together, and then pick Dad up after work. (I am in MacDonald’s right now).

    Well, we pull into the plant parking lot and……no cars…….no work today……DH does not have to be back until tomorrow. Yeah! We get to hang out up here ALL day with the guy! Totally unexpected!
    *********************
    Now back to the pics — No one will ever convince me these two are not sharing an “afterglow” moment here! These two sure look like they, not only slept together, but had memorable fun! Couple of the Year: The Chill — as in CHavez and HILLary!

    See you all tonight.

    • Bijou says:

      Motley, that is just so cool when unexpected good things happen. Sorta like a ‘snow day’ for the kids.
      Enjoy yourselves to the max!
      ‘Chill’…LOL! But just the thought gives ME the chills. Ick!

    • Menagerie says:

      Hoping by the time you read this you have had a fun filled day.

  5. marie says:

    my, she looks like she’s in seventh heaven..birds of a feather etc….

  6. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Chilling Video: Openly Rooting for Revolution, The Left Calls For American Civil Unrest & Riots (Frances Fox Piven, Lib Talkers, Journalists, Van Jones, Rev Wright, English Protest Leader, etc)

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chilling-video-openly-rooting-for-revolution-the-left-calls-for-american-civil-unrest-riots-francis-fox-piven-lib-talkers-journalists-van-jones-rev-wright-english-protest-leader-etc/

    • emmajeri1010 says:

      Oh, well. Once again they are found doing exactly what they accuse others of doing: this is exactly what they were hinting “the Tea Partiers really wanted” 12-15 months ago when they still thought they had a chance to shut down the ground swell of regular people starting to stand up.

      We need to believe what they say about themselves. And learn. The left is always the bad guy in the car asking the little kid to help him look for his dogie and he’ll give them candy if they do. Always. What they say always means something and often, it will actually be exactly what they said. Stop.giving.them.the.benefit.of.thinking.they.can’t.possibly.mean.what.they.say.

      Good grief, it’s hard to type that way, but ya know that I mean!

  7. emmajeri1010 says:

    I saw Hillary’s Thrill Photo right before I opened this this morning. Good to have it front and center. I wonder if TSWSNBN’d will do a thoughtful essay on their potential for a Hillary-shift now? Or will it find some way to keep acting like having Hillary and Sarah in the same room is just 6 of one and half a dozen of the other? I still think he’s just looking for a surrogate mommy.

  8. sundancecracker says:

    Today California recommits itself to Granolanation status by ‘swearing in’ this guy AGAIN. (Granola-nation = take out nuts, and fruits, all that’s left is flakes).

  9. Bijou says:

    I bet you all didn’t know that Moochelle has been studying ballet in between all her other busy endeavours and sacrifices.
    H/T BigFurHat:

  10. JRD says:

    I knew he wouldn’t be my congressman for too long. There is already talk about Allen West running against Bill Nelson for senator in Florida. Can you imagine if Florida’s 2 senators are West and Rubio? Hey everybody, come on down. Let’s rid the world of the cancer of progressives. Myself, I hope that he runs. I think it’s too early for him to be on the ticket with Sarah.

    http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0111/0111westsenate.htm

  11. llauren11 says:

    scarborough this a.m. seems to think the repeal sought by repubs will be a waste of time, and will NOT happen..of course mika was smirking away, as was joe..(gotta watch what the enemy is doing, always)

    me? i’m an optimist, and think it will happen!

    • sundancecracker says:

      I think the house will legislate a repeal of Obamacare. Obviously Obama will not sign it, but that is not the intent. If the house does complete a repeal bill, and send to the Senate, it will draw a more complete distinction in the Senate with those for and those against it. It would really be good to put that pressure on the Senate and give the electorate a clear picture of who supports government run healthcare, especially with many senators coming up for re-election in 2012.

      • Amsterdam Expat says:

        Exactly — and also make the new Donkeys in Congress (there are a few) vote on the issue as well; get them on record too, one way or the other.

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      Yes, I think it will probably pass in the House but die in the Senate. It’s mostly symbolic right now. Then they’ll start work on getting rid of some of the easy stuff, like eliminating the avalanche of 1099′s to the IRS for payments of more than $600 to any vendor.

      • Kristi says:

        Yeah.. the only thing they can do is defund it.

