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maryrose

Second!
Congrats bgates!
I love the season of Fall and this year I can't wait for Nov.6th.

matt

Zhou know, not many people knew it, but the Lightbringer was a terrific dancer. (now shouting with rage) That is because you were taken in by that verdammte Tea Party propaganda! Such filthy lies! They told lies! But nobody ever said a bad word about Romney, did they? No! "Win mit Romney!"

Romney! mit his children, with his vife. And his ROTTEN painting! Rotten! Obama!!, ZERE was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! TWO COATS! Romney! He couldn't even say "Nazi". He would say "Nooooozeeehz, Nooooozeeehz!" It wasn't NOSES, it was NAZIS! Romney! Let me tell you THIS! And you're hearing this straight from ze horse - Obama was better looking than Romney. He was a better dresser than Romney! He had more hair! He told funnier jokes! And he could dance the PANTS off of Romney!


Captain Hate

Jug-Eared, uhh, Flop

I officially changed it to "Fraud" from something less suitable for the workplace, depending on where you work.

Janet

or Fool? That's what I thought it meant.

Ya goin' for the gold in being irritating with posting "Akin" on all the threads, DoT?

Porchlight

Congratulations, bgates. Great work as always.

And a very happy birthday to Sue!

Jane - talk is cheap!

BGates is getting double billing - which I am all in favor of.

Jane - talk is cheap!

NO worries. Just reelect JEF and all will be good with the world:

But what I'm offering the American people is a balanced approach that the majority agrees with, including a lot of Republicans. And for me to be able to say to the Republicans, the election is over; you no longer need to be focused on trying to beat me; what you need to be focused on and what you should have been focused on from the start is how do we advance the American economy—I'm prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress. But we're going to need compromise on your side as well. And the days of viewing compromise as a dirty word need to be over because the American people are tired of it.

Neo

If only this Administration wasn't so ... Mickey Mouse

Neo

All we get is mumbo jumbo from Dumbo

Rick Ballard

Happy Birthday, Sue.

Bravo, bgates.

glasater

Yeah, Jane...Where was all that compromise on Obamacare/I Won?

Fox is doing a nice retrospective on Neil Armstrong's life. It's enough to get a person choked up.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Neil Armstrong died according to twitter.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Damn! Sorry Glas!

Porchlight

I am sorry to hear about Neil Armstrong. RIP.

glasater

Same wavelength, Jane:-)

Danube of Thought

Janet, I figured just the word "Akin" with no accompanying text would be the most painless way to exhaust the subject.

Ignatz

So far it's working fine.

centralcal

Very saddened to learn of Neil Armstrong's death. Love the message from his family:

"Next time you walk outside on a clear night & see moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong & give him a wink."

Jane - talk is cheap!

That's wonderful CC. I plan to do just that.

gus

Space Program, we don't need no stinking space program. NASA was set up to act as a "be kind to Muzlims" enterprise.
Neil Armstrong was a great American.
Obama not so much.

centralcal

Many household/family chores today and trying to catch up on all the threads. So forgive if me my comments pertaining to them are all on this thread (trying to save time.

#1: Hey, GMax, that didn't take long at all for another fake Republican woman to be discovered. Mother and daughter, go figure. I look forward to the reveals of the others!

centralcal

#2 Ann, Anne (with an "e" who morphed into Evil Anne) and a new commenter named Anne:

Ann is a long time and much beloved commenter who is dealing with some health issues right now, so not on the thread as often as we all would like.

Anne with an "e" started commenting not long after our Ann started doing so less frequently. She started out quite friendly, even charming, and engaged in back and forth conversations. Often, people got confused with Anne and Ann, so her nickname was Anne with an "e" for a short while till everyone caught on. It only took a short while because increasingly Anne with an "e" started becoming quite loopy, contentious, and often ugly. We began calling her Evil Anne.

She just disappeared one day, no explanation.

Now, I do apologize if I mistook you for Anne with an "e" who turned rapidly into Evil Anne. I see you have modified your screen name, which is probably a good thing until people realize you are not the same as the Evil Anne I described.

Welcome aboard.

Jack is Back

I'll never forget where I was when Armstrong landed on the moon - I had just mustered out of the Air Force and was relaxing for 6 weeks before joining my old Company as a young engineer. I was down in Miami at my Mom's place in Coconut Grove. This is when the Grove was a backwater bohemian funky crossroads next to Liberty City and across the RR tracks from Coral Gables and The U.

