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Open Thread - 4/20/2018


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

TomCat
- 151 days ago - politicsplus.org
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. This is my only article today



   

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Joanne D (38)
Friday April 20, 2018, 8:37 am
5:26 I was't worried about saving him since he's paper.

Best wishes to you, George, and Stumpy.

RR - Heck, I remember all the way back to Joohn Anderson (Who could forget Ross Perot either?) Ranked choice voting could have changed all of those elections. Of course it wouldn't help in every election, but it certainly would make a huge difference overall and could definitely change trends. Probably why the very rich don't seem to like it.

RMS - Can't see it. But did find it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/rgLe4EUwetc
Most of us already knew that Congress cannot be trusted. Now there is proof. So now we have - maybe - the option of going to court to prevent Congress from getting anything else. I realize that is contingent of people continuing to be in appropriate positions who will have the will to go to court. beyond that, just grieving for what used to be my country. Here is one sequel [with Lawrence]
https://youtu.be/H0pdSe6e-Qw
It goes to address Comey's credibility. There is more but I haven't yet found those segments.

NYT - Well, sort of like "man bites dog." The rat is jumping ON to the sinking ship. It's fascinating that the party of screaming bout death threats is so trusting as to do things that in other times and places could well have triggered their assistnation. By and large thay CAN trust liberals not to shoot them on sight, because that is not what we do. Maybe they have at some level some connection to reality after all.

Cartoon - Yeah. Barf.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

Winn A (179)
Friday April 20, 2018, 8:59 am
RESIST and Take Action!
 

Pat B (356)
Friday April 20, 2018, 9:43 am
IMC: Word!!!! I'm all for Ranked choice voting, I'm sure we'll see a positive choice for this too.

RMS: How low can one go, to leak information, to which I have doubt it was a republicon, with the majority in agreement. No integrity whatsoever!!

NYT: Repeat after me....Fire, Hire, Fire, Hire, .....etc!!!

Cartoon: ICK !!!!

Best to you and George for a speedy repair, and to and from home. Take good care, Thanks, Tom.
 

David C (111)
Friday April 20, 2018, 9:56 am
excellent, one of best posts ever....thanks
 

JL A (281)
Friday April 20, 2018, 2:17 pm
In election year, Guilliani got an awful lot of leaked info. from the FBI--is anyone investigating those leaks? Will he repay those favors?
 

Peggy B (43)
Friday April 20, 2018, 2:48 pm
TY
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday April 20, 2018, 5:45 pm
This is getting even crazier. Not Guilliani joining tRump's team. Where will this all go or end up? Guilliani seems to speak highly of Mueller. We shall see were this goes. Thanks TomCat.
 

Nita L (123)
Friday April 20, 2018, 5:47 pm
Thank you TomCat
 

Glennis W (395)
Friday April 20, 2018, 7:37 pm
It is crazy voting for a 3rd party they do in Australia and it stuffs it all up you get crap that you dont want , Have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 4:42 am
IM: Australia has a system for ranked voting, but a lot of people found it either too difficult or to cumbersome and put down just one vote. So, next to mandatory voting, some states have introduced mandatory ranking, some making people rank at least 5 candidates because they needed so many rounds to determine the winner in the last election. But you can’t make people interested in politics that way, because it means they have to follow at least five campaigns to make an informed choice and ranking, and many people are just put off by that. Because it mandatory, people just pick the one candidate they really like and randomly pick the others or leave it all blank and just fulfil their duty. All in all, the best thing is to get people interested in politics again and make use of their voting rights, as is happening in America. Sadly it takes a Drumpf and his administration to make them see how important each and every one of their votes is.

Rachel Maddow: Couldn’t watch it, but thanks to Joanne 😘 I didn’t have to go looking and got the gist anyway. From here, it looks like the Republicans are so desperate to stop Mueller in his tracks that they set up the most stupid traps and then step into them themselves. I think there’s little doubt that Rosenstein discussed which memo’s to release with Mueller to make sure none of them would taint the investigation. If they had, the Republicans would then have had Rosenstein’s head on a plate, while now it should be their heads for threatening Rosenstein with impeachment. Leaking them was the next stupid thing to do, because now we all can see there’s nothing there that isn’t already spoken off by Comey when questioned in the Senate or in his book, which he had screened by the FBI. If anything, we now know – again – that Republicans are the biggest leakers of all. Of course with Nunes (hadn’t he recused himself?) being part of this ‘gang’ we could have expected nothing less.

NYT: Giuliani? That is spelled D.E.S.P.E.R.A.T.E, right?

Cartoon: 🤮
 

Marco C (31)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 6:58 am
Take the wind out of party politics. Cross party lines with your voting. Choose the best possible candidate as your elected representative. Don't buy into party politics at all. Candidate vs candidate. _uck you and the party you rode in on.
 

Marco C (31)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 7:05 am
Tom, can that photo be photo shopped? It would be really funny to see Trump face in that photo with Trumps hair color but still Adolfs hair style and mustache, Lol. Sorry, can't help myself........
 

pam w (139)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:42 am
Funny...I remember being impressed with Guillani after 9/11. Guess he's not the ''good guy'' we all thought?
 

TomCat S (126)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 12:59 pm
Thanks all. Hugs! Stars! 🐱
 

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 5:34 pm
IMC: Never heard of it before, but I LIKE it! I have no patience for those who think/thought that voting for a 3rd choice, in 2106, was going to “send a message!”
Maddow: The GOPIGS seem capable of nothing, any longer, but scamming, any which way they can. May they leak membership in congress, bigly!
NYT: “America’s mayor” has given up the last traces of any semblance of being a “Good guy!”
‘Toon: Someone please go ask Pat Robertson why God did not give this POS childhood cancer, since Robertson “knows” why He gives it to others! Slimeball!
 

Janis K (126)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:48 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

TomCat S (126)
Sunday April 22, 2018, 1:09 pm
TYVM! 😻
 

William C (0)
Sunday April 22, 2018, 5:15 pm
Thanks.
 
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