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Open Thread - 9/21/2018


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TomCat
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Joanne D (38)
Friday September 21, 2018, 1:28 pm
6:13 Since they posed so beautifully, thay are probably accustomed to other species, and you could take unsportsmanlike advantage of them. Oh, well. Maybe Squatch can save them.

RIP Arthur Mitchell
https://atlantablackstar.com/2018/09/21/arthur-mitchell-pioneering-black-ballet-dancer-dies-at-84/

Reich - Not much gets by him. The good news is that enough Americans are starting to cath on that some GOP are starting to claim "We're losing the messaging!" Of course, one thing about capital gains is that the laws apply also to capital losses. The rich being so rich they have no you=know-whats to give, I think many would start selling at losses to see tax savings if the capital gains tax were increased enough. Whatever the system is, they will work it.
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/poll-gop-tax-scam-benefits-wealthy

CNN - How did they find so many women who either weren't assaulted themselves or have buried so deep that they have no idea how it works? Incidentally he is no "altar boy" -
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-gave-a-speech-about-binge-drinking-in-law-school/

TNY - Yeah, that's about the size of it.

Cartoon - What we need for this is not a torpedo but a device like the one in "Day of the Dolphin" - the scene that gave "Oh shit," not a new meaning, but a deeper and more consequential one.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

David C (108)
Friday September 21, 2018, 2:23 pm
well if "boys will be boys" .....what a bleeping bad excuse....and maybe one we should get rid of ..........it is so sickening how so many in the GOP will go so far to protect this nominee......never should or would have gotten here....should be DQ'd for prior liars and obfuscations....and no excuses for this behavior......I say as an imperfect male
 

Freya H (358)
Friday September 21, 2018, 2:32 pm
The 1% are setting up a system that cannot stand. The more tax breaks they get, the more they shift the burden on the 99%, which means less spending on our part, which means less tax revenue. The super-rich are slowly strangling the goose that lays their golden eggs. I am no economic expert, but it seems to me that, one way or the other, this present system will eventually collapse on itself.

Rage against the greedy rich is growing daily. The torches and pitchforks are coming out of the tool sheds. Resist, persist, insist, and above all, VOTE!!!
 

Mitchell D (86)
Friday September 21, 2018, 2:37 pm
RRN: Dumpy and "his enablers, do not give a damn!  No consequence is too onerous to stop their greed. I caught an ad for "Shark Tank," yesterday: "American Greed, Get Yours."  No wonder they love St.Reagan!!!!!!!!
CNN: A bunch of "Don't bother me with alternate ideas, I already know everything."  Were they asked whether, or not, they believed Dumpy's pussy-grabbing boast, how they thought about it?
New Yorker: Good one, Andy!
'Toon: Of course!
 

Pat B (356)
Friday September 21, 2018, 2:37 pm
RR: Good grief!!! VOTE them out!!!

CNN: wth? No sympathy for her? wth. The women need to stop making excuses for Kav, what he did was wrong. The line of questioning will be difficult for Dr. Ford, but I stand with her, during this time.

NYer: Awww......

Cartoon: Yep, pretty much sums it up......

*This just in - "Men report sexual assault by priests 30 years ago - Public outrage. Women report sexual assault 30 years later - Public doubt." ~ P. Erickson ~

Supposed to rain here all weekend. I like the sound of rain on my tin roof. Hope that you have a good evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday September 21, 2018, 5:43 pm
RR: Disturbing to read that the 1% continues to get more tax breaks. What in the heck is wrong with our flipping world. They certainly don't need it and must it be stopped.Like others have stated we need to get these as*holes out of office now.
CNN: there's no excuse for what he did. She deserves to be questioned properly with no crap.We certainly don't need hearing about tRump's crazy tweets about how great a man BK is.
Take care. Thanks TomCat
 

pam w (139)
Friday September 21, 2018, 6:03 pm
Blow a hole in that ship!
 

Animae C (507)
Friday September 21, 2018, 6:04 pm
OMG those women are PATHETIC, i couldn't watch it all, i wanted to barf!!
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday September 21, 2018, 6:10 pm
MSNBC On Rachel M., she says that Grassley is denying any other witnesses for Kavanaugh, like person she has told of this when it happened!
Resist
Vote Blue Always
Thank you TomCat
 

Glennis W (395)
Friday September 21, 2018, 6:24 pm
Great posting and comments all so true Hav a great weekend Rest well Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Lona G (67)
Friday September 21, 2018, 8:52 pm
Robert Reich: Needless to say Reich is right again. When will people finally see that the 1% have created an economy all for themselves and all to themselves: the economy of Wall Street and all those other stock markets around the world. Most of us can’t afford to invest in this conglomerate of hot-air products (when did the stock-market value of companies last had anything to do with their real value?) and derivatives. Those who can, are often worse off after bad investments by their brokers/banks/insurance companies. As long as economists keep telling “the economy” (i.e. the stock market) is doing well, while most of the people are struggling, Drumpf and the 1% will be allowed to perfect their private economy bubble with these tax scams, paid for those who are o part of that bubble. Until it collapses again, that is.

CNN: How terribly GOP to come up with the ols “boys will be boys” argument, put in the mouths of women of around Prof. Ford’s age. 🤮 That argument wasn’t acceptable 40 years ago, and it certainly isn’t acceptable now. 🤬 I’m mad as hell that the GOP is willing to turn back the clock on all women just to get their ultra-conservative justice on SCOTUS. Why would they want that? Oh right, so they can really turn back the clock on all women as law of the land. 🤮 🤮 🤮

TNY: Nobody’s perfect, Andy, but I never expected Merrick Garland to stoop so low as to cheat with Scrabble while playing with his wife, no less. I’m so glad the Republicans have spared us the depravity of this man who thought nothing of cheating on his wife for his own gratification. 😜😜😜

Crtoon: Is that the yacht Drumpf borrowed and the crashed into the harbour?
 

Winn A (179)
Saturday September 22, 2018, 1:06 pm
Remember to Vote and Please Vote BLUE in November and 2020 too.
 

TomCat S (127)
Saturday September 22, 2018, 1:22 pm
Thanks all. Hugs! 😻
 

Nita L (125)
Saturday September 22, 2018, 3:51 pm
Robert Reich: Shared. We must vote them out.
CNN: I started but couldn't watch it all. These women are horrible.
New Yorker: Great one Andy.
Thank you TomCat.
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday September 22, 2018, 8:23 pm
Thanks
 

TomCat S (127)
Sunday September 23, 2018, 1:05 pm
TYVM! 😻
 
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