Nov 182012
 

It looks like I’ll be done in plenty of time for my Church of the Ellipsoid Orb meditation between my Broncos and the Chargers.  The down side is that a COPD flare-up is why I woke up so early.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:23 (average 5:17).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Jon Stewart On Papa Johns And What Watching Fox News Is Easier Than

There are alternatives. For coverage more relevant than Faux Noise, we could substitute comic books that have been sitting in an outhouse since the 1950’s. The RepubliCare alternative to ObamaCare would increase the demand for tombstones. Yours would cost $14 more.

From Chicago Tribune: Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, has won a full term in Congress after defeating Republican Martha McSally in a closely contested race.

Good. I’d hate to see Republicans benefit from Sarah Palin’s bulls-eye on Gabby Giffords.

From USA Today: President Obama on Sunday launched a three-day Southeast Asia tour, hailing alliances with countries such as Thailand as cornerstones of the administration’s deeper commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.

I can’t help remembering how Potomac Pinocchio and Dead-eye Dick used to have to hide from the locals, when traveling abroad.

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InsaniTEA isn’t so new after all.

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  10 Responses to “Open Thread–11/18/2012”

  1. This is why Fox is not allowed on our tv.

  2. Puzzle — 4:15 I need a Bromoseltzer after that Bromeliad!
     
    MoveOn — Unfortunately, couldn't find a "New Rules" but I am sure it was funny.
     
    Chicago Tribune — I'll bet Battle Ax Brewer is perfectly livid at having a Democrat represent her state again in Washington.  Brewer is like the rest of the Republican/Teabaggers — irrelevant and close to extinction.  Good for Ron Barber!
     
    USA Today — Ever notice how the Republican/Teabaggers have a lot of people with the first name of "The"? — The Donald, The Dick, The Crawford Caligula aka The Potomac Pinocchio.  As I understand it, The Dick would not even travel to Toronto because he felt it wasn't safe any more — too many Canadians called for his arrest when he was here on his book tour earlier.
     
    Mr Obama will also visit Myanmar at the request of Aung San Suu Kyi, the previously jailed opposition leader.  I heard a news bit this afternoon as I was driving where Mr Obama, in response to "… some international human rights group [which] object[ed] to the Myanmar visit, saying Obama is rewarding the country's government for a job they regard as incomplete."
     
    "… Obama denied he was going there to offer his "endorsement" or that his trip was premature. …"
     
    "On the other hand, if we waited to engage until they had achieved a perfect democracy, my suspicion is we'd be waiting an awful long time," he said [Mr Obama] (From MSNBC http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49877451/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/)
     
    I must admit that, after 15 months of listening to the Republican/Teabagger BS and watching their anything but democratic shenanigans of voter and election fraud, disenfranchisement ad nauseam, I had a chuckle at the expense of the US over Mr Obama's words "achieved a perfect democracy".  Like all countries that say they are democracies, we all have a ways to go to be a perfect democracy.
     
    Cartoon — I remember all the press well and then read some more from Wikipedia.  Such a sad, sad situation — 918 men, women and children murdered or who committed suicide.  If I recall correctly, there were several other cults over the following years that committed suicide, one of which was located in Québec, Canada and France.  What is it that attracts people to such cults?  I can only think that some form of mental illness was at play to have so many brainwashed.

  3. MoveOn ~ Shane and I went out Saturday afternoon to drop items off at a shelter and stopped at a local bar for a quick lunch. They had FAUX NOISE on the TV. While sitting there, he started laughing and said" I've never seen this station before". I simply told him that I don't put it on at home because I didn't want him worrying his pretty little head about the lies they spout.
    He does love Jon Stewart though.
     
    Chicago Tribune ~ Congratulations Ron Barber!
    Not only did he overcome being shot twice that fateful day in Arizona along with Gabby Giffords, he won her seat in Congress.
     
    USA Today ~ President Obama seems to be welcome in every country in which he has traveled. The criminals of whom you speak are afraid to travel because they will be arrested for "crimes against humanity" and tried at The Hague.
     
    Cartoon ~ The mentally ill are naturally drawn to cults because they feel safe there.