Monday Morning Open Thread

Here is a video of Rosie snoring so god damned loud I can not even think:

The video does not do justice to how loud she is snoring. And for those of you who might be inclined to call me a monster for waking the precious baby up, she was back asleep and snoring twice as loud out of spite before I even got this video uploaded.

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    trollhattan says:

    Dog, on waking: “What?!? Oh, it’s you. Zzzzzz.”

    I’ve lived that.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    I started lurking just before Rosie appeared. Always have had a soft spot for her because her story hooked me into making this place a regular stop. Now it is my main stop.

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    Nicole says:

    I fully support waking a dog up in those circumstances. The spouse is at his dad’s for the week, helping out after his dad took a fall, and I figured, although I’m parenting solo, at least I’d have a week of sleeping on my own schedule. Nope, I find myself at 3AM getting pushed off the bed by a goddamn 43 pound mutt because I guess a whole half of the bed isn’t good enough for her. I feel no guilt at all waking her up to shove her back to the foot of the bed. Sometime I go full nuclear and make her get off the bed and let her wail about it. TOUGH BREAKS, BED HOG. I’M THE PRIMATE IN THIS RELATIONSHIP.

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    guachi says:

    You post vertical video just to trigger us, don’t you?

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    EmbraceYourInnerCrone says:

    My 17 year old cat used to snore like that…and insisted on sleeping on my side of the bed.
    When she napped in the living room we would once had to turn down the TV to try to figure out what in the house was making such a loud wheezing noise….it’s the cat…

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    My sister’s pitbull sometimes sounds like she’s snoring when she’s just laying about.

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    cleek says:

    our cat started suddenly snoring really loudly.

    because she had a tumor growing in her throat. :(

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    chris says:

    Had to turn the volume up, couldn’t hear over the cats snoring in tandem.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Saturday was one of the happier days in the 116-year history of my high school.

    One of our alums, Ali Stroker, won a Tony award for her work as Ado Annie in the current revival of “Oklahoma!” What makes it even a bigger deal is that she is doing it from a wheelchair.

    And the baseball team won its first-ever state championship.

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    chris says:

    Sorry to drop a sad note here but Simon Maloy has passed away. I wondered why his Twitter went silent a while ago.

    In memory of @SimonMaloy— Media Matters (@mmfa) 10 June 2019


    This was Simon's last tweet and I can't stop laughing and crying and laughing again.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) 10 June 2019

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    geg6 says:

    You haven’t heard snoring until you’ve heard Lovey. Jesus. Rosie is practically silent comparatively.

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    geg6 says:


    Watched her perform last night. She’s wonderful.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Rosie is a dog after my own heart.

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    RIP, Girish Karnad. Writer, playright, actor and a great Indian. He fought for what was right and was not intimidated by the saffron brigade that has taken over India. He also took on the pompous Muslim bigot, Nobel prize winning colonialist stooge, Naipaul.
    His is a vanishing breed, unfortunately.

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    @schrodingers_cat: Should read, * anti-Muslim bigot. British author of Indian origin V. S. Naipaul was a notorious anti-Muslim bigot.

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    biff murphy says:

    John, Try getting her fitted for a new C-PAP machine! The wife did that to me…

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    cain says:

    I was gonna say.. :D

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    chris says:

    Oh good, another “acting” rightwing nutjob. This won’t end well, I thought the Senate Repubs were against Cuccinelli.

    Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli’s long-rumored role as a top coordinator of the Department of Homeland Security immigration policy finally has an official title. According to an email sent to staff at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday, the longtime border hawk has been named acting director of the agency, whose 19,000 employees orchestrate the country’s immigration and naturalization system. Link

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    rikyrah says:

    A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump.

    Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings and interviews. The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

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    rikyrah says:

    Doctor with dubious past decided on unnecessary pelvic exam rule
    In Part 2 of a TRMS Special Report, Rachel Maddow reports on the Randall Williams, the Missouri state health official who decided that women seeking a legal abortion from the state’s last clinic offering abortion services must first submit to a vaginally invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exam.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Sounds like my mutts. Both are prolific snorers.

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    RedDirtGirl says:

    That’s my girl!

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    And the ad at the bottom of Cole’s latest thread reads

    See how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain. Take our Brain Tour.

