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D’awwwww…okay, yes. It’s adorable. But still — couldn’t he let the little girl win?

Have a good weekend, everyone! Go outside. Sit in the sun. Hurry. I heard Autumn sneaking up on us out there today.


Comment from Nieta de Bob
Time: August 31, 2012, 8:53 pm

I have to admit, I’d find it much more adorable if I actually liked the guy.

Comment from Redd
Time: August 31, 2012, 9:16 pm

I heard Autumn sneaking up on us out there today.

Boy, I sure don’t. It’s 89 F. and very humid.

Comment from sandman will resist
Time: August 31, 2012, 10:09 pm

Do half- Arab, Half Caucasians actually use Fifty Cent type euphemisms like “I’m’a”? Or would that be better imitated like “ah’ma” like those two experienced Caucasian “ethnic speakers”, Biden and Clinton?

“I ain’t no ways tired…” Drone that 50 times in a muddled Mid Arkansas twang and roll in some Butterfly McQueen to make contact wif da peeps, yo…

Add some leaning, condescending “Put y’all back in chains”, rambled 50 times incoherently, with a profoundly pronounced Pennsylvania North Eastern Accent from the Vice Doofus, and that should make you sound Democrat Ethnic.

Content, character, intellect, core values, not included.

Beating a very young child in a foot race around an office paid for with other people’s money…well, maybe she can get this one back when Duh ONE is too old to outrun a youngster…

Comment from sandman will resist
Time: August 31, 2012, 10:14 pm

And yes, I loathe him and his ilk just that much and think that little of the preening, condescending SOB.

And that won’t change if and when Urkel-lite McFooksteek is out of our office and polluting a leftist organization somewhere. 😮

The sad, sorry, 3rd world SOB…

Have a nice day…

And I miss hearing from Ric Locke. Godspeed, Dear Fellow, Godspeed…

Comment from Deborah
Time: August 31, 2012, 10:40 pm

My air-conditioner’s been running since Valentine’s Day, so a little Autumn would be nice 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 31, 2012, 10:50 pm

It’s Sixties in the day and Fifties at night here at the moment. And this is the warm, sunny corner of England.

By the way, I had to nerve myself up to watch Eastwood’s convention speech. I really don’t like embarrassing or angsty videos.

If you haven’t seen it — go! Do that! I thought he was *wonderful*.

Also, it wasn’t a partisan, pro-GOP speech (as such) at all. It was more of a little-l libertarian, politicians-am-I-right? speech, with a lot of terrific one-liners.

Comment from Redd
Time: August 31, 2012, 11:17 pm

Yeah, I thought Clint made his jokes, got in his zingers, and introduced Ryan which was what he was suppose to do. As Ace says, if the donks weren’t trying to spin this, they would be spinning something else.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 31, 2012, 11:39 pm

Have you heard about ‘the chair’ spat? Seems that Clint held a ‘conversation’ with an empty chair (apparently representing Obama in some manner not clear to me since I didn’t see the speech). Immediately afterwards the Obama campaign rushed out a picture, taken from behind, showing Obama in a chair with the caption, ” this seat’s taken”. In less than a hour it was photoshopped with the back of Obama’s head replaced with rainbow clown hair.

Forgive me if I did something wrong or insensitive when I laughed my ass off.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 31, 2012, 11:49 pm

Oh, no, Some Veg — that’s exactly what we’re talking about.

I so wished I’d thought of the clown wig Photoshop. That was the folks at the Looking Spoon, I’m afraid.

Comment from Redd
Time: August 31, 2012, 11:51 pm

Who was Hillary speaking to when she was in the WH?

Looked it up: Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: September 1, 2012, 12:13 am

The Eastwood skit took me in completely. I fell for the gag. Poor old soul, I felt sorry for him. Then I’m reading all over the ‘net, and it was a set up. God, I hope that’s true. Like the big guy at WKRP I thought turkeys could fly, I thought Eastwood had lost it.

