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Random Irish Car Sticker

Snapped in a random Irish town this evening. Honest!

Okay, back in a bit with a newsie round-up.


116 Responses to “Random Irish Car Sticker”


  1. 2 donna dem 4 obama
    August 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Ha!

  2. 3 vitaminlover
    August 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Kiss me–I’m irish!

  3. 6 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    No wonder it’s raining where you are:) Raining PBO… :) Is it really that random? Ireland LOVES President Obama!!

    • 7 desertflower
      August 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      WTH was that? Makes no sense at all…but hopefully, you’ll get the drift :) Yikes. I’m drinking iced tea. Plain, old iced tea.

  4. 8 africa
    August 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Ha, ha ha!!

  5. 9 GGAIL
    August 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Ha! Pres. Obama is everywhere.
    Congrats Allison & Donna on First!

  6. 11 donna dem 4 obama
    August 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Happy Birthday College Kay!!!

  7. August 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

  8. 14 dotster3
    August 5, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Donegal creameries? Is that some powerhouse “football” outfit? Pardon my soccer naivete’——outta the loop on that sport—-but PBO looks cute and strong.

    • August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Popping in for a moment before I head back to weeding, but since you answered a football related question, I shall answer. “Donegal Creameries” is the shirt sponsor. The team is Donegal GAA, which plays not what we call “soccer”, but “Gaelic football”, which, along with hurling, is one of the two traditional Irish sports. And it’s loads of fun to watch.

      No need to thank me. I’m a librarian. It’s my job.

      • 16 dotster3
        August 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        Thanks anyway, LL, for the “edgamacashun”. I’m still pretty hopeless, tho, because “football” is still the Bears to me and hurling is something bad that happens when you drink too much. But I love librarians.

  9. August 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    One of my favorite things about this blog is the opportunity to get a perspective outside the Northeast US.

    Love the pic, and while Lib_Lib may be busy now, I know he’s looking forward to the beginning of European football.

    Thanks for thinkin’ of us on your vacay and sending us postcards along the way!

  10. August 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Here’s my response to Meta’s tweet at the end of the last thread:

    Looks like we could use a new thread, so I’ll post a comment. (Based on past experience, a new thread will be up in 5 minutes or less, LOL.)
    posted at 7.46pm — Allison’s comment to open this thread was posted at 7:43pm
    LOL.

    I neglected to cc: @lawscribe on this tweet; I stopped following @cpen awhile ago because of her frivolous tweets, but when I started following her, she was Twitter Communication Director. Hope she’s still at Twitter.

  11. 21 dotster3
    August 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Sebelius tries to correct scare tactics of Repub controlled states re price spikes of Obamacare

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-healthcare-obamacare-20130805,0,5009495.story

  12. 26 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Site to find town hall meetings EVERYWHERE !! Make sure you get to one if you can and hold them accountable…please pass this along:)

    http://www.accountablecongress.com/

    • August 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      “The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching an online ad campaign on Monday to run during August recess that highlights competitive Republican primaries.

      Called the “GOP Tea Party Primary-Palooza,” the significant media buy will include web video ads, online ads, Facebook and Twitter ads, and “news alerts” to highlight the latest developments, according to a release obtained by CQ Roll Call.”

      snip/

      ““We are seven months into the cycle, and each week a new GOP primary or Senate candidate seems to emerge, further complicating their path to the majority,” DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky said in a statement.

      The map, on its surface, heavily favors Republicans, as most of the competitive battles are for seats held by Democrats. However, the GOP needs a net gain of six seats to take back the majority in 2014. There are more than enough seats in competitive states for the GOP to do it, but it remains a tall climb.”

  13. 28 Allison
    August 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    • 29 dotster3
      August 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Heard surgically implanted explosives (not detectable)——geez—–how sick-minded do you have to be to agree to this great plan?

      • August 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm

        Just wholly unimaginable that we are in this kind of world. OMG.

      • August 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        Think there’s a lot of media speculation out there right now, and the lure of getting a “scoop” on a big story, so skepticism may be the best approach for dealing with these emerging stories.