There was a bar there called Daddy's (yup:) that was dark, dank and sort of creepy but served damn good cold beer. Back in those days -no much choice - either Bud, Schlitz Miller or Hamm's. So I settled down with my beer to watch TV and realized that the only thing on wasn't baseball but Man's Landing on The Moon. IIRC, they landed during the afternoon EDST and it was late at night (10pm?) when Armstrong stepped down and uttered his memorable words. Everyone in the bar were fixated to the TV - you hear a pin drop. I must have drank 10 beers but never felt them since I realized the moment would be with me forever.

Armstrong ended up becoming a Professor of Engineering at my alma mater. Go Bearcats:)

daddy

Great story Jack.

I was 14 and in Leavenworth Kansas glued to the tube. A moment that'll live with me forever.

Ignatz

I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was 10. My sister and I were swimming in the warm evening pool. Our mom came out and kept bugging us to watch the guy land on the moon. We went in just long enough to see him hop off the step and say his thing and then off we went to the pool again.
When you're ten, at least when I was;
A guy on the moon? Big deal.
A nice warm evening swim? Now that's important.
What a twerp.

Jane - talk is cheap!

I remember it too. The whole thing started in the afternoon, and went on and on.

derwill

I remember going outside afterward and looking up at the moon and feeling awe at what we'd just done. And I do mean "we" because it felt like I'd been a part of it. It was a goal the whole country had shared. And, oh, that pride to think that we put a man on the moon, that that was our flag planted there. We beat the Russians!

Do we still have it in us--whatever "it" was that took us to the moon almost a half a century ago? I want to believe enough of us still do.

Ralph L

Uh, Clarice, you misspelt someone's name on your bgates post. First sentence, someone important.

the most painless way to exhaust the subject
I thought you were trying to prove that he would be brought up every day from now until the election, as some headless chickens claimed earlier in the week.

gus

I remember it like it was yesterday. Obama came down the ladder with his Seal team 6 uni on, and later Biden came down without his helmet, because his hair plugs were sensitive.
I also remember feeling sorry for Hillary Rodham, having to orbit in the command module. She never got to step onto the moon.

Mark Folkestad

I mentioned on another thread that Neil Armstrong lived just a mile west of my cousin's horse farm outside of Lebanon, Ohio. That cousin and her parents were with Mom and me during the Apollo XI flight, on a trip through northern Europe. Mom and I went down to the Oslo hotel lobby to watch the landing coverage on the biggest TV they could manage. Mom did translation for the Scandinavians whose English wasn't good enough to understand what was coming out of Mission Control, and I provided the same for French and Walloon Belgians whose command of English was limited. A fun time indeed. Every time we checked into a new hotel, the counter staff gave us updates on the mission, without our asking, and big smiles were on all the faces.

Clarice

Thanks, Ralph! I didn't put that in and didn't notice it.

Danube of Thought

Powerline has just outed a second phony "Republican woman" from the Obama ad (it's the first one's mother, and she's already been on Rachel Maddow).

I hope the Romney campaign can figure a good way to hammer on this.

Janet

Some OT Tea-vangelism...
I've got some extra (8) "Don't Tread On Me" car magnets. If any JOMers would like one just email me at theshagamsatgmaildotcom. My treat...just let me know.
(they aren't too big - 31/2" x 5")

Jane - talk is cheap!

Remember when John Glenn circled the planet? My friend from Perth said the entire town left their lights on all night so he could see them. And I think he did.

Danube of Thought

"I thought you were trying to prove that he would be brought up every day"

Nah. Just tweaking the folks who kept praying for an Akin-free thread.

centralcal

DoT: Mark Steyn has a short piece at The Corner about the fake Republican Obama voters and he ends with this:

(*forthcoming Romney ad featuring endorsements from lifelong liberal Democrat women Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Laura Bush, Phyllis Schlafly, and me in a black cocktail dress)

Janet

There is a wonderful little movie about the moon landing called The Dish.

MoodyBlu

daddy:

I was 14 and in Leavenworth Kansas glued to the tube. A moment that'll live with me forever.

I was 14 as well, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX. Did not know we were of the same age daddy. By the way, I love your posts about your travels around the globe. Growing up an AF dependent, all I wanted to do was fly. As you may recall, I ended up in ATC (28 years) and the FAA retired me at 56. Your travelogues keep me in the cockpit!

Jack is Back

Hey Moody Blu,

I was an Air Force brat also but did my ROTC and joined later after college. Sheppard was a big Tech School wasn't it? I think some of my air maintenance crew came out of there IIRC.

We lived (in order) Pepperill in Newfoundland, BW1 Sanderstrom in Greenland, Rekajvik in Iceland, Harmon in Newfoundland, the Azores, Plattsburg, then McCoy, then Schilling. But my Dad also did Thule for 2 years and shipped us back home during that tour.

