83 thoughts on “Wednesday Open Comments

  1. #3 SD: I think when the knowledge becomes common that Pajama Boy got 98% of his campaign funds from out of state and that he could not even vote for himself because he does not live in the district for which he seeks, the Georgians will likely vote R.
    If the R running, whatshername, paints him as the carpet bagger, lick-spittle lib-terd, that he is, then she will win and likely by double digits.

  2. Bonecrusher says:
    APRIL 19, 2017 AT 7:18 AM
    #3 SD: I think when the knowledge of Pajama Boy getting 98% of his campaign funds from out of state and that he could not even vote for himself because he does not live in the district for which he seeks, the Georgians will likely vote R.
    If the R running, whatshername, paints him as the carpet bagger, lick-spittle lib-terd, that he is, then she will win and likely by double digits.

    Don’t fool yourself.

    You do realize that you’re counting on the Republican Party here, right?

    And you do realize he got to 48% despite being painted as a carpet bagger, right?

    Runoffs are notorious for low voter turnout. It was that campaign cash that got him to 48%, and the Dems are going to be willing to shovel even more of it into the runoff. Ossoff is going to get about a kajillion dollars in free media as the alpabet networks plaster his face all over the place. The Party That Can’t Shoot Straight is going to have to shovel just as much cash into the race to more to run a massive GOTV campaign.

  3. Being an old Photog, here’s something that caught my eye, literally, and I bet ole Squawkster can relate to it. Very interesting.
    “How to Calculate the F-stop of the Human Eye.”

    Every photographer has had a moment when they wished their eye were a camera. It seems that no matter how hard we try, there are always some images and experiences that just look better through our own eyes, than through our camera. There are a lot of factors that go into how the eye takes in and processes information, but the F-number for your eye can easily be calculated using the human eye’s focal length (~22mm) and physical aperture size.
    The eye’s pupil can be as large as 6–7 mm wide open, which translates into the maximum physical aperture, meaning the f-number of the human eye varies from about f/8.3 in a very brightly lit place to about f/2.1 in the dark. According to the incoming rays of light (what we actually see), the focal length of the eye is a bit longer, resulting in minimum f-number of f/3.2, but again, that’s different that f/3.2 on your DSLR, because the eye cannot be considered an ordinary air-filled camera since it’s filled with light refracting liquid.
    Still interesting to think about the next time your images fall short of what you saw with your eyes.

  4. Is Bill O’Reilly toast?
    Another sexual harassment claim has been made against him. Is there a corporate culture of horn-dogs at FOX news or is this just the latest method by the left to try and demonize the right?

  5. You do realize that you’re counting on the Republican Party here, right?

    I’m not counting on them so much at all. I am counting on the real, thinking people of Georgia to do the right thing and keep the lefty moonbat carpet bagger out of office.
    [edit]
    Further, I think that the Ds will overplay their hand and flood the airways with toxic advertising which will likely turn off a bunch of voters and push them to the Rs. When someone is constantly telling you how honest and upright they are, most people see through that and realize that the opposite is more likely the case, and respond accordingly.

  6. I posted a story with my FB crochet group, from my yesterday afternoon experiences. I was actually doing some cleaning while exercising at home, and came up with a problem that crochet would solve – I need a way to keep pieces from a game all together.

    One of the responses just cracks me up:

    Did u find your hook? Clearly it was lost if u were cleaning

    True crocheters get that one right away. /LOLing right now

  7. Bonecrusher says:
    APRIL 19, 2017 AT 7:36 AM
    You do realize that you’re counting on the Republican Party here, right?

    I’m not counting on them so much at all. I am counting on the real, thinking people of Georgia to do the right thing and keep the lefty moonbat carpet bagger out of office.

    Then you don’t understand politics at all.

    If that worked, he’d never have gotten to 48%. At one point in the race, he was up to 58% in some counties.

  8. The Georgia race creates a dilemma. The Son of Pajama Boy, a young neer-do-well, supported by John Lewis in one corner; and a woman in the other corner. At least you can anticipate how the neer-do-well will vote on each and every issue – the woman, not so much. Some people start to think they were sent to DC to think about stuff rather than just vote the wishes of their constituents. That’s where they get in trouble. I predict the Dems will take this seat in the runoff since many like me would just stay at home rather than take responsibility for putting a woman into an office of responsibility. And I know absolutely nothing about the woman in question. But, that Stefanik woman from NY was supposed to be the real deal; that Jodi woman pig farmer was supposed to be the real deal. They just can’t stuff those emotions and vote based on logic.

