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January 24, 2010

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Final call for the weekend - make these last few hours count - focused moronicity is key here.

Oh and somehow the idea that the ONT is a politics-free zone has gotten started which is not the case. It is an open thread after all. But it often happens that after a particularly active day the morons are politic-ed out and feel like talking about shoes, bacon, and other moronic topics. And that's just fine.

Obama Needs a TelePrompter to Speak to a 6th Grade Class
Kinda sad really. But I guess it better than uh-ing and stammering his way through a feel-good pep talk for kids. I once knew a guy who had to read from a script for even simple phone calls but in that case his excuse was that he had Asperger's syndrome.

Update: Apparently the teleprompter was set up for a presser held afterwards. Still I'm inclined to show as much charity to Obama as the left gave to Bush i.e. none. And even if it was for a presser, needing a teleprompter is still kind of embarrassing. We're talking about giving a prepared statement and answering a few questions here, not the Gettysburg Address.

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The Worst Slum In The World
It's the West Point slum in Liberia and it's a hellhole. Other than the drug dealers or prostitutes no one one seems to work. Yet interestingly all the people appear to have clothes and not be malnourished. So I guess enough aid does get in to keep them alive in this depraved state.

Jules Crittenden re-reads With The Old Breed
We've talked about E.B. Sledge's With The Old Breed on the ONT before. All I can say is that if you have any interest in WWII history at all, you should go order it here before reading any more of the ONT. It gets an average 5 star rating for a reason.

Sledge as a grizzled old veteran of the Pacific theater at age 21:

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He returned home to Alabama and later became a professor of biology.

So why did Obama turn down Britain's offer for the famous painting that inspired his journey to the White House?
According to the paper it was because he was afraid of drawing any more attention to his relationship with Jeremiah Wright.

Puppeh Frozen to Train Tracks Rescued
He's been adopted by a local family who have fittingly named him Track.

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Cherie Blair let a line rage thug go because he is a 'religious man'
Note that the attack occurred immediately after the man had left his local mosque. So maybe he's needs a little less of a certain religion in his life.

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