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Open Thread - 8/6/2014

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

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted. Thanks.

pam w (139)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:44 am
"How did the G.O.P. get to this point?"

++++++++++++Interesting question! My Republican grandfather would cut this throat to see what's happened to what was once a reasonable political platform, run by reasonable people. Perhaps a PART of the problem is that it's always been a party of old, white men and their time is passing?

I'm just suggesting....

P A (117)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 9:14 am
Horrified to hear of so many thousand vital salmon dead of overheating in Alaska – that's a whole generation gone! And other fish too – and still the Repuglicons deny climate change!

As for Lyin Ryan – nuff said.
Green star Pam!

Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 9:58 am

"Soon Mooseolini will claim that she can see Bermuda from her front porch." -- Only this time she's be looking at the Bering Straits and they would have the same the temperature of Bermuda.

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 10:08 am
Hey, Pam, maybe those old white men will soon pass? Just sayin'.....or maybe dreaming?

Deb E (63)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 11:30 am
Quoted from Krugman article .... "What makes this frightening is that Republicans do, in fact, have a majority in the House, so America can’t be governed at all unless a sufficient number of those House Republicans are willing to face reality. And that quorum of reasonable Republicans may not exist. " .... Check ... mate. And the corporatists just took over this country without firing a shot.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 12:07 pm
Puzzle — 3:59 Colour that posey Flower Macro Wicked!

NY Times — Does Krugman have the Republicanus/Teabaggers pegged, or what!

"In other words, Republicans, confronted with the responsibilities of governing, essentially threw a tantrum, then ran off to sulk."

As Krugman says, Republicanus/Teabaggers are totally out of touch with reality and living in a fantasy world.

"What makes this frightening is that Republicans do, in fact, have a majority in the House, so America can’t be governed at all unless a sufficient number of those House Republicans are willing to face reality. And that quorum of reasonable Republicans may not exist."

Republicanus/Teabaggers and reasonable is an oxymoron of the highest calibre.

MSNBC — Dysfunction? That's an understatement! I'd like to yell "hooray" from the sidelines but I don't trust the Republicanus/Teabaggers one iota! Until they are dead and GONE, nobody can relax — be ever vigilant!

McTurtle will swing whatever way he needs to in order to keep his seat. Cantor is an ass — keep the kids but deport the parents? Please! And how will these kids be supported? And he thinks a parent would abandon their kids? And Cruz out-of-control? Where do they find these sorry excuses for human beings? Just goes to show that the Peter Principle is alive and well in the Republicanus/Teabagger party — rise to the level of their incompetence!

Think Progress — And these Republicanus/Teabaggers think climate change doesn't exist! What exceptionally obstinate and stupid morons they are! I wish they would try to understand that they are not the only ones that live on this planet, and are not the only ones that matter.

Cartoon — "They provided a wealth of material for Republicans to ignore!" — No doubt! For all their protestations about up holding the constitution, they are so guilty of projection.

​A little item I read somewhere — I think it was this picture that includes people in it that actually weren't there. They were included because they worked behind the scenes. Have I got the correct picture?

David C (129)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:32 pm
others have said it much better than I can...

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:49 pm
Thank you.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:33 pm
I'm sorry to hear about the salmon; such a great loss.
As for the Republicans; they never seem to learn, never seem to realize how loony they look and sound. Guess it's too late for them, too.

Edith B (146)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 8:49 pm
I hope people will be so darn sick of the Republican obstructionism that they will have no chance to keep control of the House, or gain control of the Senate.

TomCat S (128)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 2:16 am
Thanks everyone Gloval warming is beating my butt!

Lona Goudswaard (79)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 6:28 am
Did I get that right: Fox news is actually questioning the efficiency of the Republicans in the House? So even they start to notice, huh.

TomCat S (128)
Thursday August 8, 2013, 3:30 am
Still do, John.
Shocking, isn't it, Nona?

James Maynard (84)
Monday August 12, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks TC!
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