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Open Thread - 1/14/2017

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

- 252 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)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 12:21 pm
5:05 I am having trouble making sense of the scale. As big as most poppies are, that must be one huge wall. It just doesn't look like it. Or it could be small poppies, like California poppies but redder.

New (copyrighted) cartoon

SNL - So - painfully - true to life - except Steve looks different without the skull and hood.

YT/MO - Except the people who need to hear this DON'T BELIEVE IN SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE ANYWAY. Reason is not going to work. They don't have it or like it or want it. I do agree about not using security issues - except that kind of leaves us with not much.

TP - I like this quote from Michael Che, via Daily Kos
"But Donald," Che said. "You do realize how rich these places are in resources, right? I mean they are in bad shape because they've been robbed and exploited for centuries by Western Powers. So the President of the United States calling Africa a sh$thole is like telling the kid you molested, 'Boy did you grow up to be weird.'"

Cartoon - Yup.


Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 12:38 pm
Noted, Thanks

Kathleen M (211)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 1:10 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. RESIST!

Freya H (358)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 1:18 pm
What is the reason for the ridiculous Muslim ban? Most Muslims are non-violent. Unfortunately, it takes just a few @$$holes to give an entire ethnicity a lousy name. You make a damned good point, Tom - not is only capitalist greed-driven faux Christianity the worst religion ever, it is totally opposed to what Yeshua taught.

Pat B (356)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 1:39 pm
SNL: They did a very good rendition of them both. I don't watch the show, but Kate was spot-on as Mika.

MO: Very informative, w/save this one.

TP: "Experts believe Trump has permanently damaged the United States standing in the world."'s the truth. Get them (gop) ALL out!!!

Cartoon: Absolutely!

Gosh, hope you get some rest!! Hope that you have a relaxing, restful evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 1:45 pm
Noted, Thank you

David C (110)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 2:22 pm
thanks as usual

Ted W (127)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 2:41 pm
Noted and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!! RESIST! Thanks for posting, TomCat!

pam w (139)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 3:13 pm
"What's the reason for the Muslim ban?" Several reasons--first, trumplegroper wants to block ''dark'' people. Secondly, he wants to appeal to the bigoted base which elected him. Third, he wants to APPEAR as if he's doing something...banning people like OBAMA....'cause we all know HE's a secret Muzzie!

Nita L (123)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 4:47 pm
Thank you TomCat.

Mitchell D (87)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 4:56 pm
SNL: Sooo cool!

Move-On: Very well thought out, and put.  But, bias runs deep!
TP: Joanne's quote is totally on the mark!  I have said that this POTUS is a "Very sick puppy," and in this instance he shows that his " genius" is for idiocy!
'Toon: Yes, the GOP is totally culpable in this debacle!
Pam has found a marvelous way to view this clown's sickness!!

Glennis W (395)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 5:01 pm
Sure hope it cools down for you soon or the humidity goes Shocker here yesterday 40*C over 100*F night hot too,pleasent 32*C today Hottest day this year Take care and rest when you can Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Animae C (506)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 5:24 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 5:40 pm
Good comments. Agree with others. Watched SNL and loved it. Thanks TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 7:46 pm
And now he Denies saying it, NO way!
he did they want to Protect DONNIE!
Lindsey and TRUMPY have been golfing together it's "strained" now!
SNL is the Best! Thank you
Thank you TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 8:13 pm
3:29. Very peaceful scene.
SNL: Too funny, scary, crazy, real.
MoveOn: She is correct. Unfortunately, we now have a racist in charge who doesn't have any filters. He's the one making the world, and especially the US, a more dangerous place.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. RESIST! PERSIST! REMOVE!

Lynn S (235)
Monday January 15, 2018, 3:27 am
Puzzle — 4:09 Definitely not Drumpf’s wall, but preferable.

MoveOn — How we articulate is as important as what we articulate. Excellent video.

Think Progress — JD, I read that article too and agree with you and Che. HERE is the article.

Cartoon — Arrest them all!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Ben O (140)
Monday January 15, 2018, 5:12 am
Monday at last! : ~ ) -Take it easy Tom...

Lona G (67)
Monday January 15, 2018, 5:23 am
SNL: Heaps of fun, wonderful parody, but it makes me wonder why people watch daytime TV at all. Can’t be for the news content or the in-depth analyses.

MO: Couldn’t agree with Lynn more. Oppose the Muslim ban, but be careful how you do it. Using the wrong words or arguments may have you get the complete opposite of what you want to achieve.

TP: Like for most continents, Africa’s different countries usually find it hard to agree on certain matters. Americans who do not take the condemnation of the African Union seriously have no idea how hard a nerve Drumpf has really hit with his foreign politics and especially now with his racist remarks. Drumpf may think it’s a positive thing to isolate America from Africa – and other countries with a population of predominantly African decent through the slave trade of the time like Haiti – but China’s influence in Africa is already very strong and will only grow very much stronger because of Drumpf’s, and the Republicans’, racist articulation, behavior and legislation.

Cartoon: Yup.

Winn A (179)
Monday January 15, 2018, 8:31 am

Peggy B (43)
Monday January 15, 2018, 12:54 pm

TomCat S (126)
Monday January 15, 2018, 1:07 pm
Thanks and sleepy hugs to all!

Janis K (126)
Monday January 15, 2018, 7:48 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Janet B (0)
Monday January 15, 2018, 8:50 pm

TomCat S (126)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 12:33 pm
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