        • August 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

          Same principle, noted below, applies, unless they intend to ignite the ‘clothes’ with with something other than a specific frequency (unlikely). In scenario below and this scenario, most likely they would be using something that would pass through most security checkpoints (phone, tablet, computer that has been fitted with a ‘radio source’ or, even more likely something that would look like the electronic door opener one has on the key chain with a car key, or something that would look like the radio source used to start autos instead of inserting a key in an ignition or that control the door locks/security alarm on a car). Our folk are plenty aware of all these scenarios.

      • August 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        Well, you don’t need to ‘detect them’ to ‘trigger them’ …. detonator most likely set to some specific frequency … lots of scenarios for how that could be leveraged to prevent a successful boarding of a plane or entry into ‘high value’ targets …. just say’n …

    • August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Gonna post this downthread too, for those who miss it here.

  14. 36 yardarm756
    August 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    A middle-aged couple had finally learned how to send and receive texts on their cell phones. The wife, being a romantic at heart, decided one day that she’d send her husband a text while she was out of the house having coffee with a friend.
    She texted:
    If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.
    If you are laughing, send me your smile.
    If you are eating, send me a bite.
    If you are drinking, send me a sip.
    If you are crying, send me your tears.
    I love you

    The husband, being a no-nonsense sort of guy, texted back:
    I’m on the toilet. Please advise.

    (Some guys just don’t get it.)

    • 37 99ts
      August 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Good to see you resuming life as the resident story teller yardarm – I gather the R&R went well.

      • 38 yardarm756
        August 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        Finer than frog hair 99ts. Thanks for asking.

        • August 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

          Shipmate!!!!! Are you back on duty, or just saying a quick hello from a casino or some such naughty place??

          • 40 yardarm756
            August 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

            I reported for duty 2 days ago! Where you been Admiral? AWOL maybe? :-(

            • August 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

              :lol: So it’s actually been me who’s been AWOL?? Okay, sorry Shipmate, I thought I’d slip out unnoticed, but back on duty with the mighty UT, so no more at ease stuff, man the mast pole thingie, you hear?

        • 47 99ts
          August 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

          So now I have to go and investigate frog hair – your turn of phrase is very educational. :)

          • August 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

            99, that frog hair thing confuses me too. When I Google it I get this:

            I don’t understand. Since when did frogs have hair?

            • 49 99ts
              August 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

              Frogs have had hair since the GOP took over control of the house. Facts are no longer tolerated.

              It seems like the sailor, you are enjoying vacation time (freezing winter in my world). I am somewhat bothered about your lapse in regard to ManU. They are in need of some support on the blog. UT scares the everything out of me when I mention them in any positive way.

          • 50 yardarm756
            August 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

            Let me know what you come up with. Frogs up here don’t have any hair. :lol:

  15. August 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Relevant (IMO, LOL) tweets re: Jeff Bezos and Amazon:

  16. August 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Ha Chipstah! Hope you are having a great time!!!

  17. 61 Anna
    August 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Sending SPLC an extra donation, writing note to ask if they are aware of this Twitter Thug. They need to add it/them to there list.

  18. 63 dotster3
    August 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    More gun violence—–tonight in Pa.

    • 64 99ts
      August 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      What is a “town supervisor’s meeting” or for that matter a “town supervisor”. Is this someone settling a city/town dispute with a gun? Truly unbelievable.

  19. August 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I don’t get this at all.

    How is it possible that the majority of white Americans sit in judgment of how our President handles issues relating to Race? As the old saying goes, if you haven’t walked a mile in one man’s shoes… (I’m notorious for garbling old sayings, common wisdom).

    • 67 99ts
      August 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      That 53% of white folks have only one way of dealing with “race relations” – it can be defined many ways – but “white privilege” is the polite version.

    • 71 jackiegrumbacher
      August 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Arapaho, I’d like to know who they interviewed and where. Were these ‘older whites’? Mostly southern? Mostly rural? Different folks give different results and I don’t believe these results give an accurate picture of whites in general. Try younger whites, city people and mostly northern states and I’ll be the results are different.

      • 72 jacquelineoboomer
        August 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

        Exactly. Polls can be skewed all kinds of ways. This poll sounds too Romneyesque to me.

