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Open Thread - 7/7/2012

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, Video )

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Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).

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Pat B (356)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 9:45 am
Thank you, Tomcat for your posts!!

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 10:47 am
Sorry you're having COPD problems. It wasn't too bad here last night about 11 degrees and 25 during the day. Today is suppose to be about 26 but tomorrow is supposed to be about 30+ around me too, too hot! My fan broke down so I purchased another yesterday and will have it put together before I head out this morning to take my mother to the dentist. I start wilting at 20, and by 25, I'm thankful for the air conditioning in my car! Tomorrow really sucks!

Puzzle No contest!

MoveOn Anything and everything is smarter than Republican/Teabaggers. Everybody knows that ice sheets/glaciers are melting at alarming rates, all sorts of animals, fish and plant life in the oceans are moving north. And this displacement is having adverse affects on the indigenous animal, fish and plant life. To recoin a joke about solicitors What do you call a hundred Republican/Teabaggers at the bottom of the sea? a damn fine start! Although with the amount they uselessly flap their jaws, my guess is that they would single handedly advance the warming of the oceans to an alarming degree.

Marijuana It will be interesting to see what happens in November in Oregon. I am not a proponent of recreational marijuana use, but I quite agree that alcohol is a very dangerous "drug" yet is legal. I am not proposing prohibition! I'll just have to do more reading. I also agree that too much time is spent on the correctional aspects. Maybe I should think of the economic values of being able to export BC bud, apparently some of the highest quality marijuana!

Louisiana Keep religion out of schools. If parents want to send their kids to a religious school, let them then pay full freight on the tuition. How arrogant and stupid of this representative to think that such a law would apply to only Christian schools.

Cartoon The first woman Supreme Court Justice a conservative and life long Republican. I wonder what she thinks of the Republican/Teabagger war on women? An amusing little anecdote from Wikipedia:

In response to a carelessly written editorial in The New York Times which mentioned the "nine old men" of the Court, the self-styled FWOTSC (First Woman On The Supreme Court) sent a pithy letter to the editor:

I noticed the following .:

Is no Washington name exempt from shorthand? One, maybe. The Chief Magistrate responsible for executing the laws is sometimes called the POTUS [President Of The United States].

The nine men who interpret them are often the SCOTUS [Supreme Court Of The United States].

The people who enact them are still, for better or worse, Congress.

According to the information available to me, and which I had assumed was generally available, for over two years now SCOTUS has not consisted of nine men. If you have any contradictory information, I would be grateful if you would forward it as I am sure the POTUS, the SCOTUS and the undersigned (the FWOTSC) would be most interested in seeing it.


David C (133)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:21 am
thank you and hope your COPD stabilizes quickly! Be Well.

Dotti L (85)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 12:31 pm
Thanks for the Bill Maher video as I do not always catch him. And thanks to Lynn for you usual good input.

paul m (93)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:46 pm

Noted ...Thanks,,,

paul m (93)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:33 am

Noted....Thanks Tom.....

Joe R (190)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:46 am
Thanks TomCat. Noted.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:14 am
I hope you are feeling better Tom. noted with thanks

TomCat S (129)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:36 am
Thanks all. O'Conner was a Reagan Republican. Since then the party moves so far right that she had more in common with the left.

Sheila D (28)
Monday July 9, 2012, 7:03 pm
Love Bill Maher, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is absolutely right on. Thanks again TomCat. Hope you are feeling much better soon.

Mary T (178)
Monday July 9, 2012, 7:05 pm
Thanks for video of Bill Maher, I hope you get to feeling better Tom.
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