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Open Thread - 8/26/2014


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 23 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).



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Lona Goudswaard (70)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 2:17 am
Best to go to bed and get some quality sleep instead of falling asleep behind the keyboard (or on it?), getting a crooked neck and compromising your brain"s blood flow, TomCat. Don't keep yourself awake on our account, we'll manage :-)

The New Yorker: Andy has delivered better work, but you can't really blame him. With the low level the GOP/TP/Faux Noise has reached, it's just impossible to elevate any satire about them to a very high level. Like a black hole they suck the life out of everything.

McClatchy DC: This is not a choice, it's like asking someone if he rather be hanged or strangled. If Obama would ally himself with Assad, he'll lose all credibility with the rest of the world. Assad will probably crawl back to his Russian allies anyway, but Putin is a bit busy with Ukraine at the moment. Perhaps Assad can go and share a hiding place with Maliki. Perhaps then the people of Syria can be given some assistance to rid themselves of ISIS.

The Nation: Let those mining boy keep on digging a deep grave. The more they dig, the more dirt on Scott Walker,will come up. And after he's indicted, Gogebic Taconite will disappear as if by magic :-)

Cartoon: I can think of a certain group of women I'd like to see it repealed for. They most certainly do not deserve the cartoon's badge.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:30 am
Rose the fairy puzzle time; 6:41. Not too fast but better than the idiots that screwed our country forever by getting involved in two Middle East wars. Now every move and every turn is on the wrong side and we are all broke.

That hole is big enough to bury Walker but not his ego.
 

Pat B. (354)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 7:04 am
New Yorker: Funny, short and sweet for Andy this morning.

The Nation: This is a disgrace for the people of Wisconsin, and for the environment. Greed, greed, and more greed for the RePugs. Get out and vote, WI.!!! Walker needs to be voted OUT this fall.

Cartoon: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment. It prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. Wiki.

Wow...your counter is going up!! Good for you. Nice thing about catnaps, you can take them anywhere, and anytime. I'm dancing for rain, and hope the gods work something out soon. Take good care and Thanks, Tom.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 8:42 am
5:22 I note gladly it ia a polyantha, not Pollyanna. If there's one thing I don't need it's a relentlessly optimistic fairy.

I fall asleep at my keyboard, not daily, but often. Not ON the keyboard. My head tilts back a little to the headrest of the chair. It's not uncomfortable fortunately, and I don't stay asleep long. Just a little catnap.

The New Yorker - Housekeepers of Roman Catholic priests used to be, and maybe still are, trained never to say anything like "Father's having dinner" or, God forbid, "Father's in the bathroom," because it was too shocking to the laity to be reminded Father actually did those things, just like a real person. Ahem.

McClatchy - It's a dilemma that doesn't bother the Neocons and the Baggers, though. Get ready to hear and read some world class nagging.

The Nation - Elizabeth MacKintosh, who passed away in 1951, wrote historical playes under the name of Gordon Daviot, and detective novels under the name of Josephine Tey. SDhe had some theories, I don't know how serious, that certain facial features were indicative of a person, let us say, not being trustworthy. It's interesting to me that Scott Walker exhibits two of them. "The real murderer's mark ... (the eyes) are set differently ... they look as if they belonged to two different faces." (The Franchise Affair) And "The only adult without lines in his face is the idiot." (The Daughter of Time - "idiot" used in the sense of being irresponsible)

Cartoon - Of course.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 10:18 am
Andy's article most likely inspired by the idiot who suggested Michelle Obama needed to "lose a few pounds".
It is so obvious that no matter WHAT the Obama's do, it will be criticized.

Wasn't Scott Walked voted most corrupt governor? nope - he's #6 - my own governor is worst. This from
www.citizensforethics.org/:

Nathan Deal - Georgia
Paul LePage - Maine
Bob McDonnell - Virginia
Rick Perry - Texas
Rick Scott - Florida
Scott Walker - Wisconsin
 

Chris C. (149)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 11:11 am
These corrupt Governors are going down like dominoes!
 

Dave C. (214)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 12:09 pm
thank you.....
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:25 pm
Thanks Tom for the post.
The New Yorker: Andy does it again.
McClatchy: A real dilemma for the administration, but in the end Repugs will bitch no matter what is done.
The Nation: Walker is long overdue for a 6 X 8 cell.
Great cartoon!
Read and noted. Get some rest Tom.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:34 pm
Thank you TC.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:49 pm
Thanks, Tom---FEEL BETTER!
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 2:10 pm
Thank Cat Man! Cats can fall asleep anywhere....just ask a cat :)
 

Gary A L. (133)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 2:11 pm
well hopefully the fart master walker will go to jail and be someone's bitch
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:02 pm
Chris, I certainly hope that you are right!
Well, Gary, I'll bet one might get quite a bit of mileage out of debating whether Walker, or Perry, would be the top.

TC, keep on counting!
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:22 pm
Glad the evidence is surfacing of how little another despotic governor respected the law; sure hope the deserved indictments restrict travel out of state as terms of bail. Kudos on 127. Sleep is good. If enough women do vote in Nov., many states should see a power shift along with a more productive Congress.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:59 pm
A friend of mine recently remarked at my comment of doing a face plant on the keyboard "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :wink: Back at you puddy tat!

On another note, my little girl Annie turned 6 years old today. We're having a birthday party featuring fresh roasted chicken, a family favourite. She might be getting older but she is as cute as ever!

Puzzle 3:08 I didn`t prove you wrong Jerry, but I did beat you! Does that count?

The New Yorker Is that why he eats 3 squares a day. Here I thought that Priebus forgot to factor in that Obama is available constantly, even in the privacy of the loo! Had that happen many times to me at work. Need something signed . . . slide it under the door of the loo!

McClatchy DC Interesting. Al Assad "I only want help my way." To Al Assad "Don't you think it is rather late to start considering the welfare of your country and the people?"

The Nation One more nail in the Fartfuhrer's coffin! It will be great when Wisconsin can politically bury Walker.

Cartoon I was raised by my mother on the maxim "If you want something done, you can ask a man. But if you want something done and correctly, ask a woman to do it." The US finally got it right in 1920. But look at today's old boys' Republicanus/Teabagger club . . . they missed the message!
 

Edith B. (141)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 8:35 pm
You really need to get some rest if you are continuing to fall asleep at your keyboard.

The New Yorker: Love Andy. So much fury over the Prez taking a vacation, nary a word said when Dubya spent two thirds of his time at his Crawford ranch.

McClatchy: Why on earth would we ever assist Assad? I doubt the terrorists have killed as my Syrians as he has. Of course, the Republicans are crying that he needs to help Syria. If he did help then they would be in outrage because he did.

The Nation: Scott will surely spend some time behind bars before this is over. I hope he has union guards!

Cartoon: Yes, they would repeal it if they could. If women would all turn out to vote, we could rid ourselves of these idiots.
 

june t. (65)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 11:44 pm
thanks
 

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 11:50 pm


McClatchy DC that isn't the Syrians working with others to get rid of these psychopaths in IS/ISIS/ISIL, that is Syria asking others to work for them and risk everything for them, while they give nothing.

Thanks TC.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Thank all Hump day hugs!
 

jan b. (3)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 7:37 am
I just came across this ol--quote which reminded me of the crazy-days of 2001 - 2009 when republicans ran the country. And who just thought GW made stupid statements.

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. "
~Donald Rumsfeld
 

TomCat S. (286)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 10:41 pm
InsaniTEA
 
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