Aug 082017

This morning I ordered my week’s groceries from Store to Door.  Yesterday’s 91° high just missed setting a new all time record for the first time in a week, and today’s 95° forecast is one degree short of a new record.  We’re still under an air quality warning, due to smoke from wildfires.  But we actually have a forecast high of 74° on Sunday.  I can’t wait!  I’m heat exhausted, because it has interfered with my sleep on and off for about two weeks.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:53 (average 7:12).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): We Cannot Have A President Under Investigation | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann


LMAO!! Pirro is a Faux Noise Ammosexual, who has said her audience should be "primed to use" their guns. I’d love to see her confronted with that quote. Republicans are such hypocrites! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Vice-President Mike Pence is seriously considering running for President in 1820, various sources confirmed over the weekend.

According to several prominent Republican donors, Pence is already laying the groundwork for such a campaign, outlining what he believes are the most serious challenges facing 1820 America.

In a conference call with donors last week, Pence reportedly said that, as President, his No. 1 priority would be to repeal and replace the Bill of Rights.

He offered a sneak preview of a potential 1820 stump speech, in which he unleashed a brutal attack on the Bill of Rights’ author, James Madison, and called for the development of the telegraph key.

According to Harland Dorrinson, a donor who was on the conference call, “Mike believes he’s the right man to bring America into the nineteenth century, just like he did for Indiana.”

Dang Andy!! Considering his policies, was that year a completely understandable typo? Otherwise, it’s accurate straight news! RESIST!!

From Daily Kos:

Let’s hope that eight years of President Barack Obama was enough to not only recover the United State’s reputation internationally after George W. Bush, but to inoculate us for however long Donald Trump remains in office. Because after those horrifyingly hysterical transcripts of his calls with world leaders were released, damn.

WASHINGTON When Jorge Guajardo, one of Mexico’s most senior and seasoned foreign policy hands, got out of bed Thursday morning, a couple of interesting messages were waiting on his cell phone.

One was a link shared by a U.S. diplomat to the leaked transcript of a phone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. In the second, a former Mexican official offered the quick analysis.

"He’s the opposite of Teddy Roosevelt," that official quipped to Guajardo about Trump. "He speaks loudly and carries a small stick."

Seven months into the Trump administration, the world’s diplomatic community has gone from throwing its hands in the air to now leaning back in their chairs and laughing, albeit morosely, at Trump’s cringe-worthy display of diplomacy during the infancy of his presidency. […]

"Everyone I’ve spoken to around the world is laughing," Guajardo said.

There’s nothing new here. Russian hookers have laughed at Trump’s small stick for years. RESIST!!




  12 Responses to “Open Thread – 8/8/2017”

  1. 5:30  A little more light on the subject.

    Keith # 105 – Yeah.  “Trump told me if I voted for Hillary, I’d have a criminal President, under investigation from Day One.  Well, I voted for Hillary, and now I have a criminal President, under investigation from Day One.”  Go figure.  No Keith, you’re not a stinker.  Although you’ll likely be called one.

    TNY – Ha.  We all know the 1812 overture, but do you know that P.D.Q. Bach wrote a 1712 overture?  About the Dudel brothers?  One stayed in the old country, the other went to America and became “Yankee Dudel”?

    DKos – And not just Russian sex workers.  Just about everryone whose pussy was ever grabbed.

    Cartoon – The jokes just write themselves.

    • Special election news  a Dem won a special election for State House rep in IOWA!  Only a state rep, but he won by 10 points in a district that went to Trump by 20 points!  His name is Phil Miller, and that is about all I know.  Except that on the federal level, and likely at the state level too, Iowa has strict districting laws which really do minimize gerrymandering, so what you see tends to be what you get.

  2. KO: Good one, Keith. Still love ya!! Pirro…not at all. ugh!
    NYer: LOL, Andy. He’s a sneaky snake for sure….
    DK: If one doesn’t laugh, one would cry all day over this ID in the WH. Oh..sorry, I meant golf course(s).
    Cartoon: Oh, my!! giggle!!
    I bet Sunday can’t come soon enough, eh? We’ve been 90’s days-70’s in the evenings. Glad we got rain too. Hope that you can rest/relax this evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.
    *Pretty graphic, Joanne.

  3. I forgot to include the new trailer movie link as discussed with Al Gore & Bill Maher on 8/4/2017

    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

    Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
    Official Trailer to the new movie:

  4. Puzzle — 4:29  Puddy Tat, Let this inspire your inner light that says eating dawg is just plain wrong!

    YouTube — “I changed all the “she”s to “he”s. (smiling almost giggling!) Ain’t I a stinker? (definitely giggling!)” Republican hypocrisy at its best . . . caught red handed!  Jeanine Pirro appears to be somewhat of a psychic.  I say “somewhat” because she only got the gender wrong while Keith is correct.   I wonder how Jeanine Pirro likes being quoted and shown for the hypocrite that she is!

    The New Yorker — Straight news indeed!  Andy, we need some laughs to go with this large portion of Republican regressive crapola!

    Daily Kos — How to make yourself the laughing stock of the world, while at home, the sane people cringe at the mention of your name.

    “He’s the opposite of Teddy Roosevelt,” that official quipped to Guajardo about Trump. “He speaks loudly and carries a small stick.”

    Cartoon — Huh!?!  Republican politicians rarely show up for town hall meetings so they don’t need that much room.

    Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

    It is only 27 C (81 F), although for me that is hot!  It is definitely humid though as everything feels damp.  We still have lots of smoke from the wldfires as yesterday’s breezes did not clear it out.  It is getting a little tiring, all this smoke, but then those directly affected by having to evacuate or losing their homes, as well as all the firefighters are affected so much more.  I think of them daily.  I can’t imagine myself in that position.  The furbabies say hi to Uncle TC and everyone else.

  5. Cartoon:  See, they ARE in the cess pool!

  6. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the forecast of 74° on Sunday becomes a reality, TomCat. And let’s hope it stays moderate for the rest of the summer. No such forecasts in sight for this administration’s politics, though. No respite there, my friend.

    Keith Olbermann #105: Just change the “she”s into “he”s and the hypocrisy of Drumpf supporters is laid bare.  21 Brilliant. Just wish calling hypocrites a hypocrite isn’t always lost on them.

    TNY: Andy is absolutely spot-on on both aspects: Pence is already trying to secure his presidency in the next elections, no matter how much he denies it, and if he secures it he’ll take America back from the 1950s where it’s currently going with Drumpf to the 1820’s. Be careful wishing for Drumpf’s impeachment; if Pence, and the whole GOP leadership isn’t taken down with him, going back two centuries will happen even before 2020.

    DK: I can assure you, the whole world was already laughing at American foreign leadership at the hands of Drumpf. The release of the tapes from his early presidential days was just a top-up. Most everyone is acutely aware that things have only gone from bad to worse after that with news about America’s internal political chaos hitting the news on a daily basis.
    But what is scary about this is that Drumpf’s administration/advisors/children seem to shield him from all the derision coming from other countries, except for that of North Korea and Iran, fueling his urge to retaliate in some way, probably expecting this to create enough diversion from Mueller’s investigation while they keep Drumpf under control. Both assumptions could turn out to be wrong, with the latter having major consequences for all of us.

    Cartoon: Not much attendance at that cozy meeting, is there.

  7. Thanks all!  Hugs! 27

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