Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
A true comedy genius, he passed away at the age of 91.
The former child star and diplomat has passed away at age of 85.
It’s not enough that our Prez is working hard to destroy this country. He has to make it easier for other tyrants to destroy the rest of the world, too.
Last week, the White House released a photo of our Prez talking on the phone with Russian Prez Putin. It was a rather foolhardy effort to make our Prez look tough. But as usual, it failed spectacularly.
Reportedly, this call lasted 90 minutes. This is how I imagine the call went.
BO: Hey Vlad, how’s things?
VP: Hallo comrade! Things are good, very good. Enjoyed some time in Sochi and now going to enjoy some time in The Crimea. And what about you? Taking another vacation?
BO: Really thinking about it right now. Listen, about Crimea… Um, would you mind just holding off for a bit?
VP: Why, Obamushka?
BO: Look, I’m out of red lines and some people expect me to come up with one.
VP: Red line? Is this new drug, like ecstasy?
BO: I wish… I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but the thing is, you going to Crimea looks like an act of war to some people, and frankly, I am trying my damnedest to get rid of OUR military right now, and you are making the argument to keep OUR military at current levels here. You have to work with me!
VP: I have to work with you?? Do I have to remind you who is my bitch here, Obamushka?
VP: Good. Now, be a good cyka and keep rattling the saber. Your supporters still believe in you to transform your country. Just as my supporters believe in me to transform mine, da? Now, I have to go. My jackboots just came back from being shined.
Why so short a call? Putin probably kept Obama on hold for 80 minutes.
Well, the Super Bowl is this Sunday.
This also means I shall be a widow for about five hours. Well, a widow who serves food.
So, open thread question for today is, who will win?
Or these guys?
Enquiring minds want to know
I shouldn’t laugh, y’all. This crap is serious, but sometimes I can’t help it.
For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts.
Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative.
“The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.
I am not laughing at their quandary. I am laughing at the fact that EVERYONE CALLED THIS. And still people didn’t listen.
One [KGW] viewer emailed KING 5 saying, “They drafted my account this morning for a second time.”
Amazing how the site can’t operate correctly, and is usually down, but damned if they can’t manage to get your money, TWICE.
Washington Healthplanfinder emailed the Bruners a few days ago telling them to log in to view their invoice, something they couldn’t do because the website has been down. The Bruners haven’t been able to get through on the helpline either. They finally contacted Healthplanfinder administrators by posting a message on their Facebook page.
Washington Healthplanfinder is reportedly looking into the problem. Meanwhile, the Bruners can’t go shopping for Christmas gifts, or even pay their nanny. I don’t even know if they have healthcare insurance.
But I do know the IRS won’t garnish their return. This year, anyway.
Via Matt Walsh:
Allow me to introduce you to Kentucky’s own former Holmes High School Band Director Jared Murray.
Late at night, early in the morning, during class, Jared Murray, for several weeks at the beginning of the school year, bombarded a 15 year old student with all sorts of text messages. He now claims these were all “taken out of context,” and he was just trying to foster a “father-daughter” relationship with the young lass. He says there’s nothing criminal about the conversations he had with her. I’ll show you a few of the hundreds and hundreds of text messages. You be the judge. You tell me if they require further “context”:
“Girl, you’re always looking nice.”
“You already know I’ll smack your ass.”
“Morning, good lookin’.”
“So when you moving in?”
This man was suspended with pay, and then resigned without so much as a blemish on his record. The prosecutor’s hands are tied, because of Kentucky law. He did not explicitly solicit her for sex, you see. So he gets off, in more ways than one.
In a country where zero tolerance against students in public school is beyond reprehensible, where kids who chew a poptart into the shape of Idaho and get suspended because it resembles a ZOMGUN!!!, where a kid streaks through a football halftime and gets the book thrown at him as a sex offender and decides to commit suicide instead, where a kid wears an NRA shirt and gets expelled, where a kid becomes scared to even think about playing dodgeball or tag for fear of repercussions, it’s hard to believe the mantra the schools cry, “FOR THE CHILDREN!!“
For why would they claim to protect them, when they serve them as sacrifices?
Osoloco had this at her social-site-with-faces page, and I had to
swipe creatively borrow it.
And where does your team fall?
Things are pretty sad around here still, but in moments of sadness, we find joy in little things. This past Wednesday, bikers from around North America came down to counter the “Million American March Against Fear”, known better by it’s former name, “Million Muslim March”. Look, I firmly believe that everyone has a right to petition the government, etc., etc. Personally, I was supporting their right to gather and assemble. Sure, Muslims gathering to rouse people to their plight on the day some of their religious brethren attacked our country and took us to war would show them to be in bad taste and crying like spoiled children, but that is why I wanted them to do it. Sunlight is a great disinfectant.
