The Widdershins

THE LOUNGE IS OPEN!

Posted on: March 16, 2012

WILLKOMMEN   BIENVENUE  HOW’S IT GOIN’

Once again it’s a Friday and time to kick back, say TGIF and enjoy one or several of your favorite adult or soft beverage.

A couple of notes here:

I got sort of chastised by lorac from Uppity’s place about our wait staff.  Therefore I have added another member to the staff, Margarethe.  Margarethe is of Danish German descent.  When I was interviewing her for the position at the Lounge, she told me this describes her totally:

What does she like?
Sensual and voracious, Margarethe  likes to live life to the fullest and enjoys tasting all of the pleasures that this world has to offer. She has a good sense of humour and likes to make others laugh, as well as participate in fun and games of all kinds.

So along with lil A.J. we should be able to meet your ahem, needs.

Next, our great Madamab is back, being returned to us from the rigors of her work life, so she will be doing the Friday lounge starting next week.  I’m going to try a mid-week Wednesday night lounge.  Hell the way things are going, we could all use a mid-week break too.  Perhaps we could even start our own drag-queen bingo here at TW on Wednesdays!    Fuzzy, do you know any of the girls that might be able to help out with this? :lol:

Last note:  A couple of the folks from Uppity’s place asked me about trying to get a special guest; they said they knew I would be able to get her here.  Well I called, and I called and kept calling.  She said she couldn’t promise but she would try her best to be here and looking around over in that far corner over there I see her!  Now don’t go over there and be buggin’ her about 2016 and shit okay?   (Looking over at the corner:)  “Hey Madam Secretary!  Yes It’s good to see you again too!   Okay, we’ll talk later.  Go on back to schmoozing with the other guests.”    Wait a minute!   “What’s that you’re doing Madame Secretary?”  (oh hell she’s doing shots now)  “Madame Secretary…I really don’t think you should be doing those.  No, I don’t think that’s good to mix things ya know?”  What’s that?  “Oh I realize you’re not driving, but…you never know when you might get one of those 3:00 a.m calls.”  “Oh, you’ve already gotten a bunch of those calls?  Yes I can believe that.”   Well let’s just give her some breathing space and let her unwind.  She needs it too.

Okay, on to the silliness of the news. (this weeks lounge theme)

Our fearless, former Vice President, the man without a heartbeat has decided that Canada is just too damned dangerous and rowdy a country for him and his daughter Liz to visit.  Quelle suprise!  HT what say you to this?  Now Dick (and I use that name with all that it implies) Canada is perfectly safe for you.  To quote:  Indeed, crime rate in Canada overall is at its lowest rate in 40 years.  See there?  Does that make it better for you now?  If not, too bad for you for missing all of that great Canadian scenery.  Just get ovah yourself!

Next, what the hell is wrong with the students of the *spirit band* of the University of Southern Mississippi?  The band was in attendance as U.S.M. played Kansas State yesterday in an NCAA tournament game.  The K. State team had a player at the free throw line, Angel Rodriguez, who is a native of Puerto Rico.  The brilliant member of the USM spirit band decided to chant “Where’s your green card?” while the kid was trying to make his throws.  One thing though spirit band, Puerto Rican citizens are American citizens and don’t need a green card!  :roll:  You see spirit band, Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the U.S., Angel doesn’t need a green card.    What the hell did they teach y’all in school?  Did you have a civics or government class somewhere along the line?  Oy vey!  Now, I’m not going to say (or allow to be said) anything about stupid Southerners because that’s a generality and simply not true.  Let’s just wonder what the hell they did or didn’t learn somewhere along the line in their educational progression.

Oh my God, the women of The Widdershins and Uppity’s place are gonna love this one.  When these right-wing Neanderthals decide they want women to have an transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion, we need the women of those particular states to amend the bills such that in order to obtain a prescription for Viagra, men would need to have an ultrasound of their prostate!  This could be a vital test.  Men could have a problem with their prostate affecting their ability to have an erection so this test should be performed first.  This is how the procedure is performed:

the prostate gland is located directly in front of the rectum, so the ultrasound exam is performed transrectally.

For a transrectal ultrasound, you will be asked to lie on your side with your knees bent. A disposable protective cover is placed over the transducer, it is lubricated, inserted through the anus and placed into the rectum.

The images are obtained from different angles to get the best view of the prostate gland.

Gentlemen all I can say is payback is a bitch!  :lol:

Lastly, are these people evah going to learn anything about protocol or proper gift giving?

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have presented the British PM David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, with a wood and charcoal burning grill engraved with American and British friendship flags. The grill came with his-and-her White House chef jackets embroidered with the Camerons’ names.

