83 thoughts on “Friday Open Comments

  1. Lazy hound here doesn’t get up and about until I’m putting my boots on to leave. Same routine, every morning.

    Second!

  2. Youngest must have been in the area of our old hood off Fairbanks N Houston yesterday, he sent me a pic of the house we moved from in ’99 and captioned You made many kids happy putting up that basketball goal. I noted the six cars parked there and said I’m sure soccer is the only ball played around there for years. 😀

  3. On kicking Yankee butt.

    The Best Football Team Ever

    In 1916, virtually the entire US Army, as well as many National Guard units, were posted on the border with Mexico. They were there to keep the Mexican Revolution on the Mexican side of the border.

    That so many National Guard units had been activated is key to our story. Lots of young men had to put their college educations on hold when their units were called up.

    One of those units, training at Camp Scurry in Corpus Christi, was the 2nd Texas Infantry. The men of the 2nd Texas came primarily from the schools of the Southwest Conference.

    To keep morale up, the Army brass encourged the National Guard units for form football teams that fall. Of the fifteen men who made up the 2nd Texas squad, nine were from the University of Texas team, three were Aggies, two played at Baylor and one came from Southwestern.

    They would compile an 8-0 record, beating their opponents by a combined score of 432-6. The only team to score on them was the 12th Division All-Stars, coached by Lt. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    That score was 34-6. But the 2nd Texas was resting its starters for the big season finale to be held in San Antonio four days later.

    The opponent would be the 1st New York Cavalry. That team was a juggernaut of thirty-three lettermen from big Eastern schools like Syracuse, Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell and Princeton, all football powerhouses back then. This promised to be a real competition for the 2nd Texas.

    Twenty-five thousand fans were in attendence, the most ever to see a game in the Southwest at that time. The result: a 69-0 rout by the 2nd Texas, the second biggest margin of victory of the season. The first was 102-0 shellacing of the 7th New York Infantry two weeks earlier.

    It seems facing off with New Yorkers brought out the best in the Texas boys.

    – Texas Reader

    http://www.texasreader.com/the-best-football-team-ever.html

  4. It seems facing off with New Yorkers brought out the best in the Texas boys.

    Oh heck yes! Could be something about the Civil War being dead for only 50 years and likely some of these yutes hearing the tales of the war and the treatment of the vile carpet baggers from their grandpappys.

  5. #4

    Today the UT guys and the Aggies would stomp their feet and pout they had to be on the same team.

  6. This is an essay by a miserable, lonely, angry, afraid, feminist, failure of a human being.

    HEADLINE: I’m Done Pretending Men Are Safe (Even My Sons)
    /snip
    I joined Bumble recently, after a six-plus year break from dating. I’m not overly interested in dating in the first place, but I’m starved for adult conversation so dating feels like a necessary evil. Bumble, as I explained to my married friends, is like the feminist Tinder. Women have to initiate contact with men, so at least there’s no inbox full of d!(% picks every day. But, feminist or not, the men are no different from the men anywhere else and I quickly felt deflated. If the feminist men — the men who proudly declare their progressive politics and their fight for quality — aren’t safe, then what man is? No man, I fear.

    This woman is busy poisoning her sons’ minds that all men are rapists and bad. There has never been a man on the planet who would be ideal for her, yet the problem is the men and not her reflection in the mirror. I would imagine that when she meets a man her feelings are not all that get deflated.
    She is a single mom (go figure) and she/ze/zxhe/it lives in Seattle. Her feminist ideology has condemned her to misery- and it is all self inflicted.

  7. That insane woman wrote an essay about her sons last year. Sounds like at least one of them realized how toxic she is and has moved on with his life. You don’t get to pick your parents. Most of us get lucky. A few get stuck with mentally ill parents like this one. The best we can hope for is that there are some sane people in their lives to help guide them through the landmines planted by pernicious vipers like Jody Allard.

  8. I am ashamed for my gender.

    Please forgive the idiot women/fakers out there, please.

    I am not responsible for their simpering attitudes. I like a strong man, and I don’t believe God made all of you guys evil just to make my life miserable. Let me rephrase. I don’t believe God made all of you guys evil. Many of you are kind and smart and – even today! – chivalrous, without the ulterior motive of making me feel inferior. And I don’t believe God put you guys here to make my life miserable, either.

    For that, there’s sisters.

  9. She’s a train wreck. Nothing is ever her fault or responsibility. Case in point.

    And then there’s this:

    Beware of selling or giving any animals to a Seattle/Woodinville woman named Jody Allard, a.k.a. Jody Knight. She goes by the online nickname Euphrasie. Allard often attains animals on Craiglist and other online groups, gets bored within a couple of months, and dumps them a couple of months later. Victims have included dogs, cats, chickens and at least one rabbit.

