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Open Thread - 8/2/2018

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

- 72 days ago -
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 Dixon (38)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 9:30 am
6:46 Hideous background. And kitteh-tooth-breakers.

Trey - He does have their number, doesn't he? Including the bothsiderism. (I recently got an email with the news they are going to tape a show live and make an album.) One small carp - gay people in office often DO have families - and much nicer than straight families - and I think that would make even more heads explode than saying he doesn't.

TNY - This is a subject it is not difficult to make fun of (and the comments are rally wild)

NYT - Doing it out in public in a tweet - we may all know he has corrupt intent, but it's harder to prove that in court. That's why, when they put Al Capone away, it was for tax evasion. That leaves a paper trail, and intent need not be proved. (And that's why Mueller really, really wants to tslk to Trump, and is even willing to give his lawyers questions in advance, or so I read in a bulletin from the Washington Post yesterday.)

Cartoon - For sure.


Nita L (125)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 9:34 am
YouTube: Trae's Campaign ad was hilarious.
TNY: This probably is what the republicans would love for the poor, disabled and people of color.
NYT: This looks like obstruction of justice to me.
Get some rest when you get home. Thank you Tomcat.

Pat B (356)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 9:36 am
Trey: I'd vote for Tristan Gayman Frenchman in a heartbeat. lol

NYer: What's sad is that he (dt) said this, in one of his rallies. Insane. Both him, and the statement.

NYT: He's freaking out about this. The hole is closing in on him....(yay!!!)

Cartoon: Yep! Every day!

Best to you going and coming back. Hope that you get some rest, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 10:24 am

David C (108)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 1:39 pm
thanks, stand strong, stand together, RESIST

pam w (139)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 2:45 pm
He said he'd ''drain the swamp." He lied. Now it's our responsibility to do the ''draining." VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Animae C (506)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 5:57 pm
Trey cracks me up!!! Love the floral campaign blouse!

At least the weather's better for you TC
76°F today in Portland but still too humid for my liking 57%

Sue L (65)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 7:11 pm
I need the comic relief because Trump announced today that he wants the ACLU to find the separated parents in their home countries. He appears to have no idea what the government should be doing. Which is to reunite families that the govt separated, paying for all costs. His administration screwed things up, they can fix the mess they made.

Peggy B (43)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 7:59 pm

Colleen L (3)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 9:04 pm
YT:: Trey's was hilarious. I like Pat would also vote for Tristan Gayman Frenchman.
I hope you can get some rest this afternoon when you get back from your appointment. I know that feeling of run down when you've had a bad night. Had two this week. Must be something in the heat? .
Glad the weather is getting better a little better for you. Still in the 90's here.
Take care. Thanks TomCat

Lona G (67)
Friday August 3, 2018, 3:56 am
TC: Trae is a breath of fresh air among rednecks. And any Tristan Gayman-Frenchname is to be preferred to a Republican, despite his choice of (his wife’s) blouse.

TNY: You’re so right, Andy, the right to vote is just as basic as the right to buy food. Neither should be infringed upon and neither should be taken for granted.

NYT: All Drumpf wants is to keep the conversation going, to imprint yet again on the tiny brains of his followers that there was no collusion and it isn’t illegal at the same time. And he’s not guilty of anything, but he’s going to pardon himself, just as he is going to pardon any of his hoodlum friends if they stay true to him. Because they haven’t done anything wrong either. And because all media are spreading his tweets and discussing them over and over again, the imprinting is soooo easy.

Glad you got back home safe, TomCat. Now get some rest.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday August 3, 2018, 7:46 am
Trump is out of touch with Reality!
Maybe cause he has never served in any Office??
Even gotten Groceries?
Only knows how to Run his Mouth!
Not a LIck of Common Sense is there
Thank you TomCar

Roberto MARINI (88)
Friday August 3, 2018, 8:03 am
noted thanks

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday August 3, 2018, 11:12 am
Puzzle --- 4:50 The lights went out and I lost my way!

Trey Crowder --- Gayman-Frenchname has my vote!!! Trey: "...I wouldn't trust him to run a lemonade stand as president let alone a country." Unfortunately, it is one of those conservative wack jobs that is running the country and making a mess.

From a Bloomberg article:

“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” Trump said Wednesday in a Twitter posting. “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

It is Diaper Don who is the stain and a disgrace! Trey has it correctly stated "I wouldn't trust him to run a lemonade stand as president let alone a country."

The New Yorker --- Everyday, Diaper Don demonstrates just how out of touch and demented he is. This is totally out there yet his ardent, misguided supporters are still lining up behind him. I am finding it very hard to see Andy's humour in this one because it is just too close to the insanity of the WH resident.

NY Times --- In my opinion, for what it is worth, Diaper Don, the petulant toddler resident in the WH, is guilty of obstruction of justice and has demonstrated it many times.

"...dismissing it as merely a case of venting by a president who has grown increasingly angry with an investigation that he considers illegitimate — and not a direct order to a cabinet secretary to interfere with a continuing federal law enforcement matter."

A true American president should know that venting, as his attorney's have claimed his tweets are, in a public forum is NOT acceptable, not when you are seen as the "leader of the free world". And as a result, yes the world is laughing at Diaper Don and his bullshit . . . when they are not crying because they have to somehow deal with this idiot. So many, if not all of his cabinet are "yes" people and therefore are more likely to take this as a direct order, not venting. So yes, this is obstruction of justice.

Cartoon --- No kidding!

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

TGIF!!! Oh wait, I am retired so everyday is Friday! WOW!!! Two days in a row with temps about 23C (73F) and today so far it is 16C (61F) with 77% humidity. So far no rain but some is forecast. I hope Portland is following suit for your comfort Puddy Tat!

TomCat S (127)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:21 pm
Thanks, stars, and hugs to all.

Sheila D (28)
Friday August 3, 2018, 5:48 pm
3:30. TCC: It certainly wouldn't be any less crazy to replace our Agent Orange with Gayman-Frenchname. And if Trae were to run, I'd probably vote for him. (Wonder where he got the blouse.)

TNY: Just amazing how his followers hang on every word, even when they know he's a liar. Just like watching reality TV, which I don't watch.

NYT: Let's hope this goes the way of the last time Agent Orange tried to obstruct justice by getting rid of Mueller.

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


Glennis W (395)
Friday August 3, 2018, 6:26 pm
Take care and rest well when able Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday August 3, 2018, 6:39 pm
Still laughing about Little Donnie Jr. "Being Diaper Donnie" because of his Wetting his pants and being unruly when he is drinking!! Good Name
Thank you
What do you expect with a dad like his ??
Whiny Aaz Wimp1

Janet B (0)
Friday August 3, 2018, 7:31 pm

TomCat S (127)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 1:02 pm
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