Thursday Entrepreneur Open Comments

I was browsing TheBlaze.com and found this story. Prepare to grin ear to ear. This kid will go far. Unless he gets taxed to death. But with his imagination, persistence, and just good ol’ charm, he’ll probably do okay.

And good on Dad, for letting him run with his idea. And good on his benefactor and all the flash mob who supported him.

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65 Responses to “Thursday Entrepreneur Open Comments”

  1. Super Dave says:

    Mornin’ Gang

  2. wagonburner says:

    We need to change the law so we stop oppressing teh ghey crazy people in N. Texas Hicksville. It’s discrimination like that that we must put an end to.

  3. Hamous says:

    Don’t touch the stick, Rick.

  4. Hamous says:

    Stay out the crack, Jack.

  5. OletimerLin says:

    G’Morning All

    One quick one before I head out the door to the Dermatologist.

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Backs Out of Islamist Event After Blowback

    by William Bigelow 19 hours ago 113 post a comment
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was scheduled to give the keynote address at a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim on the Federal Terrorist Watch List, is backing out. Called out by her Republican opponent Joe Kaufman, Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman issued a statement that “there was a miscommunication, she is not speaking to the organization … we never agreed to do a fundraiser, nor this event.”

    She lied. Here is the flyer for the event.

  6. Hamous says:

    Excellent retort to Derbyshire’s dust-up last week.

  7. Hamous says:

    Dems declare war on women:

    “What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, ‘Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.’ Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said.

    “She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing, in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why do we worry about their future,” Rosen continued, adding that Romney “just seems so old fashioned when it comes to women.”

    Raised five sons but never worked a day in her life? If Ann Romney had aborted her five sons she’d be a hero to these ugly feminists. They’d pray for her.

  8. Bonecrusher says:

    Hands off the pole, Noel

  9. Bonecrusher says:

    Why is it that the more lefty the admin is the worse the crime gets? Chicago experiencing “murder storm” under Rahm Emmanuel.

  10. Bonecrusher says:

    HEADLINE:Fed’s Bullard Sees Jobless Rate at 7.8% by End of 2012

    Fed Reserve prez James Bullard also sees monkeys flying out of Obama’s butt by end of year.

    I wonder how much more they are going to have to manipulate the measuring system to make those numbers happen?

  11. wagonburner says:

    I wonder what the labor force size and participation rate will be?

  12. Hamous says:

    I wonder what the labor force size and participation rate will be?

    Whatever it takes to calculate out to a jobless rate of 7.8%.

  13. Hamous says:

    Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said in an interview the explosion inside the lab blew out three of the building’s exterior windows and an eight-inch-thick (20cm) door. The building will likely need extensive renovations, he said. “They had extreme testing going on,” Fouts said.

    Yeah baby! Goin’ green is fun!

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/12/chevy-spark-battery-pack-reportedly-caused-gm-lab-explosion/?intcmp=features#ixzz1rqGJ2fMe

  14. Bonecrusher says:

    #14 Couchmaster: From your linkie:

    A123 last month said it would recall defective battery packs developed for auto makers that were made at its Livonia, Mich., plant. A flaw in the manufacturing process led to defective packs that could cause them to fail, the company then said.
    A123, which is owned in part by General Electric Co., is one of several battery companies that built production facilities with aid from the US government. A123 received $249 million in federal grants to build battery facilities.

    Give me 250MILLION DOLLARS and I will blow up all kinds of neat stuff and may actually produce something useful (not to mention having a wiss load of fun) in the process.

  15. wagonburner says:

    #13 hamous
    Right. But there’s a continuum of possible values that yield 7.8%. If the labor force drops to 1,000, then if there are 78 people looking for a job, you’ll get it, although the country would be a wilderness at that point.

  16. Bonecrusher says:

    #16 When was the “universe of the labor force” into the calculation? Isn’t the Universe of Labor Force (ULF) equal to the total able bodied (this excludes mentally/physically handicapped) population:
    minus those who have retired (voluntarily and over 65)
    minus those who stay at home to take care of children
    minus those incarcerated and in the military
    minus those who are full time students

    Let’s call the total of the above ULF, the true unemployment rate would be the ULF minus total employed take that difference and divide by the ULF. This would yield the true percentage of those in the ULF who are not employed, would it not? What does the universe of available jobs have to do with the unemployment rate?

  17. Bonecrusher says:

    #18: Pyro, Farrakhan is a stark raving lunatic! He and his nation of islime followers are nothing better and perhaps worse that the kkk with a permanent tan. Farrakhan and his followers need to be treated with the same contempt as the kkk as they are two sides of the same corrupt coin.

