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Oct
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A Laugh or Two

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139 Responses to “A Laugh or Two”


  1. October 2, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Thanks, I needed that:)

  2. 17 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Got the great news just now. My brilliant, polyglot doctor niece passed MRCP (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom) Part 1 in her first attempt with flying colors.

  3. 33 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 12:07 pm

  4. 36 Ladyhawke
    October 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    • 37 Nena20409
      October 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      He is now saying that the Admin sent the 3000 Military personnel and undoubtedly, would come back with Ebola to inject Americans. My version of his quotes are Tame when contrasted with Rand Paul’s diatribes.

      The guy is just Dumb.

  5. 38 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    The great Charles Pierce:

    “This is all hands on deck,” said Perry. “We understand that, and we’ve got great local partners, and everyone has their marching orders and understands the importance of good collaborations good partnering from the local level all the way up to the CDC.”
    Goodhair also said how proud he was that Texas was one of the few states empowered by the CDC to diagnose and treat Ebola patients. Oddly enough, he did not mention the 10th amendment. Secession failed to come up, too.”

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Little_Big_Government

    • 39 Ladyhawke
      October 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Study Shows the Madness of States Refusing to Expand Medicaid

      August 14, 2014
      by Joshua Holland

      ———————————

      The citizens of these states are paying for the Affordable Care Act — with the wealthiest paying a surcharge on both high incomes and investments. Yet the politicians who represent them are steadfast in their refusal to expand coverage for their constituents.

      The economic and human costs of conservatives’ ideological crusade against the Affordable Care Act is difficult to overstate. These states aren’t just rejecting an opportunity to expand coverage; Obamacare assumed that expanding Medicaid would dramatically reduce the number of uninsured patients showing up at emergency rooms for treatment they couldn’t afford, so it cut funding for hospitals that treat large numbers of these patients. Without those federal dollars coming in, a number of hospitals that serve low-income populations in refusing states have already been shuttered. According to the Urban Institute study, “these 24 states are also slated to lose a $167.8 billion (31 percent) boost in Medicaid funding that was originally intended to offset major cuts to their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.”

      ————————————–

      http://billmoyers.com/2014/08/14/study-shows-the-madness-of-states-refusing-to-expand-medicaid/

  6. October 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Jokes which feature the throat slashing motion are never not funny. Silent P, indeed.

  7. 42 yardarm756
    October 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    G’day everybody! On this date………….

    Holidays

    Guardian Angels Day commemorating the angels who protect us from spiritual and physical harm.

    Events

    1967 First Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is sworn in.

    1961 Ben Casey debuts on ABC.

    1959 The Twilight Zone debuts on CBS, starring Rod Serling as its narrator and host.

    1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents debuts on CBS.

    1950 Peanuts Charles Schulz’ comic strip featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and pals debuts.

    1942 The Queen Mary rams and sinks a British cruiser 338 people aboard the cruiser were killed.

    1889 First Pan-American Conference in Washington D.C.

    Births

    1971 Tiffany (Tiffany Darwish), American singer. Music: I Think We’re Alone Now (1987, #1).

    1951 Sting (Gordon Sumner), British singer, with The Police, actor. Music: Roxanne (1978), Message In A Bottle (1979, #1), Every Breath You Take (1983, #1).

    1945 Don McLean American singer. Music: American Pie (1971).

    1938 Rex Reed American movie critic.

    1929 Moses Gunn American actor. TV: Father Murphy (Moses Gage) and Roots (Kintango).

    1928 Spanky McFarland d. 1993 (George McFarland), American actor. Film: The Little Rascals (Spanky). He appeared in 95 Our Gang films.

    1897 Bud Abbott d. 1974 (William Alexander Abbott), American comedian, Costello’s partner.

    1890 Groucho Marx d. 1977 (Julius Marx), American comedian, cigar-smoking Marx Brother and host of TV’s You Bet Your Life.