        Obama will never sign a repeal. It takes 3/4ths of the house and senate to over ride a veto.. they wont have that in the senate.

    • SleeplessinCA says:

      PRAYING!!!!

    • PhillyCon says:

      Rush has addressed what Mr.Scarbarough seems to be finally figuring out. Of course, repeal isn’t going anywhere, THAT IS NOT THE POINT. Make the Dems own this thing, and keep sending it up to Obama to VETO. It’s called strategy, Mr. Scarbarough. Are these people dense or what?

      Remember, Clinton vetoed welfare reform 3 times before he finally signed the bill.

      If the Republicans keep voting on repeal bills, then what does that do? It creates an aura of inevitability. The same exact strategy the D’s used to pass the POS.

      Sorry guys, my patience is at an all-time low of what passes for “political intelligence” lately. After the nonsense spewed by Mr. Will, which I will address in another post, I am at my wits end. We are witnessing the collective “dumbing down” of the ruling class.

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      What I hope GOP will do is to hold real hearings on ObamaCare and its implications, and to have the CBO put out a new report on the real costs of ObamaCare – including the “Doc fix”. I also hope they find a way to prohibit the federal funding of abortions. If someone wants an abortion, they can pay for it themselves or get “sugar-daddy” Soros to pay for it. Besides, Obummer said that there will be no federal funding of abortion in ObamaCare. Let him eat his own words on that one.

      • sundancecracker says:

        Just heard on FOX that the “repeal bill” is posted on-line somewhere and the vote scheduled for 1/12/11. Wonder where the repeal bill is? Gonna go look.

  12. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Russian President Medvedev signs decree to cut number of federal officials by 20%

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20110103/162033799.html

    Why can’t we do this?? (rhetorical question)

  13. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Russian Duma to link missile defense to START limitations

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/03/russian-duma-to-link-missile-defense-to-start-limitations/

    Saw this coming a mile away.

  14. PhillyCon says:

    Here’s what passes for political wisdom, George Will, this past Sunday … (h/t Free Republic)

    “The President’s secret weapon may be the Republican nominating electorate… There is one person, high in the polls, Sarah Palin, who cannot be elected president because she cannot compete where elections are decided. In the collar counties outside Chicago, Montgomery County outside of Philadelphia– just can’t compete there.”

    Since there is no critical analysis of statements made by ruling class, let me offer 2 very salient points:

    1) No Republican candidate is EVER expected to win IL. Not even the most “electable” by Graham’s accounts. I’ll bet every penny that Romney would never come close to winning in IL. Hello, Mr. Will, not only is IL a blue state, it is NEVER in play. Also, its Obama’s state.

    2) Being from the “collar” county of Philly, no Republican has won here since Bush 41. Toomey also lost the “collar” counties and won PA. So, Will’s theory of being competitive is a moot point, it ultimately comes down to turnout.

    Sorry, George facts are stubborn things, and even your apparent dislike for Palin can’t make them go away.

    • Kristi says:

      Exactly.. NO republican is ever going to win those areas… who cares!

      The day a republican has to win those areas in order to win the Presidency is the day the republicans are over.

    • sundancecracker says:

      Can’t. Respond. Yet. Going. To. Pound. Tennis. Balls. First. Aaaaargh.

    • PhillyCon says:

      The cynical side of me thinks Will knows he’s wrong, but doesn’t care. He wants to put that meme out there, and if he has to intellectually dishonest, the so be it. His dislike and disdain for Palin (and her ilk) override all other rational thought processes. Note, how he took that swipe at the “nominating Republican electorate.”

      Exit question: do you guys think Will even knows the price of eggs, milk or gas?

    • JRD says:

      Will is an Ivy Leaguer. Went to Princeton and he taught at Harvard. He took the same oath as the rest of the Ivy Leaguers to act as an impediment and prohibit ANYONE from becoming POTUS who does NOT have a degree from an Ivy League school. His opinion doesn’t count, he’s biased and has another agenda next. Sit down and shut up.

    • Amsterdam Expat says:

      What a joke he is. Is there some postal service that delivers dunce caps or one-legged stools by mail? …

      • Amsterdam Expat says:

        And while we’re at it, add Erick Erickson to the list of recipients. (I won’t bother linking to his latest iteration of this theme — get out your hazmat suit, she’s been made “radioactive” by the media! — but it’s over at Red State.)

