THE THURSDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

SENATE DEBT DEAL IS A FRAUD!

http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/senate-debt-deal-is-a-fraud/#more-3631

ON MSNBC,THE N ISN’T FOR NEWS

http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/21/thedc%e2%80%99s-jamie-weinstein-on-msnbc-the-n-isnt-for-news/

PRICELESS!NEVER ASK A QUESTION IF YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER

HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE APPOINTS OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO COUNSEL MAXINE WATERS CASE

Here,Max-you’ll need this:

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/172533-house-ethics-announces-outside-counsel-to-handle-maxine-waters-case

CLASS WARFARE,OBAMA STYLE

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/20/class-warfare-obama-style/

SIDES EDGING TOWARD A SHORT TERM DEBT DEAL

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/172685-sides-edging-toward-short-term-debt-deal

FIRST WOOKIE TO GUEST STAR ON ‘EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION

As what?The house?

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/07/michelle-obama-extreme-makeover-home-edition-guest-star

BRIAN ROSS PLAYS THE VICTIM

OBAMA ON LACK OF CHANGE: ‘THIS IS SOMETHING WE INHERITED.’
Gee,we never heard that before

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/07/20/obama_on_lack_of_change_this_is_something_that_we_inherited.html

FEMALE HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT REBUKE OF WEST
But that would be raaaaccciiissstt
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/female-house-democrats-want-rebuke-of-west-for-insults-to-wasserman-schultz/2011/07/20/gIQAhVxYQI_story.html

DAILY KOS/PPP POLL:OBAMA IN ‘PERILOUS SHAPE’
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/07/20/dailykosppp_poll_obama_in_perilous_shape

HOME DEPOT CO-FOUNDER:OBAMA IS CHOKING RECOVERY

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/578920/201107201835/Marcus-Home-Truths-On-Jobs.aspx?src=HPLNews

SLIDING INTO THE SINGLE-PAYER PIT

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/578936/201107201842/Sliding-Into-The-Single-Payer-Pit.htm

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32 responses to “THE THURSDAY GRUDGE

  1. Pistol Pete

    Tried to post a youtube or a link;it wouldn’t let me.Must have been something I said

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  2. What A Hoot

    FIRST WOOKIE TO GUEST STAR ON ‘EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION

    “As what?The house?” — Had me laughing before even reading the article!

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        ROFLLLLLLLLLLLMAOPMP ………… snort snort wipe monitor

        It’s a good thing your girls have inherited your sense of humor and our great good fortune they also write so beautifully. One feels one is almost there … minus all the running, sparks, dog, fire engines, etc. And the need to try and not laugh. So much easier to sit here in a/c’d comfort and laugh hysterically.. snort.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Dearest’s baby brother’s fire story is told often too. He thought it would be fun to try his hand at making maple syrup. He collected it and set it up on the wood stove his big bros has set up to warm the garage when they were working on their cars.

          Then he got bored. It takes a long time to boil off syrup. So he stoked the fire and went to bed.

          The wood stove had been installed by what you might call amateurs. They’d just knocked out a window and run the chimney pipe through a hole in a piece of plywood. It hadn’t mattered when they just kept a low fire to keep the chill off and always stayed near by. A hot fire meant to last all night? Not so safe.

          Fortunately, somebody with a full bladder passed by a window on that side of the house in the wee hours and saw the flames shooting out where the hot pipe had ignited the plywood.

          In my family, it was also the baby brother whose near miss got repeated at family gatherings. When he was still a pre-schooler, he decided to “fix” the toaster … which was not broken and was plugged in. He got a screwdriver and stuck it in, routed around a bit and then came to tell our mother with great delight how “blue and orange sparks came out!” The burns were on the counter for years.

          My fire story for some reason was never widely known. I think we’ll keep it that way. 🙂

          Well, okay. I know you’re dying to hear. I was burning old files for my mother and got bored, so dumped in too many at once. It damped down the fire, so I looked in the see if it had gone out altogether. WHOOOOOSH!! They all caught at once and I got it right in the face.

          All I felt was heat, but my poor mother about stroked out when she saw me. All of my lashes, brows and the curly hair around my face was still there … but it had all turned to ash. She gasped, “What happened to your hair?!” I said, “What?” and touched it. These perfect little ash curls crumbled off.

          It takes a long time to grow new lashes and brows. Did you know that?

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          • Yes, I’m aware of that fact. I fried my bangs in high school when I leaned too close to the Bunsen burner in chemistry lab. There’s just nothing quite like the smell of incinerated hair, is there?

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            • chrissythehyphenated

              You got that right! I was camping with a long-haired friend once. We were in our little tent, trying to read with a small Coleman lantern. Some loose strands of her hair fell on the hot top and filled the tent with a horrific odor.

