Westminster Open Thread

Sorry, President Obama, I’ll just read your speech, because…. DOGGIES.

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  1. 1
    taylormattd says:


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    Punchy says:

    So you have 99 problems and the bitches ARE one of ’em?

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    NotMax says:

    Your choice of priorities is… disturbing.

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    JPL says:

    I can’t stream it unless justin tv has it.

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    👽 Martin says:

    Security detail around the corner is still there. They had no details to share, but suggested they expect to get the call to leave any minute now.

    The person they are watching is former LAPD. Their former boss is on the list of targets, but they aren’t. Abundance of caution.

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    MaryRC says:

    Apparently the smart monet is on the Dobie.

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    JPL says:

    wow I’m in moderation.. I wonder why.. this is my comment with dots in between

    I can’t st.r.e.a.m it unless j.u.s.t.i.n t.v has it.

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    Anya says:

    So, your dogs hate politics?

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    JGabriel says:


    Apparently the smart monet is on the Dobie.

    Whereas the dumb Monet became a housepainter.


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    Yutsano says:

    @MaryRC: Maxpuppeh is in the show? :)

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    Trying to post downstairs just about killed me due to my puter problems but has anyone seen the David Tennant/Catherine Tate version of “Much Ado About Nothing” is is worth the cost of the rental/download? Would love some thoughts.

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    NotMax says:


    Apparently the smart monet is on the Dobie.

    The long shot monet is on the Maynard.

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    Poopyman says:

    @Yutsano: That would be awesome. My sister’s doggy’s brother might be there. Keep an eye on the Icelandic Sheepdog.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    I have to rely on liveblogs and streaming video to catch the SOTU and the doggehs. Not getting cable back. Nope.

    Also: Mohawk Guy!

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    mai naem says:

    Its on fucking tape delay here. Is it on anything else apart from USA? I am not streaming it.

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    Mohawk gut is hawt. The FLOTUS gets all the cool dudes.

    Westminster is a pretty tough time slot opponent. I’m a hound lover, so will never get better for me than the year we heard “Let me have the beagle,” and Uno won it all.

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    PhoenixRising says:

    Not watching the doggies.

    Even if you win, you’re still a Pomeranian. Best of breed, my ass.

    Going with the Spanish coverage of Pope on the Ropes. It’s sure to justify my tequila consumption. But let me know if the Prez indicates that Gabbi Giffords will be permitted to jump on her horse and round up Ted Nugent, Wayne LaPierre & any Opus Dei members sitting on the SCOTUS, under his proposed gun safety legislation. Because imma drop Univision for that.

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    JPL says:

    @a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q): My son accused me of having a crush on mohawk guy and I said why not..

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    JPL says:

    Cruz is trying to smooze and no one appreciates him..haha

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    Comrade Mary says:


    Even if you win, you’re still a Pomeranian.

    The only way to win is not to Pomer?

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Ha! The feed I’m seeing at The Grauniad says that it’s the “enhanced” SOTU. Does that mean Now With Extra Horsemeat?

    (I know it’s not their feed, OK?)

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    dance around in your bones says:

    So, there’s not going to be a SOTU thread? Everybody gonna watch de doggies instead?

    I love dogs, but a lot of these overbred, overgroomed dogs just kinda put me off. Give me a good ol’ mutt any day. I tend to watch the highlights later, maybe.

    Plus, the handlers just look kind of silly running alongside. I know, uninformed opinion, but it’s MINE, gawdamnit!

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    JGabriel says:

    I keep hoping one of the Teahadi Reps will invite Orly Taitz to the SOTU.

    Damn, foiled again.


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    handsmile says:

    A night of priorities here at John Cole’s Bar-n-Grille. The patrons are gonna need a lot of TVs…

    An excerpt from my comment on the SotU Open Thread:

    Once again, the only truly deserving breed has been unjustly denied its rightful “Best in Show” trophy. (Pembroke Welsh Corgis, obviously!) We always root for the more obscure breeds to win the groups (yes, aware of the judging standards, but still!). Surprised that the Affenpinscher won the Toy Group, until I learned that it was one of the four dogs that oddsmakers (!) had selected to win the whole prize.

