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Open Thread - 7/26/2018

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

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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 D (38)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 3:05 pm
6:19 That rope looks like it's fraying. Safety latches don't help against that.
Beto O'Rourke's first TV ad

Common Defense, another associatin of progressive veterans, is looking for signatures to support Barbara Lee's bid to chair the Democratic Caucus in the House.

Oh shit.

Chipped ball - (which sounds like a combination of SOS and Rocky Mountain oyster) - Oh, I'm sure they have the technology. Even we do - it's commonly done to housepets in case they should get lost. But I'm not sure it could be done without his knowing ... and since he's incapable of keeping his mouth shut and his thumbs off Twitter, we would know too.

TNY - A perfect time - something to keep her busy as all her businesses fail.

DKos - Well, I mean, what else? I found it more interesting that AlterNet picked up three articles from Daily Kos this morning alone. DK is doing something right, I'd say.

Cartoon - In spite of the Republican efforts, it's actually doing quite well though handicapped. And there are people trying to save it.


Mitchell D (86)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 3:14 pm
Truly sad!  But, this is a good new name for Dumpy, Donald SFB Trump!
Grandaddy Trump left some really SFB genes as his legacy!  
DK: China can make America great, hell, it owns us!

Pat B (356)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 3:21 pm
MSNBC: LOL !! Oh, by far,...... your comment was better than mine, TC !!

NYer: one would ever enroll in the school. Look at the backlash she's getting for her line of purses, shoes, etc. Nope. Never!!

DK: "But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump's own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing." How hypocritical !!

Cartoon: Sad, isn't it? I usually put extra postage on cards or letters, to help the cause.

I feel your frustration on getting prescrips, new or otherwise. It's a pain. Yeah, our hot days are the same, on & on. We could use some rain, as it's mighty dry here. Hope that you have a relaxing evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Freya H (358)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 4:06 pm
Talk about hypocrisy! He talks about making America "great" again while his crap is made in China. Then he announces a trade war. Only foolish consistencies are hobgoblins.

I have some bills paid automatically, but in some ways it's safer to do so by mail. Then you know just where your moolah is going.

Nita L (125)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 5:27 pm
Great articles. Thank you TomCat.

David C (108)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 5:34 pm
stay well, sleep well, hope the heat abides.

Glennis W (395)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 6:03 pm
Great post, hope you feeling better and the heatwave dissapears Take care and rst well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Animae C (506)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 6:06 pm
TY dear TC

Colleen L (3)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 8:54 pm
NT: What a flipping joke. Dean of BS University. I know I wouldn't want to attend or send any one to take any classes there..
DK: Agree with Joanne and Pat's comments.
Cartoon: Sad that they are. I keep buying the new stamps to help.
Thanks TomCat

Lona G (67)
Friday July 27, 2018, 5:26 am
MSNBC: Good one, Chris! It would have been that easy for the Russians to get more compromising material on Drumpf. Because I bet this ball wasn’t tested before it arrived in America; nobody with any competence around him who could have thought of it. So if Drumpf took the ball up to his suite, please with the present his BBF gave him, the Russians might have learned a thing or two from the conversations there. I don’t mean between Melania and Drumpf, of course. They haven’s spoken to each other for aver two years.

TNY: With such celebrities, and a couple at that, tuition prices immediately doubled. Daddy can’t have his family underpaid, can he.

DK: If the Drumpfs import from China, those product probably will have a tariff stuck on them, but the buyers couldn’t care less, of course. And Drumpf will gladly deduct those tariffs from his tax return.

I have to sign off; it took me an hour to get this comment down because I kept falling asleep behind the keyboard. Jet-lag.

JL A (281)
Friday July 27, 2018, 8:24 am
Wow--double coverage (he insists on using his unprotected personal phone)!
And yesterday I also read Ivanka was shutting down her clothing line (Nordie and others refused to carry it remember).
Yup trade policy more relationship retaliation than anything else IMO...and the farmer's help is exclusively midwest crops--next to none for CA and probably FL (e.g., nuts and citrus).
Amazon delivers packages under contracts for many P.O.'s and elsewhere the P.O. has contracts to deliver for UPS...becoming a blended business model

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday July 27, 2018, 12:46 pm
Puzzle — 4:29 I could not get unchained!

MSNBC — “…for Putin to have chipped Trump’s other balls.” — LMAO! Russian hookers are multi talented! Drumpf tossing the ball to Melania is a reminder to me of how he tossed out paper towel in Puerto Rico after the hurricane! Of course not the same import.

The New Yorker — Another big con! As to her father, a five year old is smarter than him! . . . not as perverted though.

Daily Kos — Too bad that those working and middle class people who voted for Drumpf won’t see this or won’t believe it. I hope he does have to pay tariffs on these because this is work that can be done in the US.

Cartoon — I am sure that with complete Republican control in the Congress and the WH, privatisation of the US Postal Service is in the works . . . unfortunately.

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

It hit 33C (91.5F) yesterday with humidity around 69%. I hope you were able to get sleep last night Puddy Tat and that your AC is standing its ground.

TomCat S (127)
Friday July 27, 2018, 1:09 pm
Thanks all. Hot Hugs! 😻

Debra G (0)
Friday July 27, 2018, 3:56 pm
The Attorneys General of DC and Maryland are suing Drumpfelthinskin for violating the Constitution. Do ya think he’ll report the soccer ball on his list of gifts from foreign leaders?

Thank goddess the soybean farmers will get a hunk of the $12B bailout and the EU market was opened up by Hair Furor himself. Never mind that the EU market is a fraction of the Chinese market, and most small farmers are in their 60s and selling off their farms to developers as land prices go up,

The jet stream ain’t budging. We are doomed to hot air for quite a while yet (exacerbated by the hot air out of D.C.). Driving down to L.A. next week and I think a good portion of the trip is very near massive wildfires, triple digit temps, and lousy air quality.

Janis K (126)
Friday July 27, 2018, 4:11 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Sheila D (28)
Friday July 27, 2018, 5:59 pm
3:05. MSNBC: I wouldn't doubt it could be hacked by the Russians. On an aside; I though Presidents, along with any other government employee, were not allowed to keep certain gifts. Perhaps it's not worth enough to be a problem, or it's another thing our idiot in charge has decided to ignore.

TNY: Andy, that would be a terrifying development. Very bad idea.

DK: Anyone who thinks the toddler in the WH would pay more for anything is going to lose that bet.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope this heat wave ends soon.

Janet B (0)
Friday July 27, 2018, 8:14 pm

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday July 27, 2018, 9:45 pm
Cohen is Flipping!!
Truth is coming out now!Getting closer!
Guiliani says Cohen is Not Creditable but he shouldn't even say a word he is the one NOT Creditable
Thank you TomCat

Laura H (964)
Friday July 27, 2018, 9:49 pm
trump-LOCK HIM UP!!

Thanks TC...take good care!

TomCat S (127)
Saturday July 28, 2018, 1:13 pm

Gino C (0)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 12:26 am
thanks for sharing
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