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Open Thread - 9/22/2017

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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.

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Ted W (127)
Friday September 22, 2017, 2:15 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday September 22, 2017, 2:46 pm
4:47 They say brown, but it looks orange to me. Don't get Republic-anything.

YT/RWW - Well, what would you expect from someone named "Shoebat"? He obviously hates his parents for not changing their name to something remotely acceptable, and is taking his resentment out on anyone or any group that is handy. I do hope Mr. Shoebat receives every bit as much due process as he wants everyone else to have.

DKos - We knew that billionaires are extortionists. That is how they become billionaires (or, if born into billions, how that stay that way.) This new openness is just a mark of the success of the extortion.

WaPo - You defintiely hear Wilie Horton, loud and clear. Of course, having a brain, I can see that there is ZERO connection between "gangs" on the one hand and "refugees" on the other. ZERO. Whether Virginia can see that, in enough numbers to count? Unknown. What has Northam's response been? Because, unfortunately, this kind of advertising works, and it can't just be ognored.

Cartoon - Good one. And so true.


Pat B (356)
Friday September 22, 2017, 2:58 pm
BBA: Good Lord, he needs to go back in the hole he came from!! What a hateful man!

DK: This is such a diabolical bill. $$ talks to the gop, and they're trying to gobble it up, at the expense of millions of American people's lives and their healthcare!! RESIST these a-- Hats!!

BBA: What an ugly spear campaing ad by Gillespie!
Dr. Northam (an Army Veteran), and Lt. Governor, said that he's" listening carefully to Donald Trump, and I think he's a narcissistic maniac. Whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring in his hate into Virginia." Godspeed, and Good Luck!! Mr. Northam.

Cartoon: So sad.!!

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

Kathleen M (211)
Friday September 22, 2017, 5:08 pm
Noted. Stamp out Kochroaches! Thx for sharing TC.

Animae C (516)
Friday September 22, 2017, 5:08 pm

Walter F (129)
Friday September 22, 2017, 5:15 pm
Thanks for your news Tom. You'll find resisting easier bow with the coming of autumn and cooler weather.Stay well

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday September 22, 2017, 7:04 pm
Thank you for the Video's TomCat
McCain has said he will VOTE NO
Murkowski may have been bought off for the Obamacare the state keeps!
Collins will likely Vote No Rand Paul is Voting No
Are they always going to keep coming back with this CRAP?
Thank you TomCat


Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday September 22, 2017, 7:10 pm
Talk is of Sean Spicer's Notes being asked for by Mueller but as I look at all this it, this is his personal property Not the Government's.

Mitchell D (88)
Friday September 22, 2017, 7:40 pm
Changing the subject a bit, POTUS thing now saying that the Facebook/Russia connection is a hoax, too. Will his sheep ever get the sense that whatever does not fit his view of how the world ought to be…is a hoax? This is the GOPig meme of the 20teens! it’s their projection machine working overtime. They are the hoax! As in Fake americans, Fake Christians, like the Shoebat, above.

Glennis W (395)
Friday September 22, 2017, 7:45 pm
Great videos and cartoon very sad. Great Resist Picture Joanne Take care and rest well when able Have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Friday September 22, 2017, 10:09 pm
Great videos. I agree with others that the cartoon is true but sad. Thanks TomCat

Nita L (120)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 1:41 am
I will be so glad when Muller clears out the White House. Thank you TC.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 4:39 am
I can't finish the video. I live in the gay neighborhood. Gays are my friends.
You made another great cartoon! Love it!

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 5:04 am
Puzzle — 3:11 Sorry little chicken. I could not save you from that ravenous Puddy Tat!

RWW — Barf Bag Alert indeed! Needed a double extra large! Judging by the paraphernalia hanging about this guy’s walls and his screed, he professes to be a very conservative Catholic. I wonder what Pope Francis would say about his hateful rant. Make no mistake, this Shoebat is no Christian. Perhaps Pope Francis should excommunicate him for inciting murder and blaspheming Jesus.

Daily Kos — It seems with Republicans, everything comes down to money in one way or another. John McCain has apparently confirmed that he will not support the bill even though his BFF Graham is the co-author. As I said a day or so ago, Graham, and no doubt other Republicans, see Medicare/Medicaid as socialism and they can’t have that. I am waiting for someone to invoke the name of Joe McCarthy since so many see socialism and communism as the same thing which it definitely is not. Republicans take from the poor and give to the rich — reverse Robin Hood. I would like to know how Graham can promise Murkowski that Alaska can keep Obamacare if she votes for this piece of crap. I hope she does not buy that pile of horseshit!

Washington Post — If Republicans didn’t have the hate card, they’d have nothing at all. I googled Willie Horton but I don’t quite understand the connection. The ad itself is garbage. Unfortunately, there are too many people that heed garbage.

Cartoon — Or die as a result of Republicare. Sick, sick, sick!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

I had a lazy day today, getting up later than usual. The weather was beautiful which I hope holds for tomorrow. I volunteered to direct parking at a funeral tomorrow, so no rain thank you.

Lona G (78)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 7:16 am
RWW: I didn’t get any further than “…this sodomite should have been shot anyway…” I don’t care if this video was made by a Christian thumping the Bible to underscore his opinion, or a Muslim thumping the Koran or a Jew thumping the Torah or anyone else thumping whatever personal truth; the First Amendment should never allow anyone to call for people to be killed because of their interpretation of whatever they are thumping. If Da’esh videos are taken from the internet because of the violence and murder they ‘preach against ‘unbelievers”, then any other incitement to violence should be taken off too and the makers prosecuted.
And please don’t come telling me that Theodore Shoebat is not a real Christian; that is not the point of my remark. ⭕️

DK: Although it is curious this news comes through the British The Guardian, it only underscores what most regular commentators on Politics Plus have been saying: The GOP is in the pockets of the Koch brothers and their ilk, and under Drumpf more than ever. And just as we expected these Koch sock puppets have sold their soul, i.e. their seat in Congress, to the devil:

Sean Lansing, [Koch network’s political arm, Americans for Prosperity]’s chief operating officer, warned that the Republican party’s House majority could be in jeopardy if the Republican-led Congress doesn’t follow through.

“If they don’t make good on these promises … there are going to be consequences, and quite frankly there should be,” Lansing said.

WP: Wow, nice string of fabricated/unproven links there, Ed Gillespie. Taking your cues from Drumpf here, are you? How about the link between the MS-13 street gang and illegal immigrants, how about the link between sanctuary cities and (dangerous illegal immigrant) street gangs and how about the link between Northam voting in favor of sanctuary cities (in favor to do what?) and MS-13. Yes, Gillespie knows it’s so much easier to link a few unrelated things together that to ever untangle them again. And to hell to those minorities, they weren’t going to vote for him anyway. They sure won’t now.

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow, TomCat.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 11:34 am
Noted, Thank you

Janet B (0)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 12:54 pm

Sheila D (28)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 1:01 pm
3:58. BBA: This guys name should be "Batsh*t Crazy"; he certainly is no Christian.
DK: None of the GOP I've heard talk about this stupid health care bill seems to like it. It's only because Drumpf keeps yammering at them that they even would consider putting it through.
WP: Bad news all around.
Thanks for the post, TomCat.

TomCat S (128)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 1:39 pm
Thanks all. Hugs.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 3:03 pm
Noted, Thanks

Freya H (358)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 4:49 pm
"If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be - a Christian." - Mark Twain

"In truth there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus." - George Bernard Shaw

TomCat S (128)
Sunday September 24, 2017, 12:26 pm

Ian Crory (31)
Sunday September 24, 2017, 4:53 pm
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