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Open Thread - 12/3/2012

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

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

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Jim P (3257)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:40 am
I am glad that Obama has grown a pair.

Now, as this is Obama's last term as President, he may get some issues accomplished...

Ty, Tom.

P A (117)
Monday December 3, 2012, 8:25 am
"In his first term he did offer plans heavy with compromise, and every time he did, Republicans came back with new demands even more unreasonable that what they had originally said they wanted. If they are frustrated that Obama has learned not to play that game, good." It is good - during his first term when President Obama appeared to be believing what that load of unconscionable GOP liars were saying I was furious, knowing their word was worth as much as a chocolate teapot - at least he seems to have realised it now - praise the Lord!


Dotti L (85)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:40 am
Love the cartoon. And the quote by JFK.

Lynn S (235)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:50 pm
Puzzle 3:26 I guess we are going sailing together Jerry. Only question now is, will it be smooth or wind swept by Patty? TC, we'll tow you behind us so we can all party!

MoveOn So true! I wonder if he learned that from having to deal with Joe McCarthy? McCarthy was a family friend even before JFK won his senate seat. A wonderful Norman Rockwell painting of JFK.

NY Times Well I guess Mr Obama did learn something, but the Republican/Teabaggers don't like what he learned. The Huffington Post reported that Boehner said there had been no progress. I suspect what he really meant was that there had been no progress that the Republican/Teabaggers liked. Life's a bitch eh John!

McClatchy DC Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely! This is not what the Egyptians fought for last year and earlier this year. I have Egyptian friends, Coptic Christians, who have family in Egypt. I pray for my friends and their family, and I pray for all Egyptians who want nothing more than to live in peace.

Cartoon There was a phrase a few years ago that was on bumper stickers and billboards. It was everywhere. "I found it!" Well I do believe that Mr Obama found it too, or rather them! . . . a set of BRASS balls! And Boehner doesn't like that. I believe he may well end up officially being the Weeper of the House by the time that the fiscal speed bump negotiations are over. I sure hope so!


Kathy B (106)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:51 pm
Right after the election, when it was found that the GOP would maintain control of the house, Boehner said words to the effect that the people had given them a mandate - which I guess meant Boehner thought they had won something.

Somehow I interpret the election results different than he does, and so do a lot of people. I think the Orange Mans logic is failing (if he ever had any).

Robert O (12)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:11 pm
Thanks Tom.

JL A (281)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:48 pm
When he couldn't control and deliver votes from the TeaParty contingent who won in 2010, he ceased to be a viable leader or negotiator.......

. (7)
Monday December 3, 2012, 9:07 pm
I'm so glad Obama is standing firm. Loved the portrait by Norman Rockwell of JFK, thanks TC.

Edith B (146)
Monday December 3, 2012, 9:34 pm
I hope he holds firm and refuses to negotiate. Let them go over the cliff and then try to explain to their irate constituents.

Susanne R (234)
Monday December 3, 2012, 11:09 pm
Oh Mr. Boehner, your Viagra days are over! Your man lost, and you need to be brought down to size. You can't stay artificially inflated forever. You were never very impressive anyway.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:01 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:02 pm
I just don't understand Republicans, and anybody who votes for them. If we go over the fiscal cliff its because Republicans don't know there ass from their elbow.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:56 pm
Oh, Suzanne, I am sideways laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
.....(FOR THE GOP:...THERE IS NO CLIFF!!!....JUST OBSTRUCTION, BY YOUR ..."follow me, my little teabaggy!".......LEADERS THAT WORK FOR THE KOCH BROTHERS because they sold their "SOULS" AND ANY SENSE OF INTEGRITY, AND ANY SENSE ...of the Nation's citizens well -being, safety , let alone prosperity and the whole intrastructure of our Nation , in ALL areas!!!!!!!!!!...THEY WORK FOR PRIVATE SERVICE, NOT PUBLIC SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!...............WE HAVE TO FIRE THEM!!!!!!!!!!.....BY VOTING THEM OUT, AND intelligently, compassionately, TRUTHFULLY, sharing with everyone YOU know, ..THE TRUTH!...You and I love knowing the truth, and that is why we are here, reading, learning and sharing..we realize how important the politics are.............(I bet, that over 83 % of the people you know "CASUALLY"!...neighbor, in the store that you see often, people on the bus/subway that you see everyday going to work, people you walk by..........."augh! My life sucks! I don't have time for this..I just voted for the first time in 30 years...YOU PEOPLE HANDLE IT!!..I voted for Obama, because YOU convinced me, Shelly....HANDLE THE REST, I don't have time and I am scared"............SO SHARE THE TRUTH,right now!...NO DEAL , IS BETTER THAN GOP GARBAGE!...and the only REAL CLIFF, is boehner acting like "wiley coyote" in the looney tunes, always planning stupid and dangerous things..and HE falls off the cliff!"...WE ARE "ROADRNNERS!!!"....BEEP, BEEP!!! GET YOUR NASTY , oBSTRUSTIONIST BUTTS OUT OF THE ROAD!!!!!! can eat tummbleweeds!!.....WE PREFER SAFE FOOD, WATER AND AIR!!!! we will petition you , on the scarcity of mesquite!!!!!!(God, I love mesquite!!!)....So ,choose wisely, which tumbleweed you force into extintion next!!!'s not us!!!..BEEP, BEEP!!!PPPHHLLLL!!!!

TomCat S (129)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 7:07 am
Thanks everyone.

penny C (85)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:27 pm
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