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Open Thread - 11/21/2017

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

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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)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 1:19 pm
5:14 Goethe's last words.

Congress can’t stop Trump from picking Census chief who believes ‘competitive elections are bad for America’

RWW - The only thing I can think of more disgusting than Alex Jones having more children is being one of his co-conspirators in that. Disgusting is probably not a strong enough word, actually.

WaPo - Pretty clear - but the Republican capacity to ignor truth will no doubt lead to an appeal.

NY Times - Yes, my jaw dropped when I saw this. I couldn't wrap my head around why. I guess "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" does explain it, sort of. Anyway, it's something to be grateful for.

Cartoon - Marana tha! (referring, of course, to Mueller.)


David C (108)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 1:45 pm
Big win in Fantasy Football for the TC team, congrats to you

David C (108)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 1:47 pm
I am really torn on the merger issue............don't like them, but then again don't like trumple-thin-skin being so biased on personal feelings rather than thought and reason

David C (108)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 1:53 pm
5:16!!!! Under average for once!

Pat B (356)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 2:32 pm
RWW: What's really scary about him, is that people tune in and listen to him. ugh!!!

WP: YAY!!!! Good News! and Kudos to Judge Orrick with his injunction!

Cartoon: The National Archives now owns the tape, and has tried several times to recover the missing minutes—most recently in 2003—but without success.*wiki

Glad to read that you are continuing to rest. Relax, and enjoy your evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

*Joanne: Very concerning. All I can say is 'oh, sheet!!' I'm embarrassed for the University of Texas!

Ted W (127)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 3:08 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!!Many thanks for sharing,TomCat-rest as much as possible!!

Debra G (0)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 3:08 pm
I’m cooking in L.A. literally and figuratively - Thanksgiving prep and it’s 90 degrees at the end of November!?! Drove through a lot of Trump country to get here - had to turn off the radio for my sanity.

We may not have a Time-Warner/AT&T merger, but the Koch Bros. and Sinclair Broadcasting are waiting in the wings. And with Ajit Pai about to pull the plug on net neutrality, we will be embracing nothing but truly fake news.

Glennis W (395)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 4:33 pm
So glad you are improving hope you are really well soon Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving Take care and rest well . Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (86)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 5:07 pm
TY/RRW: He needs to look in the mirror when he calls others “Sick psychopaths!” Utterly delusional, just a step away form “word salad,”…and he gets paid for this trash?
Wa.Po.: Wonderful!!!
NYT: It should fail because the last thing we need is further consolidation of communication companies.
‘Toon: And THOSE were the “Good old days!”

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 12:06 am
Agree with Mitchell. Thanks TomCat

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 3:17 am
Puzzle — 4:54  I’m still in the dark!

Fantasy Football — At least I am not on the bottom, and in a week or so, endthegop will be underfoot as well.

RWW — Will somebody please take the microphone away from this lunatic!  Alex Jones is one sick puppy who does not make any sense at all.  And please, do not let him reproduce!!!

Washington Post — I heard about this yesterday and was very happy.  Now, may the appeals go down in flames, the quicker the better.

NY Times — I hope the merger fails because that consolidates too much power in one hand, so to speak.  It will mean less and costlier access to things such as the internet.  NPR reported that FCC Chairperson, Ajit Pai, has set 14 Dec 2017 as the date to vote on the reduction of regulation of cable and telecom companies.  Can anybody say “Bye, bye net neutrality”?  This is definitely not consumer friendly and one more Obama era decision that is being trashed.  Drumpf and his lackeys are throwing the country under the corporate bus.  I wonder how much stock Drumpf and his lackeys actually hold in these companies.

Cartoon —  Tricky Dickie!  I never did lick the man, and damn Gerald Ford for pardoning him.  May Drumpf go down in flames and not get a pass from whomever replaces him.  I know, wishful thinking.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

I had an excellent turkey dinner last Saturday evening thinking this past weekend was your Thanksgiving.  I guess I’ll just have to do it all over again on the correct weekend.  Good thing I adore turkey!

Lona G (67)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 5:32 am
RWW: I didn’t need any barf bags for this idiot, just some help to get me off the floor where I ended up laughing too hard. I wonder if my medical insurance covers a ruptured disk as the result of a rant of a American radio host who isn’t a comedian but should be in a straitjacket. I had the biggest laugh picturing Alex chasing some women to have them make some kids for him. Come to think of it, do you think this will his line of defense when complaints of his groping start to come in? “I have to make more kids to stop the elite from killing us!” 🤣🤣🤣

WP: Kudos to federal judge Orrick for turning the ban from temporary into permanent. Well, permanent until the administration’s appeal, that is. But Orrick has found Drumpf’s executive order to deny funding to sanctuary cities unconstitutional on three separate counts; it’s hard to see how higher courts can deny all three of them.

NYT: Well said, TomCat! The Justice Department should block this merger because it should prevent any resulting corporation to get a monopoly on the market, not because Drumpf wants to block it for personal reasons.

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 10:12 am
4:01. Alex Jones talks about psychopaths, but wouldn't recognize one if he was standing in front of him (Drumpf). Also, it's the white supremacists who keep the myth alive that "pure white women" are to be protected so they can make more white babies, while they go around screwing everyone else.
WP: Good for Judge Orrick for fighting our sociopath in charge, even though we still have to go through the appeal.
NYT: We don't need these companies to get bigger, we need someone to step up and break up some of them.
Cartoon: Though some people think Nixon was a good guy for the most part, he was still a crook.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 10:35 am

TomCat S (127)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 1:14 pm
Thanks all. Hugs.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 2:48 pm

Nita L (126)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 5:25 pm
Yay for Judge Orrick. Alex Jones is as nutty as a fruitcake. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Thank you TomCat.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8:50 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to ALL !!!!!

TomCat S (127)
Thursday November 23, 2017, 1:50 pm
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