Monday Open Thread

“There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.”

–Josh Billings

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      From the office of the Greatest President

      People to blame: 

      Obama . . . 

      Lyin’ Hillary . . . 

      That Fat Korean Kid . . . 

      Comey . . . 

      Mueller . . . 

      CNN . . .

      NYTimes . . . 

      Stormy Daniels (who I never met) . . . 

      Hatians . . . 

      Africans . . . 

      Muslims . . . 

      Mexicans . . . 

      Democrats . . . 

      Sharks . . .

      Ungrateful Shithole Countries . . . 

      The NFL . . .

      Sessions . . .

      The War on Coal . . . 

      . . . 

  1. Davie says:

    Looks like Cheetolini is not happy that his dreams of running a fascist dictatorship isn't all it's cracked up to be:

    Donald Trump Attacks Democrats Not Clapping At State Of The Union As ‘Treasonous’

    Trump suggested on Monday that Democrats were “very selfish” in not clapping for him. “They would rather see Trump do badly, OK, than our country do well,” he said.

    Earlier in the speech, the president claimed that he was “non-braggadocious” after bragging about his first year in office.

    Trump spoke at length about the midterm elections, even though White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters before the speech, held at a factory, that “this isn’t a political event.”

    Unlike with Obama's SOTU speech where a GOP congressman yelled "You lie!" when confronted with facts he didn't like, apparently this time no one in the audience felt the need to repeatedly state the obvious.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      We need to know how Moderatus feels about this. And maybe Passionate Prune (PP) can also weigh in.

    • mamajama55 says:

      I knew that frigging insane clapping for himself (right into the mike) was ominous. Masha Gessen, a Russian journalist and Putin biographer, said on AMJoy that Trump's clapping was "chilling", reminding her of how authoritarians demand that followers prove their loyalty by clapping louder, jumping up more often, cheering more enthusiastically, and if they don't demonstrate their loyalty this way, they are considered suspect.

      His clapping for himself was his command to the faithful: this is what I expect of you.

       

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Solzhenitsyn wrote about the fate of those politburo members who were the first to stop clapping at Stalin’s speeches. The result being old men clapping themselves to complete exhaustion, passing out, falling over, and still being sent on one-way Gulag fact-funding junkets.

    • notaskinnycook says:

      So I just saw; and three in hospital. That sucks. Wanna bet the shooter (dead now) was a right-wing wack-nut?

      • mamajama55 says:

        Probably so, cook. If the shooter were a Muslim, it would have been all over Fox news by now as a "terrorist attack". So yeah, citizen batterer of whatever skin color and political persuasion is most likely.

        It was a "domestic disturbance" call – that's why I conclude that it was a batterer.

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