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Open Thread - 3/13/2019

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Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 11:08 am
6:13 No hurry, since I know you won't eat her.

Whatever a "bomb cyclone" does, it doesn't seem to be doing it in Colorado Springs - so far. Of course, it wasn't predicted for here. (It was predicted for Vicki Marble's district, however.)
We've all signed multiple petitions requesting criminal justice reform. This one is especially on behalf of Native peoples.

Not only Judge Jackson, but the State of New York filed charges today on 16 counts ... and no Trump pardon will make that go away.

BBA - Can't take any more of her. But I'm not sure your suggestion would help. Her fans know she's a Nazi, and love her for it.

Reuters - There are many perfectly sane people in Britain. It's surely too bad that more of them have not been voting - or, for that matter, getting elected.

DKos - I believe we are the only country in the world which has not grounded this model - so, for a wjile at least, we are the only people endangered, and that only on in-country flights.

Cartoon -


David C (80)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 11:48 am
Are the Manafort sentences in sequence (sum of 47 months and 42 months) or simultaneous????

David C (80)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 11:52 am
so awful about Ethiopian Airlines crash....if it truly was connected with GO-vernment-P shut down then....I am outraged....

Pat B (356)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 1:36 pm
I just lost my comment, goes, condensed version, lol

BBA: Her entitled disdain is palpable. Maybe she should get out in the fields at the border, and see how it really is, imho.

Reuters: What a mess.

DK: Horrible! A tragedy that should NOT have happened, a tragedy of magnitude proportions.

Cartoon: Happy Birthday, Tom !!

Hi, WWWendy. Hope that you have a great rest of your day, relax and enjoy this day, take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 1:56 pm
The puzzle looks like you!

Nita L (127)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 4:17 pm
BBA:  The people that watch Faux Noise are just as racist as the news is.

Reuters:  Most citizens that I know from the UK want to vote on Brexit again.

Daily Kos:  Luckily the planes are now grounded here too.

Happy Birthday TomCat!! 🎂🎁 I hope you have a nice rest of the day.

 Tell WWWendy hi.

Glennis W (393)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 4:46 pm
Take care and rest well when able Thankk you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (82)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7:01 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  You share it with one of my favorite people, my maternal grandfather, wonderful!
Related:  Manafort got more time from the DC judge, though less than I had hoped, BUT, he is also indicted in SDNY!  Mr. Frigging "Exemplary!"  See my related posting, at C2:
Ingraham, the others and Murdoch, especially Murdoch, need to wear the uniforms!  What Joanne said!
Reuters: They need a "Do over!"  And the heck(?) with there being no precedent...this is too important!!
DK: Your summation of the situation is all too, sadly, spot on!

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 9:24 pm
BBA: Disgusting listening to her.How people can even listen or watch such trash, I'll never understand.
Reuters: Seems like a mixed up situation to me.
DK: Wow...finally tRump did something for the people for the very first time when he grounded these planes. I was getting concerned that the U.S. wasn't doing like the other countries.
Cartoon: Cute..Happy Birthday TomCat,
Take care. Thanks TomCat

Lona G (66)
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 11:36 pm
Happy birthday, TomCat.

I hope you will continue your 39th birthday for many more years; the number suits you.

3:52 Sorry, I didn’t mean to steal a friend away from your birthday party.

MM: No, no, no, no, no, I was in a good mood up to now! I’m not going to spoil it with years of Ingraram’s hatred spewing compacted into one video, than you.

Reuters: The British parliament has locked itself into a complete deadlock. They’ve now voted against leaving without a deal and are probably going to ask the EU for an extension of time until June 30, but this can only happen when they finally approve her deal when put to the vote a third time. If the don’t, a longer extension is needed and the Brits would have to take part in elections for the European Parliament in May, which neither the EU nor the UK want.

BBC Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly said that before approving any extension to Article 50 – the legal instrument by which the UK will leave the EU – EU leaders would want to know “how long an extension the UK requires and how it proposes to use the time”.

A European Commission spokesperson said: “There are only two ways to leave the EU: with or without a deal. The EU is prepared for both.

There’s no time for new elections in Britain or even a new referendum. Both would take at least several months to organize. Sadly the people can’t call for a new referendum, only the government can write one out, and so far May has refused to do so. It’s HER deal or NO deal and to hell with everyone else.

DK: That may not be the whole story, apparently. Boeing had already installed new software in the automatic pilot to compensate for the Boeing 737 8’s and 9’s tendency to put its nose up because they had fitted these air crafts with heavier motors than they were originally designed for. But pilots didn’t know of this compensation nor were they trained to override this software. Boeing thought that training pilots to handle this was just too costly. That is why they tried to put the blame on the pilots after the first crash. Drumpf’s shutting down government may have had some influence, but it looks like Boeing is trying to get away with messing up too.
By the way, the Ethiopian plain was on it’s way to Nairobi in Kenya with more than 30 nationalities on board, including at least eight Americans and 18 Canadians, many on their way to the UN Environment Programme meeting in Nairobi. I don’t think the GOP will be partying over them.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:07 am
Tumpy will be having another fit today! things are not going his way!
Tough! Big Baby
Thank you TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:12 am
Happy BIrthday TomCat !
Enjoy it all

TomCat S (128)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 10:07 am
Thanks and hugs to all. 😻

pam w (139)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 12:35 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TC! Is that your photo on the puzzle? Only took 4:16 to put you together! Many happy returns....and thanks for all you do!

Lesa D (28)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 4:46 pm
thank you TomCat...

Sheila D (28)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 5:03 pm
3:58. MMC: Spewing this crap just makes us all want to tear our hair out. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who believe it.

Reuters: Brexit is a train wreck. The only thing missing at this point is the carnage. I hope they figure it out before it's too late, though it may be already.

DK: Now that Agent Orange has finally made one good call and grounded all the 737 8 and 9 planes, we can hope the FAA and NTSB finally figure out exactly what went wrong.

Happy happy birthday, TomCat. Wishing you many more. Thanks for the post.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday March 15, 2019, 6:46 am

TomCat S (128)
Friday March 15, 2019, 10:27 am

Janet B (0)
Friday March 15, 2019, 5:32 pm

SylvieBusy A (190)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 4:24 am
Thank you for sharing.
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