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Open Thread - 2/14/2019

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

- 33 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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Freya H (345)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 10:40 am
That's it, Drew Ferguson - further sully Georgia's image!

I agree with the cartoon.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 1:07 pm
6:15 So now it actually is Valentine's Day - where are the hearts? Jeez.

Colbert - Kamala Harris's husband sent out an email with some better suggestions ... starting with "learn to cook for her." I've heard didgeridoos played better, and I imagine so have our readers in Oz.

Georgia? Republican? What else? It's a mercy it wasn't a biography of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

TNY - No pardon. He's brown.

Cartoons - Since this is an open thread, here's a Bush-era joke, but updated:

Robot bartender

A man enters a bar and orders a drink. The bar has a robot bartender. The robot serves him a perfectly prepared cocktail, and then asks him, "What's your IQ?"

The man replies, "150" and the robot proceeds to make conversation about global warming factors, quantum physics and spirituality, biomimicry, environmental interconnectedness, string theory, nano-technology, and sexual proclivities. The customer is very impressed and thinks, "This is really cool." He decides to test the robot. He walks out of the bar, turns around, and comes back in for another drink.

Again, the robot serves him the perfectly prepared drink and asks him, "What's your IQ?"

The man responds, "About a 100."

Immediately the robot starts talking, but this time, about football, NASCAR, baseball, supermodels, favorite fast foods, guns, and women's breasts.

Really impressed, the man leaves the bar and decides to give the robot one more test. He heads out and returns, the robot serves him and asks, "What's your IQ?"

The man replies, "Er, 50, I think."

And the robot says... Real slowly, "So.............. ya gonna vote for Trump again?"


David C (80)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 1:34 pm
Colbert great, CNN story another maddening story....Resist, Persist

Pat B (356)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 2:04 pm
Steve: Hilarious!! Yes, those buns looked delicious! Love that place.

CNN: Gawd....lame apology, imho. Someone put the book there, and he knows who put it there, encased in glass on that specific page. ugh!

NYer: lol, Andy! His sentencing is in June. People seem to think that he'll be headed to the Supermax prison in Colorado. Yikes!

Cartoon: Absolutely!

Hope your day is great! We had a nice lunch at one of the local restaurants here. We don't do evening crowds/lines anymore, lol Hope that you have a great evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: 1. dt - "I've done more damage to ISIS than all other recent Presidents, not even close!!"
"You misspelled USA." ~ Jonathan C. ~
2. "Unlike the government, my love for you will never shutdown." ~ Colby I. ~

pam w (139)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 3:15 pm
AMAZING how those awful books just turn up! And those awful photos from the past! Not that none of us is free of embarrassing memories about stupid stuff we did when we were younger...but, if you can't avow it and apologize openly., you're not an adult and you've something to hide!.

Animae C (507)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 4:23 pm
"St Valentine was the patron saint of seasonal marketing"! Too right!!!

WTF? Bacon roses?!?!?!?!

Digeri-doin-it 🤣 🤣

Ferguson = Racist tosser!!!! 🤬

Sheila D (28)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 4:48 pm
3:20. LSC: Marketing for Valentine's day has gone off the deep end. I wouldn't want any of those things.

CNN: How stupid, inconsiderate, deplorable, and, yes, racist. What an idiot. His apology is unacceptable.

TNY: It could easily be our very own Agent Orange spewing those words. Two of a kind. Thanks, Andy.

Cartoon: Good lookin' dog.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs.


Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 4:50 pm
Colbert: Funny. Some real crazy ideas 
CNN: Shameful racist fool. Never should of been there with the pages specifically opened. Ferguson can do way better at apologizing for this innocent. 
TNY: Finally got what he should of a long time ago. All of the deaths he has caused by all of his illegal drug smuggling. Hope he rots in prison once he is sentenced in June. 
Cartoon: Yes.
We had what they call a "topical storm" all day long here. Flooding everywhere. Very heavy all throughout the night. Now its finally tapering off. Going toward the east.
Take care. Thanks TomCat

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 5:09 pm
Late Show: Really lame!
Valentine's Day: Just the kind of thing I was thinking, during a brief visit to my local supermarket, earlier today...with all those people spending all that money on the cutest pink stuff, balloons and flowers.  We, here, agreed, some years ago to forgo the splendor of spending of money for this.  I tell her i love her. She tells me she loves me "BEST!" and we're good.
CNN: Yeah, sorry, but it IS Georgia!  I have previously, written about friends of mine who went to spend a month, or two in Georgia, to look for a place to which to get way from Florida hurricanes, only to get out as fast as they could, because of the blatant racism!
New Yorker: Gee, if he weren't a fur'ner Drumph would find a nice place for him in the cabinet.
'Toon: One smart dog!  Bet he wouldn't have voted for the clown!

Glennis W (393)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 5:22 pm
Love the cartoon Take care and rest well when able Thank you got caring and sharing TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 8:29 pm
Love the Dog Pic
Thank you TomCat

Helen C (15)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 8:40 pm
Cartoon is awesome

Lona G (66)
Friday February 15, 2019, 12:08 am
3:32 Cough mixture still rules.

Stephen Colbert: The best? Which one was that? Only in America can people think up such commercial product and market it. Though Aussies might show some interest in Stephen’s own boink-readiness indication device, if it increases didgeridoo salesin the US, that is.

CNN: If having a staff member apologize for you fails, blame some anonymous staff member. If that isn’t enough, pick one of the most dispensable and naive ones and fire him/or her. Case closed. That’s the Republican way.

TNY: They all think alike, those crooks, don’t they.

Cartoon: The dog would now end up in a p$ssing contest.

Lynn S (235)
Friday February 15, 2019, 3:22 am
Puzzle --- 4:12  the puzzle says it is a bridge in Casta Rico (really Costa Rico) but it easily could be the Capilano Suspension Bridge here in Metro Vancouver.

The Late Show --- Was that supposed to be funny?  It did not make me laugh but it made me crave Cinnabon.

CNN --- Typical, blame the staff for putting it in his office!  Ferguson said he removed it.  My guess, he moved it to another Republican's office so he can visit it or claim it back later.  What a low life!

The New Yorker --- Where have I heard that line before?  I think it was another criminal during an incoherent tirades!

Cartoon --- The location is not Trump, but when you consider that Devin Nunes was caught in the bushes at the WH, maybe he was caught because of the smell of his clothes.

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

We are expecting another 10 cm (4 in) of snow tonight.  So far, the ploughs and sanders have been going full tilt on the arterial route behind my house.  With any luck, they will leave some pavement to drive on!  I have picked up a cold with a major cough that has my chest very sore (it is going around right now).

"I gave WWWendy her gift last night.  It’s one that I’ll never get to see." --- Did you send her flowers?

Winn A (179)
Friday February 15, 2019, 5:21 am

Ben O (135)
Friday February 15, 2019, 9:38 am
Right on Tom! Have a great weekend...

TomCat S (128)
Friday February 15, 2019, 10:34 am
Thanks and Hugs to all, 😻

Janet B (0)
Friday February 15, 2019, 2:07 pm

TomCat S (128)
Saturday February 16, 2019, 12:24 pm
YVW! 😻

Danuta W (1251)
Friday March 1, 2019, 5:07 am
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