    Allard and her sometime-babydaddy, James Johnson, have dumped an estimated 20 animals over the past few years, including a dog and two kittens recently. Allard’s seven kids are told that the animals went to the doctor.”

    I confirmed from her FB photo it’s the same whackadoodle.

  10. #8 I almost feel sorry for the poor B,….Witch, how does one manage to get their head so screwed up? She has decided, on her own to lead a miserable, wretched life.

  11. I have the tube on one of those stupid network morning shows and I just saw this sad old lying ba$tard talking about the Russia thing. It is absolutely amazing that the Lamestream Media has kept this NON-STORY alive for over a year.

  12. Saw this on a comments thread this morning. Sums it up nicely:

    Every group has people who lack wisdom, foresight, or self-control. Progressivism simply gathers up all the foolishness into one tent.

  13. No voter fraud here, just move along.

    Your doddering little grandma has a mail-in ballot? Not any more! It now belongs to the DNC.

    A grand jury charged Miguel Hernandez with illegal voting, a second-degree felony, on Monday. Hernandez is accused of being part of an illegal mail ballot harvesting scheme that targeted elderly West Dallas voters in this May’s local elections.

    Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Hernandez last month. He was apprehended Wednesday.

    The voter fraud investigation, now being conducted jointly by the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and the Texas Attorney General’s office, is focused on mail-in ballots that prosecutors believe were either fraudulently obtained through illegal voter “assistance,” or forged – or both.

    The voter that Hernandez is charged with defrauding told the DA’s office she gave the suspect her blank mail-in ballot. That ballot later arrived at the Dallas County Elections Office filled out for a Dallas City Council candidate and with a forged version of the voter’s signature.

    The forged ballot also had the signature of an assistant, “Jose Rodriguez,” which investigators determined was a fake name used by Hernandez on hundreds of mail ballots in the May elections. Over 700 suspicious ballots were set aside for extra scrutiny before being counted; those determined to be fraudulent were turned over to the DA’s office for forensic testing.

  14. More on #8

    One of my sons was hurt by my words, although he’s never told me so. He doesn’t understand why I lumped him and his brother together in my essay. He sees himself as the “good” one, the one who is sensitive and thoughtful, and who listens instead of reacts. He doesn’t understand that even quiet misogyny is misogyny, and that not all sexists sound like Twitter trolls. He is angry at me now, although he won’t admit that either, and his anger led him to conservative websites and YouTube channels; places where he can surround himself with righteous indignation against feminists, and tell himself it’s ungrateful women like me who are the problem.

    Gee Ya’ think that your son would be happy that his mother thinks he, like ALL MEN are Rapists?
    Sick!!!

  15. Meeting the First Lady of France for the first time, President Reagan told her, “Hey, Momma, you lookin’ good!”

    No, it was Donald Trump.

    What a dork.

  16. #4, We know very little about our Dad’s dad. Dad rarely mentioned ‘Pop’. All we have is a picture of him roughly 1916. He is wearing a cavalry uniform. I wonder if he may have been there.

  17. Morning, everyone. I see my surgeon this morning and find out if I am released from my requirement to avoid all physical exertion. I’ve been feeling grrreeeaaat for the last few days, so I am hopeful.

  18. #24

    That’s right! Alls she’s never had was a real man to rock her world!

    I had to make myself crawl out of the comment hole, I mourne for mankind humankind.

  19. I went out to put the bedclothes on the line and saw 7 Cicada Exuviae on the clothesline, 5 in one group and 2 scattered. This is not the year of the 17 year Cicada’s but over the years some got out of sync so there’s a few every year. Seems to be more this year than most.

  20. I have the tube on one of those stupid network morning shows and I just saw this sad old lying ba$tard talking about the Russia thing. It is absolutely amazing that the Lamestream Media has kept this NON-STORY alive for over a year.

    And they’ve still yet to tell anyone just exactly how the election was hacked.

    Here’s a suggestion.–Whenever you feel the need to tune into one of the After Dinner-Propagandist Theatre-Fake News Channels, just watch this.

    It’s basically the same as what you’ll be getting from them for the next 4 years and much easier on your blood pressure.

    It works for me.

  21. I’ve been studying this house painting project since at least January of this year, and probably a little longer; but I kept arriving at the same conclusion, namely, it’s not going to get done until I decide to get up there and do it. Well, while out mowing the lawn this morning, I had a stroke of brilliance – why don’t I offer house painting lessons, charge a small fee to cover supplies such as paint, brushes, tarps, etc. and allow “students” the opportunity for some real OJT. I can critique their performance, offer suggestions for improvement (such as you need more practice so try painting another section here), and so forth. I see people offering stuff all the time on You Tube, but there’s nothing quite like real, live, in person training. Anybody want to go to house painting school?

