Can you hear me now? Girl steps into snake pit while looking for cellphone signal

And not just any old snake pit, but a rattlesnake pit. Yes, she survived:

Consider this another open thread for Tuesday.

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  • BlueGood

    Let me guess….she walked into Washington DC???

    • SineWaveII

      More like the studio at MSNBC

      • Haywoodjbl

        Same thing….

        • SineWaveII

          True Dat

    • Orangeone

      ROTFL with that one!

  • Joe


    CELL PHONE from Obama

    Well – ZERO doesn’t need her any longer!

    • Orangeone

      Quick, does ObamaCare cover injuries created by use of ObamaPhone?

    • 4Hoppes2

      I noticed the hardware in her face to bad her legs were not full of studded stones for the snakes to bite on.

  • WordsFailMe

    Bitten six times by rattlesnakes and all she got was a limp?

    My guess is that the rattlesnakes had been selected by a Republican House Intelligence Committee.

  • oh dear. I’ve seen people walk into poles, mis-step off curbs, walk into parked trucks, but this is a first. Glad she’s going to be okay and she learned a lesson too. 🙂

    • bbitter

      what do you think the odds of trying to tweet while she walked backwards?

      “OMG I hear rattlesnakes! Love the outdoors! YOLO!”

    • There was a video shown on the local Boston news last night of a woman in a train station and she appeared to be texting and walks in and straight off the platform onto the tracks. Luckily there was no train due and she was helped back up.
      Oblivious idiots!

  • Darwin is calling. There is a reserved seat at the front of the bus for this one.

  • 4Hoppes2

    Holy cow, our daughter stepped into a fire ant hill when we lived in Houston and those little devils just about put her into anaphylactic shock.

    • Hope she’s OK! They can really be tough on younguns and small animals.

      • 4Hoppes2

        Thank -you for asking, yes, she is fine, This happened way back in 1982, we were ill prepared for fire ants and brown recluse spiders in close proximity to the city. The ironic thing is we never lived in the city and had no idea what to expect.

        • It’s an urban jungle I tell ya!

          (They have an ant in Tasmania that can kill with one bite, if you go into shock. Yow!)

          • 4Hoppes2

            Yikes!!!!! The killer Jack Jumpers

  • Rshill7

    Posted this on the previous open thread but I think it got buried as it was posted well after the thread had gone by. Will post it once more here if I might:

    Today I may have found out why the Republican Party is not challenging any voter fraud.

    It seems that in 1982, in a case between the Republicans versus the Democrats, and by consent agreement, they are not allowed to. (?)

    I read about it here:

    And here’s the entire ball of wax (the case itsself) including subsequent challenges and rulings:

    • 4Hoppes2

      Wow, how in the world are we suppose to cure stupid?

      • Rshill7

        If we knew we could cure the left too. Our side is stupid in different ways from theirs.

    • Orangeone

      I didn’t read the entire case, just the synopsis at the top. This appears to be a voter intimidation case (ie the NBPP) intimidating voters not the DNC or the RNC suing the State Secretaries of State with claims of improper voting procedures and safeguarding the accuracy of votes cast. Hopefully there is an attorney on this thread that can provide more insight. I would also think voters in those states have a remedy to ensure a recount.

      • Rshill7

        You don’t understand it then sir.

        The operative portion is what they agreed to in order to settle the case. It’s been revisited a few times as well. You’d have to read the last link to understand it more fully.

        They’ve tried to have it vacated to no avail. The last time they tried to have it vacated was quite recently…an Obama appointee denied them.

        • Orangeone

          It’s ma’am 🙂  I’ll read the whole case.  Like I said, I read the synopsis only.

          • Rshill7

            I’m sorry. I had a 50/50 chance.

            • Orangeone

              No need to apologize, I’ve done it a time or two myself. Plus, I debate like a guy! And that’s a compliment to guys 🙂

    • poljunkie

      How do we change this? Get it on the states ballots as a Proposition or something. This is the most outrageous thing I have ever seen.
      Thanks Rs for posting.