    The Guardian, God/doG love ‘em, is live-blogging the show!


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    JGabriel says:

    Here comes Michelle. Can we please get an actual SOTU thread?


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    No doggies, but plenty of irish lager and hilarious cat .gifs on tumblr.

    Oh look its SOTU time … and MrsFromOhio is not interested, so all of sudden its time for something else… Castle reruns and Bones reruns and … reruns.

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    JGabriel says:

    Asked what to watch for in the SOTU, David Gregory replied, “Well, tone is important.”

    No shit, Jackass.

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    dance around in your bones says:


    Apparentamente no. Just to get the Spanish in there. John’s going to the dogs :)

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    👽 Martin says:

    @handsmile: We’ve got a cardigan – he was part of a litter bred to be shown. He comes from a fairly successful line, but we’ve never shown him. He’s here for the kids. So we always root for the corgis too.

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    MikeJ says:

    @👽 Martin: Still angling for that knighthood I see.

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    batgirl says:

    My heart is breaking seeing Hadiya’s parents.

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    La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes) says:

    Cole, the AKC apparently does not share your respect for our canine friendsGo here

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    Yutsano says:

    @MikeJ: One should always aim for one’s dreams. Or something like that, involving eagles and soaring and some such rot. Stars, also, too.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @dance around in your bones:

    Yeah, and the doggies are better groomed and sleeker than their handlers. How fair is that?

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    batgirl says:

    Anyone know what those green ribbons represent that the Republicans are wearing?

    Edit: I see Democrats wearing them as well now.

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    Elizabelle says:



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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    If it’s not a working breed or a mutt, it’s not for me.

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    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    @batgirl: Victims of Newton.

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    cathyx says:

    I heard this morning that labrador retriever lovers are protesting the show because the number one most loved breed never wins.

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    General Stuck says:

    Heart Attack Grill “spokesperson” dies from heart attack, owner says

    Only in America

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    Dexter says:

    Boner is already thinking of his next drink.

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    Elizabelle says:

    John Boehner just does not look happy.

    He would rather be at the Westminster do.

    They make better friends than the ones he’s got in Washington.

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    Yutsano says:

    @efgoldman: It’s an eagle. Are you gonna tell it that it’s not welcome? Think Tunch, but with moar talon.

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    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    I thought we was gonna get the fancy message app, and all we get is a dog show thread?

    Full-service blog my freeloading ass!

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    dance around in your bones says:


    I wish (not really) that I had a hairdo like some of these doggies. Or my own personal groomer.

    POTUS looks incredibly handsome and relaxed, as usual. Boner, earlier, looked like he had heartburn. Let’s see if Boner can get through the speech w/o looking like a) he needs some prunes or b) a triple scotch.

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    Elizabelle says:

    I cannot even imagine what it would feel like to not have Obama delivering this SOTU.

    The brain will not go there.

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    JPL says:

    At this point Obama should give Boner a kiss…

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    POTUS looks strong, confident, rested.

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    Baud says:


    Still grinning that that isn’t Romney.

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    Yutsano says:

    @dance around in your bones:

    Let’s see if Boner can get through the speech w/o looking like a) he needs some prunes or b) a triple scotch

    Do we have any evidence that these two discrete events have not already happened?

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    No, “I’m pleased to report the state of our union is strong…” …?

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    Baud says:

    I was hoping Obama would lead with “Fuck all you haters. I’m back!”

    Not his style, I guess.

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    mdblanche says:

    Steven Chu is the designated survivor.

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    And he’s resigning …

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    Mike in NC says:

    McCain looked like he wanted to shit a brick, per usual.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Elizabelle: He’s probably already wasted.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Standing ovation from the Democrats on putting the nation before party.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    (John, if you don’t want the doggies thread to be swamped, can you please put up a SOTU thread?)

