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Open Thread âEUR" 8/1/2018

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 12:59 pm
6:10 They're not as big as they look. They could even be

lantana - it does come in those colors.

Mother Jones has started a weekly newsletter of feel-good stories -

because we need them. Here is this week's (hanky alert):


Colbert - Three words - American Family Radio


Reich - Yup.

MSNBC - Flake may just have found a way to spite Orange Judas without

drawing quite as much revenge (I suspect the ones not running for re-

election are still afraid of his revenge because he is so spiteful and

sneaky!) I certainly hope so.

Cartoon I - Thank you, thank you, thank you. 73 today. Sigh. I did

get a nice birthday present from a video game company - a beta test to

play. Today is also Colorado Day.

Cartoon II - Poor Helsinki! What a comedown from then this year is!


divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 1:12 pm
Happy Solar return Joanne ,73 wow

Kathleen M (211)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 1:26 pm
Thx for sharing TC. Mitch the Bitch is gonna blow a gasket! Happy Birthday Joanne!

Jim P (3247)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 1:41 pm
A really YUMMY Birthday Treat. Enjoy with Friends & Family.


Mitchell D (86)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 2:00 pm
Colbert: "A mind is (still) a terrible thing to waste."  Riggleman, however, may never have had a mind, in the first place, it would appear!
Reich: "...a worse fate than Trump," he said.  What, a clone?  Donny Jr.?  Creature from the Trump lagoon?  Donny Jr. is going to partner up with one of G.W. Bush's daughters, to create a new toxically monstrous species?
MSNBC: Oh, Jeffey, you make my day.  May you enjoy your trip immensely.  Nothing like leaving congress, under the circumstances that led Flake to leave at this time, giving McConnell and the Orange emptiness an very large, albeit, invisible finger gesture!
Happy Birthday, Joanne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We'r going out to dinner, tonight, and I'll drink to that!

Amanda M (7)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 2:28 pm
Thanks for sharing

Amanda M (7)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 2:28 pm
Thanks for sharing

Pat B (356)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 2:48 pm
Colbert: Glad he threw some humor in there, good Lordt !!

RR: Depressing. VOTE BLUE !!!!

MSNBC: This is hilarious!! Stay in Africa, Jeff, and enjoy your vacation in Zimbabwe. lol

Cartoon: Happy Day, Joanne!! Happy Birthday, Joanne!!! and many more!

Cartoon: Trump’s Discord

Hi, WWWendy! Hope that you have a good rest of the day, enjoy your evening, and Thanks, Tom.

David C (108)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 4:37 pm
and many more happy birthdays !!!!

David C (108)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 4:37 pm
thanks as always!

Freya H (358)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 4:45 pm
LST: That is TOO funny! Goes to show that conservatives are frequently their own worst enemies.

RRC: Pester your current legislators, do your homework, and vote for people who support this. People without retirement savings have no choice to work till they drop, or join the ranks of the homeless. More pension money = less dependence on public aid. Do the math, conservatives!

Happy Birthday, Joanne!

Glennis W (395)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 5:48 pm
Happy Birthday Joanne All the best for tomorrow hope all results are good Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Animae C (507)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 5:59 pm
Lot's of vids to watch, will do!

🍸🍹 Happy 🎂 Birthday 🍰 Joanne! 🎁

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 6:22 pm
RR:Sure is depressing. We need to vote and gets ones who are for the people.not the 1%.
MSNBC: agree with Pat.. This is hilarious. I too hope Jeff Flake enjoys his vacation.
Happy Birthday Joanne, Hoe you enjoy your special day Wish you many more to follow.
Glad it's cooling down for you TomCat, it's staying above the 90's here.
Take care. Thanks TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 6:36 pm
Thank you for the Video's TomCat
Happy Birthday Joanne
We have to listen to Reich and choose those who care about our Hard-Earned Retirement NOT Take it Away! VOTE WISELY, RESEARCH THE Candidates and Be Ready!
Vote Blue
Thank you TomCat

Sue L (66)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 7:38 pm
I'm glad that you are getting a respite from the heat Tpmcat. Colbert is always great. Happy Birthday Joanne! I will check out the Mother Jones stories. Here is a positive one that will warm your heart.

Lona G (67)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 8:46 pm
Stephen Colbert: Bigfoot porn? Virginia’s midterm election is now all about Bigfoot porn? Sometimes I’m so glad my internet connection still isn’t up to par which gives me an excuse for not watching/following all of the nonsense Republicans come up with.

Robert Reich: As always, spot on. Though people should never vote for legislators who are shills for the financial sector, not only in regard to pension plans. That should exclude about half of the Republicans, the other half is beholden to the Koch brothers and such, corporatskis very much alike to the financial boys. So in fact, don’t vote for Republicans, vote blue whatever you do!

MSNBC: Jeff Flake riding off into the sunset like that couldn’t be more fitting. The sun illuminates the one finger he’s holding up so clearly.

So glad your temperatures are down a bit, TomCat.

Lona G (67)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 8:49 pm
Hope you had a great birthday, Joanne 🎉🎂🎁

Gloria p (304)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 3:04 am
I shared the Robert Reich pension video. It's too late for me. I am a senior in poverty and debt forever unless I win the lottery or marry up.

JL A (281)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 5:20 am
Money is letting people with unconscionable proclivities and backgrounds run for office these days.

Hope you enjoyed your special day Joanne!

Edith B (146)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 7:35 am
Happy Birthday, Joanne.

TomCat S (127)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 8:20 am
Rushing Hugs! 😻

Nita L (125)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 9:11 am
Happy belated birthday Joanne. I hope you had a great one.
Robert Reich: Spot on as usual. I shared the video.
MSNBC: Good for Jeff Flake. I hope he enjoys his holiday.
Thank you TomCat.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 1:17 pm
Puzzle — 4:31 These look like the nasturtiums that my step father used to grow along the front of their house. Same colours and shape.

The Late Show — LMAO!!! I saw this article in the NY Times a day or so ago: ‘Bigfoot Erotica’ Becomes an Issue in Virginia Congressional Campaign and could not stop laughing. Only in the US and only a Republican would be so lame-brained! BTW, this is me dressed for winter! . . . and they did not get permission to use my picture! Summer heat is a real bitch!

Robert Reich — Common sense pension reform? Not while Republicans are in power! That would be an oxymoron!

MSNBC — McTurtle does not look happy! Poor baby . . . NOT! I wonder how he feels now with his political game being thwarted. McTurtle screwed over Obama with the delays etc on his nominations. Now it is payback time, made all the more sweet because it is a Republican, Flake, doing the screwing!

Cartoon — Republicans did not care for it then, why would it be any different now?

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Sorry I’m late! Between some medical mayhem myself, the heat and lack of sleep, I didn’t make it in to comment yesterday.

Happy Birthday JD!!!!!

Sheila D (28)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 6:27 pm
3:57. The Late Show: always enjoy Colbert. Big Foot is more popular than our Agent Orange; maybe he should run... Ha ha.

RRC: What a terrifying thought; all the people working now without any kind of retirement. So many people work paycheck to paycheck and the only way to save is through these programs. Just proves the rabid Right have no care or thought for keeping people from being poor. VOTE BLUE!!!

MSNBC: Flake is pushing all of the turtle's buttons. Just wish the rest of the GOP (the ones NOT retiring) were showing some common sense and stopping the madness before it goes too far.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOANNE! Hope it's extra-spectacular!

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope your oncologist appointment went well.

Janis K (126)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 7:41 pm
`Happy Birthday Joanne!

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 7:46 pm

TomCat S (127)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:22 pm
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