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Friday -- Hit me!
Author: Raine    Date: 07/05/2013 13:10:36

It's probably a slow day for a lot of people -- are you at work today? How was your holiday? I'm sifting through the news and seeing a lot of the same stuff...

For now here is a video of sleepy animals...

I'm gonna try to get a blog in, but the carpet guys are supposed to be showing up today to finish the post flood basement.

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Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2013 13:23:45
Morning

Everyone's in repeats this morning so I decided to go "classic" with Big 100, its a weird but nice change

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 13:32:09
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Everyone's in repeats this morning so I decided to go "classic" with Big 100, its a weird but nice change
I;m listening to the grateful dead channel on iHeart.


Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2013 13:41:48
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Everyone's in repeats this morning so I decided to go "classic" with Big 100, its a weird but nice change
I;m listening to the grateful dead channel on iHeart.



Big 100 is doing a countdown of "party" songs, just played Fame (Bowie) and Cheap Sunglasses. Never did get into the Dead, well except for Shade of Grey(?) song - my listening/musical tastes are so very vanilla

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 13:46:14
Morning all.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 13:49:25
Ok, the other ay I wrote about the plane drama. I missed this article:
The experience leaves me feeling that if the NSA leaker is indeed in the transit zone of the airport, as President Vladimir Putin claims, he may already have a taste of what it's like to be in prison.

Snowden is possibly holed up in the wing of an airport hotel reserved for travelers in transit who don't have visas to enter Russia. The Novotel's main building, located outside the airport, has a plush lobby with a fountain, a trendy bar and luxury shops. One wing, however, lies within the airport's transit zone — a kind of international limbo that is not officially Russian territory.
If this is where he really is, there is no way he's getting out of Russia without someone knowing.

Who is paying for this? These are serious questions.


Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2013 13:52:48
Quote by Raine:
Ok, the other ay I wrote about the plane drama. I missed this article:
The experience leaves me feeling that if the NSA leaker is indeed in the transit zone of the airport, as President Vladimir Putin claims, he may already have a taste of what it's like to be in prison.

Snowden is possibly holed up in the wing of an airport hotel reserved for travelers in transit who don't have visas to enter Russia. The Novotel's main building, located outside the airport, has a plush lobby with a fountain, a trendy bar and luxury shops. One wing, however, lies within the airport's transit zone — a kind of international limbo that is not officially Russian territory.
If this is where he really is, there is no way he's getting out of Russia without someone knowing.

Who is paying for this? These are serious questions.


You know I was just thinking about how he was paying for stuff the other day. I doubt very much they are feeding him out of the kindness of their hearts, and where is he sleeping and bathing? You right - who is paying for all this?


Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 14:53:16
Comment by BobR on 07/05/2013 15:02:36
It's kind of a lazy work day. I have stuff to do, but no motivation, and everyone seems to be on vaca...

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 15:02:53
To answer your question, I am at work which is very quiet.




http://stream1.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs4/1158287_o.gif


Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2013 15:06:25
Its the mosquitoes that are spreading the stupid isn't it.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 15:08:17
“If it was your son, in fact, screaming as you testified, that would suggest that it was Mr. Zimmerman’s fault that led to his death,” O’Mara observed. “And if it was not your son screaming, if it was, in fact, George Zimmerman then you would have to accept the probability that it was Trayvon Martin that caused his own death, correct?”
Pigs.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 15:11:04

I read that as Florida Man Loses Hand Customizing Fireworks In Friend's Bathroom

Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 15:19:06
I'm on a micro-vacation. Since we get Thursday and Friday off, I took the 3rd (to be able to get a good place to see the fireworks at Patriot Place) and the Monday coming. Now I'm downloading a bunch of stuff from the TiVo to clear some room, last night's 4th concert and a Lone Ranger mini-marathon.

I let Mrs. Rabbit talk me into going way earlier than I wanted, meaning walking an outdoor mall in 95 degree heat and it's a LONG way from one end to the other (why are shuttle buses only available on the weekends, why not on holidays too). By the time the fireworks started it cooled down quite nicely.

No cats around. There was a major skirmish yesterday between Lucky and Sophie. Sophie was screaming as Lucky went after her. Which is rather odd as I thought of both Sophie and Lucky as wusses and Cleo was the dominant one.

