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October 20, 2017 05:55 AM UTC

Friday Open Thread

  • by: Colorado Pols

“Madness is rare in individuals–but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche


18 thoughts on “Friday Open Thread

  1. This is where Trump gets his religious inspiration:

    A pastor who took part in a “laying of hands” prayer on President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last summer claims Hollywood is full of devil-worshippers who engage in human sacrifice and drink the blood of children. 

    These people are full of the devil. These people can’t even be reasoned with,” Rodney Howard-Browne said in a sermon over the weekend. “They have already given their soul to the devil. Are you with me? These people go through seances, these people drink blood, these people sacrifice children.”

    “Many of the Hollywood actors that you go see on a screen, what you don’t know, they bring a witch, they do a big seance right there on the set and they worship devils and they allow devils to come into them before they take the part of what they’re going to act,” he said. “It’s a fact what I am telling you.”

    1. I wouldn't talk about bringing witches onto the scene if I were this clown….

      Wasn't it the Party of Drumpf which introduced  us to Christine O'Donnell only seven short years ago?

    1. This is why no-one should ever trust Republicans with improving their family fortunes – ever. First it was cutting pensions. Don't worry, they said, we'll give you investment savings to offset the pension loss. Sure, you'll have to pay in to it from your salary, but companies will (snicker, snicker) raise your wages now that they're not paying uour pension. Then 20 years down the road we'll pull the investment incentives outvfrom under you, too.

      1. “We have a problem in America that all good Americans are wanting to fix.

        You may remember that handful of nice, very rich folks that we inadvertently made into the obscenely rich by not forcing them in some authoritarian, big-government scheme to fund mostly union, teachers unions and other big union unions, pensions anymore?

        Well, it turns out those good folks had to start paying more taxes on their hard-earned ever increasing obscene wealth. Higher taxes!?! That sure made those big-Government liberals happy; you know it did!

        Now, It’s just not fair that they’re paying more taxes, while the vast majority of the rest of you Americans who are now working as big-box associates are paying less taxes on smaller salaries, and working twenty hours per week at your jobs, is it?

        So, to repair this grossly unfair tax inequity, we’re going to give those obscenely wealthy job creators (who donate to us, btw) a teeny-weeny massive, massive tax rate break to make up for all those many years we harmed them with their exponentially increased wealth and larger tax bills!

        And, this being America, we know we can always count on all good folks everywhere, just like you, who pay the smallest tax rates, to just pitch in a little bit, and help us rectify this terrible inequity.

        Now, some on the other side — those haters and knee-takers who don’t love this great country as much as the rest of us all who pitch-in daily to rebuild this great country. — They may try to lie, and tell you this is going to make it impossible for anyone to retire.  Now we all know that’s a lie — look at Mark Zuckerberg, he’s pretty much retired, does nothing really but make speeches and television appearances and play around on Facebook all day long, and he’s like what — nineteen?  And you can do the same too, in this great country of freedom and boundless opportunity.  You just have to be smart, and work hard like Mark.  Right now, as I already mentioned earlier, many of you are working at jobs that only require you to work twenty to thirty hours a week, and you’re on Facebook a lot of those too — am I right? Of course I am, and you know it too — it’s like you’re almost retired yourselves — Now!  Today!

        For the rest, we’ll always have Social Security, Medicare, and the greatest health system in the world there to take take of you when you’re ready to retire in your golden years.  And we promise, we’re not going to let those gun-grabbing un-American knee-bending liberals do anything ever again with their failed socialist economics that might ever harm, or reduce, your happy retirements. You work hard, all your lives, and we’re going to make sure America keeps its promises to reward your labors! And, as you may have heard from FOX news (the most trusted name in the world) we’re already working to make some benefit adjustments and cost savings to those programs to ensure that they will be fully funded forever — you won’t have to worry anymore that those programs might not have enough funds to pay out benefits for your great, great grandchildren.

        Thank you, really — and, I mean this from the bottom of my heart — thank you personally, for your making America great again!

        . . . And, god bless America!!!

        [hot mic] . . .

        . . . Suckers. . . . still can’t even believe how well this fucking shit always works! . . . Always . . . Every time . . . ‘gun-grabbers’, nice touch . . . Like money in the bank . . . Every time . . .”

        1. Congratulations, Dio, on your new gig as Presidential speech writer. It's a bit too coherent and un-narcissistic for Trump, though – are you looking down the road to Prez Pence?

      2. Aren't these the same folks who are gutting social security because – in the name of personal responsibility and less government – they want people to plan for their own retirement?

        1. Plan?  Oh, yeah — I’m sure they want people to “plan” their own retirement . . . 

          (. . . it’s just that they don’t really give two shits if anyone can actually be able to afford to.)

          . . . “Plan?  Sure, I got your very own personalized ‘plan’ right here, buddy!” . . .

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