Wednesday Open Thread

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

–Oscar Wilde

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    I didn't watch any of it, but I read in this morning's Times that Melania wore white and arrived in a separate car. Good for her!

    • Davie says:

      The New York Times has a pretty interesting discussion regarding her apparent subtle slap at her husband's latest wallow in the mud:

      That Mrs. Trump did so in a white pantsuit with a glowing white blouse — exactly the kind of outfit that became a symbol of her husband’s rival, Hillary Clinton, during the last election, and has since become widely accepted as sartorial shorthand for both the suffragists and contemporary women’s empowerment and something of an anti-Trump uniform, and also what the women gathered behind Kesha wore to display their sisterhood at Sunday’s Grammy Awards — seemed to be about as subtle a slap in the face as could be contained in a garment.

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    Trey Gowdy is leaving Congress:

    There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system.

  3. Pseudonymous says:

    Somebody's thirsty.

    My statement on Tom Tancredo's withdrawal from the #COGov race:

    — Cynthia Coffman (@CynthiaHCoffman) January 31, 2018

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    The “value of nothing” is nothing, Oscar . . .

    ( . . . except maybe as a place holder in mathematics, when represented by a “0”, which can be quite valuable, but otherwise, mostly nothing . . .)

    • Old Time Dem says:

      The primary definition of "nothing" is "no thing," which is the sense in which Wilde used it. Similarly,he meant "every thing," which is the primary definition of "everything." So a cynic knows the price of every thing, but not necessarily the aggregate price of all things, and there is not a thing that a cynic knows the value of, although he may know that a non-existent thing does not have any value. Or, what Wilde said.

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