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Open Thread - 3/6/2013

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

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Kit B (276)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:39 am
Time: 2:15 - I'm on a roll....

Sorry TomCat I just could not watch another video of THAT man again today. I have seen his nasty face a few to many times. (I have seen this particular "new" offering) He does not offer a budget nor a proposal to vouch safe Medicare or Social Security, he is snake oil sales man, offering a cure in the bottle. The bottle is filled with toxic fumes that are deadly to the long term survival and security of both programs. Beware those who sells a "cure all" they are liars and cheats.

Kit B (276)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:40 am

Dred Scott - it that not enough to prove how wrong and out of step with history the Supreme Court has been and could continue to be?

Dotti L (85)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 11:03 am
Thanks Tom. I try to watch the Ed show each evening along with Rachel Maddow, Laurence O"Donnel and for laughs, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:53 pm
Puzzle 3:31 I think I found the key to the gate! . . . or did Jerry find the real key and lock me out too?

NY Times Almost anything that puts a crimp in the Battle Axe's plans is a welcome relief.

The New Yorker Whose got the duct tape it is past time to tape this idiot's mouth shut! Too bad Kinko's didn't do it years ago.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Lyin' Ryan is nothing more than an opportunist and snake oil salesman. First he says no cuts to those over 55, then there are cuts to those over 55, and now, after even his own party having hissy fits with him, he is back to no cuts to over 55s. He is a flip-flopper, an opportunist, and someone (I refuse to call him a man) without an ethical bone in his body.

Cartoon From this decision, the rancour between the abolitionist North and the slave owning South grew until it became the Civil War.

On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the majority opinion. Taney ruled that:

Any person descended from Africans, whether slave or free, is not a citizen of the United States, according to the Constitution.
The Ordinance of 1787 could not confer either freedom or citizenship within the Northwest Territory to non-white individuals.
The provisions of the Act of 1820, known as the Missouri Compromise, were voided as a legislative act, since the act exceeded the powers of Congress, insofar as it attempted to exclude slavery and impart freedom and citizenship to non-white persons in the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase.

Dred Scott was freed about 17 months before his death in 1858. I wonder if he knows what he spawned in the search for freedom? I can just hear him syaing "Here we go again! Will you never learn?"

Robert O (12)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:32 am
Thanks so much Tom!

TomCat S (128)
Friday March 8, 2013, 5:31 am
Thanks Everyone.

Kudos to Kit and Lynn.

paul m (93)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:03 am

Nice one Tom

Tim C (2420)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:21 am

Tim C (2420)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:22 am

Birgit W (160)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:11 pm

Carol H (229)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:42 pm
noted, thanks Tom
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