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    dance around in your bones says:


    Why, no! In fact we do not!

    It always kills me to watch Boner’s “I can barely get through this – when’s the bar open?” expression

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    JPL says:

    @mdblanche: He would not be a bad leader.. just sayin

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    Loneoak says:

    No SOTU open thread? Christ, this place is a dump. Can I have my subscription back?

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    RobertDSC-iMac G5 says:

    I wish he had never mentioned the deficit or debt.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


    Can I have my subscription back?


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    Baud says:


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    mai naem says:

    At first I thought Bonerman looked like he had heartburn. Looking at him now, it’s more like he has food poisoning and is trying not to throw up until he can get to a bathroom.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    I doubt he’s paying attention to the blog – he’s kickin’ back in the Lazy Boy with doggies on his lap, watching doggies, while Tunch glowers from the lowest level of the cat tree.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Who needs a groundhog? Those are some springlike ties on POTUS, Onion Joe and Hey Bartender.

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    Poopyman says:

    @dance around in your bones: … worn on any day ending in “y”

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    JPL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Oh NO>>> I didn’t know we were suppose to subscribe to this site…

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    Poopyman says:

    Has Politico won the morning yet?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Boehner looks like he badly needs a drink before his current buzz wears off.

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    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    Anyone here maybe just a wee little bit nostalgic for the SOTU’s of recent yore, with their manned missions to mars and dire warnings about yellow cake and human-animal hybrids?

    Yeah, me neither.

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    Baud says:


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    Elizabelle says:

    This is like an inhouse exercise program for congressional Dems. They’re hopping up again.

    And again.

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    mai naem says:

    @Baud: Everybody’s gone home. I frankly have reached my limit with the squabbling. The Republicans are not going to change. They don’t give a shit about anything except the amount of power they have. We’re going to have wait for another ten years before the House changes hands.

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    Zandar you are so fucking done here.

    Oh wait, wrong thread, oops …

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    Loneoak says:

    @dance around in your bones:

    I’m an Intertrons doofus, and even I know how to schedule a WP post in advance before getting drunk in front of a dog show.

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    Elizabelle says:

    “Drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next.”

    I’d like to see some Republican faces on that one.

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    mdblanche says:

    @PsiFighter37: I just assumed he was already wasted before noon when he started asking for foreplay.

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    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    Diggin’ on the manufactured crisis quip. Fuck yeah!!

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    the Conster says:

    Cantor looks like he’s thinking about his dirty diaper.

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    Baud says:

    @mai naem:

    I spent four years fearing that the Republicans would be successful in making Obama a one-term president. I’m going to enjoy the next four years.

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    JPL says:

    boehner is drinking.. uhoh, nothing good can occur from this..

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Loneoak: Knowing how to do something a giving enough of a shit to do it are not the same thing.

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    mai naem says:

    I bet Bonerman’s got some vodka in that glass of water he’s swigging out of.

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    Maude says:

    I thought there’d be a thread for the SOTU.

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    👽 Martin says:

    Boy, someone seems more relaxed. Not having to run for office again takes some weight off. Republicans could not look more disdainful.

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    Poopyman says:

    @Elizabelle: Ha! And they tried to tell us manufacturing was finished in the US.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn:

    human-animal hybrids.

    Maybe W will claim that’s what he was going for, once he begins his portraiture studies.

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    Baud says:

    I’m looking forward to the part of the speech when Obama personally arrests Ted Nugent.

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    ChrisNYC says:

    @JPL: He is! That was whisky in that glass. Totally amber colored.

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    General Stuck says:


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    Comrade Mary says:

    “Caterpillar is bringing jobs back from Japan.” Not only Japan. Motherfuckers.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Poopyman: Well, yeah!

    Boner always looks like ‘Gawd damn I wish I could speak as well as this guy – THEN we could sell our ridiculous policies!’

