Weekend Open Thread

Since no one else has posted one, I’ll take it on myself to start a Weekend Open Thread™.

Today’s CheaperThanDirt! Tech Support Call Of The Day:

“Ah, yeah…do you guys have inflatable camoflage goats?”

“Yes, we have a nice selection of inflatable boats. What did you want to use it for?”

“Ah, not boats. Goats.”

I was afraid to ask….


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    dasbow growls and barks:

    Inlatable goats? I use them as decoys for Splodeydopes. Draws ’em right in. I don’t know why you would want camouflage, though. The bridal outfit works much better.

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Lol dasbow! Well done.

    Mike , a belated congrats on the new position. Working “the phones can be a trip, wait til you start getting calls from actual insane people who ask for things like inflatible goats….. : ) I’m guessing the position change allows you to work “normal” hours?

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    Friday night in Dearborn?

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    Bitter Clinger growls and barks:

    Wonder if his kids call him Da-a-a-a-a-ddy? :em05:

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    LC Guy S growls and barks:

    The slopydopes are gonna want the “Embraceable Ewe” model, vice the camo. And just to stay ahead of the “diversity curve”…their cover for this is… “Hey, you infidels have to go and buy a kit to inject marinade into your meat…we do it the old fashion way!!

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Hoookay…….I think I’ll leave that one alone……. :em05:

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    L.C. Mope growls and barks:

    You want comedy Gold?

    Remember this genius?


    He’s going to run against Cynthia McKinney.

    The scales have tipped in Georgia. They’re running two of the smartest Democrats against each other.

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    LC FORGER - Monster Hunter growls and barks:

    Why the hell would a splodeydope wanna blow up goat when they can dork their freshly dead wife in the squeekhole??

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Our good friend, Barack Hussein “Puppyeater” Obama, *Ok I was joking about the good friend part), appears to be suffering from yet another explosion of truth telling.

    It looks like his “Gutsy Call” to shoot Bin Laden wasn’t all that gutsy. A memo has come out that was typical of his thinking. Make sure the Admiral running the op took all the blame if something went wrong, but make sure SCoaMF takes all the credit if it went well.

    Sort of like what we’ve since found out regarding the whacking of some Somali pirates who took an American ships captain hostage a few years back.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Was that Obambi calling you about the inflatable goats??
    Just wondering…
    :em05: :em05: :em05: :em05: :em05:

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    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    Went to a WWII muster today. The troops just back from deployment had some great Afghanistan jokes.
    What’s an Afghans idea of a good time?
    A. 29 year-olds.
    What’s so special about that?
    A. No stupid. 20 9 year-olds.

    And there are others that will remain unmentioned. Ba a a a adness.

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    I’m guessing the position change allows you to work “normal” hours?

    Yep, more of a “normal” schedule, working weekends but never work later than 1930. Best of all, my commute time was reduced from an hour each way to 18 minutes or so!

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    The Lone Haranguer growls and barks:

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Dear God in heaven…please look after Dave….. you have my fervent prayers……he is at the top of the list………..and I think God loves him……and is there any way I/we can help you?

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    If you think you know what utter liars and shits the networks “news” shows are, think again.

    This is an appalling read:


    Remember the old Food Lion case? when the odious blonde bitch Diane Sawyer did a hatchet job on the grocery store chain on Prime Time Live on ABC in Clinton’s day?

    Well, READ THAT LINK, people. If your blood pressure can stand it — Accuracy in Media did a thorough dissection of the 1000% libelous story. In short:

    –The food workers’ UNION pitched the story to the media slimeballs, alleging that Food Lion was unsanitary and sold rotten food. Why? because Food Lion’s employees didn’t vote to have a union.

    –ABC LEAPED at the story, and sent two undercover “reporters” into two different stores to film these supposed bad deeds.


    –They ran the “story,” and Food Lion’s stock plunged by over a billion dollars in ONE WEEK, and they had to close so many stores that they had to lay off THOUSANDS of employees. Jobs lost, lives destroyed.

    –That bastard Sam Donaldson GLOATED about the major hit they’d applied to the innocent company.

    –Food Lion sued, and after a couple of years, finally wrestled the bastards to the mat and got the PROOF — over 40 hours of ABC’s own outtakes that showed that EVERY allegation ABC made was a LIE.

    –But ABC delayed long enough that the ONE-YEAR statute of limitations had expired for a libel suit. SO THEY THEN trumpeted that “hey, man, Food Lion never sued us for LIBEL! so that’s a tacit admission that the story was true!!!”

    The link has a quote near the end from a former ABC lawyer that you have to see for yourself.

    Man, read the whole thing, if you want to know how utterly mendacious, corrupt, and filthy these bastards are. And Bitch Sawyer, she who is just such a down-home millionaire gal in her $15 million Manhattan apartment with her millionaire husband — that she can’t BEGIN to relate to Rich Mitt Romney, was in this slime job up to her NECK.

    Mother fuckers.

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    Done Deneen, he’s already been there for a while. Do you or Deej need anything?

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

    Done Deneen, he’s already been there for a while.

    Ditto that, and prayers for you and your family.

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    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Prayers sent. Love and well wishes, too.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Remember tomorrow is May 1. Rurik will go to the bank. Then he will go shopping. Finally he will take target practice with his new S&W380. And in the evening the drink will be a bottle of cheap red.
    Go thou, and do likewise.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. says:

    Remember tomorrow is May 1

    I’ll be working all day, and maybe taking advantage of a stock tip I got…..

    supply and demand ya’ know……supply and demand

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Amazing that the Washington Post would actually print this about Obama.

    The Washington Post

    January 8, 2012 Obama: The Affirmative Action President by Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

    Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?

    Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer”; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote “present”) ; and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions. He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator.

    And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

    Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal:

    To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.

    Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass — held to a lower standard — because of the color of his skin. Podhoretz continues:

    And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

    Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon — affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

    Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist.

    Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin — that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is. And that is what America did to Obama.

    True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary. What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?

    In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people — conservatives included — ought now to be deeply embarrassed. The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his teleprompter in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth — it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.

    And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

    In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.

    Matt Patterson – Washington Post

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    Bitter Clinger growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator says:

    In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.

    And thus confirming what we all already knew, Obumfuck truly is a SCoaMF!!