Friday, Friday, Friday

This story on Sharyl Attkisson ought to be the big story of the day. Nothing to do with immigration, everything to do with the reign in DC.

In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson.

Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Schultz also told Schmaler that he was working with reporter Susan Davis, then at the National Journal, to target Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA).

But it’s Friday, so a couple of photos from my walk this morning.

Anyone know what this is? When I search “weasel in Longmont”, I just get the Tasty Weasel Taphouse…..I think I have plans tonight…..DSCN0253

Yearly Rant on Everyone Else Determining what Everyone Else Should Do on Thanksgiving

Matt Walsh thinks you ought to be deported if you shop on Thanksgiving. Why? Because there ought to be a day that no one shops. Maybe he could decree that day on Tuesday instead of Thanksgiving.

But then we can go deeper still, and talk about the value of tradition and family, and whether our obsession with consuming products and merchandise has made it harder for us to appreciate both of those things. So I don’t know if you’ll follow me on this one or not, but I feel very strongly about it. We should be able to cool it for one day — just one day — and enjoy something that isn’t sold on a rack at Target.

As in ALL reasons that people want to make rules for your life Matt has determined that you ARE to have a nice Thanksgiving at home with your family, giving thanks. It doesn’t matter what sort of family you have, how far away you live from them, whether you’ve just moved to a new location, whether you really aren’t fond of people at all, you WILL have a nice Thanksgiving surrounded by people, just not shoppers.

Oh and by the way, you MUST celebrate this sacred day on Thursday next week. Even though you can earn double time and a half, you are NOT to eat your big meal of thanksgiving on Friday or on Wednesday, it MUST be Thursday else we deport you.

Oh – but wait, we do have exceptions. Hospitals, police, gas stations (going to grandmother’s house you know), hotels, and those servants who are to serve the food at Matt’s elitist abode where he gets to decree what you are to do on Thanksgiving day itself. Grocery stores? How about that…when you’ve forgotten the milk, should they be open? Or just the gas station groceries? I’m not real clear on the line. Something to do with consumerism. So I suppose we ought to shut down the internet lest anyone peruse a new coat there. Restaurants are probably ok for those people who can’t cook. But what about McDonalds? Should people be allowed to eat a Big Mac on Thanksgiving?

Let me know.

UPDATE: I need to ht Maggie’s Farm

And as long as I’m here….broadcasters still should work and provide entertainment, football players, those involved in the Macy’s day parade. It’s just your form of entertainment that is verboten. Shopping. No can do. You have consumed enough already.

Weight Gain

This article cracked me up:

A new Arizona State study is generating a lot of talk on the subject of why some (most in the study) women gain weight after starting an exercise regimen.

This after noting the women’s eating habits were normal and didn’t change during the study.

Conclusion…..If after a month you’ve gained weight, exercise more. !

“So the takeaway is, if you want to use exercise to lose weight, get on the bathroom scales after a month, and if you’re not losing weight, look at the rest of your life — make sure you’re not eating more [or] sitting too much and you might actually succeed in losing weight,” she says.

Singles Day?

Who knew. November 11 in China is “Singles Day” – 11/11 (get it?)

And what’s more the day tops Black Friday in retail sales! Leading me to wonder – who’s buying who what? After looking at Wikipedia, I still don’t know. Party supplies, games, what else?

But, far be it from me to let a holiday pass me buy (tee hee) and not buy an appropriate present. Perhaps this year it will be a new warm coat to celebrate the real holiday (Veteran’s Day) at the parade in freezing temperatures without a warm arm around my shoulders! LOL

This made me laugh

MILLER: Movie mogul says new Streep film to make NRA ‘wish they weren’t alive’

How, how will it do this deed?

Mr. Weinstein then revealed his secret project about the gun rights group. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”

The shock jock asked whether the film was going to be a documentary. Mr. Weinstein said no, that it would be a “big movie like a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’”

The movie mogul said his vision was to scare people away from firearms. He foresees moviegoers to leave thinking, “Gun stocks — I don’t want to be involved in that stuff. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”

I’m curious who he counted in his “scare people away from firearms” bit. Lets say you’re one of those nasty NRA members with firearms in the house and this movie comes out. Are you going to see it and give him money? Probably not. So how exactly are you going to be scared away from firearms??

Then there is this ROFLMAO:

Mr. Weinstein thinks guns are necessary for self-defense, but only in other countries, during genocides and if the weapon is not personally owned.

Mr. Stern pointed out the inconsistencies in Mr. Weinstein’s earlier comments about a project about Jews defending themselves during the Holocaust. The producer replied that the justification for using a gun is “when you’re marching a half of a million people into Auschwitz.”

Mr. Weinstein does not seem to know that the Nazis were able to confiscate the guns that the Jewish people owned based on Germany’s government registry.

Also, the producer said he would have used a gun to stop from going to a concentration camp if he “found a gun, and if that was happening to my people.”

Mr. Weinstein has been watching too many movies if he thinks the good guys find fully loaded firearms in convenient locations to use only when necessary.

What a dope.