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#Caturday: Simon’s Cat is back!

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Filed under Caturday, Open thread at December 8th, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Simon’s Cat in Icecapade

Published on Dec 7, 2012 by simonscat

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A festive feline’s frosty fishing frolic.

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Simon’s Cat in ‘Nut Again’

Published on Nov 23, 2012 by simonscat

An agile adversary gives Simon’s Cat the run around.

Simon’s Cat in ‘Fetch’

Published on Oct 29, 2012 by simonscat

A playful dog interrupts a cat’s down-time.


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  1. darkwords
    1 | December 8, 2012 7:49 pm

    OT:

    Robert Stacy McCain ‏@rsmccain
    Grandma Got Run Over by an Enslaved Victim of Christo-Facist Animal Exploitation. #progressivechristmascarols


  2. darkwords
    2 | December 8, 2012 7:51 pm

    OT Cats


  3. darkwords
    3 | December 8, 2012 7:53 pm

    The old favorite Cat Scans


  4. darkwords
    4 | December 8, 2012 7:55 pm

    Rich cats of instagram These cats all have a yearly portfolio greater than your lifetimes net worth.


  5. darkwords
    5 | December 8, 2012 7:57 pm

    NSFW cats It’s like there is a revolution going on once people found out it is ok to eat dog.


  6. darkwords
    6 | December 8, 2012 7:59 pm

    Cats on leashes TO me that usually reflects on a problem with the owner. A serious problem.


  7. eaglesoars
    7 | December 8, 2012 8:33 pm

    The funniest cat video I’ve ever seen. Turn up the audio


  8. yenta-fada
    8 | December 8, 2012 9:41 pm

    An old man in Miami calls up his son in New York and says, “Listen, your mother and I are getting divorced. Forty-five years of misery is enough.”

    “Dad, what are you talking about?” the son screams.

    “We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” he says. “I’m sick of her face, and I’m sick of talking about this, so call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up.

    Now, the son is worried. So he calls up his sister. She says, “Like hell they’re getting divorced!” and calls her father immediately. “You’re not getting divorced! Don’t do another thing, the two of us are flying home tomorrow to talk about this. Until then, don’t call a lawyer, don’t file a paper, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and she hangs up.

    The old man turns to his wife and says “Okay, they’re coming for Christmas and paying their own airfares.”


  9. eaglesoars
    9 | December 8, 2012 9:53 pm

    Fruitcake recipe

    Ingredients

    1 cup water
    1 cup sugar
    4 large eggs
    2 cup dried fruit
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup brown sugar
    lemon juice
    nuts
    1 gallon whiskey

    Instructions

    Sample the whiskey to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again to be sure that it is of the highest quality.

    Pour 1 level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer; beat 1 cup butter in a large fluffy bowl.

    Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey is still okay. Cry another tup. Turn off the mixer. Break two legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

    Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt. Or something. Who cares. Check the whiskey. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or something. Whatever you can find.

    Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again. Go to bed. Who the hell likes fruitcake anyway?


  10. heysoos
    10 | December 8, 2012 11:06 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    you lost me at one cup water…


  11. eaglesoars
    11 | December 8, 2012 11:18 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    you lost me at one cup water…

    hic


  12. 12 | December 9, 2012 12:39 am

    from one of the many links posted above, i found some hilarity.


  13. eaglesoars
    13 | December 9, 2012 1:09 am

    @ Kirly:

    same voice as in the cat video link I posted -- I think

    I’ve been meaning to tell you -- that Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings book is killing me -- very technical for my background -- but I persist!


  14. ThreeHundred
    14 | December 9, 2012 3:34 am

    Book recommendation: I’m wrapping up reading Peter Hamilton’s “Night’s Dawn” trilogy…talk about epic, each volume is a gazillion pages of some of the best sci-fi out there. This set is well worth it if you find yourself with lots of time on your hands over the winter.


  15. 15 | December 9, 2012 6:10 am

    Smith & Wesson reported record high sales for the last quarter.

