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Open Thread - 8/1/2015

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).


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Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 10:42 am
3:51 Hallowe'en already? Gotta admit it's different. I don't think I'd be comfortable in the costume though.

Media Matters - Speaking of Hallowe'en - the Republican Party as Dr. Victor Frankenstein - type casting but effective. The conservative media (wait - wait - you mean CONSERVATIVES are admitting the media os NOT liberal?) as the monster is maybe not quite so accurate since the monster had feelings.

Daily Kos - Sister Joan's statement is a Godsend for us Catholics (and there are more of us than you might think) who believe that abortion should be available, cheap and SAFE, and that the best way to minimize the need for abortion is to make birth control widely available, cheaper, and safer. It is probably impossible to eliminate the need for abortion completely, because it is probably impossible to eliminate rape and incest. Those men who want to regulate sexual behavior, however (and I realize that not all do), should start with their own.

YouTube - I'll need to watch it later. I don't suppose there is a transcript anywhere?

Cartoon - Nice but non-binding, it was still helpful. I guess.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 10:47 am
The Republicans are really good at whining and complaining - not so good at solutions.

Pro-birth. From now on, that is the term to be used for all those anti-abortion folks - the Sister is spot on - they care only until the child is born. They are pro-birth, not pro-life.

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 10:51 am
Sister Chitister is sooo right about the pseudo-Christian asses!
The Repugs were not able to govern long before the right got soooo fucking more stupid!

JL A (281)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 12:56 pm
I'm glad they've given up on the absurd claim of a liberal media. Yeah, none of them want to admit that they are into the selling of America for profit.

The Sister and Jimmy Carter say much the same thing on the moral and/or Christian perspective one what is wrong with many who claim they are pro-life.

May be back if I succeed in watching the video.

At least accords provide a framework and place to begin for future negotiations.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 12:57 pm
I don't think anyone really likes abortion. I am pro choice but I wish it were not neccassary but the fact is it is needed in many cases. I respect some people who are pro life, not all. And I don't think any man has the right to even speak on the subject. And it's mostly men who are against it with no answers how to care for the children who would be born.
Hot here!
Thank you for posting. Hope you got some much deserved sleep!

JL A (281)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 1:32 pm
Just got an email with this hot news: "BREAKING: Texas’ top law enforcement officer, Attorney General KEN PAXTON has been indicted."

David C (75)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 3:50 pm

Animae C (508)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 5:08 pm

Edith B (146)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 9:26 pm
I hope you got a good nap.

Media Matters: When I started reading this, I thought it was a post from Andy. It sounds like something he would say. I can't imagine a Republican with enough sense to realize the influence right wing media has over most of our politics. They have all played to their base, whether it was good for the country or not, and now it is hitting them in the face!

Daily Kos: I am surprised they have not organized a protest against this Sister. She speaks the truth, they only care about a child while it is in the womb.

Youtube: She has always been a brilliant speaker and she makes some very good points here.

Cartoon: I agree with Joanne.

P A (117)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 1:44 am
Media Matters – I am astounded that any of the Repuglicons have broken ranks – and am (sadly) waiting for the howls of the lunatic Far Far Right to hunt them down. I thought that every moderate Republican had been hunted out of the modern Repuglicon party in the last few years – it seems that some of them have been lying low and keeping quiet as the Far Right took over their party and purged anyone of even slightly Right beliefs, insisting on Far Far Right instead. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Daily Kos – it is more than time that someone religious spoke up about the cruel attitude of the Right wanting babies born but then leaving them to starve, and those that survive to have no schooling or proper nutrition, or jobs, or healthcare – God bless Sister Joan Chittister.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 5:52 am
Ship skeleton puzzle time; 5:18. I love it so much I shared it on FB.

care2 is giving me tech problems. It's the worst tech site ever.

TomCat S (125)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 10:22 am
Thanks all. Hugs.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 12:47 pm
Redeemed credits today !!!!

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 1:14 pm
Sorry, I started this yesterday but did a face plant on my keyboard.

Puzzle — 3:00 Today I had to be as propped up as that boat!

Media Matters — "One Republican Senate aide claimed that it's "the conservative media pushing us to take these positions, these extremist positions. And of course there are those who are more than willing to take them because it gets them press. . . ." — So it would seem to be, according to this Republicanus/Teabaggerum Senate aide, that the Republicanus/Teabaggerum are unable to think for themselves, and are mere pawns in the political game. Sheeple? Give me a break! They know exactly what's happening, what they're doing!

Daily Kos — Sister Joan Chittister's differentiation between the right to life and the right to birth is spot on. Where I disagree, like many of you, is in women not having the right to make their own decisions about their bodies. I was always taught that people were given free will by the Creator. That means making decisions appropriate for oneself but not imposing one's decisions/views on others. Pseudo Christians would impose their faith and decisions on others.

YouTube — Excellent and passionate speech. Racial inequality must cease!

Cartoon — An important agreement. Interesting that Russia, now lead by Putin, under the banner of the USSR which signed the Accords, should violate the borders of Ukraine.

Vivian B (169)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 5:41 pm
Sister Joan has a good message
Catnip and treats for everyone

TomCat S (125)
Monday August 3, 2015, 11:10 am
Thanks all!
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