Night owl chat – GOP Rebranding

A few toons for your pleasure.

This is your night owl chat.

74 Responses to “Night owl chat – GOP Rebranding”

  1. May 5, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Howdy, left over brownies

    • 2 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      May 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

      Carol Mae, I missed sending you birthday greetings ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Thank you for the joy you spread here at TOD. Wishing you love, peace and joy, always.

  2. May 5, 2013 at 12:19 am

    It really is my day. I’m trying to figure out what is going on in Syria. Do we know yet? Officially?

  3. May 5, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for the great toons LL. Congrats to the Missus on her weight loss progress. I’m a little behind on reading.

  4. May 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Don’t know how relevant this is, but from Tuesday…..

    • May 5, 2013 at 12:29 am

      However, if Israel degraded Syria’s command and control…

      • May 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

        LL, as of a few hours ago, Israel proved Syria has ZERO command and control ….

      • 11 theo67
        May 5, 2013 at 12:33 am

        I don’t think it’s as easy as that. If it was that easy, then why wouldn’t the President have already taken those steps. I think that any moves that were being made to line up the right ducks in the right row have been blown to bits. Personally, it seems like Israel got tired of waiting, and figured President Obama would be forced to support them if they just launched right in. They’re being heralded by many right now for intervening, but do they have the whole thing mapped out? How will this end? What’s next? I don’t like this at all.

        • May 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

          there might be method to this. The fact is that Syria mounted NO defense against the Israeli strike. That shows that in fact, Syria has no defense against an air campaign. I’m not saying that the Mediterranean carriers are about to launch strikes; but it is quite telling.

          • 13 theo67
            May 5, 2013 at 12:41 am

            The last thing we heard President Obama say about this was that he was still seeking a diplomatic channel, and to gather international support. Then, out of the blue, days later, Israel launches a surprise air attack? While President Obama is travelling? The whole thing smells bad.

            • May 5, 2013 at 12:44 am

              We’ll see how the next few days play out.

            • May 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

              Remember he launched cruise missiles right after he landed in Brazil, pertaining to Benghazi…. This is all co-ordinated Kerry, and more recently JCOS Dempsey were there, just last week. PBO would be happy to let Israel plant its flag and protect our foreigners and troops. People forget back when Patraeus was head of SOCOM in Tampa he said lack of ME peace was biggest danger to U.S. personnel.

              • 16 globalcitizenlinda
                May 5, 2013 at 5:40 am

                action can be taken no matter where PBO is at the time. everything is complicated

            • 17 globalcitizenlinda
              May 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

              was PBO’s absence part of the plan for the launch?

    • 18 99ts
      May 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

      The media and McCain will no doubt be drumming up war as I type – will it never end – I am glad to be at the other end of the world – but fear, yet again, we could be dragged into another war.

  5. 19 desertflower
    May 5, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I’m good with this…Bill Maher calls Rick Perry, Palin and Nugent the AXIS OF ASSHOLES. Perfect.

      • 21 99ts
        May 5, 2013 at 12:40 am

        Lawrence spoke well there – the shrill from the GOP who says everyone in Wisconsin shoots all weekend was well put down. It was a good discussion and the “axis of assholes” – topping on the cake.

        • 22 desertflower
          May 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

          Hi, 99! LOD is SOOOOOO over this BS. Glad he smacked down the crazy…..the Axis of Assholes made me lol….that could be the name of the entirety of the republican party right now…why narrow it to just 3?

          • 23 99ts
            May 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

            I have serious problems with young women who support the GOP – being the latter are against any independence for women & see them as baby incubators. In the GOP world a women should not appear on TV other than as eye candy for the serious men.

            Thanks for the link – I needed a little cheering up – can’t clear the doom & gloom from my head & still can’t clear the cold/throat infection that is stopping me seeing the grand babe – she reminds what life is all about.

