Feb 052013

Here we go.  Today I have three articles and will distribute links.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow I hope to do the same.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:56 (average 5:56).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: 40 Years Later And Women Are Still Battling For This Personal Right


If Republicans have their way, women’s right to vote may be next to go.

From The Daily Caller: Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday:

Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense

— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 4, 2013

He’s still just as full of hate as ever.

From MSNBC: Republican Super Bowl InsaniTEA


Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

After all, it it wasn’t the black guy’s fault, they wouldn’t call it a blackout. Scheeeeesch!!




  18 Responses to “Open Thread–2/5/2013”

  1. 4:06 Will my time stack up against Lynn's and Jerry's?

    • 4:14  I was sleeping like a log so couldn't catch Patty.  Jerry?  I notice the average time has increased to 6:09 which must mean a lot of people having trouble with this one.

    • Kit on Care2 posted she did the puzzle in 3:03!  What a great time.  I don't know if she is following our rules, and of course she doesn't post it here so it doesn't count.  But nonetheless, a great time!

  2. MoveOn ~ Will we become chattel next?


    Daily Caller ~ He is proving his insani-Tea every time he makes his thoughts known to the public.


    MSNBC ~ Sorry, but I think this discussion is a waste of air time.


    Cartoon ~ Quick, run! It's a black man with a gun.

    • Patty, with the Republican/Teabaggers, women are already chattel.  Just listen to Pat Robertson: "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." – 1992 Iowa fundraising letter opposing a state equal-rights amendment.

      Another gem from this pseudo Christian: "Well you could become a Muslim and you could beat her." in response to a question from a man about his 'disrespectful' wife. — 'Disrespect' flows in both directions.

      Or this most recent 'brilliant' emanation from the king of pseudo Christian hypocrisy: Pat Robertson said that "awful-looking" women are to blame for a romance-deficient marriages.

      I think that the war on women is about making women chattel, officially.

  3. Welcome back TomCat!  So glad to see you are better again!

  4. Your recovery has been a long time comig, so pace yourself, my friend.

  5. In honour of your return, a little piece of satire from Andy Borowitz:   Rupert Murdoch Emerges as Winning Bidder for Richard III’s Bones

    Having posted a story yesterday on Care2 about the archeological find in Britian, and then seeing this in my inbox, I had a great laugh courtesy of Andy Borowitz, my favourite satirist, and I had to share.

    Murdoch said “Richard III is more than an important historical figure to me. He’s a role model.”

    I might contest this since Richard III actually accomplished some good in his short 2 year reign. I'm not so sure, in fact I'm very sure that the same cannot be said for the man that thinks he is king, Rupert Murdoch.

    "For his part, Mr. Murdoch said he was baffled why his purchase of Richard III had proven so controversial: “This is far from the first time I’ve bought a British leader.”"

    Finally something with which Rupert Murdoch and I can agree.

    • Thanks!  I'm glad I saw this in time to replace it in today's short takes.

      Richard III was such a terrible King that he's the perfect fit for Murdoch.

  6. Puzzle — 4:14 I was sleeping like a log so couldn't catch Patty.

    MoveOn — Yup, the fight is still going on.  There are 3 Conservative MPs in the Canadian House of Commons (I think from the Atlantic region) who recently asked the RCMP to investigate illegal abortions.  The Rt disHonourable PM Twit, Stephen Harper, has categorically said he has no intention to open up the abortion debate (although I don't trust him).  This anti women crap is contagious!

    I think that if the Republican/Teabaggers ever tried to take away a woman's right to vote . . . well there is this little saying from British playwrite William Congreve in 1697 . . . "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."  When 51% of the population is female, I think that a snowball has a better chance of surviving hell than the Republican/Teabaggers have of surviving women scorned!

    Daily Caller — I think there is a new form of dementia being added to the medical texts.  It is called Ron Paulism and it is a subset of InsaiTea.

    MSNBC — And Diane O on Care2 tried to tell me that conspiracy theories are a product of the left.  This bs of 34 minutes of blackout is just that . . . bull shit!  We could look at it this way, it meant that there was 24 minutes of "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" available.  It is about perspective but the Republican/Teabaggers really need to quit distracting and obstructing and get on with their jobs . . . after all, they are being paid by the people.

    Cartoon — No kidding!  What a bunch of lameasses!

  7. You jest, Tom, with that last photo and caption; but how much do you want to bet that some idiot at some backwater GOP conference has already suggested that very thing?

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