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Open Thread - 10/14/2017

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

- 343 days ago -
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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Joanne D (38)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 1:57 pm
4:19 This being October and all, I thought the piece at the top right of the chandelier was a skeleton hand. The beads looked like fingers and the candle like a thumb.

Posting this wonderful Dutch video for Lona, who is tied up in packing and showing her home off. Boy, do the Dutch have our number!
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MoveOn -The agreement is the ONLY thing standing in the way of Iran making nukes. So of course Trump wants to pull out! Aaaaaarrrrrrgh!

RWW - Would that we could replace patriarchy with matriarchy. Good God! Well, hers isn't so good.

TNY - I have no evidence that he has learned this yet ... only that enough people on his staff know it to be trying to sweep his remarks under the rug.

Cartoon - Cue the theme from JAWS as the US pulls out of the UN, one sub-organization at a time.


Freya H (358)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 1:58 pm
Cartoon: Hmmmmmmm, what did the United States of America do this year - almost to the day?

Ted W (127)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 2:56 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!! Huge thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Pat B (356)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 3:01 pm
MO: Protect the Iran DEAL !!!

RWW: Good Lord, ugh!!

NYer: Dumb and dumber with each passing day. dt = 'get him outta there'

Cartoon: Sad.

Slow day here, still hot. I'm ready for cooler weather. Hope that you have a good & relaxing evening. Take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 3:08 pm
3:59. MoveOn: ANYthing Obama did is subject to our narcissist in chief destroying. The Iran deal is working, but DingDong doesn't see anything except what he wants.

Dana Loesch, sadly, has no idea what she's talking about. Matriarchal societies are much more peaceful than Patriarchal societies, which would certainly be a nice change from all the war we've been dealing with.

NYT: His IQ is probably in the double digits, and he thinks that's good. Truly, we are dealing with an idiot.

Cartoon: Sociopath in charge is following his leader.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. At least it's cooler. RESIST! PERSIST! REMOVE!

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 3:28 pm
RWW: Doornail? how about this woman is as dumb as a doornail? No offense meant to any doornails as smart as Rumpy.
New Yorker: I repeat; I do not think this bozo even knows how to spell IQ.
‘Toon: I read, yesterday, I believe, that the Nazi’s looked to the country, as a model, which at the time, had the lead on racist laws…the U.S.A.! Give the GOPigs a little more time and we’ll be right back there.

Walter F (129)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 4:31 pm
Tom thanks for your news.The cartoon,the present UN has proven over and over that it is as impotent as the old League.It did little to end the genocidal massacres on the African continent and in the former Yugoslavia, as the old in Spain and Germany. Take things easy and stay well

David C (110)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 6:35 pm
thank you as always

Glennis W (395)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 7:32 pm
What will Thump do next. Great message and videos. Take care and rest well Have a great weekend Thanks for caring and sharing TomCat

Vivian B (169)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 7:51 pm
EXCELLENT post, TC! Loved every bit of it, except that blooming idiot on that video that is a right-wing nut job!! She really gets under my skin! Ugh!

Peggy B (43)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 9:35 pm

Animae C (506)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 3:40 am
WOW that's scary!!!

Lona G (67)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 5:29 am
MO: Good video. One thing is very noticeable from it, though: the many generals that firmly believe that Iran is sticking to the deal and that this deal was and is the best thing to stop them from restarting their nuclear development. Drumpf used to listen to generals in the past, he had a soft spot for them. But now he has gone so ballistic (excuse the pun) that even they can’t talk sense into him for the shortest of time.

RWW: Dana Loesch is so incredibly pathetic in this video: the hall is only half filled, and mainly with white geriatrics and still she hardly got any cheers or applause from them. Only a few cheers…or leers rather…when she boosted the egos of the handful of white men who needed that boosting so badly. What people like Loesch won’t do for 10 seconds in the spotlight and a meager speaker’s fee.

TNY: Please, Andy, we all know why Drumpf went to the Virgin Islands. He was jealous of their president and went to tell him to keep his hands to himself!

Cartoon: History will have no specific date for the moment Drumpf has taken America from the last global organization, treaty or agreement.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 6:58 am
Women that don't want to stick up for themselves make me angry. I don't swear online but frankly they are stupid bitches.

Winn A (179)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 9:53 am

TomCat S (126)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 1:17 pm
Thanks all. Hugs!

Janis K (126)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 1:42 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Debra G (0)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 5:42 pm
I thought Drumpfelthinskin calculated his IQ the same as his golf score - the lower, the better.

Looks like Austria is getting an anti-immigration right-wing leader in Sebastian Kurtz. Feels like a new Dark Ages is descending worldwide. And, as if the political winds shifting aren’t enough, there’s Nature’s wrath: Hey, Ireland and Scotland, hurricane Ophelia is coming - stay safe.

Joette B (0)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 6:54 pm
thank you AGAIN

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 8:27 pm
it just goes to show how really ignorant TRUMPY is.
Thank you TomCat

Nita L (123)
Monday October 16, 2017, 2:27 pm
Thank you TomCat.
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