Open Thread


  • Michelle Obama gave an outstanding speech at Monday’s Democratic Convention. She spoke about her humble beginnings and her love for her family and country. Paulette at Let Us Talk provides a sensitive summary of this phenomenal woman known as Michelle Obama. Will Cindy McCain speak at the Republican Convention? If she does, what is she going to say? That she is an heiress and has more than 7 homes and that she is a recovering drug addict? Perhaps Cindy will talk about how her husband sent her on a “fact finding” mission to Georgia. She is going there to do a casualty evaluation. How that casualty count benefits the American people is beyond my budget and I’m still trying to figure out how Americans benefit economically from Cindy’s visit to Georgia. As someone said to me, “Michelle is the people’s First Lady“. Cindy would be just another heiress sitting on the throne. The Bruce Blog has the video of Michelle’s speech.
  • The PUMAs (stop me if I’m laughing too loudly) – yeah, they showed up, all 3 of them, in front of the MSNBC mobile studio. Chris Matthews decided to go out to the crowd and do some interviewing. He stopped in front of the 3 PUMAS. The woman in the middle (Ann Coulter look alike) kept shouting at Chris that Obama is a “registered Muslim”. I didn’t realize that people have to “register” to a religion. Chris Matthews tells this woman that this is not true and she insists that it is and that she has proof. She said she had a report from a former Congressional investigator, 17 pages long, that says that Obama is a “registered Muslim”. Chris asked her for a name and she said “I’m not going to tell you”. “I’ll be glad to email you”. She was all in his face with smoke coming out of her ears and daggers coming out of her eyes. You can watch the video if you can stomach it…
  • As I was watching Michelle Obama’s speech, I noticed the news ticker or scroll bar streaming across the bottom of the screen. One of the comments was that two contenders for McCain’s VP position were going to Denver… the names… Mitt Romney and Rudy Guiliani. So McCain is considering “dog tied to roof of car” Romny and “a noun, a verb and 9/11” Guiliani. Joe Biden will crush either one of these contenders in the VP debate. If McCain chooses Guiliani it would be a match made in… a… a… well, it would be “A noun, a verb and 9/11” paired with “A noun, a verb and POW”. If McCain chooses Romney, then there will be 11 or 12 mansions between the two of them. It will be known as the “Elitist Team”. Most Americans can’t relate to owning all these houses, especially houses worth millions and millions of dollars. Daily Kos has more in their morning musings over coffee.
  • One last tidbit – McCain is running a commercial that has a Clinton delegate from Ohio stating that she is going to vote for McCain. Rachel Maddow interviewed this woman and asked her if she was aware that John McCain has promised to do away with Roe v Wade. The woman responded with “No, I didn’t know that“. Goes to show ya how uninformed people are. Any woman that votes for John McCain is voting against her own interests. It wouldn’t surprise me if McCain proposed doing away with a woman’s right to vote. He supports insurance companies paying for Viagra but opposes insurance payments for birth control. Would McCain need Viagra and that’s why it’s covered? Just asking.

PUMA Update…

The question of the day, from our friend over at The Bruce Blog… This was just to good not to share 😆

(posted here with Bruce’s permission)

How many PUMAs does it take to change a light bulb?

A reader of my blog who knows I’m a HUGE “FAN” of the PUMA movement issued me the following challenge: to write a joke: “How many PUMAs does it take to change a light bulb?”

I always did like a good challenge. Okay, here goes:

How many PUMAs does it take to change a light bulb?


One to declare there are 18 million pairs of hands ready to change it right now

One to declare Donna Brazile and the DNC tampered with the socket

One to start a website: Just Say No Darkness

One to start another website: PUMA (P.U. to Mental Agility)

One to alert the media there’s a huge movement to hold onto their favorite stepladder

One to buy a bus and stick a lot of “sun” decals on it

One to declare they’ve raised millions to reduce the utility bill

One to go on Hardball to admit they’ve actually only raised 50 cents

One to declare they will NEVER vote for using the elitist “high energy stress reliever bulb”!

And one to have the bright idea to change the bulb in Denver!

Okay, so how many is that?..

…I’m still trying to figure out Mountain Time.

(Thanks to Katrina!)