No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

Archive for the 'Open Thread Thursday' Category

December 8, 2011

Open Thread Thursday – It’s been too long

by @ 9:48. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

I’m trying to get something up here every day, but I’m back to the malaise I’ve had the last month, along with a dying throat. Fortunately, it’s Thursday, so I can simply declare an Open Thread Thursday. I need a hot toddy, bartender…


In case you forgot what to do while listening to the Blues Brothers, share links to some kick-ass stories in the comments.

October 6, 2011

Open Thread Thursday – Witless version

by @ 9:56. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

Unless you see it on Twitter, and probably not even there, I’ve got little to nothing today. That, and the fact that it’s Thursday, means it’s Open Thread Thursday. Maestro, music…


Don’t be as shy as me. Pipe up!

July 21, 2011

Open Thread Thursday – Summer in the City edition

by @ 7:52. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

If it’s Thursday, it’s time for wholly-expected “unexpected” bad news on the initial jobless claims front (this time up 10K from the upwardly-3K-revised previous week to 418K) as well as Open Thread Thursday. Since I don’t feel like being The Sweaty Guy, I’ll let you tell the gang what’s hot and what’s not. Maestro, music…


Go to it.

June 30, 2011

Open Thread Thursday – Let’s speed it up

by @ 9:25. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

Just because somebody did this and it’s cool as the other side of the pillow, I’ll give you “Four Horsemen” at “The Mechanix” speed as my way of welcoming back Open Thread Thursday…


I’ve got a couple of long-form posts that require some further gestation, so pipe up.

Housekeeping note – In case you missed it, I got a key to The Right Scoop, mostly because he wanted a piece on the latest initial unemployment claims.

April 14, 2011

Open Thread Thursday – Pyromaniac edition

by @ 10:17. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

Since Ed Morrissey saw fit to link here, and I’m otherwise fresh out of bloggable material at the moment (it sucks being sick), it’s time for another edition of Open Thread Thursday. Today, we honor the pyromaniac in the field of straw men with the music choice (or at least I would have this embedded if EMI would let me).

Have at it!

February 24, 2011

Open Thread Thursday – RATS on the run

by @ 7:56. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

It’s been too long since I listened to a DFU parody. Fortunately, the guy who’s running The Badger 14 blog reminded me he’s still in business. Let’s use the latest offering to open things up:


I suppose I should warn the trolls the Emergency Blogging System is very hungry.

September 9, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Dog Day Edition

by @ 6:05. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

When Teh Won whined something about dogs, I knew what the next Open Thread Thursday song would be.


I’ll be gone all weekend to learn how to be a better blogger and to hang with some of the best bloggers around (how I got in that crowd I’ll never know), so Shoebox and the Guest Bloggers will be taking care of you. For those of you within traveling distance of Racine, do make the September 11th Tribute and Town Hall the Racine TEA Party is putting on Saturday. I wish I could be two places at once.

Partly because Shoebox and the Guest Bloggers sounds like a great band name (I know they’re great bloggers), partly because Obama ripped off Jimi Hendrix, partly because Thursday is usually Blues Day around these parts, and mostly because I’ll be pretty much silent until Monday, let’s celebrate with a second selection…


August 26, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Eggs all over the road

by @ 6:36. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

I’m on a bonzai run to DC, so it’s time to bring back Open Thread Thursday. To kick it off, some classic blues that’s strangely appropriate considering Teh Won is the 5th FDR term…


I’ll be back tomorrow live from the Defending the American Dream summit.

June 17, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – changes are coming edition

by @ 17:48. Filed under Open Thread Thursday, The Blog.

With the release of WordPress 3.0, I’ll be working on implementing some changes to this place…


One of the things I’m looking to do is implement The Scramble as a headline feature, with its own feed and comments system, much like Hot Air Headlines. Since that will require a rather hefty hack of the template, I can’t promise that it will be here very soon.

Since you freeload…er, loyal readers have spoken, I’ll occassionally pop out Old-School Scrambles as well, especially since Dean has said he’d help me out there, and Jo’s provided at least one.

I won’t promise too many posts the next couple days – the NASCAR Nationwide gang is over at Road America, and I’ll be there at least Saturday. Depending on schedules, I might also be there Friday, so don’t be surprised if the 2-day outburst is broken.

So, consider this a 3-day/4-night weekend open thread.

June 3, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – The EBS Edition

This is the Emergency Blogging System. It has been activated because Steve is fishing, and it’s Thursday.

Have fun…


May 27, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Hitting the road

by @ 7:53. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

If it’s the end of May, it’s time for me to go catch some walleyes. I’m out of here on Saturday, and Shoebox and the guest-bloggers will have your backs covered. It’s time to go on the highway…


The thread is now open for business.

May 20, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – let there be lightning

by @ 6:07. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

I’m running out of witty titles (some of you would say I never had witty titles), but given Ronnie James Dio died this week, there’s only one voice to play today…


For those of you needing a good laugh, JammieWearingFool found some “unfortunately-named” products for you to enjoy.

That’s the kind of stuff I want to see in the comments. Go to it, and good luck.

May 13, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Who’ll stop the rain?

by @ 9:44. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

Fortunately, it’s not nearly as bad as Nashville the other weekend, but it’s still wet.


I probably should’ve declared Open Thread Week because I’ve been too far out of it, but it’s because I’ve been so far out of it that I didn’t do that. Still, I’ve got a couple things on the burner, including the first negative (at least tentatively) April for Social Security’s Disability Insurance “Trust Fund” since monthly records were kept, the speed with which the DPW “deconflicted” the 7th Congressional District with an anointed candidate, and the support for identity and vote theft by the Government “Accountability” Board (in Soviet Wisconsin, government votes for you).