    Sponsors trying to tell us something?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Juicers who are in or near the Portland (OR) area and could get to an evening meetup on 6/14, scroll down to check out yesterday’s meetup post. We’re looking at Raven & Rose unless someone comes up with a better idea.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Do cats really snore? Bianca shares a bed with me and I’ve never once heard her emit a sound when asleep.

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    CatFacts says:

    @Amir Khalid: It’s a sample size of one, but my cat definitely snores.

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    Jackie says:

    @Amir Khalid: Yes!!! It seems to be a senior cat thing.

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    SenyorDave says:

    A Republican Congressman Just Proudly Declared, on National Television, That He Hasn’t Read the Mueller Report

    Whatever Pelosi does has to be a pathway to impeaching Trump. IMO, even if Trump loses in 2020, If he is not removed from office there is no reason to believe that something like this will happen again. He has to be removed and he needs to be disgraced. The Democrats have to get people to understand what is in the Mueller Report, and it needs to be reinforced constantly. And they need to put the total corruption of the Republican party front and center. McConnell is obviously corrupt, the stories about his wife directing project money toward him are starting to come out.

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    Kay (not the front-pager) says:

    My 8 year old semi-Maine Coon can be heard from several rooms away. And he’s not nearly as easy to wake up. He’s been on a strict diet since November to address this, but he’s not losing any weight.

    @cleek: I’m sorry to hear that. Losing a pet is really hard. I worried about it being caused by an issue in his head or face, maybe a problem with his sinuses. He does often have a runny nose. But he’s been to the vet several times, and he’s been snoring for ~ 6 years, so I think (and hope) it’s just him. We’ve joked about a C-PAP for him.

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    Kay (not the front-pager) says:

    @Amir Khalid: I’ve had a lot of cats in my lifetime, and I don’t remember any of them snoring. My other cat doesn’t snore. but the big guy definitely does, and has since he was about 2 (so not just a senior thing). I think maybe it’s a big cat thing, and maybe senior cats are more likely to be big?

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    eemom says:

    My doggie snores her ass off and gets really pissed if I wake her up. Only hope is to sweet talk her with a new pillow.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    This is a good reminder to everyone that if there’s a sudden change with your pet, you should get it checked out. It could be nothing, or it could be bad.

    Our remaining kitties are still adjusting to being a duo instead of a trio. We always suspected that the two girls played more while we weren’t home than we realized, and that seems to be the case because Charlotte is really bored now that Annie is gone. 😿

    We got her ashes back promptly and they gave us a free urn because they messed up and forgot to get a pawprint before they cremated her. We have the urn sitting in the window so she can look out at the alley.

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    Leto says:

    @Nicole: Do we share the same dog? Same weight, same issue. Sympathies.

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    Kristine says:

    I wish I’d recorded the late lamented Mickey’s snores. Every so often, he would add an old man hork and hack that reverberated through the house. I am honestly surprised that he never coughed up a lung.

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    Fair Economist says:

    One more reason to love my rabbit. He’s so quiet!

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    Dog Mom says:

    Don’t mean to be a downer, but the video made me cry – my late beagle, Lulu was the loudest snore-belly ever (even before she gained her Cushing’s pot belly). It will be one month tomorrow that she’s been gone – I miss her happy little presence more than ever today. Even when she was awake she could just keep grumbling and sputtering a very sweet little conversation. When I left her for a few hours with the vets at Cornell, they were afraid she had something else going on. Appreciate this noise while you’ve got it, John Cole.

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    joel hanes says:

    OT: good.

    The thread is dead, but I thought the jackals might enjoy our former front-pager ABL schooling the odious twit called Walker Bragman
    This text is the thing to click

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    TheronWare says:

    Rosie was probably dreaming of finding the perfect stick to bring in the house and you just had to wake her!

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    Chacal Charles Calthrop says:

    This is a dead thread but I can confirm that it is the relative mass of the cat, and not its age, that causes the snores.
    My current cat, whose goal in life is to be a fat cat in every sense of the word, is only about three but she snores with these little soft grunts. No doubt in another ten years she’ll be more like Rosie, but for now I keep her weight under control by only feeding her high-quality wet food in controlled portions. She may like to overeat because she was so thin and malnorished when she was rescued but, whatever the reason, if it was up to her she’d have the same shape as a healthy seal.

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