Happy 4th of July.

Ordinarily, it would be considered odd that the President of the USA is spending July 4th in France. However, in this case, it figures. He’s over there raising campaign money since people here aren’t coming up with the goods. Gee, I wonder why. I mean, it’s not as if he’s a lousy president and broke every single promise he made to his worshippers, right?

Please note that the President is not in France. This was an Effing lie made up by Right Wing shill bloggers who are just as disgusting as Left Wing shill bloggers. Not an honest one among them. Not a one. The Obamas will be at the White House today. And now you understand why I will not vote in November. Originator of this Effing lie: Right Here. Now I’m sure this will be treated as a Change In Plans due to backlash. If that is so, I will not accept a link from anywhere except a legitimate non-party-owned website or news source. I have had it with these two lying sack of crap parties and their blogging shills.

….And we will Endure! It’s what we do!

It’s 4th of July!

Have a great day. have a great BBQ. Don’t shoot fireworks in the direction of innocent people’s homes. My family was victim to a 4th fire. So if you want to be an asshole and blow off rockets and M-80s, point them at your own house.

But most of all, remember the purpose of this Day. It’s not celebrated in France, though.  Our forefathers took our Independence for us – and we are NOT giving it up. We will rise above all those who try to change that. Just like we have always done.

…..And, as you know, I am a sucker for marching bands, stationary bands, and parades. My dog and I will be attending a parade today. She will wear her red, white and blue bandana, for she is a good citizen of the USA and a sucker for parades just like her Momma. She will, of course, revel in her good fortune of being a dog in the USA, If it’s not too hot, she will walk politely but with pride. If it’s too hot, she will stand and salute the parade as it passes. But mostly she will enjoy all the fawning from people telling her how beautiful and well-behaved she is–and all the kids hugging her and getting sticky stuff all over her. She might even bark once or twice in excitement. Like her momma, she’s an extrovert. But let me tell you, it’s rough having a dog  who is better looking than you are.

….And speaking of marching bands that stay still once in awhile…what is 4th of July without Sousa?

Finally, appreciate your country, because in spite of the crackpots in two parties who take chances apiece attempting to change Who She Is, America always endures. She endures because of people like you who understand that, warts and all, we are still lucky enough to be living in the very best country in the world. And everybody knows it.

And among us are many who stand when someone says, “Please Stand”. And they will never stop us.

Please stand for the National Anthem.

325 Responses

  1. After 20 agonizing years watching the Pirates lose, I watched them raise the Jolly Roger in Pittsburgh tonight and gave thanks to be a baseball fan on a summer night in the USA. A pennant race lets me put the likes of Valerie Jar head and her OButt on a side track: like everything about Chicago, they are a brick shy of a load and will ALWAYS welch on Americans who work hard and police each other to play by the rules. It’s the Game, not the stars. For the Fans, not the money. Great to know the Fans of the American Way / Patriots and Dog lovers who care for Cats. I think I’m going to make pickled, deviled eggs for my picnic, play some Bocce and go see some fireworks pulled together by the volunteer firemen.

  2. If the food in France is so great, why are they all so dyspeptic?

  3. I never understood the problem that progressives have with patriotism.

  4. If the food in France is so great, why are they all so dyspeptic?

    The French have never gotten over the defeat of Napoleon. They think they should be running the world.

  5. Happy Independence Day!!!!!
    *******######*****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!””””””””””
    ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

  6. Happy Independence Day Uppityites! And to Needlenose! Hope she has a fantabulous time at the parade.

    Did you guys see this about NC passing a law to defund PP?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/north-carolina-planned-parenthood_n_1646466.html

  7. Aww. Tiger Lily is so cute!

  8. Happy Birthday, Sweet Land of Liberty.

    A festive FOURTH to UW & all Uppityites. XO

  9. Upps, while Obama is jerk enough, for sure, to have traipsed off to France for the Fourth, he will in fact be in the USA for it. (The France story is an Internet rumor, albeit a fun one.)

  10. I’ve travelled to many, many countries, but I’d choose (and have chosen) to live in no other one. I like to think I was born for this country.

    Now, let’s pledge to take back our White House for a couple that really loves and holds this country dear. (Love or hate the Obamas, no one credibly can dispute that they have considerable disdain for the USA.)

  11. Standing. Proudly. And nothing will ever make me move.

    Nothing will ever make US move. This is our Republic. The brave women and men who conceived, fought, bled, and died for our freedom shall not have struggled in vain. We will not forget. We will never capitulate to any enemy, whether from without or within, as we fight to keep safe our enshrined birthright.

    Yes, Dr. Franklin, we WILL keep it. We promise.

    Wishing a safe and happy Glorious Fourth to Uppityites everywhere!
    🙂

  12. Naturally we have the same theme but my post won’t go up until 730ish or so.

    Now, let’s pledge to take back our White House for a couple that really loves and holds this country dear.

    Some of the Kennedys? 😆

  13. Some of the Kennedys?

    I was gonna guess Brad and Angelina

  14. I was gonna guess Brad and Angelina

    Well they have a brood themselves don’t they? LOL!

  15. I don’t usually post this version- but sometimes it is nice to remember there is a beginning to this song that is almost forgotten.

  16. That version is a keeper with me, PMM. Since I have no problem remembering Kate Smith, this video is a nostalgic trip back. Wishing every one of you a wonderful day. It is 1 week since Sophie’s iconic kitteh arrived at her forever home! In the face of so much threat, we do have wonderful things to celebrate.

  17. To all the uppitys – a happy forth!

    I get to see many more fireworks than you do! NeeNerNeeNerNeeNer! Because I see three of everything from my right eye! LOL

    Big Hugs to all and May Freedom Ring!

  18. FF! Great to “see” you! Now what is this about seeing three of everything? You ok?
    Uppity- I put two pics in the media file- funny stuff- but maybe a tad offensive (not 4th of July related but you will get a chuckle out of them)

  19. Happy Birthday PMM!!

  20. Thanks Sophie!

  21. Well apparently the Obama in france LIE originated from none other than Breitbart. You know, the fighters for truth. If you find an actual link that is NOT a rightwing shill saying he’s in france, or hes not in france, please post it! We must correct if this is a lie. I hate these two Effing parties

  22. Pamela, PMM–did you see the video of Ms Tiger Lily in the downstairs thread?

    +++++++

    Also, I hate to ruin a good opportunity to make fun of Obama, but he’s not in France today. His campaign is in France. He’s at the WH having a BBQ with military families.

    http://www.theolympian.com/2012/07/03/2163171/obama-to-celebrate-july-fourth.html

  23. Somebody find me a LEGITIMATE link that says he’s in France. I mean legitimate. I am doing a trace here and all I see are shill sites. And me. I am so sick of this shit.

    I did find a snopes, but they are Obama blowers now.
    But the truth is I can’t find one news link on this story. Including Fox.
    http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=81106

  24. I gotta run. PLEASE help me PROVE or DISPROVe the Obama in France story.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. That’s all we’ve got is a link from Olympia Washington? There is no NATIONAL NEWS link about this LIE or TRUTH?

  26. Here’s something, but not from a major news source:
    http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2012/07/02/obamas-fake-july-4-paris/

  27. Happy 4th, everybody. I am working later but we are going to BBQ.

    The Tiger vid is amazing. Bill sold me the best nip for our little girl.

    MY IQ, the Jimi vid gave me flashbacks. The reason the hippies in the last 60s and early 70s seemed unpatriotic, was because the Republicans labeled us so. The untrue crap they threw at Hillary years later stuck to her for a while too, they are good at brainwashing on the right as well as the left. The left was furious about sending young kids off to Nam and they were subjected to bloodbaths on their TVee every night for the first time in full living color. On the old B&W TeeVees the blood looked like shadows but now we saw babies after a napalm bath. In 72′ we wanted McGovern and got Nixon for a second term. And then Watergate. But between that there were lots of other things happening every day that made us fly the flag upside down. Distress.
    When we said “bring the troops home” the Archie Bunkers said “love it or leave it” which was a disconnect and didn’t apply at all to anyone I knew at the time in the vast anti-Nam movement or in the hippie fests we went to. We loved our country and considered ourselves patriotic because we wanted to make it a better place – albeit we thought sex, drugs and rock and roll would do that…

    But anyway… enough about Uppity and bongs.