      • Rshill7

        Let’s say someone sued you for something, and the costs on both sides started mounting, higher and higher. You are not sure of your victory of course and enter into a settlement agreement with the plaintiff to make the whole thing stop so as to cut your losses and/or avoid a judgement.

        Whatever you agree to, you must do. The Republican Party agreed to several things here. To the best of my knowledge a judge would have to vacate the agreement or the participating parties would have to reach a new agreement.

        I heard that someone asked Reince Priebus why the Republican Party doesn’t charge or claim voter fraud, and he pointed to this decision. Have you heard any Republican mention voter fraud? I haven’t. I don’t think even West said voter fraud…what he wants is a recount.

        • Orangeone

          West actually did allude to voter practices not being followed. That needs to be the basis of the lawsuit. You sue claiming written law and procedures were not followed, thus the results cannot be relied on and certified. Must revote.

          • Rshill7

            We shall see. The Georgia Republican Party wants him go there and run.

            His Florida opponent nauseates me, but then, every democrat does that. I’d so like to see his Florida election overturned.

            • Orangeone

              That’s great news.

      • Orangeone

        Not all states have that option. MN’s voter ID failed, ridiculous.

      • Well, one way would be to elbow the Repubs aside and form a new party. One with no prior agreements, for example.

        Remember the Whigs: third parties never work, until they do.

    • freenca

      Thanks for posting that link, it explains a lot! What with Clinton’s and Holder’s influence on that case, and it’s term through 2017, the GOP really is kinda done for. Voter ID and single vote for each citizen laws in each of the states must be passed and instituted NOW.

    • That makes complete sense if the two parties don’t actually disagree much, and are just contending for power positions. If fraud is the agreed way to push the same basic agenda using partisan division tactics, then it just turns into a race to see who can commit the most fraud, being that neither party can do anything after the fact.

      Now that the election fraud is so prolific that they can literally pick and choose how they balance the power, they will be able to push the same agenda and have all of the excuses they need to justify an inability to change any of it.

      About a year ago, I said that Obama Care will stand one way or the other. This election was how they are able to keep it in full, along with the help of a supreme court conservative defector.

      I have been saying for quite some time now that D.C. is shutting down this country, and Obama Care will go a long way in accomplishing that goal. Now that Obama has free reign, they are talking about regulatory gun bans and more energy production cutbacks.

      By the way, I just found out today that Bush supported keeping the Brady Bill gun ban in effect back in 03/04. I guess that the republicans couldn’t risk it. Just another “one agenda” example.

      Democrats and Republicans need to go.

    • This is INSANE! But it does explain why the Repubs are running like scared rabbits instead of going after the obvious voter fraud like rabid wolves like they should be!

      • Rshill7

        Right. Do you think the Republicans would like to mention this case as to why they can’t protect their/our candidates against voter fraud? Do you think they want the media to re-litigate the original charge of voter intimidation etc.

        No, I don’t think they’d relish the idea of the media tossing another gallon of gasoline on that smoldering fire, thereby strengthening the leftwing sterotypical voter suppression mantra perennially aimed at our side.

        • Over a barrel without a paddle! comes to mind.

  • TexasEnforcer

    Duuuuuhhhhhhh. I think that piercing on her face may have poked her brain.

  • poljunkie

    Well, its been a week since the election, and we still feel as sick.

    Still in the dulldrums my husband said, hey lets go out to lunch. Something we rarely do. We decided to try the new oriental, thai place that just opened up.

