Mar 082014

I’m writing for tomorrow, and I’m feeling much more awake than when I returned from my medical appointment yesterday.  I really needed that sleep, and my only really conscious time, I invested in the Rachel Maddow special.  I barely made it through that.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:48 (average 4:51).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Media Matters: Mythpedia Instructional video


This is a great new tool. To use it, click here!

From Upworthy: An Economist With 2 Minutes And A Marker Explains The Greedy, Selfish Things Some Rich People Do

The best way to stay on top is to make sure no one is competing with you.


Up with Robert Reich! Down with the Republican Reich!!

From Daily Kos: Last night, Jon Stewart delivered another excellent segment showing how Senate Republicans have blocked veterans benefits and the military sexual assault bill in order to try and stoke a war with Iran.



Maybe the Shame-O-Meter should be called the GOP-O-Meter!!




  14 Responses to “Open Thread–3/8/2014”

  1. Thank the powers that be for people like Jon Stewart and Robert Reich (as well as TomCat).  I have always tried to find something redeemable in every person but nowadays, when it comes to the Republicans, there is nothing there worth saving.  We need to kick every single one of them out of office.  And the harder the kick, the better.

  2. 3:40 I feel sharp as a tack this AM. Who's going to burst my bubble with their nasty push pin?

  3. I'm glad you got some rest finally.

    Media Matters ~ Definitely a useful site in our fight against ignorance. Thank you!

    Upworthy ~ They stay on top by walking all over us. Like Arielle says, every RepublicanT andTeaBagger needs to be voted out of office. Maybe then, something constructive can be done with our economy. Pres. Obama needs to start listening to Robert Reich too.

    Daily Kos ~ Excellent segment. Love Jon Stewart!

    Cartoon ~ Astrophysicis is beyond me. I just love to look at the night sky.


  4. 6:53  So when people say they don't care two pins about something this is it, hmmm?

    Media Matters – Bookmarked, thanks.

    Upworthy – Spot on as always.

    Daily Kos – As a veteran, I was of coursse disgusted, but, as a veteran, republicans always disgust me.

    Cartoon – Can't apply to us then.  Our planet is mostly blue with brown and green accents.  Yes, there's some white at the top and bottom, but it's disappearing fast.

  5. Time 3:48

    I also bookmarked the Media Matters, will get to that later.

    I love it when Reich explains these concepts in his 2 minute chats.  In two minutes he shatters all of the tons of elephant poo out there as talking points – empty talking points or full of well, you know.

    Four nights a week I watch Jon Stewart just before going to bed, sometimes that may not be the best time to watch, I laugh with his shows all four nights and wish it could be a seven day show.  Though on Friday evening there is Bill Maher.  Thank goodness we have comedians to put all this into a realistic perspective. It's laugh or cry most days and I like to laugh.

    Sorry Johan Kepler – we just don't "believe" in science anymore.  There sure are a lot of republicans screaming about health care a totally science based endeavor/profession.  Like the bible and the constitution, they just pick and chose what science they like.

  6. Puzzle — 3:30  I am so tacky!

    Mythopedia — I had a look and it is very interesting!

    Upworthy — Reich on the Reich!. . .   That is to say, Robert Reich on the Republicanus/Teabagger Reich! So spot on to the nth degree! 

    Daily Kos — There is something morally wrong when the pronunciation of a person's name is deemed more shameful than the treatment of a nation's military vets who have been sent to fight illegal wars.  Shame on those who have no sense of priorities, and double shame on the Republicanus/Teabaggers who have voted down benefits for vets.  Add to that, a bill to wage war against Iran is attached to a bill for vets' benefits.

    Cartoons — Wouldn't it be great to send the Republicanus/Teabaggers into interplanetary motion!


  7. I am glad you finally got some sleep.

    Thanks for Media Matters, bookmarked and shared on Facebook.

    Upworthy"  Shared this on Facebook, too.  Having worked in Unemployment Insurance for 27 years, I have been appalled at the deliberate blocking of these benefits by the Republicans.  I cannot recall this ever happening before.

    Daily Kos:  They should all be kicked out of DC.  They are punishing the people they sent to war so they can start another war.  Disgusting.

    Cartoon:  I think you are right.  I read an article this week that says there are hundreds of galaxies with solar systems similar to ours.  Do the Republicans know this?


    • Edie, not believing in science, I doubt the Republicanus/Teabaggers know this, nor would they believe it!

  8. Thanks everyone.

    Thew only appropriate planet fror Republicans is an alternate spelling of Uranus.

  9. Mythpedia Instructional video

    This is a great new tool.

    Shared and thanks… 😳

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