              Until I got stuck in a sub-compact with a freshly skunked dog, I thought burned hair was the worst smell I’d ever experienced. Skunk up close and in person doesn’t even smell like that “a skunk has been by here” smell.

              It’s so bad, it’s almost maddening. I realized part way home that I was going faster and faster and faster, trying to get away from it. Unfortunately, it was in the back seat.

              When I saw a dog IQ test that placed Irish Setters at the bottom amongst the dunces of dog-dom, I was heartily in agreement. After enduring the spraying, tomato baths, and subsequent days of banishment, this dumber than dirt dog went and got sprayed AGAIN!

              I wish I’d had Mythbusters back then. They proved that the best remedy is neither tomato juice nor commercial skunk de-smeller stuff. It’s liquid dish detergent in hot water with baking soda, then hydrogen peroxide. I use the same mix now when my compost bucket gets really stinky. It works a treat! And it’s non-toxic to me and CHEAP.

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              • Dee

                My SIL has an irish setter (BIL won’t claim him) and he is the dumbest dog I’ve ever met. Sweet, but DUMB!

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  3. OMG! Why is “lady” a sexist word? It simply implies polite and respectful behavior, not just as a woman, but in general. The only reason West chose “lady” is because she is a female. If she were male, he could have said “gentleman.” Would that be considered sexist, too?

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      These people are beyond stupid.

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    • What A Hoot

      If someone uses gender specific language and does not stick to whatever the issue is, they are sexist, don’t ya know? Got a funny story to share about this… got a bunch of hungry teens….will drop in later. (Oh and “lady” is equivalent to “blond” in NOW’s book. Yep, the lady so eloquently speechified by Mr. West is blond….

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      • That’s good to know. So, the next time someone calls me a lady, I guess I should slap them. How insulting!!! Or as my husband likes to say, “That’s no lady. That’s my wife!” /sarc

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Next time he says that, I suggest you pick up your ball and chain and clock him upside the head. 😉

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        • What A Hoot

          Before we girls would leave the house my mom would say, “Remember. A lady is a lady is a lady.” She said it so consistently it was included in her eulogy.

          The next time someone calls me a lady, I think I will slap him — with a nice smooch!

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      • What A Hoot

        OK. Story. Years ago when I worked in an office I was deliberately rushing forwarding calls from one of the exec’s wives. It was driving me crazy, her and the ex always calling, and my mood reflected in the pushing of the calls. Well, exec stormed out his office screaming, “Listen here, Young Lady! You. Are. Not. To. Treat. My Wives. That. Way.” Then he proceeded to pin me against the wall (his hands were on the wall, not on me; was sort of locked in) and yell and rant for a bit. Funny, I actually understood his emotions. I got it.

        Well, later on the office feminist came up to me for a little sisterly chat. She said I did not have to take that abuse. I asked, “Abuse? what abuse?” She got all riled up and said, like I was totally clueless, “Well, well, welll…………………….HE CALLED YOU A LADY! That is condescending and sexual harassment!!!!!!!!! You don’t have to take that from a man!”

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        • Oh gosh, that’s funny! What is it with feminists? I suppose I should know, seeing as I how I used to be one back in my misguided youth… but honestly, where do they come up with the idea that “lady” is an insult? Even I was never THAT weird!

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          • What A Hoot

            I saw a picture recently of a lady signing a contract with a minor league city team — all male in the early years. It was a big media deal. She was all decked out with the femininity oozing and huge corsages while signing the contract. It was ok for her to play, dressed in the team uniform, on an all men team and still be a lady and a woman who liked being attractive and recognized as such. (By the way, she struck out Babe Ruth and he was not happy.)

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  4. chrissythehyphenated

    Is there a non-gender specific word equivalent to “lady” and “gentleman”?

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    • What A Hoot

      Oh yeah.
      Dear
      Honey
      Baby
      Sweetie
      Hon
      Waitresses use them all the time. Replace Mr. West’s “lady” with one of the above.

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        Our Catholic elementary school’s secretary called all women Mom and all men Dad. I really liked it.

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        • Pistol Pete

          I’ve been known by many names over the years;my favorite is “grandpa”.
          Makes everything you suffer through taste a little better.

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          • My little friend Lily (3 years old) occasionally she calls me “grandma,” and I never correct her. I consider it a term of honor. I don’t have any actual grandchildren, so if any little pint-sized friend of mine wants to call me “grandma,” it’s fine by me.

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            One day when Mama Buzz was about 4 yo, she decided to call me “Chrissy.” I told her I really preferred “Mom” because everybody called me “Chrissy”, but only three people in the whole wide world had the right to call me “Mom.” She never called me “Chrissy” again. 🙂

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