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Open Thread - 8/11/2017

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday August 11, 2017, 2:31 pm
4:24 I went to this right after X-posting The Fun, and the colors were so similar, I kept forgetting what I was supposed to be seeing!

Weather - thunder and lightning here - thought the Mooch was gone!
I couldn't wait - I looked up the score (and smiled) - but your account is far more colorful.

AlterNet - My house is there, too, Stephen.

Raw Story - I believe he has been officially fired. (And, apparently,. so has Godwin's Law.)

MoJo - Calling California "californicated" is reminiscent of Scaramucci's unforgettable Bannon image. And, yes, this is a great idea, as long as it doesn't lead to secession. The rest of the United States needs both coasts, whether they admit it or not.

Cartoon - Oh, yeah, I see it coming. Faithful America has a petition up calling out "Pastor" Jeffress.

Ted W (127)
Friday August 11, 2017, 3:15 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!!!! Thanks for sharing TomCat!!

JL A (281)
Friday August 11, 2017, 3:47 pm
yeah...war is not a golf ball to hit and nuclear weapons do more damage than the ball...
I saw my first ever DHS vehicle on the road in my country yesterday...I had a stronger reaction than to any other law enforcement vehicle I've ever seen--the back only said police and a phone number--it was the side that identified agency (not true of most CA law enforcement-if it says police, it also says which agency in the same area)...I cannot begin to imagine how horrifying it might be for someone whose family hasn't been here for generations...

Pat B (356)
Friday August 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
AN: Good Lord, somebody shut his A - - up!!!! What's with Pence standing by, meekly, while his Führer was spewing these insults and threats?? Guess he doesn't care if we all die either, eh? w.t.H.????

RS/MM: Glad CNN got rid of him, read an article somewhere, that he was called a 'Bigoted Sycophant', which describes him well. Glad he's gone. for now, anyway!

MJ: At least one state is standing up for immigrants, and for their rights to live here....Kudos to Jerry Brown!

Cartoon: Gulp!! *Joanne, signed petition. Last sentence of petition after signing..."Twisting the words of scripture to justify nuclear war runs deeply counter to Jesus's message of peace and reconciliation." AMEN!

I feel your morning frustration, glad you got it resolved. Glad you got a good game from your guys, your prayers were answered. We're supposed to be back in the 100's all next week, weather wise. ugh!
Hope you have a good evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Friday August 11, 2017, 5:19 pm
Noted. Thx for posting TC.

David C (127)
Friday August 11, 2017, 5:47 pm
I'm with Colbert, ironically just watched the video while doing other things

David C (127)
Friday August 11, 2017, 5:53 pm
thanks, puzzle time longer than average

Lona G (77)
Friday August 11, 2017, 7:24 pm
Alternet: Bad internet connections here intervene with some videos more than others, and this one ends up with an error. Darn, I could have done with a bit of satire, there’s little to laugh about in the Aussie media, especially not since the Aussies have offered Drumpf their country’s support in event of an attack on the US (Guam). Well, their PM did, in desperate need of some diversion and “strong leadership” himself too, and without consulting parliament. But apparently Drumpf was tickled pink, uh orange, with the Aussie commitment to his good cause and praised the “beautiful” country.

RS: Might we ask why Jeff Lord was working for CNN in the first place? Probably a relic from the time they were all pro-Drumpf and he didn’t attack them as fake news every chance he gets.

MJ: Kudos to California! The law, if passed, may not hold in court, but it’s a fantastic gesture towards immigrants.

What a waste of money having to call in a locksmith that was, TomCat, especially as you are sure your keys must be in your room somewhere. I hope you haven’t emptied your trashcan yet, because things that disappear in the night sometimes develop little legs that gets them among the trash somehow, I’ve learned. Or in between the the bed’s headboard and matrass, or under it. I’m sure you’ll find you keys again with some assistance, with lifting perhaps, when it cools down.

Mitchell D (88)
Friday August 11, 2017, 7:25 pm
MJ: That is a wonderful idea! THIS is a place from which people ought to focus on “State’s rights!”
Colbert has a way with words.
MM: Sadly, fools are ubiquitous!

Glennis W (395)
Friday August 11, 2017, 8:43 pm
Hope you have found your keys, great message. Take care and rest well Have a Great Weekend. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie and Bill D (107)
Friday August 11, 2017, 8:52 pm
You will find the Keys they will show up.
Colbert is Great we are all with him too.
Thank you TomCat

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 12:41 am
Puzzle — 4:05  This one really gave me the gears!  BTW, you missed the target box on this one.

AlterNet — “I’d like to go on the record. I do not want the Earth to blow up. That’s where my house is.” — Yeh, mine too!  If Drumpf and Kim Jong-un want to duke it out with nuclear warheads at 50 paces, let them do it on Mars and the rest of us will stay comfy here.

Raw Story — I read that yesterday and it damn near made my day! . . . not the tweet, the firing.  I wonder if other reputable networks will still have him on as a panelist?  I hope not.  He is a waste of good air.

Mother Jones — Ah!  So is this maybe what got one NRA spokesperson and conservative talk radio host, Grant Stinchfield, so hot and bothered?  Hot and bothered enough to tweet this: a href=""> “Let’s send a note to North Korea that Sacramento [California] changed its name to Guam!,”.  Good on California!!!

Cartoon — It is non stop already.  Drumpf and the current crop of Republicans keep ratchetting it higher and deeper!  A PhD in TEAbuggery and Bullshitology!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Haven’t you just had a peachy day! NOT!!  Having lost/misplaced keys a number of times myself, not only can it be expensive, but damn, it always happens at the worst possible times! . . . not that there is ever a good time.  At least though, there should be cooler weather on the way.  It was a bit cooler here and there is a possibility of rain on the weekend.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 12:45 am
Sorry, the link in my comment did not come out correctly. I suspect I hit the Ctrl key instead of the shift key rendering part of the code wrong. Here it is again.

“Let’s send a note to North Korea that Sacramento [California] changed its name to Guam!,”. 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 7:16 am

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 9:01 am

Sheila D (28)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 11:32 am
4:00. We all keep hoping for cooler weather, especially for you.
Love Stephen Colbert. His monologues lately are getting better and better.
Lord is an idiot.
MJ: California, for the most part, works well with immigrants, especially those from Mexico who are willing to work, which is more than I can say for some others. The way ICE has been waylaying those who follow the rules, stay out of trouble, yet still get deported, is despicable. Just because they've been given free rein to pick up everyone and anyone doesn't mean they should.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Sorry about your keys. As happens quiet often, you will probably find them now that you've replaced everything.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 1:20 pm
Agree....RESIST! PERSIST! IMPEACH! Thanks TomCat

TomCat S (128)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 2:35 pm
Thanks all. Tired hugs!

Les L (12)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 3:52 pm
Sending hugs and healing prayers for all that you are going through!!!

Nita L (120)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 5:29 pm
Thank you TomCat.

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 8:31 pm

TomCat S (128)
Sunday August 13, 2017, 1:50 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 2:07 am
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