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Open Thread - 10/28/2013

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

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P A (117)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:46 am
Makes me wonder for what lack in his life Coach Daubenmire might be over-compensating to be such a loud mouthed bully ….?

I am very glad the ACA will cover habilitation costs so that people with say cerebral palsy will be helped – to be without help must be truly hell in such a situation.

Bradlee Dean leaves me nearly speechless – another Far Right hypocrite stuck in the nastier bits of the Old Testament without any compassion or intelligence it seems – and how does he know that 225 people in government are homosexuals – do they wear badges – is there some mark? I think not!

Lona G (80)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:04 am
Another 10 bloopers by the Radical Right, and the pickings were opulent of course. If you add up all the people they fear - and therefore hate - that is: all women including girl scouts and rape victims, blacks, Muslims, and of the remaining white men, gays, sissies, abortionists... there is nobody left to not fear but themselves. But in fact they should hate themselves the most and probably do underneath it all. Except for Steve Stockman who obviously has a crush on Cruz and can't help himself.

You really mean to tell me that habilitation costs weren't widely covered before the ACA, TomCat? That's what you get with private insurances and so called free market. Because the health issues are known from birth, there is no risk factor to calculate in, i.e. the insurances are never going to make money on it, so they'll never cover it. Each day that passes makes it more obvious that health should never be 'insured', but taken on by society as a given human fact that should be paid for by anyone that can contribute (taxes) for all that NEED it = single payer..

I loved the cartoon with the kitty partying on the couch with a light beer, but I have no idea what the Volstaed Act of 1919 is. I'm going to look that up now.

Carlene V (202)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:59 am
So Daubenmire thinks "bullying is a part of life"? Would he care to explain that thought process to the parents of children who have taken their own lives due to constant harassment and bullying by their peers? What we need is more sissified kids not kids who bullying other's they see as different. Where is the compassion from the "right" when these kids kill themselves? Collateral damage? People like Daubenmire are part of the problem, not the solution.

Bradlee Dean lives in that never-never-land of homophobia the "right" adheres to. What inside track is he on that he knows so much about Barrack Hussein Obama and who the administration has hired anyway? They like to throw in the Hussein part to keep the sheeple agitated and fearful and believing Sharia law is taking over. Have these people had lobotomies or what?


Terrie Williams (798)
Monday October 28, 2013, 7:46 am
Those that say it's a part of life (bullying) are usually, not always but usually, WERE the bullies in their day.


Pat B (356)
Monday October 28, 2013, 9:06 am
Good cartoon. Interestingly, the 18th amendment was only 111 words in length, but the Volstead Act was about 25 pages in length. I'd like to have time one day to read it.
Coach Daubenmire needs to take a big slice of humility and chew on this attribute for awhile. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” -Criss Jami
Hope that you have a good day, rest up, and thanks, Tom for this.

Arielle S (313)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:01 pm
I never cease to be amazed at what comes out of Republican mouths...don't they ever hear themselves?

As for Mr. Dean - tis said "a skunk smells his own perfume first". And I secretly think Dean is a butt...

Once people find out all the good the ACA actually does, they will love it forever - which is what the GOP is afraid of most. And maybe once people are no longer concerned about mere survival, they will have time and energy to look at the people supposedly representing us and do something about them.

Birgit W (160)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:20 pm

David C (139)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:58 pm
....fascinating, thanks....

David C (139)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:59 pm
your Broncos starting to look a little more down to earth......hope Peyton heals (sounds as if he is really beat up) if you want the Broncos to go Super Bowl.....

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:51 pm
6:39, not to bad for a slow old lady

Daubenmire (who I see made the list twice) - yeah, my mother when she was growing up had her hair braided so tightly she was in constant pain, because "suffering is good for you." It's an f-ing miracle she grew up into a kind and gentle person. (She also had her "ears boxed" regularly.)

Ken Burns' series on Prohibition was very educational. And of course much shorter than some of his series, would not take too much of your time to look up and view on line.

Something completely different: Guilty pleasures: I am a huge fan of what they call "casual" video games, where you download it and play through it by yourself, particularly those in the HOPA (hidden object/puzzle/adventure) genre, where you go through a story line. I just finished a new release which was EXTREMELY spooky, not because of the witchcraft/curse themes or the rats and bats in your face, but because it was so in sync with today's headlines. Unrepentant Confederates, secret society, stockpiling gold to re-fight the Civil War and win it this time, and incidentally running oil companies. And using people and throwing them away. I'm betting a lot of people are not going to like it (on the other hand a lot of people will love it LOL).

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:37 pm
Puzzle — 3:53 I was able to unlock this gate and slide inside!

Alternet — Jaw dropping? That is putting it mildly! Lesbian Girl Scout cookies, a gay Obama, and pseudo Christians going on a tirade about the LGBT community . . . what's next? Oh yah, men don't have rights? Throughout time, it is men first . . . patriarchies. Where has this guy been? Talk about denial, and I don't mean the river! Although that might be a good idea, crocodiles and all. Ever seen a crocodile with severe indigestion? And if the right thinks that pseudo Christians are being bullied, well maybe they should back away from that wingnut Cruz et al. That's not vision, it's blindness. And Sheldon Adelson on nuking Iran . . . how about we start with his casino empire and see how that goes first.

McClatchy DC — I must say that all this BS about the ACA is really tiring. There is no doubt that affordable healthcare that covers all people is definitely needed. That is HEALTHCARE, NOT Republicanus/Teabagger Deathcare!

Right Wing Watch — I'd likely more disposed to agree with Dean in part if he'd restate "…calling them [radical Muslims] “more moral than even American Christians”…" to "…calling them [radical Muslims] “more moral than even American supply-side pseudo Christians”"

Cartoon — Too bad the TV remote control wasn't included in the Volstead Act. We've been paying for that lack of foresight for decades!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday October 28, 2013, 8:21 pm
I have reported this Spam on here!!
Everyone should!!

Thank you for the Article TomCat!

James Maynard (84)
Monday October 28, 2013, 10:22 pm
sooo locked out of the gate.....:(

Karen Chestney (112)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:33 pm
Oh, TomCat, my brain hurts after reading this. Repubs much stupid...If I keep going I'll run out of adjectives !!! Do they ever "hear" what they are saying ? We just have to get rid of the Stupid People ! Please Vote...And VOTE DEM. in 2014 & 2016.

TomCat S (129)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 3:59 am
Thanks Everyone!

Gary L (138)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 10:36 am
Daubenmire was probably the kid who got bent over when he was a kid and is hiding his shame by bullying others he needs an attitude adjustment well maybe he needs a heart instead

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:57 pm
Bullies are actually afraid of most everything. Obviously this guy needs help. Maybe a lobotomy.
Thanks, TomCat.

TomCat S (129)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 1:40 am
I understand that Bought Bitch Mitch used to bet beaten up by girls on the school bust, unless he gave them his lunch money. ;-)
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