Thursday “Splodey Head” Open Comments

Well, it seems that the memoirs of our past vice president, Mr. Dick Cheney, will be arriving on the bookshelves soon. He promises that “heads will explode”. True to form, he’s holding firm to his beliefs and is taking no prisoners:

‘This is not an apology tour. It’s the book of a proud conservative. He’s not looking to kiss and make up with the NEW YORK TIMES set, or for that matter, some of his former Bush administration colleagues,’ declares a source close to Cheney.

Not on Bush. Not on Obama. Not on Colin Powell. Not on Ashcroft. Not on the Democrats. Not on the NYT.

August 30th is right around the corner. Stock up on cleaning supplies and righteous indignation.

PS: We’re getting rain here at The Dome Home.

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73 thoughts on “Thursday “Splodey Head” Open Comments

  1. ‘Bout Dick Cheney’s book, I saw a sneak preview of an interview with him, to be aired later and he mentioned that he had drafted a letter of resignation so’s to be ready at a moment’s notice. When asked why, he said that with his heart condition, he was afraid that he might be incapacitated but still kicking and he didn’t want that because he said that there was no mechanism to oust a sitting VP if he were ill. That is, he was putting the interest of his country ahead of any personal ambition. Is this not the polar opposite of the clown that we have in office now, not to mention Bill Clinton, who didn’t mind airing his dirty laundry for all to see just so he could keep his job. The contrast is STARK. I’m reading “Decision Points” by W and he said that he had a hard time talking Dick Cheney into accepting the nomination of VP and that Cheney only did it to be of service to his country. I have the highest respect for him and he was a voice of reason in the White House.

  2. Good morning Hamsters. Woo-hoo, donner und blitzen with rain here and for once we’re going to get the good stuff passing over. Last night was a tease–a loud and flashy one–but a tease with only the barest kiss of rain in passing, more smelling it than seeing it. Today has to be different.

    Anybody think Dick Cheney will endorse Rick Perry? ;)

  3. I think this is a great idea. :)

    Victims of Smoking Ban Cut Off Politicians
    Lawmakers no longer welcome in bars and restaurants hurt by state smoking policy

    A newly formed group, Protect Private Property Rights in Michigan (PPPRM), has organized an effort to ban lawmakers from their establishments in protest against Michigan’s smoking ban. This lawmaker ban is scheduled to start Sept. 1. PPPRM, which claims to have a membership of about 500 businesses, argues that the smoking ban has been disastrous for Michigan’s small bar owners and their employees.

    http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/15622

    found on: http://hotair.com/

  4. #9 – I saw that earlier and thought it might be a good idea to try to expand that program. I can envision it extended not only to bars, but to restaurants, clubs, cafeterias, and other public venues; and I can envision it including not only those politicians who voted for a smoking ban but also all other politicians as well. Hate to discriminate, you know.

    I can remember when it would be an honor for an establishment to host a prominent politician – no mas.

  5. If you can answer this correctly, you can answer the question on what action to take on raising the Federal debt ceiling.

    You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup and you have sewage up to your ceilings.

    What do you do… raise the ceilings, or pump out the schizzle?

  6. #13 TT: You just beat me to the punch. Ms. Coulter’s article is simply devastating to the “Darwiniacs”.

    Harvard population biologist Richard Lewontin said the Darwiniacs tolerate “unsubstantiated just-so stories” of evolution and ignore “the patent absurdity of some of its constructs” because they are committed to coming up with a theory that excludes God. “We cannot,” Lewontin said, “allow a divine foot in the door.”

    Maybe if we called the Intelligent Designer “Louis Vuitton” to avoid frightening the Godphobics, they’d finally admit the truth: Modern science has disproved Darwinian evolution.

    And therein lies the crux of the issue; if they surrender and admit that there is GOD, then they have to look at their behavior and further admit that they are not god.

  7. My assistant just went outside to the big porches I insisted on having so she could watch the rain. “I haven’t seen rain in so long!” she said.

    Yes. I understand.