  15. sundancecracker says:

    I drove by Dagneys place today and picked up this great video to share. Best, absolute best, description and analysis of Modern Liberalism. Where/why it came from, and where/why it is today. The video is from 2006 but wow, when you listen to it, its like the discussion was yesterday. Exceptionally frilliant !!!

  16. sundancecracker says:

    Chris Matthews’ in-law charged in plot to smuggle drugs…

    …..”Nearly six weeks ago, when federal agents intercepted the 79-foot sailboat Sarah Moira heading to the U.S. from Jamaica, they scored a major international drug bust — seizing the boat’s cargo of 4,497 pounds of marijuana and arresting the captain and his crew. Local police are now revealing that the trail to this $8.1 million pot bust began some 1,500 miles away, in Dartmouth.

    The captain of the vessel and the target of a federal probe is 58-year-old James Ormonde Staveley-O’Carroll, a shipbuilder and self-described firebrand liberal, whose daughter, Sarah, is married to Michael K. Matthews, the son of MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews….”
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1307025&srvc=rss

    Maybe Tingles can ask Obama for a pardon considering all the free propaganda he’s given him.

  17. sundancecracker says:

    The car explosion that went off in front of Saints Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria killed 21 and injured 96 parishioners who were attending a New Year’s Eve Mass. According to church officials and eyewitnesses, there are many more victims that are still unidentified and whose body parts were strewn all over the street outside the church. The body parts were covered with newspapers until they were brought inside the church after some Muslims started stepping on them and chanting Jihadi chants.

    According to eyewitnesses, a green Skoda car pulled up outside the church shortly after midnight. Two men got out, one of them talked shortly on his mobile phone, and the explosion occurred almost immediately after they left the scene. On the back of the Skoda was a sticker with the words “the rest is coming.”

    Eyewitnesses confirmed that security forces guarding the church withdrew nearly one hour before the blast, leaving only four policemen and an officer to guard such a big church and nearly 2000 people attending the midnight mass. “Normally they would have waited until the mass was over,” said el-Gezeiry. He also commented on the Muslim’s schadenfreude at the massacre at the church, who were heard chanting “Allah Akbar.”

    “Is this a victory?” He asks. “Whoever saw this fire and people dying and body parts all over the place and could still chant ‘Allah Akbar’ is a terrorist.”
    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/205673.php

  18. sundancecracker says:

    Do you think the Main Stream Media will show the Congressional Speakership change this week. They sure made a big deal of it in 06′ when Nancy took the gavel. Think they’ll do the same with her losing it?

  19. NeeNee says:

    A poster over at The Blaze put this up and it is great!

    “Here is a newly released cartoon video, 30 minutes long, that explains EVERYTHING about how and why America is where it is financially. PLEASE watch this and spread it around. It covers the Fed, the IRS, Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, gold, everything.”

  20. Patriot Dreamer says:

    CBS Touts Obamacare Provisions Many Seniors ‘Will Probably Like,’ But Warns of Longer Wait Times

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2011/01/01/cbs-touts-obamacare-provisions-many-seniors-will-probably-warns-longe#ixzz1A0IM3wYd

    Longer wait times because fewer doctors are accepting MediCare.

  21. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Detroit in ruins
    Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jan/02/photography-detroit#/?picture=370173054&index=0

  22. Amsterdam Expat says:

    I hope that John Bolton reads our current Secretary of State the riot act over this appalling episode.

  23. Amsterdam Expat says:

    Here’s a very strange story:

    http://minx.cc/?post=310149

    • WeeWeed says:

      There’s a world of jokes there, but I’m too pooped to play…. :)

      • Amsterdam Expat says:

        Yes there are — so many.

        With the Creamsicle as VP this Administration (and there are a few jokes already right there, just waiting to be made) could offset the departure of Rahm Emanuel and once again be a Man’s Country.

        With Orange Charlie coming and going at 1600, there’d be a lot of slurping and sucking going on, all right.

        • WeeWeed says:

          A regular Ben & Jerry’s, eh what? The most expensive one in the country, right there at 1600….gack, I’m making my own self ill!

  24. sundancecracker says:

    Professor Jacobson shares a frilliant student mash up of two movies. The audio from “You Got Served” frilliantly edited atop the video of “Fiddler On the Roof”
    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/01/fiddler-in-hood.html
    Enjoy !!

