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Open Thread - 7/25/2017

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

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David C (81)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 2:03 pm
I am hoping that maybe the Dems will use the opportunity to express their views including moving to medicare for all, medicare buy in, single payor, etc...........

David C (81)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 2:03 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 2:06 pm
4:50 Some birds are so colorful, they look like they were created by Disney.

Last week (Thurday) we were speculating about why the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were subpoena'ing Jill Stein. Now Politico thinks they know why:
Republicans brewing Russian scandal to target greens. Politico:
“Republicans are trying to conjure up a Russian scandal they can get behind. GOP House members and at least one Trump Cabinet member are pushing years-old allegations from conservative activists that Russia has funneled money to U.S. environmental groups to oppose fracking. The story has reappeared in conservative circles in recent weeks — a respite, perhaps, from the steady drip-drip of news reports about dealings between Russians and President Donald Trump’s inner circle.”

Keith #99 - It's completely obvious to me too. But I am not in power. And those who are are the blindest in the world - they WILL NOT see.

YT/MO - It has already moved to the debate stage and can now be voted on.

DKos - Jeesh. What they don't come up with. And this on top of the news (to me) that is in truble. NOOOOOOOO !!

Cartoon - Speechless.


Pat B (356)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 3:25 pm
KO: Awful. Just awful!!! And, so ....when will the impeachment, conviction, and arrest of dt begin??

YT: What JD said.

DK: I know it's NOT gonna happen...but!! Man up, Mr. President. Man up!! LOL

Cartoon: Scary!

We are supposed to get some rain, I hope so! Hope that you have a restful evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 4:17 pm
Noted. Thx for posting TC. RESIST!

Walter F (129)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 4:37 pm
Tom thanks for the news and videos.keep coll and stay well.

Ted W (127)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 5:16 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

JL A (281)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 5:33 pm
If he keeps this up, no one in Congress will keep trying to protect him and the impeachment vote will be as lopsided as the increased Russian sanctions, et al, that limits his ability to touch them without their express permission.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 6:15 pm
Oh yes It would be easy for all to set up Medicare for all, Universal for all like other countries all have but the USA.
Kushner looks as if he is Throwing the TRUMP's under the BUS!
When he says I did not rely on Russian Money for my Businesses!
look at other words he said. I don't know anyone that had collusion with Russia.
What about the & $285 Million he got the day before the Election?? supposed to be "LOAN"
Finding new things every day! GET THEM ALL!!
Tillerson I expect will resign next! or Preibus
Thank you for the video's Keith is so right!
Thank you TomCat

Glennis W (393)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 6:42 pm
Great message Try and keep cool rest well and take care heat waves everywhere even Darwin are complaingof the heat in the dry season Just so crazy. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 7:44 pm
Puzzle --- 3:25  We have had this one before, some time ago.  I don't think I was able to save these beautiful birdies from the maw of that rapacious Puddy Tat, but I did this time!  Puddy Tat, five birdies is just too much for you!

YouTube --- Keith all but wrapped it up with a big fat bow on it!  I  agree with you and JD --- it has been obvious to me, but then I don't have any skin in the game.  Drumpf et al are as guilty as sin and need to be removed from office.  If Republican leaders won't impeach him preferring instead to hide behind the chaos of his scandals, then they too should be tried for obstruction of justice.

YouTube 2 --- In his Boy Scout Jamboree speech, Drumpf said he would have to fire Tom Price if the bill to repeal Obamacare did not pass.  How serious he is, I do not know.  But I will say it has little to do with Price and everything to do with other Republicans like McTurtle and Lyin' Ryan and Mulvaney.  BTW, did you read this Washington Post hot mic article that came out today?  Yowser!!!  Budgets etc!

Daily Kos --- Loyalty is a lot like respect . . . it is earned!  I have seen nothing to demonstrate that Drumpf has earned loyalty.  Besides, it seems that most Republicans are loyal to two things . . . themselves and power.  Neither of those things is spelled D ... R ... U ... M ... P... F!  As Pat says "Man up!"

Cartoon --- I guess that means that Steve Scalise really feels loved.  Love Republican style.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

It has been hot today here --- 29 C (85 F) and very little wind . . . definitely not like yesterday!  It may cool off a bit tomorrow but I am not counting on it.  With physio tomorrow, I should sweat like crazy . . . maybe I'll even lose a kilo or 2.  Take care.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 10:12 pm
3:42. So colorful, and beautiful.

Keith has the facts, the GOP just refuses to believe. Or they already know the truth and don't care (more like it). It didn't seem to bother any of them when Drumpf actually asked Russia to hack Hillary's emails.

Now that they have repealed the ACA. Our nightmare has just gotten worse. I'm fortunate in that both my Senators are Dems, but that doesn't stop the destruction.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Try to stay cool. RESIST, PERSIST, and don't stop FIGHTING!


Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 11:04 pm
💙💚💜Noted...Keith is very on the ball with his oration. He seems to tell it like it is. I always like listening to him. Thank you for the jigsaw it was a lovely one today. I hope you have had some respite from the heat of your summer Tom. Try to stay cool, calm and collected!

💚💙💜Thank you...TomCat.💙💜💚

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

Mike H (252)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 11:45 pm
Yawn. I have to organize my sock drawer now

Mike H (252)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 1:14 am

Danuta Watola (1251)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 3:55 am

Lona G (67)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 5:01 am
Keith Olbermann #99:
Case Closed
Close down the Drumpf Reich

MOC: As we feared, it isn’t dead yet. But if the repeal (replace??) passes, many Americans will be soon.

DK: Nr 45 sure knows how to unite a country and a Congress! He really is the Resident for all, isn’t he.

I hope you don’t have to run to the restroom too often in this heat, TomCat. The ComCast tech screwed up some things after all; it sounded too good to be true. Better luck with your own techie Jason.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 5:47 am
I hope things go alright despite the heat. I have been MIA with a boyfriend I fell in love with and a major apartment get rid of stuff project.

Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 6:50 am
Take care TC

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 8:04 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 11:59 am
Noted, Thank you

TomCat S (127)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 12:53 pm
Thanks to all but the Republican spammer. Hugs.

Ian Crory (31)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 5:39 pm
TY :)

TomCat S (127)
Thursday July 27, 2017, 1:50 pm

pam w (139)
Thursday July 27, 2017, 4:04 pm
You'd think, after all this time...he'd be unable to surprise us....but....NOOOOOOOOOOO

TomCat S (127)
Friday July 28, 2017, 1:47 pm
so true!
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