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Wednesday Night WTH Open Thread

Seriously, WTH?

And you thought only America’s Got Talent.  What are you up to this evening?  This is an open thread.

66 Responses

  1. So where is everyone tonight? Out for a beer run?

    • I’m traumatized. Somebody ripped off my Hillary for President bumper sticker from the mighty mustang. Oh, the humanity!

      • The Obots still can’t get over it.

        • I’m having to drink martinis. I’m never parking on that end of the block again.

        • My favorite thing ever was when some blogger with a Hillary sticker who was driving a Prius or something Green received a long lugubrious windshield note from a Prius driving Obot stranger. Lol Nothing says “Where do I sign up for your movement?” like stalker freaks with boundary issues.

          • OMG, that’s hilarious. I had almost forgotten how nuts they were. Now I’m having flashbacks to the times that Obots called me “stupid” and “lazy” because I asked them questions like “What issue would Obama stand up and fight for?” I was supposed to go to his website to find answers. They never deigned to explain anything–because of course they didn’t know the answers.

          • Lol Oh yeah, they had two brilliant answers to everything, “Go to his website” and “We are smarter than you, so you should follow us blindly. What do you mean, if we’re so smart we should be able to answer simple questions about his policies? HUH?”

          • During the primaries, Obots were leaving campaign material on one of my private entrances.. “Remember to go vote Obama.” Nothing says vote for your candidate like trespassing.

          • Oh yeah, I remember I had someone’s car with Hillary bumper sticker at the gas pumps and this guy accosted me. This was after O was annointed and he wanted to know if I was voting for McCain. Approaching lone people in a somewhat deserted location after dark in a confrontational manner always helps your cause a whole lot, too.

          • Well Obama did tell them to get in our faces.

          • Hopenchange is a beautiful thing of moral superiority. 😉

      • You need to get an extra sticker for next time.

        “Ripping off the sticker won’t make Obama a better president.”

        • ROFLOL!

        • In addition to my Hillary for president bumper sticker, I also have a Don’t blame me I voted for Hillary sticker beside it – and I bought a spare, just in case I upgrade to a new car (that way I won’t have to steam off my other one are reglue it).

        • Ooooh, I want one too!

      • Oh no! After all this time? They must be afraid she’ll run in 2012 the way Obama is going.

        • it depends on where it happened. If it was up where I teach or where I live … so since i don’t know … can’t speculate

      • Maybe they actually wanted one?

        We’re going to have to paint on our Hillary designs; I’d better start working on a stencil design.

    • I couldn’t make it through the WTF video. I’m very tired, but my finals are over, now I just have to do the grades and I’ll be done.

    • Just got in…and logged onto the action here.

  2. Drinking early and often. No, sadly working.

  3. The fox guarding henhouse culture continues:

    “Sarah Feinberg, senior adviser to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and special assistant to President Barack Obama, is leaving the administration to join Bloomberg News.

    “Bloomberg announced Wednesday that Feinberg will come on as director of the news service’s communication and business strategy efforts, with an added focus on expanding Bloomberg’s presence globally. Feinberg starts in June. ”

    Coup de grace:

    “Her husband is Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.”

  4. Anybody remember back in the 70’s a Canadian comedy show called SCTV? John Candy, Martin Short, Andrea Martin and several others got their start there.

    Here’s a sampling of their skits:

    • Luuuuuved SCTV. That was appointment television.

    • There were a number of SCTV movies (Club Paradise, Strange Brew). It was also where Eugene Levy, of the American Pie franchise, started.

    • Of course I remember. They were great! But a lot of them ended up on Saturday Night Live, which hasn’t been funny since the ’70s.

    • 2nd City TV. Best ever.
      Screamingly funny for a solid non stop half hour. week in and out.

  5. Same here. In some ways I thought they were even better than SNL, not as big time show-bizzy and no monologues or music segments, just straight offbeat humor.

  6. This has had me laughing all day : “A Christian leader and prominent neuro-psychiatrist, George Rekers who co-founded the Family Research Council with evangelist James Dobson took a ten-day European vacation with a callboy he met through RentBoy.com”.

    Needed help carrying his bag. The jokes write themselves.

    • Yea, saw that. Do they even realize how absurd they sound trying to deny the obvious?

      “Oh no…there is nothing tawdry about our relationship. Sure I found him on a gay prostitute website, but where else are your going to look for a personal assistant?”

    • Good coverage at towleroad. This guy’s a piece of work.

  7. Was anyone else creeped out by the revelation that Harry Reid used the words “making love” to describe the relationship between the GOP and Wall Street. Made me go ewwwww.


