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Jim Phillips (3200)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:39 am
National Petition To The President And Congress: Invest In Jobs, Not Cuts

Move On National Petition signed inside visit site.

Ty, Tom.

Lynn Squance (234)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 4:41 pm
Puzzle — 3:10 No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't catch TC's mangy tail! I guess I'm just too big to get through those bars! Ok Patty, there's some tail whupin that needs to be done!

MoveOn — Signed. The US and Canada share more than just the continent. Decisions made in the US are felt in Canada. With the 'Fiscal Cliff' part 2, the Canadian government is already talking recession if the situation in the US is not handled correctly. Boehner is certainly trying to do his level best to promote no coöperation and another recession. If I may quote my father's final words on this earth "Kick him in the ass!" (That was almost 5.5 years ago. He then went into a coma and died less than 24 hours later. It really was quite funny, especially if you knew my father.)

LA Times — There sure is a lot of finger pointing from the Teabaggers — trouble is, for every finger pointed outwards, there are at least 3 pointed back at the Teabaggers!

"Two high-profile members were turned out of office — Allen West of Florida and Joe Walsh of Illinois. But tea party caucus founder Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota kept her job, if barely."

"I have been trying to come to terms with what the heck is going on," Brunemann [Tea Party, Cincinnati] said. "The easy two-word answer for what happened Tuesday is: America died."

I would say that America did not die as Brunemann said, but rather America, or at least some of it, woke up to see the fanatical right for what it was and is. If I were the Republicans, I think I would deliver a writ of divorce to the Tea Party. The Tea Party should not try to remake the Republican Party, it should go its own way, establish its own bona fides, if THAT is even possible.

Teabuggery at its finest! Gee, if Boehner resigns as Viguerie has suggested he should, I guess that opens up a spot for that backstabbing little runt, Eric "Ivan the Terrible" Cantor, who I noticed wasn't mentioned at all. And if the Turtle resigns, which pugnacious twit would replace him? Oh, the teabuggery! Where are the effective anti biotics when you need them?!

NY Times — In my mind, there is no other way to characterise the Republican/Teabaggers — they are like a "house of ill repute", prostituting themselves to the big money, big corporations.

Cartoon — The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918 — the Armistice was signed. The peace between the Allies and Germany was finally settled in 1919 with the Treaty of Versailles, although interestingly enough, the US never ratified the Treaty because a conflict with the constitution, negotiating it's own treaties with the three countries on which it had declared war.

John B. (194)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 6:15 pm
Thanks Tom for the post.
Move On petition signed.
The Teabuggers continue, successfully, to sideline the GOP, which is OK in my book.
Just maybe Speaker Bonehead has finally gotten the message.
I wish the holiday was still called Armistice Day.

Pat A. (117)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:53 am
Thanks TC - love the antibiotics remark Lynn!

John Gregoire (282)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:42 am
Thanks Tom for the remembrance of an end to another horrible conflict. As to the USA, I strongly believe the time is here to drop the invective and name calling and start working together for the good of the nation. We can't continue to put off solutions and the time bomb facing us come 2013 will be nothing but self destructive. Talk about poison gas!

Gloria picchetti (305)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:24 am
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Arielle S. (316)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:45 am
Blessed are the Peacemakers, John - even married people who love each other madly do not agree on everything - but it is time to put aside the differences and come together. I believe all people want to feel useful and productive - we all want someone to love and someone to love us - we all hope for a bit of security and I would hope we all want peace. That's a good foundation for building something great.

TomCat S. (215)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:45 am
Thanks everyone. I have absolutely no objection to compromise, but as long as Republicans continue to object, I shall continue to call them out for it.
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