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Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 30, 2008
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On Press the Meat today, it’s a visit from Pickles Bush, on to offer her take on Thorazine, smiling like Carol Burnet’s “Nora Desmond,” and other tips on being a good little Republican wife. Also, it’s Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Said Jawad and Ted Turner.

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Saturday

Posted by Sue P on November 29, 2008
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Once again it is Saturday and we get to recover a bit from the Thanksgiving relatives and food. And, that will take some recovering.

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Black Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 28, 2008
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Hey, shouldn’t you be out buying useless crap from China that you don’t need? I have no idea why anybody would fight the crowds when you can throw you money away from the privacy of your own home in the Internet. Speaking of which, do UPS and DHL deliver today? My new showshoes and “Dead Space” have made it to town. One for if we get snow, and one for if we don’t.

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Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 27, 2008
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I don’t have a whole helluva lot to say today, except that, like most people, I have a lot to be thankful for today. And – also probably like most people – I spend way too much time bitching about shit that for the most part doesn’t matter, and not enough time being grateful for the shit that does.

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Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 26, 2008
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I had a dream last night that Barack Obama was riding into a small Western town on a horse. In the town, the people were preparing to welcome their new president by presenting him with a laurel, and hearty handshake. Problem is, they didn’t realize he was black, except for this Gabby Hayes-looking guy up on a rooftop with a spyglass, speaking authentic frontier gibberish (I think it was dubya wearing a fake beard). He saw Obama approaching, and was trying to yell out, “the President’s a n…” but the town’s church bell kept ringing, and they thought he was saying, “the President’s a-comin’!”

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Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 25, 2008
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So I guess President Obama won’t be wanting me to work in his administration. Not that I’ve heard back from him since I filled out his ‘long form’ application. Apparently there’s an even longer form required for aspiring Obamites, who are expected to provide an unprecedented amount of information.

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Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 24, 2008
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Another day, another bailout. This time taxpayers are chipping in $320 billion or so to save Citigroup. Not the auto industry, of course, because it’s the goddamn unions that killed the auto industry. Banks, though, they’re the bastion of god-fearing, anti-union Republicans, so we need to keep them up and running. Besides, high unemployment keeps labor costs low, and that’s good for everybody, right? Except, I dunno who’s gonna buy all this crap from China if nobody’s working, but then I’m not an economics expert. Fortunately, it looks like the rich folks might get to keep their Bush tax cuts – for a while, at least. That’s good. I’d hate to stop getting trickled down on.

Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 23, 2008
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On Press the Meat today, it’s the man who helped give us eight years of dubya, James Baker, former Clinton Commerce Secretary and Obama transition adviser William Daley. Then Joe Lieberman will be on to talk shit about Obama and taunt the spineless Democrats in the Senate. Plus a roundtable withh financial ‘expert’ Erin Burnett, former WSJ hack Paull Ingrassia, the WaPost’s Eugene Robinson, and Chuck Todd.

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November 22 Thread

Posted by vernon on November 22, 2008
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It has been 45 years.

There is not enough one can say about this day if you are my age and were in the US in 1963. I was 11-1/2 at the time. Nothing much bad had ever happened to me as things went back then. Shortly after I was born we went into the eight Eisenhower years. When JFK was elected it was like all was great in the world. Not that the Ike years were so bad in retrospect but it seemed like we were moving into a whole new direction, the future, full of optimism.

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Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 21, 2008
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Another crappy day on Wall St. yesterday (so, what else is new). Norm Coleman is hanging on to his lead in the MN Senate recount, ahead by 136 votes with 46% recounted. Both have challenged about the same number of ballots, which, from what I’ve read, will mostly all be counted given the standard in MN is the ‘intent of the voter’ (as it should be).

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