Weekend open thread

Posted by: ST on August 19, 2006 at 11:50 am

Hi all – I’ve been out enjoying the pretty day we’re having here in Charlotte. Will be back to blogging later this evening … in the meantime, here’s your open thread for the weekend.

Sun AM Update: Had every intention of blogging later in the day or evening yesterday, but that was before I fell asleep at 7:30 PM. Yikes. Anyway, back to blogging in just a few mins.

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20 Responses to “Weekend open thread”


  1. Big Bang Hunter says:

    – Short review of the new movie, scheduled for weekend release, “Leaks on a Plame”…

    – A stirring account of the life and times, of a blonde airline hostess, who poses as a mild mannered social gadfly, and cocktail circuit debutante by day, but in reality is actually a covert secret ticket agent for priceline at night. The movie takes us through her trials and travails, as she tries gamely to balance her daytime cover girl cover on magazine covers, while fighting international terrorist efforts, and helping the brave “al Qaeda freedom fighters everywhere. Sadly our heroine is eventually “outed” by her doofus husband, who tries to blame it all on Bush. 1 and 1/2 stars. Miss it if you possibly can….

    – Bang **==

  2. ClearwaterConservative says:

    There are two reasons that the war in Iraq is not going to end any time soon.

    1. The Iraqis don’t want it to end. They know that if they “stand up” and the US soldiers leave, the money from the US pouring into that country will eventually stop. They don’t want their sugar daddy to leave. They will milk this for every penny they can.
    2. Military contractors, including Halliburton, don’t want it to end. They are making a lot of money on this war. Stop the war and the money stops.

    The only way that the war is going to end is for the US to give the Iraqis a deadline for departure. Once they realize that the sugar daddy is moving out then you will see them standing up real fast. We can not be expected to baby-sit the Iraqis forever while they have a civil war.

    We have been in Iraq almost as long as we fought World War II. It’s time to give a deadline and leave.

  3. ttyler5 says:

    Hey, too late for the warning, I saw this already!

  4. forest hunter says:

    Bang: Did (I think his name is Leslie something) the white haired actor, starred in *Airplane* and *Police Academy* play in it?

  5. Marshall Art says:

    Leslie Nielson.

    Just trying to help.

  6. Phil says:

    Hi ST, that is a real good idea to enjoy the nice weather outdoors, got to do that as long as the weather is nice. Well enjoy yourself my friend and have a great weekend.:d

  7. forest hunter says:

    Hey Marshall! (Always wanted to say that) Is he the same guy does the TV ratings? :d

  8. sanity says:

    Annan states Israel’s raid violates the cease-fire.

    Posted on it here as Is this a Joke?

    An Israeli officer was killed, and two soldiers wounded, when Israeli commandos raided a Hezbollah stronghold deep in Lebanon, resulting in a fierce gunbattle.

    Israel said the raid was launched to stop arms smuggling from Iran and Syria to the militant Shiite fighters, while Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fuad Saniora called the operation a “flagrant violation” of the U.N. truce.

    Did we not say that Hezbollah will use the cease-fire as a time to re-arm themselves?

    Hizbullah and its Iranian and Syrian patrons feel that with the international community is determined to monitor the Lebanese-Syrian border to curtail arms smuggling from Syria and have intensified their efforts to rearm the group in the short time left before international observers deploy along the border.

    The efforts focus on replenishing Hizbullah’s secret arms storage depots with antitank and antiaircraft missiles, and long-range missiles.

    Oh and this almost made me choke on my coffee:

    Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have been dispatched to Syria and Lebanon to rehabilitate Hizbullah.

    You can read the rest of what I put together at my post above. I don’t want to report the entire thing here, too dang long lol.

  9. NC Cop says:

    If you can’t trust murdering, cold blooded terrorists, who can you trust?!?!?!!

  10. benning says:

    Israel, at least for now, claims that it will do whatever it must to keep arms from reaching Hezbollah from its suppliers. And if the Lebanese, U.N, France (heheheee! Riiight!) won’t do what the cease-fire calls for them to do … well … screw them!

    I stand with Israel!

  11. forest hunter says:

    Maybe some of you have already seen this but it’s a worthy piece of writing and an outstanding grasp of reality, regardless of your spiritual convictions.

  12. forest hunter says:

    Woops! I don’t know where it went! I can’t seem to copy and paste it. ST check your email. Maybe you can do it, O genie of the magic white box, Jr. what’s his name.

    Here ya go, forest — ST


    Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people.

    Please read….

    When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

    “Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
    We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
    We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.
    We have abused power and called it politics.
    We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.
    We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of speech and expression.
    We have ridiculed the time honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

    Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”

    The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.

    In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.

    Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, “The Rest of the Story,” and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

    With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called “one nation under God.”

  13. forest hunter says:

    This admittedly from News Max so…… but the obvious cannibalistic are entering shark bite mode. That’s where the eyes roll back and they experience another Linda Blair moment. Highlighted below are title and closing paragraph and PS. I have no linking skilz.

    I’m glad he’s volunteered to take care of the Republicans come November. Anyone care to venture a guess as to how many years they’ve been taking care of morons like him. Trust me, that’s a lot of chins to be wiping!

  14. forest hunter says:

    Thanks ST but now only part of what I pasted (and showed up in the review) posted.

  15. sanity says:

    I would be interested in knowing the names of the legislators that walked out.

    I guess the truth hurts when it is exposed to the light.

  16. Phil says:

    Yes thanks ST and Forest Hunter that is truly a great thing to bring back Religion into our lives.
    I really think that the founding fathers have heard that and felt a sigh of relief that someone took the initiative to not follow the “ROTT” of the Political Correctness Crowd.

    Only 47 of those calls responding negatively out of a total of 5,000 that means that the Majority wins lets bring it back permanently with out the crazy minority making the rest of us knuckle under their demands.

  17. Marshall Art says:


    First, if “Police Story” reached #1, then it’s the same Nielson. *chuckle*

    Second, the prayer is way cool, but it has the ring of an Urban Legend. Do you know its legit?


    Don’t know how I missed your comments, but I don’t agree with any of it.
    Point 1. With the oil situation, how could even a low IQ person think they’d be better off with our dough trickling in as oppose to their own oil reserves gushing money? It just doesn’t make sense that they want us there for that reason. I’m sure they have some semblance of pride, national and personal.
    Point 2. It’s my understanding that Haliburton would prefer to divest themselves of the division involved in Iraq for it’s money losing aspects. I haven’t checked their stock price movement since this started, but it may hold a clue as to whether being there is good for the stockholders.
    Point 3. The idea that forcing them to take over by us leaving before they are ready not only paints us as a country who’s word is worthless, but would guaruntee the factional infighting between militias would escalate and worsen things for the citizenry, as well as open the door to the Islamofascist scumbags.
    Point 4. The idea that a war should end on a given timeframe chosen by those who lack the fortitude to finish what was started is, frankly, asinine. Your moniker is a joke, right? Your views on the war seem, I don’t know, liberal Democratic. JFK said we’d pay any price, bear any burden to spread democracy. He didn’t add, “unless it lasts too long.” And bailing makes the sacrifices of the fallen worthless and in vain. I won’t support that.

  18. sanity says:

    It is basically true what is written.

    Here is Snopes take on it: Link

  19. forest hunter says:

    So do I Sanity. That needs to be FRONT and CENTER!

    If you want to know (*know* in the full sense and meaning of knowledge) where the good/bad water comes from, a journey to the headwaters is required.

  20. forest hunter says:

    Ah, the omnipresent sanity at my back. Teamwork(s)!