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Water Cooler 7/29/16 Open Thread - Donald's fighting mad, Foodgasms, We can't say the "O" word

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 Trump hits one out of the Park

We’ve all had the urge to hit something. Or maybe someone. Donald Trump is no exception. His preferred target is an unknown someone who was at the Democratic Convention and made him mad.

You know what I wanted to. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard,” Trump said. “I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor.”

Don’t know the who or the why but his anger stemmed from a speech given Wednesday night.

I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy,” he said. “I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened.”

Get a grip, toughen your skin and grow a pair Donald. If you make it to the WH, it’s a long four years until you can go back to anonymity. Whatever was said that you took umbrage to will get a whole lot worse. And quit going to those boxing matches.


Fair Time

This should fit nicely in between the giant pumpkins and strawberry jam. The Oregon State Fair’s Ag building will allow marijuana plants to be displayed and judged this year. That stuff is legal in that state so why not judge it? Not sure how many 4-Hers can take part since only 21 year olds can enter the building. If fairgoers have gotten tired of the fair staples like corn, soybeans, and the occasional cow or two this could increase attendance and put some life back into state fairs.


Foodgasms

For millennials, its not just about video games and joining up with the latest protest. There’s food! Mediaite found a study that shows exactly what those kids are dreaming about.

A study from Havas Worldwide came out this week that shows that 54 percent of men and women between the ages of 18 and 34 believe that “eating can be just as pleasurable as sex.” Further, 35 percent agreed with this statement: “Given the choice between sex and an excellent dinner at a restaurant, I would choose the dinner.”

Either these 35 percent normally eat really lousy food and wish for a reprieve or — .


16 Days of  No O and Not-Donald?

We are a week away from something happening in Rio and at this point I’m not sure that we’re allowed to talk about it. I’m all for this spectacle to happen because it means 16 days of The Donald not getting all the limelight for every little silly thing he says. But go here to this page at AdWeek and tell me if we can use the O-word over the next three weeks.  I think I can get away with this:

“Do not create social media posts that are O – themed, that feature O – trademarks, that contain Games imagery or congratulate O –  performance unless you are an official sponsor as specified in the Social Media Section.”

Suffice to say, I didn’t spell the whole word because I didn’t want to get RedState in trouble, but this is ridiculous.  Number three actually demonstrates how you cannot use part of the O word to make up your own word.


For love of the 2nd Amendment

The Hill has up details on an interesting turn of events. Texas is suing Austin. The suit seeks to “…overturn a local ordinance banning guns from city hall.”


Today is National Lipstick DayIt seems appropriate given how many politicians we have running around trying to slap lipstick on pigs, we should honor this beautifier. (In case you wondered, 3/1/16 was Nat’l Pig Day)

Enjoy this, oasis parched traveler. That’s what the cooler is for. Rest here and share your own tale about something you saw elsewhere or grumble on something you saw here.  There’s no rules, except for that whole O thing which I’m still fuzzy on. It’s always an OPEN THREAD.

 

* all emphasis mine