    Today the left has grown into a scary batch of crack kids. I had one of them try to insist Bush faked 911 and he insisted there were no plane parts at the Pentagon. As if the Pentagon would inform the likes of this kid of anything, anyway. As I patiently pointed out the families who lost loved ones on those flights would disagree with him. And as I asked him if he’d read any of the findings of the commissions, etc. His eyes glazed over and he insisted Bush did it. How do you argue with that?

    He is a Vet. He wears flag shirts. He is convinced a POTUS planned to blow people up for more war and oil money. He considers himself a patriot.

    MYIQ, bottom line – it is either crack babies or something in the water.

    Proud to be an American, not the first time, always.

  28. Bill sold me the best nip for our little girl.

    ROFLMAO!!!

  29. Video of TL? No- gotta go look for it now!

  30. Oh oh OH! Tiger Lily! SOOOO cute- and very neat on the musical accompaniment Sophie! Thanks!
    FF – just saw about the cataract surgery- be better soon! xoxoxoxo

  31. http://www.theolympian.com/2012/07/03/2163171/obama-to-celebrate-july-fourth.html
    He’s here.

    You all keep putting your stock in Breitbart site you hear? It’s gotten even better now that Tucker Carlson is running it.

    Over and out.

  32. ff, recover and be well. My mom was an artist, photographer, jewelry maker, arts and crafts inventor, and she was a reader and loved to do crossword puzzles. In a twist of fate she had horrible eye issues for decades and finally went blind. We bought her lots of books on tape.

    She lived for art and even when she was nearly totally dark used a magnifying glass plus her bottle eye heavy glasses to glue little bits of things or splash some paint on a canvas and create.

    Life is funny that way. God Bless FF’s eyes.

  33. Happy 4th of July, Uppity, and everyone! Enjoy your parades, fireworks and festivities. I’d like my motto to be: Proud to be an American. Even before Barack. (Recall what Michelle said?)

  34. Now, let’s pledge to take back our White House for a couple that really loves and holds this country dear.

    Hill and Bill!!!!!!

  35. Wishing you a good recovery, too, FF!

  36. myiq said:

    I never understood the problem that progressives have with patriotism.

    I want to answer that in terms of pre-2008, because ever since then, I don’t know what the heck happened to people.

    Pre-2008, the left was always getting mis-characterized as being unpatriotic for expressing patriotism differently. Speaking in sweeping generalizations here, the right expresses patriotism outwardly and feels that “my country, right or wrong” is patriotic. The left feels that dissent is the highest and best form of duty to one’s country and sees the right as submissive to the authoritarianism. The left doesn’t like schmaltzy public displays of patriotism (or religion), although I know folks on the left (and am one of them) who are comfortable at parades and wave flags along with the rest of them.

    During the Reagan and W years, the right used patriotism (and religion) as weapons against the left. I was personally pissed that people who didn’t even serve felt they had the right to question my patriotism simply because I disagreed with the government. Guess where I fell with the “you’re either with us or agin us” challenge?

    Today, the left has taken way too many pages from the right’s playbook–“raycist” became the new “unpatriotic” for anyone who dared speak truth to power. I will never find authoritarianism attractive and will never get in line.

  37. Post has been updated significantly. Please read it. Now you understand why I will never give the major websites attached to and owned by these two parties a free pass, nor do I ever beleive ANYTHING they say any longer.

  38. FF, honey, you’ll be like an eagle when they are done with that lasser surgery! My father could spot an ant after he got his. I was so J. Just make sure you follow ALL orders after it is done.

    And Mom, our 4th of July baby!!! We love you, girl!

  39. Happy Birthday, Mom. If you make Apple Pie I will start driving west…

    Sophie, you took the words right out of my mouth. Great minds…

  40. Who cares where obama really is, he’s been screwing over our country since he came on the scene and it is past time for good people to stand up and demand CHANGE.

    In France or in Chattanooga he is still not going to feel America deep down. He wasn’t raised that way and he will never get it. The places he was brought up during his formative years, and by people who were filled with revolutionary ideas and marxist ideation (frank, mom and two of his dads plus all his good buddies in chicago – ayers, farrakhan, etc) and his Harvard and Hawaii upper class snobbiness, will never allow him to just eat a hot dog and wave a flag and tear up at God Bless America. He may as well be in France. His heart isn’t in the USA.

  41. This is true, Karen, but lying bloggers INFURIATE me because when I post something they LIED about it affects MY credibility! My integrity is the most important thing in the world to me. I have been burned TWICE now by these lying bastards.

  42. From now on, anyone who posts an ‘information’ link from Breitbart, Daily Caller, National Review, Moveon, Dkos, or Think Progress, or any obvious Right or Left wing SHILL source, I will discard it without backup proof from a Non Shill site.

  43. Ah. I’ve just caught up with The Video! very very exciting!

  44. Yeah, they go overboard in their zeal. Zealots on the right and left.

    Glad to be stuck in the middle with all of you!

    btw – is anyone missing around here. One million still without power from Indiana to Virginia. Hope they all find some cold water to dip in.

  45. Indeed Uppity, neither side deserves nor will get my vote this November. Of course, here in CT, how I vote will not make one whit of difference, except in my own heart.

  46. Same here in NY sophie.

    I must tell you, Tiger Lily looks magnificent, a testimony to Mom’s good works and your open heart.

  47. Glad to be stuck in the middle with all of you!

    I couldn’t be stuck in the middle with a better person.

  48. Not to mention the largesse of Aunt Karen and Aunt Pamela bring us together across all of those (mostly) PA miles!

  49. Bill sold me the best nip for our little girl.

    I got the stuff from this really cool Undocumented Migrant Kitteh named Haysuss.

    The rugrat looks good. When can I get together with her?

  50. Not to mention the largesse of Aunt Karen and Aunt Pamela bring us together across all of those (mostly) PA miles!

    Damn Right! I should be smacked for not saying so, too!

  51. The rugrat looks good. When can I get together with her?

    LOL Bill. She has 3 mothers and 3 Godmothers and a huge and protective extended family–your chances are slim at best.

  52. But she said to thank Uncle Bill for the choom.

  53. 20 things you might not know about the song, American PIE.🙂
    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/don-mclean-american-pie-20-things-might-not-212950674.html

    I did not know about the Brady Bunch recording a cover. After listening to it…..I wish I had never found out! OUCH!

  54. I tried to find TehOnce’s July 4th schedule at whitehouse.gov after I responded to your tweet last night. Couldn’t find it. Now I can’t log into twitter. Wonder what happened.
    anyway, Happy 4th to all in Uppityville!!
    Here is another version of the nation’s Anthem. I first heard it at TCH. I hope it doesn’t offend. I found it quite patriotic.

    Now i’m gonna try to find out what happened to me at twitter.

  55. Oh bother, too bad the rumor isn’t true….I was going to post a snarky remark about how he could just stay in France & not return….

  56. My dog and I will be attending a parade today. She will wear her red, white and blue bandana, for she is a good citizen of the USA…

    There will be Betsy Ross bonnets and George Washington tricorn hats here.

    With the stars and stripes flying proudly.

    Happy Independence Day to all. It is indeed, our great country.

  57. During the Reagan and W years, the right used patriotism (and religion) as weapons against the left. I was personally pissed that people who didn’t even serve felt they had the right to question my patriotism simply because I disagreed with the government. Guess where I fell with the “you’re either with us or agin us” challenge?

    Today, the left has taken way too many pages from the right’s playbook–”raycist” became the new “unpatriotic” for anyone who dared speak truth to power. I will never find authoritarianism attractive and will never get in line.

    I am old enough to remember the Vietnam war, even though I was too young to fight in it. Somehow the anti-war movement conflated “anti-war” with “anti-American. They started burning American flags, putting up posters of Che Guevara and quoting Chairman Mao.

    Remember what the Progs said about Hillary’s anti-flag burning bill? Remember how they thought it was cool that Obama didn’t wear a flag pin or put his hand over his heart during the national anthem? (He started doing both when it started costing him blue-collar votes.)

    Patriotism and authoritarianism are not the same thing. You can speak truth to power AND be patriotic.

  58. I love this one. I once saw Neil Diamond live at MSG and when they did this song, it literally sent chills up my spine.

