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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. (138)
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. (312)
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 (234)
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. (239)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:32 pm
others have said it much better than I can...

Birgit W. (159)
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. (147)
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. (190)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 2:16 am
Thanks everyone Gloval warming is beating my butt!

John Gregoire (294)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 4:39 am
1787 was a time when this country had a definite ruling class! How quickly we forget history.

Lona Goudswaard (89)
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. (190)
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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