Monday Open Thread

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.”

–Cicero

19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    State of the Union: Trump stinks.  Stay upwind , America.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      …followed by the Stormy Daniels interview on Jimmie Fallon! Who doesn’t want to end the evening hearing about the perversions of our Commander-In-Chief, getting his game on while watching Shark Tank and getting spanked with a Forbes Magazine?!? At least there are no reports of Judge Roy Moore’s horse Sassy as part of the activities (yet).  

      Stock up on Kleenex, Nutlid!! 

      #MAGA #winning. 

      • Duke Cox says:

        Actually, I have chosen to forego the awesomeness of our glorious leader for tomorrow evening, choosing instead to jam with the assembled blues wizards at our favorite night spot. I am hoping Americans do the same (blow off the speech), enough so that Neilsen reports it as the lowest rated State of the Union Speech in history.

        That is probably a vain hope, but I am just simply not going to listen to that immoral, ignorant, blowhard go on and on about how great he is. We already know that 😜.

  2. allyncooper says:

    So at this point we are headed towards yet another showdown over DACA. Trump wants 24 billion for the wall and other security measures or no DACA. Dems are digging in and saying no deal, they want a "clean" DACA bill.

    But what's missing here?  Didn't Trump repeatedly say during the campaign that Mexico was gonna pay for the wall?  Where's the plan for that? Remember we were told the Iraq War was gonna pay for itself with the revenue from oil? 

    Democrats are ignoring a prime opportunity to hold Trump's feet in the fire. Schumer and Pelosi must be brain dead. They should be telling Trump OK we'll go for fronting the money for the wall IF you show us the plan how Mexico is gonna reimburse us for it.  This would put Trump on the defensive and nail him   on one of his big campaign promises – a promise his base roared with approval.

    Chuck and Nancy – “OK Senoir MAGA, where is the plan to make Mexico pay for the Wall?”

    The Donald (wearing a sombrero and a bandolier of .30 cal. cartridges on his chest) – “We don’t need no stinkin’ plan !”

  3. mamajama55 says:

    House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes gets to "release the memo" that outs the FBI's methods in deciding to surveil Carter Page, Trump's campaign foreign policy advisor.

    And the FBI is losing its senior officials, at least the ones who have blocked Trump's wishes.

    Russia just captured our knights and rooks in this chess game. The US will not enforce sanctions against Russia. So Putin has moved two pawns on the last row, and they are about to be crowned.

    And here am I, an old antiwar protester, with my own  FBI file, defending the FBI. What would Abbie Hoffman say? 

    • notaskinnycook says:

      Abbie knew a thug when he saw one.

    • Duke Cox says:

      Everything these fascists are doing has one goal…a stolen election. That accomplished,  a "Trumped" up constitutional convention will be inevitable. That is how democracy dies…

      We have one last chance…2018. If this authoritarian regime is allowed to persist until 2020, I fear we will be unable to shake off the oligarchy. We will no longer be the land of opportunity..unless you are a loyal Trumpian.

    • notaskinnycook says:

      M.J. I just realized you may have taken my first comment wrong. I meant the Screaming Yam. I doubt Abbie would be any fonder of him than he was of Nixon. He'd probably be cheering them on with you.

      • mamajama55 says:

        No, I got it, cook. Read the kos diary on abbie hoffman v trump – it's freaking hilarious. An excerpt:

        So the Republicans just about shit themselves: ‘Holy Fuck!’ they say, ‘lookit the bastard! He’s stuffed full of Rubles! What the fuck are we gonna do…?’ Now the obvious thing would’ve been to wheel the fucker straight back out the door and say ‘Sorry America, but this fat orange bastard’s stuffed with Rubles and we can’t make him President’ But instead… and this is where it starts getting weird… instead they just help themselves to the rubles and pretend there’s nothing wrong.”

        “Really?  You thought that was the weird part?”

        “Well, I guess I was hoping patriotism might be the one goddam thing they weren’t lying about, but it’s pretty clear the Russians have dirt on them too. Everything’s done on computers now, so spying’s gotten a lot easier. And the Republicans have become a lot more religious, so they’re even hornier and more fetishistic than ever. Hell Trump just busted for getting spanked with a magazine by a pornstar while watching  a shark documentary on TV… 

        [Abbie:] “Let it all hang out man!”

        Anyway, I found another perspective on the FBI "coup" that calmed me down some – David Bowditch, the guy Wray is appointing to fill McCabe's spot, is an unimpeachable, squeaky clean law and order guy.

        So this 70s radical with the FBI file is comforted that the FBI is promoting a "clean cop" to push back administration lawlessness. Those are the times we live in. frown

    • allyncooper says:

      Abbie would say steal that file.

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