Aug 102017

It’s another hot sticky day, and I’m so sick of needing a shower ten minutes after the water is off, I could scream.  On the plus side, if the forecasts are correct, today is the last day in the 90°s for at least two weeks.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:44 (average 3:38).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Message:

After months of languishing in misery, deprived of the holy light from the Ellipsoid Orb, the blessed Orb is returning, so for me, today is a holy day.  My Broncos are traveling to worship this evening with a team so indecent that they go around Bear.  I shall be meditating this evening.  May the holy Orb shine its light on my Broncos.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (RWW Channel): Rick Joyner Is Not Worried About North Korea Because Trump ‘Is Really Open To Words From The Lord’

Barf Bag Alert!!


The problem with Joyner’s notion that Trump is "really open to words from the Lord" is that Trump’s lord has cloven hooves and carries a pitchfork. RESIST!!

From DC Report: Donald Trump went to war Tuesday with his former campaign manager, the global influence peddler and Kremlin-friendly Paul Manafort. We know this because of the top article in today’s National Enquirer, which often acts as an attack dog for Trump and hushes up stories he wants to be kept quiet.

“Trump Advisor Sex Scandal—Paul Manafort’s Sick Affair,” the tawdry tabloid’s headline screamed. “Target in FBI-Russia probe also cheated with a woman half his age!”

Not only is Manafart under the bus, but also, for the first time in history, the National Enquirer is reporting straight news. RESIST!!

From Raw Story: Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is itching to play himself on Saturday Night Live after quitting his Trump administration job.

During his first months as press secretary, Spicer became a favorite target of the NBC live sketch show when Melissa McCarthy repeatedly lampooned the embattled White House staffer.

This week, sources told Us Weekly that Spicer is now “angling” to take a crack at showing off his own comedic skills.

“He is asking people about getting on — it was his idea!” one source told the publication.

Melissa McCarthy is a far better Shitty Spice than Shitty himself. Here’s proof.


From Newsweek: A former Republican senator has suggested that Donald Trump is “sick of mind” and should be removed from office.

Gordon Humphrey told New Hampshire lawmakers in a letter that has been widely shared that they should back his bid to dump Trump.

In a letter sent to Representative Annie Kuster, Humphrey urges her to back a bill that would set up an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity to decide whether Trump is fit for office.

"Donald Trump is seriously sick. He is dangerous," read Humphrey’s letter, which he shared with news station WMUR on Wednesday.

Dang! It’s not very often that I find myself in complete agreement with a Republican!  Unfortunately, the commission would be meaningless.  Congress’ only remedy is impeachment.  To declare Trump unfit, getting Pence and the majority of Federal Department Heads to agree that he is unfit, as the 25th Amendment requires, is very improbable, and only removes him temporarily.   RESIST!!




  12 Responses to “Open Thread – 8/10/2017”

  1. 4:13  Cute little thing.

    May your meditation be positive and fruitful!

    YT/RWW – I’m not sure this guy is even as bad as Jeffress.   I find Jeffress operatic, and not in a good way.  The Grand Inquisitor telling Philip II “Sure, kill your son, for the good of the church.”

    DCR – Did they mention that the owner of The National Enquirer is named PECKER?  Bwahahahahahaha!!

    RS – I realize this is straight news – but it sure sounds like Andy.

    Newsweek – So, another example of a Republican who doesn’t understand the Constitution.  Ho-hum.  It is news that he’s breaking from the party line, however.

    Cartoon – Fo’ shizzle.

  2. NSFW (Because they’re words directly spoken by Twitler)

    I’m beyond repulsed by the willful mass delusion of Talibangelical christianists like Joyner, giddy to drink the Trump Kool-Aid.

    According to Joyner – at least by Closed Caption:

    “He is really open to words from the Lord.  I think he discerns words from the Lord better than most Christian do.”

    Some examples of those “Lordly discerning words” directly from Trump himself:

    Trump: I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.

    Trump: I did try and fuck her. She was married.  I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there.

    Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

    Bush: Whatever you want.

    Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

    Unedited transcript provided by:

  3. YT: Sad that people are listening to him, and praying for the ‘anointing’ of dt’. From what I see from the Orange One, I sure don’t see compassion, and caring for his fellow Americans.