  8. #13 – 14 – 15 – I’m sticking to my guns on this……………………..it doesn’t taker a rocket scientist (IMHO)………………….if we can all simply agree on “free will” & “faith” this entire “NON controversy” is easily ‘splained………………BOTH sides are correct – just misguided and a bit confused…………………….as each side is stuck on the “my-way-or-the-highway” concept

  9. I think the difference between me and the lib evolutionists (like Matthews) is.

    ….I don’t care so much if I think they’re wrong…

    …. but for some reason they can’t handle the fact that I think I’m right…

  10. I’m with Katfish on this. I see no conflict in the theory of Evolution and my faith in God. They are not mutually exclusive. If the theory is correct all that means is Evolution IS Creationism; a divine miracle sparked by the Hand of God. It’s a non-controversy for me too.

  11. Hammy, Katfish —

    Oh, I agree with you, too! I just wish the libs would get over their “If you believe in God then you’re too stupid to breathe” attitude.

    Disclaimer: Not all liberals are bigoted idiots. Not all atheists are stupid, mean, or condescending. It’s the Matthews type that I find objectionable.

  12. Hammy, Katfish –

    Oh, I agree with you, too! I just wish the libs would get over their “If you believe in God then you’re too stupid to breathe” attitude.

    Disclaimer: Not all liberals are bigoted idiots. Not all atheists are stupid, mean, or condescending. It’s the Matthews type that I find objectionable.

    You’re going to see more of it. Its already being used as a tactic by the Dems. They can’t defend Obama, so they are going to try to scare folks, particularly young ones, with people who believe in God. Its the main basis of attacks on Bachman and Perry. Gay Rights and Gay Marriage will be at the point of the spear on that one, as will Evolution. We already have Jesse Jackson legitimizing the issue as a “civil rights issue”.

    The good news is that’s all they’ve got

    The bad news is, it might be effective.

  13. The dude’s still got it:

    In the spirit of Joseph Heller, I have a covenant with God. I leave him alone and he leaves me alone. If, however, I have a big problem, I ask God for the answer. He tells Rick Perry. And Rick tells me.

  14. #30 Mharper

    Nope, this is the replacement for the time while Momma was on maternity leave. Momma brought baby by yesterday, as a matter of fact. Little Boy is absolutely beautiful! Assistant was having a really bad day, so she was able to get some baby therapy to help calm her down. There’s just something about holding a little one, especially a sleeping newborn, that calms a woman down.

    Momma wants to come back to work next week, but I want to keep new assistant on board. Momma always had problems coming in on time in the morning, so the job will become a two person, each part time position. That way, I still have help when Momma has doctor appointments, and new assistant will still be able to earn some money to help her and her hubby get back on their feet. It’s a win-win-win for everyone.

  15. Just got this from a contact in Canuka

    One day, a very gentle Texas lady was driving across a highbridge in Austin. As she neared the top of the bridge, she noticed a young man fixin (“fixin” in Texas means: has the means or abilities to take action) to jump…. She stopped her car, rolled down the window, and said, “Please don’t jump! Think of your dear mother and father.” He replied, “My mom and dad are both dead; I’m going to jump.” She said, “Well, think of your sweet wife and precious children.” He replied, “I’m not married, and I don’t have any kids.” She said, “Well, then you just remember the Alamo.” He replied, ”What’s the Alamo?” She replied, ”Well bless your heart …just go ahead and jump you darned Yankee!”

  16. #26 Hammy
    Great post! My favorite line:

    These days, of course, I would support Charlie Sheen over Obama.

  17. Texpat: Have you ever gone through a hurricane since suartS eoJ made you move to New Joisey? What kind of preparations are made up there, anything different from the Gulf Coast? Hope you & yours come out of this OK.

  18. Creationists vs Evolutionists/ new earth vs old earth:

    Gen 1:14-19

    14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
    NASU

    Today, we define days and years etc with the sun and moon. These were not put into place until the 4th day of Creation; BEFORE THAT HAPPENED, TIME AS WE KNOW IT, WAS NOT DEFINED.
    Animals and fish were put in place on the 5th day and on the 6th day Y_VH created humans. On the 7th day HE rested. On the 8th day Y_VH created Adam.
    I humbly submit that the time between the Biblical 6th day and the Biblical 8th day is a whole lot longer than the 24+ hours as we would define it today.

  19. Danica Patrick only has one win in seven years of open wheel racing. I reckon image is what matters.

  20. Do you ever look at a common phrase or idiom you’ve heard all your life and say that just doesn’t sound/look right or grammatically it doesn’t make sense?

    All of a sudden

  21. Back home we had Canucks, folks who are the Yankee cousins of Cajuns. We would hear such things as

    “Throw me down the stairs my shoes.”

