Tuesday Open Thread | Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | Little Birdie

I absolutely love this. I was cheering for Snoopy to beat up that mean old chair.

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35 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | Little Birdie

  1. I’m going to start cooking tonight to get some dishes out of the way. I’ll be up awhile.

  2. “You’re free to support whoever you want. Just be sure to keep your hands & disrespectfulness to yourself”!


  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    There are so many antique photos of people out there that are sadly separated from families. I click images on my computer sometimes, look at the marvelous portraits and just wonder what each individual’s life story was.


  4. Ametia says:

    Monday, November 21, 2016
    Orwell’s “Newspeak” and the Normalization of Donald Trump and White Supremacy

    The poet Maya Angelou wisely observed, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”

    In keeping with his fascist and authoritarian beliefs, during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump threatened to sue members of the news media he did not like, offered conspiracy theories that “the media” were somehow unfairly maligning his campaign, called reporters “scum” and “disgraceful” and made reporters the objects of mockery and violence at his rallies. Trump’s white nationalist supporters and other deplorables responded in kind, yelling the Nazi chant “Lügenpresse” and “Jew-S-A” in roaring approval during his campaign events.


  5. Liza says:

    Sophia Wilansky Critically Injured During Police Attack at Standing Rock
    HEADLINES NOV 22, 2016

    In Minneapolis, 21-year-old activist Sophia Wilansky is in critical condition and has been undergoing a series of surgeries, after reportedly being hit by a concussion grenade during the police attack against water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota Sunday night. Sunday’s attack at Standing Rock included police firing rubber bullets, mace canisters and water cannons in subfreezing temperatures. The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council reports as many as 300 people were injured in the attack, with the injuries ranging from hypothermia to seizures, to loss of consciousness, to impaired vision as a result of being shot by a rubber bullet in the face. Water protectors say at least 26 people were evacuated from the area by ambulances and hospitalized. Sophia Wilansky was evacuated and airlifted to a Minneapolis hospital. After hours of surgery, she posted on Facebook early this morning that her arm has not been amputated, but she will not know for another week whether amputation might be required. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is claiming the police are not responsible for her injury. Wilansky is from New York City and has organized against the construction of pipelines, including the AIM Spectra pipeline, in New York and across the East Coast. A prayer vigil is slated for 4 p.m. today outside the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.


    • Ametia says:

      The US press is a shit storm. NPR & all. Now they are flipping the switch to social media.

      It’s an attack, basically, their Face Book fake news nonsense.

      Who could be more fake, biased, and racially insensitive than that FOX cable station?

      The other networks just pick up their talking points from Fox and stream the lies and half-truths all day long.

  6. rikyrah says:

    How Ryan Plans to Undermine Obamacare
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    November 22, 2016 8:44 AM

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the challenge Trump and Republicans face in meeting their promise to repeal Obamacare. The argument has been that, without a plan to replace ACA (which Republicans haven’t been able to agree on), to simply repeal it means that approximately 20 million people will lose the insurance they’ve signed up for via the exchanges. There are, of course, other challenges, such as how to make the provision that eliminated the ability to refuse coverage for those with pre-existing conditions affordable without the mandate and subsidies. But let’s leave those for another day to focus on what is likely to be Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan for undermining the exchanges.

    Tierney Sneed reports that House Republicans are reviewing their plans about whether or not to continue a lawsuit they filed against Obamacare known as House vs Burwell. To review what that is about, it is important to know that the law included several provisions to make insurance affordable on the exchanges. One of those is that, for enrollees who earn between 100 and 250 percent of the federal poverty line, the government provides cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies in order to limit out-of-pocket expenses. These are separate from the subsidies individuals receive directly based on their income.

    From the time the exchanges were implemented, House Republicans have refused to appropriate the money for these cost-sharing subsidies. The Obama administration found a work-around for that in tying them to the tax credits which are available to enrollees. In House vs Burwell, Republicans challenged that work-around and won a ruling from a DC Circuit Court Judge. Payment of the subsidies has continued awaiting appeal by the administration.

    Here is what Sneed reported:

    House Republicans led by Speaker Paul Ryan filed a court document Monday evening asking an appeals court to pause the proceedings in the case, known as House v. Burwell. A senior GOP aide said the move was made to give the new administration the opportunity to weigh how to handle the lawsuit.

    While Sneed suggests that how the Trump administration handles this will tell us a lot about how they plan to proceed on repealing Obamacare, the signal has already been sent. Rather than risk losing the case, what is likely to happen is that the president-elect will simply drop the appeal and stop paying the subsidies – claiming the circuit court judge has already deemed them illegal. That means that insurance companies will face a decision about whether or not to significantly raise premiums or get out of the exchanges altogether…at which point Republicans will claim that they failed.

    This is classic Republicanism – especially the kind we’ve seen from Speaker Paul Ryan. What it amounts to is that they do what they can to ensure the failure of government programs and then claim that their condemnation of those programs was correct. It is similar to what Ryan is likely to try to do with Medicare. The plan is to remove the Obamacare cost savings to that program and then claim that Medicare is going broke and needs to be privatized.

  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    You can still watch Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Part 1 until December 13 at the link provided in the following tweet:


  8. rikyrah says:

    That Snoopy scene is a classic😄😄😄😄😄

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