Yeah there are a few real good ones tonight…
…like the one above. Too funny.
On with the rest of them…
“Politicize” is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. “The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis,” says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats are trying to politicize Benghazi. Jay Carney says Republicans are trying to politicize Benghazi. Steny Hoyer says Republicans are trying to politicize the VA scandal. Rush Limbaugh says Democrats politicize EVERYTHING.
You get the picture. People who work in politics use politicization as a pejorative. Like a chef sneering at all the cooking going on in the (gasp) kitchen!
Also saying your opponent is politicizing something is what to say when you hope to politicize something. It’s a “you spot it, you got it” attack.
Put down your hollow barbs, people. We live in a nation where small town police departments immediately use tanks and sound cannons for demonstrations and hospitals hesitate before using hazmat suits for Ebola. We have a problem.
So yes, let’s politicize Ebola. With abandon. With the same kind of passion we normally reserve for football or Pumpkin Spice Oreos.
I don’t think much of the hot air coming out of Vatican City…but that cartoon made me laugh…
This is an open thread.
Shall I tell you what lurks under the sickly hallows of my bedclothes?
Something ghastly, directly out of a Roger Corman Film….I am thinking of one of those lovely family portraits in The House of Usher, 1960:
You remember that scene…don’t you?
Actually, I think those paintings may be too healthy looking. This image from The Pit and the Pendulum is more like it:
Yup, that is how I feel and exactly how I look.
Especially around the eyes…and since this is a bad ass sinus infection, the open mouth, gasping for air is for real!
The sickness has a hold on me. So this is just an open thread….with lots of cool pictures.
If my Z-Pak kicks in later today, I will post a real thread, but for now…adios!
Various horror images from Pinterest, some are movie posters, actors or stills, there are vintage photos, actual graves…or real life horrors. Then others are just comic vulgarities and sprinkled about….are a few…masterpieces:
Every day it seems like Halloween has come early…it is even reflected on the cartoon editorials:
Luckovich has some good ones this week! More from him later.
Then you have the funnies that are poking at things that are not funny.
Lets have some fun…shall we?
Now, why does this next cartoon feature a thing that looks like a character from Fat Albert? Someone enlighten me.
He has a bling chain and stuff…is it a racial thing? But he also looks like a towel head…and he is next to the road, a flat road, like he is coming across the southern border? Am I reading too much into it?
This is an open thread…
Moving in silent desperation
Keeping an eye on the Holy Land
A hypothetical destination
Say, who is this walking man?
Well, the leaves have come to turning
And the goose has gone to fly
And bridges are for burning
So don’t you let that yearning
Pass you by
Walking man, walking man walks
Well, any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks
Well the frost is on the pumpkin
And the hay is in the barn
An Pappy’s come to rambling on
Stumbling around drunk
Down on the farm
And the walking man walks
Doesn’t know nothing at all
Any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks on by
Walk on by
Most everybody’s got seed to sow
It ain’t always easy for a weed to grow, oh no
So he don’t hoe the row for no one
Oh for sure he’s always missing
And something is never quite right
Ah, but who would want to listen to you
Kissing his existence good night
Walking man walk on by my door
Well, any other man stops and talks
But not the walking man
He’s the walking man
Born to walk
Walk on walking man
Well now, would he have wings to fly
Would he be free
Golden wings against the sky
Walking man, walk on by
So long, walking man, so long
I guess as you read these quick links today, keep those lyrics running through your head. This may help:
Romney is making noise lately. I wish he would just go away.
Romney said the state may determine whether the GOP controls the U.S. Senate, and urged Georgians to vote Nov. 4 for Republican David Perdue over Democrat Michelle Nunn to fill the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
“Georgia may well decide whether we have (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid running the country or whether instead we have a breath of fresh air with an agenda focused on creating jobs and shrinking the federal deficit,” Romney said. “As you know, the Senate is very much in question, and this is probably going to be the place that it all focuses, because David Perdue becoming a senator means we get new leadership in Washington in the Senate.”
But if he thinks Georgia is a key state for GOP victory, then this should be something interesting:
Below is a taste of the Politico.com story on Republican David Perdue that has both camps talking. Consider it a sure talking point for Tuesday’s U.S. Senate debate in Perry:
During a July 2005 deposition… Perdue spoke at length about his role in Pillowtex’s collapse, which led to the loss of more than 7,600 jobs. Perdue was asked about his “experience with outsourcing,” and his response was blunt.
