BlueNC Women on Wednesdays - Open Thread

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Welcome to BlueNC Women on Wednesday or WoW. Posts will go up in about an hour or so. Here is an open thread.

For all you designers out there I have a proposal. We want some type of banner to introduce our posts. We could have a large banner for the initial open thread and a thinner banner to use for each post that is a part of WoW - much like the "breaking" or "exclusive" banners that we sometimes use.

We can gather all submissions and vote on them. If we have too many good submissions we might just alternate and use them all.

Join me below the fold where I have a wee bit of fun at Robin Hayes' expense........

Now, why do I pick on poor ickle Robin Hayes? What has he ever done to me, right? He isn't even my rep. Maybe I should cut him some slack.

Naaaah.....

We don't have time or space today for me to detail the many transgressions of Robin Hayes. He's a weak-kneed, spineless, privileged bully and I won't rest until he's working full time at that "textile" mill he owns.

I've been playing around with some software. This is fun. Click to enlarge.

Temporarily updated with fancy new banner by A.

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Yay for WoW!

I've been looking forward to this for two weeks! Plus it gives me time to polish my next entry . . . a deeper look into Bob Orr's Pope Problem. As you saw yesterday, the good Judge has gotten himself into a pretty ugly pickle. He doesn't like being one of Pope's Puppets, but cutting the purse strings would be a fatal blow to Pope's his political ambitions. Can't live with the Puppetmaster, can't live without him.

Yay, for research time

I love that you are on Orr's problems and I eagerly await the spotlight you will shine on each one.

Hey....did you see Ed Cone gave Gregflynn props for predicting Wright would be the next to fall? I saw that last night. I highlighted his work on linking Sue and Ann over at my place and am getting a lot of hits on that, so he's shining a nice bright spotlight on Sue Myrick by linking her to Coulter.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Apologies to anyone offended

by my calling Robin Hayes "weak-kneed", "spineless", or a "privileged bully".



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Yeah, Right.

n/t

Lovex7

heh heh heh

well, I don't want to offend others who are weak-kneed, spineless or privileged bullies by linking them to Robin Hayes. That's quite the insult. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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SD, love your experiment

do you think that many "Weak Kneed" "Spineless" "Privileged Bullies" like Robin Hayes read BlueNC?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Hmmmm....should we do a poll?

:)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Inviting all women

Any woman who wants to become part of our group, please just let me know. We want to invite all commenters and writers to join in. This isn't just for "regulars". The whole idea is to bring more women into the online discussion. Please don't be shy. We need you and we need your voices.

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I for one

refuse to apologize for calling Robin Hayes a spineless, privilidged bully. I will not call him weak kneed though, that is just too mean of an insult on those with arthritis or other problems.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

I apologize for this, in advance.

hayes

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

NO, YOU DON'T!

Love it.

Lovex7

My pitiful idea for a WoW banner

BlueNC like above, but replace the star with one of those circle with the arrow thingy that symbolizes women. Women on Wednesdays spelled out next to it....can it be pink....naaaa, that's way too close to Red.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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My logo attempt....

wow-logo

i THINK there is a lot of hidden symbolism in there. Then again, maybe not.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

All those peaks and valleys

might be a bit erotic for some of our...um...oh well. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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OK, made me look

saw nothing wrong with it till I read your comment....now I'm trying to see something symbolic and suggestive...guess if your mind was in the gutter (I keep a mind washer close to hand), there could be something in the "O" where it tops the "W". Other than that, I think its a GREAT banner!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

I was thinking along the lines of...

the DaVinvi Code, the chalice, etc.

Y'all have dirty minds.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

So Dark the Con of Man

n/t

Our minds are in the gutter

so yours doesn't have to be.....er...something like that.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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BlueNC Men Group


Let's see ... BlueNC Men on Mondays would be BlueNC MOM ... maybe not.

I think we should just speak when spoken to on this thread. :)

BlueNC MoM

Clear signal it was not meant to be.....especially on Mondays. :)

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Yay

I had hoped to have some material to cross-post for WOW, but I got sidetracked yesterday. Thanks The Southern Dem for the invitation to participate...I certainly plan on taking you up on the offer before too long.

Whatever the case, I look forward to seeing what the contributions are made today.

The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

That's wonderful!

Obviously you can post on any day that you like. Glad you're going to join in for WoW. I think if I were in Washington I would get side-tracked on a daily basis.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Something orchid-ish?

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I love the ribbony swirly banner

Can you do it in blues and greens that would match the site colors? I think that would be pretty at the top of each post.

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Now you got the idea.....

If it isn't tooooo demanding of me, can you make the letters as big as on the red one? I love it. It's peaceful like an ocean wave. (You know, the big honking 60-footers in Hawaii that can crush a man's skull.)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Take your pick!

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Since I read from left to right

my choice is the top one! WOW!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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idea:

make the "o" in WoW one a them female-y symbols.

I like th first one, the BlueNC fades into the second one.

OK my left to right comment didn't make sense

But I still like the top one the best...and that idea about the female-y symbol in the WoW is perfect!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

I've already pushed the limits

of my design skills. This is a PowerPoint file turned into a picture, which is the full extent of my graphics capabilities. We'll need a whiz person to take it from here.

I have photoshop at home.

Maybe that'll be my contribution this week, since I'm otherwise brain-dead.

I've perused the shelves of your critics library

any one of those would be interesting here, why don't you just do a little cut n paste? (and the banner too...do I ask too much?)

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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I don't want to be

a one-trick pony ;) But maybe next time, if I can't think of anything again.

I whipped up a banner. Now I just need to find a way to share it. Should I do it through picasa?

I can't wait to see it

is it a jpeg?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Yeah

Is there a way to upload it to BlueNC, or should I just link to it?

You can post it using

Just don't leave the spaces between the innards and the tags.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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I still have the multilayer

I still have the multilayer file, so the text styles and background can be edited separately.

And man, I did a good job guessing the font on the main page.

I'm getting a red "x"

can you email it to me? I really want to see it.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Weird.

Shows up on my computer fine. I'll send you the link.

asdf

Google
Error

Forbidden

Your client does not have permission to get URL / from this server.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

No direct linking, I bet.

I'm having an emo day at work (dropped lunch on floor, went for overpriced buffet instead, have remains of spilled food on clothing which was JUST WASHED) and I want to go home.

Photoshop or...

Or, anyone can freely download and use The GIMP, a free open source image editor. If you already know pshop, GIMPshop is a mod of GIMP made to mimic Photoshop's look and feel.

Also, that banner is about an inch too wide for the posts field on my screen ( 17" tube at 1024x768 )

-B

Mine too

I haven't checked with Firefox on my Dell. I can make it a bit smaller. I think it looks beautiful!

I haven't downloaded GIMP. I have photoshop on my other computer and just used it. I don't want to buy it for the Mac since I have it on my PC. I didn't know GIMP was free. Will give it a try.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Yeah...

I used The Gimp when I was running Linux on my laptop. Then I bought a scanner, I think it was, which came with free Photoshop Elements. Also, I'm too lazy to install XDarwin on my Mac to get the GIMP to run.

And, despite having installed iTunes and Firefox on my computer at work, I don't really want to install anything too frivolous.

Grrrrr

Sorry. I have to stop pretending like I can do anything graphic. Ya'll take it from here. I've screwed everything up and don't have time to fix it.

:(

To turn the subject back to women

I want to brag on Mrs. blawson, who got her acceptance letter to NCSU Vet school in the mail today!

-B

Congrats!

to Mrs. blawson. That is awesome . . . and exciting! When does she start? This fall?

Congrats to Mrs. Blawson

That is wonderful.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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