Feb 192012
 

Yesterday was restful.  I both slept and researched more hours than normal.  I’m current with replies.  Today I will have to make a store run.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today it took me 3:18 (average 4:23).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: If Mitt Romney’s Dog Could Write A Song, It Might Go Like This

 

Romney is just as oblivious to the needs of people too!

From Care2: Apparently, the Supreme Court is now in the business of forcing states to break their own laws as long as it benefits corporations and the politicians they control. On Wednesday, SCOTUS blocked a Montana court ruling that upheld the state’s century-old limit on corporate campaign spending. So much for state’s rights…

The author does not understand the ruling, which only stays the Montana court ruling until that ruling can be appealed, opening the door for a full review of Citizens United.

From Common Dreams: A clear message has been given to the United States through the tripartite summit of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan that Pakistan will support Iran in case of any possible aggression against it.

Moreover, Pakistan has clearly affirmed that the US will not be allowed to set up any airbases in Pakistan with the purpose of attacking Iran. The joint declaration says: "Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan will ensure respect of territorial sovereignty of each other and would not allow any threat emanating from their respective territories against each other".

What kind of insanity is it when our client, our so-called ally, and a state we oppose form a pact against this nation?  We need to pull the plug on funding Karzai, whose only qualification ever was his willingness to be a puppet for G.W. ChickenHawk and Big Oil, and get out troops out as soon as we can.  In addition we need to pull the plug on financing Pakistan.  With friends like that, who needs enemies.

From Washington Post: Ron Paul has gained 83 votes on Mitt Romney following a Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, where voting last week had been postponed due to bad weather. Romney still holds a 156-vote lead over Paul in statewide totals.

Thank goodness!  If Ron Paul had actually won one, the acolytes in his cult would be even more insufferable than they already are!

Cartoon:

19Cartoon

Share

  10 Responses to “Open Thread–2/19/2012”

  1. Romney is an insanely uncaring fool. That poor dog!

  2. If this “What-the-HELL-Were-You-Thinking” soliloquy of Romney’s isn’t a head-scratcher – I don’t know what is …

    A little history. I was born and raised here. I love this state. It seems right here. The trees are the right height. I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes. There’s something very special here. The Great Lakes, but also all the little inland lakes that dot the parts of Michigan. I love cars. I dunno, I mean, I grew up totally in love with cars. It used to be in the 50s and 60s, if you showed me one square foot of almost any part of a car, I could tell you what brand it was — the model and so forth. Now, with all the Japanese cars I’m not quite so good at it. But I still know the American cars pretty well. And, uh, drive a Mustang. I love cars. I love American cars. And long may they rule the world, let me tell you. I want to do well.

    And obviously THIS tree is NOT a Michigan tree, because it’s clearly NOT the “right height”

     

  3. 3:19 Almost.

    Mittens had no problem putting his dog in a cage on top of the car for a 12 hour drive just as he had no problem chop-shopping businesses and putting people out of work.

    Maybe a couple of those Right-wing justices on SCROTUS will leave before a full review of Citizens’ United is done.

    Isn’t it time to stop giving aid to Pakistan?

    I don’t think the caucuses are mattering right now to the RepublicanTs. Look at the poor showings in all the states where primaries and caucuses have already been held.

    Spot on with the cartoon.

  4. Puzzle — I know that the puzzles are random and this isn’t Rmoney’s type of dog, but how appropriate that it be on today’s menu with Rmoney.

    Mutt Romney — What a great little video.  Maybe Mutt Romney should run for POTUS as an independent without Rmoney’s interference! 

    Scotus — Well, we can’t say that this is unexpected given the SCOTUS bias for corporations with personhood.  However the silver lining is that in countering the issue of states rights, SCOTUS has also opened up the issue of Citizens United to review.  This may be the impetus needed to overturn Citizens United.  I also think though that a constitutional amendment to remove personhood, or at least define personhood (excluding corporations), would be wise and should proceed, although at this point with so many Republican states, I don’t see an amendment being approved yet.

    I wonder if this is one of those “gotchas” that SCOTUS didn’t know existed.  Thank you Montana for your 100 year old law.

    The 3 Mouseketeers — In the words of Gomer Pyle “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”  Afghanistan is as corrupt as they come and have been not so secretly courting Iran, of which Iran would be very happy since it is somewhat ostracised by some of its Muslim neighbours.  Ahmadinejad’s head must be insufferebly swelled now.  Pakistan doesn’t surprise me either since the drone bombings etc that killed some Pakistanis and the undisclosed raid to get Osama bin Laden.  Also Pakistan’s intelligence group, according to the news has been assisting in Afghanistan etc against US assistance.  And isn’t it great that Pakistan is nuclear weapons capable.

    Personally, I think the US should cut its involvement in the area and concentrate on home issues.  On the news this weekend, the British Foreign Minister, Hague, has said that it has no plans to bomb Iran as this isn’t in anybody’s interests.  He certainly didn’t close the door on it completely, but perhaps that will cool things a little.  Of course, no such announcement from Israel.

    Maine — I’ll bet that Rotten Ronnie is not at all pleased with that news.  And the beat goes on!

    Cartoon — Oh yes!  Republicans will dictate to everyone what they must do, what they must believe, their religion, their . . . well the list is endless!  Vote Democrat!   

     

    • Pure coincidence.  I made the cartoon long before I saw the puzzle.

      The real Seamus is watching from dawg heaven.

      Agree!

      I believe that!

      Thanks!

  5. The cartoon shows a belly with a baby just about to be born, implying that not allowing the mother to kill that viable child would violate her rights.  Others have called the cartoon spot on.  Even Roe v. Wade did not give the mother the right to kill her child at that stage of gestation.

    • Welcome Mallory. :roll:

      You have to be kidding!  That is a Cartoon.  It is listed as humor.  Never was it intended to be a legal document on the timing of abortions.  It’s sole intent was to humorously show that, according to Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians, the right to life begins at conception and ends at birth.