Weekend Open Thread

“A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.”

–George Bernard Shaw

24 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Make it stop.

    Hose it down.

    Scrub it.

    Air it out.

    Beware the Trumpstink, my friends.

    Remember that there are fine people in the ranks of Nazis and Klan skanks.

    So name one.   Just one.

    No, Crybaby doesn't count.

    The hot dog chef doesn't count either.

    Who knew there were hot dog chefs?

    Can't do it, can you?

    Can't name a good Nazi.

    I can't either.

    Nazis stink.

    Klan skanks stink.

    Brightfart stinks.

    Bannon stinks.

    Trump stinks.

    Stay upwind, America.

    For Heavens sake,

    Stay upwind.

     

     

  2. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    From the liberal rag, Forbes

    The Day The Lights Went Out At The White House

    Make no mistake, the stunning and sad news conference yesterday at Trump Tower was more than about just its horrific content. What he said was terrible enough. But it was also about his demeanor, his utter lack of dignity, his gunslinger mentality and behavior. Here is a man who seems to always have his finger ready to pull the trigger. He is the guy on the playground (or today’s equivalent – the “Topix” pages and the other crazy blogs) who is always too quick to say “you talkin’ about me?” He is ready to fight with everyone, and he does. He starts fights when they are not even provoked. His tweets occur often in the middle of the night. The rest of us know that we can never reveal our ugliest thoughts when we cannot sleep – so we don’t say them or write them down. Mr. Trump thrives on those darkest thoughts.

  3. Nasty WomanNasty Woman says:

    A nice story about a man planting a forest to save the wildlife and an island.

    https://youtu.be/HkZDSqyE1do

  4. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    POTUS and FLOTUS ditching the Kennedy Center Honors in December after this mass exodus.   The first letter of each paragraph spells out RESIST.  Epic.  

    • Nasty WomanNasty Woman says:

      I am going to guess it was not the senile old man who thinks people are talking to him on the telephone, even though he is not on the telephone and the people have never spoken to him, decision.

  5. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Confederate monuments don't kill people.

    People who like Confederate monuments kill people!

  6. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    There really is a tweet for everything…

  7. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    He's baaack..sad Daily Stormer  has found a new DDOS protector in Nick Lim, CEO of bitmitigate. com . Mr. Lim, a 20 year old entrepeneur, has said that he is protecting the Daily Stormer as an exercise in "free speech". Someone needs to clue Lim in that "free speech" does not include "hate speech".

    As for Anglin, he’s pretty clear about his mission:

    , the idea that white people, like every other race, deserve to have their own countries and that it isn’t evil to stand up and say “hey Jews, why are you replacing our populations in every white country?”

    Andrew Anglin, publisher, Daily Stormer. Picture credit: Wikimedia Commons

    There may be some pressure that can be brought to bear on bitmitigate through their main enterprise, which is providing multiplayer game servers.

    Lim is also ignoring the ethnic slurs on the Stormer's latest front page which denigrate Japanese, African-Americans, Jews, and others. No, I''m not going to link to the site – you can find it if you must.

    Namecheap is hosting the domain name of the site. If you are in need of domain hosting or DDOS protection, please consider NOT using bitmitigate or namecheap.

    Andrew Anglin, the Stormer's founder, is rumored to be living in Germany…..or possibly Lagos. He is one of the targets of a $3 million lawsuit from people injured when his followers beat up folks and rammed a car into them in Charlottesville. Stormer takes donations in bitcoin, the preferred currency of gamers and those who must do business in the dark.

    • DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

      Someone needs to clue Lim in that "free speech" does not include "hate speech".

      Actually free speech does protect hate speech. Free speech is protecting the right for someone to say something you find absolutely abhorrent.

       

      • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

        But DavidT, we live in a capitalist system with a "marketplace of ideas". Within that system, businesses, including internet service providers, have the right to decide if they want their brand name associated with the guy who says that he wants to shovel Jews into ovens.

        Guess what? Namecheap (Stormer's latest domain provider) looked at Stormer's front page, and said, "Nah, I think not." From kos today:Daily Stormer has been blackholed again

        Sometime after mj55 hit publish on his (sic) diary revealing Andrew Anglin and friends had returned, Namecheap founder and CEO Richard Kirkendall made a post on Namecheap’s official blog saying that he had terminated the “dailystormer.lol” domain. The reason? Numerous posts on the site went well beyond even what the strongest protections of free speech would protect.

        He goes on to quote Anglin's opinion piece:

         As an example: “It doesn’t take a Ph.D. in mathematics to understand that White men + pride + organization = Jews being stuffed into ovens.”

         

        angellaugh Happy to help.

         

        ACLU decided to stop protecting Stormer, as it incites violence. Which it absolutely does. That’s where that boundary for “what’s protected free speech” stops.

        • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

          That was quick. They must be running out of places to land on the open Web. They'll end up somewhere on the Dark Web where they belong; along with those who traffic in drugs, people, body parts and all the other shady stuff the FBI likes to keep an eye on.

          • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

            They are on the dark web. They also have an account on Gab (the alt-right Twitter ap) to plan and chat. I'm not going to supply links for either of those.

            I'm just glad to have played a part in pushing them off the "clear" internet – apparently, it was just a couple of hours after my kos diary (basically saying the same thing I did in my post here) went up, that Kirkendall, Namecheap's founder, found that he really couldn't stomach Stormer's blatant racist posts, and declined to host the Stormer domain. It may have just been coincidence….or not. 

            The deciding factor for Kirkendall was undoubtedly the unbridled “fags, kikes, nigs, japs” news articles on the Stormer site.

            Stormer may yet find a home – But none of the mainstream hosts or domain servers want them, China and Russia don't want them. It's not that hard to have a server – apparently, one can buy a good hardware server for under $1000. 

            Not being able to get a domain registry is a serious problem – domain registrars point users  to your machine when someone types in, say "notaskinnycook.com". So the domain server, the DNS company, gets identified with your content, whether or not they wish to. Nobody with the bandwidth to handle the job wants to be associated with Stormer's spew.

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      I found a great tip for Anglin, Powerful Pear, anyone else with a MAGA hat:

  8. Roger Edwards, Candidate CO 6th DistrictPowerful Pear says:

    Marauding scary Confederate statues failed to kill anyone overnight. Are they standing in silence contemplating revenge or are they laying nefarious plans to attack? We simply do not know. Be afraid.

    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      Confederate statues don't kill people.  Trump supporters who worship Confederate statues have already killed one person and injured 19 more.  The president says the murderers and their victims are equally to blame.

      Yes, be afraid.

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      Hey, I hosed and exposed your main man again. He's gone. Isn't there a statue somewhere you should be protecting?

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        Passionate Prune says we should be afraid of statues. I'm far more concerned about far right wing thuggies and Trumpies gaining more power in the Colorado legislature than I'm concerned a statue of general so and so falling. Maybe Prune needs to visit Easter Island to check out statues that might actually topple over. 

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