    I’d put up the link, but it screwed up my browser, so better not. I’m sure you can find the story in a number of places if you’re interested. Not exactly surprising news, IMHO. I suspect the next quartly report will also set a record, and many other gun manufacturers will report records also (Ruger, Colt, Springfield, etc.)


  16. 16 | December 9, 2012 7:35 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Smith & Wesson reported record high sales for the last quarter.

    I’d put up the link, but it screwed up my browser, so better not. I’m sure you can find the story in a number of places if you’re interested. Not exactly surprising news, IMHO. I suspect the next quartly report will also set a record, and many other gun manufacturers will report records also (Ruger, Colt, Springfield, etc.)

    Rising prices on gold and guns doesn’t exactly fill one with optimism about the future, does it?


  17. 17 | December 9, 2012 7:44 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Actually, rising sales (not prices) of guns does show a glimmer of optimism, IMHO. “Black Friday” NCIS (Brady) background checks also set a new record, and that is at only one check even for multiple gun purchases. And you know it wasn’t the FSA arming up.


  18. 19 | December 9, 2012 8:09 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Okay, that deserves an official “Heh.”


  19. Storagemanager
    20 | December 9, 2012 8:17 am

    Video Claims Proof Assad Unleashed Chemical Weapons

    Fears confirmed in Syria: A video released by rebels that shows victims of chemical warfare. Will Obama carry out his threat? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162968


  20. Storagemanager
    21 | December 9, 2012 8:24 am

    Six Patriot batteries, 600 foreign troops to be deployed in Turkey http://www.todayszaman.com/


  21. Storagemanager
    22 | December 9, 2012 8:25 am

    The US wants to have the Islamic world on its side as it needs new markets to compete with China and wants a bigger trade volume with the Middle East, which will in turn benefit this region economically and politically, according to Süleyman Kızıltoprak, a professor of history at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts.

    Kızıltoprak, one of Turkey’s most renowned historians, has shared with Sunday’s Zaman readers his perspective on recent developments in the Middle East and other parts of the world, offering a historical analysis of the events that shape the region.

    I had the chance to interview Professor Kızıltoprak when he arrived in New York to do some research. We talked about developments unfolding in both Egypt and throughout the Middle East. In fact, the conversation ranged from the background of the Muslim Brotherhood to some of the dangers facing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the result of the Israeli attack on Gaza, the US’s Arab Spring vision, what the geopolitical struggle between China and the US really indicates and where exactly the British stand in the collective memory of the Middle East
    http://www.todayszaman.com/news-300576-washington-wants-muslim-worlds-support-in-its-competition-with-china.html


  22. 23 | December 9, 2012 8:41 am

    Republicans are doing better at the state level than we have in decades. Nationally, to state the painfully obvious, not so much.


  23. RIX
    24 | December 9, 2012 9:04 am

    Johnny Manzel wins the Heisman at age 20!
    How do you top that the rest of your life?
    Maybe he repeats.


  24. Bumr50
    25 | December 9, 2012 9:04 am

    @ MacDuff:

    That’s a very optimistic piece.

    I’m not sure that “flanking” is what is needed, though.

    “Guerilla” comes to mind…


  25. Bumr50
    26 | December 9, 2012 9:05 am

    @ RIX:

    Let’s hope he doesn’t go to the NY Jets to die…


  26. RIX
    27 | December 9, 2012 9:07 am

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Let’s hope he doesn’t go to the NY Jets to die…

    A cruel fate.


  27. 28 | December 9, 2012 9:07 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Now we just need to move the best of the state legislators up to the national level.

    And keep them from saying stupid crap about rape & abortion. Among other things.


  28. Bumr50
    29 | December 9, 2012 9:08 am

    @ MacDuff:

    I no longer remember why I stopped visiting PowerLine in the first place.

    I’m going to bookmark them again.


  29. 30 | December 9, 2012 9:11 am

    @ MacDuff:

    That is a dichotomy that I don’t fully understand. At the State level, people are responsive to smaller government, btut at the national level they want the handouts. What I think we are seeing is a distortion caused by the fact that the Blue States have higher population, but if you look at the national level, it is the House, where such distortions would manifest most, that is held by Republicans. I really don’t get it.


