Oct 182017

It’s a busy day for me.  I’m waiting for Store to Door to deliver groceries, and will finish writing, after I put them away and have lunch.  Wendy is coming this evening to de-stink the sweaty TomCat.  Perhaps I should have warned her to bring a gas mask.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:04 (average 5:05).  To do it, click here. How did you do?

Jig Zone Puzzle:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Donald Trump is F*cking Crazy


I have a small bone to pick with Keith… a VERY small bone. Keith needs to find another expletive to pair with ‘crazy’. ‘F*cking’ requires far more meat than Putin’s Piddle Pervert has. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Former President Barack Obama has started calling every person in America to offer consolation about Donald Trump being President, Obama has confirmed.

“It’s something I meant to do right after the Inauguration,” Obama said, during a brief break from the phone calls. “I feel terrible that I didn’t get to it sooner.”

The former President said that, although the phone calls are a small gesture, he felt that he had to do whatever he could to extend his sympathy about Trump being President.

“There’s a lot of pain out there that a phone call from me can never fix,” he said. “Still, I want people to know that I care.”

Thanks, Andy! It’s about time Obama got around to doing that! RESIST!!

From NY Times: Two leading senators, hoping to stabilize teetering health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, reached a bipartisan deal on Tuesday to fund critical subsidies to insurers that President Trump moved just days ago to cut off.

At the White House, virtually as the deal was being announced, Mr. Trump voiced support for it while insisting that he would try again to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health law.

The plan by the senators, Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, and Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, would fund the subsidies for two years, a step that would provide at least short-term certainty to insurers. The subsidies, known as cost-sharing reduction payments, reimburse insurance companies for lowering deductibles, co-payments and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers.

Without them, insurance companies said, premiums for many customers purchasing plans under the Affordable Care Act would shoot up, and with profits squeezed, some of the companies would probably leave the market.

“In my view, this agreement avoids chaos,” Mr. Alexander said, “and I don’t know a Democrat or a Republican who benefits from chaos.”

There are several things about this deal that I do not like, but I think I prefer it to the Republican plan to eliminate cost sharing reduction payments. I’ll reserve judgment, until I can count the beans in the can.  Getting it through the House might be impossible.  RESIST!!



And are they sad that we did, or what?


  8 Responses to “Open Thread – 10/18/2017”

  1. Olbermann: Yup, drumpf is “effing crazy”. No doubts at all.


  2. 5:00  I got distracted wondering why I thought that blue herons were blue.

    I just have to share this (third or fourth hand, but still) –
    Comment somewhere on internet weekend of October 14-15
    “In 2017 during the Trump era we’re discussing Black Men and their owners and how they should behave on a field. Think about that.”

    Keith # 136 – “Exactly WHY that is, is almost irrelevant.”  No kidding.  WHY someone did what they did is relevant in two settings:  first, if one is trying to figure out how to treat a conditon.  Second, if the person is being sentenced, and the condition might be some mitigation.  No treatment will help, and regardless of mitigating circumstances, he needs to be kept isolated for the sake of the rest of the country.  Make that the world.

    TNY – I’ll offer him a break.  He can email me.  I don’t answer the phone anyway. ‌winking

    NYT – I just saw this, haven’t read it all yet, but Brainwrap is VERY knowledgeable about he ACA: 

    Cartoon – Part of the Spanish-American War, wasn’t it?  I always think of what a mixed human being Teddy Roosevelt was when I think of the Spanish-American War.

  3. Keith Olbermann: Donald Trump is F*cking Crazy

    TNY: Could you please ask Obama to make some overseas call too, Andy? I really could do with a bit of his consolation, even if it is only by phone.

    NYT: A Republican and a Democrat reached a deal to fund critical subsidies to the insurance markets under the ACA that Drumpf had moved to cut off only days before, just to avoid the disaster and chaos resulting from Drumpf’s cuts and then Drumpf says he’s all for it and then undercuts himself moments later by insisting in trying to repeal the ACA?!? I don’t know anything about this deal (it sounds like a small dressing on a large wound) but I do know one thing with absolute certainty: Donald Trump is F*cking Crazy

    Cartoon: Drumpf firmly denies this fake news.

  4. KO: I believe his wording is appropriate in this case, and probably in the other videos too. dt IS fvking crazy!

    NYer: Gawd, how I do miss this POTUS!!! Come back, come back!!!

    Cartoon: Sad. Just so, so sad!!!

    Tell Wendy HI for me. Hope that you have a chance to relax. Take care, and Thanks, Tom.

  5. Keith: tRump DOES live in another dimension, and it is called “Solipsism” a world in which nothing, indeed, does exist until one speaks its name; delusional system in which one moment by moment creates his/her world.  “…intended to have happen.”  I’m writing this as i watch bits of Keith, and use along the way to write. for all I know, he is going to claim “Solipsism. Nope, he did not.  But, Malignant Narcissism indicates crazy enough to combine numerous dysfunctional traits, such as those Keith outlined early in the video, including delusional.”In other words F***crazy!  Erich Fromm, created the Malignant Narcissism diagnosis to fit Hitler, in whose clutches Fromm had been caught.  A solipsist says that the Renoir is an original, and in his mind, or lack thereof, ipso facto, it is.
    New Yorker:  If I got such a call from Pres. Obama, I would have to ask him why he did not go public about the Russia hacking!!
    NYT: What we need, in this regard, is single payer coverage for all. 

  6. Puzzle — 4:04  At least this birdie is not edible!

    YouTube — “F*cking Crazy” is a little bit of an understatement IMO, but still very appropriate.

    The New Yorker — Frequently it seems, past presidents are seen in a kinder light than when they were in office.  That will not be the case for Drumpf.  May he rot in hell!

    Cartoon — I wonder how happy Puerto Ricans are about that!

    Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

    Silence is Consent!!!

  7. Thanks all.  Hugs! 18

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