            • May 5, 2013 at 12:55 am

              When I first started working as a children’s librarian, I was flat on my back sick every 3 months with what you have. It is awful.

              • 25 99ts
                May 5, 2013 at 12:58 am

                Oh my – I’m coming up 3 weeks – if it lasts much longer – I think my man might leave me – I am not a nice person to be around.

    • May 5, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Hi friend,

      Just posted this in the previous thread for you …

      df, I think any sensible Syrian, and the fella posting that rather humorous tweet is both Syrian and sensible, realize that Assad must go and that Iran and Russia have been enabling him to kill huge numbers of Syrians.

      I have no illusion about warm and fuzzy relations between whatever form of society Syria becomes, post Assad.

      Would also note that nothing that has happened in the past several hours or days has any chance of being uncoordinated โ€“ by the US, Israel and our allies in the region, including Turkey and NATO.

      Assad crossed a line he was told not to cross โ€“ chemical weapons against his own people. But, way more importantly, he and the Iranian mullahs were stock piling weapons whose only real purpose was to attack Israel, massively, from Syria and Lebanon (Hezbollah haven).

      That was stupid and Iran paid a very big price โ€“ human lives and assets, tonight.

      They want to stay stupid, theyโ€™re going to regret it โ€“ and not a single US troop will have anything to do with collecting the tab.

      #TrustBarack โ€“ Heโ€™s just getting comfortable in the CIC job ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 27 desertflower
        May 5, 2013 at 12:43 am

        Thank you so much for your insight on this…I know you have been keeping a close eye on this ME region for a long time. Appreciate your explanation. Enjoy dinner:)

      • May 5, 2013 at 12:44 am

        Do you mean it is coordinated by Israel, US and allies?

        • May 5, 2013 at 2:32 am

          Of course, Carol. None of this is a surprise to our President and it is all exceptionally well coordinated. President Obama would have it no other way. And, he has SecDef Hagel and SOS Kerry at the forefront of all of it. Just look at all that Kerry and Hagel have been doing the past few weeks, in the region.


      • May 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

        How did the mullahs pay a high price for the bombing of Syria by Israel? Because they were stockpiling weapons in Syria and Lebanon to strike Israel and they lost those weapons or they lost reputation? No one is really talking about mullahs losing face or are they in Iran?

  6. May 5, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Off to the kitchen to prepare dinner … bbl ….

    #TrustBarack He’s Got This

  7. May 5, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Some other stuff that was in the works…….in case a scenario like this came to fruition

  8. May 5, 2013 at 12:42 am

    My humble suggestion for tomorrow morning, don’t turn on TV talk, or radio. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. May 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

    This was an absolute clinic…….Mayweather beat the tar out of Guerrero…might have lost 2 rounds max. 118-110 my prediction.

  10. 47 desertflower
    May 5, 2013 at 12:51 am

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


    Mayor Greg Stanton said Saturday’s event, the largest gun buy-back in state history, was such a “massive success” there might not be enough gift cards left to hold two more events planned for May 11 and 18.

    Phoenix police said they handed out about $80,000 worth of gift cards Saturday.

    So “Groceries for Guns” partner, Arizonans for Gun Safety, is urging the public to donate money to help pay for more gift cards.

    Those who participated in Saturday’s buy-back said it could be a life-saving program.

    “We need to get guns off the street – out of the hands of kids, young teenagers and irresponsible adults,” said Joe Alcala, of Phoenix, who dropped off a pistol.

    Bobbette LeBaron, of Mesa, feels the same way, telling CBS 5 News, “I had this gun that’s so – I’ve had it for 30 years, and I was afraid to ever shoot it again, because it’s dusty. So I thought, ‘why not trade it in?'”

    A $100,000 anonymous donation made Phoenix PD and Arizonans for Gun Safety’s “Groceries for Guns” program possible.

    People who exchange unloaded handguns, shotguns or rifles will get a $100 Basha’s gift card per gun.

