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Open Thread - 9/12/2017

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

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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.

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Joanne D (38)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 2:09 pm
5:12 Well, you can certainly tell how my allergies are doing from my puzzle times. (Not the absolute numbers, but the rough per cent over or under average.)

SO glad your Broncos won for you!

Keith # 119 - Exploitation and politicization of grief. Isn't that the truth. And, of course, because grief is so relentlessly politicized and exploited, it's no surprise so many people wonder whether every incident of mass grief is really a false flag, constructed only to be politicized.

With Trump being so cavalier about this particular, defining incident of mass grief, how can we not wonder what he is planning to eclipse it with.

TNY - Just LOOKING at Bannon requires a barf bag alert. And he IS old enough to have the face he deserves, by any standard.

DKos - Hardly unexpected, but still deplorable.

Cartoon - Failed photo ops: 1. This. 2. Paul Ryan washing clean pots and pans.


David C (129)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 2:50 pm

Ted W (127)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 3:04 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!!! Thanks for posting, TomCat-grab some rest if you can!!

Pat B (356)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 4:06 pm
KO: Right from his heart. dt doesn't give one iota about anybody, or anything, just his bloated self.

NYer: Yes, I felt the same way while viewing the video. BBA!!

DK: Greedy, self serving id's. Every single one of them.

Cartoon: Pathetic and sad.

Glad to see your guys won! Yea, that was a close call too at the end, by your comment. My guys play the Bengals this TH. We'll see how they do. Nice to read that your temps are going down to where it will be nice and comfortable for y'all. Get some rest, have a good evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Kathleen M (211)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 4:19 pm
Glad your Broncos came thru, even if it was hair raising! Thx for sharing TC. Wonder if tRump can read any better than W?

JL A (281)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 5:02 pm
Tomorrow is supposed to top out at 80--I am so ready, especially since the possible rain remains imaginary thus far. Still wanted a Bannon warning (seems AB agrees on its need).

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 5:23 pm
I haven't been around because of site issues. I hope everyone is alright.

Walter F (129)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 5:59 pm
Tom thanks for the news and Olbermann's video .Stay well

Glennis W (398)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 6:16 pm
Take care Rest well when able Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Vivian B (169)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 6:39 pm
Take it easy for a few days, TC. We need your level-headed point of view to help us thru the dark times we are in NOW!!
Thanks so much, TC!!!

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:12 pm

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:21 pm
Keith: I have a similar reaction to "Never Forget."  "Never Forget,"is how the most recent atrocities, years ago now, in the Balkans, were fired up.  That King had been dead since the 1300's, no less!  But, Rumpy?  The man is a jackass, and somebody on his staff probably reminded him to tweet, or it was his communications guy.
NYorker: I had not known Bannon had been on CBS, but I can commiserate with these poor, traumatized viewers.  Nice of Andy to report on their experiences.
DK: Any excuse in a storm.
'Toon: Sad sack!

Animae C (514)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:34 pm
i remember the shock & laughter when i first saw that shot of bush!!!!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 8:45 pm
I had to laugh on MSNBC they were telling of how many button down shirts he wears all at once.
It was funny! Since he does!
Bannon is a very scarey guy!
He does know so much and has made deals with the TRUMP Family
Great to hear Keith O. Thank you for the Video.
Thank you TomCat

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 3:52 am
Puzzle — 3:52  I don’t think that boat will sail far!  Don’t get your paws wet Puddy Tat!

Fantasy Football — Yes, but this is only week one.  I am just getting warmed up!

YouTube — So the twit did not tweet a message of remembrance on 9/11.  Given that he harped on the thousands of “Muslims” he said he saw cheering on the hijacker’s attack; given that first responders out did themselves in responding to the emergency; given that 9/11 forms a part of the American psyche now, Drumpf should have at least acknowledged that without prompting half a day later.  But wait, it isn’t about himself, so it isn’t important in his pea-sized brain.

The New Yorker — Only the strong of stomach or the totally stupid could watch that slug without barfing.

Daily Kos — Welfare for the .1% indeed!  The tax cuts have absolutely nothing to do with the hurricane recovery, nothing!  The people that need the help the most and have the least resources won’t get it.  Opportunists all, Drumpf and the Republicans.  I hope Dems push back til it hurts and I hope the electorate bring pressure to bear like they did with healthcare.

Cartoon — “After 16 years, neither does his successor.”  Don’t you mean the next Republican to occupy the WH, not Obama who was GWB’s successor?  If it isn’t just 140 characters, Drumpf can’t read and understand anything.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Lona G (80)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 5:12 am
Keith Olbermann #119: Excellent question, Keith. Why didn’t Drumpf twitter on the morning of 9/11? Most likely his caretakers prevented him from doing so, knowing they had his speech ready on teleprompter and until he had read that aloud, any tweet beforehand would have undone anything the written-for-him-speech said beforehand too. And Drumpf being the terrible-twos kid he is, wouldn’t let any of those caretakers close to his twitter account either, just to spite them.

TNY: You’re so right Andy, they could have given an official warning: 🤢

DK: WOW, how’s that for a slap in the face of all hurricane victims? Please hand out some of the barf bags featured here.

Cartoon: And we thought HE was dumb.

You must be happy with your Bronco’s win, TomCat, but alas, it didn’t compensate for the muggy heat, I fear.

Winnie A (179)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 6:52 am

TomCat S (128)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 11:59 am
Thanks all. Hugs!

Marija M (29)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 2:38 pm
Thank you TomCat.

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 2:59 pm
Hey, how about that, I'm actually able to get into Care2! I see somebody says they've been having "site issues"? Maybe that's why. I've been blaming my old, cranky computer.

The New Yorker: As an apology for the horrific picture on that article, Andy Borowitz posted a picture of George Clooney. It showed up in my Facebook news feed. At least, I THINK it was George Clooney. My eyes were still a bit fuzzy from the first photo.

Freya H (357)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 4:38 pm
Well, unfortunately the picture in the cartoon was shopped. Doesn't detract from the humor, though.

How 'bout them Broncos! They ain't the Falcons, and the Chargers ain't the Patriots.

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 7:17 pm
3:22. #119. September is a difficult month. Hard to forget some things, even if we wanted to.
TNY: One person said, "it was an hour I'll never get back." I've watched excerpts; couldn't watch the whole thing..
Cartoon. I'm not surprised. I'm sure that's why he married above his station (though why she married below hers is beyond me.)

Dianne M: I was having problems with Care2, also, but it seemed my biggest problem was through Care2 News Junkies, which, of course, is where TomCat happens to be. It's back in order now, thankfully. Good to know I wasn't the only one having problems.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope you're finally getting some cooler weather.

Nita L (120)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 1:44 am
Thank you TomCat.

TomCat S (128)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 10:02 am
Thannks all! Hugs!
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