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Tuesday Open Thread ~ Catch of the Day

I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
~ Anais Nin

Good Morning!

Welcome to Tuesday's Open Thread! A BIG thanks to QMS for stepping in last Tuesday. I was buried in work and wrapped up in taking care of a sick kitty. After a nine day work stint and many vet visits later, I’m happy to say, kitty is on the mend and I finally got some rest. Whew! So, with out further ado, let’s get to the food!

Executive order on improving price and quality transparency in healthcare

Today, President Trump did something long overdue to aid users of healthcare and their families. This executive order (EO), still does not provide for more people to become insured, without further marketplace changes, which are not encompassed in this EO. And the EO will not accomplish everything needing to be rectified by our vastly flawed health care system.

For. The. Love. Of. Christ.

Look, people, words mean things, and, Humpty Dumpty notwithstanding, they mainly mean what they are understood to mean by the people who create and employ them. Wittgenstein also notwithstanding, we mostly don't have trouble agreeing about most of the things that fall into most of the categories we choose to assign to the phenomena we observe.

Reducation Camp in a Seminar Form

I used to rent a house from the retired warden of Cook Som Kay, which is kind of famous being the big jail of the capital city. It was a very pleasant and modest house, the yard was walled and we had a jackfruit tree. Our kids were small and it was a quiet single story residence off the street behind other houses. Our only neighbor was the warden and his wife who used to putter in the garden and feed the chickens.

‘cocked and loaded to retaliate; 10 mins. before the strike I stopped it’

Whoosh-worthy Freudian slip aside, this is by way of an open discussion on: what really happened?  Everyone seems to have an opinion, as do I, even if mine don’t bear up under scrutiny.  (smile)  Please chime in…

My belief is that it was a palace coup, or an attempted one, given portions of this reprint of the original June 20 (CIA) New Yawk Times report at the Miami Herald:

Tulsi Storms the South, Focuses on Debates and September

Tulsi Polls 3% in Texas

The most recent statewide poll in Texas, from University of Texas/Texas Tribune, shows Tulsi polling at 3%. This was a poll of 1,200 people, which indicates that about 36 of those people polled for her. Not too shabby! She was well ahead of Booker, Gillibrand, Klobuchar, and Inslee who polled at 1%, and Yang and Williamson were at 0% in the poll--and she was only a bit behind Harris, who polled at 5%.