40 thoughts on “Friday Right-Left Open Comments

  1. I’m having trouble convincing Max that I’m not really interested in getting up in time to watch Our Miss Brooks reruns at 4am.

  2. But on the plus side, it does give me the opportunity to continue research on the question of who was hotter – Donna Reed or her TV daughter, Shelley Faberes.

  3. The Donna Reed Show is proof that Hollywood has been trying to make men look stupid at least since 1958.

  4. So, I get to work and see a mama doe and her twins over by building 15, first set of twins I’ve seen this year. I went back to the truck and got my cheap, throw-down camera and head over to where they were. I found them all the way over near the mall and cranked the zoom out to 250 MM (5X), the most it has and just as I was about to take the picture, the battery warning flashed and it turned itself off! I tried several times but no cigar. By now they were all the way over near building 2, heading back to where I’d parked my truck so I whipped my ancient flip-phone and got a couple of crappy shots. This was the best one.
    I guess I’m gonna’ have to break down and buy a cheap, digital SLR with a long lens.

  5. Finally some soundness of mind may have entered the federal judiciary in Hawaii.

    HEADLINE: Federal judge turns back Hawaii’s motion on Trump’s travel ban
    A federal judge has denied an emergency motion filed by the State of Hawaii that would broaden the familial exceptions to President Trump’s travel ban.

    In a motion filed by the state after the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated portions of the ban on June 26, Attorney General Doug Chin argued that the Trump administration wrongly excluded grandparents and other relatives from the list of family members who can obtain visas to travel to the United States.

  6. I had to meet with some new tenants yesterday. They are a charming family, but sorely lacking in English skills. Fortunately, their daughters speak English, as well as the neighbor kid across the street, so we’re able to communicate. They both indicated they were trying to learn English.

    I was sitting with the wife yesterday, waiting for her husband to return from the bank, and we were trying to talk. She said “calor” and I told her “hot”. I asked for Spanish translations of words, too. We were working on it. I mentioned I was using Duolingo and she just lit up. “Duolingo?!” and she pointed to her phone. “Yes,Duolingo!” I said.

    It’s good to see immigrants at least trying to fit in.

  7. I’m not sure that Euro riots at economic summits are really deserving of headline news anymore.

  8. #4 Shannonigans

    Any steak with an internal temperature from 95 degrees to 105 degrees Fahrenheit is rare

    OMG, you can get that just by putting your steak out in the sun for 10 minutes in August.

    That ain’t cooking!

    I don’t make a big deal out of letting everyone know this, but my beef has to be cooked well-done.

  9. I, too, like my food well-done.

    And don’t you dare serve me anything that can still look at me. Serving fish and shrimp with the heads on just makes me want to puke.

  10. I had a period when it was medium-rare, but now it’s medium for me. I find there’s more flavor with a longer grilling time.

  11. Any steak (ribeye, t-bone, fillet) over medium rare is burnt; rare to medium rare is the way to go. Chuck and round need to be really tenderized so pot roasting for a long time works best for them IMHO.

  12. Michael Mann’s reign of fraudulent BS is about to be over.

    HEADLINE: Things Get Hot for Michael Mann
    Michael Mann has stepped into a methane-emitting cowpile.

    Mann is the Penn State climatologist famous for inventing the “hockey stick” graph promoting the notion that planetary temperatures spiked in the 20th century after a Golden Age of stasis. This graph was misleading at a minimum,[a very delicate way of calling fraud] the product of what Phil Jones, director of the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia termed “Mike’s Nature trick” to “hide the decline.” What Mann did was splice two separate data sets together to create the illusion of spiking temperatures; the graph spliced data sets together without differentiation, hiding the global temperature “decline” shown by the Briffa reconstruction set.
    /snip
    “The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball… is expected to instruct his British Columbia attorneys to trigger mandatory punitive court sanctions, including a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to commit climate data fraud. Mann’s imminent defeat is set to send shock waves worldwide within the climate science community as the outcome will be both a legal and scientific vindication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that climate scare stories are a “hoax.”

    Michael Mann should face jail time for criminal scientific fraud, theft of public funds, conspiracy, etc. As of this writing he is still employed by Penn State.

  13. Notice how **I** don’t insist that others agree with me on how to cook meat, or anything else for that matter. And yet the world is full of people who will rant and rave that their way is the only way. Disagreement merely proves you are a cretin.
    Bwa Haha Ha!!
    :mrgreen:

  14. I’ll admit…………if the steak in question is a “cheaper” variety – closer to medium well can be preferable..simply to get the gristle a little more cook time

  15. To tell the truth, I cannot recall the last time I bought any raw meat and cooked it. I don’t like seeing blood on my food.

    Maybe bacon crisped in the microwave?

    It’s about lunchtime, think I’ll open a can of Wolf brand Hot Chili. Add some Cocina Latina Mexicana-style beans and some rice on the side, plus some tortilla chips I got at Kroger with “a kick of lime” that are pretty good.

    Scrumptious, for those with simple tastes.

  16. To tell the truth, I cannot recall the last time I bought any raw meat

    Don’t worry, we’re picking up the slack. Beef, fish, pork, or chicken at every meal.

  17. There is a commercial that plays on every break on the Limbaugh show that just irritates the crap out of me. It starts with a voice that sounds like a 10 year old kid “hey America, we need to talk” and goes on about childhood hunger. Irritating sound, irritating scenario, like any 10 year old kid would have a clue about fixing anything more complicated than a sandwich and would have the temerity to take to the airwaves to declare such. The whole concept is simply absurd and insulting. Dr. Phil is also doing one on childhood hunger. Where was all this during the JugEars reign of stupidity? Why is the attempt to make me feel guilty about this issue when the parents are simply irresponsible – why is this my responsibility? I don’t have a problem with helping someone in a bad way through no fault of their own, I have a huge problem with enabling people to be irresponsible.

  18. Further to #28: It seems that when a D occupies the White House, there is very little talk about homelessness, childhood hunger, whatever – unless it helps the Ds with a particular agenda. When an R is there, the opposite is true. It surprises me and frankly is darned disappointing that Limbaugh is cooperating with this by agreeing to have the ads run on his show, he should know better.

  19. Holiday travels are over as I arrived back to SS a few minutes ago. We actually had a shower last night the neighbors report – who knew it could ever rain in July out here – maybe this global warming thing is acting up. Had a great time. Friend at Methodist is out of surgery and testing his new lungs by talking. Those doctors down there are nothing short of exceptional. There’s a reason that kings and Presidents go there in addition to some of us common folk. The good fairy did not show up to mow my lawn, but it’ll have to wait a while longer until it cools down a little.

  20. “Shannon says:
    July 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I had a period when….”

    When I first started reading this, I though “now this is going to be good.”

  21. I find there’s more flavor with a longer grilling time.

    That makes no sense. Unless you like the flavor of grilled shoe leather. To each his own, I suppose. As for me, I don’t think you can cook a steak too rare.

  22. When I first started reading this, I though “now this is going to be good.”

    Me too! I was thinking “did he discover there’s something to this trans thing after all”?

  23. 32, 34
    The surgery went well.
    SQK doesn’t have a chance in the wet Speedo contest anymore.

  24. A federal judge said that three professors suing the state to block campus carry didn’t present any “concrete evidence to substantiate their fears” that the law would have a chilling effect on free speech.

    -Texas Tribune, 4 hours ago

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