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Open Thread - 2/23/2019

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Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 11:56 am
5:04 Most of the aster family flowers are edible. A yellow salad?
Excellent news for everyone who loathes the New England Patriots.
And another piece of good news, which warms my heart.

Civil War - The 1861-1865 Civil War was started and lost by Whiny Bags, their-way-or-the-highway traitors, wanting to ignore the rule of law, the Constitution, and every blessed one of their fellow Americans. Yeah, they're probably stupid enough to try it again.

AlterNet (also IIRC Raw Story and Salon, and maybe Crooks and Liars) - They had better not try to take away my LED light bulbs or I will explode. However, rolling back regulations will only help if the hand of the free market doesn't favor LED - which I believe it does - I know it does for me.

NYT - Oh, yeah. Courts, here we come.

Cartoon - And Republicans have been trying to get around it ever since, and are still trying today. Even as we speak.


Pat B (356)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 1:06 pm
BBA: Sickening, they feed to the media, and to their population, to incite violence. Seems they embrace this kind of thinking, what ever happened to speaking civilly to others?? rather than spew hate??

AN: I agree, Joanne, they better not take my LED bulbs, that's all we have in our house!

Joanne: It warmed my heart reading your note about the Navajo Code Talkers Museum and Veterans Center on Navajo land. BRAVO ! Several years ago, I had an opportunity to speak with an honored and respected Navajo Code Talker at the annual Pow-Wow up the road here in Austin. It was a moment and experience that I will never forget.

NYT: This is not right....and so very sad for those in need, or who make the decision of one. Especially here in red texas.

*This just in: "If Nick Sandman can sue the WaPo because they hurt his feelings, then David Hogg should sue every single right wing outlet and conservative commentator that called him a 'Crisis Actor'. ~ Anon ~
2. Re: dt - "Fk this sheet. I'm moving, and going to Narnia." ~ Polly P. ~

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:15 pm
Alternet: What, someone wants "rational?"  In that case stay away from the conservatives.  Folks who will resist this kind of change are like those who said, before 1903, "If God wanted man to fly, He would have given us wings!"  These folks give Luddites a bad name!  Or, they are playing the "slippery slope" game, and resisting the slightest movement towards environmental sensibility.
NYT: Probably the influence of Super Christian Superhero Pence...or just kissing up to the imbeciles in the Evangelical movement.  RESIST!!!!!!!!!!
'Toon: No poll tax, good.  But what about an intelligence test?  It might be time for that.  

Freya H (345)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:21 pm
The right-wingers aren't fooling anybody. They want a war - so they can bust liberal heads. Be careful what you wish for, dopes. I've head talk about California seceding before, but dismissed it as the pipe dream of the lunatic fringe (did I mix my metaphors too badly there?)

Yeah, I heard about Robert Kraft. Let's hope this brings bad karma on the Pats so they don't even taste the Super Bowl - at least until the numbers start with XC.

People who oppose the Green New Deal do so out of ignorance - or the jingle-jingle of Big Fossil Fuel's filthy lucre.

The Tangerine Traitor is going to pay DEARLY for his vicious assault on women. I recommend making as generous a donation as you can to Planned Parenthood - in tRump's name.

Animae C (507)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 4:27 pm
They just love saying, CIVIL WAR!! They should be arrested for inciting violence, can that happen in the US??
Damn extreme, irrational wingnut, yahoos!!
Meh!! 😡

Glennis Whitney (393)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 4:55 pm
Take care and rest well when able Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

David C (80)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 5:47 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 8:30 pm
BBA: Shameful that they have to play and be dirty with their evilness. People don't want to see or hear it and these fools will learn that it's not the smart way to be.
NYT: Shame on tRump and his cronies.....they are all so heartless who cares less about women rights.
Take care. Thanks TomCat

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 6:32 am
Well thank G-d for menopause. No man can tell me what to co.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 7:18 am
Very interesting
Thank you TomCat

TomCat S (128)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 11:28 am
Thanks and hugs to all. 😻

Winn A (179)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 11:33 am
Thanks Tom Cat

Janet B (0)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 1:30 pm

Sheila D (28)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 2:26 pm
3:37. Beautiful colors.

MMC/BBA: Amazing how they have no morals or common sense regarding how words DO make a difference. Their continued rhetoric may just cause a civil war, but it won't be the Democrats who start it. Fear mongering works for Agent Oranges minions; they believe everything these evil people throw at them. The New Green Deal may be difficult, but it's not impossible, it will just take a little longer. We don't have much time...

AlterNet: Seems the rabid Right will oppose anything, no matter how small, that will change the power balance. Agent Orange shut down the campaign to make all light bulbs incandescent by 2020 because it was something that Obama wanted, plus it made sense.

NYT: These "clinics" go out of their way to get women to sign a form saying they won't get an abortion. They don't help them with anything. I even saw where one clinic locked a woman in a room, trying to get her to sign a form, until she called the police. They were charged with unlawful detainment, but should have been charged with kidnapping. These places are a joke and should never get funding.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. One more month of winter, though probably a little longer before the warmer weather kicks in. Stay warm. Hugs.

Nita L (127)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 4:22 pm
Thank you TomCat.

Debra G (0)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 8:04 pm
Donation sent to Planned Parenthood. Oregon’s AG is first in line to oppose the Domestic Gag Rule.

I’m so fed up with the Democrats eating their own over petty squabbles. The media are aiding and abetting this crap, too. For example, reporting how Dianne Feinstein shut down little kids in a video....that was edited to appear that this is what she did; reporting on Klobuchar eating salad with a comb when no utensil if this was a cardinal sin; reporting that Harris dated Willie Brown years ago and was appointed to a commission by him...although she was qualified to be on it and acquitted herself well while serving on it. I am very rapidly losing any hope for this country.

Janis K (129)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 8:56 pm
Thanks for sharing.

TomCat S (128)
Monday February 25, 2019, 11:40 am
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