Welcome to Your Government-Provided Health Care Utopia | Main | Hurricane Arthur Update, July 4thish (tmi3rd)
July 03, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (7-3-2014) - Fourth of July Eve Edition

Enjoy Your Freedoms America

tumblr_mjgn76usPj1qzeqqeo1_500

tumblr_n84c6m6MGF1qz4s6ho1_1280

Quite Possibly the Greatest Country Music Song Ever Written

Supposedly while recording her first album in 1967 Tammy Wynette was short a song so she and her producer wrote 'Stand by Your Man' in a mere 15 minutes and recorded it in only two takes. When released it became a near-instant classic.

Tammy was just 25 years old when she recorded it but it hadn't been an easy 25 years:

A month before graduation, she married her first husband, Euple Byrd. He was a construction worker, but he had trouble keeping a job, and they moved from place to place several times. Wynette worked as a waitress, a receptionist, and a barmaid, and also in a shoe factory. In 1963, she attended American Beauty College in Birmingham, Alabama, where she learned to be a hairdresser. She continued to renew her cosmetology license every year for the rest of her life-just in case she ever had to go back to a daily job.

Another random Wynette factoid: She was the voice for Hank Hill's mother, Tilly, in King of the Hill which adds an extra nuance whenever Tilly talks about what it was like to be married to Cotton Hill.

Interestingly with the appropriate pronoun changes the song still works if sung by a man. Probably one of the reasons it's become a classic.


Quote of the Day

"If fences don't work, why is there one around the White House? If they don't work, why is it that the Israeli fence which separate Israel from the West Bank has cut down terror attacks within Israel by 99%. Fences work. Yes, there are parts of the border where you can't have a fence, fine. So you don't have it in those areas and you do heavy patrols. But there is no reason why a rich country like us cannot put a fence across -- a double fence, a triple fence and patrol it all the time. That would have a tremendous impact."

-- Charles Krauthammer

ICE: Don't Call Those Kids Aliens

No more use of the term Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) even though they're children who are aliens and unaccompanied.

Instead these individuals are to be referred to as "unaccompanied children" in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.

"This was briefed earlier today during he (sic) command and staff meeting," an email sent to ICE personnel reads. "It has been requested that in correspondence regarding unaccompanied children, They (sic) not be referred to as UACs. The term UAC should not be used in official correspondence."

Meanwhile Spain to Deport a Refugee For Blasphemy. You can guess what religion it was that he dissed.

Congress Nixes Cheap Flights For You and Okays Easier Free Lobbyist Junkets for Themselves

Top. Men.

Fireworks Turn Me Into a Statist

Why we live in a neighborhood, I have no idea. But we do, and our Indiana neighbors are a bunch of pyromaniacs. The first July here, conditioned by Maryland, I called the police department (much to my husband's embarrassment) to find if, well, wasn't there a law, or anything? Even in our retiree-filled corner of town fireworks raced about about like a gun battle, at all hours of the night. They must have been out there in the hedges in their wheelchairs. The patient desk sergeant explained, to my astonishment, that these fire-happy Hoosiers are allowed to pop away until midnight every night of the year, and at every hour during Independence Day and New Year's weeks.

Well man has been using fire for hundreds of thousands of years with mostly positive results and it's something we're quite familiar with on a personal level. So whenever I start hearing about legal restrictions on fire (and water to lesser extent), I know that it's really a harbinger of further loss of freedom. Even if (and especially if) it's done 'for the children'.

freedomdire

Handicapping Our Troops

One reason small SF teams were able to run riot in enemy rear a's areas in southeast Asia, is that when they were pursued they were able to lay mines on their back trail to delay pursuit. The most common of these were M14 toepoppers, and M18 Claymores rigged with a tripwire. Those types of mines were removed from us in the early 2000s. Right in the warzone, because the staff judge advocates, most of whom never faced a risk in their lives, wanted to make a "gesture" towards the arms controllers.

Sometimes, a Vietnam guy will see Lone Survivor and ask why they didn't seed their backtrail with toe poppers or Claymores. They didn't have them, that's why: they were hijacked by the attorneys, so that the attorneys could sound enlightened to their fellow attorneys.
First, there's no such thing as a "disarmament movement." There's a movement interested in disarming the United States and its allies. That movement exists, and always has. A movement that would address the barbaries of such groups as the former FRELIMO terrorists in Mozambique, though? Well, there's no such thing.

Stephen Goose, he of the improbably comical name, is unlikely to ever say a word about FRELIMO or Hamas or Hezbollah, or any of the other groups that regularly use mines to sow chaos or random murder.

M15-AT-Mine-300x199

How a Motley Crew of Counterfeiters Saved George Washington, the Continental Army, and the USA

george-washington_25

Why We Shave

Vaginas: We Can Build Them. We Have the Technology

Soon.

213766_1238702022763_full

There's Always a New Attraction Coming

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars at the National Corvette Museum has become such a popular attraction that officials want to preserve it - and may even put one or two of the crumpled cars back inside the hole.

NCMsinkhole_04_2000

Chicks in American Flag Bikinis

jessica-simpson

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by official notification:

FQJ4urs

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips plus $1 for S&H to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send your scraps to BizarroAce. Do not taunt happy-fun ball. No fires or cooking allowed in the AoSHQ common area.

digg this
posted by Maetenloch at 10:57 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Miklos, up in the chaep seats: " As late as 100 years ago people died from gum dis ..."

Infidel: "There is a spot off I-70 in Glenwood Springs that ..."

boulder t'hobo: ""a god in the hunt" You did not want to mess wi ..."

kallisto: "Way too many ugly bodies on clothing optional beac ..."

The Man from Athens: "The vast majority of those Walmart pics are photos ..."

Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish: "I approve this phrase. It is most metal. Posted b ..."

ThePrimordialOrderedPair: "[i] Not really. Just curious. I wear straight out ..."

Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic: "[i]In my yewt I frequented a couple of wilderness ..."

chavez the hugo: "can't really blame walmart for that shit. might as ..."

The Man from Athens: "Poll conducted in the USA: Out of 1,000 people re ..."

RI Red: "Bif, if GB had rolled up the Highway of Death to B ..."

Rodrigo Borgia: "> I just get tired of the reversed mindset that Wa ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64