But if Eastwood set up the left, and they took the bait, it’s like Columbo dismissed by the villain as Inspector Clouseau right up until the trap springs.

Comment from Redd
Time: September 1, 2012, 12:39 am

It was a comedic skit — a rhetorical device. Very typical of Bob Newhart who sent Eastwood a tweet telling him that he would hear from his lawyers for stealing his schtick.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 1, 2012, 12:43 am

Yup. We were just watching Newhart clips on YouTube.

Funny, funny man. Very popular here for his comedy albums, pre Newhart Show.

Comment from Deborah
Time: September 1, 2012, 12:46 am

Eastwood used such a light touch that it took a few beats for me (and a lot of other people) to catch on, but he was great—like he was channeling Jimmy Stewart. No one knew what to expect but by the end we were roaring. I didn’t get to see all the speakers, but I was overjoyed by Susana Martinez and Marco Rubio. I’d heard Rubio before, but not Martinez. She rocked.

Comment from Brenda
Time: September 1, 2012, 2:30 am

Well, what you can’t see is the piggy bank in his hands..the photo, not Clint. 🙂

Comment from Oceania
Time: September 1, 2012, 10:52 am


Comment from Deborah
Time: September 1, 2012, 1:08 pm

Workforce Update 28: The Empty Chair

(Is that too big to put on a bumper sticker?)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 1, 2012, 2:00 pm

Hahaha…I’d forgotten Workforce Update 28! And here it was my very own meme attempt.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: September 1, 2012, 3:45 pm

I’m just praying this computer model is waaaay more reliable than the time/temp shifting models at UEA and other Chicken Little climatology depts.
I believe sandman to be charitable in his comments – I can’t face the possibility of another SCOAMF term.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 1, 2012, 7:07 pm

Interesting question AltBbrown – which is more unpredictable: people or the weather? I’m not sure what the answer is, particularly when it’s a long range forecast of what will happen.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: September 1, 2012, 10:32 pm

The Colorado computer model allegedly has been right since 1980. TD’s on all.
The climate models have been as accurate as the Mayan calendars on doomsday. Goal post constantly moving.

Comment from Oceania
Time: September 2, 2012, 1:23 am

P u p p i e s !

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 2, 2012, 2:22 am


Turkeys can fly. They sleep in the trees at night. It’s the weirdest thing to see.

It was weird to see Clint Eastwood channeling Jimmy Stewart, but it goes to show that just because a bird isn’t always flapping its wings, doesn’t mean that it can’t fly. Or something. Do me the kindness of pretending that was witty and profound.

Anyways, I thought he was charming, funny, and supremely earnest. The antithesis of a politician.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: September 2, 2012, 2:26 pm

Completely OT, but we’re trying to find BillT who has gone dark lately. He shows up here now and then, so on the off chance, HEY BILL! Send us a ping, you knucklehead. Just. One. Ping.

Or we hire a skywriter in Kandahar.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: September 2, 2012, 5:05 pm


Wild turkeys can fly just fine. Domesticated, meat birds are about as capable of flight as their cooked state.

Comment from little, little
Time: September 3, 2012, 1:50 am

Wild turkeys CAN fly, but only if they can get a running start, much like a Lockheed C-5. I am well familiar with the sound of breaking branches in the woods, overladen with these huge birds, whereupon the noisy flapping commences. When my dear old Labrador left us and we had no dogs during mourning, turkeys took over and I was able to observe the entire mating ritual.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 3, 2012, 2:28 am

I’ve never actually seen them in flight. I’ve only witnessed the silhouettes of them at dusk, up in the trees, like menacing Thanksgiving ghosts waiting to wreck vengeance on us. My mother had a friend who fed the local flock of wild turkeys every evening, and I got to do it once. It was both hilarious and a little scary to be circled by 50 very large hungry birds waiting for their dinner. I didn’t believe they roosted in the trees, until we returned later that same evening and saw it for myself.

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