        • 73 99ts
          August 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm

          I don’t think it’s particularly skewed. There are many people who think a black man has no right to be President & the same group would think it disgusting if he was anyways supportive of rights for minorities. 47% of voters voted for Romney. They were 95% white. These are the people who are being surveyed. Like the GOP in congress – if PBO says anything about anything – they are against it. Some detail of the poll:

          While 78 percent of Republicans said they disapprove of the President’s handling of race relations, 80 percent of Democrats said they approve. Seventy-eight percent of blacks and 61 percent of Hispanics said they approve of Obama’s handling of the issue, compared with a majority of 53 percent of whites who said they disapprove.

          If 47% of whites did not disapprove ( some polled would have no opinion) of what the President has done – that is probably more than the % of whites who voted for him.

    • 74 anniebella
      August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Guess what? To hell with Quinnipac Poll. Why don’t Quinnipac ask these same 53% if they are racists.

    • 75 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Sorry, but I’m not buying into any of Quinnipiac’s propaganda polling. These polls are no longer used to accurately reflect public opinion – instead they are used to manipulate the public into accepting the MSM’s preferred style of looking at at things – which is from a conservative, wealthy, while privilege vantage point.

      The same Quinninpiac put out some numbers about who America thinks is the “hottest” politician, with Chris Christie being #1, and Hillary Clinton & Elizabeth Warren supposedly coming in 2nd and 3rd in some order. PBO was at #4 (he was obviously placed in that position by the pollsters and their friends in the MSM to let America think that he’s no longer popular relative to the other three – which is an absurdity). Quinnipiac cannot convince me that they polled “America.” That poll reflects the media’s wishes, not America.

      • 76 anniebella
        August 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        Who is the greediest, Gov. Christie would be number 1 without a doubt.

      • 77 99ts
        August 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        I agree, so many of the questions being asked by pollsters are nonsense – they want to stir up resentment and animosity – rather than discuss issues of substance. All rather sad.

    • August 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      OK, @JoshTPM answered my question (unknowingly:
      “Sally Quinn, weirdly, said tonight that this is the end of the family owned newspaper era. But my understanding is that Bezos is a person and presumably has a family. So I’d say it’s something like a rebirth of the family-owned era rather than its demise….”

      What rational person would make a statement like this, when the whole point was that AMAZON was not purchasing WaPo, but that Bezos is. The 53% of whites who dismiss the President’s perspective on race ARE INCAPABLE of viewing anything from a POV other than their own.

      They should listen to their own selves when they speak. Or better yet, let’s stop asking people who say STUPID things questions, OK?

  20. 79 dotster3
    August 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Grandson got to play tennis today with Ivan Lendl—–visited his tennis club in ct.——graciously played some with all the kids—-just saw the photo—-fun!

    • August 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Woah, that’s fantastic Dotster! If Ivan has the same impact on your grandson as he’s had on Andy Murray, we can expect a Dotster Clan grand slam or two any time soon :cool:

  21. 87 yardarm756
    August 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    My final contribution for the day.(promise)

    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way
    computers have enhanced our lives, read on…

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
    computer industry with the auto industry and stated,

    “If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
    we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.”

    In response to Bill’s comments, Ford issued a press release stating:

    If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
    driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this
    part):

    1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash………twice a day.

    2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to
    buy a new car.

    3… Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
    would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows,
    shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could
    continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

    4…. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would
    cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you
    would have to reinstall the engine.

    5….. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was
    reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would
    run on only five percent of the roads.

    6…… The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights
    would all be replaced by a single “This Car Has Performed An Illegal
    Operation” warning light.

    I love the next one!!!

    7……. The airbag system would ask, “Are you sure?” before deploying.

    8…….. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock
    you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the
    door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

    9……… Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have
    to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls
    would operate in the same manner as the old car.

    10………. You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off.

    PS – I’d like to add that when all else fails, you could call
    “customer service” in some foreign country and be instructed in some
    foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!
    Please share this with your friends who love – but sometimes hate –
    their computer!

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      August 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      You’re right, Yardarm. I’ve driven the same car for 19 years with little frustration. Can’t even calculate the rage I’ve felt over the years at one computer glitch/failure/data loss or aggravation after another.

