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Open Thread - 5/25/2018

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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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Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday May 25, 2018, 1:46 pm
5:16 I don't think ANYONE needs THAT much iron in their diet.
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Quote from People's Email Network newsletter today:
Anytime someone challenges anything Trump has done his dopplegangers shoot back, "You're just saying that because you hate Trump." We dare say if there is ANYONE left in the Justice Department at this point who doesn't hate Trump, after more than year of irresponsible personal attacks on them, it is only because they put their professionalism above all else.

MediaMatters - So these Soviet scientists decided to study drunkenness. The first day they all drank vodka and soda, and got stinking drunk. The second day they all drank bourbon and soda, and got stinking drunk. This continued theough many days with different alcoholic beverages. They analyzed tot results looking for the common factor, and published their results: "Soda gets people drunk."

Reuters - So true. This whole thing was all theatre - a play which never made it even up to a technical rehearsal.

Think Progress - Oh, you mean Rohrabacher, Putin's favorite Congressman? Putin appears to be another world-class homophobe. Presumably someone will correct me, but I think I read that California's jungle primary system is going to make his district extremely difficult for all decent people in it for 2018, with OR without Rohrabacher.

Cartoon - Not a big enough sentence. And, to answer your question, not during the Trump regime. Believe me.


David C (108)
Friday May 25, 2018, 2:23 pm
the picture that showed up to start the video is clearly one of the scariest halloween masks ever??? thoughts and prayers

Freya H (358)
Friday May 25, 2018, 2:52 pm
The ammosexuals will blame ANYTHING for gun violence except for lax gun laws and our insane gun culture. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they decided to blame high-fiber cereals next.

Pat B (356)
Friday May 25, 2018, 3:08 pm
MM: There was a shooting at an Indiana Middle school today, when is it going to stop?? Makes me ill.

Reuters: Exactly. Kim is the smarter man from all this.

TP: Glad that the NAR did this, 'prompting the 1.3 million-member National Association of Realtors (NAR) to rescind its endorsement of Rohrabacher.'

Cartoon: I remember this happening. What a scandal. About 4,000 workers laid off.

Hope that you have a relaxing evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

pam w (139)
Friday May 25, 2018, 3:43 pm
Puzzle? There's a puzzle? Who knew?


Animae C (507)
Friday May 25, 2018, 5:48 pm
We have all that cr*p mentioned in the vid in Australia, yet we don’t have gun slaughters!
We have GUN LAWS!!!!

Someone tell those morons!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday May 25, 2018, 6:50 pm
too much Flip-Flopping Trumpy does!
The Both of them are playing Games!
Thank you for the video's TomCat
Thank you TomCat

Glennis W (395)
Friday May 25, 2018, 7:38 pm
The gun laws in USA are depicable Bloody NRA we vote those sort of people out of Parliament here You get the odd dickhead now and again. Take care and rest well Have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

JL A (281)
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:12 pm
Drone warfare and the new site to send them from in Niger relates both to the Libya reference and China strategy since China is now the biggest investment partner in Africa for African countries.

In Sacramento local news reported on a woman who is refusing to sell her house to a Trump supporter...

Colleen L (3)
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:20 pm
Something has to be done about the guns here. Making up reasons way off the wall isn't the problem. It's the piece you place bullets in that shots and kills people. What part of that don't these idiots understand?.
As for Kim and tRump...first its on then off and now on again. Glad they are only doing this about their meeting, instead of who can hit first.
Thanks TomCat

Sheila D (28)
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:21 pm
3:42. BBA: Amazing how they can skirt around the issue without every actually saying what the problem is.
We have far too many guns, too many assault weapons in the hands of civilians, and that includes police, too many ignorant or lazy people who think a loaded gun is going to keep them safe and then leave it where any of their children can reach it. It's sickening to realize how many people, including children, are killed every day.
Reuters: Our idiot in charge works hard at creating chaos and sabotaging whatever he touches. Just another day in the nutty, fantasy world he makes up every day.
TP: Another idiot homophobic. Good to know the NAR refuses to endorse him.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. I think we got your overcast and rain, which was quite welcome in our area. Hope you have a cooler day tomorrow.

