The only thing necessary for the persistence of evil is for enough good people to do nothing

Open Thread 9

Officially summer is over and people here wish each other a Happy Winter. I love this time of year. It’s still hot and those fantastic storms bring much needed rain. To celebrate my favorite month, I am offering this Open Thread.

What’s on your mind?
What are you planning ?
What’s new in your life ?

Positive comments only.


  1. Marcy Webb
    September 9, 2009    

    Hi, DD! I hope all is well with you.

    Well, President Obama delivered his so-called socialist education speech to the children of the US. Given that former First Lady Laura Bush supported it, maybe that will calm the ignorant, bigoted and racist nut jobs. That said, even without Laura Bush’s endorsement, there is nothing inflammatory re: the speech. Nothing at all.

    Classes began in my world on last Tuesday. All is well thus far. Then again, we’re in review mode, and so the really hard work hasn’t begun. :)

  2. September 9, 2009    

    Hi Marcy Webb. I am very well after a relaxing fun-filled holiday. Thank you very much for asking.

    I am just now catching up with the news and reading blogs again. I haven’t had a chance to really look into what’s going on with Obama and his new policies yet but I have read a little about the right-wingers and their rabid racist nonsense. I’ve also seen a fair bit about the “birthers”. What a ridiculous but dangerous bunch of people ? There was a fake Kenyan birth certificate circulating for a while.

    Glad you are well and all the best for the coming term.

  3. Salllonikios
    September 9, 2009    

    DD, I’m posting it here since it’d be inappropriate and off-topic (sorta) for the serious Football Racism thread (actually it’s probably inappropriate altogether since it uses foul language but we’re adults here and much much worse things than “dick” have been written in open threads…), have you ever heard of the old slogan praising the great ex-b-baller Walter Berry’s skill (fellow Salonicans are probably familiar with it):

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  4. deviousdiva
    September 9, 2009    

    Not heard of it ?

    You are very welcome to post on the football thread. It’s not swear words (although I’m not a fan) I object to.

  5. Stassa
    September 10, 2009    

    Hey. I was waiting for a positive comment to come to me. Yeah, I know, it takes a while :)

    Nice to hear you had some great holidays, DeviousDiva. I spent the summer locked up inside, working on a super ultra top secret pet project of mine. I’ll get a life next summer 😀 My courses are starting again soon, but I’m doing this year part-time so I’m so not stressed! \^_^/

    Other than that, everything’s fine. I’m counting my blessings and sometimes I feel guilty that there’s so many of them, compared to others.

    Have fun and all the best to you and yours.

  6. September 10, 2009    

    Hi Stassa
    Glad to hear you are doing well and I’m intrigued about your pet project ! All the best to you too.

  7. Stassa
    September 10, 2009    

    Well, one thing I’ve learned in life is to never speak of my pet projects to people who will be utterly bored of them 😀 Thanks for asking :)

    Take care.