    1871 Cordell Hull d. 1955 American statesman, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1945). He served in both houses of Congress and as secretary of state (1933-44). He is noted for his contributions to the establishment of the United Nations.

    1869 Mahatma Gandhi d. 1948 (Mohandas Karamchand), Indian political, spiritual, and civil rights leader. He gained world honor for his advocacy of nonviolence.

    1452 Richard III d. 1485 King of England (1483-85). He was killed in battle with Henry Tudor after being deserted by his key nobleman.

    Deaths

    1998 Gene Autry b. 1907 American actor, the singing cowboy. He wrote and recorded more than 200 songs.

    1987 Sir Peter Brian Medawar b. 1915 British Nobel-winning medical scientist. He was co-winner of a 1960 Nobel Prize for his work on skin grafting.

    1985 Rock Hudson b. 1925 (Roy Scherer Jr.), American actor. TV: McMillan and Wife (McMillan). He was the first major public figure to announce he had AIDS.

    1973 Paul Hartman b. 1904 American actor. TV: The Andy Griffith Show (Emmett the fix-it man).

    1940 Freelan O. Stanley b. 1849 American automaker. He and his twin brother formed the Stanley Steamer Co. (1897-1924), which produced steam-powered automobiles.

    1931 Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton b. 1850 British tea maker, yachtsman, he began empire in 1871 with a single provision shop in Glasgow.

    1928 Clarence Walker Barron b. 1855 American financial editor, Barron’s Financial Weekly (1921-28).

    1872 Francis Lieber b. 1800 German-born American historian, political economist, creator and first editor of the Encyclopedia Americana (1829-33).

    1803 Samuel Adams b. 1722 American patriot, one of the leaders of the Boston Tea Party (1773), signer of the Declaration of Independence, and governor of Massachusetts (1794-97).

    1780 John André b. 1751 British officer. After exposing Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Point (1780), he was hanged by the Continental Army.

    1264 Urban IV b. ???? French-born religious leader, 182nd Pope (1261-64).

  8. October 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  9. 47 dotster3
    October 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    This is one of the more ridiculous campaign stories ——-this Ia. Dem U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley vs. the neighbor’s chickens. It actually became a thing, a reason that he was unqualified for the senate. Karl Rove and Ia. Republicans created this false theme, that Braley threatened to sue the chicken neighbor when the opposite was true, Braley saying he was not interested in any legal actions, just expressed his displeasure about unpenned chickens wandering and pooping on his yard to a neighborhood association. But this “Braley is a Bad Iowa neighbor” theme became a widely spread and accepted fact. This is just pitiful, and I suspect this purposeful false info campaign was to distract from Joni Ernst’s radical views on every single issue.

  10. 49 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hello Beautiful TOD Country on a cool cloudy Thursday Morning. Be well, TOD. Be Happy TOD. FORWARD!

    NCLB, Wow….you earned every Medal……Au, Ag, Bronze and Followers too. Congrats.

    NW your collection of Tweets are Grand. Thanks.
    R&S pictorial extravaganza were truly beautiful. Thanks bt.

    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners, 4 posts back.

  11. October 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

  12. 58 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Paging Chuck Todd!

    • 59 57andfemale
      October 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Not too far from where I work…….

      • 60 hopefruit2
        October 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

        Oh my…are you at work today 🙂

        • 61 57andfemale
          October 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

          I’m about a mile away. Not a chance I could walk there with now my arthritic left hip hurting as much as my right hip.

          But it warms my heart to have beloved my PBO in the neighborhood.

          I love when he’s in Chicago and I can see the helicopter. I’m sure he sees me, cheering……

          • 62 hopefruit2
            October 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

            LOL Yup, he just sent a text saying that he wished he could drop by 57’s workplace, but time won’t permit. He hopes to be able to do this some day soon 🙂

  13. 72 Ladyhawke
    October 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    • 73 Nena20409
      October 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Now that MSNBC has Not renewed her Contributorship Status with them…… Free at last. Speak the Truth Goldie. Thanks.
      Goldie Calls it exactly Right.