    Heh. Uncle Joe just cracked up, while Boner continues to look rather…..sour. Like he’s sucking on a lemon.

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    Poopyman says:

    @the Conster: … or Vitter’s.

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    Anya says:

    I am watching at C-span from my stupid smart teeve so I can’t see Boehner’s face. Is he sleeping? He looks so unengaged. And now I see some dude reading the speech or something else.

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    JPL says:

    @the Conster: You sure he’s not thinking about Nugent’s diaper. Vitter is hiding in shame.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Yutsano: I don’t know what’s in Boehner’s glass, but I’m pretty sure it ain’t water.

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    👽 Martin says:

    I’ve been helping with a proposal for one of these hubs, btw. There’s a surprising amount of energy going into this from all over. It’s really eye-opening how little we have to start from, though. A bit like asking to open a water park in a desert.

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    RobertDSC-iMac G5 says:

    No more tax cuts. More spending. It’s not that fucking hard.

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    Elizabelle says:


    Gotta create something. Gotta suck up that TV time. (When there isn’t some cop going rogue in the mountains.)

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    Loneoak says:


    I subscribe for the pompous gestures toward transparency and even-handedness while peddling decrepit Tory-ite racism and classism in the guise of scientific curiosity.

    No, wait, that’s a different blog. What’s the point of this blog again?

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Now to climate change … executive actions if Congress won’t act.

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    the Conster says:

    Ford and Apple. Is this his 11 dimensional play to socialize them by offering R&D government investment?

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    Elizabelle says:

    Climate change! VP Biden popped up. Speaker Boehner remains.

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    the Conster says:

    CLIMATE CHANGE! Suck it wingnuts!!!

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Loneoak: Heh. Priorities, priorities.

    Perhaps Lily and Rosie demanded it.

    OMG. POTUS is talking about climate change! Bring out the smelling salts for the Repubs!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


    What’s the point of this blog again?

    Fuck if I know.

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    mai naem says:

    He should have mention the hot air from Republicans as one of the reasons for global warming.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I like the “Hey, Congress, you do it or I will” stuff.

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    mdblanche says:

    @Loneoak: Something about a fat-cat,I think.

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    JPL says:

    Boehner needs a drink

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    Comrade Mary says:


    What’s the point of this blog again?

    I think it’s a dating service.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @TaMara (BHF): People keep telling me, Great Danes are sighthounds!

    Also too, toy dogs are working dogs — making people happy is hard work :)

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    mai naem says:

    Jim Inhofe started shitting his pants as soon as Obama started talking about climate change. Shit, that place must stink with all these stinky diapers.

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    Loneoak says:

    Investments in mapping the human genome! What up Banana Slugs!

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn: Yup — because green & white are the school colors at Sandy Hook.

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    Comrade Mary says:


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    mai naem says:

    Who’s the survivor cabinet member tonight? Napolitano or Vilsack?

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    👽 Martin says:

    @the Conster: Apple has $140B in the bank. They have more money for R&D than the US government does.

    They need workers with the right training, they need tool and die makers (they’re mostly gone from the US), they need better transportation infrastructure. China is beating us on all 3.

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    ChrisNYC says:

    “Self-healing power grids.” These speeches are hilarious. Like when GWB allofasudden started talking about Mars. Mars!

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    👽 Martin says:

    @mai naem: Chu.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Infrastructure spending. Woo hoo.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    I think it’s a dating service.

    I am not sure how effective it is.

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    Darkrose says:

    @mai naem: Steven Chu, Energy.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Will be interested what the reaction will be like when we get to social issues. We’ve got the winning side on all those issues.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    But this blog excels at pet housing.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @efgoldman: Wrong continent. It’s a tiny province shared by Germany and Poland and previously owned by United Scandinavia.

    Meine Vorvätern kamen aus Pommern. A very very long time ago.

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    Darkrose says:

    Boehner really looks like he’s going to barf any second now.