JL A (281)
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:37 pm
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Beryl Ludwig (80)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 4:00 am
Thank you TC😻
be well❤

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 4:38 am
MM: Guess what these kids are doing in these video games: killing with an array of guns. Big guns, fast guns, automatic guns. And the last four or five campaign ads for conservatives I’ve seen were of “tough guys” loading their guns in front of the camera how tough they were, about to go after those criminals, i.e. illegals. We need a new word for this kind of hypocrisy.

Reuters: Drumpf and his two new minions have convoluted this already very complicated mess into a gargantuan Gordian Knot. The trouble is that this gang of three see themselves up there with Alexander the Great, fit to untangle it the way he did: with brutal force. But this time it won’t be a sword; this time it could be a military intervention in NK, taking us to WWIII.

TP: Rohrabacher obviously doesn’t care whether he loses his seat in Congress or not either. I hope he’s defeated by a young, progressive Democrat from the LGBTQ-community.

Cartoon: Good old days.

It’s getting hot here too, TomCat.

Nita L (126)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 7:55 am
Well said Lona.
Thank you TomCat.

Janis K (126)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 8:01 am
Thanks for sharing.

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 10:59 am
Thanks Tom Cat and Thank you Bishop Curry.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 12:20 pm
Puzzle — 4:53 Not to worry JD, the Puddy Tat won’t be able to attempt to eat this because I whooped his puddy tat butt. I will however look nice in my garden!

Media Matters — As you say Puddy Tat, “It’s the guns, STUPID!” But I also agree with Oliver North when he says “youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence.” The ready availability of guns in society makes using a gun to right some perceived wrong so easy.

Reuters — While the meeting is not exactly back on yet, Drumpf is talking about going again. Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in are talking at a second summit at Panmunjom and US representatives are hastily trying to pull something together in Singapore. This from the CBC North Korea’s Kim meets with South’s Moon for 2nd time . When Drumpf first announced the meeting, I was of the “I’ll believe it when I see it” camp . . . you know, the Missouri condition (at least that is what I was brought up calling it). Now if the Nobel committee had a prize for flip-flops (not the wearable kind!), Drumpf would win.

Think Progress — Rohrabacher obviously did not get the California memo. The “lifestyle” of purchasers is nobody’s business but their own. Rohrabacher is an anachronism, as are all Republicans, to the age of dinosaurs. We can only hope that Republicans will fossilise very soon! The beginning of the fossilisation process should be their defeat in their campaigns for Congress. Speaking of Republicans, did you see this about Devin Nunes? May this opinion take root in the 22nd Congressional District of California!

Cartoon — And now Drumpf and his buddies are trying to put an end to some of the legislation that came out of that scandal.

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

I hear you about the heat! Same thing here. Today is cloudy though and temps dropped to about 11C last night. Sunday and much of next week is supposed to be a scorcher. I think I did to much reading about Drumpf yesterday and suffered an ugly visit of Republicosis. I finally got to sleep about 430 hours so I am tired this morning. My one cat, Primo, remained awake and every time I went into the loo, he would follow me in and lie on my feet until I was ready to return to bed. I decided to read in there so I took in a book — World War Trump.

TomCat S (127)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 1:23 pm
Thanks all. Hugs! 😻

Debra G (0)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 5:24 pm
It’s milk. Why else would toddlers take “toy” guns from kitchen tables and mom’s purses and shoot their siblings/parents/friends? They’re high on milk! And what’s in the school cafeteria? Milk cartons. QED.

Maybe Jared can convince Kim that a Trump casino/university in Pyongyang will bring world peace. BTW, the N Korean’s comment about Mike the Hoosier mortician Pence was spot on.

TomCat S (127)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 12:40 pm
LOL Debra! Hugs! 😻

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday May 28, 2018, 12:37 am
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