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Open Thread - 2/6/2018


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TomCat
- 14 days ago - politicsplus.org
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 Dixon (38)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 2:12 pm
5:48 Don't break a tooth on the gravel.

I do feel so deeply for Nameless. i'm grateful and maybe even a little proud that he has shared with us, knowing that we are here for him.

MSNBC - Silence from the Democrats is not even treason against Trump personally, since no Democrat EVER pledged to support him. And it is certainly not treason against the nation. It could only be treason if he were the KING as in "L'Etat, c'est moi." I suppose that is what he believes. Further, as Brian pointed out, not even disrepectful It's commonplace for opposing party members to sit stone faced during any political speech. No. What IS disrespectful is loudly shouting, "You lie!"

WaPo - It could be a correction and also be, or turn into, a slide. We shall see.

TNY - It's a good thing that Andy publishes in The New Yorker, that "elite east coast rag." If any word of this gets to Trumps base, they will believe it is gospel truth.

Cartoon - Yup. And they haven't picked a replacement yet.

RESIST AND PERSIST!
 

David C (153)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 2:12 pm
I can't stand listening to this man's bogusness and the smug looks on the cult members following him anymore........I hope the cartoon comes true soon
 

Pat B (355)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 3:26 pm
MSNBC: Even saying or scoffing in the manner he said it, is dangerous. Look how they acted with Mr. Obama and his speeches. Now, I'm supposing that when Dems come up with a speech, the Repugs will heartily applause for them? Nope, not gonna happen, it's commonplace.

WP: Time will tell.

NYer: Surely, Mr. Dumpty will find someone to blame, and it won't be him, for sure!! He's flawless in every way, don'tchaknow??

It's been a rainy, cold day here. We've been in a 'burn ban' here for a few weeks, so I'll take it. Enjoy your evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

*Nameless: May the comfort that comes from the memory of your loved one, give you peace and solace in the days ahead. My prayers to you, and to your family.
 

Freya H (357)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 3:52 pm
Stocks plummeting soon after the 1% ogres get their totally unnecessary tax break. Coincidence? Could be - but I think not. I am no expert on economics, but I see a connection. So much for the Orange Ogre "making America great again."

The storm is about to break.

Cartoon is all too true. Would be truer if the Democrat donkey was added. Both of our major political parties are farces, and the alternatives are all flakes.
 

Glennis W (404)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 5:46 pm
Interesting Great comments Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing
 

Mitchell D (104)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 6:09 pm
Nameless: Sorry for your loss, glad that you had her for so long.
MSNBC: Not going to watch POS-TUS, it's not good for my b/p!  He is accusing Dems of treason?  HE, is accusing Dems of treason?  THIS s**thole?
WP: They ought to hire Andy!!
Andy: Yes, dump does really think this is all a TV show!
 

Nita L (118)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 6:18 pm
I'm so sorry for your loss Nameless. My thoughts are with you.
Drumpf is disgusting and I can't wait for Mueller to bring him and his cronies down.
Thank you TomCat.
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 8:50 pm
Like the cartoon. Agree with Joanne and Freya.. Thanks TomCat
 

Ted W (127)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 9:00 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!Love the cartoon!!
 

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday February 6, 2018, 9:22 pm
My condolences to Nameless.
5:09. MSNBC: Our "leader" lives in a fantasy world.
WP: He wants to take credit for anything that happens that is positive; however, he will blame anyone and everyone if it's negative.
TNY: Whatever he does, it will probably be a disaster.
Cartoon: If only it would happen that way...
Thanks for the post, TomCat.
 

Lona G (85)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 5:18 am
Nameless: My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you.

MSNBC: Eugene Robertson was spot on with “why are we sitting here [] talking about this utterly false, ridiculous thing [Drumpf] said? Because it has that impact,” which referred to his abundant use of certain words, such as “collusion” or now “treasonous” to normalize them. Yes, it is also the old Republican projection trick to which they always default whenever they are accused of something, but it also takes the sting out of these words, in fact takes their very meaning away, by repeating them over and over again in a completely false and ridiculous context.

WP: Paul Krugman yesterday stated in the New York Times: “When talking about stock markets, there are three rules you have to remember. First, the stock market is not the economy. Second, the stock market is not the economy. Third, the stock market is not the economy.”
Other presidents (or their advisors) knew that and never bragged about how well something as volatile as the stock market was doing as if it was their doing. They all knew that what goes up today for no reason may come down again tomorrow for no reason, except for Drumpf and Mnuchin of course. Drumpf was stupid enough to tie his “achievements” to an index, one that makes a lot of his friends rich (on paper) but nobody else, but now hasn’t got the guts to come back on that. The timing of this stock-market fall, which had been predicted in coming by many economists, couldn’t be more unfortunate for Drumpf, but he’s lucky that only a few are talking about bond values dropping because of the enormous deficit increase he/Republicans are forging with their Tax Cuts. As Kugman sees it:

So are we heading for trouble? Too soon to tell. But if we are, rest assured that we’ll have the worst possible people on the case.

TNY: So it’s even worse than I noted above, and Andy is on to something: Drumpf is now blaming the index itself for being an index. Yup, in Drumpf’s alter reality that would make a lot of sense.

Cartoon: Don’t wait for the GOP to go extinct, give it a generous helping hand in November!
 

Winn A (178)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 6:39 am
So sorry on the loss of your Mom.
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 8:21 am
Nameless So sorry for the Loss of your Mom!
Just like the KId he is on TRUMPY"s Whining over the No Applause for Democrat's!
He is another that needed a good Learning when he was small.
Stocks it will balance out again , always does.
RESIST PERSIST DEFEND AND REMOVE THEM ALL
Thank you TomCat
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 10:20 am
I hope everyone has emailed their congressman and their senators to say that homeless veterans need housing. No one needs a parade.
 

TomCat S (130)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 12:33 pm
Thanks all. Hugs!
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 7:44 pm
Thanks
 

TomCat S (130)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 12:44 pm
YVW Janet.
 

Anna R (0)
Sunday February 11, 2018, 1:20 am
Thank you
 
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