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An Afternoon Laugh Or Two

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106 Responses to “An Afternoon Laugh Or Two”


  1. September 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    “Over the years, the United States has shown considerable ingenuity in its effort to slow Iran’s production of nuclear fuel: It has used sabotage, cyberattacks and creative economic sanctions. Now, mixing face-saving diplomacy and innovative technology, negotiators are attempting a new approach, suggesting that the Iranians call in a plumber. The idea is to convince the Iranians to take away many of the pipes that connect their nuclear centrifuges, the giant machines that are connected together in a maze that allows uranium fuel to move from one machine to another, getting enriched along the way.

    That way, the Iranians could claim they have not given in to Western demands that they eliminate all but a token number of their 19,000 machines, in which Iran has invested billions of dollars and tremendous national pride. And if the plumbing is removed, experts at America’s national nuclear laboratories have told the Obama administration, the United States and its allies could accurately claim that they have extended the time Iran would need to produce enough fuel for a bomb — and given the West time to react…continued”

  2. September 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm

  3. 10 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Philadelphia won 😉 37 to 34 against Washington DC Team.

  4. September 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  5. 12 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  6. September 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm

  7. September 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  8. 17 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Natural Birthing at what weight, 11 lbs? Why ‘am I feeling uncomfortable now?

  9. September 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  10. 20 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Sen Al Franken.
    I love it when he does this…..by memory.

    USA!

    • 21 Obama Grandmama
      September 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Cool! Senator Franken must have always loved maps.
      My second son had maps on his room walls, globes (even his Dad’s old globe comparing changes of boundaries with newer globes). He could freehand draw a map of the world placing major mountain ranges, rivers, and major cities on the maps while in second grade. He had an unusual interest in maps and geography. In eighth grade he was in the Geography Bee representing AK in DC. He did not win, but did well. He now has his Masters in Geography and works at a state University in NV doing contract work involving maps and government grants. Personal interest can set a course in life.

  11. 23 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I hope nobody died.

    But for Putin, I say whatever.

  12. 24 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

  13. 25 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    36 is just way too young to go.
    RIP

  14. 26 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Well, of course.

    He left office on Jan 20th, 1981. 33 yrs ago.

    NYT can you count the number of ways our world has changed, since? Then THINK, is there any wonder?

    Jimmy Carter is also the most active former president. At 88/89 yrs old, he is still travelling across the Globe…….trying to help out our Human Race.

  15. 27 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    There is some Flesh……caution…..

  16. September 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  17. September 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    With attribution.

  18. September 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  19. September 21, 2014 at 7:04 pm

  20. September 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Amb Baer nuanced trolling of Vlad on Twitter …

  21. September 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

  22. September 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Really worth reading!

  23. September 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Impressive ….

  24. September 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  25. 38 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I knew there had to be a political reason why we were suddenly seeing a rash of D.V incidents featuring Black men….

    • 39 vcprezofan2
      September 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      That ad is really pathetic, IMO. Doesn’t look like the GOPs are aware that PBO is not running per se in November. smh >> And, if they want to use a ‘love’ relationship theme, maybe they should first consider that most of their guys are too old, gross and ugly (in form and character) for this type of comparison to work to their benefit.

      • 40 hopefruit2
        September 21, 2014 at 9:16 pm

        Indeed Vc. And the ad is so demeaning – so a middle-aged woman with concerns about her social security, retirement, or a 30-something burdened by student loan debt is going to vote for a politician because she fantasizes that he is her “boyfriend?” So did Republican men have “boyfriend” feelings for GWB and Romney which is why they voted for them in such large numbers?

        • 41 vcprezofan2
          September 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

          Hopefruit, I honestly don’t think Republican leaders, strategists, voters have the ability to think beyond the moment (evidence Benghazi, IRS, repeal ACA, voter ID gov’t shutdown ……on and on). Someone suggests a ‘brilliant’ idea and they go with it – they have no one to say ‘wait a minute, this won’t take us far’.

          • 42 hopefruit2
            September 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm

            That’s true…they lurch from one failed tactic to the next…If they didn’t have the right AND left media promoting their B.S. 24/7, they would not exist as we know them today!

      • September 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

        I believe they are convinced we are all as stupid as they are.

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      September 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      How juvenile each and every teabagger is. Yuck.

      • 47 0388jojothecat
        September 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        I hope it makes women think about WHO is a “good” boyfriend……The GOP votes down equal pay, unemployment insurance, aca, against including bc but Viagra is OK, someone who hates minorities, children, limits the right to vote……the GOP are just bad people period.

    • 49 anniebella
      September 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      So are they saying that we should run to the Tea Republican Party because they have treated women better. My question for the person who come up with that ad is this, are women suppose to run to men who will not allow women to make their own decisions as to what to do with their own body? Are women suppose to run to men who think they are not worthy to receive equal pay as men gets for the same job. Are women suppose to run to men who talk about rape like it’s the women’s fault that they are rape. Are women suppose to run to men who refuse to raise minimum wages, when they know that most of those low income households are headed by women, are women suppose to run to men who don’t fight for them to get good affordable health insurance? Women aren’t idiots, like the person who came up with that stupid ad.

