Watercooler 9/7 Open Thread: Double Shot of "You Stay Classy" and Some Real Class

#NeverTrumpNeverHillary #NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

“You Stay Classy,” Remembering Phyllis Schlafly Edition

The difference between us and them: When one of theirs dies, we mourn as fellow Americans. One of ours dies, they go Full Metal Gravedance before the body’s even interred. Here’s just a few selections from pinko Tweets over at Townhall:

Christine Rousselle belts it out of the ballpark with her closing line, “What charming people.”


“You Stay Classy,” Ungrateful Houseguests Edition

And then there’s the response of a Buffalo, NY deli-owner and his family after being caught with their fingers in the cookie jar running a large-scale Welfare Fraud scheme

After the court hearing, Alshami’s daughter flipped off local reporters while his wife screamed, “Are you happy now? F*ck you! F*ck America!  F*ck it!”

Yeah, sure. Makes me feel real sympathetic toward their cause… *snort*


A Special Word of Recognition

In reply to the number of second-rate sports “stars” following Gangstanick’s example dissing flag and country, with the World Series of Hockey coming up soon Team USA head coach John Tortorella’s put his foot down.

Tortorella, the fiery former Rangers coach who is leading the U.S. squad during the two-week tournament in Toronto, told ESPN on Tuesday that players who take a seat during the national anthem can forget about representing their country on the ice.

“If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game,” Tortorella said.

Well done, Coach!


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 9/4: Siege of Ft. Harrison, 1812; L.A. founded, 1781; Geronimo surrenders, 1886; Eastman patents and trademarks Kodak camera, 1888
  • Monday, 9/5: Houston elected Texas president, 1836; Tokyo Rose arrested, 1945; Calley court-martialed for My Lai, 1969
  • Tuesday, 9/6: Benedict Arnold torches New London, 1781; Fremont reaches Salt Lake, 1844; Belyenko defects with MiG-25, 1976
  • Wednesday, 9/7: USS Turtle makes first (failed) submarine attack, 1776; Farnsworth builds first electronic TV, 1927; 1st Chrysler bailout, 1979
  • Thursday, 9/8: Northern Pacific Ry. golden spike driven, 1883; Pledge of Allegiance first recited, 1892; Star Trek premieres, 1966
  • Friday, 9/9: Washington D.C. named, 1791; Texas trades 1/3 of its land for $10 million of debt relief, 1850; Attica Prison Riot, 1971
  • Saturday, 9/10: Nathan Hale volunteers for spy duty, 1776; Battle of Lake Erie, 1813; Howe patents sewing machine, 1846; Gunsmoke debuts, 1955

Today’s Birthdays: Painter Grandma Moses, 1860; physicist James Van Allen, 1914; Rat Packer Peter Lawford, 1923; soldier-politician Daniel Inouye, 1924; pundit Peggy Noonan, 1950

Holidays around the World: Here in the States it’s Acorn Squash Day, Beer Lover’s Day and Salami Day. In Pakistan it’s Air Force Day, and Ukraine is celebrating Military Intelligence Day. It’s also Independence Day for Brazil, Victory Day in Mozambique, Constitution Day in Fiji and Threatened Species Day in Australia. Go work on your Mozambique Drills at the range, have a salami sandwich for lunch (Discussion Topic: what’s your favorite salami sub?) and pop the top on a cold brewski when you get home.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

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The Finer Things

Pepperoni Fettucine Alfredo on the Olive Garden’s Buy One Take One menu. Would order it again, but–and you’re not going to believe this from a carnivore–it might be better with just a little less pepperoni as the heat and spice are a little overpowering. (A good recipe is like a movie or TV show with an ensemble cast, you don’t want the headliner overpowering the supporting cast, or a supporting castmember upstaging the headliner.) Using something like a Genoa or a wine salami might be good too for the home experimenter.

Quote of the Day

In memory of Phyllis Schlafly, one from her:

Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it.


As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Hope you found something you liked on the snack table, and now you too are invited to offer your own tasty morsels for discussion.

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