Laughter Is Good

Something to cleanse the palate.



107 Responses to “Laughter Is Good”

  1. July 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  2. July 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Last night, just hours after news broke that as-yet-unidentified “Juror B37” from the George Zimmerman trial had found a book agent, the agent decided to drop her. Shortly after dropping the budding author, the agent, Sharlene Martin, released a statement from Juror B37 that said she wouldn’t write the book after all: Being sequestered had “shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case.”

    • 7 arapaho415
      July 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Became aware of this article when lamh posted a link a couple of threads ago.

      My fav line in the article comes at the end of the article:

  3. 8 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Yes, thank you UT! I wanna stop crying now!

  4. 9 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    • 10 Indie Liberal
      July 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks for posting these and others. Though still don’t care for how the person who tweeted you this demonized our SOS, he and everyone is right that our young people need to be celebrated for the positive work they do. 🙂 Thanks.

  5. July 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you UT & very much appreciated your tweets of AG Holder’s very important speech. Hope EVERYONE listens to this speech:


    The DoJ is clearly on hyper-alert for any form of Voter discrimination and they are going to be fierce in the months ahead. Those 5 NON-JUST members of SCOTUS taunted the wrong AG.

    Yes We Can

    • July 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      This is simply a fact ….

      … and the other facts that can justifiably be added are:

      America will never be FREE until WOMEN determine their fate & are fairly compensated for their work

      America will never be FREE until each eligible VOTER has no impediment to casting their ballot

      Yes We Can

      #FORWARD Together

  6. July 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    But Zimmerman, under Florida’s demented gun laws, had a right to be carrying a concealed handgun that was ready to be fired. As his attorney, Mark O’Mara, said on CNN Monday: “If you have a gun and don’t have a round in the chamber, it’s a paperweight.”
    Oh, how I wish George Zimmerman had been carrying a paperweight that night. Trayvon Martin might be alive today and his family spared the agony they are now going through. And it would be good to be able to talk about race in America without agony. But that day has not yet arrived

  7. 16 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Okay, laughing so hard I’m crying… ROFL!


  8. 17 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Which Democrats voted for Cordray?: All 54 members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted in favor of his nomination.

    Which Republicans voted for Cordray?: 12.

    The GOP senators were Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Roger Wicker (Miss.).

    Notes: Far fewer GOP senators voted for final confirmation than backed ending debate on the Cordray nomination. Coburn voted against cloture, but for final confirmation while Ayotte, Blunt, Coats, Hoeven, Johanns and Kirk voted for cloture but against final confirmation.


    • July 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      In my opinion, Republican votes are now meaningless, because they don’t actually mean anything. When they vote, they simply get out of the way so the real workers can get to work. They are meaningless, worthless, pointless, and meritless. I’m so sick of Republicans, who have done ZERO to move this country past the crisis they caused and to help make the country more competitive in an increasingly competitive environment. They have actively worked against Americans and the country in general, and they have not an ounce of integrity. And, to drag it further into the gutter, they are racists – for the most part. Not one of them has raised his/her voice to object to the crap their party and their voters have brought into the common square. Not one. We could put monkeys in their chairs, and the monkeys would be more useful and their votes would be more meaningful, than the creatures who are in those seats right now.

      Rant over.

      • 19 jacquelineoboomer
        July 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm

        *In my opinion, Republican votes are now meaningless, because they don’t actually mean anything*

        I stopped reading “your rant” at this point, theo67, so I could reply to you mid-stream, because ya can’t get any clearer than that! Really! Said it all. Well done.

        Going back to read the rest of “your rant.”

      • 20 nathkatun7
        July 17, 2013 at 3:41 am

        Absolutely spot-on, Theo!

  9. 21 MightyPamela
    July 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    FIRST!!! 😆

  10. July 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    These are the main anchors of CNBC….another media arm of the GOP, along w/ FOX news…

    • 27 arapaho415
      July 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      My favorite part of this video is Elizabeth Warren’s understated response. She’s smart enough to not to react when CNBC and others make outrageously erroneous claims.

      Most of us wouldn’t have that calm, that patience.

      I don’t know who any those CNBC jerks are, but their claims are so wrong.

      I worked in the finance sector for a long time (bank operations, not the casino investment houses) and these kids are too lazy to do their homework.

      Banks and S&L’s were 100% regulated on the deposit-taking side until 1978. Banks paid 5% on regular savings, S&Ls could offer a .25% more. Same for time deposits, the interest rates were all regulated. Time deposits were the first to become unregulated until money market savings were introduced in the early 1980s.

      The bank that went belly up in the 1980s did so because of risky (or fraudulent) investments and bad lending practices.

      Clinton and Congress were the definition of hubris when they repealed Glass-Steagall. It made no sense to me because their parents (the Greatest Generation) lived through the Depression and won WWII for America, yet WJC and Congress thought they were smarter than the previous generation. Baby Boomer hubris to the max (and I’m one too).

  11. 29 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    For Liberal Librarian 😀

  12. 38 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

  13. 41 arapaho415
    July 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    It is just me, or does it seem to others that the travesty known as the GZimmerman fiasco unleashed a War Between the States Part II?


