Oct 202017

I spent most of the morning getting organized and finding material for today.  I hope you week is going well.  It’s a chilly day, but so muggy that I sweat anyway.  TGIF!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:56 (average 6:40).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes: (I hope you guys like vids)

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Why Did Paul Manafort Need to Get to Trump?

Whatever the reason, Manafart is Russian property, bought and paid for. In my estimation, he coached the Fuhrer on how to become Russian property too. RESIST!!

From YouTube (MoveOn Channel): Why I Stand With The Dreamers

Of course the Reich on the left is right, and the Reich on the right is racist. Dream! RESIST!!

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Senator Merkley Fights for a “We the People” Budget

Amen! Jeff and Oregon lead the way! RESIST!!



A redux is more than possible.


  7 Responses to “Open Thread – 10/20/2017”

  1. 5:24  JigZone really does love it some acorns.

    Sorry I’m late.  I was watching Lawrence O’Donnell from last night, having been referred through Daily Kos.    “If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.”  Lawrence – was amazing.

    Keith # 137 – It’s very, very suggestive, isn’t it?  Anyone want to speculate on what would already have happened by now to a Democrat with that much evidence against him?  Or her?

    Reich – Why is it that Republicans always seem to want to cut off their noses to spite their faces?  Oh, wait.  That’s why.  “Spite.”

    Jeff – There are many petitions out there.  I have signed many myself, some more than once, I’m sure.  (I assume Jeff’s “How do you explain” questions to Trump are rhetorical.  Surely he knows liars gonna lie.)

    Cartoon – The Saturday Night Massacre led to something.  Something positive.  I fear this time we might not be so lucky.

  2. Sadly, our so-called government is no longer of the people, by the people and for the people. For years it has been of the ultra-rich, by the ultra-rich, and for the ultra-rich. Trump lied through his ugly teeth when he said that he wanted to help the middle class and not do anything for the rich and powerful. BULLS–T!!!
    RESIST and PERSIST! If your senators are among the @$$holes who voted for this evil budget, contact them and let them know how p**sed you are. Tell them that, when they are up for re-election, they can kiss your vote goodbye. I have already contacted my senators’ offices and let them know how disappointed I am.

  3. KO: Manafort is a very, very important man! To be investigated!!! and thrown into prison like his friends…

    MO: I know several DACA students, this is so sad, and insulting to them and their families! They all deserve a better quality of life, just like every one of us. Pass the Dream ACT!

    YT: Kudos to Mr. Merkley!!! The Repugs don’t care if we die or not, cuts to Medicare will affect us all. This is horrible!! what they want to do.

    Cartoon: Yep! This refers to U.S. President Richard Nixon’s orders to fire independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, which led to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal. *wiki

    Supposed to rain here this weekend. It’s muggy here too! Hope that you have a good, relaxing evening, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

  4. Keith: So, perhaps Manafort is/was the New Manchurian Candidate, with a Kremlin driven mandate? 
    YT/MOC: Reich puts is so plainly, simply:  It’s the right thing to do, on several levels.  tRump can not fathom a single layer.  Moral behavior is, has always been, and will always be foreign to him!  
    Merkley: A “We the people’s budget,” will never be passed by this congress, just as the Impeachment process will, IMHO, never go anywhere with this congress.  Talk about “Sad?”  RESIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Keith Olbermann: Manafort hasn’t done anything for free in his life but felt the sudden need to help Drumpf in his campaign out of the goodness of his heart. Yeah, right. For free, when he had needed to borrowed about $60 million over a decade from a Russian oligarch. Pull the other one. No doubt Mueller has asked Manafort what he needed the $60 million for, when and how he started to pay it back (bank receipts, please), and why he didn’t need a fee/salary while working for Drumpf. And hopefully this will lead Mueller to proof that Manafort is a Kremlin agent who introduced the Drumpfs to “some friends of his”.

    MO: The real question is: “How can you not stand with the Dreamers like Robert Reich does?” and demand a government to be trustworthy and keep its promises.

    Jeff Merkley:

    Cartoon: History may repeat itself, but will it have the same outcome?

  6. Puzzle — 5:07  You have to be a bit squirrley to get some nuts in less than 5 minutes Puddy Tat!

    YouTube — Manafort: “I really need to get to Trump.”  That’s no smokin’ gun.  That’s a smoking howitzer! . . . assuming of course that it is accurate of which I have no doubt.  Keith said that Manafort was a long time Republican consultant.  Could it be that the Russian connection is older than the present scandal and that Drumpf’s inept campaign brought it out in the open?  If that is the case, that casts a wider net on the party’s apparatus and leadership.  Of course that would not excuse Drumpf in any way for his treasonous actions!  Just thinking . . . 

    Robert Reich —   AMEN!!!  Republicans should be the ones deported!

    Jeff Merkley — One word: AMEN!!! Very powerful!

    Cartoon — I echo the comments of JD and Lona!

  7. Thanks all.  Very pooped hugs! 41

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