At long last, we are getting rain – real rain, a rain that continued overnight. A rain that is continuing as I type. We are in an “Exceptional” drought in our neck of the woods. And considering our firebug neighbors are in town this weekend, I cannot tell you how thankful I am to have this rain. It put out their bonfire last night (they have had a bonfire every time they have been in town except once), which is a blessing. We live in a LOG HOME. Ahem. Anyway, I am sitting here, watching the rain across the marsh, and it is a beautiful sight to behold, indeed…
A few stories I want to mention, though this is an Open Thread, and you can discuss whatever you want. One is the recent statement from SarahPac about the upcoming HBO hatchet movie, “Game Changer,” which seems to focus WAY more on the former Governor from Alaska than the number one person on the ballot. Whatever. SarahPac has a statement about the movie, flat out denying that it bears any resemblance to what actually happened. And they put together a slideshow of photos from the campaign that are really striking. I don’t remember seeing photos like this during the campaign, of tens of thousands of people showing up to see her, or insider shots of Palin working with advisers, or with her handsome husband and kids. Not like these, anyway, if I recall correctly. Typical, I suppose.
To continue in that vein, yesterday’s news revealed that Arizona Sheriff and Romney volunteer, Paul Babeu, was outed. He has since stepped down from working with Romney. Personally, I am not a fan of outing. There is still a tremendous amount of homophobia in this country, and I mean ALL across this country. It is not relegated to one area, or one party.
For instance, the Left continues to use an offensive homophobic slur to refer to Tea Party members, and no matter how many times they are called on it, they continue to use it. Willful homophobia from the people who claim to be so open and welcoming. Please.
Since I mentioned how open minded the Left is, this article should make you feel all warm and fuzzy (not), “Charles Koch, employees reveal e-mailed threats from past year.” To be clear, those are DEATH threats against the Koch brothers, and they are the target of the OWSers. So open to other points of view, so tolerant, so nonviolent. Right. Wow. It’s okay for Soros and cohorts to shell out gazillions of dollars for liberal causes, but let there be two conservatives, who, by the way are big time philanthropists, supporters of the arts, and environmental causes, even getting praise from President Obama himself. Yet they are targets and recipients of death threats. Wow.
And in news from across the pond, turns out Adolph Hitler fathered a child:
Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War.
His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris’s Le Point magazine.
Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret’s mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Talk about karma, huh?
And since tomorrow is Presidents Day, I leave you with this recap of many of our presidents courtesy of the Animaniacs:
What’s on your mind today?