  30. Bumr50
    31 | December 9, 2012 9:20 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    At the State level, people are responsive to smaller government, btut at the national level they want the handouts.

    It’s easier to support smaller government when it doesn’t interrupt your federal entitlements?


  31. Bumr50
    32 | December 9, 2012 9:22 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Also, the electorate is generally stupid (sorry) therefore trying to use logic when interpreting data provided by them is often an exercise in futility.


  32. 33 | December 9, 2012 9:22 am

    @ Bumr50:

    I think that is part of it. Alsso, the Republicans haven’t been very good at delivering on smaller government atthe national level. Remember, the way the Democrats woin 2006 was to run against the “Big Spending” Republicans. Well, now people have seen how that worked out.


  33. Da_Beerfreak
    34 | December 9, 2012 9:23 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    Urban vs Rural??


  34. Bumr50
    35 | December 9, 2012 9:28 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    All the more reason why we need to somehow educate the public on why a National Popular Vote is a terrible idea and anathema for a republic.


  35. Da_Beerfreak
    36 | December 9, 2012 9:34 am

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    All the more reason why we need to somehow educate the public on why a National Popular Vote is a terrible idea and anathema for a republic.

    Unfortunately Liberals believe that they already know all that is needed. Their bottomless ignorance is an endless source of joy and pride…


  36. 37 | December 9, 2012 9:49 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    I think that is part of it. Urban Areas are over represented in Congress, but, again Congress is in Republican hands. I would expect the Senate to be Republican and te House Democrat. It is quite the puzzle. At least we have the House. That is something.


  37. 38 | December 9, 2012 9:52 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    That is a dichotomy that I don’t fully understand. At the State level, people are responsive to smaller government, btut at the national level they want the handouts. What I think we are seeing is a distortion caused by the fact that the Blue States have higher population, but if you look at the national level, it is the House, where such distortions would manifest most, that is held by Republicans. I really don’t get it.

    Indeed, it’s difficult to understand. In General Elections, Kentucky is one of the most reliable “Red States” there is, most of our US Reps are Republican as are both our Senators. That said, we haven’t had a Republican governor in years and our state legislature is pretty deep blue.


  38. 39 | December 9, 2012 9:56 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    Urban vs Rural??

    I believe that’s precisely where the fissure is; I don’t know that much about the demographics of California, but I’d venture to guess that the rural areas are pretty red.


  39. Bumr50
    40 | December 9, 2012 9:57 am

    @ MacDuff:

    There is also the gender gap to consider.


  40. 41 | December 9, 2012 10:00 am

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    There is also the gender gap to consider.

    Ah yes, women, our largest oppressed minority. :|


  41. unclassifiable
    43 | December 9, 2012 10:20 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ MacDuff:

    You can clearly see that in the RCP county maps. I think if I am a libertarian or conservative I may want to move out of those areas and into the red counties.

    There are 3 ways to vote: ballot, wallet, and feet.


  42. unclassifiable
    44 | December 9, 2012 10:21 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    Wow. I had no idea those two guys from ZZ Top were gay!

    Brokeback duck blind.


  43. Bumr50
    45 | December 9, 2012 10:21 am

    @ MacDuff:

    I thought those were the duck call guys…


  44. 46 | December 9, 2012 10:27 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Brokeback duck blind.

    :D That’s f**king hilarious!


  45. 47 | December 9, 2012 10:28 am

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    I thought those were the duck call guys…

    Now that you mention it, they do.


  46. 48 | December 9, 2012 10:47 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    There are 3 ways to vote: ballot, wallet, and feet.

    I prefer the classic statement: “Soap box, ballot box, cartridge box.”


  47. 49 | December 9, 2012 10:49 am

    ok, it was your link! i followed ‘em all and got lost in the funny! :-)

    yep, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings is both amazing and highly technical. you almost have to be an actual cartographer to fully understand it (I’m an Engineer and I love maps but found it difficult to follow the technical details). but, it’s definitely thought provoking.

