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Open Thread - 1/15/2018

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)
Monday January 15, 2018, 1:32 pm
5:08 I can see why. I had a little blind dumb luck (very little).

New (copyrighted) cartoons

Parody Project - YVW! So glad you found this one; I hadn't seen it yet. I would have thought --- ... -... myself, but maybe they were thinking of a sssnake sssound.)

MM - I stand by the Che quote I analogy yesterday myself.

NYT - Tom Cotton clearly spelled out their position. However, Jon Favreau has some counter-advice.

Cartoon - Lift every voice and sing it!


Freya H (358)
Monday January 15, 2018, 1:56 pm
"Common sense" immigration my ass! More than 80 years ago, people used similar excuses not to take in Jews who were fleeing the Nazis.

Kathleen M (211)
Monday January 15, 2018, 2:11 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. RESIST!

Ted W (127)
Monday January 15, 2018, 2:13 pm
Noted and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!! RESIST! Thanks for posting, TomCat!

Pat B (356)
Monday January 15, 2018, 2:30 pm
PP: Lively number, and very good. Knock! Knock! Knock!! ;-)

MM: Unreal. This guy mansplaining is not the way to go. These id's can't/won't stand up to the disconnected nincompoop, and then go on tv and lie/coverup his racial bias! Unreal !!!!

NYT: What a mean pos for saying/doing this!!

Cartoon: AMEN!!

Hope that you have a relaxing evening, and take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

David C (111)
Monday January 15, 2018, 2:46 pm
thank you and stand strong

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday January 15, 2018, 3:26 pm
I am very angry about trump calling Dick Durbin a liar and also calling him Dicky.

For Volunteer Day I went to the Anti Cruelty Society to help make cat toys, make cartons for pet food to be delivered to needy senior's pets, and socialize with cats. I fell in love with a cat named Stein. I can't have a pet but I put his information all over my FB page.

Animae C (506)
Monday January 15, 2018, 4:43 pm
Right winging trump fans always blame democrats, it's happened to me here on C2... pathetic!!!

Well done Gloria!


Lynn S (235)
Monday January 15, 2018, 4:48 pm
Puzzle — 4:44 I guess Puddy Tat you like playing whack-a-mole with balls. Would they be Republican by any chance?

Parody Project — I like the vid JD posted yesterday and I like this one. Between these fellows, Randy Rainbow and others, Drumpf is getting the attention he so richly deserves . . . only I don’t think it is the kind he had in mind! Drumpf would be nothing if it weren’t for the Republican choir thirsting for power and greed failing to do the work of the People and oust this perversion of a POTUS. I must saw that I doubt I’ll be able to look at an ear of corn again after they compared his hair to corn silk.

Media Matters — Well I dared to watch the video. Kudos to the one interviewer who kept challenging Lowry. His attempts at normalising Drumpf and racism were and are despicable. This is not “common sense on immigration”. This is racism, pure and simple! I also might add that these countries, which Lowry referred to as “basket cases”, were raped and pillaged by western corporations, aided and abetted by greedy leaders. Is that common sense now?

NY Times — Drumpf’s definition of negotiate and bipartisan is my way or the highway. That pretty well goes for Republicans too. And like always, Drumpf blames Democrats rather than acknowledging he, the Racist-in-Chief, is responsible for the failure of a renewed DACA after a plan was put in place, although a plan not w/o great concessions by the Democrats.

Cartoon — And all God’s children sing AMEN!!! I am surprised that the Racist-in-Chief has not signed an executive order undoing MLK Jr Day.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

WTG Gloria!!!

Glennis W (395)
Monday January 15, 2018, 5:31 pm
Beautiful photo. Fantastic song loved it. Hope you can get some rest soon Take care. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday January 15, 2018, 6:21 pm
Thank you for the Video!
I thought the one who pushed the Button for the Nuke thing would not be there any longer!
We all know the Dems want a Deal for DACA BUT NOT the DAM WALL!
WHY Should we even need a Wall? there are less and less demands tor arrivals!
Way too much to put on the
Especially after the new Budget He is Passing!!
Thank you TomCat


Colleen L (3)
Monday January 15, 2018, 6:34 pm
tRump is blaming the Democrats for the DACA failure, what a flipping idiot. He is the one who's making it fail because he doesn't want it. Love the cartoon message. Wish MLK was still alive. We must see that his words and dreams carry on. We must all stand up and resist. Thanks TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Monday January 15, 2018, 7:33 pm
4:35. Too bad Congress can't somehow put the deal through without dealing with our idiot in charge.
Thanks for the post, TomCat.

Mitchell D (87)
Monday January 15, 2018, 8:41 pm
PPC: Cool!   There is one too many syllables in the _ _ _.
MM: The National Review is the rag for which William F. Buckley, Jr. wrote his poison, he was its founder, and anything out of there is hugely suspect by anyone but the Koch Machine!  Of course if the _ _ turns this country into a _ _, the elite will find someone else to blame!
NYT: This is a typical _ _ move!

Nita L (123)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 2:58 am
Thank you TomCat. Try to get some rest.

Lona G (67)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 3:26 am
PP: The only thing good to come out of the (hopefully very short) Drumpf era is an abundance of excellent comedy talent. If The Resistance finally gets rid of Drumpf and his henchmen groups of people like the Parody Project will be the only sane ones to know a very short burst of sorrow at Drumpf’s political and business demise.

MM: Lynn has said it all and very eloquently, and making the point that the countries that Rich(!) Lowry so generously describes as basket cases are in their dire situation because of first colonial exploitation and now exploitation by global corporations. And unless the rich nations responsible for the situation, having much of their riches made by this gruesome exploitation, accept that unless they help to develop the local economies for the sake of the people living in those “shithole countries” and not for their own benefit, those people want to immigrate to rich countries to lead a life fit for a human being.

NYT: The backbone of Democrats wasn’t as strong as we had hoped for and they nearly had made a deal with Republicans despite all, but Drumpf, the great deal-maker, said it wasn’t good enough. Democrats should be used to being blamed for making the sun go down at night by now, so we can only hope their backbones do not crumble further and they will not give in this time. The sun will go down no matter what, but they need to remember Democrats could be the ones to make it rise again.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 6:45 am

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 8:27 am
thanks for this article which I noted

TomCat S (126)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 12:29 pm
Thanks all! Hugs!

Janet B (0)
Tuesday January 16, 2018, 6:46 pm

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 8:30 am

TomCat S (126)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 1:19 pm
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