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Open Thread - 3/6/2104

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Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.

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JL A (281)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:39 am
Thank you TC for providing another snippet of how time consuming medical management of chronic disabilities and/or health conditions can be, especially when self-transportation is not consistent with the condition or disability. You've also illuminated how time management and scheduling is critical to both activities of daily living and that medical management.

I liked the additional meanings of the word dissent Rev. Barber calls people to.

I'm glad Rachel remembers that this country and our vets deserve an answer to the question why.

Lona G (79)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 8:03 am
Quite a few items on your to do list the coming days, TomCat. Good luck with doing all that and don't overdo it, with catnaps in-between.

Upworthy: Kudos to Rev. William Barber, he's showing that sometimes not adhering to separation of church and state - but in reverse this time - and giving a very powerful 'sermon' on Moral Dissent can be done for the good of the people. Amen indeed.

Daily Kos: Could the above Rev. Barber also pray for Rick Scott and his ilk to get a very severe case of, lets say, diabetes and be denied help in the emergency room after they go into a hypo for the seventh time. The second highest number of uninsured and now costing good hospitals their funding because they just go ahead and ignore the courts, resulting in even less healthcare. As Daily Kos says: "Of course. Because it's Florida, and the powers that be there just really don't care." Right.

YouTube: Well, you really got me curious now, Rachel. And TomCat. I'll probably read a bit about it in the papers here on Friday.

Cartoon: ? Forgive me, I haven't got a clue.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:56 pm
7:07 Bad mouse day with lots of "language."

Upworthy - Kentucky once produced honorable men (and presumably women) who could listen to reason, change their minds, and stand on moral principle. Where are they now? (The reference is to Harlan. North Carolina produced a splendidly honorable man in Rev. Barber - though likely his inspriational parents had more to do with that than the state.)

Daily Kos - And if you live in Florida, and you moved there for the climate (and expecially if your health depends on not-too-cold climate), but you know better than the vast majority of Floridians who keep electing these, for want of a better word, people, and you want out, where are you going to go? Arizona? Texas? Mississippi? Good luck with that.

Rachel - I can't get MSNBC so won't be watching at the time. I'm sure it will be covered though. Daily Kos if nothing else.

Cartoon - Gee, and we've come so far. NOT.

Lona, coming from the same moral standpoint as Dr. Barber, I can assure you he would never pray for Rick Scott to get diabetes; such a prayer would be morally repugnant to him. Darn (I said that I am from the same standepoint, not that I am as good as he is). Prayer for the voters of Floroda to see the light would be more his style. Also, Dred Scott

Kit B (276)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:39 pm

Time: 2:09 for some reason this one was easy for me. Not kitten around about that.

The act of dissent is the basic formation of our democratic republic, dissent is founded in and of free speech. Dissent has and we should hope continues to be the reasons we move forward. The reasons for all positive change grows from the actions of those who come together and take the action of dissent.

I'm looking forward to Rachel's documentary tonight (9:00 pm Central) if it is as good as the first we have a treat and a vast amount of information coming this evening.

One more of our national shames - The Dred Scott Decision.

I hope things go well for you today TC, and wish someone could have given you a hand with that "construction" project. It is working so maybe you are more of an engineer than you thought.

TomCat S (128)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:08 am
Thanks all. Went well. Good night.

Lona G (79)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:05 am
Point taken, Joanne. It was a figure of speech with no intention to belittle anyone but Scott.

Arielle S (313)
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:43 am
I completely understand Lona's comment - the little devil in me wishes for terrible things to happen to many terrible people - I know better, of course, but a little fantasy is a good way to deal with the frustration these people create.

As for Flori-DUH - the state has joined the rest of the south. Warm weather or not, until the people decide to be human beings again, there is not much hope.

Bush and Co have a lot to answer for.... that doesn't seem likely here on earth but at some point, somewhere, they will have to answer for what they have done...

Avril Lomas (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 9:47 am
Hi T.C. hope all is (at least) well.
Watched speeches from C-Pac last night and Laughed out loud as the genius brigade,comment on the intelligence of thePres!.
No1 Bobby Jindal,stating thhat Mr Obama was NOT intelligent..Jindal the Creationist!!wants to teach it in school!
Richard Burr,opened his stupid mouth. He who has yet to find out that banks have tellers!!.(remember the ATM moment !?) I could go on but you might laugh too much.and do yourself harm!. All the best.

Gary L (138)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:47 pm
thank you TC we need more people to stand up and dissent I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone could witness segregation and bigotry and not be revolted, if you have an ounce of decency you must never be silent

David C (129)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:02 pm

Birgit W (160)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:50 pm

James Maynard (84)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:00 pm
Excellent commentary by Rev.
William Barber.
Every time I read something
about Florida lately, that song
keeps streaming in my head..
"Blame Florida, Blame Florida!"
Good thing I'm not a mouse as
slow as I was with that cat....

Sheila D (28)
Friday March 7, 2014, 8:38 pm
Thanks for another great post, TomCat. Hope your doctor visit went well and you can get some rest this weekend.

TomCat S (128)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:50 pm
Thanks everyone. I have no desire to see any bad fortune befall Republicans, save permanent unemployment for their politicians. I would love to have cause to welcome them back to humanity from InsaniTEA,

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 8:36 pm
Puzzle — 3:06 What a beautiful little girl! Somewhat similar to my Annie (…only she is prettier!).

Upworthy — The only response to this is a big AMEN!!!

Daily Kos — Instead of a large dose of Dulcolax, how about a selective tsunami . . . one that only hits Republicaus/Teabaggers! Maybe the stink would be more tolerable to everyone else.

Cartoon — The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments may have officially nullified the Dred Scott decision, but the Republicanus/Teabaggers are all too willing to reversing those amendments.
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