Feb 142013
 

Yesterday I was so tired that, after I posted the Open Thread, my eyes did not open again until mid afternoon.  I’m feeling a bit better, so I’m back.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:17 (average 5:20).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: WHOA: A Former Fox News Reporter Airs Fox’s Dirty Laundry

 

Time and time again, Fox News has continued to push Republican propaganda, even after their own reporters have discovered it is not true. Note that, while slanted to the left, MSNBC opinion shows are fact based, but Fox’s are lie based. Fox News’ credibility just doesn’t exist anymore. No wonder I call Faux Noise the Republican Ministry of Propaganda.

From The New Yorker: Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has issued the following letter to the citizens of the world:

Dear World People:

For decades, North Korea was threatened by hostile foes with nuclear weapons. With our safety constantly at risk from violent intruders, we asked: How can we possibly defend ourselves? In the immortal words of my dad, the glorious Kim Jong-il: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”

I sleep safely at night knowing that a loaded nuclear silo is as close as the launch button on my nightstand. And now I understand what Dad, in his genius, instinctively knew: that the world will not be truly safe until every nation has nuclear weapons.

As soon as Wayne LaPierre announced his support for Kim’s right to bear nukes, Kim immediately joined the NRA.  I bet he invites Ted Nugent to tour North Korea.

From MSNBC: Why Republican’s Are Threatening Themselves

 

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Obama laid out a progressive course of action that is so popular, that any time Republicans obstruct any part of it, they set themselves up for more rejection by American voters. They have trapped themselves. They have to be all for the 1% or they lose the money, without which they cannot survive. They have to be all for the racists, bigots, homophobes, misogynists, and Supply-side pseudo-Christians, or they lose their entire base, without which they cannot survive.

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  19 Responses to “Open Thread–2/14/2013”

  1. "Time and time again, Fox News has continued to push Republican propaganda, even after their own reporters have discovered it is not true. Note that, while slanted to the left, MSNBC opinion shows are fact based, but Fox’s are lie based. Fox News’ credibility just doesn’t exist anymore. No wonder I call Faux Noise the Republican Ministry of Propaganda."

    I couldn't agree with you more – except that I don't think MSNBC is slanted to the Left – but I am European not American! 

    Re Kim Jong-Un – the button that will launch a nuclear missile is on his nightstand?  The whole world had better start praying that he doesn't ever have a nightmare or walk in his sleep, or ANYTHING alarming – even trying to swat a mosquito could have terrible consequences!

     

     

  2. I just came back to look at the jigzone puzzle – and discovered that my comment has vanished off Care2 – but the PP one is here – perhaps others are having the same problem?!

    • Pat, apparently the high volume of Valentine cards has created some issues like latency.  Support says it should ease up within a few hours.  Check back later and if it is gone, try reposting.

    • It seems a lot more unusual when C2 is not screwing up somehow.

  3.  "They have to be all for the 1% or they lose the money, without which they cannot survive."

    This, I think, is what drives the entire GOP party platform.  There are no big ideas. There is no larger ideal.  It's just about who can get the most money. Doesn't matter who you screw to achieve that "ideal."

  4. Rubio needs more than just plain bottled water to wash out the BS he is now spewing…
    Maybe some soap too… Naw, I don't think that will work either.

    The people in Florida had better wise up to the g o p puke Rubio is becoming just to appease 
    the g o p puke party liners. 

    Love your homemade cartoons. They are "spot-on".
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  5. 5:15  From fame to ignomy in one day!  At least I was under average, but only just!

  6. The Greedy Oppresive Penises are suffering from a terminal case of verbal and mental diahrrea.  I hope the 1% will share their solid gold toilets.

  7. Puzzle — 5:15 From fame to ignomy in one day! At least I was under average, but only just!

    MoveOn — Dirty laundry indeed!  Even bleach won't get that laundry clean.

    The New Yorker — I love the parity of the NRA and North Korea.  Scary!  Two wingnuts on a collision course.

    MSNBC — Remember the theme music to MASH — Suicide is Painless?  I think that must be the theme music for the Republican/Teabaggers.  They are so caught up in their own ideological machinations that they cannot see what is happening.  They are committing political suicide.  It might be painless for them, but it is painful for everybody else who has to endure their tantrums and stupidity.  2014 is coming!

    Cartoon — Ready for the big times yet Rubio?  Didn't think so.  BTW, that nice warm feeling you have, good thing you're wearing a dark suit because you just peed your pants!  Water can do that to you.

     

    • I may even win that one.

      For sure!

      Amen!

      Eithat or the theme from, the Three Stooges.  We will need to win by at least 7% to take the House.

      LOL!!