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Open Thread - 6/14/2019


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TomCat
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Freya H (345)
Friday June 14, 2019, 9:36 am
Since I wasn't there, I'm not sure what to make of the tanker attacks. Iran? Terrorists? False flag?

Eisenhower made a BIG mistake with his "Under God" crap. All he did was piss on the 1st Amendment and encourage religious nut jobs.
 

hELEN hEARFIELD (3)
Friday June 14, 2019, 9:47 am
tyfs
 

Joanne D (37)
Friday June 14, 2019, 10:17 am
5:03 - With cats being crepuscular and all, it's at least a good time to hunt.

MSNBC - They either couldn't get their story straight at first, or else someone in the military was trying to sneak in a little truth. The WaPo first reported that the military had a video of Iranians removing a bomb from the ship before the explosion. Then, later, a correction that the video was of Iranians removing an unexploded bomb from the ship after the explosion. I call BS.

DK - Yes, I know. Why doesn't everyone know?

TNY - The head of the OSC (Office of Special Counsel, but nothing to do with Mueller - an ethics watchdog), a Trump appointee, nonetheless couldn't ignore her violations of the Hatch Act. Well, I suppose Trump isn't exactly ignoring them either ... he loves them.

Cartoon - The Founding Fathers had exactly zero to do with the Pledge (they would have opposed it.) It was originally written in the later 1800s, by francis Bellamy, a Socialist, who, I'm sure, never exoected it to become a big deal. It was very different in form from what we now knoe - "under God" was not the only addition (and people say it wrong too). I remember this and opposed it. Even at the age of (almost) nine I didn't think it was right. My Mom opposed it too.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
5:03 - With cats being crepuscular and all, it's at least a good time to hunt.

MSNBC - They either couldn't get their story straight at first, or else someone in the military was trying to sneak in a little truth. The WaPo first reported that the military had a video of Iranians removing a bomb from the ship before the explosion. Then, later, a correction that the video was of Iranians removing an unexploded bomb from the ship after the explosion. I call BS.

DK - Yes, I know. Why doesn't everyone know?

TNY - The head of the OSC (Office of Special Counsel, but nothing to do with Mueller - an ethics watchdog), a Trump appointee, nonetheless couldn't ignore her violations of the Hatch Act. Well, I suppose Trump isn't exactly ignoring them either ... he loves them.

Cartoon - The Founding Fathers had exactly zero to do with the Pledge (they would have opposed it.) It was originally written in the later 1800s, by francis Bellamy, a Socialist, who, I'm sure, never exoected it to become a big deal. It was very different in form from what we now knoe - "under God" was not the only addition (and people say it wrong too). I remember this and opposed it. Even at the age of (almost) nine I didn't think it was right. My Mom opposed it too.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

Pat B (356)
Friday June 14, 2019, 10:46 am
MSNBC: With Pompeo and Bolton at the helm, they're salivating over this, and saying it's Iran...when in fact there's differing points of view that need to be considered. Most of us don't need or want another war!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oil-tanker-attacks-gulf-of-oman-tanker-owner-seems-to-dispute-us-account-of-gulf-of-oman-attack-today-2019-06-14/

DK: McTurtle is playing a dangerous game(s) these days..No interest in following procedures. He should be given a Senate impeachment trial, and be removed. No code of ethics, or lifting up our Democracy. imho....he's worthless AND dangerous!

NYer: I had a laugh at this one. Spot on, Andy!!

Cartoon: When I was working in schools, students were provided the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance each school day. However, students can't be forced to say the pledge. Most stood quietly if they refused.

Sorry that you're not feeling well. Do hope that you start feeling better, with the weather. Get your rest, take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

This just in: "Sarah H. Sanders is leaving - let's get Stephen Miller to leave too." Pat B.
Sarah H. Sanders resignation letter - "I'm not quitting." "This may not be true. Remember the news is coming from her." ~ God ~
 

David C (75)
Friday June 14, 2019, 11:46 am
this administration and the history of our country's leaders in the last 80 years or so have made me not believe trump/pompeo et al one bit....
 

pam w (139)
Friday June 14, 2019, 12:17 pm
I remember our teacher telling us we'd say the pledge of allegiance with new words. None of us thought anything of it...just another boring moment in school. I'm with those here who say IKE really blew it when allowed that change. Of course, it was a response to "GODLESS COMMIES"....
 

Peggy B (43)
Friday June 14, 2019, 2:59 pm
TYFS
 

Winn A (179)
Friday June 14, 2019, 5:28 pm
:-(
 

Peter Dale (0)
Friday June 14, 2019, 9:29 pm
Just another boring moment in school. I'm with those here who say IKE really blew it when allowed that change. KrogerFeedback - Customer Survey www.krogerfeedback.com
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 14, 2019, 9:50 pm
MSNBC: With tRump playing in the game, it concerns me. With the way he likes to threaten others, it can get nasty.
DK: Disturbing to read all the dirt that mItch the bi*ch has done and he too is still there.
TNY: Crazy
Hope you get to feeling better, TC. You certainly don't need to get sick again, especially when you have your move coming up.
Take care. Thanks TomCat
 

Elle B (81)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 1:40 am
It seems we are living out some misguided Fable of Grand Deception and Derangement for some odd reasons--wittingly and unwittingly. . .

All i can say about the whole uncouth schmear today [because my brain hurts]... is looks like a lot more yuck and muck. . .

Hope you feel better very soon. . .TC-TC Heart to all. . .

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ―Walter Scott

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” ―Euripides

“People trust their eyes above all else - but most people see what they wish to see, or what they believe they should see; not what is really there." ―Zoë Marriott
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 5:58 am
Thank you TomCat
 

TomCat S (125)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 9:26 am
Thanks and Hugs to all. 😻
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 5:13 pm
Thanks
 

TomCat S (125)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 7:53 am
YVW! 😻
 
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