It was a great life even if you had to attend 14 different schools in order to graduate:)

Have Blue

I was eight for the first landing. Spending the summer living in tents at a private campground here in CT. (Dad was working at Millstone Station and the commute from the campground was less than a third the one from home.)Folks broke the "no TV on vacation rule" just for the landing. Watched it on an 11" black and white set up on a picnic table. The first time they had ever requested a site with AC power also.

Captain Hate

I'll never forget where I was when Armstrong landed on the moon

I was working at the B&O Mt Clair freight yard in SW Baltimore.

MoodyBlu

JIB:

I was an Air Force brat also but did my ROTC and joined later after college. Sheppard was a big Tech School wasn't it? I think some of my air maintenance crew came out of there IIRC.

Jack,

Yes, Sheppard was a training facility. I think it still is. It was a great upbringing. 4.5 years in Japan, 1.5 years in the Philippines at the height of Viet Nam, 5 years in Texas (during my teenage, formative years) and quit a few others. Newfoundland as well (my mother is a Newfie) where my sister was born. Hey, could she be president? Not sure mom was naturalized at that time.

Thanks for the reply.

Danube of Thought

I was in the living room of a girl I had just met in Honolulu.

Danube of Thought

Mason-Dixon, per Hot Air:

"McCaskill’s lead is a testament to the damage caused by Akin’s remarks. She remains less-than-popular, as slightly more voters view her unfavorably (41 percent) than favorably (39 percent). And, despite worries that Akin’s remarks could also harm the candidacy of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor leads President Obama, 50 percent to 43 percent. Obama’s favorable-unfavorable split of 38 percent-48 percent is worse than McCaskill’s."

centralcal

I was in the living room of a girl I had just met in Honolulu.

Whew! Glad it was the living room. (grin)

I was 20, a young wife and new mother. It was so exciting and inspiring.

hit and run

I would like to add my Happiest of Birthday wishes to Sue.

I'm glad that others have picked up the HB list when I might be off playing golf. Or I might be a little bitter that others are stepping on my shtick.

But mostly glad.

Sue's the best. EVAH!

Anyway...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARYROSE'S SON!!!

His 26th.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RALPHL'S GRANDFATHER!!!

It would have been his 125th.

Don't try to out-list The List.

Ignatz

--Sheppard was a big Tech School wasn't it? I think some of my air maintenance crew came out of there IIRC.--

Proud Sheppard alumnus here; larned us how to put gas in and check the air in the tires an everthin.

Appreciated the extreme weather, cause otherwise that was a pretty stark, flat, gadafal spot.

centralcal

Don't try to out-list The List.

We couldn't! We would fail!

Mark Folkestad

JiB, you had some very interesting places to live while growing up. Share stories about that in the future, please.

Sara

I was in Buffalo, NY. I'd closed out my apartment earlier in the day and planned to spend the night on a friend's pull out couch and leave in the morning to board a train back to California to meet my husband, who was returning from a year and half in Vietnam.

There were about six of us crowded into a tiny apartment, the pull out pulled out, so we were all stretched across it like sardines in a can, with our eyes glued to the TV screen.

It was, for me, the most exciting thing in my young life. We put blankets and pillows on the floor for the 2 babies that were also there, mine and a little girl the same age as my son. The babies slept thru the whole thing.

(My Mother was so excited, she went out and bought her first color TV in order to watch. Since she never watched TV, I found this an amazing statement on her part.)

Danube of Thought

Sorry to be so late in wishing dearest Sue a happy birthday. She has made me a Rangers fa. Well, she and Nolan and W.

hit and run

DoT:
She has made me a Rangers fa. Well, she and Nolan and W.

Let's be honest. It was Nolan and W, not Sue.

Sue loves the Mavericks no less, and the Cowboys in no way smaller.

Have you embraced the Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones franchises respectively on cue from her passion for them?

If you loved her, you would.

PaulL

bgates is a national treasure.

Janet

I figured just the word "Akin" with no accompanying text would be the most painless way to exhaust the subject.

well...your 6:52 looks like accompanying text, so I'll add this link to Krauthammer.

"“Talk about extremism — what we’re talking about in the Akin case is a congressman that nobody ever heard of who is a candidate for Senate of one state out of 50 on the one hand,” he said. “On the other hand, you have Obama who is the president who took a position on partial birth abortion which is scandalous. Pat Moynihan, the great Democratic senator from New York said it’s the equivalent of infanticide. And we have Obama who’s been a long supporter of it. That’s extremism.”"