      Christopher Matthews is one SICK Bigoted Racist Stupid Idiot.

      He says offensive crap time after time and Folks like Phil Donahue got fired and he remains to continue his asre kissing.
      In 2008/2009, he made crude comments about HRC and wad forced to apologize, but never taken off the air as they did David Schuller(sp).

  14. 74 Linda
    October 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I am beginning to think that this ebola patient came here knowing he was exposed and wanted to be in the US if he became infected.

    When did he buy his ticket ?

    • October 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      While I can’t be mad at someone for trying to save his life, I had the same doubts about the timing of his arrival to the US. Liberia, with Guinée and Sierra Leone are ground zero for Ebola. Schools are having a hard time to function because many of the faculty, teachers, as well as students are sick or dead.

      This man lost his job then decided that the next best thing was to travel to the US. What’s up with that???

      Yes, there is a temperature check before boarding the plane, but what happens when the temperature changes DURING the flight and the person puts everyone around him at risk???

      I understand the administration’s reluctance to ban flights from those countries. But there must be a travel ban like they did for TB and HIV for many, many years.

      We cannot have Ebola sickened people flying in and packing hospitals from now on.

    • 76 57andfemale
      October 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Mr. 57 said the same thing.

      However, if that was true he would have repeated over and over that he had come from Liberia, in order to get treatment.

      I read where he had aided a woman with ebola, helping her get to a facility. How then do you not make damned sure that everyone in that hospital knows that you have come from Liberia?

      • October 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

        He did tell during the triage that he came from West Africa. Remember, to some Americans, West Africa might be a far away town. The person didn’t pass on the message to the examiner, who then prescribed him antibiotics and sent him home. Even the examiner could have questioned him and found out that he has just arrived in the US! The patient didn’t try to hide his origins. Actually, when his nephew realized that the sick uncle was back at home, he called CDC who contacted the TX health officials. This is how the guy went back to be quarantined in the hospital.

        But my point is that man should have never been allowed in the US, though as Neno says, it is far much easier for Liberians to obtain a US visa than other Africans.

        • 78 57andfemale
          October 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

          Thanks for this further information. Of course, now we find out that the guy lied on his questionnaire to get on the plane. So Mr. 57’s street smarts may have been spot on: if he was going to get sick, he wanted it to be here.

          And let’s give a cheer for the nephew. And a cheer for the CDC, which GOP would defund if they got the chance.

    • 79 Nena20409
      October 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      He gamed the system. Liberia, a Nation helped set up by US, after the Civil War. At least 1/3 of it’s population has long ties to US due that that period when former slaves were sent back. I don’t know for sure, but Liberians would probably have easier Visa admissions to US. This guy probably didn’t have Insurance. He came in through ER and someone failed to communicate the Nurse’s notes for this reason…..No Insurance……more Cost to the Hospital. This guy traveled to Belgium and then before Dulles and then, TX. His family called CDC. Not the Hospital.

      This story, The Davis Camp and Dems really should Use it and tie the Abbott and Perry Combo in a political mess.

      • 80 nathkatun7
        October 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm

        “Liberia, a Nation helped set up by US, after the Civil War.”

        Which Civil War are you referring to? The U.S. Civil War or the Liberian Civil War? If your reference was to the U.S. Civil War, you are incorrect. Liberia was founded in 1820 (41 years before the U.S. Civil War) by the American Colonization Society(ACS). ACS advocated the idea that free Blacks should be returned back to Africa. From 1820 to 1856, Liberia was basically a U.S. colony. Liberia declared independence in 1856. Interestingly, the U.S. government refused to recognize Liberia’s independence because of opposition by pro-slavery forces. It wasn’t until 1862, under Abraham Lincoln, that the U.S. finally recognized Liberia’s independence. You are correct though that Liberia, more than any other African country, has close ties with the United States.