The White House says the gifts commemorate the Obamas’ May 2011 visit to London, when the Obamas and Camerons held a cookout for American and British members of the military. Michelle Obama also gave Samantha Cameron a vase of White House honey. And the Cameron children got bean bag chairs embroidered with their names and the presidential seal.

I hope to hell they didn’t go here and then figure out a way to crazy-glue them to the grill.

Okay!  The Lounge is open and start quaffing!  We don’t have to worry about closing time for awhile.

49 Responses to "THE LOUNGE IS OPEN!"

We’re open for business. Catch Margarethe or lil A.J. and they will fetch your desired beverage.

Evening all! I’m having Grey Goose on the rocks with a twist.

Hello! I’m sipping a lovely, light chenin blanc.

One grey goose coming up. “A.J.: Bring the lady her drink please.”

janicen said: Hello! I’m sipping a lovely, light chenin blanc.

We have two brands here if you’d like to try these janicen.

Regarding my post, I just about cringed when I saw the thing about that USM band. I first saw a mention of it on the Ed show so then I *had* to google it.

And of course I love the idea of the ultrasound for the prostate, heh, heh. It *should* be required everywhere the neanderthals want to put women through something similar.

I love Chenin Blanc!

Aren’t you glad I found two knowledgeable bartenders to keep the place stocked? :lol:

Since it’s the eve of the High Holy Day, I’d like a wee splash o’Jameson’s, please.

A Jameson’s just for you dear lady!

Hey, tried to comment earlier, but that new wordpress crap is crap, much as is Cheney’s fear for visiting Canada. He doesn’t want negative attention brought home to him, ergo, he refuses to face the protesters to save his flabby skin. Last time we had a political assassination here was in 1868. Mind you, there haven’t been many people worty of the choide. That may change.

HT: People over at Uppity’s were complaining about that too; having trouble with WP.

Are you logged in to gravatar? http://en.gravatar.com/ There is supposed to be something automatically linking the two. Perhaps that’s why I’m not having problems (knock on wood).

ast time we had a political assassination here was in 1868. Mind you, there haven’t been many people worty of the choide.

ROTFL!!!

AJ I’d like a Margaita – heavy on the lime juice. Margarethe a Spanish coffee to follow – need to keep my wits about me, right? It has coffee right?

OMG, I have a signed photo of Dubya and Laura and asking for $$$s for his “Presidential Center”. 8O I guess a library is out.

Man the repubs don’t forget when you drop some change with them. I sent one contribution to McCain last election and they haven’t forgotten.

It has coffee right? You mean the Lounge? Oh yes it has coffee.

One Margarita…

And one Spanish coffee.

Fredster, one of more most controversial Prime Ministers was Pierre Eliot Trudeau. The right hated him with a passion. He is the man who stated back in the 60’s that the State had no business in the bedrooms of the nation. That was in 1967 – 45 years ago. That should have been the end. Yet these mini mes of the most virulently hate filled muppets disguised as Christians are re-opening old wounds and pouring acid in them. So today, 45 years after this very brave man said what needed to be said, people are fighting the same bloody battles. Progress – don’t think so.
I really need to work on the shoulder now that the arm and hand seem to have recovered. Does anyone have a Paul Bunyan size Axe. I figure that If I can heft it and move it about, the shoulder will have recovered it’s flexibility – and during my exercises if I should manage to mangle a few troglodytes – well I can always argues diminished physical capacity. Whadda you think?

HT said:

I really need to work on the shoulder now that the arm and hand seem to have recovered. Does anyone have a Paul Bunyan size Axe. I figure that If I can heft it and move it about, the shoulder will have recovered it’s flexibility – and during my exercises if I should manage to mangle a few troglodytes – well I can always argues diminished physical capacity. Whadda you think?

Works for me! We love that defense here, :lol:

Supernatural is on.

BBL

@10: Thanks, Fredster. Slainte!
@14: What would Dubya want with a library?

chat@21: I dunno. He’s calling it a Presidential Center.

Lucky you and Mad; I’m gonna scan the pic and send it to ya!

Just hand me the Glen. Be back when the bottle is empty.

Any nekkid men entertaining tonight? I mean, I could hang around for that..

Sorry, I stepped away for a bit. Watching the NCAA Men’s Tournament. I’m partial to the South African chenin blancs, Fredster. S’il vous plait!

Just hand me the Glen. Be back when the bottle is empty

hahahahahahahahaaha! Oh no you don’t missy! You get a glass and you hang around for a bit.

http://tikiloungetalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cimg1420.jpg.

Any nekkid men entertaining tonight? I mean, I could hang around for that..

