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June 05, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

That Stupid Palin Woman

Everyone knows Sarah Palin is just plain stupid. And sure her Paul Revere statement could be plausibly correct - certainly more than '57 states' was. But that doesn't matter since she's dumb, dumb, dumb.

But she's not alone on the Right in her ignancy - here are some other well-known GOP dunces:

I’ll remind you of Barry Goldwater, the thoughtless stupid ideologue who set a lot of the Conservative movement in motion;

Jerry Ford, the stupid clumsy oaf who was a football star, who graduated in the top 25 percent at Yale Law School while coaching football full time, and was known to be supremely athletic, continuing to ski well into old age;

and Ronald Reagan, the “mere actor” who was president of SAG, two-term Governor of California, two-term President of the United States, and who even liberal historian Doug (son of David) Brinkley now admits was a brilliant and well-read man.


But on the other hand the always well-reasoned and soft-spoken Bill Maher says Americans are dumb enough that even a known ignoramus like Palin has a chance:

"When it gets down to two people, the electorate always holds their nose and votes the one they like the least. The economy is in the toilet -- I, I, I think anybody could be president in this dumb, f**king country,"

The Internet Debate Rules
As explained by comics:



Michelle Antoinette
She's now on her 3rd chief of staff and 3rd social secretary and 2nd communications director in less than 3 years on the job. But no one in the MSM seems very curious about this:

“The lickspittle media is consistently exposed as being the Obamas’ handmaidens, but the length to which this article goes is remarkable. It takes what should be investigative reporting and turns it into just another puff piece. Rather than investigating why it might be so difficult to remain employed by M.O., the reporters blame it on "..the pressure...of working in an operation known for its polish and discipline..”


Meanwhile President Obama is on his 3rd White House counsel in two-and-a-half years. Media status: Still Incurious.

It's Tough Out There For a Rapist

He is only allowed to leave his current rental home for medical reasons, court appearances and religious requirements.

With its home cinema, luxury spa, waterfall showers, gym and stunning roof terrace, the townhouse in TriBeCa is as luxurious as they come.

The home, which has three storeys, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and is valued at more than $14million, is certainly a far cry from the tiny isolation cell in which the French executive was housed while on suicide watch on Rikers Island last week.


Na + H2O = Fun, Fun, Fun
Yep those alkali metals sure do love the oxygen perhaps even more than Ike loved Tina. And like Turner-love it always ends in tears and broken glass.

Trailer for "My Neighbor Totoro"
If you haven't seen Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro" yet, get thee to Netflix. About a 100% of young children love it, and most adults will enjoy it too. I was first exposed to Totoro about 16 years ago when a friend's young son had it on perma-loop. Coming in at the end the nekobasu sequence was bizarro, but if you watch the whole movie it kinda makes sense.

And if you enjoy the Totoro theme, well here's the heavy metal version.

C is for Cookie
And that's good enough for me. Single-minded obsession just doesn't get the respect it deserves these days.

"May I suggest that Mr. Bond be armed with a revolver?"
In the early Bond books Bond was armed with a .25 Beretta, but detailed letters from firearm expert, Geoffrey Boothroyd, convinced him to upgrade to at least a Walther PPK.


Supermodels Without Makeup
Minus makeup many of them are rather plain. But part of being a successful model is having a very 'average' face and in that case makeup and lighting can make a huge difference.


Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [390 comments] 'arhooley' [54.71 posts/day]
2 [367 comments] 'George Orwell'
3 [338 comments] 'Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)'
4 [331 comments] 'buzzion'
5 [317 comments] 'anne2011'
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8 [267 comments] 'toby928▒'
9 [254 comments] 'CoolCzech'
10 [252 comments] 'Oldcat'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [58 names] 'George Orwell' [8.14 unique names/day]
2 [54 names] 'Fish the Impaler'
3 [48 names] 'Bugler'
4 [47 names] 'A Balrog of Morgoth'
5 [39 names] 'toby928▒'
6 [39 names] 'kbdabear'
7 [36 names] 'Romeo13'
8 [36 names] '18-1'
9 [34 names] 'CoolCzech'
10 [32 names] 'runningrn'

The group. Yeah.

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