  15. 81 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    on beebs bidness news, just now – US is the only economy that is maintaining the business profitability rates (the companies have over 2.3 trillion cash on hand) while europe and japan businesses are not doing that great.

  16. 82 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    So the Oops in TX wanted and dreamt of Secession, but with one EBOLA Virus infection…….., the Mofo, cries UnCle…….Uncle Sam, that it. Rescue Time. Deliver TX.

    That Picture or You Tube of Super Obama comes in Mind, right about now.

  17. 84 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

  18. 85 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

  19. 87 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  20. 88 dotster3
    October 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Bet that wouldn’t be happening with a Repub governor…….

  21. 89 dotster3
    October 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    A horror story to end all horror stories——ebola in Sierra Leone

    • 90 Nena20409
      October 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Those in the Media…..TV and Cable…..that is Harsh reality, unfortunately in Liberia.

      Not and Never a Realty, even in TX, USA.

  22. 91 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I’m a little concerned……

    Haven’t seen desertflower or Cindy here in awhile. Not that I live on TOD 24/7 so if I’ve just missed them, that’s okay.

  23. 96 JER
    October 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  24. October 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Yes to the dress???

  25. 99 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    The prospect of Nicolas Sarkozy returning as candidate for the French presidency in 2017 has split opinion between former President Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette.

    Mr Chirac, who makes no secret of his distaste for Mr Sarkozy, has endorsed a different man for the ticket, choosing former Prime Minister Alain Juppe.

    But Mr Chirac’s wife went on air to disparage Mr Juppe’s appeal to voters.

    Only last week, Mr Sarkozy launched his political comeback.

    At a rally in the northern city of Lille, he opened his campaign for the leadership of his centre-right party, the UMP, seen as a step towards winning the party’s eventual primaries for 2017.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29460668

  26. October 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm

  27. October 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  28. 103 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Daddy Warbucks is BACK! 🙂

  29. 104 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    oh btw, it is Gandhi’s b’day today.

  30. 105 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  31. October 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Not US boots on the ground… Poor poor MSN and GOP. Foiled again. 🙂

  32. October 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Boom.

  33. 114 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm

  34. 117 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

  35. 119 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

  36. 120 yardarm756
    October 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    • 121 57andfemale
      October 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Been tweeting about this all day. Low wage workers in the service and food industries will work while sick – they cannot afford to take off time, and they cannot afford health care to pinpoint and treat disease. GOP IS TO BLAME.

      And yes, GOP this IS a political issue. It’s okay for your jackals to say PBO is exercising his “heritage” by being “soft on Africa” – that’s NOT political? Lying about ACA and refusing Medicaid expansion isn’t political? Cutting CDC and regulatory funds isn’t political?!?!

      Politics has consequences.

  37. 125 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    If the women & seniors stop voting for rethugs just for two cycles, gop will be a toast.

  38. 127 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    with that magic trick, gunnite folks.

  39. 132 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

  40. 133 0388jojothecat
    October 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Just heard this woman call into Thom Hartman program and she was at her beautician who was complaining that her nephew was put in jail instead of a hospital because he had no insurance. The woman asked WHO she was voting for and from the response the woman thought it was a presidential election. After she told her about the Governors race and who was running the beautician is voting for Wendy Davis. She said to talk to everyone you are around or standing in line with about voting and who they plan to vote for. I was just floored that of all places someone did not know there was an election in Texas.

  41. October 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    • 135 forus50
      October 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Does US Customs and other countries really think people who are literally fleeing to save their life aren’t going to lie on a silly airport questionnaire? Good grief.

  42. 136 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  43. 137 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

  44. 138 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    My nephew just posted on FB that PBO has spent $1B on “FEMA disposable coffins” for the ebola “outbreak”.

    Sigh.

  45. 139 57andfemale
    October 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Oh, Holy Shit. Elections have consequences, people:


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