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Open Thread - 3/6/2018

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

- 195 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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Amanda M (7)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 9:38 am

Animae C (506)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 10:37 am
“thoughts & prayers” for you!
Bulletproof vests, security guards, bulletproof glass..... which YOU paid for, for them!!!

Freya H (358)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 10:48 am
ICE: Inhuman, Cold-hearted, Evil

North Korea willing to talk No Nukes? Somebody pinch me! I admit that I am wary, but if this leads to better relations between not just the USA and North Korea, but also the two Koreas, let us all hope for the best. Dare I hope to live to see the Koreas reunited like Germany?

Congress feeling a need for armed guards and bulletproof windows and vests? That speaks volumes.

Cartoon: Ain't that the truth.

Leo C (315)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 11:19 am
Thank you for sharing!

David C (111)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 11:20 am
Freeze Ice!

David C (111)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 11:28 am
7:36, but can I plead listening to Rachel????

Pat B (356)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 12:37 pm
MM: Horrible, horrible, and horrible!!! ICE should go to jail for these atrocities!!!

CNN: Very encouraging news from N & S Korea. 2 leaders turning the discord from negative to positive. dt would have crossed his arms, and pouted about it.

DCR: Oh yeah. Forget those children who died, and thinking of the families who cherish their memory every single day for the rest of their lives. Which by the way.... the taxpayer money should have gone to those families, not to these asshats. They don't deserve them!!

Cartoon: Have mercy on us all !!!

It's a gorgeous day here, I did my early voting by mail, however, I did honk for BETO at the courthouse, and got a text from him (reminding me to vote..). I'm for turning TX blue too!!! Hope that you have a good rest of your day, and Thanks, Tom.


Pat B (356)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 2:22 pm
Just saw this in my personal inbox, and wanted to share it with y'all. Speaks volumes, Kudos to Randy!!
Watch As Paul Ryan's 2 Challengers Get Arrested At DACA Protest


Joanne D (38)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 3:15 pm
6:57 Well, I'm not surprised the average is so high, when all the pieces look alike!

New Republican strategy to win elections: don't hold them

ICE - When you use a patriarchic hierarchy instead of having moral standards, this is what happens. Anyone below you on the ladder is less human than you. If you go down more than a step, they start to be not human at all. That is how they see people, and that is how they treat people. And that, my friends, is the Republican way.

CNN - Well, South Korea can certainly show us how it's done. Diplomacy, I mean, Boss Tweet probably can't even pronounce it, let alone understand what it means. Bur don't count him out yet - he could still mess it up.

DCR - "So, is there a pressing need for this use of taxpayer dollars to protect our lawmakers from people with guns hell-bent on murder?" I suspect, if their consciences are so heavy they think this is necessary, that a pressing need may surface as they get found out. But it's still not justified. No protection for children, no protection for lawmakers, I say.

Cartoon - Yup.

Glennis W (395)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 4:32 pm
So glad all has worked out for you Was a great video and oh so true.Take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 7:10 pm
MMC: This is the heart of the GOPIGS! I can just see Hitler smiling in the wings!
CNN: This sounds truly remarkable, but we’ll have to wait to see what develops; wait to see how Donny tries to sabotage the talks; wait to see how he takes credit for scaring N.K. into the talks…if they go well.
DC Report: So, what else is new? Bunch of scum!
This is like Pruitt using gov't money to fly fancy because citizens are yelling at him.

Janis K (126)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 7:52 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 8:18 pm
This stuf should not be happening!
Randy is a BRAVE on let's Make sure he' is ELECTED against LYIN RYAN
Surely this was a SET- UP!
I see today TRUMPY is Being Sued by the Porno STAR!
More will be told now!
Poor Melania!
Thank you TomCat

Lona G (67)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 4:55 am
MM: Drumpf of course lied when he said that only illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds would be targeted by ICE. This clip show that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many working as ICE agents do not seem to be driven by a personal need to do a job well, but by hatred and bias and a chance to act out at defenceless people. The way they inhumanly treat the weakest of these harmless people shows what type of people they are and is all too reminiscent of The Gestapo. Drumpf has given the worst of the worst carte blanche to work under the cover of a federal agency.

CNN: The negotiating between North and South Korea has been carried out without interference of the USA and has reached a point that has never been reached before. This must have been such a terrible slap in the face of Drumpf and Pence, who thought they could hold the upper hand by rudely ignoring North Korea at the Olympics. I hate to think what the Whit House will come up with to make these North-South talks go off the rail again, but I’m sure they’ll do anything to have talks fail and keep their scapegoat in North Korea while Drumpf still has allies who promised to stand by him there.

DCR: What are you complaining about? Those same legislators first offered all teachers to arm themselves in class so they could protect their students, so why can’t they have “a little protection” too? In their minds they are just as innocent as any of those students, but of course need far better protection because their lives are so much worth more and therefore much more in need to have militia with the right to bear an AK-15 prevented from having a lot of shots at them. And I’m sure those who are NRA members get a discount on their bulletproof vests. Next step is of course the bill that allows them concealed carry in Congress.

Cartoon: Against better judgement I still hope this won’t come true.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 6:32 am
Thanks :-(

Nita L (123)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 7:21 am
With tRump in office, ICE is the happiest they have ever been. They now can happily round up anyone with brown skin no questions asked.
I hope the North Korean negotiations continue. The only thing that could mess this up is our fearless leader.
Thank you TomCat.

TOM T (248)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 9:12 am

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 12:00 pm
6:20. MMC: ICE is no better than the Gestapo. Disgusting.
CNN: N. Korea has always said the only reason they needed nuclear weapons was to defend themselves.
DCR: They probably should be afraid as they are making a lot of people mad by not DOING something about these massacres.
Cartoon: Perfect description of the rabid Right's idea of diplomacy.
Thanks for the post, TomCat.

TomCat S (126)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 12:30 pm
Thanks and pooped hugs! 😺

pam w (139)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 2:31 pm
I'm SO VERY GLAD you have food delivery, TC!

Vania G (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 3:01 pm
Obrigada pela informação

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 3:28 pm
NationofChange reports that the West Virginia teacher's strike is over--they got their 5% raise. However, now Republican lawmakers--or more precisely, Senate President Mitch Carmichael--is threatening to take the money out of the state's Medicaid budget, for one. "These things come at a cost," is what he's quoted as saying.

And I'm sure they'll spin it so that it's the (greedy!) teacher's fault--because, after all, you don't actually expect Republicans to make RICH PEOPLE pay their fair share! Right?

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 3:30 pm
Oops, should have typed "teachers'" hope nobody's grading this one.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 8:01 pm

Ian Crory (31)
Thursday March 8, 2018, 8:31 am
uh huh

TomCat S (126)
Thursday March 8, 2018, 1:20 pm

Greta L (0)
Thursday March 15, 2018, 12:12 am
thank you
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