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August 27, 2017

Sunday Night Overnight Open Thread (8/27/17)

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(Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen Morons)


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree." Bobby Scott

Quote II

Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen. Foka Gomez

Quote III

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quote IV

Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihoodthe virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Theodore Roosevelt


I laughed. I hope that you laugh to!


Considering we had nothing to fear with a certain man in the White House, John McCain should just shut the fuck up.

“Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders,” said Mr. McCain. “The president has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”


If you are going to run with the big dogs you have to learn how to lift your leg. Protesters upset with Phoenix PD after Trump rally.

Groups such as the ACLU of Arizona are calling for an independent investigation, saying that Phoenix officers failed to protect the First Amendment rights of demonstrators. The group is asking people to submit photos or video showing excessive use of force by police.

Williams said officers showed restraint and that they did warn protesters of their intent to use pepper spray and gas.


Most of us have seen the bumper-sticker, "I Love My Country But I Fear My Government". Are you in that category? What unites us as the United States of America?

So, what still unites us? What holds us together into the indefinite future? What makes us one nation and one people? What do we offer mankind, as nations seem to recoil from what we are becoming, and are instead eager to build their futures on the basis of ethnonationalism and fundamentalist faith?

If advanced democracy has produced the disintegration of a nation that we see around us, what is the compelling case for it?

A sixth of the way through the 21st century, what is there to make us believe this will be the Second American Century?


Do you need a designated driver when you head out on the town? Now you can know for sure.

A disposable test that fits snugly inside a small wallet has been developed to determine blood alcohol content via a person's saliva. It takes only a few minutes for the test, created by Goodwiller, a company based in Finland, to reveal whether or not a person is fit to drive.

"On the basis of a saliva sample, the innovation indicated when the blood alcohol content exceeds 0.2%," VTT Research (a company that collaborated with Goodwiller on the product) project manager Marika Kurkinen said on the business' site. "The test result is indicated as the darkening of the test strip's 'intelligent paper areas.'"


It has been awhile. Shoe0nHead is back.


Rumor has it that Canadians are nice. They are even polite when they attempt to rob you. Brandishing a gun would be just wrong.

RCMP are searching for a man who attempted to rob a motel in North Battleford armed with what appeared to be a projector screen.

The incident occurred early Tuesday morning when police say the suspect entered the motel lobby just after midnight and was denied service.


The Blue Angels, execute the perfect sneak pass.


The ONT Musical Interlude

August 27, 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughan had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a member of Clapton's crew that three seats were open on a helicopter returning to Chicago with Clapton's crew, it turned out there was only one seat left; Vaughan requested it from his brother, who obliged. Three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were also killed. via thisdayinmusic.com


August 27, 1953, Born on this day, Alex Lifeson, guitarist, Rush, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Spirit Of Radio' 1982 US No. 21 single 'New World Man'). Lifeson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group. via thisdayinmusic.com


Dewey, Cheatem & Howe bitch slapped knocked down on class action law suit.

“A class action that seeks only worthless benefits for the class and yields only fees for class counsel is no better than a racket and should be dismissed out of hand,” Circuit Judge Diane Sykes wrote for a three-judge panel. “That’s an apt description of this case.”

Lawyers at DeNittis Osefchen and Zimmerman Law Offices, which represented the customers, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


Thank you Debbie Blabber-Mouth Schulz Hillary Clinton will never be the POTUS.

On August 25, 2017, Federal Judge William Zloch, dismissed the lawsuit after several months of litigation in which DNC attorneys argued that the DNC would be well within their rights to rig primaries and select their own candidate. “In evaluating Plaintiffs’ claims at this stage, the Court assumes their allegations are true—that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz held a palpable bias in favor Clinton and sought to propel her ahead of her Democratic opponent,” the court order dismissing the lawsuit stated.


Women, do you take them seriously?

As every man over the age of 18 knows, registration with the Selective Service System is mandated by Federal law for men only. The consequences for not doing so are dire, and have been well-covered here at ROK. Registering with Selective Service puts young menís names in a database to be used in the event of war, requiring those men to be involuntarily drafted into military service.


So how much does it cost to run Harvard?



My kind of watering hole.


Speaking of sporting events on television. 78 years ago today the first televised baseball game took place.

On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

At the time, television was still in its infancy. Regular programming did not yet exist, and very few people owned television sets–there were only about 400 in the New York area. Not until 1946 did regular network broadcasting catch on in the United States, and only in the mid-1950s did television sets become more common in the American household.



When you hear State Fair what do you think of? Entertainment? Animal displays? FOOD?


Not content to be bossed around Genius Award Winner.


Putting his money where his mouth is: Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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