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Kirly:

    same voice as in the cat video link I posted — I think

    I’ve been meaning to tell you — that Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings book is killing me — very technical for my background — but I persist!


  48. lobo91
    50 | December 9, 2012 10:58 am

    UAW to the rescue:

    Chrysler workers canned for drinking on the job reinstated

    Chrysler workers who were fired or suspended two years ago after a MyFoxDetroit investigation found them drinking and goofing off during lunch break are back on the job.

    MyFoxDetroit first aired the footage of the Chrysler workers in September 2010. Video showed them in a park during the work day, drinking alcohol from bottles covered in brown paper bags and smoking what appeared to be marijuana.

    With the auto giant having recently received a federal taxpayer bailout, and President Obama having visited the plant where the employees worked just months earlier, Chrysler appeared to take a zero-tolerance attitude. The company fired 13 workers, and suspended two.

    But MyFoxDetroit reports that following a union-backed arbitration process, the employees were reinstated. This week, they came back to work.


  49. 51 | December 9, 2012 11:08 am

    @ lobo91:
    that is just so idiotic! who wants drunk employees? who wants employees who knowingly violate company policy? and who wants a vehicle assembled by a bunch of damn drunken pot heads?

    i’m glad that MI transformed itself, legally, into a Right to Work State but just watch the lengths the unions will go to in order to ensure that nothing changes in those “union shops”.


  50. unclassifiable
    52 | December 9, 2012 11:08 am

    @ lobo91:

    Another reason to buy a Ford.


  51. unclassifiable
    53 | December 9, 2012 11:09 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    Fully understanding of course they got the UAW there also. They just do not have them as an indirect investor.


  52. 54 | December 9, 2012 11:10 am

    anybody have one of these Aluminum Christmas Trees? we had one when i was a kid but then when pops got the dementia (and no one knew it), he gave away everything -- the tree and everything that went with it, the toys from our childhood, family mementos… everything. just hauled it off without asking if his kids wanted anything.


  53. lobo91
    55 | December 9, 2012 11:11 am

    @ Kirly:

    that is just so idiotic! who wants drunk employees? who wants employees who knowingly violate company policy? and who wants a vehicle assembled by a bunch of damn drunken pot heads?

    Obviously, only the unions want those people working, because there’s no downside for them. They get their dues, and the company has to deal with whatever problems they cause.

    This reminds me of a comment from the head of one of the teachers unions who said that they would care about students when they started paying dues.


  54. 56 | December 9, 2012 11:12 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ unclassifiable:

    Fully understanding of course they got the UAW there also. They just do not have them as an indirect investor.

    i hate the UAW with an almost irrational passion. Pops was UAW for about 50 years.


  55. 57 | December 9, 2012 11:15 am

    @ lobo91:
    yes, i remember the statement by the teachers union. they aren’t there for the kids. they are there for themselves and how much they can squeeze out of the public trough. pigs. really. i said. damn pigs squeeling and the trough of the public treasury.

    I wonder if MI’s recent Right to Work law makes it illegal for the employers to collect the dues for the unions. Union dues are like taxes… if you have to pay them yourself rather than like a deduction, you’ll start wanting to know why they’re so damn high and what right do they have to so much of your paycheck.


  56. lobo91
    58 | December 9, 2012 11:15 am

    GOP: Obama ‘Bullying’ Charities into Backing Tax Hike on Wealthy

    President Barack Obama’s first term taught businesses a clear lesson: CEOs and businesses that support the president will be rewarded with taxpayer-funded corporate welfare and favorable regulations, and those who oppose him will be shut out or crushed.

    On Friday, the Obama Administration sought to teach the nonprofit world the same lesson during a White House gathering of charitable officials, say Republicans, when charities were bullied into supporting higher taxes on the wealthy to avoid losing vital deductions for charitable contributions.

    “Today, the White House chose to mislead and scare America’s charitable giving community, using them as pawns in an effort to achieve their tax hike proposal,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the ranking Republican at Senate Finance in a joint statement issued Friday. “This is abhorrent, wrong and needs to stop.”

