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Open Thread - 1/22/2017

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

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday January 22, 2018, 1:29 pm
4:02 Another one not recommended for food.

New (copyrighted) cartoons

SNL Weekend Update Kate is apparently a White Wizard who can conjure anyone she wants, any time she wants.

WaPo - Insanity.

SI Live - Mother Jones this morning indicates that we may have a chance of survival. Not, of course, if Trump and Republicans keep in power and on course.

WaPo - Heroes indeed. Seeing DiFi on the list makes me feel one is never too old to learn. Good for Jon Tester, too. (I also appreciate your compassion for those caught in having to make this decision. I expect most were damned uncomfortable. But they were still wrong, of course.)

Cartoon - I can't believe we're still having to protest this shit.


Freya H (358)
Monday January 22, 2018, 1:31 pm
Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will shovel a big, juicy steak into the maw of terror. Trump is as good as praying for a devastating attack on the U.S. or its interests abroad - or both.

Here is an article that should scare you pea green.

Kathleen M (211)
Monday January 22, 2018, 1:34 pm
Noted. Thx for posting TC. RESIST!

Pat B (356)
Monday January 22, 2018, 1:50 pm
WP: Holy crap!!

SI: We're in for the long haul with the sheet fest comin', how awfully sad!!!

WP2: Kudos to them all for standing up against the insane ID's.

Cartoon: same thoughts of what Joanne wrote. Amen! Love the Resist picture too! thx!

It's supposed to be chilly here this week, I miss working out in the yard. Hope that you get some rest, take good care, and Thanks, Tom.
*Went to the Moody Blue's concert last night, fantastic, and a grand walk down memory lane. Last time I saw them was in 69 when I was in the Navy. It was a wonderful evening, with family.


David C (111)
Monday January 22, 2018, 2:03 pm

Ted W (127)
Monday January 22, 2018, 3:35 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Huge thanks for posting, TomCat!!

Nita L (123)
Monday January 22, 2018, 4:27 pm
Thank you TomCat

Glennis W (395)
Monday January 22, 2018, 5:37 pm
Take care and rest well when able Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Monday January 22, 2018, 6:04 pm
Good videos. Loved the cartoon. Agree with Joanne that we're still having to protect it. Thanks TomCat

Mitchell D (87)
Monday January 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
WaPo: Pence announced it, is probably the putz behind it! We are living up to the ISIS claim that we are the devil! We are working diligently to create more enemies.
SI Live: We did it again, TC. Things are heating up, here too, not just in Jerusalem.
WaPo 2: the N.J. senators were right there, with your guys.
‘Toon: One of the events of that era that got the Koch machine to grit their teeth, and work harder. We are still fighting this war, and now with even a stronger resistance from the theocratic s**holes!

Sheila D (28)
Monday January 22, 2018, 7:35 pm
3:09. WP: I sometimes believe the entire point of the dt administration is to destroy the world, in any way that will serve their purpose and make them more money. Not that it will do them any good when there's nothing left, but I doubt they thought it through that far.
SIL: There have been signs for decades, yet only now are most people coming to the realization that our earth is warming. If we are getting ready for a pole shift, it will be more than just climate change or warming, we may actually see the tropics in Alaska.
WP: Thankfully, my Senators aren't fooled by the rabid Right and the sneaky snakes in the GOP.
Cartoon: Taking our country backwards, years at a time. Seems our fight will never end.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope you're getting some well needed rest.


Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday January 22, 2018, 9:49 pm
I don't remember Obama trying to run the Negotiatian's
Why is he trying to run this? They all have said they don't even know what he want's.
Yes it was TRUMPY"S shut down!
Thank you TomCat

Animae C (506)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 2:52 am

Lona G (67)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 3:02 am
WP: For now, only the Israeli seem to fall for the US administration’s ploy. Abbas refused to meet with Pence and left the country to meet with EU leaders in Brussels while Pence was praising Drumpf to high heaven in Israel. Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, issued a statement in which she again underlined the EU’s backing of Palestinians: "I want to reassure President Abbas of the firm commitment of the European Union to the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two states." The Palestinians now want the EU to play a major role in the peace-negotiations, stating that Drumpf has sidelined America by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Pence’s bootlicking has only made matters worse, but he needs Israel as an ally when he takes over after Drumpf is impeached.

SI Live: Scary, isn’t it. It’s the end of January, February usually being the coldest month with just above freezing day temperatures here and we’re expecting 13℃ (55.4℉) tomorrow. All my bulbs are above ground, even the tulips are showing and the snowdrops are in full bloom. Global warming? NAH

WP: The other Democrats who bought into Mitch McConnell’s promise will have their comeuppance within three weeks. But will they ever learn? NAH

Cartoon: Soon something for the history books; those good old days when women had the legal choice to have a abortion.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 6:39 am

TomCat S (126)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 1:08 pm
Thanks and pooped hugs!

Dianna M (16)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 3:54 pm


Janet B (0)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 4:56 pm

pam w (139)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 9:04 am
Please don't be too quick to jump to conclusions. They may very well have another which involves APPEARING to cooperate while waiting for upcoming actions.

TomCat S (126)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 1:34 pm

Dianna, see today's lead article.
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