“Yeah, I spent most of my career doing that,” Perdue said, according to the 186-page transcript of his sworn testimony.
The Georgia Republican then listed his career experience, much of which involved outsourcing.
“[At] Kurt Salmon Associates, some of my experience there was helping footwear companies develop the ability to import shoes from Asia, specifically Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia,” Perdue noted, referring to his 12 years working for that management consulting company that specialized in outsourcing manufacturing for apparel companies. Perdue eventually became a partner with the firm.
I hope this Perdue shit gets traction, but with crappy “free press” like this next link…I doubt it: The new and improved Jindal | TheHill
Is it a joke?
Bobby Jindal is working to show voters he’s more than a wooden wonk by loosening up on the campaign trail.
Now, with a new and improved, more relaxed demeanor, some conservatives are taking a second look at the Louisiana governor for 2016 after largely writing him off as a major contender for the White House.
Jindal surprised many last week when he gave a strong speech at the Values Voters Summit in Washington. The half-hour address drew both laughs and strong applause from the social conservatives gathered, and Jindal showed a dynamic style as he paced across the stage.
His talk weaved parts of Jindal’s biography, including a humorous story about how he ended up delivering his third child in his and his wife’s bedroom, but as also peppered with plenty of conservative red meat and criticism of President Obama.
To GOP voters primarily familiar with Jindal thanks to his disastrous rebuttal to President Obama’s first primetime address back in 2009, the governor’s different tenor was a shock.
“Most people weren’t even considering him, and after they heard him, they see he has a future,” Perkins, himself a Louisiana native, added.
We all know Dakinikat is always singing Bobby’s praises. (shit yeah…cough) Just thought you would get a kick out of that sound-byte. Wow!
Did you know that banks are not required to report data breaches unless it results in a financial loss to customers?
Nope. But then maybe I remember Dak or BB mentioning it….
2. Hullabaloo-“You just get worn out, your spirit gets worn down” :
It deals with an arrest in Georgia, take a look.
3. Hullabaloo- One step at a time, one state at a time :
For all you people out there who think there’s no way we can ever go backwards, just take a look at this:
The shit is hitting the fan in Tennessee y’all…be sure to read that one, for sure!
Next a very good op/ed : Women’s rights: Will the struggle be forgotten?
“Tell me, Lindsey,” I said to my 15-year-old granddaughter, “do you and your friends ever talk about the war on women?”
“No,” she replied. “What is it?”
In other news around….the world….there is a theme here too.
On the Ebola Front:
Oh yeah, the typhoon: UPDATE 1-Typhoon Phanfone churns toward Tokyo with heavy wind, rain | Reuters
And other news updates:
A look back:
A look forward:
Something rotten in…well you read and see:
And let’s end it with a cartoon:
This is an open thread…
And a group of images I used and some I couldn’t because of lack of space:
(Updated to correct link and cartoon image)
That above cartoon should set the tone for the rest of the post…so here we go, in no particular order!
(Personally, I think common core sucks…at least the way it is being put to use in Georgia.)
This past weekend, Tina, one of my friends from school, lost her battle with breast cancer. She was 43. Another friend, Judith, someone that I have known since we were toddlers, finished up her chemo treatments for breast cancer this week too…I can’t help but think that as Judith sat through her last therapy session, Tina’s recent death must have been weighing heaving on her mind.
I never put this next dude’s cartoons up on the Friday threads, but this one seemed to fit just fine:
This is an open thread.
For the last few days I have had the song Aqua Lung stuck in my head…now lets see if it will pass on to you.
Lots and lots of cartoons for tonight!
In no particular order….but most of the ones at the top of the list are from today or yesterday.
This next one is one of my favorites:
This is all for tonight, it’s an open thread.
I’m listening to Representative Cedric Richmond talk about the NFL and player’s domestic violence. Speaker Pelosi is up next. We’ve also been listening to the stories of women and how the pay gap. This includes women in the home health care sector. Two women discussed how illnesses and discrimination created situations where they made less income, less benefits and less social security benefits. My council woman Nadine Ramsey is introducing every one.
For information on this programs go to http://www.womensucceed.dems.gov