Dec 012012
 

After spending most of yesterday manufacturing ZZZZZZs, I feel almost human again and ready to start a new month.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  Sadly my Broncos’ meditation with the Bucs will not be televised. :-(

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:46 (average 5:41).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Rachel Maddow On How The Republican Party Hasn’t Learned One Damned Thing

 

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Let S = what Republicans say. Let D = what Republicans do. S – D = ∞.

From NY Times: Israel is moving forward with development of Jewish settlements in a contentious area east of Jerusalem, defying the United States by advancing a project that has long been condemned by Washington as effectively dooming any prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A day after the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to upgrade the status of the Palestinians, a senior Israeli official said the government would pursue “preliminary zoning and planning preparations” for a development that would separate the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem from Jerusalem. If such a project were to go beyond blueprints, it could prevent the creation of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.

What stronger indication could there be that the intent of the Netanyahu government is to default on their treaty obligations and pursue a one state solution?

From Washington Post: Details of Obama’s opening bid leaked Thursday, and the president drove home its central message at a campaign-like rally in Pennsylvania Frida: He’s refusing to budge on top tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, and he’s refusing to make significant preemptive concessions to Republicans. Republicans have spent the last 24 hours or so howling in protest.

“It’s not acceptable to me, and I don’t think it’s acceptable to you, for just a handful of Republicans in Congress to hold middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because they don’t want tax rates on upper-income folks to go up,” Obama said outside a toy factory in Hatfield, Pa.

Dang! What audacity!! How dare he act as though he won the election!!!

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  15 Responses to “Open Thread–12/1/2012”

  1. Tom, did you create that Rosa Parks gif?  That is a flat out masterpiece.  It should be posted everywhere.

  2. I recall the poignant and wistful photo of Pres. Obama as he sat in the actual bus at the Henry Ford Museum where Rosa Parks took a stand by not taking a seat.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57416426-503544/obama-boards-rosa-parks-bus-at-michigan-fundraiser/

  3. 4:46  We are tied today, TomCat, so I better go easy on the ass jokes.

  4. MoveOn ~ I don't expect them to learn anything. You have to have an open mind ready to accept new thoughts in order to learn.
     
    NY Times ~ Is it just me or does Israel always build more settlements whenever something positive is said or done in regard to Palestine?
     
    Washington Post ~ Those damn RepublicanTs are going to do everything within their power to ensure that President Obama does not get a third term!
    Oh, what's that you say? He can't according to the Constitution?
     
    Well, somebody better tell them that!
     
    Cartoon ~ Thank you, TomCat. Beautiful!

    • Nor do I.

      It's not you.  It's Bibi.

      LOL!  They were talking about a rushed Amendment for a third term for GW during his regime.

      YVW.  Thank you. :-)

       

  5. Puzzle — 3:57  I believe I kicked some asses down the road!
     
    MoveOn — I was sitting here looking at Graham's face and thinking "What an ass!"  Then it struck me, look at his chin in this picture,  it looks like a fat ass!  LOL especially when it appears that today's theme is 'asses'.
     
    NY Times — And they say that the Palestinians and Hamas have not bargained in good faith and keep breaking the 'peace'!  This shows me that Netanyahu is out to extinguish the Palestinian people.  He keeps taking provocative action.  Netanyahu is acting like a spoiled Republican/Teabagger.  I heard today that Netanyahu called and thanked the Rt Honourable PM Twit aka Harper for voting against the UN measure.  Apparently, Baird, one of the harlots, has called back the ambassadors to Switzerland, the West Bank, Israel and the UN for discussions.  And it was also announced that the current aid funding to the Palestinians, which amounts to about $350 million, is being reviewed.  This does not bode well!  What a bunch of jack asses!
     
    Washington Post — Damn, the man has balls!  The Republican/Teabaggers may not have learned anything, but it is clear that Mr Obama and the Democrats did!
     
    Cartoon — Such strength, dignity and defiance in Rosa Parks' eyes.

    • You, my dear Lynn, are entitled to make all the ass jokes today.
      Graham's chin looks like an ass because he is one!

      • You did.

        The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Assholes) isa suing you for defamation.

        There is no good news in that story.

        Indeed.

        She sure has.