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Open Thread - 6/24/2019


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

TomCat
- 27 days ago - politicsplus.org
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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Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday June 24, 2019, 10:54 am
4:52 So essentially it's designer nightshade (or designer belladonna.) Don't nom it.

https://emailus.usps.com/emailUs/iq/usps/request.do
I assume the number you are using for USPS is 1-800-275-8777? Here's a web address you can use to send an email. You're correct that it is impossible to locate any phone number for a local PO unless a kindly postman who works out of that office gives it to you (and if any ever does, hang on to it for dear life because you won't get another chance.) but that's because they wouldn't gt anything done if random people were calling them all day. I know you would never waste their time, nor would I, but not everyone is like us. A note in outgoing mail addressed to "Postmaster" and just your Zip Code (or in this case Wendy's Zip Code) has a chance of getting a response. Getting the sender involved may also help. None of these suggestions will resolve anything instantly, of course. Good luck.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X4LzSfgjSqCx1fnUKB2vsQ
https://www.facebook.com/muellerbookclub/
https://youtu.be/Np7HzpWy9ts
https://www.idwpublishing.com/you-havent-read-the-mueller-report-because-this-graphic-novel-isnt-out-yet/
Boy - Those folks who set up the Mueller Book Club are really going all out to get everyone to participate. At this evening's session (8:30 EDT, with the special beginning at 9 EDT) they will be streaming a live play based on the report, including appearances by Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Frederick Weller, Ben Mckenzie, Michael Shannon, Noah Emmerich, Justin Long, Jason Alexander, Gina Gershon, Wilson Cruz, Joel Grey, Alyssa Milano, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Piper Perabo, Zachary Quinto, and Aidan Quinn, with additional participation by Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Hamill and more. If you can't get past the registration limits, you can watch it on Facebook (and I don't think you have to belong). If it's like the previous sessions, you should be able to watch after the fact on YouTube (link to the previous session, #6). In other news, not the same people but they have posted it, a graphic novel of the report will becoming out in about April 2020 (that's probably as fast as they can do it, but it also sounds like pretty good timing.)

YouTube - Good advice then, good advice now - and about equally likely to be heeded by those who need it now as it was then.

WaPo - Yes, I saw this, and yes, it is a disaster for him. And such an unnecessary disaster. Straight white men are not the only people who have some kind of privilege which can blind them to the needs of others. Privilege can happen to anyone (which, I suppose, is why Republicans think "Identity politics" is so horrible - because if Dems ton't pay attention to our own privilege, we can easily destroy ourselves without any action from them.)

AlterNet - The fault of Congress? Hell, I can demolish that without knowing any details. Congress's function is to pass laws. The Trump regime policy is to ignore the law. QED.

Cartoon - Ah, yes.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

David C (75)
Monday June 24, 2019, 11:30 am
thank you
 

Freya H (344)
Monday June 24, 2019, 11:44 am
Sorry you're having trouble with USPS. I have had problems myself with the service on occasion, but they always got resolved positively.

Children in detention not receiving basic hygiene supplies? ABSO-F###ING-LUTELY UNACCEPTABLE! When the bleep did I wake up in Germany between 1933 and 1945?
 

Pat B (354)
Monday June 24, 2019, 12:33 pm
YT: Great song. I have learned much from my children too.

WP: I like Pete, but this disaster is not going to go away. Losing the trust of your local folks does not bode well for him either.

AN: Such a horror for these little ones. This is unacceptable, the children shouldn't even be in a camp!, but to be with their loved ones/parents!

Cartoon: Oh. But of course!

Gee, now that's a Monday bummer for sure. I sure hope that you get your USPS packages, in a timely manner. Hope that you have a good rest of your day/evening, take good care, and Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: re: detention camps: "Let's call them 'Trump's Camps'. Attach his name, and make him own this. His name/brand is the only thing he cares about. ~Danny A. ~ "This will be one of his sullied legacies." pb
 

Mitchell D (82)
Monday June 24, 2019, 12:41 pm
Y/T: Some beautiful music, and some good advise.
WaPo: Ouch!
AlterNet: Pence avoided the actual question with the same lack of caring one seems to find in any Pseudo-Chritian.
‘Toon: Given the advances in genetics, and cloning, we might just expect the GOPIGGIES to try to resurrect him, and run him for office!
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday June 24, 2019, 1:10 pm
YT: Great song. CSNY always had good messages within their songs.
WaPo" Seem it on the news last night. It did get nasty.
Alternet: Despicable what these kids are being put through.Totally unacceptable.
Sorry to hear about the problems you're having with the Postal Service. Hope you are able to get through to to Postal Service and are able to locate your package.
Take care. Thanks TomCat
 

Peggy B (43)
Monday June 24, 2019, 4:48 pm
TYFS
 

Winn Adams (179)
Monday June 24, 2019, 6:49 pm
RESIST1
 

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday June 25, 2019, 7:13 am
Mail? Ha ha! Last year I wasn't getting everything and I live around the corner from the post office. I was told I wasn't getting it because my carrier is #52 and #52 never does anything right. I said that's not good enough so now what. I was told to go to my congressman. Well guess what Mike Quigley D IL has a office in our office! I got my mail! So the moral to the story is mail is federal. Call your congressman.
 

Angelflowers Dawkins (1)
Tuesday June 25, 2019, 7:28 am
Thank you for sharing,Tom Cat.😀
 

TomCat S (123)
Tuesday June 25, 2019, 10:12 am
TYVM! 😻
 

Debra G (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2019, 2:16 pm
Pat - calling them Trump Camps without paying a bazillion dollars to him for use of name is bound to bring a lawsuit or three from the litigious lout.

I was wrestling with Comcast at 5 this morning. Still having lousy connectivity despite “faster” internet. This is the sixth time I’ve typed this comment. Fingers crossed I’m not disconnected again.

Buttigieg made his mark in South Bend through gentrification and not listening to all stakeholders. He is smart and articulate, but this is a mess for him. Maybe he’ll run for Senate.
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2019, 7:52 pm
Thanks
 

TomCat S (123)
Wednesday June 26, 2019, 10:04 am
TYVM! 😻
Debra, call them GOP Gulags.
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday June 26, 2019, 10:31 pm
Thanx TC
 
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