Oct 232012
 

My Cardiologist released me from her care.  I’m rushing to get today’s articles up before going to do volunteer work in prison.  I am current with replies, only because I answered collectively, rather than individually.  Tomorrow I may post an Open Thread.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:06 (average 4:38).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Report:

Here’s the latest from our fantasy football league, Lefty Blog Friends.

Scores:

TomCat Teabag Trashers

Playing without a helmet

110.98

93.68

Progressive Underdogs

hugos renegades

114.24

75.50

Texans Will Rise Again

MittsMagicJock

99.96

105.22

I was so lucky!

Standings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Points

 

Rank

Team Name

W-L-T

Pct

Streak

Waiver

For

Against

1 (1)

TomCat Teabag Trashers

6-1-0

.857

W4

6

769.38

702.22

2 (2)

hugos renegades

5-2-0

.714

L1

5

799.60

721.04

3 (3)

Playing without a helmet

4-3-0

.571

L1

4

723.86

726.50

4 (4)

MittsMagicJock

2-5-0

.286

W1

3

680.26

675.26

5 (5)

Progressive Underdogs

2-5-0

.286

W1

2

674.82

662.34

6 (6)

Texans Will Rise Again

2-5-0

.286

L3

1

667.56

828.12

Unbelievable! Woooo Hoooo!!

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Lilly Ledbetter Broke The Glass Ceiling Whether Mitt Romney Respects That Or Not

 

This woman is an American hero, because she stood up for what is right. The Republican Party stood up for what is wrong. Lord Willard won’t say what he would have done.  He does not want us to know.

From Huffington Post: A 20-year-old black woman told police she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana.

This is a new low in Republican voter suppression.  Most Republicans are not KKK, but most Klansmen are Republicans, and the party embraces their hatred.

From The New Yorker: With just hours to go until the third and final Presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney today voiced his support “for a woman’s most precious right: to choose what she makes for dinner.”

In a bid designed to close the gender gap in the race, the former Massachusetts Governor pledged “on Day One” to give women full control over meal planning and preparation.

Dang!  Next Lord Willard will give women a choice of barefoot OR pregnant.

Cartoon:

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  11 Responses to “Open Thread–10/23/2012”

  1. Lily Letteberg is a hero – she's not only fighting for herself but all the women who will come after her.  Good for her!

  2. Puzzle — 4:05  What a stinker!  My passion is definitely not flowers.
     
    MoveOn — "… I can make a difference, for my daughter, my granddaughter, and all of the young women across the nation … I get up every day ready to go because there's more work needs to be done."
     
    Lilly Ledbetter, thank you.  You have fought for equal pay, the effects of which transcend national borders.
     
    Huffington Post — When I was about 11 years old (1963) and visiting my mother's father in Buffalo, NY, in an 'Archie Bunker' type neighbourhood, he took my brother and I to the corner store to get a bottle of Squirt, a soda.  As we neared the store there were groups of African Americans standing around the store.  My grandfather grabbed me by the shoulder and yanked me very close saying "Get over here girl or the n…rs will get you!".  I was so angry and ashamed of what my grandfather said and did that I never forgave him before he died, nor since.  And this is something that I will NEVER forget!  There is no place in a civil society for such bear scat.  I pray for the healing, both physical, mental and spiritual of this young woman, and hope that her attackers are found, prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to long prison terms, never to see the light of day again.
     
    The New Yorker — Have to love Borowitz!  Romney is such a certified asshole that he graduated summa cum laude with a PhD in Bullshitology.   It certainly wasn't in women's studies!
     
    “Pot roast, meatloaf, duck a l’orange—as long as it’s piping hot and on the table when her husband comes home, I don’t care what a gal makes,” he told supporters. —- He's so magnanimous!  Make him cook his own meals! … but I guess he has someone who does that for him!
     

    "Mr. Romney also unveiled his latest immigration proposal, which would allow immigrants to become citizens “by going to fight in Iran.”" — He hasn't even won the election and the US is already at war with Iran!?  Any doubt this idiot is so very, very dangerous?!
     
    "Matt Rhoades, said that tonight Mr. Romney hopes to improve upon his performance in the second debate, in which he slipped and told the truth three times." — It is hard to believe that anyone in their right mind would vote for Romney when you have admissions like this from his campaign.  Yet there are!  The entire Republican/Teabagger party is the 21st century's version of the black plague and must be eradicated for the pestilence that it is!

     

    Cartoon — I haven't listened to the debate yet, but from what I have heard, this is perfect!

  3. You have to wonder, does it ever bother the few rational Repubicans that they belong to a Party that endlessly attracts racists, bigots, misogynists, war-mongers and other similar detritus  in general?
     
    Because it sure would bother me if those were the kinds of people I had to associate with.

  4. Loved the cartoon, seemed he agree with all the Prez;s foreign policies.

    • He agrees with all of President Obama's foreign policies during the last debate but not any other time. Just another ruse.

  5. From MoveOn: Lilly Ledbetter Broke The Glass Ceiling Whether Mitt Romney Respects That Or Not

    Lilly Ledbetter stands up for my wife and daughter and my Pearl Jam has a song about her…. Thumbs up ^…

  6. Thanks everyone.

    Lynn just may have won.