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Open Thread - 9/19/2012

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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Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:59 pm
lol, good choice Tom on the video. Is what I like about humor, brings it forth like no other way. arp arp don't forget to send more shrimp to the troops this Christmas.....also don't forget grannie arp arp

David C (129)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 2:47 pm
a good laugh!

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 3:33 pm
Puzzle 4:05 That's no yacht! That's a dinghy with sails! No wonder I sank! I did try to refloat the dinghy and came in at 3:39!

MoveOn I like the direction Teddy was moving, but unlimited personal donations still allow the likes of the Kochs, Adelson, Rmoney and more to buy elections. I favour a limit on personal donations with full disclosure, and like you (is this a surprise?) I favour public financing. Corporations are not people and money is not speech!

The Colbert Report Hilarious! I was able to get it on The Comedy Network here in Canada. Love Colbert's definition of "elegantly" although he can keep the shrimp (allergies)!

The New Yorker Andy Borowitz's piece is funny and so appropriate. Have to say that I also liked the titles of two other Borowitz pieces. The man is sarcastically funny!
Obama Gets Foreign-Policy Scolding from Man Who Almost Started War with Britain
Poll: Romney Still Doing Well With Voters Who Have Never Heard Him Speak

Cartoon From Wikipedia: "Washington's 'Farewell Address' was an influential primer on republican virtue and a warning against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars."

I guess Republicans didn't get the memo! Too bad. And I guess they didn't hear about the cherry tree either!

Get out the vote!!!!!

Vote Democratic 2012!!!!! Vote Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!

Carol H (229)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:31 pm
so funny and so true!!! thanks Tom, noted

Pat B (356)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 6:25 pm
Thanks, Tom for this. ;-)

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:07 pm
Very funny video! Thanks for posting it, Tom!

Mary T (178)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:09 pm
Thanks Tom, How dare the 47% think that they deserve food or a place to live, Shame on us.

Edith B (146)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:28 pm
I hope you are right and this will motivate the 47% to support Obama. Since my husband and I are both retired, living on SS and our retirement pensions, that makes us moochers. However, our tax rate is higher than Romney's.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:16 pm
Thank You for this, Tom. even though i should not mess around with foreign politics

P A (117)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:01 am
Couldn't view the wonderful video from here - so looked up Colbert and tried to find it, but instead found a video of President Obama being interviewed on David Letterman yesterday - rather good.

Why in the name of Heaven didn't Teddy Rooseveldt pass that law?????!!!!!

TomCat S (128)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:46 am
Thanks all. Glad you liked the video

Bee, I find that the views from people in other countries to be enlightening, as they ad an outside perspective.

TomCat S (128)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:47 am
John, it's Comedy Central.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 11:00 am
For those that don't have tV access to the Colbert Report, you might be able to pick it up at

That is in Canada and where I have to view it. I believe a New York resident viewed a Jon Stewart clip there as I also do.

Joe R (190)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:06 pm
Thanks TomCat. Noted.

TomCat S (128)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:15 am
Thank you both!

Rin S (10)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:52 pm
great post! Thanks!
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