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Sewing Saturday: TCOTS Open Thread

08 October 2011 @ 10:37

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I will be attending a family reunion today, so blogging should be non-existent [except for Rule 5 Saturday, which is set to be unleashed shortly after 1800 EST].

If you’re of a mind to it, please consider this an open thread to discuss anything you all want to.  Just remember, if your comment contains more than two links [including a link to your site] it will go into the depths of the Purgatory known as the Spam Filter].


Here’s a couple of things I would have posted about had I not been trying to remember various person’s names and deciding whether or not to have that next bourbon…

-From Hugh Hewitt’s interview with Mark Steyn this past Thursday [emphasis mine]:

HH: Well, let’s then go to the basis on which they are being fought. The President today gets asked a question about the Occupy Wall Street people. Here’s the Q and the A. It takes a minute:

Q: There’s this movement, Occupy Wall Street.

BHO: Right.

Q: …which has spread from Wall Street to other cities. They clearly don’t think that you or Republicans have done enough, that you’re in fact part of the problem. Are you following this movement? And what would you say to its people that are attracted to it?

BHO: Obviously, I’ve heard of it. I’ve seen it on television. I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel, that we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country, all across Main Street. And yet they’re still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place. So yes, I think people are frustrated, and the protestors are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.

HH: How soon we forget Recovery Summer, Mark Steyn. What did you make of that?

MS: Well, I think this is pathetic on several grounds. By the way, the frustration word has been overworked to death. Any time a politician, and particularly the President, starts saying he’s frustrated and he understands their frustration, that is totally gay. And it’s ridiculous. He’s like done it to death. It’s pathetic. And in this case, it’s particularly ridiculous, because these guys out on the Occupy Wall Street thing have nothing to offer. They’re not people who are frustrated. They’re the most pampered, blinkered, narcissistic, useless generation in the history of Western civilization. And if they got their way, we would be living in the ruins of a once-glorious civilization. Now I have no quarrels with attacking Wall Street. I do it in my book. I think you can make the case that the American banking system is perhaps the most inept and dysfunctional in the G-7, for example. But these people have no solutions to that. These are people who want to create a society that actually obliges them to do nothing. They want to live a Western lifestyle without doing the work necessary to maintain that lifestyle. And if they were to get their way, we’re all done for. And to listen to the president of the United States, the supposed leader of the supposed free world pampering to them, kissing up to them, saying that he understands their frustrations because he’s frustrated, too, he should be ashamed of himself. Why doesn’t he go there and join them sniffing the arugula around the clock or whatever they’re doing down there.

No truer words have been spoken to describe this particular Administration: Obama is, like, totally gay.

-Food for thought on where we go from here and what’s in store from Jeff Goldstein [here and here] and TL Davis.

-David Frump Frum and Eric The Red Erickson sitting in a tree [here and here] A-S-S K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

-Should we be giving Rick Santorum a very serious look now?

If you were the burglar, what would you have done?

-Should I ask any of my hot [beyond second-cousin] female relatives if they would like to be featured in Rule 5 News, or would that be distasteful?

-Live well, my friends…


  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    08 October 2011 @ 11:43 11:43

    The press long complained that zero held no press conferences, when he does hold one his opening statement and answer to the first question take up twenty minutes. His press conferences need either a moderator or an interpreter in either case Newt would be the man for the job.

  2. 08 October 2011 @ 12:34 12:34

    Beyond second cousins…Please.

  3. 08 October 2011 @ 15:07 15:07

    Have fun today.

    Erickson thinks a high hit counter means lots-o-brains. He would be wrong…

  4. 08 October 2011 @ 15:34 15:34

    “Should I ask any of my hot [beyond second-cousin] female relatives if they would like to be featured in Rule 5 News?”

    Or you could just ask if they’re seeing anyone…

  5. 08 October 2011 @ 19:05 19:05

    Hey, cousins are good for practice, eh? 😉

  6. 08 October 2011 @ 20:29 20:29

    The OWSer who left his calling card on a police car has done sensible folks a favour. That’s an analysis (no pun intended) of the movement (whoops, again) that not even Mark Steyn can match.
    “Life, liberty, and the inalienable right to crap anywhere I damn well please.” Most of us are past that by the time we start kindergarten.

  7. 09 October 2011 @ 09:25 09:25

    As usual, Steyn is on the Mark and says just enough.

    From the Continuing Revolution of urban cells and the old guard holding up Mao and Che signs, to just a gaggled of virtual headless zombies using Ipods to figure out where to meet after for some good blow and a monster kegger–not how some of us imagined the evolutionary ladder of the Left, no matter our other (stern) disagreements with these jackals.

    But yes, gergoryno6 is right too–the celebratory dump on the cop car is the précis version of just what the (In Twitter-eses) #OccupyParentsBasementAgain kiddies portend for Western Civilization. Or, what’s left of it, in any case.

  8. Rob De Witt permalink
    09 October 2011 @ 13:06 13:06

    Any time a politician, and particularly the President, starts saying he’s frustrated and he understands their frustration, that is totally gay.

    “Ah feel yo pain….”

    – America’s First Black President, 1993

  9. bobbelvedere permalink*
    13 October 2011 @ 21:07 21:07

    Thank you all for watching the joint while I was away!

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