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Open Thread - 9/13/2017


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TomCat
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Peggy B (39)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 12:12 pm
TYFS
 

JL A (282)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 12:42 pm
M.C. Smith gave some incredible floor speeches that were germane in the 1970's and are again most relevant with themes of the kind of voice members of Congress are supposed to have given their oaths, balance of power and dangers to democracy present in all three times.

May Mueller prevail.
AB is on target--I'd add it was a stolen view of the film he liked.

Thanks for helping people solidly know how climate change is increasing the severity of storms and weather events.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 12:58 pm
4:46 Hope you have freezer space, unless Squatch can save him.

Keith # 120 - Of course Keith is right that Mueller doesn't need to prove ALL of it and that he already has enough to prove SOME of it - enough to establish a crime. I am hoping for more, and I believe Mueller is building for more.

YT/MO - They've been getting away with that "not an appropriate time" crap sice forever on guns - and other things. To me, trying to apply the tactic to climate change is a dead giveaway of how much a ploy it really is, and not at all meant to spare anyone's feelings, except theirs.

TNY - Many people have suffered intense emtional stress, up to and even including PTSD, just from reading or hearing a sentence which contained the words "Ted," "Cruz," and "sex." Nausea, too.

Cartoon - And good for her!

RESIST AND PERSIST !!
 

David C (186)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 1:16 pm
Andy Borowitz -- makes me laugh like crazy today
 

Ted W (130)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 2:00 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat-try to grab somew rest!!
 

Pat B (357)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 2:25 pm
KO: All liars in the dt camp, getting exposed by Mr. Mueller. Good news!!

MO: With each warning and alarm, people still go about their business, oblivious to what the scientists are telling us about with climate changes and the warming, and warnings from the earth.

New Yorker: Talk about a 'pie in the face' for the nefarious Cruz...meanwhile he's blamed it all on his staff for 'liking' on Twitter.

Gotta run, go pick up my student. :-)

Thanks, Tom, and have a great evening!
 

Lona G (85)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 2:37 pm
Keith Olbersonn #120: Keith is going strong, as always. All we can do is wait on Mueller while Drumpf has the Republican henchmen and henchwomen installed as judges, irritates North Korea and a lot of other foreign countries, and will drive his tax cuts through, even if it is the last thing he does. Let’s hope it is.

MO: “Now is the time to discuss Climate Change” will be chiselled on the tombstones of Republicans drowned in the next “the biggest ever” hurricane that hits the South.

TNY: Porn: another industry brought to its knees by Republicans. LOL Andy.

Cartoon: Three cheers for Margaret Chase Smith!
 

Animae C (511)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 4:12 pm
TY TC
 

Walter F (131)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 5:27 pm
Tom thanks for the news and video, .catch up on your sleep and stay well
 

Kathleen M (231)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 5:34 pm
Great post! Thx for sharing TC. For GOPTP scum, there's no good time to speak truth to greed and power...a blue pox on the scurvy lot of them!
 

Mitchell D (103)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Keith: C'mon Bobby!

MO: And, I have seen the results of glacier melting first hand, at the Mendenhall glacier, where there is a lake of meltwater extending for some large distance, down to where the glacier itself used to have its terminus!
New Yorker: Ted Cruz, the name just oozes porn.
 

Glennis W (406)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 8:14 pm
Sorry to hear you are not getting good rest, Spring in OZ and it was 35*C in Sydney yesterday 32*C in Rocky. Hope you an get some decent rest and stays a little cooler for you .Take care and rest well. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 9:13 pm
Thank you for the Video's Keith O. is right on it all
.I see Flynn's son was in Russsia with him.Mueller will find out why!
Shumer and Pelosi had dinner at the white House tonite. there are different Stories of the Wall though.
DACA WILL BE PROTECTED & PROCEED. SUPPOSEDLY GOOD NEWS! LET'S GET IT ROLLING
RESIST PERSIST DEFEND AND REMOVE
Hope you are cooler and rest better.
Thank you TomCat

 

Nita L (115)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 2:02 am
Thank you TC.
 

Winn A (177)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:43 am
Thanks TC!
 

Ben O (178)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 7:14 am
Thanks Tom, keep up the good work!
 

TomCat S (132)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 9:59 am
Thanks all. hugs!
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 2:49 pm
Puzzle — 4:01  As JD says, I hope you have freezer space because that is way too much birdie for one meal!

YouTube — It seems that the cast of characters in the Drumpf administration (past and present) and the Drumpf campaign are doing Mueller’s work, or at least part of it, for him, albeit unintentional.  The timing of Mueller’s trip to the House committee on the Judiciary will be interesting speculation for now.  It could be pivotal for Republicans as the 2018 midterms roll in.  My guess is that there will be a lot of Drumpf deniers by then.  There will probably be more Drumpf deniers than there are climate deniers.  Go sharks!

YouTube — Further proof that Republicans (and any climate change deniers) only see further money making opportunities and don’t give a rat’s ass for people.  More destruction means more reconstruction opportunities, more retail opportunities as people need to replace some things.  More people injured or ill as a result means increased need for outrageously priced medical services and drugs.  Call me a cynic if you like, but that is how I see it.

The New Yorker — So that’s why Cruz is saying it was a staffer and not him — he wants the industry profits to soar.  Sex trade workers are organising because of Ted Cruz.

Cartoon — Margaret Chase Smith would be an inspiration to my generation.  I remember building a “fort” in the woods with a new friend in Vancouver in 1969.  We called it “Girl Power” and had a big sign on it saying so.  What a time being 17 years old.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Sorry I’m late. I said this week was busy and yesterday was the worst.  I left the house at 930 hours and did not get home until 2030 hours.  I was so tired that I ate and then went to bed.  Man, did I sleep well last night!
 

Sheila D (28)
Friday September 15, 2017, 10:45 am
3:26. Sorry to hear about the heat. Hopefully things have cooled off by now.

#120. It would be so much easier if we could just LOCK THEM UP! They are all liars and will cheat and run cons until they are stopped.

Weather is never easy to forecast. However, we have known for decades that the storms, droughts, etc, are getting worse. We know the big corporations like Exxon have hidden scientific evidence so they could make more money before being forced to change. In the long run they only hurt themselves, along with everyone else on the planet.

TNY: Any time we are told, "don't think about _____", that's exactly what we will end up thinking about. Cruz is not someone I want to think about; what a mess.

Cartoon: What an amazing woman.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Looking forward to cooler weather soon.

RESIST! PERSIST! and REMOVE!
 

TomCat S (132)
Friday September 15, 2017, 1:29 pm
Thank you both!
 
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