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Open Thread - 11/10/2012

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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Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 11:47 am

To be honest, I don't think any one really cares about "affairs" any more. Though the FBI looking at his lover, that's a different situation than just having an affair.

Yvonne White (233)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 12:05 pm
I had to wonder if the "affair" was gay? Regular, run of the mill affairs are so NOT important these days..and Everyone Knows that sex is a Spy thing from James Bond films to the Covert Affairs series, sex is a "trick of the trade" kinda wouldn't the Head of the CIA be "allowed", if not Expected to be a slut-puppy? *yawn*


David C. (29)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 12:12 pm
Thanks Tom one day I will do better then you with the Jig Zone puzzle!

Dotti Lydon (88)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 1:43 pm
Thank you for that truly beautiful video and memorium. I will never do better than anyone on the puzzle, but will keep on trying and enjoying.

Pat B. (355)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:29 pm
I too...thank you for the stunningly beautiful video. Still working on the puzzle, and thanks for letting me know what happened on November 10th. I like the history of these toons. Thanks, Tom, relax, and have a great Sunday.!!

Lynn Squance (231)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:37 pm
Puzzle 3:14 Nipping at your tail TC! Beautiful flower but red is not my favourite colour.

MoveOn I've seen this before. Absolutely stunning . . . and to think how we rape and abuse her! No wonder we have super storms, earthquakes, rising sea levels etc!

NY Times It will be interesting to see how the demographics have changed by 2016. Of course the GOP has their knickers in a twist about the white race being a minority (O'Reilly is soooo over the top about this!) probably fearing retribution for the centuries of discrimination by the white race! Can you just imagine the reaction if the targets of the voter suppression laws had been mostly white? Funny how that works when the shoe is on the other foot! While such dalliances happen in the general population as a whole, they do leave people open to attack, some more than others, especially considering the nature of their work. I give Petraeus credit for 'manning up' as it were and stepping aside. I also agree with Patty's comment yesterday when she said "Too bad Gen. Petraeus couldn't keep it in his pants."

Cartoon Amen to the work and commitment of the Sufferagists!!!!! The GOP would only take the US back in time, pre Sufferagists. Obviously the party of grumpy old white men didn't learn a lot about history, nor good manners!

@ Dotti and David --- Keep at the puzzles. It took me a year to get to where I am now --- occassionally beating TC and the others.

John B. (173)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:04 pm
Thanks Tom for the post.
Absolutely awesome video and tribute.
No doubt in my min that there was a backlash. A fired up electorate will find a way to vote.
I'll give Gen. Petraeus points for publicly admitting the affair but but his resignation was the right thing.\
Carton is very good but don't tell the GOP, they think it is still 1917.
Read, viewed and noted.

Edith B. (145)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:23 pm
I am so very grateful for those women who fought for my right to vote. Thanks for the cartoon.

Pat A. (117)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:45 am
Thanks TC!

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 4:20 am

TomCat S. (216)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 6:54 am
Thanks to everyone except the damn spammer.

Kamila A. (141)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 8:07 am
I think there is more to Petreus leaving than just the affair. Its probably connected to Benghazi and what he knows about it

TomCat S. (216)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 8:45 am
I've left the story alone, because I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, whatever it is.
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