  59. Happy Birthday PMM!! we are Praying for you FF.

  60. Happy Birthday America, My Home Sweet Home. :applause:

  61. Dropping by to say…….Have a wonderful 4th July Uppity’s~

    America the shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere~

  62. Any religion that supports and promotes this kind of joyful noisemaking can’t be all that bad!

  63. SIgh. Remember when those words “This is my country, grandest on earth” were known and believed by the vast not silent majority?

  64. Enjoy your birthday PMM~

    FF Speedy recovery~

  65. Happy b’day PMM.
    Speedy rocovery, FF.

  66. Upps, I found out the rumor on Twitter was false by checking O’s schedule for the week through Lynn Sweet’s tweet. She’s a reliable non-Obot reporter at the Chi Tribune, who tweets O’s schedule on a regular basis.

  67. His heart isn’t in the USA.

    So well said, Karen.

  68. Happy Birthday, Mom! Thinking of you.

  69. FF, get well sooooon.

  70. imust: is this you:
    http://summerofpie.com/

  71. Mom shares her B’day with Malia Obama.

  72. HappyBirthday, PMM and USA

    Get well soon, FF.

    Was reading upstream about a video of Tiger Lily. Maybe all that pie wrecked my brain cells – where the hell is it?

  73. Anthony- it is in the thread below this one. SHe is SOOO cute- if I do say so myself lol.

  74. What a great link Sophie! Thanks!
    As for Teh Won’s schedule….NES you may have gotten the info from Sweet, but the schedule was not put up very early. I did try to find out his schedule before I put up my post on Friday, but there was nothing else. They waited until the last minute to post his schedule. I’m not saying he changed his plans, but for some reason, they didn’t want to publicize what he’d really be doing on the 4th.

  75. Thanks, PMM and Sophie. Great video

    SHE IS AMAZING!!! If my two “kids” weren’t so ill mannered and bizarrely behaved, I would beg for a sibling!

  76. imust, I bet he changed his schedule after someone told him it would be “bad form” and could cost him many votes.

  77. Re: POTUS plans for today…I wouldn’t put it past Axelrove to have deliberately played it out like that. The only reason I think he didn’t is that there isn’t really much outrage press going on.

    In other news, here’s 20 questions from the citizenship test:

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/03/12546953-could-you-pass-the-us-citizenship-test

    I got 20 out of 20 (likely because I was educated in the NYS school system in the last century).

  78. LOL ANthony- for one of your pies I might drive all the way myself lol

  79. Feel better, FF.

  80. In other news, here’s 20 questions from the citizenship test:
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/03/12546953-could-you-pass-the-us-citizenship-test
    I got 20 out of 20 (likely because I was educated in the NYS school system in the last century).
    —————————————-
    Ditto.

  81. For all the kids still young at heart who may not have the luxury of playing with bottle rockets anymore, make some tiny match rockets to celebrate today.

    http://grathio.com/2012/06/project-match-rockets/

  82. That Tiger vid should go viral. She is that special, imnsho.

  83. I’ll do a post on our Lilly’s youtubes soon so more people can see it. Many people don’t read the comments.

    NES, the problem here is that we HAVE to check the voracity of a claim made by a huge blogger with some claim to credibility, only to find out that they are just some more Rumor Mongering shitbags. This is the second time I have been duped by these bastards. It won’t happen again. My take follows in another comment.

  84. It is true that the far left wing of the D party has always hated America. Once a couple of also-ran fringe parties, they melded themselves in my party and did what they always did best: Hate America and rabble-rouse with a demand for more and more socialist government and that’s the truth. Furthermore, they never thought our constitution was worth shit unless it was being violated by a Republican president. RIght now, Obama is not only shitting all over the constitution, but he hasn’t been shy about saying it needs to be adjusted. Yet, they say NOTHING about this. Nada. Zilch. They are hypocrites and they suck. The only thing that matters is that their man is in charge heading up the bilking of Americans.They not only suck, but they are a danger to our Republic.

    The Republicans have a long history of using the word “Patriotism” to further their political agenda. They don’t give a shit about truth or what is best for the country. They only are concerned with what they want other people to do and telling others how to live and sticking their noses into people’s bedroom. As with the D party, these were once also-ran fringe parties that hijacked the Republican party and do what they do best: Bully everybody and scream about those things that THEY want to see happen. But more importantly, when they scream “Patriotism” the loudest, it means that they are pissed royally that their lying America-Fucking thieves (R) aren’t in power instead of the Democratic lying America-Fucking thieves (D). It is clear to me that Breitbart started by exposing something that needed to be stopped -ACORN. It is also clear to me that he did it for the wrong reasons. He didn’t do it because he wanted to right a wrong. He did it to promote his America-Fucking party. You will never convince me of anything else. If what was good for America were the primary goal here, then isn’t it just wonderful how there aren’t any lying thieves screwing us over in the Republican Party? This other side of the despicable coin is also a danger to our Republic. There is little or no difference between them and DKos or Moveon.

    These two disgusting factions suck. They blow goats and swallow. I hate them for what they are doing to my country. They are despicable, manipulative pieces of shit who take chances apiece robbing us blind, lying to us and destroying America for their own greed and agendas. The only thing that matters to them is having control of the Robbery Reigns as long as possible. Neither of them can win a Presidential election fairly because neither of them represents anyone who is sane.

    Fuck them both with a broom as far as I’m concerned.

    As for me, my integrity is far too important to ever believe anything either of them tells me, ever again. If you ask me, they both love the fact that we don’t have an honest press and they each have their own owned factions of the fake press. That way they can pull bullshit on the internet and get away with it. I won’t play. And I don’t give a shit who doesn’t like it. For this blogger, enough is enough. The real terrible thing about the 4th and France rumor is NOT that it’s too bad it wasn’t trut. The real terrible thing is that terrible people are manipulating you in the name of your party, whichever party it is. Really terrible people. And too many of you eat that plate of shit they keep handing you. “You,” of course, is generic.

  85. Uppity at 2 PM: Brilliant. Simply brilliant. You should FP that because, in a nutshell, that’s exactly what’s wrong–we the people are being swung back and forth by the extremes and never purposely for the good of the country.

  86. Ok I’m dense from the sun. What’s FP?

  87. Happy 4th to all! That Tiger Lily is a cutie. Wish I had that energy today. haha

  88. Uppity- I believe it means Front Page. As in the comment could be a post all on its own.

  89. Ok thanks, My Special Ferret.

  90. LOL!!! Yes, PMM, your special ferret, has deciphered the code! (I coulda sworn I saw you call it that…)

  91. So Tucker Carlson/Breifart told an untruth?? 😯

    Poor little T.C.: The Republican who could never keep a tv show going, always being cancelled. There was always something about his face that made me want to smack the shit out of it.

  92. “LOL ANthony- for one of your pies I might drive all the way myself lol

    PMM – email me specifics and I’ll overnight it to you. Its not to be missed

  93. There was always something about his face that made me want to smack the shit out of it.

    Fredster, me too. But I daresay he is much less offensive than anyone on MSNBO MSNBC

    ***FIXIT FAIRY HAS VISITED THE LOVABLE ANTHONY’S COMMENT****

  94. OK, code different on WP:
    MSNBO MSNBC

    ****FIXIT FAIRY HAS VISITED THE LOVABLE ANTHONY’S COMMENT****

  95. Oh, fuck me. MSNBO should have a line through it

    Trying again:

    MSNBO MSNBC

  96. SUCCESS!!!

  97. See fixit fairy’s comment anthony.

  98. Sweet!!!

    Thanks, FixIt Fairy!

  99. You are welcome xo.

  100. Sophie, I don’t know if it’s brilliant but it IS how I feel.

  101. Mom is the Birthday Ferret today.

  102. The Obamas are actually rarely in town for major holidays (YEA!!!). They do photo ops the day before or come in for a short time that day for a photo op and then leave again.

    Originally, last week, it was reported that there would be the annual BBQ at the WH but that family would not be present (BO would fly in for photo shoot only).

    Then, after his rather sorry reaction to the storm here, the wildfires out west and a few other things it was determined that they should make more of a show so he went for photo op at the wildfires and they are to be in town for part of today.

