Nov 152012

Yesterday I slept most of the day and night to recover from my volunteer day, so I had to spend some extra research time this morning to catch up.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:26 (5:26 average).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Ronald Reagan: ‘Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.’


If Saint Ronnie Ray Gun says so, Republicans obviously know this. Then why all the lies?  They want to give the Social Security Trust Fund to vulture capitalists.

From NY Times: Surprising no one, Senator-elect Angus King, independent of Maine, announced Wednesday that he would caucus with the Senate Democrats, but insisted that he would maintain his political independence.

“By associating myself with one side, I am not in automatic opposition to the other,” the former Maine governor told reporters, saying that “in some small way” he would be a “bridge between the parties.”

That makes the final Senate tally 55-45. In order to get anything done, we need filibuster reform.

From The Tucson Citizen: In the same week that Steven Spielberg’s biopic movie "Lincoln" premiered in theaters, reminding us all how Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union, the so-called Tea Party "Patriots" (sic) are petitioning the White House to secede from the United Sates, an act of sedition and insurrection, because their candidate did not win the presidency.

Nothing demonstrates Reoublican patriotism of InsaniTEA better. What hypocrites!




  10 Responses to “Open Thread–11/15/2012”

  1. 4:10  A cup of tea is nice, but I prefer coffee.

  2. You would think, since they want to confer sainthood on Reagan that they would heed his message about Social Security.

  3. Puzzle — 3:42  A nice cup of Earl Grey Tea is perfect, especially when you have a cold.  Warms you through and relaxes.  Just had some today to counter the cold I have!  I recognise the painting but can't remember the artist.  Believe it was French Impressionist.
    MoveOn — The GOP make Reagan a saint, quote him as the be all and end all, and then ignore him when he is no longer convenient.  Another of those GOP inconvenient truths!
    NY Times — King,  a “bridge between the parties.”  As nice as it would be to have a bridge to span the gap, based on the actions and rhetoric of the current GOP,  I don't think anyone can span that gulf!
    Tucson Citizen — As far as I am concerned, the Tea Party are not patriots, but rather a gaggle geese acting like a bunch of spoiled brats that need to have their butts whuped!  Lincoln, I'm sure, would be ashamed to be in the same party as them.
    Cartoon — It is amazing just how much can be accomplished when so many come together.  I was thinking this was the Million Man March but that was 16/10/1995.  Was this one of the protests against the war in Vietnam?
    I saw this when I was reading the Arizona story and thought everyone would appreciate it if they hadn't seen it.
    Mo Udall, Democratic Senator from Arizona, says, "I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside."

    • I like Earl Gray.  Hope you feel better.


      I agree.  He's making noise for home consumption.

      They are seditionists, and should be held accountable.

      Yes.  It was my last big one.


  4. Someone should remind the Teabaggers that the question of secession has been asked before, most notably on January 9, 1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. That question was quite conclusively answered on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House.

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