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Open Thread - 1/9/2019

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

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David C (89)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 12:55 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 1:21 pm
5:59 Ionian, I see.

Just in case anyone here is dependent on it and on a different schedule from mine, you'll be relieved to know my Social Security was deposited today, right on schedule.

Rachel - It takes less time to tell lies than it does to rebut them. It doesn't surprise me that it took (at least) Chuck, Nancy, and Alix at least an hour to rebut 8 minutes of Traitor Tot - and Chuck and Nancy didn't have an hour.

DKos - Aldous J. Pennyfarthing is one of the more straightforward of the humorists at Daily Kos. I read everything of his that his the rec list and haven't been disappointed. Murfster35 is close. Did anyone expect anything else of Mike Pence? It may be difficult for him to restrain himself, but he doesn't throw obvious tantrums like Orange Judas. It's still not difficult to tell what he is thinking, though.

TNY - A nice thought. PBS DID air it and pre-empted Henry Louis Gates to do so. I am not a happy camper today.

Cartoon - At least Maine can color him GONE.


Pat B (356)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 2:09 pm
MSNBC: She is on target with the lies (dt) and pinning them back on him. Ms. AOC is going to go places, for sure! Well said!

DK: Love this!!! Look at her smile.

NYer: Yes, good choice! I wish they would have.

Cartoon: Go back in the hole you came from! (and stay there).

Hi WWWendy! Hope that you start feeling better, listening to dt can do that to a person. Enjoy your evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: "I see right through you, and so do the American people!" New Congresswoman Rep. Ayanna Pressley. (she was reprimanded on the House Floor for calling out Trump's behavior since taking office.)

pam w (139)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 2:15 pm
4:21! WOW! TC...usually, I'm not even in the same MINUTE you are! (Perhaps I'm actually improving? NAHHHH) You were having a slow morning, that's all.

Mitchell D (82)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 3:12 pm
MNBC: Ocasio-Cortez is my newest American hero!
DK: Pence is probably scared of his shadow, as it seems to touch him everywhere he goes.
New Yorker: Dorrinson has his priorities straight!
'Toon: People are so good at saying that they are wonderful people, and finding excuses, rationalizations,  for not being  so wonderful "this time."

Elle B (80)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 3:23 pm
TY Tom. . .best for Shipshape CatBox Field Day. . .

New Yorker: Satire can truly best the originals. . .(bty: i don't watch/listen to his stupor-streamers). . .read reports/comments/follow-ups...yes completely relying on fellow citizens in this matter (hope to give back some way) ... would take a turn if really needed...very fortunate so far haven't had requests...very appreciative as it causes serious stomach convulsions and neuronal responses...

Daily Kos: Have believed Mike Pence to be a closet member of the Adams Family and/or The Munsters for some time. At least some manner of Ghostly-Abhor in 3-D Bio-form. Whatever the case may may be. . .it's way beyond the pallor!

Note: always thought GOPs* in general looked lacking in vitamins/nutrients in unusually high numbers as a group...probably severe "D" deficiencies for starts. *(important: pronounced Gahps)

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 5:01 pm
MSNBC: Power to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. Nice seeing another congress woman ripping tRump apart. He's a racist creep and needs to be put in his place..
DK: She's probably getting a real kick out of since he's so anti bisexual people.
NY: Good choice. Way smarter too.
Hope you get to feeling better TC. I'm trying to type one handed and it's a real challenge.
Enjoy your evening with Wendy.
Take care. Thanks TomCat


Glennis Whitney (393)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 5:43 pm
Take care and rest well when you can Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:55 pm
Thank you for the Video;s
Thank you TomCat

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 12:05 am
4:26 (Average 5:05) Someone’s holiday pics from the Acropolis?

Rachel Maddow: Good of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to make some time to answer Rachel’s questions as she is an expert on immigration and the contribution of immigrants to American society. And she hit the nail right on the head when she said racist Drumpf wasn’t fighting illegal immigration but immigration of all non-white people. Remember when he praised (wrongly, of course) the Norwegians or Fins, or whatever was his favourite Scandinavian flavour of the week, for their policies and said he wouldn’t mind a couple of thousand Norse or Finnish immigrant to enter the US? Remember how they laughed and declined?

DK: A openly bisexual woman not swearing on a bible? That will have done nothing but confirm all his prejudices all the more. A god-fearing would never be bisexual or lesbian and certainly not be taking a seat in Congress; she’d be home at the kitchen sink, barefoot and pregnant.

TNY: One of those times I wish you were straight reporting, Andy.

Cartoon: Time to replace his head with Drumpf’s and hope the latter will soon follow him into oblivion.

danii p (30)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 1:06 am

Animae C (508)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 4:33 am
AOC wow what a DYNAMO!!!!

Kyrsten Sinema, another new awesome senator!!!
A big raspberry 😋 to clam-face!!!


Marco C (31)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 6:18 am
Is anyone wondering what the Republican Senate is up to? What are they doing to earn Americas investment in their salaries? They seem to be quietly focused on something other that what is making new headlines everyday.

Marco C (31)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 7:56 am
It sure looks like Trump has declared war on America. AND the Republican Senate is not only allowing the President to drive our federal government employees out of their homes and starve their families, they are encouraging it. Amazing, isn't it? We are not talking about Islamic militants, Terrorists, Iran, Russia, or the Chinese. Middle class Americans, military veterans born and bred in the United States.

Makes you wonder doesn't it? After hollowing out the government from qualified and competent people, casting aspersions on the intelligence community, obstructing justice and not filling vacancies to driving employee's into homelessness and hooking up with Russia - aren't you wondering, what does it take to qualify as betraying America and being a traitor? "Enemies foreign and domestic" what does that mean?

TomCat S (126)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 12:42 pm
Thanks and pooped hugs! 😻

Debra G (0)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 1:55 pm
Why would anyone want to listen to 9 minutes from that sniffling, snorting, lie-laced, venom-spewing shitgibbon? Pity for the Fact checkers who passed out from exhaustion. This whole wall farce, as I’ve noted before, was a campaign mnemonic to remind Dotard to talk about immigration. He conflates fantasies with real issues, and he’s too narcissistic to question the consequences. Now he “relates” to the government workers living paycheck to paycheck? He is evil, aided and abetted by evil Mitch McTurtle, the spineless Senate, his incel aides, his incompetent cabinet, and death mask Hoosier undertaker Pence.

Looks like white supremacist Steve “what’s wrong with white supremacy” King is in political hot water. Wake up, Iowans, and dump this turdblossom. By the way, Devin “I’m a California rancher” Nunes’ family ranch relocated to King’s district years ago. Turds of a feather...

Janet B (0)
Thursday January 10, 2019, 5:12 pm

Danuta W (1251)
Friday January 11, 2019, 3:31 am

TomCat S (126)
Friday January 11, 2019, 10:17 am

Janis K (129)
Friday January 11, 2019, 5:13 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Janet B (0)
Friday January 11, 2019, 8:33 pm
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