Feb 192013
 

Yesterday my COPD was much better, but I still could not get the sleep I needed.  I missed most of my daytime sleep listening to issues for a former prisoner, and watching the special and two wrong numbers messed up my evening sleep.  I still have this and one other article for you.  I’m current with replies.  I should be back to normal tomorrow.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:07 (average 4:32).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Jon Stewart Paraphrases Marco Rubio: ‘Medicare Helps MY Mom, But F _ _ k You’

Where was the cheese when he turned water into whine? It’s also interesting to note that he is one of the people he describes as "takers".

From CNN: The shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School may have been motivated by a desire by Adam Lanza to outdo Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011, law enforcement sources told CBS Evening News.

And if you remember, Breivik had Koch Brothers financing and support to establish Tea Party in Norway, so Lanza was copying a Teabagger.

From Raw Story: ABC News host Jonathan Karl on Sunday suggested that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was guilty of hypocrisy because he slammed President Barack Obama for the automatic spending cuts in the so-called sequester — even though congressman had personally praised it in the past.

“Don’t forget it was the president who proposed the sequester, it’s the president who designed the sequester,” Ryan told Karl, adding that he had concluded that Congress was not going to be able to avoid the automatic cuts because Democrats refused to accept Republicans’ proposal for “smarter cuts in other area of government.”

“Congressman, I’ve heard you say this, and this has been a talking point for Republicans for a long time,” Karl interrupted. “But let’s look at your own words, what you said right after the law putting this in place was passed in August of 2011. These are your words. You said, ‘What conservatives like me have been fighting for for years are statutory caps on spending, literally legal caps in law that says government agencies cannot spend over a set amount of money and if they breach that amount across the board sequester comes in to cut that spending. You can’t turn it out without a supermajority. We got that into law.’”

As much as Lyin’ Ryan and the Republican Party try to blame the sequester on Obama, the truth is that Republicans insisted on it as a guarantee of spending cuts, before they would stop their terrorist blackmail of America’s good faith and credit that had already caused the devaluation of the US credit rating.

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He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to over 24 years in prison.

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

  1. "And if you remember, Breivik had Koch Brothers financing and support to establish Tea Party in Norway, so Lanza was copying a Teabagger."    I have such a headache at present I can't remember if I knew that or not – but – words fail me!

     

  2. 4:02  Meooooooooooow!  This cat has been sitting on the alley fence crooning all night and being difficult!

  3. Glad you're feeling a bit better, Tom. Take good care of yourself.

     

    MoveOn ~ I just happened to catch Jon Stewart's show that night. It was spot on! Marco Rubio fits right in to the GOP with his blatant hypocrisy.

     

    CNN ~ That is just sickening! Every time I even think of the Koch brothers and others of their ilk, I have to go to my "happy place" and explode their heads in my mind.

     

    Raw Story ~ Lyin' Ryan doesn't change. He only changes his stance on issues because he forgot where he stood in the first place.

     

    Cartoon ~ If Elizabeth Warren has her way, the bansters will go down in the manner of Bernie Madoff.

     

     

  4. Puzzle — 4:02 Meooooooooooow! This cat has been sitting on the alley fence crooning all night and being difficult!

    MoveOn — Unfortunately, my feed was acting up and I didn't know what date this was so I didn't watch it.  However, knowing Jon Stewart, it was funny and very aapropriate to Rubio.

    CNN — Why does so much come back to the Kochs?  Things do NOT go better with Koch!  The idiots concerned about one global government and the UN should be more concerned about Charles and David Koch, the unpatriots!

    Raw Story — Domestic terrorists, the bunch of them — Republican/Teabaggers!  They have held the country hostage more times than you can shake a stick, and they lie, lie, lie!

    Cartoon — Enron!  A name that shall live in infamy.  If you only knew the headaches created by this debacle to bankers (not banksters) like me who had to adjust reporting etc — Sarbane Oxley, Basel Accords.  Drove me crazy trying to put it in place just for my unit.  And as I have said before, put the banksters, bank CEOs and board members in prison for their wanton stupidity and criminal activity.  Banks survive changes in the management team all the time.  Despite what Republican?Teabaggers say, banks are not people so they can't go to jail, but CEOs etc are.  No Club Fed!

  5. Who said frogs can't be cute?

    Even with my hearing loss, this little guy/gal is DAMN cute:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBkWhkAZ9ds

    • Sounds like a squeaky toy!  My one cat looked around for the sound and then got up and left!  Not a nature lover I guess!

    • Nameless, if you could hear, you would know that frog sounded like Bought Bitch Mitch whining about Obama. ;-)

  6. Lyin ryan suits him!  Most of what the Prez is presenting is things the Repugs have all ready tried to pass.  Worries me.