    We walk in, and the place is empty except for one table with two 50-60 something ladies sitting in the back, talking loudly. We sit in the front. OK, we order, a couple appetizers….we are always watching our diet, and our weight….we work hard to maintain…but thought we would have a little bit of something “good” to , well just make us feel better. Just as the first appetizer comes, the women start exclaiming how fantastic it is that some counties in Florida went 99% for Obama. One says, I know its probably not real, but you know what? who cares, right? They conversed about electronic voting machines being able to be manipulated for a bit (Its like they knew we were conservative, and purposely spoke extra loud!!), and then they started discussing how they were so happy the Republicans were sent to “their corner”. Naturally they blamed the entire loss on the extreme right, and had a great chuckle.They then started pulling apart counties in California that they could never live in because they were too Repulican. Love Palm Springs, Yorba Linda, Love San Fran, Hate Coronado, etc.

    I was getting so anxious, and hubby was ready to stand up and say ENOUGH. Keep your voices down. Sadly, after giving them the stink eye a few times, we decided we should just go.

    Is this where we are headed? Is the country so divided that no one is going to be civil?

    These women were spewing some kind of hate. They werent just opposed to the Right, they were mean spirited and hateful….These women were peoples moms and grandma’s, people you see everyday in the market and while doing your errands… and thats what is upsetting to me.

    • 4Hoppes2

      I just took delivery of a package from Midway USA yesterday from UPS, the driver knew what was in the package and right off the bat started in with the paranoid right wingers preparing for armageddon. He went on and on about the same thing happening under Clinton and us right wingers are nothing but misanthropic nut jobs. Don’t let it get you down.

    • Orangeone

      And they likely paid their bill with food stamps and didn’t tip their server.

    • Watchman74

      Let them have there day, they won’t be laughing when the taxes hit and they have rationed health care.

    • Rshill7

      My wife and I have been singing “Happy Days Are Here Again” as if we’re crying while singing it. We’re not really crying but we sing it as if we are. I’ll usually start it off and she finishes it with me. It makes us laugh…which keeps us from really crying.

      A few weeks ago we were having dinner at Applebees and the music they were playing included this really disgusting song called “Get Low”. I asked the waitress, “would you please tell me who the fool is that chose this music?” I was livid. There were kids in there too of course.

      The manager came over to our table and I reamed him up one side and down his Mother. A meal can be ruined very easily.

      In the tip section of the bill I wrote out “ZERO!” 🙂

      • Good on ya! Reminds me of how I used to have to turn around the magazines at the checkout line in the grocery store for blaring headlines and running lurid photos about Michael Jackson’s pedophilia, and other sick crap I didn’t need my young kids to see.

        I’d do it loudly, and “crisply” too. Making lots of noise about having to endure this gauntlet of filth just to buy groceries.

        • Religious, right wing, home schooling terrorist alert! 🙂

          • Hah! At the time, I was a long-haired rock musician and I had lived for the buzz. But you have to be a Dad when you’re a Dad. Anything less is unmanly.

      • poljunkie

        You’re so funny Rs. I wish you lived nearby.

    • colliemum

      50-60 somethings? Those laydees were probably dyed-in-the-wool feminists, flower children and basically the first wave of committed crypto-commies.
      These laydees probably taught your children in school or at college. They never used their brain cells after their indoctrination at an early age.
      I know some of them as well – all quite successful professionals, but the political nous of a new-born mouse.

      • I think that part of the problem is that too many people are identifying with one side or the other, rather than simply having political convictions. They join the “team”, and therefor a bias is created that blocks out critical thinking concerning the facts. Liberals are much worse than conservatives, but both sides have the same problem.

        I have actually been called a liberal for pointing out the flaws of the Republican party. It comes from an irrationality that is caused by a partisan mental block, as far as I can tell.

        It is interesting how someone can be an intelligent person, but totally ignorant and closed minded on certain things.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    was she talking on her free obamaphone at the time?

  • Watchman74

    To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.

  • The Stalinists are at it again. Looks like there’s a petition started to strip citizenship and deport anyone signing a petition for secession.

    The scumbags are getting bolder, folks.

    • I recall saying something about signing your name to any government site……hmm

      The left plays hardball, and the right, for the most part, are a bunch of *fill in the blank*. It’s no wonder we lose. Can we get some leadership with some balls, please. If Allen West had a pager, it would be going off right now.

