Wednesday, 06/17/09, Public Square

bananastickerDo something different today and smile about it often enough to make everyone wonder what you’re up to.

Here’s your thread, take it and discuss your topics of choice.



Filed under The Public Square

27 responses to “Wednesday, 06/17/09, Public Square

  1. frigginloon

    Last time I did that Fnord I was arrested! Morning Prairie P&P’s.

    • Loon, when you get pulled over for drinking and driving, quickly pull the label off the beer bottle and put it on your forehead before the cop gets to your car.
      That way when he asks if you been drinking, you can reply;

      • frigginloon

        If that happens I am going to say… Fnord told me to! Can’t see them laughing about it though! That is so funny Sekan, just like the buzz over Obama swatting a fly!

    • frigginloon

      Hmm, Sekan I am glad it says “place the sticker on your forehead”…though I’m thinking the banana would get more laughs!

  2. I looked just a minute ago and we had 30 look-sees already today and only 4 comments.
    Like Iggy (and Seinfeld) say

    Come on in and comment people.
    That way I don’t have to play with myself, urrr ummm I mean blog by myself.

    • frigginloon

      No Sekan, the comments were down on WordPress. I couldn’t comment for hours…twitter was alive with people complaining!

    • tosmarttobegop

      One handed Keyboarding…HUmm.
      Somehow the thought of that on this blog sound sicker then the aid caught trying to get a 15 boy to furry with him.

  3. fnord must be taking Ginger out on poop patrol.
    Morning fnord.

    • Good morning, Sekan! I was ranting and raving on the Bill Moyers thread. 😉

      Speaking of Ginger — if we don’t get going quickly it will be too hot to enjoy our romp. See ya!

      • On good morning america today they mentioned that Wichita will be hotter than Phoenix today.

      • It is freakin’ HOT! I took Ginger to the park and it wasn’t enjoyable. If I could have sat in the shade of a tree, maybe.

        I’ve tried dawn and dusk which are cooler times of the day, but the mosquitoes are terrible at those times!

        Although we have a good-sized, fully-fenced, safe back yard, Ginger swears her ISP will only deliver her “smell mail” to the nearby park. She won’t even discuss looking for different service.

  4. lilacluvr

    June 17, 2009″Fire David Letterman” rally proved to be a failure, as it drew more press than activists, CNN reports:

    A crowd of 15 protesters upset with the late night comic held signs and occasionally shouted as they stood across the street from Letterman’s studio.

    But they were often hidden from view by the more than 35 members of the media there to cover the protest, and out-shouted by a few very vocal counter-protesters.

    New York Magazine videographer Jonah Green was one of those press members, and he captured a disturbing video of several of those protesters in hate-filled rants against the CBS “Late Show” host.

    Among the more alarming lines of attack — particularly given that the rally was held because Letterman supposedly made a joke about Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter Willow — was that Letterman’s son Harry was born out of wedlock (he recently wed Regina Lasko after dating for over a decade).

    “Should we talk about his son?” one protester asked Green. “I believe his son was born out of wedlock. I believe there’s a term for that.”

    “Is someone making jokes about his child?” asked another. “Especially, you know, when he had a daughter out of wedlock himself” (he didn’t; 5-year-old Harry is his only child).

    “How dare he?” asked yet a third, the most offensive of all. “When he has a bastard son, and a slut for a wife” (Letterman’s wife Lasko has kept a notoriously low profile).

    It should be noted that Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter Bristol gave birth to baby Tripp (out-of-wedlock) in December and broke up with the baby’s father, Levi Johnston, in March.

    Other conservative talking points thrown around at the rally included, “Close the borders!” and “I only watch Fox News,” as well as the general sentiment that Jay Leno is a better host than Letterman.


    This is an interesting article in the Huffington Post blog today. Seems the Sarah Palin supporters may be small in number but strong in the hate department. There was a video included – it gives a vivid picture of the pure hate displayed. It reminded me of those lines at the Palin and McCain rallies during the last days of the campaign. Remember those?

    In another article in Huffington Post was the fact that Letterman’s Monday night show (where he apologized again to Palin) drew higher ratings than Conan O’Brien.

    So, is Letterman really the loser in this feud of Palin’s making?

  5. You just gotta click this link:

    Are Prairie P&Ps the only WordPress blog that uses the tag, “conservative buffoons?”

    I’ve seen a few of our threads listed at various WordPress tag sites, but we’ve got em all! WOW! Maybe we’ll start a new word?

  6. This is my grandson, Alex, who attends college in Portland. He put a motor on his bike. I’d talk in intelligent words if I could, but honestly I don’t know what or how he did what he did. He needed a reliable way to get from school to work and back… So he did this. Then in a few weeks the bike was stolen from his dorm.

