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Open Thread - 10/31/2013

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Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:12 am
Why would anyone in their correct (not about to use 'right') mind ever want Bonesaw Coburn for their MD???!!!!!! Or 'Dr.' Paul for their OB/GYN????!!!!!!! (not a nice mental pic there buddy, let me tell ya!). GAG!!!! Certifiable QUACKS.

I love black cats, they can cross my path anytime! But then again, 13 is LUCKY for me! MUHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Heh heh me some Bill Mauer! Tellin on McDog-nuts cracks me up.

Carlene V (202)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:35 am
Coburn getting laughs when he called Reid an a-hole was typical of those who are dumbed down and continue to support people like him and Mitch without any substantial reason. No matter that they both voted against sending aid to your state when it needed it, put on those blinders along with your tea hats and knock yourselves out. Talk about the dumbing down of America, these people are leading the way.

I like black cats ,in fact I like all cats, even those that live in Rethug homes, those poor fur babies.

Pat B (356)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:24 am
YouTube: Not getting federal aid from the Government for help after SuperStorm Sandy : Bravo to Joe Lhota, and Peter King. Justifiable comments, good for them!! UpWorthy: Can't beat Bill's take on McD's, and the unfair wages...he is 'spot on'. Cartoon: Had a black cat a few years back, always left her in the house a week before and after Halloween. Love my cats...Have a good day, Tom, and thanks.!!

Lona G (79)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:02 am
Nice pickings again, TomCat. Did you have to dig very hard to find them or could you cherry pick again? ;-)

What a surprise, members of the greedy old boys club show absolutely no decency. Did we expect anything else?

Loved Maher: "If you want to get rich with a tax-free enterprise that sells nothing, start a church." This is of course exactly what the 1% want: money for nothing... If only they could have slavery back again so they didn't have to pay that ridiculously high minimum wage. Well, this IS slavery, MODERN slavery with the taxpayer having to chip in to keep the slaves alive. Maher was so right to point out that the Republicans can't have it both ways: a smaller government with fewer expenses and at the same time a minimum wage that is so low that people need to be kept alive (and working) with government money.

That Carol Costello became so frustrated with Marsha Blackburn that she had steam coming out of her ears. Ms. Blackburns retorts were so pathetic it brought tears to my eyes, but she kept on going, even repeating the lie that the website asked about your medical status that she had not been able to substantiate during the whole interview. Ms. Costello then lost her poker face and let her face give her thoughts away: "you lying &%$#, you hand puppet that can only repeat what's been fed to you, ...". Kudos to her for keeping her cool, I wouldn't have.

I love the black cat, and I'm so glad you didn't spoil the spirit of the holiday with a dressed-up teabagger.

Arielle S (313)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:04 am
If only we could replace all the Republicans with black cats.....

Deb E (63)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:28 am
Black cats can cross my path ANY day :-) Republicans? NO.

Love Maher clip ... start a church!!!

So, this woman is concerned about insurance companies keeping our personal information private on the website ... is she that concerned about, say, Chase or Bank of America having all of our private information on their website? Does anyone ever stop to think that those people that work in the Philippines, or in India, who work for credit card companies or the phone company also have our private, personal information??? Such as our Social Security numbers???? What a freaking joke. As if the federal gov doesn't have encryption ... and as if the insurance companies are all secret mobsters waiting to gain our information that is already floating all over the web. She passed the test to be a Republican with flying colors. Question #15 "What do you do when asked a question?" Answer ... "Answer with something that has nothing to do with the question" Thanks TC

P A (117)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:01 am
Senator Tom Coburn and his allies really have NO shame at all how can they scream for aid for their states and deny it to others then rub salt in the wounds that they have inflicted and go there on the anniversery of Hurricane Sandy (for which they denied aid) and hold their hands out for money?!!! I'm staggered at their brass necks!

B****** Bachmann wants to get rid of the minimum wage 'cos then they could employ everyone for as little as they want this sounds as if they are trying to reintroduce slavery but be fair, it won't be racist it will be for everyone! Bill Maher is right these cheapskate corporations steal around 7 billion dollars a year from the ordinary public as they have to help the underpaid with food stamps etc.