  25. Jennifer H says:

    http://blog.heritage.org/2011/01/03/tea-party-already-changing-spending-culture-in-washington/

    This would be great if a true culture shift is going on in DC. Crossing my fingers here… !

  26. sundancecracker says:

    What finer example of Liberal Ideology results…..

    Upton’s Light Bulb Ban Poses Health Risks
    Upton’s own home state of Michigan released through its Department of Community Health the recommended procedures for hazardous cleanup should one of these mercury-filled light bulbs shatter in your home spilling the dangerous substance onto the floor, rug or carpeting.

    Note the materials recommended to clean up a small, indoor mercury spill (only recommended if the mercury spill is less than pea-sized):

    • A flashlight (for locating mercury spatter on the floor or rug)

    • Several zipper-seal plastic bags (to seal contaminated items)
    • Some large plastic trash bags (to cover your shoes to walk in the contaminated area)
    • An eyedropper or a syringe without a needle (to suck up mercury off of the floor)
    • A roll of duct, masking or packaging tape (for sealing shoe covers and bags)
    • A utility or similar knife (to cut out chunks of contaminated carpeting for disposal)
    • Index cards, thin cardboard, stiff paper or a rubber squeegee (never explained in the cleanup instructions but they want you to have them anyway)
    • Paper towels and water
    • Small artist’s paintbrush (to absorb mercury beads)
    • Foam type shaving cream (for pet feet and other cleanup)

    • Shoe covers, newspaper to kneel on and old clothes to wear (all must be sealed in bags and disposed of properly)
    • Rubber or latex gloves
    • A cardboard box to carry the cleanup items to and from the spill site

    The recommended home curly-cue light bulb hazardous mercury spill kit list doesn’t mention zinc powder suggested in the clean up instructions used to absorb the mercury beads that may be spilled on a hard surface. You might want to add that one to your list of emergency items.
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=40940

    • WeeWeed says:

      Somebody mentioned on one of the talk radio shows today to start calling the curly fry bulbs “Mercury” bulbs. If the word is used enough the green loons will eventually hear it and go off like serial killers on meth. I’ve always wondered WHOSE “friend” owned stock in curly fry plants and needed to run the normal light bulb guys out of business, myself. Follow the money, ya know.

  27. WeeWeed says:

    This absolutely makes me insane. I’m so glad my child is grown – just reading this makes me crazy.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/planned-parenthood-launches-social-chang

    • violet says:

      Makes me crazy too, WW. Planned Parenthood is just plain evil — pimps for the abortion industry.

      • WeeWeed says:

        Yeah, and pimps apparently for whoring and what-not, as well. None of us are prudes, but leave the damn kids alone!! Let ‘em be kids. Dammit. Breathe….OOOMM….OOOOMMM….

    • Thomas Hooker says:

      This kind of stuff is being pushed in juvenile/teen literature. I just finished a book from the teen section at the library. The main character (17) wants to spend the night with her boyfriend for the first time. She calls her grandmother to let her know where she will be and the grandmother is very supportive/fine with it.
      Years ago, a sequel to a very popular book for younger girls (10-13) included the heroine sleeping consecutively with each main male character. She finally settled down with the first one. When I brought this to the librarian’s attention they did at least move it to the teen section, but the younger girls could still check it out.
      This has been going on for decades.

      • violet says:

        I hear you … When my kids were young, I looked for books for them that had a copyright date prior to about 1970. My kids were all voracious readers and it was challenging keeping them supplied with suitable reading material, but I discovered a lot of good stuff — it just takes some searching.

  28. sundancecracker says:

    President Barack Obama is considering naming William Daley, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive and former U.S. Commerce secretary, to a high-level White House post, possibly as his chief of staff, people familiar with the matter said.

    Such a move, which is still under discussion and which White House officials wouldn’t confirm, would bring a Washington veteran and someone with strong business ties into the administration as Obama enters the second half of his term.

    The president is faced with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and is trying to accelerate the U.S. economic recovery while addressing the budget deficit.

    Daley, 62, who typically responds to questions, didn’t return two messages seeking comment left on his cell phone yesterday or a phone call to his office and an e-mail sent to him today. White House officials declined to discuss the matter.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-03/obama-said-to-consider-william-daley-for-top-white-house-post.html

  29. yomotley says:

    Looks like the two spent some time at the Hotel Chilton.

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