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Open Thread - 5/22/2013

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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David C (29)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:24 am
Great to see your posts again, but take care!

P A (117)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:30 am
"“The true test of a leader is this,” Rep. Sanford added. “When he gets in a fix, does he have the presence of mind to lie about his whereabouts? Sadly, I don’t think President Obama passes that test.” "

That tells us so much about the Repuglicons – the true test of a leader to them is how he LIES – explains so very VERY much about them!

Keep safe TC – slowly and carefully wins the race!

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7:36 am
Tom, you really need to take care of yourself.
As for the comments: These are sad legislative times. There is no sense of decency on the GOP side. They just try to push the limits on how much the American workers and tax payers will take.

TomCat S (128)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:23 am
Thanks guys!

Mike M (40)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:52 am
The American people are being used by the political parties, corporation and elites from all over the world. Everyone wants to get ahead by whatever means possible. Take care

Arielle S (313)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:07 am
Love the cartoon, Tom - but really disgusted with the fatuous nincompoops in Congress.....Sanford is a butthole and he has plenty of company in that area....wish they'd all be scooped up by aliens and deposited on Mars.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:00 am
Puzzle — 3:53 Bogged down in your sandy footprints Jerry!

NY Times — Reminds me of the crap in the BC north-east coal fields although there it isn't "skilled workers" . A company, right from the get-go advertised for coal miners with Chinese language skills. So 200 foreign workers were brought in from China. Although contested in courts that this was taking jobs from Canadians, the courts sided with the federal government that this was within policy. That area is also sheep country and I suspect that the courts had a lot of wool pulled over their eyes. In my estimation, the Chinese workers will work for less pay and under mor dangerous conditions. Even though the company still has to operate under Canadian laws, who is going to say anything about infractions?

I certainly don't like the exclusion of LGBT families. THAT is just plain hate and discrimination, but then what would you expect from Republican/Teabaggers?

The New Yorker — Andy did it again! Sanford, aka Mr Family Values should know all about lying — he certainly did enough of it!

The Nation — I can hear the cries from Republican/Teabaggers now! "The IRS is unfairly targeting Republican groups!" We had a pet phrase that we used for auditing as well as sales — "Inspect what you expect!"

"The IRS should focus on big players that skirt the law, especially the ones proven to have passed the 50 percent threshold, as I’ve documented above."

I agree with the author, go after these 5 for starters. Oh wouldn't I love to see these guys caught in a web of lies and deceit.

Cartoon — Oh you're going to catch it from the American Association of Pond Scum! Every time I see a picture of McTurtle in particular, I just start heaving!

@ Arielle --- Mars is too damn close! They might jerryrig a probe and come back!

David C (129)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:53 am
love the cartoon.

roxy H (350)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 11:28 am
Welcome back Tom :)

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 12:31 pm
Wicked cartoon! Thanks Tom!

Robert B (60)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:05 pm
“If this is how he handles this stuff, Lord have mercy on him if he ever has to deal with a real scandal,” said newly elected Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S. Carolina). “Quite frankly, I don’t think he has what it takes.”
SO, what this Republican Half-ass ex-Governor is saying is that THERE IS NO REAL SCANDAL. So how should a President handle something that IS NOT A SCANDAL? This is just too funny! And coming from someone who created his own scandal by going missing from his job to cheat on his wife and LIES about it to his state. This is RICH!!!!! LOL!!! You just can't make this sort of stuff up.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:51 pm

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:54 pm
Thank you! (n, p, t)

James Maynard (84)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:45 pm
Pact of scum (lowercase on purpose)
sadly says volumes.........

TomCat S (128)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:48 am
Thanks guys. I hope that pond scum will accept my sincere apology. I was referring to the scum that grows in a cup of InsaniTEA.

paul m (93)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:56 am

Thanks Tom..

Carol H (229)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:33 pm
noted, thanks Tom
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