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Open Thread - 3/27/2017

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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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Kathleen M (208)
Monday March 27, 2017, 12:37 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. Sam continues to nail the tangerine tyrant. RESIST!

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday March 27, 2017, 1:02 pm
5:24 Don't pull a muscle leaping to catch it. Yeah, sometimes my chair is more comfortable than bed, and I don't even have torn muscles. What part of Colorado is Wendy going to, do you know? (Or, in other words, what Congressional district is her friend moving from, do you know?

Sam - How can anyone comment on Sam when she says it all so much better than any of us could?

YT/MMC - Except that he DIDN'T write "The Art of the Deal"! It was ghost written by someone who now doesn't speak very highly of him! And it shows, doesn't it?

WaPo - Yes, he does have great ideas. You are fortunate.

Cartoon - I'm not even going to go there today.


Pat B (356)
Monday March 27, 2017, 2:05 pm
Sam Bee: So spot on!

BBA: Glad you warned us. How ridiculous. He is ruining the government, and that is 'no art of the deal, it is failing quickly and poorly, imho.

WP: Good for him! Shame my state won't budge with this idea.

Cartoon: Uh...okay.

I hope you get better with each passing day. You sound busy too. Take good care, relax when you can.
Thanks, Tom.

David C (75)
Monday March 27, 2017, 2:12 pm
Samantha B, great...puzzle time very slow

Ted W (127)
Monday March 27, 2017, 2:13 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!! You know, it is very interesting that they approved viagra on my birthday, LOL!! Thanks for sharing, TonCat!! Keep resting!!! I hope that you feel 100% very soon!!

Glennis Whitney (393)
Monday March 27, 2017, 6:16 pm
Great videos and love the cartoon Hope you are feeling well soon Take care and rest well. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (82)
Monday March 27, 2017, 6:55 pm
Samantha rocks…regardless of how late the video is seen!
Media Matters; Despite what Newt says, and he can lie with such a sweet smile👹, Rumpy did not write that book, it was ghost written, and its author also, later, wrote "I Put Lipstck on a Pig," referring to Donny Diarrhea!
WP: Sounds good to me.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday March 27, 2017, 7:21 pm
thank you Sam B she is Great. Guess the Deal Making was to scr~~~ everyone!! Very glad it never got thru!
But there will be more.
Thank you TomCat

Dawnie W (250)
Monday March 27, 2017, 9:28 pm
❤️❤️Noted...Great videos, Samantha is always good entertainment. Loved the jigsaw. Hope you are feeling a tad better.❤️❤️

❤️Thank You...TomCat❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Renee Mattis (0)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 12:16 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 2:03 am
Puzzle — 3:44  Poor butterfly will be subjected to the rapacious appetite of the Puddy Tat!  Remember Puddy Tat, you may strain those intercostals if you try jumping after the flutterby!  Is t really worth it for a tiny snack?

YouTube — I'd like to HARD POWER Drumpf and his feckless band of rapists of the public purse!  Sam is so spot on!

YouTube — I would say that last Thursday and Friday proved that he is NOT the ultimate negotiator!  He demonstrated that he is nothing more than a bully (he said that he's going after Republicans who did not indicate that they intended to vote for the approval of the AHCA).  He's more like a fart in a whirlwind!  For those interested, click HERE for a MSNBC interview with Tony Schwartz, the writer of The Art of the Deal.

Washington Post — It seems to me that the price of gas was a big issue a few years ago with Republicans (like the Neutster) pledging a $2 per gallon gas price.  For DC, it appears that average price is $2.70 per gallon today, obviously above the Republican pledge, albeit an dated pledge.  While I think it makes perfect sense to raise the tax, can you see Republicans going there?  I wish DeFazio luck.

Cartoon — Yeh, men get an upper while women get nothing except an aspirin to hold between their knees which is not covered like viagara is.  That's Republican equality for you!
Resist and Persist!!!

I hope you continue to recover using the prednisone.  Of course you don't want to rely on it for too long.  But easy does it.  I agree that at one point it became much more comfortable to sit as long as I did not move much.  Hang in there.

Terrie W (798)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 4:20 am
Dawg, I so love me some Sam Bee!!!!! Always so dead on.

Der Fuhrer Dummkopf...It's The Art Of The FEEL to him. P*ssy grabbing POS Nazi Bast*rd.

