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Open Thread âEUR" 3/29/2017


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

TomCat
- 811 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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Kathleen M (208)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 2:11 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. Amazing what republicon a$$holes are sneaking through! A blue pox on the lot of them!
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 2:23 pm
3:59 Beautiful, but isn't it kind of big for an aching puddy tat to be rassling?

The Conquer Cancer Foundation is soliciting submissions for their 2018 "Expressions of Hope" calendar. You can see past artwork here - for 2016 and 2017 - this will only be the third year of the calendar. http://www.conquer.org/ways-to-help/get-involved/expressions-of-hope They accept submissions from survivors, family, caregivers, and friends - which makes it pretty wide open - who doesn't have a friend who is a survivor? No one here. TC just survived. They run to drawing, painting, and photography, but I don't know why a sculpture, or needlework, couldn't be photographed and entered too.

A fellow named Timothy Weston posted over on Sojourners about someone who broke a bunch of glass at a mosque and then threw Bible verses in. Timothy coined the word "evandalism" to decribe the crime - I thought it clever. He said we may "steal" it.

Keith #52 - "The one-car funeral ended in a fiery, fatal collision." GREAT metaphor. Also true that there's (at least) a 5% chance of pretty much anything you can think of. He really didn't mention that they Republicans - and se - still have to reckon with that body of Trump supporters, yes, a minority of Americans, but a minority definitely big enough that it can't be dismissed, which loves him more and more every time he does or says something awful

TNY - A lot of fun was being had over Spicer's claim that Dolt.45 would be condemned in the media if he had Russian dressing on his salad. (How would it go with his word salads, ya think?

NYT - Am I the only one who finds it ironic that so many of the people who vored for this are the same people scrubbing their phones for fear of subpoenas? The mind boggles!

Cartoon - We did, but the victory was brief. Way too brief. In '75, I helped a teeny bit with Operation Eagle Pull, which evacuated Americans, many of them civilians, from Phnom Penh.

RESIST !!!
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 2:31 pm
3:04. Wendy will surely enjoy her trip knowing her sister is there to help you. Andy has it right, though those "deplorables" would certainly argue the point. NYT. We can only hope Keith is correct in his predictions; Drumpf has to go before he destroys our country. Meanwhile, let's all hope the rabid Right gets slammed with the selling of THEIR personal information. Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope you're feeling better soon.
 

David C (75)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 2:39 pm
thanks
 

David C (75)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 2:46 pm
very slow puzzle time, thanks
 

Ted W (127)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:00 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!
 

Walter F (128)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:22 pm
Tom thanks for the post and information .Olbermann's prediction is interesting ,.'m sure he expressed your dearest wish at the moment We will have to wait and see what unfolds in the future .Rest and stay well
 

Pat B (356)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:30 pm
KO: dt has to go. He's costing our taxpayers millions. To play golf, for example. He can't do anything, except lie, or make something up, to the American people. That goes for his cronies too. Is 'buh bye' too soon yet?

NYer: Sadly, so true, Andy. So true.

NYT: Pretty scary!!! stuff.

Hope that you will be all right and get to feeling better, I hope that all that pain is behind you now. Try and rest, enjoy your evening, take care, and thanks, Tom.

*Joanne, BZ for your helping with the evacuation!

 

Animae C (509)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:51 pm
'73 wow i was in high school!!!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:58 pm
Hang in there Tom....hope the situation will not be too rough on you while Wendy is gone.
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:52 pm
Thank you for Keith O. he is always good news.
RESIST DEFEND PERSIST
glad you are recovering
Thank you TomCat
 

Mitchell D (82)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 7:10 pm
KO: It would be nice to see Rumpy KOlapse the entire GOPig house of cards, bringing some of them with him to the penitentiary!
Andy: Now, he really is doing "real news!"
NYT: Awful! And then some! Dirtbags!!!!!!
Very proud of our Joanne!!
 

Lynn S (235)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 1:26 am
Puzzle — 3:15  I agree JD!  Too big for a sick Puddy Tat to rassle!

YouTube — The idea of following the Russians down the rabbit hole is downright scary, but in my opinion, that is exactly what is happening in those states that are enacting anti protest laws.  Being able to protest is the hallmark of democracy.  It is a very slippery slope — like almost vertical — that these states are on.  I have to agree that I would never have believed that Drumpfenfarten would actually be POTUS, nor did I believe that impeachment was possible.  But with the spectre of re-election on the horizon in 2018 for House Republicans, and some in the Senate, and with the scandals and failures of Drumpfenfarten's administration so far, it would not surprise me if Republicans ate their own.  They made Drumpfenfarten, they own him.

