Feb 062012
 

Early Yesterday morning I had a bout of violent nausea shortly after posting articles.  I felt better later in the day, but just queasy enough that my planned game day feast became a bowl of soup and crackers.  I watched the Super Bowl and enjoyed a good game.  The commercials were almost as entertaining as the game.  I’m current with replies.  Today I have errands to run.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today it took me 3:02 (average 4:19).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Think Progress: The past week brought heightened discussion of a potential Israeli unilateral attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. But House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), appearing on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley this morning, agreed that an Israeli attack would “light the Middle East on Fire” and could be “a real problem for the national security interests of the United States.”

On those very rare occasions where a Republican actually says something honest and sensible, it is only proper that I give credit where credit is due.

From Raw Story: Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer will help the Susan G. Komen foundation deal with its decision to halt grants to Planned Parenthood and the subsequent PR disaster, according to the Washington Post.

Fleischer served under the Bush administration.

I’m not surprised that Komen is turning to a professional Republican liar to help them spin their dastardly deed.

From Crooks and Liars: Federal Election Commission filings released this week showed that conservatives groups are amassing an ocean of cash for the 2012 presidential campaign. Thanks to the likes of the Koch brothers, the Walton clan and other of the usual suspects on the right, in 2011 conservative SuperPAC’s outraised their liberal counterparts by more than seven to one. But if they win, rich Republican donors could more than get back the millions they invested. As it turns, just one law they are trying to buy – the elimination of the estate tax – could put billions of dollars back into their families’ bank accounts. Of course, that gaping hole would have to be filled by all other American taxpayers.

There is no doubt whatsoever about who the 1% want in power.  Don’t help them.

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  6 Responses to “Open Thread–2/6/2012”

  1. Israel — A unilateral attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would put the entire world at risk, not just the US.  I’m glad to hear that a Republican/Teabagger feels this way, but what does the rest of the troop think?

    Susan G Komen — In my mind, the damage is done and I doubt that anyone can repair this, even a professional spin doctor.  In one article I read, one woman (I can’t remember her name unfortunately) predicted that the Susan G Komen Foundation would cease to exist in 5 years.

    I found this on the Care2 site “Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, has invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982 and is working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cure for breast cancer.”

    Well, $1 billion translates to $333,333,333 per year over the past 30 years.  Impressive.  But I do take exception with ‘ensure quality care for all’ .  Is that what they were doing when they defunded Planned Parenthood?  Defunding Planned Parenthood would have left poor woman and those that can’t afford the total cost  of cancer screenings out in the cold.  What part did ‘ensuring quality care for all’ play in the decision to defund?

    Personally, I’d like to see what a tax investigation would say to a non-profit donating significant funds to the Republican Party or its candidates. 

    Federal Election Commission — The money really does have to come out of politics.  The SuperPAC’s really mean the USA is for sale.

    Cartoon — Paul really does look like a mean little man!  While I agree with him on not going to war, his hatred and bigotry seem etched on his face and trump anything else he might appear to offer people.  He is still a Republican, a maverick one, but none the less, a Republican.  Good cartoon TC.

    • Don’t ask.

      I would hope so.  Bastardizing charity is obscene.

      None, so obviously quality care for all is not important to them.

      So would I.

      The fastest way for that to happen is to replace at least two of the fascist five on SCROTUS with Democratic appointments.  That will take several years.

      Thanks!

  2. Just a heads-up on the California Gay Marriage Amendment court ruling (and the Link has quite a bit of background on the legal issues):
     
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s public information office expects a ruling on Tuesday, Feb. 7 by 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern Time in the Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
     
  3. 3:39  You are clearly the winner today…well, actually yesterday.