Oct 102012

Following the best laid plans of mice and men, I did not get to go to the prison yesterday.  The clerk responsible for the paperwork needed to get us in was transferred and his replacement was not trained yet, so that paperwork was never done.  I felt very disappointed, but fortunately, my associate had a premonition and checked with the prison right before leaving to pick me up, so at least we did not make the sixty mile trip down for nothing.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow I will probably have an Open Thread only, because I have an appointment with the doctor that takes four hours travel time, round trip.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:12 (average 5:10).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Three Questions Everybody Should Ask Themselves Before They Vote


The answer is obvious. We know they would, because they have. Have we forgotten that under Bush, Republicans used federal employees to conduct campaign activities for Republicans at taxpayer expense? Have we forgotten that Republicans outed a CIA agent, Valery Plame, to punish her husband, Joe Wilson, for telling the truth about their yellowcake uranium lie? Have we forgotten that they fired seven US Attorneys for refusing to file fraudulent charges against Democratic candidates right before an election? Republicans wish to establish a permanent totalitarian regime of one-party rule in which elections do not matter.

From CBS: Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he has no plans for abortion legislation if elected president, a statement that is more moderate than ones he’s made on the issue in the past.

Wow! You can use that one to fertilize your veggies!

From Washington Post: Former U.S. House Majority Leader and GOP heavyweight Tom DeLay is getting ready to make his case to an appeals court that his 2010 conviction for taking part in a scheme to influence Texas elections should be overturned…

…DeLay, 65, was found guilty in November 2010 of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for helping illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. He was sentenced to three years in prison, but that was put on hold while his case was appealed.

His cell has been vacant too long.




  14 Responses to “Open Thread–8/10/2012”

  1. 4:11 I don't believe it!
    I thought I'd be left out in the courtyard with the dog.

  2. MoveOn ~ The bought bitch, Mitch and his ilk have never cared for the country, only the party and themselves. Grover Norquist is high on their list too.
    CBS ~ I found this site to be the most concise as to all the positions Rmoney has taken on various issues. I have the page marked for abortion but the rest of the issues are there too.
    Washington Post ~ His cell needs to be occupied by him soon.
    Cartoon ~ Rush should be locked up for illegal drugs. Others caught with drugs are sentenced to jail terms and they only had marijuana.

  3. Puzzle — 4:07  Bow wow from a confirmed cat lover!
    MoveOn — Amen!!!  The Republican/Teabaggers are an insult to the American people and most definitely do not deserve their support!  They look more like King George III of Britain, the very person and system that the founding fathers fought and rebelled against.
    CBS — Romney said he was "in favor of a pro-life policy."  He's like a magician — now you see it, now you don't!  He keeps changing his mind.  There was The Big Bopper in music.  Now we have The Big Flip-flopper in politics!
    Washington Post — It is always the ones that don't deserve a "technicality" that seem to get them.
    Cartoon — I was feeling fine until I saw Limbaugh's picture.  What a snake!
    For someone who is so pro-life, he sure has a pro-death attitude when it comes to war! 

    • Beat me!


      Note that his campaign walked that back, and he kissed the ring of Grand Assaholla Don Perkins of the American Taliban.

      Too true!

      Sorry!  And pro death on capital punishment.

  4. I, for one, am looking forward to Sarah Palin's brand new fitness book, wherein she guarantees:

    "We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy,"

    i don't know about you, but personally I'm looking forward to a fitness program that allows us to QUIT halfway through, and STILL achieve all the promised results.
    (Will that Grifter EVER quit shilling for money?)

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