Ralph L

Well that's kind of creepy. I know I've posted the year, didn't know I'd given the date my grandfather was born. It just occurred to me I can't remember my other gf's bday, and we actually overlapped almost 4 years of life.
Watched it on an 11" black and white
Ours was about 15", but I was also 8, in Los Alamitos, CA. For some reason, in my memory, the Apollo 8 orbit of the moon seemed like a bigger deal at the time.

They call us "Navy juniors".

Clarice

My husband and I had just bought a townhouse in SW DC with a tiny tv room. We invited three young guys--Paul Wolfowitz,Edward Luttwak and Richard Perle-- who were working with Dean Acheson on an ABM project and living in some kind of dumpy dorm type setting to join us. I made pizza and greeted our guests wearing on my head a very neat tinfoil alien type hat.

centralcal

I made pizza and greeted our guests wearing on my head a very neat tinfoil alien type hat.

LMAO, Clarice!

hit and run

Ralph:
Well that's kind of creepy. I know I've posted the year, didn't know I'd given the date my grandfather was born.

I'm sorry if it's creepy, but you did...

My grandfather, AKA Ralph L, would be 124 today if he hadn't died in 1956. We were looking at old photo albums when my brother & family were here 2 weeks ago, and I look more like him every year ('tho I'm 9 inches taller).

Posted by: Ralph L | August 25, 2011 at 04:02 PM

I sometimes hesitate to draw from The List when it comes to birthdays of JOMer family members. And there are defintely times I choose not to. My intent is only ever to honor those we love, not to creep people out.


Sara

Clarice gets the prize for best moonlanding watching party.

centralcal

My intent is only ever to honor those we love, not to creep people out.

That is what we all love about you, Hit! Well, everyone except Sylvia - ha ha.

MarkO

Now I know how Dan Rowan felt. I said we should make fun of Obama's ears because it drives him nuts, and bgates makes history.

So good. I've got to find a way to get that to the campaign. I think I have an idea.

Ignatz

--Now I know how Dan Rowan felt. I said we should make fun of Obama's ears because it drives him nuts, and bgates makes history.--

That's funny.

-- I made pizza and greeted our guests wearing on my head a very neat tinfoil alien type hat.--

So's that.

Jane - talk is cheap!

I posted BGates ear piece at the liberal site I go to as Romney's acceptance speech for the convention. Not one person questioned that.

Are all liberals stupid?

Danube of Thought

Thanks Janet. My purpose in posting that was to show that Romney still has a solid lead there. Couldn't figure a way to make the quote sensible without including the dreaded A-word.

hit and run

I love sylvia.

Janet

So good. I've got to find a way to get that to the campaign. I think I have an idea.

Watch out. I think that guy that strapped his kids to the car started with that thought...Here, hold my beer, I've got an idea. Hah!

Danube of Thought

That's a pretty august trio, Clarice. Actually, quartet.

centralcal

Quintet, DoT, don't forget the very astute Mr. Clarice who spotted her brilliance and married her!

Janet

Wonderful post, Clarice. I was just looking for what happened to Paul Wolfowitz...he's at AEI now? Boy, he was hounded in the MFM. Really sickening.

Clarice

we have been friends ever since..Our oldest friends in DC, in fact although, unfortunately, we do not often get together.. 45 years.

MarkO

I watched the moon landing with my dad on our new color tv.

Extraneus

McCaskill’s lead is a testament to the damage caused by Akin’s remarks.

Or the Republican response to them. We'll never know which.

MarkO

There would have been no Republican response without Akin's remarks.

Janet

Mentioning Wolfowitz makes me mindful of all the big ideas going on not so long ago...I don't know, Natan Sharansky's book - The Case For Democracy (2004)....& so much hope for the Middle East. Boy, the MFM really stamped that out. Like JM Hanes wonderful post the other day pointed out. It is really sad. Imagine if all the NGOs & organizations had helped instead of sabotage every idea & effort. Unforgivable....

Clarice

Yes, Janet. Their behavior was unforgivable.

Extraneus

There would have been no Republican response without Akin's remarks.

That's pretty hard to argue with, unfortunately.

Uncle BigBad

I was living in Greenwich Village, and a group of friends and I were walking along Bleecker St. and we encountered the neighborhood fossil. One of us said to her: "Hey, Mary, We're on the moon."

She shook her walking stick and shouted, "You stay up there, Honey." Mary was one of the original skeptics.

Captain Hate

Yes, Janet. Their behavior was unforgivable.

Good luck getting one syllable of a mia culpa (a mi) from those quislings.

Sara

There would have been no Republican response without Akin's remarks.

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

bgates

I have now witnessed the dumbest political ad ever made.