    No – France was not on the agenda although Michelle is to go for a shopping trip soon (mother daughter time again).

    This is from one of our local new outlet (ABC affiliate) as to the agenda for BO as is stands today:

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/politics&id=8724406

    Rumor has it that this is what caused the decision for BO to hang about more today than originally planned:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48038152/ns/local_news-columbus_oh/t/romney-campaign-helps-storm-victims/#.T_Sgo5KHQ5R

    Note: neither of these links are from right wingers. They are from left wingers.

  103. Dear Sophie, regarding you actually thinking I need your permission to get together with Lily:

  104. Mt. Laurel, both those stories are a far cry from France, though.

    It’s not unusual for a President to not spend the whole day at the WH..or to go to camp David. The point is, he IS in the USA where a President belongs on the 4th.

    Nice that Romney is helping the victims during an election year. Just saying.

    They are all the same. All dog and pony, nothing real and not a whit of sincerity among them.

    Neither of these two guys can win an election fairly because neither of them represent the majority of America.

  105. Well, Bill, all I can say is if you knock her up, you’re the one who’s going to be arranging all the relays.

    Furthermore, it’s quite possible that she’ll be the type to shop at Home Depot, if you get my drift.

    If not, be warned that she is very much an Uppity Cat.

  106. Neither of these two guys can win an election fairly because neither of them represent the majority of America.

    Whoever wins will win with the most unenthusiastic electorate. So few are voting for the person they want but instead against the guy they don’t want. The winner will not be the winner but rather Not The Loser.

  107. t’s not unusual for a President to not spend the whole day at the WH..or to go to camp David. The point is, he IS in the USA where a President belongs on the 4th.

    Nice that Romney is helping the victims during an election year. Just saying.

    Good photo-op for Willard.

    SophieCT: Point well taken.

  108. There’s a rant – and then there’s an UppityWoman Declaration of Independence Rant. Nothing like seeing a single bottle rocket being sent up a whole culture of clueless asses on July 4th!🙂

    Just stopping by to say Happy 4th to all!

  109. Why Not! I missed you! I was just asking the other day where you were. If I knew all it took was one of my rants….

  110. Oooooooo Sophie I like em fiesty.

    As you know, I only date black cats, white cats, and black and white cats so that I might bless the earth with more tuxies. But I’m gonna make an exception here! Be grateful!.

  111. Wow, MKBill, that’s positively pornographic.
    As your lawyer, I must advise you that pederasty carries a serious sentence.

  112. Just FYI guys — Tucker Carlson runs the Daily Caller, not the Breitbart site.

  113. We’re talking cat years here, NES. In another coupla months she’ll already be ten years old.

    I would think a Lebanese such as your Honorable Self would appreciate my tongue.

  114. Hey WhyNot, miss you!

  115. Yes that’s right, I goofed. Tucker (she makes me want to cross my legs) Carlson runs the Caller. It’s just so easy to mix them both up, considering they harbor the same goals as I mentioned in my rant.

  116. I know I would be so proud to run a site that allows a psychopathic judge tell everybody that the answer to lesbians is corrective rape.

  117. Not sure I know why the Left is so fixated on calling Romney “Willard.” It’s quite silly, I must say. It’s not a name Mitt’s running away from for electoral purposes (unlike Barry becoming Barack); in fact, it’s always been the first name he has never used, as in W. Mitt Romney. Since his childhood, Romney’s always been known as Mitt (which is his actual middle-name, not a diminutive version of another name). He was given the first name of Willard by his father, George Romney, in honor of Willard Marriott (the founder of the eponymous worldwide hotel chain), whose business prowess George admired. I guess “Willard” is supposed to be some indicator of how nerdy, old-fashioned and square Mitt is…well, good then, because I believe this country is sick and tired of the incompetence of hip and cool politicians who studied Marxist economics and lefty politics instead of Econ. 101 and The Federalist Papers.

    End of rant.

  118. MKB — The tongue is nicely-colored and seemingly versatile; it’s the little barbs on it that I fear.

  119. Lots of people call him willard like lots of people called Barack Barack Hussein. Cause that’s his name. It’s just that Hussein has a horrible connotation and Willard was this wierd kid who commandeered rats. I myself prefer Mittens.

  120. I was not very clear. I know that the Presidents often are only here for part of the day for occasions such as the 4th – yes. But having now been here from Regan on, I can say the Obamas just have a very different attitude and it shows. Most presidents try to show respect for the office and the duties first and then go about having a family celebration/rest & relaxation.

    The Obamas always give the impression that they have had to interrupt their lives for annoying prezy things and often make plans that simply do not mesh with presidential expectations and have to back peddle. Not even Nancy Regan showed this much disdain. She did understand that the perks came with baggage.

    When the O’s leave, it is never to their own home/ family members home and rarely to Camp David which have been, regardless of party, the more common options for Presidents on holidays. Locales that also serve as remote offices that allow a little downtime.

    I think that this is where it is easy for people to fall for stories such as the “going to France for the 4th” line (which I only saw here and have not bothered to look for the source), because for the O’s, there does not seem to be a place they view as/call home. Chicago house seems to have just been scenery they needed for the next step. The Clinton’s did not have a house, but viewed Camp David as a nice home away from home and used it a lot.

    The O’ have destinations with travel arrangements for hotels/rentals/entertainment. Sort of very high end hobos. I am not sure BO understands the concept of home and hearth. I think, given his upbringing and personality, it is foreign to his nature.

    my that was long winded. I guess it was all those little obots hanging my office yesterday so that one could not get lunch or to the ATM without hearing them all whining about poor put upon BO.

  121. Willard was this wierd kid who commandeered rats.

    Are you saying Romney commandeered rats? If so, Mitt did, not “Willard.” A lot of us have two names, but we’re known by the name we use from childhood (unless of course you’re a calculating fabricator like Obama).

    Respectfully, Upps, I must disagree on why ‘Bots — both old ones and the newly-converted (former Hillaryites) ones — do this; it’s not because that’s Mitt’s name. It’s the meme Obama personally and his campaign have put about: “Mitt is old-fashioned, so fifys, so backward.” What they don’t appreciate is its potential to backfire on them: “We’re tired of the cool bro’ Preezy, and we’re going with the competent daddy” is more likely to be the theme of this election.

  122. I’m talking the original movie Willard c 1971, not the abortion made about ten years ago. So most of us were brought up remembering Willard and cringing. SO that’s what Willard means in people’s heads.

  123. Here’s the whole movie. You can see the wierd kid at the very beginning.

  124. Six degrees of separation. Pa Taylor passed and this had me thinking about Mayberry and bands and front porches and I ended up recalling my astonishment as a child that Gomer actually had one of the most beautiful voices on this earth. Looked for his singing the Marine Hymn along side the Marine Corps band but could not get a good version to play. So I offer this instead.

    Happy July 4th.

  125. No I am not saying that at all NES. I AM saying anybody around in 1971 saw Willard. It was a horror movie hit. You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t remember it. So the NAME WILLARD has that effect. There’s nothing to respectfully disagree with. It’s just a fact that the move was an instant classc, which is probably why you don’t find too many kids named WIllard. Commandeering rats for revenge is what WIllard did. All the time.

  126. And, my sympathies at being forced into a neighborhood silly with ‘Bots.

    And poor you lives in a whole state full of them.

    Wait a minute. So does Poor Me.

  127. It’s kind of like everyone knows who Norman Bates is.

  128. Hah! I’m deficient in many cultural references having grown up abroad.

  129. I know you weren’t here, sister. That’s why I thought you might appreciate an explanation.

  130. I remember when my post made you go look up Walter Mitty. It was just so endearing. xo

  131. Mt. Laurel, the Gomer voice thing reminds me of Mandy Patinkin, who spent his life known as a TV doctor (Chicago Hope), and as Gideon on Criminal Minds…. when he actually had this amazing tenor voice.

  132. He’s actually a lot happier now.
    http://www.mandypatinkin.org/

  133. Yes, Walter Mitty. I remember that!

  134. Gotta go walk the dog and water my friend’s gardens while she’s away. BBL.

  135. corrective rape

    Bwahahahahaha!! Yeah! That’s the ticket.
    Where do I sign up for the “cure”.