    Those who turn in assault weapons will get a $200 gift card per gun.

    “It is anonymous,” said Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos about the buy-back process. “People are coming through, they’re driving through. They’re telling us where their weapon is. We are collecting that item.”

    From there, the guns are tagged and impounded.

    “Come Monday, some of our detectives from our gun squad will be going through the process of obtaining trace evidence from them, seeing if they were related to any kind of crime, then ultimately being destroyed,” said Martos.

    That’s something private buyers, who stood just outside of drop-off locations, tried to prevent by offering cash for guns.

  11. May 5, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Ok all, I’m done for the night. Keep up the chat, and stay fabulous.

  12. May 5, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I am close to being done for the night, but I just came over from the Democratic Underground and I feel very disturbed. My god, those people practically carve PBO into Mt. Rushmore when Bin Laden was killed; now they’re all feeling “betrayed.” Over what, I’m not exactly sure. Does anyone have an idea why that bunch is so whiny? It was so depressing, I knew immediately where I need to go! Love you all!

    • 57 theo67
      May 5, 2013 at 1:39 am

      You can lose your mind with these people and their emotional roller-coaster.

    • 58 isonprize
      May 5, 2013 at 1:41 am

      why that bunch is so whiny?

      Jennifer, it’s what they do. what they live for. Mother’s milk. I don’t visit any more for the very reason you mention. Stick with TOD. You’ll be healthier…

    • 60 99ts
      May 5, 2013 at 1:56 am

      They treated him as the 2nd coming of Christ – who would magically solve every last issue that the US and the world threw at him. They forget – although he is an amazing leader among men -he is human – he has way more enemies from within than without – that the GOP are praying for him to fail – every hour of every day.

      Reminds me of the reaction to Nelson Mandela when he kept the infrastructure of his country. Those who adored him wanted him to treat the white man in South Africa as they had treated the black man – but Mandela didn’t work that way – and neither does President Obama.

      • 61 Jennifer
        May 5, 2013 at 2:05 am

        Thank you all. Now I’m off to bed, I think I will remove my DU bookmark. I get far too upset…
        Have a wonderful Sunday! I can sleep easier now.

    • May 5, 2013 at 2:33 am

      Jennifer, whinny people, whine. End of story.

      #TrustBarack He’s Earned It

  13. May 5, 2013 at 2:37 am

    No surprises, here ….

    #TrustBarack He’s Earned it

  14. 64 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 5, 2013 at 2:39 am

    • 65 jackiegrumbacher
      May 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Oh Alycee. You are very fortunate to live in such a county. We will be in the 22 century or beyond before that happens where I live.

  15. May 5, 2013 at 2:44 am

    This ain’t no game ….


  16. May 5, 2013 at 2:49 am

    If the Iranian mullahs don’t get the message now, unfortunately, a bunch more wonderful people are going to die.

  17. May 5, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Time for a bit of rest … can just imagine how little sleep our dear President has had the past few nights, and especially tonight. Those students he addresses tomorrow, hopefully, will realize how momentous the issues are that he is confronting as he stands before them and inspires them to be all they can be.

    #TrustBarack And, be grateful you have the opportunity to do so.

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      May 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

      When someone has so much on his mind–he knew what was happening in ME–his preoccupation is seen as a “lack of juice” by the puerile media. In fact, ALL his juices were flowing, tacking hundreds of concerns at once while maintaining his preternatural calm. They were seeing great leadership in action and they missed it by a mile.

  18. May 5, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Rest well (or welcome to a new morning) everyone … we can all do so because Barack Obama is President of the United States of America.

    Yes We Can

  19. 72 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 5, 2013 at 5:29 am

  20. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Bobfr makes a great point about the indication that Israel’s action in Syria are no surprise to those in the know and are most likely coordinated and planned a while back.

    reminds of what they say: there are many ways to “skin a cat” (aka get to the same desired outcome)

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