    The GOP leaders made their statement after the Obama Administration held a Friday White House meeting with several charitable officials and held a call with other nonprofits. Rep. Camp and Sen. Hatch said charitable officials contacted them with concerns after the White House meeting. The implication was clear: either support Mr. Obama’s tax hike on the rich or donations to your charity may no longer be tax deductible.


  57. 59 | December 9, 2012 11:16 am

    Kirly wrote:

    i said. damn pigs squeeling and the trough of the public treasury.

    That was supposed to say “I said it. Damn pigs squealing at the trough of the public treasury.”

    passion isn’t good for spelling.


  58. 60 | December 9, 2012 11:17 am

    Kirly wrote:

    anybody have one of these Aluminum Christmas Trees? we had one when i was a kid but then when pops got the dementia (and no one knew it), he gave away everything — the tree and everything that went with it, the toys from our childhood, family mementos… everything. just hauled it off without asking if his kids wanted anything.

    Here you go, but hurry…

    http://www.oaktreevintage.com/Aluminum_Christmas_Trees_Original_Vintage.htm

    We never had one.


  59. lobo91
    61 | December 9, 2012 11:17 am

    @ Kirly:

    I wonder if MI’s recent Right to Work law makes it illegal for the employers to collect the dues for the unions.

    If I had to guess, it probably doesn’t affect current union contracts.


  60. 62 | December 9, 2012 11:18 am

    @ lobo91:
    I’m telling you what… these evil freaks have read Atlas Shrugged and decided to ride the same train as far as the bad guys in the book did and then some.


  61. lobo91
    63 | December 9, 2012 11:19 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Seems like an aluminum tree and electric lights might be a bad combination…


  62. 64 | December 9, 2012 11:19 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Or there’s always Amazon, of course…

    http://www.amazon.com/BOS-Genuine-Aluminum-Christmas-Tree/dp/B000KBD9CU


  63. Da_Beerfreak
    65 | December 9, 2012 11:20 am

    Kirly wrote:

    anybody have one of these Aluminum Christmas Trees? we had one when i was a kid but then when pops got the dementia (and no one knew it), he gave away everything — the tree and everything that went with it, the toys from our childhood, family mementos… everything. just hauled it off without asking if his kids wanted anything.

    Yes, and also have the “color wheel” that goes with it. :cool:


  64. 66 | December 9, 2012 11:20 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Mike C.:
    Seems like an aluminum tree and electric lights might be a bad combination…

    No, no. no… You get that color wheel thing, remember?


  65. 67 | December 9, 2012 11:20 am

    @ Mike C.:
    I checked there. all sold out. thanks for trying! :-)
    i saw an 8ft pink one (no, i don’t want a pink one!) go for $1800 on ebay the other night. not kidding. i just want a simple 6-7.5 ft silver one. living near Sun City here in AZ, i’m going to start going to the estate sales after Xmas and during the summer when no one wants Xmas stuff. i’ll find one eventually. and it’ll give me a hobby -- searching for bargains on Vintage Xmas stuff.


  66. lobo91
    68 | December 9, 2012 11:20 am

    Kirly wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I’m telling you what… these evil freaks have read Atlas Shrugged and decided to ride the same train as far as the bad guys in the book did and then some.

    Chicago meets Washington.


  67. lobo91
    69 | December 9, 2012 11:21 am

    I think Chicago came to Colorado Springs today, or at least its weather did.

    It’s 14 degrees outside and windy, with blowing snow.


  68. 70 | December 9, 2012 11:23 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Mike C.:

    Seems like an aluminum tree and electric lights might be a bad combination…

    yes, never, ever use lights on a vintage aluminum tree. they had color wheels. :-) they are quite beautiful. the aluminum picks up the color and it bounces all over the place.


  69. 72 | December 9, 2012 11:24 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ Mike C.:

    Or there’s always Amazon, of course…

    http://www.amazon.com/BOS-Genuine-Aluminum-Christmas-Tree/dp/B000KBD9CU

    yeah, i’ve seen those but i don’t know. they look a bit, odd. maybe i should just buy it and see.


