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Open Thread - 11/27/2016

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 1:24 pm
3:59 Very attractive.

I'm glad you got a chance to get the shoulder rubbed with something. I swear by Badger Balm myself, but whatever works best for you. May your meditation be calming and productive.

DKos - I'm appalled myself that my bare Social Securoty places me into the "middle class" in my county. I certainly think of myself as "low income." IMO low income people, including lower middle class and maybe even middle middle class, pay enough taxes for food, clothing, other commodities, property, and everything we are hit with that our federal income tax should be much more manageable, and many shouldn't have to pay any at all. Oh, well.

NY Times - I am very glad she did not initiate the recount, as that would have made it so much easier for Rethugs to paint her as a power hungry b***h (not that they won't, but this way it will be harder.) But now that it is being done, she and her campaign are absolutely right to be helping.

YT/TYT - It is way, WAY past time to stand with Standing Rock if one hasn't already been doing so. And the same is true of indigenous peoples in Central and South America, who have already lost so much, including so many murdered activists. I am glad that a bunch of veterans are on the way there - because the proteCtors (they don't call themselves proteSters and I won't either) have been handed an eviction order for December 5th. That is likely to be even uglier than what we have already seen. Yes, I am very angry, very disturbed, and very afraid about this.

Cartoon - Right on the money.

Kathleen M (224)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 1:38 pm
Noted. Thx TomCat. Hope the recount gifts the nation with a reprieve from the Trumpet and his friends...

Walter F (128)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 2:32 pm
Tom thanks for the news,That video was very impressive .All power to the protesters ,Eventually right will conquer might.

David C (131)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 2:32 pm
thanks and the video was the most key today

Animae C (516)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 2:47 pm
TY dear TC

Pat B (356)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 2:57 pm
DK: This makes me ill. Since I've retired, (we are both on a limited budget), we save and scrimp like there's no tomorrow. There will be a tomorrow, right?

NYT: PTL !!!

YT: So very scary, and sad. Don't back down, water is indeed...LIFE! Glad to see our Vets getting involved too.

Cartoon: Yep.

My guys lost, geesh. Two in a row. I feel bad for them. Hope that your guys can get a win tonight. That Icy Hot works, it did for my knees when I used to run. They make pads/patches too. Hope that you have a most relaxing evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Mandi T (375)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 5:43 pm
Thanks so much TC -

Glennis W (403)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 6:51 pm
Love the cartoon, great video. Take care, hope shoulder is better soon Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (87)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 7:14 pm
DK: Did that jackass really say that? Somewhere, some day, in the deep dark recesses of some Trumpophile's alligator brain, a little light will be kindled, and the owner of that long ignored phenomenal instrument will start to scratch his, or her, ass, and wonder where his, or her, Trump promised job, or break, went…"Because it sure as hell did not come here, to me!" And, if that person's brain is capable of transmitting messages within its tiny, dessicated world, she, or he, might just wake up to the fact that she/he has been had. THAT could start a revolution!

NY T: It sure is about time! It has been suggested to me that once Stein started the action, Hillary had to join, or look like a fake, herself.
YTY: I've signed a petition to Pres.Obama, about getting into the pipeline issue, to protect the protestors! This is reminiscent of the police, and private armies of the corporations battling with union people, last century.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 7:48 pm
3:17. Anyone who believes Trump will do our country any good is living in fantasy land. Gee, I wonder what all the "good" people who voted for him are going to do when they realize they've been screwed. Guess it won't be much different than when the Shrub was elected. Knowing it's going to be a disaster doesn't make me feel any better.
Wendy is a gem; sounds like she does everything. Good to know she's helping with your shoulder.
Thanks for the post, TomCat.

Edith B (146)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 8:33 pm
Hang on to Wendy, she sounds perfect.  Wonder if she would want to relocate?
Daily Kos:  Any time a Republican says he or she is going to cut taxes, I know it will be for the wealthy.
NY Times:  Glad Clinton is going with the recount.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if the recount gave all the electoral votes to her!
Youtube:  I have signed numerous petitions and sent letters to different government agencis in support of Standing Rock.  I hope Pres. Obama puts an end to the contract while he is still in office, because we know if he doesn't, the "new" administration will fully support it.  Shared the video.
Cartoon:  This has to be true!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday November 27, 2016, 8:44 pm
Isn't there a Repub Middle Class Too? They will be hurt also but they don't even care!
It's their own Families and Friends!
So Selfish!
Thank you TomCat

Lona G (80)
Monday November 28, 2016, 3:32 am
The tale of how you've spend your day, reminded me very much of my early youth, TomCat. Whenever I visited my grandparents, who didn't have a shower in their little worker's cottage, for the weekend, I was the first to get scrubbed clean in the large tub the filled with hot water in the kitchen, then I was fed my favorite meal and then I got to sit in frond of the stove and listen to the children's radio play. After that I was put to bed. Happy childhood memories. I hope you felt as pampered and cozy now as I did then.