  18. wagonburner says:


  19. Texpat says:

    #18 WB

    RE: Your Farrakhan link.

    This is a self-evident falsehood:

    The Anti-Defamation League also reports that Farrakhan has accused white Republicans of praying for President Obama’s death.

    There is not a single Republican in this nation wishing for Joe Biden to become president.

  20. Bonecrusher says:

    #21: guilty as charged.

  21. Tedtam says:

    Unicorns and bacon and star ships, oh my!

    And in case you didn’t know, that’s pretty dang sweet.

  22. Texpat says:

    #7 Hamous

    You’re right. That is an excellent column.

  23. Adee says:

    Good afternoon Hamsters.

    Hmm, Hillary Rosen’s attack on Ann Romney has apparently been aborted, since Ms. Rosen has walked back her venom as being “poorly chosen” words. (As reported on the 1 pm radio news.) And the strong suspicion that the White House was behind the incident seems more likely as Ms. Rosen (frequent visitior to the WH) has just been flung under the Obama bus (per Rush). But she hasn’t been alone in the attack, for one Debbie Waaaserman Schultz has been even more on the warpath at every opportunity on every topic (#6 OTL). It’s the Obama campaign war on women, plainly exposed.

    I think it will backfire bigtime, and likely already is. Ann Romney is by all reports a charming, well-spoken, and educated lady; wife and mother of five sons; breast cancer survivor; afflicted with multiple sclerosis (God bless her); horsewoman and dressage rider (the equestrian equivalent of playing chess); partner with her husband.

    IMHO the attacks will rally women to Ann’s defense and be taken as an attack on them as well, which will result in scorn heaped upon the attackers and their backers. When you look at those who already have sniped at her, how can you doubt that it is orchestrated at the highest levels by the Society of Democrat Harridans, Xantippe Elite Corps?



  24. Shannon says:

    Apparently Mrs. Romney appeared on some morning shows to defend herself and husband against this Hillary Rosen witch.

    Could it possibly be the case that the Stupid Party has finally removed their feet from the concrete and learned how to quickly respond to this stuff?

    We can only hope.

    No thanks due to Karl Rove, I’m certain.

  25. Shannon says:

    Mrs. Romney can be a real asset to this campaign.
    If the Professionals don’t screw it up.

  26. Shannon says:

    Ed Gillespie to spearhead the VP vetting.
    Let’s hope he can do better with this job than he did choosing and defending Harriet Miers.

  27. Hamous says:

    He’s good enough. He’s smart enough. And doggone it, Biden likes him!

    “He has been one of the leading legal scholars,” Biden said of [Al] Franken today, according to the pool report. He also said that Franken “is deadly serious” as a senator.

    Franken’s a big effing deal.

  28. Adee says:

    #28 Shannon. I heard a clip from Ann Romney’s interview replayed on Rush’s program today, and she managed quite well. Well enough to scare the pants off the opposition for them to suddenly backtrack. And it was sooo obvious that’s what had happened. You go girl, keep them off balance..

    For VP, the Romney campaign is well advised to make their pick from well-known conservative candidates. That could be given a helpful nudge if we Texans do our poke in the eye of the establishment by supporting Newt or Rick in our primary. We do have 155 delegates to award, and Mitt does not have that magic number sewn up yet.

    And of course we must tend to business all down the ticket in nominating conservatives. There was a barage of one Dewhurst ad on Ch. 11 pretty much all evening, so much so that it became intrusive about like those awful JC Penney ads when their new regime took over. It was overkill, and the inclusion of his WWII veteran father regrettably seemed an attempt to parry Ted Cruz’s father’s flight from Cuba. Apples and organges, and it did not work for me.

    IMHO Dewhurst excels at clumsily insulting the tea party movement while claiming to have been in on the ground floor. As far as I know, he’s skipped all the tea party sponsored candidate forums. He was even a latecomer to the senatorial candidate forum Rep. Pete Olson sponsored late last year, as I understand it having agreed only about a week before. His presentation there sure seemed stitched together at the last minute. All the other candidates were on board well in advance–and made better presentations. His advisors are not helping him.

  29. Adee says:

    #31 Hamous. Time to send out the men in white coats with the butterfly nets to Biden’s digs.

  30. Shannon says:

    I saw the Dewhurst ad.
    I’m pretty sure I fell asleep about halfway through it.
    Mr Excitement, I tell ya.

  31. Hamous says:

    Dewhurst reminds me of a guy I used to work with whose nickname was Kelvin – he had absolute zero personality.

