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Open Thread - 8/30/2015


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

TomCat
- 1387 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).



   

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Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 1:28 pm
3:55 (4:31) Looks to me less like a stream and more like a drain. I think I'd be depending on the kindness of tourists myself.

Daily Kos - Yeah. So much for the infallibility of the free market.

NY Times - Yes, well, of course I am not a crazy Republican, but just the thought of technology that tracks people like packages sends me into "1984" mode. Today immigrants, tomorrow the world.

Alternet - Well, whatever else he knows, he SHOULD know a thing or two about ignorance, but I'll bet he doesn't. Your "Strike Three running mate" suggestion is not bad. Certainly no one else would touch him because of his mother.

Cartoon - And isn't that the truth! If only they would remember that precedent involved moving out of the United States, and follow that part too.
 

David C (75)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 1:31 pm
thanks
 

Janis K (129)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 1:32 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Pat B (356)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 1:37 pm
DK: Really?? I think it's great that Ms. Padilla wants to sell a safer gun to the masses. But people sending threats to her phone and her address is very scary indeed. I hope she changes everything for her safety. Those NRA/gun enthusiasts are not nice when they don't get their way!!
NYTimes: He's way out of line on this.....he needs to quit hitting the sauce.
AlterNet: Spewing his filth! WOW! What a hateful, mean racist!
Cartoon: Yes, Arnold's plan failed, and his treachery was revealed.

Hope that your med appointment goes without any hitches, and you get to and back home safely. Glad to see your Broncos won. I hope we get some rain soon. Enjoy your evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.
 

JL A (281)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 2:11 pm
Your rain sounds delightful--I am glad I'm spared Florida's of the moment (and the mudslides CA would have).

I feel for Belinda--if the NRA rhetoric were true, they would be supporting her big time.

Sounds like Christie wants to chip humans like pets get.

Sad that Zimmerman is even deserving of news coverage for his sick, hate-based quotes.

It does appear that the current GOP prefers to emulate Arnold instead of Lincoln or Eisenhower or someone else deserving of gratitude.
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 5:49 pm
Thanks
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 6:19 pm
Daily Kos: Yep, these kinds of .22 are available. Be nice if ALL handguns used this technology. Maybe even with those semi-auto, auto weapons sold freely in the open markets should also have this technology. There are other technologies being studied: hand print, finger print, voice recognition and so on.

NY Times: How can anyone miss Chris' girth, stature and his very long nose... A vast majority of people living in good ole USA are already being insidiously tracked as with people in other parts of the world.

Alternet: Don't forget that it was Jeb Bush who passed the Stand Your Ground into law in Florida with other states following. Zimmerman and his lawyers took advantage of that law. Strike 3 & Zimmerman would make excellent bed mates.

Cartoon: Waiting for the mass exodus of GOPers to leave... soon.

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Edith B (146)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 8:58 pm
Good luck, tomorrow, hope it isn't too bad for you.

Daily Kos: The NRA owns almost as much of our country as the Koch Bros. Mess with them and you have problems. They are using enough propaganda to scare everyone into buying a gun. The shootings in Roanoke are still receiving press notice, but that will fade of course. The father of one of the victims noted that the press would soon turn to whatever outrageous thing Trump has said, and this tragedy would fade from attention. I think he is right.

NY Times: Maybe that is Christies version of 666,

Alternet: Zimmerman just won't go away. If he had been tried someplace else, where a "Stand your ground" law didnt exist, he would be in prison.

Cartoon.: And they still adhere to it.
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 10:12 pm
Puzzle — 2:51 No butterflies to chase Puddy Tat, nor birds or fish over which to salivate!

Daily Kos — Hats off to Belinda Padilla for thinking of safety. I am not an American and not enamoured of the 2nd amendment. To watch and listen to the NRA, they are still in the era of the wild, wild west. I think JD is correct too when she states "So much for the infallibility of the free market.". It is a free market only when you don't piss-off the lobby, in this case the NRA.

NY Times — Christie is an asshole who speaks out of both sides of his mouth. "I have a better idea. Lets track PIGnocchio the way Goodyear tracks blimps!" Works for me!

Alternet — Too bad Zimmerman's mother didn't have an abortion before he was born! He is a hate filled bigot that deserves no quarter.

Cartoon — Perhaps the Republicanus/Teabaggerum can be moved out to "a tropical island(s) in the Pacific" . . . say Bikini Atoll to take advantage of American imperialism.