  22. The rule covers any number of larger home projects. In my case it is fixing the ruts in the gravel driveway underneath the porte-cochère.

  23. If you rent an airless I’ll paint the bottom six feet since I don’t do ladders much anymore.

    In my shed, all of my ladders are devoted to yellowjacket production, now.

    Correction: I’ll do the area from four to six feet up, since I don’t really bend down much anymore.

  24. Say I read that Ted Cruz now supports the amended GOP health bill.

    The heck?

    Sam I am
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Hold the spam
    Maybe a little
    Toast with jam
    Some coffee too
    if you’re feeling blue
    I’m a bit flabbergasted
    Sarge, how bout you?:-D

  25. Cruz’ amendment “allows” you to buy insurance that doesn’t comply with Trumpcare standards. Its the best we’re going to get as long as Trump’s negotiating skills are so limited that he can’t deliver on his promise of repeal

  26. And let me just add that I think its very gracious of the negotiator in chief to have gotten us to a deal where our elite overlords will allow us to buy cheaper insurance. Please sir, may I have another?

  27. Lose the Hollandaise sauce and you might have something.

    Homey don’t allow no sauce on steak.

  28. FWIW; I don’t put anything on my steak, but ifin’ I was making the Filet, I’d have the crab and asparagus on the side. I do like good Hollandaise sauce on seafood.

  29. Well we got our daily rain an hour ago, I had the bedclothes on the line from about 8 until 1, but I left my towel out and grabbed it 3 minutes before the rain started. Lil’ Bit went out with me since she likes to bask in the sun and got soaked before I could let her back in. I tossed an old towel in the dryer and used it to dry her off, she loves anything right out of the dryer.

  30. Mharper42 says:

    The sauce is on the crab meat and asparagus.

    Then WTH is that gross yellow stuff dribbling down the side of the filet in #39?

    Looks suspiciously like Hollandaise to me.

  31. Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, “It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”
    — Babe Ruth

  32. Then WTH is that gross yellow stuff dribbling down the side of the filet in #39?

    Well..
    I see London, I see France
    I see a Zippers Down Schumer joke
    Relating to underpants.

    But I’ll abstain.
    Get it?:-)

  33. I believe the first time I had Hollandaise was the early sixties at Brennan’s brunch.

    Haven’t had it since. Thank you, Lord.

    So I guess according to David Brooks, that makes me a moron.

    Ignant is bliss.

  34. There is nothing like washing away the stress of the work week like listening to Pandora playing Mancini radio. Whiskey helps also. . . . . ./just sayin

  35. #50
    Dave has the answer. Showmanship aside, the crabmeat and 2 giant stalks of asparagus would be, should be on the side or in a separate dish. Piling it up like that is an attempt to create art on your plate.

  36. google me “hot pockets” gourmet

    Hot Pockets get gourmet makeover with foodie fillings – NY Daily News

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    My Kroger didn’t carry them very long, but I was thrilled with the Food Truck line of Hot Pockets.

  37. Yet if John Compton’s fascinating new book The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution is right, evangelicals at the turn of the twentieth century are largely to blame for evangelicals’ problems here at the turn of the twenty-first century: It was evangelicals then who made the doctrine of the “living Constitution” plausible, even if evangelicals today lament it.

    Compton’s fascinating and masterfully executed argument goes something like this: Evangelical campaigns against alcohol and lotteries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century aimed at not merely regulating such vices, but prohibiting them. But to enact their political vision, they had to break existing traditions of constitutional interpretation. By exerting political pressure upon courts and subordinating constitutional interpretation to their political aims, evangelicals helped create the legal and intellectual conditions in which the doctrine of the “living Constitution” arose.

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/14/evangelicals-invented-liberals-favorite-legal-doctrine/

  38. 63 Shannon

    At least now they can’t blame the “living constitution” crap solely on the Jewish communist red diaper babies of the early 20th century. The bible bangers get to share the stage.

  39. 71 Sarge

    There was an eel processing plant in Hempstead for ten years. Shockingly, it was run by some East Asians.

  40. Now I’ve slaughtered and dressed most everythin’, but I wouldn’t know where to start with an eel.

    But I’m sure Super Dave could fill us in.

  41. Eels are great off shore fish bait. Just toss them in the iced cooler when you catch them and soon they quit wiggling so much. Then, while they are still cool, you can hook them up to your line, let it play out a little, the water warms them up, and they start wiggling again – king mackerel can’t resist.

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