Open Thread

Nothing in the news is really catching my eye this morning.  Anyone have some interesting tidbits to post?

– Doc

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13 Comments on “Open Thread”

  1. ciccio Says:

    Headline on AOL read: Michelle Obama gives Queen a rare hug. Too embarrassed to even read the story. Gauche, only to be expected from a parvenu.

  2. irishoaks Says:

    How embarrassing for America. The two of them really need to be taught protocol. One would think after the DVD debacle, that would have been high up on their agenda.
    Obviously not.
    No bow, no curtsey. And of all the gall–an ipod with his stuff on it. And to TOUCH the Queen. I don’t care if Queen Elizabeth touched her from head to toe.
    Had no idea Michelle Obama was so tall. She must hail from that long tall tribe that wears all those ring necklasses. [I can’t think of the name..but they are high up the hierarchy of African tribes]. She looked like a giant next to the Queen.

    • Oh yeah… You just know that Michelle smacks Barack around when they’re at home…

      • memaw Says:

        If I am remembering right, I read one article that said, Michelle did curtsy to the queen, however another mentioned that the President was not required to curtsy..just give a wimpy handshake

      • I always wondered if they were involved in S&M….

      • Akira Says:

        Never mind in private. She bitch slaps him in public.


        “I have some difficulty reconciling the two images I have of Barack Obama. There’s Barack Obama the phenomenon. He’s an amazing orator, Harvard Law Review, or whatever it was, law professor, best-selling author, Grammy winner. Pretty amazing, right? And then there’s the Barack Obama that lives with me in my house, and that guy’s a little less impressive.

        “For some reason this guy still can’t manage to put the butter up when he makes toast, secure the bread so that it doesn’t get stale, and his five-year-old is still better at making the bed than he is.”

        She added that the TV version of Barack Obama sounded really interesting and that she’d like to meet him sometime.

  3. ciccio Says:

    Irishoak, I think you must be referring to the Masai.

  4. irishoaks Says:

    Yes ciccio, that is it. I just lost the name. They are a rather magnificant tribe…at least in Africa.

    Big LOL Akira, Illinois black Tribe Goonz, rather like that one.

    Ours is quite the clan from Ireland. “Typical” short stature, short thick neck, barrel chest [men] strong, stubborn honest hard working, faithful and true. My husband’s great-g’father stowed away when he was 12 years old because he didn’t like the man his mother was marrying after being widowed for years. He was found, worked his steerage, started working railroad after Ellis Island to where he ended up. 12 years old!. That is stubborn. His son was sheriff and was the only one who went in poor and came out broke–wouldn’t take $$ under the table for the booze and women for hire, etc. The stubborn trait lives on.
    My mom came from the same Irish county in the 1600’s. Her uncle past was beheaded for his stubborn beliefs and the family fled to America. STUBBORN. Our poor children and grandchildren. Hard stuff.

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