Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Daily Chum Open Thread


Come on in, and sit a spell! Enjoy a nice steaming cup of chu... errr coffee with your friends, and discuss whatever!

48 comments:

  1. Good morning, Shaaaaark! Would you care for a petite cinnamon chip scone with your coffee?

    (I guess that doesn't sound very shark-like.)

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  2. As long as there are no flies on it, that's cool with me! Shaaaaark loves him some Cinnamon Chip Scones.

    How are you today, my friend?

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  3. I'm doing well, thank you. The sun is shining, the coffee is fresh, and Rush is on the radio. It's all good.

    How are things with you?

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  4. Hey, I should go to that billboard I told you about yesterday, and spray paint "FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL" over the top of that phone number.

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  5. Hey, I should go to that billboard I told you about yesterday, and spray paint "FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL" over the top of that phone number.

    Shouldn't you actually spray paint, "For a good time, provided that you make everything all about me and don't displease me in any way at all ever, call..."??

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  6. I wonder if we could rent the billboard, and put an ad for the NPD Family Support Group?

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  7. There's an idea!

    So what else is going on? How about that Pan Am 103 bomber? Remember that we know someone whose family was directly harmed by that. I wonder how she's doing. (My older GOP friend.)

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  8. And there's this story over on HotAir today:

    WSJ: VA pushes vets to consider death as an alternative to treatment

    Ed Morrisey writes:

    Maybe Lane and Robinson should take a look at the VA, where the Obama administration and former General Eric Shinseki have reinstated a program called “Your Life, Your Choices.” The Wall Street Journal reports that this program amounts to a high-pressure sales pitch for refusal of treatment for veterans.

    Gah! Evil. And people are so stupid, they buy Democrat spin on this stuff.

    But Sarah Palin is a "bimbo", don'tchaknow.

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  9. A little more info on that (I know this is Raw Meat, but there's no Raw Meat thread up at the moment...not to bring up the ugly topics here, but...)

    This booklet has been in use since the Clinton administration. When the Bush administration finally reviewed “Your Life, Your Choices,” it suspended its use within the VA system. For some reason, the Obama administration and Shinseki have reinstated the booklet this year. The directive reinstituting the booklet was issued last month.

    Bush suspended it, Obama reinstated it.

    That speaks volumes. Reinstated last month.

    Bastards.

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  10. But... but... but... it's just "Living Wills"!! I've been assured that over and over again!

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  11. I'm just glad my parents don't have to see what is happening to this country. I honestly am. And I'm glad I won't have to experience the frustration of helplessly standing by while some liberal Democrat makes decisions regarding their health care.

    At least I have that.

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  12. I'm glad about that too, my friend. No one should ever have to see that.

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  13. The idea of it is bad enough when I think about my own health care, or yours, or anyone I'm close to...I don't want to ever feel helpless when it comes to life and death, and if the Democrats get the control they seek, we all will be at their mercy.

    Being at the mercy of a leftist isn't good for anybody.

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  14. When a government controls your life and death, it's called "slavery".

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  15. I just remembered. Somebody has a birthday coming up.

    What do you get a shark for such an occasion, anyway? Do sharks have wishlists?

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  16. Sharks have wishlists and stuff just like other people. :)

    But where are you gonna find a Surfer?

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  17. Awesome! It's gonna be the best.birthday.ever!

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  18. But if I can't find that, how about an Annette Funicello DVD?

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  19. I just saw a picture of her with a big autographed surfboard. I wonder if they make a poster like that...though maybe that wouldn't be such a good gift for you - unless it comes laminated.

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  20. Good point. I could see you saying to me one day, "Hey, where's that poster I got you on your birthday?" and me being all, "I eated it."

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  21. Oh, I was thinking you wouldn't have anywhere to display it in your underwater, scummy (the word "musty", my usual choice, didn't work here) love den unless it was laminated.

    And you went right for the shark scat joke.

    That's why you're so awesome, Shaaaaark.

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  22. Well, there's that too. Have you ever seen my scummy love den?

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  23. I've been to Puget Sound, if that's what you mean.

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  24. Ted Kennedy might be done in the Senate.

    I wish him a comfortable, long retirement, but I have totally been waiting for the day that slimey, self-serving bastard isn't in the Senate anymore.

    Of course, he's trying to manipulate the process (AGAIN) so that he'll definitely be replaced by a Democrat. "We're in power now? Change the rules back!"

    Ugh.

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  25. Yeah, I saw that. Been discussing it with some friends who live just off the Massachusetts coast. Most agree that it is hypocricy at it's finest, but business as usual in Massachusetts politics.

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  26. Has a Kennedy ever lost out there? Do you know? I thought maybe one had...but maybe I was just having one of those rare pleasant dreams of mine.

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  27. Well that's weird, because my dreams usually involve ping pong balls, steak knives, my mother's wig and Brett Favre.

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  28. True, but maybe you dreamed about Ted Kennedy.

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  29. Tell me more about this scummy love den. :P

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  30. I think the shark is swimming home right about now, but I'm sure he'll reply once he gets there. ; )

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  31. Oh, my scummy love den? Well, it's really just a small undersea cave with a little swimming room, lots of slimy seaweed all over the place, and you have to watch out where you sit because you may end up with crabs.

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  32. Oh, it is. It may not be much, but it's mine. I even have an original (laminated) poster from the original theatrical run of "Jaws" on one of the walls.

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  33. You'll have to invite us over for dinner, Shaaaaark. To eat WITH you, of course. Not as your first and second course.

    NOW.

    Who says there's no good news, guys?

    Oh my: Obama down to 45% approval in new Zogby poll

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  34. Sure, I'd love to have you both for dinner. I lay out lovely place settings, with sald forks and stuff, even.

    And yes, that is good news :)

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  35. You have salad forks? You eat salad?

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  36. You have to understand - I can store food in my stomach for months without it being digested. It's an amazing ability we sharks have - in addition, some of us have a unique skill where we can actually turn our stomachs inside-out out of our mouths to basically "wash" our stomach, then have it go back in.

    But, as far as regularity, well, we don't really start pooping until about 16 or 17 hours after we eat... then it can take several days to actually finish pooping.

    Sometimes, a streaming cloud of my poo is punctuated with an unexpectedly pretty surprise: a burst of silvery fish scales, glittering like diamonds in the flickering underwater light.

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  37. Wow. You actually make shark scat sound pretty.

    That takes talent.

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