Well last night we had a humdinger of a storm with rain and 80 km/hour winds. And tonight is supposed to be bad too. Because of the lack of moisture previously, some trees like cottonwoods have no give and are breaking, destroying homes and cars. About 120,000 are still without power in Metro Vancouver, but at its height, there were close to 500,000 without power. I watched as a very large fir tree bent in the wind and wondered if it would come through the roof. It terrified the babes who like to look out of the den window, but it didn't break.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 11:32 pm
Daily Kos: God forbid if someone manages to make things safer.
Alternet: when I first heard about Zimmerman doing this I was horrified, then asked myself why am I shocked? Nothing Zimmerman does shocks me.
As always wishing you the best at your doctor appointment.
Thank you!
 

P A (117)
Monday August 31, 2015, 1:48 am
Daily Kos – after the horrendous murders that have happened in America, especially, but by no means only at Sandy Hook school, and all the ones before and since, the gun lobby fought viciously to have all their assault rifles and other multiple killing machines available to all, no matter how unhinged or even lunatic – and some even on a 'watch list' (wasn't THAT effective!). I am so sorry for the decent people in America.

As Adam Hills pointed out in The Last Leg (Channel Four) – the Second Amendment was just that – an AMENDMENT – so it can be altered in its turn (despite its quasi sacred status to the Right). If this were not so then America would still have slavery (another amendment) and would still be a place that banned alcohol….. which took one amendment to ban alcohol in the first place and another one to cancel it.
 

Arielle S (313)
Monday August 31, 2015, 6:28 am
One would think that as doctors want to weed out bad doctors or builders want to get rid of bad builders, that the NRA would WANT to make guns safe and only for those who know how to use them. But no, they are batshit crazy and only care about that piece of metal that makes them feel big. Little do they know their attitude just makes them look small.

Zimmerman surprises me - I was sure he'd be dead by now. Live by the sword, die by the sword... we so won't miss you, George.
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday August 31, 2015, 6:36 am
Varenna Bridge puzzle time; 5:03.

Is Zimmerman lpsychotic or what?
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday August 31, 2015, 8:02 am
Ammosexuals......So in love with death that they want all to be able to spead it to everyone, everywhere, anytime. Can't have a logical TOOL that prevents that from happening. no no. I wish I could.....nevermind.

Mr. KristiKreme Goombah...ROFLMAO at your comment Cat Daddy. Can we ship him to I dunno, Antarctica or something and track his progress all the way there???? Can we?? Huh, huh, can we, huh????? I so despise that walking stack of human excrement, I realllllllllllllly DO!!!!!!

ZimmerNazi.......Why is this CREATURE still alllowed out around human beings????? Let alone allowed to TALK SH*T to whomever will listen to it???? Why is IT still alive and not in a 6x10 CELL????? Sighhhhhhhhh

'Toon.....Soooooooooooooooo frikken TRUE, Cat Man.


 

Vivian B (169)
Monday August 31, 2015, 9:37 am
Loved the game outcome!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 31, 2015, 11:22 am
Arielle I too thought Zimmerman would no longer be here.
I really thought someone would take him out...not advocating that at all.
He certainly can't afford a security detail.
 

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Monday August 31, 2015, 11:30 am
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Birgit W (160)
Monday August 31, 2015, 12:54 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

TomCat S (125)
Monday August 31, 2015, 1:58 pm
Thanks all! Hugs!
 

Dianna M (16)
Monday August 31, 2015, 3:32 pm
Yes, TomCat, it's WRONG to claw someone's TP to shreds! The underpaid cleaning staff has enough to deal with. Shame on you for even thinking of it. [stern look]

Chris Hayes did a piece on 'smart' guns back in May. He interviewed the owner of a gun shop in New Jersey who said that he'd be willing to sell those guns--who immediately began receiving death threats. Big surprise, huh?
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 12:54 am
thanks
 

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 8:46 am
thanks for posting
 

TomCat S (125)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 1:07 pm
Thanks all, Dianna, I'm afraid the TP did not survive.
 

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 1:08 pm
Love the cartoon. So True.
 

Dianna M (16)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 3:09 pm
Let us have a moment of silence for the TP that gave its life.
 

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 7:14 pm
Rain? What's that? Gosh, it would be lovely to have some in California. Love, the cartoon. Thanks for the post, TomCat.
 

Roslyn McBride (26)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 1:11 am
Noted, thanks for sharing.
 
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