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September 25, 2008

Open Thread

Compliments of nanc.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 25, 2008 8:07 AM


ahhhhhh, the obamunist "o"!

Posted by: nanc at September 25, 2008 9:05 AM

"obamnambulists" supporters of "o" who walk, talk, eat, crap, breath, and socialize in their sleep.

"obamarxunists" watermelon babies - red on the inside - green on the outside.

can y'all think of any?

Posted by: nanc at September 25, 2008 9:11 AM

I think they were better off when they simply buried their heads in the sand from denial. But I can see that now maybe they are searching for something.

Posted by: IOpian at September 25, 2008 9:51 AM

How many of you were fans of David Letterman, back when he was on NBC? Top 10? Stupid human tricks? His busting GE's balls. I was one of his biggest fans (even Paul, as girly as he was/is was still cool). Now this guy is a fuc*ing moonbat loser. Granted his show started to tank back in 2000 following the elections, but the shit he was spewing last night was awful, even UnAmerican. Saying that, "Something doesn't smell right and that someone has been spiking (John McCain's) Metamucil" just for doing his ELECTED job and helping out with the Fred and Fran fiasco. Well, FU*K DAVID LETTERMAN. I hope this moonbat turd gets struck by lightning.

Posted by: Sol Rosenberg at September 25, 2008 12:31 PM

oh, he'll get struck by something. real sunny outlook you have there sol - i NEVER liked him.

Posted by: nanc at September 25, 2008 12:35 PM

A good sign for this would be reading KICK ME in big bold letters

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 25, 2008 1:15 PM


David Letterman used to be the MAN. I mean at college, we would have beers and then tune in at 11:30pm CST to watch Late Night with David Letterman. In fact, in the 1979-1980 period Letterman used to have a little daytime talk fest I used to watch. Now, this comedy legend began spewing his moonbat-sh*t. The only thing to piss me off worse was when Metallica began whining against Napster. Now I have 2 things that I hate that I used to adore. So sad.

Posted by: Sol Rosenberg at September 25, 2008 1:24 PM

Letterman always struck me as kind of a jerk. I've always been more of a Conan O' Brien fan myself. He's funny as hell, and nails politicians on the left and right. I still remember a hilarious sketch from early 2004 when he did his legendary "Fake celebrity interviews" (Where he uses a photo of their faces with a superimposed mouth saying all kinds of funny things) with a bunch of the Democrat presidential candidates at the caucus, with Howard Dean and Al Sharpton's respective interviews being especially funny. He made a great Emmy host in 2006, and he'd make a great Oscar host.

Posted by: Adam at September 25, 2008 1:36 PM


What’s it all about, Alfieeee?

Alfie Elkins pondered that profound question about life, sex, and love in a 1966 movie and today economic novices such as I and most of the rest of us are pondering the same question as it relates to what in the blazes is going on with AIG, Freddy Mac, Fannie Mae, and, mostly, what is going on in Washington.

There are a host of givens with this crisis. That many people are hurting is an obvious given. That many people screwed up is another. That politicians haven’t the foggiest notion what to do may be the worst.

Other givens are even more disturbing, such as mushrooming bank failures and word that the FDIC is sitting on a secret list of 117 more banks, big and small, that could go bust unless that bank insurer of last resort gets a quickie infusion of $125 billion:

The reason for that secrecy? Revealing the bank names could cause a run on them which would result in mobs of depositors descending on them as they did on poor George Bailey’s Building and Loan.

Meanwhile, McCain and Obama debate whether to debate and gloom and doomers prattle on about the Crash of ‘29 and another Depression. Can mass starvation be far behind? No one is prattling about bank presidents leaping from tall buildings since their golden parachutes would guide them safely to the pavement, anyway.

Overseas, we can all but smell the glee emanating from European capitals over our multi-multi billion dollar fiscal crisis....

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Posted by: Gene Lalor at September 25, 2008 1:41 PM

sol - i'm from the johnny carson era...

Posted by: nanc at September 25, 2008 2:34 PM

Carson was the king. Tom Snyder, God rest His soul, had a marvelous sense of humor and boy was he smart. The Tomorrow show was one of my favorites.

Posted by: Arsehole Marsole at September 25, 2008 4:33 PM

"sol - i'm from the johnny carson era..."


Oblama bowed out of the Senate discussion of the financial crisis, saying "Call me if you need me". Do you think he'll get the hint if NO ONE CALLS HIM?

Even a small-time politition knows that you should appier at every historical event possible, big or small. Even if you don't DO anything people will see you there and your name will be mentioned in connection with the event. Apparently, Oblama thinks his campaign is more important that looking like he's doing something. Apparently, Oblama doesn't have the savy to even ACT like a leader.

Posted by: KHarn at September 25, 2008 5:17 PM

"Overseas, we can all but smell the glee emanating from European capitals over our multi-multi billion dollar fiscal crisis..."

I think the smell from Europe we detect is their body odor.

