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Open Thread - 9/11/2013

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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)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:21 am
Have a safe day, TC-------------carry that water flask------------thank you for all you do.

P A (117)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:43 am
Shellie Zimmerman does not know what her estranged husband is capable of? The rest of the world does!

Loved the New Yorker spoof! (Mind you, I can remember one of our ex Cabinet Ministers, Edwina Currie, being interviewed and saying some years ago that when her Principal Private Secretary had given her a speech that she was due to deliver that night – she went through it altering it, making it less obscure and more clear. The PPS then stopped her saying 'But we WANT it to be obscure!' – which sounds very "Yes, Minister" to me – so I always wonder who behind the scenes had a hand in it when an intelligent and principled person makes a confused and obfuscating speech… ! ).

So sorry TC that your mentally VERY limited neighbour was at it again! It must be aggravating beyond belief! You are a hero to keep so calm – and then despite exhaustion to go to do your prison work again, you really are.

P A (117)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:58 am
Oh dear – let me clarify – I do not think of Edwina Currie (a Tory) as a principled person – but John Kerry.

Lona G (80)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:24 am
I'm no fan of American football, but you're on top of my list in whatever sport you chose, TomCat.

The New Yorker satire isn't far from the truth, I think. John Kerry's press conference was aired here before the Russians jumped on the suggestion.I got the impression that it was one of the last questions he answered, that he was tired of it all and that he made the answer up as he got along. At the end he even said: "but of course they're not going to do that" or something along that line. The news here added that the US administration immediately had announced that Kerry's statement regarding giving up all chemical weapons to prevent an attack, was not the official view of the US. So it seems that the scripted Kerry is never listened to, but when he shoots his mouth off, he is. That or it was an Oscar-winning performance.

You're right about Zimmerman, TomCat, it's sick. But the man is obviously cracking up, so he'll get what is coming to him sooner or later. But I also hope that his wife will get hers. Her role has been very dubious through the whole thing and still is. It looks like she's taunting him in the hope he'll crack and people will forget that she had his back earlier.

Typical right-wing thinking: you don't want lower income women to have anti conception or abortions because doesn't agree with your religious belief, then you don't want them to have the baby because it doesn't agree with your bank account.. In other words you don't want them to have sex and procreate at all.

Carlene V (202)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:29 am
I am so tired of the Zimmerman drama and although she didn't kill anyone, I think they both deserve each other. The police have the tablet and hope it will show what really happened. Funny how she changed her story when pressured by the police. She's rather slimy too.

On Kerry, almost funny. The GOP will swift boat him anyway no matter what he does or does not say. Seriously though I do hope there is a agreement with Syria and that we stay out.


Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:26 am
noted thanks.

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:59 am
Puzzle — 3:28 For a change, I didn't get all knotted up!

The New Yorker — I read an article on Care2 that conservative bloggers are giving the proposal for putting Syrian chemical weapons into international hands to Putin. I don't know how much of that is true, if any, but it certainly doesn't seem like an idea worthy of Putin. Certainly I like the idea, but is the UN willing to step forward on this, take control, and then destroy the weapons? AB is so spot on, it is uncanny sometimes.

MSNBC — GZ is showing himself to be nothing but a violent bully and glory hound. He is milking his notoriety for the Trayvon Martin murder to build a money producing personna. I hope that personna bites him in the ass! Of course, the gun-nuts and Teabaggers are doing what they do best — stirring up trouble for their own ends. I think it is fair to say that if GZ didn't suit their purposes, they would not have the time of day for him.

Think Progress — I have one word for these conservatives: Assholes!

"Conservatives’ takeaway from those figures, however, didn’t have anything to do with pledging to ensure that those economically disadvantaged women have access to affordable family planning services. Instead, right-wing outlets decried the fact that Medicaid is “picking up the tab for out-of-wedlock childbirth."

Just like a conservative — treat the symptom instead of the cause.

Cartoon — Republicanus national security from the predominant neocons as they promote American exceptionalism. How to get more people killed.

This from Wikipedia:

"Although the term does not necessarily imply superiority, many neoconservative and American conservative writers have promoted its use in that sense. To them, the United States is like the biblical shining "City upon a Hill", and exempt from historical forces that have affected other countries."

Sure doesn't work for me.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:25 pm
Hope your days get better, and your evenings (with your kooky neighbor) get better too, so you can rest.!! Take care, Tom.

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:42 pm
Gee I'm so glad they keep giving Zimmerman back his gun - NOT. I thought mentally unbalanced people had their guns removed from them, gee, I guess not. He is a walking time bomb, who will end up being his next victim and will he get off for that as well. So sad we must wait for more to die before something is done about him.

As it is 9-11 if you haven't watched the film Loose Change this might be a good time to do so. The link to the full movie is below.
Loose Change

Kit B (276)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:48 pm

Dallas Cowboys won their season opener. That's my important football update.

I feel that if we pay attention and we probably have no choice, Zimmerman will continue his self destructive path until he really causes someone else serious harm. The laws are slanted in his favor.

Time has past and now I see 9/11 more as a emotional day to remember the fallen.

Thanks TC

Malgorzata Zmuda (199)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:15 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:29 pm
Noted, thanks.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:15 pm

David C (131)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:03 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:52 pm

TomCat S (129)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 2:09 am
Thanks everyone. Heat befuddled here.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:06 pm
So they lied about wanting EVERY child
born.......I'm shocked and tied up in the
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