  9. Good morning Hamsters. The predicted rain showed up about 5:30 am in the form of a single elongated blob that moved over us and dropped maybe half an inch (puddle in front of the gauge permits only a long-distance gander) and moved on north. That was the only action in all Fort Bend County on the radar. It can stop any time now.

    Clearing above the residual ground mist with sunlight piercing a low-hanging cloudbank. Early morning 65 is giving way to daylight warmth.

    #10 Tedtam

    Clearly crocheting is more than a mere pastime. 🙂

  10. The Dems need a win, and they need one bad. They alos need to get the Pubbies to spend a lot of money so that they can’t spread it around to other races where they might be in trouble. They’ll give this run off the kind of attention they’d give a Presidential race in Georgia.

    This is a Nationalized race with a lot riding on it. Its a toss up. If only the People of Georgia were involved, it might be different. But the entire election infrastructure of both Parties is going to be involved—at least it had better be that way.

    But, like I said, we’re depending on the Republican Party here.

  11. Clearly crocheting is more than a mere pastime.

    Indeed.

    A SURVEY of 1,000 women has found that the majority prefer reading a book or knitting to having SEX.

    The top four options chosen by women in the poll released today were:

    1 – Read a book – 37 per cent

    2 – Have a bath – 26 per cent

    3 – Crafting (Knitting, sewing etc) – 18 per cent

    4 – Have sex – 8 per cent

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/792905/Women-prefer-knitting-reading-book-having-sex-survey

  12. #9
    Was that skate-boarding all downhill? They sure were going fast with no obvious sign of a power source on the boards.

    Reminded me of an early morning 15 yrs ago when I was driving to work on 90A in Sugar Land. I saw something small moving very fast on the other side of the highway. As it got closer, I could see it was a guy on inline skates. He slowed for a left turn, into the same corporate driveway I was headed to.

  13. Not too worried about Alabama.

    If they actually elect a Dem to the Senate, it’s all over anyway.

  14. Last words.

    People have always been intrigued by the last words of others. What did a man use his final breaths to utter? Were they scared as they glimpsed the great beyond, or did they brace up and stoically accept — heck, even welcome — what was coming?

    Over the years we’ve compiled a couple collections of last words. We’ve not only combined those articles, but added even more entries to give you this ultimate collection of manly last words. From intriguing to poignant, badass to just plain virile, these words and phrases offer a man the chance to contemplate what he’d say himself right before taking his last mortal breath.

    Interesting read.

  15. #26, I wonder if he’s guilty? You’d think that they wouldn’t can him unless they knew he was. I just hope that they’re not bowing to unproven allegations.
    I don’t think that many of y’all like Michael Berry, but do you remember, about three years ago, someone tried to tie him to an auto accident at a Gay club?

  16. #28 SD: I don’t think Michael Berry has enough content to do the shows he does, so he throws in lots of BS to take up space.

    As far as BO’R goes, he has a history of making payouts to wimminzes for the same charges. I think he is burnt.

  17. Murdoch’s boys have been Jonesing for complete control for some time. I think they see this as an opportunity to dump Bill O and another step towards their vision for the network.

  18. Michael Berry used to have some occasional meaningful moments thrown in between the drivel and BS, but since he took a beating on his Trump position, he has given up completely on relevance and gone to total BS. I’m surprised that Houston’s flagship station, has kept him on soaking up probably the most valuable time in Texas radio. His advertisers are down to mom and pops that he does business with. I’ve got no idea what his ratings are like, but I don’t listen to him much any more. Of course, I’m not in the desired demographic anyway, so it doesn’t matter if I listen or not.

  19. As far as BO’R goes, he has a history of making payouts to wimminzes for the same charges. I think he is burnt.

    That’s my understanding of him too; so I guess he *really* needed to meet the Pope on this vacation.

  20. This Georgia congressional district is the suburbs of Atlanta. They’ve been having a liberal Yankee invasion for a decade or two. I’m not surprised a Democrat got 48%. My prediction is the Republican will win in June 55-45.

  21. Took my mom to get a Heart doppler done. All is well. Doppler results on her legs results are pending.

    I had a horrific hour in my 5 hour wait though. I am not sure I will recover having to listen the “ladies” of “The View” and the comments of all the liberal left folks in the waiting room with me. I kept quiet. I am more convinced than ever that liberalism, hell being a democrat” is a mental brain disorder. When WhoopiePie Goldbrick and Joyless Bayhead went into their anti Trump rant the 5 other people with me in the waiting room just went off. I must say that is the first time I have ever seen that type of reaction from the patrons of the waiting rooms I have been in. SCARY

  22. 40, 41
    Progs are generally a bunch of rude bastards.