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 15:23:08
Quote by Raine:
“If it was your son, in fact, screaming as you testified, that would suggest that it was Mr. Zimmerman’s fault that led to his death,” O’Mara observed. “And if it was not your son screaming, if it was, in fact, George Zimmerman then you would have to accept the probability that it was Trayvon Martin that caused his own death, correct?”
Pigs.


You know it is really easy to hate on O'Mara. Remember his job is provide a vigorous defense for his client in our adversarial legal system. If he didn't he would be guilty of malpractice.

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 15:27:43
Quote by Raine:

I read that as Florida Man Loses Hand Customizing Fireworks In Friend's Bathroom



Isn't that what I said?

Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2013 15:28:26
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
“If it was your son, in fact, screaming as you testified, that would suggest that it was Mr. Zimmerman’s fault that led to his death,” O’Mara observed. “And if it was not your son screaming, if it was, in fact, George Zimmerman then you would have to accept the probability that it was Trayvon Martin that caused his own death, correct?”
Pigs.


You know it is really easy to hate on O'Mara. Remember his job is provide a vigorous defense for his client in our adversarial legal system. If he didn't he would be guilty of malpractice.



Very true, but there are times I have to wonder how defense attorneys live with some real ugliness on their hearts.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 15:33:35
Now I know why Mrs. Rabbit stormed off in a huff saying "I'm not watching THAT asshole".

The Price is Right is getting pre-empted because local stations apparently feel that people care about the new Celtics coach enough to televise the news conference.

That's what the INTERNET is for, idiots! That's what SMARTPHONES are for! You push everything else to us, why not stream THAT?

No, the NBA lost any respect I had for it years ago.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 15:37:30
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:

I read that as Florida Man Loses Hand Customizing Fireworks In Friend's Bathroom



Isn't that what I said?
Well then, explain to me what exactly Hand Customizing Fireworks are? Where can I buy them and how does one lose them in a bathroom?




Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 15:39:51
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
“If it was your son, in fact, screaming as you testified, that would suggest that it was Mr. Zimmerman’s fault that led to his death,” O’Mara observed. “And if it was not your son screaming, if it was, in fact, George Zimmerman then you would have to accept the probability that it was Trayvon Martin that caused his own death, correct?”
Pigs.


You know it is really easy to hate on O'Mara. Remember his job is provide a vigorous defense for his client in our adversarial legal system. If he didn't he would be guilty of malpractice.
I'm well aware of that. That said, I never felt half as disgusted watching oj's trial -- just as an example.

Lawyers have lawyering jobs, got it -- but if he expected to gain ANY sympathy from the jury -- he failed on an EPIC level. that was disgusting and vile. He makes ambulance chasers look good.


Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 15:47:36
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Now I know why Mrs. Rabbit stormed off in a huff saying "I'm not watching THAT asshole".

The Price is Right is getting pre-empted because local stations apparently feel that people care about the new Celtics coach enough to televise the news conference.

That's what the INTERNET is for, idiots! That's what SMARTPHONES are for! You push everything else to us, why not stream THAT?

No, the NBA lost any respect I had for it years ago.
Must be a really slow news day. Wow, that is a silly pre-empt.


Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 15:50:17
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:

I read that as Florida Man Loses Hand Customizing Fireworks In Friend's Bathroom



Isn't that what I said?
Well then, explain to me what exactly Hand Customizing Fireworks are? Where can I buy them and how does one lose them in a bathroom?





I think that hand customizing fireworks would be any standard firework used in half-assed and or dangerous manner. They will certainly provide many modalities of customization from digit removal all the way to entire hand removal. As far as losing them in the bathroom they could go off and swoosh! down the drain! Or in behind the toilet. Just sayin..

Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 15:55:41
Quote by Raine:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Now I know why Mrs. Rabbit stormed off in a huff saying "I'm not watching THAT asshole".

The Price is Right is getting pre-empted because local stations apparently feel that people care about the new Celtics coach enough to televise the news conference.

That's what the INTERNET is for, idiots! That's what SMARTPHONES are for! You push everything else to us, why not stream THAT?

No, the NBA lost any respect I had for it years ago.
Must be a really slow news day. Wow, that is a silly pre-empt.