  8. Oh, and I’m not sure who else is interested in getting hazmat training in case oily critters and stuff starts showing up on their or our coastline,but here’s a link for information:


  9. I received an email from Mark Warner several days ago asking me to sign a petition for Wall Street Reform (No More Bailouts). Did anyone else get this email? If so, what did you think of it? Sadly, I’m so disillusioned with Democrats that I’m not really sure whether to sign it. I trust politicians about as far as I can throw them, even the ones I voted for. (sigh) Does anyone have more information on this legislation?

    • I automatically delete anything from any Democrat unread. Same with anything from prog bloggers.

      • Thanks, bb. I clicked the link to sign it but then couldn’t go through with it. What a sad commentary. I used to be such a loyal Dem; and I voted for Warner twice. Now, I think they’re just as bad as Republicans, sometimes even worse

  10. don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day!

  11. Robert Reich on the FTC spending it’s time looking at Apple instead of, oh, I don’t know, maybe the banks:

    Apple’s supposed sin was to tell software developers that if they want to make apps for iPhones and iPads they have to use Apple programming tools. No more outside tools (like Adobe’s Flash format) that can run on rival devices like Google’s Android phones and RIM’s BlackBerrys.

    What’s wrong with that? Apple says it’s necessary to maintain quality. If consumers disagree they can buy platforms elsewhere. Apple was the world’s #3 smartphone supplier in 2009, with 16.2 percent of worldwide market share. RIM was #2, with 18.8 percent. Google isn’t exactly a wallflower. These and other firms are innovating like mad, as are tens of thousands of independent developers. If Apple’s decision reduces the number of future apps that can run on its products, Apple will suffer and presumably change its mind.

    On the other hand, the four largest U.S. financial institutions are so big and the rest of the economy so dependent on them that if one of them makes a bad decision it can take us all down. Between them they hold more than $7 trillion in assets, over half the size of the entire U.S. economy.

    So why is the FTC nosing around Apple and not around Wall Street? Because the Federal Trade Commission Act allows the agency to stop “unfair methods of competition” almost anywhere in the economy except in the financial sector. Banks are explicitly excluded.

    Another reason for financial reform.

    • I don’t have an iPod, IPhone or iPad. I don’t have any Apple products. I do belong to a bank.

      Apple has limited hardware suppliers. It kept quality (and prices) higher on their personal computers. Not only do they have market share, they created the market. Nothing like an iPad was sold before. Even the iPod was the first digital music player to take off.

      If they want to stay away from programming platforms that have to accomodate sketchy Microsoft software, more power to them.

    • Apple’s big mistake is they bought the wrong or not enough congress members.
      I think we should pool our money and put a WTB ad on Craigslist for a Representative. I don’t think we could scrape enough together to buy a Senator.

    • Oh come on. And meantime Microsoft, which ripped off the Mac windows idea, and has stranglehold grip on far too much, stays all buddy-buddy with the IT folks at the federal level.

  12. Pray for us, Britain has elections today, and people are split between the Tories, who make the GOP look nice. the LIbDems, the British version of Obamazoids, and the party who dragged Britain kicking and screaming into the 21st century is poised to lose.
    It’s been a nice run dear Brits, now go back to being obedient slaves.

    • The political boards are full of crazy American conservatives lecturing you guys on what’s wrong with your country, much appreciated I’m sure. 😉 bb tweeted during the MA special election about all these people who couldn’t find our state on a map suddenly erroneously fancying themselves experts in our politics, and so it goes again.

    • Oh, now I am confuzzled…I thought for sure the LibDems were the progressives and was drooling at the thought of UK kicking the 2 party system to the curve. With one word you shattered my dreams. Sigh…

  13. My recent sorority alumnae magazine featured an article on June Braun Bent, a remarkable 96-year old woman who was one of the WW II WASPs. In March of this year, the 300 surviving members of the 1100 original WASPs were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, but the history of how our country treated these women is shameful, to say the least. In 1984, an act barely passed Congress finally allowing these women veteran’s status, but during their active duty years they had to pay for everything out of pocket. When a WASP died on duty, for example, (and there were 38 WASPs who died serving their country) the family was responsible for paying the costs of shipping the body home.

    What I found most intriguing is that 25,000 licensed women pilots applied to be WASPs. The reason that only 1100 were selected is that the women pilots had to have about six times as many hours flying time as men being considered for the Army Air Corps. Many of the WASPs ended up being flight instructors for their male counterparts.

    For some interesting reading, it’s worthwhile researching the WASP history.

  14. God help us

  15. What is happening with the election in England?

  16. SOD, LOlZ at the youtube. The judges are right … scary, but a great performance.

    The song, btw, just before he does the horse neigh goes:
    “Banal na aso, santong kabayo, natatawa ako” = “Holy dog, Saintly horse, it makes me laugh” .. it’s a song about religious hipocrisy by the band Yano

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