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    Loneoak says:

    @👽 Martin:

    They also need air they can breathe, legal systems that are reliable, and local governments not riddled with corruption. I’m not the least scared of China, to be honest. They’re fucked worse than we are because all we need is some new infrastructure. They need a new society.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Well, DougJ has been holding lots and lots of meetups.

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    David in NY says:

    @👽 Martin: They need tool and die makers? The town I grew up in lived on tool and die makers. And we dont’ have any? Shit.

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    Platonicspoof says:

    @dance around in your bones:
    Unless the cat tree is in another room, I’d watch for a Glowering Tunch suddenly appearing on the top level,
    tail twitching, crouched down and eyeballing the distance to a Lazy Boy full of targets.

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    JPL says:

    @Darkrose: There’s a drink for that..

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    the Conster says:

    @👽 Martin:

    I think he was including them in the overall theme of private/government partnership to prioritize training, education and infrastructure.

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    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    @Comrade Mary: I miss MSNBC since we scaled back our cable. I’ll bet that had Rachel fanning herself.

    “Send me the bill so I can sign it. Why would that be a partisan issue?” Again, fuck yeah!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Comrade Mary: Well, the only FPer who came to my town was Cole and he just wants us to fuck off.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    How does the GOP not know that not clapping for universal pre-K makes them look like assholes?

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    mdblanche says:

    @Darkrose: Bourbon is one hell of a drug.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @ChrisNYC: It’s a perfectly viable goal. Power grid problems get magnified significantly because when there’s a problem, parts of the grid get overloaded before operators can balance the grid out which takes more of the grid out.

    And here in SoCal all of our power lines other than the main high-tension ones feeding the city are underground. No tree damage, no weather damage. They even weather earthquakes better underground since it’s poles swaying and things falling on them that cause the problems.

    This isn’t hard. It’s expensive, but not hard.

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    Maude says:

    China has pollution problems and unrest in rural areas.

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    the Conster says:


    feature not a bug

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    Yutsano says:

    @Loneoak: Tunch. All else is commentary.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


    How does the GOP not know that not clapping for universal pre-K makes them look like assholes?

    Dude, ‘cuz they are assholes.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    OT Dorner: looks like a body has been found in that burned-out cabin.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Mike in NC:

    I don’t know what’s in Boehner’s glass, but I’m pretty sure it ain’t water.

    You know, I’ve always thought that. Plus, he seems to have about three glasses in front of him (one or two are the fake-outs). Like the shell game – what’s in THIS glass?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I am not sure how effective it is.

    Every time I get a little randy someone spritzes me with patchouli stink.
    Not sure what to make of that.

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    mdblanche says:

    @Loneoak: Upgrading our infrastructure may require upgrading our society too. Just sayin’.

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    raven says:

    We went out for thirty fucking minutes and Bohdi got a box of valentine chocolate. Goddamn it!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    A tweet from the Guardian feed:


    anamariecox: Boehner is studying Obama so closely I think he may believe the president is filled with bourbon.

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    Maude says:

    @Comrade Mary:
    Can’t usually identify fire victims on scene. Don’t know who else was there. Thx for update.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    New thread up top, for political junkies.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Holy shit. Did he just say that about immigration?

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    stinger says:

    Immigration reform — even Soppin’ John applauded that one.

    ETA: In fact, I think he just wiped away a tear.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Seems like everyone’s on board for immigration. Let’s get it done.

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    ChrisNYC says:

    @👽 Martin: Oh I don’t doubt it is. It’s just the scrounging around about Medicare and the doc fix and blah blah percent unemployment and all the mundane stuff and then ta da “self healing power grids” and space!

    I would not be surprised if one of them came out with “By the end of the decade, every American will have the ability to transmit a rabbit cross country in seconds using nothing more than an ordinary spoon.”

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @Corner Stone: Beats having someone hang a little tree-shaped air freshener on your dick, doesn’t it?

    I won’t mention who gets the Febreze.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Platonicspoof: Death from above! Tunch could do it.