    :::::Dickwits::::

  136. lol on your “rants” Uppity They are always on the mark – but this one, on this day, deserved a personal high five!

    Hey NES and all! I HAVE been reading and following the ‘escapades’ – and picking up tips on pet care – dealing with “ferral” cats.

    Long story – but, a woman in a nursing home had her beloved LARGE, HUGE, BITING, CLAWING cat (who didn’t like being fooled with at all – to put it mildly, lol.) come down with diabetes and it wasn’t looking good for either of them, under their circumstances.

    Seriously, getting him in a carrier to go the vet was like a war in and of itself (the guy has to be sedated before the vet will touch him – kind of cat.) Euthanizing him was seriously on the table with her family, so I volunteered to at least try to save him.

    Three months later – he’s doing well (no longer attacks me on sight, lol) and is actually taking his daily injections really, really well,- now that he knows how much I really like him… since I come every evening and feed, water and keep his litter box perfectly clean – as I should for HIM – of course.

    Once I serve HISCATNESS thoroughly, he ‘tolerates’ the injection, without even looking like he’s going to eat me, then kill me. lol. In fact, he often greets me with a few rubs on my legs and lets me pet and love on him before and after his insulin shot. (The vet prefers using human insulin – rather than the more expensive, synthetic, god knows what’s really in it, crap.) Looks like he was right.

    HISCATNESS has also lost 12 pounds (God he was overweight) on his Royal diet and is actually healthier than he’s been in years, I think. Honestly, he’s doing great!

    It’s been a trip – going from Nurse CATchet to being his beloved Servant. lol. Yeah, yeah – I love the grumpy ole, arrogant fart. His Mom gets a visit every day now because of him – so, it’s all worked out well for them both.

    Uppity, I switched him to “Cats Pride” litter after reading your recommendation of it and reading up on the clumping agent, Sodium Benzidine issue.

    He was so sick, and urinating so much from the diabetes, I thought I needed to pull out all stops to give him the best chance to get better, without anymore complications. He actually likes the litter better. I know, because he doesn’t work the litter into piles, only to throw his big A over the side of the box and pee on the floor liner anymore. lol.

  137. Mandy Patinkin
    in Sunday in the Park with George…
    fantastic!!

  138. Not sure I know why the Left is so fixated on calling Romney “Willard.

    Because that’s his name perhaps?

    Not sure I know why the Right is so interested in a woman’s vagina and what goes on with it or why they are so uptight over lesbians and gay men since there are apparently so many gay Repub. men in the closet.

  139. Because that’s his name perhaps?

    You know that’s not it, Fredster. Be honest.

  140. Dear Nurse CAtchet, I think it is simply wonderful what you did for HISCATNESS. That you were able to work with the giant cat from hell is a testimony to your goodness, as if cat’s know one thing, it’s Goodness. Keep up the good work and always remember Who Really Rules and things will be fine. Bless you.

  141. I don’t know how you could know whether I’m being “honest” or not. People called Clinton “Bubba” and it was never part of his name, nor was “dubya” part of G.W. Bush’s name. However, Willard is Romney’s name,is it not? (careful, I might throw a “hissy fit”) 😆

  142. It’s teh Movie Willard, I tell ya. It’s why so few people are Willards these days. The name is considered downright wierd. Like if your last name is Bates you don’t name your freaking kid Norman.

  143. BTW, I meant to comment on the Lily video. It’s so fantastic how well she coordinates with the rug she’s on.

  144. Born Willard Mitt Romney
    (1947-03-12) March 12, 1947 (age 65)
    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

  145. Best Mandy Patinkin:

  146. de: I wonder if he’s signed up for his soc. security and medicare yet? 😉

  147. It’s why so few people are Willards these days.

    I have to confess I’ve never met a Barnabas either.

    SophieCT:; cutest Mandy Patinkin too.

  148. I wish I KNEW – had the slightest idea – how all of this is going to wash out. I, like Uppity, am so disgusted with both sides, I see little change on the horizon because the players are all of the same ilk.

    I will vote for Romney, simply because the Democratic Party epitomizes the very worst of betrayals and I refuse to reward them with my Vote or my silence. I knew Obama was an empty suit. Romney has some substance and didn’t get where he is now by molding himself into being a poster boy of his own party. I find that curious and a bit hopeful. We’ll see.

    At the very least, I consider Romney my answer to a Dem Party, taunting me from the end of their road to nowhere, with: “Where else is she going to go?”

    Put my trust in THEM? Not a chance.

  149. Dear Fredster and DE — Please remember that I’m a political junkie…if you know a relevant political fact, chances are I know it too (and probably did before you did).
    I’m not disputing that his first given name is Willard. My point — spelled out in some detail above, on this thread — is that he’s never gone by Willard — only by Mitt. Those who now call him Willard are degrees of O’botism (at worst) or unwitting dupes to Obama’s main campaign meme (at best).
    That’s the beginning, middle, and end of my point.

  150. You did throw a “hissy fit” several weeks ago, Fredster, when you stalked off the blog. Own it, girlfriend.

  151. I will vote for Romney, simply because the Democratic Party epitomizes the very worst of betrayals and I refuse to reward them with my Vote or my silence. I knew Obama was an empty suit. Romney has some substance and didn’t get where he is now by molding himself into being a poster boy of his own party. I find that curious and a bit hopeful. We’ll see.

    At the very least, I consider Romney my answer to a Dem Party, taunting me from the end of their road to nowhere, with: “Where else is she going to go?”

    Good for you, WhyNot. A sensible approach to this election.

  152. NES, I’m with you on this Willard bullshit. Botspeak is botspeak and no amount of spin can change that

  153. Those who now call him Willard are degrees of O’botism (at worst) or unwitting dupes to Obama’s main campaign meme (at best).
    That’s the beginning, middle, and end of my point.

    Thank you so much for the attack NES, much appreciated being called an Obot. Could I call you a puppet of the Right who has no regard for her own gender and lifestyle by supporting someone who is not pro-choice and anti-gay? Just sayin’

  154. I’m not going to say anymore either. Your attack on me was enough and I’m not going to do this on Uppity’s blog.

    That being said, if you want to come over to The Widdershins tomorrow I’ll be happy to discuss things with you. That’s not my blog either but I am a poster there and won’t feel like I’m taking up space and comments between you and me in someone else’s place.

  155. Could I call you a puppet of the Right who has no regard for her own gender and lifestyle by supporting someone who is not pro-choice and anti-gay? Just sayin’

    You may call me anything, Fredster, if you believe it fits. Sticks and stones, and all that.

    I’m an ABO — I made that decision on May 30, 2008, and I made and make no bones about it. Anyone-but-Obama means exactly that for me…and, since either Romney or O are going to be President on Jan. 20, 2013, I’m not going to waste my vote on a third party. I want to see the eff’er out of the White House; period, end of story. And, incidentally, I don’t care for gender-politics or sexual-orientation politics, and I don’t let opportunistic jerks like Obama and the Dems get me all riled up by their #WarOnWomen and #WarOnGays bullshite every election cycle.

  156. True that, Anthony.

  157. You did throw a “hissy fit” several weeks ago, Fredster, when you stalked off the blog. Own it, girlfriend.

    gurl, you haven’t been around enough gay men if you thought *that* was a hissy fit. Now you seem determined to get the last word in, so you may have it.

  158. There is a war on women despite some folks calling it a meme. How many posts has Uppity done on it and the same goes for TW. Look at what’s going at the state level.

    I have no love for Obama either and it goes back to 2008. What was it you said about me one time when I listed all the blogs I had participated on? I also remember 2008 and the DNC meeting and the rest of it…Bill being called a racist and the like. Never have I said anywhere that I support or intend to vote for B.O. in November. That being said, I see nothing in Romney that leads me in that direction. So I’ll either vote for a 3rd party or leave the top blank.

    Now, I’m with the topic.

  159. as if.
    Obama couldn’t care less about women / lesbian-gay rights. His last minute election year pandering is in recognition of his need for women’s votes and the gay community’s campaign donations.
    Obama’s “evolving” position is a shame. In 1996 (?) he said he would stand with the lesbian-gay community. Then he flipped into the “evolving” position. Baiting the community while appeasing the homophobes.
    Obama doesn’t do anything because it is the right thing to do. He manages his positions based on what they will garner for him personally.

