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Squatch's Open Thread 22/11/2015

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bigotry, Canada, GOP Hate, gubernatorial election, housing, InsaniTEA, John Bel Edwards, Louisiana, My Universe, puzzle, Racism, Syrian refugees, Walmart )

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Puzzle, 3 short takes, My Universe


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Animae C (509)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 5:27 am
Thanx Lynn

Arielle S (313)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 5:49 am
So out of chaos comes people with compassion and caring to make things right. Many blessings upon their heads for being the best of humanity.

Pat B (356)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 6:22 am
Vancouver Sun: Kudos to Mr. Thind !! Gosh, if others here in the USA would adopt this level of rationality, compassion for others as it would help the refugees. After all, we too, are a land of immigrants.

WP: Howdy, Neighbor!! Kudos to the Honorable John B. Edwards!

TP: Wow, this really is alful. Mr. Smith is owned an apology. Really, Walmart?? For picking up cans? Yea, this is how they treat formerly incarcerated folks, while being black and recycling. How sad. Hope he wins his lawsuit too!!

My Universe: Adorable! Some cats are more tolerant than others when it comes to puppies/dogs.

Hope your 'fashion show' goes well. It's nice that you can see/feel your mom's smile too. Allergies in full on mode here, I'm going to go take a nap. Hope you have a great day, Thanks, Lynn for post.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 8:28 am
7:01 Why do they say light pink when it's obviously dark pink? Oh - wait. Never mind.

VSun - The sad thing is, US RWNJs will not see we (they) are being put to shame, they will just think Canada has lost its collective mind. Aaarrrgh! The other think I note is the phrase "within the next several months." Even before the House voted to make the vetting process tighter, our process was so cumbersome that "within the next several years" would be more appropriate.

HuffPo - A glimmer of light indeed. For anyone who was not following this and wonders what it takes for a Republican to lose in Louisiana, David Vitter is the the guy who likes to visit prostitutes, pretend to be a baby, and wear diapers to act the part. I'm not sure that would have been enough, but the RNC yamked all his financial support about a couple of months ago (that figure is from memory so it may be off). Also, Edwards has receive endorsements from prominent Louisiana Republicans who have never done such a thing before. With all that, I was still fairly sure Vitter would win. A time to be glad to be wrong!

Think Progress - Yes. I was going to direct Megaera to that WalMart. But I'm sure she can find it without my help.

Universe - A broad spectrum of reactions, though several are simple: "Go away, kid, you're bothering me."

Walter F (128)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 2:04 pm
Thanks Lynn

Lona G (66)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 2:58 pm
I hope your "fashionshow" will turn out to be a success and your mother will reward you with her smile, Lynn.

Vancouver Sun: Kudos this unique pair of men: Ian Gillespie and Daljit Thind, Social Democrats AND real estate devolopers AND compasionate human beings. Kudos too to the Jewish community of the Temple Sholom who see past the religious differences and sponsor Syrian refugees as does the Anglican Archdiocese. They're not afraid that problems may arize because "We are blaming a refugee crisis for terrorism, when really we should be blaming terrorism for a refugee crisis."
Thank you for your sanity and compassion, Vancouver.

WaPo/HuPo/MoJo: What good news! (thanks for posting, Judi) The people, especially the poor, of red Louisianna have come to their senses and have voted for someone who has their back. For now, Gov. John Bel Edwards will have to (over)rule the Republicans by executive order and give 250,000 of the poor healthcare, but if Republicans would tinker with his order, they're sure to lose more seats in the Congress of Louisiana next election. It's not all good news though, Edwards may be a Democrat, but with his ant-abortion and pro-guns views he's more of a Dino.

Think Progress: This man was down and out on his luck and the store used his collecting garbage as an excuse to fire him. Can't give black parolee the benefit of the doubt, or even listen to his explanation. He earned himself $5.10 extra over the course of a couple of months and that is money billion dollar company Walmart can't miss. Now Thomas Smith will probably return to prison, mangled between a bigoted, heartless store manager and the parole system. Thanks a lot Walmart.

My Universe: So cute, the reactions to meeting the pup(s) as diverse as as cats are.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday November 23, 2015, 6:29 am
The Vancouver approach is better than nothing but the numbers are not working.

James Maynard (84)
Monday November 23, 2015, 7:08 am
Gillespie is good.
The Walton's are evil.
My puzzle time was decent....
4:53 (Avg - 5:20)

Mitchell D (82)
Monday November 23, 2015, 6:20 pm
anada shows ho to behuan on the North American continent!!

I wish to refer you, as I expect most/all readers of Squatch'swork also read TC's, my comment on his piece today, whic references a rather marvelous book about the issue of Islamism, distinguishingit from Islam, which is simply a religion. It is Jihadist Islamism that has scared the refugees from their homes.

Super kudos to John Bel Edwards!

Some of those kittens were not kittens, but kittens and puppies are some of the most wonderul people!

If only human people could play together nicely, period!

May scatologically related things fall into the mouth of the clown who fired Smith! If he was derelict in spending work time collecting cans, he could have simply been counseled about this, maybe written up, but fired?

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 12:31 am
Thanks everyone!

I dared have a nap and so ended up missed finishing this before midnight.

Nita L (127)
Thursday November 26, 2015, 4:19 am
Thank you Lynn.

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