Gas tax.....Okay, I could live with that since I only fill up my tank ONCE a MONTH. Noooo, we don;t get out much. of the WORST things the Pharmakillers have come up with to further pester women.

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 6:24 am

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 6:42 am
Perhaps trying to post a few articles every now and then, which may take your mind of the pain just a little, may be the only thing for it for a while, TomCat. These injuries take a lot of time and all of your patience, I've learned. So try to find a posture you're most 'comfortable' in for a while and try to take your mind of the hurting with something you enjoy. Yes, I know that's darn difficult with Drumpf in the White House and the GOP 'ruling' Congress, but Drumpf's Trumpcare defeat must have had you laughing out loud for a second until the pain took over, right?

Sam Bee has said it all on that monstrosity of a 'hard power budget', hasn't she. And Drumpf could have said it all with one tweet too: "Budget? Frack you all".

MMC: Barf bag? Not really, this video was more of a ROTFLMAO for me. Republicans think that if they repeat a lie often enough it'll become the truth. Boy, were they wrong. It's like they were praying for a miracle: repeating Drumpf is a deal maker, if nothing else, doesn't miraculously turn him into the deal maker he let himself be described as by a ghost writer. All he did for Trumpcare is alienate about 40 Republicans, and possibly a number of his hard core voters. Som deal. LOL

WP: This taxation on gasoline, diesel and LPG to pay for road infrastructure is known in Europe as "user tax", i.e. the more the more people make use of the infrastructure by driving, the more fuel they use and the more they contribute to that infrastructure by paying that tax on fuel. The novelty of Defazio's idea, for Europe, is that it would go directly into a Highway Trust Fund and not into the (federal) government's coffers with the chance of being used for something different entirely (the 1%). Great proposition, so therefore unacceptable to Republicans.

Cartoon: So Drumpf can dump his wives when they get passed 35 and get himself a newer model.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 7:15 am
Noted, Thanks

Gene Jacobson (288)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 8:48 am
Sam is always great. And mean. Which is great. Because if anyone deserves her treatment, it is The Donald. It will be interesting to see her response this week to the Trumpcare/Republicare bill getting pulled. I understand Donald is turning his attention to tax reform now. Which means getting rid of the alternative minimum tax because that was the ONLY reason he paid any tax at all in the leaked 2005 return - still think he leaked it. And, of course, tax cuts for the wealthy because we all know how well that stimulates the economy since Reagan first pulled that scam on the American people.

Yes, the guy who actually wrote the Art of the Deal is not at all a Trump fan any longer. I think of it as the art of the con actually. I read a piece by Maureen Dowd, who writes for the NYT and has known Donnie a long time - not flattering and she said after the debacle last week he can't call himself a great negotiator either. I've never thought of him as either. With three bankruptcies and a long list of unpaid subcontractors he is a scam artist and nothing more. The only money he made, he did so accidentally through shrewd investments made by Chinese (and probably Russian) partners. I saw a funny cartoon showing the "next" Trump Tower - which was a prison wall tower. That's more likely than not it seems at this point. Everything I read looks like he will not only get impeached by tried for treason as well. Fitting that the man leading the "lock her up" chants, Flynn, is the one who has apparently made a deal and flipped, he'll be the one locked up, along with Trump and a lot of his campaign staff. The most insane administration ever isn't going to last much longer.

Mandi T (367)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 10:57 am
Noted with thanks ~Feel well TC

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 12:11 pm
Noted, Thank you

TomCat S (125)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 12:20 pm
Thanks all! Hugs!!

Janet B (0)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 2:34 pm

Debra G (0)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 5:24 pm
Sam and the other late night hosts are doing a wonderful job skewering the RWNJ. And Ted Koppel's takedown of Sean Hannity was sweet. Just hope the right folks are watching.

Pretty upset over the Orange Orangutan's attack on the Clean Environment Plan. Has he no shame? (Rhetorical question.)

Andy Borowitz on the protest marches in Russia: Russians Furious That Their Tax Money Helped Elect Trump

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 7:47 pm
Gene said it all. Thanks TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 9:06 pm
Love Sam B. She has no hesitation in telling it like it is.

Stealing right and left from the people, with those Drumpf voters still clueless (for the most part).

Hope you find some relief soon. Thanks for the post, TomCat.

TomCat S (125)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 1:43 pm
Thanks all! Hugs!!

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 5:24 am
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