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Open Thread - 11/13/2012


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

TomCat
- 739 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).



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Pat A. (116)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:54 am
The Falls of Bruar were a subject of a poem by Robert Burns, asking the Duke of Atholll (I think) to plant trees in the then barren landscape - and it worked! Lovely photo for the Jigzone! Thanks TomCat.
 

Pat B. (353)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:42 am
Thanks, Tom for this. Have a good 'un...
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:31 pm
Puzzle 3:41 Just skipping over the bridge and through the woods! Actually, looks a lot like the park where I walk.

MoveOn Unfortunately, The Colbert Report clip isn't on the Comedy Network. But I did hear that the CEO of Papa John's Pizza is outraged and I believe is cutting back on employee hours to avoid healthcare costs. When I consider that my BC healthcare premiums are $64/month for my universal care, and when I was working, my employer paid half of my monthly premium, it makes me wonder why Americans can't see the benefits.

NY Times There is usually more than one way into the hen house. To me, by seeing the bigger picture, they help more people and have the opportunity to influence to a greater degree. BTW, I know you are disabled, but where does the 'old fart' part come from?

Huffington Post Once you give something away, it is hard to take it back. The Republicans, even though they didn't bitch about the Clinton tax rates, they have now had a taste of lower taxes and don't want to go back. Do I think that it is disgraceful and flat out wrong that people like Romney pay a lower tax rate than the average middle class worker making $50,000/yr? Absolutely! Kristol's comments are spot on. I do wonder though, is he still working at Faux Noise?

Cartoon Proof that SCOTUS did understand the constitution at some point.

 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:58 pm

Once the government any government takes power the people will not regain that power, not without a bloody revolution.

The Supreme Court like the government has often had excellent people, just not now. A problem with those appointed for life, they forget they are not royalty.

I heartily agree with Stephen Colbert - I'd rather eat the nickels than a Papa John's Pizza, oh my, an extra 14 cents to pay for health care. Here's a deal, those who want that slimy pizza, pay and extra 1.15 and maybe this Scrooge will pay his employee's a fair wage. Nah, he would just pocket the extra.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:04 pm

Pretty picture but never as good as you and Lynn....4:10...
 

Mary T. (185)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:11 pm
Thanks Tom, Noted.
 

Sue Matheson (74)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:41 pm
thanks
 

John B. (158)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:49 pm
Thanks Tom for the post.
I would pay more for a sub rather than pay the ER bill
Labor by backing and advocating for broader issues just might end up with more workers pushing to unionize. I wish there was a DOF union.
Was very surprised to hear what Krystol had to say.
Wonderful cartoon.
Read,viewed and noted.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (382)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:45 pm
Thanks Tom.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:47 am
Thanks.
 

John Gregoire (259)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:34 am
Thanks for the reminder of what it was like when we were kids
 

Arielle S. (316)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:32 am
I would care not at all if Papa John's went out of business - then there would be room for both better pizza and somebody who gives a toot about their employees.
 

TomCat S. (234)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:30 am
Thanks everyone. I prefer my pizza cooked in a pizza oven.
 
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