Well maybe you can charm the pants off of A.J. And I got Margarethe esp. for lorac and NES.

Did you take the time to go over and say hello to the special guest?

janicen said: Sorry, I stepped away for a bit. Watching the NCAA Men’s Tournament. I’m partial to the South African chenin blancs, Fredster. S’il vous plait!

No problem. I’ve been going nuts because the NCAA games are *all* that’s on; not my bag. We’ll try to get some of the S.A. wine for you and keep it stocked.

Hate to admit, but I’m watching old episodes of Numbers. Loved that show – especially the math part. Wait, I am a female. I should not like math. I’m having difficulty about what I should be and what I am according to the bright lights that get attention these days. Alas, their loss, my gain. Funny thing, my daughter started out wanting to be a forensic scientist – studies math and sciences all through school. then she found her true love – as a chef. Son, who by his size, strength and intelligence should be in police or shady intelligence services – a musician. Go figure.
Margarethe – another spanish coffee, then I’m off to bed. Fredster, love you. REmember, you have a place in my spare room and Chloe would be quite comfortable with Milly. I’m mourning Zeke, cause my son took him away from me. sometimes kid are a burden. I want Zeke back. Maybe I should have another Margaritta too?

HT: Have whatever you like dear; you, like our S.O.S. (oh she’s gone now!) don’t have to drive. ;-)

REmember, you have a place in my spare room and Chloe would be quite comfortable with Milly.

Thanks, but I truly am a nola guy (if I ever get out of AL). My doctor’s son is in med school at Tulane in nola and finishes his residency in May or June. I’m trying to talk my doc into talking to his son to stay there in nola and practiced, more specifically in my parish, St. Bernard. Our new hospital will open in June and a brand new medical office bldg. will go with it. Luckily the son’s wife is an architect and she has been working on the Brad Pitt project in the lower 9th ward with building green houses, so I don’t think they are going anywhere. I see the doc on Monday to get scripts filled so I can quiz him then.

http://makeitrightnola.org/

If the son is half the doc his dad is, he will be a great one! The dad treated the momster and she loved him to death. I have a great deal of respect for him too.

I wish you all the luck in the world and then some. I do hope that you get back to nola soon. I’ve only visited, but even I can see why you would love that place. Even so, Fredster, that spare room is an open invitation, and what with the climate change which isn’t according to the right wing nutsos, you might need a place away from the ravages that are coming. Lately, my son characterized our situation in a nutshell. This past winter, according to Ryguy – 3 days. The rest of the time was nothing. Today, my crocusi bloomed – 4 weeks early, and all my bulbs are sprouting – 4 weeks early. Bizarre, but definitely not climate change – according to the right wing nutsos.

” What would Dubya want with a library?”

ROFL!

Hey socal, how’s life? Good to see you.

You too! Things are good, been busy with the kids crazy senior year schedule. Am hoping to get some kind of a job next Fall. Did I tell you Laker has been playing in a teenage band since the Fall? They have given about half a dozen performances at a small local club and one restaurant! He plays guitar and sings! Funny coincidence about our sons, huh?

I picture fredster in nola, somehow. He has a nola vibe.

I picture fredster in nola, somehow. He has a nola vibe.

Yep I truly do. I lived there as a child, army brat, then we moved around, dad retired to KY, his home and then we moved back to nola for good. We were there longer than any other place so it’s home to me.

Did I tell you Laker has been playing in a teenage band since the Fall?

Socal: I have never seen laker but when I see the iphone commercial with the teen guy asking Siri questions about where to get the guitar, how to play London calling and the other stuff, your Laker comes to mind. Has he asked to be called rock god lately? ;-)

HT said: Even so, Fredster, that spare room is an open invitation, and what with the climate change which isn’t according to the right wing nutsos, you might need a place away from the ravages that are coming.

Well if the Senate version of a bill passes the House, then 80% of the penalties BP has to pay will go to the states. Louisiana has already stated their share will be going to coastal erosion. If the state *does* do what they say, this will give us a very good addition to what’s already being done to rebuild the coastline. That will help us tremendously.

Socal – isn’t it wonderful to have children who are full of life and creativity? I love my son, and I know you love Laker very much too – what’s not to love. But the creativity part is the icing on the cake. Give Laker a huge big hug for me, and tell him I’ll be the first to buy his first CD.
Fredser, from your lips to ….oh forgot I don’t believe there is sky deity. I do hope the money is not diverted but used for the reclamation of the coast, however witnessing lately what politicians do, I would not hold my breath. Shysters all.

Fredster, you are very creative and very funny! Very entertaining dialogue, as well.

Oh, and the SOS hasn’t left. She stepped outside with me. Don’t bother us. We’re busy!