  70. 73 | December 9, 2012 11:25 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Yes, and also have the “color wheel” that goes with it

    oh, do you??? how wonderful! do you still use it? interested in selling it? :-)
    we had the EverGleam tree, the EverGleam rotating tree stand, and the color wheel.


  71. 74 | December 9, 2012 11:26 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ Mike C.:

    Or for the well-heeled…

    http://www.christmastreesgalore.com/specialty-christmas-trees/aluminum-tinsel-trees/1827+1831+4293435562.cfm

    I’ve seen all of those as well. but you see the differences? i want the old spindly vintage style! LOL


  72. Da_Beerfreak
    75 | December 9, 2012 11:29 am

    @ Kirly:
    It’s at least 45 years old and my Sister is still using it every year. We are both very allergic to the natural fir trees and can’t use one indoors.


  73. whosoever
    76 | December 9, 2012 11:31 am

    @ lobo91:
    The Chicago Way. “Nice little charity you got there -- hate to see something happen to it..”


  74. lobo91
    77 | December 9, 2012 11:33 am

    whosoever wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    The Chicago Way. “Nice little charity you got there — hate to see something happen to it..”

    It’ll be churches next.


  75. 78 | December 9, 2012 11:35 am

    I’m a fuddy-duddy. I will struggle out on the 17-18th (when I recover from travel home), find a real one, and get it up. Then I’ll drag out the boxes of Christmas stuff, get the lights on (hoping enough of them still work) and take a rest. Hanging the oddball collection of ornaments is really the easy part.

    Is it just me, or does anybody else wish they still made REAL tinsel, which was lead? When I was a kid, we liked to throw it on the tree, but mom insisted on hanging it strand by strand. I stopped using tinsel entirely when they stopped making the real thing.


  76. 79 | December 9, 2012 11:38 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ Kirly:
    It’s at least 45 years old and my Sister is still using it every year. We are both very allergic to the natural fir trees and can’t use one indoors.

    that is fantastic! in fact, i think that’s why my family originally got one -- everyone, including parents, were allergic. i never have a real tree (haven’t in at least 20 years) and i got rid of the last fake green one i had becuase they collect so much dust in storage. i tried everything to keep that from happening but always failed.


  77. 80 | December 9, 2012 11:39 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Is it just me, or does anybody else wish they still made REAL tinsel, which was lead? When I was a kid, we liked to throw it on the tree, but mom insisted on hanging it strand by strand. I stopped using tinsel entirely when they stopped making the real thing.

    you are not alone. the non-lead stuff doesn’t look right and doesn’t hang right.


  78. lobo91
    81 | December 9, 2012 11:57 am

    Bill Maher gets in the holiday spirit:

    Bill Maher @billmaher

    Andy Williams Xmas songs: i wish i cld forget i found out near the end of his life he was a teabag idiot. But i cant so i put on Dean Martin.


  79. 82 | December 9, 2012 12:01 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Aside from serial killers, child abusers and mass murderers, it just doesn’t get any lower in American society than Bill Maher…


  80. lobo91
    83 | December 9, 2012 12:05 pm

    More delusional crap from the left:

    RFK Jr: Right-Wing Controls American Media, Fox News Has Divided US to a Point not Seen Since Civil War

    During a discussion on HuffPost Live Friday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gave a strong condemnation of what he calls the “right wing media” and particularly Fox News.

    “It’s divided our country in a way that we haven’t been divided probably since the Civil War,” Kennedy said of Fox News during the discussion focused on fracking. “Its empowered large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United State Congress elected — the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party.”

    The nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy made these claims against Fox while describing what he sees as the two biggest problems in American politics: the influence of big money and “the right-wing control of the American media.”

    In addition to Fox News, Kennedy criticized right-wing talk radio that he describes as having a negative and large influence on whole sections of the country.

