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Open Thread-1/28/2012

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Budget, Cartoon, Class Warfare, GOP Lies, InsaniTEA, Medicaid, Medicare, Projection, Social Security )

- 2303 days ago -
Tom Cat's blog post. He was out of contact for a few days with computer issues (damn radiator again meant shutting down!) He's hoping tp be back full time at the beginning of February. My thanks to Carrie B and JLA fortheir help in getting these posted


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David C (75)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:46 pm


JL A (281)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:26 pm
Thanks Lynn. I would add that we should all hold Ryan and his caucus accountable for not acting to prevent the sequester he himself said would devastate us (have disasterous impact on jobs, economy, etc.)

Süheyla C (234)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:05 pm
Thank you Liynn

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:13 pm

Carol H (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:37 pm
thanks Lynn, noted

John B (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thanks Lynn for posting TomCat's blog post.
NY Times: The title of Mr. Krugman's Op-Ed says it all. "Makers, Takers, Fakers" = the "new" GOP.
ThinkProgress: Paul Ryan must have caught the "flipflop" bug from Romney.
Nation: Speaker "Bonehead" IS paranoid. The GOP has no one to blame but themselves regarding their future.
Read and noted.

Jason S (50)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:06 pm
Good posting, thanks

Laurie H (818)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:24 pm
Thank you so much Lyn for this post & Carrie for sending~~

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:46 pm
Puzzles — Saturday — 4:17 I'm not nuts at least!; Sunday — 4:19 Well Jerry, these 'broad understandings' have to have some benefits.; Monday — 3:32 Jerry, I would never kick you into the water! Push . . . maybe! After all, I'm a sweet little puddytat. I'm no Garfield and you're no Odie!

NY Times — Can a leopard change its spots? Of course not! And neither can the Republican/Teabaggers. They did not learn a thing in 2012 as evidenced by their continued war on women etc, etc.

Think Progress — Paul Ryan on Meet the Press:

"…Because we would have gone and worked with Democrats and Republicans in Congress … I think the sequester is going to happen because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, we can’t lose those spending cuts. [...] But we think these sequesters will happen because the Democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and they’ve offered no alternatives. …"

Ryan is whining, yet again, or is it 'still'. By "working with Democrats" he means doing things the Republican/Teabagger way, dictating the terms. He is NOT bipartisan; he is NOT collegial; he is NOT a negotiator! And amazing that selective memory of his! I too remember that last minute proposal from the WH at which the Republican/Teabaggers turned up their noses.

I'm sorry guys, but as a beacon of hope to the masses globally, the US is not. Not any more. The party of No, the party of death, whatever it is called needs to be put to death for the attempted murder of America. The country seems to be on political and economic life support.

The Nation — As I started reading about Boehner's whining, I immediately thought of projection, and the Republican/Teabagger's commitment voiced by McTurtle to make Mr Obama a one term president by obstructing him and the Democrats at every step. Johnny boy, how do you like the taste of your own medicine. I said earlier that leopards don't change their spots. Little Johnny is proving that.

Cartoon — The fateful day . . .

This was the flight that Christa McAuliffe was on when it came apart just over 1 minute into the flight.

NASA hoped that sending a teacher into space would increase public interest in the Space Shuttle program, and also demonstrate the reliability of space flight at a time when the agency was under continuous pressure to find financial support. President Reagan said it would also remind Americans of the important role that teachers and education serve in their country.

So Reagan was big on education and science! How far the Republican/Teabaggers have fallen from their sainted Ronnie Ray Gun. Interesting to in the Wikipedia piece that NASA appears to have taken many short cuts and exhibited lapses in good judgement when the investigating commission filed its report. "…demonstrate the reliability of space flight at a time when the agency was under continuous pressure to find financial support." … hmmmmm. . .

Giana Peranio Paz (398)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:25 am
Thanks Lynn and Tom.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:42 am
Thanks Lynn.

Myraida Diaz (136)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:55 am
Thank You Lynn for posting and Carrie for sharing! Noted

Sad day! We will never forget that group. May they rest in peace.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:10 am
Right, John........when swine become aviaries. Or, if you prefer.....when the Right comes back down to earth, grow a few empathetic brain cells and starts thinking about OF, BY and FOR the PEOPLE and NOT their CORPORATE (aka Fascist) donors or their own GREED.

Then, by all means, we can start having decent dialogue. But until then.....we give as good as we get.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:11 am
PS....thanks, Lynn and TC.

P A (117)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:01 am
Glad you're starting to recover TC – I agree with everything everyone has said about the GOP and the TP – but they said it much better than I could! Thanks TC, Lynn and Carrie!

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:31 am
Thank you for posting Tom's blog Lynn and Carrie for sharing. Happy to hear you getting better TC.
I enjoyed this post very much. President Obama is too nice to the Repugs and they should be working on their image!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:01 pm
John, You should stop calling yourself a moderate. When half the country stops listening to the right wing, fascist, media machine, we can then begin to learn the truth and come together.

Edith B (146)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:12 pm
Thanks, Lynn, and Carrie for posting TC's blog.
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