    I’m on the other side of the country from Rhode Island, but it seems to me that Chafee was a moderate Republican, then Independent, then Dem. I don’t think he would have taken this measure if it hadn’t been for all those anti-woman red-state legislature shenanigans.

    • 42 arkluvspbo
      July 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      OMFG, I can not STAND when the rabid wrong-wing talks about “tolerance, freedom of speech and being entitled to their opinion”, they are the COMPLETE opposite of ALL that those things stand for.

  14. 43 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

  15. July 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Mine too!!

  16. 52 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

  17. July 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    “We’re dealing with a coward. Period.” Tip expresses exclusively on Sway in the Morning. “Ain’t no where in America, I can see a child and feel threatened. Then he’s following dude, knowing he aint got no business, you heard the evidence saying folks said to stop following him. But he continues to proceed because he’s a coward. He’s too slow and too fat to make a call to the police department, so now that he doesn’t have a felony, he can go and get him a firearm and stand out here and play robocop… and that cost somebody their life.”

    Cue Sam Cook

  18. 56 forus50
    July 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    UT awesome post. While at the office earlier today I sent about 10 recent God tweets via email to my non-Twitter friends. lol, this was one of them:

  19. 57 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

  20. 58 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    True words from a lawyer.

  21. 61 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  22. July 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    That next-to-last tweet about the whole “uterus” thing reminded me of this. HIGHlarious!!!

  23. 64 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

  24. July 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Someone on an earlier thread was asking who the NLRB replacements were……

  25. 70 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

  26. July 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Read for this guy to just keel over….sorry if I offend anyone

    • July 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      lovelyplains …. I am going to correct your comment “ready” for this guy to just keel over (because I had the same thought before I saw your comment and right now, I don’t care if I offend anyone). The only thing holding Robertson up in this pic is the cake makeup on his face! Just go Robertson … you have been here too long.

      • 74 theo67
        July 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm

        I had the same thought when I saw Liz Cheney earlier today… The hateful ones seem to live long lives.

    • 75 arkluvspbo
      July 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      “… he also slammed the media for portraying Martin as a “little boy” instead of a “fully-formed young African-American male”.
      Pat Robertson is so gay — seriously, he needs to just come out already. At least that way he can live the rest of his miserable existence in peace.

  27. 79 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  28. 80 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  29. 81 Claire
    July 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I’ve been so busy I haven’t had a chance to read any news today. Just wondering have the Democrats been speaking out against the Trayvon Martin judgement? Have they at least ben condemning the stand your ground laws? I don’t mean the POTUS, I mean the Democratic congress members and senators?

  30. 82 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Okay, I’m gonna end up just re-tweeting and re-posting everything this guy tweets! Love his TL!

  31. July 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm


  32. July 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  33. 88 Dudette
    July 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This is POWERFUL!!

  34. 94 amk for obama
    July 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  35. July 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Ok, so now the All Star Game has been shortened to “ASG”. Shoot me.

  36. 97 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    MSNBC using Lawrence to pimp Snowden is not going to make us change our views on this topic. Snowden is no hero, and he has not opened up any debate that wasn’t opened before. Barack Obama being President is what has “opened” the debate because now everything is seen as deserving scrutiny when they weren’t prior to 2009.

    • 98 theo67
      July 16, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      My brain literally switched off (in an act of self-preservation) during that entire segment. I don’t know why they think we’re stupid.

      • 99 hopefruit2
        July 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Seriously, I find MSNBC’s antics on this issue increasingly offensive and irresponsible. It’s like MSNBC is actively trying to force people to assign “hero” status to Snowden, when he is nothing but a narcisstic brat playing a dangerous game.

        Now they realize that people have tuned off Chris Hayes and his poor ratings are affecting the entire network – they have switched the task of Snowden promoting to Lawrence. Keep this up, and Lawrence ratings will plummet. As you said, we aren’t stupid, but they sure don’t seem to realize this fact.

        • 100 theo67
          July 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm

          I tried to be charitable when I saw Chris Hayes with so many black guests this week, but realize it’s probably so he can recover some of his ratings, since I heard him giving cover to the defense attorneys yesterday. That whole channel is becoming increasingly unwatchable. Thankfully – it’s summer time and there’s way too much to do outside… 🙂

          • 101 hopefruit2
            July 16, 2013 at 11:24 pm

            Indeed. I don’t think most people are fooled by Hayes either. So he can go back to his Snowden/Sirota/GG love fest and leave us alone.

  37. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    July 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    For those of us who “follow” God in real life, we have our own ways to do so. In 2013, for a colossal laugh, Herculean, even, you can follow God on Twitter whether you’re a believer or not. #WorksForMe

    Thanks, UT. Thanks, God.

  38. July 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm

  39. 106 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Paul threatens hold on FBI nominee over domestic drone policy
    Jonathan Easley
    07/16/13 06:33 PM ET
    Paul said he has not received a response from the FBI to questions he submitted about domestic drone policy.…

    One day after we allegedly fixed the filibuster Paul says he will filibuster the FBI nominee.
    Jesus Christ!

  40. July 17, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Thx for the laugh AND a new twitter site to add. Not much is funny of late.

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