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Open Thread - 2/22/2013


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Opewn Thread, Videos )

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



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Pat B. (354)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:58 am
Good one, Tom. I liked watching Bill Nye, and your note of 'where the largest source of methane comes from' also. Have a good day, Take care.!
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday February 22, 2013, 11:45 am
awesome cartoon!!!

liked the videos!
 

Yvonne White (232)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:52 pm
Dan Rather should be an expert on who NOT to trust! I agree 100% Tom: "...What integrity problem there is on the left, comes almost only from the extreme fringes. But on the right, integrity is the exception, not the rule. That distinction is too important not to make."

 

Lynn Squance (232)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:56 pm
Puzzle 4:10 Talk about going just a little cross eyed! (I actually tried it again now that I am back from physio, and I managed 4:01. Did I ever tell you that I wanted to be an architect but I hated physics so that was out. But I did design a school and several houses when I was in highschool and won some school awards for my designs.

MoveOn Excellent video that even challenged Republican/Teabaggers can understand, if they choose to. I have often said that harnessing the hot air from the Congress and Canada's Parliament would go along way to heating homes etc, and it is all natural!

Media Matters "Insisting upon unfailing accuracy from the rest of the media is fine, so long as you hold yourself to those same standards. But Breitbart.com has no interest in following their own rules, or getting the story right."

And there is another one that would not, nor should not, get a license to publish in Canada. Just more rightwing propaganda without a lick of truth, as with Faux Noise.

MSNBC I think it all comes down to know your sources, verify, and of course, use your God given brain to sort through the wheat and chaff. I don't think the internet has any bearing on the truthfulness of information just on the wider availability of news. It seems that places like Breitbart.com and Faux Noise are only interested in salacious gossip and furthering the rightwing cause anyway they can.

Cartoon You couldn't make it any clearer could you? I saw Rand Paul responding to something and this lunatic son of a lunatic is even lookier, if that is even possible, than the last ime I heard him.
 

Mary T. (186)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:10 pm
Great cartoon thanks Tom.
 

James Maynard (68)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:43 pm
Well dmn, Bill Nye had to make it so simple
even Rush Limbaugh could understand it, so
they can just say it's a lie and continue to
deny it - ha ha ha ha ha ha ..........

I am not amused.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 6:04 am
TX
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 1:31 pm
Thanks TomCat.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 1:50 pm
Good post, Tom. The interview between Dan Rather and Ed Schultz didn't seem to "blame" the Internet. Mr. Rather just explained that, "...the new Internet, together with traditional American journalism...remains susceptible to manipulation, deception, and distration; it allows lies to get started and then spread like mildew in a damp basement." I can't help but think this is true, in that there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet, and those who don't take the time to verify the information will spread it as if it were true.
Always love the cartoon, and I'm still working on getting those puzzles done faster.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 1:57 pm
Noted. Thanks, Tom. Signed Lynn's petitions within the articles' comment section.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:52 pm
Bastards Plus Crazies = Incompetents
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 10:28 pm
I can't wait for 2014!!!!!

Thanks, Tom! Brilliant as usual.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:57 pm
Really enjoyed the Cartoon. Love the title....couldn't of come up with anything better than that one. Thanks TomCat
 

Judith Lammers (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 8:05 am
Thanks Tom, Could we use some of that methane from the Republicans to solve some of our energy problems ?
 

Birgit W. (145)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted
 

marie c. (168)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:29 pm
Noted
 
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