    Referring to Mitt Romney as “Willard” is meant as a goof. The way middle schoolers would taunt others with out of fashion or names they found uncool. It’s the same thing people do with obama’s name when they refer to him as “Barry”. It renders his name “uncool”.

  160. Children! Are we fighting???

  161. YOu two kiss and make up right now! And wait till your father gets home!

  162. Okay I still say Willard is a weird name with the movie connotation. Furthermore, a poor kid named Willard would have never survived. That being said, I see nothing in Mitt that tells me things will get better, but it will get rid of Obama. What I am hoping is that he is pandering somewhat to the far right for votes but beyond that, I always consider someone’s record. Records trump bullshit words. His record says he was pro choice always and only ‘swtiched’ to run for president. he is not pro life Also, his record shows that he increased family planning funding when he was governor. Do we really think he has changed his mind on these things? I think not. And finally, he is a proponent of health care reform. He proved it. He owns it. So he might scratch off this travesty Obama spit out and actually make something useful happen, based on what he has learned from his first experience.

    Then again, all i am thinking might be too much wine. That having been said, I worry more about a completely republican congress than i worry about president. Because these people are simply blatantly nasty and mean-spirited in every way. I hesitate to say I can pull his lever. Sometimes I just get a visceral reaction when I vote and my hand freezes up. I suspect that is what is going to happen and I probably will vote for Stein in protest even though she is a member of the Holy Order Of The Sky Is Falling, which, as most of you have figured out by now, I think is raw money-making bullshit one can liken to Bomb Shelters. I will vote for her because these two disgustingly horrid parties despise women and have made me a One Issue Voter —and Stein is the ONLY candidate who has flat out said she will FIGHT for every woman’s EQUAL RIGHTS in EVERY way

  163. Fredster, as in BARNABUS COLLINS!!!

    Incidentally, he recently died. But he probably comes back at night.

  164. Mandy Patinkin is a MAJOR talented man. Everything he has done he has done supremely. This is a man of many gifts. I have always adored him.

  165. There’s no spin on the Willard thing. The movie character was weird and vile and calling Romney Willard is to make the association. You know, the way people on the right make sure to use Barky’s middle name to associate him with someone weird and vile.

  166. NES, I understand your ABO sentiments and I personally can’t stand the guy. For YEARS I had a button on my bulletin board that said, “Tuesday, January 20, 2009 — the end of an error.” B0 and the Democratic party ruined that for me. Totally ruined it.

    But the fact is that B0 is the president because of Republicans. They invented CDO. It was Republican legislatures in FL and MI that moved their primaries (yes, I’m tinfoil hattie enough to think that Brazile’s BFF Rove was in on that). It was Republicans who went Dem for a Day and played in the Democratic primaries. And it was Republicans who wouldn’t even show up to vote for McCain (yeah, the same people who never miss church and vote even when it rains). Finally, they ran the lamest slate of people in their own primary. People thy wouldn’t vote for themselves. In fact, they aren’t even rallying behind Romney now. PUMAs are more passionate about Romney than Republicans lately!

    So, as you might imagine, I won’t reward them for for bad behavior. They wanted Barky so badly, they deserve another four fricken years of him. (I don’t deserve another four years of him, but I don’t deserve Willard either.)

  167. Children! Are we fighting???

    Nah, just having a heated discussion where we throw insults back and forth. 😆

  168. I meant to say CDS not CDO.

  169. While there is a “the sky is falling” faction in the Green Party, same as most political parties, the Green Party has embraced most of the principles to which the Democratic Party only gives lip service.
    In 2008 GP ran two women for Pres and VP, without running on their “historic” racial or gender make-up (Pres = AA woman, VP = Latina).
    I’ll vote for Dr Jill Stein because she’s a woman, and coincidentally I subscribe to and support many of her political positions.

    After what they did to Hillary Clinton , I will never vote for a male candidate again. Ever. Not Jesus, the Buddha, the Dali Lama, none.

  170. And it was Republicans who wouldn’t even show up to vote for McCain

    Heh…I did vote for him. 😆

  171. Just a casual observation: I miss the Boston Pops with Pops Goes the Fourth” on A&E or anywhere. Always a great show and of course the 1812.

  172. Boston Pops is a fabulously festive show.

  173. edit: Dalai Lama

  174. Jill Stein’s got my vote. But then again, I’m one of the weirdos who does think the sky is falling. But apart from all of her good qualities and my agreement with her on most of the issues, I am deliberately voting for None of the Above.

  175. My cable company has Boston Pops on CBS at 10 PM.

  176. I remember after McCain lost, a Republican showed up on the blog and wanted to know how come we didn’t do our part, and I ripped his guts out. going to blame his loss on us. It was Republicans who didn’t vote for him in numbers. Guess they showed everybody hey? Secondly, he ran the most amateurish campaign I have ever seen in my life, down to and including local elections. It was horrific. He had Loser carved on his forehead.

  177. I am deliberately voting for None of the Above

    I completely understand…will probably happen with me also.

  178. My cable company has Boston Pops on CBS at 10 PM.

    Really? That would be 9 CDT…gotta check the TV guide.

    It is,it is!! YAY!! They’ve got Jennifer Hudson performing with them. I do seem to recall there was a year or couple of year it wasn’t being shown; some kind of disagreement with A&E perhaps?

  179. dwp, the right wing of the right wing of the R party never show up to vote unless the candidate is Certifiably Insane.

  180. Willard is being used as a pejorative, and to pretend it is anything else is infantile (and this comment is not directed at any one person)

    Al Sharpton was the first person I noticed spreading it around like manure, and it seems to have “fertilized” enough territory that it has sprouted many similar weeds.

    As far as Romney making things better, I stopped listening to him (as I do with everyone running an active campaign) when he officially threw his hat in the ring.

    I expected him to pander to the Republican base, and I see him doing that, as I see The Dog Eater doing as well (and I have no slippery excuses for using that name – I admit I will not be supporting him).

    What I have paid attention to is the way he governed when he was in office, and his accomplishments in the private sector, and I do believe he can do a lot to restore our country.

    Am I over the moon in love with him? Hell no. But then, when was the last time any candidate (except for one) returned my admiration? But I will definitely and confidently support him with my vote.

    Likability has nothing to do with elections, imo. But if you asked me who I’d rather go cocktailing with, I would have to say Romney. Mormons don’t drink, and someone has to drive my drunk ass home….

  181. I never got a verifiable number but I heard that something like 3 million Hillary voters crossed over. But even my staunch Republican parents agree with me on everything I said about why B0 is president (except the FL and MI primary part). My mother didn’t even want to vote for McCain because she’s religious and he’s not conservative enough (code for might be pro choice). But she didn’t want a socialist so she went and held her nose like his mother said.

  182. And now that I have found the full Willard movie on youtube, I think I’ll go watch it.

    Lorac is on board for The Morrow.

  183. It was horrific. He had Loser carved on his forehead.

    Yeah, but that was my protest vote. Kinda hard to protest when you’re in the solid Red south. 😆

  184. Have a good one Upps. Check ur tweets.

  185. Willard is being used as a pejorative, and to pretend it is anything else

    Anthony, of course it is. No one is disputing that. UW was just explaining the pop culture origin of the pejorative. We are, as they say, in violent agreement. But since when is it a crime to call the candidate you don’t like a pejorative that you can get away with?

  186. Uppity Woman and Everyone Happy 4th of July…. Enjoy!

    Will be in Las Vegas next weekend and will see Aretha Franklin…. YA!! I have been trying for 15 years to see her… I have had tickets 4 times and she cancelled her performances…. So, hoping nothing changes from now until then….. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 She is the last person that I have wanted to see perform… I have been lucky to see all of the others and there have been many…PHEW!! 🙂 Just remember, be Healthy, Happy and vote the OTURD KICK TO THE CURB SLIME BALL OUT IN NOVEMBER….. 😯 😆 😆 😆 😆 🙂 😉 🙂 😆 😆 😆

  187. ” But since when is it a crime to call the candidate you don’t like a pejorative that you can get away with?”

    It isn’t, but if you’re going to do it – own it. That’s all I meant.