    “I turned around, and there he was, GONE!”

  22. #41 Hammy
    “All of a sudden” is an idiom, so it doesn’t have to make literal sense.

    all of a sudden
    happening or done quickly and without any warning; all at once
    All of a sudden we heard a loud explosion that shook the building.
    Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003. Reproduced with permission.

  23. #44 Sarge

    “Throw me down the stairs my shoes.”

    That is Germanic sentence structure, which survives in Yiddish English, as in “Throw Mama from the train a Knich”. But those Canucks seem to be French Canadians — an easy association with Cajuns, but no connection I could guess to German or Jewish. I’ve worked with Cajuns and never heard any Yiddish phrasing. This topic sounds a little familiar & I think we’ve discussed it here before.

  24. This topic sounds a little familiar & I think we’ve discussed it here before.

    It was, I think, in conjunction with a story about my first step-father. I actually heard him say that to my mother as he was standing in the basement.

  25. “All of a sudden” is an idiom, so it doesn’t have to make literal sense.

    I know it doesn’t have to make sense. I’m just pointing out that it doesn’t.

  26. HOT DAYAAM, Just got home here in Clear Lake and emptied the rain gauge, almost 3 1/2 inches! YES! As Miss Adee would say, we won the rain lottery today. :grin:

  27. #51 Dave
    3.5″ in the rain gauge is a woo hoo moment these days! I was disappointed to find only a trace in mine, but glad to have gotten it nonetheless.

  28. Yea for Super Dave’s flood in the rain gauge. We made it to 1/10″ last night and this morning combined, but it was wonderfully coolish and with a northerly breeze most of the morning. Last night the big storms passed barely NW, and this morning the storms passed barely SW.

    All was not quiet last night in NW Fort Bend County and into Waller County. The staff at our equine veterinary clinic arrived this morning to find roof damage over the new surgery section, as in the roof peeled back like a sardine can, and 3″ of water on the floor, no power. Surgery is on hold until repairs can be made and the mess sterilized. Fortunately no people or horses were hurt. Glad we missed that kind of entertainment here last night.

  29. Well, ’bout 6 PM, “small back-up dawg” and I were out in the yard enjoying the great weather when the Boy called and was leaving work with the boat in tow and he wanted me to take the wake board to him @ the boat ramp. So I loaded up and beat him there. About 6:30 he came barrelling in on the “Beast”, his black, 94 GMC, stepside 4X4, (raised 4″ & running 35’s), pulling the white, with red trim Sea Ray. He was LQQking good. His buddy was in his 2008 Z7-1. I helped them get ready to launch and watched them taxi out. They were going to try to get in a couple of hours of wake boarding before the other two guys show up. Then they’ll cruise Clear Lake and maybe head out to the bay if it’s calm enough. Yep, life is GOOD! The Boy is a chip off the ole block…..And for a while there, growing up, I thought I’d have to kill him. :grin:

  30. All the neighborhoods in the area are relieved that the escaped prisoner from OK, Charles Dyer, was finally caught this morning in rural Richmond just north of Pecan Grove Plantation subdivision. E-mails flying around neighborhoods yesterday warned of his likely presence in the area after he was spotted in Sealy and then around Fulshear earlier. FBI agents had been going door to door in subdivisions warning residents to keep doors locked and lights on and gave descriptions based on previous sightings.

    An alert mom taking her child to elementary school spotted him this morning and called 911.
    And that was it. He was bedraggled, muddy, hot, and tired and apparently did not resist arrest. So we all can breathe a bit easier out here, for the moment anyhow. The capture site was about 4 miles from us.

  31. #56 Adee, my Daughter was talking about that, she lives in “Pecan Grove”. I’m just glad they caught the pervert before he did anymore damage.

  32. #42: Read the comments until the bile started to rise in my throat. They seemed more concerned with crooks well being than the fact that the citizen stopped a cirme. Drives me crazy.

    In other news, I got one of those lon

  33. #58 Texanadian, are you still there? I don’t like to see something trail off like that. But I guess if he passed out, he prolly wouldn’t have hit the Post button on the way down.

  34. Here it comes; Group of Psychiatrists Advocating Change to Definition of Pedophilia

    B4U-Act said that 38 individuals attended a symposium in Baltimore last week, including researchers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the universities of Illinois and Louisville. According to the group, which said to not endorse every point of view expressed, the speakers in attendance concluded that “minor-attracted” individuals are largely misunderstood and should not be criminalized even as their actions should be discouraged

    /GLBT community watching with interest (recruits!)

