Jan 222018

It’s another muggy, sticky day, so I’m going to be as brief as possible.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:18 (average 4:16).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Washington Post: The United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, Vice President Pence said Monday, accelerating plans to move the mission in line with the Trump administration’s controversial decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.

Claiming support for Israel, Pence and the Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians are trying to board their freight train to Armageddon, where they believe they can enjoy seeing all but 144,000 Jews fried into crispy critters. RESIST!!

From SI Live: Global temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest on record since 1880, according to NASA.

Last year’s temperatures were second only to 2016, which holds the record for the hottest year since 1880, when global estimates first started.

Earth’s average temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees warmer than the 1951 to 1990 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

Ladies, get out your bikinis. Soon the Alaskan Riviera will be open for tropical fun. RESIST!!

From Washington Post: These are the Democratic heroes that voted against the foolish cave-in.

Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.)
Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)
Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

The rest intended well and were trying to negotiate in good faith, but when has a promise from Bought Bitch Mitch ever been worth more than paper, after you wipe your ass with it.




  9 Responses to “Open Thread – 1/22/2017”

  1. 4:02 Another one not recommended for food.

    New (copyrighted) cartoons

    SNL Weekend Update Kate is apparently a White Wizard who can conjure anyone she wants, any time she wants.

    WaPo – Insanity.

    SI Live – Mother Jones this morning indicates that we may have a chance of survival. Not, of course, if Trump and Republicans keep in power and on course.

    WaPo – Heroes indeed. Seeing DiFi on the list makes me feel one is never too old to learn. Good for Jon Tester, too. (I also appreciate your compassion for those caught in having to make this decision. I expect most were damned uncomfortable. But they were still wrong, of course.)

    Cartoon – I can’t believe we’re still having to protest this shit.

  2. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will shovel a big, juicy steak into the maw of terror. Trump is as good as praying for a devastating attack on the U.S. or its interests abroad – or both. Here is an article that should scare you pea green.

  3. WP: Holy crap!!

    SI: We’re in for the long haul with the sheet fest comin’, how awfully sad!!!

    WP2: Kudos to them all for standing up against the insane ID’s.

    Cartoon: Ditto…my same thoughts of what Joanne wrote. Amen! Love the Resist picture too! thx!

    It’s supposed to be chilly here this week, I miss working out in the yard. Hope that you get some rest, take good care, and Thanks, Tom. *Went to the Moody Blue’s concert last night, fantastic, and a grand walk down memory lane. Last time I saw them was in 69 when I was in the Navy. It was a wonderful evening, with family.

  4. WaPo: Pence announced it, is probably the putz behind it!  We are living up to the ISIS claim that we are the devil!   We are working diligently to create more enemies. 
    SI Live: We did it again, TC.  Things are heating up, here too, not just in Jerusalem.
    WaPo 2:  the N.J. senators were right there, with your guys.
    ‘Toon: One of the events of that era that got the Koch machine to grit their teeth, and work harder.  We are still fighting this war, and now with even a stronger resistance from the theocratic s**holes!

  5. WP: For now, only the Israeli seem to fall for the US administration’s ploy. Abbas refused to meet with Pence and left the country to meet with EU leaders in Brussels while Pence was praising Drumpf to high heaven in Israel. Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, issued a statement in which she again underlined the EU’s backing of Palestinians:

    I want to reassure President Abbas of the firm commitment of the European Union to the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two states.

    The Palestinians now want the EU to play a major role in the peace-negotiations, stating that Drumpf has sidelined America by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Pence’s bootlicking has only made matters worse, but he needs Israel as an ally when he takes over after Drumpf is impeached.

    SI Live: Scary, isn’t it. It’s the end of January, February usually being the coldest month with just above freezing day temperatures here and we’re expecting 13℃ (55.4℉) tomorrow. All my bulbs are above ground, even the tulips are showing and the snowdrops are in full bloom. Global warming?

    WP: The other Democrats who bought into Mitch McConnell’s promise will have their comeuppance within three weeks. But will they ever learn?


    Cartoon: Soon something for the history books; those good old days when women had the legal choice to have a abortion.

  6. Puzzle — 4:03  I don’t know if Port Moody has a sister city in the Netherlands, but we do have a relationship whereby we receive tulips which are planted and prominently displayed.

    WaPo — This will do nothing but stoke the flames of division in an area that already has enough division and violence.  Talk about complicity!  Drumpf and Republicans will be complicit in the deaths resulting from any and all violence because of this move.

    SI Live — Scary!  At my friend’s house where I teach, the crocuses are already in full bloom . . . and they live up the mountain in the “cold belt”.  Ugly thought: we might start seeing Drumpf in swimming trunks in the Rose Garden as the WH becomes be beachfront property.  All together now: “Ewwwwwwwwwwwww!”

    WaPo — Harry Reid didn’t learn his lesson, and now Schumer follows suit. McTurtle is a liar almost as bad as Drumpf!  DACA will expire and nothing will happen . . . all will be lost.  Heroes indeed!!!

    Cartoon — Correct me if I am wrong, but Roe v Wade is still the law.  Republicans have just removed access to abortion services through Planned Parenthood through defunding the organisation which did not provide abortion using federal funds.  Your government in action!

    The other day I said winds were 30 km/hour.  I should have put my glasses on — they were 80 km/hour.

  7. Thanks and pooped hugs! 33

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