  32. Adee says:

    Shannon #34 and Hamous #35. Well, we know to stand back out of the way and let events unfold.

  33. Sarge says:

    I like it when Dewcrist takes credit for his Dad being a bomber pilot over Utah Beach on D Day.

  34. Shannon says:

    What really turns me on is Dewhurst’s firey, inspiring promotion of his hearfelt conservative vision for the state of Texas and these United States.

  35. Shannon says:

    Dewhurst makes Romney look like a charismatic teevee preacher.
    Maybe he should be the running mate.

  36. Shannon says:

    I stumbled into a Dewhurst campaign rally and a Barry Manilow concert had broken out.

  37. mharper42 says:

    #32 Queen Adee

    Re Dewhurst ad mentioning his WWII veteran father, I heard one on the radio and it rang all the wrong bells, something like “My father led the invasion of Normandy Beach on D-Day”. If Dewhurst senior was there, I thank him for his service. But if he “led the invasion”, wouldn’t we know his name, like some bigshot general? Seemed like extreme hyperbole.

  38. mharper42 says:

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  39. mharper42 says:

    Oh, 42!


    I am delirious from a hard day of regression testing, ending with discovery of a showstopper when I had only 4 (of 74) testcases left to go. Seems I will be working this weekend ‘stead of mowing my tall shaggy grass. And got a meeting tonight. Check y’all later.

  40. Shannon says:

    I know we can count on Dewhurst to carry on the long tradition of Texas Senators such as Bob Krueger, Lloyd Bentsen and Kay Huchison.

    Doesn’t it just give you goosebumps?

  41. Katfish says:

    #44 – *EL BARF-O*

  42. Hamous says:

    Bob Krueger – I forgot all about that wet noodle.

  43. wagonburner says:

    Two words:

    Uh. NO.

  44. Texpat says:

    #47 wagonB

    Dang, man, you blew the deal.

    I was saving that for Squawk. Heaven knows he needs the grooming advice and I would pay huge money to see the look on B-Sue’s face when Squawk came home all “pejazzled”.


  45. GJT says:

    I got the brush hog, y’all hold him down.

  46. squawkbox says:

    BSue and I celebrate our 16th anniversary today. Heh the big joke between us is that it took us 37 years to get a total of 20.

    Life is good.

  47. GJT says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  48. squawkbox says:

    I asked her what she might want to do today, keeping in mind that she had to work tomorrow. I was thinking maybe a movie or at least going out to dinner. Her answer?


  49. Texpat says:

    Squawk, I’m tellin ya that pejazzling thing would have got her attention.

  50. squawkbox says:


    Paraphrasing Bunsonburner’s original comment to osmething more appropriate would get me kicked out of here PDQ. So I will simply quote Bunsonburner

    Two words:

    Uh. NO.

  51. Katfish says:

    Well not ALL Govt. workers are lazy – we are STILL waiting for a jury to finish deliberating up in Conroe this evening (a BACA child’s case that is)

  52. Texpat says:

    #55 KF

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but jurors aren’t exactly government employees.

  53. Sarge says:

    Seems to be making a dent.

    Unlike the astroturfing Media Matters Twitterers who make a small number of people seem like a mass movement because they can hit a “send” button all day long, this is one-at-a-time, hand-to-pump combat.

  54. Katfish says:

    #56 – My lack of clarity duly noted Texpat (but where a jury works – Bailiffs, officers, DAs, & Judges are present eh?)


  55. Shannon says:

    He may be referring to the judge and some other officers of the court.

  56. Darren says:

    Cain’s Arcade = Examples of charity. :)

  57. Darren says:


    Mrs. Romney can be a real asset to this campaign.
    If the Professionals don’t screw it up.

    My thoughts exactly.

  58. Darren says:

    Congradulations Squawk!

    Let’s do at least 16 more.

  59. Darren says:

    Adee #32;

    #28 Shannon. I heard a clip from Ann Romney’s interview replayed on Rush’s program today, and she managed quite well. Well enough to scare the pants off the opposition for them to suddenly backtrack. And it was sooo obvious that’s what had happened. You go girl, keep them off balance..

    And thus we see why Mormon men have a healthy fear of their women. :)

  60. Darren says:

    Hamous #8;

    They’d pray for her.

    I imagine there’s only so much blatant mockery God can take. Planned Parenthood is so flagarantly appaulling.

  61. squawkbox says:

    Thanks for the congrats, but I hope ya don’t mind if “we” leave you out of the “us” portion at certain times over the next 16 years. ;)

    I mean you are a nice guy and all that, but well you know.