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Open Thread - 5/17/2017

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 2:47 pm
4:13 I will say the juice is tasty.

Keith #76 - So the Trump name is now so toxic that the largest condo owner in the building is willing to pay his neighbors to take the Trump name off of the building. Oh My. I can't speak to what is going on in the Ochre Ogre's mind (nor can I speak as to what is going on in the minds of his supporters). But I can speak to the mind of a wealthy man who is willing to pay good money to remove the Trump name from a building in which he owns property. That is a sound business decision. I wish him luck.

TNY - to God's eyes indeed!

WaPo - Oh, yes, that was BEAUTIFUL!

Cartoon - I can't believe I am still fighting this s**t (not "Brown", of course, but racism).


Pat B (355)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 3:04 pm
Thanks, Tom

Mitchell D (104)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 3:22 pm
KO: "Do ya think?" OH MY YES!!!!!!!!!!! Reminder: A large group of top psychologists met at Yale last mont, and declaered him "dangerous!" Alzheimer's, Malignant Narcissistic P.D., or both, showing a 7 year old mentlity? The ghost writr on "Art of the Deal," who said he'd put "Lipstick on a pig," told of Rumpy's immensely short attention span…AND THIS PUTZ IS GOING OFF ON A FOUR COUNTRY TOUR, as of Friday?????? The putz who publicly idenified the soldier who carries the "nuclear football?"
Borowitz: "Light switches!!!!" Way to go!
WP: The best use of modern technology I have seen in a long time!


Ted W (127)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 3:45 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!! RESIST!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!! It seems things maybe starting to break against Trump-we can only hope!!

Pat B (355)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 3:57 pm
KO: So well said, thank you, Keith!!

NYer: YAY!! God, if that were true!

WP: I saw that last night, and said to myself..."Indeed, how wonderful is THIS?"

You will be busy! Try and rest in between your chores too. Take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Pat B (355)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 4:10 pm
Anybody see this?? Un.Real!!!

JL A (282)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 4:48 pm
Love Bell's creative vision. Lots of media with explanations on the 25th Amendment--but would Pence do it even when essential?

Walter F (129)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Tom thanks for the news,It is only a matter of time before you will see some dramatic changes in t e political arena . Don'r over resist and stay well

Mandi T (399)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 5:03 pm
Thanks TC be well..

Glennis W (404)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 6:06 pm
Interesting message loved the videos. See a lot of the Republicans are stating to turn on Thump Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday May 17, 2017, 9:25 pm
❤️❤️Noted...Lovely little jigsaw puzzle... Very good video, interesting information. Hope a lot more people in the GOP party see the light and sink his boat before more damage is done. ❤️❤️Thank you...TomCat❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Lynn S (235)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 1:24 am
Puzzle — 4:07  No wonder you smell so sweet Puddy Tat!

YouTube — I think we all here at PP agree that Drumpf suffers from a severe case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  I read an article within the past week about three psychiatrists who have studied Drumpf, his behaviour, his language and lifestyle and say he exhibits clear signs of dementia.  They clearly said this was not a diagnosis as they have not examined Drumpf.  Can the US afford to have the nuclear launch codes in the hands of a paranoid, delusional narcissist who in essence thinks he is God?  Congress needs to take action which in essence means that Republicans have to take action to remove Drumpf from the presidency.  I doubt they will have the balls to do it, however after today's decline in the Dow Jones of 372.82 points (1.78%), they will have seen declines in their portfolios — in other words, Drumpf is having a negative affect on their wallets.  How long will they allow that?

The New Yorker — As much as we might like Obama taking over temporarily, it will never be.  Stuck with Pence if Drumpf goes down for the count, the US is screwed.

Washington Post — Stellar presentation!  I wonder how long before Drumpf takes Bell to court?

Cartoon — There is no place for racism in the world today!
Resist and Persist!!!

You have two busy days indeed!  I had one today starting with 2 hours of physio, a podiatrist appointment, a small amount of grocery shopping and then 4 hours of teaching/tutoring, all on top of no sleep last night.  Thankfully tomorrow is quieter, much quieter.  Say good night!

David C (153)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 5:17 am

Lona G (84)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 5:40 am
Uh oh, their're coming to instal an upgrade of your cable modem and have all your devices working with that, are they? Good luck with that, that could take you the best part of your day, TomCat. Keeping my fingers crossed they prove me wrong.

Keith Olbermann: 'Trump was "in the grip of some paranoid delusion."…Ya think!' Spot on, Keith. Anybody with common sense has known for 18 months that Drumpf's equipment upstairs, for whatever reason, isn't functioning normally. But Keith unfortunately is also right about Republicans will never concede to the notion that they've been supporting a madman. It's to hard to admit to oneself to have been conned by a crazy show business personality. So they have to look elsewhere for motivation to dump Drumpf.
Keith already gave an example how people are willing to spend money to have the name "Trump" removed from their apartment block to prevent themselves from losing more money than they already have. The remarkable dive of 1.8% the stock markets took Wednesday, may be their answer. The New York Times reported this under the heading "Drama in Washington Rattles Wall Street, and Stocks Dive" and opened with "Confidence in President Trump’s agenda to stoke economic growth was questioned Wednesday, as stocks tumbled and the dollar weakened." The article continued with:

'And at a gathering of big money managers in Las Vegas, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said he was worried about the stability of Mr. Trump’s leadership.
“I think it’s a reasonable concern, obviously,” Mr. Bernanke said. He later added that after years of a strong economy, statistically speaking, it was time for a slowdown. Over the next four years,” he told an audience of hundreds of investors, “there is a pretty good chance we’ll have a downturn.”
The question is whether it began on Wednesday.'

TNY: No satire, just wishful thinking, Andy: '"…as temp President, he would look after the day-to-day running of the White House: “You know—vetoing bills, naming Supreme Court Justices, that kind of thing.”' Oh, yes PLEASE!

WP: Kudo to Bell and his two friends indeed. We need loads of actions like that, and their recordings not only put on Twitter and Facebook but also on all major media sites like that of the Washington Post to give it as much coverage as possible. The more the better, because even his enablers at the White House can't screen him from seeing some of it and prevent it from bringing on his final breakdown.

Cartoon: But Republicans have changed, TomCat. For the worse. They're more racist than ever.

Winn A (178)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 10:57 am

TomCat S (130)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 12:26 pm
Thanks all. Tired hugs!

Nita L (118)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 2:06 pm
Love Keith Oberman. Thank you TomCat.

Barb SiteIssues V (200)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 2:34 pm
Noted, Thank you

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 3:41 pm
S&N, Thanks

Colleen L (3)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 7:47 pm
Interesting . Love the video. Thanks TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 8:59 pm
Keith: no one mentioned sociopath, or did I miss it? Yes, among other things, he definitely is a sociopath. I hope they get to change the name and take DT's name off the building. I doubt President Obama would ever come back, though wouldn't it be nice... Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope your day went well.

Margie F (152)
Friday May 19, 2017, 3:17 am

Carol B (409)
Friday May 19, 2017, 6:18 am
Thanks TomCat.

TomCat S (130)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:05 pm

pam w (139)
Friday May 19, 2017, 3:43 pm
So...are the devices all working?

Margie F (152)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 3:43 am
Thank you

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday May 29, 2017, 7:31 pm
Oh yes Keith is so right! thank you TomCat
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