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    kdaug says:

    KABoom, all ye academics.

    Scorecard for U’s? Federal aid contingent?


    Reckon some of you profs types might wanna quit watchin’ dogs.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Dorner is enough of a movie fan that I’d be wary of assuming it’s him. I can name at least a couple of movies off the top of my head that use that ploy.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    The GOP looks unimpressed by anything regarding women’s rights. Great job narrowing that gender gap, clowns.

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    trollhattan says:


    Agree with you both. China’s middle class will/may already understand they’re living in a shithole that’s becoming worse by the hour. They’ll eventually figure out they have the power to push the party into doing something, but WRT water supply, desertification of the ag land, etc. it may be too late.

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    David in NY says:


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    Comrade Mary says:

    WOW. Obama called for a $9 minimum wage. Tie it to the cost of living.

    The map on the enhanced version of the speech shows 19 states that have voluntarily raised their minimum above the federal minimum. Gosh, what do most of those states have in common?

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    trollhattan says:


    “Wimminz, meh. Oh, wait, do they vote?”

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    Yutsano says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Beats having someone hang a little tree-shaped air freshener on your dick

    I will forever less than three you for this.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @Comrade Mary: Economies?

    Ones that are actually operational, that is.

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    Spring Texan says:

    @NotMax: No, indeed, your choice of priorities is EXCELLENT! :-)

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    trollhattan says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    First guess: they’re all not Texas.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Comrade Mary: OOH! OOH! I KNOW THIS ONE!!

    (I live in one of those. I bet our law gets amended to bump it up even higher now.)

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    workworkwork says:


    My wife and I saw it in London during the original run at the Wyndhams. It’s one of our favorite plays and we both loved Tennant and Tate from ‘Doctor Who’.

    It’s a fun, sexy production. It’s worth it.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    OMG. I just found the White House promo for the enhanced presentation. I’ll give you one hint: WUB.

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    @raven: I hope the Bohdi is okay. Milk is believed to be less dangerous than dark chocolate, if that’s any consolation. Consult your vet for actual answers however.

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    raven says:

    @Platonicspoof: Thanks, this is the third time, the first was a pound of dark chocolate/raisin. That cost $750 cuz we didn’t know which one so they both went to the emergency vet. The second time was homemade bourbon balls and, with a bunch of peroxide that never did make him puke, he was fine. This was a 3oz bot of Russell Stover and in looking at several calculators he should be fine. Of course I get the couch so the princess can have him next to her and wake me up if needed.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @raven: The dog apparently just loves chocolate.

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    Rathskeller says:

    So…. what is that silver UFO thing in front of Boehner?

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    raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: No, the dogs owners are dumb as a fucking stump.

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    Platonicspoof says:

    Then you’re unfortunately all too experienced in the possible symptoms.

    Were you able to also piece together any packaging that might cause intestinal blockage, at least in small dogs?

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    raven says:

    @Platonicspoof: You mean the paper? Ah, I see “the wrappers”. I’ll keep a close watch on that, thanks.

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    Platonicspoof says:

    Yes, I believe that’s what they are referring to at the link. They didn’t say paper, plastic or foil, but I assume that makes a difference.

    It stood out to me because I saw a german shorthair suddenly get “twisted stomach”,
    which has, as far as I know, completely different causes.
    Just that both are intestinal.

    Again, it caught my attention due to a personal experience.

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    👽 Martin says:

    What the fuck! You don’t stop for water!

    Christ… what a bunch of rookies. He’s a pretty good speaker otherwise.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Beats having someone hang a little tree-shaped air freshener on your dick, doesn’t it?

    Not really, no.

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    handsmile says:

    A fuckin’ Affenpinscher. A toy dog wins Westminster “Best in Show” for the second year in a row.

    It’s a national disgrace, I tellz ya! They’re not even real dogs. The Westminster Kennel Club is going to the…mutant bonsai creatures.

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