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Open Thread - 10/19/2017

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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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Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 2:03 pm
4:21 Not a lot of nourishment, but pretty.

Stumpy. Ha!

FoD - Don'tthey say "Too right!" in Oz? Yeah. They got that TOO right. So right it's not really funny.

11th Hour - Unpresidented too. I doubt whether anyone anywhere is wondering whether the B-Hole is reckless. Outside the US, they know damned well he is.

NYT - Well, if Jeff supports it, I have to too. So of course it won't pass.

Cartoon - Facepalm.


Freya H (345)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 2:12 pm
Go ahead, you Republicreeps - pussy fights back! Especially at the voting booth.

Ted W (127)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 2:30 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!!Lol nice cartoon-leaves the question-is the plural pussies or pussys lol-not meant to offend anyone!!Many thanks for posting, TomCat-hmmm stumpy lol!!

Pat B (356)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 2:40 pm
FOD: I'm ill over this! UGH!

11th Hour: Voice of experience. Scary!

NYT: Ditto, JD's comment.

Cartoon: Yep!

Glad that Wendy was relieved, lol. Best to you, and Stumpy. Enjoy your evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.


David C (108)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 3:13 pm
6:01, slower as usually

David C (108)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 3:14 pm
need to watch videos after my usual 5 PM Central Time radio fix

Animae C (507)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 4:08 pm
Oh dear, watch out TC ; ))

Mitchell D (81)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 4:14 pm
YT/FoD: Too real!
MSNBC: When Brennan says “How Russia was able….’ he is verifying Russian interference, though not saying that the tRump people were involved, “that’s theoretical.”
NYT: tRump is able to throw many things into confusion, because he has no control over his own mind, and, sadly IS the POTUS!

Walter F (129)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 4:52 pm
Tom thanks for your news and Brennan's video,Don is certainly reckless in his war talk .Time to end it .Kim has eased off .He has just sent a friendly letter to our government offering good will .He wants to be our friend,Considering we are friends with a country who has executed two of our citizens.murdered some of our journalists in Timor,is guilty of genocide in Timor years ago and still in West Papua,we may well become friends,There is no morality in international friendships.America is living proof of that.It is past time for Don to button his lip and concentrate on home issues,you have no shortage of them

Kathleen M (211)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 5:16 pm
Thx TC. Rest up and RESIST!

Sheila D (28)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 6:15 pm
3:10. Beautiful butterfly. ForD: Exactly! Follow the money and we know who all the real crooks are.

11th Hour: Hypothetical? No, not really. We can be sure there were Americans cooperating with the Russians, knowingly or unknowingly, but there were people from our country helping a foreign country mess with our election.

NYT: Our sociopath in charge can't make up his mind on anything. If we agree, he doesn't; if it sounds good, he doesn't want it anymore. He's a mess and probably getting dementia, besides.

Thanks for the post, TomCat.

Glennis W (395)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 7:16 pm
Love the cartoon. Your message cracked me up too. Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 7:44 pm
So Glad Al Franken did such good Questioning to Session's!
He knew just what to ask to clarify things well.
Thank you for the Video's TomCat
thank you TomCat

Nita L (126)
Friday October 20, 2017, 4:03 am
Thank you TomCat.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday October 20, 2017, 5:13 am
FOD: Too close for comfort. Ethel never got to spin the tax-wheel an Jared walked away with another $48 million through tax cuts, but it became even more demeaning when Ethel had to give back her free bag of chips she got in exchange for medicare cuts. Now she not only have no healthcare to keep her and her husband alive, but they’ll have to starve too.

11H: It may well be unprecedented that a man of Brennan’s caliber speaks out against an American president, even if he does it on “stockinged feet” as we call it, but Brennan is a bit off the mark if he thinks the “world may wonder if Trump’s just reckless”. The world has stopped wondering about that about 8 months ago; the only thing it now wonders about is how Americans have allowed a madman to be elected as their 45th president and why they have done nothing to curb his reckless behavior that is endangering the whole world.

NYT: I’ve already commented on Drumpf’s irrational behavior in this particular case yesterday: Drumpf is f*cking crazy.
I don’t think he’s giving mixed messages at all, not in the sense that there’s any rationality behind it. He’s just asked some questions and he’s either not hearing them properly (he’s obviously too vain to wear a hearing aid which he might need at his age), or he has no clue what he is asked, or he has forgotten what he said earlier on the subject. Or a combination of these. The more questions he’s asked, the more inconsistent he gets. In all, he’s just to demented to be taken seriously any longer.

Cartoon: Oh no, they don’t! The GOP can grab their own.

Winn Adams (179)
Friday October 20, 2017, 5:25 am
Thanks TC!

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday October 20, 2017, 1:03 pm
Puzzle — 4:07 Might taste a little pasty and have absolutely no nutritional value.

Funny or Die — Definitely not funny! Ethel was promised a spin at the wheel and yet got nothing, as per usual from Republicans. Of course the billionaires received everything and then some. So much for American democracy in its current iteration. As I understand, Former Chief Justice Warren Burger had a wonderful idea — one person, one vote. Past time to ensure this is the case.

11th Hour — John Brennan, who has served under both Republican and Democratic presidents, is very believable when he says it is highly “implausible” that the Russians did not have help from some Americans. Sad, very sad! Even more sad when it is the current administration.

NY Times — Drumpf long ago out shone Romney as the flip-flop king. I certainly hope that this bipartisan deal flies but with Drumpf and Republicans, I certainly have my doubts.

Cartoons — I hear the American Cat Fanciers Association is launching a suit against Drumpf for grabbing pussies, . . . er sexual assault. And that charge will enjoin all Republicans who now don’t want to be known as the GOP!

I hope everyone is drier than we are! We have had rain all week, the worst being Wednesday. It brought loads of gravel and dirty down the mountain near me into an intersection making driving dangerous. Crazy! Crazy!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

TomCat S (127)
Friday October 20, 2017, 1:30 pm
Thanks all! Hugs!

Janet B (0)
Friday October 20, 2017, 7:35 pm

TomCat S (127)
Saturday October 21, 2017, 1:38 pm
YVW Janet!
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