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Open Thread - 7/15/2017

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Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 1:33 pm
4:54 Got tied up.

Yeah, I could have told you that about shoes. And that a shoe that's too big makes it way too easy to fall. Glad you survived, but annoying that you have more to do now. And a fore drill too. Total pain.

YT/RWW - The clergy he really needs to hear from are those like Rev. Dr. Barber and Jim Wallis. Not that he would listen.

DKos - "RepubliCare Death Benefit: if you can’t pay, you get to die." Problem is, they CAN pay, the SoBs.

WaPo - Yeah. Wait till the trolls get started with the death threats.

Cartoon - He needs a chastity CAGE.


Sheila D (28)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 1:43 pm
4:00. How frustrating to have to go again to get new shoes. Yes, it seems our feet are especially vulnerable to swelling in the hotter months.
The Johnson Amendment sounds good to me. I hate when my church puts out petitions for things like banning abortion, or getting a parents permission to have an abortion, or anything that is personal and should only be between a woman and her doctor. I doubt I'd go back if they told me who I should vote for.
Any health care bill they come up with is bad, and even worse if they think they can get away with not using it themselves.
Despicable that they would release personal information to anyone, especially to the public.
Cartoon is soooo true.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope you get things straightened out soon.

Kathleen M (210)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 1:44 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. Medical mayhem is the pits! Hang in there, and RESIST!

JL A (281)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 2:51 pm
Sorry to hear about all the nonproductive events leading to the description of mayhem. Pregnant women often have that shoe issue, too.

Churches should not become money laundering PACs to avoid campaign disclosure laws.

Hope the rational lawsuits end their above the law view of themselves before they do more damage.
Loebesack has introduced a bill to fix that congressional exemption and Kathy has related petition here:

Pat B (356)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 3:12 pm
BBA: NO, to the repeal of the Johnson amendment! I'm sure dt was tickled to talk to Pat Robertson. ick!

DK: Cold, cold, cold blooded BasTurds! McTurtle needs to go, as well, as....the rest of them.

WP: Gets worse and worse every day!

Cartoon: That was awful! What an A - - !!!
I saw a word today that describes the Orange One and want to share this w/y'all. It's "Trumpertantrum". Describes DT to a Tee!! (as I have CRS, I forgot where I saw it). lol

Sorry about your shoes, and Thankfully !! you're okay with a near fall. Fire drills are nothing to scoff at, and the timing of them, usually interrupts everyone's schedule. Glad you survived that too. Hope that you have a relaxing evening, stay cool, and take care. Thanks, Tom.


David C (80)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 3:39 pm
he also needs a brain,some courage, some honesty, and compassion for others.....

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 4:57 pm
Let me make a prediction: If there is a Hell, it’s got a special place for Robertson!!!!!!!!

Walter F (129)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 5:01 pm
Tom thanks for the news an d video. Hope you solve your shoe problem ,Take things easy and stay well.

Ted W (127)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 5:07 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!! Hope you get shoes that fit soon!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Glennis W (393)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 10:08 pm
He doesn't need a chastity belt he needs hand cuffs. Sorry to hear about your shoes, you were lucky not to fall glad you got a clearance with the op. Take care rest well have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 11:45 pm
They think they can just do anything and say anything and it's all okay1
The lawyers can't even keep up. TRUMPY has had things fully explained to him and he agrees then gets on and TWEETS!!??
Love the Picture of Him in Jail!
But he will get out of it somehow!
Thank you TomCat


Dawnie W (250)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 11:54 pm
💙💜Noted...Trump is a hypocrite and the churches need to stay as they are religious orders who look after their flocks and the needs of the poor and very disenfranchised. They have no affairs in Government affairs. They can have an opinion but that's all. Governments are elected to make the decisions and if they need the help of church leaders then it's time for them, "the politicians" to pack their traps and kit bag and get out and go south. Sorry about your new shoes Tom, must be frustrating for you? Be careful don't fall over. I fell the other week and my husband didn't hear me and I knocked my self unconscious and therefore didn't make any noise, it was only when I came to all cold and frozen that I made some noise and he came and got me up from the freezing floor. I'm just coming a bit better now, body very sore. So please take good care I'd hate to hear you fell and hurt yourself.

💙💜Thank you...TomCat.💙💜

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 12:53 am
Puzzle — 4:43 I wasn’t tied in knots but a certain cat interfered with my ability to do the puzzle.

