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Open Thread - 2/8/2018

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 12:56 pm
4:33 Is it toxic? Hard to say.

New (copyrighted) cartoon
MSNBC - This article is addressed to Hope Hicks ... it presumes she is actually involved with Porter (and was with Lewandowski). There is some speculation that Porter is (and Lewandowski was) merely a beard for trump, and that's certainly possible. But the article is still important.

TNY - LOL! I never knew a soldier (or sailor or Marine or Guardsperson) who "loved a parade." Not to mention that tanks DO NOT BELONG on the streets of ANY city (or any streaats paid for with taxpayer money).

TP - There was a time when bipartisanship itself existed. That time is not now. While I'm sharing things I think are profound, let me share THIS

Cartoon - Yeah, like THAT's likely this time.


Leo C (315)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 1:22 pm
Thank you for sharing!

David C (108)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 1:50 pm
NO to hate, no to domestic violence, and no to tRUMPenstein

Pat B (356)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 2:30 pm
MSNBC: Wow, the hits keep on comin', don't they?? with this administration. UGH!! Porter is dangerous to women, as his two ex-wives have said.

NYer: LOL, Andy. Maybe instead of a (stupid) parade, dt and his cronies could take that money and help PR, or help with the water crisis in MI. jmo

TP: Dam, that's sad & scary!

Cartoon: I do, but they won't.

Good point to say away from your appointments for awhile, as the flu rages. Haven't turned to the Olympics yet. Hope your appointment goes well on Monday. Enjoy your evening, take care, and
Thanks, Tom.

Freya H (345)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 3:17 pm
So the Pentagon won't give the Orange Ogre his widdle parade? More evidence that his bleeped-up regime is coming apart at the seams.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 4:22 pm
Porter is another creep tRump put in there. Glad his two ex-wives came forward. This abuse must stop. I too agree with the cartoon. Too bad others don't. tRump still being a brat about his parade?? He needs to grow up and face the facts. Glad the weather is going to get a bit cooler for you. Thanks TomCat

Mitchell D (81)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 4:49 pm
MSNBC: Boy, the Evangelical really picked a winner in Donny! Today, the WH has changed the story this clown’s leaving. How many times does this happen, and fools still find a reason to believe in him?
New Yorker: Oh, for a bone spur in tRump’s corpus callosum!
TP: Is this for real, or did Andy slip one by us? UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! Funny how walls have such a resurgence of popularity under tRump!
‘Toon: If only it were so!

Winn A (179)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 4:58 pm

Nita L (126)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 5:09 pm
I shared the stories to get word out.
Wouldn't it be wonderful is Andy's story were true.
Thank you TomCat.

Glennis W (395)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 5:26 pm
So glad you were able to get some good sleep, the flu was the same in Australia they are working on a better one for this year. Take care and rest well Have a great weekend, Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Ted W (127)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 5:58 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Many thanks for yet another fine article, TomCat!!

Sheila D (28)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 8:51 pm
2:56. Sleeping in a cooler room is so much more comfortable.
MSNBC: When the ultimate abuser, misogynist, groper leaves, then we will be on the right track again.
TNY: Love Andy's irony.
TP: Nunes is a threat to democracy.
Cartoon: Yes! No to hate and those who spread fear.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope tonight is cooler for you.

Ben O (139)
Friday February 9, 2018, 5:34 am
Thanks Tom, take it easy now and have a great weekend!

Lona G (66)
Friday February 9, 2018, 5:44 am
MSNBC: Reporters weren’t clear whether Porter got his security clearance last year, but you say he didn’t, TomCat, and that the White House therefore knew about his restraining orders for a year. That doesn’t surprise me one bit, Drumpf couldn’t care less about that. The only thing that counts is that Drumpf with his superlative people judgment that couldn’t possibly be wrong, thinks Porter is a “good guy”. And any guy that abuses his wife(s) a little is a normal guy, right? One of the boys and a good guy overall, eh? So not only has Drumpf, again, allowed someone with little moral standards, i.e. equal to his own moral standards to work very closely with him, but the WH allowed Porter to work in that position without a security clearance, again. How is that even possible?

TNY: 👍👍👍👍 An epidemic of bone spurs…brilliant satire, Andy. And you may have given some people in the military an idea in the unlikely event it should ever come to this parade.

TP: Is it close to April 1st, or something? This must be a joke, a bipartisan committee with a physical barrier between its staffers? How about putting the Republicans in a cage then.

Cartoon: At least the North and South Korean athletes are trying.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday February 9, 2018, 8:38 am
Glad that parade is Cancelled!
Thank you TomCat

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday February 9, 2018, 12:33 pm
Puzzle — 3:22 I think about to be abused by the Puddy Tat!

MSNBC — They say that opposites attract, but it seems that likes also attract. Case in point, Drumpf to Porter! How can a moron (my apologies to respectable morons of which Porter is not!) like Porter stay on in a role which requires a security clearance of which he does not have??? And the vetting? I guess it is only Muslims and immigrants who require extreme vetting as “dangers” to national security, while Drumpf acolytes get the wink and nod vetting even though they have access, at Porter’s level anyway, to national security secrets. Drumpfian and Republican hypocrisy!

The New Yorker — Drumpf says he loves and respects the US military, yet back in the day, he manufactured bone spurs to prevent him from being drafted into the army. I like Andy’s idea — the entire military has bone spurs “in solidary” with Drumpf.

Think Progress — Is THAT Drumpf’s wall? Cheap at twice the price (price of a barrier) but not conducive to the effective workings of government. Nunes needs to be out on his ear in 2018!!! . . . if not before.

Cartoon — AMEN!!!

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Wise move at this point to be out among the masses this flu season. Oh, and by the way, the effects of your chili made it north to Greater Vancouver. Good luck on Monday. When I fairly recently had my annual eye exam, we chatted about eye cancer. They take photos of my eyeball so the doctor was able to show me my eyeball in living colour . Fortunately no cancer nor bleeding caused by diabetes.

TomCat S (127)
Friday February 9, 2018, 1:24 pm
Thanks all. Very tired hugs!

Animae C (507)
Sunday February 11, 2018, 3:34 pm
Thanx TC
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