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Personal Update - 7/28/2017

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

- 450 days ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 1 short take, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend. This is my only article today.


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Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday July 28, 2017, 1:52 pm
5:28 I'm not good with flowers, and they return the favor.

VoteVets latest (new subject, not health care)

HuffPo - McCain really surprised me, and probably all of us. I briefly commented last night it was almost Shakespearean, and the line I was thinking of was (not that I am trying to bury him before he is dead; I wouldn't do that even to a Republican) "Nothing in his life became hm like the leaving of it." (Macbeth Act I scene 4) He is alive, certainly, but he must be staring death in the face.

Cartoon - So true. Sigh.


Pat B (356)
Friday July 28, 2017, 2:27 pm
HP: It was pins & needles watching the video of McCain saying 'NO', and like to fell out my chair. Kudos to those Repugs who stood against this travesty of the HCFA, bravo!! Thanks to those who called, persisted, AND resisted!! ;-)

Cartoon: Amen & Hallelujah!

It's been a good good day, and PTL for that! So glad to read that you are in A1 condition! WooHoo!!
Enjoy, relax, and have a good evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

David C (108)
Friday July 28, 2017, 2:29 pm
if you want your grandchildren to have a planet with food, water and air, vote the GOP out of office.....5:02, one of the rare times I am faster than the average......

JL A (281)
Friday July 28, 2017, 2:37 pm
The Freedom Caucus, and other 2010 Congressional arrivals, had virtually no other policy issue they campaigned on. By naming it Obamacare, and avoiding specifics, et al, people were OK with their effort to repeal Obamacare, which they knew nothing about, and proceeded to learn to welcome and support ACA and Medicaid. Thus they sowed the seeds ensuring this defeat and in the process, made Medicaid as untouchable as Medicare with the increased education the public got.

Ted W (127)
Friday July 28, 2017, 3:18 pm
Noted and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!! RESIST, republican idiocy!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!!

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday July 28, 2017, 4:39 pm
Puzzle — 4:25  Pretty posies!  They would look great on my mantle . . . if I had one. (Sigh!)  Always wanted one!

Huffington Post — How many more times are American citizens going to be subjected to this Republican healthcare bullshit?  . . . aka Republican deathcare!

Cartoon — Amen!!!

Further to JD’s VoteVets video which is very good, Huff Post  has a video about the 18 countries that allow transgendered in the military.  I am happy to report that Canada has done so since 1992 and has had a gender neutral fitness test since 2014.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

I am glad that today’s medical went well but sorry the transport was a pain.  Around 1500 hours my 3 furbabes came downstairs which must mean it is getting hot upstairs.  Two are on the floor by the patio door cooling their jets.  Stay cool everyone!

Glennis W (395)
Friday July 28, 2017, 7:52 pm
So glad all went well for you. Great cartoon. Rest well and take care. Have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Lona G (67)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 5:14 am
Congrats on your A1 Medicare certification, TomCat, although it feels strange to congratulate someone on having all his medical problems recognized by the medical authorities. But you’re glad about it, I’m sure. You can now -still- get all the care you need.

HP: For now the ACA is safe, but Democrats better not start resting on their laurels, the battle isn’t over yet. The GOP will retreat to the dark backrooms again, and nobody will know what they’re brewing there until the House and/or Senate is called to vote on the result again. Enjoy the victory and the respite, but stay vigilant. Drumpf has already called out against transgenders in the armed forces and has now fired Reince Priebus and appointed retired general and current secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, as his Chief of staff. Diversions abound.

Animae C (507)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 6:38 am
Thanx TC

Peggy B (43)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 7:07 am
I immediately sent an email to the Republican Senator of Ohio objecting to the way he voted on the healthcare. Praising the 3 republicans that voted for their constituents and reprimanding him for forsaking his. Probably won't do any good, but made me feel better.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 7:17 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:32 am
Noted, Thank you

Katie & Bill D (107)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 9:04 am
Peggy :I agree I have told Portman off Ohio his "GRAVY Train Is Over"!
all of the Repubs!
Thank you TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 11:55 am
Love the photo. John McCain made my week when h gave his thumps down sign. So glad he is back. Thanks TomCat

By the way I haven't gotten the daily Care2 Junkie newsletter for the past 3 days Can you or anyone help let me know what is going on?? Is there something I have to do to get it o start coming back??? Thanks Colleen

Dianna M (16)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 1:13 pm
Brace yourselves, this is gonna be a long one.

First, nobody mentions Sen. Maizie Hirono, who also has cancer, and also interrupted her treatment to fly to Washington to vote against the Republican bill. So here's one link:

Pay attention, Deb Fischer. This is what leadership looks like. Senator Hirono cared about her constituents from the get-go.

Lawrence O'Donnell said it better than I could, so here's an excerpt from The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, July 28, 2017, segment “Profiles In Courage”:
“But how would they have voted, how would those senators have voted, if the resistance had not taken to the streets starting the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration? What did Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski think when they saw the unprecedented, historic scale of the opposition to this newly inaugurated president, not just here in the United States that day but around the world? What did they think, when they saw people on television at town halls around the country, held by Republican members of the House of Representatives when they were trying to pass a bill? The resistance rising up at Republican town halls made every Republican senator take a closer look at this legislation. Senators always want to find a way to vote with their party. It is democracy’s job, the people’s job, to show them the way to vote against their party; the resistance showed both Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and finally John McCain the way. These people showed those senators the way [Over videos of people being taken from the halls of the senate by police officers:] These are the real profiles in courage. These are the real winners of the legislative battle that came to an end in the Senate. The Senate had never seen anything like this before; people in wheelchairs being arrested at the Majority Leader’s office. Those people being arrested were not doing their jobs, they were not being paid to get arrested. They were taking chances with their lives, they were taking risks, all to help 23 million people hold on to their health coverage—and they won. And they are the profiles in courage that America should be honoring tonight for what they did to remind the Congress day in and day out all year that this is a government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

TomCat S (127)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 2:52 pm
Thanks, stars and worn out hugs to all.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 5:18 pm
4:12. Thank you for the post, TomCat.

Janet B (0)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 7:38 pm

Debra G (0)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 8:46 pm
Murkowski and Collins were no voters all along - McCain did the dramatic (and legacy-conscious) vote.

Now, we must wait for President Mousse-and-Squirrelhair's vengeance. Who will be on the receiving end of his Tweets this time? Meanwhile, let's not forget about Russiagate.

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 2:26 am

💙💜Noted...With interest, jigsaw was good but tried to bamboozle me some what.

💙💜Thank you...TomCat.💙💜

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

Arielle S (313)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 5:23 am
You've always been A1 with us, TC!
Huge kudos to ALL who voted against the piece of crap health care bill. McCain made my day, tho, and I still smile thinking about it. Now the two-bit hood in the WH threatening to make Obamacare fail - of course, he's also threatening senators now so we'll see how that goes over.

Ian Crory (31)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 2:20 pm
TY :)

Ian Crory (31)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 2:21 pm
TY :) Again

TomCat S (127)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 2:30 pm

Nita L (126)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:35 pm
I agree with you Dianna. I loved Lawrence O Donnell's entire show on the 28th. He and Rachel are my favorite
hosts. Thank you. TC. I'm glad you had a good check-up.

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 8:48 pm

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Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 10:01 am
Thanks again
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