  188. Right now, NBC is showing the NY Macy’s 4th of July event

    http://social.macys.com/fireworks/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-fireworks-_-n-_-n

  189. Oh Anthony, I’m owning i!

    And if you ever need a DD ride home, call me and I’ll send my teetotaling sister to fetch you!

  190. Uppity Woman, on July 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM said:
    dwp, the right wing of the right wing of the R party never show up to vote unless the candidate is Certifiably Insane.
    —————-
    No argument from me on that point.

  191. Mormons don’t drink, and someone has to drive my drunk ass home….

    Reason number 537 why I adore you.

  192. Mormons don’t drink

    Neither do Baptists…when you see them at the ABC store they’re just picking up something for a friend who *does* drink.

  193. How do you keep Baptists from drinking when you invite them to your home?

    Invite two.

  194. SophieCT: 😆

    Pops is on but there’s a banner on there saying previously recorded or something. That’s fine with me I haven’t seen it previously.

  195. They are showing the fireworks from nola (dueling barges in the river) on a tv station’s website. Will watch that and listen to Pops.

  196. Mt Laurel at 609,

    The Obamas always give the impression that they have had to interrupt their lives for annoying prezy things and often make plans that simply do not mesh with presidential expectations and have to back peddle.

    Ironic considering how he maneuvered to steal the DNC nom to become the selected. He wanted it so bad. Now he could care less.

    It’s just about photo ops and ramming down whatever his pleasure is, the Chicago way.

  197. Ouuuu…some good pics of squids and jarheads at the Pops. 😉

  198. TC said: He wanted it so bad. Now he could care less.

    Hasn’t it been that way from the beginning? He wanted to be a community organizer at first…

  199. Fredster, I’m watching Pops, but the Macy’s Spectacular that was on before it was really good. If only I’d known there was an App for it!

  200. SophieCT: Watching True Blood last Sun, the Authority was hooking up these things to Bill and Eric that would send a stake thru their hearts. Eric asked how *they* could tell what he and Bill might be doing and the “tech” said “Oh we have an app for that”. LOL

    Jennifer singing now on Pops. Sing it gurl!!

  201. Yeah and those baptists never commit adultery either. They just “Fall short of the glory of God”.

  202. Always remember, my dear Uppity children. You may disagree on many things, but one thing is for certain..you all simply cannot endure Obama. Bear that in mind. Because it’s a Big Fucking Deal.

  203. They just lust in their heart a lot. Ask Jimmeh.

  204. All this drinking talk has forced me into making a Manhattan. It’s your fault.

  205. Upps@10:47: Don’t forget the DNC, the rulez committee, Donna B, James Roosevelt (his grand dad should rise up from the grave and slap the shit out of him!) and a host of others.

  206. I’m going to have some Maker’s later. I will have to forego my Lipitor though. I haven’t eaten yet either so this should be entertaining.

  207. Sophe: You here? What’s that song the Pops is playing now?

  208. Yes, with no supper, I am looking forweard to being amused by you.

  209. *&$^#^#$^@!#@^&*#@e@!!! No 1812 Overture!! Sacrilege!!! 👿

  210. forweard

    Had a few yourself?

  211. Eh, I’m going to have some brisket, potato salad and bbq beans. BBL!

  212. but one thing is for certain..you all simply cannot endure Obama.

    Like that’s gonna happen.

  213. And if you ever need a DD ride home, call me and I’ll send my teetotaling sister to fetch you!

    Deal,Sophie. But please have her bring Tiger Lily along (and you too) so I can get some face time.

  214. Just finished watching Willard. Creepyyyyyyyyy.

  215. Check out this defective who made a home made sparkler bomb. He tried to remove the fuse and blew off his left hand, two fingers of his right hand, burned his legs and damaged three cars outside his apartment. He should win the Darwin Award, but that he’s still alive. Useless but alive. Moron.
    http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/jefferson/Kenner-man-taken-to-hospital-after-sparkler-bomb-explodes-in-his-hand-161363175.html

  216. Happy fourth, everyone!

  217. You *do* read my tweets! And sadly, at age 19, he’s already reproduced too. 😦

    I’m sure he hasn’t paid in enough quarters for Soc. Security disability so that’s a case of S.S.I. coming up.

  218. I didn’t look at tweets yet. GMTA!

    Yeah SSDI. Paying for another moron.

  219. UW, that link is hilarious!

    “Duzac wrapped nearly 150 sparklers in duct tape and added a fuse to create an explosive device, said Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway.”

    150 of them? Even if he offed himself, that might be too stupid for the Darwin awards.

  220. It’s like the kid who kills both his parents and then pleads mercy to the court because he’s an orphan.

  221. Hi lorac, honey.

    You on for tomrrow or you want a reprieve?

  222. Bet he’s in college. They accept any idiot now.

  223. This idiot reproduced? Jesus!

  224. LOL! Oh I bet those kids were just so excited they wet their pants. What a Grinch.

  225. Fredster, BBQ burgers, hot dogs, veggies, were yummy. So much food, not enough time for the brewski. But enough time for lemon cake!

  226. A Happy Fourth to you all! 🙂

  227. The entire batch of fireworks that were planned for San Diego Bay went off in one huge explosion! No injuries. I heard an explosion earlier but I thought it was the beginning of the display. Didn’t think about it after the initial boom.

  228. Yes Upps, that idiot made another in his image.

    Damnit! Firefox locks up and when I go to task mgr. I see two adobe flash instances running of different sizes. 👿

  229. hey Ani, hope you had a good fourth.

    dwp: OMG! That happened in nola once, but only some minor injuries involved.

  230. towncrier: Just my person preference, but if I’m going to have cocktails I have to plan it and not take the lipitor because that and the booze do not mix well since both want to meet and greet in the liver. I also take milk thistle twice a day for liver stuff. The statin drugs can do a number on the thing but I do love to have a couple of Maker’s and soda.

  231. Thanks, Fredster. It was very quiet and peaceful. Something we sorely needed at this point! Hope yours was a great one! 🙂

  232. If y’all are ever just surfing on the teevee and see this show on the Weather Channel check it out. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and they’ve been interesting. About a fireworks company in Quebec.

    http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/pyros

  233. Ani: Pretty much the same here. Enjoyed some good food and stayed indoors since the temps are coming back up again, 97 today. We need some rain!

  234. Oh wow, local news is reporting that the fireworks from 5 different harbor sites that are supposed to be synchronized all went off at once. The entire show was over in two seconds! Harbor police are investigating.

  235. The Weather Channel just purchased the Weatherunderground dot com site.😦
    Hope they don’t change anything at WU.

  236. Oh gosh, I better respond to this email quick!

    I am Prince Shah from Nepal.
    I have plans of investing abroad in the following sectors: oil/Gas,banking, real estate, stock speculation and mining, transportation, health sector and tobacco,Communication Services,Agriculture Forestry & Fishing, thus any sector.

    If you think you have a solid background and idea of making good profit in any of the mentioned business sectors or any other business in your country; Please write me for possible business co-operation. More so, we are ready to facilitate and fund any business that is capable of generating above huge annual return on investment (AROI) JV partnership and Hard loan funding can also be considered.

    Regards
    Prince Shah.

    I better get the checkbook ready pronto!

  237. dwp said: Hope they don’t change anything at WU.

    Aw shit! TWC went down when NBC bought it. I never pay attention to TWC during hurricane season, just rely on NHC and WU. Guess NBC made ’em an offer they couldn’t refuse. 🙄

  238. Very smart Fredster. Careful with the beverages and those things that both meet in the liver. We need your clever comments here.

  239. Sending an Abita over to Fredster anyway. For the weekend, of course.

  240. Fredster,
    I wouldn’t respond to the Shah since he didn’t use the “Dear Beloved” salutation.

  241. Crier: 😆 More like just shootin’ from the lip as opposed to anything clever.

  242. well hell dwp, now I’ve got my feelings hurt. I’m gonna delete that sucker.

  243. Fredster, don’t be disappointed. I’m sure you will receive many more lucrative business offers.

  244. Well if all the fireworks went off at once then I’ll bet they got some badly needed rain. lol.

  245. dwp: Well I also had one from a lawyer offering legal services if I’ve had a vaginal mesh thingie done. 😯

  246. Upps: Wonder if the idiot 19yr old from Kenner had a relative in S.D.?

  247. “vaginal mesh”. What the heck is that? Do I wanna know? Do I already have one? Does it need upgrading? WTH??

