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Ha! Germany's Olympic uniforms:


They may be ugly to some, but I love them!
(Germany denies this is a statement about LGBT rights.)
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:51 AM (40 replies)

Halp! Haaaaalp!


Gonna need a bigger cat!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:15 AM (0 replies)

Tom Clancy has died.

@juliebosman: Tom Clancy's publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore.

RT by Michael Beschloss who is a very reputable source.
Boston Globe has retweeted.

Links in the thread below.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:28 AM (19 replies)

House Republicans


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 08:39 AM (3 replies)

The White Album

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:48 AM (9 replies)

George Takei tweets about the shutdown:

@GeorgeTakei: How many feel waking up to the news this morning.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:41 PM (12 replies)


The cat(the nation)will now spring into action. The GOPeas will be under attack:

It's not a funny situation, but the kittehs represent what I do think will happen. The crazies may be able to escape consequences because of their districts composition. For many of them, there will probably be a kerfuffle to say the least.

BTW as the markets drop, Wall Street may be another creature dropping on their heads. They didn't pay those mooks to lose kazillions because of idiocy.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:14 AM (0 replies)

WTF?! Men in Black Parachute into Wall Street Before Dawn Today

Security cameras on Wall Street caught a pair of parachutists landing in front of the Goldman Sachs building before dawn this morning and then walking away with their chutes.

The two chutists, dressed in black, drifted into the narrow confines at the intersection of West and Vescey streets, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

“At 3:07 this morning, two individuals apparently parachuted to the front of the Goldman Sachs building. We’re not 100 percent sure of the location, if they came out of an aircraft, but they were seen walking away with the parachutes away from the location,” he said.

“What they came out of, we don’t know. They were wearing black suits of some sort and black helmets and they are believed to be men,” Kelly said.

Goldman Sachs building security notified the NYPD after seeing the landing on the building’s surveillance footage. The NYPD said it now has surveillance video.

“Apparently, some camera catches the landing. There are no banners, no notes were left. Obviously it’s something that is under investigation,” Kelly said. The NYPD says they don’t have a possible motive, but say the incident is being investigated as a stunt and not something more sinister.

Now what?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Sep 30, 2013, 07:58 PM (15 replies)

The Elvis Impersonator,Karate Instructor,Fridge Full of Severed Heads,& the Plot 2 Kill Pres.Obama

Remember that crazy story about the dude in Mississippi who mailed ricin to Obama and then tried to frame some other dude in mississippi for the crime? Well, as Wells Tower discovered when he traveled to Tupelo and started poking around, the story is a thousand times crazier than you thought.

Spend a week or two in Tupelo, Mississippi, and you begin to wonder if the air down here perhaps contains an element that causes dreams to ignite and burn hotter and stranger than elsewhere in the world. What are the dreams that catch fire in this town? They are dreams of rock ’n’ roll; of valor, metamorphosis, and ruination; sex and betrayal; of the government and shadowy forces; of the grand dream, American. The ether here is surely spiked with something. How else do we explain the dream of the poor hillbilly born in a shotgun shack in east Tupelo, who invented rock ’n’ roll and changed the world and died on the toilet at the age of 42? How else to understand a man like Kevin Curtis, one of northeastern Mississippi’s preeminent Elvis impersonators, whose life was nearly ruined by the sight of a severed head on a refrigerator shelf? How else to make sense of the story you are about to hear, the tale of Mr. Curtis and Everett Dutschke, two men who might have shared a lovely friendship but instead had a weird feud that ended in the attempted poisoning of the president of the United States?

Theirs is a story of human dismemberment and righteous causes, of martial arts and murder intrigues, sexual perversity, political conviction, and resentments dearly held. What lies behind Mr. Curtis and Mr. Dutschke’s spectacular collision? A lot of odd and complicated things. But in the simplest sense, perhaps it’s that these gentlemen simply had too many dreams in common, and in their particular America, there are only so many dreams to go around.

The feud makes history in the third week of April 2013. Spring has broken brightly, gently, but Kevin Curtis is lately being haunted by dark fancies and dreams. Kevin is sure someone is watching him. For the past few days, every time he looks in his rearview, he sees some guy in sunglasses tailing him in a Crown Victoria or an SUV. And is it just Kevin, or is that the chuddering of chopper blades high in the air above his home?

Curtis, 46, lives alone with his dog, Moo Cow, a Holstein-spotted Chihuahua–Jack Russell mix. Tonight, Wednesday, April 17, he and the dog are due at Kevin’s ex-wife Laura’s house for dinner with the kids. Out on his street, something weird is in the air. Kevin’s neighbors are the kind of people who tend to hide out in their houses, but tonight they’re out on their lawns, “pacing like ants.” He waves at a few of them, and they look at him queerly, like maybe they want to wave back but they’re afraid something bad might happen if they do.
It gets crazier and crazier: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201310/paul-kevin-curtis-elvis-impersonator-ricin-assassinations#ixzz2gOTltCqG

Only in Mississippi or many other small Southern towns where the heat melts brains.
At least Moo Cow is ok.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Sep 30, 2013, 12:29 PM (11 replies)

Buddies Forever!



Who's your buddy? Who's your pal?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Sep 30, 2013, 06:35 AM (8 replies)
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