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Open Thread - 5/22/2019

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

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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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David C (75)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 9:50 am
9000 articles at Politics Plus!!!! Wow!!! congratulations!

Ben O (128)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 9:50 am
Thank you Tom. Now, get better, no...get well!

David C (75)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 9:51 am
on this anniversary of Pact of Steel, I am saddened to be hearing, reading that it seems Italy is going back to the those times politically.......

Leo Custer (312)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 10:23 am
Thank you for sharing!

Freya H (345)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 10:29 am
I'd like to know what size shirt Mark Taylor wears, so I can send him one in brown - complete with red brassard. Yes, Martial Law is gloom and doom! No, it would not be temporary! Has that fool forgotten the old saw "First they came for the Jews..."

I hope 2020 makes 2016 look like small potatoes, especially in terms of the Blue Wave. If you want a real Progressive on the Democratic ticket, get your arse to the polls during the primaries and VOTE! Support the candidate you like, and if he/she gets weeded out, pick another good one to back.

Joanne D (37)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 10:45 am
5:33 Well, he looks healthy.

RWW - Nice to know all those "Christans" are earnestly praying for us to get locked into concentration camps and "strung up." /s Of course, the individual most likely to answer those prayers is NOT Jesus. But that doesn't make them less dangerous.

Other JD - Well, he probably thought she was talking about him personally. It certainly does fit. And isn't everyone in the Trump regime hurting the very people they should be there to serve? Isn't that why they were appointed? In case anyone has forgotten, she studied under ELizabetn Warren, and the first day of class, she came to Liz's afterwards and said, "You were pretty rough on me today. I want you to keep it up. I want to learn everything I can." No wonder Liz backed her campaign so hard.

TP - It's worth remembering that Oregon has TWO Senators, each, in his way, working to take America back fro the fascists. You go, Ron!

Cartoon - Sort of lke Helsinki, but on paper.


Pat B (356)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 10:58 am
RWW: Holy crap!! This is really frightening to me. He (dt) needs to GO!!!

JDC: Good video! What an embarrassment! He's getting paid for not knowing anything?? Carson doesn't have a clue. He's either stoned, or lost his mind. Pick either or both.

TP: We do have paper ballots here, though, I don't see the Republicons making an effort or doing anything better to hinder.. or deter election interference. Good for your state though!!

Cartoon: Sad !

Glad to read that you are up and in the saddle albeit slowly. Tell WWWendy HI for me.
WOW! CONGRATULATIONS on your 9000th article on PP! Take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: "If you're ever worried you're not good at your job, you can be rest assured that there's someone even worse at his." ~ Trevor Noah ~ re: Ben Carson
2. "You've got a thing called the sun. We like the sun better than the artificial not sun." (dt talking about the bright lights at Monday's rally.)


Gene Jacobson (288)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 11:29 am
So, the prophet is not predicting anything. Idiots, there is NEVER going to be martial law. That's just insane. The hazards of free speech. Fools get to talk too.

Carson was moronic which is not a new thing for him. We've ALWAYS used paper ballots in Minnesota, machines tally them, but you have to have a paper trail for recounts, some of which are mandatory depending on the closeness of the race. That this is not a national requirement is just stupid. Don't EVER give anyone the opportunity to electronically interfere with voting, that is a recipe for disaster. I can't see how any politician, any person, would oppose the highest standard of electoral security. Well, except for crooks.

Just keep getting better, TC. Hope your move goes smoothly too. Take time to rest and settle in. We'll still be here. :^) gene

Christeen A (300)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 11:34 am
Hump day hugs to you as well.

Demy L (48)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 11:58 am
Thanks. Hope you're allright. I'm getting better with the puzzles, today i finished 9 seconds below average. Take care.

pam w (139)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 12:13 pm
Hi, TC! Glad you're doing better. Moving is SO hard--and stressful. Try to chill out, ok? Good to ''see'' you.

Mitchell D (82)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 3:58 pm
RWW: Maybe it will help, someday, to really know who the culture’s real enemies are, and JUST how crazy they are.
Dollemore: I think Ben must have sucked up too many anesthesia fumes, back when he was a surgeon!
TP: There has been no reason to trust any republicans within 500 yards of election data for many years!
‘Toon: Maybe the ONE pact Hitler ever intended to stick with!

This just in: President Temper Tantrum put on quite a show, earlier today. The roses in the WH garden wilted in embarrassment! Impeccable statesmanship displayed, not.
9,000th article; quite an accomplishment. Keep on trucking’, TC.

Robert B (55)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 4:31 pm
Congratulations on your 9000th article! Get WELL and good luck on the move.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 5:33 pm

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 8:43 pm
2:45 It must have eaten special algae to turn so orange instead of pink.

JD: Ben Carson, the epitome of the Dunning–Kruger effect, is far to stupid to be embarrassed about his own incompetence. Has anyone ever bothered to see how many medical law suits for botched brains surgeries he had to deal with before he had to ‘retire’? Or have his own braincells succumbed to some heavy self-medication?

TP: Good on ya, Ron Wyden.

Wonderful news you’re moving so soon, TomCat. Life will be so much better there compared with your current cramped apartment.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday May 22, 2019, 9:36 pm
Congratulations, TC. 9000th article at PP...Wow. You're amazing.
JD: Seen him on the news yesterday and it was a flipping joke. Like everyone has been say, he's a so called brilliant surgeon, but being Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, he's a farce. I suggest that he steps down before he makes anymore foolish moves/mistakes.
TP: I agree with Sen. Ron Wyden's concerns. Hope he can get something going to help us.
Hope you and Wendy were able to get everything taken care of, including your new phone.
Getting excited for you regarding your new apartment. Less than two weeks. It will go smoothly.
Take care. Thanks TomCat

TomCat S (125)
Thursday May 23, 2019, 9:58 am
Thanks and Hugs to all, 😻
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