Saturday Night Open Thread

It's dinnertime here and we're under another severe thunderstorm watch. Do I take a chance on barbecuing steaks or order in? Saigon soft shell crabs sound pretty good.

What are you all doing tonight?

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    Whoops! Weather here too... (5.00 / 0) (#4)
    by oldpro on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 10:39:09 PM EST
    uncommon puget sound tossed salad of a day and evening...a little bit of everything.

    Hot day followed just now by a 5-minute squall, then a 5-minute hailstorm, another quick squall (drops as big as your fist!) and then...half a rainbow.  Meanwhile, the setting sun is shining through all around us on the bay.

    Yikes...big thunder claps to the east over the Cascades just now.  Now...rolling thunder, punctuated by claps.  Dark in an hour...a rare treat if we see lightening tonight, although the fire danger in the mountains gives me pause to worry.

    Sailboats scurring in to anchor up in case more storm is coming.  Guess I'd better turn on the news...

    Absolutely, I'm just fantasizing... (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by mcl on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 01:48:38 AM EST
    Justice, sweet justice.... (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Fabian on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 08:18:03 PM EST
    The 75 year old woman who killed a white tailed deer out of season with a shovel, on her property, will face local and state charges - due to public outrage.

    Moral of the story: If you do kill bambi, don't brag about it or at least put it in the road and run it over with your car.

    Not too far from the previous crime scene, we passed another dead bambi who tried to cross a four lane road at approximately 11 am Friday.  No charges were filed against the driver who "accidentally" struck and killed the deer with a blunt instrument - an automobile.

    It's all a matter of style and spin.  

    I'm listening to the Juju Orchestra (none / 0) (#1)
    by Dadler on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 08:16:02 PM EST
    and, of course, PJ Harvey (none / 0) (#2)
    by Dadler on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 08:22:52 PM EST

    Good, angry chick music.  The best.


    We may have some t-storms coming... (none / 0) (#3)
    by sallywally on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 09:22:25 PM EST
    I just hope we don't lose our power AGAIN....

    I'm preparing for my disappearance (none / 0) (#5)
    by mcl on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:05:31 PM EST
    Now that the rule of law has gone away and the constitution has effectively been abolished, it's only a matter of time before my door gets broken down in the middle of the night and I get dragged away with a hood over my head to a secret prison without charges or without trial. Obama is drafting the executive order now allowing this atrocity as we speak.

    Under these circumstances, it's important to set up a will to dispose of your effects when you become a "disappeared person." In Argentina, the term was desaparacido. We're going to have a lot of depaparacidos in America in the next few years, so this will soon become a familiar procedure and doubtless attorneys will make a good living charging for it -- but right now, the procedure is unfamiliar, and you have to do it yourself.

    First, I need to draft a letter to my relatives explaining why I was probably disappeared -- I pblicly expressed doubts about the glory of the state. Second, I need to make an inventory of all my possessions, so they can be disposed of after I disappear as a prisoner without a name into a cell without a number. And last (but not least), it's important to leave behind a recent photograph of yourself so it can be put on the giant wall that will eventually hold all the photos of the thousands (perhaps millions) of torture victims who've been kidnapped without charges and tortured to death in secret prisons.

    Dude (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Socraticsilence on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:16:59 PM EST
    and then the One World Government will make us get bar codes and we'll use those instead of money, and the Trilateral commission will decide who lives and dies according to the principles laid out in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"

    Look, there was a short period after 9-11 where it looked like we might go Autocratic, but seriously, right now thinking that is beyond cautious to the realm of paranoid and possibly crazy.


    I can totally see the bar codes happening... (none / 0) (#14)
    by kdog on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 09:35:08 AM EST
    I mean we basically have that now, only we carry the code in our wallet and not on our skin. They could spin it as a way to combat identity theft and more convenient and the rubes would line up for it.  We're just one step away...which is part of the reason I'll be cash and carry no bank account till they pry the notes from my cold dead hands.

    I can see the black hoods too...its happened elsewhere, no reason to believe it can't happen here.  In fact it's happened already for non-citizens, even citizens (Jose Padilla), just not on a wide scale...if the economy goes really south, people get hungry and angry, we could see a wide scale.  When threatened, wealth and power will stop at nothing.  

    All signs point to the decline of the America empire...crazy desperate sh*t happens in decline.  All the more reason to be vigilant, and paranoid.


    No need to do an inventory. (none / 0) (#7)
    by oldpro on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:39:20 PM EST
    Just Kodak everythinhg, room by room, including yourself.



    It was 113 degrees here -- What's a Thunderstorm? (none / 0) (#8)
    by jerry on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 12:13:37 AM EST

    Wonderful day trip to the Getty Villa in Malibu (none / 0) (#11)
    by oculus on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 01:21:49 AM EST
    on a sparkling clear sunny day.  Back home and to a tasting of Spanish wines w/tapas.  

    Hey Jeralyn (none / 0) (#13)
    by Slado on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 05:50:45 AM EST
    Going to be in Beaver Creek this summer with the family.

    Anything I should definately do in addition to golf and hiking?