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Open Thread - 8/3/2018

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

- 78 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.


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David C (108)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:46 pm
thanks and I'm still waiting for any GOP voter to stand up and truly resist tRump

Freya H (358)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:55 pm
Actually, Republicans probably stink even worse than the skunk!

Pat B (356)
Friday August 3, 2018, 2:51 pm
MSNBC: We're a land of immigrants, but dt doesn't realize that or even care. Pretty two-faced coming from overseas to this Nation, and leading a privileged life, and not giving an iota of concern at what's happening at the border or to the folks in PR!, every day.

Vox: Women should be allowed to make this personal decision by themselves. It's very difficult (transportation/clinic wise to get one in the state I live in. btw.....didn't one of dt's mistress's get an abortion? jw...

NYT: I love this pope. He's way ahead of the times. Thank the Lord.

Cartoon: I'd take a skunk over a Repuglicon any day of the week. (actually, I had a friend who had 2 skunks years ago, and they were the cutest lil things ever In FL). and de-scented. Make good pets, imho.

GREAT news, TC! Happy, happy, happy!! Hope that you catch up on your rest, take care, and Thanks!!

Nita L (125)
Friday August 3, 2018, 3:33 pm
MSNBC: two of dumpy's wives have been immigrants albeit white and he has said that he likes white immigrants.
VOX: Women should be able to decide what happens to their bodies. I live in the same state as Pat and yes it is very difficult to get an abortion in TX unless your rich.
NYT: I'm glad this pope has stated that the death penalty is wrong in every way.
Cartoon: I'll pick a skunk over a republican any day of the week.
I'm glad you had a good checkup. Try to get some rest. Thank you TomCat.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday August 3, 2018, 6:18 pm
6:40 Great roofing provided [a] your house is built to support the weight, and [b] it doesn't hail where you live.

MSNBC - Come on, Lawrence. She might have been able to do something to help find kids, yes. But she knows better than anyone that, no one, not even she, could say or do or show anything that would cause Donald Trump to feel empathy for a microsecond. She's old enough that she's already emancipated, and I don't think an adult can divorce a parent in any state - and its doubtful that even that would make a dent in his ego. Just quitting certainly wouldn't. pathetic as it is, this may well be the best she can do. Not that that excuses any other Republican, of course.

Vox - "Wilfully misunderstand." didn't you just define "Republican"?

NYT - I read this the other day with delight, but not sprprise.I'm not quite sure it is getting the media attention it should, at least in the US. But it's not going away at least.

Cartoon - I had a pet skunk myself for a while. His name was Hyacinth, and he was descented, but needed baths periodically as do dogs, for instance. He was very cute indeed, and good with children (not that I had any, but I did lead a Girl Scout Troop for a while.) He did not use his voice, at all, ever, but he communicated very loudly by stamping. Being unusual, they need a lot of research to care for properly, and, although I did a lot, I could have cared for him better than I did. I would not today have another, out of fear of making a hurtful mistake. But for someone knowledgeable, they are great companions.


Glennis W (395)
Friday August 3, 2018, 6:24 pm
Love the cartoon too nice a smell for the Republicans. Fantastic health reports really awesome Take care and rest well when able Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday August 3, 2018, 6:54 pm
You would think they all would do everything they could to Fix the kids bring them back with their parent's
But those Word's never Came out why didn't she take it upon herself? Being selfish??She has kids too
she didn't do anything, just talk like her dad didn't want go against Daddy?
this makes me think she is just like her DAD!
Inana Never Married Trump till 11 yrs after she came to this Country!!! wow that's news!
Thank you TomCat
Thank you foe Video's TomCat

Animae C (507)
Friday August 3, 2018, 7:09 pm
Excellent results TC, i’m so happy for you!!!!

Lona G (67)
Friday August 3, 2018, 8:21 pm
MSNBC: Lawrence will not let any of the Drumpfs get away with hypocrisy, not even when they seem to disagree with Drumpf himself. Good on ya, Lawrence, keep it up.

Vox: According to this video 75% of the American people do not want Roe v Wade overturned. So how is it possible that in a democracy abortion rights are threatened? Sigh…I know, I know. Republicans and Drumpf.
Vote blue in November, your life depends on it.

NYT: The news in Europe and Australia, where the death penalty has disappeared a long time ago, paid a lot of attention to Pope Francis’ declaration, but apparently the news coverage of this humane step forward by the Roman Catholic church has been below par. Now why doesn’t that surprise me?

Cartoon: I don’t think there is a skunk born yet with glands powerful enough to overcome the stench of one single Republican.

So glad to hear your as healthy as you can be, and in fact healthier than you’ve been in some time. You age well, TomCat.

Colleen L (3)
Friday August 3, 2018, 8:32 pm
MSNBC: Our country has many immigrants.It always has. tRump needs to stop his sh*t now. He has screwed it up in so many ways. He''s the one who needs to be deported into a cell.
Vox: Women should have the right to choose. Money shouldn't play a issue in this at all either.
So happy to hear the wonderful news you received from your office visit regarding being cancer free. Hope you get some rest. Take care. Thanks TomCat

Laura K (0)
Friday August 3, 2018, 9:10 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 4:37 am
I wonder how POed at Ivanka is he?

Winn A (179)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 5:32 am
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! What great news for you Tom Cat. You deserve it!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 9:02 am
thank you

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 10:53 am
Puzzle --- 4:53 Fortunately for me, sasquatches live in the forest where the trees form a canopy of protection and there is no need for terracotta roof tiles.

MSNBC --- The expression "all flash, no substance" certainly fits the lady. Words come cheap when you live a life of privilege as she does. She should put her money where her mouth is if she feels so vehemently.

Vox --- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): "What is at stake is women's freedom!" --- AMEN!!! Republicans would like to keep women barefoot, pregnant and walking 2 steps behind men (when they're not in the kitchen)! That is over half the US population. The Suffragette movement started with the right to vote but is not over by a long shot! Women need to stand up to Republicans with their vote and take the struggle to the next level.

NY Times --- Isn't it interesting how Republicans can be pro life (unless it is their mistresses unborn child) on one hand and pro death on the other. I guess IOKIYAR. Kudos to Pope Francis for coming out against the death penalty. Now about abortion?

Cartoon --- You'll need to have a whole lot of Cousin Poles to cover the stench of Republicans!

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Good news on the health front Puddy Tat! Cancer free and clear lungs!!! WTG!!! It has been a long haul but you persisted and won!!! Being cat is where it's at!!! As to the cat who did the cat scan, I am sure that he has a long line up of people wanting to play with him. The weather here is sunny with temps at 18C (64F) and 73% humidity. Projected high 23C (73F) which I hope holds as I hate the heat. Stay cool!!!

Janis K (126)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 11:56 am
Thanks for sharing.

Beryl L (80)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 12:36 pm
Awesome great news TC. Keep it up be well.
I absolutely love that skunk cartoon. Cuz you're sure right about there not being any stench worse than a damn Republican

TomCat S (127)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 1:01 pm
Thanks all! Hugs! 😻

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 7:14 pm

TomCat S (127)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 1:22 pm
YVW! 😻
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