    “Ninety-five percent of talk radio in our country is right-wing, and you need, according to Pew survey, and you–so a whole section of our country that that’s what they’re hearing. They wake up in the morning, when they go to bed at night,” Kennedy said.

    Kennedy also claimed that Republicans “are the only ones that have their own (TV) network.”


  81. whosoever
    84 | December 9, 2012 12:08 pm

    @ lobo91:
    If the media is right-wing, I’d hate to see his idea of left-wing.


  82. lobo91
    85 | December 9, 2012 12:12 pm

    whosoever wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    If the media is right-wing, I’d hate to see his idea of left-wing.

    I like his claim that “Republicans are the only ones that have their own TV network,” too.

    I guess he’s never heard of MSNBC, which pretty much exists to parrot White House talking points.


  83. 86 | December 9, 2012 12:16 pm

    @ lobo91:

    It is the Democrats that have divided this country. That has been their agenda all of my life. Divide and conqure is their methodology, and they are very good at it.


  84. Bumr50
    87 | December 9, 2012 12:20 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if most of what Maher says anymore is schtick contrived by staffers.

    Maher is part of the Left’s juvenile reaction to the popularity of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and many others.


  85. lobo91
    88 | December 9, 2012 12:21 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Aside from the absurdity of his claim that conservatives somehow control the media, his larger point is troubling. He’s actually complaining about the fact that people have access to viewpoints other than his.


  86. eaglesoars
    89 | December 9, 2012 12:35 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    Is it just me, or does anybody else wish they still made REAL tinsel, which was lead? When I was a kid, we liked to throw it on the tree, but mom insisted on hanging it strand by strand. I stopped using tinsel entirely when they stopped making the real thing.

    OH MY GOD

    I haven’t seen that stuff in years. My mom made us count out 7 strands -- count ‘em -- SEVEN -- together -- and hang them like icicles from the branches.

    Several years ago when I was still putting together my own ornament collection, I used to go out on Dec 26 and see what was on sale. One year at Macy’s they had these gorgeous pearl ‘icicles’ -- seven strands about 2 inches long that just drip. They’re now my icicles and they are beautiful.


  87. brookly red
    90 | December 9, 2012 12:47 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    I guess he’s never heard of MSNBC, which pretty much exists to parrot White House talking points.

    well if you look at their ratings it would seem that most people have never heard of MSNBC :)


  88. lobo91
    91 | December 9, 2012 12:48 pm

    New thread


  89. 92 | December 9, 2012 12:49 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Several years ago when I was still putting together my own ornament collection, I used to go out on Dec 26 and see what was on sale. One year at Macy’s they had these gorgeous pearl ‘icicles’ — seven strands about 2 inches long that just drip. They’re now my icicles and they are beautiful.

    that sounds lovely!

    i haven’t put up a tree except one year in probably 15 or 20 and that was the year i decided the old green artificial tree had to go due to the dust collection in storage. I’m generally not at my own home for Xmas anymore since i visit the elderly (85 and requires a walker) uncle and make sure he gets a good taste of the holiday. he never had kids and he’s the last of his generation on the paternal side of the family so someone needs to help him out a bit. with all my siblings and cousins, i seem to be the only one who can manage it.


  90. eaglesoars
    93 | December 9, 2012 12:57 pm

    The only year I HAVEN’T put a tree up (since I’ve been married -- 20 yrs) was 2003. Mom had died in Sept and I just wasn’t up for it.

    AndI MUST MUST MUST have a Douglas Fir. They smell like lemon.


  91. Bumr50
    94 | December 9, 2012 12:58 pm

    Here we go, Steelers, here we go!!


  92. eaglesoars
    95 | December 9, 2012 1:07 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    heh heh heh


  93. 96 | December 9, 2012 10:44 pm

    Storagemanager wrote:

    Video Claims Proof Assad Unleashed Chemical Weapons
    Fears confirmed in Syria: A video released by rebels that shows victims of chemical warfare. Will Obama carry out his threat? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162968

    Well…if the video was released by the rebels, how reliable is it? Any special effects? Is this the Syrian version of “Pallywood”?


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