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Open Thread - 11/9/2017

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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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David C (108)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:11 pm
thank you as always, will catch up with the videos when have more time

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:26 pm
6:05 I don't see any squirrels.

In view of the events at the Country Music Awards, I think I should share an older Randy Rainbow. Because it's new again.

Keith # 146 - Oh, Keith, you've made me cry! You've made me cry fair and square. "Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'" I need to add, since he mentions his book, that I don't have a Kindle, but have learned through Daily Kos that Amazon has an app for PCs (and other desktops and laptops) which will allow one to read Kindle versions on one's plain old computer, and the app is free. (Of course you still have to buy the book. But the Kindle version is usually a few bucks cheaper.) I haven't tried Keith's - I did get a book called "The Big Book of Andy" (Andy is a tuxedo cat, and it is very heavy on graphics.) I can testify that it works.

Jeff - You have a good Senator. My Democratic Senator is, I believe, on board with this, but not leading.

WaPo - Yes, this was also discussed at length in the comments on the Daily Kos article I appended (late) to a comment on yesterday's lead article. It's hard to say what effect, if any, it will have.

Cartoon - That's an awfully low bar. Most of them are MUCH higher than that bar, although, of course, there are always a few who aren't.


Winn A (179)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:55 pm

Mitchell D (86)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:02 pm
Keith: Maybe these newly aware fools will help the Dems get congress Back?  The rest of the fools who would vote for him again are beyond reclamation!
WaPo: This story has hit the e-mail, and who knows what other circuits!  The timing may be wonderful, as the Alabama special election is set for Dec. 12th, in the pseudo-Christian, bigoted, bible belt!  Bigoted, you might query?  Well, no-one reading this, but, yeah, they voted for his pig in the primary, did they not!!
'Toon: Muddy in Paradise?

Pat B (356)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:03 pm
KO: WelI said, Ididn't look at it this way, as far as the numbers went. Very depressing and sad.

Mr. Merkley: Tom, can I borrow Mr. Merkley to clone him to come to Texas? Yea....that would be great!

WaPo: What a disgusting, sick POS! He doesn't deserve a seat, he deserves prison time!!

Cartoon: I'd take a team over banksters any day of the week, just mo.

Get your rest, stay warm, and drink lots of fluids. Hope you start feeling better. Take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

Ted W (127)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 3:40 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!!Grab some rest-hope that you feel better soon, many thanks for posting, TomCat!

Walter F (129)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 3:47 pm
Tom thanks for your news and video Roy Moore has been a dirty old man..There will probably be a lot more disclosures from victims and eventually charges will be brought against him.I'm sorry that cold has become worse, You must rest and stay warm, We all hope for your quick recovery.

Glennis W (395)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 5:36 pm
Great video Joanne. Hope you are feeling better very soon Tom Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Kathleen M (211)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:25 pm
Thx TC.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 11:53 pm
Liked the video. Thanks TomCat

Ben O (140)
Friday November 10, 2017, 5:00 am
Thanks Tom, have a great weekend!

Lona G (67)
Friday November 10, 2017, 5:47 am
Keith Olbermann #146: Too much crying over spilled milk, Keith. It’s bad enough as it is, don’t rub it in. Fact is we have the GOP and the Drumpf voters to thank for the international disaster that is called Drumpf. And the worst of it is that 91% of them still thinks he’s going to save them and America. Don’t forget the elitist DNC who pushed the least-liked Democratic candidate of all time over the one who could have won over those 9% percent of Drumpf voters who are now seeing the error of their vote, regardless of Russian meddling. And if they don’t change their ways and embrace progressives, like Jeff Merkley, in their party, the mid-terms will not change anything and Drumpf will be able to ruin the world for the remainder of his term.

Jeff Merkely: Kudos for continuing to resist, to never falter and to persist in publicly denouncing the people Drumpf nominates with only one thing in mind: undo everything his predecessor has done, no matter what, and plunder the country and divide the spoils among himself and his his billionaire friends.

WP: This won’t change a thing for Republican voters. All these men who stand accused of sexual abuse hide behind “They were different times back then, people thought differently about it then,” and “Those girls were there willingly, they were flattered and liked it,” resonating with all the older men who have done exactly the same as Moore, or at least would have liked to do so and, sadly, with those women who were brought up not to resist and in their young vulnerability felt flattered.

Hope you feel better soon, TomCat. Take good care of yourself and take lots of rest over the weekend.

Nita L (126)
Friday November 10, 2017, 6:23 am
Rest and take care of yourself TomCat. Drumpf has to go. Resist!

TomCat S (127)
Friday November 10, 2017, 7:36 am
Thanks sick hugs.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday November 10, 2017, 10:38 am
Noted, Thank you

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday November 10, 2017, 11:48 am
Noted, Thanks

Sheila D (28)
Friday November 10, 2017, 1:17 pm
4:26. Keith/#146: Sadly, we can't go back. It is what it is and we're stuck figuring out how to fix it. The one good think I can say about the mess we're in is that people are actually trying to solve the problems we have that were in the making for the last several decades.
You're fortunate to have Jeff in your corner. Articulate, fair minded, and aware of what Americans really need.
Moore is as hypocritical as they come. Sadly, at the turn of last century, it was considered quite common for older men to go after girls of 13, 14, or 15, whether to molest or marry, without ever having it come back to bite them. Thankfully, those days are over and we are more aware (for the most part) so we aren't marrying off children anymore. Too bad half of Alabama hasn't gotten that message.
Cartoon: looks like a bunch of kids playing in the mud. What fun!
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope you feel better soon.

Freya H (358)
Friday November 10, 2017, 7:56 pm
Madame Clinton won the popular vote, and would have been our first female POTUS if not for that dinosaur the electoral college - which is a legacy of the dark days of slavery. If I recall correctly, every candidate who won the popular vote but lost the electoral count was a Democrat.

Janet B (0)
Friday November 10, 2017, 8:08 pm

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday November 11, 2017, 2:56 am
Puzzle --- 5:07  Looks like the park near me where I go walking when my knees permit.

YouTube --- Indeed!  A seemingly insignificant fact buried in the minutiae of poll analysis!  9% of Drumpf voters now regret their vote and that 9% would have been enough to avert the national tragedy that is currently playing out.

Jeff Merkley --- Thank God Jeff is taking the helm on this for the American workers.  Lord knows the Republicans are only interested in one thing --- raping and pillaging the country for its resources and its work force.

Washington Post --- Republican family values at work!  This is the same man that wanted to keep a statue of the 10 Commandments on the grounds outside the court house.  I wonder how many he broke and how many times?  Hell, there isn't enough time nor space to enumerate them all!  Roy Moore needs to resign but I doubt he will.

Cartoon --- AMEN!!! At least the team can wash the duds and the players.  How do you wash a bankster?  They already launder things and yet they still come out dirty!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Sorry you have the cold but rest is best for it. I have it too and have been lying low the past 2 days which is why I can’t sleep right now.

Animae C (507)
Saturday November 11, 2017, 5:20 am
Thanx TC
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