  35. In other news, I got one of those lon

    Well that was rude to do that.

    I got one of those old emails about government officials demanding stupid things when talking to airlines, I’m sure you’ve seen them. I want to go to rhino, do you mean buffalo, yeah whatever, a large animal. They have been around for a while.

    Well I recognized about half the names and replied to comment about that these were people running our government, did I mention he’s a precinct chair for the dems, I suggested he look up their party affiliation.

    No response. :)

  36. he prolly wouldn’t have hit the Post button on the way down.

    Now, that’s funny. :)

    Black helicopters, drone strike, nothing could prevent me fro .

  37. #62 T-C, I’m pretty clueless what you are talking about, the airlines & buffalo & all. Can you post that email here to clarify?

  38. Obama breaks par. :)

    In other news
    STORM ALERT: FROM DC TO BOSTON…

    NYC BRACES FOR DIRECT HIT…

    EVACS POSSIBLE…

    STATE OF EMERGENCY…

    NAVY MOVES SHIPS…

    FLIGHTS CANCELED, UP AND DOWN…

    on Drudge

  39. You just could not possibly make this up.

    A DC airport ticket agent-must read!

    This is priceless funny stuff; but alas, is only a small indication
    of how much trouble our country is in–sounds like a Jay Leno–“Jay Walker Show”.

    God Bless America !

    A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of ‘why’ our country is in trouble:

    1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that
    her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)

    2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman’s (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted
    to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information,
    and then he interrupted me with, ”I’m not trying to make you look stupid,
    but Capetown is in Massachusetts …..”

    Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained,
    ”Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa ”

    his response — click.

    3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package
    we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an
    ocean-view room. I tried t o explain that’s not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state.

    He replied, ‘don’t lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!” (OMG)

    4. I got a call from a lawmaker’s wife (Landra Reid) who asked, ”Is it possible to see England from Canada ?”

    I said, ”No.”

    She said, ”But they look so close on the map.” (OMG, again!)

    5. An aide for a cabinet member(Janet Napolitano) once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas .
    I pulled up the reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas . When I asked him why he
    wanted to rent a car, he said, ”I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between
    gates to save time.” (Aghhhh)

    6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She needed to know how it
    was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m.

    I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn’t understand
    the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.

    7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, ”Do airlines put your physical description
    on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?” I said, ‘No, why do you ask?’

    He replied, ”Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage
    that said (FAT), and I’m overweight. I think that’s very rude!”

    After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying laughing). I came back
    and explained the city code for Fresno , Ca. is (FAT – Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was
    just putting a destination tag on his luggage.

    8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii .
    After going over all the cost info, she asked, ”Would it be cheaper to fly to California
    and then take the train to Hawaii ?”

    9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright from Ala who asked,
    ”How do I know which plane to get on?”

    I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ”I was told my flight number is 823,
    but none of these planes have that number on them.”

    10. Senator Dianne Feinstein called and said, ”I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida .
    Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?”

    I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane.

    She said, ”Yeah, whatever, smarty!”

    11. Mary Landrieu , La. Senator called and had a question about the documents she needed
    in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she
    needed a visa. ‘Oh, no I don’t. I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those.”

    I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said,
    ”Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!”

    12. A New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, ”I want to go from
    Chicago to Rhino, New York .”

    I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ”Are you sure that’s the name of the town?”

    ‘Yes, what flights do you have?” replied the man.

    After some searching, I came back with, ”I’m sorry, sir, I’ve looked up every airport code
    in the country and can’t find a rhino anywhere.”

    ”The man retorted, ”Oh, don’t be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!”

    So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, ”You don’t mean Buffalo , do you?”

    The reply? ”Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.”

    Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it’s in!

    Could anyone be this DUMB?

    YES, THEY WALK AMONG US, ARE IN POLITICS,
    AND THEY CONTINUE TO BREED..

  40. #67 T-C
    Funny for sure, but a bit on the unbelievable side. Doubt if any of these politicians make their own reservations, for one thing. :)

  41. Like I said, this has been going around for years. Having dealt with the general public for years in customer service I am not really to surprized. The more I’m around people, the more I like my dog.
    Out, night all.

    Have to deal with the work issue. :(

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