    Here’s what he said on his website about the bike, “I wanted to motorize a bicycle and make the ultimate in town commuter bike. The plan was simple enough, to take a small motor, and mount it to a bicycle frame, set it up with a clutch system and independent drive system that would keep the original pedaling functions of the bike intact.

    I started out with a 26-inch bike, and a kit from here:

    Using this kit I built a bike with the ability to self propel. It was a mixed project involving much engineering to make it work. I finished the bike as of June 4th 2009.

    I was enjoying the engine and its ability to jet me around town. It was a huge help to get me were I needed to go, while getting roughly (by my early calculations) about 120MPG.

    In what seemed to be a commentary on the times we live in, and the society we interact with, I was quickly rewarded with a set of broken locks, and no bike. I had locked the bike up in Portland, OR, thinking that a U-Bolt and Cable lock combined would pose a decent threat to would be bike borrowers.

    My reflection on the matter is that clearly it was wanted, and there is not much I could have done, it had two heavy locks on it. Bad times to have things of value right now when people are ditching morals to try to improve their situations. You win some, lose some.

    In conclusion, it was a fun project, and hopefully the new owner is enjoying the ride. Time to find something else to do, like finish my finals for college.

    Here’s what his bicycle project looked like in action:

  7. I just visited BTSNBN and didn’t behave myself. I wish I hadn’t posted, although every word I posted to that grandma who calls herself okobserver was well deserved and truthful. It didn’t need to come from me and I want you all to tie me up and keep me away from that hate filled place. Please. My soul is too delicate to be around that kind of ugliness.

    • Pedant

      She had it coming, fnord. She’s a very odd duck. I think she feels she’s basking in some kid of weird glory if she can pick on you there.

      I think she’s a recovering bully of the very cowardly variety. It’s kind of disconcerting to see vestiges of a mean 12-year-old girl in a woman who confesses she’s a grandmother (although she’s also clearly ashamed of being old enough to be a grandmother; another very weird thing about her is that she’s never really outgrown what seems to be an immature sense of vanity either) (imo).

      Anyway, I guess you can maybe take some comfort in knowing that you definitely got under her skin (she answered you twice). I suppose it never occurred to her that she really does follow you around whenever you post there. I think you kind of brought her up short by telling her something about herself she hadn’t realized. If so, I am not shocked.

      Some of those people over there are just as thick as bricks, honestly (her especially).

      By the way, nice rocks. I really like the race car rock you painted for your sister. And the koi pond, those two were my favorites I think. And the fox family, too.

      • Thank you, Pedant. I still wish I hadn’t lowered myself. I’ve always been able to control my desire to respond and my need of making a rebuttal. It doesn’t make me feel good that I didn’t this time. Obviously I didn’t explain myself well as she still didn’t understand the point I tried to make.

        Thanks for the compliments on the rocks. This grandma knows she is old and outrageous. But I’ve lived nearly 62 years and painting rocks isn’t the most outrageous thing I do, just one of them.

  8. lilacluvr

    I have a feeling that no matter what is said to okobserver, she will twist it into whatever she wants it to be and somehow she will be vindicated.

    I always wondered something about her – Bluejay always makes a comment about her using prison labor – what is that about?

  9. I was there when BlueJay (Thunderchild) was told that was a fact. I can’t remember who told it, but it was ‘one of us,’ because that’s who was there. I do remember looking up the info of how much prisoners are paid, etc. and was floored that they make $1.05 per DAY. There are no benefit costs… If this was a person out of jail, needing a job to get back into society it would be different, but what was told was her custodial service used prison labor. Always made me wonder (if true!) what the people whose offices were being cleaned at night would have thought had they known?

  10. lilacluvr

    Thanks for the info……From the little exposure I’ve had with okobserver on the blog, I can imagine someone with her personality having no trouble using the benefits of cheap labor.

    You brought up a good point – I wonder if her clients know the truth?

  11. lilacluvr

    fnord – I just got back from thehateblog and I think you handled yourself quite well. As for grandma not understanding your point, she would never let you know even if she did understand your point.

    Some people like to wallow in their hate-filled sewers. That’s what they do best.

    I noticed someone replied to grannie about her using the phrase ‘bring it on’. I sense grannie enjoys confrontation – because I am a grandma and the phrase ‘bring it on’ just does not roll off my tongue that easy or that often, if ever.

    That phrase reminds me too much of GWB.

  12. Thank you, Lilac. I’m glad you made it back safely. I’m glad we’re both here and all the women and men here understand how adults behave.

    I did control my desire to respond to the ‘bring it on.’ I would have had to tell her one intelligent person is a monologue, and it takes two intelligent people to hold an intelligent conversation.

    There, out of my system. 😉

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