Some of us haven’t been in elementary school for decades, and yet the First Week Back still sukks. Especially if (a) you’re trying to do five days’ work in four days; or (b) you only wish somebody was paying you to try that.
(Also, FYWP is dragging its feets for me today, so if I fail to respond in a timely fashion don’t take it personally.)
FYWP has been slow all day here too. i blame Rahm. Or possibly Jake Tapper.
It still feels funny even when you are laid off (temporary in my case). No work, but still feel that rhythm.
But for some of us of a certain age, there’s an expectation of newness we don’t get anymore. This was the week of not only new classes, but new TV and new clothes. Of course, cable did away with September new season premieres, kids are now starting new school years in August and the clothes are already being worn.
I know I keep flogging this, but the prominence of douche pastor Terry Jones and his hate on Islam has really been bothering me.
Perhaps some of our media guys could ask him and his defenders about his anti-black racist rant from earlier this year – multiple drops of the N-word, even from him.
Since there is finally an open thread, I would like to toss out a question to those who are more electronically adept than I am. Is it possible for a car radio to cease being able to receive signals from certain frequencies? While I was out doing errands today, I was listening to the radio and right in the middle of “A Town Called Malice” by the Jam, the station ceased playing. All other stations but one that I have programed into the car radio work fine. What is weird is that the stations that don’t work are 105.5 and 105.1. Has my radio stopped functioning in the 105 Mhz region?
Does anyone know whether mag-lites are allowed items on carry on airline luggage?
Just Some Fuckhead
Keep yer eyes on the prize: Tomorrow night, 8:30 ET.
All I know is I went Google and typed in:
john boehner smells like rotten olive loaf
and got over 5,000 links.
Just Some Fuckhead
@Michael: The least he could do is change the church name from “Dove World Outreach Center” to something more appropriate like “Douchebag Outreach Center”.
fyi, John the front page is now loading fine, but the comments page is having the same problem as front page was a bit ago… ie, 1 1/4″ white space at top of page, linked tagline showing up above your balloon juice logo…
on another comment page I was getting an “error establishing database connection” message…
Hugin & Munin
Can we just let Orszag drop for five min . . .
Oh, different hump. My bad!
@BobS: They are not on the TSA prohibited list. Link:http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm
I would be hesitant to bring a big one, lest someone think you might use it as a club. A mini should be ok.
FYWP. Where are my html buttons?
@Just Some Fuckhead:
I’m just amazed at the number of iterations of the word “ni99er” that Terry and his assholes were comfortable with. Of course, we all know that the highest form of 1st Amendment expression is the sneering use of the term by southern white wingnuts while whining about disappearing white privilege.
Bill E Pilgrim
Glenn Greenwald announces that he owns seven dogs, all but one of them rescue animals.
I predict a sudden wave of conversion by certain Balloon-Juice Greenwald-haters.
“He’s such a know-nothing idiot who’s in league with Republicans to bring down Obama and writes too much and……ooooh! Look at the wuzzy fwuzzy, what kind is that? So cuuuuute! You know, actually I do agree with a lot of what he writes, especially since he started posting the pet pictures…”
Update 5: and here’s dog # 5, eating. Update 6: and here’s dog #6, sleeping and looking cute. Update 7: ……
@Bill E Pilgrim: Dogs can’t read.
Shrimp and baby bok choy.
Test – ignore this. Or not.
Just Some Fuckhead
@Bill E Pilgrim: If it was that easy, FireDOGlake would be more popular here.
Yes, but they do like fake bacon treats that smell like (a dog’s) ass.
All that smellpower and shit is the best thing in the world.
Bill E Pilgrim
@General Stuck: Uh, no the dogs are the pets. The converted would be humans. Here. Who read. Who like pet pictures, see, and thus…
Never mind! Guess that conversion idea was wrong! But then I sort of knew that.
OT.. So did the President receive any positive news with the speech or did the MSM just repeat what the repubs told them?
@Bill E Pilgrim: You’re babbling again Pilgrim/
@Bill E Pilgrim:
Yes, you certainly have our number, don’t you?
J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford
OT: Is it just me or does the First Lady look uncommonly fine in these pictures?
Dogs don’t do dogma.
But they do do do do
Bill E Pilgrim
@General Stuck: Yes, okay, thanks.
Sense of humor restoration services down the hall, if you’re interested. Turn Left. Can’t miss it. Next door to the “I’d like to have an argument” room, you know that one, right?
Glenn loves the dog rescue threads here.
Hitler had dogs. BOOM, most innocuous post to ever get Godwined.
Since 9/11 is coming around again, I have a question for general discussion:
How did an attack on one of America’s most liberal cities by Conservative Muslim Fundamentalists come to be owned by American Conservatives and Christian Fundamentalists?
I live in NY, I’m liberal, yet come 9/11 voices like mine, which are the majority in NYC will be poohed poohed, dismissed, and generally ignored by the media in favor of conservatives like Sarah Palin and Haley Barbour, who don’t live here or in DC and weren’t anywhere near the attacks.
Why is that?
@JGabriel: I am going to go with “because you aren’t a real American.”
@JGabriel: Because it has always been thus.
Andy McCarthy, still a fucking douchebag.
I like the Ceci n’est pas une pipe quality of this post.
There’s your answer right there.
Your liberal media at work, god bless ’em.
ETA: also, too, you left out the part about when some of our homegrown Xtian (so-called) fundamentalists came right out and said that we had it coming because we made God angry at us for not hating on teh Ghey as much as we should have, and nobody in the media made a big deal out of it.
Actually one of my favorite comments post 9/11 came from the ever-wonderful Trent Lott where he admitted that he had never thought of high rises as “homes” before.
One of closest friends had to abandon his Battery Park City apartment for quite some time after 9/11 — Lott’s comment (that I think was made during the ridiculous fight to secure $$ for NYC) ticked him off but good. When Lott lost his home to Katrina I got a one word missive from my pal “KARMA”.
@J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford:
Hey, keep your eyes off my woman!
@J. A. F. Rusty shackleford: FLOTUS, as always, looks very fine.