Open Thread 6

Questions, comments, or whatever you’d like. The floor is yours.


  1. From the WSJ:

    “Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had until Friday promised the White House she’d remain neutral. But after the meeting she took to the floor to deliver a rambling speech that sounded off-the-cuff and encouraged Democrats to vote against a program called Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA. To understand how remarkable this surprise attack was, imagine Pearl Harbor as an inside job.”

    Maybe Pelosi ain’t batshit crazy? Nah!

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  2. JK says

    And maybe in about three years we’ll have an answer to why the past three years have yielded the deluge of lunatic news stories.

    (Yeah I know “the past three years” may seem mighty arbitrary – but a feller simply has to go with some definable thing.)

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  3. JK says

    Ya gotta love Breitbart.

    On Friday, after a long news week, the story of Rachel Dolezal hit the press, proving once again that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    Well, Congressional Dems certainly don’t owe Obama anything. Better to step and fetch for big labor.

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  5. JK says

    Better read it quick as I expect it’s taken down any moment.

    According to Doležal, “Jesus Christ” is the witness on her birth certificate. Her mother believed in living off the land; they lived in the middle of nowhere.

    As a child, Doležal and her family hunted their food with bows and arrows.

    (And what’s with that ž?)

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  6. JK says

    Our erstwhile commenting friend Dom offered something we Waka readers might want to keep eyes on:

    (His second comment.)

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  7. JK says

    No longer able to permalink (for whatever reason) particular posts, see June 14th.

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
  8. This it, JK?

    Too Much Light

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  9. “Yes, Islam has seen the light and changed the rules about eating during Ramadan! Now, if Islam could just make a few other changes . . .”


    As an American living in the United States, I feel that anyone (including batshit-crazy Pelosi) can believe, say, or do whatever the f*ck they want, so long as they do not infringe my own rights as guaranteed by our Constitution. Of course, they will have to live with the consequences of their actions that violate the rule of law of the United States.

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  10. No disagreement here, TBH. I was helping JK with his link. I’m not sure of my post’s relevance to this thread, but I’m always ready to help anyone promote my blog posts.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 13, 2015 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
  11. No harm intended, HJH. I am not averse to self-promotion myself now and again.

    Have you checked out my blog lately?


    Posted June 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
  12. BTW, HJH, my annoyance was directed at those people who have the audacity to try and impose their own beliefs on others, with a savagery not seen since … I can’t think of a comparable example.

    Posted June 13, 2015 at 10:20 pm | Permalink
  13. JK says

    Well HJH,

    I’m not sure of my post’s relevance …

    there was that at the post’s title

    [W]hatever you’d like. The floor is yours

    which I took to mean whatever I liked was mine.

    That it happened it was a post of your’s a mere inconvenience.

    Incidentally. Have you HJH looked at TBH’s site lately?

    Posted June 14, 2015 at 12:03 am | Permalink
  14. Dom says

    Very interesting article here. Right up Malcolm’s alley. Please read it.

    Posted June 14, 2015 at 8:50 am | Permalink
  15. Whitewall says

    Dom, we are devolving into a sick culture.

    Posted June 14, 2015 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  16. JK says

    Anybody else finding themselves avoiding the news sites but still wanting to exercise the old neurons?

    Posted June 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  17. Just now checked TBH’s site – I should visit there more often.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm | Permalink
  18. PS, TBH, your rules 5 and 6 are remarkably similar.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm | Permalink
  19. HJH,

    As in “pretty spectacular”?

    Posted June 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
  20. PS, HJH, thanx for stopping by.

    Posted June 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  21. JK says

    Good Lord.

    Can it possibly be that were Arkansas’ parents of the 60s magically transported to today’s Florida would all find themselves arrested?

    HJH? I’m not “misremembering” Our Gang riding our bicycles down to Calico Rock, on the highway – trip taking nearing *all day* – then, the next day “we” weren’t all Wards of the State?

    Posted June 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  22. JK says

    Here’s a headline we don’t see everyday

    Oh wait.

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  23. JK, I did a lot of that sort of biking, though usually alone. I don’t recall that Calico trip, so I must not have been along.

    Did you take Highway 9 south or ride from Viola south on Highway 223? The latter would have been more exciting – and have taken you more directly to Calico.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
  24. JK says

    Are you nuts?

    Highway 9 south. Back in them days (in bicycling weather … heck anykind a weather) farmers a’toting a load a hay on a flatbed from the top of any of them 223 hills’d flattened any bunch of kids on bikes.

    Not admittedly, out of any malicious intent or suchlike – simple gravity or inertia.

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 10:17 pm | Permalink
  25. Nuttin’ like a bit of excitement!

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 17, 2015 at 12:38 am | Permalink
  26. JK says

    Which could be easily got bicyclin’ off that hill south into Wheeling then again off that hill down outta Oxford. And again down toward Fifty-Six crossin’ Piney Creek at lightspeed.

    No need to bicycle down Highway 223 to get excitinment.

    Posted June 17, 2015 at 7:03 am | Permalink
  27. JK says

    Just so you is aware y’all, LB (to the best of my knowledge) got to it first


    Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
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  31. JK says

    With drummers in mind – better keep up with practice!

    Posted June 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  32. JK says

    Just testing Malcolm, the Col. came by and put something else on my machine – just wanna see if a comment with this whatever will take.

    Posted June 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm | Permalink
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  35. JK says

    Apologies Malcolm. Feel free to take my comment down … unless it may serve a further purpose.

    I got “kinda halfwit” girl/woman now I was involved with in the very early 80s is visiting. She got tired. The blood had to go somewhere.

    Pray, if you can, her morning. Or (if it be quick) Mourn me.

    I shall make every effort. The latter

    Posted July 11, 2015 at 1:25 am | Permalink

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