Thursday Open Thread

“Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

–Adlai Stevenson

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    It has gone beyond Trumpstink.   The president of the United States is a madman.  Clean out the mushroom beds from those old fallout shelters, we need them for their original purposes.

    Stay upwind America.

    And no matter how often he asks you, never, NEVER, pull his finger.

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    The school year is almost upon us. This week, like millions of teachers across the country, I've been cleaning, planning, organizing, writing, preparing to welcome our young people in to class next week. I've been buying my own supplies, patching up, making do, covering over, like thousands of budget-blasted teachers in Colorado.

    I'm trying to prepare to explain Charlottesville and North Korea to kids already traumatized by the fear that Trump will take their grandpa or cousin or parent away next week in his quest to prove he's anti-immigrant.

    So I won't be on here as much. This is good news for some of you!

    But do spare a thought for the teachers in your neighborhood. Buy them some booze or chocolate . Walk their dogs, rub their feet. This is a tough time of year.

  3. DavieDavie says:

    In a small victory for American values and basic decency:

    Colorado Springs resort apologizes for late response, cancels conference planned by white nationalist group VDARE

    The Cheyenne Mountain Resort announced Wednesday that it is canceling a three-day conference next April planned by the white nationalist group VDARE.

    The group's planned conference drew outrage and planned protests in Colorado Springs in the wake of the racially charged, deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. A writer for VDARE.com organized that rally by Ku Klux Klan members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

    The Gazette repeatedly requested a response from the resort over the past two days, and resort spokeswoman Guadalupe Hirt apologized Wednesday for the delay.

    I'm sure the letters sent from members of this site played a part in their decision too! 

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    I guess because they must think they have to prove that everyone associated with Trump [spits on the ground] is nearly just as completely fucking off-the-rocket bonkers as The Childling?  . . . 

    Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-lawyer-email-race-charlottesville.html

     

    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s personal lawyer on Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter “has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups.”

    The email forwarded by John Dowd, who is leading the president’s legal team, painted the Confederate general Robert E. Lee in glowing terms and equated the South’s rebellion to that of the American Revolution against England. Its subject line — “The Information that Validates President Trump on Charlottesville” — was a reference to comments Mr. Trump made earlier this week in the aftermath of protests in the Virginia college town.

    “You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington,” the email reads, “there literally is no difference between the two men.”

     

    . . . it looks like Jeff Sessions is going to turn out to be the lifetime civil-rights champion of this administration?

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