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Open Thread - 3/16/2019

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

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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)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 11:10 am
Blaming Muslims for the Christchurch bloodbath is like blaming African-Americans for lynchings, or Jews for the Holocaust. HATE is to blame. Stupid, blind hate.

The real reason for all this foreign intervention is not protecting democracy or human rights, but satisfying the greed of the defense contractors. The beast that we call the Military-Industrial Complex MUST be fed!

The Tangerine Trog probably thinks that all the "tough people" will remain loyal to him. What a maroon.

Joanne D (37)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 11:49 am
6:00 Maybe Squatch or Lona can save him.

HuffPo - Bullies and abusers all think alike. Beat or killed his wife? she shouldn't have "made him angry." Muslims shot in the mosque? They shouldn't have come here (or in this case to the neighbor nation. And they also always terrorize or brainwash people into believing them, if their upbringing hasn't brainwashed them first (saving the bully time and effort.) This dude got elected, didn't he? Someone, or many someones, voted for him. Not badmouthing Autralia. We have the same problem in spades.
Other PP - I can't find it in my heart to demonize people who have come to the point of believing that all faiths are inherently bad, and should be abolished (as if that were possible, even if desirable.) They are only reacting, or responding, to the hypocrisy of those who use their faith to justify horrors. I do try to point out that, just because throughout history religion has been USED by some to control others does not mean that religions was INVENTED by some to control others. Religion - faith - is a normal human impulse to answering questions that are unanswerable (strange syntax, but I hope it communicates.) Furthermore, it's an impulse that has survival value. OK, rant over (for now.)

DK - Yes. How old is the saying "Might makes right"? Probably as old as the human race. There have always been those who subscribed to it, and there have always been those who emphatically did not. I'll grant he has the support of "Bikers for Trump" by definition, but if he thinks he has the support of the entire military or even the entire police force (i.e. every person in every police force in the nation, he may very well be in for a surprise - and I hope it's a big one.

Cartoon - One of the good things he did. (Not, of course, perfect.) People tend to remember either all the good things he did, or all the bad things he did, and not the others. He was more complicated than that.


Pat B (356)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 12:12 pm
HP: Horrible !!! Coming out of the woodwork, like the cockroach and coward that he is. A total disgrace. (sound like someone else we know?)

PP: Very.Well.Done.!!! Truth!

DK: The walls are caving in, and imho, his negative behavior is ascending a notch every day, in his words and deeds. He's throwing out anything that will grab a line, too. btw....someone needs to take his media, and twitter feed away.

Cartoon: Brought the Job Corps into the light, Medicare, Adult Ed for adults, and other needs to help the people to name a few....

Hi, WWWendy! Hope that you have a good day/evening, and take good care, Thanks, Tom.
Fingers crossed when you see your dentist too.

This just in: dt: "Did you order wiretaps on the phones in my house?" Obama: "No, I ordered a baby monitor." ~ James G. ~

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 12:19 pm
HP: If this jackass "...has been peddling" this crap "for some time," it is a sad reflection, again, on deplorables  who elected him.
PPC: 500,00 children's death, and she can say "We (notice how she spread the responsibility, can't say "I") think i's worth it."  Batshit crazy!!!!!!!!!!!
DK: Drumph never cites specifics, he avers to some unidentifiable "other."  He did this in his campaigning, it is part of how how he manipulates, as in"You know who you are."  THIS is the damned Anti-Christ, for those who believe in such.
'Toon: No, the GOPIGGIES would say, "We love our poverty stricken!"

David C (80)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 3:21 pm
thank you....

Lona G (66)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 5:31 pm
3:21 TomCat didn’t get distracted by its fake eye, but I sure did.

HP By now there are 50 dead to mourn and I’ve had may say on that disgusting piece in my comment on A Not So Fun Friday posted by Nameless yesterday. The voting system in Australia isn’t perfect either with its districts, otherwise Anning would never have made it to senator. As the ABC noted:

At the last election, he collected just 19 first preference votes and conceded he has “not a lot of chance” of being re-elected to his [AUD] $200,000-a-year position.

I’m sure Australian voters will now take care of this aberration as he can’t be dispelled from the Senate, or fined, just slapped on the wrist.

PP: This is what I commented on Parody Project yesterday: Such a beautiful song, but so hard to listen to now with its new truth and the images accompanying it. The truth is always hard to hear, isn’t it, no matter how beautifully wrapped. Thanks, Don, for making us listen to the truth.” Sorry for quoting myself again, but I can’t think of anything else to add right now.

DK: Congrats, America, your mobster boss is now openly threatening the country when things don’t go his way. He’s already has declared a State of Emergency; what will be his next step if push comes to shove, do you think?

Cartoon: After all these years, my mind still has trouble linking LBJ’s face to a decent man who tried to do the right thing for his country and not to the anti-Vietnam-war posters and slogans I first knew him from.

Glennis W (393)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 5:47 pm
Take care and rest well when able Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 9:17 pm
HP: Despicable what Australian Senator Fraser Anning was saying, putting blame on the Muslims.  Where the heck is he coming from??? Speaking pure trash.
PPC: Good honest truth.
DK: Sounds to me like his disgusting way of bullying. Hate to tell him that doesn't work.
Cartoon: He did some good things for the people. 
Take care.. Thanks TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 10:54 pm
When we have heard Trumpy say very very bad, it sounds like he is reaching for more words but then we know it's a lie too.
Happy st. Patrick's Day to all
Thank you TomCat


SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 4:11 am
Thank you for sharing.

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 5:02 am

Lisa M (13)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 9:00 am

TomCat S (128)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 9:04 am
Thanks and Hugs to all 😻

Sheila D (28)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 10:52 am
3:48. HP: Disgusting people who want to blame the victims instead of the "avowed white supremacist".

PPC: Heartbreaking; unfortunately true.

DK: Threats, plain and simple. Agent Orange has no problem making threats as he figures he won't get his hands dirty.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope your dentist appointment goes well.

pam w (139)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 12:23 pm
Blaming the victims (or anyone in the room, if need be) is such a typical habit of the Pustulent Prince! And those sick people around the world who embody the ignorance./hatefulness of people like him feel as if they've been given freedom to be exactly who they want to be....thanks to him.

Debra G (0)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 1:01 pm
Anning got egged by a 17 y.o., who was then punched by Anning and jumped by thugs. The kid is being hailed a hero, a GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds for any legal issues, a petition to throw Anning out was signed by 1.5 million Aussies, and his colleagues plant to censure him. Still waiting for the Republican to do the same with our Congresscritters.... Meanwhile, Mayor Pete wrote to Muslims “You are our teachers and our doctors; our neighbors and our friends. We all live here as one, and whether you grew up right here in South Bend or whether this is your first year in America, you have an equal claim on the blessings of life in this community, and a great deal to contribute. And so we are thankful to count you among us.” Still waiting for more than thoughts and prayers from our Administration. Is Drumpfelthinskin calling out his Brown Shirts?

Janet B (0)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 8:19 pm

TomCat S (128)
Monday March 18, 2019, 7:12 am

Angelflowers D (1)
Monday March 18, 2019, 5:16 pm
Tyfs Tom🤗

Animae C (507)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 8:32 pm
Even our PM Scomo backs #EggBoy & says racist Senator Anning should face the full force of the law over his actions!

Will Connolly aka #EggBoy is suddenly a global internet star!

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