  26. September 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

  27. 51 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Duh!

  28. 52 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I ❤ everything….okay….almost everything Rafael Nadal does.

    I laughed so hard on this Video.

    GEvening TOD!

  29. 67 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    It was nice watching the Nightly News and saw a segment on this today.

    So Seattle finally won that game? I bailed.

  30. 70 Nena20409
    September 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

  31. September 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Turkey needs the same level of scrutiny as the “angel investors” in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc., regarding their support of the Daesh.

    • September 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Clever and I agree ….

      Any form of the term “Islamic State” should be shunned, totally. They hate being called Daesh, so that’s precisely what they should be called, by everyone.

      • September 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        ” Tomatoe, Tomaho, lets call the whole crew Daesh” I agree….Daesh is it!

        OT: I watched the Roosevelt documentary and loved it. My mother was born the year FDR was voted into office I guess you can call her a Roosevelt baby. She said that even in elementary school all students were taught and KNEW about EVERY member of his administration. The saying, “The more things change, the more things remain the same”. Teddy Roosevelt was a republican but a progressive republican he would be teabagged today. Mrs. Roosevelt was remarkable and probably more powerful than FDR. One thing FDR earned and deserves all Dems to praise him and not let the GOP tarnish his memory. The people who benefited from FDR policies are dead and dying. We must never let the GOP turn back his policies. We must vote in Democrats that will further these policies. I want to travel to New York and when I do, I will visit FDR’s presidential library, then NY City.

        The one thing that disgusts me with many of the people who critique presidents is that these people look for perfection, i.e. the president should have done this, or the president should have done that, if only the president had done this or that. These Monday morning quarterbacks need to STFU because THEY COULD NOT DO what any of these presidents have done let alone get elected. I am so tempted to just stop listening to talk radio because all they do is Monday morning quarter back.

        • September 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

          Fully agree with you, jojo. And, the last time I listened to ‘talk radio’ was decades ago!

          #FORWARD Together

        • 75 joyfulmeme
          September 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

          I totally agree. Watched 60 Mins tonight. I’m very disappointed in PBO ex cabinet members. Now Panetta is piling on. Obama should have armed Syria rebels then IS may not be what it is today. IS was not spoken about until a few months ago. Prior to that, it was a fight against Bashair. PBO went to Congress to strike Syria. What happened? If he had asked for money to arm the Rebels two years ago does anyone think Congress would have acted? I’m beginning to think this is a Clinton plot. First Gates, then Clinton, the the joint chief of staff, now Panetta. Screw all the backstabbers. I believe IS a threat to the region so now the folks in the region have an opportunity to step and defend themselves and not make this another US war. I think Obama is right on this and the others will eventually look foolish.

        • 76 COS
          September 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

          Bill Press is no. 1 on Monday morning quarterbacking. I stopped listening to him. He is a true Emo.

  32. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    September 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I am extremely grateful to the people who took part in the climate match today;

    Likewise, I am extremely grateful to the Russian people who participated in the Peace March in Moscow today during which they specifically denounce putin’s war against Ukraine;

    I do not care whether kremlin chooses to assign a low estimate of 5,000 in the Peace March much lower than other estimates of 25,000. I am just very happy that these people are brave enough to protests against putin

  33. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    September 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, Nerdy, the sneeze joke. How true. Can’t stop laughin’!

    Good evening, TODville!

  34. September 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm

  35. 82 0388jojothecat
    September 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I think that Eleanor Roosevelt would have like and voted for candidate and now President Obama.

  36. 85 yardarm756
    September 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Horse’s behinds
    Be sure to read the final paragraph, but your understanding of it will depend on the earlier part of the content. This is amazing and very funny. . . .

    The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet,
    8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number.

    Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England and English expatriates built the US railroads.

    Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used.

    Why did ‘they’ use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.

    Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England , because that’s the spacing of the wheel ruts.

    So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England ) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since.

    And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome,they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. (Bureaucracies live forever.)

    So the next time you are handed a Specification/ Procedure/ Process and wonder ‘What horse’s ass came up with it?’ you may be exactly right.

    Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses’ asses.) Now, the twist to the story:

    When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses’ behinds.

    So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse’s ass.

    And you thought being a horse’s ass wasn’t important? Ancient horse’s asses control almost everything….and CURRENT Horses Asses are controlling everything else!!

  37. September 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

  38. 87 vcprezofan2
    September 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Bye-bye, people! My eyes are feeling very, very tired so I’m going to sign off.

  39. September 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Anyone watch Madame Secretary? I did and thought it was good……..intense.

  40. September 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Yep. They’ve certainly crystallized the overarching issue (with no small assist from Putin & Bibi, I will add).

  41. September 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    She’s got some real support!!!

  42. September 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Anyone surprised has definitely not been paying attention ….

  43. September 21, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Non-trivial ….

  44. September 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  45. 104 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  46. September 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Nerdy…love the tweets.
    Thank you.


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