  248. Was really hot here today. At the parade we went thru our water bottles in a flash. We figured two for each of us and two for the dog bottle. Figured six would do it. I was dying of thirst when I got home.

  249. UW how long we’re you out there?

  250. dwp, sounds like something portable you carry your vagina in when you aren’t using it or want to leave it at home.

  251. I am horrified that I forgot to put the 4th of July header up. What the hell is wrong with me.

  252. LOL!!!

  253. You can upgrade your vagina?

  254. dwp: Here ya go. All the info you needed and more.

    From what I understand it can be a serious problem for women.

  255. Vagina 2.0.

  256. You were too busy dealing with Breitbarts misinformation

  257. It was less than two hours, dwp.

  258. We didn’t stick around like other times, the sun was beating down. Had an ice pack bandana for the dog.

  259. Fredster
    No offense but I thinking I’m going to give you a lifetime acheivement award based for Mansplaining the vaginal mesh thingie! lol

  260. sounds like something portable you carry your vagina in when you aren’t using it or want to leave it at home.

    Shhh! Don’t tell the Republicans or they’ll want to outlaw it or take control of it.

  261. Oh yeah Fredster, that’s gotta be a real day at the beach.

  262. Yeah that was earlier.

  263. Oh criminey! Just read the six types of vaginal prolapse… Gonna have weird dreams now. Thanks a lot, Fredster!

  264. Fredster
    I hope you know I was kidding abt the “Mansplaining” thing. I was.

  265. Actually my mom had issues a couple of times with her bladder “falling” and they had to do surgery to tie it up. This was however, before the wonders of the vaginal mesh.

  266. Yeah that was fun, wasn’t it?

  267. Hey Fredster at least I don’t live in arizona where it has been declared that you are pregnant on the first day of your period whether you plan on doing anything or not.

  268. I love the fact that the shyster uh lawyer burps in the middle of this info vid.

  269. All eggs are babies so I imagine you could write all 50,000 of them off on your taxes if you live in AZ.

  270. Bladder in Vaginal was the first type listed at Wikipedia

  271. It WAS more fun listening to Fredster without the link. lol.

  272. Edit: bladder in vagina

  273. Adds a whole new meaning to “The bottom dropped out”.

  274. Well, I was quite surprised to see an all white cat on the headbar – but then I realized that MKB has been running all over this thread trying to chase after Tiger Lily. He’s lost control of his Tuxie Perimeter!

  275. No. The sun bleached him. Either that or it’s his date and he went to get some drinks.

  276. I am so glad there are six types of prolapse. Something to look forward to.

  277. dwp: I knew. 😉

    Upps, y’all must have had some real humidity to go along with that heat. I love the cooling pack for needlenose.

  278. Yeah, I was just meshing with you.🙂
    Goodnight all. Tomorrow will be my first day backnatvwork after a 6 day weekend!

  279. UW, I have a little something working on something, unless you have something you want to put up tomorrow!

  280. Yes F, it was extremely humid. But I’m an obsessive hydrator. Even the slightest dehydration is a path to a migraine. I never go anywhere without water. So I drink a lot when I am outdoors.

  281. All the dog pack is, is a collar with a …um…..mesh….a mesh backing and you slip the the ice pack in. Very good idea.

  282. Geez. A person gets older and EVERYthing seems to fall down!

    I haven’t read to see what that prolapse thing means, but I have heard the commercials on tv – I think they’re from a law office

  283. lorac, the only way gravity isn’t going to get you is if you stand on your head.

  284. lorac do you need more time?

  285. Upps said: I am so glad there are six types of prolapse

    Hell, I’ve said on more than one occasion we got it better than the women when it comes to this stuff. For the most part it’s hemorrhoids or prostate for us guys, sometime testicular issues. You all have it from the breasts all the way down. Oy!

  286. lorac: If you saw it on tv it was from a lawyer, trust me.

  287. Thanks for recognizing that Fredster. Women get a high pain threshold to tolerate all that crap, and childbirth too.

  288. Silly Uppity – if I stood on my head – well, certain things would just fall the OTHER way lol

  289. lorac, I have the weekly cockroach piece on tap and can use it anytime. So if you aren’t ready just let me know.

  290. UW lol maybe you should run a cockroach post tomorrow..? 🙂

  291. Two things I hate are lawyer ads on TV and those pharma ads making people think they have a disease. And I love how fast they list the side effects. Ever seen that one for acne? Jesus, the side effects are all deadly, including stroke. Just to clear up your skin.

    “Geeze he’s dead but at least his face cleared up!

  292. I peeked and saw it (but didn’t read it yet!)

  293. Yeah lorac if you stood on your head too long your chin could land on your nose.

  294. Okay I’ll schedule the cockroach and dock your pay.

  295. OMG! I’m almost finished with my first drink. It’s only been an hour or so and it’s lukewarm. Time for another I guess.

  296. Well, I worked for time and a half today at my “fake job”, so okay you can dock me on my “real job” lol

    Wait a minute – you meant to say, a song was running through your head, and you meant to say “dock of the bay”, not dock your pay”

  297. Sitting on the dock of the bay,
    docking your pay.

  298. BTW, NES, when you see this – scroll up, UW addressed me with a term of endearment – ooooh you are going to be SO J!!!!

  299. Thanks for recognizing that Fredster.

    Shit, when you are raised in your early years mainly by your mamma and grandmother cuz Dad’s on unaccompanied tours in the Army you get some first hand knowledge of a lot of what women go through. Poor mom had to have a hysterectomy when I was kid and courtesy of the Army, they did a partial and did it blind. Then the remaining ovary started acting up so they went back for it. Later in her 30s (while Dad was in V.N.) she started having pseudo menopause or whatever. Hell, they had her on librium, then valium, hormones and god knows what else. She was a basket case and I got to deal with it along with her. I had no clue really what was going on with her, I was a kid.

  300. G’nite to all of y’all too. Hope you are feeling better lorac.

  301. NES and I did this:

  302. Those of you who are receiving emails about “DNSCHANGER” that may or may not shut down the internet and blah blah blah, do NOT click on ANY links that you do NOT recognize.

    Here is the FBI link to it. Please do not ask me to help you it is just too massive a task for me to do that for everybody. I’m a human. I do hope your computer is secure, you have backup, AV and firewall, etc. If your wireless router is provied by your internet service provider, it is their responsibility to deal with this.

    The government has has its own computers hacked so I am not sure how smart they are about this.. But they do have a link.

    https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-if-your-computer-is-using-rogue-DNS

  303. On above link click on the USA associated Link under “Test to see if you are infected”. A screen will come up and tell you if you are “Green” as in You are not infected.

    That is the best I can do for you now.

    Here is today’s story on it.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/dnschanger-malware-off-internet-july-9_n_1650700.html

  304. You might also want to read how this is being traced.

    If you skip over all my links, just remember, if this turns out to be real, it’s your problem not mine. Do the work to keep yourself safe. Life is cruel.

    http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

  305. Thanks for posting that Uppity- I did it a few months ago- I believe you gave the instructions then? I just double checked again and will also check again before I shut down Sunday night- never know day to day if you caught something lol

  306. Yes Mom, I would recheck just to be safe. I do hope people on this blog have the good sense to go to pay attention just in case. If not and this turns out to be real, there are going to be a lot of people bitching and moaning. And that’s when I go on vacation.

    “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency for me”.

  307. Gotta run. Clydesdale and I are going to the pet store. This could get pricey.

  308. Mom, you watch. somebody’s computer will blow up and they will be waving the SOS flag. Willing to bet?

  309. ROFL I never bet against you Uppity. I am leaving on a road trip Monday- going to surprised my son for his birthday- but will be keeping that link handy.

  310. Hey Mom, did I give you permission to leave? LOL

    Check your mail pls.

  311. LOL I am not leaving the blog- just leaving PA. I am sure there are bound to be WiFi spots between here and there that have not been compromised. Which is why I am keeping that link handy. Also, the Norton is up to date and will run a full system scan Sunday and CCleaner too before I go.

  312. Mom long as you checked your IP on that page, you are okay. I already know you have stellar protection from working with you before. Just do a regular check on that page.

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