YouTube — I was googling Pat Robertson to find out his age (it’s 87) when I came across this article about the interview.
“The only fawning stroke that Pat Robertson failed to offer President Trump in this morning’s sit-down was a big, wet kiss. Sports metaphors abound. He lobbed softballs ― actually, it was more like t-balls ― for the President, because, well, Pat’s significant tribe of Evangelical Christians voted for the guy. Moreover, they like him! They really like him.”
Fawning is so correct.  Robertson is demented!  Despite what the constitution says, the division between church and state is so blurred as to be almost non existent.  With more expectations from the evangelicals, Drumpf will see that the Johnson Amendment is dumped.  Of course that will only benefit the not so “Christian” church who would like a “Christian” theocracy.  Keep the Johnson Amendment and dump Drumpf!

Daily Kos — What’s good for the geese is good for the gander.  Just as a cook should eat his own cooking, so should lawmakers have the same health insurance as those they SERVE.

WaPo — I know there are Freedom of Information laws but I don’t think this is what was intended.  Drumpf won’t share his tax returns but expects everyone else to share their information?  This administration is truly a reign of terror and can’t come to an end fast enough.

Cartoon — A chastity belt for her, a prison cell for him!

Resist and Persist!!!

So, you’re going to be shoeless.  Just don’t go getting pregnant!  I don’t know which would be worse.  So a fire drill, eh.  We had drills at work monthly.  We had 2 men in wheelchairs on the 3rd floor, who had to stay at the top of the stairs.  If there was a real emergency, firefighters would have taken them down properly.  I hope you didn’t have to go out if you were anywhere but the first floor!  At least you’re cleared for your surgery!  I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do an OT next week but I will try.  Take care.

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 3:14 am

Lona G (66)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 4:52 am
RWWC: I’d like to get through a peaceful as possible Sunday afternoon so I’m not even going to watch that clip with two of the most nausea-invoking people on the planet playing nice to each other. The introduction was enough to get this atheist’s blood pressure up and gore rising. For pathological Drumpf it is now all about getting any praise he can, and money later, for Pat it’s all about money. And we can be sure the Republicans will back the repeal, they need to make sure they get (re)elected in 2018.

DK: Mitch McConnell sure has let the cat out of the bag (or the monkey has come out of the sleeve, as we say) why Republican Congressmen were so eager to repeal the ACA. Under Obamacare it was mandatory for them to insure themselves under it and it just wasn’t good enough for them. And they couldn’t just demand to  strike that, could they, that would have been too obvious so they needed to repeal it all. That certainly came back to bite them in the ass when they realized what those Republican plans they’d be hearing of all these years really came down to. By letting them have their own health insurance, Mitch appeased them, but at the same time made obvious to all how bad his TrumpCare really is and left his own Senators wide open to criticism. Some strategist, eh?

WP: The White House released only 112 pages of angry e-mails on its immoral Election Integrity Commission? Then I’m sure it’s a very carefully selected few of the thousands more they must have received; selected for their language and threats to show how bad these libruls are. Do you think the WH has deleted the others, TomCat, so the FSB hackers could pick them up, or has sent them straight to the FSB this time?

Cartoon: To use Drumpf’s own word: Sad. Because he was not “hitting on her” but trying to pay a 61-year-old woman a compliment, and this is all he could come up with. He just proved himself an incompetent social bumpkin, again.

You had me worried there for a while, TomCat. I took your Medical mayhem quite literally and thought your appointment for the cataract surgery was cancelled (again) because Megan found something. I’m so sorry you need to go back to get a new shoe fitted, but I’m so glad you didn’t make a tumble when losing a shoe. That really could have been disastrous and you must have gotten quite a fright, just days before that operation. You really had your share of medically related turmoil, TomCat, but that’s why I believe it’ll be smooth sailing from here on, even when it may not feel that way on the receiving end of those operations. Good luck next Tuesday.

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 5:34 am
This is all very interesting. Thanks TomCat.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 7:34 am
Noted, Thanks

pam w (139)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 7:46 am
I've already run out of stars for a lot of you here....I'm with Glennis....HANDCUFF THE PERVERT!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 9:51 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 9:51 am
Sorry....Noted, Thank you

TomCat S (127)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 1:05 pm
Thanks all. Pooped Hugs!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 2:35 pm
Sorry to hear about your shoes. Hope it all calms down for you soon. You know my thoughts about they aren't good. Take care. Thanks TomCat

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 8:00 pm

Animae C (507)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 8:55 pm

TomCat S (127)
Monday July 17, 2017, 1:35 pm
Thanks all. For those that misunderstood. It was Macron's wife nthet needed a chastity belt to prevent Trump from groping her.

Animae C (507)
Thursday July 20, 2017, 9:23 pm
Oops, facepalm! : ))

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday July 24, 2017, 5:54 am
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