    Ain’t got no raising. No manners. No sense.

    Animals.

  23. Still fighting the sinus insanity over here. I have lost 90% of the hearing in my left ear.
    I’m giving in and starting some prednisone. I hate the stuff. Side effects for me include voracious appetite and insomnia.

  24. The same people that watch and take serious “The View” are the same people that give Limbaugh hell for being “just an entertainer”.

  25. Shannon

    I’m giving in and starting some prednisone. I hate the stuff. Side effects for me include voracious appetite and insomnia.

    I can tell ya from experience late night infomercials about cooking are pretty good way to while away the waining hours of the morn.

  26. Hamous says:
    APRIL 19, 2017 AT 4:16 PM
    This Georgia congressional district is the suburbs of Atlanta. They’ve been having a liberal Yankee invasion for a decade or two. I’m not surprised a Democrat got 48%. My prediction is the Republican will win in June 55-45.

    I’d make it a bit closer then that.

    The Dem base there is energized, organized, well financed, and even ESPN has the knee pads on for Ossoff—–and they need to win this one or the guys in charge over there are in trouble. The Pubbies will have to match all that, have a bitchin’ ground game, and overcome the media deluge.

  27. Side effects for me include voracious appetite and insomnia

    Ah but the brewskis do go down good. After replacing the roof shingles, painting the house siding, pressure washing the driveway and wondering whatcher gonna do in the afternoon..

  28. #43 Shannon

    Sympathy for your plight. Hope the prednisone clears the plugged up ear fast so you’re not taking it more than a week. Having one ear plugged makes you feel lopsided and to some extent can interfere with balance, so be careful. It also can confuse you as to the direction sounds are coming from, and that messes up orientation. Not fun.

  29. #47 GJT

    It certainly does energize most folks like that, but as you decrease the dose daily until the end comes, The End really comes like having the rug pulled out from under you.

    And it’s back to reality, fast. 🙂

  30. #39 Hamous, My thoughts exactly. The only way Pajama Boy could pull it off is if he could get a whole bunch the crazy left-wing nut-jobs to show up at the runoff. I don’t think that is likely though.

  31. 52

    The ear problem is on the other side of the ear drum.

    I tell ya one thing. Anyone that tries to shoot anything into that ear right now….has very little concern for their own life.

  32. Squawk – Petey has upgraded the wonderful Miracle Spring Water??? Oh my. Miracle Mixture. Wonder what’s in it? I see he’s still got his jet black hair. Man, he just never ages! Must be the Miracle Mixture.

  33. OMG look out. TD One has already sneaked up on us and it’s not even hurricane season yet. Currently located about 2 or 3 thousand miles east of the North Carolina coast line, it’ll probably kill us all in a day or two. Get your batteries, get your bottled water, and hunker down. Forecasters are saying that it may dissipate by Thursday, but in the mean time, it’s never too early to get prepared. This time it’s for real. Early TD can easily be traced to Trump’s denial of global warming, so it’s all his fault, and trust me, they will get worse and worse as the year goes on. Be aware and be prepared, but you’ll probably die anyway.
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

  34. 38 Squawk

    Good riddance, I never could stand that self serving, holier than thou butt fungus arse wipe.

    I don’t know why you’re being so nice to a worthless, fraudulent, mendacious con artist like Billy. His “Killing” books are full of inaccuracies, especially the one about Reagan.

    Every time the price of oil would start to rise over the last 20 some odd years, O’Reilly opened his show about how it was a price-fixing conspiracy among all the players in the Oil Patch. Dumb sonafabitch…I despised him.

  35. 57 cont’d

    Back in 2003, when Fox filed a ridiculous and embarrassing lawsuit against Al Franken trying to keep him from using the words fair and balanced in the title of his book nobody ever read, I met an attorney who was involved in the lawsuit for Fox. He told me Rupert Murdoch and the other execs at Fox did not want to waste time, money and good will on such a stupid gambit as the lawsuit.

    But, at the time, O’Reilly’s show was producing about 43-45% of the net revenue for the network and Bill was psychotically obsessed with Franken. They needed him badly in those days and caved to his demands. Apparently, they kept caving even when hard core, irrefutable evidence of his asinine, inappropriate behavior with women continued to turn up.