Then on CBS Boston's facebook page they are crowing WATCH THE NEWS CONFERENCE ON CBSBOSTON.COM!!!
Idiots.
The goal of next year should be to SUCK. You could have a "Coach of the Day" contest for all the good it will do. Rondo's gonna chew up and spit this guy out anyway. Already had a big hand in chasing away Doc.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 15:57:57
Not again......firefox isn't behaving today. Sorry about the double.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 16:01:48
Here's an earworm. This one has stuck with me since I saw it way back when. I'll probably die mumbling it.



buzza-buzza-buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz-buuzzzz

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2013 16:33:07
Good morning, bloggers!! Still morning here in NW Indiana, in the shadow of Chicago.

In the good news, I have a little babysitting to do later. Also, I am working on applications today and should get in a nice walk if I am not stuck doing housework.

I was home yesterday, had a nice walk, and chatted with friends. As one, who has been active in the protests in Austin, was at the Head On Radio Network show with Bob Kincaid on Wednesday, I am listening to that here.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 16:52:53
Ah, so THERE'S Sophie. I found Lucky hiding under the bed. Just saw Sophie walk out from behind my desk. I bet she was inside the Philco again.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 17:04:08
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Ah, so THERE'S Sophie. I found Lucky hiding under the bed. Just saw Sophie walk out from behind my desk. I bet she was inside the Philco again.
I love your cats!


Comment by BobR on 07/05/2013 17:08:09
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Not again......firefox isn't behaving today. Sorry about the double.

fixed.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 17:11:09
So here is the thing... and once again, I will say this, Snowden is part of the story, but the rest of this has FAR less to do with leaked documents and more to do with the idea that people didn't pay attention --

How Booz Allen Made the Revolving Door Redundant it wasn't just BAH, it was the Bush administration , the GOP and the entire fucking idea of privatizing our security.




Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2013 17:56:35
Quote by Raine:
So here is the thing... and once again, I will say this, Snowden is part of the story, but the rest of this has FAR less to do with leaked documents and more to do with the idea that people didn't pay attention --

How Booz Allen Made the Revolving Door Redundant it wasn't just BAH, it was the Bush administration , the GOP and the entire fucking idea of privatizing our security.





I am hard pressed to think of any area where privatizing a government function has helped the public.

Comment by livingonli on 07/05/2013 18:29:36
I slept until after 1 PM and I have to be at work at 3:45 PM.

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 18:31:30
Did you know that I, Mondo once interviewed for a job at Booz Allen?

Comment by livingonli on 07/05/2013 18:35:06
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Now I know why Mrs. Rabbit stormed off in a huff saying "I'm not watching THAT asshole".

The Price is Right is getting pre-empted because local stations apparently feel that people care about the new Celtics coach enough to televise the news conference.

That's what the INTERNET is for, idiots! That's what SMARTPHONES are for! You push everything else to us, why not stream THAT?

No, the NBA lost any respect I had for it years ago.
Must be a really slow news day. Wow, that is a silly pre-empt.

Then on CBS Boston's facebook page they are crowing WATCH THE NEWS CONFERENCE ON CBSBOSTON.COM!!!
Idiots.
The goal of next year should be to SUCK. You could have a "Coach of the Day" contest for all the good it will do. Rondo's gonna chew up and spit this guy out anyway. Already had a big hand in chasing away Doc.

I thought WSBK picked up CBS programming when WBZ decided to pre-empt the network.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 19:41:19
Quote by Mondobubba:
Did you know that I, Mondo once interviewed for a job at Booz Allen?
I did not.

I know that Bobber interviewed for job at CACI. I will say this, not all government contracting jobs are evil. I believe there is a place for these jobs.

National Security -- the likes of which I see in the article I presented earlier is not one of them. All governments spy -- that has been given since -- forever, I believe.

But to outsource our national information gathering is what I deeply disagree with.




Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 19:41:55
Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 19:44:02


John Mayer: Still terrible

My FAVORITE part:
What kind of guy dresses like he’s urironically trying to be Rob Lowe in “St. Elmo’s Fire”? Mayer carries about him the air of a guy who brings his guitar to parties, a man who just might describe you as his “lover” and ask if he can come over to “make love” to you, the earnest yet entitled man-child who regards not wearing shoes as a form of political protest.



Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2013 19:46:51



You didn't know that? I got a wif of it when going to a couple of extra crispy Christian conventions with my Aunt - there's a whole "don't trust Freemasons" movement out there.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2013 19:48:37

My god I wish I had my photoshop computer going right now.

until then:

http://www.motherjones.com/files/legacy/mojoblog/GOPlogo.jpg


Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 19:53:48
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Did you know that I, Mondo once interviewed for a job at Booz Allen?
I did not.

I know that Bobber interviewed for job at CACI. I will say this, not all government contracting jobs are evil. I believe there is a place for these jobs.

National Security -- the likes of which I see in the article I presented earlier is not one of them. All governments spy -- that has been given since -- forever, I believe.

But to outsource our national information gathering is what I deeply disagree with.





I know many people who make a very good living sucking on the government's teet as contractors. They work for various agencies from DoD to HUD.

There are many functions that can be given up to contracts, but actual intelligence gathering and analysis most certainly isn't one of them.



Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 19:55:30
Quote by Raine:

My god I wish I had my photoshop computer going right now.

until then:

http://www.motherjones.com/files/legacy/mojoblog/GOPlogo.jpg


Didn't we already know that they were the party of the Master Of Lies, Satan himself?


Comment by BobR on 07/05/2013 19:55:36
Quote by Raine:


John Mayer: Still terrible

My FAVORITE part:
What kind of guy dresses like he’s urironically trying to be Rob Lowe in “St. Elmo’s Fire”? Mayer carries about him the air of a guy who brings his guitar to parties, a man who just might describe you as his “lover” and ask if he can come over to “make love” to you, the earnest yet entitled man-child who regards not wearing shoes as a form of political protest.




Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 19:59:41
Quote by Raine:


John Mayer: Still terrible

My FAVORITE part:
What kind of guy dresses like he’s urironically trying to be Rob Lowe in “St. Elmo’s Fire”? Mayer carries about him the air of a guy who brings his guitar to parties, a man who just might describe you as his “lover” and ask if he can come over to “make love” to you, the earnest yet entitled man-child who regards not wearing shoes as a form of political protest.




I hadn't gotten that far in the article yet! This is also priceless!
But the new, allegedly more mature and “leveled out” man still reeks of Eau De Tool.


Comment by trojanrabbit on 07/05/2013 20:03:43
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Now I know why Mrs. Rabbit stormed off in a huff saying "I'm not watching THAT asshole".

The Price is Right is getting pre-empted because local stations apparently feel that people care about the new Celtics coach enough to televise the news conference.

That's what the INTERNET is for, idiots! That's what SMARTPHONES are for! You push everything else to us, why not stream THAT?

No, the NBA lost any respect I had for it years ago.
Must be a really slow news day. Wow, that is a silly pre-empt.

Then on CBS Boston's facebook page they are crowing WATCH THE NEWS CONFERENCE ON CBSBOSTON.COM!!!
Idiots.
The goal of next year should be to SUCK. You could have a "Coach of the Day" contest for all the good it will do. Rondo's gonna chew up and spit this guy out anyway. Already had a big hand in chasing away Doc.

I thought WSBK picked up CBS programming when WBZ decided to pre-empt the network.

Didn't check that. Though that's probably for more when it's a known preemption and not a special report.

Besides, we can barely pick up WSBK.

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/05/2013 20:23:36
Comment by TriSec on 07/05/2013 22:15:40
I don't get this hatred of Freemasons....some of my bestest, lifelong friends and influencers are Masons, including my sainted Scoutmaster.

I have wanted to become one myself for quite some time...just haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

Massachusetts, Liberal, Immigrant Family, Muslim, Mason....what else can I do to piss off the right?



Comment by livingonli on 07/05/2013 22:26:48
Quote by TriSec:
I don't get this hatred of Freemasons....some of my bestest, lifelong friends and influencers are Masons, including my sainted Scoutmaster.

I have wanted to become one myself for quite some time...just haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

Massachusetts, Liberal, Immigrant Family, Muslim, Mason....what else can I do to piss off the right?



When all else fails, there's Monty Python;



Comment by BobR on 07/06/2013 13:16:09
Apparently it's not just Red Sox fans:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/580178_10151477720450069_69953954_n.jpg


(from a Baltimore Brewery...)