May 6, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – levee-busting edition

by @ 8:51. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

There’s a double meaning behind today’s Open Thread Thursday song – the devastating floods in Tennessee, and the departure of Dave Obey from elective politics…


Have at it, folks.

April 29, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Keeping it simple

by @ 9:17. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

After all, I am a simple man…


I might actually have some material today, but don’t let that stop you from contributing.

April 1, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – April Foolin’ Edition

This is the Emergency Blogging System. It has been activated because other than coming up with today’s song, Steve has absolutely nothing, at least related to the fact that it’s April Fool’s Day. Do put your links and tomfoolery below.



March 25, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Seek and Destroy

by @ 9:46. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

It’s time to scream, live with Metallica (crank it up unless you’re at work or have ears sensitive to Biden’s language)…


I actually have a couple things working today, but I’m sure I’ll miss at least a thing or two.

March 18, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – DemonPass edition

by @ 9:27. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

Since the CBO finally released (or allegedly – as I type this, there is still nothing on the CBO site) the score for PlaceboCare 5.0 (aka Wreckonciliation), that seems to set up a Bloody Sunday vote…


Just as a reminder, that Wreckoncilation version represents a $77 billion tax hike over the version of PlaceboCare (3.0, the Senate abortion-and-payoff version) now set for said Sunday vote. Even with that score, it’s looking more and more like DemonPass, a spawn sibling of DemonSheep, will rear its ugly horn.

Okay folks, have at it.

March 11, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Slaughtering the votes

Let’s try again, this time with feeling. I’ll be away from the bunker most of the day, and it’s Thursday, so it’s the perfect time for Open Thread Thursday. Today’s band choice is inspired by Louise Slaughter’s plan to pass PlaceboCare 4.0 without having the House actually vote on Version 3.0.


For those of you who missed the lowlights of that plan, they’re going to take a pass on voting on the Senate version (partly because it is so toxic, SanFranNan can’t get to 216 with that bill as-is, partly because they can’t trust the Senate or Teh Won to hold up their ends of the bargain), instead working on Wreconcilation and stating that, if that gets 216, the leadership will stipulate that vote also applies to the Senate bill, even though that bill will never have been voted upon.

Bold prediction – if that gambit is used, the Supreme Court will strike down the entire thing before the end of 2011, and it won’t be a 5-4 vote.

Now that I’ve given you some material, it’s your turn to feed the beast.

February 25, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – the PlaceboCare Dog-and-Pony Show Version

by @ 7:58. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

With Teh Won doing his kabuki theater on PlaceboCare 4.0 (even heavier on the abortion and taxes than the Senate version), it’s time for some hopeful thinking on its future (presented by Alice in Chains)…


I’m sure I’ll have some backhanded Tweets on that “summit”. That said, the thread is yours.

February 11, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – the nuclear edition

This is the Emergency Blogging System. It has been activated because the Iranians supposedly are “nuclear”. We’ll discuss that after we bring back one of the old Scramble songs…


The first thing to remember is that the Iranians have had a bit of a history of overstating technological achievements. However, given that the Mad Mullahs that run Iran see the US as the Great Satan and have vowed to extinguish both the US and Israel by every means available, it is prudent to treat the news as credible.

They claimed to have achieved 20% uranium-235 enrichment. That is far beyond what the typical reactor needs, though there are certain types of reactors that do use it, mostly Japanese- and Russian-design fast/breeder reactors. The Iranians claim to want to use it in a research reactor to produce medical isotopes; however, this appears to be the first time the existence of that “reactor” has been mentioned. Also, there are doubts on whether the Iranians can create fuel rods out of 20% 235U.

20% 235U enrichment also is significantly below the standard for nuclear weapons. However, it can be fashioned into a crude and huge weapon suitable for shipment in a transport container or cargo plane.

And now this thread is yours. This concludes the Emergency Broadcast System portion of this post.

February 4, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – Demon Sheep edition

by @ 8:06. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

If you haven’t noticed the #demonsheep phenomenon on Twitter, head here for Carly Fiorina’s glass-house rock-throw at one of her opponents in the California GOP gubernatorial race. There can be only one song for today…


I’ve done enough wonky posts for a while, so somebody, anybody, step up and feed me material.

January 28, 2010

Open Thread Thursday – hair of the dog version

by @ 7:33. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

I hope you’re not too hung over from last night, because I’ve got the cure-all from Metallica…


Before I turn over the thread, there is a must-read from Erick Erickson that recognizes a state of war now exists between the federal government as headed by Teh Won and the free market.

Now, I’ve got a headache to attend to.

November 12, 2009

Open Thread Thursday – the frozen edition

by @ 17:46. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

Sorry about the lack of posts. Other than Drinking Right, I’ve just been out of it all week, and Shoebox is decimating the pheasant population of South Dakota. Oh well; I may as well put up a song that was heavy in the TalkMess rotation back when Kevin Matthews was on the Loop in Chicago…


There’s a few things in the hopper, like Wisconsin’s finances in the bottom 10, what Republic airways gav, they first took away, the fiscal year-end Social Security review (and a prediction that the 12-month cash deficits start in April 2010).

November 5, 2009

Open Thread Thursday – instrumental edition

by @ 7:39. Filed under Open Thread Thursday.

It’s Thursday, and after that long post yesterday, I’m out of steam. Let’s have an instrumental to warm up…


You know the drill; feed me links.

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