Veterans Day Weekend Open Thread


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  1. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Hug, salute, greet, remember, or otherwise honor the veteran of your choice today!

    Whatever we believe about the wars and reasons for wars, the young people who volunteer and train to protect our country have the best of motivations. They deserve the keeping of promises, including appropriate health care and more.

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Cory Gardner is featured prominently defending Trump's verbal aggression towards the leader of North Korea. Real question: Is Trump grooming Gardner to step into a Secretary of State role if Tillerson steps away from it?

    Cory Gardner’s remarks at 15:25. Gardner compares the “strategic patience’ of not provoking nuclear war with North Korea to the “patience” of a parent watching his kids throw food at dinner. Because, you know, those things are exactly alike.

     

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    Day Three … The GOP (Grand Old Pedophiles) Held Hostage by Judge Moore:

    The options are not good but the national Republicans are starting to come to grips with the problem they have.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-republican.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

    It's pretty clear Big Luther is seriously looking at a write-in run. This is probably the route they will go given Lisa Murkowski is actively giving Big Luther advice on how to do it.

    Delaying the election is probably the most outrageous option on the table. There will be lawsuits. And it is a dangerous precedent (not that this would stop the GOP from trying it). And there is no guarantee it would do any good. Moore may still stay in the race whether the election is Dec. 12 or June 12. 

    This got me thinking about something that happened 26 years ago. The Louisiana Republicans, in their wisdom, nominated David Duke as their candidate for governor that year.

    Did George H.W. Bush stand up and say, "If the allegations of Klan membership prove to be true, then Duke should step down"? Hell no, he did the right thing and openly endorsed Edwin Edwards.

     

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      These are the days of Donnie TwoScoops, unfortunately . . . 

      . . . where we’ve become Preidentially overwhelmed and inured by every type of misbehavior and daily scandal.  Maybe Moore might have drawn more intraparty outrage before, but for Republicans his pedophilia seems to be almost acceptable as the next Trumpian inevitability.

    • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

      And Edwards' bumper sticker read: ELECT THE CROOK, IT'S IMPORTANT

  4. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Cory Gardner belatedly cuts off Roy Moore from NRSC funding of his Senate bid.

  5. Diogenesdemar says:

    This has got to be, by far, the funniest thing anyone’s heard at the Kremlin this week . . . 

    “Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it,”

    Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/world/asia/trump-putin-election.html

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      That leaves W's comment about "I looked into Putin's eyes and saw his soul" sitting in the road.

      There's one born every minute. I mean people who believe Trump. About anything.

    • DavieDavie says:

      I'm pretty sure Russia's FSB has a code name for Trump — Useful Idiot

      Brennan said Trump is perhaps being manipulated by Putin.

      “I think Mr. Putin is very clever in terms of playing to Mr. Trump’s interest in being flattered,” Brennan said. “And, also, I think Mr. Trump is, for whatever reason, either intimidated by Mr. Putin, afraid of what he could do, or what might come out as a result of these investigations. So, it’s very worrisome. And I think it sends a worrisome, very disturbing signal to our allies and partners who are concerned about Russian interference in their democratic processes as well. So, it’s either naivete, ignorance or fear, in terms of what Mr. Trump is doing vis-a-vis the Russians.”

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    Meanwhile back at MAGA swampquarters . . . 

    Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case

    A 36-year-old lawyer who has never tried a case and who was unanimously deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association has been approved for a lifetime federal district judgeship by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/us/brett-talley-judge-senate.html

    “ . . . I asked him. He said, ‘sure, I’m qualified.” I believe him . . .”

  7. ZappateroZappatero says:

    Let’s get some compositional quality on the pic there, Pols. 

  8. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Is this the kind of government we fought for?  The Great Failed  #BrownBackExperiment is about to get a second life with #KutKutKut

    ‘One of the most secretive, dark states’: What is Kansas trying to hide?

    ▪ In the past decade, more than 90 percent of the laws passed by the Kansas Legislature have come from anonymous authors. Kansans often had no way of knowing who was pushing which legislation and why, and the topics have included abortion, concealed weapons and school funding. Kansas is one of only a few states that allow the practice.

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

       

  9. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Shout out to Negev:  I used my veterans day discount at big5 to get a really sweet Mossberg 5+1 500 combo with 18.5 and 28 inch barrels.  I looked at the eight shot maverick but it feels muzzle heavy.  The 500 has great balance and is perfect for trap, skeet and hd work.  I haven't had a shotgun since giving one to a friend except for the old double barrel I got from my father.  Looking forward to giving it a workout on my next trip to my farm in Eastern Colorado.

     

  10. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Whoa. 

    Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

    A Green Beret involved in an intelligence activity in Mali discovered 2 Navy SEALs were stealing money from it. Now he’s dead & they’re under investigation for killing him – after picking the worst cover story possible.

    This raises a LOT of questions about what the US is really doing in West Africa at a moment when it seems like that’s where the “war on terrorism” is gaining momentum.

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      We're supposed to be fighting ISIS in its various African incarnations…but ISIS is winning the hearts and minds of the people in some areas. Per NYT reporting:

      “They are presenting an alternative to a state that villagers associate with corruption and neglect”

      Yes, it would be good to have some clarity about the US mission in West Africa. Unfortunately, we have the President and State department we have, so clarity is….not coming soon.

      I believe that the majority of US soldiers there mean well and are trying to help.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Where was Hillary at the time?

  11. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    cook did you see this? Revenge really is best served cold. (with a fine white Chianti and a dish of fava beanswink)

    Man who was denied a marriage license by Kentucky homophobe County  Clerk Kim Davis will run for her job next year.

  12. Gray in Mountains says:

    How did this President manage to overlook all opportunity to mention Veterans Day?

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