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Open Thread - 5/18/2019

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

- 63 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. This is my only article today.


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Ben O (129)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:15 am
OK Tom, let's hope you'll be back in the saddle by Monday! Have a relaxing weekend now...

Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:19 am
5:04 Pretty.

Trae - One of their legislators promised that, in the event of an extopic pregnancy, the fetus would be relocated into the uterus. In case you don't know, this is impossible. He's absolutely right not to boycott, in the circumstances. This video choked me up a little, BTW.

Bill - Some of these people running are in it for the exposure. And I'm all for that. We need a deep bench. WRT Alabama and other cretins - don't forget that abortion was not a fanatical issue in America until the"Christian right" picked it up because they needed outrage to gin up their numbers. It's not even a real issue.

Oz - Yeah, I got an email this morning from Bill Shorten - one of those "We did our best, I am so proud of you, we won't stop fighting" emails which I figured was not good news. Condolences and best of luck for the future to Oz. Considering the political climate, is there a chance that Russia is looking at you too?

Cartoon - Currently being starved into (they hope) oblivion by the current regime.


Animae C (508)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:29 am
We are f*cked in Australia 😭

Results are in from our federal elections, the right wing evangelical scomo was re-elected!!!
Means about half the population think they're in the top 2% rich & will benefit from the his ways.
Broken hearted for all welfare/ndis (disability) recipients & our caged immigrants on Manus & Nauru.
So many will suffer, including animals & environment!!!

Sorry, this has nothing to do with your post TC!
i started crying at 11pm when i could see we were screwed, it is now 2am & i'm still crying!

Totally shattered!

Pat B (354)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 10:18 am
Trae: Spot on, Trae. Gawd, this is horrible. Nothing like 'the man' dictating what a woman can do. Or not do. ugh!

Bill: The more the merrier, re: Dems.
Abortions are difficult to get here, (TX) with some gals have to drive hundreds of miles to a facility. It's not easy to get one, and I'm sure my legislators are working on copying AL. This is a personal decision not anyone else's. Sickening.

NYT: Lordy, what a bummer. I feel ya, Animae and the rest of very sad, and also Joanne's thoughts too....Russia's possible interference, possibly? Maybe?? Bummer.

Cartoon: Sounds about right....

Good News all around re: your health! Hope that you have a good rest of your day, rest, and relax. Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: "Trump supporters find all of dt's bullying, outrageous mendacity as acceptable, because they know that's the raw reality of the power players. Their only mistake is believing he's on their side." ~ Mary L.
2. File 13: "Between 1999 and 2014, Gaetz received 16 speeding tickets in Florida. ~ Pat B. ~

Peggy B (43)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 11:01 am
Take care, TomCat

Sue H (7)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 12:37 pm
Happy to hear that you are on the mend TC.

David C (75)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 1:09 pm
thinking of you and sending thoughts of healing and happiness your way......get well and back in the saddle soon

Freya H (344)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 3:11 pm
Great videos! Rise up, sisters, and fight like HELL to protect your reproductive rights! Against abortion? Don't have one - better yet, have yourself spayed or neutered. ;)

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 3:25 pm
TCC: Love his godless mouth!
Bill:  "...and it's 2019 here!"  That just says so much.  B & P in only one week!
NYT: Sad!  About a hundred years after WWI and 75 after WWII, and the human race (YES, we are all one!) has learned zilch!  
Going in the right direction, TC.
'Toon: Would like to stick an electric prod up THAT elephant's rump!

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 4:47 pm
Trae: Great video, Despicable the direction women rights are going. We shall continue our fighting and that's together too.
Bill: Getting to be the biggest race in history, Will watch his entire show later. I was watching baseball and recorded his show last night.
NYT: Sad to think that other countries are suffering what we went through here when tRump won. I feel for you Animae, it's been hel* here ever since tRump stepped foot in the W.H.
So happy that you're doing better. Keep resting and taking your medications so you can recover soon.
Take care. Thanks TomCat

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Saturday May 18, 2019, 8:10 pm
2:39 Very pretty, but awful in taste, I imagine.

TC: May Trae’s godless mouth run forever and may his prophecy, of Alabama starting a war on morally reprehensible sh$t like this and then fail spectacularly, come true soon.

BM: Alabama, the state of racists, misogynists and misopedist. What are white old men who only love other white old men called? Republicans.

NYT: We’re permanent residents, not citizens, of Australia (yet), so we didn’t get to vote and could only look at the horror unfolding itself last night. It really depresses me that Oz has gone the way of the US and those who have to fear most from these right-wing, coal-loving, climate-denying rethuglians have fallen for their fearmongering and voted themselves right into a recession and +2 degrees of global warming. I’m not regretting our move here – The Netherlands are just as badly run by the Right at the moment – but our future here has become less certain; like that of most Aussies, I guess.

Elle B (82)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 12:53 am
All Who voted for T-rump. . .truly defied both imagination and reason in one dumb vote. . .

“The white nationalist, nativist politics that we see today were first imagined and applied by David Duke during the heyday of his Grand Wizardship, and the time of my undercover Klan investigation. This hatred is never gone away, but has been reinvigorated in the dark corners of the internet, Twitter trolls, alt-right publications, and a nativist president in Trump. ...Evidence of this began in the Lyndon Johnson administration with the departure of Southern Democrats (Dixiecrats) to the Republican Party in protest of his civil rights agenda. The Republicans began a spiral slide to the far right that embrace all things abhorrent to nonwhites. ...What changed were the voters. Democrats rejected Duke politics while Republicans embraced him.” ―Ron Stallworth, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

“It's no longer a question of if the American President is a Traitor, but rather if Republican voters are still Americans.” ―Ed Krassenstein

Angelflowers D (1)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 6:55 am
Tyfs Tom Cat.❤️

TomCat S (123)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 7:43 am
Thanks, stars, and gradually improving hugs. 😻

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 7:48 am
So sorry to hear of Grumpy Cat's Passing
Thank you TomCat

Janet B (0)
Sunday May 19, 2019, 7:36 pm

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Monday May 20, 2019, 3:17 am
thank you

TomCat S (123)
Monday May 20, 2019, 7:39 am

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 10:47 am
3:41. Trae: What a joy to listen to someone who actually "gets it". He knows what Alabama is like, yet still has hope. To all those who would go to Alabama for tourism, movies, big games, etc; please boycott.

Bill Maher: He makes some good points. One of the biggest problems facing the GOP and the rabid Evangelical Right is women aren't having enough babies for them to brainwash; hence, forced birthing.

NYT: People seem to vote against their best interests all the time.

Thanks for the post, TomCat. Hope your week is going well.
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