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Open Thread - 12/5/2018


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

TomCat
- 43 days ago - politicsplus.org
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 Dixon (37)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 12:57 pm
5:49 Another day when the pieces wanted to snap AT me instead of FOR me.

Brand new and very topical Randy Rainbow - and the rhymes will knock your socks off.
https://youtu.be/Nv4207c9M74

Fourteen very good questions from Wired
https://www.wired.com/story/robert-mueller-trump-russia-unanswered-questions/

TNY - Nothing to add. (The latest is that the legislature has introduced a bill which would require the Election Board chair to be a Republican in election years. Srsly.
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/nc-gop-trying-force-bill-mandating-republicans-can-chair-election-boards-election-years/

Rachel - All the people whose opinions I respect, at Daily Kos, AlterNet, Raw Story, Crooks and Liars, and elsewhere are saying we are not in the end game yet, and I concur. The Fourteen Questions article I cited earlier in this comment is also pertinent. Thanks for posting Rachel.

TP - Yeah. And that's what happens when we give power to Republicans.

Cartoon - Good thing.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 2:07 pm
OMG, Randy Rainbow, how BRILLIANT is he!! 😃
Thanx for that Joanne, i subscribed!!!

So glad you got a new place TC, so sad it’s small!!! 😐
 

Pat B (356)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 2:28 pm
NYer: Best yet, Andy!

RM: WOW. Amazingly detailed, w/more to come!
thx, Joanne for the Wired link, still reading that one.
RR is spot on!! Love that guy!

TP: ugh!!! The rich get richer, while the poor get poorer! Shame!

Cartoon: Thank God, right?

Gee, I hope that they find you a place that suits & fits your needs. That would be good news if they did. Enjoy your eveing, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: "Trump uses an 8 car motorcade (parade stretch Presidential Limo) to visit the Bushes, to offer condolences, at the Blair House. It's a 750' foot journey. It wasn't raining, but bone spurs, perhaps?" Pat B.
 

David C (89)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 2:30 pm
New Yorker wonderful!!!!!!!!! heard the Randy Rainbow earlier on Stephanie Miller show.....and watched on YouTube....fantastic....thank you....good luck on your future living place!
 

Nita L (127)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 3:14 pm
NYer: Andy is so good.

RM: She is so detailed. By far the best journalist on TV.

TP: No surprise to any of us.

Joanne, Thank you for Randy Rainbow. I love him.

TomCat, I'm so sorry your new place is so small.
 

Freya H (345)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 3:23 pm
So, half of the astroturf organization RATE wound up laying off workers instead of creating new jobs. It figures. The Big Business fat cats had no intentions of creating jobs, only of taking the corporate welfare and running.
 

Glennis W (393)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 4:57 pm
Hope your moove goes well and you will soon a bigger place.. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 5:09 pm
NY: Keeps getting better, Andy.
RM: Great details. Sure there's so much more to come.
TP: What's new? He has done nothing except for the 1%. Plus even promising more jobs?? Hate to tell him that he is wrong again...Look at GM.
Joanne: Like the Randy Rainbow.
Sorry to hear about your new place being small, I'll pray that they can find you one a little bit larger within the next 8 days..
Take care. Thanks TomCat
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 7:07 pm
Glad you got a new place it may be bigger than the pic's look.
thank you for the Video's
Thank you TomCat
 

Sue L (70)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 8:05 pm
Tomcat, I'm sorry the new place is smaller than you wanted. I hope a bigger place can be found quickly. Can you put stuff in storage temporarily if you need to?

Once again, the Borowitz Report is absolutely brilliant!

The Think Progress only confirms exactly what I knew would happen.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 9:09 pm
thank you TomCat...
 

Lona G (66)
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 11:05 pm
3:17 Sorry, no fish left to fry for you, TomCat.

TNY: That parody is so razor sharp it really hurts, Andy.

Rachel Maddow: What the heck Mueller is waiting for? How much more evidence does he need? We’ve been hearing for so long that Mueller is under threat of being fired, or his investigation ended or thrown out by the new acting DOJ head Whitaker, so what are the chances that Flynn has by lying his a$$ off and then gets away with it because he was so ‘helpful’ in an investigation which most important results never see the light of public day? Will we ever see an endgame?

TP: Don’t tell anyone here is surprised by this news. I doubt we can call it news; this was exactly the outcome we expected. And of course the only outcome the 1% was interested in. They pushed a few million dollars across as an investment and got their returns in hundredfold. Business as usual, right?

Cartoon: I wonder if Einstein would be granted a visa in this day and age.

So sorry to hear about your temporary move to an unsuited apartment, TomCat. They know about how much room you need and also that you’re just a week out of hospital and come up with this? How terribly inconsiderate. Although that may not be the term you have in mind for it. 🤨
 

Sheila D (28)
Thursday December 6, 2018, 2:17 pm
3:31. TNY: Andy cuts to the larger issue.

MSNBC: Rachel brings up some great questions, as do her guests. Seems we are close to learning all that has come out in these investigations, but I doubt we'll ever get all the answers.

TP: It would be great if we could avoid all of these companies and just stop buying their products. Hard to do. As Lona mentioned, we all did expect this outcome.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. I will continue to tell the Universe what you need in the way of accommodations; perhaps it will help.

 

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 6, 2018, 7:08 pm
Thanks
 

Janis K (129)
Thursday December 6, 2018, 7:46 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Mitchell D (82)
Friday December 7, 2018, 4:37 pm
New Yorker: At least it’s not the Saudis who want to “help” out.
Rachel: Can anyone imagine how many Political Science, and History researchers, and Ph. D’s are going to be able to build careers around the cess pool that has surrounded the Orange Empty in recent years, and is still going forward? Flynn has apparently been of major help to Mueller, Cohen, and the Enquirer publisher, Pecker, and whomever else, appear to be spilling all over the place; Manaforte may have been an unwitting reverse mole; HANG ON TO YOUR HATS!!!!!!!!
TP: Who is surprised, really?
‘Toon: I once met a fellow who said that his wife was a niece of Einstein’s. Good thing we took in THIS immigrant. Who knows what geniuses we are pushing away?
 

Ben O (135)
Monday December 10, 2018, 6:51 am
It's been 4 days...how are you Tom...?
 

Angelflowers Dawkins (1)
Monday December 10, 2018, 12:34 pm
We all hope that you are well. TOM and thanks for the jigsaws. 👍
 

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday December 13, 2018, 12:33 pm
noted
 

TomCat S (126)
Saturday December 15, 2018, 10:22 am
Thanks and Hug! 😻
 
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