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Fire Can’t Melt Steel, and ‘The View’ Can’t Possibly Become More Ludicrous

Posted on | July 9, 2014 | 69 Comments

They’re bringing back Rosie O’Donnell, because there obviously aren’t enough celebrity conspiracy theorists on network daytime TV, and no one is happier about this news than Allahpundit:

To celebrate the occasion, take my arm and stroll with me down memory lane, back to Rosie’s finest hour. Watch the whole clip if you can — she mentions impeachment around halfway through, a topic not unknown to would-be “View” panelists — but if you can’t take the full seven minutes, at least skip to 5:50 and watch from there. The line about how fire’s never melted steel before always makes me wistful for the show’s heyday. Sigh.

“I do believe it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics for the World Trade Center Tower Seven — building Seven, which collapsed in on itself — it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved, World Trade Center Seven. . . . Miraculously, for the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible.”
Rosie O’Donnell, March 29, 2007

Good times, my friends. Good times.



69 Responses to “Fire Can’t Melt Steel, and ‘The View’ Can’t Possibly Become More Ludicrous”

  1. RKae
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:10 am


  2. RKae
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    I think, as she’s a lesbian, that’s spelled “pucking fist.”

  3. Adjoran
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    Ah, yes, it always boils down to those pesky Joos, doesn’t it?

    Ya gotta hand it to ’em, those guys really get around.

  4. Adjoran
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:14 am

    Giving the 30% mortality rate, it made sense AFTER the last case had been diagnosed years before.

  5. Adjoran
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:17 am

    The problem with the anti-vax folks is they are idiots. You can prove the case statistically in a way that is irrefutable, but they don’t recognize math. They think it is equivalent to a religious belief.

    But roughly 99% of them also believe “the science is settled” on the climate issues.


  6. DeadMessenger
    July 10th, 2014 @ 3:47 am

    I was just thinking that this must be the most off-topic thread in the history of blog comments, but then I remembered we were talking about Rosie O’Donnell.

    And anyway, I was talking to a guy the other day, and he said that we actually live in a matrix that is run by alien software, and that’s why Obama’s Secret Service guys are actually alien lizard guys. Which seemed to actually explain a lot right now. He also said that the matrix aliens added an “explosives” java class to their software specifically for 911, so I think Rosie might be partially right.

    So that weird Bloggerlady woman’s “structural” picture was photoshopped in put in textbooks by those Palestinian child-blood drinking Jews.

    It’s the only reasonable explanation.

  7. Quartermaster
    July 10th, 2014 @ 6:34 am

    Aren’t we all?

  8. ArmyAviator
    July 10th, 2014 @ 8:16 am

    Producers of The View must have been losing the OBESE BOVINE FEMALE crowd, so the resurrected the “Queen of Obese Bovine Females,” Old Rosie. Or, they were losing the obnoxious communist female sector and needed them back at the tube everyday The View is aired. Why has the program not been relabled: “The Liberal Socialist View of Obnoxious Broads.”

  9. ArmyAviator
    July 10th, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    Can’t get a crane in that small of a studio, to lift Ole Whoopi up and move her about.

  10. ArmyAviator
    July 10th, 2014 @ 8:19 am

    Yeah!~ Uri Geller! Them Jews, they did it! Don’t they always do it? Whatever “it” is?

  11. K-Bob
    July 10th, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    After you’re in the trades a decade or so, you’ve seen so many changes in materials that you struggle to explain to the new guys how they used to do things like plastering walls, putting up real wood siding, working with real stone, mortar beds for tile, adhesives, vapor barriers, etc.

    Then there’s the fun of dealing with city inspectors that changes every few years. Some want paid, some insist on exact compliance and ignore generally accepted tolerances, some are on retainer (illegally of course) by major construction operators and will give you a hard time while giving their “client” a pass.

    Learning that stuff makes you want to shower afterward, though.

    Still, I look back on every difficult job I participated in (whenever I dipped back into the trades for extra cash) with happy memories. Especially when compared to my times spent in corporate cube farms.

    Sweat beats stress any day.

  12. K-Bob
    July 10th, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    I don’t know, but I’ll bet they go at it, hammer and tongs.

  13. K-Bob
    July 10th, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    For the first time ever, blood melts fire!

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  15. Quartermaster
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    Would that be the view of Liberal Socialists, or the view of obnoxious broads?

  16. Kauf Buch
    July 10th, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Umm…ccc, it’s the same deal: fire melts metal to form it OR to deform it.
    SEE THE POST ABOVE BY “Quartermaster”:

    “Steel weakens as it’s heated. Strength affected before you see any
    outward change in the steel and can buckle before you get to the heated
    plastic range. Steel must be “fireproofed” when it used in a structure
    to avoid the very thing you see in the picture.”

    Get it?

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  18. K-Bob
    July 11th, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    But a fisting Puk sounds more in line with that particular character.

  19. clavdivs
    July 11th, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

    It’s a pretty sad commentary on our post-industrial society that adults can actually not understand things like that. The mental picture people like her must have is that it all “comes from China” or something along that line.