DK: First of all, not-the-popular-vote president-elect Drumpf never had an original thought of his own, so it is hardly surprising that his fantastic, the best ever tax plan turns out to be a hand-me-down from the GOP. So then it's a given that the poor and what's left of the middle class end up even poorer because they have to support the welfare of the 1%. What reason was there for Drumpf voters to expect anything else? Drumpf is the Republican candidate, supported by the GOP, isn't he? If they had wanted something different they should have written in/voted for Bernie Sanders.

NYT: Good. Politically played shrewdly too.

YouTube(TYTC): The time is definitely now to stand with the people at Standing Rock. Wait and you're too late.

Cartoon: Yup, always helping themselves to what's not theirs. The shamelessness with which to do that is the most difficult part to learn, all the rest comes naturally, entitlement is inbred.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday November 28, 2016, 4:28 am
I have been watching the Hallmark channel to avoid news and talk shows.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday November 28, 2016, 4:57 am
Puzzle — 3:44  My sneezing slowed me down . . . I'm allergic to geraniums.

Daily Kos — "No Billionaire Left Behind" — Indeed!

NY Times — It is good that the Clinton Campaign is weighing in on the recount.  Drumpf of course is tweeting up a storm and trying to distract from the recount with accusations.  The recount is unlikely to change the outcome but we can hope.
"He suggested that most of the money raised would not be spent on the recount. “The results of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing,” Mr. Trump said."

Youtube — AMEN!  I have signed a number of petitions for the pipeline protest.  Pipelines crossing rivers and aquafers endanger people and the planet.  Companies like Nestlé are taking water from the ground for free or very low rates like $3.70 per 1 million litres and selling it for ~$5.00 per 17.5 litres.  These corporate criminals are only interested  in money.

Cartoon — Republican in training indeed!

Well I imagine you were not pleased with your Broncos this evening, falling 27 – 30 to the Chiefs.  I was rooting for the Chiefs because I have 1 or 2 on my FF team.  It was a Chiefs player that made the difference as I beat Viv 128.30 – 124.46.  I hope the massage helped the shoulder.  Wendy is indeed a wonder!

Arielle S (313)
Monday November 28, 2016, 6:01 am
Having trouble sending stars so a quick star to everyone here.
Like Pat, this all makes me ill, too - how many places can a body cut corners and still be alive? All the dumb-butts who voted for Trump most likely never bothered to see if he had a plan or what it was. No sympathy for them but why does everyone have to suffer?
Standing Rock also makes me ill - those morons in Oregon got away with murder - peaceful protesters with a real cause get blasted with water, shot with grenades, arrested, and abused. Time for this country to get itself in order...

Winn A (179)
Monday November 28, 2016, 6:32 am
Thanks TC

Dawnie W (250)
Monday November 28, 2016, 6:56 am


❤️Thank you kindly Tom Cat❤️

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Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday November 28, 2016, 7:26 am
Noted, Thanks

Joanne p (13)
Monday November 28, 2016, 9:04 am

TomCat S (129)
Monday November 28, 2016, 9:11 am
Thanks all! Hugs!!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday November 28, 2016, 1:11 pm
Noted, Thank you

Janet B (0)
Monday November 28, 2016, 1:22 pm

Wayne W (12)
Monday November 28, 2016, 8:16 pm
This is where we're headed as a nation with the Trump tax cuts.

In latest Kansas revenue fiasco, it’s still the tax cuts


Colleen L (3)
Monday November 28, 2016, 10:34 pm
Great video. Thanks TomCat

Margie F (148)
Tuesday November 29, 2016, 4:25 am
Thank you

TomCat S (129)
Tuesday November 29, 2016, 1:04 pm
Thank you!!
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