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Open Thread - 7/30/2017

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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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TomCat S (127)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:01 pm
I uploaded this a few minutes ago, but the Glitch Monster ate it.

David C (108)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:06 pm

Kathleen M (211)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:07 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing, especially for the barf bag alert. Good luck tomorrow. Hope all is well! 💖

Pat B (356)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:24 pm
BBA: Bleck!!

DK: A do-nothing president, who whines, tweets, twitters, and complains!! I hope someone is keeping track of all the S--- that is coming from him too! WE, the people will continue the fight, RESIST!!

NYT: Encouraging violence from a President?? WTH?? Such an antagonistic, mean spiteful man.

Please stay safe to & from and during your appointment. Relax, and rest, enjoy your evening, and take good care. Thanks, Tom.

Joanne D (38)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:25 pm
4:31 Doesn't look like a very big lunch, even if the flower is also eaten.

A hundred and nine? In PORTLAND? Oh. My. God. I'm SO sorry. And I'm sorry about the ultrasound, too. My eye exam included a screening that didn't involve ultrasound or even dilation, but then, I haven't had cancer in the past, so it's probably not safe for you. I mean, it's probably not thorough enough to catch anything you might need caught. A pity.

YT/RWW - So where is Supply Side Judas? Here, Sheriff. Here we are. We all are.

DKos - If he would try "letting" Obamacare implode, we might be all right. But he will "make" it implode, with sabotage, if he can.

NYT - Not to belabor the point, or maybe indeed to belabor the point, this is one of the right wing things that the hierarchy theory explains very well. They don't believe that anyone the police see reason to question, let alone arrest, is actually human - and even if they are, they are so far down the hierarchy, who cares? I'm sure they would consider "criminal police brutality" to be an oxymoron. If they knew what an oxymoron is.

Cartoon - Nixon was the first Republican President after Eisenhower, which means he was the first one to be elected by fraud. There were still some in those days who weren't totally corrupt.


Freya H (358)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 3:54 pm
Please remember that "impeach" means merely "bring charges against (someone)". It doesn't mean "kick the bum's arse out of office." Besides, if we shove Trump out, guess what we get!

Ted W (127)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 4:26 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!! Thanks for sharing TomCat-good luck at the doc's tomorrow!!

Nita L (126)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 4:27 pm
I want them all in prison. Thank you TC.

Walter F (129)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 5:40 pm
Tom thanks for the news.Sorry the heat is still worrying you ,take cheer it will soon be winter and you can enjoy our freezing conditions, I sympathize wit you continual eye tests.,I have to endure the same every six months,.They are nothing to look forward to ..Stay well and don't over resist ,You have another three and a half years yet, so there is no need to rush it..

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 8:51 pm
Puzzle — 4:01  This puzzle drove me buggy!

RWW — So Rick Joyner says that chaos in the WH is a sign that Drumpf is an extraordinary leader, just like Jesus?  Well here from are statements defining leadership from various CEOs.
1. The pursuit of bettering your environment
2. Knowing your team and yourself well
3. Giving people the tools to succeed
4. Open, authentic positive influence
5. Clarity, confidence and courage
6. Building consensus and common goals
7. Being the solution to problems
8. Helping others achieve the impossible
9. Building the next generation of leaders
10. Building followership
11. Actively listening

I happen to agree with much of this, but I do not see any of this in Drumpf.  I’d like to know what Joyner has been smoking to come up with his rant!  Supply-side Jesus is more like the real Judas . . . selling his soul for 30 pieces of silver.  Triple barf bag needed!

Daily Kos —  “…they must immediately go to a 51 vote majority, not senseless 60”—after a 51-49 vote.”  It isn’t only healthcare that Drumpf finds too complicated!  Idiot Major!!!  Stupid is as stupid does!

NY Times — “But the Fuhrer is a Resident, not a President.” — He isn’t even that.  He is a USDA certified grade A asshole that should not be residing in the WH.  In my mind, and I did see video of his speech, he his inciting violence by those that are supposed to prevent violence, and he id condoning lawlessness.

Cartoon — And to think, 43 years later it could be doing the same thing again if the Republicans were not such a band of scoundrels and greedy bastards!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

This coming week is not going to be fun at all, especially come Thursday.  Here it is expected to be around 30 C (86 F) and by Thursday  35-37 C (95-99 F).  We show Portland up to 113 F (45 C) on Thursday.  This is not going to be a fun week.  I may have to sit under the sprinkler . . . in the shade of course!

Glennis W (395)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 9:22 pm
Great message Good Luck with your operation, hope it cools down soon for you Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TonCat

Lona G (67)
Monday July 31, 2017, 5:31 am
BBA: I can’t listen to this…

DK: This is your not-the popular-vote president tweeting this BS. It’s a shame, a crying shame.

NYT: Drumpf is already getting the police ready for the many demonstrations that will follow as soon a impeachment and indictment procedures are starting against him and his clan. Nothing Drumpf vomits is ever devoid of self-interest. And if the police take it further and as an excused to do whatever they want, much like some boarder patrol/officials are doing, what does Drumpf care about that. He’ll never think of anyone else but his own.

Cartoon: One of the few times history needs to repeat itself, and this time works to get rid of the whole dire bunch.

Arielle S (313)
Monday July 31, 2017, 6:03 am
"Nothing trump vomits is ever devoid of self interest". That is so true....I find I can no longer be even polite to trumpsters - what the heck is wrong with them? One bright spot if you believe in astrology - astrologers are saying the coming eclipse could be very bad for trump. One time when I really want to believe.

Winn A (179)
Monday July 31, 2017, 6:38 am
Agree with Arielle - When ever tRUMPie speaks it ALWAYS to with self interest. Hope the astrologers are right!

Edith B (146)
Monday July 31, 2017, 7:26 am
All his actions add up to facist policies and the demise of our country if he is not reined in by Congress.  We don’t  gave much hope from them, either. 

Jim P (3247)
Monday July 31, 2017, 8:29 am
NY Times: When Drumpf gets arrested, he gets treated as he advocates.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday July 31, 2017, 5:10 pm
Such a Shame TRUMPY IS so STUPID when it comes to how to make a law!
Don't think he will ever understand!
thank you TomCat

Janet B (0)
Monday July 31, 2017, 7:59 pm

Sheila D (28)
Monday July 31, 2017, 8:29 pm
3:39. Sounds like a hot, busy week for you. Hope all goes well and your A/C continues to work well.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. RESIST! PERSIST! and keep FIGHTING BACK!

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 12:53 am
💙💚💜Noted...That bloke sounds like a Trump stooge! Thank you for the jogsaw.

💚💙💜Thank you...TomCat.💙💜💚

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

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 8:26 am

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 10:26 am
Edith...Trump won't be reined in by Congress because the majority in Congress are the same as he...greedy and self-serving...

Panchali Yapa Yapa (26)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 11:43 am
Thank you

TomCat S (127)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 1:25 pm
Thanks all. Belated hugs.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 1, 2017, 8:45 pm

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 6:11 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 8:32 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 11:51 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday August 12, 2017, 2:21 am
Thanks again
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