Open Thread - Friday, June 17, 2015

Buenas dias. I haven't been around much. What's everybody talking about?

The nuke deal sure dredged up the crazy. Somebody even asked Josh Bolton what he thought. Why ask?

The spirit in the sky has been making people run off the rails too. At least that's what they blame it on.

This whole pop culture bleed over into politics and Trump phenomenon convinces me that this fine land is populated by idiots.

I don't usually intend to offend, but if this next thing offends you. It's your problem. It's the flag of losers and if you fly it you are a fucking loser.

Have a great weekend or stay out of trouble.

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NCTim's picture

I need regular and a shot of adrenaline.

News dump later today. Ready for the really shitty stuff they try to slide through on Friday?

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mimi's picture

for the real shitty stuff. But then ... life goes on.
"Death is not the end. Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life it the traveller and the soul is the guide."

Hope the coffee was good and lifted up your spirits.
Let the good shitty times roll.

I am ready now. Let's go.

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I am still rolling. I made potato cheese quiche for breakfast, sprayed off the deck, cleaned the AC unit, ran two loads of laundry and heated up left overs for lunch. I just finished the dishes and plan to leave Sweetie with her OT, clothes folding, while I go to the gym.

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is unsane and poorly medicated. He should be in a Facility. Not on the TV.

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NCTim's picture

Yuck it up, while advocating crimes against humanity. What a damaged piece of carbon life form.

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father was a fireman, which is where he developed his fascination for burning things. He attended classes with Clarence Thomas, where together they placed pubic hairs on Coke cans. He is a Lutheran, a religion founded by an insane man who believed he physically wrestled with the devil each night, and who hated the Pope because he wouldn't kill more Jews. It is against the religion of Lutheranism to truly enjoy anything, and in this Bolton excels: he does not experience pleasure even when engaging in sexual congress with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. He would like to be president, but he could not even secure a permanent appointment as ambassador to the UN, because even most Republicans figured out he is Dr. Strangelove in a skin-suit.

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... would cause some serious lack of enjoyment.

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dons a burka, and then chants the song below to entice Spencer and Bolton to join her in exchanging precious bodily fluids. Videos of these encounters head the hit parade within the NSA.

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Big Al's picture

came up behind an SUV with a "Trump for President" sticker on the back window. The story is that I couldn't
believe it, there was actually someone publicly highlighting their support for Trump for President. I just had to
see this person, maybe even engage somehow, so I got in the next lane to try to get up beside him/her. Traffic
didn't cooperate very well as I kept inching closer to the passenger side door but couldn't quite get up far enough
to see inside.
Alas, I just couldn't get to the point where I could see this mysterious Trump supporter. To top it off, the windows
were tinted so I couldn't even tell if the driver was male or female.
But I saw it, I swear. It was a nice new shiny blue Trump for President bumper sticker and a real person behind the
wheel of the car. Right here in Vancouver, Washington.

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NCTim's picture

... Gadsen flag bumper stickers. They always like when I roll down my window and say, "Hey patriot, nice Japanese truck".

Around here you get Gadsen and Confederate battle flag on the same vehicles.

The El Chapo thing was too PR friendly to be true. My money is on El Chapo.

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in the SUV was Trump. He has cloned himself, and is now everywhere.

He knocked on my door this morning: I figured it was just the usual Jehovah's Witnesses, but when I opened the door, there he was: Trump. Quickly I shut the door, drew the curtains, and took Medicine.

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Not in the house.

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elenacarlena's picture

I'm betting it's some guy with a dyed combover.

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I probably missed the discussion here about Firefox blocking Adobe Flash. I'm thinking Adobe is too smug to fix it but we'll see.

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

enjoying ourselves, taking a couple of (short) RV trips for a couple of weeks, so I've been enjoying a short break from 'the news.'

On the other hand, this video was just what the doctor ordered.

Mr M and I were laughing so hard that several folks from the next door camp site (we're in a state park) ventured over to see what we were looking at! They thought it was funny as h*ll, too!

Wink

I'm still trying to figure out how the dude lip sync'd so perfectly. Mr M figures he just practiced a lot. But I'm wondering if the Giraffe neck fabric was such that the guy could actually see through it, and someone held a large full-length up (out of sight) so that he could see what was going on.

Anyhoo, we watched it several times, and thought it was funnier each time we saw it. So, we thank you for sharing it . . .

Mollie


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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

I laughed out loud at the office yesterday, which caused a couple of folks from admin to stick their head in the door. Ended up playing it 4 times as "You gotta see this." swept through the building.

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The internet seems to be getting nastier by the minute. What is wrong with people? I tried to read the news today oh boy! The comment section's are worse then the depressing propaganda news stories. Anyway just dropped in to say hello. Thanks for the open thread Tim. Aretha alone made me feel better. Need to get offline and do some work. Be back later to get a little distraction from my endless work of hopefully making some money .

Eric went to a club the other night that was local bands doing Kink's tunes. Apparently in Portland it was Ray Davies day. Only here would we have such a holiday. So Kink's songs are flowing through my mind. We Better enjoy Portland's wacky weirdness while we can as it is fast becoming a gentrified hipster upscale yuppy nasty city. The realtors, developers bankers investors from Shanghai are working around the clock demolishing and rebuilding this city.

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elenacarlena's picture

Just posted a new (to this site) Les Beastiables. Worked until 3 AM, didn't get up until almost noon. I can use some caffeine for this evening! No, the Sky Spirit doesn't make people crazy. People are already crazy and then point to anything else rather than take responsibility. Kind of glad it's Friday, although I have a job interview on Monday. They let me know last evening. Why couldn't they go ahead and let me get it over with today?? Well, maybe I'll do some interview practice runs this weekend.

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