Posted by: Sol Rosenberg at September 25, 2008 5:17 PM

Video: How Palin trumps Obama in executive experience


The achievements of the Community Organizer, photo essay

If I didn't know better, I'd think this was Beirut in the nineteen seventies. But, in reality, it's the current state of the housing for which Barack Obama claims responsibility as a "community organizer." It turns out the developers enriched by his government-funded subsidies did a heck of a lot better than the folks who once lived here.

I say "once", because the Boston Globe ("Grim Proving Ground for Obama's Housing Policy") calls many of the units "uninhabitable".

Grove Parc and several other prominent failures were developed and managed by Obama’s close friends and political supporters. Those people profited from the subsidies even as many of Obama’s constituents suffered. Tenants lost their homes; surrounding neighborhoods were blighted.

Obama’s most commonly cited achievement was in forcing the city to begin testing for asbestos in all city apartments.

...critics claim Obama, now 46, exaggerates his accomplishments, particularly in spearheading asbestos cleanup at a low-income housing project. He omits from his account of that fight a longtime community activist who many people say played a significant role.

About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.

Kaus calls this "Obama's Katrina," explaining that if Obama is running on his record as a community activist and advocate, it's a pretty big deal a housing project he had his hand in is an almost-unlivable slum... Perhaps Obama had good intentions here. Trouble is, he has a decidedly thin resume, and one of the biggest bullet points on it reads Miserable Failure.

Posted by: BURNING HOT at September 25, 2008 6:09 PM

Larry King demonstrates why his show is worth skipping


Did you see this? Larry King should be publicly flogged. "How many children do you have?" "You don't look old enough to have married children" The poison dwarf is calling for the annihilation of Israel, and Kingpuss is complimenting him on his youthful appearance.

Posted by: BURNING HOT at September 25, 2008 6:58 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at September 25, 2008 7:23 PM


This short video of young actress Hayden Panetierre extols the merits of voting over buying porn or butts:×1209972655x1200615668.

Hayden directs her words of wisdom to voting age teens and suggests that voting makes them more adult than, for example, buying pornography or indulging in a nicotene high.

Considering most of what teen role models such as Lindsay, Britney, and Miley project to their audiences, voting sure beats the alternatives of drugs, booze, rehab, as well as porn and cigarettes, and she should be commended for her recommendation.

The question I have is whether entering a polling booth and pulling a lever or clicking on an option makes one more “adult” or does it just indicate that they, very mechanically, voted?

Personally, I believe voting is a sacred right, not a right of passage.

I’m not endorsing drugs, booze, porn, or tobacco for teens but, with all due deference to Hayden, the mere act of voting accords them little to guide them toward maturation.

Likewise, voting registration drives, something community organizer Barack Obama’s campaign believes will help win him the presidency, does nothing more than round up people who normally wouldn’t think of voting,...

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Posted by: Gene Lalor at September 26, 2008 12:24 AM

And on an entirely different subject authored only by myself as I see no one else offering up this opinion:

Why do we do business with the Chinese when they demonstrate such minimal quality control?

First they poisoned our pets with this this melamine crap and we sorta looked the other way after they executed a couple of assholes they claimed were the bad guys.

Now, we see they are poisoning their own people and children with this industrial chemical in an attempt to make a tiny bit more money.

I love capitalism more than anybody but capitalism with no laws gives you shit like what the Chinese gave us and our pets and now what they are doing to so many children and adults too.

Why do we allow this huge flow of crap Chinese products into the USA? It kills jobs here and reduces the quality of our lives by having to live with these inferior and tainted(some lethally so) products.

I have yet to see the Chinese product I could not live without and no pun intended.

Posted by: Cartman at September 26, 2008 12:56 AM

Posted by: Smoke TNT at September 26, 2008 6:32 AM


It usually requires a willing suspension of disbelief to buy into anything the Priceless Princess of Poptarts, Paris Hilton, ever says but her slapdown of Joy Behar on “The View” was, well, priceless.×1209839457x1200609269

Paris made an appearance on the show and the View Crew showed the commercial clip in which the bikini-clad Paris defended her hotness and celebrity status and mocked the “white haired dude” running for president.

That, I’m guessing, was a reference to Senator John McCain whose white top reflects not only his age but the torture he endured during his 5 1/2 years in a POW camp in Hanoi while serving his country.

The Joyless Joy, ever ready to stuff her foot in her mouth, said it was too bad Paris couldn’t vote (for Obama) since she had been in the “slammer.”

Paris had to correct her, saying she was “in” for a misdemeanor and could indeed vote since she had not been convicted of a felony. Joyless Joy seemed unaware of the distinction, just as she is unaware of so many other things. That never deters her and most of the View Crew from pretending they grasp what’s going on in the world outside the studio.

The best part of that AOL piece is the question, “Should Behar know the laws before opining?”

As Homer Simpson would say, “Duhh!”


Posted by: Gene Lalor at September 26, 2008 7:49 AM

Good article, Gene. I have just one correction to make to it:
Homer Simpson doesn't say "Duhh!", he says "D'oh!"

Posted by: Adam at September 26, 2008 10:28 AM