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Open Thread - 2/9/2018

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

- 279 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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Freya H (345)
Friday February 9, 2018, 1:41 pm
A government of criminals and incompetents cannot last. Sooner or later it will come apart at the seams. RESIST, PERSIST, and above all, VOTE PROGRESSIVE! Don't support just any old Democrat - look for the ones who are genuine Progressives.

How will future generations view this insane era? As the nadir from which the USA bounced back, or as the beginning of the end?

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:00 pm
4:57 Looks like it's right at home with zebras ;-)

Sheesh - nothing like schedule changes!

New (copyrighted) cartoon

OK, this is depressing, but important.


NYT - Well of course. He wouldn't know competence if it came to the door and showed ID (in fact, he likely wouldn't be able to read the ID). Actually, counter-intuitively, I find the sheer number of firings a bit encouraging. It could be worse if they had all stayed!

The Deal - Well, YOU understand that there are things one cannot do if not in power. I truly wish more people understood that. I'm getting irritated by those who don't.

NYT - People also fail to realize how many staffers in the White House have at best a temporary security clearance - many have NO clearance at all. (Cue "But her emails!" in 3... 2... 1...)

Cartoon - Yup!


Pat B (356)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:17 pm
BBA: I can only imagine the frenzy in the WH, what a crappy environment to work in. Shame he can't fire himself !!!

YT: I sure hope Dreamers & Immigration passes! Lets get it done!!

NYT: I possess a deep loathing of people who abuse people/animals. Having experienced physical & emotional abuse from my first husband, I can relate to these women who were married to this horrible man. The WH is full of people that do this on a daily basis, starting from the top on down. Sadly, they embrace those traits.

Cartoon: YAY!! to our GAYS!!!

Hope that your evening is relaxing, take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

David C (108)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:25 pm
if tRumple-thin-skin would only fire himself?!

Mitchell D (81)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:55 pm
YT/NYT: He needs firing! Virtually nought but Bulls**t has come from his mouth, but the fools believe his vague crap about having the best people, the best words; infantile hogwash made him president!
Lawmakers’ Shutdown: More nonsense from the House of Paul! If you want to help keep still more fools from becoming lawmakers, please sign this petition regarding forts to impeach judges, in Pennsylvania, so that the GOPIGS can keep their gerrymandering in place: sign/stop-pennsylvania-gops? 8611088
NYT: Abuse seems to be a prerequisite for being part of the Trumphole White House; ignored when not convenient!
‘Toon: I am going to be rooting soooooooo hard for the non-straights to win gold!

Nita L (126)
Friday February 9, 2018, 3:17 pm
I too have a great deal of trouble dealing with human/animal abusers as I was physically abused by ex and was raped while in the military. The environment at the White house is ripe for this despicable behavior.
I too will be rooting for the LGBTQ Olympians.
Thank you TomCat

Pat B (356)
Friday February 9, 2018, 3:49 pm
This just in: NOT GOOD!! news!
No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down

Ted W (127)
Friday February 9, 2018, 3:52 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Animae C (507)
Friday February 9, 2018, 4:32 pm
Blessed Be Nita!

More dirt in the W.H.!!!


Glennis W (395)
Friday February 9, 2018, 4:44 pm
Up the LGBTQ Olympians. You are winners. Have a great weekend Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Friday February 9, 2018, 9:14 pm
4:06. BBA: The only one close to him that he hasn't fired is Melania. Then again, she never says anything.
YT: What a fiasco. And how long will this deal last? With this administration, we never know what will happen next.
NYT: With our very own philanderer, groper, misogynist in charge, anyone can get into the WH; so many already have.
Cartoon: Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy the Olympics without all the politics, hate, racism, and idiots in charge making stupid comments? I hope Adam Rippon wins the Gold.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. I'm still hoping for cooler weather and some rain in my area.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday February 9, 2018, 9:24 pm
Thank you for the Video's!
Oh way too many abuser's in the White House !!
No wonder their security clearances haven't; passed!
But what about Kushner!
Little Donnie tying to Push his Valentine TEDDY BEARS!?? Wrong thing to be doing!
Thank you TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Friday February 9, 2018, 11:43 pm
Amazes me how tRump thought so highly of the wife abuser. He seems to know how to pick the worse of them. Agree with Pat, that it's too bad tRump can't fire himself. How people without any security clearances can even get into these jobs is a real joke too. Hope it starts cooling off some for you. Thanks TomCat

Pat B (356)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 5:36 am
Nita: I pm'ed you.

Always remember: "You are NOT a victim for sharing your story. RATHER, you are a survivor setting the World on Fire with your Truth. And you never know who needs your Light, your warmth, AND your Courage!!!" Word.
~Alex Elle~

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 5:59 am
NYT: That video stopped being interesting after Drumpf oracled: “We are being run by incompetent people; people that don’t know what they’re dong.”

NYT: I’m getting very weary of this. The morality of Drumpf and all his minions, new or old, is visibly rotten to the core in spirit and action and has kept the media busy since his campaign last year, but nothing changes. The only way to change it if people bother to vote and are allowed to vote. And as Freya so accurately points out: “Don’t support just any old Democrat – look for the ones who are genuine Progressives.”

Winn A (179)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 10:53 am

Ian Crory (31)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:07 pm

TomCat S (127)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:13 pm
Thanks all. Tiring hugs!

William C (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2018, 7:17 pm
Thank you.
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