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Open Thread - 5/18/2017

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Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend. My only article today.

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 12:35 pm
4:27 Not the same as scilla peruviana, no matter what they tell you.

So glad you can report good service from Comcast! I have to say that's the first good thing I have ever heard about them. Hope your rep doesn't get fired.

DKos - Speaking of "Ailes-less" - Roger passed away this morning - and the far right is already saying he was murdered by the Deep State. Clearly they don't get it that with him removed from power, there was no need for murder.

WaPo - Glad you picked this up. So glad there's a transcript. Ryan needs to be impeached along with Trump and Pence, and this looks like good evidence.

NY Times - I'm not sure Trump can now do anything more for them that Pence can't do as well. At this point we probably don't know what our future options (or I probably should say possibilities) will be.

Cartoon - Not that I am a huge fan of hydroelectric power, but few people knew any better at the time, and it has helped the people there a lot.


Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 1:11 pm
Noted, Thanks

Lona G (80)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 1:50 pm
So glad the Comcast tech proved me wrong by giving you so much excellent service, and in such a short amount of time, TomCat. That guy is worth his weight in gold.

DK: Before going "back to business as usual", they invested everything they got to defend Drumpf and blame everybody else, as Trevor Noah of the Daily Show so expertly ridiculed yesterday. It starts at 5:58, after Noah's most perfect gesture. Watch the video embedded in the comment at PP.

WP: When this leaked, Kevin McCarthy made out as if he was only joking at the time. It's also very funny then that Paul Ryan wasn't laughing and had all Republicans present swear to keep this "joke" a secret. O yes, another one as innocent as the driven snow…It's been obvious from the very start this "Russian thing" became public that both McConnell and Ryan are knee deep in covering up for Drumpf. But 'obvious' doesn't mean they'll ever go down for it of course.

NYT: I think your analysis is spot-on, TomCat. Rosenthal didn't appoint Mueller as special council to show that this government is able to conduct an investigation into The Russian Thing, but the only way Rosenthal could salvage what was left of his "impecable" career. It was clear from the way Rosental went blubbering to the Washington Post that he nearly quit his job because he was taking the fall for Comey's dismissal, but then didn't, that he had to do something to stay afloat. I'm just curious to know if, or how, he could appoint Mueller against the will of both Sessions and Drumpf. Or is there more to it, and is this indeed another way to put us off the scent: an investigation that could take months, if not years, while in the meantime Republicans can finish whatever that's left on the agenda of their masters and plunder the country to their benefit?


David C (129)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 2:04 pm
I am glad for you that Comcast treated you so well..........thanks as always......stand strong, stand together, resist

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 2:07 pm
Noted, Thank you

Nita L (120)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 2:20 pm
Thank you TC.

Kathleen M (211)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 3:49 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TomCat. Hope your uber-technician doesn't get fired for courtesy and competence...

Ted W (127)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 4:36 pm
Noted and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!! RESIST!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Pat B (356)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 4:45 pm
DK: Loooove the picture of the new Fox Headquarters!! lol They just don't get it. I have not watched this channel at all. In years.

WP: Glad that this was noted, the more Repugs hoot and holler, the more they show that they are just as guilty as the next person. And the list goes on and on.....hope they all go down, as this is a coverup.

Cartoon: Yeah, they'd love that, wouldn't they?

Glad that all went well with ComCast. Hopefully, there is a survey that you can fill out for the excellent service that you received, and I'm glad for that. Sounds like a really nice technician too! Every single day is a disaster for dt in the WH. He needs to go. Period.

Hope that you have a relaxing evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Walter F (129)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 9:37 pm
Thanks for the news Tom ,Stay well

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 9:51 pm
❤️❤️Noted...Nice little jigsaw, really pretty. All other news articles very interesting. ❤️❤️Thank you...TomCat❤️❤️

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

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday May 19, 2017, 2:09 am
Puzzle — 3:54  Love the colour of the posies!  I have my hair cut and my purple streak redone.  The darkest purple of the flower is about the colour of my hair when I first have it done.

Daily Kos — "Move along.  Move along!  Nothing to see (or hear) here."  "This is your brain while watch Fox News. (picture of egg dropping on pavement and smashing)."

Washington Post — This whole thing just gets juicier and juicier by the moment!
"“What’s said in the family stays in the family,” Ryan added."
This entire rat's nest of the administration and the Republican party leadership are all complicit at the very least with covering up the ties between Drumpf and Russia.  How's that working for you Comrade Ryan!

NY Times — Sir Walter Scott's words are so appropriate to the Drumpf administration and those that have to navigate around it without getting thrown under the bus.
"Oh! What a tangled web we weave
when first we practice to deceive."
Resist and Persist!!!

I'm very glad you had such a good experience with the Comcast guy.  Last time I had a modem problem, Telus was great.  The only thing I don't like is the '4 hour window' the trades often use.  I understand why, but sure does screw up your day.

Carol Bischoff (409)
Friday May 19, 2017, 5:59 am
Thanks for sharing TomCat.

Ben O (154)
Friday May 19, 2017, 10:03 am
Thanks Tom, have a great weekend!

TomCat S (128)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:03 pm
Thanks all. Hugs. Stars. TGIF!!

pam w (139)
Friday May 19, 2017, 4:20 pm
Maybe Comcast is turning around? I hope so, TC!

Janis K (126)
Friday May 19, 2017, 5:24 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Colleen L (3)
Friday May 19, 2017, 7:25 pm
Glad to read that Comcast did their work properly for you. I know I've had technicians out numerous times to get their task done correctly. Trump is digging his hole even deeper. Hopefully it won't be too much longer that he will be out of office for good. Thanks TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Friday May 19, 2017, 8:57 pm
4:20. Sometimes "service" really does mean service. Sounds like Comcast sent you a really nice, competent, professional technician. Thanks for the post, TomCat.

Glennis W (398)
Friday May 19, 2017, 9:54 pm
Comcast sounds great they give some lessons to the NBN in Australia mine has gone backwards have to stay with them the way it is set up with this stupid government Turnballs is an idiot Have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat.

Winnie A (179)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 8:42 am
Thanks TC

TomCat S (128)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 2:09 pm

Margie F (148)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 3:38 am

Bill and Katie D (107)
Monday May 29, 2017, 7:40 pm
Thank you TomCat
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