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Open Thread - 6/12/2018

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David C (111)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 1:40 pm

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 1:42 pm
4:47 You're going to make a lot of people unhappy if you eat Wishbone, you know.

WaPo - Some right wing idiot (I know, I know, tautology) was blithering that libruls WANT a thermonuclear war. Doesn't he know all the libruls live in cities that would be the first to be taken out? Suicide bombers are in the right wing only. Liberals are smarter than that.

TNY - He'd be better qualified than, say, Bolton. Or Nigel Farage.

NYT - It was a "very mild" attack," so he won't be visiting his very own special place in hell soon enough any tine soon.s

Cartoon - That's not an interracial marriage. Both the bride and the groom belong to the Human Race. An interracial marriage would be, say, if you married an insect. Or possibly a lamppost.


Pat B (356)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 2:17 pm
WP: I do not trust either of them. Kim nor dt.
"And..generally countries do not give up nuclear weapons that they have developed themselves."

NYer: Don't forget to call dt ahead of time, though. Can this be done in one hour increments? You know how tired dt gets after working SO hard every day. LOL, Andy.

NYT: Karma indeed.

Cartoon: What Joanne said. Word !

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

Beryl L (80)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 2:24 pm
Thank you TC be well🐱

Freya H (358)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 2:31 pm
I'm not sure which creep I trust less - Kim or Trump.

pam w (139)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 4:05 pm
They're two of a kind, Freya!

Nita L (123)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 6:04 pm
I agree Freya and Pam.
Thank you TomCat.

Glennis W (395)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 6:10 pm
It is suppose to be winter 29*C today Down Under Rockhampton Hope it cools down for you take care and rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 6:15 pm
WaPoCh: Failed because NK had no interest in de-nuclearizing. What we had in Singapore was Dumpy spending much taxpayer money to get a photo op!
New Yorker: Kim would have to do some serious magic, because once Dumpy gets a grudge, it lasts forever!
NYT: I believe it was Justin Navarro who made that imbecilic comment about Trudeau.
‘Toon: 1967 was one hell of a great year!

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 6:17 pm
Joanne: Good point about the cartoon! Or, perhaps, Melnia marrying a hologram, oops, she did!

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 6:18 pm
Sorry, that should be Peter Navarro.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 8:51 pm
I too agree with Pam and Freya. I have no faith in either one.
I can hardly wait when he returns and see what lies he tries to feed us about this great meeting.
Thanks TomCat

JL A (281)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 1:50 am
I believe I saw that Navarro had apologized. All of it feels so surreal like we have been invited into a fantasy peopled with real people. Up is down now and down is up. Friend is foe and foe is friend....
Hope you get overnight cooling to be more comfortable tomorrow TC.

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 2:50 am
Puzzle — 3:46 Just remember Puddy Tat, karma is a bitch!

WaPo — I’ll bet that Drumpf will have crowd envy if he sees that picture. He’s likely to think that that is his inauguration crowd. He wishes! Drumpf nor Kim can be trusted. Drumpf has said several times that he wants to increase weapons. Perhaps he should agree to reduce the US supply of nuclear weapons as a show of good faith so Kim would sign on. I know! I know! There’s not a chance that will ever happen.

The New Yorker — LMAO!!! We (Canada) don’t have nuclear weapons (Metro Vancouver has been a nuclear weapons free zone for years) but we are damn good at shooting frozen hockey pucks! Just don’t take our hockey sticks away!

NY Times — I don’t wish ill on anyone, but I think karma proved to be a bitch for Kudlow. Actually, Mitch is correct — it was Peter Navarro who said “there was a special place in hell for Justin Trudeau”. Kudlow said, as reported in Business Insider “Trudeau “stabbed us in the back” and “did a great disservice to the whole G7” with his “amateur political stunt”.”

I love Trudeau’s response:

“”I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do,” Trudeau said in the news conference. “Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.””

Drumpf for his part called Trudeau “dishonest and weak”. Projection? I think so.

Trudeau has not commented publicly on the comments made by Navarro, Kudlow and Drumpf nor has he accepted Navarro’s apology, such that it was. Some would love him to go to the attack but he has stated that he is focused on the trade issues.

So, how many children were in attendance at the G7 Sommet???

Cartoon — 1967 was a very good year — Expo 67 which I did not get to see because I came west for the first time on a DC-8 (first plane ride!) to visit my grandparents and see the Pacific Ocean. That was a time when SCOTUS was actually SCOTUS and did not suffer with SCROTUS like today.

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Animae C (506)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 5:33 am
The real reason he went to N.K.; 💵

Lona G (67)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 5:57 am
WP: I’ve got to admit it’s a historic feat: the two most untrustworthy people in the world trying to con the world into believing they’ve clinched the deal of the century.

TNY: Great parody, Andy. Translated to from US-NK to US-Canada it becomes brilliantly clear how empty the deal is.

NYT: What goes around comes around?

Hope you manage to stay cool, TomCat.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 6:28 am

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 8:09 am
Thank you

TomCat S (126)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 1:18 pm
Thanks all. Very Tired Hugs! 😻

Debra G (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 5:57 pm
Heard that 2 Norwegians are nominating Drumpfelthinskin for the Nobel peace prize. (Are these the guys that Agolf Twitler wants to emigrate here?) He did tweet that we all should feel safer now. I sure do...not.

Andy Borowitz: Trump Agrees to Let Kim Jong Un Have Pence as Manservant

Janet B (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 7:21 pm

TomCat S (126)
Thursday June 14, 2018, 12:46 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday June 18, 2018, 11:52 pm
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