    DCR: Yea, looks like Manfort’s done. Good riddance! Now…on to dt……

    RS: A talented actress, loved Melissa’s impersonations of Spicer. Spicer? on SNL? Uhh…not so much.

    NW: A gallant comment by a man who thinks like I do…but I agree, it’s words gone to the wind.

    Cartoon: Word.

    My guys played Carolina last night, we lost. 27-17. Hope that your prayers are answered at church. Hope the humidity abates to where you can enjoy your evening too. Take care, and Thanks, Tom.

  4. YT: Just another bozo living in delusion.
    DC Report: a pox on both their houses!
    RS: A pox on his, as well!
    Newsweek: One sick puppy, indeed!

  5. Puzzle — 3:33  Sorry little pup but, as cute as you are, I could not save you.  I did however cut your leash so run like the fury to get away from that rapacious Puddy Tat!

    YouTube — Rick Joyner: “He is really open to words from the Lord.  I think he discerns words from the Lord better than most Christian do.” Does this mean  that Drumpf is hearing voices that others don’t hear?  I believe that is a symptom of schizophrenia for many sufferers.  No disrespect intended for those who suffer with schizophrenia, a serious and often debilitating disease.  Joyner says in essence that Drumpf has a direct line, a red phone if you like, to the Almighty.  I find that offensive.

    On a related note, The Washington Post had an article today in which they quote Pastor Robert Jeffress”

    “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress said. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”

    I find this offensive too.  Drumpf does not have any moral authority for anything!

    Raw Story — I didn’t know that Andy had started writing for Raw Story!  Where is Harold Dorrinson in all this?  He usually has something to say.  It is quite apparent that Spicer has not soured on the limelight.

    Newsweek — Isn’t it amazing . . . people who are elected to run the country too often have not read the constitution, or if they have, they don’t understand it.  There should be a mandatory “Reading and Understanding the Constitution 101” class for new Reps/Senators on a non partisan basis.  Although I must say, if on the off chance that Pence and the senior cabinet positions invoked the 25th amendment, Pence would be no better.  After reading yesterday’s Upworthy article, Pence is already substantially influencing Drumpt.  It seems Drumpf may have 2 puppet masters . . . Putin and Pence.

    Cartoon — Looks about right especially after Kobach gets finished with Drumpf’s useless and unnecessary little commission which is an in your face attempt at voter suppression.

    Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

    OMG!!!  It is hot today . . . again!  It is 31 C (88 F), 48% humidity, sunny but smoky and no breeze.  We may get some rain on the weekend, but as I said yesterday, I must be from Missouri because I will only believe it when I see it.  Winter time can’t come soon enough for me . . . or at least much cooler weather.

  6. RWW: Sorry, not going to waste precious bytes on watching/hearing a Talibangelist like Joyner praise his new idol. All I can say after reading the introduction to the video: I’m not worried about North Korea either. I’m worried about Drumpf and his obvious enthusiasm to go to war there.

    DCR: People’s (Drumpf and the so appropriately named Pecker 33) minds must be really warped if they think they can distance Drumpf from Manafort by making him out to be an exact copy of Drumpf himself: a womanizing, greedy, full-of-himself halfwit.

    RS: Sources of US Weekly had it that Spicer wants to play himself on SNL? Sometimes fake news is actually funny.

    Newsweek: Some Republicans seem to run scared, which is probably brought on by Drumpf’s bellicose rhetoric aimed at Kim Yung Un. A bill that would set up an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity? Why didn’t they think of that 7 months ago?
    I know these four short takes refer to serious articles, TomCat, but at first glance they all seem satire or at least a joke. It’s sad that it has come to this for American politics and news: it all seems a joke until you realize it’s reality and tears of laughter change into tears of frustration and anxiety.

    Update on North Korea-US animosity: PM Malcolm Turnbull says Australia would enter conflict if North Korea launched attack on US

    But I’m so glad there’s good news for you too, TomCat: temperatures will go down soon and the meditation season has started. Enjoy! 18

  7. Thanks all.  Exhausted hugs.

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