    Good riddance.

  36. #54 Shannon

    Yup. The immediate problem is a clogged eustacian tube that connects the middle ear on the other side of the eardrum with the throat and keeps air pressure even on both sides of the eardrum. When the tube is open that is. Introducing anything into the outer ear canal begs to rupture the eardrum. A really bad idea. Makes for a much larger problem than the present one.

  37. When Bill O’Reilly was first on Fox he was interesting and had good stuff on his program. But the bigger his show got and the books started coming, the quality declined in both places. And he became so full of himself as to be unwatchable.

    Gave up watching a long time ago and never looked back.

    Somebody will fill the spot and never miss a beat.

  38. I like Tucker Carlson better anyway. Bill O’s show was ok but never a big fan. Exact same format for how many years? And guest hosts had to do the same exact format – Caution! You are about to enter the no spin zone – Has to have been insisted by him, their other shows don’t do it with guest hosts. Stupid.

  39. I got a chance to try out Hubs’ new GPS on an trip to the Texas Med Center today. The only tough thing on the route from up here to down there is that blasted traffic circle near the park and zoo. The GPS did not help a bit, as it was urging me to “take the 3rd exit” but I was looking past the fountain to the clearly visible street sign for Main St so I didn’t count exits, I headed for the street that I knew I needed to be on.

    Senor Tom Tom did not do so well when it next got turned on at the 7th floor of a parking garage. It has to talk to 3 satellites before it knows where it is. By the time I wound my way down to ground level, the GPS was oriented but I wasn’t. I selected the destination Home but I didn’t like the instructions I was being given, and decided to simply head north on Main. I have notoriously poor sense of direction but soon realized I was heading south. A glance at the screen showed me the GPS now wanted to take me all the way to the South Loop, then up the entire length of West Loop, and that’s what I did. I turned the thing off before I even got to the South Loop, didn’t need it at that point anyway.

  40. That’s actually a pretty good strategy if you are a lost person inside the loop. Just drive until you hit the loop and get on it.
    Even if you went the wrong way, you’ll eventually get there.

    As long as you stay on the loop the whole way. 🙂

  41. My unintentional “detour” to the South Loop didn’t cost that much in time or distance, since TMC is not too far from the South Loop anyway. Also, as soon as I made the sharp turn on South Loop to West Loop, in just a few minutes I was passing the location of my ophthalmologist.

  42. TMC is easy. Just go to Rice U and walk across the street. Or go on over to UH, park your car, get out, get mugged, and take the ambulance over.

  43. The real estate market in our area is HOT! The wife just got home from showing and has three contracts to write. I lose count, she is submitting several a week anymore. It is common to make an offer before even looking at a home because they are getting grabbed up as soon as they are listed.

    She just got a 250K cash offer on a listing she got just last week in the Antoine & 43rd area, just under two acres, unrestricted/commercial. Has an old house on it but everything is based on land only.

  44. Well, I’m not sure what their plans are for the property but it will be a business of some sort.

  45. Happens all the time but still curious to me buying property for pretty good amounts and they never even look at the house that’s on it. Tear downs.

  46. curious to me buying property for pretty good amounts and they never even look at the house that’s on it.

    Unzoned Houston is the Wild West. Always has been. Always will be. Maybe.

    It’s sad, but a two hundred year old oak tree is still a weed if it’s in the wrong spot.

  47. #71

    Is it possible Antoine could be reclaimed by civilized peoples?

    Near Northwest Mgmt District has been trying for about 10 years now. They have succeeded in getting CoH to demolish some run-down apartments and haul away the debris. And of course we have the magnificent Butterfly Garden at the used-to-be Inwood Country Club.

    That’s about it.

  48. I don’t eat corn or bread anymore but I should probably test drive a sliver.
    It would be unmannerly not to.

  49. I wondered if Aaron Hernandez’s tatoos were gang-related at all and it did not take long using Bing image search to find he’s associated with the Bloods.

    http://img.theepochtimes.com/n3/eet-content/uploads/2015/12/24/Aaron-Hernandez-Footb_phil-ap.jpg

    Web searching Aaron Hernadez’s gamg tatoos reseulted in two Daily Mail articles detailing his gang affiliation. It even clarified his neck tatoo which is says “Lifetime Loyalty” using “Y” in American Sign Language. To me this is a top story but I woudln’t hold my breath waiting for such a story to break in the mass media.

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