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Open Thread - 2/19/2013

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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Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:19 am
noted with thanks, hope you're feeling much better real soon!

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:20 am
For some reason I can't get back to the page about Rachel Maddow. Wanted to add that I think we went to war with Iraq because sitting Presidents are usually re-elected and the evil Bush administration knew that and felt it would guarantee him another 4 years. Did they care about the cost in human lives and suffering? Hell no, as long as they stayed in office.

Will the banksters ever be charged? Fined? Jail time? Not as long as we continue to think they are too big to fail and pump them up with our hard earned tax dollars.

Mike S (86)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:24 am
Thanks for the articles Tom. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Robert B (60)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:52 am
Thanks Tom, hope you get to feeling much better.

John B (185)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:48 am
Thanks Tom for the post.
Great Stewart video segment!
It really is the "nut jobs" that march with the teabaggers.
Kudos to Mr. Karl for calling Ryan out on his blatant and habitual lying.
Like the cartoon too.
Read, viewed and noted. Do take care Tom.

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:07 pm
Frankly, I think the only reason Bank$ter$ are not being prosecuted is because Politicians are afraid they'd have to arrest ALL of them & ALL the money would magically disappear. Politicians are either being extorted or bribed (probably both). THAT's why there's NO Special Prosecutor like Patrick Fitzgerald..

Mary T (178)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:18 pm
Thanks Tom I hope you are feeling better soon, I watched Rachel last night I always thought that Baby Bush already had plans to start a war with Iraq even before 911 and it as all based on lies.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:29 pm
Puzzle 4:02 Meooooooooooow! This cat has been sitting on the alley fence crooning all night and being difficult!

MoveOn Unfortunately, my feed was acting up and I didn't know what date this was so I didn't watch it. However, knowing Jon Stewart, it was funny and very aapropriate to Rubio.

CNN Why does so much come back to the Kochs? Things do NOT go better with Koch! The idiots concerned about one global government and the UN should be more concerned about Charles and David Koch, the unpatriots!

Raw Story Domestic terrorists, the bunch of them Republican/Teabaggers! They have held the country hostage more times than you can shake a stick, and they lie, lie, lie!

Cartoon Enron! A name that shall live in infamy. If you only knew the headaches created by this debacle to bankers (not banksters) like me who had to adjust reporting etc Sarbane Oxley, Basel Accords. Drove me crazy trying to put it in place just for my unit. And as I have said before, put the banksters, bank CEOs and board members in prison for their wanton stupidity and criminal activity. Banks survive changes in the management team all the time. Despite what Republican?Teabaggers say, banks are not people so they can't go to jail, but CEOs etc are. No Club Fed!

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:33 pm
@ Carlene V --- Tried to send you a note but your profile is missing. The Rachel Maddow piece was posted to Care2 but then disppeared. TomCat won't be able to repost because it is already showing as posted, but the page is MIA.

Go to and you can respond to TC there. As an added bonus, you get a personal reply from him.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:14 pm
Jonathan Karl pointed out a talent that Paul Ryan shares with many other members of his party: they can talk from both sides of their mouths!

Loved "Water for Elephant" video! Thanks for posting it, Tom. I guess Rubio didn't watch or read the SOTU address before he shot his mouth off...

Edith B (146)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:35 pm
Thanks, TC, for hanging in there for us, even thought we all know you are not well. Hope you are feeling better soon

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:53 pm
Thanks for the articles Tom. I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself my friend!

I had another minor heart attack last week so I am not going to comment on the articles because I know I'll get amped up and I don't need any more pain at this juncture. And...that would really piss my doctor off right now LOL. But she can't stop me from reading about these slimy Fascist bast***s. :)

Robert O (12)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:15 am
Thanks Tom.

David C (29)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:52 am
Thank TC hope you're feeling better real soon!, but will you stop doing the Jig Zone puzzle, faster then me!

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:40 am
Thanks for this.

TomCat S (129)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:40 am
Thanks everyone!

Kathleen B (37)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:36 am
I have to come back to read this thoroughly, lots of interesting comments tho.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:21 pm

TomCat S (129)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:06 am
Thanks all!
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