Anyway, both the bikers and the pieceful religion peeps decided to launch Facebook groups to garner support. Here are screenshots of the groups timeline banners. Please read closely the amount of “likes” each page has.
That’s the bikers’ group. The current count is 282,934 “likes”.
And this is the muslim group. The current count is 335 “likes”. JUST 335.
This is why I do think there is hope against this tide. Their support comes from trumped up political correctness, and we must start taking back our rights to vocabulary words and teach politicians that no one has a right not to be offended.
And we can start teaching the lesson by voting them out
Full disclosure to those lurking here: I am female. Thus, I can freely speak about my gender.
Yesterday, a young friend of mine, a gal I used to babysit when she was but a baby, posted a photo of State Rep. Leticia Van de Putte (D) on her social site wall. She is a legal aide to the representative, and does a fine job for her. As for Ms. Van de Putte, I do not agree with her politics, but she strikes me as a nice lady. And she was there for our soldiers at Ft. Hood when Hasan decided to play jihad, killing 13 in what we normal, reasonable folk call an act of terrorism.
But sometimes, emotions make women look stupid.
She is an ardent supporter for women’s rights and has been very vocal on the issue of pro-choice. That’s her right, and her job as having been elected by her constituents to do so.
But where I come from, it is far, FAR more important to strengthen your argument, than raise your voice. And it seems to me that raising their voice is ALL these women, and some rather liberated men, can seem to do. I have said it once and I’ll say it again: I do not care where you stand on the issue of pro-abortion or pro-life. But I do care that wherever you stand, you make a point using facts and logic, and not using the timbre of the noise made by the chords in your throat.
Simply telling people that you will scream to be heard is stupid, and shows serious lack of intelligence. I understand that sometimes you need to be heard, but for fuck’s sake, be prepared to argue once you get their attention.
I seldom write about this, mostly because it’s a very divisive topic. But sometimes the stupid must be highlighted, even at the expense of pissing y’all off.
Texas House approves abortion restrictions in early-morning vote
And ZOMG!! The world ends!!
The measure would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and limit abortions to surgical centers.
So, that gives women roughly four months (yes, I realize it’s five months, but most women don’t realize they are pregnant the first month or so) to decide if they wish to keep their
embryo fetus clump of cells baby, time to find a doctor who has access to a hospital bed for you in case something goes wrong, and give you a nice, secure, CLEAN AND STERILE place to have the “procedure” done. I do NOT care where you stand on this. I don’t. But this “War on Women” shit that the Left keeps waging has got to stop.
Why do I say the Left is waging it?
…opponents point out the bill would shut down 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the state.
“If this passes, abortion would be virtually banned in the state of Texas, and many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards.
That would be the same Cecile Richards who terminated her first two pregnancies at a private hospital. The reason she didn’t terminate her third? She just “couldn’t go through the anguish again.” I am not kidding. But her actions aside, how does making sure that women get this procedure from a qualified doctor in a surgical center a bad thing?? How is THAT “dangerous and unsafe”??
Is this the fucking Twilight Zone?
But the best line?
“We are willing to have an attack on women in order to have someone’s political agenda achieved,” Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said in opposition to stopping debate on the bill. “It may be in the dark of night now … but the sun will shine on each and every one of us, and we will be held accountable.”
Yes, you freakin’ idiot. YOUR PARTY is the one attacking women. YOUR PARTY is pushing a political agenda. And YOUR PARTY will be held accountable for the destruction of so many. YOU will be exposed for the blatant shill you are.
Horrifically, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Hospital Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all sent letters asking them to vote no on this bill. I can only assume that Obamacare plays a part in their decision to decry the bill. Whatever the reason, I will no longer trust any doctor who is a member of either of these “associations”.
Because in this case, if it could save one child, then it’s a bad thing to promote.
Ever been so angry, so damn mad, that your eyes feel like they have a fever??
Yep, me too. Sometimes anger threatens to overwhelm and eat at your insides. Yesterday was such a day for me. Many things aligned for the perfect shitstorm, and I felt futile in my ability to channel the ire. Usually I tend to let my anger just dissipate. Really, I feel anger towards X, and for a full five minutes I let it boil, and then POOF!! I just let it go. And I’m fine after that. But sometimes aggravation, fear, stress, and frustration will prevent me from letting it go without affecting me. Yesterday was one of those days.
But I’m feeling much better now.
And people wonder why I devour chocolate.
What has set off your anger buttons lately??