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Open Thread - 6/22/2019

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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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Elle B (82)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 10:44 am
TY Tom for the weekend, Take good care ...

“To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.” ―Adolf Hitler

“The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.” ―Adolf Hitler

“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.” ―Adolf Hitler
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. ” ―Adolf Hitler, Hitler's Letters and Notes

“If you win, you need not have to explain...” ―Adolf Hitler

“I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration” ―Adolf Hitler, 1931

Gene J (289)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 11:51 am
Elle said it well.

There's a retired military officer, combat, on Twitter who has a large following, including me, who pointed out that NO president would NOT know how many expected casualties would be expected until 10 minutes before an attack. If anyone has seen the American President (Michael Douglas and Annette Bening) there's a scene where he orders a retaliatory attack in Libya, like 12 hours BEFORE it happens, choosing the night shift to minimize the casualties. Someone called it a proportionate response and "presidential", he said someday someone is going to have to explain to him the value of a proportionate response, then describe the fact that some janitor in Libya was going to die because of what he just did and said you've just seen me do the LEAST presidential act possible. He agonized over it. Trump glories in it. Trump's a pig and yes, I think this just another shiny distraction.

Also saw the fake Time cover and noted that Pence was not on ANY of the signs, so asked if he was dumping him for 2020. No response, but I never get one, though I do enjoy trolling him because the crap he tweets simply has to be challenged or we are in that fascist state everyone except republicans so fears and detests. That plus I enjoy it. Idiot responses to me just give me more magats to block. Win-win.

Pat B (354)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 12:47 pm
MSNBC: He's full of hot air, and it's all about him, no one else. The only thing he knows how to do well, is deflect, and lie. A worn out comedy show. Constantly. btw...he's concerned about '150 lives lost re: Iran', which would have been horrible, but how about what is going on at the border every day?? Does he even care about any of these issues??? Geesh....

YT: Good for Snopes!

Time: My worse nightmare times 10x!!!

Cartoon: Gulp! Scary!

Hi, Wendy! Hope that you get all your chores done. Enjoy the rest of your day, take care, Thanks Tom.

*This just in: "I would imagine there will be a whole lot of coughing going on at the G20 next week." ~ G.B.~
2. "The UN is investigating the cases of cruelty re: the children in detention @ the border. ~ anon ~
3. I read (somewhere) that The Chamber of Commerce is thinking of removing dt's 'Star' on the Walk of Fame." They should imho. ~ pb ~

Freya H (344)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 1:15 pm
YT: If the dope spreading the B.S. about illegal immigrants getting free Medicare doesn't know how to save an image but has to take a snap of the computer screen, that may show the lack of intellectual capacity necessary to believe and spread such crap.

Cartoon: Never, never, NEVER think for even an instant that it can't happen here.

David C (75)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 2:53 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 3:29 pm

I overslept monumentally – no surprise to me – I’m sure the pain meds contributed – and still woke up hurtung in places. But there will be an Erinyes, just later than I’d like.

MSNBC – There is a rumor going around that even F*r Carlson thinks war with Iran is a bad idea, and helpd to argue him out of it (not, I’m sure, for any honorable reasons – but that’s a measure of just HOW bad an idea it is.)

TPM – I’s not hard to grasp that that is not what Time meant – the real point is right there on the cover – oh, but that’s in WORDS – and he’d have to READ. (Plus the fact the pictures feed into his wet dreams.)

Snopes – Well, that very succinctly explains what anyone with any brains could have figured out – so of course no Trump followers will believe it. The real question is, if refugees are willing to come here and work here and give up a portion of their paycheck for something they will in all probability never see returned, how bad must it have been for them where they came from?

Cartoon – I’m not sure they need to. They have already succeeded in making any parties besides theirs and ours irrelevant, and then demonized ours to the point that there are people who literally think a D after a name means “Demonic,” not to mention gerrymandering and voter suppression – I think they need us to be the enemy they can send to the gas chambers.


Winn A (179)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 3:58 pm

Peggy B (43)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 8:18 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 9:00 pm
MSNBC: tRump is a flippin farce when it comes to telling his life saving stories. Just like Friday. him saving that he was going to tell ice agents to start their raids on illegals this Sunday, yet today he called it off for 2 weeks to give Congress time to come up with an alternative. He plays these dangerous games with people lives and it's disgusting.
Time: Agree with Pat.
Cartoon: It is scary.
Take care. Thanks TomCat


pam w (139)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 11:23 pm
Hey TC! Good to see you're not tooooooo sticky! I'm in Kenya--HELLOOOO everyone!

TomCat S (124)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 8:14 am
Thanks and Hugs to all 😻

Hi Pam!

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 12:46 pm
MSNBC: Jackass!
Y/T: People who buy into that sort of garbage are just feeding their already present biases.
TPM: That is a terrible thing to do to Greig’s gorgeous music! My son-in-law just told me that he became convinced that the Orange Jackass was his guy, simply because he seemed to “Piss off” both major political ends of the spectrum…did not even bother to listen to what he was saying! I’ll bet that he was not the only one with that response. The character of the person, what he apparently stood for, meant nothing.
‘Toon: That’s been the Koch boys long term goal, for years.
Personal note: I’ve been recovering from a rt. shoulder replacement, since the 12th of the month, so please excuse my virtual absence. Hey, I could get a letter from my doctor.

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 12:48 pm
Appreciate the wonderful feedback, thanks!
My biggest problem was urinary retention, due to the anesthesia &/or pain meds, sparking a wondrous 3 visits to the ER, in 2 days. Now, the catheterization days are gone, and the shoulder is trucking along, with the help of an ice pack and home exercises. My daughter has been taking great care of me, at her home, and we’ve been for couple of N.J. country outings these last 2 days.
I’m in N.J. until, at least, my 2nd post-op app’t, on 7/9, then, hopefully rejoin my wife in Florida.

Janet B (0)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 1:34 pm

TomCat S (124)
Monday June 24, 2019, 10:30 am

YVW Mitch

Angelflowers D (1)
Monday June 24, 2019, 3:32 pm
Thank you again Tom Cat.😀

Caitlin L (0)
Thursday June 27, 2019, 12:34 am
thanks for posting
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