It was run by Alan Grayson, whose opponent wants to privatize Social Security.

The bulk of the ad was head shots of outraged senior citizens exclaiming that Social Security must not be privatized because, I quote, "That's my money!"

Danube of Thought

I was going to say quintet, except that I know nothing about Mr. F except how wise and fortunate he is.

Clarice

Heh, that is hysterical. I suppose if the same agency that made the Obama "Republican womens" ad with Democrats made this one, we'll find out the senior are really 10 year old Norwegians.

Captain Hate

That Alan Grayson is a candidate for an important political office for a major party represents a failing of our system.

DrJ

I know nothing about Mr. F

Shame -- he is an outstanding fellow.

Janet

It also reminds me of how many good people are taken out by the MFM. So many are vilified & dragged through the mud. It has to end. The libs with their propaganda arm the MFM are like rabid dogs.

Here is JM Hanes post -

"BR:

"8/24/12 Lebanese blog where Syrians post minute by minute reports from all over the country."

Wow, that one link took me back, and suddenly threw the much altered global landscape into poignant, painful, high relief. In what now seems like the Age of Bush, here's what we were following from one minute to the next, while U.S. troops battled fiercely in Iraq and Afghanistan (and Ghaddafi surrendered his arsenal):

2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia
2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine
2005 Cedar Revolution in Lebanon
2007 Saffron Revolution in Burma

Today, we see an abandoned Iraq, swaying in the Middle Eastern wind, and Afghanistan spiraling backward, where US warriors, compromised by their own CiC, are being shot by Afghani recidivists in their midst. We bore "witness" to the crushing of a Persian revolution, and now a Syrian regime threatening its people with chemical weapons (courtesy of Saddam perhaps), and an Arab spring turning into a new Islamist winter. The US sits on the sidelines as Israel faces the prospect of nuclear annihilation, from resurgent hegemons in Iran. The Russian bear emerges from hibernation. The Chinese challenge Japan in the South China Sea. We spurn Canadian oil, shut down our own production, and subsidize Brazil, as American influence in the Americas inches toward collapse.

Posted by: JM Hanes | August 24, 2012 at 12:19 PM "

Clarice

Yes, jmh's summary was accurate and depressing,Janet.

cathyf

We were in a motel on Skyline Drive. The rooms didn't have TVs, so we all watched in the motel lobby. After Armstrong walked, my mom walked me back to the room and put me to bed, since I was only 6 -- my brother got to stay up later because he was 8.

When a former boss got divorced and started dating, he announced one day at lunch that he had a new rule for dating: no women who couldn't remember where they were when Armstrong walked on the moon. And he was considering about women who couldn't remember where they were when JFK was assassinated.

Ralph L

It is creepy to think that someone's taking notes on the carp I spill out here. It's all been LIES, I tell you. My saintly step-mother ain't the only fantasist in the family.

Elliott

Happy birthday, Sue! JOM would be the poorer without your delightful :: grin :: .

Clarice

Hi, Elliott! I keep missing you.

Captain Hate

Speaking of the ear, this is who I've been listening to tonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYLmhmhQcro

Janet

Oh Captain, I don't care for that at all. Some jazz stuff is just too mayhemy for me.

Captain Hate

Sorry Janet; I know it's not for everybody.

Captain Hate

Believe it or not, Mrs H enjoys Irene's music when I have it on the car CD player. That may be an indication of how mayhemy (a great word) the rest of the stuff I listen to is.

We'll have to see if Mel is a fan of Irene; I know she's played in Chicago before but not in my sleepy little sub-backwater of improv.

Sara

Cathyf:

When I first started dating again after more than 30 years, I had my own saying:

If you can't remember the Summer of '63, you are either too young or too old for me."

NJ Jan

Sue,
Since we share the same day, I had to wish you a happy birthday. However, I have been 29 more times than you!

Janet

I'm all for different kinds of music. Whether I like it or not doesn't make a difference....a believer in - wouldn't life be boring if we all liked the same things.
When ya'll get to talking music I don't usually chime in or follow all the links...but I did to Irene's video.
Mrs. H must be good natured!

Elliott

Good evening, Clarice. I hope all is well in DC. I was back and forth between Detroit and Windsor a couple times recently and each sighting of the Detroit skyline or the Chrysler edifice opposite the GM building triggered an assault on my mental soundtrack. On the bright side, I think my idea for a variety show sketch about ICE, "Deported from Detroit," could be a winner.

Captain Hate

Mrs. H must be good natured!

In view of the fact that our 37th anniversary will be within a week (something that I'm sure hit has in his database) the politic response is "Of course she is".

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