Jan 092013
 

Unfortunately no news is bad news.  I’m current with replies.  Sooner or later…

Jig Zone Puzzle:

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Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Awesome Grandma Has A Message For Anyone Who Has A Problem With Her LGBT Granddaughter

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Granny sure knows how to tell it like it is!

From The New Yorker: Today, American International Group (A.I.G.) issued the following letter to American taxpayers.

Dear American Taxpayers:

In 2008, you paid for a bailout of A.I.G. totalling $182 billion. Today, we are writing to tell you that we’re thinking of suing you.

When we made this decision, we knew we were in for some rough treatment from the media. We’ve been called everything from soulless bloodsuckers to Satan’s scabrous handmaidens, and worse. At A.I.G., though, we have a different name for ourselves: true American heroes.

You see, by suing the same people who bailed out our asses just five years ago, we are standing up for one of the most precious American rights of all: the right to sue someone who has just saved your life.

Actually, this humor is essentially true. Rachel Maddow explained Elizabeth Warren’s reaction.

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Warren is so very right! Of course AIG and other corporate criminals, who want regulation stifled to allow them to prey on Americans are not alone. They have the Republican Party in their corner.

From Huffington Post: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) barely survived a Democratic challenge in November, despite a massive cash and spending advantage. Last week, however, Bachmann was back to business as usual, mounting another effort to repeal Obamacare before proudly announcing that she’d been reappointed to a key position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The committee decision by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was particularly upsetting for People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group and ardent Bachmann foe, which found the appointment an "outrage" in light of the Minnesota Republican’s controversial crusade against Muslim members of President Barack Obama’s administration last year.

How inappropriate!!! Putting Batshit B on the Intelligence Committee drastically lowers the collective intelligence of that group so far, that is should be redesignated the Idiot Committee.

Cartoon:

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And we need to keep Republicans from closing it!

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  14 Responses to “Open Thread–1/9/2013”

  1. 3:22  Meow!  Will I get in the door or be left on the stoop?

  2. Bachmann and intelligence is an oxymoron…with emphasis on the moron part.

  3. Gotta love any Poll that shows Americans love lice, root canals, colonoscopies and cockroaches more than the Republicans in the batshit-crazy House and obstructionist Senate.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/08/1416271/americans-prefer-cockroaches-traffic-jams-and-nickelback-to-congress/

    • Personally, I could tolerate Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashians a lot more than the Congress, and I don't like their public image at all. But I do think that brussel sprouts are getting a bum rap — I love them as long as they are not over cooked!

      The Congress is in desperate need of a makeover and 2014 is a long way off. Being willing to plunge the country and the globe into an economic abyss is the height of insanity. So 234 Republican/Teabaggers in the House and 45 in the Senate are going to plunge the world into total disarray? The arrogance of economic terrorism!

      This ran on Care2 and here are just a few of the comments.

      Holly: A pile of horse manure has more character than Congress! And it smells a whole lot sweeter!

      Claudia: I prefer cleaning out the pig pen to listening to Boehner speak.

      John: Donald Trump, 1% higher than cockroaches, seriously?  I figured it to be at least a coin flip, with the edge going to the roaches.  They seem to be easier to get rid of.

      David: I think Gonorrhea is better then congress as you can get rid of Gonorrhea quicky

      Danielle: I saw this last night and thought it was hilarious. Being a hockey fan, I had to wonder who is more unpopular, Congress or NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

    • If I could get rid of my bronchitis or get rid of congressionsl Republicans (and a handful of DINOs), I's stay sick.

  4. Puzzle — 3:22 Meow! Will I get in the door or be left on the stoop?  Ok, so TC and Jerry are locked out, are we all to be locked out by the Patty-Monster?

    The New Yorker — So, by their reckoning, it is ok for AIG to endanger investors with highly risky business practices, helping to tank the economy in the process.  But when the very people that bail you out, take risks in that bail out that have benefitted your investors, that is not ok?  Seems like the pot is calling the kettle black.  And on top of that, to try and make yourself look less culpable, you go on a PR blitz.  What a pile of elephant scat!

    Huffington Post — What I find worrying about Guano Girl being on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence other than her biases and discrimination, is that if that committee has access to sensitive information, GG is too insensitive and unintelligent to keep her mouth shut.  But hey, I guess that is a good way to manufacture crisises without even trying!  Idiot Committee indeed!

    Cartoon — A great day in the attempt to solve world problems with diplomacy.  Not only do we need to keep Republican/Teabaggers from closing it, we need to put the Republican/Teabaggers permanently out of business.

    • Only the monster knows. ;-)

      Congrats on your improved animal attribution.

      That is my concern too, because she will choose personal advantage over national security geven any opportunity to do so.

      Amen!

  5. Awesome Granny, wish more LGBT's had that kind of support,  sadly they don't.  Bachman on an Intelligence Committee would be hilarious if it didn't affect us all.  AIG needs to be put in their place, what brass, to sue the people who saved them!  Mitch and Boehner are probably supporting them.