(thank you so much for all the work getting the female server. I’m afraid she’s a bit too pornish/prostitute-ish for my taste! NES can have her, I’ll take Hillary! :) )

HT: *If* the politicians start any shenanigans with those funds the people of the state will be livid. They know what the BP mess costs us financially. Many a fisherman and women went out of business and out of a way of life. The one thing that money can do is help us to rebuild the coast and coastal wetlands. We are losing this at the rate of one football field every 15 minutes.

The loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the country today. Louisiana boasts more than 4 million acres of wetlands, representing 40% of the nation’s total. These wetlands are among the world’s most diverse and productive ecosystems.

Presently, Louisiana’s wetlands are in a state of rapid degradation. 80% of the nation’s coastal land loss occurs in Louisiana. The state loses 25-35 square miles, or 25,000 acres, per year, the equivalent of one football field every 15 minutes. These losses are not only environmental and aesthetic, but commercial. Projected losses to the fishing industry by the year 2050 as a result of coastal land loss are a staggering $37 billion.

http://www.tulane.edu/~bfleury/envirobio/enviroweb/LandLoss/LandLoss.htm

lorac: Thank you for the compliments and sorry about Margarethe. :-(

No one really said anything about it, but I busted a gut when I found that thing about the ultrasound of the prostate having to done trans-rectally! Like I said, for every state where the pig men want to impose the transvaginal ultrasound, a women in that lege should propose an amendment imposing *this* requirement for a script for Viagra. Let ‘em see what it’s like when the probe is on/in themselves! LOL!

lorac,cmon Margarethe is rather cute and she serves a mean spanish coffee. Give her a chance – order something.

Fredster, I hope it will go well. Politicians don’t give a good gosh darn about their constituents normally. Maybe this time will be different.
Margarethe – another spanish coffee por favor.

Fredster, I hope it will go well. Politicians don’t give a good gosh darn about their constituents normally. Maybe this time will be different.

This time they have a vested interest; they live there too.

That’s not to say crooked deals won’t be brokered. I mean, it’s Louisiana; it’s what we’re famous for. Contracts will have to be let for construction work and phone calls will be made asking for favors. But, as long as the work gets done.

Will they fix those darn levees finally? If so great, if not, it’s just another cosmetic fix to deflect attention away from the underlying problem, and with the sea levels rising due to climate change which isn’t happening according to some ostrich-like politicians, if those levees aren’t fixed, NO will be a fond rememberance in years to come.

Now that I’ve been doctor doom, time for me to hit the pillow. Milly is not pleased and left me an hour ago to go stretch out on the bed. Lazy slob – her not me.

Oh HT, no, it’s not the levees in this case. It’s the land at the “bottom of the boot” so to speak. The more of that we can reclaim or recreate, the better off we’ll be for storm surges and rising seas.

G’nite and see you tomorrow. I’m about to have a few Maker’s Mark and sodas for real. ;-)

Shocking about LA wetlands.

I wouldn’t mind a Mexican coffee with kahlua and cognac!

socal@45: Hold on for a sec and we’ll get that brought right to ya.

Okay, this is what I found for ya socal

and here’s where I got it:

http://www.susannasinrosarito.com/menu-coffee.htm

Shocking about LA wetlands.

Yes it is and it’s a combination of sooo many things; building the levees on the Miss. River which prevents the flooding of areas where soil and nutrients are deposited, normal subsidence and things that were done in the past that it was not known how much harm it could do, like building the MRGO.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River_%E2%80%93_Gulf_Outlet_Canal

That was built to allow a quicker transit time to the port of New Orleans than by going upriver. The problem was, not that many ocean-going ships used it and all it really did was to allow salt-water from the gulf to move into the marshes and wipe out all of the vegetation and cypress trees. The MRGO the big factor in flooding St. Bernard parish and parts of N.O. East; the levees were topped by the storm surge from Katrina.

I remember hearing about the MRGO @ the time of Katrina, but read the link to refresh my memory. Sad about the Cypress trees and other vegetation.

The coffee drink looks great. Mexico makes great drinks, and they don’t stint on the booze like we do here.

socal:
Yes, the MRGO was an ecological disaster and a personal disaster for us. The Corps of Engineers was sued by a group of homeowners in St. Bernard and N.O. East. The federal judge ruled that they *could* be sued and the Corpse appealed to the 5th District Court of Appeals. A panel of *those* judges agreed with the lower court so now the Corpse wants the entire 5th circuit to hear it. I hope they uphold the rulings. The Corpse will appeal to the Supremes naturally, but if it’s all upheld, the momster’s claim and mine will be valid.

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