Feb 232013
 

Yesterday evening something disagreed with my gut, so I am conducting two kinds of worship at the porcelain throne.  Therefore I am limiting today to this Open Thread.  I’m current with replies. however briefly.  These stomach bugs rarely last more than a day, so I should be back tomorrow.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 12:34 (average 5:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Remember This When The NRA Tells You ‘Guns Make Women Safer’

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The NRA has no interest in making women safer. They have an interest in fooling more women to buy guns.

From NY Times: After enduring last summer’s destructive drought, farmers, ranchers and officials across the parched Western states had hoped that plentiful winter snows would replenish the ground and refill their rivers, breaking the grip of one of the worst dry spells in American history. No such luck.

Lakes are half full and mountain snows are thin, omens of another summer of drought and wildfire. Complicating matters, many of the worst-hit states have even less water on hand than a year ago, raising the specter of shortages and rationing that could inflict another year of losses on struggling farms.

Climate Change 4 Us! Thanks RepubliCorp!

From WTRF: Jane Orie was sentenced last year to up to 10 years for using her state-paid staff to run her campaigns. Joan Orie Melvin and Janine Orie were convicted this week in a spinoff of similarly misusing Melvin’s former staff and the senator’s.

The Republican Orie sisters have argued the prosecution is the result of a political vendetta by a Democratic prosecutor in Pittsburgh who has repeatedly denied ulterior motives.

Republicans steal elections, because they can’t win otherwise.

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  22 Responses to “Open Thread–2/23/2013”

  1. Poor TomCat!  Yet another bug sent to try you!  If necessary there are doubtless recipes on the net to make up a solution of honey/sugar and salt (preferably unpurified salt which has up to 80 minerals in trace [but useful] amounts) and hot water, to rehydrate the body and keep it going.  I do hope you get better soon – keep drinking fluids!

     

  2. 4:16  Pretty flower but yikes!  A number of pieces could fit in multiple places . . . almost.  TC! What happened to you?  Did you cough up a furball in the middle of doing the puzzle?  If so, go back, clean up the mess and try again, only no furballs this time!

  3. Puzzle — 4:16 Pretty flower but yikes! A number of pieces could fit in multiple places . . . almost. TC! What happened to you? Did you cough up a furball in the middle of doing the puzzle? If so, go back, clean up the mess and try again, only no furballs this time!

    MoveOn — Excellent graphic; lousy statistic. This is one of the answers on a quiz you can find at this link.

    http://www.weareultraviolet.org/quiz/gun-violence/?akid=320.314981.-6qOaI&rd=1&t=1

    NY Times — And the Republican/Teabaggers STILL insist that there is no such thing as climate change!  Aren't many of those states affected red states?  The GOP truly doesn't give a damn about its constituents!  I think their brains have been fried by the effects of extreme drought and heat!

    WTRF — Hmmm. . . I seem to recall some similar shenanigans in Wisconsin with a female assistant to Scott Walker when he was in Milwaukee (prior to being the governor).  The state should add theft to the charges.

    Cartoon — And Republican/Teabaggers accuse Mr Obama and Democrats of ignoring the constitution?  Yet they are the ones instituting also sorts of regulations in contravention of constitutional amendments.  Jerks!

    • See above.

      Great link!  Thanks!

      Your Results

      You got 8 / 8 (100%) correct!

      I think their brains have been fried by extreme $$$.

      You recall correctly.

      Bingo.  They can do so because the Fascist Five ignores the Constitution in determining what is Constitutional.

  4. I am going to take a wild guess here but, TomCat, your puzzle time must be a misprint!

  5. MoveOn ~ This must be the reason my ex-hubby made me leave my shotgun at my parents house when we got married.

     

    NY Times ~ What climate change???

     

    WTRF ~ RepublicanTs steal everthing within reach if they think they can get away with it.

     

    Cartoon ~ They know they can't change this without another Constitutional Amendment so they are trying to change every other requirement for voting.

  6. The Republican Orie sisters have argued the prosecution is the result of a political vendetta by a Democratic prosecutor in Pittsburgh who has repeatedly denied ulterior motives.

    Republicans steal elections, because they can’t win otherwise.

    True that…. :mrgreen:

  7. w/r guns and women….I think only women should be allowed to have guns and they should have safety devices (if possible) so they can only be fired by the woman owner………..when women are being harrassed (spelling?) or threatened by any man then they can go ahead and shoot and ask questions later just like the NRA proposes.