The New Yorker — Straight reporting again of something we've known for a while now — the US has a do nothing Congress courtesy of the bloody Republicans!

NY Times — Well here I come to the "In Private" window!  It used to be called the Incognito mode in Win 7.  As it is, I get little messages like "May we note your location?" and I always say no.  I imagine the notes may stop.  I suspect that next we'll see that Republicans vote to allow carriers to have fast lanes and slow lanes,

Cartoon — They never have been there in the first place!  Indo China was chewed up by foreign militaries for years and what did it get them except death and destruction.
 
Resist and Persist!!!

I sure hope that you are experiencing a whole lot of healing!  As I said earlier, it took me 3 weeks to be pain free, but the pain diminished after a week or so.  I know only too well that excruciating pain.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 6:11 am
Keithy.....Let it be so, number one!

Andy.....still doing truthiness instead of satire.....sigh.

Privacy online.....Privacy? What is....privacy? What is.....online privacy?????? Damn, now I am going to have to break down and start using TOR.......or go offline completely. They, the nefarious THEY, are just salivating like a monster sized Pavlovian Dog for this to happen. Doesn't matter that they bombard us 24/7 now with ads and junk emails, etc. Now they can do whatever they like with the info....like track what you buy, when you buy it and WHY you buy it. They can now catalog and categorize what groups you are in, when you attend them, who is in them, etc etc, Are we liking BIG BROTHER yet??????? I don't. PS....we have NO RIGHTS, see Patriot I & II, War Commissions Act.

'Toon...a good day, but actually, it wasn't completely 'DONE' until May of 1975. Yeah, inside info I can't be more forthcoming on, sorry.

 

Lona G (66)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 6:27 am
Keeping my fingers crossed your healing has progressed well and there was little or no symptom masking, TomCat. Take care of yourself and give your body enough time to the rest of the healing of its own, no matter how much all of the Drumpfian, Republican, and Care2 sabotage you encounter. RESIST & PERSIST on this front too.

Keith Olbermann: All three scenarios are likely to be played out. And possibly a fourth, completely different one that will only become apparent as things shift rappidly again through a leak, a tweet, a vote, a threat…That is the scariest thing of all: the fact that anything could happen and nobody knows what's coming, only that it's not going to get better for a long while. The only people who'll be happy for a while will be the pharmaceutical CEOs and the people who have invested heavily in their anti-depressants and anxiety medication.

TNY: Funny that you do not have to repeat that Spicer said this a couple of times for it to become true, Andy.

NYT: Rachel Maddow has warned to focus on what is really happening in the White House and in Congress instead of being distracted by so called press conferences and tweets, and this blow against online privacy is one of those things. Republicans really, really do not know what they are dong. They are not governing, but just dong what they're told by their corporate masters.

And using your browser' private browsing option will shield off some of your privacy, but definitely not everything because it only works for that browser, your internet service provider can still see what pages you've opened. DNS does give you that, but it also may prevent you from going everywhere you like.
 

pam w (139)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 9:00 am
HI, TC! Good to see you. Hoping you stay well and get better!
 

Winn A (179)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:45 pm
Thanks for the update. Take good care of yourself TC!
 

TomCat S (125)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:48 pm
Thanbks all!~ Hugs!
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 1:31 pm
Thanks
 

Glennis W (393)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 6:48 pm
Great cartoon should never have happened. Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 9:51 pm
Time sure has flown and we aren't having fun. Agree with Glennis that it should of never happened. Thanks TomCat
 

Debra G (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:19 pm
The only good thing about the internet privacy fiasco is the creator of "Cards Against Humanity" is gonna expose lawmakers' web histories. The rest of us Luddites will be scrambling for secure servers.

Let's see if Flynn has anything worthwhile to deal on Drumpfelthinskin (and hope he has a good bodyguard). Sen. Wyden said, "Follow the money - and the dead bodies."

I don't want Drumpfelthinskin impeached unless it is guaranteed that Prissy Pence and the Cabinet from Hell are also turned out of office, along with Lyin' Ryan.

Andy B: The revelation that White House officials gave Devin Nunes the intelligence information and then he delivered it to Trump means that Nunes is a paperboy with the shortest route in history.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Friday March 31, 2017, 12:43 am
❤️❤️Noted...Very interesting as always! Thanks for the jigsaw.❤️❤️

❤️Thank You...TomCat❤️

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

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:43 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:44 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday March 31, 2017, 12:41 pm
Noted, Thank you
 

TomCat S (125)
Friday March 31, 2017, 2:18 pm
TYVM!!
 
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