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Open Thread - 7/17/2013

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

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

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Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:16 am
That's good six count swing.

P A (117)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:44 am
That cartoon is one of the very best, in a series of really good cartoons – it is so funny! I had never thought of Florida as being one of the 'Southern' states – but I see that I was wrong!.

As for Bats**t Bachmann – does she think she is in a novel or perhaps a Harry Potter film? They are all quite quite mad (demented).

I didn't know about Summers – oh heck – the lunatics are in charge of the Asylum!

Carlene V (202)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:36 am
Didn't know about Summers either Tom, will check out more as I have time. With our more than fragile economy it doesn't sound like he is the right man for that job.

On Mindless Michelle - She just can't help herself, look in those eyes, yes, bat-shit-crazy!

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:51 am
Baggers just can't get enough violence that they go out and attack an elderly man for just dedication a SONG.....but they are such PRO-LIFERS, right?! I can think of a few places they need to be lifers in......and they wouldn't close their eyes at night. That is just too disgusting for words (assaulting a 73 yr old man for singing a song dedicated to a WRONGLY deceased child).

The batsh** crazy never just keeps piling up on the cave floor....while lower life forms just eat it up.
Don't ask me how I really feel about Batsh** Bachmann........I cannot print it here. :)

I hope there will be a major petition push to keep Summers OUT of that position when the time comes. AmeriKKKa cannot afford another financial crisis.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:10 am
WTH? Sure hope that Mr. Chambers is going to be all right.....I read that in the paper. Thanks, Tom for this, and hope that you have a good rest of your day. Take care.

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:41 am
Lots of chuckles over the cartoon - I say amen to that!
As for Summers - voodoo doll and that's all I'll say about that....

Deb E (63)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:31 am
Wow, TC ... 102? We actually got clouds and cooler air down my way. Weird weather. I heard about what happened to Summers ... a woman ... attacks a 73 yo singer on stage ... for dedicating his song ... to a young man who was killed in a fight ... there are some real crazies in this country, that's for sure. I hope he will be okay. Stay cool ... well, as cool as you can.

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:48 am
Daily Kos: Glad that Lester is doing fine. The woman who attacked him should go to prison for assault, period. Enjoyed listening to the song as it brought back a few memories.

Truthdig: Summers is the worst of The three blind mice, Bernanke, Geithner and Summers. Summers should never have been appointed and should be in prison for his role in abotaging the world’s economy.

Think Progress: Best to ignore Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as she will be soon become a nutty has-been once she steps down. Unless, of course, if you like her nutty rants so you get to laugh at her expense. Please don't equate Bachmann as a character in the Harry Potter series unless you see her as one of the "evil" ones.

Cartoon: Spain would like Florida once they kick out the people who speak English only and keep those who speak Spanish. Spain will lie in wait for bushy & cheney to visit and arrest them for war crimes once they step into the State of Florida.

Ty, Tom.

Yvonne W (229)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:26 pm
"Republicans predicted there would be violence over the decision." Of course they didn't explain that the violence would come from Their Base - the bigotted idiots who see this "vindication" as a blank check to be filled in with other people's blood!:(
I can't understand how Jerry Seinfeld's people let Florida go SO wrong!;)

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:57 pm
Noted. (not sure if notes are taking for me today). Three Blind Mice...good one---I've been calling them The 3 Stooges myself for awhile. Oh, please, not Summers! We need some sort of active campaign to get someone like Paul an article supporting him recently. But, Summers? This is just too much. The Pres. I have now voted for twice has not only poked us in the eye, now he's putting us on a spit to slowly roast us. I am so disgusted at this point. I must be nuts because I keep hoping for that change I was promised. Heavy sigh!

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:18 pm
I'd heard about Lester Chambers being attacked, the woman reportedly said, "It's all your fault." Uh huh.

I remember the name from a year or so ago, I saw a picture of him holding a sign that said (in part), "I am the 99%"

James Maynard (84)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:38 pm
Sad, and not difficult to predict where
the violence would be coming.

Mitchell D (104)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:41 pm
Give it back,and give Texas back to Mexico!
If we got Rick Perry, and Rick Scott, both out of office, we'd be "Rickless," and much the better for it.
I have commented, recently, and have no doubt, that the entire anti-immigration flap is about the terror of new voters, on the part of the GOP, but the way they express it is nothing short of the sound of an empty head clapping.

Mitchell D (104)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:54 pm
Yes, give back those states, then, if/when the teabagers want to return...they would be the immigrants.

David C (133)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:35 pm

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:11 pm
Daily Kos — Personally, I have never heard of the Chambers Brothers but I certainly like what I heard on the video. Here is a link to a video of what happened. Lester Chambers Assaulted

The dedication of a song to a murder victim is no reason to assault another. I hope they throw the book at the attacker, Dinalynn Andrews-Potter. She looks like she could have done some real damage had she been given the chance. Some are saying not to make the murder of Trayvon Martin into a case of racism. But based on what I have seen, based on an incident with my maternal grandfather many years ago, there is no way that this would not bring out racism.

"Republicans predicted there would be violence over the decision. " I'll just bet that the violence they predicted wouldn't come from them.

Truthdig — So, I am assuming that who ever is appointed to the Federal Reserve has to go through the confirmation process in the Senate. Although in Alex Wagner's segment on NOW, she mentioned 2 appointees to the NLRB as being exempt from the confirmation deal, I don't recall who those included in the arrangement are other than Cordray. But, since Bernanke hasn't stepped down yet, I am assuming that Republicanus/Teabaggers will as usual, welch on the handshake agreement and filibuster anyone if it isn't Summer. Mr Obama needs a real lesson on appointments. The US, indeed the world, cannot afford a Summer in the Federal Reserve.

Think Progress — Just when you thought things were going to at least stabilise a bit now that Guano Girl is retiring from Congress, sheopens her mouth again. This is one rabid bat that needs to be done away with, legally.

Florida — I agree, give it back! Oh can't you just hear the likes of the rabid Tea Partiers having a hissy fit over that one. After all, Spain is a Spanish speaking country (I know, pretty obvious, but you know what I mean.)

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:47 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 1:18 am
Noted. Thanks.

Carol H (229)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 3:21 am
noted, thanks Tom

TomCat S (129)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:48 am
Thanks everyone. Mitchell, I hace a better idea. For every barrel of tar sands oil Canada sends us, we send them a Bagger! ;-)
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