Nov 222012

Thanksgiving has arrived.  As soon as I finish blogging, I’ll start cooking.  The Church of the Ellipsoid Orb has holiday meditations today.  If you will be out and about, please take extra care to be safe.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:46 (average 4:37).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Often Agree With Ronald Reagan, But When He Does . . .


I am very thankful for Bernie, but not for the Republican Party that denies truths spoken by their own Saint Ronnie Ray Gun. Indeed Social Security should be off the table.

From MSNBC: There’s a lot to be thankful for.


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I am thankful for these things. I am also thankful that Rachel has been a reliable source of truthful commentary throughout the year.

From Right Wing Watch: Of course, Robertson should not have been surprised since earlier this year God told him who would win the election.

I am especially thankful that Robertson has his head so far up his ass, that he sees his own tonsils from the bottom, and that his election victory party was ruined.



I am thankful for JFK, RFK and MLK, but not for the right-wingers that arranged the murders of all three.


  21 Responses to “Open Thread–11/22/2012”

  1. 3:44  Does the winner or the loser get eaten today?

  2. WRT Pat Robertson claiming to having been told by God the results of the election, and now apologizing for getting it wrong, we can deduce:
    While God may be Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent – He also apparently mumbles a great deal.

  3. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I ate alone, some dressing and ice cream and black coffee, very good.
     I do have  quite a few relatives that are Republicans and I can barely write these words, they are Teabaggers also, they drink insanitea often, and try to give some to me. LOL
    Now on our way to Christmas. Not stopping for Black Friday, I see many people are, so I am thinking next year, no Thanksgiving holiday for the employees.
    I am putting a couple of links in ——the first  one will make you weep for sure, but it is beautiful and amazing.  The second one is a Fiore video/cartoon.
    Enjoy your weekend. 

    • Is there any doubt that what kids need most is love — not one man/one woman parents, but LOVE!  Young Emmanuel Kelly was awesome!
      And the Fiore cartoons were great.  Thanks Gypsy!!!

      • Thanks Lynn.  Glad you enjoyed.  Had never watched the X Factor before this link was sent to me, that had me in tears, what strong people there are in this world. God Bless those beautiful boys. 

    • I'll note you had some excellent company for your Thanksgiving dinner.
      It reminded me of that famous John F. Kennedy quote when he hosted a gathering of 49 Nobel Prize winners:

      KENNEDY: “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

    • Excellent Links Patty.  Kelly would have been inspiring even without what he has overcome,

  4. Ok, computer froze and then had a hissy fit.  I lost everything so here we go again.
    Puzzle — 3:44  If it is eaten Jerry, then you go first since you finished the puzzle first!  Besides, I am one tough old bird.  Nothing could tenderise me!

    MoveOn — AMEN Bernie!  You'd think that if their own saint said it, and they were singing his praises during the campaign, they would understand by now!  Selective listening!  Wonder if they will take away his sainthood and try to posthumously excommunicate him from the Republican/Teabagger Party?
    MSNBC — There are so many things to be thankful for — for all my PP and Care2 friends; for my 3 fur kids; and especially for the nurses and aids that provide such excellent care to my mother.  There are many more things but I won't get into them — these are my 3 most important.
    Right Wing Watch — Pat Robertson is an old dufuss!  I would be very thankful if he would retire, never to be heard from again.  He is so far right, he's almost left!
    Cartoon — I remember that day so well.  I was in grade 6 and was wearing a medium blue jumper, white blouse and knee socks.  My teacher, Mr Daughn came into the classroom and announced the US president had been assassinated.  It was as if time had been suspended and everything seemed almost surreal.  And yes there were tears, and fear that 'the world was coming to an end'.  Let's face it, we did the 'duck and cover' drills for nuclear attacks and the US was at the head, in those days, of protecting against nuclear war.  There certainly weren't any lessons done for the rest of the day.  I remember Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, and I know there were a lot of conspiracy theories, but I did not know that right-wingers were responsible.  That word was not in my vocabulary at age 11 and 12.  I remember watching the funeral cortege, led by the riderless horse, on television and 3 year old John-John saluting his father's casket as it passed.  At that point, I completely lost all composure and didn't see another thing.  It certainly was the day that all innocence was lost.

    • I hate it when they do that.

      Half a win!

      Selective listening is an understatement.

      Those are good things!

      He will never be left, but I wish he had left,

      For me, innocence was lost with the cover-up.

  5. I was in 2nd grade when John F. Kennedy was assasinated. I was in school that day and my teacher was called out of the room. When she came back, she was in tears. We were let out early and my father came to get me. Although I was only seven years old and didn’t have the words, I could feel the whole nation going into a great emotional depression. Everything changed. I was enraged at the people who caused this and still am to this day.

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