JL A (281)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:28 am
I agree with King (never expected to do so) that no one should ever give money to a campaign of any of the GOP in the House today.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:35 pm

Lynn S (235)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 3:26 pm
Puzzle 2:43 Oh great ObiWan Catobi, you taught your student well. But Patty Monsters still break my concentration and scare the whiskers off me!

Youtube It seems that all the Republicanus/Teabaggers are against disaster relief and FEMA until their own individual districts need it. Then it becomes "Gimme, gimme!" All their "gimme, gimme" is nothing more than buying the vote of the sheeple. Great small government solution. Here's a solution combat climate change and global warming to help prevent the need for disaster relief.

Upworthy Love that last line . . . "If I want to talk into the face of some red nosed, I'll debate John Boehner!" All kidding aside, a living wage is not too much to ask. It is time to fine companies for not paying a living wage. Cut the tax loopholes and/or subsidies and calculate a penalty (non tax deductible) based on the average non management worker wage and a living wage, with that money going into funding SNAP etc. I wonder what the corporations would do then? Put that money into employee wages which is tax deductible, or pay the government? I know this is for now a pipe dream because Republicanus/Teabaggers would never entertain such a measure. I'm not even sure Democrats would entertain it.

Daily Kos Carol Costello clearly had Rep Marsha Blackburn by the 'short and curlies' because Blackburn never answered the main question: what medical information is at risk in the application process? Polly want a cracker? . . . oops! Polly already has a cracker and it is crumbling!

Cartoon Every cat, no matter the colour, is a good cat and may cross my path any time, any day. Actually, big black and white, Primo, is lying on my feet right now.

David C (129)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 3:30 pm
thanks, will have to go back to watch the videos later, but the titles and post are good enough for now.....

Joanne D (38)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:11 pm
4:42 Sorry, I can't walk on water myself.

Cartoon: Why, of course. Must you cross and leave? Can't you stay?

Winnie A (179)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:25 pm
You know I really wish I could say something positive about the republicans and the tea baggers but I can't. Therefore I'll say vote all republicans and tea baggers out of office in every state at every opportunity.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:53 pm
A .lovely article, very interesting, Peter King tells it right about his own Party!
Bill Maher Hilarious he get's the point across well with all of his guests!
Don't forget to VOTE! we voted early today here in OHIO.
Thank You TomCat
Spam is flagged again Everyone whould do it!

Karen Chestney (112)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:48 pm
Thanks, TC....I do have a black cat & she crosses my path often.... always watch Bill Maher...since "Politically Incorrect" was on....Dr Cobumm!!! has some nerve to go fund raising in NY, never thought I would.. but... I agree with Peter King !!! for Blackburn, she's a teabagger puppet!!! bought & paid for by the Koch Bros. and that about says it all.

Edith B (146)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:07 pm
spammer flagged

Coburn and McConnell have no shame.
Maher always gets it right
Marsha Blackburn is right on the same line as Mitch and Rand.
Any cat can cross my path, but a black one is especially welcome.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:55 pm
Patty Monster - This one is strong with
the Force.
Me, meh!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:52 pm
Awesome post, Tom!...bimbo Blackburn busted (any doubt!?!)....Rachel , as always, so right on!!!!...and Maher! of my most favorite reality and slam people in the World (add the date/everyday!)..truthful and to the point!...and then their is all of ours' "TomCat"..thankyou Tom for your graciousness, your outstanding picks to post in the way of news/truth...and your persistence from the depth of your soul, for all of us!!! Thankyou, Gentleman, Sir!!..from all of us!............and my Midnight just loves the picture of his "clone/brother " and caption in the inside picture!..We had to save it in the "library" and as always , as with you as the author! Thankyou!..for being who you are, what you do and what you share, with all of us!

TomCat S (128)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:32 am
Thanks everyone!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:29 am
Marsha Blackburn, typical republ-can't. She can't be bothered to care about fair and accessible health care for millions, all she can do is pontificate disinformation.

In Canada we play videos of right wing tea baggers going on against universal health care because they are true horror stories to get us ready for spooky Hallowe'en. Most western nations have some form of universal health care and watching these tea baggers and republi-cant's do their song and dance against Obamacare is quite instructive on the uncaring attitudes that the right wing has.

They are a scary bunch indeed.

Oh, no...not another spammer!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:31 am
Black cats are always welcome, come give me your purrs!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:21 am

TomCat S (128)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:06 am
Thank you both!
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