      • 89 0388jojothecat
        August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        Me too JG..my Toyota Camry IS 19yrs old. The longest I had a computer was five years before it got too slow to run. Taking it to be repaired was more than buying a new computer. How the heck does Microsoft get the cost of a car being $25 with all that goes into a car? Anyway good response from Ford. Due to difficulty typing this short comment it appears from my calculation it’s been five years since I bought the current laptop, there has been three operating systems and time for a new laptop.

      • 90 yardarm756
        August 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        I’m tellin’ ya!

  22. 91 MightyPamela
    August 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Heads Up TOD!! my nephew, the well known LA jazz artist, is playing backup for Amos Lee on Jay Leno tonight…. Some folks might watch it and let me know how it sounds!!! :lol:

  23. August 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Reminder from Jeff Gauvin himself to not believe everything you read in his Twitter feed:

  24. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    August 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    WordPress hates me tonight, apparently. Let’s see if this posts, ’cause none of my other brilliant retorts have posted this evening.

  25. 99 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/05/election-officials-catch-dead-man-donating-100000-to-sen-mitch-mcconnell/

    Republicans don’t want LIVING people to vote, but it’s just fine and dandy to take money from DEAD PEOPLE…because that’s free speech…from someone that can’t speak anymore.
    Get the freaking money out of politics. End this madness! Bribes and corruption is all this gets us…elected officials NOT beholden to people, but the almighty dollars that flow…..sick bastards

    • 100 99ts
      August 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      They are such liars – when discovered they have tried to say it was a computer error – and the money was donated April 12 (the man died on Apr 13). Who is donating money to Mitch McConnell the day before they DIE!

      And I am so sick of people blaming innate objects for their own mistakes. Had a woman on the phone recently telling me “it was automatically done (in error) by the computer”. She sure wished she hadn’t given me that excuse for their incompetence.

      • 101 nathkatun7
        August 6, 2013 at 12:07 am

        “They are such liars – when discovered they have tried to say it was a computer error …”

        Republicans are such blatant hypocrites! I can still hear James Baker, Representing Bush, during the 2000 Florida recount go on and on about “machines don’t lie and cheat,” and only people doing the recounts were capable of lying and cheating. Of course he deliberately omitted dealing with necessity for recounts: people making errors when using voting machines.

  26. 102 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Wieland ‏@lawscribe 1h
    Wow 500+ new followers today. Something I said? On Friday @goldietaylor helped the Wilson family, today I helped her. We are all the village
    Retweeted by Goldie Taylor
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

    We are indeed:)

  27. August 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Ok, talk to me like I’m stupid….why should I care about this Amazon dude buying WashPo?

    • 105 desertflower
      August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      :) I don’t know…I think that it was a cheap price and the fact that the Graham family has owned it for decades…. what did I read somewhere today that Twitter is worth billions, yet a newspaper like the WP is only worth $250 million? Something’s not right with that picture…other than that…I have no idea.

  28. 106 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Glad I’m not the only who saw right thru this nonsense. This whole thing is completely RNC/GOP manufactured, and MSM-enabled.

    • August 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      As noted two threads back … “… reality is, she’s not going to run for President. All of this stuff is just fluffing egos and playing games and it’s truly pitiful to watch yet another ‘distraction’ consume so many folk when the real issues should be pursued relentlessly – jobs, halting voter suppression, crushing misogynists, ending the tyranny of the gun makers and merchants, etc.”

      The plutocrats will prevail if the majority of Americans are able to be distracted by this nonsense. @sfpelosi could not be more correct.

  29. 109 anniebella
    August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Are any of you guys watching the Last Word with the two young black men who was raised by “single” Moms who are attending Harvard and Yale. I hope that racists jackass Bill O’Rielly is watching.

  30. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Tonight’s Rewrite on Lawrence was magnificent. If you didn’t see it, and the segment that preceded it, you may want to check out the replay. The young gentleman who wrote a poem called “MOTHERFATHER” for his mom was Travis Reginal and you can follow him @TravieeeTrav !! Bravo to Lawrence and the NYT for highlighting both young men, one from Harvard, one from Yale!

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