    • Watchman74

      Both petitions are not going to go anywhere.

      • Oh, the secession petitions are just a waste of time. ANother “list” to be on, as if we all aren’t already on several.

        But the other petition is something for which every person on it should be publicly humiliated for signing.

      • Did you see the Texas petition? 90k plus signatures. It’s symbolically interesting.

    • I saw that. The whole thing is just funny. Like Obama is going to grant permission for most of those petitions. Why would anyone petition the White House for permission to succeed? I was talking to a friend about it today, and said “I won’t sign it, because it will only put me higher on the hit list for when the time comes to round us up”. The sad thing is, it’s not a joke.

    • 4Hoppes2

      Scumbags= perfect definition K-Bob.

  • Coming Apart

    Who was her cellphone carrier?

  • Orangeone

    Our Scoop friend pdxnancy retweeted this great pix on Twitter. Thought others might enjoy the giggles.

    • colliemum

      That is just priceless!


    • Thanks, got a laugh and it’s not even 7am here yet! 🙂

    • 4Hoppes2

      Got to love the Limbaughs, that was great.

  • Sober_Thinking

    She took “reach out and touch someone” literally… that bites.

    • What a venomous comment! 🙂

      • Sober_Thinking


  • I had to read the whole thread to get to the bottom line, but it looks like we need to reconsider giving money to Wounded Warrior this year.

    It isn’t just AARP. Every charity or advocacy group that goes national and gets an HQ in the DC area becomes “just another non-profit” to work at, for folks who graduated with Poli Sci degrees. They move from non-profit to non-profit, working their way up the salary ladder, and just plain don’t give a rat’s UKW about the mission of the organization.

    That’s why AARP is now a massive, self-sustaining non-profit that takes in billions of dollars and doesn’t do jack for seniors.

    • The best charity is the one in which you hand something to the recipient. I used to give to charities for children and such, then learned what they were actually all about. When my employer had the United Way pushing 100% participation at work, I made sure that they didn’t get it. I spread the word about how their CEO made millions in bonus’, and that they reject organizations who have principled belief systems.

      • Yeah, United Way opened my eyes, too. There was also a way that United Way could find out if you also gave to another charity that year, say a school for the deaf, and they would reduce the amount they sent that school by the amount you sent. They wanted to be the final arbiter of who got what, not you, the donor.

        • BikerHoop

          I get hassled every year by management at work because during their United Way drive when they come to talk to me I simply tell them to save their time and mine. I give directly to the charities of my choice. I don’t need the United Way or any other organization to decide who best deserves my money.

          • And those work drives can be pretty relentless sometimes. After the scandal broke about the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous United Way staff, they started laying off of the hard sell.

        • Wow. I didn’t know that. What a sham.

  • bbitter

    1) Don’t move.

    4) Get to the ER as soon as possible

    …um… am I the only one who saw this?

    • Watchman74

      They didn’t explain why a tourniquet is bad either.

      • yeah, I wish they would have because I don’t know.

  • A good day.

  • First you grant the state exclusive control over medical care, so you get “free” healthcare! Yay!

    Then, the state repays your stupidity by deciding how you will live.

    What We Need Are More Rules — Tim Blair

    • BikerHoop

      Saw that earlier. That was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. Only wish I had witnessed it first-hand. I can only imagine her face when she turned to discover the graphic… LOL!

  • PicklePlants

    Darwin made some good points

    • Rshill7

      No he didn’t.

      I catch your drift though 🙂

  • imsteph

    bet money on who she voted for….

    yeah, I know-easy bet.

  • Ya spend the money, ya send ’em to school, ya permit them to put pins near their eyes and upper lip, and ya’s get this!

    “Well, um, like, um, HEY THAT HURTS, um, ya know, like, I live near a desert, and um, like, I don’t got no cool shoes, HEY THAT HURTS, and um, like, you should wear boots, HEY THAT HURTS!”